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Infectious particles can spread beyond 2 meters when someone with COVID-19 coughs without a mask, study suggests

How far and quickly smaller droplets travel when a person coughs varies, according to the study.Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images People with COVID-19 may spew infectious particles that can spread beyond two meters. Cambridge University scientists used computer simulations to test scenarios of a person coughing. The study's authors urged people to keep wearing masks in indoor spaces such as offices and shops. When a person with COVID-19 coughs without a mask, they could spew...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, Trends, Mit, Healthcare, Cambridge, University of Bristol, Mask, Cambridge University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Cough, Patrick Pleul, Coronavirus, COVID


Infectious particles can spread beyond 6 feet when someone with COVID-19 coughs without a mask, study suggests

How far and quickly smaller droplets travel when a person coughs varies, according to the study.Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images People with COVID-19 may spew infectious particles that can spread beyond 6 feet, a study suggests. Cambridge University scientists used computer simulations to test scenarios of a person coughing. The study's authors urged people to keep wearing masks in indoor spaces such as offices and shops. When a person with COVID-19 coughs without a mask, t...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, Trends, Mit, Healthcare, Cambridge, Mask, Cambridge University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Centers for Disease Control CDC, Cough, Patrick Pleul, Coronavirus, COVID


Infectious COVID-19 particles can spread beyond 2 meters when a person coughs, study suggests

How far and quickly smaller droplets travel when a person coughs varies, according to the study.Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images People with COVID-19 may spew infectious particles that can spread beyond two meters. Cambridge University scientists used computer simulations to test scenarios of a person coughing. The study's authors urged people to keep wearing masks in indoor spaces such as offices and shops. When a person with COVID-19 coughs without a mask, they could spew...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, Trends, Mit, Healthcare, Cambridge, University of Bristol, Mask, Cambridge University, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Cough, Patrick Pleul, 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


William Shatner pushes back at Prince William after space trip, saying he has 'the wrong idea' about spaceflight

Blue Origin Prince William said people partaking in space tourism should focus on fixing problems on Earth first. William Shatner said the royal has "got the wrong idea" and defended space travel. The Star Trek actor went to the edge of space on Wednesday morning in a Blue Origin rocket. Star Trek actor William Shatner pushed back at Prince William over his recent comments about space tourism, saying the British royal has "got the wrong idea" about space travel.In an interview this week,...
Tags: Space, England, TV, Science, Entertainment, Trends, Earth, Star Trek, Space Tourism, Cambridge, Prince William, Royals, Space Flight, Jeff Bezos, William, William Shatner


Prince William criticises space race and tourism’s new frontier

Duke of Cambridge says world’s greatest minds need to focus on trying to fix the Earth insteadThe Duke of Cambridge has criticised the space race and space tourism, saying the world’s greatest minds need to focus on trying to fix the Earth instead.Prince William’s comments, in an interview with Newscast on BBC Sounds, will be aired the day after William Shatner made history by becoming the oldest person in space. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, Earth, Cambridge, Monarchy, Prince Charles, Prince William, William, William Shatner, Duke, Bbc Sounds, Cop26


Hawking: Can You Hear Me? review – a startling, harrowing look at Stephen’s secret life

This intimate portrait of genius physicist Stephen Hawking shows the true toll of his physical decline on his family, via revealing interviews with his first wife and childrenThe brief history of Stephen Hawking is one we all know. Diagnosed at the age of 21 with motor neurone disease and given three years to live, he went on to marry his sweetheart Jane, have three children and become – despite increasingly severe disability and many health crises – a groundbreaking physicist and cosmologist. H...
Tags: Science, Television, Documentary, Culture, Television & radio, Cambridge, Stephen Hawking, Factual TV, Royal Society, Stephen, Newton, Jane


Biden challenges Republicans who want to sue over his new vaccine mandates to 'have at it'

President Joe Biden speaks at Brookland Middle School, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 in Washington. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta President Biden dared Republicans to "have at it" and sue over his new vaccine requirements. A new federal regulation will mandate vaccines or testing for employers with 100+ workers. Biden announcing the new requirement sparked backlash and threats of lawsuits from GOP figures. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden dared Republican gover...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, Science, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Cambridge, Vaccines, Biden, Greg Abbott


‘Mini-Neptunes’ beyond solar system may soon yield signs of life

Cambridge astronomers identify new hycean class of habitable exoplanets, which could accelerate search for lifeSigns of life beyond our solar system may be detectable within two to three years, experts have said after rethinking the kinds of planets that may be habitable.Researchers have mostly looked for planets of a similar size, mass, temperature and atmospheric composition to Earth. But University of Cambridge astronomers believe there may be more promising possibilities after recent work su...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Earth, Cambridge, Planets, Exoplanets, Neptune, Earth But University of Cambridge


