In a bombshell conversation with Georgia's secretary of state yesterday, President Donald Trump made monkeys of every Republican official and every conservative talking head who professed to believe Trump's allegations of voter fraud. The president himself made clear that he had only one end in view: overturning the 2020 election. You knew this already, of course. Anyone connected to reality knew
The number of wildfires in Brazil increased 12.7 percent last year to a decade-high, according to official figures likely to add to pressure on President Jair Bolsonaro's government over the destruction of the Amazon rainforest.
If you fly over the desert on the southern coast of Peru, you'll spot dozens of line drawings, stretching hundreds of feet across the arid landscape. The Nazca people created these images—depicting such characters as a whale, a hummingbird, and an astronaut-esque man—nearly 2,000 years ago. The etchings may have served as a massive astronomical calendar or offered tribute to the gods, though thei
Boris Johnson says he hopes pace of vaccination can be ramped up to protect tens of millions in months Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage People in the UK will begin receiving the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine on Monday, after the prime minister expressed hope that the pace could be ramped up to protect tens of millions of people from Covid-19 within the next few months. I
Scientists have suspected mutations in a cellular cholesterol transport protein are associated with psychiatric disorders, but have found it difficult to prove this and to pinpoint how it happens. Now, researchers have provided evidence that mice with disrupted ABCA13 protein demonstrate a hallmark behavior of schizophrenia.
Hi. I know this may not be the place for this but I can't find much anywhere answering this question specifically. Or at least not that I have enough of an understanding to get yet. I'm have just started computer science and am doing an essay on the difference on physical symbol systems and connectionist networks. I see a lot everywhere that connectionist networks aren't physical symbol systems a
The country should not be held up as a shining example in its response to the pandemic, writes Dr Hilary Francis , who points to the failure to provide accurate data and firing of health workers John Perry ( Letters , 31 December) suggests that we should learn from the Nicaraguan government's management of Covid. He doesn't mention that 700 Nicaraguan health professionals wrote an open letter beg
Air travel is one of the worst contributors to global warming, burping out nearly a billion tons of CO2 a year. But what if we could close that circle by converting those greenhouse gases back into jet fuel? In the face of phenomena like climate change, plastic pollution, deforestation, and land degradation people are increasingly questioning the short-term thinking that underpins our societies.
Labour leader urges prime minister to impose new nationwide restrictions within next 24 hours Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer, has urged Boris Johnson to impose a new national lockdown in England within the next 24 hours to tackle the "out of control" coronavirus. Speaking after the prime minister acknowledged that Covid-19 restric
With jab to be administered to public for first time, we look at key questions about its rollout Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The biggest vaccination programme in the UK's history will receive a major boost on Monday , with the first use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine. Here we look at some key questions about how it will be deployed in England. Continue r
Green light for Oxford vaccine alongside domestic Covaxin hailed as 'decisive turning point' by PM Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage India has granted emergency approval to both the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine and the domestically developed Covaxin, signalling the start of one of the largest Covid-19 immunisation drives in the world. At a press conference on
A simple soak can do wonders. Science says you can do better than simple, though. (Taisiia Stupak via Unsplash/) Baths are relaxing. This is, while perhaps not a universal truth, at least a decidedly uncontroversial opinion to have. And while research on bathing isn't the booming field of study it deserves to be, the data we do have supports their stress-relieving powers. People who regularly tak
Updated 11:56 a.m. on January 3, 2020. D enver Riggleman had a rough December. For one thing, he's about to lose his job: Over the summer, members of the Virginia GOP voted to kick the freshman Republican out of Congress, largely because he publicly officiated a same-sex wedding. Riggleman's cousin died of COVID-19 the week before Christmas, and his grandmother had to be hospitalized with the vir
Kate Greene had a headstart in coping with lockdown cabin fever after living inside a geodesic dome at 8,000ft, as part of a space experiment Once upon a time I lived on Mars. Or the closest thing to it. At the time I was a science journalist and not necessarily an obvious choice for the mission. And yet I found myself on it. This was 2012 and Kim Binsted, professor of information and computer sc
In the United States, you are free to speak, but you are not free of responsibility for what you say. If your speech is defamatory, you can be sued. If you are a publisher, you can be sued for the speech you pass along. But online services such as Facebook and Twitter can pass along almost anything, with almost no legal accountability, thanks to a law known as Section 230 . President Donald Trump
A demonstration in Berea, Kentucky. (Meg Wilson) As a novelist, I often travel the country to talk about my books. During those events, almost invariably someone will ask me why my home state of Kentucky is so conservative. Many of these people ask why we've kept Mitch McConnell in office for almost 36 years. They take their anger at him out on me. Once, a fellow writer told me I shouldn't have b
PLUS. Render og kanaler i baghaven kan hjælpe vådlidende sommerhusejere på Falster – og formentlig også andre steder i landet. Det vil give mere bøvl med vedligeholdelse, men mindre bøvl med vandskader og forsikringsselskaber.
