UK becomes first Western country to approve a coronavirus vaccine

The United Kingdom has granted emergency authorization to Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, becoming the first Western country to approve a vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The first doses of the vaccine are expected to roll out in the U.K. next week. Prizer’s coronavirus vaccine, developed with BioNTech, was recently shown to be 95% effective in preventing COVID-19 […]

Player behavior in the online game EVE Online may reflect real world country

In-game country profiles are generated by combining several measures of in-game socioeconomic behavior of players. Upon clustering the countries in groups with highly similar profile, one finds clusters that reflect real-world geography. Credit: Belaza et al, PLOS ONE, 2020 Virtual worlds may reflect social and economic behavior in the real world, according to a study […]