CARRIERS OF TWO GENETIC MUTATIONS AT GREATER RISK FOR ILLNESS AND DEATH FROM COVID-19

Researchers suggest that carriers of the genetic mutations PiZ and PiS are at high risk for severe illness and even death from COVID-19....

PETS LINKED TO MAINTAINING BETTER MENTAL HEALTH AND REDUCING LONELINESS DURING LOCKDOWN, NEW RESEARCH SHOWS

Sharing a home with a pet appeared to act as a buffer against psychological stress during lockdown, a new survey shows.

 
 
 

COVID-19 SPURS ANXIOUS, UPSETTING DREAMS

The anxiety, stress and worry brought on by COVID-19 is not limited to daytime hours. The pandemic is affecting our dreams as well,...

DURING PANDEMIC, RACISM PUTS ADDITIONAL STRESS ON ASIAN AMERICANS

People of Asian ancestry face yet another set of challenges posed by racism and xenophobia which has soared during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 
 
 

STUDY SHOWS MASSACHUSETTS RESPONSE TO COVID-19 IN NURSING HOMES HELPED STEM INFECTION RATE

A new paper found that adherence to infection control processes, especially proper wearing of personal protective equipment and cohorting...

3D-PRINTED NASAL SWABS WORK AS WELL AS COMMERCIAL SWABS FOR COVID-19 DIAGNOSTIC TESTING, STUDY FINDS

A clinical trial provides evidence that 3D-printed alternative nasal swabs work as well for COVID-19 diagnostic testing as commercial...

 
 
 

COLOR-CODED BIOSENSOR ILLUMINATES IN REAL TIME HOW VIRUSES ATTACK HOSTS

All viruses can only do damage by replicating inside the cells of another organism, their host. Researchers have now shown an important...

A BETTER ALTERNATIVE TO PHTHALATES?

Researchers analyzed urine samples from pregnant women to look for the presence of DINCH, which is short for dicyclohexane-1,2-dicarboxylate....

 
 
 

UNUSUAL CLIMATE CONDITIONS INFLUENCED WWI MORTALITY AND SUBSEQUENT INFLUENZA PANDEMIC

Scientists have spotted a once-in-a-century climate anomaly during World War I that likely increased mortality during the war and the...

SWITCHING UP: MARINE BACTERIA SHIFT BETWEEN LIFESTYLES TO GET THE BEST RESOURCES

Researchers have found that marine bacteria exploit resource patches efficiently by switching between attached and planktonic lifestyles,...

 
 
 

SPIN CLEAN-UP METHOD BRINGS PRACTICAL QUANTUM COMPUTERS CLOSER TO REALITY

Researchers create a quantum algorithm that removes spin contaminants while making chemical calculations on quantum computers. This...

THE SURPRISING ORGANIZATION OF AVIAN BRAINS

Some birds can perform amazing cognitive feats - even though their forebrains seem to just consist of lumps of grey cells, while mammalian...

 
 
 

AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR HANDGUNS MAKE LITTLE DIFFERENCE IN HOMICIDES, STUDY FINDS

In the United States, individual state laws barring 18- to 20-year-olds from buying or possessing a handgun make little difference...

WHAT NEW RESEARCH REVEALS ABOUT RUDE WORKPLACE EMAILS

A new study finds that rude emails at work can lead to significant distress for employees. Researchers say that 'active' email rudeness...

 
 
 

WORLD FIRST STUDY LINKS OBESITY WITH REDUCED BRAIN PLASTICITY

A world-first study has found that severely overweight people are less likely to be able to re-wire their brains and find new neural...

MYSTERY OF GIANT PROTON PUMP SOLVED

Mitochondria are the powerhouses of our cells, generating energy that supports life. A giant molecular proton pump, called complex...

 
 
 

GENOME OF ALEXANDER FLEMING'S ORIGINAL PENICILLIN-PRODUCING MOLD SEQUENCED

Researchers have sequenced the genome of Alexander Fleming's penicillin mould for the first time and compared it to later versions.

METAL WIRES OF CARBON COMPLETE TOOLBOX FOR CARBON-BASED COMPUTERS

Carbon-based computers have the potential to be a lot faster and much more energy efficient than silicon-based computers, but 2D graphene...

 
 
 

REUSING TABLEWARE CAN REDUCE WASTE FROM ONLINE FOOD DELIVERIES

In China, approximately 10 billion online food orders were served to over 400 million customers in 2018. All of these orders came in...

MAJOR WIND-DRIVEN OCEAN CURRENTS ARE SHIFTING TOWARD THE POLES

The severe droughts in the USA and Australia are the first sign that the tropics, and their warm temperatures, are apparently expanding...

 
 
 



Falcons top pick Terrell placed on COVID-19 reserve list

Falcons top pick Terrell placed on COVID-19 reserve list

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons placed first-round pick A.J. Terrell on the COVID-19 reserve list on Saturday, dealing another blow to the winless team's secondary... Read more ...

LIVE: President Trump reveals his Supreme Court nominee

LIVE: President Trump reveals his Supreme Court nominee

President Donald Trump is announcing his pick to fill the seat previously held by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Read more ...

NASA astronaut plans to cast her ballot from space station

NASA astronaut plans to cast her ballot from space station

“We consider it an honor to be able to vote from space,” NASA astronaut Kate Rubins said. Read more ...

Brace for a bitter debate on America's religious freedom in Senate: Goodwin

Brace for a bitter debate on America's religious freedom in Senate: Goodwin

If Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed for the Supreme Court, the credit will go to President Trump for nominating her and the GOP Senate for producing the votes. But Barrett will... Read more ...

UFC 253 results: Israel Adesanya mauls Paulo Costa, retains middleweight title

UFC 253 results: Israel Adesanya mauls Paulo Costa, retains middleweight title

Not all undefeated records are created the same. Israel Adesanya reminded us of this Saturday night when he disposed off Paulo Costa in a battle of the unbeatens in the main... Read more ...

LeBron James dominates as Lakers drop Nuggets to reach NBA Finals

LeBron James dominates as Lakers drop Nuggets to reach NBA Finals

ORLANDO, Fla. - LeBron James is going to a 10th NBA Finals - and for the first time in a decade, so are the Los Angeles Lakers. James punctuated his 27th postseason... Read more ...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urges world leaders to unite against...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urges world leaders to unite against COVID-19

"Never again must we wage 193 separate campaigns against the same enemy," he said. Read more ...

Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Supreme...

Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Supreme Court

President Trump has named Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his choice to replace late Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court - a long-sought victory for... Read more ...

Some Senate Democrats Rule Out Meeting With Trump Court Nominee Amy Coney...

Some Senate Democrats Rule Out Meeting With Trump Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett

Republicans notoriously refused to meet with Merrick Garland as part of thwarting his nomination to the Supreme Court in 2016. Read more ...

A Black fourth grader was suspended for having a BB gun visible in his...

A Black fourth grader was suspended for having a BB gun visible in his online class

Summary List Placement A Louisiana school suspended and nearly expelled a fourth-grader for unintentionally showing a BB gun during his virtual class. Ka Mauri Harrison, a... Read more ...