Coronavirus lockdown could lead to 214,000 extra babies in the Philippines

Covid-19 restrictions have made family planning services unreachable and overwhelmed and could result in highest birth rate for 20 yearsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Philippines’ strictly enforced coronavirus lockdown has severely disrupted access to family planning services and could lead to the highest number of births in the country in two decades, it has been warned.Movement restrictions imposed in March prevented both patients and medical staff from reachin...
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NASA: Help Us Make Pooping on the Moon Even Better

Has there ever been a more important duty? (heh... duty)Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Nasa, Moon, Apollo, Artemis, Lunar, Apollo 11, Space Toilets

The ‘Face Mask Exemption’ Cards With a Federal Seal on Them Are a Total Fraud

Some people in the U.S. are throwing fits over having to wear face masks in public, despite the fact that we have more coronavirus cases than any other country in the world. Now, some people are going beyond selfish whining and committing straight-up fraud in order to get out of a wearing face masks in public. Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: global deaths pass 500,000 as 'window closing' in US on chance to curb Covid-19

California governor closes bars in several counties; half a million confined in Beijing; cases worldwide top 10m; Follow the latest updatesGlobal deaths pass 500,000Global report: Covid-19 cases exceed 10mUS health secretary says ‘window is closing’ to stop virusNew Zealand’s isolation facilities under ‘extreme stress’See all our coronavirus coverage 12.23am BST China has imposed a strict lockdown on nearly half a million people in a province surrounding the capital to contain a fresh cluste...
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Analyst Claims That Apple's iPhone 12 Will Have Charger Sold Separately

Apple fans, it’s time to start mentally preparing your wallet for a new possibility. When the iPhone 12 comes out later this year, the packaging may be considerably different when compared to previous models. Why is that, you ask? Well, Apple purportedly will not include a charger with the iPhone 12, and will instead…Read more...
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TNT and TBS Are Developing a Sequel to the 1985 Film D.A.R.Y.L. Starring Tony Hale

In 1985, Paramount Pictures released a film called D.A.R.Y.L. About a computerized superintelligence in the form of a ten-year-old boy, it starred the child actor Barret Oliver alongside Mary Beth Hurt and Michael McKean. It did not sell particularly well, nor did it review particularly well. Regardless, TNT and …Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Tbs, Michael McKean, TNT, Paramount Pictures, Daryl, Tony Hale, Quantum Leap, Mary Beth Hurt, Barret Oliver

Report: Harley Quinn Is On Its Way to HBO Max, Which Might Not Bode Well for DC Universe

Harley Quinn, the devious animated series starring the DC anti-villainess, seems like it will be headed to HBO Max sometime in the near future. Which might mean some consolidation for the Warner Bros. streaming slate. Read more...
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'Least Racist Person There Is' Retweets Video of Supporter Shouting 'White Power'

If you somehow still had doubts about whether President Donald Trump racist, here’s your answer, folks. Read more...
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Summer may decide fate of leading shots in coronavirus vaccine race

People on six continents already are getting jabs in the arm as the race for a COVID-19 vaccine enters a defining summer, with even bigger studies poised to prove if any shot really works — and maybe offer a reality check. Already British and Chinese researchers are chasing the coronavirus beyond their borders, testing potential vaccines in Brazil and the United Arab Emirates because there are too few new infections at home to get clear answers. The U.S. is set to open the largest trials — 30,00...
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Watch the Musical New Teaser for Pixar's Soul

Art, music, the joys of sound and expression. These things are a meaningful part of what makes being human wonderful. That joy seems to be key to what makes Soul, Pixar’s latest, tick. Read more...
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Why the UK is the sick man of Europe again | Letters

British neoliberalism, social inequality and arrogance have left us trailing in Germany’s wake in the fight against coronavirus, argue John Green and Glyn Turton, while Jinty Nelson says the UK has been losing ground in other areas for yearsMartin Kettle is absolutely right in his comparison between Germany’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and that of the UK (On different planets: how Germany tackled the pandemic, and Britain flailed, 24 June). But one big factor is the fact that Germany is n...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Science, Education, Germany, Angela Merkel, US, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, British identity and society

Space exploration is expensive, but it’s worth the price

I am one of the few African-American aerospace engineers who helped design the Apollo spaceships that took men to the Moon. My great-grandfather was a slave in Claiborne, Alabama, who used primitive tools to work the land. My father was born in Alabama before the Wright brothers made mankind’s first flight. He lived to see men walk on the Moon, twin robotic biology labs land on Mars, and a fleet of four space probes on their way to the stars. But many black people, like the late Reverend Ralph A...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Alabama, Mars, Wright, Ralph Abernathy, Syndication, Claiborne Alabama

New camp aims to get youth excited about farming

A new camp in Fredericton is looking to get youngsters interested in farming.The Future Farmers camp is just one of the camps being offered this summer by Nashwaak Valley Farm.The camp gives children a chance to interact with both common farm animals, like pigs, and not so common ones, like camels.Lacey Lescaudron, the director of outreach education at Nashwaak Valley Farm, said the farm has always looked for new outreach opportunities.They usually take animals to schools, nursing homes and fair...
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You Want a Freakin' 3D Printer? Monoprice Has One On Sale For Just $200

