China raises protection for pangolins by removing scales from medicine list

Campaigners hope the move will help end global trade in the scaly anteater, identified as a possible host for Covid-19Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePangolin scales have been removed from an official 2020 listing of ingredients approved for use in traditional Chinese medicine in a move lauded by…

Chronic Inflammation May Link Fitful Sleep and Cardiovascular Disease

Disrupted nightly sleep is a key risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and chronic inflammation appears to be the link connecting the two, according to new research published in the journal PLOS Biology. “We’ve discovered that fragmented sleep is associated with a unique pathway — chronic circulating inflammation throughout the bloodstream…

Physicists foil classic oobleck science trick

It takes guts to attempt running across the surface of a pool of liquid goop, even if it is oobleck. That’s a strange mixture of cornstarch and water. Yet as this and other videos show, people can jump, dance, even flip across oobleck without sinking in. But beware: sneaky physicists have…

'She still lives!' Famed Yellowstone bear emerges from winter – with cubs

‘399’, at 24 one of the oldest grizzlies living outside a zoo, becomes symbol of bears’ recovery in Yellowstone ecosystemA few weeks ago, a nature photographer who lives near Yellowstone national park sent a four-word text message to Dr Jane Goodall, the British primatologist.“Miraculously, she still lives!” Continue reading… Source…

Coronavirus Australia live update: PM tells colleagues of 'difficult decisions' looming

Scott Morrison tells Coalition it should stick to its principles in coming challenges; ABC offers redundancies to meet budget cut; crowds to be allowed at Adelaide Oval for AFL showdown. Follow the latest news, live ABC announces job cuts PM warns ‘difficult decisions’ looming Berejiklian says NSW will punish businesses…

Students offered virtual internships amid coronavirus slowdown

Google, M&S and PwC among companies giving three-day remote training experiences Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Students are being invited to apply for virtual internships this summer after a reported fall in confidence among young people around job prospects amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Three-day internship experiences in areas…

UK coronavirus live: not all primary school children will go back before summer

Follow all the latest developments in the Covid-19 crisis Global coronavirus updates – live See all our coronavirus coverage 7.55am BST Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield has this morning aid the Government should look at what Wales is doing regarding schools. She told BBC Breakfast: First of all, when we look…

Homebuilder was a blunder – spend the money retrofitting social housing instead | Jeremy Burke

We could create a virtuous circle of investment and cost savings, alongside warmer, healthier homesRight now, we are choosing the course of our economic recovery. We can choose to stimulate the economy in the short term, make huge progress on climate and take care of vulnerable people.Last week’s homebuilder policy…

Scientists around the world are already fighting the next pandemic

Scientists around the world are already fighting the next pandemic Riccardo Mayer/Shutterstock.com If a two-year-old child living in poverty in India or Bangladesh gets sick with a common bacterial infection, there is more than a 50% chance an antibiotic treatment will fail. Somehow the child has acquired an antibiotic resistant…

Scientists around the world are already fighting the next pandemic

Riccardo Mayer/Shutterstock.com If a two-year-old child living in poverty in India or Bangladesh gets sick with a common bacterial infection, there is more than a 50% chance an antibiotic treatment will fail. Somehow the child has acquired an antibiotic resistant infection – even to drugs to which they may never…

Cloud Changes in Busy Ship Corridors

Ship emissions in the southeast Atlantic help create more reflective clouds that produce a local cooling effect. Read More… Source: Read More: Cloud Changes in Busy Ship Corridors

Reliability and Validity of the Utrecht Tasks for Attention in Toddlers Using Eye Tracking (UTATE)

Attention problems hinder many children in their cognitive and social emotional development. Children at risk for developmental problems, like preterm born infants, are specifically known for attention difficulties. Early identification of attention difficulties is important for application of appropriate stimulation in trying to reduce further problems. Specifically designed instruments with…

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