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The myth of ‘good Covid vaccines’ and ‘bad Covid vaccines’ | Stat

By Helen Branswel Experts fear false narratives about vaccines could slow down the task of inoculating people and create other problems in the future. Like Ryan, the World Health Organization’s health emergencies director, had a conversation recently with his mother, … Continue reading

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Gravitational Wave Background Discovered?

It was pretty impressive when LIGO detected gravitational waves from colliding black holes. Well we’ve just taken that to the next level with a galaxy-spanning gravitational wave detector that may have detected a foundational element of space itself – the … Continue reading

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World’s oldest industrial-scale brewery: 3000 BC – ScienceBlog.com

A team of American and Egyptian archaeologists excavating at the site of Abydos in southern Egypt has uncovered evidence of the world’s oldest known industrial-scale beer production facility. The ancient complex, more than 5,000 years old, had the capacity to produce enough … Continue reading

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Evidence That Planets Transform From One Type to Another Over Time

Hello and welcome! My name is Anton and in this video, we will talk about a new study that suggests planet can shrink and change types. Paper: https://arxiv.org/pdf/2005.14671.pdf​ Press release: http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/info/press-…​ Image credit, Wikipedia: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi…​

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GMWatch mythbuster exposes UK government misinformation on gene editing | The New Dark Age

Just over three weeks into the consultation the “Explainer” suddenly seemed to disappear from DEFRA’s website, possibly as a result of complaints. UK farm and environment ministry DEFRA published an “Explainer” document on gene editing as a guide for members … Continue reading

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The Carnivorous Plants That Gave Up Meat for Poop

Seymour might have had better luck had he raised one of these Bornean plants instead of a giant Venus flytrap. Instead of evolving to eat animals, they’ve evolved to play nice in exchange for their nutrient rich feces.   Hosted … Continue reading

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The Brown Note: The Crappiest Sound In The World | Answers With Joe

You’ve heard the myth… A note exists that makes you evacuate your bowels. Obviously it’s not true… or is it? Acoustical weapons exist, could one make you ruin your pants? Let’s check it out.

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How civilization could destroy itself — and 4 ways we could prevent it | Nick Bostrom

Humanity is on its way to creating a “black ball”: a technological breakthrough that could destroy us all, says philosopher Nick Bostrom. In this incisive, surprisingly light-hearted conversation with Head of TED Chris Anderson, Bostrom outlines the vulnerabilities we could … Continue reading

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Life found beneath Antarctic ice sheet ‘shouldn’t be there’

Biologists say the inadvertent discovery of sea life on a boulder underneath an Antarctic ice shelf and hundreds of kilometres challenges our understanding of how far organisms can live from sunlight. A British Antarctic Survey team drilled through the 900-metre-thick … Continue reading

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This Diagram of Earth Is a Lie

When you learned about the Earth’s interior in school, you were probably shown a diagram that looked like a perfect layer cake. But we’ve known for a long time that that diagram is… inaccurate at best, and leaves out information … Continue reading

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