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Now we have the coronavirus vaccine, how soon can we get back to normal life?
The government has ordered sufficient doses to inoculate the entire population of the UK against Covid-19 but we are in for a long haul Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage When will the Covid-19 vaccine begin to have an effect on the nation? The government has pledged to offer vaccines to 15 million people – the over-70s, healthcare workers and those required to shield b
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Holidays on the moon: out of this world package deals from the 60s
It's 1969 and the Observer is boldly predicting a new vacation experience Before anyone had even landed on the moon, the Observer Magazine was already thinking way ahead with science correspondent Gerald Leach's travel guide for the first holidaymakers there in 30 years' time ('Wish You Were Here'; 13 July 1969), though it was sensible enough to counterbalance this with a report on the dangers of
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Jeg vil have en bæredygtig garderobe uden at gå i genbrug: Her er eksperternes råd
Du behøver ikke købe bestemte materialer for at få et klimavenligt klædeskab.
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The five: space missions for 2021
After 2020, anyone would be forgiven for wanting to escape Earth, and Mars, the moon and the asteroid belt beckon This Nasa telescope , which is to replace the Hubble, has been subject to many delays – its first planned launch was in 2007. A March 2020 takeoff was delayed due to Covid, while its initial $500m budget has spiralled to more than $10bn (£7.4bn). It is a more sensitive telescope than
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Mildare infektion kan förebygga miljoner fall av covid-19
Även vaccin som inte är 100 procent effektiva kan bromsa coronasmittan ordentligt. Ny forskning visar att behandlingar som minskar infektionstiden med en halv dag kan förebygga 1.4 miljoner covid-19-fall.
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Indonesia relies on vaccine rollout as officials lose 'control' of pandemic
With Covid-19 cases rocketing, Jakarta bets on inoculating 180m citizens across 10,000 islands
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Mass testing for asymptomatic Covid to be rolled out across England
Some scientists warn that lateral flow technology may not be accurate enough to give reliable results
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Coronavirus: Virus provides leaps in scientific understanding
How a year of intense scientific effort unravelled the secrets of a virus that shut down the world.
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NHS counts cost of Christmas in lives and warns worst is yet to come
As Covid death toll passes 1,300 a day, doctors and hospital leaders say services are on brink of collapse In normal times, January is the month for counting the cost of Christmas. The credit card bills arrive. New year resolutions are made. The consequences of recent indulgence have to be faced. This year, however, the price of having celebrated Christmas with loved ones could be far steeper – a
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Large study finds higher burden of acute brain dysfunction for COVID-19 ICU patients
COVID-19 patients admitted to intensive care in the early months of the pandemic were subject to a significantly higher burden of delirium and coma than is typically found in patients with acute respiratory failure. A new study finds that choice of sedative medications and curbs on family visitation played a role in increasing acute brain dysfunction for these patients.
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More asymptomatic testing can be a vital tool to stop the spread of Covid | Susan Hopkins
Local authorities are being called on to expand their plans as well as to support people who need to self-isolate Coronavirus – latest coverage See all our coronavirus coverage We now know that around one in three people who have coronavirus never show any symptoms but that does not mean they are not infectious. We need to use everything at our disposal to find these individuals without symptoms
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Trump Is Banned. Who Is Next?
Updated at 10:59 a.m. ET on January 11, 2021. It happened slowly, and then all at once. After years of sparring, the internet's most powerful moderators deplatformed their most famous troll: the president of the United States. Facebook has blocked Donald Trump's account indefinitely . So have Snapchat , Twitch , Shopify ; even one of the Trump campaign's email providers has cut it off. At the tim
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Where does nihilism come from?
Friedrich Nietzsche was most famously concerned with the problem of nihilism. All societies, in his view, rely on implicit value judgments. If the foundations of these are lost, he predicts terrible consequences: widespread apathy or violent, fanatical attempts to reclaim a sense of purpose, or perhaps both. We talk about values a lot, and we know they do something , but we have little idea how.
