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Global report: AstraZeneca chief believes Covid vaccine will work on variant strain

Pascal Soirot says firm has ‘winning formula’ to improve Oxford jab’s efficacy, as countries across Europe roll out vaccination programsSee all our coronavirus coverageThe head of the firm behind the Oxford Covid vaccine has said researchers believe the jab will be effective against the variant strain of the virus that was first found in the UK.AstraZeneca chief executive, Pascal Soriot, told the Sunday Times more tests were needed to be sure, but hailed the discovery of what he called a “winnin...
Tags: Europe, Science, UK News, World news, Oxford, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Pascal Soriot, Sunday Times, Coronavirus, Oxford Covid, Pascal Soirot


Far-Right Reddit Clone Voat Has Shut Down, for Real This Time

Voat, the abhorrent Reddit clone that became a home for toxic communities and conspiracy theories like QAnon, has shut down. Although the site has claimed to be closing before, this time it appears to be legit. When you type in its address in your browser, you are not able to access the site, and instead see this…Read more...
Tags: Science, Social Media, Reddit, Hate, Voat, QAnon


It’s Not Just You. There’s a Problem With iCloud Sign-In and Activation Right Now [Update: It's Fixed]

Various users that received Apple devices as Christmas presents unfortunately did not experience immediate joy due to a problem with iCloud Account and Sign-In. The company states that the issue began occurring on Christmas morning and is affecting some users.Read more...
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It’s Not Just You. There’s a Problem With iCloud Sign-In and Activation Right Now

Various users that received Apple devices as Christmas presents unfortunately did not experience immediate joy due to a problem with iCloud Account and Sign-In. The company states that the issue began occurring on Christmas morning and is affecting some users.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Icloud, Applewatch, HomePod


Exceptionally well-preserved snack bar unearthed in Pompeii

The frescoed thermopolium, a Roman-era fast-food stall, is the first to be fully excavatedResearchers said on Saturday they had discovered a frescoed thermopolium or fast-food counter in an exceptional state of preservation in Pompeii. Related: Researchers win £1m grant to unlock secrets of Viking-era treasure trove Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Italy, Archaeology, Pompeii


Science says you should pet your dog before leaving

Just exactly how much are dogs upset when we leave?A new study finds that dogs spend time looking for us after we're gone.The experiment also found that dogs are more relaxed when we give them an affectionate, gentle petting before leaving. Between the heartrending sad eyes when we leave and the explosion of happiness when we return, many (rightfully flattered) dog owners reasonably wonder what happens in-between. The physical evidence suggests nothing really bad happens—outside the occasional ...
Tags: Science, Dogs, Relationships, Animals, Trust, Innovation, Labrador, Pisa, Perugia Italy


Hypnotic timelapse of things drying out

Christian Stangl (previously here) turned a common process into a gorgeous abstract short film using macro footage of things as they dry out. Life needs water. But this fluid tends to evaporate over time into a gaseous state. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Science, News, Timelapse, Christian Stangl, Dessication


Saturday's Best Deals: Tarte Cosmetics Sale, Samsung 50-Inch 4K Smart TV, Le Creuset Stoneware, Rechargeable Batteries, Dishwashing Supplies, and More

An ENZOO automatic vacuum food saver machine and a Samsung 50-inch LED 4K UHD Smart Tizen TV lead Saturday’s best deals.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Samsung


Coronavirus live news: millions more wake up to tier 4 in England

Follow all the latest on the coronavirus pandemic across the worldMillions wake up to tougher restrictions in UK Covid led to huge London property exodus, says HamptonsAustralian golf great Greg Norman tests positive for Covid-19 9.19am GMT France’s first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine were delivered early Saturday to the Paris hospital system’s central pharmacy outside the capital, AFP reported.After more than 62,000 Covid-19 deaths in France, shots are set to begin with p...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, England, Science, London, France, Russia, Eu, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Thailand, Infectious Diseases, Paris, Myanmar, Bangkok


Ten reasons why we got Covid-19 vaccines so quickly without 'cutting corners' | Adam Finn

The speedy rollout is thanks to a combination of foresight, hard work and lucky breaksCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe speed at which effective Covid-19 vaccines have come through to authorisation has caused surprise. Compared with previous vaccines, the process has been very fast and so, naturally, people are asking how can it have happened without some kind of compromise on standards and care. Explaining it all as simply a result of the wonders of the latest scie...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Adam Finn


Model used to evaluate lockdowns was flawed

In a recent study, researchers from Imperial College London developed a model to assess the effect of different measures used to curb the spread of the coronavirus. However, the model had fundamental shortcomings and cannot be used to draw the published conclusions, claim Swedish researchers from Lund University, and other institutions, in the journal Nature.
Tags: Science, Imperial College London, Lund University



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