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Watch New Scientist Live talks for free on YouTube

21 minutes ago   |   New Scientist

Add some science to your lockdown living routine, as we make more than 50 incredible talks from our flagship science festival New Scientist Live available for free on YouTube...
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Do face masks work against the coronavirus and should you wear one?

21 minutes ago   |   New Scientist   |   3 articles

The advice on widespread face mask use to protect against covid-19 varies wildly, but there is some evidence that they stop sick people spreading the virus
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Pfizer says coronavirus drug could enter testing by fall

37 minutes ago   |   STAT

Pfizer said Thursday it now intends to start human tests on a potential drug to treat Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in August or September, three...
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Scientists digitally reconstruct skulls of dinosaurs in fossilised eggs

43 minutes ago   |   The Guardian

Research on Massospondylus carinatus embryossheds new light on animals' development The fossilised skulls of dinosaur embryos that died within their eggs about 200m years ago...
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Expert comments about oncologist Prof Karol Sikora's tweets about how we could exit the lockdown

1 hour ago   |   Science Media Centre

There have been questions from journalists about the feasibility of the exit strategy outlined by Prof Karol Sikora, an oncologist and the founding Dean and Professor of...
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Expert reaction to a study looking at susceptibility of pets to the COVID-19 virus

1 hour ago   |   Science Media Centre

A paper, published in Science , has looked at the susceptibility of a variety of commonly domesticated animals, including cats and dogs, to the COVID-19 virus. Prof. Mick...
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Opinion: Learning about epidemic response from sub-Saharan African countries

2 hours ago   |   STAT

In 2014, as one of us lay dying in an Ebola treatment center in Liberia, losing hope as the disease progressed, a hospital cleaner offered what could have been a final pep...
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STAT Plus: Biotech venture capital had a record-breaking quarter, but isn't out of the woods yet

2 hours ago   |   STAT

A version of this story also appeared in STAT's daily biotech newsletter, The Readout. Subscribe here. Biotech venture capitalists and their portfolio companies had a historic...
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Doctors sue Zimbabwe government over lack of Covid-19 protective equipment

2 hours ago   |   The Guardian

Court application warns ‘many lives will be lost' without urgent action to provide face masks The Zimbabwean government has been taken to court over its failure to provide...
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Opinion: I am far more than ‘just a nurse'

2 hours ago   |   STAT

I inspect my patient from head to toe and then left to right across her body, noting ridges of scar tissue. “His machete,” she says. Dime-sized wounds are scattered across her...
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Pink Moon 2020: NASA welcomes the Pink Supermoon - 'Most super' Full Moon...

Pink Moon 2020: NASA welcomes the Pink Supermoon - 'Most super' Full Moon this year

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Our Crisis Fatigue Crisis and the Politics of Coronavirus

Our Crisis Fatigue Crisis and the Politics of Coronavirus

Not only is he experiencing exasperated frustration, but he's touching his face. The new coronavirus pandemic is affecting our daily lives in many unexpected ways. We are... Read more ...

NASA astronaut, two cosmonauts set for Thursday launch to space station

NASA astronaut, two cosmonauts set for Thursday launch to space station

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, Russian Soyuz commander Anatoly Ivanishin and flight engineer Ivan Vagner pose for a picture at... Read more ...

New search methods are ramping up the hunt for alien intelligence

New search methods are ramping up the hunt for alien intelligence

New search methods are ramping up the hunt for alien intelligence : For about a week in 1960, radio astronomer Frank Drake thought he might have discovered aliens. He had... Read more ...

Space weather warning: Earth being battered by 1.6million KMPH solar winds

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EARTH is currently being bombarded by solar winds which are colliding with the planet at a staggering 1.6 million kilometres per hour. Read more ...

Tiger King: Can captive tigers be released into wild?

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Coronavirus good news: Blitz mentality will get us through, says psychologist

Coronavirus good news: Blitz mentality will get us through, says psychologist

SOCIETY will make it through the lockdown thanks to the Blitz Mentality, which helped Britain get through the blitz bombings of World War 2, and the lockdown could even be good... Read more ...

Event Horizon Telescope reveals inner workings of quasar's jet

Event Horizon Telescope reveals inner workings of quasar's jet

Zooming in on quasar 3C 279, the Event Horizon Telescope array reveals the origin of a high-speed jet blasting away from a supermassive black hole. Lower resolution views, like... Read more ...

The dangers of "It may work, it may not," and "What do you have to lose?...

The dangers of "It may work, it may not," and "What do you have to lose? Hydroxychloroquine and the allure and perils of abandoning evidence-based science

K.Lee Lerner. 2020. “ The dangers of "It may work, it may not," and "What do you have to lose? Hydroxychloroquine and the allure and perils of abandoning evidence-based... Read more ...

EU science agency hits back at departing chief's corona comments

EU science agency hits back at departing chief's corona comments

With the European Union struggling to marshal its response to the coronavirus crisis, it could have done without a very public bust-up at its top science agency. The EU's... Read more ...