Science 2020-02-10T14:22:00Z
China coronavirus temperature check

The Wuhan coronavirus has now claimed more lives than SARS. Top scientists told us it could take years and cost $1 billion to make a vaccine to fight the epidemic.

Researchers are scrambling to curb an outbreak that has killed at least 900 people and sickened more than 40,500.
Medical staff test facilities and make the bed at Huoshenshan (Fire God Mountain) Hospital to make final preparations to admit patients infected with the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 3, 2020.

The coronavirus crisis is putting China's military to the test

Even after decades of economic growth, China's civilian health system is not able to meet demand, one analyst says
Transportation 2020-02-10T12:18:07Z
British Airways fastest flight Atlantic

A massive storm battering the UK helped a British Airways plane from New York to London smash the record for the fastest subsonic transatlantic flight

The Boeing 747 took four hours, 56 minutes to travel from New York to London, as a storm battered the UK.
Science 2020-02-10T10:02:00Z

THE HEALTHCARE PAYMENTS REPORT: The strategies payments leaders are using to take advantage of the $3.7 trillion opportunity in US healthcare

BI Intelligence looks at the types of healthcare payments, the stakeholders making them, where they're going, and what's driving change in the market.
BI Prime Tech 2020-02-10T08:01:00Z

Bill and Melinda Gates prioritize climate change and gender equality as the main global issues to tackle on the 20th anniversary of their foundation

In their annual letter, Bill and Melinda Gates laid out their vision for the foundation's priorities over the next 20 years.
News 2020-02-10T07:29:38Z

The number of coronavirus cases on the Diamond Princess cruise in Japan nearly doubles as passengers report going 'stir crazy' under quarantine

60 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed on Monday. The ship was placed on a two-week quarantine upon arrival in Yokohama, Japan on February 3.
News 2020-02-10T06:04:00Z

2 cruise ships have been quarantined over the coronavirus: 1 released its passengers, the other is seeing more people get sick

The World Dream allowed passengers to disembark on Sunday, while the Diamond Princess saw its number of infected passengers rise to 130 on Monday.
Science 2020-02-10T01:34:00Z

The Wuhan coronavirus has killed more than 900 people and infected over 40,000. Here's everything we know about the outbreak.

Chinese authorities have confirmed more than 40,000 cases of the Wuhan coronavirus. Cases have been reported in at least 26 other countries.
News 2020-02-09T21:57:28Z

Everything we know about the pangolin — the scaly mammal that may have spread the coronavirus to humans

Pangolins are nocturnal mammals than are often poached for their scales. Their meat is also considered a delicacy in China and Vietnam.
Science 2020-02-09T19:01:00Z

THE DIGITAL HEALTH ECOSYSTEM: The most important players, tech, and trends propelling the digital transformation of the $3.7 trillion healthcare industry

Business Insider Intelligence explores the healthcare ecosystem, industry trends driving digital transformation, and where the industry is headed.
News 2020-02-09T14:09:00Z

Spain confirms a second case of the deadly coronavirus, marking nearly 40 cases in Europe

Spain confirmed a second case of the virus on February 9 — the same day a UK plane evacuated more than 200 citizens from Wuhan.
Science 2020-02-09T00:58:00Z

With more than 800 dead, the Wuhan coronavirus has killed more people than the SARS outbreak

The Wuhan coronavirus death toll has surpassed that of SARS, another deadly virus that originated in China in the early 2000s and killed 774 people.
Science 2020-02-08T21:48:02Z

12 photos show the chilling futuristic tech being used to find people with the Wuhan coronavirus

Screeners have deployed sanitary accessories like gloves and masks, in addition to more advanced technology like thermal imaging.
Science 2020-02-08T21:02:00Z

AI IN MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS: How top US health systems are reacting to the disruptive force of AI by revolutionizing diagnostic imaging, clinical decision support, and personalized medicine

Business Insider Intelligence examines the value of AI applications in three areas — imaging, clinical decision support, and personalized medicine.
Science 2020-02-08T18:15:00Z

2 experts debunk baby myths, from using a walker to putting honey on a pacifier

Doctors debunk common myths about raising infants and toddlers, like if baby walkers help babies walk and if certain toys make babies smarter.
News 2020-02-08T14:03:00Z

Demand for face masks is surging because of the coronavirus —?but doctors say wearing one isn't the safest thing you can do

Medical face masks aren't as effective at protecting from coronavirus as most people think, according to doctors and scientists.
Science 2020-02-08T14:02:00Z

