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Take 2: Spacewalking Astronauts Tackle Solar Panel Work

Take 2: Spacewalking Astronauts Tackle Solar Panel Work

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | Jun 20, 2021

Astronauts ventured out on their second spacewalk in less than a week Sunday to install powerful new solar panels outside the International Space Station.

NSA to NSO: NY Filmmakers Explore Circles of Surveillance

NSA to NSO: NY Filmmakers Explore Circles of Surveillance

PERSONAL TECH | By Frank Jordans | Jun 19, 2021

In an exhibition that opened Friday in Berlin, filmmaker Laura Poitras examines the way the state monitors citizens' lives — both abroad and at home, in New York City.

Mexico Conservatives to Sue Over Gay Pride Twitter Hacking

Mexico Conservatives to Sue Over Gay Pride Twitter Hacking

PERSONAL TECH | Jun 18, 2021

A socially conservative Mexican political party is threatening legal action Friday after someone hacked the Solidarity Encounter Party's Twitter account and posted the gay pride banner and the slogan "Love is Love."

Activities That Are a Click Away: Industries Investing in Mobile-Friendly Websites

Activities That Are a Click Away: Industries Investing in Mobile-Friendly Websites

PERSONAL TECH | Jun 14, 2021

There are still industries that invest heavily in their websites so that people with limited device space and those who prefer to carry out tasks in a simpler manner have that option.

Novavax: Large Study Finds COVID-19 Shot About 90% Effective

Novavax: Large Study Finds COVID-19 Shot About 90% Effective

SCIENCE | By Linda A. Johnson | Jun 14, 2021

Vaccine maker Novavax said Monday its shot was highly effective against COVID-19 and also protected against variants in a large, late-stage study in the U.S. and Mexico.

A New Digital Platform Helps LGBTQ Pioneers on the Path to Financial Stability

A New Digital Platform Helps LGBTQ Pioneers on the Path to Financial Stability

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jun 13, 2021

A new platform, created in partnership with SAGE and LifeCents and supported by the Wells Fargo Foundation, is helping LGBTQ elders reduce financial stress and rethink how to budget and strategize for the future.

Apple Clarifies New Rules Won't Affect Grindr, Other Dating Apps

Apple Clarifies New Rules Won't Affect Grindr, Other Dating Apps

PERSONAL TECH | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 10, 2021

Apple's new rules around dating apps won't affect popular platforms like Grindr and Scruff, but are intended to shut down "apps that used dating only as a cover for pornography, prostitution, or human trafficking."

Germany Starts Rolling Out a Digital EU Vaccination Pass

Germany Starts Rolling Out a Digital EU Vaccination Pass

PERSONAL TECH | By Kirsten Grieshaber | Jun 10, 2021

Germany on Thursday started rolling out a digital vaccination pass that can be used across Europe as the continent is gets ready for the key summer travel season.

US Drops Trump Order Targeting TikTok, Plans its Own Review

US Drops Trump Order Targeting TikTok, Plans its Own Review

PERSONAL TECH | By Matt O'Brien, Eric Tucker and Tali Arbel | Jun 9, 2021

The White House dropped Trump-era executive orders that attempted to ban the popular apps TikTok and WeChat and will conduct its own review aimed at identifying national security risks with software applications tied to China, officials said Wednesday.

Fastly Blames Global Internet Outage on Software Bug

Fastly Blames Global Internet Outage on Software Bug

PERSONAL TECH | Jun 9, 2021

Fastly, the company hit by a major outage that caused many of the world's top websites to go offline briefly this week, blamed the problem on a software bug that was triggered when a customer changed a setting.

Gucci Digitally Outfits Gen Z in Metaverse Foray with Roblox

Gucci Digitally Outfits Gen Z in Metaverse Foray with Roblox

VIDEO GAMES | By Colleen Barry | Jun 9, 2021

Anyone whose virtual alter ego is wandering around the Roblox online game platform these days might run into other avatars sporting Gucci handbags, sunglasses or hats.

Global Glitch: Swaths of Internet Go Down after Cloud Outage

Global Glitch: Swaths of Internet Go Down after Cloud Outage

PERSONAL TECH | Jun 8, 2021

Multiple major websites went offline briefly Tuesday after an apparent outage at the cloud service company Fastly, and there were still reports of sporadic disruptions after the company patched the problem about an hour later.

Telehealth: Are Virtual Visits Here to Stay?

Telehealth: Are Virtual Visits Here to Stay?

PERSONAL TECH | By Noam N. Levey | Jun 7, 2021

As the COVID crisis wanes and life approaches normal across the U.S., health industry leaders and many patient advocates are pushing Congress and the Biden administration to preserve the pandemic-fueled expansion of telehealth.

FDA Approves Obesity Drug that Helped People Cut Weight 15%

FDA Approves Obesity Drug that Helped People Cut Weight 15%

SCIENCE | By Linda A. Johnson | Jun 6, 2021

Regulators on Friday said a new version of a popular diabetes medicine could be sold as a weight-loss drug in the U.S. The Food and Drug Administration approved Wegovy, a higher-dose version of Novo Nordisk's diabetes drug semaglutide.

Cymbiotika Founder Chervin Jafarieh and the Key to a Well-Balanced Life

Cymbiotika Founder Chervin Jafarieh and the Key to a Well-Balanced Life

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jun 5, 2021

"We're bringing back what we've lost in foods today. You are what you can absorb," says Chervin Jafarieh of the importance of designing and manufacturing Cymbiotika's groundbreaking formulations.

United Airlines Sees a Supersonic Future

United Airlines Sees a Supersonic Future

SCIENCE | By Daivd Koenig | Jun 4, 2021

United Airlines aims to bring back supersonic travel before the decade is over with a plane that is currently just an artist's drawing — even the prototype hasn't flown yet.

Why and When Do COVID-19 Vaccines Expire?

Why and When Do COVID-19 Vaccines Expire?

SCIENCE | Jun 4, 2021

How long do vaccines last? That's now a critical question as the Biden administration prepares to send tens of millions of unused COVID-19 doses abroad to help curb the pandemic.

Doctors Tell How to Make the Most of Your Telehealth Visits

Doctors Tell How to Make the Most of Your Telehealth Visits

PERSONAL TECH | By Julie Appleby | Jun 2, 2021

Telehealth served as a lifeline for many during the pandemic, ramping up from a minority share of office visits to a majority, at least for a while. Still, it cannot replace hands-on care for some conditions.

Newer Methods May Boost Gene Therapy's Use for More Diseases

Newer Methods May Boost Gene Therapy's Use for More Diseases

SCIENCE | By Marilynn Marchione | Jun 2, 2021

A growing number of patients with rare diseases have hope of not just better treatments, but perhaps a cure. Gene therapy increasingly is being used to attack the root cause of their problems by supplying the DNA they lack.

How Canada's Queer Youth are Adapting to Virtual Communities

How Canada's Queer Youth are Adapting to Virtual Communities

PERSONAL TECH | May 30, 2021

A collaborative research team have documented the range of creative strategies deployed by queer communities in Canada and globally as they strive to maintain connection during the pandemic.

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