New ‘Super Jelly’ Is 80 Percent Water And Can Survive Being Run Over by a Car

Scientists have developed an entirely new soft-yet-strong, squishy material that’s able to regain its original shape after being run over by a car – or to use a more natural example, after being walked over by an elephant.   Made up of 80 percent water, the parts of the material that aren’t water enable it… Continue reading New ‘Super Jelly’ Is 80 Percent Water And Can Survive Being Run Over by a Car

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Psychedelics Show Promise in Treating Mental Illness: Depression, Anxiety, Addiction, and PTSD

One in five U.S. adults will experience a mental illness in their lifetime, according to the National Alliance of Mental Health. But standard treatments can… The post Psychedelics Show Promise in Treating Mental Illness: Depression, Anxiety, Addiction, and PTSD appeared first on SciTechDaily. Continue Reading News Source: https://scitechdaily.com/psychedelics-show-promise-in-treating-mental-illness-depression-anxiety-addiction-and-ptsd/

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Are We Standing on a Quadrillion Tons of Diamonds? [Video]

There might be a quadrillion tons of diamonds 100 miles below Earth’s surface. But the farthest we’ve traveled is 7 miles down, so how could we know that? Video Transcript: There’s apparently a quadrillion tons of diamonds 100 miles below Earth’s surface. But we’ve never been that far down, so how do we know there… Continue reading Are We Standing on a Quadrillion Tons of Diamonds? [Video]

World races to contain new COVID variant

The new variant has sparked fears of a major setback to global efforts against the pandemic. Fears mounted Saturday that a highly-infectious new coronavirus strain was pushing its way into Europe as the world brought the shutters down to contain the new Omicron variant. Britain confirmed its first two infections and suspected new cases emerged… Continue reading World races to contain new COVID variant

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UK confirms first two cases of new COVID strain

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Britain on Saturday confirmed its first two cases of the new Omicron strain of COVID-19, both linked to travel from southern Africa, and expanded travel restrictions on the region. “After overnight genome sequencing, the UK Health Security Agency has confirmed that two cases of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with B.1.1.529 (Omicron)… Continue reading UK confirms first two cases of new COVID strain

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What is known so far about new COVID variant Omicron

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain South African scientists have discovered a new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, with multiple mutations that is thought to be highly contagious. The World Health Organization has designated it a variant of concern and many countries are racing to try and contain it, banning flights from southern Africa. Scientists are working round-the-clock to… Continue reading What is known so far about new COVID variant Omicron

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Italy announces first case of new COVID variant

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Italy on Saturday said it had detected its first case of the new Omicron strain of COVID-19 in a traveller from Mozambique. A top laboratory “sequenced the genome from the positive sample of a patient coming from Mozambique”, the national health institute said in a statement. “The patient and the members… Continue reading Italy announces first case of new COVID variant

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Britain tightens COVID rules as world on alert over omicron

People line up to get on an overseas flight at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, Nov. 26, 2021. As the world grapples with the emergence of the new highly transmissible variant of COVID-19, worried scientists in South Africa—where omicron was first identified—are scrambling to combat its lightning spread across the country. Credit:… Continue reading Britain tightens COVID rules as world on alert over omicron

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For the First Time Ever, Physicists Detect Signs of Neutrinos at Large Hadron Collider

Scientific first at CERN facility a preview of upcoming 3-year research campaign. The international Forward Search Experiment team, led by physicists at the University of California, Irvine, has achieved the first-ever detection of neutrino candidates produced by the Large Hadron Collider at the CERN facility near Geneva, Switzerland. In a paper published on November 24,… Continue reading For the First Time Ever, Physicists Detect Signs of Neutrinos at Large Hadron Collider

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How AI Is Hijacking Art History

People tend to rejoice in the disclosure of a secret. Or, at the very least, media outlets have come to realize that news of “mysteries solved” and “hidden treasures revealed” generate traffic and clicks. So I’m never surprised when I see AI-assisted revelations about famous masters’ works of art go viral. Over the past year… Continue reading How AI Is Hijacking Art History

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