EU drug regulator finds link between AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots

EU drug regulator finds link between AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots

Europe’s drug regulator on Wednesday found a possible link between AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine and rare blood clotting issues in adults who had received the shot and said it had taken... Read more »
Genome analysis reveals unknown ancient human migration in Europe

Genome analysis reveals unknown ancient human migration in Europe

Genetic sequencing of human remains dating back 45,000 years has revealed a previously unknown migration into Europe and showed intermixing with Neanderthals in that period was more common than previously... Read more »
Speed, simplicity needed to facilitate access to COVID-19 vaccines globally: UNICEF executive director

Speed, simplicity needed to facilitate access to COVID-19 vaccines globally: UNICEF executive director

“In a little over a year, the world’s scientists, businesses, governments, philanthropists, and multilateral institutions rallied and did the unthinkable: they created vaccines to fight a virus that had brought... Read more »
Facebook says data on 530 million users ‘scraped’ before September 2019

Facebook says data on 530 million users ‘scraped’ before September 2019

Facebook Inc on Tuesday said a recently reported data leak affecting potentially 530 million users stemmed from a misuse of a feature in 2019 and that the company had plugged... Read more »
Oxford pauses COVID-19 vaccine study in kids, awaits more data on blood clot issues

Oxford pauses COVID-19 vaccine study in kids, awaits more data on blood clot issues

The University of Oxford said on Tuesday it had paused a small UK trial testing the COVID-19 vaccine it developed with AstraZeneca Plc in children and teenagers, as it waits... Read more »
NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter survives first night alone on Mars

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter survives first night alone on Mars

NASA’s Ingenuity mini-helicopter has survived its first night alone on the frigid surface of Mars, the US space agency said, hailing it as “a major milestone” for the tiny craft... Read more »
Polar bears forced to forage eggs as warming shrinks hunting grounds

Polar bears forced to forage eggs as warming shrinks hunting grounds

Hungry polar bears are increasingly foraging on seabird eggs as climate change shrinks their Arctic hunting grounds, but research published Wednesday on the phenomenon highlights the struggle these apex predators... Read more »
Middle-aged Belgians replace elderly in intensive care

Middle-aged Belgians replace elderly in intensive care

As Belgium’s latest wave of coronavirus infections once more fills intensive care beds in hard-pressed hospitals, the average age of victims is dropping as the pandemic moves through the middle-aged.... Read more »
Toronto cancels in-person schooling as Canada deals with variant-driven wave of coronavirus

Toronto cancels in-person schooling as Canada deals with variant-driven wave of coronavirus

Toronto will cancel all in-person learning at elementary and secondary schools as of Wednesday, health authorities said as Canada deals with a variant-driven third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, which... Read more »
Global COVID-19 death toll surpasses 3 million amid new infections resurgence

Global COVID-19 death toll surpasses 3 million amid new infections resurgence

Coronavirus-related deaths worldwide crossed 3 million on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, as the latest global resurgence of COVID-19 infections is challenging vaccination efforts across the globe. Worldwide COVID-19... Read more »
LG Electronics fans bemoan end of era as firm exits smartphone business

LG Electronics fans bemoan end of era as firm exits smartphone business

SEOUL — Fans of LG Electronics smartphones rued the loss of more affordable Android-based devices after the South Korean tech company said on Monday it would quit the business, with... Read more »
North Korea drops out of Tokyo Olympics citing COVID-19, dashing South Korea hopes

North Korea drops out of Tokyo Olympics citing COVID-19, dashing South Korea hopes

SEOUL — North Korea will not join the Tokyo Olympics this year due to coronavirus concerns, the country’s sports ministry said on Tuesday, dashing South Korean hopes the Games could... Read more »
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