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This amazing new physics theory made me believe time travel is possible

There’s a lot of discussion about “time” in the world of quantum physics. At the micro level, where waves and particles can behave the same, time tends to be much more malleable than it is in our observable realm of classical physics. Think about the clock on the wall. You can push the hands backwards, but that doesn’t cause time itself to rewind. Time marches on. But things are much simpler in the quantum realm. If we can mathematically express particulate activity in one direction, then we can...
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Facebook, now Meta, says China created a fake Swiss scientist to spread conspiracies that the US was falsely blaming it for COVID-19

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the US SenateAlex Wong/Getty Images Meta revealed that a COVID disinformation campaign sprouted on Facebook this past summer. A fake Swiss biologist, Wilson Edwards, spread lies that the US was pushing the WHO to blame COVID-19 on China. Many of the accounts sharing the claims were fake, but some were real Chinese state employees. A fake Swiss biologist named Wilson Edwards — who sought to convince the world that the United States was attempting t...
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A study on NBA players and staff found vaccinated people with breakthrough infections may be less likely to spread COVID-19 to others

Mohammed, 18, receives his first Pfizer vaccine on June 6, 2021 in Stanmore, Greater London.Hollie Adams/Getty Images The study was conducted in partnership with the NBA. It examined nearly 20,000 viral samples from the league's occupational health program. It found vaccinated people cleared their infections an average of two days faster. A new study of NBA players, staff, and household members provides yet more evidence that fully vaccinated people who get a breakthrough case of COVID-19...
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Facebook, now Meta, says users in China created a fake Swiss scientist to spread conspiracies that the US was falsely blaming it for COVID-19

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the US SenateAlex Wong/Getty Images Meta revealed that a COVID disinformation campaign sprouted on Facebook this past summer. A fake Swiss biologist, Wilson Edwards, spread lies that the US was pushing the WHO to blame COVID-19 on China. Many of the accounts sharing the claims were fake, but some were real employees of Chinese state infrastructure companies. A fake Swiss biologist named Wilson Edwards — who sought to convince the world that the Un...
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The Omicron variant has landed in the US: California just reported its first case

Passengers gather near Delta Air Lines' counter as they check their luggage at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 23, 2021.Reuters/Carlos Barria The Omicron variant is officially in the US after California reported its first case. Public-health experts predicted last week that Omicron was already spreading in the US. The variant shows signs of being more transmissible or dangerous than other coronavirus strains. The US reported its first case of ...
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Here are all the mutations in the Omicron variant and why they are scaring scientists

A healthcare worker collects a swab for a PCR test in Johannesburg, South Africa.REUTERS/ Sumaya Hisham Omicron was named a "variant of concern" in part because of its peculiar set of mutations. It is not yet clear whether this variant spreads faster or causes more severe infections. Here are the mutations in the Omicron variant and why scientists are concerned.  It's not yet clear whether the Omicron coronavirus variant is more transmissible, deadlier, or can evade existing vaccines.But ...
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Covid limits migration despite more people displaced by war and disasters

IOM report finds 9m more people displaced globally but mobility restricted due to pandemic, with vaccination proving a key factorThe coronavirus pandemic had a radical effect on migration, limiting movement despite increasing levels of internal displacement from conflict and climate disasters, the UN’s International Organization for Migration said in a report on Wednesday.Though the number of people who migrated internationally increased to 281 million in 2020 – 9 million more than before Covid-...
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Covid-19 variants ‘may not evolve to pose less danger over time’

Omicron impact unclear as yet warn UK’s Prof Ferguson and Nervtag group, urging ministers to act ‘early and robustly’ to curb transmission Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople should not assume that Covid will evolve to become a milder disease, a senior scientist has warned, adding that the threat posed by the Omicron coronavirus variant will not be clear until the end of December.Prof Neil Ferguson, head of the disease outbreak analysis and modelling group at Impe...
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Covid-19 variants may not evolve to be less dangerous, says Neil Ferguson

