An uptick in a particular type of DKA called euDKA at Brigham and Women's Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic has led researchers to hypothesize that diabetes patients on glucose-lowering drugs may be at increased risk for euDKA when they contract COVID-19. The observational case series was published in The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Clinical Case Reports .
New UK-wide restrictions are now essential. At Independent Sage, we’ve come up with a five-point emergency plan • Stephen Reicher is a member of Independent Sage Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The new variants of Covid-19 have changed the nature of the pandemic. We are no longer facing the same situation as in March or even November. Our response must change accordi
Photographs by Ricardo Nagaoka Should American cities defund their police departments? The question has been asked continually—with varying degrees of hope, fear, anger, confusion, and cynicism—since the killing of George Floyd on Memorial Day. It hung over the November election: on the right, as a caricature in attack ads (call 911, get a recording) and on the left as a litmus test separating th
Editor’s Note: Every Monday, Lori Gottlieb answers questions from readers about their problems, big and small. Have a question? Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org . Dear Therapist, I need help with grieving and my feelings of anger toward this microscopic virus that has taken my father. I know that even when somebody is terminally ill, there’s no way to be fully prepared for loss. But is
A t 10 o’clock one morning this November, Rob Beal’s bosses summoned him and his co-workers onto a mysterious Zoom call. Beal had spent more than two years working as a coach for AbleTo, which provides mental-health services to people through apps, videochats, and calls, like Uber for anxiety. Beal, a 50-year-old former attorney, had devoted himself to his job coaching people through AbleTo’s anx
Search out the brightest star in the night sky and its parent constellation The winter sky in the northern hemisphere is filled with delights. This week search out the brightest star in the night sky, and from there explore that star’s parent constellation of Canis Major, the greater dog. Continue reading…
Valerie Fitzhugh has watched the news a lot more over the past four years, certainly more than she remembers doing at any other point in her life. In the first months of the pandemic, she kept hearing one message, from news outlet to news outlet, that she couldn’t stop thinking about: there weren’t enough people of color, particularly Black people, participating in clinical trials for the wave of
When Joe Biden takes over the US presidency on January 20, 2021, he intends to make climate change a centerpiece of his administration . As well as rejoining the Paris agreement, reinforcing the Clean Air Act, and restoring the Clean Power Plan, he will also have an opportunity to strengthen climate research. One way he can do that is by bolstering Earth observation (EO) programs—the orbital sate
There's something a little off about our theory of the universe. Almost everything fits, but there's a fly in the cosmic ointment, a particle of sand in the infinite sandwich. Some scientists think the culprit might be gravity—and that subtle ripples in the fabric of space-time could help us find the missing piece.
For years, social-media platforms had held firm: Just because a post was false didn’t mean it was their place to do anything about it. But 2020 changed their minds. At the end of May, Twitter for the first time labeled a tweet from the president of the United States as potentially misleading . After Donald Trump falsely insisted that mail-in voting would rig the November election, the platform ad
There’s a trick at the core of Promising Young Woman , a ravishing, lethal revenge thriller starring Carey Mulligan that marks the directorial debut of the writer and actor Emerald Fennell. The film’s visual style is intoxicatingly extra—part Barbie DreamHouse, part Instagram aesthetic , part David LaChapelle music video. Much of it is defined by a coding of color and texture: pinks and blues, wa
It is still unclear whether COVID-19 vaccines will prevent vaccinated people from carrying the novel coronavirus without feeling sick and unwittingly spreading it to others. Its still important for vaccinated individuals to mask up. (Pixabay/) On December 18, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine emergency use authorization. The vaccine is the second to win appr
Education secretary under pressure to rethink plan for millions of pupils to return Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Plans for millions of pupils in England to begin a staggered return to school from next week hang in the balance as a debate rages within the government over the risk of a surge of infections, with the NHS already buckling under the strain . The educati
An oncology journal has retracted a review article on the hypothetical link between Covid-19 and cancer after determining that the medical writer who authored the work hadn’t done all the writing herself. The paper, “Clinical sequelae of the novel coronavirus: does COVID-19 infection predispose patients to cancer?” appeared in Future Oncology in May and was … Continue reading
While the worst of the model predictions may not unfold, Africa is still likely to see an increase in malaria mortality, according to the RBM Partnership to End Malaria, a group with more than 500 partners including the WHO. A switch to door-to-door campaigns and supply chain interventions seem to be helping.
