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What about Israel? Does it show that vaccines don’t work? #1

This might be a multi-blog post discussion so I’ve numbered this 1. Ted Steele has co-authored this piece which considers many countries including Israel. My analysis of Israel: It is hard to conclude from the charts in Ted’s article that, on average, the vaccines have done anything meaningful. But this macro-approach is probably not the […]
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Scientists find the molecules necessary for life swirling newborn planets

Did you know Neural is taking the stage this fall? Together with an amazing line-up of experts, we will explore the future of AI during TNW Conference 2021. Secure your online ticket now! A team of researchers at the University of Leeds recently made the startling discovery that many observable protoplanets are surrounded by the raw molecules necessary for life. Planets such as Earth are formed when the gravitational pull of a star captures swirling clouds of dust and gas. Over time, the clouds ...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Leeds, University Of Leeds, Neural, Next Featured


Physicists think we’ve detected the dark energy ripping our universe apart

Did you know Neural is taking the stage this fall? Together with an amazing line-up of experts, we will explore the future of AI during TNW Conference 2021. Secure your online ticket now! A team of researchers led by physicists at the University of Cambridge may have accidentally stumbled upon the biggest (as in, size-wise) discovery in the history of physics: dark energy. And not a moment too soon, as many scientists believe this mysterious force is literally ripping the universe apart. Up fron...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Tech, University of Cambridge, Neural, Next Featured


Rules on GM farming and cars to be top of UK bonfire of EU laws

Minister reveals plans to change laws inherited from EU, with rules on medical devices also in crosshairsRules on genetically modified farming, medical devices and vehicle standards will be top of a bonfire of laws inherited from the EU as the government seeks to change legislation automatically transferred to the UK post-Brexit.Thousands of laws and regulations would be reviewed, modified or repealed under a new programme aimed at cementing the UK’s independence and “Brexit opportunities”, Davi...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Science, Technology, Law, Environment, David Cameron, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Medical Research, Farming, Gm


A crew member on the SpaceX civilian launch survived cancer as a kid, and took a photo of her 10-year-old self into orbit

An annotated picture the Inspiration4 crew sits inside a model Crew Dragon spaceship. Left to right: Chris Sembroski, Sian Proctor, Jared Isaacman, and Hayley Arceneaux. SpaceX/Insider A member of SpaceX's all-civilian crew took a picture of her 10-year-old self to space. Hayley Arceneaux is a cancer survivor, she had bone cancer as a kid. She said she hopes the picture will show children receiving cancer treatments that "there is a future." See more stories on Insider's business ...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Florida, Science, Cancer, Trends, Earth, Tennessee, New York Times, News UK, Memphis, St Jude, Arceneaux, Inspiration4, Marianne Guenot, Hayley Arceneaux


A crew member on the SpaceX civilian launch survived cancer as a kid, and took a photo of her ten-year-old self into orbit

An annotated picture the Inspiration4 crew sits inside a model Crew Dragon spaceship. Left to right: Chris Sembroski, Sian Proctor, Jared Isaacman, and Hayley Arceneaux. SpaceX/Insider A member of SpaceX's all-civilian crew took a picture of her ten-year-old self to space. Hayley Arceneaux is a cancer survivor, she had bone cancer as a kid. She said she hopes the picture will show children receiving cancer treatments that "there is a future." See more stories on Insider's business...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Florida, Science, Cancer, Trends, Earth, Tennessee, New York Times, News UK, Memphis, St Jude, Arceneaux, Inspiration4, Marianne Guenot, Hayley Arceneaux


How Italian Physicist Laura Bassi Became the First Woman to Have an Academic Career in the 18th Century

The practice and privilege of academic science has been slow in trickling down from its origins as a pursuit of leisured gentleman. While many a leisured lady may have taken an interest in science, math, or philosophy, most women were denied participation in academic institutions and scholarly societies during the scientific revolution of the 1700s. Only a handful of women — seven known in total — were granted doctoral degrees before the year 1800. It wasn’t until 1678 that a female scholar was...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Gender, Science, College, America, History, Physics, Italy, Benjamin Franklin, Marie Curie, Newton, Stanford University, Bologna, Laura, Josh Jones


A California father described his regret after his unvaccinated pregnant wife was ventilated and their unborn baby died

A pregnant woman (not the one in the article) is awaiting a shot of COVID-19 vaccine in Bogotá, Colombia, on July 23. Photo by Raul Arboleda/AFP via Getty Images Esmeralda Ramos of Victorville, CA, caught COVID-19 in August about six months into her pregnancy. She had to be ventilated after being hospitalized and lost the baby on Sunday. Ramos, 43, was scared to be vaccinated, her husband said. He is calling on others to get the shots. See more stories on Insider's business page. A f...
Tags: Post, Science, Nbc, California, Washington Post, Cdc, US, Los Angeles, Trends, News UK, Vaccine, Pregnant, Guevara, Don, Bogota Colombia, Ramos


Recent discoveries reveal how dogs are hardwired to understand and communicate with people - even at birth

An owner and her dog. Ling Jin/Getty Images Recent findings reveal that dogs are born ready to communicate with and understand people. Studies show puppies can reciprocate human eye contact and follow gestures to locate food. Research also suggests puppies raised with little human contact can understand gestures without training. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dogs often seem uncannily shrewd about what we're trying to tell them.A handful of recent studies offer surpr...
Tags: Science, News, Minnesota, Biology, Dogs, California, Animals, Berlin, Trends, Evolution, Animal Behavior, Wolves, Puppies, Duke University, Labrador, Scientific Reports


Moderna says a study showed falling COVID-19 immunity over time and a need for boosters - even though most 'breakthrough' infections weren't severe

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine lab tech Sendy Puerto processes blood samples from study participants in the specimen processing lab, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 in Miami. The volunteers are taking part in testing the NIH funded Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Taimy Alvarez/AP Moderna said people vaccinated in 2020 caught COVID-19 more often than those vaccinated this year. This suggested immunity from its COVID-19 shot waned over time, and provided evidence for a booster dose, it sai...
Tags: Health, Science, News, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, World Health Organization, Miami, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Biden, Nih, Booster, Reuters


​Fossilised long-legged giant penguin identified as new species

Skeleton found by children in New Zealand helps fill in gaps in natural historyIn January 2006 a group of children in summer camp in Waikato, New Zealand, went on a fossil-hunting field trip with a seasoned archaeologist. They kayaked to the upper Kawhia harbour, a hotspot for this sort of activity, and they expected to find fossils of shellfish and the like, as they regularly did on these Hamilton junior naturalist club expeditions.But on this day, just before heading home, close to where they’...
Tags: Science, Animals, Environment, World news, Birds, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Evolution, Fossils, Hamilton, Kawhia, Palaeontology, Waikato New Zealand


Food fraud and counterfeit cotton: the detectives untangling the global supply chain

Amid the complex web of international trade, proving the authenticity of a product can be near-impossible. But one company is taking the search to the atomic levelFive years ago, the textile giant Welspun found itself mired in a scandal that hinged on a single word: “Egyptian”. At the time, Welspun was manufacturing more than 45m metres of cotton sheets every year – enough to tie a ribbon around the Earth and still have fabric left over for a giant bow. It supplied acres of bed linen to the like...
Tags: Food, Business, Science, Fair Trade, Walmart, Earth, Egypt, Food & drink industry, Global Economy, Fashion industry, Manufacturing sector, Welspun, Welpsun



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