Science


Posts filtered by tags: Brazil[x]


 

14 Loki Facts Gloriously Revealed in Its Making-of Documentary

After watching Disney+’s new documentary on the making of Marvel’s Loki, you’re gonna have a list of movies to watch. The behind-the-scenes episode, which is the latest in the Assembled series that’s already covered WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, is filled with fascinating facts and revelations…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Disney, Brazil, Thor, The Wizard Of Oz, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Tom Hiddleston, Kane, Grey Gardens, Loki, Sunset Boulevard, Kevin Feige, Wally, Willy Wonka, Kang


YouTube pulls Jair Bolsonaro videos for Covid-19 misinformation

Move comes after the Brazilian president wrongly said masks were ineffective and touted unproven curesSee all our coronavirus coverageYouTube has removed videos from Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s channel for spreading misinformation about the coronavirus outbreak, becoming the latest tech giant to pull his statements about the pandemic.YouTube said in a press release the decision was taken “after careful review” and without consideration for Bolsonaro’s job or political ideology. The far-...
Tags: Science, Youtube, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Coronavirus


Thailand is considering Western booster shots after 600 healthcare workers given Chinese vaccines caught COVID-19

A health worker inoculates a woman with the Sinovac CoronaVac vaccine in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 23. Chaiwat Subprasom/SOPA Images/LightRocket; Getty Images Thailand is considering switching from a Chinese to Western vaccine to protect healthcare staff. The country is considering giving AstraZeneca doses to those already vaccinated with Sinovac. It came after 600 vaccinated staff caught COVID-19, adding to questions surrounding Chinese jabs. See more stories on Insider's business pag...
Tags: UK, Science, Indonesia, China, Trends, Turkey, Thailand, News UK, Delta, Brazil, Astrazeneca, Vaccines, Bahrain, Uae, Bangkok Thailand, Zeta


Health campaigners call for an end to the use of the word leper

Derogatory use of the “L-word” has increased during Covid and is said to be further marginalising people with the curable diseaseHealth campaigners are calling for an end to the use of the word leper, saying the language frequently used by politicians and others during the pandemic has made people with leprosy even more marginalised.The metaphor of the socially outcast “leper” has been used often, whether in media reports on stigma against early Covid-19 patients or by politicians in Italy and B...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Philippines, Italy, Microbiology, Global development, Brazil, World Health Organization


Ecosystem destruction endangers local soy agriculture in Brazil

The destruction of ecosystems in Brazil's Amazon and Cerrado endangers local soy agriculture: Researchers calculate that extreme heat costs $3.55 billion annually on top of $1 billion annually for drier conditions
Tags: Amazon, Science, Brazil, Cerrado


Coronavirus live: Mexico records 232 more deaths in third wave; UK daily death toll rises to 34 – as it happened

Met urges England fans not to gather in large numbers in capital for the Euro 2020 final on Sunday due to ‘ongoing public health crisis’ Vaccinated NHS workers might be allowed to forgo self-isolation due to staff shortage fears.Fukushima to to bar Olympic spectators from events as Covid cases rise in Japan. See all our coronavirus coverage 11.54pm BST 10.45pm BST Brazil recorded 1,205 deaths on Saturday as it remained, by a distance, the country currently suffering the most deaths from...
Tags: Japan, UK, England, Science, Mexico, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Brazil, Fukushima, Coronavirus, COVID


Coronavirus live: Mexico records 232 more deaths in third wave; UK daily death toll rises to 34

Met urges England fans not to gather in large numbers in capital for the Euro 2020 final on Sunday due to ‘ongoing public health crisis’ Vaccinated NHS workers might be allowed to forgo self-isolation due to staff shortage fears.Fukushima to to bar Olympic spectators from events as Covid cases rise in Japan. See all our coronavirus coverage 10.45pm BST Brazil recorded 1,205 deaths on Saturday as it remained, by a distance, the country currently suffering the most deaths from Covid-19.Accordi...
Tags: Japan, UK, England, Science, Mexico, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Brazil, Fukushima, Coronavirus, COVID, BST Mexico


Study shows that antibodies generated by CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine are less effective against the P.1 Brazil variant

A new study presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) and published in The Lancet Microbe, shows that antibodies generated by CoronaVac, an inactivated COVID-19 vaccine, work less well against the P.1 Brazil (Gamma) variant.
Tags: Science, Brazil


