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FDA Approves First At-Home Coronavirus Test

FDA Approves First At-Home Coronavirus Test

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The federal government has approved the first at-home coronavirus test. Pictured is a more-typical testing site in Salt Lake City on Tuesday. The at-home tests could provide faster results. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption toggle caption Rick Bowmer/AP The federal government has approved the first at-home coronavirus test. Pictured is a more-typical testing site in Salt…
First COVID-19 Vaccine Doses To Go To Health Workers, Say CDC Advisers

First COVID-19 Vaccine Doses To Go To Health Workers, Say CDC...

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Medical staff members treat a patient seriously ill with COVID-19 in the intensive care unit of United Memorial Medical Center on Oct. 31 in Houston. Experts say immunizing health workers first, once a COVID-19 vaccine's available, is best to curb deaths and stop transmission. Go Nakamura/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Go Nakamura/Getty Images Medical…
Wildfires Are First Big Test To COVID-19 Firefighter Safety Plans

Wildfires Are First Big Test To COVID-19 Firefighter Safety Plans

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Firefighters in the valley area of Vacaville, in northern California, during the LNU Lightning Complex fire on Aug. 19, 2020. Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images Firefighters in the valley area of Vacaville, in northern California, during the LNU Lightning Complex fire on Aug. 19, 2020. Josh…
‘This Is History’: NBA To Hold First Games In ‘Bubble’ Amid Pandemic

‘This Is History’: NBA To Hold First Games In ‘Bubble’ Amid...

Players from the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers, shown here during a game in March, will face each other on Thursday evening as the NBA season restarts. Harry How/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Harry How/Getty Images Players from the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers, shown here during a game in…
The First Gene-Altered Squid Has Thrilled Biologists

The First Gene-Altered Squid Has Thrilled Biologists

On the left is an unmodified hatchling of a longfin inshore squid (Doryteuthis pealeii). The one on the right was injected with CRISPR-Cas9 targeting a pigmentation gene before the first cell division. It has very few pigmented cells and lighter eyes. Karen Crawford hide caption toggle caption Karen Crawford The first genetically-altered squid has scientists…
Astronomers get first look at a baby planet being born

Astronomers get first look at a baby planet being born

The twist at the center of the disc could be the location of a new planet one day. ESO/Boccaletti et al. Scientists are seeing signs that a new planet could be forming about 520 lightyears away from Earth.Images from the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (ESO's VLT) show a "dense disc of dust and…
SpaceX’s first astronaut flight: All you need to know about the Demo-2 mission

SpaceX’s first astronaut flight: All you need to know about the...

This artist's impression shows Crew Dragon docking to the ISS. SpaceX In July 2011, NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis launched from Florida to the International Space Station with four astronauts on board. That was the last time humans traveled to space from US soil. The long drought should soon be over as SpaceX prepares to send…
First US Space Force recruitment video wants you to find your purpose off the planet

First US Space Force recruitment video wants you to find your...

There's a new recruitment video for Space Force.  Screenshot/CNET A day after Netflix dropped a trailer for its upcoming comedy Space Force, the actual military branch has posted its first recruitment video.In a video posted Wednesday to Twitter showing rockets, mission control-types rooms and US Space Force members in spacesuits, a voice-over says, "maybe your…
First Death Of Detainee In An ICE Detention Center From COVID-19

First Death Of Detainee In An ICE Detention Center From COVID-19

An immigration detainee has died of COVID-19 at the Otay Mesa Detention Center in San Diego. Elliot Spagat/AP hide caption toggle caption Elliot Spagat/AP An immigration detainee has died of COVID-19 at the Otay Mesa Detention Center in San Diego. Elliot Spagat/AP A 57-year-old Salvadoran man who was held at the Otay Mesa Detention Center…
For The First Time In 6 Weeks, Millions Of Children In Spain Can Play Outside Again

For The First Time In 6 Weeks, Millions Of Children In...

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Bruno, 8, and younger brother Alan, 4, ride their bikes in Moià, a town about an hour and a half outside Barcelona. Spain has eased restrictions that kept children from leaving their homes. Lucia Benavides/NPR hide caption toggle caption Lucia Benavides/NPR Bruno, 8, and younger brother Alan, 4, ride their bikes in Moià, a town…

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