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The Omicron variant carries a number of genetic mutations that might cause it to spread quickly, even among vaccinated people: report

A healthcare worker collects a swab from Bronwen Cook for a PCR test against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) before traveling to London, at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, on November 26, 2021.REUTERS/ Sumaya Hisham Scientists are concerned about the number of mutations in the new Omicron variant. The mutations might cause the variant to evade antibodies from a previous infection or a vaccine. It's not clear yet whether existing COVID-19 vaccines will pr...
Tags: Health, Science, London, News, Israel, US, Trends, South Africa, Belgium, World Health Organization, North America, Times, Cambridge University, Tambo International Airport, Europe Asia, JOHANNESBURG South Africa


Scientists are closely tracking a COVID-19 variant with a 'worrying' number of mutations. They don't yet know if it's more infectious.

A man receives the COVID-19 vaccine at a drive-through COVID-19 vaccination site in Gaborone, Botswana, on October 12 2021Tshekiso Tebalo/Xinhua/Getty Images A variant with 'worrying' number of mutations has been detected in South Africa, Botswana, and Hong Kong. Experts are concerned its mutations may help it to avoid antibodies produced by vaccines and treatments. It has been detected 82 times, as of Thursday. For now, it's being closely monitored.  Scientists and health officia...
Tags: Health, Asia, Hong Kong, Science, News, Africa, Trends, South Africa, Healthcare, Delta, World Health Organization, Test, Cambridge University, Imperial College London, Botswana, Variant


Scientists are closely tracking a coronavirus variant with a 'worrying' number of mutations. They don't yet know if it's more infectious.

A man receives the COVID-19 vaccine at a drive-through COVID-19 vaccination site in Gaborone, Botswana, on October 12 2021Tshekiso Tebalo/Xinhua/Getty Images A variant with 'worrying' number of mutations has been detected in South Africa, Botswana, and Hong Kong. Experts are concerned its mutations may help it to avoid antibodies produced by vaccines and treatments. It has been detected 82 times, as of Thursday. For now, it's being closely monitored.  Scientists and health officia...
Tags: Health, Asia, Hong Kong, Science, News, Africa, Trends, South Africa, Healthcare, Delta, World Health Organization, Test, Cambridge University, Imperial College London, Botswana, Variant


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


Scientists may have discovered a way to make us forget bad memories

Researchers at Cambridge University have discovered a protein in the brain of mice that may act as a biomarker for malleable memories. In other words, they may be able to determine which memories we can erase and which we are, for whatever reason, stuck with. Up front: The researchers conditioned laboratory mice by simultaneously shocking them and making a clicking noise. The mice naturally associated the sound with the shock and, thus, developed a fear response. Because the mice remembered bein...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Cambridge University, Neural, Next Featured


Early encounter of microbes and fetal immune system during second trimester of gestation

The human fetal immune system begins to develop early during gestation, however, factors responsible for fetal immune-priming remain elusive. Dr Florent Ginhoux from A*STAR's Singapore Immunology Network, Professor Jerry Chan from KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Professor Salvatore Albani from SingHealth Duke-NUS Translational Immunology Institute, and Cambridge University explored potential exposure to microbial agents in-utero. They identified live microbes across fetal organs that stimula...
Tags: Science, Cambridge University, Singapore Immunology Network, Jerry Chan, Florent Ginhoux, Salvatore Albani


A 'more rapidly spreading virus' is fueling India's mega COVID-19 surge, WHO chief scientist says

Relatives prepare a pyre for cremation of a relative who died of COVID-19 at a crematorium in Ajmer, Rajasthan on May 8, 2021. Shaukat Ahmed/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images A coronavirus variant first identified in India has "mutations which increase transmission, the WHO's chief scientist said. The B.1.617 variant might also be antibody resistant, giving it the power to reinfect people. But more vaccination will still help control its transmission, and prevent severe diseas...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Abc, Cdc, White House, India, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Public Health, South Africa, Brazil, Who, World Health Organization, Cambridge University


