Oceans have become polluted with approximately 26,000 tons of PPE during pandemic, new report claims

The Ocean Cleanup workers empty plastic onto the deck of one of their vessels. The Ocean Cleanup One hundred and ninety-three countries have created eight million tons of waste during the pandemic. According to a new study, 25,900 tons of "pandemic-associated plastic waste" seeped into the oceans. The long-term effects of this are currently unknown. A report published on Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences states that 193 countries have created eight milli...
Tags: Health, Asia, Science, Climate Change, Trends, Research, Ocean, University Of California San Diego, Ocean Cleanup, PNAS, National Academy of Sciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Yanxu Zhang, Nanjing University, La Jolla California, Nanjing China

Watch SpaceX bring 4 astronauts back to Earth from the space station. They're set to splash into the ocean Monday night.

The Crew-2 astronauts pose during a training session at the SpaceX training facility in Hawthorne, California. SpaceX SpaceX is flying four astronauts from the International Space Station back to Earth on Monday. SpaceX launched NASA's Crew-2 mission in April, so the astronauts have served a full ISS shift. The Crew Dragon spaceship is set to plummet through the atmosphere to an ocean splashdown. SpaceX is set to complete its second full astronaut mission for NASA on Monday, when four...
Tags: Spacex, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Esa, International Space Station, Spaceships, Iss, Gulf of Mexico, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Crew Dragon, Pensacola Florida, Hawthorne California, Thomas Pesquet

One chart shows the most common side effects for kids after each dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine

James Marshall, 5, pulls down his sleeve after getting the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Cranston, Rhode Island, on November 4. AP Photo/David Goldman The CDC signed off on COVID-19 shots for kids ages 5 to 11 last week. Kids can generally expect fewer, milder side effects than teens or adults. The chart below shows the most common side effects for kids after each dose. At long last, kids are starting to filter into pharmacies and clinics for COVID-19 shots.The Food and Drug Administration au...
Tags: Science, Kids, News, Children, Cdc, US, Trends, Fda, Pfizer, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Cranston Rhode Island, The Food and Drug Administration, James Marshall, Side Effects, Pediatrics, Aria Bendix

Earth’s first continents emerged from the ocean 700m years earlier than thought

Ancient rock forms suggest world’s first stable cratons rose above sea level more than 3bn years agoGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingThe Earth’s first continents rose out of the ocean 700m years earlier than previously thought, a new analysis of ancient rocks suggests.Researchers who have studied rock sediments in eastern India believe the discovery could explain an increase in oxygen in the atmosphere, and the formation of glaciers, during that period of Earth’s history. Con...
Tags: Science, India, Australia news, Geology

Obama slams Trump and the GOP's 'hostility to climate science' and welcomes Republicans who want to fight climate change

Former US president Barack Obama speaks during day 9 of COP26 on November 8, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland Ian Forsyth/Getty Images Barack Obama condemned GOP politicians, including Donald Trump, who deny climate science. He blamed the GOP for not just "sitting on the sidelines," but expressing "active hostility to climate science." Speaking in Glasgow, the former president said the US has "a more vigorous opposition to climate than in many other places." Former President Barack Obama condemne...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Obama, Republicans, Climate Change, Washington, Climate, US, International, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, Paris

Is this a hyperspectral spaceship?

Doing the rounds on Twitter is extremely low-fi footage of a glittering rainbow cluster of pixels alleged to be a "hyperspectral" spacecraft. In this video, one Mick West debunks it quickly and thoroughly. Normally I find debunking videos excruciating but in this one the moment of truth—lining up the stars—so coldly and mercilessly dashes the whole thing that I couldn't stop laughing. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Science, News, Spaceships, Debunkings, I Can Tell By The Pixels, Mick West, You Bet Your Betteridge

‘Massage breaks the pain cycle’: the return of touch – after almost two years without it

For many people, social distancing and lockdowns left them bereft of physical contact. Here, touch experts explain why it is so essential and what we lost in its absenceIn a pandemic that has meant keeping 2 metres away from one another whenever possible, it appears that physical contact is beginning to return. Even handshakes are making a comeback: one poll found younger people were shaking hands again, although older generations are more uneasy about it. “We are wired to respond to emotional t...
Tags: Science, Biology, Relationships, Friendship, Life and style, Liverpool John Moores University, Francis McGlone, Coronavirus

Whole genome sequencing can improve childhood cancer outcomes – study

‘Game-changing’ research finds unravelling genetic codes in children with cancer could lead to better diagnosis and treatmentReading the full genetic code of childhood cancers can help doctors improve diagnoses, understand how tumours will grow, and find the most effective therapies, according to a pilot study.Doctors in Cambridge used whole-genome sequencing on 36 children with cancer and found that the extra information the test provided changed four of the patients’ diagnoses and revealed new...
Tags: Health, Science, Children, Cancer, UK News, Genetics, Medical Research, Cambridge

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