Scientists reverse age-related memory loss in mice

Scientists at Cambridge and Leeds have successfully reversed age-related memory loss in mice and say their discovery could lead to the development of treatments to prevent memory loss in people as they age.
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Scientists identify 160 new drugs that could be repurposed against COVID-19

Cambridge scientists have identified 200 approved drugs predicted to work against COVID-19 - of which only 40 are currently being tested in COVID-19 clinical trials.
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Cambridge hospital’s mask upgrade appears to eliminate Covid-19 risk to staff

Use of FFP3 respirators on coronavirus units at Addenbrooke’s ‘may have cut ward-based infection to zero’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAn NHS hospital that upgraded the type of face masks used by staff on Covid-19 wards recorded a dramatic fall of up to 100% in hospital-acquired coronavirus infections among those workers, research has indicated.Addenbrooke’s hospital in Cambridge upgraded the masks from fluid resistant surgical masks (FRSMs) to filtering face piece...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, Society, UK News, Hospitals, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Microbiology, Cambridge, Addenbrooke, Coronavirus


Beyond the two cultures: rethinking science and the humanities

There is a great disconnect between the sciences and the humanities.Solutions to most of our real-world problems need both ways of knowing.Moving beyond the two-culture divide is an essential step to ensure our project of civilization. For the past five years, I ran the Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Engagement at Dartmouth, an initiative sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation. Our mission has been to find ways to bring scientists and humanists together, often in public venues or — after...
Tags: Science, Dartmouth, Innovation, Cambridge, Philosophy, Crispr, Civilization, Jennifer Doudna, John Templeton Foundation, Doudna, Institute for Cross Disciplinary Engagement


Medieval fashion for pointy shoes linked to rise in bunions

Cambridge research suggests foot problem was more common after Blackadder-style shoe became popular From waist-squeezing corsets to crinoline skirts, fashion has rarely been about comfort – or safety. Now researchers have revealed that even in medieval times, men and women could become martyrs to fashion, linking a trend in pointy shoes to a rise in the prevalence of bunions.Bunions – or hallux valgus– are bulges that appear on the side of the foot as the big toe leans in towards the other toes ...
Tags: Science, UK News, Cambridge, Archaeology, Blackadder


One in 20 workers are in 'worthless' jobs -- far fewer than previously thought

The so-called 'bullshit jobs theory' -- which argues that a large and rapidly increasing number of workers are undertaking jobs that they themselves recognize as being useless and of no social value -- contains several major flaws, argue researchers from the universities of Cambridge and Birmingham.
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Coronavirus news: India records lowest case rate in 45 days; UK expert says government approach causing confusion

Health experts urge caution on giving Covid vaccines to UK children; Victoria records five new cases of Covid-19 taking Melbourne outbreak to 35Vague messaging risks causing rise in English cases, say scientistsVietnam discovers new hybrid Covid variant, state media reportsWhat is the impact of lifting restrictions in England on 21 June?See all our coronavirus coverage 1.15pm BST The Duchess of Cambridge has been given her first dose of a coronavirus vaccine. A message from the 39-year-old o...
Tags: UK, England, Science, London, Biology, India, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Cambridge, Victoria, Melbourne, Science Museum, Kensington Palace Twitter, Coronavirus


Do people believe Covid myths?

Misinformation could be causing real harm in the communityLike viruses, false information spreads through networks. In March 2020, more than a quarter of the top Covid-19 related videos on YouTube contained misleading claims and those had more than 60m views worldwide. The World Health Organization’s Covid “myth-busters” page counters ideas such as the notion that eating garlic protects you against infection. But how many people believe such claims?University of Cambridge researchers found in an...
Tags: UK, Science, Youtube, UK News, Cambridge, World Health Organization, Coronavirus


Cricket bats should be made from bamboo not willow, Cambridge study finds

Bamboo cricket bats are stronger, offer a better 'sweet spot' and deliver more energy to the ball than those made from traditional willow, tests conducted by the University of Cambridge show. Bamboo could, the study argues, help cricket to expand faster in poorer parts of the world and make the sport more environmentally friendly.
Tags: Science, Cambridge, University of Cambridge


Stress does not lead to loss of self-control in eating disorders

A unique residential study has concluded that, contrary to perceived wisdom, people with eating disorders do not lose self-control - leading to binge-eating - in response to stress. The findings of the Cambridge-led research are published today in the Journal of Neuroscience.
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Use of AI to fight COVID-19 risks harming 'disadvantaged groups', experts warn

Rapid deployment of artificial intelligence and machine learning to tackle coronavirus must still go through ethical checks and balances, or we risk harming already disadvantaged communities in the rush to defeat the disease, according to Cambridge researchers.
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How AstraZeneca's vaccine got mired in politics and mistrust to become Europe's least favorite shot

