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A 193-million-year old nesting ground with more than 100 dinosaur eggs offers evidence they lived in herds

An artist's reconstruction of a Mussaurus patagonicus nest. Jorge Gonzalez Paleontologists found 100 eggs and 80 skeletons from a dinosaur called Mussaurus at a nesting ground in Patagonia. The fossils were grouped into clusters of adults and juveniles, suggesting Mussaurus lived in herds. The nesting ground is 193 million years old, making it the earliest evidence of dinosaur herds. A 193-million-year-old nesting ground containing more than 100 dinosaurs eggs is upending paleontologis...
Tags: Science, News, France, Eggs, Trends, Argentina, Patagonia, Dinosaurs, Fossils, Paleontology, Patagonian, Roger Smith, Diego Pol, Pol, Patagonia Argentina, Jorge Gonzalez

Valneva Covid vaccine could be as effective as Oxford jab, study suggests

Vaccine produced by French company uses inactivated Sars-CoV-2 virus and can be stored in fridgeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA coronavirus jab based on traditional vaccine technology might be as effective as the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, data suggests, offering new hope for global vaccination efforts.Vaccines currently approved for use in the UK deliver instructions for producing the coronavirus “spike” protein to cells in order, which triggers an immune response...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, France, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Oxford, Vaccines and immunisation, Valneva, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca

The human life span is theoretically limitless, a study suggests - adding fuel to a longstanding debate about our mortality

Odette Ambulher celebrates her 111th birthday in a retirement home in the French village of Laigne-en-Belin in October 2012. BSIP/Universal Images Group via Getty The oldest person who ever lived reached age 122, but research indicates humans could live longer. After people hit 108, they have a 50% chance of living until their next birthday every year, one study says. Theoretically, that suggests there is no limit to the human life span, but biologists disagree. See more stories on Inside...
Tags: Health, Death, England, Science, News, France, Aging, US, Trends, Canada, Joan, Buffalo New York, Centenarians, Yangon Myanmar, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Jeanne Calment

90,000 US COVID-19 deaths could have been prevented by vaccines in 4 months, 2 leading US nonprofits estimate

A protester holds an anti-vaccination sign as supporters of President Donald Trump rally in Woodland Hills, California on May 16, 2020. David McNew/Getty Images About 90,000 COVID-19 deaths in the US between June and September were preventable, two US nonprofits say. In September, 49,000 deaths could have been avoided if more adults got a COVID-19 shot, they said. The Kaiser Family Foundation and the Peterson Center on Healthcare cited a tracker that uses CDC data. About 90,000 COVID-19 d...
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Lost in translation? The one-inch truth about Netflix’s subtitle problem

Subtitling is an essential art form. So why, as the streaming giant scores more global hits with shows like Squid Game and Call My Agent, isn’t it trying harder to find the right words?“Once you overcome the one-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films.” So said the director Bong Joon-ho, as he accepted his best picture Oscar for Parasite in 2020, in a not-so-subtle dig at the dominance of English language content. The success of Netflix’s Korean serie...
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Vaccines cut the risk of severe COVID-19 by at least 90% in a huge real-world study of 23 million people

A pharmacist administers the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to a patient in a pharmacy in Roubaix as part of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination campaign in France, March 15, 2021. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol Vaccines cut the risk of developing severe COVID-19 by at least 90%, a study of 23 million people finds. COVID-19 vaccine protection lasted for at least five months in people aged 50 to 75, it found. It adds to a growing body of real-world evidence that vaccines hold up against ...
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French study of over 22m people finds vaccines cut severe Covid risk by 90%

Largest study of its kind also finds vaccines appear to protect against worst effects of Delta variantCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageVaccination reduces the risk of dying or being hospitalised with Covid-19 by 90%, a French study of 22.6 million people over the age of 50 has found.The research published on Monday also found that vaccines appear to protect against the worst effects of the most prevalent virus strain, the Delta variant. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, France, Delta, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus

French study of 22m people finds vaccines cut Covid deaths 90%

Largest study to date finds jabs are effective against Delta variantVaccination reduces the risk of dying or being hospitalised with Covid-19 by 90%, a French study of 22 million people over the age of 50 has found.The research published on Monday also found that vaccines appear to protect against the worst effects of the most prevalent virus strain, the Delta variant. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, Delta, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus

