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History

An Uncrowned Tudor Queen, the Science of Skin and Other New Books to Read

Smithsonian
England’s most notorious dynasty owes much to the trials of a 13-year-old girl: Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond. On January 28, 1457, the young widow—her first husband, Edmund Tudor, had died at age 26 several months prior—barely survived the birth of her only child, the future Henry VII. Twenty-eight years......
CNBC Business

‘Vaccine nationalism’ could lead to the coronavirus devastating public health and the economy, experts warn

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New York Post

Bill Nye ‘the Science Guy’ urges public to wear face masks

NYPost
Bill Nye, TV’s “Science Guy,” has weighed in on the ongoing mask debate and, predictably, he’s all for wearing one – saying it “is a matter literally of life and death.” The popular science communicator delivers his message in a pair of videos on TikTok, where he displays a common......
New York Post

Scientists find first direct evidence of ocean mixing across the Gulf Stream

NYPost
Scientists have discovered the first direct evidence of the so-called Gulf Stream “blender effect,” where the waters mix on either side of the current. The University of Maryland led the research, which is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The Gulf Stream is a warm ocean......
CBS US News

Scientists say coronavirus can be spread farther than 6 feet in tiny airborne particles

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here More than 200 scientists are asking the World Health Organization to update its guidance on how the coronavirus spreads in the air. They say fine particles may travel farther than six feet and fear current advice may not promote......
In the News

These Flowers Were Grown From 32,000-Year-Old Seeds And Scientists Are Trying To Figure Out How It Was Possible

IA
Oh, how much we still don’t know about this planet we call home (no rhyme intended.) So many mysteries left to uncover, so many puzzles left to crack! In 2012, one such peculiar puzzle fell straight into the hands of six Russian scientists and left them quite intrigued, to say......
New York Post

Some coronavirus antibody tests too inaccurate, study finds

NYPost
These tests are failing. Some antibody tests for the coronavirus have such a high rate of false results that they should be discontinued, a new study review finds. The tests, which some have mistakenly used to claim immunity from the deadly virus, sample blood to find COVID-19 antibodies, which can......
New York Post

Closing bars to stop coronavirus spread is backed by science

NYPost
Authorities are closing honky tonks, bars and other drinking establishments in some parts of the U.S. to stem the surge of COVID-19 infections — a move backed by sound science about risk factors that go beyond wearing or not wearing masks. In the words of one study, it comes down......
New York Post

This is the best fabric for DIY face masks, according to science

NYPost
Scientists now say they know the best material for DIY face masks. The coronavirus pandemic has prompted a heated debate over the efficacy of DIY masks made of materials commonly found at home. Now, a new study published in the journal Physics of Fluids on Tuesday claims to have found the......
In the News

Mask Vs. No Mask Experiment Shows How Important It Is To Wear Masks To Stop The Coronavirus

IA
Even though plenty of countries are relaxing coronavirus lockdown rules and businesses are reopening, the Covid-19 pandemic hasn’t gone anywhere. This means that wearing a mask is just as important now as it was a month or two ago. However, masks are only recommended, not compulsory in many places, even......
Cleveland Scene

Why Scientists Say Wearing Masks Shouldn’t Be Controversial

ClevelandScene
click to enlarge To mask or not to mask? To the dismay of many public health experts, that remains a question up for debate in the United States even as the coronavirus pandemic rages on. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that everyone wear masks when......
New York Times - World

For Boris Johnson’s Science Advisers, Pressure, Anxieties and ‘Pastoral Support’

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The group’s academic firepower is impressive: It includes experts in fields from virology to behavioral science, from labs at Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial College and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. But transparency brought its own set......
Environment

Kirk Smith, Towering Figure in Environmental Science, Dies at 73

@BreaknNews
He found that at least one-fourth of the diseases in the world are caused by environmental factors like air pollution, water pollution, lack of sanitation and chemicals in the workplace — all factors that could be controlled. “Kirk led the world to greater understanding of the environment’s outsized role in......
In the News

Turns Out There’s A Tool That Brings Back Sharpness Of Low-Res Photos And Some Results Are A Bit Creepy

IA
As soon as the internet was presented with a face depixelizer that takes advantage of top-of-the-line neural network technology to take super-pixelated photos and reconstruct them into high-quality portraits of what the AI thinks is the right person based on complex algorithms and programming ingenuity… some people began testing it......
CBS US News

Fauci: Americans ignoring science during pandemic is

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious diseases expert, is frustrated about the nation’s inability to stop the continued spread of coronavirus, which he says is largely because Americans aren’t following recommended health guidelines. “Clearly, we have not succeeded......
Chowhound

Eat the Rainbow: The Science Behind Brightly Colored Summer Fruit and Why It’s So Good for You

Chowhound
All featured products are curated independently by our editors. When you buy something through our retail links, we may receive a commission. The rainbow diet: Keeping the colors of the rainbow in mind is a good way to ensure you’re getting a healthy mix of vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants during Pride month (June)......
Environment

A War Against Climate Science, Waged by Washington’s Rank and File

@BreaknNews
Mr. Swanson said that since Mr. Trump took office, the Interior Department had “improved scientific integrity by following the law, using the best available science and relying on the expertise of our professional career staff.” Trump administration officials have noted that in almost all of these cases, the science was......
Food Business News

Upfield invests $58 million in new food science center

FoodBusinessNews
AMSTERDAM — Plant-based margarines, spreads and cheese maker Upfield Group announced it will invest €50 million ($58 million) in a new food science center in Wageningen, The Netherlands. The location, known as the “Silicon Valley of the food industry,” was chosen for its proximity to The Wageningen University & Research,......
Reuters - Business

J&J moves up start of coronavirus vaccine human trials to July

Reuters
(Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson moved up the start of human clinical trials for its experimental vaccine against the highly contagious coronavirus by two months to the second half of July, as the drugmaker rushes to develop a prevention for COVID-19, the company said on Wednesday. The Johnson & Johnson......

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