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How the Drug Industry Has Exploited Reforms Started in the Fight Against AIDS – Facts So Romantic
The push by AIDS activists for an effective treatment was a breakthrough in the medical industry. It showed the power of a grassroots movement to spur the government and Big Pharma to action. But it had a dangerous and lasting side effect. Photograph by Cagkan Sayin / Shutterstock Three decades ago, a small group from within the AIDS activist organization ACT UP changed the course of medicine in
Månlandningen 1969
En seglivad konspirationsmyt Sedan mitten av 1970-talet har det hävdats att USA:s Apollo-månlandningar aldrig inträffade utan att de var en utstuderad bluff i PR-syfte. Stor roll för att starta ryktena … Continued Inlägget dök först upp på Vetenskap och Folkbildning .
Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition!
"Recently we realized that some images were used wrongly in the paper, so I want to retract this article. The key message of the paper is very solid and results have been reproduced independently in many laboratories, but I find unacceptable the wrong use of some images during figure preparation" – Pedro L Rodriguez
Starwatch: enter the dragon, home to former pole star Thuban
The mighty Draco constellation is perfectly placed for viewing in northern hemisphere At this time of year in the northern hemisphere, the mighty constellation of Draco, the dragon, is perfectly placed in the evening sky. From mid-northern latitudes, the constellation is visible all year round, but in the summer months Draco is in prime position. Continue reading…
Sådan undgår vi tørlægning af hovedstaden denne sommer
Efter vandmanglen i København i august lovede Hofor, at nye UV-anlæg skulle sikre mod tørlægning ved spidsbelastninger. Men anlæggene er forsinkede. Så denne sommer skal bedre udluftning, bemanding og vidensdeling om vandkvaliteten minimere risikoen for nye episoder.
Heart failure is associated with an increased risk of cancer
A study in more than 200,000 individuals has found that patients with heart failure are more likely to develop cancer compared to their peers without heart failure. The research is presented today at Heart Failure 2021, an online scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), and published in ESC Heart Failure, a journal of the ESC.
These Stylish New Sneakers Are Actually Steel Toe Work Boots in Disguise
Indestructible Shoes is a company that uses high-tech, ultra-strong, ultra-lightweight materials to make sneakers that protect your feet like a heavy duty work boot. And when we say they protect your feet like a work boot, we mean it. Every pair of Indestructible Shoes has steel toes, skid-proof grips, shock-absorption technology, anti-puncture heels, and electric shock insulation, among other fe
The GoFish Cam Lets You See What's Happening Under The Water
It doesn't matter if you're a marine biologist, an angler, or just somebody who wants to better observe the natural world, if you want to find a fish, you'll quickly discover they go to extreme lengths to not be found. The GoFish camera gets you under the water and face-to-face with your finny subject. Designed by a team who wanted to get more from their fishing trips, the GoFish is easy to set u
This deep-sea brittle star survived 180 million years of evolution
Let me introduce you to Ophiojura , a bizarre deep-sea animal found in 2011 by scientists from the French Natural History Museum , while trawling the summit of a secluded seamount called Banc Durand, 500 metres below the waves and 200 kilometres east of New Caledonia in the southwest Pacific Ocean. Ophiojura is a type of brittle star , which are distant cousins of starfish, with snake-like arms r
Persondroner er det nye kapløb i luftrummet
PLUS. Flere hundrede virksomheder har forsøgt sig eller er i gang med at udvikle elektriske droner, der kan transportere mennesker over korte afstande. Investeringerne er astronomiske, og det selvom en lang række problemer ikke er løst.
Once we begin colonizing space, will most of the work done on these colonies (ex: growing crops, mining, cleaning) be completed by ordinary humans, genetically-enhanced humans, or robots?
So I know a lot of people are excited by the prospect of colonizing space, but I have often wondered, once we establish our colonies who will be doing most of the work in these colonies: humans, genetically-enhanced humans, or robots? I can see a lot of pros and cons for each of these groups: an ordinary human labor force will be a good publicity boost not just cost a lot of money to feed and hou

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