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The Virus That Turns Physicists Into Crackpots
'Whiskey Webs' Could Be Used To Identify Counterfeit Spirits
When a drop of liquid evaporates, solids are left behind in a pattern that depends on what the liquid is, what solids are in it and the environmental conditions. You may have seen a 'coffee ring' when overflow deposits solids along the edge of the puddle as it evaporates. The same things happen ...
By News Staff
The Army Has Developed A Quantum Sensor That Covers The Entire Radio Frequency Spectrum
The US Army has developed a quantum sensor that can detect communication signals over the entire radio frequency spectrum, from 0 to 100 GHz, using a single antenna. That is currently impossible with a traditional receiver system, and would require multiple systems of individual antennas, amplifiers ...
By News Staff
WASP-76b, The Planet Where It Rains Iron
640 light-years away in the constellation of Pisces is a planet where the day side temperature exceeds 4,300 degrees Fahrenheit, hot enough enough to vaporize metal. And it does. Then, on planet tidally locked planet WASP-76b, winds carry the vapor to the cooler permanent night side, where the ...
By News Staff
LNT: We Can Now Grow Lettuce In Space, And Even Bathed In High Energy Cosmic Rays, It's Just Fine
A new paper reports again about the successful cultivation of red romaine lettuce, Lactuca sativa cv ‘Outredgeous’ plants from surface-sterilized seeds grown in Vegetable Production Systems growth chambers on the International Space Station during the years 2014 to 2016.Unlike what you'll get ...
By Hank Campbell
Parasitic Worms In Sushi: A Dramatic 283X Increase Since The 1970s
A new review finds a dramatic increase in the abundance of a worm that can be transmitted to humans who sushi - 283-fold more since the 1970s But is that due to better detection or a real increase? And what implications does it have for humans and marine mammals?The herring worm, Anisakis ...
By News Staff
Asteriornis: Belgian Wonderchicken Is A Missing Link Between Chickens, Ducks, And Dinosaurs
The oldest fossil of a modern bird yet found dates from the age of dinosaurs and was found in a limestone quarry near the Belgian-Dutch border, making it the first modern bird from the age of dinosaurs found in the northern hemisphere.It's officially termed Asteriornis maastrichtensis, in reference ...
By News Staff
The Stegosaurs Of Scotland
Stegosaurs are among the most recognizable dinosaurs because they left a lasting impression, including on a Scottish island.Analysis of footprints show stegosaur roamed the Isle of Skye about 170 million years ago. it wasn't an isle then, it was a long-lost island in the Atlantic, and the  ...
By News Staff
The Benefits Of Coronavirus For The Health Of The Planet
A new sickness, COVID-19 known as Coronavirus 2019, has become one of the most worrying problems on the planet these days. Certainly, it could be a serious thing in many aspects, especially for the people who become infected and, consequently, for the health systems of many countries if this ...
By Martín López Corr...
Will Blood Donations From Recovered COVID-19 Patients Help? We'll Find Out
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration continue to be the kind of nimble agency it once was in response to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic, and the hundreds of U.S. deaths COVID-19 has caused.They are not only facilitating access to antibody-rich plasma donated by people who have recovered from ...
By Hank Campbell
Here's How Long Coronavirus Remains Infectious On Cardboard, Metal And Plastic
A new study claims the recent form of coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, that causes the COVID-19 disease remains far longer in aerosol form than other experiments showed and up to 3 days on some surfaces. The study says the virus is detectable for up to three hours in aerosols, up to four hours on copper ...
By News Staff
Wash Your Hands But Stop Touching Your Face So Often Too - Here's How
Public health officials consistently promote hand-washing as a way for people to protect themselves from the COVID-19 coronavirus. However, this virus can live on metal and plastic for days, so simply adjusting your eyeglasses with unwashed hands may be enough to infect yourself. Thus, the Centers ...
By The Conversation
Social Bonding, Vampire Bat Style: They Groom And Share Blood
Social bonding in vampire bats is no surprise, they have roommates. What is uncommon is that they demonstrate behavior some might call friendship; unrelated vampire bats engage in social grooming and food sharing to form life-saving bonds that can last a lifetime. Vampire bats sustain ...
