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'A ticking time bomb': Scientists worry about coronavirus spread in Africa

South Africa declares "state of disaster" after virus is found to spread locally and cases rise to 61

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'Bazookas' cannot stop coronavirus becoming a financial crisis

Despite policymakers' efforts there are growing signs that investor confidence is cracking

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'Testing and quarantine stopped coronavirus in China, not lockdown'

The WHO's Bruce Aylward says effective quarantine is essential for tackling the coronavirus, and that this cannot happen without extensive testing for covid-19

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'This is a new disease. We have to respect it and learn as it evolves'

China, South Korea, Singapore and Canada show just how important testing and quarantine are for tackling the coronavirus, says the WHO's Bruce Aylward

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10 Days Later: What Italians Wish They Had Known

When the Italian media began reporting on the increased community spread of the novel coronavirus across the country, Olmo Parenti, like many Italian citizens, didn't take the threat of the pandemic too seriously. "My friends and I were almost mocking the few people who believed the issue was serious from the get-go," Parenti, a young filmmaker, told me. Just days later, Parenti felt like he was

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A Catastrophe for the Night Economy

On Wednesday, it came. Not the coronavirus, which had already arrived, but a different kind of catastrophe. Within 24 hours, my sister, my brother, and many other people I know who work in theater and music had lost their jobs because of COVID-19. My sister Bea, for example, was told that the play she was stage-managing would close a few hours before opening night. My brother Ben, an actor, found

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A Frontline Physician Speaks Out on the Coronavirus

Daniel Horn is a physician at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where he is helping lead a team charged with planning for the influx of coronavirus patients. His hospital is one of the best in the world, with enviable resources and a world-leading assemblage of talent. Yet Horn has been carrying an acute sense of dread about the coming onslaught that his institution, and others in the are

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A Professor of Disasters and Health on Covid-19 – Facts So Romantic

It is no mystery why pandemics happen. Those with the knowledge, wisdom, and resources must choose to decide to avoid these disasters that afflict everyone. Photograph by Pavel L Photo and Video / Shutterstock A new virus sweeps the world, closing borders, shutting down arts and sports, and killing thousands of people. Is this coronavirus pandemic, with the disease named Covid-19, simply a natura

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A year without conferences? How the coronavirus pandemic could change research

Nature, Published online: 16 March 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00786-y As scientific meetings are cancelled worldwide, researchers are rethinking how they network — a move that some say is long overdue.

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Addressing the nation, leaders say one thing. Does their body language say another?

When leaders address their constituents, what they say matters as much as how they say it—perhaps even more so when citizens are looking for answers to often life-or-death questions about the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Air Liquide seeks coronavirus premium for hand sanitiser unit sale

French industrials group is asking would-be buyers to make a higher offer for Schülke arm

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Amazon says it will hire 100,000 extra staff

Ecommerce giant will also raise hourly wages as it tries to keep pace with coronavirus demand

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America's 'lagging miserably' in its response to coronavirus

The United States is "lagging miserably" behind other countries in its response to the new coronavirus, according to health policy expert, physician, and historian Mical Raz. "We should be canceling before the outbreak; canceling after is too late." Raz, professor in public policy and health at the University of Rochester, and a board-certified internist at the university's Strong Memorial Hospit

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Americans urged to scrap gatherings of 50 or more people as states start shutdowns

New advice from CDC comes as some states close schools and restaurants and Donald Trump says: 'Relax, we're doing great' Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has recommended that gatherings of 50 people or more be cancelled or postponed for the next eight weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic, as officials across the country co

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An expert guide to love and sex during a pandemic

How to catch feelings, but not coronavirus. (Pixabay/) Follow all of PopSci's COVID-19 coverage here , including travel advice , pregnancy concerns , and the latest findings on the virus itself . Self-quarantine as a single person or a person who lives far from their significant other can be pretty lonely, especially while other folks spend their work-from-home hours snuggled up with the person t

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An Overwhelmed Italian Hospital Is 3D Printing Replacement Parts

A hospital in Brescia, Italy, which is near one of the regions hit hardest by the coronavirus outbreak, is reportedly turning to 3D-printed replacement parts in order to keep its intensive care unit running. Specifically, the hospital needed extra valves for ventilator devices sooner than its usual supplier could send them, according to 3D Printing Media Network . So on Friday, it called in local

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Apple slår hårdt ned på coronavirus-apps

Apple forbyder fuldstændig spil-apps med coronavirus som tema og tillader kun apps fra en udvalgt gruppe udviklere.

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Ariana Grande Is a Much-Needed Voice of Reason on Covid-19

The pop star took to Twitter over the weekend to implore her young followers to take the disease seriously.

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As Pandemic Strikes, Pop Culture Migrates to Streaming Sites

As Covid-19 shuts down the cultural events that unite fans, audiences are resorting to their own screens. Welcome to a new age of being alone together.

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Australian doctors warn coronavirus testing compromised by failure to stockpile key chemical reagent

Exclusive: Medical body points to 'very variable stocking' of the critical reagent across different states and territories Doctors are warning that Australia's failure to stockpile a commonly-used chemical reagent needed for coronavirus testing is contributing to shortages in the midst of the current pandemic. The Australian Medical Association has warned a common reagent that is critical in the

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Aversion to risk by R&D managers may hurt US economic prospects

While concerns loom over an impending recession caused by the spread of COVID-19, policymakers and business leaders have implemented radical strategies, such as slashing interest rates to invigorate the U.S.'s weakened economy. Research and Development (R&D) has long been key in the nation's economic prospects and according to new research from the University of California San Diego, the country's

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Bank of Japan buys more stocks in effort to calm coronavirus fears

Central bank signals willingness to cut rates further into negative territory 'if needed'

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Bleach not vinegar: How to clean to kill coronavirus

Consider these expert tips for cleaning your home to kill the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 (and the pathogens behind other deadly diseases). "Not many scientific studies have asked which are the most effective disinfecting agents to use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, because it was discovered so recently," says Siobain Duffy, associate professor of ecology at Rutgers

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Bolsonaro defies coronavirus to rally against Congress

Brazilian president criticised for rubbing elbows with crowds while awaiting second virus test results

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Border control measures insufficient to contain spread of COVID-19

Researchers confirm need for additional containment measures.

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Brawling Monkeys. Wandering Deer. Blame Coronavirus.

At popular tourist stops in Thailand and Japan, some creatures are going hungry because visitors haven't been turning up to feed them.

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Business/society: ESG reports are not enough

In the face of coronavirus, companies must now adapt and show they can walk the talk

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Canada closes borders in bid to arrest spread of coronavirus

Justin Trudeau's government shifts course as cases grow and economic fallout spreads

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Canceled matches and growing turmoil: The impact of COVID-19 on the sports industry

In recent weeks, sports organizations around the world have been forced to confront the reality that the coronavirus COVID-19 is likely to have a significant impact on the industry—not just in the short term, but also the long term.

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China's college graduates hit by jobs downturn amid coronavirus

Hirings tumble as competition intensifies with experienced workers joining market

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Chinese Billionaire Ships 500,000 Coronavirus Testing Kits to US

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma pledged last week to donate half a billion COVID-19 testing kits and one million face masks to the US, Business Insider reports . In an update on Twitter — his first-ever tweet — the Alibaba founder wrote that "the first shipment of masks and coronavirus test kits to the US is taking off from Shanghai. All the best to our friends in America." The first shipment of mask

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Chinese case study suggests COVID-19 is not transmitted from pregnant mothers to newborns

A paper in the journal Frontiers in Pediatrics reported that four infants born to mothers infected with COVID-19 did not show signs of inheriting the viral disease. Two of the four babies did experience some minor medical complications that doctors could not connect to the coronavirus. This is the second published report out of China that suggests COVID-19 is not transmitted from mother to child.

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Chinese economy suffers record blow from coronavirus

Industrial output falls while urban unemployment rises

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Chinese property mogul vanishes after criticising Xi Jinping

Ren Zhiqiang called country's leader a clown and condemned his coronavirus response

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Cinema audiences drop dramatically as coronavirus restrictions bite

Box-office revenue in North America falls to its lowest level in two decades as cinemas adopt social distancing measures • Coronavirus and culture – a list of major cancellations Cinema attendance in the US and around the world slumped dramatically last weekend, as the effects of the coronavirus outbreak began to bite. In North America, box-office revenue dropped to its lowest level in two decade

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Clinical Trial of COVID-19 Vaccine Begins in Seattle

The first volunteer will receive a shot of the synthetic RNA vaccine today.

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Closing markets is not the way to stop the slide

Sharp falls in asset prices reflect deep concerns about coronavirus

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Closing the Schools Is Not the Only Option

As part of a national effort to mitigate the worst effects of the coronavirus, at least 56,000 schools have closed, are scheduled to close, or have closed briefly and then reopened, affecting at least 29.5 million public-school students in the United States. Even more school districts will no doubt close in the near future. But outright suspension of the school year or business as usual is not ne

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Containing coronavirus: lessons from Asia

The effective response in Taiwan and South Korea has been shaped by traumatic memories of Sars

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Coping with COVID-19: Resources for Managing Mental Health

Despite coronavirus, Trump keeps shaking hands ( AP Photo/Alex Brandon ) Don't shake hands. Maintain a distance of 6 feet. Don't touch surfaces that could contain respiratory droplets. Don't touch your face. [ It's very hard to not touch your face .] When your leaders fail to follow the most basic guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19 , trust and confidence are eroded. Trump coronaviru

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Corona: Åbenhed og massiv testing har hjulpet Sydkorea

Erfaring fra udbrud af MERS i 2015, masser af diagnostiske test og ny teknologi har styrket Sydkoreas indsats mod pandemien COVID-19, der plager det meste af verden. Men det er for tidligt at hvile på laurbærrene, advarer sydkoreanske epidemiologer.

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Coronavirus concerns force Arctic mission to cancel research flights

Research flights supporting ice-locked ship canceled after Svalbard closes its borders

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Coronavirus deals China's economy a 'bigger blow than global financial crisis'

Factory production plummets at the fastest pace seen in three decades, as first-quarter figures emerge Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage China has suffered even deeper economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic than predicted, with figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Monday showing factory production inside the country dropped at the faste

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Coronavirus hits Italy's social model hard

Emergency measures isolating elderly are affecting traditionally tight-knit families

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Coronavirus increases pressure on US justice system

Court cases postponed while federal and state prisons go into lockdown

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Coronavirus Is Hiding in Plain Sight

For every known case of coronavirus, another five to 10 cases are out there undetected, a new study suggests.

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Coronavirus live updates: US health chiefs advise against events of more than 50 as 100m Europeans locked down

New York closes schools; US Federal Reserve cuts interest rates to near zero; Deaths jump in Spain, Italy and Iran. Follow the latest news. Federal Reserve cuts interest rates to near zero New York City closes largest US public schools system 100m Europeans on lockdown as countries battle coronavirus Coronavirus latest: at a glance See all of our coronavirus coverage 1.19am GMT The Australian sha

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Coronavirus Live Updates: World Closes In on Itself as Measures to Slow Virus Intensify

The Centers for Disease Control recommends that all gatherings of more than 50 people be banned. European nations seal their borders. And public life is severely curtailed.

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Coronavirus map of the US: latest cases state by state

Coronavirus – live updates See all our coronavirus coverage An expert guide to social distancing The number of cases of Covid-19 (coronavirus) continues to grow in the US. Vice-president Mike Pence, the US vice-president, is overseeing the US response to coronavirus. So far, 80% of patients experience a mild form of the illness, which can include a fever and pneumonia, and many of these cases req

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Coronavirus map: how Covid-19 is spreading across the world

Confirmed cases of Covid-19 have spanned the globe, and now exceed 170,000. Travel bans and closed borders have been put in place in an attempt to curtail the spread The coronavirus outbreak began in late 2019 in Wuhan , a city of more than 11 million people and the capital of Hubei province in China. Continue reading…

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Coronavirus spreading fastest in UK in London

Latest details of the spread of Covid-19 in the UK capital, the government's response, and its impact on families and businesses Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Coronavirus is spreading faster in London than any other part of the country. What do we know about the spread, why it is faster, and what is the government's advice? Continue reading…

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Coronavirus spreads quickly and sometimes before people have symptoms, study finds

Infectious disease researchers studying the novel coronavirus were able to identify how quickly the virus can spread, a factor that may help public health officials in their efforts at containment. They found that time between cases in a chain of transmission is less than a week and that more than 10 percent of patients are infected by somebody who has the virus but does not yet have symptoms.

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Coronavirus strategy tests UK's reputation for science

The instinct to shut society down, as China did with Wuhan, is not cost-free to public health

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Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should I see a doctor?

