Health Care, Health
Can antibody tests tell us who is immune to COVID-19?

Widespread media coverage of antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has generated high hopes that we will be able to readily identify individuals who are immune to this virus. There has also been coverage about developing immunity passports, which employers can use to let people return to work. While these are all tantalizing thoughts, the idea of using antibody testing as a...

Others, Health
Coronavirus: Is it safe to reopen schools?

In England, the phased reopening of schools is due to begin on June 1. But a recent poll of parents has revealed that around half are unconvinced that their children are safe to return. Fortunately, there is an increasing body of evidence that we can consider. In light of the widespread concern, we’ve reviewed the risks posed to children by COVID-19 and answered the most...

Digital World, Technology
Spotify removes 10,000-song limit for personal music libraries

One of the most frequent requests from users since 2014, there is now no limit on the number of tracks a subscriber can have in their personal library, Spotify officially announced this week. Until Tuesday, users could save just 10,000 items before being confronted with a message saying, “Epic collection my friend. There’s no more room in Your Library. To save more, you’ll need to...

Science & Tech, Technology
Presence of an Earth-Like Planet Around Our Nearest Star Confirmed

The existence of a planet the size of Earth around the closest star in the Alpha Centauri star system, Proxima Centauri, has been confirmed by an international team of scientists including researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE). The results, which you can read all about in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, reveal that the planet in question, Proxima b, has a mass of 1.17...

Gossips, Entertainment
Robert Downey Jr’s Net WORTH Will Make You Chase Your Dreams

Robert Downey Jr. started his career with SNL but because of the terrible ratings for the year, he and the entire cast was replaced with a new one. Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man is one of the most popular Marvel superheroes. It’s because of his character the Marvel Cinematic Universe started in 2008. Even RDJ is immensely admired on social media. What if we told...

Science & Tech, Technology
Each Year Billions of Tons of Ocean Water Falls Into the Deep Earth Lower Mantle Where It Has Extraordinary Oxidation Power

If we took a journey from Earth’s surface to the center, the midway point locates roughly at 1900 km depth in the lower mantle. The lower mantle ranges from 660 to 2900 km depth and occupies 55% of our planet by volume. The chemical composition of the lower mantle is rather simple. It has long been pictured as being made up of 2 major minerals...

Science & Tech, Technology
Solar Activity Heating Up As New Sunspots Sport the Biggest Solar Flare in Years

On May 29, 2020, a family of sunspots — dark spots that freckle the face of the Sun, representing areas of complex magnetic fields — sported the biggest solar flare since October 2017. Although the sunspots are not yet visible (they will soon rotate into view over the left limb of the Sun), NASA spacecraft spotted the flares high above them. The flares were too...

Health Care, Health
10% of diabetics die within days of coronavirus hospitalization: Study

One in 10 diabetics with coronavirus dies within seven days of hospital admission, according to a study of more than 1,300 patients published Friday in the journal Diabetologia. Two-thirds of the patients were men, and the average age across both sexes was 70, the study found. "The presence of diabetic complications and increased age increase the risk of death," the researchers said in a statement....

Fitness, Lifestyle
‘Fat burning zone’? The best way to exercise to burn fat

When it comes to losing weight, people often want know the best way to shed excess pounds – and there’s no shortage of fad diets or fitness crazes claiming to have the “secret” to fat loss. One theory even suggests that exercising at around 60% of your maximum heart rate will bring our bodies into a so-called “fat burning zone”, optimal for losing weight. But...

Others, Health
Feline good: French cat survives coronavirus infection

Papille purrs contentedly as her owner rubs the back of her head, her coat glossy and her eyes a piercing green - back to her old affection-seeking self after recovering from COVID-19. The nine-year-old cat is the first known case of a pet being infected by the coronavirus in France. There have only been a handful of other known cases globally. The likely source of...