Monday, October 18, 2021

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Why scientists want to kill Pablo Escobar’s hippos

A group of hippos originally imported by Escobar to his private zoo decades ago has multiplied. Image credits - ArtTower / Pixabay

A group of hippos originally imported by Escobar to his private zoo decades ago has multiplied and, according to scientists, is now spreading through one of the country's main waterways - the River Magdalena. Last month, a study published in the Biological Conservation journal said culling the animals was the only way to mitigate their environmental impact.

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Scientists discover new organ in throat that may be important for cancer treatment

The study, published in the journal Radiotherapy and Oncology, confirmed the presence of the glands after examining at least 100 patients. (Photo: The Netherlands Cancer Institute)

October 22 ( India Today) - Scientists in the Netherlands have discovered a new organ, a set of salivary glands set deep in the upper part of the throat, Livescience reported. The "accidental" discovery was made when researchers at the Netherlands Cancer Institute were using a combination of CT scans and positron emission tomography (PET) scans called PSMA PET-CT to study ...

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Oxford scientists develop five-minute COVID-19 antigen test

A man walks in front of the buildings of Oxford University, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Oxford, Britain, October 6, 2020. REUTERS/Matthew Childs

London, October 15 (Reuters) - Scientists from Britain’s University of Oxford have developed a rapid COVID-19 test able to identify the coronavirus in less than five minutes, researchers said on Thursday, adding it could be used in mass testing at airports and businesses. The university said it hoped to start product development of the testing device in early 2021 and ...

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Hundreds of scientists say coronavirus is airborne, ask WHO to revise recommendations: NYT

FILE PHOTO: A computer image created by Nexu Science Communication together with Trinity College in Dublin, shows a model structurally representative of a betacoronavirus which is the type of virus linked to COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus linked to the Wuhan outbreak, shared with Reuters on February 18, 2020. NEXU Science Communication/via REUTERS

July 5 (Reuters) - Hundreds of scientists say there is evidence that novel coronavirus in smaller particles in the air can infect people and are calling for the World Health Organization to revise recommendations, the New York Times reported on Saturday. The WHO has said the coronavirus disease spreads primarily from person to person through small droplets from the nose ...

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