What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor? Find all our coronavirus coverage here Coronavirus – latest updates How to protect yourself from infection It is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Continue reading…

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Coronavirus tests being rushed to Australia can deliver results within three hours

Australia has faced pressure on its ability to test for Covid-19 due to 'unprecedented' demand on laboratories One of the world's biggest suppliers of coronavirus tests is about to rush new equipment onto the Australian market that can deliver results within three hours. Australia, like many nations across the globe, is facing some pressure on its ability to test for coronavirus due to what healt

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Coronavirus UK cases: find out how many are in your area

Latest figures from public health authorities on the spread of Covid-19 in the United Kingdom. Find out how many confirmed cases have been reported near you. Please note: these are government figures on numbers of confirmed cases – some people who report symptoms are not being tested, and are not included in these counts. Coronavirus – live news updates Find all our coronavirus coverage here How

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Coronavirus: anger in Germany at report Trump seeking exclusive vaccine deal

MPs and ministers criticise display of 'self-interest' and accuse US president of electioneering Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage German ministers have reacted angrily following reports US president Donald Trump offered a German medical company "large sums of money" for exclusive rights to a Covid-19 vaccine. "Germany is not for sale," economy minister Peter Altmaier

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Coronavirus: Latest news about the covid-19 pandemic

The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19

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Coronavirus: Nitrogen dioxide emissions drop over Italy

New data from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite reveal the decline of air pollution, specifically nitrogen dioxide emissions, over Italy. This reduction is particularly visible in northern Italy which coincides with its nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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Coronavirus: People in the UK must avoid unnecessary social contact

The UK dramatically ramped up its response to slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak today, with prime minister Boris Johnson calling on the country to stop all non-essential contact with other people

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Coronavirus: UK theatres announce cancellations

Old Vic closes Beckett revival starring Daniel Radcliffe two weeks early Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The Old Vic and a number of other theatres in London have suspended productions because of the coronavirus. Endgame , the Old Vic's major Beckett revival starring Daniel Radcliffe and Alan Cumming, has closed two weeks early. Continue reading…

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Coronavirus: UK warning that 8m may need hospitalisation leaked

Public Health England expects 4 out of 5 Britons to become infected in worst-case scenario

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Coronavirus: US volunteers to test first vaccine

A group of 45 healthy, young volunteers in Seattle will be given the experimental jab.

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Coronavirus: What we know so far about risks to pregnancy and babies

Ex-BoE policymakers warn of coronavirus shock to UK economy

Economists expect disruptions to lead to recession in first half of the year

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ExoMars Mission Pushed Back to 2022 Due to COVID-19 Delays

ESA Exomars robot The ExoMars program, a joint effort between the European Space Agency (ESA) and Russia's Roscosmos, has had its fair share of setbacks. One of the primary components of its first mission failed to deploy on Mars, and now the second phase has been pushed back. According to ESA director general Jan Woerner, testing on the Rosalind Franklin rover won't be complete in time for the s

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Expect oil to rebound but with a low ceiling

Coronavirus has caused economic damage but not changed the market fundamentals

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Experts stress radiology preparedness for COVID-19

Today, the journal Radiology published the policies and recommendations of a panel of experts on radiology preparedness during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) public health crisis. The article outlines priorities for handling COVID-19 cases and suggests strategies that radiology departments can implement to contain further infection spread and protect hospital staff and other patients.

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Family of Manchester coronavirus victim pay tribute to 'gracious gentleman'

Darrell Blakeley's family ask for acts of kindness in his memory amid rise in 'mutual aid' volunteer groups Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The family of a talented 88-year-old church choir singer who died after catching coronavirus have appealed for acts of kindness to be carried out in his memory. Darrell Blakeley, who died on Friday evening at a Manchester hospita

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FDA Approves the First Commercial Coronavirus Tests in the US

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche and medical-device maker Thermo Fisher collectively have nearly 2 million tests available, with more to come.

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Fed cuts to zero, airport pinch, hand sanitiser M&A

Fed introduced a set of sweeping measures to head off a global downturn cause by coronavirus

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Fed howitzer is insufficient, but necessary

US central bank has unleashed a powerful package to tackle the coronavirus fallout

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First participant in US coronavirus vaccine trial to be given dose

Human trial of vaccine created by Moderna and the National Institutes of Health to begin in Seattle Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The first participant in a clinical trial for a vaccine against Covid-19 will receive an experimental dose on Monday, according to a US government official. The trial, taking place at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Inst

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Fly holder stille, og kinesiske fabrikker ligger øde hen: Men er coronavirus egentlig godt for klimaet?

Klimaeffekten er kun god på den korte bane, vurderer danske forskere.

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Frivillig corona-læge: Selvfølgelig står jeg klar

Gitte Hedermann Christensen er klar til at gå fra ph.d-skrivebordet til at hjælpe et coronapresset sundhedsvæsen. Næsten 2500 frivillige har meldt sig alene i Region Hovedstaden.

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Google Will Make a Coronavirus Site—but Not Like Trump Said

Google and the White House are working together now, but they're still not describing the same website.

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Google Will Not Save Us From Coronavirus

President Trump is acting like the search giant will be a deus ex machina for public health. He's out of his mind.

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Health experts criticise NHS advice to take ibuprofen for Covid-19

Comments come after French authorities say such drugs could aggravate condition Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Experts have criticised NHS advice that people self-isolating with Covid-19 should take ibuprofen, saying there is plausible evidence this could aggravate the condition. The comments came after French authorities warned against taking widely used over the c

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Hovedpinepiller i restordre i Sverige

Coronaudbruddet har ledt til øget efterspørgsel på medicin, og nu er hovedpinepiller i restordre i Sverige.

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How bad can coronavirus get in the US? We're about to find out.

The key question right now is how similar the US will be to Italy.

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How can we control the coronavirus pandemic? | Adam Kucharski

As the threat of COVID-19 continues, infectious disease expert Adam Kucharski answers five key questions about the novel coronavirus, providing necessary perspective on its transmission, how governments have responded and what might need to change about our social behavior to end the pandemic. (This video is excerpted from a 70-minute interview between Kucharski and head of TED Chris Anderson. Lis

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How might the world look back on the coronavirus pandemic in years to come, will it be remembered as one of the major world events like 9/11?

As the first pandemic of the modern world, its impact is much different to anything seen before, even Spanish flu. Will it constitute a lot of social change seeing that many of us will have our own personal experiences in the months to come. I've heard people say there might be a baby boom in the locked down countries in nine months and that it may thought of similarly to the Blitz. submitted by

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How Parents Can Keep Kids Busy (and Learning) in Quarantine

Yesterday evening, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that, due to concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus, New York City's 1,800 public schools would be closed for more than a month starting today . And in the next breath, he made an announcement that put many a parent in New York City—where many workplaces have already closed or gone fully remote—into a real pickle: Remote

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How to Entertain Your Young Children During Quarantine (2020): iPod Touch, Lego, Podcasts

In many places, schools and daycares are closed. Here are some tips on how to entertain your little ones, and on how to talk to them about Covid-19.

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How to optimize online learning in the age of coronavirus

Due to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) there will be increasing reliance on online learning for school students. From my perspective as an educational psychologist, I propose five key considerations for educators to take into account when supporting students' online learning.

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Hudlæge på Aarhus Universitetshospital erklæret rask for corona

En hel afdeling Aarhus Universitetshospital har i 14 dage været lagt ned på grund af coronakarantæne til næsten alle afdelingens læger. I dag er alle tilbage på arbejde.

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Idris Elba Says He Tested Positive for the Coronavirus

Golden Globe-winning actor Idris Elba announced on Twitter this afternoon that he has tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19. This morning I tested positive for Covid 19. I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus. Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how

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In Afghanistan, Coronavirus Complicates War and Peace

Neighboring Iran, badly hit by the virus, continues to allow thousands of people to cross into Afghanistan daily despite requests to close the border.

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India Shows That Developing a Coronavirus Treatment Isn't Enough

MUMBAI—Debshree Lokhande recalls trying everything to get rid of her cough, including syrups, lozenges, tablets, and Ayurvedic remedies. She had just moved to a new city and started her first job, fresh out of university. But within days, she said she was vomiting up "bowlfuls" of blood, her weight was falling sharply, and she was experiencing night sweats. A chest X-ray soon revealed that she ha

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Investors call for Fed help in 'frozen' commercial paper market

Short-term funding system used by companies comes under strain from coronavirus

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It's not just people with symptoms who can spread COVID-19

The time between cases in a chain of transmission of COVID-19 is less than a week, new research shows. More than 10% of patients become infected from somebody who has the virus but does not yet have symptoms, the study also shows. In the paper that will appear in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases , researchers calculated what's called the serial interval of the virus. To measure serial int

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Johnson's dilemma over EU coronavirus help

The pandemic causes an awkward problem: can the UK reach out to Brussels?

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Keeping coronavirus numbers straight: JAMA sounds an alarm

As Retraction Watch readers know, reporting on the same data more than once — without notifying editors and readers — is bad for the scientific record and can lead to a retraction. Apparently, in the rush to publish findings about the coronavirus pandemic, some researchers are doing just that. According to an editorial in JAMA … Continue reading

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Live Coronavirus Updates and Coverage Globally

President Trump recommended strict new guidelines, but they fell short of what experts wanted to curb the spread of the virus. France and the San Francisco Bay Area are ordering residents to stay in their homes as much as possible.

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Measuring the psychological impact of a health pandemic on stock markets

Stock markets around the world have taken significant and historic levels of damage this week due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the world.

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Mediejurist om afslag på corona-aktindsigt: Danskerne har ret til at vide besked

Region Sjælland har afvist at give Ingeniøren aktindsigt i deres kapacitet til at tage imod COVID-19-patienter. Men afslaget er i strid med både danske og internationale regler og risikerer at skabe mistro, fastslår erfaren mediejurist

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Most airlines face bankruptcy by end of May, industry body warns

Carriers call for state support to avoid coronavirus 'catastrophe' as they slash capacity

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Mulling the Allure and Peril of State Power Amid Covid-19

China and Italy have invoked broad powers to control millions of people in an effort to slow the spread of Covid-19. Whether such measures could — or even should — be used in the U.S. is a matter of debate, with civil liberties advocates and even public health officials suggesting there are better ways.

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NASA Worried Astronauts Could Spread Coronavirus on Space Station

NASA is reevaluating its standard pre-launch precautionary measures to ensure that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus doesn't have a chance to spread among its employees — and to stop the deadly virus from reaching orbit, according to Space.com . NASA astronauts already go through "health stabilization," a two week quarantine that ensures they are not incubating any illnesses before blasting off into spa

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Nedlukningen af Wuhan mindskede reproduktionsraten for COVID-19 drastisk

Statistisk analyse viser, at mens reproduktionsraten i midten af januar var omkring 2,35, var den ved udgangen af januar kun omkring 1,05.

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New kind of CRISPR technology to target RNA, including RNA viruses like coronavirus

Researchers in the lab of Neville Sanjana, PhD, at the New York Genome Center and New York University have developed a new kind of CRISPR screen technology to target RNA. The team leveraged their technology for a critical analysis: The COVID-19 public health emergency is due to a coronavirus, which contains an RNA – not DNA – genome. Their predictions for guide RNAs for a strain of SARS-CoV-2 isol

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New vaccines must not be monopolised, G7 tells Donald Trump

Statement comes after US was accused of seeking exclusive access to German potential cure Coronavirus – latest news All our coronavirus coverage World leaders at a G7 video summit told Donald Trump that medical firms must share and coordinate research on coronavirus vaccines rather than provide products exclusively to one country. The US president has been accused by German political leaders of t

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New White House Coronavirus Guidelines: 10 People Rule, Other 'Recommendations'

At a press conference on Wednesday, the White House issued new "guidelines" and "recommendations" for Americans to follow in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Among them, the ten people rule: Don't gather in groups of more than ten people. The other recommendations include avoiding movie theaters, restaurants, bars, and performance venues, as well as avoiding non-essential travel, and urging

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New York to close America's biggest school system

Restaurants and bars to be restricted to takeaway as coronavirus cases rises sharply

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New Yorkers and Coronavirus — Support for school closures, while most feel not at risk

A new survey released today found that 60% of New York State residents believe their chances of contracting the novel Coronavirus are low or very low. The survey of 1000 New York households, conducted between March 13-15, 2020 and considered accurate within a range of 3%, also found that more than half (55%) of all respondents live in households with one or more members over age 60, the highest ri

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Norway's PM moves to allay children's coronavirus fears

Erna Solberg reassures the young at a special press conference

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Now Is the Time to Overreact

Already, the kids were starting to get a little stir-crazy. Yesterday was the second day my family and I had been cooped up at home. None of us is infected with the coronavirus, as far as we know, nor at greatest risk. But with public-health officials urging all Americans to reduce social contact , we're doing our small part to help lower transmission rates and avoid overcrowding hospitals , for

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Nyfödda bebisar smittades inte av coronaviruset

Gravida kvinnor som bär på covid-19 tycks vanligen inte föra över sjukdomen på sina bebisar. Det visar två nya kinesiska studier.

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On Lockdown in Rome: A Preview of American Life in 11 Days

To slow the spread of the coronavirus, Italy has ordered its entire population to stay home. An Italian writer describes living in the surreal new normal that may be coming to the US.

