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From what we know about SARS-CoV-2, somewhere between 60 and 72 percent of a population needs to be immune to the virus for its spread to stop. That’s without taking isolation measures into account.   The exact number will depend Read more…


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The day the US mourned reaching a tragic milestone – 100,000 novel coronavirus deaths – people on the other side of the world in New Zealand celebrated a much more hopeful one: No new coronavirus cases over the prior five Read more…


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Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious-disease expert, has expressed concern over what he called an “anti-science bias” in the country. “One of the problems we face in the United States is that unfortunately, there is a combination of an Read more…


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A record 212 people who defend our land and environment were killed last year, reports Global Witness – an international NGO dedicated to preventing extractive industries from infringing on human rights. This is an average of more than four people Read more…


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Facts are the cornerstones of reality. At least, they used to be. In today’s ultra-polarised environment, however – marked by deep political divisions, heightened social tensions, and a deluge of misinformation and fake news – facts are rather less certain Read more…


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Archaeologists have found a 2,000-year-old mummy with a gold tongue at an ancient Egyptian site called Taposiris Magna.  Embalmers perhaps placed the golden tongue on the mummy to ensure that the deceased would be able to speak in the afterlife, Read more…


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Sometimes, science is all about the mind-aching big picture. Like the idea that our Universe is just a giant hologram, or that we’ve actually detected gravitational waves from a neutron star collision. Or that we might not actually have as much Read more…


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Bitcoin continues to trade close to its all-time high reached this month. Its price is at the time of writing around US$34,000 – up about 77 percent over the past month and 305 percent over the past year.   First Read more…

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