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NEW SIMULATION HAS REVEALED MORE ON HOW WHISKERS ACTUALLY WORK

22 APRIL 2021 Whiskers on cats and other mammals aren’t covered with sensors. Instead, the sensing is done at the base of the whisker, hidden inside a small follicle, and scientists just discovered a lot more about how this biological transmission works. Getting into the follicle to take a look at …

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HOW TO SPOT BLOOD CLOT SYMPTOMS, AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT

20 APRIL 2021 Blood clots are an extremely rare but serious side effect of ASTRAZENECA’S COVID-19 VACCINE, regulators announced on Wednesday. The benefits of AstraZeneca’s vaccine still outweigh the risks, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) said in a press release. Still, the agency’s safety committee said it’s important to know the signs of …

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ONE COVID-19 STRAIN MAY ‘BREAK THROUGH’ PFIZER VACCINE, EARLY RESULTS SHOW

14 APRIL 2021 The South African coronavirus variant is better at “breaking through” the defenses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine than other forms of the virus, Israeli experts said Sunday. However, one of the authors told AFP that while the study showed the variant to be relatively successful in infecting vaccinated people, it did not provide …

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SCIENTISTS THINK WE CAN ‘DELAY’ THE AGING PROCESS, BUT HOW FAR CAN WE ACTUALLY GO?

17 APRIL 2021 As we get older, many changes happen to our body, we become frail, our hair turns white, and our skin wrinkles. We also become more susceptible to disease and may lose our cognitive abilities. Aging is generally considered an inevitable part of life, but can it be …

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MAJOR REVIEW JUST CONFIRMED 5G TO BE COMPLETELY SAFE

01 APR 2021 Two new scientific reviews have backed up all the previous research we’ve seen into 5G technology to date, finding that the next-generation connectivity standard doesn’t pose any health risks. Overseen by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) and Swinburne University of Technology in Australia, the reviews looked back …

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IMO CAUTIONS OF COMPLACENCY AS NUMBER OF CREW STUCK AT SEA DECLINES

31 MARCH 2021 Marking one year since the declaration of the global pandemic, the IMO is highlighting that the crew change crisis caused by COVID-19 restrictions continues to create challenges, and despite some improvement, they warn that now is not the time for complacency. Seafarers are continuing to provide vital …

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OUTBREAK OF MYSTERIOUS PARALYZING CONDITION SQUASHED BY COVID–19 PANDEMIC

28 MAR 2021 The grim pall of the COVID-19 pandemic ensures that 2020 will go down as an infamous year in the history of human disease. But this dark chapter held some surprises we can be thankful for, too. In a new study, researchers found that a predicted 2020 outbreak of a mysterious paralyzing …

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VERDICT IS IN: YOU ONLY NEED ONE VACCINE DOSE IF YOU’VE ALREADY HAD COVID-19

22 MAR 2021 In the race to get coronavirus vaccines into arms as quickly as possible, scientists think they’ve found a way to accelerate the process: Give the people who’ve already had COVID-19 just one dose. Most vaccine-eligible Americans are getting either Pfizer or Moderna‘s vaccine, both of which require two doses administered several weeks …

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U.S. NAVY CARRIER’S TOP HELMSMEN ARE WOMEN

Three of USS Theodore Roosevelt’s four master helmsmen, L to R: Yeoman 3rd Class Adriana Soto, Yeoman 3rd Class Alexandra Miller and Sonar Technician (Surface) 1st Class Allison Coughlin 15 MAR 2021  Out of a crew of 5,000 sailors aboard the supercarrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, only four are entrusted to steer in …

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WHAT DIETING ACTUALLY DOES TO YOUR METABOLISM, ACCORDING TO SCIENTISTS

20 FEB 2021 When it comes to dieting, research shows the majority of people will regain some – if not most – of the weight they’ve lost. While there are many reasons why this weight regain may happen, some popular claims online are that it’s because dieting permanently wrecks your metabolism. …

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