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7 studies ivermectin fans cite to say the drug works against COVID-19, and why they're flawed

Ivermectin tablets are commonly prescribed for deworming in countries including India and Brazil. Photo by Soumyabrata Roy/NurPhoto via Getty Images Ivermectin is good at killing parasites, but it's still not clear it can do much for COVID-19. Some of the most popular studies people use to tout its benefits against the coronavirus are deeply flawed. Better answers are on the way. Ivermectin has revolutionized our ability to kill parasites, and it is widely available around the wo...
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Homegrown Covid vaccines fill gap as UN Covax scheme misses target

India, Egypt and Cuba among first states to develop and make their own vaccines as Covax falls behind Developing countries are increasingly turning to homegrown Covid vaccinations as the UN-backed Covax programme falls behind.While western countries roll out booster jabs to their own populations, Covax, which was set up by UN agencies, governments and donors to ensure fair access to Covid-19 vaccines for low- and middle-income countries, has said it will miss its target to distribute 2bn doses g...
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Local Covid vaccines fill gap as UN Covax scheme misses target

India, Egypt and Cuba among first states to develop and make their own vaccines as Covax falls behind Developing countries are increasingly turning to homegrown Covid vaccinations as the UN-backed Covax programme falls behind.While western countries roll out booster jabs to their own populations, Covax, which was set up by UN agencies, governments and donors to ensure fair access to Covid-19 vaccines for low- and middle-income countries, has said it will miss its target to distribute 2bn doses g...
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2 fringe doctors created the myth that ivermectin is a 'miracle cure' for COVID-19 - whipping up false hope that could have deadly consequences

Getty Images; Marianne Ayala/Insider Ivermectin is a wondrous, Nobel Prize-winning drug that is cheap and available around the world.The oral version - originally derived from a clump of Japanese dirt in the 1970s - has nearly eradicated infections that could otherwise have caused widespread blindness and disfigured people's limbs and genitals. Formulated as a lotion, ivermectin is safe enough to be administered as an over-the-counter treatment for head lice in kids.But ivermectin is n...
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Food fraud and counterfeit cotton: the detectives untangling the global supply chain

Amid the complex web of international trade, proving the authenticity of a product can be near-impossible. But one company is taking the search to the atomic levelFive years ago, the textile giant Welspun found itself mired in a scandal that hinged on a single word: “Egyptian”. At the time, Welspun was manufacturing more than 45m metres of cotton sheets every year – enough to tie a ribbon around the Earth and still have fabric left over for a giant bow. It supplied acres of bed linen to the like...
Tags: Food, Business, Science, Fair Trade, Walmart, Earth, Egypt, Food & drink industry, Global Economy, Fashion industry, Manufacturing sector, Welspun, Welpsun

The WHO says rich countries should hold off booster shots until every nation has vaccinated 10% of its population. These 43 countries are short of that mark.

People wait in long lines and for hours to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Sputnik V vaccine at the Manolo Morales Hospital in Managua, on September 4, 2021. STR / AFP The WHO wants all countries to have vaccine rates of more than 10% by the end of September. It has called for rich countries to hold off booster shots until then, and prioritize vaccines abroad. Here are the 43 countries that have fully vaccinated less than 10% of their population. See more stories on Insider's b...
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Meet Phiomicetus anubis, doglike whale that ran and swam near Egypt 43m years ago

In A new protocetid whale offers clues to biogeography and feeding ecology in early cetacean evolution, we learn of a species of whale that lived near Egypt 43m years ago and why it earned the name Phiomicetus anubis. The new species differs from other protocetids in having large, elongated temporal fossae, anteriorly placed pterygoids, elongated parietals, an unfused mandibular symphysis that terminates at the level of P3, and a relatively enlarged I3. — Read the rest
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2,400-year-old baskets of fruit discovered in ancient Egyptian city under the sea

Head of Diorite found in Abu Qir Bay, where ancient cities of Canopus and Thonis-Herakleion are. Egypt Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. Archaeologists have found ancient artefacts from the sunken ancient city of Thonis-Heracleion. They found wicker baskets still filled with fruit from the fourth century BCE. Thonis-Heracleion was an ancient Egyptian city that is now submerged underwater. See more stories on Insider's business page. Archaeologists have discovered a trove of ancient...
Tags: Science, International, Trends, UK News, Cnn, Egypt, Archaeology, Mediterranean, Alexandria, BCE, Ancient Egypt, Franck Goddio, Thonis Heracleion, Abu Qir Bay, Goddio, UK Weekend