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Over 24,000 coronavirus research papers are now available in one place

The data set aims to accelerate scientific research that could fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Pangolin sales plunge in Gabon over coronavirus fears

Pangolins were once a prized item in the markets of Gabon's capital Libreville, but bushmeat sellers have started hiding the small, scaly mammals behind boar legs and porcupine carcasses.

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People won't get 'tired' of social distancing – the government is wrong to suggest otherwise | Nick Chater

If people really need to stay home, they can do for months. The government's approach to coronavirus is one big gamble Nick Chater was an adviser to the government's 'nudge unit' See all our coronavirus coverage In times of national crisis, governments need to act, advise and inform. But they also need to tell stories that allow us, as citizens, to understand government policy and, crucially, to

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Photos: Life in the Coronavirus Era

In an all-out effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, health and government officials worldwide have mandated travel restrictions, closed schools and businesses, and set limits on public gatherings. People have also been urged to practice social distancing in public spaces, and to isolate themselves at home as much as possible. This rapid and widespread shift in rules and behavior has l

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PM finally defers to experts as he deflects tricky Covid questions

'No edicts, please, we're British,' is the message as Boris Johnson tries to convince in newly serious role Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage This was a critical moment for Boris Johnson. He went into Monday's Downing Street press conference – set to be a daily occurrence from now on – with a question mark hovering over his ability to lead the country through a crisis.

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Possible Biological Explanations for Kids' Escape from COVID-19

Infected children may harbor SARS-CoV-2 while showing less-severe symptoms than adults. Their young immune systems, ACE2 receptor levels, and even exposure to other coronaviruses might play a role in their resilience.

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Quarantined Italians Are Singing, Playing Music on Balconies

Right now, Italy is facing the most severe outbreak of COVID-19 outside of mainland China — and video shows that the populace is going to unusual lengths to keep itself entertained while in quarantine. The entire country is currently under lockdown , with thousands of casualties and tens of thousands infected. So residents of a number of Italian cities have taken to keeping each other amused by h

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Report: Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) Could Worsen Coronavirus Symptoms

A startling report emerged over the weekend from the French Ministry of Health: The use of ibuprofen (the active ingredient in Advil and other anti-inflammatory drugs) could potentially aggravate symptoms of the coronavirus currently sweeping the globe. The French Health Minister, Olivier Véran, Tweeted the claim Saturday morning: #COVIDー19 | La prise d'anti-inflammatoires (ibuprofène, cortisone,

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Rio Tinto slows expansion of Oyu Tolgoi copper mine in Mongolia

Restrictions resulting from coronavirus hamper access for specialist contractors

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Sanofi and Regeneron trial arthritis drug as coronavirus treatment

Groups join effort to repurpose existing remedies in fight against global pandemic

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Sanofi urges Europe to add vaccine manufacturing capacity

French drugmaker says coronavirus has put national sovereignty of healthcare 'sharply into focus'

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Say Goodbye to Movie Theaters

Updated at 2:52 p.m. ET on March 16, 2020. When MGM delayed the release of the next James Bond movie, No Time to Die , on March 4, it was a decision made in the face of economic realities. Because of the spread of the coronavirus, movie theaters were closed all across China, and there were growing concerns that large gatherings in mainland Europe would soon need to be limited. But no other studio

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Scientists Discover 139 New "Minor Planets" in Our Solar System

While the coronavirus outbreak is dominating the global news cycle, a team of astronomers at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered 139 minor planets — too small to be a proper a planet, but not a comet or space rock either — orbiting the Sun beyond Neptune, as detailed in a paper published in the Astrophysical Journal last week. The so-called "trans-Neptunian Objects" (TNOs), the most fa

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Spanish Police Using Drones to Yell at People Breaking Quarantine

In response to a sudden increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19, police in Spain are using drones to patrol towns and urge people to stay indoors. The country issued a state of emergency on Friday, and on Saturday the government ordered everyone in the country to stay home for all but the most crucial trips outdoors, according to Business Insider . And now, like in China earlier this year , Spani

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SSI vil vide hvor mange som har corona: Hostende danskere skal teste sig selv

Fra næste uge vil udvalgte læger sandsynligvis få mulighed for at teste syge danskere med luftvejsinfektioner, som ikke kræver indlæggelse.

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Stealth transmission' fuels fast spread of coronavirus outbreak

Undetected cases, many of which were likely not severely symptomatic, were largely responsible for the rapid spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in China, according to new research by scientists at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. The findings based on a computer model of the outbreak are published online in the journal Science.

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Techtopia #145: Pas dit arbejde og gå til konference hjemmefra

30.000 deltagere var forventet til it-festivalen Collision i Toronto i juni. Men Corona kom i vejen. I stedet for at aflyse afvikles festivalen i en digital udgave i konferencens app.

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The army is our friend' against coronavirus in remote communities, Aboriginal health group says

Peak Indigenous body calls for urgent response to protect at-risk communities Australia's peak Aboriginal health group, representing hundreds of health care services, wants state and territory governments to make urgent arrangements to protect Aboriginal people in remote areas who are highly vulnerable to Covid-19. The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (Naccho) said gov

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The Atlantic Politics Daily: Remember the Election?

It's Monday, March 16. In today's newsletter: The governor of Ohio recommended this evening that the state postpone Tuesday's primary voting until June. In the rest of today's newsletter: The winner of last night's presidential debate? The coronavirus. Plus: The sisters stuck in refugee limbo. * « TODAY IN POLITICS » (EVAN VUCCI / AP ) Remember the election? The coronavirus pandemic changed every

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The big question over coronavirus – can a person get it twice?

Definitive answer not yet known, but experts say reinfection seems unlikely Coronavirus – latest updates Follow all our coronavirus coverage here One of the most concerning issues since the emergence of the Covid-19 virus has been whether those who have had it can get it a second time – and what that means for immunity. On Monday, both Sir Patrick Vallance, the government's chief scientific advis

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The Coronavirus Debate

A bout 30 minutes into tonight's Democratic debate, former Vice President Joe Biden made an assertion that summed up the entire marathon primary season. "People are looking for results, not a revolution," Biden said. He was arguing against the Medicare for All plan that has dominated so many previous Democratic debates, a policy proposal that represented the central dividing line among the many c

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The Democratic Nominee Won Last Night's Debate

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders convened yesterday for the most somber debate of the 2020 primary, appearing in a quiet television studio rather than a rowdy auditorium and refraining from the customary handshake in nods to the coronavirus pandemic and the social distancing it necessitates. The rivals agreed that President Donald Trump has performed poorly during this global crisis, that he ought to

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The government is sending mixed messages. Johnson's coronavirus briefings may make things worse | Simon Jenkins

After a weekend in which Matt Hancock distanced himself from 'herd immunity', public confidence urgently needs to be restored See all our coronavirus coverage Boris Johnson is to hold a daily press conference on coronavirus. If ever an accident was waiting to happen, this is it. Downing Street hopes to put a stop to days of scientists and ministers falling out over how the crisis should be handle

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The Great British deference is dangerous in this time of crisis | Nesrine Malik

To question Boris Johnson's coronavirus plan is not 'politicisation'; with lives at stake, it's right to ask for evidence • All our coronavirus coverage There is an odd piousness that infects the public and the media during times of national crisis. Overnight, our leaders are imbued with qualities they previously did not possess; in Boris Johnson's case, with qualities he is notorious for not pos

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The Guardian view on the latest Covid-19 steps: a recipe for isolation | Editorial

The prime minister has given people clear instructions to avoid each other. But big questions about the strategy and its impact remain unanswered The new week that is now under way will be like no other. Europe is officially the centre of the global coronavirus pandemic . Last weekend saw the imposition of drastic new measures by governments across the continent, with schools, museums, businesses

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The Invisible Man, Emma and other movies to stream early as cinemas close

Universal films including The Hunt will shift to on-demand this week as chains shutter to prevent spread of coronavirus Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage As Covid-19 continues to gut the entertainment industry, shutting down theaters across the world to prevent community transmission of the virus, Universal Pictures announced that three theatrical releases – The Invisi

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The Misinformation About Coronavirus Coming From the White House Must Cease

Public Domain: NIAID Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML), U.S. NIH On Friday, President Trump declared an emergency over the outbreak of Covid-19 sweeping across the United States and the world. One of the major points of his speech was to emphasize that the United States government is working with major corporations to quickly deploy testing capabilities across the United States. To that end, Trum

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The Problem of the Pandemic Movie

Over the weekend, images spread around social media : people crowded together at brunch, drinking mimosas in oblivious or defiant revelry. People packed into bars, for standard weekend celebrations or Saint Patrick's Day parties. Whether the individuals in the pictures didn't know about the grave dangers they were posing by gathering—dangers not necessarily to themselves, but to other people —or

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The Real Lesson of the College Closures

When some college students first got the news that their school was canceling in-person classes due to the coronavirus outbreak, they broke out into spontaneous dining-hall dance parties , joked about nabbing dirt-cheap flights to Italy , and plotted elaborate pranks to dupe their professors over video chat. But for plenty of low-income of students, the deluge of colleges that have shut their doo

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The U.K.'s Coronavirus 'Herd Immunity' Debacle

Updated at 1:13 p.m. ET on March 16, 2020. There was a time when it seemed possible for the world to contain COVID-19—the disease caused by the new coronavirus. That time is over. What began as an outbreak in China has become a pandemic, and as a growing number of countries struggle to control the virus, talk of "flattening the curve" is increasing. That is, a lot of people are going to get sick,

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The US Box Office Just Had Its Worst Weekend in 20 Years

As more Americans begin to stay at home in an attempt to slow the spread of Covid-19, movie theaters are taking a hit.

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Tidligere SSI-direktør: Coronavaccine kunne ikke have været produceret herhjemme

PLUS. Da statens vaccineproduktion blev solgt, frygtede nogle for forsyningssikkerhed. Men det er ikke relevant i en corona-kontekst, ifølge Nils Strandberg Pedersen.

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Trump's Reasonable—And Yet Still Worrisome—Emergency Declaration

When President Donald Trump issued emergency declarations in response to the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, many Americans didn't know whether to breathe a sigh of relief or to call the American Civil Liberties Union. Trump's negligence in addressing the growing crisis had been galling to watch. But when a president with autocratic tendencies invokes emergency powers, red flags start to wave. Sh

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Trump's attempt to buy a coronavirus vaccine shows why big pharma needs to change | Diarmaid McDonald

The president's shameless bid highlights the need for a drugs industry that prioritises the public interest over profit See all our coronavirus coverage Pandemics don't destroy societies, but they do expose their weaknesses. As the historian of medicine Frank Snowden recently told the New Yorker : "Epidemic diseases are not random events that afflict societies capriciously and without warning … o

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U.N. Unveils New Rules for Aviation Carbon Offsets

The new climate rules come as the airline industry is reeling from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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UK government response to coronavirus 'led by science' – Grant Shapps

Further measures to limit spread may emerge after Cobra meeting, says transport secretary Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Grant Shapps, the UK transport secretary, has rejected criticism the government is being too slow to introduce measures limiting the spread of coronavirus, saying ministers are rigorously following scientific advice rather than "doing things that

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UK must tailor coronavirus action to restore faith

Britain has less margin for error because it is zigging to everyone else's zag

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UK to discuss help for aviation industry hit by coronavirus

Transport secretary weighs support for airlines and rail operators as passenger numbers drop

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Understanding our interconnected world and COVID-19

In his pathbreaking 1971 book, Barry Commoner outlined his enduring and succinct four laws of ecology: (1) Everything is connected to everything else; (2) Everything must go somewhere; (3) Nature knows best, and (4) There is no such thing as a free lunch. I suppose I always suspected that nature might know best and we should not trust technology. Nevertheless, half a century later I'm afraid it's

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Universal Music chief hospitalised after contracting coronavirus

Lucian Grainge, who recently celebrated his 60th birthday, is expected to recover

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US airlines call for $50bn in aid to survive crisis

Carriers could run out of money by end of the year because of coronavirus outbreak

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US workers brace as coronavirus ripples through real economy

Service industries that have driven jobs growth look among the most vulnerable

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We are ready': inside the Paris hospitals bracing for coronavirus

Covid-19 cases are doubling every three days in France and the capital is preparing for the worst Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage With the number of cases of Covid-19 doubling every three days in France, the capital is preparing for the worst. In the northern sector of Paris, all 26 beds in the intensive care unit of the Bichat-Claude Bernard hospital are full, and t

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We doctors are scared of the coronavirus crisis. How could we not be? | Anonymous

I'm an NHS consultant and I take heart from the calmness and courage my staff are showing, despite the creeping fear Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage I had the strangest sensation this week. A creeping, prickling, lurching fear. Sitting at my desk, I had logged into our imaging system and opened the scan of the patient I'd been asked to review. He had come in with fev

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We have to respect the coronavirus – and learn as the disease evolves

China, South Korea, Singapore and Canada show just how important testing and quarantine are for tackling the coronavirus, says the WHO's Bruce Aylward

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What If Andrew Yang Was Right?

