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Global coronavirus death toll could be 60% higher than reported
Mortality statistics show 122,000 deaths in excess of normal levels across 14 countries analysed by the FT
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The Legacy of Math Luminary John Conway, Lost to Covid-19
Conway, who passed away on April 11, was known for his rapid computation, his playful approach, and solving problems with "his own bare hands."
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Attendees of Sage meetings worried by presence of Cummings
Scientists on UK government's coronavirus advisory group say Dominic Cummings was an active participant No evidence No 10 advisers attended Sage in previous crises No 10 advisers at Sage: key questions that need answering See all our coronavirus coverage The involvement of the prime minister's chief political adviser, Dominic Cummings, in meetings of the scientific group advising the UK governmen
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Diamond Offshore Drilling files for bankruptcy
Houston-based contractor blames 'unprecedented' impact of oil price war and coronavirus pandemic
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Authors to correct influential Imperial College COVID-19 report after learning it cited a withdrawn preprint
A March paper by researchers at Imperial College London that, in the words of the Washington Post, "helped upend U.S. and U.K. coronavirus strategies," cited a preprint that had been withdrawn. Retraction Watch became aware of the issue after being contacted by a PubPeer commenter who had noted the withdrawal earlier this month. Following questions … Continue reading
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Starwatch: time for the moon to bid farewell to brilliant Venus
So far this year there has been a close encounter between Venus and the moon every month, but Venus will now dim as it moves towards the sun The waxing crescent moon passes Venus again this week. It's been a regular monthly occurrence this year, but it's so pleasing to the eye that it wins hands down for the one thing to make sure you look out for this week. This month, the conjunction takes plac
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Can Antibody Tests Help End the Coronavirus Pandemic?
The tests are not reliable enough to guide policy on lockdowns and reopenings, experts said. But they can help model the spread of the virus.
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BoE warns bank loan reserves risk choking business funding
Regulators fear conservative planning for defaults will restrict much-needed credit to companies
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Coronavirus chills Indonesia's red-hot fintech start-ups
Boom in country could turn to bust as pandemic threatens Chinese investors
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Traffic officer protein governs speed of sugar/fat conversion pathway
Scientists have identified a protein sensor that restricts how much sugar and fat our cells convert into energy during periods of starvation. It is possible, the scientists say, that the sensor could be fine-tuned to prompt more sugar and fat conversion in people with metabolic conditions.
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Catalyst opens door to more efficient, environmentally friendly ethylene production
Researchers have engineered a new catalyst that can more efficiently convert ethane into ethylene, which is used in a variety of manufacturing processes. The discovery could be used in a conversion process to drastically reduce ethylene production costs and cut related carbon dioxide emissions by up to 87%.
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Fault roughness and magnitude of earthquakes
A new study has found that tectonic plates beneath the Earth's surface can show varying degrees of roughness and could help explain why certain earthquakes are stronger than others.
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Researchers discover new structure for promising class of materials
Researchers have published a new study that explains how they created a hollow nanostructure for metal halide perovskites that would allow the material to emit a highly efficient blue light.
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Catalyst opens door to more efficient, environmentally friendly ethylene production
Researchers have engineered a new catalyst that can more efficiently convert ethane into ethylene, which is used in a variety of manufacturing processes. The discovery could be used in a conversion process to drastically reduce ethylene production costs and cut related carbon dioxide emissions by up to 87%.
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Researchers discover new structure for promising class of materials
Researchers have published a new study that explains how they created a hollow nanostructure for metal halide perovskites that would allow the material to emit a highly efficient blue light.
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Environment-friendly compound shows promise for solar cell use
A team of engineers, material scientists, and physicists demonstrated how a new material — a lead-free chalcogenide perovskite — that hadn't previously been considered for use in solar cells could provide a safer and more effective option than others that are commonly considered.
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Quantum electrodynamics experiment
The fundamental laws of physics are based on symmetries that, among other things, determine the interactions between charged particles. Using ultracold atoms, researchers have experimentally constructed the symmetries of quantum electrodynamics. They hope to gain new insights for implementing future quantum technologies that can simulate complex physical phenomena.
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Environment-friendly compound shows promise for solar cell use
A team of engineers, material scientists, and physicists demonstrated how a new material — a lead-free chalcogenide perovskite — that hadn't previously been considered for use in solar cells could provide a safer and more effective option than others that are commonly considered.
