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COVID-19 vaccine is associated with fewer asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections, study finds

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital COVID-19 screening and vaccination program for employees offers early evidence that vaccine protects against asymptomatic infection, which has fueled the pandemic......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyMay 7th, 2021

Experiments simulate possible impact of climate change on crabs

Albeit very small, with a carapace width of only 3 cm, the Atlantic mangrove fiddler crab Leptuca thayeri can be a great help to scientists seeking to understand more about the effects of global climate change. In a study published in the journal Est.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News4 hr. 49 min. ago

As climates change, prepare for more mosquitoes in winter, new study shows

In many parts of the world, mosquitoes are a common summertime nuisance......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News4 hr. 49 min. ago

Judge slams hospital staff for comparing COVID vaccine mandate to Nazi crimes

Health care workers sued hospital over a vax mandate they say violates Nuremberg Code. Enlarge / An American flag flies outside the Houston Methodist Hospital at the Texas Medical Center (TMC) campus in Houston, Texas, on Wednesday, June 24, 202.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News7 hr. 21 min. ago

First-of-its-kind study finds lightning impacts edge of space in ways not previously observed

Solar flares jetting out from the sun and thunderstorms generated on Earth impact the planet's ionosphere in different ways, which have implications for the ability to conduct long range communications......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 49 min. ago

Introducing play to higher education reduces stress and forms deeper connection material

A new study found higher education students are more engaged and motivated when they are taught using playful pedagogy rather than the traditional lecture-based method. The study was conducted by University of Colorado Denver counseling researcher Li.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 49 min. ago

New research finds 1M deaths in 2017 attributable to fossil fuel combustion

An interdisciplinary group of researchers from across the globe has comprehensively examined the sources and health effects of air pollution—not just on a global scale, but also individually for more than 200 countries......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 49 min. ago

Dark matter is slowing the spin of the Milky Way"s galactic bar

The spin of the Milky Way's galactic bar, which is made up of billions of clustered stars, has slowed by about a quarter since its formation, according to a new study by researchers at University College London (UCL) and the University of Oxford......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 49 min. ago

Communication technology, study of collective behavior must be "crisis discipline"

Our ability to confront global crises, from pandemics to climate change, depends on how we interact and share information......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 49 min. ago

Pollutant concentration increases in the franciscana dolphin

The concentration of potentially toxic metals is increasing in the population of the franciscana dolphin—a small cetacean, endemic to the Rio de la Plata and an endangered species— according to a study led by a team of the Faculty of Biology and.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 49 min. ago

Biodiversity "hotspots" imperiled along California"s streams

A study of woodland ecosystems that provide habitat for rare and endangered species along streams and rivers throughout California reveals that some of these ecologically important areas are inadvertently benefitting from water that humans are divert.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 49 min. ago

How do social media influence ethnic polarization?

Those who deactivated their Facebook profiles report a lower regard for other ethnic groups, and this effect was more prevalent among people living in more ethnically homogenous areas, shows a new study of users in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The f.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 49 min. ago

Rocky mountain forests now burning more than any point in past 2,000 years

Following 2020's extreme fire season, high-elevation forests in the central Rocky Mountains now are burning more than at any point in the past 2,000 years, according to a new University of Montana study set to publish in the Proceedings of the Nation.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 49 min. ago

Free and nutritious school lunches help create richer and healthier adults

Universal school lunch programs make students healthier, and increase their lifetime income by 3%, according to a unique study from Lund University in Sweden published in The Review of Economic Studies......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 49 min. ago

Impact of COVID-19 on weddings reinforces need for marriage law reforms

Coronavirus disruption to weddings has highlighted the complexity and antiquity of marriage law and reinforced the need for reform, a new study shows......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 49 min. ago

We have another highly effective COVID vaccine, based on different tech

While not needed for the US, it should help with the global vaccine push. Enlarge / A participant gets his second dose of the Novavax vaccine during the clinical trial. (credit: Karen Ducey / Getty Images) Today, a company called Novavax annou.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News9 hr. 21 min. ago

How COVID-19 exposed the systemic ageism at the heart of Britain

The UK public cares deeply about injustices. In the first few months of 2021, thousands of people took to the streets demanding much-needed social changes, from Black Lives Matter to Kill the Bill protests against the government's proposed new crime.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 49 min. ago

Pacific islanders likely found Antarctica first: study

Polynesian seafarers likely reached Antarctica hundreds of years before the Western explorers usually credited with discovering the frozen continent, a new study has concluded......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News19 hr. 21 min. ago

G7 Nations Promise Decarbonization, 870 Million Covid-19 Vaccines

Slashdot reader Charlotte Web writes: The "Group of Seven" (or G7) nations are some of the world's largest economies — the U.S. and Canada, the U.K., France, Germany, and Italy, and Japan. On Sunday they pledged $2 billion to help developing co.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Pakistan Province May Block SIM Cards of Citizens Who Didn"t Get Covid-19 Vaccines

The government in Pakistan's largest province, Punjab, has decided to block SIM cards of unvaccinated citizens, reports the Hindustan Times (one of the largest newspapers in India), citing reports from news agency ANI. Dr. Rashid, the provincial he.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

New Study: Only 33% Would Opt For Immortality

Captain Kirk once said "The trouble with immortality is it's boring." But how many people agree with him? Long-time Slashdot reader tinkers shares one answer. University of Texas scientists surveyed more than 900 adults living in the U.S. — a.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021