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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Trailer Wins the Super Bowl

I don’t know from sports, but I know my supes, and as far as I’m concerned, the Super Bowl was between the New York City Falcons and the Brooklyn Bucky-neers. They both won and so did we.Read more...
Tags: Science, New York City, Super Bowl, Captain America, Falcon, Falcons, Sam Wilson, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Human Interest, Bucky Barnes, Sharon Carter, Marvel Comics Characters, Emily VanCamp, Fictional Characters, The Super Bowl


China Rolls Out New Anti-Monopoly Rules Aimed at Reining in Big Tech

China released new anti-monopoly protocols on Sunday aimed at cracking down on the country’s tech giants, Reuters reports. The guidelines, which finalize drafted legislation originally released in November, are intended to “stop monopolistic behaviours in the platform economy and protect fair competition in the…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Monopoly, Economy, Companies, Tencent, Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, Reuters, Business Finance, Big Tech, Competition Law, Platform Economy, Companies Of China, S Tech


Minneapolis Cops Reportedly Used Google Location Data to Track Down George Floyd Protestors

Minneapolis law enforcement used Google location data to help track down suspects accused of inciting violence during protests of the police killing of George Floyd last May, according to a weekend TechCrunch report.Read more...
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Citizen scientists are filling research gaps created by the pandemic

The rapid spread of COVID-19 in 2020 disrupted field research and environmental monitoring efforts worldwide. Travel restrictions and social distancing forced scientists to cancel studies or pause their work for months. These limits measurably reduced the accuracy of weather forecasts and created data gaps on issues ranging from bird migration to civil rights in U.S. public schools. Our work relies on this kind of information to track seasonal events in nature and understand how climate change i...
Tags: Florida, Science, Biology, Earth, Conservation, Innovation, Ecology, Biodiversity, Naples Botanical garden, Coronavirus, Chad Washburn, National Academies of Science Engineering, Theresa Crimmins, Erin Posthumus Outreach Coordinator, U S Fish Wildlife Service University of Arizona, Kathleen Prudic


Abandoned by Their Parents, These Cape Cormorants Have Human Friends Working to Ensure They Survive

Nearly 1,200 baby Cape cormorants are currently being nursed and cared for by a rescue center in Cape Town, South Africa after being abandoned by their parents on Robben Island last month. The seabirds are considered an endangered species, and were found starving on the island. Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Birds, Robben Island, Cape Town South Africa, Pelican, Cormorant, Seabirds, African Penguin, Flightless Birds, Cormorant Culling, Flightless Cormorant, Cape Cormorant




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Readers reply: how do spacecraft manoeuvre in the vacuum of space?

The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical conceptsHow do spacecraft manoeuvre in space? Surely, in a vacuum, reaction force will not work?Rolf EricssonPlease post new questions to [email protected] Continue reading...
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How to Stream Puppy Bowl XVII Without Cable

An important event is taking place today.Read more...
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Study shows Oxford Covid vaccine has less protection against South African variant

Researchers say vaccines’ focus must shift to protecting people from hospitalisation and deathCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine will not stop people becoming ill if they contract the South African variant of Covid-19, researchers have confirmed, warning that vaccines’ focus needs to shift from population immunity to protecting individuals from hospitalisation and death.The small study in 2,000 people aged 31, who are less likely to become ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Biology, Society, UK News, Medical Research, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Janssen, Novavax, Coronavirus


Study shows Oxford Covid jab has less protection against South African variant

Researchers say vaccines’ focus must shift to protecting people from hospitalisation and deathCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine will not stop people becoming ill if they contract the South African variant of Covid-19, researchers have confirmed, warning that vaccines’ focus needs to shift from population immunity to protecting individuals from hospitalisation and death.The small study in 2,000 people aged 31, who are less likely to become ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Biology, Society, UK News, Medical Research, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Janssen, Novavax, Coronavirus, Oxford Covid


Freedom and fairness: Covid vaccine passport plans cause global unease

Schemes are in development from Sweden to China, but there are fears around transmission and social unrestCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt is the question being asked with increasing urgency around the world, at least in countries where the vaccine is already available: how much freedom to live life as it was before the pandemic should be granted to those who have been vaccinated against Covid-19?Its impacts range from the speed at which economies can open to when g...
Tags: Health, Europe, Japan, Science, Sweden, Biology, China, Germany, Israel, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Covid vaccine booster may be needed as variants emerge, says minister

Nadhim Zahawi suggests annual vaccines or autumn booster could help keep on top of mutating virusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe vaccines minister, Nadhim Zahawi, has said people may need a Covid booster jab in autumn as more variants of the virus emerge, although the government is still confident current vaccines will prevent severe symptoms.His comments came following the release of a study showing the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab has reduced efficacy against the Sout...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Biology, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Nadhim Zahawi, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca


When will Britain's Covid lockdown be lifted? Three scenarios

At best, vaccines and lockdown could make life more normal by May. But at worst, a new mutation could undo any progressCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHopes are rising that Britain may soon put the worst of Covid-19 behind it. After a year in which the disease has paralysed the nation, killed more than 100,000 people, closed schools and universities, and brought the NHS to its knees, there are now signs of hope emerging.Most optimism stems from Britain’s vaccination p...
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Tensions rise as rival Mars probes approach their final destination

Anxious moment for scientists in US, China and UAE as spacecrafts enter crucial stages of long journey to red planetThe skies above Mars will witness some startling aeronautical displays in the next few days when three rival space robot probes reach the red planet after journeying for millions of miles across space. Related: US billionaires vie to make space the next business frontier Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, China, US, World news, Nasa, United Arab Emirates, Mars, Uae, US China


Scientists measure spectral line of Cherenkov radiation in radiant regime

The scientists of Tomsk Polytechnic University jointly with the colleagues from Keysight company have conducted an experiment with an electron beam at the TPU microtron to study a super-radiant regime that occurs when radiation is generated by a train of electron bunches. The research findings obtained by a high-precision measurement of a spectral line width proved that about 8,000 electron bunches in a super-radiant regime form monochromatic Cherenkov radiation. This experiment was conducted fo...
Tags: Science, Keysight, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Cherenkov


Beyond secretion of insulin,the novel function of β cell in regulating glucose homeostasis

In a new study published in Journal of Extracellular Vesicles, Chen-Yu Zhang's group and Antonio Vidal-Puig's group at University of Cambridge report that pancreatic β cells secrete miR-29 family members (miR-29a, miR-29b and miR-29c) in response to high levels of free fatty acids (FFAs). These β cell-derived miR-29s are delivered to the liver, promoting insulin resistance and enhancing hepatic glucose output.
Tags: Science, University of Cambridge, Chen Yu Zhang, Antonio Vidal Puig


New research reveals drivers of regionally different ozone responses to the COVID-19

Professor Ding Aijun explored global air-quality changes during COVID-19 lockdowns and regional disparities in O3 responses to emission reductions. They integrated multiple observational datasets, including global air quality monitoring network and satellite retrievals, to shed more light on the regional differences in interactions between emissions, atmospheric chemistry, and meteorological conditions.
Tags: Science, Ding Aijun


Happy childhood? That's no guarantee for good mental health

It's well understood that a difficult childhood can increase the likelihood of mental illness, but according to new research from the University of South Australia, a happy and secure childhood does not always protect a child from developing a mental illness later in life.
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