USC study shows dire impacts downstream of Nile River dam

Downstream water supply and economic losses could substantially disrupt Egypt, according to a new USC analysis that offers potential solutions to avoid conflict over the dam.
Tags: Science, Egypt, Usc, Nile River

The graves in a 13,000-year-old Egyptian cemetery didn't come from a single battle, as previously thought, but a long-lasting war likely driven by climate change, new study says

Remains of two individuals found at the Jebel Sahaba site, with pencils showing the position of artifacts. Images courtesy of the Wendorf Archives of the British Museum. Jebel Sahaba is one of the oldest known sites of mass conflict, dating back over 13,000 years. New research shows the deaths were caused by a series of violent clashes, rather than a single battle. This long-lasting war was likely a consequence of an abrupt change in climate around that time. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Trends, Egypt, News UK, Prehistory, Nile Valley, University of Bordeaux, Jebel Sahaba, Crevecoeur, Marianne Guenot, Wendorf Archives, Isabelle Crevecoeur

COVID-19 vaccine progress impressive, but ‘herd immunity’ a long way off

Remember when COVID-19 vaccines were as elusive as your car keys on Monday morning and harder to snag than Rolling Stones tickets? The jabs started rolling out to more people in February and, after a slow start, California has clocked an impressive pace. On Feb. 16, according to state data, just 6.3 million doses had been administered, mostly to health workers, the elderly and those at high risk of complications. Three months later, 36.5 million jabs have entered arms — an increase of 30 million...
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One chart shows how dramatically the pace of vaccinations differs from country to country

People wait in line to receive COVID-19 vaccines in Mumbai, India, April 24, 2021. Satish Bate/Hindustan Times/Getty Images The global vaccine rollout is very uneven - some nations may reach herd immunity years before others. Israel, the US, and UK are vaccinating people fastest, while Brazil, India, and Japan trail behind. One chart shows when 18 different countries will reach three key vaccination milestones. See more stories on Insider's business page. By next week, around half the...
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Coronavirus live: Canada authorises Pfizer jab for 12-15 year olds; Egypt to close shops and cafes for two weeks

US FDA expected to follow Canada’s lead ‘very soon’; large gatherings and concerts also banned in Egypt; Kenya finds cases of India variant Nepal reports 19 positive Covid tests at Dhaulagiri base campIndian delegation forced to self-isolate in London for CovidItaly could reopen to foreign tourists from mid-May, says PMUK pledges millions to bolster testing for coronavirus variants 6.22pm BST Alberta will become the first Canadian province to offer Covid vaccines to everyone aged 12 and over...
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Coronavirus live: Egypt to close shops and restaurants for two weeks; Kenya detects Indian variant

Large gatherings and concerts also banned in Egypt; Kenya finds India variant after Uganda also reported it; Tokyo Olympics ‘to go ahead’ after test event Nepal reports 19 positive Covid tests at Dhaulagiri base campIndian delegation forced to self-isolate in London for CovidItaly could reopen to foreign tourists from mid-May, says PMUK pledges millions to bolster testing for coronavirus variants 4.22pm BST Covid-19 infections continue to spread fast across the Americas as a result of relaxe...
Tags: Japan, Science, London, China, India, Americas, UK News, World news, US news, Uganda, United States, Asia Pacific, Egypt, Infectious Diseases, Nepal, Chile

Scans revealed an Egyptian mummy was actually a pregnant woman, not a male priest

Engravings in a temple in Thebes in Egypt. KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images Scientists have uncovered the first known example of pregnant woman being mummified. The mummy was first thought to be a male priest because of an inscription on the sarcophagus. "We were really shocked," said one of the scientists who led to project in Warsaw, Poland. See more stories on Insider's business page. Scientists were "shocked" to find that a mummy they previously thought to be a male priest inst...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Science, Trends, Bbc, Egypt, News UK, Poland, Associated Press, Nile, Luxor, Warsaw Poland, Thebes, Mummy, University of Warsaw, Morgan McFall Johnsen

