Update on excess deaths from COVID-19, other causes

What The Study Did: This study updates a previous report of the estimated number of excess deaths in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic through August 1 and describes causes of those deaths and relationships with lifting of coronavirus restrictions. Authors: Steven H. Woolf, M.D., MP.H., of  the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, is the […]

Paul Meredith: “I’ve never seen what I do as work”

The Swansea-based materials physicist talks about the role of energy materials in mitigating climate change, his love of sports, and how his passion for science helps it to blend seamlessly into his life. Raised in the little mining village Waunarlwydd in Swansea, South Wales, Paul Meredith pursued his higher education at Swansea University and Heriot-Watt […]

Tighter border policies leave migrants vulnerable to effects of climate change

New Princeton University research suggests that restrictive border policies could increase many people’s vulnerability to extreme climate conditions and weaken economic prosperity by limiting their ability to emigrate from countries that are facing worsening conditions due to climate change, such as drought, heat waves, and rising seas. Credit: Egan Jimenez, Princeton University As the planet […]

Drone warns surfer of very close encounter with 5-foot shark in Australia

A drone camera caught a close encounter between a surfer and a white shark off the coast of New South Wales, Australia, last week. The surfer and the great white shark seemed mutually spooked by their brush with each other — though in the surfer’s case, the shock came after he swam ashore and saw […]

Black hole revelations win the 2020 Nobel Prize in physics

Research that unveiled the most mysterious objects in the cosmos has garnered science’s highest honor. Three scientists who cemented the reality of black holes have been jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in physics. Roger Penrose of the University of Oxford, Reinhard Genzel of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching, Germany and Andrea […]

A circular economy could save the world’s economy post-COVID-19 — ScienceDaily

The Covid-19 pandemic has challenged all facets of human endeavours, and seven months later the economic effects are particularly being felt How the world can leverage the positive and negative effects of COVID-19 to build a new, more resilient and low-carbon economy has been analysed by a group of academics led by WMG, University of […]

The Long History of Accidental Laboratory Releases of Potential Pandemic Pathogens Is Being Ignored In the COVID-19 Media Coverage – Independent Science News

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by Sam Husseini Many people are dismissing the possibility that the COVID-19 pandemic might have come from a lab. It is possible that they are unaware of the frequency of biohazards escaping from laboratories. On Feb. 11, I asked Anne Schuchat, the CDC’s Principal Deputy Director, at the National Press Club if it were a “complete coincidence” that the outbreak […]

Pharma and Medical Devices Opportunities for 2021

For the past ten years, the pharma and medical devices industry has gone through a number of innovations and transformative trends that have improved the medical treatments available for patients all over the world. In just this short space of time we’ve seen big data and AI having an enormous influence on the way in […]

Terrestrial Radio Signals May Suppress High-Energy Electrons

Understanding space weather, the changing behavior of plasma near Earth, is key to the safe and reliable performance of electronics on board satellites, spacecraft, and space stations. Of particular interest in this plasma are highly relativistic electrons, those with energies reaching millions of electron volts (megaelectron volts, or MeV), in the planet’s radiation […]

Catch up on all the iPhone 12 rumors before Apple’s event tomorrow

The iPhone 11 could be the last generation of iPhone to have rounded edges—for now. (Apple /) Tomorrow, Apple is set to announce new hardware at an all-virtual fall event. All signs point to the arrival of the first 5G-equipped iPhone, but we won’t know for sure until Tim Cook and his pals officially pull […]