By News Staff
Dear Boris Johnson - UK's Policy On Covid-19 Needs Evidence Based Science Debate - We Must Not Delay - Every Minute Saves Lives
I have sent variations of this email to my local MP, the shadow health secretary, leaders of the main parties etc. Dear <MP> Please challenge the government and ask for an evidence based science debate on the basis for their COVID-19 policies. You can check what I say here with the ...
By Robert Walker
Lung Cancer Trials From Industry Aren't More Biased, But They Are Better
Clinical trials in the modern regulatory environment are so expensive that many companies with a product that is going into a phase III clinical trial will just sell out to a Big Pharma company that can afford it. It's a necessary, yet somehow despised, business. Academics have claimed bias in ...
By News Staff
Why Some Prostate Cancers Are More Aggressive
Why are some prostate cancers are more aggressive and result in death when others can be treated? The answer could mean more optimal treatment; aggressive forms could still get the full treatment while less harmful forms can get a less damaging approach.A new study shows how the number of 'aggressive' ...
By News Staff
UK's Coronavirus Advice Is Based On A Fictional Influenza Pandemic NOT Recommendations Of WHO And Real World Data For COVID19
Few in the UK seem to realize that our policy for controlling COVID-19 differs radically from the WHO recommendations. The WHO say we need to test all suspected cases, quarantine them, trace all close contacts and ask them to self isolate. The UK was doing that until the 12th March when they ...
By Robert Walker
Not All Science Is Settled - How Journalists Can Convey Coronavirus Uncertainty Without Losing Trust
There are a number of drugs that may be beneficial in treating coronavirus but how do we convey that a treatment is not a cure? And that what prevents one disease may not prevent another when used off-label? How can outlets stress the importance of preventing spread of SARS-CoV-2, the 2019 coronavirus ...
By Hank Campbell
Coronavirus Shows The Precautionary Principle Blocking Science Advances Has Failed - We Need To Stop It
California Governor Gavin Newsom has gone just this side of declaring martial law due to a .000008 risk of death from COVID-19. His promotion of panic has led to depletion of essential goods nationwide. With 40,000,000 people and the fifth largest economy in the the world (if it were its own country) ...
By Hank Campbell
What The Coronavirus Government Lockdown Might Mean For The Future Of Employment
Because of concerns about spreading coronavirus, tens of millions of people are working from home that didn't before. In past years, people who were more likely to have a respiratory syncytial virus, an enterovirus, or a coronavirus rather than influenza still said they had the flu; many of ...
By Hank Campbell
Coronavirus Panic Buying Shows Surveys Do Not Indicate Actual Behavior - Everyone Is Selfish
How many people on a survey would respond positively that they'd hoard goods at the expense of others?Very few. On surveys, 78 percent of Americans disagree with even 'no victim' greed like being paid more than someone else to do the same job and yet if there is one thing that California's reaction ...
By Hank Campbell
Coronavirus And World Economics: Cause For Optimism
Stock markets are rebounding on the back of the newly agreed US$2 trillion American fiscal stimulus plan. It comes after a week that was the worst in history for the Dow and many others around the world. My impression is that the unfolding global recession has now been fully priced into stocks ...
By The Conversation
Tor, While Coronavirus Rages, You Should Release 'Automatic Reload' For Sale Right Now
It's not often that a guy who can't order lunch in under a thousand words can be stumped for what to say, but when it comes to "Automatic Reload" by Ferrett Steinmetz, I am at a loss. Mostly because all of the good one-liners were taken by others before I got my galley.The best cyborg meet-cute ...
By Hank Campbell
45 Minutes: Cepheid Gets Approval For First Point Of Care SARS-CoV-2 Test
Diagnostics company Cepheid has received emergency authorization from FDA for the first point-of-care SARS-CoV-2 test. Unlike existing tests, it can provide results in about 45 minutes, which means we have a better chance of reducing the spread of the virus which leads to COVID-19, which has killed ...
By Hank Campbell
Kids Not In School? Here Are 7 Fun Science Projects For Ages 3 To 15
If the kids are out of school and missing homework, or you're tired of them playing Fortnite, here are seven fun projects they can get involved with courtesy of the National Science Foundation.1. Use on-the-go science tools to explore the world around you (all ages)Foldscopes are paper microscopes ...
By News Staff
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