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Unvaccinated Texas GOP gubernatorial candidate Allen West is ill with COVID-19 and medicating with unproven drugs

Texas GOP gubernatorial candidate then a Florida US Representative listens during a Tea Party Town Hall meeting February 8, 2011 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Texas GOP candidate for governor Allen West and his wife tested positive for COVID-19. West said he might be hospitalized after his oxygen levels dropped and x-rays showed pneumonia. West, who is unvaccinated, said he's taken unproven drugs hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin. Texas GOP gube...
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Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine is extremely helpful at preventing severe COVID-19 but it's hard to come by in the planet's poorer countries

A container of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is seen at the United Memorial Medical Center on December 21, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Getty Images/Go Nakamura Around one million doses of Moderna's vaccines have been sent to low-income countries. The company has been accused of focusing on profit, The New York Times reported. Moderna told the Times it has limited production capacity and is fulfilling existing orders. Poorer countries have received significantly fewer doses of Moderna'...
Tags: Science, Singapore, Africa, Trends, United States, New York Times, The Times, Ethiopia, Pfizer, Times, Tunisia, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Botswana, Johnson Johnson, Houston Texas, Tom Frieden


‘Waiting for a ghost’: the search for dark matter 1km under an Australian town

To study the stuff of the universe, you have to block it out, and that is exactly what a bold project in regional Victoria is trying to doGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingDark matter is flowing through you, right now.This mysterious, invisible stuff makes up more than 80% of the universe, an elusive web of particles that pass freely through matter. To observe it, you have to get rid of all the interference. Continue reading...
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How biodiversity loss is jeopardising the drugs of the future

From willow bark to mosquitoes, nature has been a source of vital medications for centuries. But species die-off caused by human activity is putting this at risk What will biodiversity loss mean for drug discovery?Traditionally used as a painkiller for headaches, snowdrops are now known to slow the onset of dementia. In the 1950s, a natural alkaloid called galantamine was extracted from the bulbs. Today, a synthesised version of this is used to treat Alzheimer’s disease and scientists are invest...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Environment, Wildlife, Conservation, Plants, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease, Biodiversity, Antibiotics, Malaria, Insects


Can migraines be untangled by new medical thinking?

Dr Peter Goadsby’s pioneering work has changed our understanding of migraines. Eva Wiseman, who has endured them since she was a child, hears how he found his way to the source of the pain – and what can be done about itI started yawning, and that was it. That was the sign a migraine was beginning, that I was rolling slowly down that padded cliff. It was inevitable that this would happen half an hour before my interview with neurologist Dr Peter Goadsby, the man forcing the world to take migrain...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, Medical Research, Eva Wiseman, Goadsby, Peter Goadsby


Pluto's Atmosphere Is Dying, Showing Us How Earth May Eventually Die

  Poor Pluto can't seem to catch a break! Scientists have realised that the dwarf planet in our solar system is undergoing changes that are causing Pluto's atmosphere to disappear. Situated 4.8 billion kilometres away from Earth, the icy planet became observable to scientists when it crossed paths with a star in 2018. As it moved in front of the star, Pluto appeared backlit, offering scientists a glimpse into the planet's physical properties. The research, undertaken by a pool ...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Tech, Earth, United States, Pluto, Southwest Research Institute SwRI


US officials increasingly believe directed-energy attacks are behind Havana Syndrome cases, report says

The US Embassy in Havana, Cuba on October 14, 2017. Gary Hershorn/Getty US investigators increasingly believe that Havana Syndrome symptoms are caused by directed-energy attacks. Behind closed doors, officials reportedly believe a hostile foreign government such as Russia is responsible. Sen. Marco Rubio said that suggesting the symptoms are psychosomatic is "quackery." US officials are increasingly convinced directed-energy attacks by a hostile foreign entity are to blame for the mysterio...
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Directed-energy attacks causing Havana Syndrome cases US officials increasingly believe, report says