People with extremist views less able to do complex mental tasks, research suggests

Cambridge University team say their findings could be used to spot people at risk from radicalisationOur brains hold clues for the ideologies we choose to live by, according to research, which has suggested that people who espouse extremist attitudes tend to perform poorly on complex mental tasks.Researchers from the University of Cambridge sought to evaluate whether cognitive disposition – differences in how information is perceived and processed – sculpt ideological world-views such as politic...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Neuroscience, UK News, World news, US news, The far right, Counter-terrorism policy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge University, Far Right


'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


Werner Herzog's new film, 'Fireball,' explores the power and mystery of meteorites

British volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer speaks with Professor Simon Schaffer about the Ensisheim meteorite in "Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds." Courtesy of Apple TV+ "Fireball," a new documentary about meteors directed by Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer, premiered Friday on Apple TV+.  The documentary explores the role that space rocks have played in shaping the world's history. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On November 7, 1492, a fiery space rock whistled ...
Tags: Apple, Space, Science, Movies, News, Entertainment, Documentary, Mexico, France, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Hawaii, Vatican, Mecca


Game 'pre-bunks' political misinformation by letting players undermine democracy

An online game helps "inoculate" players against fake news by showing them how political misinformation is created and circulated. Launched today, Harmony Square has been created by Cambridge University psychologists with support from US Department of Homeland Security. Accompanying study shows that a single play reduces the perceived reliability of misinformation in users.
Tags: Science, Cambridge University, Harmony Square, US Department of Homeland Security Accompanying


Brexit: EU threatens legal action against UK unless it rewrites internal market bill – live

News updates: European commission says passing the bill would constitute ‘extremely serious violation of withdrawal agreement and international law’EU tells UK: drop Brexit plans to break law or face sanctions‘Depressing and frustrating’: European press on UK Brexit moveNo-deal Brexit means food price rises, warns MorrisonsSturgeon announces social ‘rule of six’Positive Covid tests in England rise by 43% in week 4.30pm BST Prof Mark Elliott, professor of public law at Cambridge University, s...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, Scotland, Eu, UK News, Nicola Sturgeon, Boris Johnson, Parliament, Cambridge University, Brexit, Gove, State, AG, Mark Elliott


Self-charging, thousand-year battery startup NDB aces key tests and lands first beta customers

Pleasanton-based green energy startup NDB, Inc. has reached a key milestone today with the completion of two proof of concept tests of its nano diamond battery (NDB). One of these tests took place at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the other at the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge University, and both saw NDB’s battery tech manage a 40 percent charge, which is a big improvement over the 15 percent charge collection efficiency (effectively energy lossiness relative to maximum tot...
Tags: TC, Science, California, Tech, Diamond, Radioactivity, Cambridge University, Aerospace, GreenTech, Rechargeable Batteries, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Pleasanton, Cavendish Laboratory, NDB, NDB Inc


Mycologist Merlin Sheldrake and the megascience of mushrooms

Biologist Merlin Sheldrake is an evangelist for the "neglected megascience" of mycology, the study of fungi and all the wonder within them. According to Sheldrake, fungi are the future—containing clues about our environment and as a source of sustainable food, packaging, and green building materials. Son of author and fringe science researcher Rupert Sheldrake, Merlin has just published a critically-acclaimed new book about mycology, titled Entangled Life. From The Guardian: Entangled Life, ...
Tags: Post, Books, Science, News, Italy, Fungi, Cambridge University, Mushrooms, Piedmont, Mycology, Helen Macdonald, Robert Macfarlane, Fungus Among US, Merlin Sheldrake, Sheldrake, A Real Fungi


Autistic people's nerve cells differ before birth

A new study now shows in human brain cells that Autism, a neurodevelopmental condition, can now be traced back to prenatal development, even though the disorder is not diagnosed until at least 18 months of age. The atypical development starts at the very earliest stages of brain organization, at the level of individual brain cells, according to scientists at King's College London and Cambridge University, UK.
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UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson 'responding to treatment' in intensive care; Wales to extend lockdown