Prime minister says he is 'fully reconciled' to prospect of stricter measures in England in weeks ahead Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Boris Johnson has raised the prospect of even tougher lockdown measures, including school closures, being imposed in England in the coming weeks to stem surging Covid-19 rates. Amid concerns over pressure on the NHS and the higher tr
The biologist Andrew Steele thinks ageing is a disease that can be treated. But if we had a cure for getting old, what would that mean for us? When the biologist Andrew Steele tells people his thoughts on ageing – that we might one day cure it as if it were any other disease – they are often incredulous and sometimes hostile. Once, at a friend's wedding, he left a group of guests mildly incensed
Three healthcare workers describe the realities of struggling against a rising tide of coronavirus cases Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Junior doctor Pushpo Hossain is in the eye of the capital's Covid storm. The ward where the junior doctor cares for severely ill coronavirus patients is having to limit oxygen and consider who gets the hard-to-come-by non-invasive v
Fall or rise in coronavirus cases will not initially be a good measure of efficacy, say scientists devising ways to audit progress Why is Britain delaying second doses of vaccine? Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage People in Britain are set to get their first shots of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine on Monday, with millions of doses being given over the next few months.
PLUS. I Danmarks undergrund ligger der tusindvis af kilometer fjernvarmerør, som stadig indeholder klimaskadelige CFC-gasser, der kan slippe fri ved ophug. Nu vil et konsortium af virksomheder og Teknologisk Institut udvikle en løsning.
It is right to celebrate the Oxford/AstraZeneca achievement but the government must tell the public when they will be inoculated Tomorrow, Britain will witness an extraordinary moment in its grim struggle to limit the devastation caused by Covid-19 when the first Briton is injected with a vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. The fact that this
Up to 70% of schoolchildren infected with coronavirus may not know they have it until after a positive test result When will vaccines bring results? Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage A key factor in the spread of Covid-19 in schools is symptomless cases. Most scientists believe that between 30% and 40% of adults do not display any Covid symptoms on the day of testing,
Health care workers are bracing for a deadly January, and President-elect Joe Biden cautioned that "the next few weeks and months are going to be very tough." (Image credit: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images)
Spending her life in Los Angeles, Morgan Andersen knows natural disasters all too well. In college, an earthquake shook her home hard. Her grandfather was affected by recent wildfires in neighboring Orange County.
Ive seen some topics about Super soldiers and how some people have special genetics, and people talk how they can just take those genetics and copy and paste it to others. Is it that easy? As simple as copy and paste? submitted by /u/JuhpPug [link] [comments]
As with almost all life on Earth, human beings also function in cycles of light and dark. Look what happens to the human organism (and psyche) every day. 2am: Highest level of lymphocytes. The body heals well overnight. 3am: Blood flow through the brain is at its greatest at night. 4am: Growth hormone is secreted at night. It is responsible for tissue regeneration in adults and growth in children
Drawing, singing, writing, knitting… lose yourself in something creative to find inner calm. You might also come up with solutions to problems When the first lockdown began in March, my son developed a persistent cough. I was anxious and when I couldn't sleep I would write. Inspired by the author Elizabeth Gilbert , whose soothing Instagram I would turn to in the ungodly hours, and reassured by h
This time last year we were commemorating the end of a decade and looking ahead to the next one. Enter the year that felt like a decade all by itself: 2020. News written in January, the before-times, feels hopelessly out of touch with all that came after. Stories published in the early days of the pandemic are, for the most part, similarly naive. The year's news cycle was swift and brutal, ping-p
It's tempting to assume that our expensive new smartphones with their high-tech cameras can do practically anything. But there's a whole world surrounding us that most of our standard phones can't capture: the world of thermal imaging . The applications of thermal imaging technology are numerous, and thanks to FLIR ONE's thermal camera smartphone modules , they're all at your fingertips. Attach a
When one of my co-workers found out about a tiny, orphaned kitten that needed a home a few months ago, he didn't hesitate to adopt it. He says his new companion helped make the months of COVID-19 isolation at home much less stressful. He is not alone. Animal shelters and breeders across the country have reported record numbers of dog and cat adoptions in recent months. But after my co-worker retu
Welcome to the first Weekend Reads of 2021. Before we present this week's Weekend Reads, a question: Do you enjoy our weekly roundup? If so, we could really use your help. Would you consider a tax-deductible donation to support Weekend Reads, and our daily work? Thanks in advance. The week at Retraction Watch featured: Medical writer … Continue reading
The government likes to think the public can't be trusted – but Britain's experience in 2020 shows the reverse is true I have worked as a psychologist for over 40 years, but Covid-19 has projected the analysis of human behaviour into public discourse in a way I have never before witnessed. The spread of Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease Covid-19, depends upon physical proximity betwee
Udsigten til høje elregninger og ondsindede cyberangreb giver et fornyet fokus på magnetbånd som alternativ til roterende harddiske og SSD. Nu har IBM og Fujifilm vist, at de kan lagre 580 terabyte på et enkelt magnetbånd.