MP Mini Resin 3D Printer | $200 | Monoprice
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Super-puff worlds: These Jupiter-sized planets are light as cotton candy

Astronomers once believed that most solar systems would be much like our own, with small rocky planets near their sun, accompanied by gas giants orbiting the star at greater distances. Beginning in 1992, researchers began to find worlds orbiting alien stars, and soon found solar systems came in a wide variety of formations. Today, astronomers know of more than 4,000 worlds orbiting other stars. Of these, 15 have exceedingly low densities, lower than that of cotton candy. Three of these planets —...
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Beyond Pluto: the hunt for our solar system's new ninth planet

Scientists think a planet larger than Earth lurks in the far reaches of the solar system. Now a new telescope could confirm their belief and change solar system scienceYou’d think that if you found the first evidence that a planet larger than the Earth was lurking unseen in the furthest reaches of our solar system, it would be a big moment. It would make you one of only a small handful of people in all of history to have discovered such a thing.But for astronomer Scott Sheppard of the Carnegie I...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Earth, Washington Dc, Planets, Black Holes, Pluto, Carnegie Institution For Science, Scott Sheppard

3 scientists school flat Earthers on the evidence

Despite centuries of evidence proving otherwise, there are an alarming number of people around the world who genuinely believe that the earth is flat. Bill Nye The Science Guy, NASA astronomer Michelle Thaller, and Neil deGrasse Tyson strongly disagree.From simple experiments like standing at a seashore or looking through a telescope at other planets, to reading about navigation or viewing photos of Earth taken from space, the scientists share several ways that flat Earthers can see the truth fo...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Internet, Nasa, Physics, Innovation, Sun, Universe, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Planets, Bill Nye, Tyson, Cosmos, Michelle Thaller

MRI scan used for heart disease could also pick out aggressive cancers

A type of smart MRI scan used in people with heart disease could help assess whether children's cancers are especially aggressive and spot early signs that targeted treatments are working, a new study suggests.
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Red Sea's coral reefs help protect the KSA coast

Modeling shows that coral reefs off the east coast of Saudi Arabia have a vital role in protecting the coastal zone.
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Excessive sugar intake linked with unhealthy fat deposits

Sugar consumption is linked with larger fat deposits around the heart and in the abdomen, which are risky for health. That's the finding of a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). "When we consume too much sugar the excess is converted to fat and stored," said study author Ms. So Yun Yi, a PhD student at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.
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Spraying ethanol to nanofiber masks makes them reusable

A joint research team from POSTECH and Japan's Shinshu University evaluates the filtration efficiency of nanofiber and melt-blown filters when cleaned with ethanol.
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Declining eyesight improved by looking at deep red light

Staring at a deep red light for three minutes a day can significantly improve declining eyesight, finds a new UCL-led study, the first of its kind in humans.
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Improved medical imaging improves cancer staging

Prof. TIAN Chao's group improved the imaging quality and 3D construction of the photoacoustic imaging, and applied them to in vivo sentinel lymph node imaging.
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3D magnetotelluric imaging reveals magma recharging beneath Weishan volcano

Researches have succeeded in obtaining a high-resolution 3D resistivity model of approximately 20 km depth beneath the Weishan volcano in the Wudalianchi volcanic field (WVF) for the first time. The study evealed the image of potential magma chambers and the estimated melt fractions.
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Ladder falls have long-lasting consequences for older blokes

In the world's first study of long-term impacts from ladder falls, Queensland researchers have found half of fallers experience a deterioration in their psychological wellbeing for at least six months after the incident.
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'Spear and shield' inspire high toughness microstructure

Researchers designed a discontinuous fibrous Bouligand (DFB) architecture and tested the 3D-printed single-edge notched specimens with such architecture for optimization parameter.
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The magnetic history of ice

The history of our planet has been written, among other things, in the periodic reversal of its magnetic poles. Scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science propose a new means of reading this historic record: in ice. Their findings could lead to a refined probing ice cores and, in the future, might be applied to understanding the magnetic history of other bodies in our solar system, including Mars and Jupiter's moon Europa.
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Researchers employ antennas for angstrom displacement sensing

Micro -- nano Optics and Technology Research Group led by Prof. LU Yonghua and Prof. WANG Pei from University of Science and Technology of China realized nanometric displacement measurement through the interaction between the illumination optical field and the optical antennas.
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New research paves way for developing therapies that could slow down Alzheimer's

Neuroscientists and stem cell researchers at Lund University in Sweden have developed a research model that allows studying human hippocampal neurons, the brain cells primarily affected by Alzheimer's disease pathology. The study has been published in Stem Cell Reports.
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New solar forecasting model performs best

A new mathematical model for predicting variations in solar irradiance has been developed at Uppsala University. It may help to promote more efficient use of electricity from solar energy. In tests of various data models, the model proved capable of making highly reliable forecasts, and emerged as the best for this purpose in some respects. The results have now been published in two articles in the journal Solar Energy.
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