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COVID-19 vaccine supplies are on the rise in the US

Photo by Jon Cherry / Getty Images The US government is feeling optimistic about vaccines. By the end of May, it should have enough to vaccinate every adult in the country, President Joe Biden said on Tuesday. Not only that, but Americans are feeling pretty good about the vaccine, too. About 69 percent of Americans had either already gotten...

NASA’s Perseverance rover scoots around on Mars for the first time

A trail of wheel tracks left by NASA’s Perseverance rover after making its first drive on the Martian surface | NASA/JPL Perseverance, the car-sized rover NASA landed on Mars last month, has taken its first spin on the rocky surface of Jezero Crater, NASA announced today. The rover’s six wheels drove about 21 feet to carry out a key mobility...

Single-shot COVID-19 vaccine is popular at vaccination sites

Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images The messaging that all three authorized vaccines are good options appears to be sinking in around the country. When the first batch of single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines arrived in States this week, people were excited to take it. In Connecticut, Hartford HealthCare let people decide...

I tried the Nuggs, and they tasted like memes

Behold the Nuggs. | Image: Simulate Every version of the chicken simulation Continue reading…

Alphabet’s moonshot lab is working on a device to give people superhuman hearing

Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Alphabet has attempted to take on some wild projects over the years, like a crop-sniffing plant buggy and fish-tracking cameras. But now, its X lab is working on a device that could give people superhuman hearing. As Insider first reported, the project, codenamed “Wolverine,” is exploring the future of hearing...

Texas cold snap froze cleanup efforts at some Superfund sites

A sign is posted in front of the Brio Superfund site on September 4, 2017 in Friendswood, Texas. Thirteen Superfund sites in Texas flooded following Hurricane Harvey. | Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Texas’ deep freeze was the latest warning that extreme weather events threaten to derail efforts to clean up the most toxic sites in...

Born in a Pandemic

Photo by Alice Proujansky Alice Proujansky photographed her first birth when she was seven years old. “My parents gave me this little point-and-shoot camera that I photographed my sister’s birth with,” she says. “It was the first person I ever photographed.” Now, Proujansky is a documentary photographer photographing stories of births...

SpaceX lands Starship prototype for the first time — and then it blows up

SN10 standing upright after landing | SpaceX SpaceX’s latest Starship prototype landed on Wednesday for the first time after carrying out a high-altitude test flight in Texas — but exploded minutes later on its landing pad. The rocket, an early test version called SN10, demonstrated a few complex dances in mid-air before clinching a soft...

Great apes receive COVID-19 vaccine at San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo. | Photo by Daniel Knighton/Getty Images Several great apes at the San Diego Zoo received two doses each of a COVID-19 vaccine in February, National Geographic reports. The lucky recipients are four orangutans and five bonobos, who were distracted with treats as they got their shots. One of the orangutans is Karen, the first...

New COVID-19 reporting tool is another patch for the US’s rickety health data system

Antigen tests run at a university in Wisconsin | Photo by David Joles/Star Tribune via Getty Images But the CDC system doesn’t fix the foundational issue Continue reading…

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