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Scientists demand WHO admit coronavirus is airborne

Hundreds of scientists say there is evidence that novel coronavirus can linger in smaller particles in the air and infect people indoors, which could mean that masks may be required while inside. The new findings have prompted …

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UV-C radiation can inactivate coronavirus: research

Signify, a global brand in professional and consumer lighting, and the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) at Boston University in the US have conducted research that validates the effectiveness of Signify’s UV-C …

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Flushing can propel coronavirus infection into air

Flushing the toilet with the lid up creates a cloud of spray that can be breathed in and may spread infection, such as coronavirus, say researchers. Chinese scientists calculate that flushing can propel a plume of spray up and out …

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Loneliness has direct link with smoking: study

A new UK study has found evidence to suggest that there may be a causal link between smoking and feelings of loneliness, and that lonely individuals may be more likely to start smoking and find it more difficult to quit the habit. …

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Vegetarians are more introverted than meat eaters

The less animal products someone consumes, the lower his body mass index on average and the less he tends to be extroverted. This is the result of a large-scale study by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain …

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COVID-19 may trigger new diabetes

Emerging evidence suggests that COVID-19 may actually trigger the onset of diabetes in healthy people and also cause severe complications of pre-existing diabetes, according to scientists. A letter published in the New England …

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Study: eating almonds can improve vascular health

Research led by Dr. Wendy Hall, Reader in Nutritional Sciences at King's College London and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that replacing popular snacks such as biscuits and crisps with almonds can improve …

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SpaceX's first astronaut launch postponed

SpaceX decided to postpone its Demo-2 launch as unfavorable weather conditions in the region posed risks to the equipment and crew.  Liftoff, which was originally scheduled for 4:33 p.m. May 27, is now moved to the afternoon of May …

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COVID-19 is more deadly than flu - study

COVID-19 is a lot more deadly than the flu, concludes a new study by the University of Washington published in the journal Health Affairs.  The national rate of death among people infected with the novel coronavirus - SARS-CoV-2 - …

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Pentagon's space plane to host experiments

The US military's X-37B space plane is heading back into space in mid-May, and while the Air Force doesn't often say much about the mysterious aircraft, the service's top civilian outlined what it will be doing this time around. …

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Italy develops world’s first coronavirus vaccine

Italian researchers claim to have developed a vaccine that can neutralise the coronavirus in human cells. Tests carried out at Rome’s Lazzaro Spallanzani Hospital, which specialises in infectious diseases, generated …

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Llama antibodies could help in fight against Covid-19

A group of researchers has identified a potential effective COVID-19 treatment, developed from antibodies found in a llama. The research was conducted by scientists at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin, the National Institutes of Health …

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China unveils first Mars exploration mission's name

China’s space agency unveiled the name of its first Mars exploration mission, coinciding with China’s annual Space Day and the 50th anniversary of the launch of its first satellite. The Mars mission has been named …

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Ten threats to humanity's survival identified

The Australian Commission for the Human Future has tabled the top 10 threats to the survival of the human race. According to the report by a collection of prominent Australian researchers and public figures, governments should use …

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