Scientists: Movement Detected Along California Fault That Could Cause an 8-Magnitude Earthquake 

After the biggest earthquake to hit Southern California in 20 years struck in July, a powerful fault line that could cause a magnitude 8 earthquake began moving, scientists say. In a study published Thursday in the journal Science, researchers from the California Institute of Technology along with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory said a part of […]

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2 female astronauts politely corrected Trump mid-spacewalk after the president made a galling error

Christina Koch and Jessica Meir conducted the first all-female spacewalk on Friday. They paused to take a phone call from President Donald Trump. Trump incorrectly said their spacewalk was “the first time for a woman outside of the space station.” Meir politely corrected him, crediting all the women who came before her. Watch the video […]

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The mysterious spate of vape-related deaths and illnesses continues to grow, confounding experts. Here’s what officials knew and when.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration are investigating a spate of lung illnesses tied to vaping, or using e-cigarettes. The illnesses have so far claimed 33 lives. There have been 1,479 reported cases of lung diseases in the US since June. Business Insider put together a timeline of […]

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Dispensed: Ancestry’s big move into healthcare, digital health’s disruption of addiction treatment, and investors’ multi-billion-dollar bet on the microbiome

Hello, Welcome to another edition of Dispensed, the weekly healthcare newsletter where we’re busy compiling names for our DC power-players post (if you haven’t submitted a name, now’s your chance!). On this brisk autumn day, we’ll get right to the stories that filled our minds this week. But first, Are you new to our newsletter? […]

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The Great Barrier Reef is at a critical tipping point and could disappear by 2050

The Great Barrier Reef is at a critical tipping point that will determine its long-term survival. On August 30, an Australian government report downgraded the reef’s future outlook from “poor” to “very poor.” Coral bleaching as a result of global warming is a key reason for the reef’s decline. Coral reefs provide a home for […]

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX has a plan to deploy up to 30,000 new satellites — and Morgan Stanley says it could cost as much as $60 billion

Elon Musk’s SpaceX reportedly has plans to launch 30,000 more Starlink internet satellites — and Morgan Stanley says the initiative could cost as much as $60 billion. The bank’s analysis assumes a cost of $1 million to build each satellite and about $50 million for every 60 satellites launched. Morgan Stanley also estimates the cost […]

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Microsoft is launching an ambient voice assistant project with Nuance

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Digital Health Pro subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they’re published on Business Insider, click here. Microsoft and Massachusetts-based conversational AI firm Nuance are working together to accelerate the delivery of ambient clinical intelligence (ACI) — […]

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Johnson & Johnson just recalled a batch of baby powder after a test found asbestos. The company is facing thousands of lawsuits over the product. (JNJ)

Johnson & Johnson is recalling a single lot of its baby powder after the Food and Drug Administration found a tiny amount of asbestos in samples from a single bottle purchased from an online retailer. Talcum powder, or talc, a mineral that makes up baby powder, has been at the center of thousands of lawsuits […]

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Archaeologists have located an ancient city hidden in the Cambodian jungle. The discovery was 150 years in the making.

Archaeologists have been trying to uncover the ancient city of Mahendraparvata for 150 years. The city was one of the first capitals of the Khmer Empire, but it emptied after a new capital was built in Angkor. For centuries, the site has been covered by dense trees that make it hard to observe. But researchers […]

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The First All-Women Spacewalk Is Happening Now. Here’s How to Watch It Live

The first ever spacewalk by an all-women crew is happening today. Coverage began at 6:30 a.m. ET, and the astronauts are scheduled to enter the vacuum of space at 7:50 a.m. Astronaut Christina Koch, who is experienced in extravehicular activity (EVA), will lead the operation. She will be accompanied by astronaut Jessica Meir, who is […]

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Latest trends in medical monitoring devices and wearable health technology (FIT, AAPL, OMRNY, PHG)

This is a preview of Wearables in US Healthcare research report from Business Insider Intelligence. Business Insider Intelligence offers even more healthcare coverage with Digital Health Pro. Subscribe today to receive industry-changing digital health news and analysis to your inbox. Wearable fitness technology has weaved itself into society so that FitBits and smartwatches are seen […]

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SpaceX may want to launch 42,000 internet satellites — about 5 times more spacecraft than humanity has ever flown

SpaceX wants to surround Earth with a fleet of internet satellites called Starlink. Original plans called for launching nearly 12,000 satellites over the next 8 years or so. However, Space News reports that SpaceX has asked to launch 30,000 more satellites for a maximum of 42,000. This figure is about 20 times the number of […]

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Archaeologists just uncovered 20 ancient coffins in Egypt with their original colors and carvings intact

Archaeologists have uncovered 20 ancient wooden coffins in Egypt’s Asasif Necropolis, where the ancient town of West Thebes once stood. The sarcophagi are “intact and sealed,” the Egyptian government said, with colors and inscriptions preserved “in full.” Egyptian officials plan to announce more details about the discovery on Saturday. The finding came after an industrial […]

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THE DIGITAL THERAPEUTICS EXPLAINER: How digital treatments could be a $9 billion opportunity by 2025

This is a preview of The Digital Therapeutics research report from Business Insider Intelligence. Purchase this report. Business Insider Intelligence offers even more healthcare coverage with Digital Health Pro. Subscribe today to receive industry-changing digital health news and analysis to your inbox. A new class of medicine — digital therapeutics (DTx) — has emerged, offering […]

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The precarious path of e-cig startup Juul: From Silicon Valley darling to $38 billion behemoth under criminal investigation

The e-cigarette company Juul, which won an investment from the tobacco giant Altria at a $38 billion valuation, faces an uncertain future. Analysts have credited Juul with single-handedly resurrecting the slumping e-cigarette market. But Juul is confronting challenges that include warnings from national regulators, investigations by members of Congress, state- and country-wide bans, and questions […]

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Suicide is Gen Z’s second-leading cause of death, and it’s a worse epidemic than anything millennials faced at that age

The suicide rate for people aged 10 to 24 increased by 56% between 2007 to 2017, according to new data from the CDC. For children aged 10 to 14, the suicide rate tripled between 2007 to 2017 after years of decline. Suicide had increased among millennials, but the data suggests Gen Z might be most […]

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Notre-Dame’s melted scaffolding is putting the structure at risk of collapse. Take a look at the work to save the cathedral.

Workers are set to remove the scaffolding from the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris in a matter of weeks. The metal lattice fused together during a massive fire on April 15, so workers now have to disassemble it piece by piece. If it collapses or pieces fall off, other parts of the building could crumble under […]

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Novartis’ Sandoz ended its partnership with Pear Therapeutics signaling a shift in company priorities

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Digital Health Pro subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they’re published on Business Insider, click here. Swiss drug maker Novartis’ Sandoz ended its partnership with Pear Therapeutics, which started in 2018 and was aimed at helping […]

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