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Structure of biocatalysts depends on whether they are in cells or test tubes
The structure of enzymes determines how they control vital processes such as digestion or immune response. This is because the protein compounds are not rigid, but can change their shape through movable 'hinges.' The shape of enzymes can depend on whether their structure is measured in the test tube or in the living cell. This is what physicochemists discovered about YopO, an enzyme of the plague
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Quantum electrodynamics experiment
The fundamental laws of physics are based on symmetries that, among other things, determine the interactions between charged particles. Using ultracold atoms, researchers have experimentally constructed the symmetries of quantum electrodynamics. They hope to gain new insights for implementing future quantum technologies that can simulate complex physical phenomena.
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Diverse livelihoods helped resilient Levänluhta people survive a climate disaster
A multidisciplinary research group dated the bones of dozens of Iron Age residents of the Levänluhta site in Finland, and studied the carbon and nitrogen stable isotope ratios. The results provide an overview of the dietary habits based on terrestrial, marine and freshwater ecosystems, as well as of sources of livelihoods throughout the Levänluhta era.
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Bose-Einstein condensate: Magnetic particles behave repulsively
Data transmission that works with magnetic waves instead of electric currents can be the basis for future information technologies. Some years ago, researchers reached a new quantum state of magnetic particles at room temperature — a Bose-Einstein condensate. In a new study they show that the particles in the condensate behave repulsively, which leads to its stabilization. In this way, they resol
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Holistic approach best for tackling nonmedical drug use, study finds
Health practitioners are constantly developing new ways to help those with drug and alcohol addictions wean themselves from their substance of choice. Most such programs have limited success, however. A new study finds that interventions that take a multidimensional approach — tackling the biological, social, environmental and mental health obstacles to overcome while also addressing a person's s
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Syphilis eludes immune attack by altering a single gene
Shuffling of DNA in a single gene might be why the syphilis bacteria can evade the immune system. The change alters a protein on its cell surface to create a distraction. People can become re-infected several times with syphilis because they can't develop immunity, Untreated syphilis can hide in the body for decades. Genomic findings on these evasive strategies may point to designs for vaccines to
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More Time Out in Nature is an Unexpected Benefit of the COVID-19 Sheltering Rules
Exploring the natural world can be restorative to mental health — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Bag kameraet på 'Vilde vidunderlige Danmark': Hjælpsomme myrer og snedig larve flytter ind i studiet
Tv-folk babysitter myrer i månedvis, mens fotografer ligger på lur efter krondyr.
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US states move to reopen as coronavirus job losses mount
Treasury secretary Mnuchin predicts summer economic rebound as restrictions are lifted
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Covid-19 vaccines: pressure is on to ensure they go to the most needy, not the highest bidder
Global coalition which aims to ensure vaccines are distributed fairly says there will be an 'astronomical' push to get access to successful ones As the global race for a Covid-19 vaccine intensifies, there's a question Jane Halton and her team come back to time and again: if and when successful vaccines emerge, what can be done to ensure they don't simply go to those with the deepest pockets? If
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Coronavirus UK: government assessing antibody test kits
Ministers considering ordering millions of tests although concerns remain over accuracy Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Ministers are considering ordering millions of antibody tests developed by researchers in Britain despite conceding that there are still concerns over the reliability of the home test kits. The foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, confirmed on Sunday th
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Florida: Images of the Sunshine State
Florida is the third-most-populous state in the nation, home to approximately 21.5 million people. It is also the only one of the 48 contiguous states with a tropical climate, in South Florida, home to thousands of species of plants and animals. Here are a few glimpses of the landscape of Florida and some of the wildlife and people calling it home. This photo story is part of Fifty , a collection
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Our Response to COVID-19 Is Male-Centric
We don't know how the coronavirus may affect women and men differently, which prevents us from delivering appropriate and personalized care — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Boosting the immune system's appetite for cancer
A combination of immunotherapy agents that encourages some immune cells to eat cancer cells and alert others to attack tumors put mice with a deadly type of brain cancer called glioblastoma into long-term remission.