As the U.S. is scrambling to deal with the forced shuttering of restaurants, bars, theaters, and other businesses, even some fiscally conservative Republicans agree that giving money directly to people might be the best response. Today, Senator Mitt Romney proposed sending every U.S. adult a $1,000 check to help with short-term obligations—rent, groceries, whatever it may be. The idea sounded fam

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What if Two COVID-19 Victims Need Ventilators and Just One Is Available?

Health care providers need a well-organized response grounded in science and ethics as the U.S. responds to the pandemic — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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What If You Can't Avoid the Hospital as Covid-19 Spreads?

Even during a pandemic, people still need to deliver babies and get medical care. With little guidance, they face difficult choices.

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When will a coronavirus vaccine be ready?

Human trials will begin in April – but even if they go well, there are many barriers before global immunisation is feasible Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Even at their most effective – and draconian – containment strategies have only slowed the spread of the respiratory disease Covid-19. With the World Health Organization finally declaring a pandemic, all eyes have

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Which Species Transmit COVID-19 to Humans? We're Still Not Sure.

Preliminary modeling studies provide a shortlist of potential coronavirus intermediate host species.

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WHO expert: We need more testing to beat coronavirus

The WHO's assistant director general Bruce Aylward says effective quarantine is essential for tackling the coronavirus, but this cannot happen without extensive testing for covid-19.

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Why COVID-19 is hitting us now — and how to prepare for the next outbreak | Alanna Shaikh

Where did the new coronavirus originate, how did it spread so fast — and what's next? Sharing insights from the outbreak, global health expert and TED Fellow Alanna Shaikh traces the spread of COVID-19, discusses why travel restrictions aren't effective and highlights the medical changes needed worldwide to prepare for the next pandemic. "We need to make sure that every country in the world has t

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Will COVID 19 accelerate the rate of investment and application of automation for companies worldwide?

This seems like it may accelerate interest in automating more work faster so there is less risk of any biological agent interfering with global corporations. submitted by /u/TL127R [link] [comments]

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Work in the film industry? Tell us how coronavirus has affected you

Releases are being cancelled, shoots scrapped and ticket sales are in free fall. But what's the human cost? We want to hear from people on the frontline of the industry • Coronavirus and culture – a list of major cancellations It's becoming increasingly clear that most sectors have not faced a crisis in modern times remotely on the scale of coronavirus . The threat it poses to most businesses, th

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A more balanced protein intake can reduce age-related muscle loss

Eating more protein at breakfast or lunchtime could help older people maintain muscle mass with advancing age — but most people eat proteins fairly unevenly throughout the day, new research at the University of Birmingham has found.

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A salt formed due to corrosion on restored artwork features structure known from biology

The relief "Adoration of the Shepherds" by the Italian sculptor Giuseppe Torretti is disfigured by lumpy salt crystals. Now, a research group has established that the calcium acetate hemihydrate that makes up these efflorescences bears a similar structure to the protein collagen. The structural characteristics not only help prevent damage of this kind, but have also provided the researchers with i

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A seven-gene-deleted African swine fever virus is safe and effective vaccine in pigs

African swine fever (ASF) is severely threatening the global pig industry. An efficacious vaccine is urgently required. Using the Chinese ASFV HLJ/18 as a backbone, Chen and his colleagues generated a series of gene-deleted viruses. The virulence, immunogenicity, safety, and protective efficacy evaluation in specific-pathogen-free pigs, commercial pigs, and pregnant sows indicated that HLJ/18-7GD

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A tale of shepherds and helices

A salt formed due to corrosion on a restored artwork features a structure that is known from the world of biology.

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Advice for Young Scientists: Be a Generalist

A narrow focus on the latest hot topic can be rewarding—but it's not necessarily a good long-term strategy — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Against overfishing: save the oldies!

Measures against overfishing tend to protect young, immature fish through measures such as minimum-landing sizes. However, a team of researchers led by Prof. Robert Arlinghaus from the Leibniz-IGB and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin recommends also keeping the particularly large megaspawners alive in addition to the youngsters. This type of management achieves good compromises between the deman

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Amplification and imaging of microRNA as a biomarker to detect tumor development

A good indicator of dysregulation in live cells is a change in their RNA expression. MicroRNA (miRNA), a special type of RNA, is considered a biomarker for carcinogenic cells. A team of scientists from China has found a way to amplify miRNA in live tumor cells for bioimaging. As they report in the journal Angewandte Chemie, their assay is based on a robust cellular autocatalytic biocircuit trigger

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Ancient mantis-man petroglyph discovered in Iran

A rare rock carving of an insect found in the Teymareh site of Central Iran has been jointly described by a team of entomologists and archaeologists in a paper now published in the open access Journal of Orthoptera Research. The petroglyph shows a six-limbed creature with the head and arms of a praying mantis, but with two circles at its sides, similarly to the famous "squatter man" petroglyph fou

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Bargain-hunting for biodiversity

The best bargains for conserving some of the world's most vulnerable salamanders and other vertebrate species can be found in Central Texas and the Appalachians, according to new conservation tools developed at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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Biophysicists blend incompatible components into one nanofiber

Russian researchers from the Federal Research Clinical Center of Physical-Chemical Medicine, the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and Lomonosov Moscow State University showed the possibility of blending two incompatible components—a protein and a polymer—in one electrospun fiber. Published in RSC Advances, the study also demonstrates that the resulting mat can gradually release the prot

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California's strict air quality regulations help farmers prosper, study finds

Farmers in California's Central Valley are not known for their love of government regulations, but those same growers have seen a boost in the productivity of their high-value crops—and greater earnings—as a result of the Golden State's strict air pollution controls.

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Cleaving through the heart of viral infections

A novel CRISPR/Cas system that can efficiently attack and destroy several prolific plant viruses has been developed by KAUST using tobacco plants and is now being extended to rice and other crops.

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Could Our Energy Come from Giant Seaweed Farms in the Ocean?

A U.S. agency is funding projects to help create a bioenergy industry based on macroalgae — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Enzyme targeted by TB antibiotic later stops the drug destroying it

Crick and Imperial researchers have found that a key antibiotic widely used to treat drug-resistant tuberculosis does not work as expected—a finding which could be used to develop new drugs. The study was part-funded by the Francis Crick Institute and the Wellcome Trust.

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Even a limited India-Pakistan nuclear war would bring global famine, says study

The concept of nuclear winter—a years-long planetary freeze brought on by airborne soot generated by nuclear bombs—has been around for decades. But such speculations have been based largely on back-of-the-envelope calculations involving a total war between Russia and the United States. Now, a new multinational study incorporating the latest models of global climate, crop production and trade exami

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Food systems are fodder for curbing cities' environmental impacts

Focusing on urbanization as a key driver of environmental change in the 21st century, researchers at Princeton University have created a framework to understand and compare cities' food systems and their effects on climate change, water use and land use. The research will allow planners to estimate the impact of a city's food system and evaluate policy actions.

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For migratory alewife, urbanization of coastal areas means smaller size, poorer health

A Marine Biological Laboratory study of migratory herring (alewife) in Massachusetts and Maine finds that fish leaving urbanized coastal environments are smaller and less healthy than fish leaving less developed watersheds.

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Giant clam shells: Unprecedented natural archives for paleoweather

Paleoclimate research offers an overview of Earth's climate change over the past 65 million years or longer and helps to improve our understanding of the Earth's climate systems.

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Highly efficient, low-cost method developed to reduce DNA errors

A team of researchers from the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) has developed a more efficient and cost-effective way to accurately synthesize DNA than traditionally used methods.

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Human activity affects interactions between plants and seed-dispersing birds

Research conducted in recent decades has shown how the destruction of forests brings about a decline in species diversity. A research group in Brazil led by scientists at São Paulo State University (UNESP) has now reported the findings of an investigation into how landscape changes caused by deforestation, habitat loss and fragmentation lead directly to the loss not only of species, but also of th

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If you're poor, poverty is an environmental issue

A survey from Cornell researchers — conducted among more than 1,100 US residents — found that there were, in fact, demographic differences in how people viewed environmental issues, with racial and ethnic minorities and lower-income people more likely to consider human factors such as racism and poverty as environmental, in addition to more ecological issues like toxic fumes from factories or ca

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Love rivals risk having offspring with a greater number of harmful mutations

Males that face tougher competition for females risk having offspring with a greater number of harmful mutations in their genome than males without rivals. Researchers at Uppsala University have discovered this correlation in the beetle species Callosobruchus maculatus. Their study is published in the scientific journal Nature Ecology & Evolution.

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Majority in national survey against separating immigrant families at US/Mexico Border

A clear majority of participants in a national survey about the zero-tolerance policy on the United States/Mexico border strongly opposed separating immigrant families and charging the parents as criminals, according to Baylor University research.

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Measures against overfishing should also protect older megaspawners, experts say

A team of researchers led by Professor Robert Arlinghaus from the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin recommends also keeping the particularly large megaspawners alive in addition to the youngsters.

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Microplastic fibers linked to respiratory, reproductive changes in fish

Chronic exposure to microplastic fibers causes aneurysms, erosion of surface layers and other serious damage to fish gills, and increases egg production in female fish, a sign that chemicals in the fibers may be acting as endocrine disruptors, a new study by researchers at Duke University and China's Zhejiang University of Technology finds.

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Monarch butterfly migration to Mexico drops by 53%, activists say

Mexico's forests this winter received 53% fewer monarch butterflies, a species that migrates south from Canada and the United States, according to figures published this week.

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Nanostructured rubber-like material with optimal properties could replace human tissue

Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have created a new, rubber-like material with a unique set of properties, which could act as a replacement for human tissue in medical procedures. The material has the potential to make a big difference to many people's lives. The research was recently published in the highly regarded scientific journal ACS Nano.

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NASA finds Gretel becoming extra-tropical

NASA's Terra satellite passed over the Southern Pacific Ocean and captured an image of Tropical Storm Gretel as it was transitioning into an extra-tropical cyclone, northwest of New Zealand.

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NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Herold's eye

NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Southern Indian Ocean and captured an image of a well-developed Tropical Cyclone Herold at hurricane strength, east of Madagascar.

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New experimental, theoretical evidence identifies jacutingaite as dual-topology insulator

New collaborative work involving NCCR MARVEL researchers has given additional insight into the nature of jacutingaite (Pt2HgSe3), a species of platinum-group mineral first discovered in a Brazilian mine in 2008. The studies show that the material is one of only a few known dual-topological insulators, featuring different surface states linked to crystalline symmetries rather than to the topologica

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New fish kills: Can we stop them?

The recent rains across NSW have brought much needed relief.

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New low-cost approach detects building deformations with extreme precision in real time

A new camera-based method for measuring building deformations can detect small displacements from 10 meters away. The method could be useful for continuously detecting fast deformations in high-rise buildings, bridges and other large structures with the aim of adapting these structures to external forces.

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New research first to relate Antarctic sea ice melt to weather change in tropics

Arctic and Antarctic ice loss will account for about one-fifth of the warming that is projected to happen in the tropics, according to a new study led by Mark England, a polar climate scientist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, and Lorenzo Polvani, the Maurice Ewing and J. Lamar Worzel Professor of Geophysics at Columbia Engineering, England's doctor

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New study reveals early evolution of cortex

Research on the lamprey brain has enabled researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden to push the birth of the cortex back in time by some 300 million years to over 500 million years ago, providing new insights into brain evolution. Their study is published in the scientific journal Nature Ecology & Evolution.

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New study: Climate change will affect the abundance of common boreal plants

A recently published study predicts that understory species of boreal forests will migrate northwards, following the pace of global change. Southern species may become abundant in regions where they were rare before, while northern species may see their populations reduced in the absense of further northern regions to escape to from warming climate.

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Parkinson's disease linked to gene targeted by blue-green algae toxin

Scientists have discovered a possible link between Parkinson's disease and a gene impacted by a neurotoxin found in blue-green algae.

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People fearful of taking part in vital clinical research

A review, led by researchers at the University of York and Hull York Medical School, has found that fear about testing new treatments and possible side effects was the most common reason given by patients for not wanting to participate.

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Predicting the impacts of white-nose syndrome in bats

Since 2005, millions of bats have perished from white-nose syndrome, a disease caused by the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans. Although the disease has been found throughout much of the world, severe population declines have only occurred in North America—and now researchers at Virginia Tech know why.

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Record 51 Asian carp caught in Minnesota, a sign it may be permanent

More than 50 invasive Asian carp were caught this week in the Mississippi River above Minnesota's southernmost dam, causing biologists and state wardens to fear that the threshold they've long worried about may have finally been crossed: Asian carp may have begun to spawn in Minnesota.

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Researchers discover new fishes at remote New Zealand island

In 2015, scientists from Massey University, Auckland Museum, and the University of Waikato traveled with film crew from NHNZ to Rangitāhua– The Kermadec Islands to study the archipelago's biodiversity.