Unvaccinated people don't only risk their own health: Their bodies become 'variant factories'

A medical assistant administers a COVID-19 vaccine dose to a woman at a clinic in Los Angeles on March 25, 2021. Mario Tama/Getty Images Unvaccinated people can be a driving force for new variants, an infectious disease expert told CNN. "Unvaccinated people are potential variant factories," infectious disease expert Dr. William Schaffner said. Mutations that replicate can become variants and unvaccinated hosts more easily allow for that. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
Tags: UK, Science, Cdc, White House, India, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Cnn, United States, Delta, Brazil, Pfizer, Alpha, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Brazilians take to streets to demand removal of Jair Bolsonaro

Calls for president’s impeachment intensify amid claims government sort to illegally profit from Covid jabsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHuge crowds of protesters have returned to the streets of Brazil’s biggest cities to demand the removal of a president they blame for more than half a million coronavirus deaths.Tens of thousands of demonstrators hit the streets of Rio de Janeiro on Saturday morning as calls for Jair Bolsonaro’s impeachment intensified after allega...
Tags: Science, Americas, World news, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Jair Bolsonaro, Coronavirus


The highly infectious Delta variant may already be dominant in the US, says leading coronavirus test lab

Coronavirus testing continues at the ProHealth testing centers in Jericho, New York on April 22, 2020. J. Conrad Williams, Jr./Newsday RM via Getty Images The Delta variant appears to be the most common coronavirus strain for new US infections, according to testing data. The data comes from Helix, a private testing firm that is partnered with the CDC. The data suggests the highly infectious Delta variant is more common than Alpha, which was previously dominant. See more stories on Insider&...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, India, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Brazil, Who, Helix, Nih, Conrad Williams, World Health Organization WHO, National Institutes of Health NIH


The highly contagious Delta variant may already be the dominant coronavirus strain in the US, according to one the nation's largest testing labs

Coronavirus testing continues at the ProHealth testing centers in Jericho, New York on April 22, 2020. J. Conrad Williams, Jr./Newsday RM via Getty Images The Delta variant appears to be the most common coronavirus strain for new US infections, according to testing data. The data comes from Helix, a private testing firm that is partnered with the CDC. The data suggests the highly infectious Delta variant is more common than Alpha, which was previously dominant. See more stories on Insider&...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, India, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Brazil, Who, Helix, Nih, Conrad Williams, World Health Organization WHO, National Institutes of Health NIH


How much protection you get from one dose of the Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Moderna vaccines, according to the best available data

Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. Getty Millions of people worldwide have had one shot of two-dose COVID-19 vaccines. Pfizer and Moderna's vaccines are likely 80% effective against symptomatic COVID-19 after one dose. A single AstraZeneca shot is probably at least 70% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. More than 179 million Americans and more than 44 million Britons have received their first dose of a two-shot COVID-19 vaccine.Th...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Science, India, Israel, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Data, South Africa, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Brazil, Astrazeneca, Evans


Marine sediments explain how part of Brazil's Northeast region became semi-arid

The phenomenon is linked to gradual contraction of the tropical rain belt over the last 5,000 years, according to a study conducted at the University of São Paulo. Its findings can help predict the region's future climate.
Tags: Science, Brazil, Northeast, University of São Paulo


The paths through which COVID-19 spread across Brazil

A multidisciplinary analysis by a group of Brazilian scientists, published on-line in the journal Scientific Reports on June 21, 2021, revealed that three major factors accounted for the geographic spread of SARS-COV-2 across Brazil, as well as the massive flow of people in search of hospital care throughout the country, during the first wave of the pandemic in 2020.
Tags: Science, Brazil


Brazil hits 500,000 COVID-19 deaths as the Amazon Gamma variant accelerates virus contagion

Demonstrators gather with signs and flags during a protest against President Jair Bolsonaro's administration on June 19, 2021 in Sao Paulo, Brazil Cristina Szucinski/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images The number of coronavirus-related deaths passed 500,000 in Brazil on Saturday. Only the US, with 600,000+ deaths, surpasses Brazil. Protesters took to the streets of every Brazilian city to protest Bolsonaro's pandemic response. See more stories on Insider's business page. The number...
Tags: Amazon, Science, News, Senate, US, Trends, BBC News, Cnn, Healthcare, News UK, Brazil, Pfizer, Reuters, Death Toll, Gamma, Fiocruz


