PLUS. Et banebrydende havmiljøprojekt skal give Vejle Fjord bedre økologisk tilstand og komme nærmere EU's miljøkrav. Virkemidler som ålegræs og muslingebanker får også positiv indflydelse på havets fødekæder, kystsikring og CO2-reduktion.
Pascal Soirot says firm has 'winning formula' to improve Oxford jab's efficacy, as countries across Europe roll out vaccination programs See all our coronavirus coverage The head of the firm behind the Oxford Covid vaccine has said researchers believe the jab will be effective against the variant strain of the virus that was first found in the UK. AstraZeneca chief executive, Pascal Soriot, told
The frescoed thermopolium, a Roman-era fast-food stall, is the first to be fully excavated Researchers said on Saturday they had discovered a frescoed thermopolium or fast-food counter in an exceptional state of preservation in Pompeii. Related: Researchers win £1m grant to unlock secrets of Viking-era treasure trove Continue reading…
Depression is the most common cause of disability in the world. Chances are high that you or someone you know will experience a period when depression gets in the way of work, social life or family life. Nearly two in three people with depression will experience severe effects . As a psychiatrist specializing in behavioral neuroscience, I help patients who suffer from mood disorders. Many have "
A Uzbekistani doctor holds up a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. (Golib Tolibov/Deposit Photos/) Pfizer and Moderna have enough doses to vaccinate up to 6 percent of the US population against COVID-19 by the end of the year. But one simple change would double the number of people that get the vaccine. Instead of receiving two doses, those first in line could get one. A single shot isn't as ef
By transferring mouse aged hematopoietic stem cells (aged HSCs) to the environment of young mice (bone marrow niche), it was demonstrated that the pattern of stem cell gene expression was rejuvenated to that of young hematopoietic stem cells.
Scientists have, for the first time, provided experimental evidence that cell stickiness helps them stay sorted within correct compartments during development. How tightly cells clump together, known as cell adhesion, appears to be enabled by a protein better known for its role in the immune system.
Developing brains constantly sprout new neuronal connections called synapses as they learn and remember. Important connections — the ones that are repeatedly introduced, such as how to avoid danger — are nurtured and reinforced, while connections deemed unnecessary are pruned away. Adult brains undergo similar pruning, but it was unclear how or why synapses in the adult brain get eliminated. Now
To describe weedy seadragons as unique is an understatement. With a fused, elongated jaw, body armor, leafy appendages and no pelvic fins, these fish are like no other. Found only along Australia's temperate coast, numbers have been declining. Now a landmark study using genomics reveals four distinct populations in south-eastern Australia.
Scientists report that the metal ruthenium, supported with lanthanide oxyhydrides, can efficiently catalyze the synthesis of ammonia at a much lower temperature than the traditional approach. In their new study, they highlight the advantages of the oxyhydride support and its potential in becoming a feasible catalyst for low-temperature ammonia synthesis in the future.
Atomic force microscopy (AFM) allows to obtain images and movies showing proteins at work, however with limited resolution. The developed BioAFMviewer software opens the opportunity to use the enormous amount of available high-resolution protein data to better understand experiments. Within an interactive interface with rich functionality, the BioAFMviewer computationally emulates tip-scanning of
The Yale professor has some good news for us: once the pandemic is over, people will party like there's no tomorrow As a Christmas present to myself, I had a long, luxurious binge-listen to the wonderful podcast Transmissions: the Definitive Story of Joy Division and New Order . It earns that "definitive" in the title. Narrated by Maxine Peake, and featuring interviews with pretty much everyone y
As you might expect, people are Christmas shopping online in record levels in 2020. Although various e-commerce companies are trying to create a safer environment, online crimes such as identity theft are still a huge issue . One in four Americans have fallen victim to identity theft or credit card fraud while holiday shopping, with 35-percent falling victim online. And that number is sure to ris
Get off the sofa and become an 'exerciser' Old friends get you doing the strangest things and so it was that, after a fish supper in a beachside café in West Wittering between lockdowns, I found myself catching one friend as she fell off the other friend's stationary training bike in her spare bedroom. The falling friend is a ceramicist and, like me, does not identify as an exerciser. When the pe
Most Saturdays we post a curated collection of our favorite articles from the week. But with the year nearing its end, this Saturday and next we'll curate 2020 as a whole. First up, we'll take a look at the year's most-read articles from Singularity Hub, and then next week we'll post some of our favorite writing from around the web. 2020 was, of course, dominated by the pandemic, politics, and so