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Breakthrough discovery in HIV research opens path to new, better therapies
Cells infected with HIV make two forms of the virus's RNA. A new article finds a single nucleotide controls which version of viral RNA an infected cell makes; both forms are necessary for HIV to replicate. The critical nucleotide happens to be in a region of the HIV genome with low mutation rates. That placement makes it a promising target for new therapies, because the virus is less likely to dev
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3D face photos could be a sleep apnea screening tool
Facial features analyzed from 3D photographs could predict the likelihood of having obstructive sleep apnea, according to a new study.
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New hypothesis argues the universe simulates itself into existence
A new hypothesis says the universe self-simulates itself in a "strange loop". A paper from the Quantum Gravity Research institute proposes there is an underlying panconsciousness. The work looks to unify insight from quantum mechanics with a non-materialistic perspective. How real are you? What if everything you are, everything you know, all the people in your life as well as all the events were
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ECB predicted to beef up asset purchases with shift into 'junk' bonds
After EU leaders fail to agree coronavirus recovery fund, central bank seen as still 'only game in town'
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Northern Ireland economy acutely exposed to coronavirus
Lockdown deals blow to long-term efforts to boost employment in private sector
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Lockdown eases, central banks, oil, pharma and tech earnings
Start every week on the front foot with a preview of what's on the global agenda
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New York clinical trial quietly tests heartburn remedy against coronavirus
Hospital data from China and a classified drug screening program led to the rapid launch of $21 million study
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Our Response to COVID-19 Is Male-Centric
We don't know how the coronavirus may affect women and men differently, which prevents us from delivering appropriate and personalized care — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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New hypothesis argues the universe simulates itself into existence
A new hypothesis says the universe self-simulates itself in a "strange loop". A paper from the Quantum Gravity Research institute proposes there is an underlying panconsciousness. The work looks to unify insight from quantum mechanics with a non-materialistic perspective. How real are you? What if everything you are, everything you know, all the people in your life as well as all the events were
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A new therapeutic target turns the immune system against lymphoma
Scientists have identified a key mechanism that tumor cells use to take advantage of and avoid detection from the immune system. Targeting this mechanism offers a new therapeutic strategy for cancers like Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
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Good news for the wheat-sensitive among us
New research has revealed key insights about the proteins causing two of the most common types of wheat sensitivity – non-celiac wheat sensitivity and occupational asthma (baker's asthma).
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Earth Day at 50: A Look to the Past Offers Hope for the Planet's Future
Fifty years ago, on April 22, 1970, millions of people took to the streets in cities and towns across the United States, giving voice to an emerging consciousness of humanity's impact on Earth . Protesters shut down 5th Avenue in New York City, students in Boston staged a "die-in" at Logan airport, and demonstrators in Chicago called for an end to the internal combustion engine. CBS News anchor W
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How hearing loss in old age affects the brain
If your hearing deteriorates in old age, the risk of dementia and cognitive decline increases. So far, it hasn't been clear why. A team of neuroscientists has examined what happens in the brain when hearing gradually deteriorates: key areas of the brain are reorganized, and this affects memory.
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Falling visibility shows African cities suffering major air pollution increases
Falling visibility in three major African cities reveals that air pollution has increased significantly over the last 45 years – leaving citizens facing further short-term increases in human-made pollution due to increasing urbanization and economic development, a new study reveals.
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Eye contact activates the autonomic nervous system even during video calls
A new study found that eye contact during video calls can elicit similar psychophysiological responses than those in genuine, in-person eye contact.
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Wiring the quantum computer of the future: A novel simple build with existing technology
Efficient quantum computing is expected to enable advancements that are impossible with classical computers. Scientists have proposed a novel two-dimensional design that can be constructed using existing integrated circuit technology. This design solves typical problems facing the current three-dimensional packaging for scaled-up quantum computers, bringing the future one step closer.
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Dramatic decrease in cold-water plankton during industrial era
There has been a dramatic decrease in cold-water plankton during the 20th century, in contrast to thousands of years of stability, according to a new study.
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The Theorem That Applies to Everything from Search Algorithms to Epidemiology
Perron-Frobenius theorem and linear algebra have many virtues to extol — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Coronavirus sparks move to shore up eastern European finances
International institutions revive 'Vienna Initiative' to deter investors from fleeing emerging markets
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Following the insect meltdown, numbers of orb web spiders have drastically declined
The abundance of large orb web spiders in the Swiss midland has declined drastically over the last 40 years. The main reason for this is the shrinking food supply available to these insectivorous animals.