London mayor says capital has ‘capacity to deal with our needs’, as Cambridge University sets up new testing labJohnson to stay in hospital amid concerns about political vacuumGlobal coronavirus updates – liveAt a glance: latest developmentsVolunteering: how can I help in the UK?See all of our coronavirus coverage 2.30pm BST The number of deaths linked to coronavirus in a hospital setting in Northern Ireland has risen to 78, with five more reported on Wednesday. There were 84 new confirmed c...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, London, Wales, UK News, Hospitals, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Cambridge University, Public Health Agency, Coronavirus outbreak


Researchers want your voice to train coronavirus-detecting AI

Researchers behind an AI app that detects coronavirus in your voice have asked for volunteers to help by uploading audio of them coughing, breathing, and talking. Scientists from Cambridge University will use the data to develop machine learning algorithms that analyze a voice for symptoms of COVID-19. The COVID-19 Sounds App joins a growing list of tools using voice analysis to diagnose the coronavirus. The method remains unproven, but the team believes the sounds made by COVD-19 patients are s...
Tags: Startups, UK, Science, Artificial Intelligence, Cambridge University, Neural, Coronavirus, COVD


'It’s a razor’s edge we’re walking': inside the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine

Around the world, more than 40 teams are working on a vaccine for Covid-19. We followed one doctor in the most urgent quest of his life. By Samanth SubramanianCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOf the dozens of places where a coronavirus vaccine might be born, one is DIOSynVax, a small company started by a Canadian pathologist named Jonathan Heeney. In ordinary times, I’d have visited Heeney in his office, in a stately red-brick building in Cambridge. I’d have met his te...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Cambridge, Vaccines and immunisation, Cambridge University, West Nile, Jonathan Heeney, Heeney, Coronavirus outbreak, Samanth SubramanianCoronavirus


'Wonderchicken' fossil reveals ancestor of today's birds

A tiny fossil skull nicknamed “Wonderchicken” is giving scientists a rare glimpse at early ancestors of today's birds. With a face like those of today's chicken-like birds and a back portion like that of living duck-like birds, Wonderchicken is " down near the bottom of the modern-bird family tree,” said Daniel Field of Cambridge University. It appeared as a block of broken rocks with some broken leg bones sticking out.
Tags: Science, Cambridge University, Daniel Field


PROPHET OF THE ATOMIC AGE: DR. HOMI JEHANGIR BHABHA

A tribute on his 110th birth anniversary by Marzban Jamshedji Giara He was born on 30th October 1909 at Bombay in a Parsi family. He studied at Elphinstone College,, Bombay and at Cambridge University, U.K. He had the Isaac Newton Studentship. He studied in Copnhagen, Zurich and Rome. He lectured at Cambridge for four years as a mathematical physicist. He obtained a doctorate in1933 for his research paper on “The Absorption of Cosmic Radiation.” In 1939 he became a Reader at the Indian Institute...
Tags: Science, Life, India, Rome, United Nations, Cambridge, Geneva, Cambridge University, Bangalore, Kerala, Bombay, International Atomic Energy Agency, Indira Gandhi, Padma Bhushan, Royal Society London, Atomic Energy Commission


2019 Nobel Prizes: What you can learn from this year's winners

Each year, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awards six Nobel Prizes.The categories are: literature, physics, chemistry, peace, economics, and physiology & medicine.The Nobel prizes will be announced each business-day until October 14. Nobel Peace Prize Ethio­pian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali won the Nobel Peace on Friday for helping to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea.Eritrea and Ethiopia, two of the world's poorest nations, fought a war against each other from 1998 t...
Tags: Isis, Science, Economics, Earth, Physics, United States, Innovation, United Nations, Serbia, Poland, Ethiopia, Literature, Eritrea, Albert Einstein, Cambridge University, Princeton


