Trump Says He Will Not Consider National Mask Mandate in U.S., Country With Worst Coronavirus Outbreak in the World

President Donald Trump said in an interview with Fox News Sunday that he would not consider issuing a nationwide mandate requiring people to wear masks to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, effectively adding fuel to the ridiculous debate on masks in the U.S. Read more...
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UAE successfully launches Hope probe, Arab world's first mission to Mars

A rocket carrying the unmanned probe, known as Al-Amal in Arabic, joins China and US in race to red planetThe first Arab space mission to Mars has blasted off aboard a rocket from Japan, with its unmanned probe – called Al-Amal, or Hope – successfully separating about an hour after liftoff.A live feed of the launch showed the rocket carrying the probe lifting off from the Tanegashima Space Centre in southern Japan at 6.58am (9.58pm GMT). Continue reading...
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Coronavirus live news: Trump says Fauci 'alarmist'; Hong Kong makes masks mandatory indoors

South Africa Covid-19 deaths pass 5,000; UN makes urgent appeal for Sudan pandemic help; France to issue mask fines. Follow the latest updatesTrump calls Fauci ‘alarmist’ in Fox news interviewHong Kong makes masks mandatory indoorsBitter coronavirus summit exposes trust deficit among EU leadersGlobal wrap: Hong Kong outbreak ‘critical’ as Covid cases rise worldwideSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.29am BST People in France will risk a fine of €135 ($154) starting Monday for failure to compl...
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New Zealand scientists invent volcano warning system

Researchers claim system could save lives in situations like the Whakaari/White Island eruption in 2019, which killed 21 peopleNew Zealand scientists say they have invented a warning system to predict volcanic eruptions that may prevent future tragedies such as the blast that killed 21 people on White Island/Whakaari in 2019.University of Auckland academics David Dempsey and Shane Cronin say their research “shows patterns of seismic activity before an eruption that make advance warning possible”...
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Coronavirus live news: UK infection rate 'basically flat', says ONS head; South Africa cases top 350,000

UK’s head of Office for National Statistics calls for scaling up of testing; South Africa’s cases become fifth-highest worldwideFace masks mandatory in Melbourne; worldwide deaths pass 600,000Trump reportedly seeks to block testing funds as cases surgeBoris Johnson’s plan for ‘normality’ met with criticism See all our coronavirus coverage 9.53am BST Household transmission of Covid-19 was high if the patient was 10–19 years of age, according to a new South Korean study which is being flagged ...
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FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for Covid-19 Pool Testing, Which Analyzes Multiple Samples at Once

Faced with the biggest coronavirus outbreak in the world and long wait times for test results, the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday issued the first emergency use authorization for covid-19 pool testing, a form of testing that allows up to four samples to be tested at once using the same test.Read more...
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Global wrap: Hong Kong 'critical' as Covid cases rise worldwide

Lam says situation out of control, while Melbourne makes face masks compulsoryCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe coronavirus situation in Hong Kong is “really critical”, with a record 100 new infections recorded on Sunday, the territory’s leader, Carrie Lam, said, as Melbourne became the first city in Australia to make wearing masks compulsory in response to a resurgent and aggressive outbreak there.Hong Kong was held up months ago as a model for its success in keepi...
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Coronavirus live news: cases spreading out of control in Hong Kong; UK infection rate flat, says ONS head

Record 100 new daily cases confirmed in Hong Kong; UK’s head of Office for National Statistics calls for scaling up of testing; South Africa’s cases become fifth-highest worldwideFace masks mandatory in Melbourne; worldwide deaths pass 600,000Boris Johnson insists he can avoid second England-wide lockdownWhat happens when flu meets Covid-19?See all our coronavirus coverage 11.31am BST Iranian health officials have been seeking to play down their president’s estimate that 25 million people ha...
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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson insists he can avoid second England-wide lockdown

PM says reimposition of national measures is ‘nuclear deterrent’ he hopes never to useCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson has insisted he can avoid imposing another England-wide lockdown this winter, describing it as a “nuclear deterrent” that he hopes never to use.Despite chief scientific adviser Patrick Vallance saying “national measures” might be necessary if there were fresh waves of the virus in the coming months, the prime minister said he “certainly” ...
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What happens when flu meets Covid-19?

How seasonal viruses interact with the coronavirus is unknown – it may lessen or sharpen the pandemic – so flu vaccinations are vital Optimists had hoped Covid-19 might not withstand the blistering heat of a British summer. However those hopes have faded: the virus staged a recent resurgence in Iran amid actual blistering temperatures, and has had no trouble persisting in sultry Singapore.But what happens to Covid-19, and us, when the rain and chill – and flu and sniffles – of autumn set in? Esp...
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Signal transduction in cells: Precise or economical?

A cellular signalling cascade balances information transmission against energy consumption.
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A novel comprehensive model tackles arcane PTSD differences in neural activity

Toshinori Chiba (ATR) and his collaborators have proposed an innovative new "Reciprocal Inhibition Model" of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which may aid considerably in its treatment. This model comprehensively explains the inhomogeneous nature of PTSD by addressing inter- and intra-patient variabilities at the neural, attentional, and symptom levels. This model may therefore pave the way for individual-tailored clinical PTSD treatment.
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Scientists trace and identify origin of smallpox vaccine strains used in Civil War

Scientists and historians working at McMaster University, the Mütter Museum and the University of Sydney have pieced together the genomes of old viruses that were used as vaccination strains during and after the American Civil War ultimately leading to the eradication of smallpox.
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Scientists supercharge shellfish to tackle vitamin deficiency in humans

Cambridge scientists have developed a new way to fortify shellfish to tackle human nutrient deficiencies which cause severe health problems across the world. The team is now working with major seafood manufacturers to further test their microencapsulation technology, or "Vitamin Bullets".
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A new idea on how Earth's outer shell first broke into tectonic plates

Plate tectonics theory posits that Earth's outer shell is subdivided into plates that move relative to each other, concentrating most activity along the boundaries between plates, yet the scientific community has no firm concept on how plate tectonics got started. A new answer has been put forward by Dr. Alexander Webb at the University of Hong Kong, in collaboration with an international team in a paper published in Nature Communications.
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Humans need to do better if we're to avoid ocean system collapse

A new relationship between humanity and the ocean is required to secure the continuity of the diverse life support roles provided by the sea, according to a paper published in Nature Communications on 17 July 2020. Titled 'A transition to sustainable ocean governance,' it describes three key transition pathways that can make complex ocean systems more resilient and ensure a more sustainable future.
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