COVID ‘fuse’ may have been lit weeks or months before the Wuhan market ‘bomb’

Instead of being the source of the pandemic, the seafood market outbreak likely amplified the human-to-human spread, new research has found. View original article here Source

Dispatches from the dreamworld: establishing 2-way communication with lucid dreamers

Out of 36 test subjects, six were able to answer questions like, "What is 8-6?" or "Do you speak Spanish?" with eye signals, while remaining asleep and dreaming. View original article here Source

Black scientists around the world are calling for action, equality and representation

After a woman walking in Central Park falsely accused a Black man of assaulting her, social media erupted in support of the scientist who was simply birdwatching causing anger, outrage — and action. Now, Black scientists from around the world...

How historical racism in science continues to shape the Black experience

Science is meant to be objective. In order to be trusted, it is to be free of any bias or prejudice and simply rely on experimentation, observation and conclusions.However, that has not been the case when it comes to race. And centuries of...

Bacteria-hunting viruses can track down antibiotic-resistant bugs where they hide

A team of researchers in the U.S. has identified a way to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria that take refuge in remote parts of the human gut. These bacteria are particularly problematic because they don't create illness where they hide, but invade other...

Me, myself and I: Little words may signal a big breakup is coming — long before you know it

"It's not you, it's me.… I'm the problem." Sound familiar? That classic breakup language cuts fast and deep. But in reality the process is slow-growing, and it turns out signs of a looming breakup may be hiding in the seemingly innocuous words...

Could quick COVID ‘antigen’ tests break the back of the pandemic?

A new study suggests the best way to curb the spread of COVID-19 quickly, during the wait for vaccines, is to make inexpensive, rapid, self-administered 'antigen' tests widely available so people can test themselves frequently."That should give enough people immediate knowledge of their status...

The coronavirus could be messing with your pain perception — and that could help it spread

A Canadian researcher has found that the virus that causes COVID-19 can hijack a pain receptor on our cells, using it to get into the cell, but also blocking its ability to signal pain.This could mean that the virus blocks...

CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna reflects on Nobel win, calls for ‘responsible use’ of gene editing technology

On Wednesday, the Nobel Prize for Chemistry went out to American biochemist Jennifer Doudna and French microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier for a discovery that has completely revolutionized biology and biotechnology, opening up incredible possibilities that are just starting to be realized.It's called...

CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna reflects on Nobel win, calls for ‘responsible use’ of gene editing technologyCR

On Wednesday, the Nobel Prize for Chemistry went out to American biochemist Jennifer Doudna and French microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier for a discovery that has completely revolutionized biology and biotechnology, opening up incredible possibilities that are just starting to be realized.It's called...
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