From California to the Northeast, a funny thing has happened recently in America's most expensive metropolitan areas: Rents have gone down. Ever since remote workers began fleeing urban cores at the start of the coronavirus pandemic—whether to the Hamptons or their parents' basements—urban housing markets have been flooded with empty apartments. As a result, the prices that rental units command i
As the country plunged into a deep and unusual economic recession last year, it also plunged into a deep and unusual social recession : atomizing families and friends, evaporating hours of laughter and care and touch. This phenomenon hit nobody as hard as America's seniors, who are much more likely than their younger counterparts to live in care facilities and many of whom have struggled to conne
I thought I would be cute and shoot the product shots for this review on film. Then, I promptly ruined the roll of film, so here's a stock shot. Sorry. (Hasselblad/) Shooting photos with an old-school Hasselblad film camera is a truly wonderful analog experience. They typically employ a waist-level finder, which means you look down at the top of the camera to compose your shot and focus. The lens
This is an updated version of this paper. The paper presents a graph based model of the mammalian linear behavior and develops this into a recursive language model. There is a link to code development notes in the references. There are links to code that corresponds to the figures though figure 16. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-SPs-wQYgRmfadA1Is6qAPz5jQeLybnE/view?usp=sharing Table of Content
PLUS. Når Nasas Mars-rover lander til februar, skal en plade fra Niels Bohr Institutet sørge for, at billederne af Mars-stenene står knivskarpt. Ingeniøren var med i renrummet for at samle et af instrumenterne.
Compliance must be seen as the norm, or people will not stick to the restrictions Dr Daisy Fancourt leads the UK Covid-19 Social Study at University College London We've heard repeatedly during the past year that until mass vaccination is achieved, the key to managing the Covid-19 epidemic is controlling human behaviour. Yet as cases in the UK continue to spiral , with stricter social restriction
PLUS. Trefor indfører som det første forsyningsselskab i Danmark en ny online-teknologi, der kan tage prøver op til 12 gange i døgnet. Danva hilser tiltaget velkomment som »endnu en metode til at sikre vandkvaliteten ude hos forbrugerne«
American infectious disease expert disagrees with UK's plans to prioritise first doses Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The American infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci has said he does not agree with the UK's approach of delaying the second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. On Friday, Dr Fauci told CNN that the United States would not be following in the UK
Reports of possible allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccines have raised public concern; however, allergists note that allergic reactions to vaccines are rare, and COVID-19 vaccine allergic reactions will have a similarly low rate of occurrence.
The "Fauci effect" has helped produce a record number of medical school applications. We'll soon no longer be able to avoid the reality of climate change, prompting more decisive action. Work from home trends are likely to continue and, in many cases, become permanent. That was either the longest or shortest year in history. Most people are happy to say goodbye to 2020, but what does 2021 hold in
Universal credit boost, ban on evictions and mortgage holiday must continue, party says See all our coronavirus coverage Many low- and middle-income households will face financial hardship unless ministers maintain support for those who have lost their jobs or experienced steep cuts in income during the second wave of Covid-19, Labour has said. The shadow chancellor, Anneliese Dodds, said in a ne
A new study confirms that anxiety and depression can lead to difficulties in analyzing data. Test subjects with symptoms of those conditions were slower to realize that changes in the game they were played occured. The study is not the last word on the topic, but its findings will prompt further investigations. Uncertainty is a fact of life that can often impede our ability to make decisions. Whi
Scientists find that experiencing an opposite-sex body can affect a person's gender identity. A new study utilized virtual reality to get subjects to feel like they had a stranger's body. The researchers found that people's sense of their own gender became more balanced after the experiments. Is associating with a certain gender more of a flexible sense than hardwired biological fact? A new study
Just exactly how much are dogs upset when we leave? A new study finds that dogs spend time looking for us after we're gone. The experiment also found that dogs are more relaxed when we give them an affectionate, gentle petting before leaving. Between the heartrending sad eyes when we leave and the explosion of happiness when we return, many (rightfully flattered) dog owners reasonably wonder what
Researchers created a novel functional composite of gallium with putty or paste-like physical properties. The composite possesses excellent electromagnetic shielding properties as well as thermal conductivity.
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Bladet bringer aktuelle, spændende forskningsnyheder inden for biologi, medicin og andre naturvidenskabelige områder som f.eks. klimaændringer, nanoteknologi, partikelfysik, astronomi, seksualitet, biologiske våben, ecstasy, evolutionsbiologi, kloning, fedme, søvnforskning, muligheden for liv på mars, influenzaepidemier, livets opståen osv.
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