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Booze has a long history on the space station - even though NASA has banned drinking in space for almost 50 years

Researchers with Space Cargo Unlimited prepare bottles of French red wine to be flown aboard a Northrop Grumman capsule to the International Space Station, November 2, 2019. Associated Press Researchers sent red wine into orbit last year so astronauts could study how space affects it. It's not the first time booze launched into space: Russian cosmonauts have smuggled liquor into orbit, and NASA astronauts have occasionally indulged, though NASA banned drinking in orbit. More alcohol consu...
Tags: Europe, Elon Musk, Science, France, Virginia, Alcohol, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Virgin Galactic, Luxembourg, Wine, Mars, Astronauts


Coronavirus live news: Italy's death toll passes 60,000; UK records another 231 Covid deaths

Italy has sixth highest death toll across the world; Russia reports 29,039 new cases, taking cumulative total to 2,460,770California heads for Covid lockdown as US records 200,000 cases a dayMilitary planes to fly vaccines in to Britain to avoid ports hit by BrexitOne in three ‘unlikely to take Covid vaccine’ in UKThe vaccine miracle: how scientists waged the battle against CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.28pm GMT The South African government has urged school students who attended a ...
Tags: UK, Science, Russia, US, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Britain, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Cyril Ramaphosa, Coronavirus


Trump Reveals That Another Member of His Inner Circle, Rudy Giuliani, Has Covid-19 Via Tweet

To no one’s surprise, especially given the reckless behavior exhibited by President Donald Trump and those in his orbit, Rudy Giuliani, the president’s infamous personal and campaign lawyer most recently known for farting in the courtroom, has covid-19. Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Awesome, Now Police Are Using Automated Drones

Police drones are already a dystopian horror story straight out of the pages of 1984, but now they’re even beginning to think for themselves. Read more...
Tags: Science, Police, Artificial Intelligence, Drones, Ai, Police Technology


Japan’s Hayabusa2 Probe Has Sent Bits of the Ryugu Asteroid Back to Earth

After six years of traveling and exploring, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Hayabusa2 probe on Saturday sent a capsule back to Earth filled with what scientists hope is at least a 100 milligram-sample of the asteroid Ryugu, which is located about 186 million miles (300 million kilometers) from Earth. …Read more...
Tags: Space, Japan, Science, Earth, Asteroids, JAXA, Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, Ryugu, Hayabusa2


The Creators of the Upcoming Star Trek: Discovery Art Book Discuss Creating a Worthy Collection

The Art of Star Trek: Discovery, written by experienced Trek writers Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann, looks to be an extremely exciting collection. It’s a coffee table book full of the show’s concept art and design work, with interviews from the creators and a huge dose of behind-the-scenes information. Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Cbs, Viacom, Star Trek Discovery, Terry J Erdmann, Paula M Block


Italy's death toll passes 60,000 – as it happened

This blog is now closed. We’ve launched a new blog at the link below: Coronavirus news – live 12.20am GMT We’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest: Related: Coronavirus live news: Giuliani tests positive for Covid; California braces for lockdown 11.37pm GMT Melbourne has welcomed its first international passenger flight in five months, an arrival that will test the state of Victoria’s revamped hotel quarantine system.Australia has since March closed its...
Tags: Science, Australia, California, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Victoria, Melbourne, Giuliani, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Giuliani tests positive for Covid; California braces for lockdown

California confirmed record new cases on Sunday; Melbourne welcomes first international flight in five months; Tunisia extends curfew to 2021Rudy Giuliani has coronavirus, Donald Trump saysCalifornia heads for Covid lockdown as US records 200,000 cases a dayOne in three ‘unlikely to take Covid vaccine’ in UKThe vaccine miracle: how scientists waged the battle against CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.19am GMT Hello and welcome to today’s live coronavirus news with me, Helen Sullivan. ...
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Are psi phenomena real? A study on precognition once exploded science

A 2011 study by psychologist Dr. Daryl Bem seemed to prove that ESP and other psychic phenomena may be real.The study caused tremendous controversy and catalyzed a re-examination of psychology research methods.Bem's paper had many critics but its results were replicated in some later studies. Among the scientific studies that came out in the past decade, perhaps none were more controversial than the 2011 paper by the American psychologist Dr. Daryl Bem. He proved an explosive notion, that preco...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Research, ESP, Brain, Innovation, Berkeley, University Of California, Cornell, Cornell University, Santa Barbara, Carnegie Mellon, Bem, Human Mind, Derren Brown, University of Amsterdam


