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61 bookmarks tagged “science

The experts can stay wrong longer than you can stay alive - Lessons From The Crisis

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Early in 2020 Western governments, alarmed by reports from China, asked the international public health community whether they should close borders to limit the spread of coronavirus into their country. The UK government consulted its pandemic flu plans

A Cephalopod Has Passed a Cognitive Test Designed For Human Children

sciencealert.com/cuttlefish-can-pass-a-cognitive-test-designed-for-children
A new test of cephalopod smarts has reinforced how important it is for us humans to not underestimate animal intelligence.

Aerosols: Why Is the Risk of Coronavirus Transmission so High Indoors? | ZEIT ONLINE

zeit.de/wissen/gesundheit/2020-11/coronavirus-aerosols-infection-risk-hotspot-interiors
Whenever people gather in closed spaces, the infection risk climbs. Our interactive tool shows how the coronavirus spreads. Find out how safe your environment is.

The Mystery of John Titor: Hoax or Time Traveler? - Pacific Standard

psmag.com/environment/the-mystery-of-john-titor-hoax-or-time-traveler-57001
A person named "John Titor" started posting on the Internet one day, claiming to be from the future and predicting the end of the world. Then he suddenly disappeared, never to be heard from again.

The Risks - Know Them - Avoid Them

erinbromage.wixsite.com/covid19/post/the-risks-know-them-avoid-them
It seems many people are breathing some relief, and I’m not sure why. An epidemic curve has a relatively predictable upslope and once the peak is reached, the back slope is also predictable.

Hoping Llamas Will Become Coronavirus Heroes - The New York Times

nytimes.com/2020/05/06/science/llama-coronavirus-antibodies.html
Antibodies from Winter, a 4-year-old llama with great eyelashes, have neutralized coronavirus and other infections in lab experiments.

Exclusive: Humans placed in suspended animation for the first time | New Scientist

newscientist.com/article/2224004-exclusive-humans-placed-in-suspended-animation-for-the-first-time/
At least one person has been placed in a form of suspended animation during a trial that aims to help people survive traumatic injuries like a gunshot or stab wound

Consciousness is neither a spooky mystery nor an illusory belief | Aeon Essays

aeon.co/essays/consciousness-is-neither-a-spooky-mystery-nor-an-illusory-belief
Consciousness is neither a spooky mystery nor an illusory belief. It’s a valid and causally efficacious biological reality