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Suspended UK pension contributions could total £1bn
FT survey estimates that 1 in 10 employers with defined benefit schemes may look to suspend payments
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One Man's Radical Plan to Solve Wealth Inequality
French economist Thomas Piketty says inequality is a political choice. The solution? Wealth taxes well beyond anything dreamed up by Bernie Sanders.
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The Shared Visual Language of the 1918 and 2020 Pandemics
Photos show the striking similarities between the 20th century influenza outbreak and today's coronavirus pandemic.
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'Insect apocalypse' not so clear-cut
Mega-study shows declines are highly variable.
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Super-rotation and Venus' atmosphere
Researchers suggest it's due to tides, waves and turbulence.
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Just how runny can a liquid get?
It seems there's an equation for that.
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Diamonds may shine in energy storage
Australian researchers propose a new approach.
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Science history: Hans Geiger counts particles
His device changed physics and films.
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Brochs fresh: plan for new stone tower to shed light on Scottish history
Experiment aims to understand how iron-age brochs developed and what they signified Stone upon stone, the towering embodiment of their builders' wealth, status or hunger for defence, Scotland's iron-age brochs have fascinated and confounded archeologists for centuries. The precise constitution of these architecturally complex roundhouses, and why they remain unique to Scotland, is the subject of
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Tænkeboks: Hvordan bruger man færrest mulig virustests?
Nu kan du dykke ned i ugens tænkeboks.
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Andromeda, by Hubble
We look back on some of the telescope's finest work.
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Karantæneramt professor producerer videoer med overblik og indsigt
PLUS. Tiden med social afstand kan man passende bruge til at genopfriske og genopdage fysikkens fundament.
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Missed vaccinations could lead to other fatal outbreaks, doctors warn
GPs worried thousands may delay routine appointments due to fear of catching coronavirus Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Senior doctors fear that thousands of routine vaccination appointments may be missed or delayed because of the coronavirus lockdown, raising the risk of sudden and potentially fatal outbreaks of other diseases when restrictions on movement are fina
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UK cabinet at loggerheads on tougher border controls
Britain one of the few nations not to have routine airport testing or quarantine rules
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This staircase goes on forever. Or does it?
This so-called "impossible object" takes form when the brain attempts to turn a 2D image into a 3D object. (Stuart Patience/) Glance at the stairs above. Find the base…rather, spot the top. Upon closer examination, you'll realize that there is no beginning or end. There's no way that's feasible, right? These familiar steps, called the Penrose stairs, are a type of "impossible object"—a construc
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Drone Deliveries, Food Supplies, and More Car News This Week
US-based Zipline is using drones to deliver virus tests and supplies in Ghana. Plus: Rerouting the nation's food supply is proving difficult.
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Stanley Tucci's Negroni Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup
The actor's quarantine Instagram video beat out Ansel Elgort's photo for the sexiest post of the past week.
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Dyr fra DR-serie blev lavet om til musik – men drilsk mus og truet ugle skabte problemer
Komponisterne til 'Vilde vidunderlige Danmark' skulle koge den danske natur ned til tre timers musik.
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Call to give companies 'breathing space' on coronavirus litigation
Senior UK judges and academics in plea for disputes to be resolved before reaching court in wake of crisis
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Tickling the Asteroid's Tail
How do you return a piece of asteroid to Earth? Practice — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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China warned EU 3 times over virus propaganda report
Diplomatic complaints highlight Beijing efforts to curb criticism over pandemic
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How to think about the EU's rescue fund
We do not need another big lending programme; equity investments would get us out of the credit-versus-loans debate
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No evidence No 10 advisers attended Sage during previous crises
Covid-19 meetings appear to be first time political advisers such as Dominic Cummings have been present on advisory group Sage attendees worried by Cummings' presence No 10 advisers at Sage: key questions that need answering See all our coronavirus coverage Downing Street's political advisers have never before attended meetings of the UK government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sag
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Live Coronavirus News and Updates
Governors are using the Sunday talk shows as a platform to discuss the steps Colorado and Oklahoma have taken toward restarting their economies.
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Workers risking infection deserve payouts too, says Japan minister
Yasutoshi Nishimura says ¥100,000 cash payments go to those 'working like crazy' and the furloughed
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Artificial Intelligence Won't Save Us From Coronavirus
The hype is real, but the potential is not: Approach claims around AI and Covid-19 with skepticism.
