Sniffer dogs detected cases of Covid-19 more than a WEEK before lab swabs

Sniffer dogs detected cases of Covid-19 more than a WEEK before they were picked up by nasal swabs in trials at a Belgian football club Sniffer dogs were employed at Belgian football club KV Oostende Swabs from players armpits were taken as well as the regular PCR lab tests   Dogs sniffed the sweaty swabs to […]

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Alphabet X's project 'Wolverine' will give users with super-human hearing

Google’s Alphabet X is working on a project codenamed ‘Wolverine’ that will give users super-human hearing through an in-ear device Alphabet X revealed it has been working on a top secret project since 2018 Called ‘Wolverine,’ it’s developing device that gives users super-human hearing  The in-ear device would be packed with sensors and powered by […]

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SpaceX uses robotic dog to investigate wreckage of SN10 that exploded ten minutes after landing

The SpaceX team is clearing a mangled Starship from the launch after the rocket exploded following its first high latitude test Wednesday evening. The crew returned to the site the day after Starship Serial Number 10 (SN10) exploded 10 minutes following its ‘soft landing’ and they brought along some help – Zeus the robotic dog. […]

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Analysis of 12,800-year-old mammoth rib fragment shows it lived along side humans in New England

Woolly mammoths roamed what is now New England 12,800 years ago and a new study suggests they shared the landscape with the first humans who arrived in the region some 10,500 years ago. A team from Dartmouth College used radiocarbon dating on a rib fragment from the Mount Holly mammoth uncovered in Vermont in 1848, […]

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Moderna's Covid-19 jab can cause skin reactions 11 DAYS after vaccination

The Moderna Covid-19 vaccine is causing a small percentage of people to develop patches of inflamed skin and rashes around the injection site, up to 11 days after vaccination.  Doctors from the US have penned an article outlining the unusual dermatological reaction to the jab.  They report at least 12 incidents of patients presenting with […]

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Food waste: The average household bins 163lbs of leftovers every year, UN study warns

The average household bins around 163 lbs (74 kg) of leftovers every year, the United Nations‘ Food Waste Index Report 2021 has warned. This contributes to the 931 million tonnes of food waste the world generates annually — equivalent to 17 per cent of all the fare available to consumers in 2019. The report was produced by […]

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People with higher incomes are 'prouder, more confident and less afraid', study says

People with higher incomes are ‘prouder, more confident and less afraid’, according to ‘the most comprehensive analysis to date’. Researchers in the US and Singapore analysed income data and questionnaire results of 1.6 million people in 162 countries, including the US, the UK, Ireland, Australia, Germany, France and Japan. Higher income predicted whether people felt […]

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Almost HALF of Covid patients experience painful swollen salivary glands after infection

From a high fever to a loss of sense of smell, Covid-19 is associated with a range of unpleasant symptoms.  Now, a new study has warned that infection with the coronavirus can also lead to swollen salivary glands in the mouth. Researchers studied 122 Covid-19 patients in Italy who caught the virus and were admitted […]

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A volcanic eruption on Iceland 'could be imminent'

A volcanic eruption in Iceland ‘could be imminent’ after more than 18,000 earthquakes hit the island in the past week, authorities have warned. On Wednesday alone, there were about 2,500 earthquake detected and since midnight on Thursday almost 800 earthquakes measured, according to the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO).  The largest earthquake measured magnitude 5.6 on the […]

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Source of solar particles that threaten spaceflight and satellites is identified in the sun

Scientists have identified the source in the sun which produces solar energetic particles that threaten crewed spaceflight, near-Earth satellites and airplanes. A team of US researchers analyzed the composition of particles that flew towards Earth in 2014 and found the same ‘fingerprint’ of plasma that is located low in the sun’s chromosphere – its second […]

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WhatsApp finally launches voice and video calls for desktop

Zoom has got competition! WhatsApp launches desktop calling that lets users make one-to-one voice and video calls from their Mac or PC From today WhatsApp is rolling out the update for Windows PCs and Mac users It’s just for one-to-one calls – but it will roll out group voice and video chats later WhatsApp rolled out […]

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Volunteers in Chinese biosphere generated enough food, water, and oxygen to last a record 200 days

Chinese students generated enough oxygen, water and food in a self-contained habitat to last a full year without help from the outside world. Two groups lived in the sealed environment Yuegong-1, or Lunar Palace 1, for a total of 370 days, but one group was able to survive without the need of outside materials – […]

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Elon Musk plans Starbase, dog-friendly Texas metropolis including SpaceX Boca Chica testing facility

