UK becomes the first to approve Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine, rollout due next week

LONDON — The U.K. on Wednesday became the first country to authorize the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for emergency use, marking another step in the global battle against the pandemic.The vaccine will now be rolled out in the country next week, with elderly people in care homes and medical workers first in line. The U.K. government is the…Continue Reading

U.K. First Country in the World to Approve Pfizer COVID Vaccine for Use: ‘Help Is on Its Way’

Health authorities in the United Kingdom have given the green light to the coronavirus vaccine developed by American pharmaceutical firm Pfizer and German biotechnology company BioNTech, with the country becoming the first in the world to approve the jab.The U.K. Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) concluded on Wednesday that the vaccine had “met…Continue Reading

First doses of Pfizer’s vaccine on the move

Dennis Romero12h ago / 11:36 PM UTCSan Francisco imposes new stay-at-home ordersIn a little more than a month’s time the city of San Francisco went from being among the state’s best-performing communities when it comes to Covid-19 cases to yet another city constrained by California’s strictest stay-at-home rules.The office of Mayor London Breed on Saturday…Continue Reading

‘World’s first’ digital sandwich: How next-gen tech is tracing every ingredient in, and between, the bread

In the UK, many would perceive sandwiches to be the greatest thing since sliced bread. According to the British Sandwich & Food to Go Association, approximately four billion sandwiches are purchased (pre-COVID) from UK retail or catering operators annually.With a sandwich costing an average of £2.14, it is estimated consumers spend more than £8bn per…Continue Reading

My First Album: Pop Party (2003)

The year is 2003, a four-year-old Sam has just received his first album and has it blasting on repeat all day long while choreographing thrilling dance movements to each song. It isn’t just one singer’s album though, oh no, instead it’s the greatest complication album every created in the history of music – Pop Party.…Continue Reading

First Out: New Music from Rina Sawayama, King Princess, Arlo Parks & More

Rina Sawayama, “Lucid”For fans of both Rina Sawayama’s debut album, Sawayama, and Lady Gaga’s dance-pop haven Chromatica, this new single is exactly for you. Sawayama teams up with Chromatica producer BloodPop on “Lucid,” a pure electro-pop banger where the star decides to dissociate into her own dream world, conjuring up her fantasy relationship while the throbbing house beats and glittering synth…Continue Reading

First Stream Latin: New Music From Reik & Christian Nodal, Ecko’s Debut Album & More

Reik and Christian Nodal have joined forces for “Poco,” a heartfelt ranchera about finally overcoming a breakup. “From a kiss to kiss my broken heart has been able to heal/ I want to tell you that to forget you, very little is needed,” read part of the lyrics, composed by Andres Torres, Mauricio Rengifo and Camilo.…Continue Reading

Hope, the UAE’s first interplanetary mission, has its eye on bonus science on way to Mars

Home News Spaceflight An artist’s depiction of the UAE’s Hope Mars orbiter. (Image: © MBRSC) The United Arab Emirates’ first foray beyond Earth’s orbit is going so smoothly that the nation’s Hope Mars spacecraft will tackle some bonus observations before it reaches its destination, mission leaders have announced.The Hope spacecraft launched in July and will…Continue Reading

The first country to make period products free vows to help all who need them

Scotland has taken a huge leap in addressing period poverty. Image: Alexmalexra / SHUTTERSTOCK By Amanda Yeo2020-11-25 01:12:12 UTC Scotland has become the first country in the world to provide free menstrual products to whoever needs them. The U.S. already has a lot of catching up to do, and the gap is only widening.  Scottish…Continue Reading