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Goldfish who can drive: why scientists taught fish to navigate a watery tank on wheels

Israeli researchers say their fish – named after characters from Pride and Prejudice – reveal navigation is a universal abilityGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingIt might be an imaginary character straight out of a Dr Seuss book: The goldfish who could drive. But it’s real. Incredibly, Israeli researchers created a robotic car and report that they taught six fish – named after characters from Pride and Prejudice – to navigate it on land.It’s all in the name of science, of cours...
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Nasa engineers complete the unfolding of the James Webb space telescope

‘Time machine’ will allow astronomers to study the beginning of the universe shortly after the Big BangNasa engineers yesterday completed the final unfolding of the huge primary mirror of the agency’s James Webb space telescope. The manoeuvre was the final step of the $10bn observatory’s two-week deployment phase that began with its launch on Christmas Day.The telescope, which has already travelled more than 600,000 miles across space, is the largest, most powerful space telescope ever built and...
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Cases of possible Flurona 'twindemic' — a combination of COVID-19 and flu — might be flying under the radar

A file photo of a man getting a COVID-19 test at a walk-up testing site in New York City on December 15, 2021.David Dee Delgado/Getty Images Anecdotal reports of "flurona" — the flu plus COVID-19 — are appearing around the US. People from five states said they tested positive for COVID-19 and flu at the same time.  "Flurona" is not overly dangerous for people who are healthy and vaccinated, experts have said. Cases of "flurona" — a combination of the flu and COVID-19 — have been reported by p...
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A COVID-19 patient tried to sneak ivermectin into a Canadian hospital by hiding it inside a stuffed animal

This picture shows the tablets of Ivermectin drugs in Tehatta, West Benga, India, on 19 May on 2021.Soumyabrata Roy/NurPhoto via Getty Images A COVID-19 patient tried to sneak in ivermectin into a Canadian hospital.  The patient, an adult, cut a slit in the stuffed animal and filled it with the drug.  A hospital staff member noticed the slit and caught the patient who brought the stuffed animal into the ICU. A patient with COVID-19 tried to sneak ivermectin into a Canadian hospital by packing...
Tags: Health, Science, News, US, Trends, Canada, United States, Food And Drug Administration, World Health Organization, Fda, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Health Canada, Ivermectin, Windsor Regional Hospital, Barry Power, Canadian Pharmacists Association


Omicron infections often start with a scratchy throat, doctors say — evidence of the changing nature of COVID-19 symptoms

Dr. Carlos Ramirez conducts an examination on Juan Perez, 50, in Oakland, California, on May 12, 2020.Jessica Christian/The San Francisco Chronicle/Getty Images Sore throat appears to be a common, early symptom of an Omicron infection. Patients in South Africa, the UK, and the US reported scratchy throats prior to other symptoms. Omicron could infect the throat before the nose, unlike other variants, some experts say. At the end of December, Dr. Jorge Moreno and his colleagues were monitoring...
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A COVID-19 patient tried to sneak ivermectin into a Canadian hospital by hiding it inside a stuffed animal, report says

This picture shows the tablets of Ivermectin drugs in Tehatta, West Benga, India, on 19 May on 2021.Soumyabrata Roy/NurPhoto via Getty Images A COVID-19 patient tried to sneak in ivermectin into a Canadian hospital.  The patient, an adult, cut a slit in the stuffed animal and filled it with the drug.  A hospital staff member noticed the slit and caught the patient who brought the stuffed animal into the ICU. A patient with COVID-19 tried to sneak ivermectin into a Canadian hospital by packing...
Tags: Health, Science, News, US, Trends, Canada, United States, Food And Drug Administration, World Health Organization, Fda, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Health Canada, CBC News, Ivermectin, Windsor Regional Hospital, Barry Power


Cases of possible Flurona 'twindemic' — a combination of COVID-19 and flu — might be flying under the radar but isn't 'overly concerning,' expert says

A file photo of a man getting a COVID-19 test at a walk-up testing site in New York City on December 15, 2021.David Dee Delgado/Getty Images Anecdotal reports of "flurona" — the flu plus COVID-19 — are appearing around the US. People from five states said they tested positive for COVID-19 and flu at the same time.  "Flurona" is not overly dangerous for people who are healthy and vaccinated, experts have said. Cases of "flurona" — a combination of the flu and COVID-19 — have been reported by p...
Tags: New York, Texas, Science, Mississippi, California, Washington Post, Cdc, Mexico, La, New York City, Israel, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Philippines, News UK


QAnon influencer who spread conspiracy theories and misinformation about COVID-19 dies after contracting the virus

Fo skaman306/Getty Images Cirsten Weldon was a QAnon influencer who spread conspiracy theories about COVID-19 vaccines. Weldon said she felt exhausted and unwell in the final videos she posted before her hospitalization. Following her death, a QAnon influencer threatened the medical professionals who cared for Weldon. QAnon influencer Cirsten Weldon used her streaming service and conservative social media platforms to spread misinformation and conspiracy theories about a variety of topics, in...
Tags: Facebook, Death, Science, News, Trends, Joe Biden, Vaccine, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, Weldon, Influencer, Anti-vaxx, QAnon, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID



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