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Dyson Corrale Review: The Hair Straightener of the Future
Dyson's new flat iron can straighten even the curliest of hair, but its price is a bit too steep.
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Storm Surge Maps Will Warn Coastal Residents of Potential Deadly Floods
The new National Hurricane Center maps will show the expected depth of storm surge from tropical systems — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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My dad said I wasn't black enough. At last, I know what he meant | Raven Smith
I'm mixed race and 'culturally white', and seemed to be a disappointment to my father – but we just weren't close My dad said it to me when I was seven years old and it stung like vinegar on a paper cut. Of all the things you throw at kids you never know which ones will stick. This one accidentally stuck. I'm not black enough. The phrase, the unblackness, was planted, and developed like an irksom
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Leaders across Europe prepare to ease lockdown
France, Spain and Italy to outline exit plans as spread of virus in their countries slows
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Dolphins reclaim Bosphorus as virus silences Istanbul
A lull in boat traffic and a fishing ban in Istanbul forced by the coronavirus pandemic has proved good news for some of the city's most-loved inhabitants—the dolphins that swim in the fish-rich waters of the Bosphorus Strait between Europe and Asia.
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Dolphins reclaim Bosphorus as virus silences Istanbul
A lull in boat traffic and a fishing ban in Istanbul forced by the coronavirus pandemic has proved good news for some of the city's most-loved inhabitants—the dolphins that swim in the fish-rich waters of the Bosphorus Strait between Europe and Asia.
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It's George Wallace's World Now
T he Republican Party has been taken over by an unscrupulous populist demagogue. His loyalty is to himself, not to his party or any ideology. He glories in violating political norms. He trashes liberals and government bureaucrats but has no use for limiting the government's powers—at least, not his own powers. He has no problem with deficit spending, provided he can direct it to his base. He play
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A Republican Rising Star's Plan to Reopen America
Senator Tim Scott tells the story of his life as a constant fight to help people at the bottom of society. "Our country has been struggling and striving in the right direction," the Republican told me from Hanahan, South Carolina, where he was temporarily riding out the coronavirus outbreak and a spate of bad weather in his home state. But "we still have progress that needs to be made." During hi
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Only half of UK's sickest coronavirus patients put on ventilators
Evidence grows that many Covid-19 patients do better with non-invasive help Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Only about half of the sickest Covid-19 patients, admitted to intensive care struggling to breathe, are being put on mechanical ventilators, it has emerged, as evidence grows that many do better with non-invasive help. The rush to increaase the number of ventil
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Germany's Covid-19 expert: 'For many, I'm the evil guy crippling the economy'
Germany's leading coronavirus expert Christian Drosten on Merkel's leadership, the UK response and the 'prevention paradox' Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Christian Drosten, who directs the Institute of Virology at the Charité Hospital in Berlin, was one of those who identified the Sars virus in 2003. As the head of the German public health institute's reference lab
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Doctors are now social media influencers. They aren't all ready for it.
When President Trump suggested during a press conference that doctors should look into treating covid-19 patients with an "injection inside" of disinfectant, "or almost a cleaning," Austin Chiang, a gastroenterologist at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, knew he had to react. In his lab coat and scrubs, a stethoscope draped around his neck, and staring directly into the camera
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Landlords hit back at accusations of aggressive tactics
Property owners squeezed as shuttered restaurants and shops fail to make rent payments
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How Space Travel Tries to Kill You and Make You Ugly
Oh also, it makes you blind and stupid, too.
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How to Child-Proof Your Devices and Apps During Lockdown
Having kids home all the time doesn't mean they get full run of your devices. Here's how to keep control.
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Gates Foundation to concentrate on coronavirus
Bill Gates says new commitment means the charity's other public health work will suffer
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US lenders work through mortgage refinancing backlog
March financing freeze gives way to April scramble to deal with borrower demand
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Half of SMEs in UK will run out of cash in 12 weeks, finds survey
Research by accountancy network reveals 7 in 10 respondents have lost half their revenue
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Spørg Fagfolket: Hvorfor er gearløse vindmøller pludselig så populære nu?
En læser har lagt mærke til tykmavede naceller på gearløse vindmøller og vil gerne vide, hvilke teknologier, der gør dette muligt nu. Det svarer vindmøllepionér og blogger på ing.dk, Henrik Stiesdal, på.