More than 350 Indonesian healthcare workers vaccinated with China's Sinovac vaccine got COVID-19 and dozens are hospitalized, raising questions about the vaccine's efficacy on variants

A man receives a dose of the Sinovac covid-19 coronavirus vaccine during a mass vaccination at a sports centre in Banda Aceh on June 19, 2021. CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN/AFP via Getty Images The vast majority of Indonesia's healthcare workers received China's Sinovac vaccine. A study in the country found the vaccine was very effective at curbing hospitalization and death. Over 350 healthcare workers caught COVID-19, most likely the Delta variant, Reuters reported. See more stories on Ins...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Australia, China, India, International, Trends, Delta, Brazil, Banda Aceh, Griffith University, Reuters, Kudus, Sinovac, Coronavirus, COVID


Pickpockets in Brazil Are Reportedly Going After Smartphones to Clean Out Victims' Bank Accounts

São Paulo pickpockets are increasingly stealing people’s smartphones not to pawn off the device, but rather to gain access to their bank account.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Smartphone, Telecommunications, Password, Computing, Brazil, Waze, Mobile Phone, Nubank, Sao Paulo, Business Finance, Procon SP, Technology Internet, Fernando Capez, Bank Bradesco


China's COVID-19 vaccines are being called into question after infections surged in countries using Chinese shots

Pedestrians wear masks as they walk on a street in the capital Victoria, Mahe Island, Seychelles Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. AP Photo/Salim Ally Two Chinese shots have been welcomed by vaccine-deprived lower-income countries. But in some, cases of COVID-19 are surging even after widespread vaccination. In response, observers are questioning how well the shots work, angering China. See more stories on Insider's business page. By March, the Seychelles was one of the world's most vaccin...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Cdc, China, India, Africa, Israel, US, Trends, Bbc, Beijing, Santiago, Chile, New York Times, News UK


A Deadly Super-Fungus Has Emerged in Brazil, Aided by Covid-19

Late last year, a deadly yeast known as Candida auris was found in Brazil for the first time. In a new paper this week, the scientists who treated and investigated these initial cases say the covid-19 pandemic helped create a breeding ground for the fungus to emerge and spread inside a hospital’s intensive care unit.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Articles, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Antibiotic Resistance, Candida, Occupational Safety and Health, Pandemic, Mucormycosis, Candida auris, Covid 19, Covid 19 Pandemic, Yeasts, Health Medical Pharma, Pathogenic Microbes


COVID-19 creates conditions for emergence of 'superfungus' in Brazil

The presence of Candida auris in a hospital in Salvador, Bahia, was confirmed at end-2020 and reported in an article in the Journal of Fungi. The fungus can cause a lethal invasive disease and is ringing alarm bells because of the speed with which it develops drug resistance.
Tags: Science, Brazil, Candida, Salvador Bahia


4 coronavirus variants can make people sicker or spread faster, including the Delta variant first found in India. Here's what variants are, and why experts are so concerned about them.

A health worker takes a swab from a man's nose through a glass shield (for safety) in New Delhi, India, on August 8, 2020. Rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 are being provided by the Indian government for free. Pradeep Gaur/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images There are four coronavirus variants, including the Delta variant, that experts around the world are particularly worried about. These variants were first identified in South Africa, the UK, Brazil, and India respectively. Othe...
Tags: Health, Japan, UK, New York, Science, London, California, Cdc, India, New York City, Israel, US, Trends, Taiwan, South Africa, Philippines


The impact of double-cropping

A new study published in Nature Food quantifies for the first time the impact that double-cropping had on helping Brazil achieve its national grain boom. Jing Gao, assistant professor of geospatial data science in the University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean and Environment (CEOE) and Data Science Institute (DSI), was a co-author on the study that included collaborators from institutions in China and Brazil.
Tags: Science, China, Brazil, Data Science Institute DSI, Jing Gao


Discovered in Australia, 'the southern titan' - a 16 foot tall dinosaur almost the length of a Boeing 737 - has been classified as a new species