This year's 50 Best came together a little differently than before. Just five years ago we could address a fledgling podcastsphere with the 50 best episodes of the year —not shows. Now, something like 1.5 million podcasts exist. Even if only half of those were active in 2020 we still couldn't possibly hear them all, no matter how pathological our dedication to listening. So, of course, this year'
Ice is usually ephemeral; it doesn't last that long before melting. But some ice on our planet has stayed frozen for millions of years, according to scientists on a quest to find the oldest ice. (Image credit: John Higgins)
Before we present this week's Weekend Reads, a question: Do you enjoy our weekly roundup? If so, we could really use your help. Would you consider a year-ed tax-deductible donation to support Weekend Reads, and our daily work? Thanks in advance. The week at Retraction Watch featured: Publisher retracts 14 papers by doctor who ran afoul … Continue reading
BTS has spent enough time in the pop-music stratosphere that it can be easy to forget, or surprising to learn, about the years they spent at the basement level. Back in 2014, for the first anniversary of their debut, the group's seven members celebrated by cleaning the tiny dorm they shared and cooking a nice meal. They recorded a video of themselves for fans , soaking seaweed for a traditional K
The emergence of COVID-19 started scientists on a yearlong crash course to learn how the coronavirus might travel through the air and how to stop it. They learned a lot, and quickly. (Image credit: Francesco Carta fotografo/Getty Images)
After 10 months of witnessing the coronavirus's destructive capacity, on December 16 I joined thousands of health-care workers across the country and received my initial dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. I felt hope for the first time since March, when COVID-19 patients started streaming into my emergency room. My colleagues and I would now have one more layer of protection in our fight against the vir
Jonathan Twingley If 2020 were a person, what sort of punishment would they deserve? And given the sensible prohibitions against torture in human-rights law, what would be the next best option? The conceit of personifying a year dates back to at least the ancient Greeks and, in American newspaper culture, to the early 20th century, when the cartoonist J. C. Leyendecker established a tradition of
Canon's R5 was the best new camera of the year. (Canon/) Canon R5 and R6 No cameras made a bigger splash this year than Canon's full-frame mirrorless bodies. The follow-ups to the original Canon R line brought a bevy of long-awaited new features, including 45 megapixels of resolution in the R5, and dual card slots for redundant backups as you shoot. I've been shooting with an R5 since summer and
The speedy rollout is thanks to a combination of foresight, hard work and lucky breaks Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The speed at which effective Covid-19 vaccines have come through to authorisation has caused surprise. Compared with previous vaccines, the process has been very fast and so, naturally, people are asking how can it have happened without some kind of
Follow all the latest on the coronavirus pandemic across the world Millions wake up to tougher restrictions in UK South Korea at 'crossroads' as concern mounts over variants Covid led to huge London property exodus, says Hamptons Australian golf great Greg Norman tests positive for Covid-19 10.12am GMT More than 79.59 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globa
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Exclusive: Antibody therapy could confer instant immunity to Covid-19 on at-risk groups See all our coronavirus coverage British scientists are trialling a new drug that could prevent someone who has been exposed to coronavirus from going on to develop the disease Covid-19, which experts say could save many lives. The antibody therapy would confer instant immunity against the disease and could be
Six new cases emerge as Russia becomes latest country to tighten controls on travel from Britain See all our coronavirus coverage Five cases of the new coronavirus variant spreading fast across the UK have been found in Japan, and one case has been confirmed in France, while Russia has become the latest country to impose stricter quarantine on travellers from Britain. Japan has avoided the huge i
This year has highlighted the particularities of that thing called reading. Some found books impossible to pick up; sustained attention to text on a page is hard when the world is in so much pain. Others turned to literature anew, rediscovering the ways it can refresh and inspire. Below are some of the titles we were most drawn to in 2020: a wide-ranging list that includes new spins on epic poems
The consensus is that 2020 has been "the worst." But there is reason to look back at this year and find the unexpected silver linings of quarantine, particularly when it comes to how we connect with other people. None of these benefits compare with the death and suffering and misery of a terrible year, but here's a list of the small wins that we can hold onto and nurture as we finally shake the d
Of all the lessons we've learned from this pandemic, the most significant is how unequal its effects have been Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage If you wanted to run an experiment on Earth to understand human behaviour, the pandemic would be the perfect opportunity. In some people, the virus that causes Covid-19 has no symptoms. In others it leads to deadly disease. Th
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