Scientists at Purdue University Create the “Whitest White” Paint Ever Seen: It Reflects 98% of the Sun’s Light

Xiulin Ruan, a Purdue University professor of mechanical engineering, holds up his lab’s sample of the whitest paint on record. Purdue University/Jared Pike Surely, you’ve heard of Vantablack, the high-tech coating invented by UK company Surrey NanoSystems that absorbs over 99 percent of light and makes three-dimensional objects look like black holes? Aside from its controversially exclusive use by artist Anish Kapoor, the blackest of black paints has so far proven to be most effective in spac...
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Photos show ancient Egyptian artifacts and skeletons found in a 'lost golden city' built by King Tut's grandfather

An ancient Egyptian artifact at the site of the newly discovered "lost golden city" in present-day Luxor. Hassan Mohamed/picture alliance via Getty Images Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed a 3,400-year-old "lost golden city" in Luxor over the last seven months. In 1935, a French excavation team searched for the city - which may be the largest ever built in Ancient Egypt - but never found it. The city, named "tehn Aten," or the dazzling Aten, was built by Amenhotep III, King Tut's...
Tags: Photos, Science, News, Trends, Features, Egypt, Archaeology, Luxor, King Tut, Cairo, Reuters, Bryan, Pharoah, Johns Hopkins University, Tut, Amon

New evidence regarding emerald production in Roman Egypt coming from Wadi Sikait

A new paper published in the Journal of Near Eastern Studies presents the results of and images from the resuming of the archaeological seasons in the Mons Smaragdus region in the Egyptian Eastern Desert. During the 1990s a team from the "Berenike Project" started to survey the area and conducted the first excavations, focusing on the main site identified, Sikait, where the archaeological seasons resumed in January of 2018 and January 2020.
Tags: Science, Egypt, Wadi Sikait, Mons Smaragdus, Berenike Project, Sikait

A legendary 3,000-year-old 'lost golden city' of the Pharaohs has just been discovered in Egypt

The city was found after seven months of excavating. STR/picture alliance via Getty Images The archaeology team began excavating in September 2020, and have now found entire neighborhoods. So far, they have found residential districts, complete rooms and walls, and even a bakery. Dated to the reign of Amenhotep III, the team expects to uncover further parts of the ancient city. See more stories on Insider's business page. Archaeologists have discovered what is believed to be the larges...
Tags: Science, Trends, Egypt, Archeology, Luxor, Cairo, Tutankhamun, Valley, Pharoah, Johns Hopkins University, Hawass, Zahi Hawass, Ancient Egypt, Aten, UK Weekend, Jacob Sarkisian

A new experiment has broken the known rules of physics, hinting at a mysterious, unknown force that has shaped our universe

The superconducting magnetic storage ring at the Fermilab is 50 feet in diameter. Reidar Hahn/Fermilab A new study suggests subatomic particles called muons are breaking the laws of physics. This may mean a mysterious force is affecting muons, which would make our understanding of physics incomplete. It could be the same force that's responsible for dark matter, which shaped the early universe. See more stories on Insider's business page. One of the most ubiquitous subatomic parti...
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Solar and wind power could mitigate conflict in northeast Africa

A new study shows that several disagreements between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt around Africa's largest hydropower plant, the new Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), could be alleviated by massively expanding solar and wind power across the region.
Tags: Science, Africa, Egypt, Ethiopia Sudan

The US had a plan in the 1960s to blast an alternative Suez Canal through Israel using 520 nuclear bombs

An annotated map of Egypt and Israel shows the placement of the existing Suez Canal and an approximation of plans for a canal through Israel discussed by the US in the 1960s. Google Maps/Insider A declassified memorandum reveals a 1963 US plan to create an alternative to the Suez Canal. It would have excavated more than 160 miles through Israel's Negev desert with nuclear bombs. A cargo ship is currently stuck in the Suez Canal, blocking the vital shipping route. See more stories on In...
Tags: Science, Israel, US, Trends, Egypt, News UK, Nuclear, Mediterranean, Forbes, Suez Canal, Red Sea, Lawrence Livermore, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, US Department of Energy, Suez, Dead Sea

