Ultrasound captures worms squirming in a man’s stomach

An ultrasound of a man’s stomach captured some unwelcome inhabitants — a tangle of parasitic roundworms squirming around, according to a new report. The 20-year-old man, who lives in New Delhi, went to the emergency room after experiencing abdominal pain, diarrhea and vomiting for a day, according to the report, published Saturday (Nov. 21) in […]

That new study saying masks might not be effective? It has a few caveats.

At this point, numerous studies indicate that masks prevent the wearer from spreading COVID-19 to other people. There’s also additional evidence that masks protect the person wearing them from catching the disease. (Unsplash/) A study published this week by scientists in Denmark found that recommendations to wear masks didn’t prevent significant numbers of people from […]

Getting it just right – the Goldilocks model of cancer

SINGAPORE, 20 November 2020 – Sometimes, too much of a good thing can turn out to be bad. This is certainly the case for the excessive cell growth found in cancer. But when cancers try to grow too fast, this excessive speed can cause a type of cellular ageing that actually results in arrested growth. […]

Accelerator makes cross-country trek to enable laser upgrade

Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has shipped the final new section of accelerator that it has built for an upgrade of the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS). The section of accelerator, called a cryomodule, has begun a cross-country road trip to DOE’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, where it will be installed in LCLS-II, the world’s […]

Watch a bright fireball explode over the Tasman Sea (video)

A bright green meteor streaked across the southern coast of Tasmania, Australia, and researchers caught the fireball on camera as it broke up over the ocean.  The meteor lit up the night sky on Wednesday (Nov. 18) at 9:21 p.m. local Tasmanian time (5:21 a.m. EST and 1021 GMT). A livestream camera on the research […]

Beats Flex headphones aren’t quite AirPods, but they’re still a great deal

They’re not true wireless earbuds, which comes in handy in some situations. (Beats/) There’s no shortage of wireless earbuds on the market at the moment, some of which seem almost impossibly cheap. But buying an off-brand pair of buds can be a gamble. That’s part of what makes the new Beats Flex wireless earbuds so […]

Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 are detected up to 3 months after infection

A new study in health care workers led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by “la Caixa” Foundation and the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, shows that IgA and IgM antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 decay quickly, while IgG antibody levels are maintained for at least three months after infection. The longer follow-up […]

Bodies of man and his slave unearthed from ashes at Pompeii

The casts of what are believed to have been a rich man and his male slave fleeing the volcanic eruption of Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago, are seen in what was an elegant villa on the outskirts of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii destroyed by the eruption in 79 A.D., where they were discovered […]