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Salmon provide nutrients to Alaskan streambanks

Adult Pacific salmon spend a great portion of their life in the ocean. But their life began along the banks of freshwater streams. Their life will end there, as well. These important steps in the lifecycle of salmon play a role in the health of streambank ecosystems.

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Scientists can now edit multiple genome fragments at a time

Scientists can now edit multiple sites in the genome at the same time to learn how different DNA stretches co-operate in health and disease.

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Scientists discover pulsating remains of a star in an eclipsing double star system

Scientists from the University of Sheffield have discovered a pulsating ancient star in a double star system, which will allow them to access important information on the history of how stars like our Sun evolve and eventually die.

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Scientists find burnt, starving koalas weeks after the bushfires

The plight of koalas during the recent bushfire crisis made headlines here and abroad. But the emergency for our wildlife is not over. Koalas that survived the flames are now dying from starvation, dehydration, smoke inhalation and other hazards.

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Scientists have discovered the origins of the building blocks of life

Rutgers researchers have discovered the origins of the protein structures responsible for metabolism: simple molecules that powered early life on Earth and serve as chemical signals that NASA could use to search for life on other planets.

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Scientists quantify how wave power drives coastal erosion

Over millions of years, Hawaiian volcanoes have formed a chain of volcanic islands stretching across the Northern Pacific, where ocean waves from every direction, stirred up by distant storms or carried in on tradewinds, have battered and shaped the islands' coastlines to varying degrees.

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Selective killing of cancer cells by cluttering their waste disposal system

Mixed-charge nanoparticles assemble into crystals and cause the death of thirteen types of cancer lines.

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Sensory danger zones: How sensory pollution impacts animal survival

A new paper including research from a Utah State University scientist provides a framework for understanding how light and noise pollution affects wildlife. The framework is the product of an effort among worldwide experts in ecology and physiology and reveals the presence of "sensory danger zones," or areas where sensory pollutants influences animal activity. The study is published in the journal

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Shark molecule' protects cholesterol enzyme from destruction

A team of scientists have shown in cell lines that a key cholesterol synthesis enzyme—squalene monooxygenase (SM) – is controlled by the levels of its target molecule, squalene. The findings, published in international journal PNAS, have implications for the development of cholesterol-lowering drugs.

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Shifts in deep geologic structure may have magnified great 2011 Japan tsunami

Researchers say they have identified the origins of an unusual fault that probably magnified the catastrophic 2011 Japan tsunami.

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Silkworms provide new spin on sticky molecules

Silkworms are useful for more than just making strong and absorbent strings of silky thread for the textiles industry. A group of KAUST scientists has now coaxed these grub-like insects into making the human form of E-selectin, a critical adhesion molecule involved in inflammation, cancer and other disease processes.

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Soft corals near Virgin Islands recover from hurricanes, but stony corals declining

Soft corals at three sites in the US Virgin Islands were able to recover from the destructive effects of nearly back-to-back Category 5 storms in 2017, but research by a UB marine ecologist puts that seemingly good news in the context of an ecosystem that is dramatically changing.

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Study connects specific genes with defective social behavior

Animals rely on group behavior to survive, whether it's fish swimming together to avoid predators or humans sharing knowledge with each other. But despite the importance of such social interactions, scientists do not have a good understanding of the biological processes that guide collective behavior.

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Study suggests LEGO bricks could survive in ocean for up to 1,300 years

By measuring the mass of individual bricks found on beaches against equivalent unused pieces and the age of blocks obtained from storage, researchers estimated that the items could endure for anywhere between 100 and 1,300 years

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Sustainable intensification' of cropping systems good for farmers, environment

By diversifying their crop rotations to create conditions that promote beneficial, predatory insects to combat pests, farmers can reduce their reliance on insecticides to control early-season crop pests, such as caterpillars, and still produce competitive yields of corn and soybeans.

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Technology to screen for higher-yielding crop traits is now more accessible to scientists

To drive progress toward higher-yielding crops, a team from the University of Illinois is revolutionizing the ability to screen plants for key traits across an entire field. In two recent studies–published in the Journal of Experimental Botany (JExBot) and Plant, Cell & Environment (PC&E)–they are making this technology more accessible.

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Two hormones drive anemonefish fathering, aggression

Two brain-signaling molecules control how anemonefish dads care for their young and respond to nest intruders, researchers report in a new study. Because there are many similarities in brain structure between fish and humans, the findings offer insight into the fundamental nature of parental care, the scientists say.

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Type 1 diabetes may be two conditions that need different treatments

There may be two different categories of type 1 diabetes that are more common at different ages. Understanding the differences could lead to new treatments

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Unraveling the puzzle of Madagascar's forest cats

Michelle Sauther has long wondered where Madagascar's mysterious wild cats came from. Now, new genetic evidence delivers an answer.

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What lives, what dies? The science behind the decision to cull seals to save cod

Atlantic cod on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland supported one of the world's greatest fisheries for over three centuries. Yet this seemingly inexhaustible resource is in bad shape. Some stocks are now endangered and their survival could depend on removing a key predator, the grey seal.

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When Promoting Knowledge Makes You a Target

Online harassment of scientists and health professionals is a serious and growing problem — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Find over 3,000 witches on this map of Scotland

This map provides the location for people accused of witchcraft in Scotland between 1563 and 1736. It includes data on others, such as sheriffs, ministers and 'witch-prickers' – a most curious profession. The map also covers the infamous North Berwick Witch Trials, presided over by King James; his subsequent book on demonology inspired Shakespeare's Macbeth . Proof of godliness Looking for a witc

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'We are at war' against virus, says Macron

French president suspends reforms, delays voting and tightens lockdown on population

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"Statins May Cut Glaucoma Risk," said a New York Times headline. But is that true?

Last year, JAMA Ophthalmology published a study that claimed to find a link between using cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins and a reduced risk of glaucoma. In a New York Times story on the paper, lead author Jae H. Kang, an assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, suggested that statins … Continue reading

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Pregnant people don't seem to be at greater risk of experiencing severe covid-19, and the virus doesn't seem to pass to fetuses, but there's still a lot we don't know

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The single most influential job in American criminal justice is one that most people have never heard of: the deputy solicitor general who oversees criminal prosecutions. This is the person in the Office of the U.S. Solicitor General primarily responsible for making the government's arguments in criminal cases. Understanding that job, and that person's role in shaping criminal law in this country

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13,000 fans moshed at home as a metal band streamed from an empty venue

That space in front of the stage should be packed with fans. (Code Orange/) To an unfamiliar eye, the average a show from Pittsburgh-based metal outfit, Code Orange , looks like large-scale melee. As the band literally screams through their set, the audience yells, whips their hair, and climbs all over each other. The crowd is a fundamental part of any metal or hardcore band's performance. Right

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2020 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #11

Story of the Week… Editorial of the Week… Toon of the Week… Climate Feedback Article Review… Coming Soon on SkS… Climate Feedback Claim Review… SkS Week in Review… Poster of the Week… Story of the Week… Climate change: Will planting millions of trees really save the planet? From Greta Thunberg to Donald Trump and airlines to oil companies, everyone is suddenly going crazy for tr

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4th Fenix Infrastructure Webinar: How to make best use of ICEI storage resources

ICEI offers two different classes of storage: Active and Archival Data Repositories. In this webinar we will outline the principles of the underlying architectures for both, demonstrate how to leverage them for scientific workflows, and summarise current best practices for achieving high performance. More information can be found at: https://bit.ly/38GFgoh Useful links ICEI project website: https

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70 million years ago, days were half an hour shorter

Clam shell fossil exposes how Moon's distancing is making days longer.

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8 courses to help you excel at Microsoft Excel

The boring realm of spreadsheets has become one of the most powerful data analytics tools around. Microsoft Excel has greatly expanded to become an essential visualization platform. In an era in which data is king, keeping track of information has never been so important. Written language began with one of the most pedestrian tasks imaginable: accounting. The basis of poetry, epic mythologies, an

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A better Amazon road network for people and the environment [Environmental Sciences]

The rapidly expanding network of roads into the Amazon is permanently altering the world's largest tropical forest. Most proposed road projects lack rigorous impact assessments or even basic economic justification. This study analyzes the expected environmental, social and economic impacts of 75 road projects, totaling 12 thousand kilometers of planned…

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A campaign for period positivity | Ananya Grover

Having your period is exhausting — and for many people across the world, menstruation is even more challenging because of stigmas and difficulty getting basic hygiene supplies, says social activist Ananya Grover. In this uplifting, actionable talk, she shares how "Pravahkriti," her campaign to spread period positivity, creatively engages with everyone to promote menstrual health, raise awareness

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A Critical Internet Safeguard Is Running Out of Time

Shadowserver has helped keep the internet safe for 15 years. Unless it can raise funds fast, it's going to disappear.

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A new computer chip mimics the neurocircuitry of our noses to smell

It draws inspiration from the structure and electrical activity of the brain to distinguish between odors.

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A New Site Connects 'Egirls' With Gamers—for a Fee

A dedicated service where you can rent a gaming companion's time has seen thousands of applicants in its first weeks.

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A new strategy for the management of inflammatory pain

A group of researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin has discovered a new mechanism of long-lasting pain relief. The cell-signaling protein interleukin-4 induces a specific type of blood cell to produce endogenous opioids at the site of inflammation. The researchers' findings have been published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI) Insight*.

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A new theory of magnetar formation

Magnetars are neutron stars endowed with the strongest magnetic fields observed in the universe, but their origin remains controversial. In a study published in Science Advances, a team of scientists from CEA, Saclay, the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA), and the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris developed a new and unprecedentedly detailed computer model that can explain the genes

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A nuclear conflict anywhere on Earth would cause global crop crisis, study finds

Inflamed tensions between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir region have raised concerns about the potential for a limited nuclear war between the two countries. But a new study combining climate, agriculture and economic models finds that the repercussions would extend far beyond the region, producing a decade of global cooling and a severe decline in crop production that would compromise global

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A regional nuclear conflict would compromise global food security [Sustainability Science]

A limited nuclear war between India and Pakistan could ignite fires large enough to emit more than 5 Tg of soot into the stratosphere. Climate model simulations have shown severe resulting climate perturbations with declines in global mean temperature by 1.8 °C and precipitation by 8%, for at least 5…

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A tour of the 2020 Vanderhall Venice GT

The Vanderhall Motor Works Venice GT can be driven in California without a motorcycle endorsement. However, driver and passenger are required to wear a DOT-labeled helmet. (Adam Waheed/) We love the not so subtle styling touches of the wood-grain steering wheel and chrome bump shifter. (Adam Waheed/) Vanderhall Motor Works' Venice GT simulates the driving experience of an open-wheel roadster. (Ad

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A vital gene for modified vaccinia virus Ankara replication in human cells [Commentaries]

Vaccinia virus (VACV), the prototype orthopoxvirus, is the first live viral vaccine used to protect against smallpox, one of the most feared infectious diseases of humans (1). This outstanding achievement was possible because even as the various orthopoxviruses evolved and diversified they often retained major parts of their virion composition…

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AB InBev draws down entire $9bn loan facility

World's largest brewer joins growing list of companies rushing to secure cash

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Acidic oceans mess with oysters passing on 'memories'

Ocean acidification affects the ability of some oysters to pass down "memories" of environmental trauma to their offspring, a new study shows. As oceans absorb more carbon dioxide, they become increasingly acidic and shift the delicate balance that supports marine life. How species will cope with ocean acidification and the other consequences of global climate change remains largely unknown and c

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Aging Out of the Mammogram

For many women, regular breast cancer screening is standard medical protocol. But for older women, should it be?

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AI can pick out specific odours from a combination of smells

An AI can detect the presence of smells and even distinguish between scents like ammonia or carbon monoxide, which could be useful for detecting hazardous odours

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AI pollution monitor could forecast harmful particles in the air

Most air pollution forecasts are based on maps of annual emissions and models of chemical reactions, but an AI could help predict more specific forecasts.

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Airlines/Tui: world's biggest bridge loan needed

Surest stimulus must come via government underwriting of viable businesses' debts

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All Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments at the Museum of the Bible Are Forgeries

Verifying the dates and authenticity of objects found for-sale on the worldwide antiquities market has always been a challenge for art collectors, museums, and dealers. As soon as something because popular enough to be collected, it becomes profitable to create a market for forged knockoffs. In the early 2000s, a new set of purported fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls came up for sale on the antiq

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All the reasons why organic food doesn't deserve such bad press

Negative headlines about organic farming's carbon footprint are missing the bigger picture about its environmental benefits, say Christel Cederberg and Hayo van der Werf

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Alzheimer's – All You Need To Know

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Amazon Seeks to Hire 100,000 Workers to Keep Up During Outbreak

Amazon Army E-commerce giant Amazon is looking to hire 100,000 workers to "keep up with crush of orders," Associated Press reporter Miller wrote in a Monday tweet . The news was later confirmed by the Wall Street Journal , which reported that employees in the US and Canada will get an additional $2 an hour through April. Shoppers are heeding the words of governments and self-isolating at home — a

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Amid pandemic, Energy Department labs close to tens of thousands of users

None has announced a full closure, and some big facilities seem likely to continue to run

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Ancient ballcourt in Mexico suggests game was played in the highlands earlier than thought

A pair of researchers with George Washington University has found evidence of an ancient ball game played much earlier than previously thought in the Mesoamerican highlands. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, Jeffrey Blomster and Víctor Salazar Chávez describe the ball court they found and what it means for one of the iconic features of Mesoamerican civilization.