Jerrold Post, CIA psychiatrist who profiled Trump, dies of Covid aged 86

Family salutes ‘insatiable, roving curiosity, probing empathy’Pioneer in field predicted Trump would not concede defeatJerrold M Post, a psychiatrist who profiled dictators for the CIA and who declared Donald Trump a “dangerous, destructive charismatic leader”, has died of Covid-19. He was 86. Related: 'Saddam, tell me about your mum' Continue reading...
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Birx says the vaccine is 'critical' to ending the pandemic, but it won't 'save us' from the impending COVID-19 surge

Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, said in an interview Sunday that the COVID-19 vaccine is "critical," but it wouldn't save Americans from the impending surge of COVID-19 infections. "Every state across this country needs to increase their mitigation, and every state needs to be critically informing their state population that the gatherings that we saw in Thank...
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Will the U.S. ever have a national COVID-19 testing strategy?

NEW YORK — As the coronavirus epidemic worsens, U.S. health experts hope Joe Biden’s administration will put in place something Donald Trump’s has not — a comprehensive national testing strategy. Such a strategy, they say, could systematically check more people for infections and spot surges before they take off. The health experts say it would be an improvement from the current practice, which has professional athletes and students at elite universities getting routine tests while many other Am...
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Birx: Health Officials Still Have Their Hands Full Debunking Trump's Covid-19 'Myths'

White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said she’s frustrated that viral covid-19 “myths” like those spread by the president and other high-profile politicians continue to undermine public perception about the severity of covid-19, even now eight months into the pandemic after the virus has…Read more...
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This Slick Mini-Doc Explores the Unlikely Origins of Batman Beyond

No one really, uhh, wanted Batman Beyond. It seemed like a weird idea, mandated by corporate executives. But it worked, and it worked really well. It’s a cool story. Read more...
Tags: Science, Bruce Timm, Kevin Conroy, Batman Beyond, Paul Dini, Will Friedle


US coronavirus cases jumped by over 10% this past week and over 1 million were added in 5 days

Medical staff check on a patient in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at the United Memorial Medical Center on December 2, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Go Nakamura/Getty Images The US added over 1 million cases of coronavirus in the first five days of December and recorded a 10% increase in cases over the past week, according to the COVID Tracking project.  Despite the CDC's recommendation that the American public does not travel for Thanksgiving,  a high number of travelers flew throughout the ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Data, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Houston Texas, Fauci, United Memorial Medical Center, Moderna, Coronavirus




Coronavirus vaccine czar urges Black Americans to put aside concerns about the vaccine, saying 'nobody's being used as a guinea pig'

Moncef Slaoui, the head of White House operation "Warp Speed" seen during a press conference in the White House Rose Garden. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Moncef Slaoui, the head of the White House operation "Warp Speed" said in an interview Sunday that "nobody's being used as a guinea pig" as the COVID-19 vaccine inches closer to becoming available to some people in the US. CNN's Jake Tapper asked Slaoui about how the US planned to convince minority communities the vaccine was safe, gi...
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Sunday's Best Deals: Samsung 55-Inch 4K TV, Instant Pot Duo Nova, Klairs Skincare Essentials, FIFA 21, Madden 21, UFC 4, and More

A Samsung 55-inch LED 4K UHD Smart Tizen TV and an Instant Pot Duo Nova lead Sunday’s best deals.Read more...
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Watch SpaceX launch its new and improved cargo Dragon spacecraft for the first time

SpaceX is launching a new spacecraft during its 21st Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission for the International Space Station this morning. The launch is set to take off at 11:17 AM EST (8:17 AM PST) from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and will be the first ever flight of an updated version of SpaceX’s cargo-specific Dragon spacecraft, which can carry more supplies and experiment materials and which can dock all on its own with the Space Station . Prior Dragon cargo craft requ...
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Neil Ferguson: 'I gave them an open goal to some extent'

The Imperial College epidemiologist behind influential Covid modelling found himself in the unwelcome glare of the mediaJoe Wicks: ‘I believe when you give, give, give, the world ends up giving back’See the Observer’s faces of 2020 in fullThis year will go down as a challenging one for most people, but for Neil Ferguson, the epidemiologist in charge of Imperial College’s influential Covid-19 modelling, it has been an intense, professionally rewarding but personally difficult 12 months.“It has be...
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I run to keep fit, but I hate it

No one would argue that running isn’t good for you, but do we really have to pretend to like it, too?For the 126th time this year, I turn the corner by the rowing club and begin the climb towards Stamford Hill. I have half a kilometre to go. Mist has settled on the river to my left, where waterfowls, Egyptian geese and a single, stately heron have gathered by some rushes in a dazzlingly pretty scene for Haringey in late November. They likely make some pleasant noises, but only the fortunes of HM...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Running, Benin, Haringey, Stamford Hill


Quarantining is based on 700 year old virus-fighting logic. Here's how to safely shorten your time in isolation, according to science.