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Unikke optagelser af Danmarks natur: Sådan ser årstidernes skiften ud fra luften
Naturvejleder har udvalgt områder, hvor du selv kan opleve Danmarks forskellige naturtyper.
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After the Flood Recedes
T hose with power who are planning our resurgence from the coronavirus need imagination and, above all, the humility of a long view of the human drama. To buoy myself one recent morning, after reading so much bad news, I did what the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass had done at an earlier moment of crisis: I sat and reread the Book of Genesis. One of the most profound rebirths, at least in s
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They Stand Behind the President
Donald Trump loves attention, and people can't help but give it to him. It's been this way for a generation. Television cameras and tabloids were trained on him long before he was president, and even more so now. In the three years since he took office, it can sometimes seem impossible to look away. But I've always found that paying attention to the people around Trump is far more revealing than
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Doctors Are Holding Up Their End of the Bargain. Society Is Not.
Updated at 10:20 a.m. ET on April 26, 2020. On Tuesday a candidate for the Connecticut Senate, J. T. Lewis of Sandy Hook, posted one of those suicidal tweets that goes off like a mortar shot straight up into the sky, with nothing to do but plummet back down onto the head of the one who fired it. Here it is, whistling back to Earth in its full contrarian glory: Unpopular take: didn't nurses and do
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What Kenya Barris Doesn't Understand About #BlackAF
What makes good art? This question has dominated entertainment criticism over the past several years—including the deliberation about fairness in evaluating award worthiness at the Emmys, Oscars , and Grammys, and a recent standoff between the director Martin Scorsese and the fandom of the Marvel cinematic universe. In the latter , Scorsese—renowned for his canon of classic films that navigate th
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Melania Trump's Birthday Gift
Earlier this month, I received an intriguing email that appeared to be from Donald Trump. "Can you keep a secret?" the subject line asked. The small print at the bottom of the email clarified that it was actually from a joint fundraising committee composed of Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. and the Republican National Committee. "I have exciting news to share," the email began, as if in Trump
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Boris Johnson returns to face rising pressure on lockdown
Ministers and party donors said to be concerned over path to take on coronavirus
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We will not publish who is on scientific advisory group, says Raab
Foreign secretary rejects accusations there has been 'lack of transparency' about Sage committee Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Dominic Raab has said the government has no plans to publish the list of participants in the Sage committee of scientific experts, after the Guardian revealed that key meetings have been attended by Dominic Cummings. "We don't release as a
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Trump says virus media briefings a 'waste of time'
US president accuses journalists of taking hostile approach and inaccurate reporting
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Pompeii ruins show that the Romans invented recycling
Excavations reveal that rubbish left outside the city walls wasn't just dumped. It was being collected, sorted and resold They were expert engineers, way ahead of the curve on underfloor heating, aqueducts and the use of concrete as a building material. Now it turns out that the Romans were also masters at recycling their rubbish. Researchers at Pompeii, the city buried under a thick carpet of vo
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Ask an astronomer: How do astronauts deal with isolation?
While she has not personally been to space, NASA astronaut Michelle Thaller has heard from friends and colleagues what it is like to truly be isolated. Coping mechanisms for these extreme cases can also benefit people here on Earth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Setting and maintaining a schedule can help you and your body return to a more normal state, as can finding familiar sensory inputs. For
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The thorny dilemma of when to reopen schools
Schools can spread infection, but long absences mean gaps in learning
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Nudge theory is a poor substitute for hard science in matters of life or death | Sonia Sodha
Behavioural economics is being abused by politicians as a justification for flawed policies over the coronavirus outbreak I first came across "nudge" – the concept many consider to be the pinnacle of behavioural economics – at a thinktank seminar a little over 10 years ago. We were all handed a mock wine menu and asked what we'd order. This was supposed to illustrate that most price-aware diners
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Manned Aerobatic Racing Drone (action starts at 5:17)
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Realistically how far are we from mind upload?
