AstraZeneca's antibody fails in protecting exposed patients from COVID-19

The study was performed on participants who were unvaccinated adults and had been exposed to a person who had been infected by the deadly coronavirus in the past eight days

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Vanilla from used plastic bottles? Scientists brew valuable chemical from junk

Scientists Stephen Wallace and Joanna Sadler believe their research 'completely changes the perception of plastic waste as a problematic end product into a utilisable feedstock for modern…

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Second dose of Covid vaccine not needed for people already infected: Study

People who had been infected by the virus already have greater antibody response in comparison to those who have had no prior infection

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'Divine Vessel' to mark China's first human spaceflight since 2016

Shenzhou-12, meaning 'Divine Vessel', will be the third of 11 missions needed to complete China's space station by 2022. Among them, four will be missions with people on board, potentially…

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Study: Boredom can lead people to break public health rules

But, people who are more prone to boredom can find it threatening to their identity and are thus more likely to break public-health rules, according to new psychology research

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Rogue planets with habitable exomoons may have alien life

Scientists from University of Concepción in Chile have concluded that 'rogue planets' in space may have moons with conditions conducive to life

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Mouse sperm stored at ISS produces unremarkable 'space pups'

The study reveals that the sperm was stored in the International Space Station in freeze-dried form. When it was brought back to Earth and rehydrated, it gave birth to 168 young, free of genetic…

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Plastic coming from take-out and convenience food littering the ocean: Study

A total of 44 percent of the plastic litter is related to take-out food and drinks. This includes single-use bottles, food containers and wrappers, and plastic bags.

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A mysterious star near galactic centre appears to have 'blinked'

The star appeared to go out of existence before reappearing again

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Body may treat fast food like an infection: Study

This study was carried out in 2018

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Covid, pregnancy, breastfeeding and vaccines: Let's help in breaking myths for new mothers

Pregnant women, if infected by coronavirus, are advised to intake a lot of fluids at normal temperature and go on complete bed rest to avoid tiring the body

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Worldwide plastics production falls in 2020 for the first time since 2008: Report

According to the European industry group PlasticsEurope, global plastics production fell by 0.3 per cent in 2020 as a result of the coronavirus epidemic, only the third time output has dropped…

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Fatigue, PTSD, depression and more: Here's how to fight post-Covid problems

Almost one in three people hospitalised with SARS or MERS went on to develop PTSD. Also, rates of depression and anxiety were high, at roughly 15 per cent one year

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NASA’s Juno provides close-ups of Jupiter’s largest moon for the first time in decades

First close-ups of Jupiter’s largest moon have been provided by NASA’s Juno spacecraft for the first time in two decades.

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A massive underwater avalanche hit Africa in 2020. We're learning about it now.

The avalanche hit Africa in January 2020, but details about it emerged just now. The most uncanny part of it all? We may have missed the avalanche’s occurrence altogether if it hadn’t disrupted…

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