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Chip Shortage Threatens Biden’s Electric Vehicle Plans, Commerce Secretary Says

Building support for a congressional bill to take on China, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said yesterday that automakers’ grand electric vehicle plans are imperiled by the ongoing shortage of computer…

Omicron Is Here: a Lack of COVID Vaccines Is Partly Why

The past few days have been awash with news of the emergence of the latest concerning variant of the virus behind COVID-19, which the World Health Organization has dubbed Omicron.…

Can omicron-specific vaccines arrive fast enough to make a difference?

Vaccine makers are already adapting vaccines to fight the omicron coronavirus variant, but it will probably already have swept the world by the time these arrive Health | Analysis 30…

Counterfeit Covid Masks Are Still Sold Everywhere

The domestic industry’s woes extend beyond the consumer mask market. In recent months, the medical supply giants that serve the country’s large hospital systems have eagerly resumed buying lower cost…

What We Know About the New Covid Variant, Omicron

What is the Omicron variant? First identified in Botswana and South Africa, this new iteration of the coronavirus has prompted concern among scientists and public health officials because of an…

To Conserve More Species, Act while Their Numbers Are High

November 30 is the Remembrance Day for Lost Species, an informal holiday established in 2011 by a U.K.-based coalition of artists, scientists and activists. The point of the day is…

Covid booster shots are pushing protection to unexpected heights

Evidence suggests that vaccine booster programmes can take people’s covid-19 protection to unexpectedly high levels, but we don’t yet know how effective existing vaccines will be against the omicron variant Health 30 November…

Arctic may switch from snow to rain-dominated as early as 2060

Parts of the Arctic are now predicted to be rain-dominated as early as 2060, two decades faster than previously expected Environment 30 November 2021 By Adam Vaughan Icebergs are seen…

Ranking the Risk of Heart Disease

By the time we reach middle age, many of us can look forward to serious talks from our physician about blood pressure, cholesterol levels, diet and exercise. These and other…

How Brains Seamlessly Switch Between Languages

Billions of people worldwide speak two or more languages. (Though the estimates vary, many sources assert that more than half of the planet is bilingual or multilingual.) One of the…