The US Embassy in Havana, Cuba on October 14, 2017. Gary Hershorn/Getty US investigators increasingly believe that Havana Syndrome symptoms are caused by directed-energy attacks. Behind closed doors, officials reportedly believe a hostile foreign government such as Russia is responsible. Sen. Marco Rubio said that suggesting the symptoms are psychosomatic is "quackery." US officials are increasingly convinced directed-energy attacks by a hostile foreign entity are to blame for the mysterio...
Tags: Florida, Science, Osama Bin Laden, Politico, Russia, India, US, Trends, UK News, Joe Biden, Moscow, Marco Rubio, National Security Council, Cia, Vietnam, Biden


A luxury 2,700-year-old private toilet was discovered in Jerusalem, and researchers say it may have come complete with air fresheners

This photo provided by Israel Antiquities Authority shows a rare ancient toilet in Jerusalem dating back more than 2,700 years. Yoli Schwartz/Israel Antiquities Authority via AP A "very rare" private toilet was discovered during an archaeological excavation in Jerusalem. The toilet cubicle may have come complete with air fresheners, the Israel Antiquities Authority says. Toilets such as these would have been a luxury reserved for the rich, according to researchers. A "very rare" 2,700-year...
Tags: Science, News, Israel, International, Jerusalem, Trends, Ap, David, Palestine, News UK, Archaeology, East Jerusalem, Toilets, Abraham, Isaac, Times of Israel


Anti-vaccine chiropractors capitalizing on Covid and sowing misinformation

A vocal minority tout their supplements as alternatives, donate large sums of money to anti-vaccine organizations and sell anti-vaccine ads on Facebook and Instagram, the AP discoveredThe flashy postcard, covered with images of syringes, beckoned people to attend Vax-Con ’21 to learn “the uncensored truth” about Covid-19 vaccines.Participants traveled from around the country to a Wisconsin Dells resort for a sold-out convention that was, in fact, a sea of misinformation and conspiracy theories a...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Science, US news, Infectious Diseases, US healthcare, Vaccines and immunisation, Wisconsin Dells, Coronavirus


Images from NASA's Perseverance rover reveal that mysterious floods dragged boulders across Mars

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover took this selfie on September 10, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS NASA's Perseverance rover on Mars snapped photos of cliffs that show signs of ancient flash floods. The first study of Perseverance's data suggests that a flooding river dragged boulders for miles. The photos also pinpoint ancient river sediment in which the rover could search for fossilized life. In the dry Martian crater where NASA's Perseverance rover is searching for signs of long-g...
Tags: Science, News, France, Trends, Nasa, Earth, River, Alien Life, Mars, Imperial College London, Kodiak, Sanjeev Gupta, NASA JPL Caltech, Mangold, Jezero, Flash Flood


Kids ages 5-11 could start getting Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine next month. Here's what to know and how to get your child a shot.

Finley Martin, 14, gets the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the First Baptist Church of Pasadena, on May 14, 2021 in California. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Pfizer has formally asked the FDA to authorize its COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use among kids ages 5 to 11. A doctor who helped run Pfizer's vaccine trial told Insider he wants his kids to be "first in line." Here are the answers to common questions parents might have about the vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. On ...
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Harrowing photos show a 39-foot dead whale wedged on the bow of a tanker, graphically highlighting how ship strikes endanger the largest animals on Earth

Mizushima Coastguard The tanker crew was reportedly unaware the whale had been there as they sailed into Mizushima harbor. Ship strikes are known to be one of the leading causes of death for endangered whale populations. The huge ship struck in the center of the whale's body, an expert told Insider. A shocking image shows a dead 39-foot whale hanging limply over the bow of a Japanese tanker in the port of Mizushima, Japan.The Mizushima Coast Guard's Office confirmed to Insider tha...
Tags: Japan, Science, Animals, Trends, Earth, News UK, Wwf, North Carolina, Pacific, Whale, Coast Guard, Shenzhen China, Bryde, Kurashiki, Yomiuri Shimbun, Fishbach



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