Senior UK scientist says extent of threat posed by Omicron will not be clear until end of year Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople should not assume that Covid will evolve to become a milder disease, a senior scientist has warned, adding that the threat posed by the Omicron coronavirus variant will not be clear until the end of December.Prof Neil Ferguson, head of the disease outbreak analysis and modelling group at Imperial College London, told MPs on Wednesday th...
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Eruption of Vesuvius on Herculaneum ‘like Hiroshima bomb’

Archaeologist compares eruption at Roman town close to Pompeii to dropping of WW2 atomic bombAn Italian archaeologist has compared the impact of the AD79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius on Herculaneum – the ancient Roman beach town close to Pompeii – to the dropping of an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima during the second world war.Such was the heat of the pyroclastic surge produced by Vesuvius that the brains and blood of the Herculaneum’s victims instantly boiled. Continue reading...
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Journal of Universal Rejection

The Journal of Universal Rejection is the most exclusive periodical of them all: it accepts nothing. Founder Caleb Emmons elaborates: The founding principle of the Journal of Universal Rejection (JofUR) is rejection. Universal rejection. That is to say, all submissions, regardless of quality, will be rejected. — Read the rest
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Omicron variant was in Nigeria weeks before South Africa raised alarm

Authorities retrospectively identified case of Covid variant from October, raising fears of global spreadCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNigerian health officials say they have retrospectively identified a case of the Omicron Covid-19 variant dating from October, meaning it was present in Africa weeks before South Africa alerted the world to it last week.The announcement was made as more countries reported their first cases of the variant, suggesting it has spread wid...
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When did Omicron Covid variant arrive in UK and is it spreading?

Analysis: scientists are working full tilt to answer these vital questions that may give clues as to what is to comeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs new cases of Omicron continue to emerge in the UK, scientists are working full tilt to answer two vital questions: when did the variant arrive and is it spreading?While at first glance those queries may seem less important than those around vaccine effectiveness or disease severity, the answers may give important clues ...
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Terrawatch: what the world can learn from China’s sinking city

A feat of engineering is tackling subsidence in Shanxi province, but water conservation and tree planting can also helpFissures and sinkholes are the norm in China’s Shanxi province. Intensive agriculture combined with major coal production has put huge pressure on water resources and sucked the earth dry, leaving the city of Taiyuan, with a population of 5 million, and the surrounding area suffering some of the highest subsidence rates in the world. Pipelines, roads, bridges and railways need c...
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Rock cakes? Stonehenge builders may have enjoyed mince pies

Archaeologists say neolithic version of energy bars may also have been eaten at midwinter feastsAfter a day enduring midwinter winds whipping off Salisbury Plain, the ancient builders of Stonehenge may have warmed up with a prehistoric version of the mince pie, archaeologists have suggested.The hardy engineers of the great Wiltshire monument might also have kept themselves going by nibbling on their version of energy bars made of berries, nuts and animal fat. Continue reading...
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When did Omicron variant arrive in UK and is it spreading?

Scientists are working full tilt to answer these vital questions that may give clues as to what is to comeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs new cases of Omicron continue to emerge in the UK, scientists are working full tilt to answer two vital questions: when did the variant arrive and is it spreading?While at first glance those queries may seem less important than those around vaccine effectiveness or disease severity, the answers may give important clues as to what...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Scotland, UK News, Medical Research, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus


Older, unvaccinated people should delay travel, says WHO, as Omicron restrictions spread

US, Japan and Singapore tighten rules for travellers but WHO says ‘blanket bans’ won’t contain the new Covid strainFollow updates in the pandemic hereSee all our coronavirus coverage hereThe World Health Organization has said those not fully vaccinated who are vulnerable to Covid-19, including over-60s, should delay travel to areas with community transmission, as more countries imposed curbs to combat the spread of the new Omicron variant.The moves came as the WHO said “blanket bans” would not c...
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