Elon Musk has his hands in the automotive industry, space market and solar panel business, but according to a recent tweet he may soon be adding city building to the list. The SpaceX CEO announced a new plan on Twitter that involves creating a ‘the city of Starbase’ in Texas. Twitter users jumped at the […]

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Global CO2 emissions need to decrease tenfold, scientists warn

Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions still need to decrease tenfold to avoid a climate emergency, scientists warn, despite a global fall in 2020 due to Covid-19. An international team of experts has performed a ‘global stocktake’ of humanity’s progress towards the Paris Agreement – which aims to keep the global average temperature rise to well below […]

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SpaceX is set to launch its Starship SN10 rocket TODAY for its first high altitude test of six miles

SpaceX is set to launched its Starship Serial Number 10 (SN10) for its first high-altitude test, marking the third prototype to take the journey. The Elon Musk-owned company confirmed the ‘hop’ on its website saying the event could kick off ‘as early as Wednesday, March 3,’ but official road closure documents show from 9am to […]

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Incredible map reveals details British dinosaurs on small tropical islands

A new map showing the location of a series of small tropical islands 200 million years ago in the area that is now Bristol sheds new light on how British dinosaurs lived.  University of Bristol researchers examined hundreds of pieces of data including historic literature describing the region as being like the Florida Everglades. The […]

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Nature: World's oldest-known wild bird gives birth to her 40th youngster at age 70

The world’s oldest-known wild bird, a 70-year-old Laysan albatross called ‘Wisdom‘, has hatched another chick — making this at least the 40th youngster she has reared. The septuagenarian seabird gave birth again last month on the breeding habitat of Midway Atoll, a tiny island in the north Pacific, some 1,300 miles from Hawaii. Wisdom was […]

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'Deepfake' Tom Cruise takes over TikTok with some 11 million views but raises alarms with experts

Tom Cruise has gone viral on the popular video-sharing app TikTok, but the clips featuring the ‘Mission Impossible’ star are deepfakes that experts are calling the ‘most alarmingly lifelike examples’ of the technology. An account appeared on the app last week, dubbed ‘deeptomcruise,’ which shows a number of videos depicting Cruise doing a magic trick, […]

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Giant glow-in-the-dark shark that uses bioluminescence as a camouflage is near New Zealand

Giant glow-in-the-dark shark that uses bioluminescence as a camouflage to attack prey is found living nearly 1,000-feet below the surface off the coast of New Zealand A kitefin shark was spotted in New Zealand that features bioluminescence This is the first time the feature has been observed in the shark species  It lives deep below […]

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Microsoft Mesh platform lets users create an avatar that can be beamed anywhere in the world

Video conferencing has become a worldwide staple in the last year due to the coronavirus forcing millions into their homes, but Microsoft has unveiled a new platform that brings people into the same room – even if just virtually. Called Microsoft Mesh, the application is a mix-reality system that uses the firm’s HoloLens headset, enabling […]

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Great Pacific Garbage Patch has 'connecting pathway with East Asia' that may feed it debris

The North Pacific is home to an enormous swirl of plastic waste twice the size of Texas known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, but how the trash made its way to the region has been a mystery among scientists – until now. Researchers from the US and Germany set out to uncover pathways that […]

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Sealed letter from the 17th century has been read for the first time WITHOUT opening it

A letter that was first sealed 300 years ago and has remained unopened since has been read for the first time thanks to scientists ‘digitally’ unfolding the paper. Using a highly sensitive X-ray scanner, a team from Queen Mary University of London examined the letter which was closed using a ‘letterlocking’ process – this involves […]

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Psychology: More than a THIRD of young adults report smartphone addiction symptoms, study finds

Are you addicted to your smartphone? More than a THIRD of young adults report symptoms including poor sleep and anxiety when away from their phone – regardless of how long they spend on it each day Experts from King’s College London surveyed 1,043 people aged from 18–30 They were asked about their levels of smartphone usage […]

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NASA announces SpaceX Crew-2 mission will fly astronauts from three different agencies to the

NASA and SpaceX are in final preparations to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) on a Falcon 9 rocket and have announced two crew members making the journey for the first time. The second crewed mission of the commercial spacecraft will launch from the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida no sooner […]

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Extinction of larger animals led to the human brain doubling in size around 30,000 years ago

The extinction of large animals led to the human brain growing, a new study reveals. When humans first emerged in Africa 2.6 million years ago the average animal size was more than 1,000 pounds, making them easy prey. Throughout the Pleistocene era, creatures’ sizes decreased by 90 percent, which forced our ancient ancestors to developing […]

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