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Asteriornis: Belgian Wonderchicken Is A Missing Link Between Chickens, Ducks, And Dinosaurs

Mar 18 2020 - 18:03

The oldest fossil of a modern bird yet found dates from the age of dinosaurs and was found in a limestone quarry near the Belgian-Dutch border, making it the first modern bird from the age of dinosaurs found in the northern hemisphere.

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Kids Not In School? Here Are 7 Fun Science Projects For Ages 3 To 15

Mar 18 2020 - 18:03
If the kids are out of school and missing homework, or you're tired of them playing Fortnite, here are seven fun projects they can get involved with courtesy of the National Science Foundation.

1. Use on-the-go science tools to explore the world around you (all ages)

Foldscopes are paper microscopes that give you a deeper look at the world around you. Peer at the cell structure in an onion's skin, examine a human hair or look at the busy microbial world of pond scum.



2. Become a citizen scientist and help collect and analyze data for scientific research (all ages).

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Baymax From Big Hero 6 May Soon Be A Real Thing

Mar 18 2020 - 17:03
Soft robotics is a newer field, so no one is quite sure what to do with them, but sturdy softness could be useful in homes and workplaces where traditional robots could cause injury. Since they are squishy, they could be tools for disaster response.

For now, they may play basketball. Or at least pick one up. Maybe eventually they will be a delightful companion that can still get down to business like Baymax from the Big Hero 6 cartoon and comics. 

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A Very Measured Live Discussion With Dr. Tony Fauci On Coronavirus

Mar 18 2020 - 15:03
What is the line between increased resolve to mitigate risk to people who have preexisting conditions from coronavirus, and therefore possibly COVID-19, versus the panic culture that seems to be evident in places like California, where the governor has declared it a crime to leave your home if your trip violates what government has deemed essential.

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Coronavirus Panic Buying Shows Surveys Do Not Indicate Actual Behavior - Everyone Is Selfish

Mar 18 2020 - 14:03
How many people on a survey would respond positively that they'd hoard goods at the expense of others?

Very few. On surveys, 78 percent of Americans disagree with even 'no victim' greed like being paid more than someone else to do the same job and yet if there is one thing that California's reaction to 335 cases of COVID-19 in a state of 40,000,000 has shown, it is that at the first sign of trouble it's all about greed. And it makes no difference if you are a CEO or an employee, a Democrat or, in California, even more of a Democrat. Nearly everyone is doing it.

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A Vegetarian Diet Is Only Beneficial If You Also Avoid Vegetarian Junk Food

Mar 18 2020 - 10:03

A vegetarian diet is promoted as beneficial to heart health and even the environment in more advocacy-based studies, but as its popularity has grown images of thin beautiful people are being supplanted by reality of just as many obese people as in a conventional diet.

A vegetarian diet can't perform miracles, it's still about calories. 

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Music As Angina Therapy After A Heart Attack

Mar 18 2020 - 09:03
Your ears enjoy music but your heart may also benefit, according to a new study presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session.

Patients with early post-infarction angina, episodes of chest pain after a heart attack, reported 
significantly lower levels of anxiety and pain if they listened to music for 30 minutes a day. While that's hard to pin down biologically, 700,000 people survive a heart attack just in the U.S. each year and roughly 1 in 9 heart attack survivors experience subsequent episodes of chest pain and anxiety within the first 48 hours, so whatever works to reduce that.

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WHO (Mar 16): Test Test Test & ISOLATE All Cases Of COVID19, However Mild, Until 14 Days After Patients Recover

Mar 18 2020 - 09:03

Summary (of WHO press briefing on 16th March): We must test every suspected case for COVID-19. We must immediately isolate all cases, even the mild ones. Isolation needs to continue through to 14 days after the symptoms cease to make sure the patients are no longer infectious. The mild cases are best treated in hospitals but when there aren’t the beds for them, they can be treated in stadiums, or gyms, or treated at home. If they are isolated at home, the caregivers must know how to protect themselves or they risk infecting others in the same household.

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UK Must CONTAIN Covid19 Right Now - We Can Stop It - Each Ten Days Delay Can Increase Cases Tenfold 1,000 To 10,000 Then 100,000

Mar 18 2020 - 02:03

I often get asked - “How long is this COVID19 pandemic going to last?”. The answer, according to the WHO, is that it is up to us. We can stop this. The only question is whether we will. Most countries in the world are acting vigorously to stop it with rigorous case finding, contact tracing and isolation. But the UK and, sadly, Netherlands have decided to follow another direction.

This can only be stopped if all countries are in it together, and for just one country to depart from this strategy means the virus will continue in that country and reinfect the rest of the world, at least until we have a vaccine, a year to eighteen months from now.

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Many Countries Are Stopping COVID19 - Containing Cases Is The Key - Every Day Of Delay Makes It Harder For Countries & The World

Mar 18 2020 - 00:03

COVID19 can be stopped. China has nearly made it go away completely. China had no new cases even in Hubei yesterday (17th March). It had four cases only on the two previous days - and it's only getting a few cases from other countries.

South Korea has nearly got rid of it, down to less than 100 a day for several days after a peak of over 1000 a day.

China peaked in early February and has been declining ever since.

If you add all cases over the WHO "West Pacific" region of South Korea / Japan / Singapore / Malysia / Indonoesia then it had its peak of cases two weeks ago.

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Where Coronavirus Really Came From

Mar 17 2020 - 18:03

We haven't had a widespread flu problem since 2018. Yet despite it only being 2020, some insist this year's coronavirus must be the product of government scientists, though some also suggest it was the result of 5G cellular service in Wuhan. Then China claimed it might be the U.S.

What is the truth?

The novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that emerged in the city of Wuhan is the product of natural evolution, finds an analysis of genome sequence data from SARS-CoV-2 and related viruses published today.

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