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These Synbiotic Supplements Provide Advanced Support for Your Gut Health
Every year at this time, people resolve to do all sorts of things that they believe will have a positive impact on their health . Unfortunately, most of these things involve a lot of willpower, supplies of which start to run pretty low after six-to-eight weeks. But luckily, not everything requires willpower. If you're interested in supporting gut health, and realizing all the potential health ben
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D.C. Statehood Is More Urgent Than Ever
Less than six months before a mob of the sitting president's supporters would descend upon the United States Capitol, a more solemn crowd gathered at its steps. Among those who arrived to pay their final respects to the late Representative John Lewis were Washington, D.C., residents who appreciated his unwavering support of statehood for the district. As they waited in line for the public viewing
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Extremely Boring Aliens
Perhaps other life in the universe is, in the end, utterly dull — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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5 Things Elon Musk Could Do Now That He's the World's Richest Person
Congratulations are in order for Elon Musk, who as of Thursday is the wealthiest person on the planet , with a net worth of around $188.5 billion. On Thursday, the SpaceX and Tesla CEO tweeted that he was open to suggestions for what to do with his immense wealth, especially "ways to donate money that really make a difference." So we came up with some ideas for how to spend Musk's money for the b
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The SolarWinds Investigation Ramps Up
Plus: Covid-19 contact tracing privacy, a Nissan source code leak, and more of the week's top security news.
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How We Discovered the Number Zero
Zero as a concept was something that didn't always exist in human cultures. We had to find it for ourselves — more than once.
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Vilde Mars-missioner og svaret på coronas oprindelse: Syv videnskabelige milepæle, du skal holde øje i 2021
Tre missioner ankommer til Mars, og stort forskerhold tager til Kina for finde ud af, hvordan pandemien opstod.
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Weekend reads: How COVID-19 has changed publications; peer review and women; is 'manuscript recycling' OK?
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: Journal becomes "victim of an organized rogue editor network" Researcher … Continue reading
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This Week's Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through January 9)
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE This Avocado Armchair Could Be the Future of AI Will Douglas Heaven | MIT Technology Review "OpenAI has extended GPT-3 with two new models that combine [natural language processing] with image recognition to give its AI a better understanding of everyday concepts. … 'We live in a visual world,' says Ilya Sutskever, chief scientist at OpenAI. 'In the long run, you're going
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It Was Supposed to Be So Much Worse
On the West Lawn of the Capitol Wednesday, a man in a pom-pom beanie clamored for blood. "Execute the traitors!" he shouted into a megaphone. "I wanna see executions!" The man got the deaths he wanted, if not the executions. Four rioters died as a result of Wednesday's insurrection at the Capitol. The mob beat a police officer with a fire extinguisher, law-enforcement sources told The New York Ti
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Discovery
Editor's Note: Read an interview with Lauren Oyler about her writing process. Consensus was the world was ending, or would begin to end soon, if not by exponential environmental catastrophe then by some combination of nuclear war, the American two-party system, patriarchy, white supremacy, gentrification, globalization, data breaches, and social media. People looked sad on the subway, in the bars
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Lauren Oyler on the Drama of Swiping and Scrolling
Editor's Note: Read Lauren Oyler's new fiction, "Discovery." "Discovery" is taken from Lauren Oyler's forthcoming novel, Fake Accounts (available on February 2). To mark the story's publication in The Atlantic , Oyler and Oliver Munday, a senior art director of the magazine, discussed the story over email. Their conversation has been lightly edited for clarity. Oliver Munday: "Discovery" is an ex
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What Would It Take to Run a City on 100 Percent Clean Energy?
Most claims of running on "clean" electricity come with caveats, and many technologies required for round-the-clock renewable energy aren't quite ready yet.
