It's not just that bad information on the "dangers" of vaccines is working to reduce the number of children getting vaccines — a fact that affects herd immunity. Now, there's evidence that the fake scares (and efforts to debunk them) are getting in the way of scientists publishing real evidence about actual problems with certain vaccines. These aren't the kind of broad "vaccines are poison" claims you're familiar with. Instead, we're talking about legitimate science documenting side effects that are usually very rare, but still have an impact on certain subsets of the population and need to be addressed.
Funny how times change! The Vatican has declared that it is "morally acceptable" for Roman Catholics to receive coronavirus vaccines developed from research that used fetal tissue from abortions. The Catholic Church still says that abortion is a grave sin. From the Associated Press: The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican's watchdog… READ THE REST
Five metronomes started at different times eventually synchronize in this nifty video from UCLA. It's been a known phenomenon since the 17th century: In 1665, Dutch physicist Christiaan Huygens, inventor of the pendulum clock, was lying in bed with a minor illness and watching two of his clocks hanging on a wall, said Henrique Oliveira, a… READ THE REST
Never have I cheered more cheerfully for trucks. CNN aviation and transportation correspondent Pete Muntean tweeted this video of UPS and FedEx trucks carrying the first U.S. shipment of coronavirus vaccine, hauling out in their COVID convoy from Pfizer's facility near Kalamazoo, Michigan. What a sight, and what a time to be alive. READ THE REST
For most of the past century, vacuums were pretty much just vacuums. They suctioned dirt and other debris up off the floor, then passed it through a cloth or paper-based filter that would trap and collect all the dirt. But, a few decades ago, the water filtration vacuum showed up – and changed the game.… READ THE REST
When the Apple App Store got started in 2008, they opened with just 500 apps available. Just a short 12 years later, there are now approaching 2 million apps available for an iPhone user to download. And, we can guarantee you this – a vast portion of those apps didn't come from hardcore professional developers.… READ THE REST
The worst thing about Apple AirPods has nothing to do with their sound. They sound great. And, it has nothing to do with their functionality. They're packed with all the Apple goodies they pack into all their products. No, the worst thing about Apple AirPods is that they're so small that it often isn't a… READ THE REST