A vial and syringe are seen in front of the AstraZeneca logo. Reuters/Dado Ruvic Europeans are turning down the AstraZeneca vaccine, threatening the EU's path out of the pandemic. The problem flared last week, but has been months in the making. AstraZeneca and EU leaders both made mistakes that sapped public confidence. Experts and regulators say the shot is safe, and EU leaders are moving to repair the damage. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. "There is currently an ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Science, France, Scotland, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, Israel, US, Trends, Eu, Ireland, South Africa, Oxford


'Overwhelming' international support for more government action on environment, message-testing experiment finds

- Survey experiment across UK, US, Brazil, India, China, Indonesia and Poland finds "overwhelming" support for more action ahead of COP26. - Research finds strong support in each country for policies to "protect and preserve" wildlife, plant trees, and invest in clean technologies. - In the run-up to COP26, Cambridge researchers say: "We face huge challenges protecting the environment, but global public opinion may no longer be chief among them."
Tags: Science, Cambridge, Poland, UK US Brazil India China Indonesia


Psychological 'signature' for the extremist mind uncovered by Cambridge researchers

Study investigates ideological attitudes using an unprecedented number of cognitive and personality tests, and finds that people who lean towards "extreme pro-group action" have a similar type of mind.
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A new way of forming planets

Scientists of the Universities of Zurich and Cambridge, associated with the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research PlanetS, suggest a new explanation for the abundance in intermediate-mass exoplanets - a long-standing puzzle of Astronomy.
Tags: Science, Cambridge, Universities of Zurich, Research PlanetS


When worldviews collide: Why science needs to be taught differently

America's distrust in science in 2021 can be traced back to the separation of science from the humanities that begun with the Enlightenment in 1715.The cold centrality of 'reason above all else' left a spiritual void and created the public perception of scientists as emotionally void, data-crunching machines.The way science is taught at schools today separates scientists and citizens into two tribes. If educators can humanize and contextualize the science they teach, public trust can be restored...
Tags: Politics, Science, Education, America, Earth, Innovation, Cambridge, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Copernicus, Cosmos, Marcelo Gleiser


'Find of the century': medieval hoard of treasures unearthed in Cambridge

Graves found under demolished student halls are providing valuable insight into life in a post-Roman settlementAn early medieval graveyard unearthed beneath student accommodation at Cambridge University has been described as “one of the most exciting finds of Anglo-Saxon archaeology since the 19th century”.King’s College discovered the “extensive” cemetery, containing more than 60 graves, after demolishing a group of 1930s buildings which had recently housed graduates and staff in the west of th...
Tags: Science, Education, UK News, Higher Education, Cambridge, Archaeology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge University, Anglo Saxon


Has a year of living with Covid-19 rewired our brains?

The pandemic is expected to precipitate a mental health crisis, but perhaps also a chance to approach life with new clarityShow your support for rigorous, independent Guardian journalismCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhen the bubonic plague spread through England in the 17th century, Sir Isaac Newton fled Cambridge where he was studying for the safety of his family home in Lincolnshire. The Newtons did not live in a cramped apartment; they enjoyed a large garden with...
Tags: Psychology, Health, England, Science, Neuroscience, Society, World news, Mental Health, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Cambridge, Isaac Newton, Lincolnshire, Coronavirus


Hip-hop is helping tackle stigma around mental health, say Cambridge researchers

An article published today in BMJ Opinion explores the relationship between hip-hop and mental health, revealing how the genre has helped shine on light on the issues surrounding mental health. Drs Akeem Sule and Becky Inkster from the University of Cambridge - collectively known as Hip Hop Psych - argue that not only has hip-hop helped artists speak candidly, but it may also have helped people worldwide to acknowledge their own inner struggles.
Tags: Science, Cambridge, University of Cambridge, Becky Inkster


Novel glass materials made from organic and inorganic components

Researchers from the Universities of Jena and Cambridge have succeeded in creating a new class of hybrid glass materials that combine organic and inorganic components. To do this, the scientists use special material combinations in which chemical bonds between organometallic and inorganic glasses can be generated. They included materials composed of organometallic networks. This is primarily because their framework structures can be created in a targeted manner.
Tags: Science, Cambridge, Universities of Jena


Remains of new flying reptile species spotted in UK museum drawer

Student finds mislabelled fragment of pterosaur, which flew over eastern England up to 66m years agoA fossil that been had languishing in a museum drawer in Brighton, wrongly labelled as a shark fin skeleton, has now been identified as a completely new species of prehistoric flying reptile that soared majestically over what are now the Cambridgeshire fens.Roy Smith, a University of Portsmouth PhD student, identified the creature after realising was much more unusual and interesting than its labe...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Biology, UK News, Culture, Museums, Brighton, Cambridge, Archaeology, Dinosaurs, Evolution, Zoology, Cambridgeshire, Fossils, Reptiles



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