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C.D.C. Panel Recommends Other Covid Vaccines Over J.&J.’s Shots

An expert panel to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday voted to recommend that Covid vaccines other than Johnson & Johnson’s should be preferred, citing increasing evidence that the company’s shots can trigger a rare blood clot disorder now linked to dozens of cases and at least nine deaths in the United …

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Google Pledged to Remove Ads From Climate Denial Sites, but Many Still Run

Ahead of last month’s United Nations global climate summit, Google, the world’s biggest provider of ads online, made a big announcement: It would stop placing ads on sites that deny the scientific consensus on climate change. Banned from profiting from its advertising program, Google said, were sites and videos falsely referring to global warming as …

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A C.D.C. panel recommends that other vaccines be preferred over J.&J.

An expert panel to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday voted to recommend that Covid vaccines other than Johnson & Johnson’s should be preferred, citing increasing evidence that the company’s shots trigger a rare blood clot disorder now linked to dozens of cases and at least nine deaths in the last year. …

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Rapid Covid Tests for the Holidays: Your Questions, Answered

Earlier this month, the Biden administration announced that it would soon require private health insurers to reimburse consumers for the cost of at-home coronavirus tests. It was a step toward improving access to the tests, which remain more expensive in the United States than in Europe, where they are often distributed for little or no …

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Manchin Rejects Democratic Plan to Ban New Offshore Drilling, Sources Say

WASHINGTON — A provision to permanently ban new offshore drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts has been stripped from a $2.2 trillion climate change and social spending bill after objections from Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, according to two people with knowledge of the latest draft of the bill. Mr. Manchin has …

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‘Jaws’ Is Fiction. This Show Presents Sharks as Embattled Heroes.

You could call it an unfortunate misunderstanding. Its impact, however, is as vast as the oceans. I refer to the terror sharks inspire, which, according to the American Museum of Natural History, stems largely from ignorance, as well as “a hundred years of hype.” (“Jaws” notwithstanding, shark attacks are rare and often occur when the …

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At Last, a True Millipede That Actually Has 1,000 Legs or More

It’s a well-known fact among entomologists that whoever first named the millipede was being a touch dramatic. The name means “thousand-footed,” but no millipede has a thousand feet. At least, that was true until now. A discovery deep below the surface of Australia has shown that “millipede” isn’t always a misnomer. Researchers found a new …

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Fight Over Gas Stoves and Furnaces in the Effort to Slow Climate Change

That spring, Arizona, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Louisiana passed laws that barred cities from banning natural gas. In Oklahoma, the gas industry drew support from groups like the AARP, the influential lobby for older Americans, as well as restaurants, hotels, homebuilders and barbecue equipment makers. “The message was: ‘You don’t want these California liberals telling you …

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