From 06 Apr: Things We Saw Today: A New HIV Vaccine Trial Shows Promise - And now for some truly good news: a new novel vaccine for HIV has shown promise in initial trials ... themarysue.com/a-new-hiv-vacci -hiv-activism -vaccine

From 19 Mar: Alkaline “Real Water” linked to liver failure in kids—and reports are rising - Enlarge / Images of Real Water’s “alkalized“ products, which the FDA now says you sh... arstechnica.com/science/2021/0 -water

covid 

From 10 Mar: COVID herd immunity may be unlikely—winter surges could “become the norm” - Enlarge / Empty vials of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are seen at a first-come, first-serve drive-th... arstechnica.com/science/2021/0 -19 -disease -health -cov-2

From 09 Mar: Russia turns away from NASA, says it will work with China on a Moon base - The heads of the Chinese and Russian space agencies signed an agreement on Tuesday to work togeth... arstechnica.com/science/2021/0

From 27 Feb: Atlantic currents seem to have started fading last century - Enlarge / The Gulf Stream, as imaged from space. The major currents in the Atlantic Ocean help con... arstechnica.com/science/2021/0 -science -stream

From 20 Feb: Perseverance Rover Marks Linux’s Journey From Earth To Mars - Another day, another open-source/Linux news but this one’s special. On 30th July 2020, the Pe... fossbytes.com/perseverance-rov -and-open-source-news -rover

covid 

From 09 Feb: WHO team rejects lab origin of coronavirus, focuses on animals, frozen food - Enlarge / Peter Ben Embarek (R) talks with Liang Wannian (L) during a press conference following a ... arstechnica.com/science/2021/0 -cov-2

covid 

From 08 Feb: Scary 22% vaccine efficacy in South Africa comes with heaps of caveats - Enlarge / Vials in front of the AstraZeneca British biopharmaceutical company logo are seen in this... arstechnica.com/science/2021/0 -trial -19 -africa

covid 

From 05 Feb: Signs that SARS-CoV-2 is evolving to avoid immune responses - Enlarge / The structure of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. Over the summer, you could almost hear a ... arstechnica.com/science/2021/0 -19 -cov-2

From 26 Jan: How to shut off a quasar - Enlarge / This quasar is over two billion light years away, yet is bright enough to outshine far cl... arstechnica.com/science/2021/0 -holes

covid 

From 25 Jan: “I can’t tell you how much vaccine we have,” new CDC head says - Enlarge / A registered nurse practitioner holds up a sign and a flag asking for another patient to ... arstechnica.com/science/2021/0 -19 -disease -health

From 23 Sep: Is Knowing Half the Battle? - We seem to have been struggling with science for the past few…well…decades. The C... thesocietypages.org/socimages/ -opinion -technology

From 20 Jan: New metamaterial merges magnetic memory and physical changes - For applications like robotics, there’s usually a clear division of labor between the proces... arstechnica.com/science/2021/0 -science -materials

From 14 Jan: The CIA Has Declassified 2,780 Pages of UFO-Related Documents, and They’re Now Free to Download - Everybody knows that UFO stands for “unidentified flying object.” Coined by the United... openculture.com/2021/01/the-ci -fi

From 31 Dec: The Golden Guide to Hallucinogenic Plants: Discover the 1977 Illustrated Guide Created by Harvard’s Groundbreaking Ethnobotanist Richard Evan Schultes - I mean, the idea that you would give a psychedelic—in this case, magic mushrooms or the chem... openculture.com/2020/12/the-go

sexuality 

From 19 Nov: Internalized gender-focused attitudes affect health, career prospects - Enlarge / Women in traditional Mosuo clothing. In most societies, there are very easy to quantify ... arstechnica.com/science/2020/1 -science -behavior

politics,covid 

From 15 Nov: The iOS COVID-19 app ecosystem has become a privacy minefield - Enlarge / Around 44 percent of COVID-19 apps on iOS ask for access to the phone’s camera. 32 p... arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

politics,covid 

From 13 Nov: Vaccine czar calls on Trump to allow contact with Biden - Enlarge / President Donald Trump listens as Moncef Slaoui, the former head of GlaxoSmithKlines vacc... arstechnica.com/science/2020/1 -19 -warp-speed

covid 

From 23 Oct: Huge COVID study finds remdesivir doesn’t work—FDA grants approval anyway - Enlarge / A vial of Remdesivir during a press conference about the start of a study with severely... arstechnica.com/science/2020/1 -19 -health

covid 

From 01 Nov: Virus Hunters makes a strong case that COVID-19 is just the wake-up call - Enlarge / Scientists around the world are working not just to stamp out the current COVID-19 pand... arstechnica.com/science/2020/1 -&-culture -geographic-channel

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