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Google hires former FDA digital health leader

Bakul Patel was a digital health leader at the FDA and will now lead Google’s health strategy. There’s a new revolving door between Google,...

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FDA: fluvoxamine doesn’t treat COVID-19 — and here’s 27 pages why

The FDA released a document with information about its decision to not authorize fluvoxamine to treat COVID-19. It’s unusual for the agency to...

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Over half of US properties face at least some wildfire risk

Wildfires pose at least some risk to a majority of properties in the continental US, according to new data. The new search tool allows property...

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Scientists create algae computer powered by photosynthesis

Scientists from the University of Cambridge have used algae to power a low-energy ARM computer chip for six months continuously. They hope that in...

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SIDS study shows the risks of science hype

New research hints at a potential relationship between an enzyme and sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, but the study is preliminary and...

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Starlink now available to ship immediately in 32 countries

SpaceX’s satellite internet service Starlink is now available and shipping immediately in 32 countries around the world. It includes most of Europe...

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Behind the expert testimony in the ‘Fitbit murder’ trial

Keith Diaz, a professor at Columbia University Medical Center, was asked to testify in the trial of Richard Dabate, who was convicted this week of...

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Scientists capture first image of supermassive black hole in heart of Milky Way

On May 12th, astronomers with the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration unveiled an image of Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the center of the...

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Watch astronomers reveal a ‘groundbreaking discovery’ of the Milky Way galaxy

On May 12th, scientists with the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration, which unveiled the first black hole image in 2019, will reveal something...

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NASA’s InSight lander detects largest ‘marsquake’ yet on Red Planet

On May 4th, NASA’s InSight lander on Mars detected the most powerful marsquake the spacecraft has felt ever since landing in 2018 — a magnitude 5...

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Google relaxes ban on stem cell therapy ads

Google is relaxing its ban on ads for stem cell therapies and will allow ads from companies that have FDA approval. Stem cell treatments are often...

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Telehealth startup Cerebral under investigation over prescriptions for controlled substances

The DOJ issued a subpoena for documents related to Cerebral’s practices prescribing controlled substances like Adderall and Ritalin that treat...

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A pig virus may have contributed to the death of first pig heart transplant patient

The first patient receiving a heart transplant with a pig heart might have died because the heart was infected with a virus, not because his body...

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Cycle-tracking apps stand behind their privacy policies as Roe teeters

The leaked Supreme Court opinion indicating that the court will overturn Roe v. Wade raised concerns that data from period tracking apps could be...

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SpaceX successfully returns four astronauts from International Space Station

The Crew-3 mission to the International Space Station ended today as three NASA astronauts — Tom Marshburn, Raja Chari, and Kayla Barron — as...

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The looming demise of Roe ties healthcare even more firmly to employers

Companies like Amazon are offering to cover abortion-related travel for employees, just as the Supreme Court is poised to gut protections for the...

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What does the future of abortion look like?

The drugs mifepristone and misoprostol make safe, self-managed abortion an option for many pregnant people even after the repeal of Roe v. Wade....

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Watch a swarm of drones autonomously track a human through a dense forest

Researchers have unveiled a new method to control a swarm of drones. The swarm can autonomously navigate a dense forest and track humans. Experts...

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Mental health app privacy language opens up holes for user data

Privacy policies for mental health apps like BetterHelp and Cerebral include language that lets the apps change the policies without warning or sell...

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Amazon-owned PillPack settles DOJ insulin lawsuit for $6 million

PillPack, which Amazon bought in 2018, admitted to sending patients more insulin than Medicare and Medicaid rules allow. The company paid around $6...

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Why fossil fuel companies see green in Bitcoin mining projects

ExxonMobil and other fossil fuel companies have turned to Bitcoin mining to address a gas problem. But their plans come with risks. Of all the...

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Department of Energy boosts domestic battery supply chain with billions in funding

The Department of Energy announced new funding for companies making batteries for electric vehicles and clean energy. The goal is to build up supply...

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Rocket Lab will try to catch a falling rocket with a helicopter today

Small satellite launch company Rocket Lab will attempt to catch one of its Electron rockets in mid-air after launch, using a helicopter to snag the...

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What a billion square feet of warehouses looks like

California’s Inland Empire is a canary in the coal mine for America’s warehouse boom. Researchers mapped 1 billion square feet of warehouses in...

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Mental health apps have terrible privacy protections, report finds

A Mozilla report found that mental health and prayer apps have particularly bad data privacy protections. The apps suck up personal information and...

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California takes on Big Plastic over recycling myths

California wants to hold fossil fuel companies accountable for perpetuating myths about recycling. The state’s attorney general launched an...

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Mars helicopter spots wreckage from Perseverance landing

NASA has released images of a wreckage from its Ingenuity helicopter stationed on Mars. The images captured the Perseverance rover’s backshell,...

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A dog’s breed doesn’t determine much about its behavior

Only around 9 percent of a dog’s behaviors are explained by its breed, according to a new study. Some behaviors like howling are more closely tied...

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