Lazzaretto Vecchio on September 4, 2019 in Venice, Italy. The island was likely the world's first quarantine station. It housed plague-sufferers in the Middle Ages. Amy Zielinski/Getty Images Quarantining is imprecise, 700-year-old virus-fighting logic that originated with the plague in Europe. The coastal cities of Dubrovnik and Venice invented some of the first quarantines in the 1300s and 1400s, which were as long as 40 days (that's 'quaranta giorni' in Italian).  There was no real ...
Tags: Europe, Science, News, Cdc, Trends, Nasa, Noah, Public Health, Canada, Italy, Croatia, Jesus, Venice, Pacific, Dubrovnik, Venice Italy


A Michigan pastor is under fire after claiming 'none have died' from the coronavirus

A nurse puts on her PPE before tending to a COVID-19 patient on October 21, 2020 in Essen, Germany. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images Bart Spencer, the senior pastor at the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Michigan, encouraged churchgoers in a November sermon to contract the virus and "get it over with." He also falsely said "none have died" from the coronavirus.   More than 10,300 people have died from the coronavirus in Michigan, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University. Since his...
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The vaccine miracle: how scientists waged the battle against Covid-19

We trace the extraordinary research effort, from the discovery of the virus’s structure to the start of inoculations this weekCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn the early afternoon of 3 January this year, a small metal box was delivered to the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Centre addressed to virus expert Prof Zhang Yongzhen. Inside, packed in dry ice, were swabs from a patient who was suffering from a novel, occasionally fatal respiratory illness that was sweeping ...
Tags: Health, Science, UK News, World news, Genetics, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, University of Oxford, Wuhan, Coronavirus, COVID, Shanghai Public Health Clinical Centre, Prof Zhang Yongzhen


‘I worked so hard in the lab. I cried when the Covid vaccine news came’

When Covid-19 struck, immunologists hit the ground running, and haven’t stopped since. But the effort paid off, writes a scientist who worked on the Oxford clinical trialsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFrom an early age, I was fascinated with the natural world, and in particular how living things work. For me, the interaction between organisms, such as that between a host and a pathogen, is fascinating. I have always been interested in translational research – how ca...
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Coronavirus live news: Russia reports most daily cases since start of pandemic; US passes 280,000 deaths

Russia reports 29,039 new cases, taking cumulative total to 2,460,770; US confirms record number of cases for third day runningMilitary planes to fly vaccines in to Britain to avoid ports hit by BrexitCricket: two in England camp test positive for CovidAnosmia: how Covid brought loss of smell centre stageUS sees record infections as states face deadline for vaccine ordersSee all our coronavirus coverage 9.10am GMT England’s tour of South Africa lurched back into crisis mode on Sunday after t...
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'It always hits me hard': how a haunting album helped save the whales

Fifty years ago an album of whale calls became an unlikely global hit and kickstarted the ban on hunting. On the anniversary our writer talks to the US scientist who started it allRoger Payne has played the sounds made by humpback whales to thousands of people – “more than thousands,” he corrects himself – in the past 50 years. He has played sections in schools, in churches, on TV talk shows, at the UN; he’s played them to singers, musicians, politicians and other scientists. The response is alw...
Tags: Music, Science, Environment, US, Culture, Wildlife, Marine Life, Un, Whales, Cetaceans, Vermont, Payne


Chang'e-5: China's unmanned moon probe delivers samples to orbiting spacecraft

Successful docking will be followed by orbiter separating and returning lunar material to Earth A Chinese probe carrying samples from the lunar surface has successfully docked with a spacecraft orbiting the moon, in another space first for the nation, state media reported.The manoeuvre on Sunday was part of the ambitious Chang’e-5 mission – named after a mythical Chinese Moon goddess – to bring back the first lunar samples in four decades. Continue reading...
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Revealed: Isaac Newton’s attempts to unlock secret code of pyramids

Unpublished notes show he believed ancient structures held key to the apocalypseHe is the mathematician who laid the foundations of classical physics, formulated the laws of motion and the law of gravity, and remains the epitome of the age of reason.But Isaac Newton’s secret obsessions with alchemy and obscure branches of theology, which only came to light 200 years after his death, reveal another side to the man who helped shape the modern world. Continue reading...
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CAR T cell therapy effective as first-line treatment for high-risk large B-cell lymphoma

A study led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found that axi-cel, an autologous anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy, is a safe and effective first-line therapy for patients with high-risk large B-cell lymphoma (LBCL), a group with an urgent need for new and effective treatments.
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