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Ancient hornwort genomes could lead to crop improvement

An international research team led by the University of Zurich and the Boyce Thompson Institute illuminate the origin of land plants by analyzing the first hornwort genomes. In this ancient group of land plants, they discovered genes that could help crops grow more efficiently with less synthetic fertilizer.

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Ancient hornwort hints at new ways to grow crops

Sequencing the genome of the ancient hornwort plant reveals genes that could help crops grow more efficiently with less synthetic fertilizer, researchers say. Some 500 million years ago, when our continents connected in a single land mass and most life existed underwater—hornworts ( Anthoceros ) existed as one of the first groups of plants to colonize land. Sequencing hornwort provides insights i

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Ancient tsunami may have struck Falkland Islands

Evidence of past underwater landslides suggests giant waves probably hit the British territory.

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App detects harsh side effect of breast cancer treatment

Many breast cancer survivors suffer from lymph collection known as lymphedema. It causes arms to swell, and sufferers often become severely depressed. A new app detects it early, and its makers hope it will help spread awareness of the disease.

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APS tip sheet: Origins of matter and antimatter

Study suggests an 'axiogenesis' mechanism for the explanation of the matter to antimatter ratio in the Universe

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Are women using e-cigarettes during preconception and/or pregnancy?

A new study of 1,365 racially/ethnically diverse, low-income pregnant women found that 4% reported e-cigarette use.

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As The War On Terror Winds Down, The Pentagon Cuts Social Science

The Pentagon is ending a controversial program to fund social science research. It's part of a shift from asking for academic advice toward building new weapons systems. (Image credit: Kevin Sieff/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

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Assuming we set up permanent colonies on different planets in our solar system, how could we expect culture and language, and dialects to evolve? How quickly would that happen?

Recently, I've learnt about how languages form dialects and even split due to isolation— how could this effect be amplified when it comes to the future of space exploration? submitted by /u/Cryomaster_ [link] [comments]

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Australia's most livable regional cities revealed

Victoria is home to Australia's most livable regional cities—Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong—according to new research that for the first time maps health and livability across the country's 21 largest cities.

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Aversion to risk by R&D managers may hurt US economic prospects

Research and Development (R&D) has long been key in the nation's economic prospects and according to new research from the University of California San Diego, the country's ability to maintain its competitive edge in this area largely depends on managers in R&D being less averse to risk.

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Bacteria build biofilms like people build cities

As individual bacteria multiply and grow into a dense and sticky biofilm, such as the community that forms dental plaque, their growth mirrors expanding cities, researchers report. Microbiologists have long adopted the language of human settlement to describe how bacteria live and grow: They "invade" and "colonize." Relations dwelling in close proximity are "colonies." By pairing super-resolution

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Barnbidrag minskar fattigdomen i Sydafrika

Sociala trygghetssystem med kontantstöd i form av pensioner och barnbidrag. Det är något som många låg- och medelinkomstländer börjar bygga upp. I Sydafrika har ett sådant statligt trygghetssystem minskat fattigdomen och förbättrat välbefinnandet på landsbygden, enligt forskning från SLU. Under det senaste årtiondet har det vuxit fram ett ökat intresse för möjligheten att bekämpa fattigdom med

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Benefits of fish in moderation while pregnant outweigh risks for child

To eat or not to eat fish is a question that has long concerned pregnant women. Now, a new USC study shows that children whose mothers ate moderate amounts of fish during pregnancy were more likely to have a better metabolic profile — despite the risk of exposure to mercury — than children whose mothers ate fish rarely.

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Beyond Carl Sagan's Cosmos: A Conversation with Ann Druyan

The creator of the new Cosmos TV series reflects on humanity's long path toward scientific enlightenment.

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Biden promises to choose a woman as his running mate

Bernie Sanders says he is moving 'in that direction' during Democratic debate

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Big bazookas fail to calm markets

Action by central banks fails to soothe investors' fears

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Binary evolution of the millisecond pulsar SAX J1808.4–3658 investigated by researchers

Astronomers from Australia and Canada have performed a study of an accretion-powered millisecond pulsar known as SAX J1808.4–3658. The new research, provides essential information regarding binary evolution pathway of this system. The findings are detailed in a paper published March 6 on arXiv.org.

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Blinded by the light

A new paper researching a framework for understanding how light and noise pollution affects wildlife.

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Boeing shows the danger of ignoring fearful staff

Would financial salespeople recommend their products to their own family members?

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Brain-doping produced by your own body

Researchers have uncovered the mechanism by which Epo acts in nerve cells.

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Breast milk may help prevent sepsis in preemies

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., have found — in newborn mice — that a component of breast milk may help protect premature babies from developing life-threatening sepsis.

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Broadband can cope with surge in home work, says BT

Telecoms operator not anticipating any blackouts or slower speeds for users

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Buffed-up avatars deter us from exercising hard

A new article shows people perform better in VR exercise games when they compete against a realistic avatar of themselves.

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Businesses demand billions in help to avoid failures

Leisure, transport and retail sectors warn hundreds of thousands of jobs are at risk

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Can we have a Trillion People on Earth?

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Cancer diagnostics

A good indicator of dysregulation in live cells is a change in their RNA expression. MicroRNA (miRNA), a special type of RNA, is considered a biomarker for carcinogenic cells. A team of scientists from China has found a way to amplify miRNA in live tumor cells for bioimaging. As they report in the journal Angewandte Chemie, their assay is based on a robust cellular autocatalytic biocircuit trigger

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Cancer drug with better staying power, reduced toxicity promising in preclinical trial

A drug candidate has been found in preclinical trials to stop tumor growth entirely, deliver more cancer-busting power than many commonly used chemotherapy drugs and do so with fewer toxic side effects and more ability to overcome resistance.

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Causal networks for climate model evaluation and constrained projections

Nature Communications, Published online: 16 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-15195-y Algorithms to assess causal relationships in data sets have seen increasing applications in climate science in recent years. Here, the authors show that these techniques can help to systematically evaluate the performance of climate models and, as a result, to constrain uncertainties in future climate change pr

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CCAP regulates feeding behavior via the NPF pathway in Drosophila adults [Neuroscience]

The intake of macronutrients is crucial for the fitness of any animal and is mainly regulated by peripheral signals to the brain. How the brain receives and translates these peripheral signals or how these interactions lead to changes in feeding behavior is not well-understood. We discovered that 2 crustacean cardioactive…

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Cellular stress makes obese mothers have obese babies

Maternal obesity increases the risk for obesity and metabolic perturbations in their offspring, but what are the mechanisms? In a new study published March 12 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology, Sebastien Bouret of the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) in Lille, France, and colleagues show that a key step in the process is the triggering of stress in a complex

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Chenavari bets on further volatility after big gains

Second wave of stress on prices expected 'as redemptions in high liquidity funds kick in'

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Chromatin accessibility promotes hematopoietic and leukemia stem cell activity

Nature Communications, Published online: 16 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-15221-z Chromatin accessibility is a key mediator of gene expression and mutations in chromatin modifiers are frequently seen in cancers. Here, the authors show that the chromatin accessibility regulator HMGN1 – which is frequently mutated by amplification in leukemias – acts by blocking myeloid differentiation.

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Contagion fears further cleave a divided Cyprus

Shut border crossings spur protests and reduce hopes for reunification

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Correction for Kovalev et al., High-resolution structural insights into the heliorhodopsin family [Corrections]

BIOPHYSICS AND COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY Correction for "High-resolution structural insights into the heliorhodopsin family," by K. Kovalev, D. Volkov, R. Astashkin, A. Alekseev, I. Gushchin, J. M. Haro-Moreno, I. Chizhov, S. Siletsky, M. Mamedov, A. Rogachev, T. Balandin, V. Borshchevskiy, A. Popov, G. Bourenkov, E. Bamberg, F. Rodriguez-Valera, G. Büldt, and…

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Correction for Morris et al., Biotic and anthropogenic forces rival climatic/abiotic factors in determining global plant population growth and fitness [Corrections]

ECOLOGY Correction for "Biotic and anthropogenic forces rival climatic/abiotic factors in determining global plant population growth and fitness," by William F. Morris, Johan Ehrlén, Johan P. Dahlgren, Alexander K. Loomis, and Allison M. Louthan, which was first published December 30, 2019; 10.1073/pnas.1918363117 (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 117, 1107–1112). The…

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Correction for Xu et al., Structural elements regulating the photochromicity in a cyanobacteriochrome [Corrections]

BIOCHEMISTRY Correction for "Structural elements regulating the photochromicity in a cyanobacteriochrome," by Xiuling Xu, Astrid Port, Christian Wiebeler, Kai-Hong Zhao, Igor Schapiro, and Wolfgang Gärtner, which was first published January 21, 2020; 10.1073/pnas.1910208117 (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 117, 2432–2440). The authors note that the author name Astrid Port should…

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Correction for Zhang et al., Tuning friction to a superlubric state via in-plane straining [Corrections]

ENGINEERING Correction for "Tuning friction to a superlubric state via in-plane straining," by Shuai Zhang, Yuan Hou, Suzhi Li, Luqi Liu, Zhong Zhang, Xi-Qiao Feng, and Qunyang Li, which was first published October 28, 2019; 10.1073/pnas.1907947116 (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 116, 24452–24456). The authors wish to note the following:…

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Courts slow Trump's agenda to open public lands to oil and gas drilling

Soon after President Donald Trump took office, the rush to open millions of acres of federal land to oil and gas drilling was on.

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Customize your Android TV with these seven tips

If you've got an Android TV, you'll want to know how to use it to its full potential. (Google/) Android TV comes installed on a growing number of televisions (from manufacturers including Sony, TCL, and Sharp), and is also available on standalone devices including the Nvidia Shield TV . It's particularly useful if you've already got other Google or Android devices , but many users may have only s

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Data from Sweden used to examine PPI use, risk of fracture in children

Data from Sweden were used to compare 115,933 pairs of children who did or didn't use proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to examine the association between PPI use and risk of fracture in children.

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Deep-ocean conveyor belt current creates tsunami risk for Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands are at risk from tsunamis caused by underwater landslides, according to new research.

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Dense active matter model of motion patterns in confluent cell monolayers

Nature Communications, Published online: 16 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-15164-5 Epithelial cell monolayers show remarkable displacement and velocity correlations over distances of ten or more cell sizes. Here the authors show that cell motility coupled to the collective elastic modes of the cell sheet is sufficient to produce characteristic swirl-like correlations.

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Deterministic insights from stochastic interactions [Commentaries]

Theodosius Dobzhansky once famously noted that "nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution." Given their profound influence (1, 2), it may also be safe to wager that nothing in community ecology makes sense except in the light of area and heterogeneity. In PNAS, Ben-Hur and Kadmon…

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Direct experimental evidence of physical origin of electronic phase separation in manganites [Physics]

Electronic phase separation in complex oxides is the inhomogeneous spatial distribution of electronic phases, involving length scales much larger than those of structural defects or nonuniform distribution of chemical dopants. While experimental efforts focused on phase separation and established its correlation with nonlinear responses under external stimuli, it remains controversial…

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Disengagement in retirement may be associated with greater cognitive decline

Certain middle-aged and older adults, especially women who tend to disengage from difficult tasks and goals after they retire, may be at greater risk of cognitive decline as they age, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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Dissecting the early steps of MLL induced leukaemogenic transformation using a mouse model of AML

Nature Communications, Published online: 16 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-15220-0 The oncogene MLL is frequently translocated in leukemia, resulting in oncogenic fusion proteins. Here, the authors report a temporally controlled mouse model of MLL-ENL driven leukemia AND identify therapeutic targets associated with early MLL-ENL driven leukaemogenesis.

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Doctors urged to reconsider controversial acne drug

Acne treatment including the highly effective acne medication isotretinoin should be made more readily available despite reports of its association with depression and teen suicide, a study recommends.

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Earliest age gender dysphoria experienced by transgender adults seeking gender-affirming surgery

Data collected from 155 adult transgender women and 55 transgender men were used to identify the earliest age at which gender dysphoria was experienced in this patient population seeking genital gender-affirming surgery at a California hospital.