THE HEALTHCARE PAYMENTS REPORT: The strategies payments leaders are using to take advantage of the $3.7 trillion opportunity in US healthcare

BI Intelligence looks at the types of healthcare payments, the stakeholders making them, where they're going, and what's driving change in the market.
Science 2020-02-08T13:30:00Z

NASA and the European Space Agency are launching the Solar Orbiter spacecraft toward the sun on Sunday —?watch live

The European Space Agency and NASA are jointly launching the new Solar Orbiter spacecraft at 11:03 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 9. Watch it live.
Science 2020-02-08T13:25:00Z

A few climate models are now predicting an unprecedented and alarming spike in temperatures —?perhaps as much as 5 degrees Celsius

Several important climate models are suggesting the Earth's temperature could climb even higher than scientists previously thought.
Retail 2020-02-08T13:22:00Z

Hospitals are stockpiling supplies amid fears a coronavirus-related mask shortage could endanger healthcare providers

Medical experts say most US citizens are more at risk from seasonal influenza than the coronavirus, but that hasn't helped quell fears.
Science 2020-02-08T12:38:00Z

A biomedical engineer created a mask coated in salt that he says could neutralize viruses like the coronavirus in 5 minutes

A research team says coating surgical face masks in table salt allows them to kill pathogens, thereby reducing disease transmission.
Science 2020-02-08T12:20:03Z

Americans quarantined at a US Air Force base over the coronavirus are teaching each other Zumba, boxing, and how to file their taxes

US citizens at March Air Reserve Base after flying from Wuhan described their lockdown experience to The Washington Post.
Politics 2020-02-08T10:35:00Z

Xi Jinping has turned invisible during China's coronavirus epidemic, likely to cover his back in case things go badly wrong

The Wuhan coronavirus is seriously testing China's Communist Party. Hundreds are dead and people have accused officials of withholding information.
Science 2020-02-08T06:42:40Z

2 teens sprayed down a Walmart with disinfectant while wearing signs saying 'Caution I have the coronavirus'

The Illinois teens caused nearly $10,000 in damage to the Walmart store — $7,300 in loss of produce and the cleanup of their stunt amounted to $2,400.
Science 2020-02-08T05:40:57Z

A 60-year-old US citizen in Wuhan died from the coronavirus, becoming the first American death in the outbreak

The novel coronavirus, formally known as 2019-nCoV, has so far killed 724 people and infected nearly 35,000.
Science 2020-02-08T00:18:00Z

The new coronavirus may have jumped to people from endangered pangolins, some researchers now suggest

The new coronavirus that started in Wuhan, China, originated in animals, but experts are still working to pin down which.
Science 2020-02-07T23:41:00Z

NASA is investigating a potentially 'catastrophic' software error in Boeing's spaceship, citing concerns about 'systemic issues' at the company

Two software errors seen during Boeing's first spaceship flight are "only symptoms" of deeper issues, officials said.
Tech 2020-02-07T22:54:00Z

Wuhan coronavirus leads Ericsson, LG, Google, Apple, and others to suspend employee travel as WHO declares global health emergency

As the World Health Organization declares the coronavirus a global health emergency, more tech companies are discouraging travel to China.
News 2020-02-07T22:27:37Z

'It is nasty over here': Expats in China struggle with lost wages, abandoned and hungry pets, and the looming threat of quarantines amid coronavirus outbreak

"Nobody enters and nobody leaves unless you have a special permit from the government to leave the city," a resident of Zhejiang province told Insider.
Science 2020-02-07T20:33:00Z

There's a good chance the Wuhan coronavirus will never disappear, experts say. There are only 3 possible endings to this story.

"We're in the beginnings of a mild pandemic right now," one expert said of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Finance 2020-02-07T19:15:00Z

CULTIVATED: Aurora's CEO steps down, 15 buzziest cannabis startups, Caliva moves on from Eaze, and more

In this week's edition of Cultivated, we break down executive changes at Aurora, discuss the 15 buzziest cannabis startups in 2020, and more.
Science 2020-02-07T19:02:00Z

AI IN MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS: How top US health systems are reacting to the disruptive force of AI by revolutionizing diagnostic imaging, clinical decision support, and personalized medicine

Business Insider Intelligence examines the value of AI applications in three areas — imaging, clinical decision support, and personalized medicine.
Science 2020-02-07T18:36:00Z

A full Snow Moon rises this weekend, and some say it's also a supermoon. Here's what that means and when to see it.

