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HONNINGBIER DER FORMERER SIG UDEN BEFRUGTNING: Species of honeybees in South Africa can reproduce asexualy – without mating. This phenomenon has been noticed before, but it always ended up causing birth defects or unfertile eggs. In the experiment researchers found out that the worker bees could produce almost perfect clones of themselves and had done it for almost 30 years, proving that no serious side effects are experienced.



BLINKENDE STJERNER: Astronomers have observed and classified a new category of stars – "the blinking stars", giant stars that dim and then brighten in long periods of time. The "blinking" phenomenon has been observed before by planets orbiting stars and blocking light, but for these stars the periods are months long or more. They speculate that blinking is caused by giant disks, but the theory needs more proof.

Arizona Has Fixed Up an Old Gas Chamber So It Can Kill Prisoners Again
Refurbished Gas Chamber Arizona is planning to execute death row inmates using an old gas chamber again, despite criticisms that the method of execution is excessively cruel and brutal. The state has refurbished the old gas chamber to ensure its operability, according to PBS . Correction officials say it will allow prisoners on death row to choose the gas chamber if they were sentenced to be exec


Radiotracer effective for detection and assessment of lung fibrosis
Positron emission tomography (PET) using a 68Ga-labeled fibroblast activation protein inhibitor (FAPI) can noninvasively identify and monitor pulmonary fibrosis, according to research presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2021 Annual Meeting. By binding to activated fibroblasts present in affected lungs, FAPI-PET allows for direct imaging of the disease process.
Researchers Sent Freeze-Dried Mouse Sperm to Space to Study Radiation
200-Year-Old Sperm Sure, Elon Musk sending his Tesla up to space is cool — but that's nothing compared to *checks notes* scientists launching freeze-dried mouse sperm to space. Researchers studying the impact that space radiation can have on mammalian reproduction sent a sample of mouse sperm to the International Space Station for a six-year trip in 2013, according to Stat News . Upon analysis of
Sold! Bidder pays $28m for spare seat on space flight with Jeff Bezos
Bids in 10-minute auction started at $4.8m for 20 July trip on Blue Origin spacecraft with Bezos and his brother. Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin has sold the spare seat of the company's 20 July New Shepard space rocket blast-off for $28m, the company announced on Saturday. Related: Rocket men: Bezos, Musk and Branson scramble for space supremacy Continue reading…
The Atlantic Daily: This Summer Could Be the 2000s Again
"It's a new state of mind," sings the pop artist Lorde in a sunny new single. "Are you coming, my baby?" With America reopening, there's a summery exuberance in the air. And the songs blasting from our radios may reflect that newfound carefree attitude. We caught up with our culture writer Spencer Kornhaber, who argues that, as the nation reopens, Americans may see a return to a simpler, sparkly
Physicists Find Particles That Switch Between Matter and Antimatter
Back and Forth Oxford physicists have discovered a subatomic particle that can transition between matter and antimatter, and that could have a huge impact on how we look at the universe. Using the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the researchers discovered that charm mesons — subatomic particles that have both a quark and antiquark — can spontaneously switch between particle and antiparticle states
Is Loki Darker Than It Seems?
In the first episode of Loki , the trickster god of the Marvel Cinematic Universe—last seen escaping in a time-travel snafu during Avengers: Endgame —is captured and taken to a mysterious hinterland that exists outside of time and space and resembles nothing so much as a mushroom-colored 1970s airport. The walls are paneled in wood. The ceiling, covered in hundreds of circular light fixtures, str
Drop Covid vaccine patent rules to save lives in poorest countries, UK and Germany told
G7 summit hears move would slash the cost of jabs and accelerate rollout of programmes across the developing world Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Britain and Germany were under intense pressure on Saturday to drop their resistance to proposals that would slash the cost of Covid-19 vaccines, following accusations that an agreement at the G7 summit to fund a billon do
Should England open up on 21 June? The factors Johnson must consider
The prime minister has a host of problems to weigh up before deciding to remove all legal restrictions on social contact Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The key issue is the extent to which infections of the Delta variant first detected in India will lead to hospitalisations and deaths. The problem is that it's too early to say. Because of the lag between cases and a
NASA Is Planning to Land on Far Side of the Moon for the First Time
Three New Payloads NASA plans to land on the far side of the Moon as part of the Artemis program, marking the first time the agency has ever landed there. The agency selected three new scientific investigation payloads for its Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) initiative, according to Engadget . Two of these payloads include probes and research instruments to study the far side of the Moon
David Eagleman: 'The working of the brain resembles drug dealers in Albuquerque'
The neuroscientist, broadcaster and author on the evolution of the brain, the mystery of consciousnesss, and why the next generation will be much smarter than us David Eagleman , 50, is an American neuroscientist, bestselling author and presenter of the BBC series The Brain , as well as co-founder and chief executive officer of Neosensory, which develops devices for sensory substitution. His area
An NFT of the Original "Doge" Pic Just Sold For $4 Million
Doge to Dollars An NFT of the "Doge" meme sold for more than $4 million on Friday — making it the most ever paid for an NFT of a meme. The image was put up on the auction website Zora by Atsuko Sato on Tuesday, according to Insider . Sako is the owner of the original Shiba Inu made famous by the Doge meme. On Friday, a bidder who goes by the handle @pleasrdao won the NFT for 1,696.9 (nice) Ethere
