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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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GROSS DROPLET TEST SHOWS MASKS ARE HIGHLY EFFECTIVE AT LIMITING YOUR FLYING SPIT

01 JAN 2021 Getting coughed on has never been a pleasant experience, but 2020 has made it a whole new level of nope. Even with vaccines being rolled out, our main lines of defence against COVID-19 are still physical, with distancing from each other and wearing a mask being chief amongst them. …

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THERE’S A HUMAN-MADE BARRIER IN SPACE, SURROUNDING THE ENTIRE EARTH

17 DEC 2020 In 2017, NASA space probes detected a massive, human-made ‘barrier’ surrounding Earth. And tests have confirmed that it’s actually having an effect on space weather far beyond our planet’s atmosphere. That means we’re not just changing Earth so severely, scientists are calling for a whole new geological epoch to …

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OXFORD VACCINE FINAL-STAGE RESULTS HAVE JUST BEEN PUBLISHED IN A SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL

10 DEC 2020 Oxford University and AstraZeneca on Tuesday became the first COVID-19 vaccine makers to publish final-stage clinical trial data in a scientific journal, clearing a key hurdle in the global race to produce safe and effective drugs for the coronavirus. The study, published in the respected Lancet medical journal, confirmed that the vaccine works in …

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PFIZER’S COVID-19 VACCINE, IN WORLD FIRST, UK APPROVES

06 DEC 2020 Britain approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday (02ND DEC,2020), jumping ahead of the rest of the world in the race to begin the most crucial mass inoculation programme in history with a shot tested in wide-scale clinical trials. Prime Minister Boris Johnson touted the greenlight from the …

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OUR SOLAR SYSTEM IS GOING TO TOTALLY DISINTEGRATE SOONER THAN WE THOUGHT

04 DEC 2020 Although the ground beneath our feet feels solid and reassuring (most of the time), nothing in this Universe lasts forever. One day, our Sun will die, ejecting a large proportion of its mass before its core shrinks down into a white dwarf, gradually leaking heat until it’s nothing …

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NEW DESTINATION FOR SALVAGE OF BURNT-OUT TANKER NEW DIAMOND

02 OCT 2020  More than three weeks after the fire was extinguished on the crude oil tanker off the coast of Sri Lanka, the saga continues to bring the ship to port to off-load the approximately two million barrels of crude oil that were being transported to India at the …

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NOT GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP REALLY DOES SUCK THE JOY OUT OF LIFE, RESEARCH CONFIRMS

17 SEPT 2020 Most of us know first-hand that lack of sleep has a profound effect on how we function day to day. From irritability and increased clumsiness to greater susceptibility to colds and chronic diseases, there’s ample research to back this up. Now, a large new study also confirms that being …

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9 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD BE OPTIMISTIC A COVID-19 VACCINE WILL BE AVAILABLE IN 2021

24 AUGUST 2020 As fall approaches rapidly, many are wondering if the race for a vaccine will bear fruit as early as January 2021. I am a physician-scientist and infectious diseases specialist at the University of Virginia, where I care for patients and conduct research into COVID-19. I am occasionally asked how …

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NEWLY DESIGNED NANOWIRE MATERIAL FOR FACE MASKS CAN ACTUALLY DESTROY PATHOGENS

22 AUG 2020 The benefits of wearing face masks to help slow the spread of COVID-19 are now well understood, but scientists are still searching for better materials to use – and a filter ‘paper’ made up of titanium oxide nanowires is showing a lot of promise. The new material is so good at …

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