Images from NASA's Perseverance rover reveal that mysterious floods dragged boulders across Mars

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover took this selfie on September 10, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS NASA's Perseverance rover on Mars snapped photos of cliffs that show signs of ancient flash floods. The first study of Perseverance's data suggests that a flooding river dragged boulders for miles. The photos also pinpoint ancient river sediment in which the rover could search for fossilized life. In the dry Martian crater where NASA's Perseverance rover is searching for signs of long-g...
Tags: Science, News, France, Trends, Nasa, Earth, River, Alien Life, Mars, Imperial College London, Kodiak, Sanjeev Gupta, NASA JPL Caltech, Mangold, Jezero, Flash Flood

A 19th-century artist's astronomical drawings are stunningly accurate. Compare them to NASA images today.

The Orion nebula, as Etienne Léopold Trouvelot drew it (left), and as NASA telescopes captured it (right). E. L. Trouvelot, from The New York Public Library; NASA/JPL-Caltech/STScI French artist Etienne Léopold Trouvelot sketched gorgeous illustrations of planets, star clusters, meteor showers, and eclipses in the 19th century. He worked for the Harvard College observatory, using a telescope with a grid etched into the glass eyepiece and sketching his astronomical observations on grid pape...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, News, Congress, France, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Features, Stars, International Space Station, Moon, Orion, Belarus, Planets

Women tucked into bathtub waterbeds for five days in spaceflight study

At France's Medes Institute for Space Medicine and Physiology, 20 women are currently tucked into strange bathtub-like waterbeds as part of a study on how spaceflight might specifically impact females. Each volunteer is wrapped in a waterproof sheet up to their chest and then lowered into a large bathtub. — Read the rest
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Could whistling shed light on the origins of speech?

Whistled languages exist on every inhabited continent – now some scientists think similar dialects could have preceded the spoken wordFor centuries, shepherds from the small village of Aas in the French Pyrenees led their sheep and cattle up to mountain pastures for the summer months. To ease the solitude, they would communicate with each other or with the village below in a whistled form of the local Gascon dialect, transmitting and receiving information accurately over distances of up to 10 ki...
Tags: Science, Biology, France, Animal behaviour, Language, Gascon, Grenoble Alpes University, Julien Meyer

A virtual reality 'empathy machine' to stop domestic abusers from reoffending to begin trials, report says

A stock image shows a man using a virtual reality headset. Getty Images France will trial "empathy machines," which use virtual reality technology, from October, per rfi. 30 male volunteers - all convicted of domestic violence - will take part in the experiment. The experiment is part of an effort to stop domestic abusers from re-offending, rfi reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. France is trialing a virtual reality "empathy machine" as part of an effort to deter men...
Tags: Europe, Science, Technology, News, France, Trends, Domestic Violence, News UK, Virtual Reality, Domestic Abuse, Recidivism, Experiment, La Voix du Nord, Radio France Internationale, Virtual Reality Headsets, UK Weekend

Einstein’s handwritten calculations for theory of relativity to be auctioned for €3m

The rare document, which records attempts to explain an anomaly in the orbit of Mercury, is ‘a fascinating dive into the mind of the greatest scientist of the 20th century’A crucial series of Albert Einstein’s calculations, scrawled down as the physicist struggled to account for an anomaly in the orbit of Mercury while developing his theory of general relativity, is set to be auctioned for an eye-watering estimate of up to €3m.Christie’s France and auction house Aguttes, who will auction the man...
Tags: Books, Publishing, Science, France, Physics, Culture, Paris, Albert Einstein, Einstein, Christie

The US ranks second highest among high-income countries in terms of vaccine hesitancy, one chart shows

Anti-vaccination protesters pray and rally near Los Angeles City Hall in California on August 14, 2021. David McNew/AFP via Getty Images About one-quarter of Americans are unwilling to get vaccinated or uncertain if they will do so. The US ranks second, behind Russia, on vaccine hesitancy out of 15 high-income countries. A chart from Morning Consult shows how different countries compare in terms of vaccine hesitancy. See more stories on Insider's business page. Unvaccinated Americans a...
Tags: Health, Science, News, California, France, China, Russia, New York City, US, Trends, New Orleans, Vaccines, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Michael, Malaysia Indonesia, Los Angeles City Hall

Vaccine mandates are proving successful in European countries. That may bode well for the US.