Dr. Scott Hocknull and Robyn Mackenzie pose with a 3D reconstruction and the humerus bone of "Cooper," a new species of dinosaur discovered in Queensland and recognized as the largest ever found in Australia. Eromanga Natural History Museum/Handout via REUTERS A dinosaur found in Australia is now one of the 15 largest in the world. "The southern titan" is 16 feet tall and a little under 100 feet long. Scientists categorized it as a new species believed to have lived 92 to 96 million year...
Tags: Science, Australia, Trends, Queensland, Brazil, Dinosaurs, Boeing, Cooper, Outback Queensland, Cooper Creek, Robyn Mackenzie, Sarah Al Arshani, Scott Hocknull, PeerJ Australotitan


Non-invasive sensor shows correlation between blood pressure and intracranial pressure

The discovery, made possible by a partnership between a research group and a startup in São Paulo state (Brazil), could lead to novel treatments for intracranial hypertension and its complications, such as stroke.
Tags: Science, Brazil, Sao Paulo


Coronavirus live: UK reports 5,274 new cases in highest daily total since March; Italy opens vaccinations for all over-12s

UK also reports 18 deaths within 28 days of a positive Covid test; After a slow start, Italy has now given 35m doses to adultsDelta variant may increase hospital admission, early data suggestsCovid variants: how much protection do vaccines give us?‘Exponential’ rise in Covid cases in Kinshasa, says WHOBiden aims to vaccinate 70% of Americans in ‘month of action’See all our coronavirus coverage 7.22pm BST France’s seven-day moving average of daily Covid-19 deaths fell below 100 for the first ...
Tags: Japan, UK, Science, France, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Brazil, Office For National Statistics, Reuters, KINSHASA, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: India orders 300m doses of unapproved Covid vaccine Italy opens vaccinations for all over-12s; over 2bn Covid jabs given worldwide

After a slow start, Italy has now given 35m doses to adults; Johns Hopkins figures show Israel remains most vaccinated countryCovid variants: how much protection do vaccines give us?‘Exponential’ rise in Covid cases in Kinshasa, says WHOTokyo Games will go ahead, says Olympics chief, after concern raisedBiden aims to vaccinate 70% of Americans in ‘month of action’See all our coronavirus coverage 5.23pm BST A cruise ship arrived today in Venice, Italy, for the first time in 17 months, signall...
Tags: Japan, Science, France, India, Israel, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Brazil, Johns Hopkins, Venice Italy, KINSHASA, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Italy opens vaccinations for all over-12s; over 2bn Covid jabs given worldwide

After a slow start, Italy has now given 35m doses to adults; Johns Hopkins figures show Israel remains most vaccinated country‘So many revolutions to lead’: generation Z on post-Covid futureBiden aims to vaccinate 70% of Americans in ‘month of action’Australian toddler taken to hospital after positive test See all our coronavirus coverage 4.07pm BST In Greece, the government is to target tens of thousands of undocumented migrants living in government-run camps in the next phase of its vacci...
Tags: Japan, Science, Greece, China, Israel, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Middle East, Brazil, Associated Press, Bahrain, Johns Hopkins, Johnson Johnson, Health Ministry, Samos


Coronavirus live news: Italy opens vaccinations for all over-12s; Bulgaria to share doses with Balkan neighbours

After a slow start, Italy has now given 35m doses to adults; Bulgaria says it has secured enough doses to share‘So many revolutions to lead’: generation Z on post-Covid futureBiden aims to vaccinate 70% of Americans in ‘month of action’Australian toddler taken to hospital after positive test See all our coronavirus coverage 1.21pm BST Reuters has this dispatch from San Marino, the micro-state surrounded by northern Italy which is banking on a new way to attract visitors - vaccine tourism.Eu...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Science, Sweden, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Brazil, Bulgaria, Vatican City, Monaco, San Marino, Reuters, Balkan, BST Reuters, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Hong Kong to vaccinate over-12s; Bulgaria to share doses with Balkan neighbours

Hong Kong opens up vaccines to children over 12; Bulgaria says it has secured enough doses to share; Brazilian street protests erupt as Bolsonaro addresses nation‘So many revolutions to lead’: generation Z on post-Covid futureBiden aims to vaccinate 70% of Americans in ‘month of action’Australian toddler taken to hospital after positive test See all our coronavirus coverage 10.09am BST Infection rates in Germany continue to drop as the country slowly emerges from eight months of lockdown, b...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, UK, Science, Germany, Russia, India, US news, Infectious Diseases, United Kingdom, Delta, Brazil, Bulgaria, Balkan, Lauterbach, Coronavirus



Filters
show more filters
May - 2021
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      
June - 2021
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930    
July - 2021
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031