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Environmental groups are unsatisfied with Green Brexit’s weaker regulations. The UK’s touted departure from the EU has led to a great reshuffling of regulations across the board. However, for many environmental advocacy groups, these changes are quickly proving to be not in the planet’s favor. Below are some of the primary concerns that they have raised:
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Anti-vaccine protesters voice their disapproval outside pharmaceutical giant Pfizer’s New York City headquarters. Credit: Matthew McDermott/Polaris/eyevine In March, Twitter put its foot down: users who repeatedly spread false information about COVID-19 vaccines will have their accounts suspended or shut down. It was a new front in a high-stakes battle over misinformation that could help to
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People wait to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre in Mumbai.Credit: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP via Getty India, one of the world’s biggest suppliers of vaccines, is facing a COVID-19 vaccine crunch, partly due to an explosion of cases linked to new variants. This spells trouble for many countries relying on Indian-made vaccines supplied through
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A health worker in the Democratic Republic of the Congo prepares to care for people infected with Ebola virus during the 2018–20 outbreak, which prompted an extensive genomic analysis. Credit: John Wessels/AFP/Getty Genomics 15 April 2021 An unprecedented genomic analysis helped to curb an Ebola outbreak Despite extraordinary challenges, scientists managed to sequence a high
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Listen to the latest science news, with Nick Petrić Howe and Shamini Bundell. Your browser does not support the audio element. Download MP3 In this episode: 00:45 How failing sanitation infrastructure is causing a US public health crisis In the US, huge numbers of people live without access to adequate sanitation. Environmental-health advocate Catherine Coleman
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Most animals are misunderstood, tortured by fallacies about their behaviors and traits. Some falsehoods are centered on old legends. Others outcome of distortions, exaggerations, misunderstandings, and even intentional fabrications put together by self-serving humans. Yet even when scientific study reveals these misguided beliefs for what they are, many remain surprisingly difficult to eliminate. Chances are
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The proliferation of lovely, well-kept houseplants provides a unique sense of home comfort. Any house plants have the potential to purify the air quality in addition to being attractive. (Photo : Matthew Henry, Burst) If you turn your house into a full-fledged botanical garden, though, you might be doing yourself a disservice, as certain traditional
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US Treasury secretary Janet Yellen (left) and IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva must work to align their approaches to funding science.Credit: Action Press/Shutterstock, Chesnot/Getty Last week, the world’s economics and finance communities ended their annual meetings — held online this year — on a salutary note. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) proposed a US$650-billion boost
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Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), The Barcelona Institute for Science and Technology (BIST), Barcelona, Spain Ernest Latorre, Laura Casares, Manuel Gómez-González, Marina Uroz, Léo Valon, Elena Garreta, Nuria Montserrat, Marino Arroyo & Xavier Trepat LaCàN, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTech, Barcelona, Spain Ernest Latorre, Sohan Kale & Marino Arroyo INM-Leibniz Institut für Neue Materialien, Saarbrücken, Germany Roshna V. Nair & Aránzazu del Campo Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red
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Startup of Elon Musk’s brain-implant Neuralink shares a video showing a monkey making use of its device to play ” Ping Pong” with its mind  (Photo : Simon) Neuralink’s Devices  Neuralink named the experiment an “initial demonstration of the potential capabilities” of its high-tech brain chips, although it’s not clear whether the outcomes will be
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Companies in search of breakthrough products tend to disregard the greatest invention machine in the world: life’s over three-billion-year evolution history by natural selection. By observing dogs, birds, sharks, and other creatures of the wild, scientists and engineers have developed many new products whose inspiration came from these animals and their physical characteristics. (Photo :
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President Joe Biden released his first proposed budget for the United States on 9 April.Credit: Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post/Getty US President Joe Biden unveiled his first proposed budget on 9 April, and it signaled strong support for research and development. The spending plan would provide across-the-board increases in science funding and inject billions into the
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A nurse immunizes a teacher in Granada, Spain, with the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.Credit: Carlos Gil Andreu/Getty The very rare occurrence of a mysterious blood-clotting disorder among some recipients of the Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has researchers scrambling to uncover whether and how the inoculation could trigger such an unusual reaction. After weeks of investigation, the European Medicines
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Noah Baker and Amy Maxmen talk whistle-blowers, politics and COVID surveillance Your browser does not support the audio element. Download MP3 Rick Bright exposed former president Trump’s political meddling in the US COVID response. Now he is championing a new privately funded initiative to track viral spread and combat new variants. We discuss the challenges
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Fresh scientific collaborations lead to exciting results. Credit: Getty Human behaviour 09 April 2021 Want fresh results? Analysis of thousands of papers suggests trying new teammates A deep dive into the physical-science literature links the most original research with the most recently formed teams of co-authors. Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
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An international team of scientists has studied individual differences in red deer behavior. They discovered that most behaviors observed form a component of personality, which they labeled ‘Confidence/Aggressiveness’. (Photo : Getty Images) Consistent Differences in Behavior  As is commonly known, individual people act consistently different from one another and these types of consistent differences in
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1. Holyoak, K. J. in Advances in the Psychology of Human Intelligence Vol. 2 (ed. Sternberg, R. J.) 199–230 (Erlbaum, 1984). 2. Newell, A. & Simon, H. A. Human Problem Solving (Prentice-Hall, 1972). 3. Reitman, W. R. in Human Judgments and Optimality (eds Shelley, M. W. & Bryan, G. L.) 282–315 (Wiley, 1964). 4. Kahneman,
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When solving problems, humans tend to think about adding something before they think of taking something away — even when subtracting is the better solution. Experiments show that this newly discovered psychological phenomenon applies across a range of situations from improving a physical design to solving an abstract puzzle. People think about what they can
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NOAA is using balloons like this one (shown being released in a photographic time lapse) to measure the size and number of aerosols in the stratosphere.Credit: Patrick Cullis, CIRES/NOAA GML United States urged to invest in sun-dimming studies The US government should launch a federal research programme to explore whether it’s feasible — or even
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In the Milky Way, gas (red and blue; artificially coloured) flows outwards from ‘stellar eggs’ that could hatch into baby stars. Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), Lu et al./Astrophys. J. Astronomy and astrophysics 06 April 2021 Baby stars make it in a tough part of the Galaxy Star formation might be more resilient than astronomers had thought.
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The Disordered Cosmos Chanda Prescod-Weinstein Bold Type (2021) Aged ten, writes theoretical physicist Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, “I thought that I could keep my curiosity about the mathematics of the universe and the existence and function of racism separate.” In fact, she became a leading Black activist in US academia, co-organizing last year’s Strike for Black Lives.
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During the pandemic, technology companies have been pitching their emotion-recognition software for monitoring workers and even children remotely. Take, for example, a system named 4 Little Trees. Developed in Hong Kong, the program claims to assess children’s emotions while they do classwork. It maps facial features to assign each pupil’s emotional state into a category