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Effect of a ketogenic diet on hepatic steatosis and hepatic mitochondrial metabolism in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease [Medical Sciences]

Weight loss by ketogenic diet (KD) has gained popularity in management of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). KD rapidly reverses NAFLD and insulin resistance despite increasing circulating nonesterified fatty acids (NEFA), the main substrate for synthesis of intrahepatic triglycerides (IHTG). To explore the underlying mechanism, we quantified hepatic mitochondrial fluxes…

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Effects of family member detention or deportation

Researchers in this survey study of nearly 550 Latino or Latina adolescents looked at how family member detention or deportation was associated with later suicidal thoughts, alcohol use or clinically significant externalizing behaviors such as rule-breaking and aggressive behaviors.

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Efficacy of antiseptics in a novel 3-dimensional human plasma biofilm model (hpBIOM)

Scientific Reports, Published online: 16 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-61728-2

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Eight big US banks suspend share buybacks

The 'systemically important' companies cited 'unprecedented challenge' of pandemic

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ENO regulates tomato fruit size through the floral meristem development network [Plant Biology]

A dramatic evolution of fruit size has accompanied the domestication and improvement of fruit-bearing crop species. In tomato (Solanum lycopersicum), naturally occurring cis-regulatory mutations in the genes of the CLAVATA-WUSCHEL signaling pathway have led to a significant increase in fruit size generating enlarged meristems that lead to flowers with extra…

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Environmental reservoir dynamics predict global infection patterns and population impacts for the fungal disease white-nose syndrome [Environmental Sciences]

Disease outbreaks and pathogen introductions can have significant effects on host populations, and the ability of pathogens to persist in the environment can exacerbate disease impacts by fueling sustained transmission, seasonal epidemics, and repeated spillover events. While theory suggests that the presence of an environmental reservoir increases the risk of…

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ER membranes exhibit phase behavior at sites of organelle contact [Cell Biology]

The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is the site of synthesis of secretory and membrane proteins and contacts every organelle of the cell, exchanging lipids and metabolites in a highly regulated manner. How the ER spatially segregates its numerous and diverse functions, including positioning nanoscopic contact sites with other organelles, is unclear….

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Estimating and leveraging protein diffusion on ion-exchange resin surfaces [Applied Physical Sciences]

Protein mobility at solid–liquid interfaces can affect the performance of applications such as bioseparations and biosensors by facilitating reorganization of adsorbed protein, accelerating molecular recognition, and informing the fundamentals of adsorption. In the case of ion-exchange chromatographic beads with small, tortuous pores, where the existence of surface diffusion is often…

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EU leaders plan entry restrictions for foreign travellers

Sweeping plan would ban 'non-essential' visits to 31 countries

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Euro 2020 football tournament set to be postponed

Organisers expected to delay flagship event in order to let European domestic leagues to finish

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European carmakers: sales slump poses punishing road test

Political support will lift sector but investors are set for a bumpy ride

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European stocks head for steep falls despite Fed intervention

Asian shares and US futures drop as BoJ launches new policy measures

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Even a small nuclear war could cause severe global food shortages

Study sounds warning about unstable nations with nukes.

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Exposed: cells' sugary secrets

Nature, Published online: 16 March 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00769-z Researchers are finally uncovering the truth about glycans — the sugar-based chains that coat cells and decorate many proteins.

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Extraction of mechanical properties of materials through deep learning from instrumented indentation [Engineering]

Instrumented indentation has been developed and widely utilized as one of the most versatile and practical means of extracting mechanical properties of materials. This method is particularly desirable for those applications where it is difficult to experimentally determine the mechanical properties using stress–strain data obtained from coupon specimens. Such applications…

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Extreme weather events recorded by daily to hourly resolution biogeochemical proxies of marine giant clam shells [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]

Paleoclimate research has built a framework for Earth's climate changes over the past 65 million years or even longer. However, our knowledge of weather-timescale extreme events (WEEs, also named paleoweather), which usually occur over several days or hours, under different climate regimes is almost blank because current paleoclimatic records rarely…

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Family member deportation puts Latino adolescents at risk of suicidal thoughts

Latino/a adolescents with a family member who was detained or deported beginning as early as 2017 were at high risk of suicidal thoughts, early alcohol use, and risky behaviors that can lead to school failure and chronic health problems. The findings were published today in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Fecal microbiota transplants successfully treat patients with C. diff

A new study from the University of Birmingham has shown that fecal microbiota rransplants (FMT) are highly successful in treating patients with Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) infection.

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Fed announces more emergency support for markets

Central bank to provide up to $500bn in overnight funding after signs of strain emerge

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Fight climate change like it's World War III: 4 potent weapons to deploy

In 1896 Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius explored whether Earth's temperatures were influenced by the presence of heat-absorbing gases in the atmosphere. He calculated that if carbon dioxide concentrations doubled, global temperatures would rise 5℃ – even more at the poles.

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Flexible 'heroes' save delicate proteins from stress

Protein aggregation and misfolding underpins several neurodegenerative diseases; proteins can also become aggregated or denatured under conditions of stress. A new study published March 12 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Kotaro Tsuboyama and Yukihide Tomari of The University of Tokyo, Japan, and colleagues reveals a newly discovered class of proteins in both humans and flies which prote

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Forward-thinking Utrecht builds car-free district for 12,000 people

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Fosun and BioNTech launch Sino-German vaccine hunt

Chinese pharma buys $50m of equity in German group and invests more in development

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From egg to animal: retracing an embryo's first steps

Nature, Published online: 16 March 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00762-6 A pioneering developmental biologist reflects on an epic journey studying the start of life. By Sarah Franklin

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Further reading

Simulitis; the Madoff of France; bazookas; CureVac; and much more.

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Förhistoriska hyenor och människor hade samma spridningsmönster

Förhistoriska människor lämnade Afrika för ungefär två miljoner år sedan, ett faktum som länge varit känt bland forskare. Nu visar ny forskning att hyenor verkar ha gjort detsamma. Ny forskning kring hyenors evolutionshistoria och förhistoriska spridningsvägar visar på överraskande likheter mellan dessa djur och förhistoriska människor. Resultatet tyder dessutom på att människor hade en negativ i

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G7 vows 'whatever is necessary' to support global economy

Leaders hint at internationally co-ordinated fiscal stimulus and urge central bank action

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Getting groundbreaking medical technology out of the lab

New medical technologies hold immense promise for treating a range of conditions. Despite the pace of innovation in the medtech field, however, most discoveries never make it out of the laboratory. New research from EPFL could fast-track the route to clinical translation.

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Global Challenges Spur Innovative Solutions at MistyTech's FOUNDERS & FRIENDS

From tracking polar bears during climate change to a scanning the waters for drowning victims , MistyWest is making an impact. MistyWest is a group of engineers, mathematicians, roboticists, physicists, scientists, designers, and researchers, (and even two on-staff corgis) who turn complex problems into innovative products for a positive future. Whether it's improving the human condition, increa

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Gold and platinum dive as investors dump liquid assets

Yellow metal tumbles to levels last seen in early December while platinum hits 17-year low

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Half-precessional cycle of thermocline temperature in the western equatorial Pacific and its bihemispheric dynamics [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]

The El Niño−Southern Oscillation (ENSO), which is tightly coupled to the equatorial thermocline in the Pacific, is the dominant source of interannual climate variability, but its long-term evolution in response to climate change remains highly uncertain. This study uses Mg/Ca in planktonic foraminiferal shells to reconstruct sea surface and thermocline…

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Her finder du de bedste digitale hjemmelæringstilbud

Med input fra flere lærere i grundskolen har vi samlet en liste over mange af de digitale hjemmelæringstilbud, som du kan kaste dig over, mens skolerne holder lukket.

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Highly porous nature of a primitive asteroid revealed by thermal imaging

Nature, Published online: 16 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41586-020-2102-6 Thermal imaging data obtained from the spacecraft Hayabusa2 reveal that the carbonaceous asteroid 162173 Ryugu is an object of unusually high porosity.

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Hjemmearbejde: Jeg er spændt på, om jeg løber tør for opgaver

Normalt besøger civilingeniør Benny Gøbel kraftværker over hele landet. Men kontrolrummene er lukket land nu.

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Honey bees harbor a diverse gut virome engaging in nested strain-level interactions with the microbiota [Microbiology]

The honey bee gut microbiota influences bee health and has become an important model to study the ecology and evolution of microbiota–host interactions. Yet, little is known about the phage community associated with the bee gut, despite its potential to modulate bacterial diversity or to govern important symbiotic functions. Here…

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How a small nuclear war would transform the entire planet

Nature, Published online: 16 March 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00794-y As geopolitical tensions rise in nuclear-armed states, scientists are modelling the global impact of nuclear war.

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How associative fear memory is formed in the brain

Using a mouse model, researchers demonstrated the formation of fear memory involves the strengthening of neural pathways between two brain areas: the hippocampus, which responds to a particular context and encodes it, and the amygdala, which triggers defensive behavior, including fear responses.

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How Beijing reframed the virus response narrative

Arguments for authoritarianism and against democracy will be made with increased boldness

9h

How Big Are Neutron Stars?

Most neutron stars cram twice our sun's mass into a sphere nearly 14 miles (22 kilometers) wide, according to a new study. That size implies a black hole can often swallow a neutron star whole.

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How cells replace your skin's outer layer

Scientists have identified the mechanism that allows skin cells to sense changes in their environment, and very quickly respond to reinforce the skin's outermost layer. The findings also provide insight into how errors in this process might lead to skin conditions like atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. Skin is our body's most ardent defender against pathogens and other external threats. Its outerm

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How should you react to speech you disagree with?

Defending someone's right to speak does not mean that you have to agree with what they say. The correct response is not censorship, but more discussion. Physician and sociologist Nicholas Christakis argues that in politics, defending the principle of a contested election is not the same as agreeing with or endorsing a candidate. "We should defend that principle even if we don't like the outcome o

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How the Fed has moved to support the financial system — explained

US central bank took steps to boost liquidity but held off on one other measure

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How the mind experiences reality

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How to argue with a racist: Five myths debunked

Stereotypes and myths about race are not just used by racists. Here's how to debunk five myths.

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Huge knowledge gap over health of soil

A vital knowledge gap about England's environment has been uncovered by soil campaigners.

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Human Brain Project Summit & Open Day 2020

We look back on an inspiring HBP Summit & Open Day which took place in Athens, Greece, in February 2020. Video produced by the Athena Research and Innovation Center in Information, Communication and Knowledge Technologies. From: HumanBrainProject

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Hydrogen: The Secret To Commercializing Nuclear Fusion

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Identifying mutation hotspots reveals pathogenetic mechanisms of KCNQ2 epileptic encephalopathy

Scientific Reports, Published online: 16 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-61697-6

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If You Don't Sleep, You Will Go Insane

Originally published in March 1880 — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Image of the Day: Tiny Dinosaur

A roughly 99-million-year-old piece of amber from northern Myanmar contains the skull of what appears to represent the smallest known dinosaur of the Mesozoic era.

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Image: Hubble investigates hungry galaxy

The subject of this image taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a spiral galaxy named NGC 1589, was once the scene of a violent bout of cosmic hunger pangs. As astronomers looked on, a poor, hapless star was seemingly torn apart and devoured by the ravenous supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy.

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Image: Tests complete for Orion

The first Orion spacecraft that will fly around the moon as part of Artemis to return humans to the lunar surface has finished its space-environment tests at NASA's Plum Brook Station in Ohio, U.S.. The vehicle—that can transport up to four astronauts—consists of the European Service Module, the Crew Module and connecting adapter and all elements have now been given the stamp of approval for space

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Immunotherapy combo achieves reservoir shrinkage in HIV model

Stimulating immune cells with two cancer immunotherapies together can shrink the size of the viral 'reservoir' in SIV-infected non-human primates treated with antiviral drugs. The findings have important implications for the quest to cure HIV, because reservoir shrinkage has not been achieved consistently before. However, the combination treatment does not prevent or delay viral rebound once antiv

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In Germany, a Heated Debate Over Homeopathy

When homeopathy was first developed, it offered an alternative to the harmful medical practices of its day, and even now, the medicines are popular in Germany and across Europe. But with no active ingredients — and a paucity of evidence of effectiveness — some doctors and governments are pushing back.

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Indonesian rocks show ubiquity of ancient human art

Pocket-sized rock art found in cave a first for Southeast Asia.

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Inflammation in the brain linked to several forms of dementia

Inflammation in the brain may be more widely implicated in dementias than was previously thought, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge. The researchers say it offers hope for potential new treatments for several types of dementia.

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Infographic : What Studies Say About Sleep And The Brain

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Ingen reservedele: Italienerne 3D-printer ventiler til respiratorer

Lokal italiensk virksomhed 3D-printer ventiler til respiratorer, der kan erstatter de originale.

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Instagram makes it easier to exercise

People who followed researchers' motivational posts on Instagram got more enjoyment out of their training sessions. Just a couple of minutes over the course of four weeks was enough to make a difference.

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Invisible plastics in water

A research team has found that nanoscale particles of the most commonly used plastics tend to move through the water supply, especially in fresh water, or settle out in wastewater treatment plants, where they end up as sludge, in landfills, and often as fertilizer.