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2020 another grim year for Brazilian Amazon
Deforestation destroyed the equivalent of more than two football pitches each minute in the Brazilian Amazon in 2020, another devastating year for a resource seen as vital to curbing climate change, according to government data released Friday.
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Deadly snowstorms cause chaos across Spain
Snowstorms across much of Spain left three people dead and caused chaos across much of the country, trapping motorists and closing the capital's air and rail links, with more falls to come Saturday.
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One Planet Summit kickstarts year of crucial environment talks
Global leaders will try to reignite international environmental diplomacy on Monday, with a biodiversity summit that launches a critical year for efforts to stem the devastating effects of global warming and species loss.
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One Planet Summit kickstarts year of crucial environment talks
Global leaders will try to reignite international environmental diplomacy on Monday, with a biodiversity summit that launches a critical year for efforts to stem the devastating effects of global warming and species loss.
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Mexican farmers find rare female statue in citrus grove
Farmers digging in a citrus grove near Mexico's Gulf coast have found a striking, six-foot-tall statue of a female figure who may represent an elite woman rather than a goddess, or some mixture of the two, experts said Friday.
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NIST publishes a beginner's guide to DNA origami
In a technique known as DNA origami, researchers fold long strands of DNA over and over again to construct a variety of tiny 3-D structures, including miniature biosensors and drug-delivery containers. Pioneered at the California Institute of Technology in 2006, DNA origami has attracted hundreds of new researchers over the past decade, eager to build receptacles and sensors that could detect and
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NIST publishes a beginner's guide to DNA origami
In a technique known as DNA origami, researchers fold long strands of DNA over and over again to construct a variety of tiny 3-D structures, including miniature biosensors and drug-delivery containers. Pioneered at the California Institute of Technology in 2006, DNA origami has attracted hundreds of new researchers over the past decade, eager to build receptacles and sensors that could detect and
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Researchers take key step toward cleaner, more sustainable production of hydrogen
Efficiently mass-producing hydrogen from water is closer to becoming a reality thanks to Oregon State University College of Engineering researchers and collaborators at Cornell University and the Argonne National Laboratory.
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Vad händer när skolan flyttar hem?
Covid-pandemin har tvingat miljontals barn runt om i världen att stanna hemma från skolan. Forskare har undersökt vad det betytt för både lärande och mående. Och återigen har frågan om hemundervisning blivit aktuell. Hur viktigt är det att precis alla barn går till en fysisk skola?
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Amazon's Fitness Tracker Teaches You How to Be Nicer (Kinda)
The Halo is one quirky wearable. But its biofeedback can help your relationships … up to a certain point.
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The Mystery of the World's Loneliest Penguins
A small group of king penguins have appeared on Martillo Island in Argentina. How they got there, and whether they will stay, is unknown.
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Researchers collaborate to aid coral reef restoration
Florida's threatened coral reefs have a more than $4 billion annual economic impact on the state's economy, and University of Central Florida researchers are zeroing in on one factor that could be limiting their survival—coral skeleton strength.
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Researchers collaborate to aid coral reef restoration
Florida's threatened coral reefs have a more than $4 billion annual economic impact on the state's economy, and University of Central Florida researchers are zeroing in on one factor that could be limiting their survival—coral skeleton strength.
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Unravelling the mystery that makes viruses infectious
Researchers have for the first time identified the way viruses like the poliovirus and the common cold virus 'package up' their genetic code, allowing them to infect cells.
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Unravelling the mystery that makes viruses infectious
Researchers have for the first time identified the way viruses like the poliovirus and the common cold virus 'package up' their genetic code, allowing them to infect cells.
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Child marriage is legal and persists across Canada
Canada is at the forefront of global efforts to end child marriage abroad. Yet this practice remains legal and persists across the country. In Canada, more than 3,600 marriage certificates were issued to children, usually girls, under the age of 18 between 2000 and 2018, according to a new study from researchers at McGill University. In recent years, an increasing number of child marriages have be
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How Long Would It Take for a 747 to Stop, Like in Tenet?