A woman receives a COVID-19 vaccine in Wales, UK. Matthew Horwood/Getty Biden's new vaccine mandates aim to boost lagging vaccination rates in the US. France, Greece, and Italy have all had success with this approach. Their vaccination rates rose shortly after instating new vaccine requirements. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden unveiled a spate of new vaccine mandates on Thursday, amid an ongoing struggle to convince unvaccinated Americans to seek C...
Tags: Europe, Science, News, Greece, Wales, France, US, Trends, Mario Draghi, Joe Biden, Italy, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Associated Press, Pfizer

Delta cases may finally be reaching a peak in the US. Future surges are likely to be weaker.

People walk near Little Island park in New York City on May 27, 2021. Noam Galai/Getty Images The US's Delta cases are rising at a slower rate than earlier in the summer. In countries like the UK and India, Delta surges seemed to spike quickly then fizzle. Experts say the US is still vulnerable to more Delta outbreaks, but future surges will likely be weaker. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Delta variant appears to be loosening its hold on the US.Roughly two months...
Tags: Florida, UK, Science, News, Indonesia, France, India, New York City, US, Trends, Delta, University of Pennsylvania, Variant, Morris, Miami Florida, Harvard Medical School

Big John, largest known triceratops skeleton, goes on display before auction

Bones found in 2014 in what is now South Dakota described as ‘miracle of nature and work of art’In its time, approximately 66m years ago, the triceratops, with its massive collared skull and three attacking horns, was one of the most dangerous and daunting of dinosaurs.Now the remains of one of the giants of the Cretaceous period, a herbivore despite its fearsome appearance, have gone on display in Paris before they are auctioned next month. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, World news, South Dakota, Paris, Dinosaurs, John, Palaeontology

Israel's vaccine pass will expire 6 months after the 2nd dose, meaning people will need booster shots to keep going to restaurants and bars

An Israeli girl receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Tel Aviv, Israel, on July 5. JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images Israel has set an expiration date on its vaccine pass, which enables access to restaurants and bars. A booster shot received within 5 months of the second dose extends the pass's validity by six months. Israel has already delivered more than 1.9 million boosters and all over 12 are now eligible. See more stories on Insider's business page. Israel said its vaccine pass...
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The best wildlife photos of 2021 capture a rare Iberian lynx, a snake strangling a gecko, and a lion dripping with blood

Sergio Marijuán/Wildlife Photographer of the Year The London Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest celebrates the diversity and fragility of life. This year the contest drew a record of more than 50,000 entries from photographers in 95 countries. The frontrunners' photos show wild cats overcoming great odds, narwhal shrimps loitering in the coral, and an orphaned bat on the mend. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Iberian lynx almost...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Science, London, News, Australia, California, France, Animals, Trends, Spain, Earth, Wildlife, Alaska, Portugal, Switzerland

Paris set a 19-mph citywide speed limit to try to convince drivers to ditch their cars

A speed limit road sign is pictured in a street, Monday, Aug. 30, 2021 in Paris as the speed limit on nearly all streets of the French capital is just 30 kph (less than 19 mph). It's the latest initiative by a city trying to burnish its climate credentials and transform people's relationship to their vehicles. City officials say it's also aimed at reducing accidents and making Paris more pedestrian-friendly. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) AP Photo/Francois Mori Authorities in Paris s...
Tags: Science, News, Climate Change, France, Trends, Cnn, Paris, World Health Organization, Jake Epstein, Greater Paris, Speed desk, Parisian City Hall, 61 City Hall

A baby shark born in all-female tank could be a rare case of a 'virgin birth'

A smooth-hound shark (L) with an adult female (foreground, R) in the aquarium of Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, western France. AFP A baby shark has been born in an all-female tank at an Italian aquarium. The baby's mother had been in the tank with one other female for ten years. Scientists say it could be a rare case of a 'virgin birth', also known as parthenogenesis. See more stories on Insider's business page. Scientists say a rare shark "virgin birth" may be the first of its ki...
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As denying climate change becomes impossible, fossil-fuel interests pivot to 'carbon shaming'

