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Trump Campaign Launches Online Ads Urging Supporters to Sign a 'Petition' to Ban TikTok

As we all know, President Donald Trump isn’t one to forget the people or things he believes have “wronged” him. It therefore comes as no surprise that Trump’s campaign has launched an online ad campaign urging his supporters to sign a “petition” to ban TikTok weeks after apparently getting trolled by teens on the…
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Russia's ambassador to UK denies coronavirus vaccine-hacking claims

Accusations that Russian intelligence was involved in cyber attacks on coronavirus labs make ‘no sense’, says envoyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageRussia’s ambassador to London has denied accusations by Britain and its allies of helping hackers target labs conducting coronavirus vaccine research, in a UK television interview to be broadcast on Sunday.Andrei Kelin said Thursday’s allegations by Britain, the US and Canada that a hacking group called APT29 was behind the...
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Coronavirus live news: global deaths pass 600,000 as Sydney tightens overseas arrivals

Record daily cases increased by over a quarter of a million; Sydney to limit overseas arrivals to 350 per day from Monday; Restrictions tightened in Barcelona. Follow the latest updatesUS faces terrifying autumn as virus surges‘Disastrous’: new lockdown means some Melbourne childcare centres could shut in weeksTrump reportedly seeks to block testing funds as Covid-19 surges across south and westBoris Johnson’s plan for ‘normality’ met with criticism See all our coronavirus coverage 1.20am BST ...
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Coronavirus live news: Melbourne makes face coverings mandatory from Wednesday as global deaths pass 600,000

New measure comes into force at 11.59pm on Wednesday as city announces 363 new cases; global deaths pass 600,000; Sydney to limit overseas arrivals to 350 per day from Monday; Restrictions tightened in Barcelona. Follow the latest updatesUS faces terrifying autumn as virus surges‘Disastrous’: new lockdown means some Melbourne childcare centres could shut in weeksTrump reportedly seeks to block testing funds as Covid-19 surges across south and westBoris Johnson’s plan for ‘normality’ met with cri...
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Why epidemiology is not a science but a priesthood

I’ve made a number of comments about epidemiology on Twitter. Bringing a few of these together: The "mad scientist" is not a creation of the movies but a grim ongoing reality. Eugenics and psychiatry have always supported totalitarian dictatorships. "Climate science" followed suit. And today epidemiology. Science without ethics is pure evil. — Sanjeev Sabhlok, […]
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Therapists and teachers warn of looming mental health crisis

Many people avoided seeking care during the pandemic, but experts warn of an ‘explosion’ in referrals in the autumn Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage“Talking therapies” services run by the NHS will be overwhelmed in the autumn when almost 500,000 people who did not get treated during the lockdown finally seek help, according to a major therapy provider. The warning comes as teachers predict a wellbeing crisis among children when schools return full-time in September.An...
Tags: Health, England, Science, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Ieso Digital Health, Coronavirus outbreak


São Paulo Firefighters Battle Mountain Forest Fire

Firefighters in the state of São Paulo battled a forest fire burning on the side of one of Brazil’s highest mountains, video taken on July 17 shows.This footage, posted by the Corpo de Bombeiros da PMESP, shows firefighting efforts in the vicinity of Pedra da Mina, the fourth highest mountain in Brazil. The peak skirts the border between the states of São Paulo and Minas Gerais, where the fire began before burning into São Paulo on the morning of July 17.The area currently burning is remote: acc...
Tags: Science, News, Brazil, Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais, Corpo de Bombeiros da PMESP, Pedra da Mina, Mina Gerais, Corpo de Bombeiros


Matt Hancock in new U-turn on coronavirus testing data

Health secretary finally bows to pressure to hand over full facts about positive tests to council health officialsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe health secretary, Matt Hancock, has bowed to pressure from councils, which demanded full access to the names and data of people in their areas who tested positive for Covid-19, and those with whom they have been in contact, in another major government U-turn.Local authorities and public health officials have been complai...
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How to reach the right state of mind before a mission to Mars, according to an astrophysicist

Imagine being confined to a metal cell with a couple of other people and few amenities for months or even years. Maybe after that, you’ll be moved to a new compound, but you still have no privacy and extremely limited communication with your family and anyone else in the outside world. You feel both crowded and lonely at the same time, and yet no one comes to treat your emerging mental-health problems. While this might sound like life in prison, it could just as easily be life as a deep-space ex...
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James Lovelock: 'The biosphere and I are both in the last 1% of our lives'

On the eve of his 101st birthday, the father of the Gaia theory discusses Covid-19, extreme weather… and freezing hamstersJames Lovelock is best known as the father of Gaia Theory, the revolutionary idea that life on Earth is a self-regulating community of organisms interacting with each other and their surroundings. An independent scientist who eschews the academic establishment, he has variously been described as a maverick, prophet of doom, environmental philosopher and Gandalf. This month, h...
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Will we ever find Planet 9? The mystery that could lie at the edge of our solar system

Planet nine may be orbiting far from the Sun, at the edge of our solar system. Astronomers, seeing odd irregularities in the orbits of the outer planets suspect another, unknown, planet may orbit beyond the eight we know of today. The number of known planets in our solar system has risen and fallen over time. From the six worlds known to ancient people (including Earth), astronomers have found the planets Uranus and Neptune. Uranus was first seen in 1781, and seventy years later, astronomer Gius...
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Coronavirus: UK plans millions of antibody tests after trial success - report

The finger-prick tests were found to be 98.6% accurate in secret human trials held in June, according to the Daily TelegraphCoronavirus latest updatesThe UK government is planning to distribute millions of free coronavirus antibody tests after successful secret trials, according to reports.The finger-prick tests, which can tell within 20 minutes if a person has ever been exposed to the coronavirus, were found to be 98.6% accurate in human trials held in June, the Daily Telegraph reported. Contin...
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Researchers Created an App That Monitors Your Mental Health by Tracking Your Data

Even though I appreciate that it’s for a good cause, this app still sounds like something out of Minority Report.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Android, Apps, Science, Privacy, Smartphone, Smartphones, Mental Health, Tracking, Data Privacy, Privacy And Security


Ultra-Black Fish Discovered by Scientists in Depths of Ocean, Pictures Show How the Deep-Sea Creatures Camouflage With Darkness and Swim at Ease

Camouflage themselves with ultra-black, they discovered a never-seen-before fish species, swimming in the depths of the ocean. These ultra-black fish are among the darkest creatures ever found, evolving to camouflage themselves to the predators, even with no sunlight, scientists explain in a recent study.
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Country diary: the deadly yew also offers welcome shade

Country diary: the deadly yew also offers welcome shade. Clipsham, Rutland: Sculpted into shapes the avenue of yews provides cool on a hot day, but there is other darkness in these graveyard trees
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Male sexual worries: What has changed in the post-Viagra age?

Scientists report a change in why men seek help for sexual problems, with fewer men complaining about impotence (erectile dysfunction) and premature ejaculation, and more men, especially younger men, complaining about low sexual desire and curvature of the penis (Peyronie's disease).
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Prostate cancer: How can we decide when to treat?

You have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and your doctor gives you the option of not being treated, but of remaining under observation: is there any objective way you can decide to be treated or not treated? What should you do? Now using first results from analysis of the world's biggest Active Surveillance prostate cancer database, scientists have begun to identify which patients are at risk of the disease developing and which patients can continue to safely delay treatment.
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