The airplane in the movie is stripped down and doesn't have all of its brakes installed, making the calculations even more fun.
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The 14 Best Weekend Deals on Home Goods, Tech, and TVs
Start the new year right with a new Apple Watch Series 6 or a cast-iron skillet at a discounted price.
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The Capitol Attack Doesn't Justify Expanding Surveillance
The security state that failed to keep DC safe doesn't need invasive technology to meet this moment—it needs more civilian oversight.
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Users, not tech executives, should decide what constitutes free speech online
On January 7, following the violent white supremacist riots that breached the US Capitol, Twitter and Facebook both suspended President Donald Trump from their platforms. The next day, Twitter made its suspension permanent . Many praised the decision for preventing the president from doing more harm at a time when his adherents are taking cues from his false claims that the election was rigged. R
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2005: Fugleinfluenzaen kommer garanteret til Danmark
I dagens tidsmaskine er datoen sat til 4. november 2005, hvor Ingeniøren kunne fortælle om fugleinfluenzaen, der med en dødelighed 50 gange højere end den spanske syge var halvvejs i sin udvikling til en pandemi-mutant.
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Trump's Removal Is Taking Too Long
On October 14, 1962, an American U-2 spy plane flew over Cuba and took hundreds of pictures of military installations on the island. The next day, the CIA determined that these bases were actually nuclear-missile sites, set up under our noses by the Soviet Union and discovered by pure luck. On October 22, President John F. Kennedy enacted a blockade around Cuba and addressed the nation, and the w
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Republicans Confront the Consequences of Their Doomsday Rhetoric
Updated on January 9, 2021 at 10:06 a.m. ET The Republican Party's "Flight 93" revolution tragically, but almost inevitably, came full circle this week in a storm of insurrectionary violence at the U.S. Capitol. Late in the 2016 presidential campaign, an anonymous author, eventually revealed as Michael Anton, a conservative scholar who later joined the Trump White House, described the race betwee
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The Populists Finally Breaking With Trump
What started as American lawmakers' bipartisan denunciation of the Capitol Hill riot, and Donald Trump's role in stoking it, quickly grew to include condemnation from many U.S. allies: World leaders as far afield as Britain , Canada , and India voiced distress and alarm at the vandalism taking place at the seat of U.S. democracy, as did officials from the European Union and NATO . Before long, ev
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Samsung is betting big on tiny LEDs for its 2021 TV lineup
The Game Bar provides data about your gaming performance. (Samsung /) The all-digital 2021 CES is getting underway and Samsung got an early start by showing off some of its new TV tech for the upcoming year during a preview event earlier this week. Here's a quick look at what Samsung has up its sleeve when it comes to TVs this year. Neo QLED The Neo QLED has an extremely small bezel. (Samsung /)
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A Question Hidden in the Platypus Genome: Are We the Weird Ones?
Researchers have produced the most comprehensive platypus genome yet, as well as that of another monotreme, an echidna.
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Why the delay? The nations waiting to see how Covid vaccinations unfold
Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and Japan are among those that won't start vaccinating for months, in part to see how other populations react to the jab Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage They are the nations that have been held up as shining examples of coronavirus management. In Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan, daily Covid infections are in the single digits and outb
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I visited Molding factory to see Complete Injection Molding Process
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This Glove Finally Let You Touch Stuff in VR
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Futurology straight up helps me choose to keep living. Thank you all <3
I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who post and participate on this thread. Every day I start my day by coming on here and seeing the progression of exciting technologies that make me feel like it's worth living. I'm autistic, feel like I was born in the wrong century, and have never felt at home here. I felt lost until I became a transhumanist and looked forward to age reversal tech, b
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Scientists Just Created New Way to Make Rocket Fuel From Methane on Mars
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How much information can human brains encode? ( Longevity Question)
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