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One Global Democracy: An Idea Whose Time Has Come (30-second)
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Permanent effects of the pandemic on energy demands
Hi guys, I would like to start a discussions here, do you see permanent effects for the total energy demand as a result of the corona virus and think that this peak may come earlier? To assess short term effects on the energy industry as result of the pandemic is easy as industries and businesses have temporarily ceased production reducing total energy demand (total, not a specific source). Many
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Wall Street Is Bending to Pressure to Halt Arctic-Oil Loans
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A Drone used to extinguish a building on fire by fireighters
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Is there any good films that serve as a decent follow up to Ray Kurzweil's Transcendant Man (2008)?
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Breakthrough to halt premature aging of cells
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Spinal Cord Stimulaton Projects
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An automated world in 2040
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Google's AI Can Design Computer Chips In Under 6 Hours
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Green light for 2.5GW New York offshore wind sale
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UK military to operate coronavirus mobile testing units for frontline workers
Armed forces will collect swabs from care homes, police stations and prisons across UK Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The British military is to begin operating mobile coronavirus testing units that will travel to care homes, police stations and prisons across the UK. The units will test essential workers and vulnerable people in areas where there is "significant" d
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What if Covid-19 isn't our biggest threat?
Experts who assess global peril saw a pandemic coming, but they have worse worries for humanity Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage When eventually the coronavirus crisis begins to recede and we return to an approximation of normality – no matter how socially distanced or how much handwashing it involves – we can expect some kind of international initiative to prevent, o
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We're still untangling Ramanujan's mathematics 100 years after he died
Srinivisa Ramanujan's ideas seemed to come from a parallel universe and mathematicians are still getting to grips with them today, say Ken Ono and Robert Schneider
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Will central banks serve up fresh stimulus?
Market Questions is the FT's guide to the week ahead
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Private sector races to build virus apps to track employees
Tools could track movement of office workers to within a few centimetres
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We're desperate for a coronavirus cure, but at what cost to the human guinea pigs? | Kenan Malik
Big drugs companies have long favoured outsourcing clinical trials to poor countries with lax regulations to cut costs and maximise profit • Coronavirus latest updates • See all our coronavirus coverage Last week, in Oxford, the first volunteers in the first European human trial were injected with a potential coronavirus vaccine . At the same time, Pakistan's National Institute of Health received
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To tackle this virus, local public health teams need to take back control
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Nudge theory is a poor substitute for hard science in matters of life or death | Sonia Sodha
Behavioural economics is being abused by politicians as a justification for flawed policies over the coronavirus outbreak I first came across "nudge" – the concept many consider to be the pinnacle of behavioural economics – at a thinktank seminar a little over 10 years ago. We were all handed a mock wine menu and asked what we'd order. This was supposed to illustrate that most price-aware diners
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Manned Aerobatic Racing Drone (action starts at 5:17)
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Realistically how far are we from mind upload?
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One Global Democracy: An Idea Whose Time Has Come (30-second)
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Permanent effects of the pandemic on energy demands
Hi guys, I would like to start a discussions here, do you see permanent effects for the total energy demand as a result of the corona virus and think that this peak may come earlier? To assess short term effects on the energy industry as result of the pandemic is easy as industries and businesses have temporarily ceased production reducing total energy demand (total, not a specific source). Many
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Wall Street Is Bending to Pressure to Halt Arctic-Oil Loans
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A Drone used to extinguish a building on fire by fireighters
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Is there any good films that serve as a decent follow up to Ray Kurzweil's Transcendant Man (2008)?
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Breakthrough to halt premature aging of cells
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Spinal Cord Stimulaton Projects
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An automated world in 2040
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Google's AI Can Design Computer Chips In Under 6 Hours
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Green light for 2.5GW New York offshore wind sale
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UK military to operate coronavirus mobile testing units for frontline workers
Armed forces will collect swabs from care homes, police stations and prisons across UK Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The British military is to begin operating mobile coronavirus testing units that will travel to care homes, police stations and prisons across the UK. The units will test essential workers and vulnerable people in areas where there is "significant" d
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What if Covid-19 isn't our biggest threat?
Experts who assess global peril saw a pandemic coming, but they have worse worries for humanity Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage When eventually the coronavirus crisis begins to recede and we return to an approximation of normality – no matter how socially distanced or how much handwashing it involves – we can expect some kind of international initiative to prevent, o
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We're still untangling Ramanujan's mathematics 100 years after he died
Srinivisa Ramanujan's ideas seemed to come from a parallel universe and mathematicians are still getting to grips with them today, say Ken Ono and Robert Schneider
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Will central banks serve up fresh stimulus?
