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Victoria and NSW schools are reopening amid Covid outbreaks – what can be learnt from overseas?

Experts say there are important lessons for Australia in order to reduce the rate of transmission and hospitalisation As Victoria and New South Wales prepare to reopen schools for face-to-face learning, experts who have studied the experiences of other countries are warning that not all lessons have been learned, particularly on mask-wearing and ventilation.NSW, which has about 5,500 active cases of the virus, and where 75% of the eligible population over the age of 16 are fully vaccinated, is p...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Victoria, Australian education, Coronavirus


Victoria and NSW schools are reopening amid Covid outbreaks – what can be learned from overseas?

Experts say there are important lessons for Australia in order to reduce the rate of transmission and hospitalisation As Victoria and New South Wales prepare to reopen schools for face-to-face learning, experts who have studied the experiences of other countries are warning that not all lessons have been learned, particularly on mask-wearing and ventilation.NSW, which has about 5,500 active cases of the virus, and where 75% of the eligible population over the age of 16 are fully vaccinated, is p...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Victoria, Australian education, Coronavirus


Figures of Babylon: oldest drawing of a ghost found in British Museum vault

A 3,500-year-old image tablet of a ‘miserable male ghost’ gives up its secretIts outlines are faint, only discernible at an angle, but the world’s oldest drawing of a ghost has been discovered in the darkened vaults of the British Museum.A lonely bearded spirit being led into the afterlife and eternal bliss by a lover has been identified on an ancient Babylonian clay tablet created about 3,500 years ago. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, UK News, World news, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Archaeology, British Museum


Viva la vulva: why we need to talk about women’s genitalia

Ignorance about the basic biology of vulvas is still shockingly high – yet there are huge health benefits, physical and emotional, to be won with better understandingIf you have a vulva between your legs, could you identify the seven separate structures in a mirror? If your partner has a vulva, can you identify theirs?For over half the population, the vulva is a significant part of their body; an exit and an entrance, a site of pleasure and, often, pain, that speaks to core human function and ne...
Tags: Gender, Science, Education, Biology, Sex, Women, Life and style


Nasa’s Lucy rockets into the sky with diamonds to explore asteroids

Spacecraft with name inspired by a skeleton and the Beatles, and with lab-grown gems, starts 12-year questA Nasa spacecraft named Lucy has rocketed into the sky with diamonds on a 12-year quest to explore eight asteroids.Seven of the mysterious space rocks are among swarms of asteroids sharing Jupiter’s orbit, thought to be the pristine leftovers of planetary formation. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Florida, Science, The Beatles, World news, US news, Nasa, Asteroids, Jupiter, Ringo Starr, Lucy


The human life span is theoretically limitless, a study suggests - adding fuel to a longstanding debate about our mortality

Odette Ambulher celebrates her 111th birthday in a retirement home in the French village of Laigne-en-Belin in October 2012. BSIP/Universal Images Group via Getty The oldest person who ever lived reached age 122, but research indicates humans could live longer. After people hit 108, they have a 50% chance of living until their next birthday every year, one study says. Theoretically, that suggests there is no limit to the human life span, but biologists disagree. See more stories on Inside...
Tags: Health, Death, England, Science, News, France, Aging, US, Trends, Canada, Joan, Buffalo New York, Centenarians, Yangon Myanmar, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Jeanne Calment


3 astronauts arrived at China's new space station, which it's building as it's banned from the International Space Station

Astronauts Ye Guangfu, Zhai Zhigang and Wang Yaping wave during a ceremony ahead of the launch. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins Three Chinese astronauts have arrived at the space station China is building. They will stay for six months to help the set up of the station, as China is barred from the ISS. China expects to finish its space station by the end of 2022. Three Chinese astronauts have arrived at China's new space station for a six-month mission.They arrived on Saturday morning in...
Tags: Space, Science, China, US, Trends, International Space Station, News UK, Iss, Space Station, International Space Station ISS, Shenzhou, Tiangong, China Manned Space Agency, Carlos Garcia Rawlins, Chinese Space Station, Morgan McFall Johnsen


States spent at least $89 million on COVID-19 vaccine lotteries. None of them worked, new research suggests.

Heidi Russell, of Aurora, Colorado, was the fifth and final $1 million winner in the state's vaccine lottery. David Zalubowski/AP States' vaccine lotteries did not raise COVID-19 vaccination rates, new research suggests. The tens of millions of dollars spent on those lotteries were not a good use of funds, economists say. The finding could inform plans for future public-health emergencies. In the spring, when Ohio announced it was holding a $1 million lottery to encourage residents...
Tags: Health, Politics, New York, Science, News, Maryland, Washington, Massachusetts, West Virginia, Trends, Research, Maine, Arkansas, Ohio, Associated Press, Vaccine


How did Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin fail to dominate the billionaire space race?

The company employs the world’s top engineers and has access to unlimited money but is plagued by safety concerns and toxic workplace cultureThe billionaire space race is only a race by name. In actuality, there is SpaceX – and everyone else.Only the company founded by Elon Musk nearly two decades ago has sent a rocket booster into orbit and landed it safely again. Only SpaceX has landed a rocket the size of a 15-storey building on a drone ship in the middle of the ocean. Only SpaceX has carried...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Nasa, US work & careers, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin


Mysterious radio waves are radiating from an unknown object at the heart of the Milky Way, astronomers say

The radio telescope at the Parkes Observatory at sunset near the town of Parkes, Australia July 15, 2019. Stefica Nicol Bikes/Reuters Astronomers detected mysterious radio waves from the center of the galaxy that vary dramatically and seem to shut off at random. The waves' origin is unknown, so they hint at the existence of a new type of celestial object. The signal doesn't look like the kind that comes from stars, planets, or even dead stars. Mysterious radio waves are emanating f...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, News, Australia, Trends, South Africa, Milky Way, Galaxy, Murphy, Wang, University of Sydney, David Kaplan, Parkes, PARKES Australia, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Radio Waves



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