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Is your child getting enough sleep?

A study of almost 800 children followed over several years shows that those who get the fewest hours of sleep are at greatest risk of developing psychiatric difficulties later, including ADHD, anxiety and depression.

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It's All So … Premiocre

Two years ago, while trying to rent and furnish a new apartment, I was defeated repeatedly by the answer to the question How much could it possibly cost? Getting a key cost $3,200 when it required paying a broker fee to some guy named Steve. Four planks of wood and some metal piping cost $1,499 when they were a West Elm bookcase. I had moved and bought furniture before, of course, but the financi

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Johnson presses manufacturers to make ventilators 'from scratch'

Industry sceptical after Number 10 asks for 30,000 British-made devices in two weeks

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Johnson tells Britons to avoid pubs, office and travel

'Drastic action' taken as death toll hits 53 but theatres say non-mandatory 'advice' dooms the sector

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Kill Chain': HBO's Election Security Doc Stresses Urgency

A new documentary makes crystal clear how little time remains to protect the 2020 election.

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Knowing when a task is going to end makes us better at it

Deadlines, though stressful, can be a pretty good motivator. Knowing you have to submit some work by a particular date can make it easier to get things done; you simply have to get on with it. This also goes for non-professional deadlines — trying to get in shape by the time you run a specific race, for example, can be a lot more motivating than a more vague and nebulous desire to get fit. But wh

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Kære Brostrøm, din afbødningsstrategi er hul i hovedet

Hvorfor går Danmark i mod WHO's anbefalinger, skriver professor Thomas Køllner Olsen til Søren Brostrøm i et debatindlæg.

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Latest UK virus advice cuts deaths to 'few thousands'

But strict measures may have to be sustained for months, Imperial College modelling shows

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Late-stage oxidative C(sp3)–H methylation

Nature, Published online: 16 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41586-020-2137-8 Late-stage oxidative C( sp 3 )–H methylation

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Limited nuclear war could have big impact on world food supplies

A war between India and Pakistan using less than 1% of nuclear weapons worldwide could lead to the worst global food losses in modern history, according to a Rutgers co-authored study that is the first of its kind. Sudden global cooling from a limited nuclear war along with less precipitation and sunlight 'could disrupt food production and trade worldwide for about a decade — more than the impact

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Loss of Nef-mediated CD3 down-regulation in the HIV-1 lineage increases viral infectivity and spread [Microbiology]

Nef is an accessory protein of primate lentiviruses that is essential for efficient replication and pathogenesis of HIV-1. A conserved feature of Nef proteins from different lentiviral lineages is the ability to modulate host protein trafficking and down-regulate a number of cell surface receptors to enhance replication and promote immune…

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Machine learning technique sharpens prediction of material's mechanical properties

Scientists at NTU Singapore, MIT, and Brown University have developed new approaches that significantly improve the accuracy of an important material testing technique by harnessing the power of machine learning. The new analytical technique could reduce the need for time-consuming, costly computer simulations to ensure that manufactured parts used in structural applications such as airplanes and

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Macroscopic information-based taste representations in insular cortex are shaped by stimulus concentration [Neuroscience]

Taste processing is an essential ability in all animals signaling potential harm or benefit of ingestive behavior. However, current evidence for cortical taste representations remains contradictory. To address this issue, high-resolution functional MRI (fMRI) and multivariate pattern analysis were used to characterize taste-related informational content in human insular cortex, which…

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Magnetic component in e-cigarettes found to interfere with implantable cardioverter-defibrillator function

An e-cigarette carried in the left breast shirt pocket of a patient with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) caused magnetic reversion, interrupting the ICD's ability to detect and treat dangerous heart rhythm problems, clinicians report in HeartRhythm Case Reports, published by Elsevier. The patient was not aware that the e-cigarette has an integrated magnetic component, and it had su

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Maternal activation of the EGFR prevents translocation of gut-residing pathogenic Escherichia coli in a model of late-onset neonatal sepsis [Immunology and Inflammation]

Late-onset sepsis (LOS) is a highly consequential complication of preterm birth and is defined by a positive blood culture obtained after 72 h of age. The causative bacteria can be found in patients' intestinal tracts days before dissemination, and cohort studies suggest reduced LOS risk in breastfed preterm infants through…

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Mechanically controllable nonlinear dielectrics

Strain-sensitive barium strontium titanate (Bax-Sr1-x-TiO3) perovskite systems are widely used for their superior nonlinear dielectric behaviors. In a new report on Science Advances, D.L. Ko and a research team in materials science and engineering, physics, electronics and information engineering in Taiwan, Hong Kong and the U.S. has developed new heterostructures including paraelectric Ba0.5Sr0.5

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Microsoft and GitHub Strengthen Their Hold on Open Source

GitHub, home to about 100 million code "repositories," is buying NPM, which makes tools widely used by JavaScript developers.

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Monarchs Covered 53 Percent Less Area in Mexico this Winter

The decline in total occupied forest may not equate to an overall loss in butterfly numbers, but scientists are still concerned that their populations are suffering.

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National Poll: Many parents delay talking to kids about inappropriate touching

Experts recommend starting conversations about inappropriate touching during the preschool years, but less than half of parents of preschoolers in a national poll say they've begun that discussion.

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Neurons follow invisible patterns during brain formation

Using microscopy and mathematics, researchers have discovered the invisible pattern that growing neurons follow during brain formation. The technique could one day allow bioengineers to coax stem cells to grow into replacement artificial tissues and organs. Life is rife with patterns. It's common for living things to create a repeating series of similar features as they grow: think of feathers th

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New findings boost understanding of arterial aneurysm

Abdominal arterial (or aortic) aneurysm in older men is associated with levels of certain subtypes of white blood cells, a study from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, shows. The study results belong to an expanding research field that is expected improve both knowledge of the disease and treatment options.

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New research on brain structure highlights cells linked to Alzheimer's and autism

New insights into the architecture of the brain have been revealed by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute and their collaborators. The researchers discovered that cells in the cerebral cortex of mice, called astrocytes, are more diverse than previously thought, with distinct layers of astrocytes across the cerebral cortex that provide the str

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New tech reduces salt without compromising taste

Current food processing technology reduces flavor intensity and requires much additional salt. New tech from Washington State University promises to reduce sodium content without affecting flavor. Too much salt consumption can lead to a host of illnesses. Serving our palates for thousands of years, salt makes a big difference to how we perceive the taste of a food. But consuming too much salt can

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Newly discovered 'magic methyl' reaction could turbocharge the potency of some drugs

"Dream reaction" could lead to new therapies with fewer side effects

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Nonmedical opioid prescription use among transgender girls, young women

This observational study looked at how common nonmedical prescription opioid use was among transgender girls and young women and risk factors associated with it.

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North Sea oil firm accused of profiting from deadly industry

Two oil rigs which had been owned by Diamond Offshore ended up being scrapped on a beach in India.

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Not finding new goals post-retirement associated with greater cognitive decline

Certain middle-aged and older adults, especially women who tend to disengage from difficult tasks and goals after they retire, may be at greater risk of cognitive decline as they age, according to new research.

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Novel transmitter for terahertz waves

Terahertz waves are becoming more important in science and technology. But generating these waves is still a challenge. A team has now developed a germanium component that generates short terahertz pulses with an advantageous property: the pulses have an extreme broadband spectrum and thus deliver many different terahertz frequencies at the same time. The development promises a broad range of appl

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Nye grænseværdier: Ingen sundhedsrisiko ved 5G

For første gang i 22 år opdateres de internationale grænseværdier for mobilstråling. Men de nuværende 4G-netværk og kommende 5G-netværk kommer slet ikke i nærheden af at overskride hverken de nye eller eksisterende grænseværdier.

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Nytt gummi kan ersätta brosk

Som hårgelé. Så beskriver Martin Andersson, professor i kemi vid Chalmers tekniska högskola i Göteborg, konsistensen på det nya gummimaterialet som han och hans forskarkollegor utvecklat under flera år. Det är enkelt att forma till olika strukturer. När det sedan utsätts för ultraviolett ljus härdar det och blir som segt gummi. – Mekaniskt har det liknande egenskaper som brosk. Det innehåller dess

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Observation of an antiferromagnetic quantum critical point in high-purity LaNiO3

Nature Communications, Published online: 16 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-15143-w LaNiO3 is a strange metal, for reasons that are not well understood. Here, Liu et al. report evidence for scattering of charge carriers by antiferromagnetic quantum fluctuations in high-purity epitaxial thin films of LaNiO3, suggesting it is close to an antiferromagnetic quantum critical point.

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Oil price collapse threatens 'vulnerable' producers

IEA warns about impact on countries such as Ecuador, Iraq and Nigeria

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One Change That Could Make American Criminal Justice Fairer

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Toxic,' but still successful professionally?

Toxic personality is a term used to describe people who behave greedily, immodestly and unfairly and take the truth very lightly. Dr. Mareike Kholin, Bastian Kückelhaus and Prof. Dr. Gerhard Blickle from the Department of Psychology at the University of Bonn found out why such people can still succeed in their careers. The trick that leads to the top is social skill. The results are presented onli

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Transgender adults holding gender-affirming IDs have better mental health

Having gender-affirming documents, such as a passport, driver's license, or birth certificate, may improve mental health among transgender adults, according to findings published today in The Lancet Public Health from researchers at Drexel University's Dornsife School of Public Health.

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Uber Riders Are Accusing Drivers of Drunk Driving for Free Trips

Free Ride Some rideshare drivers are finding themselves suddenly out of work after their accounts get deactivated. The reason? They say they've been falsely accused of drunk driving by passengers looking for a refund. Both Uber and Lyft have explicit "zero tolerance" policies in place for drivers who drive under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, CNET reports . And while passengers should h

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UK curbs social contact and travel in push to save lives

Prime minister Boris Johnson seeks to allay criticism of response to crisis

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US bailouts: the state should take stakes

The onus is on Uncle Sam to jump in again

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US life expectancy stalls due to cardiovascular disease, not drug deaths [Social Sciences]

After decades of robust growth, the rise in US life expectancy stalled after 2010. Explanations for the stall have focused on rising drug-related deaths. Here we show that a stagnating decline in cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality was the main culprit, outpacing and overshadowing the effects of all other causes of…

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Virus and oil shocks risk recession in Latin America

Brazil's growth expectations cut and economies dependent on oil look exposed

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Wall Street wild ride: The missing circuit breaker

Frazzled investors need to see governments step up and fiscally shield their economies

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Watching the Planet While Stuck in the House

You might be stuck in your house, but you can still watch the planet in action in near real time.

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We should treat AI like our own children — so it won't kill us

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What happens when humans become insignificant?

As we all know, automation will take over most or all jobs one day or another. In such a scenario wouldn't it be likely that most of the population will be insignificant. We find our place in the world by contributing to the development of our country in one way or another. When AI takes over the jobs most of the population will mean nothing to the world. So how will it work out for us? Why would

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What Is the Geometry of the Universe?

When you gaze out at the night sky, space seems to extend forever in all directions. That's our mental model for the universe, but it's not necessarily correct. There was a time, after all, when everyone thought the Earth was flat, because our planet's curvature was too subtle to detect and a spherical Earth was unfathomable. Today, we know the Earth is shaped like a sphere. But most of us give l

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Why is appendicitis not always diagnosed in the emergency department?

A new study examines the factors associated with a potentially missed diagnosis of appendicitis in children and adults in the emergency department.

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Will ageing immortality be possible in my my life time?

I'm almost 20 for this wondering my age I'm curious on the possibility of reversing aging or at least stagnating it. From what I've read, it is theoretically possible but still has a lot of obstacles, all being scientific, social, and ethical. Would it be possible to reverse or stabilize both mental and physical damage from ageing? submitted by /u/trap_344 [link] [comments]

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Will we look back at 2020 as the year that opened up remote working and online learning?

Will this be forgotten or will we start making change? In many jobs and colleges worldwide remote-anything is looked down upon, often out of pure preprogrammed traditions. I am definitely looking forward to things being more flexible. But I really hope we look back and remember 2020 as the year that changed how we normally work and learn. What do you think will happen? Edit: after reading through

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World on lockdown: West closes borders and orders isolation

France and Northern California order residents to stay home as Merkel shuts retailers

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Young adults don't know what's in nicotine products they vape, Stanford study finds

Young adults don't know what's in the products they vape and often don't know what brand of vaping products they use, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

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Ökad illegal jakt minskar den svenska vargstammen

Den svenska vargpopulationen har under de senaste fyra–fem åren minskat i antalet individer. Illegal jakt tros ligga bakom försvunna djur. Genom att använda data från 444 revirmarkerande och DNA-identifierade individer från de årliga inventeringarna av varg har forskare vid Grimsö forskningsstation, SLU, analyserat risken för dessa att dö av olika orsaker under perioden 2001–2017. Kända dödsfall

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