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18.11.2020

Massive project on African DNA sets out to close the knowledge gap on mental illness

Massive project on African DNA sets out to close the knowledge gap on mental illness

In July 2009, a woman brought her husband to the hospital where our colleagues work in western Kenya. She reported that for several years he had been behaving abnormally, sleeping poorly, hearing voices that no one else could hear, and believing that people were talking about him and plotting to… »

16.11.2020

COVID-19 vaccine update: Pfizer may be the frontrunner, but Canada has hedged its bets

COVID-19 vaccine update: Pfizer may be the frontrunner, but Canada has hedged its bets

Pfizer and BioNTech have surprised the world, and given it hope, with the preliminary results of the Phase 3 clinical trial of their coronavirus vaccine. They announced on Nov. 9 that the early analysis of the data from the Phase 3 clinical trial, which is still ongoing, showed the… »

07.11.2020

The Origin of a Dream

The Origin of a Dream

A history of achievements summarizes the effort of thousands of experts who have placed Cuba on the map of world sciences with passion, will and constancy, due to their results and the high quality of their research. That triumph undoubtedly includes the National Scientific Research Center (CNIC), a scientific institution… »

25.10.2020

Nobel Prize for a gene bomb

Nobel Prize for a gene bomb

Silvia Ribeiro CRISPR and new forms of gene manipulation must not be allowed anywhere near our food systems or into the wider environment. Alfred Nobel himself might see the irony. The 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry – named after  the inventor of dynamite and… »

19.10.2020

Goodbye Moon

Goodbye Moon

Fly me to the moon, but don’t put reactors there By Linda Pentz Gunter Not content to desecrate our terrestrial landscape with hundreds of thousands of tons of nuclear waste — much piled up with nowhere to go, the rest released to contaminate our air, water and soil… »

14.10.2020

Biggest CO2 drop: Real-time data shows Covid-19’s massive impact on global emissions

Biggest CO2 drop: Real-time data shows Covid-19’s massive impact on global emissions

While the ongoing Corona pandemic continues to threaten millions of lives around the world, the first half of 2020 saw an unprecedented decline in CO2 emissions – larger than during the financial crisis of 2008, the oil crisis of 1979, or even World War II. An international team of researchers… »

08.10.2020

Estonia is a ‘digital republic’ – what that means and why it may be everyone’s future

Estonia is a ‘digital republic’ – what that means and why it may be everyone’s future

People around the globe have been watching the build up to the US election with disbelief. Particularly confusing to many is the furore over postal ballots, which the US president, Donald Trump is insisting will lead to large-scale voter fraud – despite a complete lack of evidence to back this. And… »

07.10.2020

The Race for 5G

The Race for 5G

The EU is falling behind in the global 5G race. This could be aggravated through the announced de facto ban of Huawei. Germany and the EU are falling behind in the global race for the development of 5G networks and are risking additional losses by banning Huawei. EU Commission statements… »

05.10.2020

Are Belarusian Cyber-partisans from Lithuania?

Are Belarusian Cyber-partisans from Lithuania?

BY KASPARAS JANKAUSKAS Belarusian Cyber-partisans again have made problem for the Lukashenko’s regime. They recently have attacked the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus, United Payment and Information space (electronic system created for instant payment for goods or services) and published data of 1,000 law-enforcers online. But who are the… »

26.09.2020

Deadly drones increasingly deployed in conflicts, more control is needed

Deadly drones increasingly deployed in conflicts, more control is needed

The rapidly growing use of deadly drones is profoundly shaping state and armed groups’ capacities to wage war. It could have significant regional security implications. In a new report, titled Violent Skies, peace organization PAX conducted research on the use of drones in the wars in Yemen and Ukraine. »

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