Astronomers disagree about the status of this weekend's supermoon. Other names for each month's full moon are less controversial.
News 2020-02-07T18:35:07Z

Royal Caribbean forbids passport holders from mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau from boarding its cruise ships

Royal Caribbean made the announcement after 27 Chinese nationals on a cruise ship docked in Bayonne, New Jersey, were screened the coronavirus.
Science 2020-02-07T17:11:04Z

Dispensed: SoftBank's foray into pharmacy, the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine, and another sign that the DNA-testing fad is over

Welcome to Dispensed, Business Insider's weekly healthcare newsletter. This week, a chat with Alto and why Novartis's CEO gave up part of his bonus.
Science 2020-02-07T17:02:00Z

Power Line: Disappointing facts about carbon capture, gender in energy, and the top companies riding the solar boom

This week, we explain some disappointing facts about carbon capture tech, share new stats on energy's gender gap, and list the week's top deals.
BI Prime Tech 2020-02-07T16:56:54Z

LAST TOWN BEFORE MARS: SpaceX's most vocal holdouts in South Texas are selling their homes to Elon Musk's rocket company to make way for a Mars spaceport

Many residents of Boca Chica Village first rebuffed a buyout from SpaceX. But, months later, the rocket company has persuaded most of them to leave.
BI Prime Careers 2020-02-07T16:46:00Z

The CEO of Swiss pharma giant Novartis voluntarily gave up $400,000 of his bonus because of a controversy swirling around the world's most expensive drug

Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan requested a lower bonus because of a data-manipulation controversy involving the gene therapy Zolgensma.
BI Prime Finance 2020-02-07T16:37:00Z

Aurora Cannabis just laid off 500 workers amid an industry slump. We're keeping track of all the job cuts across cannabis here.

Amid investigations, lawsuits, and slumping valuations, cannabis companies are reeling. To stay afloat, they're cutting workers.
Tech 2020-02-07T16:21:00Z

How billionaire Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk went from getting bullied as a child to becoming one of the most successful and provocative men in tech

As CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, founder of The Boring Company, and cofounder of OpenAI, Elon Musk seems to be everywhere all at once.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-02-07T16:06:00Z

Whether you're single or married, everyone should know these 11 facts about flirting

We rounded up some intriguing scientific findings on smooth-talking the person you're attracted to — whether they're a total stranger or your spouse.
Tech 2020-02-07T15:52:00Z

Silicon Valley VC firm Andreessen Horowitz is asking visitors to avoid handshakes due to the coronavirus outbreak

A famous venture capital firm in Silicon Valley posted a sign saying "Due to the Corona Virus, No Handshakes Please. Thank You."
Science 2020-02-07T15:49:00Z

Everything you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak in 30 seconds

A coronavirus outbreak that originated in China has grown rapidly, with more than 31,500 cases. Here's the basic info you need, in one short list.
BI Prime Sustainability 2020-02-07T15:43:00Z

4 disappointing facts about carbon capture tech that explain why it's not about to save us from climate change

Technologies that suck CO2 out of the air have a long way to go before they'll make a dent in carbon emissions, and some green groups oppose them.
Science 2020-02-07T15:12:11Z

China's unprecedented quarantine of 11 million people in Wuhan is 2 weeks old. Here's what it's like in the isolated city.

Being sprayed with disinfectant in the street, making memes, and getting regular temperature checks are parts of daily life in Wuhan.
Science 2020-02-07T15:09:53Z

About 60 health systems are siding with Epic Systems against the HHS' proposed data-sharing rules

About 60 health systems are siding with Epic Systems against the HHS' proposed data-sharing rules.
News 2020-02-07T14:51:58Z

4 passengers aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked in New Jersey have been hospitalized over fears of coronavirus exposure

Of the 27 Chinese nationals on the ship, 23 have tested negative for coronavirus and four are being monitored at a hospital in Newark, officials said.
Science 2020-02-07T13:30:00Z

Mistrust, low pay, and a tradition of bribery in China's healthcare system have crippled efforts to contain the Wuhan coronavirus

China reformed its healthcare system after SARS killed over 700 people, but patients still face long waits and a shortage of physicians.
Science 2020-02-07T13:08:00Z

A new spacecraft is launching toward the sun on Sunday. It will take the first photos of the sun's poles and probe its violent eruptions.

The Solar Orbiter will photograph enormous holes in the sun's atmosphere and track violent electrical eruptions surging toward Earth.
Science 2020-02-07T12:48:00Z

Workers at 6 US hospitals reveal how they respond to potential coronavirus cases — including face shields and negative-pressure isolation chambers

"We're trying to provide that personalized and compassionate care, while at the same time minimizing any potential for transmission," one doctor said.
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