Driverless cars: Cambridge University model cars 'talk' to avoid jams

Researchers say it shows driverless cars working together could improve traffic flow by at least 35%.
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'Historical Google Earth’ showing lost British landscapes created by Cambridge University

Few people will remember the ‘Cornish Alps’ which once dominated the skyline around St Austell. After the Aberfan disaster of 1969, when the colliery spoil tip slid onto the Welsh village killing 144 people, the huge waste mounds from the England’s china clay industry were levelled, changing the terrain forever. But a new project by Cambridge University, dubbed ‘historical Google Earth’ is allowing a glimpse back into the lost scenery of Britain, awakening long-forgotten landscapes. The first 1,...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, London, University, Britain, Oxford, Cambridge, Raf, Google Earth, Cambridge University, Committee, Joseph, Dorchester, St Joseph


7 women inspiring Twitter on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Scroll through Twitter, and you'll see the trending hashtag WomenInScience. February 11 is International Day of Women and Girls in Science: a time to recognize the ladies making the world a better place through science and technology. Their success stories should really be celebrated every day, especially because science remains a male-dominated field. Less than 30 percent of the world's researchers are women, according to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. SEE ALSO: 8 ways you can emp...
Tags: Science, Obama, Nasa, Hawaii, Un, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, Cambridge University, Marie Curie, FAO, Nat Geo, Alan Shepard, Sahel, Hansen, International Atomic Energy Agency, Katherine Johnson


How the internet is celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Scroll through Twitter, and you'll see the trending hashtag WomenInScience. February 11 is International Day of Women and Girls in Science: a time to recognize the ladies making the world a better place through science and technology. Their success stories should really be celebrated every day, especially because science remains a male-dominated field. Less than 30 percent of the world's researchers are women, according to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. SEE ALSO: 8 ways you can emp...
Tags: Science, Obama, Nasa, Hawaii, Un, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, Cambridge University, Marie Curie, FAO, Nat Geo, Alan Shepard, Sahel, Hansen, International Atomic Energy Agency, Katherine Johnson


New study finds slim people have a genetic advantage when it comes to maintaining their weight

In the largest study of its kind so far, UK researchers have found that slim people have an advantage when it comes to staying thin thanks to their genes. Interested in why some people find it easier to stay slim than others, researchers at Cambridge University, along with support from the Wellcome and the European Research Council, set up the Study Into Lean and Thin Subjects (STILTS), recruiting healthy UK adults aged 18 to 65 who were thin -- defined as a body mass index (BMI) of less than 1...
Tags: UK, Science, Cambridge University, European Research Council, Wellcome, Wellcome Sanger Institute


Thin people should not act 'morally superior' - they just have lucky genes, major study finds

Skinny people should not act as if they are “morally superior” to those struggling with their weight because the likelihood is they simply have lucky genes, new research has found. A groundbreaking study by Cambridge University, which focused on healthy adults with a low body mass index (BMI), reveals the impact of genetics on body size is greater than previously thought. The results help explain the considerable variation in weight within a population that shares the same high-calorie environme...
Tags: UK, Science, NHS, Cambridge, Cambridge University, PLOS Genetics, Farooqi, Sadaf Farooqi


Planet Nine may not exist, say scientists, after finding simpler explanation

When the mysterious ‘Planet Nine’ was first hypothesised in 2016 it was hailed as the solution to the strange orbits of far-flung icy objects and the unexplained tilt in the Solar System. The finding came 10 years after Pluto had been unceremoniously downgraded to ‘asteroid number 134340’ and led to hopes that our star system would soon be restored to nine worlds. Yet despite widespread searches by the most powerful telescopes, Planet Nine has never been spotted, and now astrophysicists have put...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Mike Brown, Cambridge University, Pluto, Neptune, Kuiper Belt, Caltech, California Institute of Technology Caltech, American University of Beirut, Antranik Sefilian, Caltech the California Institute of Technology, Jihad Touma, Sefilian, Konstanin Batygin



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