Microsoft, Salesforce, and Oracle are working on digital vaccination records

A coalition of health and tech companies, which includes Microsoft, Salesforce, and Oracle, is working on an initiative that aims to make it easier for people to access their COVID-19…

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Some Medical Students Wait in Line for Covid Vaccine, While Others Share Selfies of Shots

In early January, Nali Gillespie watched her social media feeds fill with vaccine selfies: Photo after photo of her peers at other medical schools around the country posed proudly next…

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Can an AI Predict the Language of Viral Mutation?

Viruses lead a rather repetitive existence. They enter a cell, hijack its machinery to turn it into a viral copy machine, and those copies head on to other cells armed…

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SpaceX cargo ship splashes down off Florida with science in tow – but what we want to know is how space wine tastes • The Register

SpaceX hit another milestone overnight with the return of the upgraded cargo Dragon capsule from the International Space Station (ISS), which splashed down off the Florida coast. The successful mission…

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Hail Hydra! It Seems That Even Brainless Animals Need Sleep

Hydra. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Jasper Nance / https://flic.kr/p/2JShUR Sleep is one of biology’s biggest mysteries. Every species with a nervous system has some form of resting period, and so one…

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2020 was a preview of hotter years to come

2020 ranks among the hottest years on record, several science agencies said today. NASA said that 2020 shares the top spot with 2016, following a similar determination by the European…

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