Marianne Ayala/Insider Fossil-fuel interests no longer bother denying that climate change is real. So they've pivoted to new tactics, including painting climate advocates as hypocrites. Drawing attention to advocates' non-eco-friendly habits undermines their credibility and distracts from policy changes. See more stories on Insider's business page. After Prince Harry told Oprah Winfrey that climate change and mental health are two of the "most important issues facing the world...
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An Italian student got a COVID-19 vaccine pass tattooed on his arm, and showed it works with scanners

A man shows Italy's Covid-19 Green Pass for post-vaccine travel on a smartphone on June 30, 2021 in Turin. Stefano Guidi/Getty Image A 22-year-old Italian man got the QR code proving his vaccination status tattooed to his arm. In TikTok videos, the tattoo works to allow him to sit inside at McDonald's. Italy is one of several countries requiring passes for entry into some indoor venues. See more stories on Insider's business page. Andrea Colonnetta may never again have to w...
Tags: Science, News, France, Trends, Italy, Vaccine, Turin, Tattoo, McDonald, Colonnetta, Coronavirus, COVID, Anna Medaris Miller, Stefano Guidi Getty, Andrea Colonnetta, Corriere della Calabria

Israel has one of the world's highest daily COVID-19 infection rates, despite high vaccine uptake

Israelis and vaccinated tourists get tested for COVID-19 upon arrival to Israel's Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv on May 23, 2021. Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images Israel's COVID-19 infection rate has doubled in the past two weeks. The country is seeing a new surge in cases despite early success with the Pfizer vaccine. The protection afforded by vaccines may wane over time, especially for older groups. See more stories on Insider's business page. Israel, once a global leader in cor...
Tags: Science, France, Israel, US, Tel Aviv, Trends, Delta, Npr, Pfizer, UK Germany, Ben Gurion, Jack Guez, Coronavirus, COVID, Covid-19 Vaccine, Andrea Michelson

French scientist who pushed unproven Covid drug may be forced from post

Didier Raoult, who promoted the hydroxychloroquine treatment backed by Trump, would not be able to continue his research in MarseilleThe French scientist who promoted the discredited hydroxychloroquine treatment for Covid-19 backed by Donald Trump faces being pushed out of the infectious diseases institute he founded amid concerns from key members over its role in feeding conspiracy theories and an investigation by regulators into its clinical studies.Didier Raoult has built a worldwide followin...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Recovery, World Health Organisation, Donald Trump, Trump, Didier Raoult, Coronavirus

Covid news: all 16- and 17-year-olds in England to be offered first jab by 23 August – as it happened

UK department of health says the date will give teenagers change to build up immunity before school startsFrench Covid permit scheme extended to Paris department storesAll 16- and 17-year-olds in England are to be offered Covid jabNew variants ‘will set us back a year’, experts warn UK governmentA million jobs in peril as one in 16 UK firms say they are at risk of closureSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.51pm BST We’re wrapping up the Covid live blog for today, here’s a quick summary of the...
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Covid live news: all 16- and 17-year-olds in England to be offered first jab by 23 August

UK department of health says the date will give teenagers change to build up immunity before school starts All 16- and 17-year-olds in England are to be offered Covid jabNew variants ‘will set us back a year’, experts warn UK governmentA million jobs in peril as one in 16 UK firms say they are at risk of closureFifth consecutive weekend of protests in France over Covid passSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.05pm BST Andrew Lloyd Webber has said he will have to sell his musical Cinderella to...
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Delta's surging and antibodies are waning: What to know about when we'll need COVID-19 booster shots

Moderna has soared over the past year on the back of its coronavirus vaccine. Radek Mica/Getty Images Should the US start offering people an extra COVID-19 vaccines dose? Supporters cite signs of waning protection and data suggesting a booster shot would help. Others say boosting now is unnecessary, because the shots still prevent hospitalizations and death. See more stories on Insider's business page. The debate over whether the US should roll out extra doses of coronavirus vaccines...
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Booster jabs for rich countries will cause more deaths worldwide, say experts

Oxford Vaccine Group and Gavi say western leaders must not ‘reject their responsibility to the rest of humanity’We shouldn’t be giving Covid boosters while millions wait for first doseSee all our coronavirus coverageMany more people around the world will die of Covid if western political leaders “reject their responsibility to the rest of humanity” by prioritising booster shots for their own populations instead of sharing doses, the head of the Oxford vaccine group has warned.Writing for the Gua...
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