This Week's Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through June 12)
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE These Creepy Fake Humans Represent a New Age in AI Karen Hao | MIT Technology Review "[The simulated humans] are synthetic data designed to feed the growing appetite of deep-learning algorithms. Firms like Datagen offer a compelling alternative to the expensive and time-consuming process of gathering real-world data. They will make it for you: how you want it, when you wan
Boris Johnson hints at delay to England lockdown lifting
Prime minister stresses importance of being cautious, as cases of Delta variant continue to rise Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Boris Johnson has dropped a heavy hint that the final lifting of lockdown restrictions in England will be delayed by up to a month, as the government prepares to make a final decision over the weekend. The prime minister, who is hosting the
This Futuristic Robot Arm Is a 3D Printer, Laser Engraver, and Much More
Back in the previous century, one of the most common expectations about the future was that it would include robot assistants for all. The Jetsons had one, the crew of the C-57D had one, the Robinsons had one, and so on. Even if we haven't really made it to fully functioning robotic assistants quite yet, recent advancements in technology have given us automatic vacuum cleaners and other assorted
Weekend reads: 'Lab leak' and journals; a murder rocks Chinese academia; NIH removes lab heads from grants after harassment claims
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: Kentucky professor resigns ahead of vote that could have stripped … Continue reading
The One-Size-Fits-All Narrative of Your 20s Needs to Change
"This is the time of your life," the nurse said to me as she searched for a vein. At 27, I finally had health insurance and could get the colonoscopy that doctors had been suggesting for years, so I was feeling pretty good about things—as good as one can feel after having spent the previous 12 hours in the bathroom. But she wasn't referring to the procedure; she was talking about my age. Even at
Win The Ultimate Apple Bundle And Help Kids Connect With Their Musical Roots
While Apple plans for its next step, be it in virtual reality or self-driving cars , it's their computers that keep them in the public eye and our lives. Mac fans can win this ultimate bundle , and even better, do it while supporting a good cause. The bundle includes $5,743 worth of Apple gear, and everything you need to always have a Mac with you: a 24″ iMac with Retina 4.5K display and Apple's
Justice Breyer's Legacy-Defining Decision
In April, United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer delivered a lecture at Harvard Law School with the less-than-scintillating title "The Authority of the Court and the Peril of Politics." He argued strongly—and, at least in my view, unconvincingly—that Supreme Court justices are above politics. Breyer insisted that "jurisprudential differences," not political ones, "account for most, pe
Implications of a self-programming chip?
Hey guys, I was just toying around with an idea and I wanted to see what others thought of a chip that had the ability to re-wire and re-program itself without any programmer or engineer in order to adapt and operate in a novel environment. submitted by /u/drhon1337 [link] [comments]
Delay lifting Covid restrictions in England, experts urge
Scientists call for 21 June easing to be delayed by a month as Delta variant cases and hospitalisations double Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Experts including government scientific advisers have called for a delay in lifting England's remaining coronavirus restrictions on 21 June, saying: "We don't want to go backwards." Their intervention comes amid reports that t
How Dissent Dies
F or most of her life , Gulfisha Fatima showed little interest in anything beyond academics. By late 2019, the 27-year-old Delhi resident had finished her M.B.A. and was getting ready to apply for a Ph.D. Even as a student, she stayed away from activism. "Her world," her brother Aqil told me, "revolved around books." That began to change in December of that year. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Mo
Anti-vaxxers are weaponizing Yelp to punish bars that require vaccine proof
On the first hot weekend of the summer, Richard Knapp put up a sign outside Mother's Ruin, a bar tucked in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood. It had two arrows: one pointing vaccinated people indoors, another pointing unvaccinated people outdoors. The Instagram post showing the sign (above) quickly went viral among European anti-vaxxers on Reddit. "We started
Nobel-winning Japanese chemist dies at 85
Japanese chemist Ei-ichi Negishi who won the Nobel prize for developing a method for creating complex chemicals necessary for manufacturing drugs and electronics has died aged 85, his US university said.
1965: Hovercrafts bliver fremtidens transportmiddel
Takket være de nye hydrofoilbåde og luftpudefartøjer er det lykkedes at nå hastigheder, der på signifikant måde bryder med, hvad man tidligere anså for muligt til søs, skrev Ingeniøren i 1965 i en artikel, der redegjorde for de fundamentale principper i disse fartøjer.
Rocket men: Bezos, Musk and Branson scramble for space supremacy
Experts say three billionaires have upended the traditional model for human spaceflight and are shaping a thriving new era It was a week in which two space-faring billionaires tussled again in their futuristic game of cosmic oneupmanship. And this time, for once, Elon Musk was not at the party. The declaration that Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder and world's richest man, was heading into space nex
Most people in UK initially opposed to Covid vaccine have had jab, study finds
Driving force behind change of heart was being able to travel and see family, researchers say Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage More than half of the people in the UK who were firmly against getting vaccinated at around the time the first dose was administered have had a jab, a study has suggested. Researchers at the University of Bristol and King's College London also

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