The hidden machinery of a photosynthetic giant revealed

Photosynthesis is the fundament of almost all live on earth, and yet it is not understood down to the last detail. An international research team has now unravelled one of its secrets. The researchers from Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), Osaka University, Japan, and Kafrelsheikh University, Egypt, have successfully isolated a rare manifestation of photosystem I and studied it in detail. The study provided new insights into the transport of light-energy in this giant photosynthetic protein complex...
Tags: Science, Egypt, Ruhr Universität Bochum RUB Osaka University Japan, Kafrelsheikh University

New research reveals why some octopuses punch fish

Octopuses are part of multispecific collaborative hunting groups with bottom-feeding fish. New research shows octopuses defending their territory by punching fish. The team believes this research helps reveal underlying game structures in the deep sea. The psychologist William James noted that consciousness did not arrive in the universe fully formed. Phenomena like perception and memory are in no way limited to our own form of consciousness, though humans often pretend we're evolution's crown...
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Ancient Christian ruins discovered in Egypt reveal 'nature of monastic life'

Archaeologists unearth monks’ cells and churches with biblical inscriptions dating back to fourth century ADA French-Norwegian archaeological team has discovered new Christian ruins in Egypt’s Western Desert, revealing monastic life in the region in the fifth century AD, the Egyptian antiquities ministry said.“The French-Norwegian mission discovered during its third excavation campaign at the site of Tal Ganoub Qasr al-Agouz in the Bahariya Oasis several buildings made of basalt, others carved i...
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Russia has struck deals to supply its vaccine to over 40 countries, as poorer nations struggle to access Western shots

An Argentinian nurse reaches for a dose of Sputnik V vaccine during the first stage of the mass vaccination campaign in El Palomar, Argentina, on February 18. Marcos Brindicci/Getty Images Russia's Sputnik V vaccine has been approved in over 40 countries, its makers said. Many have little access to shots made by Western firms like Pfizer and Moderna. An expert told Insider that Russia stepping it will give it a geopolitical advantage. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories....
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Coronavirus live: modified vaccines for variants to be fast-tracked; Moscow expects EU to approve Sputnik V jab

UK, Australia, Canada, Singapore and Switzerland regulators to back rollout of modified vaccines without new approval; Moscow could provide vaccines for 50 million Europeans from JuneVaccines tweaked for Covid variants ‘will be fast-tracked safely’Decline in UK Covid rates slowing with possible increase in some areasInterpol: fake vaccines seized in China and South Africa ‘tip of iceberg’Covid deaths high in countries with more overweight people, says reportBiden accuses governors of ‘Neandertha...
Tags: UK, Science, France, China, Israel, Eu, World news, Medical Research, Austria, Egypt, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Switzerland, Moscow, Denmark, Vaccines and immunisation

Vietnam was ranked 2nd for successfully handling the coronavirus pandemic, and its contact tracing was so good it barely had to lock down

Medical personnel in protective suits conduct swab tests for COVID-19 on the support staff for the Communist Party of Vietnam 13th National Congress at the National Convention Centre in Hanoi on January 29, 2021. NHAC NGUYEN/AFP via Getty Images Vietnam has reported 2,362 coronavirus cases and 35 deaths, despite its population of 97 million. From previous experience, Vietnam had a long-term plan in place to cope with outbreaks. Contact tracing, strategic testing, clear messaging, and mask-...
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Archaeologists have discovered an Egyptian mummy buried with a golden tongue

A 2,000-year-old mummy with a golden tongue found in Alexandria, Egypt. Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities Archaeologists discovered 16 burial shafts at the Taposiris Magna Temple near Alexandria, Egypt. Those shafts contained 2,000-year-old mummies. One mummy had a gold tongue; some were buried wearing death masks.  Embalmers gave mummies golden tongues so the dead could speak to the gods in the afterlife. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Two millennia ago, an...
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Climate change in antiquity: mass emigration due to water scarcity

The absence of monsoon rains at the source of the Nile was the cause of migrations and the demise of entire settlements in the late Roman province of Egypt. This demographic development has been compared with environmental data for the first time by professor of ancient history, Sabine Huebner of the University of Basel - leading to a discovery of climate change and its consequences.
Tags: Science, Egypt, University of Basel, Sabine Huebner

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