Market Questions is the FT's guide to the week ahead
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Private sector races to build virus apps to track employees
Tools could track movement of office workers to within a few centimetres
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We're desperate for a coronavirus cure, but at what cost to the human guinea pigs? | Kenan Malik
Big drugs companies have long favoured outsourcing clinical trials to poor countries with lax regulations to cut costs and maximise profit • Coronavirus latest updates • See all our coronavirus coverage Last week, in Oxford, the first volunteers in the first European human trial were injected with a potential coronavirus vaccine . At the same time, Pakistan's National Institute of Health received
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To tackle this virus, local public health teams need to take back control
A massive increase in testing and tracing should be the next phase, but decades of cuts and reorganisations have whittled away the necessary regional expertise Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Perhaps, the most surprising aspect of the British Covid-19 crisis is the extent to which the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish governments, and the English regions, have allow
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Indendørs- og udendørskort skal bindes sammen
PLUS. Danske myndigheder arbejder på international enighed om fælles standarder for kortlægning af bygninger. Det gør det lettere for biler, robotter og sensorer at finde rundt mellem bygninger
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More Time Out in Nature is an Unexpected Benefit of the COVID-19 Sheltering Rules
Exploring the natural world can be restorative to mental health — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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5G, coronavirus and contagious superstition
The attacks on phone masts and the spreading of anti-vaxx conspiracies are all part of the same strain of misinformation. But is evidence-based reality going to make a comeback? See all our coronavirus coverage Coronavirus – latest updates There have not been too many encouraging graph lines in recent weeks. One that does offer a breath of optimism, however, is the slight downward curve that impl
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Coronavirus face masks: why covering up is becoming the new normal
Even western countries are starting to accept that shielding our faces could save lives … whether you live in New York or Berlin See all our coronavirus coverage Coronavirus – latest updates When coronavirus emerged in China, people across much of the region were quick to start wearing some form of face mask when they went out in public. Memories of the Sars epidemic were still strong, and there
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Chinese property tycoon lands on debtors blacklist
Public shaming signals worse to come for highly indebted real estate sector
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Don't despair if your child is glued to a screen, it may be keeping them sane | Amy Orben
Social interaction is vital for young minds, and social media might be the only way of achieving this during lockdown Should we start to use "physical distancing" instead of "social distancing"? Those keen on the change argue that, despite being physically apart, we can still be socially together. So we can connect and support each other even when avoiding unnecessary face-to-face contact. Relate
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Coronavirus Live Updates: China Says Wuhan Has No Hospitalized Cases
Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain will return to work on Monday, weeks after entering a hospital to be treated for the coronavirus.
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Flera av världens storstäder sjunker
I stora kuststäder där marken sjunker är klimatförändringarnas effekter redan synliga. På Java har det gått så långt att man beslutat flytta huvudstaden till en säkrare plats på en närliggande ö. Spela videon för att se varför havsnivåhöjningarna går så snabbt i Indonesien.
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Vilken havsnivå kommer vi ha 2100?
För ungefär 8000 år sedan stabiliserades havsnivåerna och våra moderna civilisationer utvecklades. Men nu har havsnivåerna börjat stiga igen. Men exakt hur mycket de kommer stiga till 2100 är svårt att förutspå. Spela klippet för att se varför.
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German shops reopen but celebrations in Berlin muted
Nation seen as test case but retailers fear sales will collapse if consumers continue to stay away
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Retail: fast fashion, interrupted
Coronavirus is highlighting more than the industry's wasteful ways; its iniquitous supply chain is also in the spotlight
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Coronavirus: the hidden health costs of the UK lockdown
Isolation is having a profound impact beyond the virus, which will influence when and how to reopen the economy
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New jobs fall two-thirds despite higher demand for health workers
Decline comes as UK unemployment rate is expected to jump during coronavirus lockdown
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Coronavirus live news: Trump steps back from briefings as global deaths pass 200,000
Boris Johnson to return to work on Monday; Kim Jong-un's train possibly spotted at North Korean resort; global infections near 2.9m. Follow the latest updates Trump says briefings 'not worth the effort' after disinfectant debacle Global report: death toll passes 200,000 Coronavirus latest: at a glance Australia coronavirus updates – live See all our coronavirus coverage 2.20am BST The G20, a grou
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