Early in the pandemic, people were advised to disinfect everything they touched. But now that scientists understand more about how COVID-19 spreads, all that scrubbing down may have been overkill. (Image credit: Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)
The public’s appetite for science has never been stronger, but only openness can confound the deluge of fake narratives Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Way back, in those halcyon and innocent times pre-Covid, scientists’ roles in society seemed much simpler. We knew where we stood when it came to explaining our work to the public. It was either exciting, like reporti
PLUS. I skyggen af pandemien har den danske virksomhed Corti styret udviklingen af en kunstig intelligens, der hjælper læger med at tolke alarmopkald til sundhedsvæsnet, over på corona med forskningsbevillinger i ryggen.
We realised Covid was not just the story of our lives – it would change everything about the way we worked Show your support for independent Guardian journalism Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage It is hard to remember exactly when the penny dropped, when we realised the story we were attempting to cover was not only the story of our lives, but would change all of our l
Next year in numbers UPDATE: For the solutions and further discussion click here. Count von Count will be fizzing with excitement. For the first time since 1920, the coming year, 2021, consists of two ascending, consecutive numbers. Enjoy this ‘counting date’ while it lasts, people! It ain’t going to happen again for another hundred and one years. Today’s puzzles reveal more arithmetical patterns
Looking back on 2020, if there's one thing that the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us, it's that crises reveal character. Unfortunately, the character of too many physicians has been found wanting, as they spent 2020 denying the pandemic, peddling quack cures, or spreading misinformation in the service of defying public health interventions. What can be done? The post first appeared on Science-Bas
Varje år drabbas omkring 350 barn av cancer i Sverige. Sedan 1980-talet har överlevnaden ökat och ligger i dag på 85 procent. För att kunna bota fler med svårbehandlad cancer startas ett pilotprojekt där 100 barn kommer att få hela sin arvsmassa avläst, så kallad helgenomsekvensering. Den detaljerade genetiska informationen ska göra diagnosen säkrare och på sikt ge möjlighet till individuellt anpa
Vetenskapsåret 2021: Coronapandemin har orsakat störningar i företagens globala leveranskedjor. Följden blir att produktion som tidigare flyttat till lågkostnadsländer tas hem igen. – Samtidigt blir tillverkningen mer automatiserad, vilket betyder fler robotar i industrin, säger Christian Smith, robotforskare vid Kungliga tekniska högskolan.
Vetenskapsåret 2021: Trots att forskning ofta betalas med allmänna medel är resultaten inte fritt tillgängliga. De flesta forskningsartiklar är låsta bakom dyra betalväggar hos förlagen som ger ut vetenskapliga tidskrifter. Det vill initiativet Plan S ändra på.
Vetenskapsåret 2021: Hösten 2021 slår Sara Kulturhus upp portarna i Skellefteå. Med sina 80 meter och 20 våningar blir det Sveriges högsta byggnad av trä. Intresset för träbyggnad ökar både i Sverige och stora delar av övriga världen.
Vetenskapsåret 2021: På Kungliga tekniska högskolan, KTH, i Stockholm pågår förberedelser inför bygget av en ny typ av kärnkraftsreaktor. Projektet, som formellt startar i januari 2021, har fått 50 miljoner kronor av Stiftelsen för strategisk forskning för att ta fram de tekniska underlag som krävs för att licensiera den nya reaktorn.
Vetenskapsåret 2021: Hur kan vi skydda oss mot en asteroid med kurs mot jorden? Ett sätt är att ge den en knuff så att den ruckas ur sin bana och missar oss. För första gången ska en metod för detta testas i rymden.
Vetenskapsåret 2021: Artificiell intelligens, AI, domineras i dag av djupinlärning, en kraftfull form av maskininlärning som fick sitt stora genombrott 2012. Djupinlärning används inom alla möjliga områden, från textanalys till cancerdiagnostik.
Vetenskapsåret 2021: Medicinsk behandling som skräddarsys efter patientens gener har det talats om länge. Men hittills har så kallad precisionsmedicin använts i ganska begränsad utsträckning i den svenska vården. Nu står tekniken inför ett bredare genomslag.
Nya data om klimatet från FN:s klimatpanel, en rymdsond på självmordsuppdrag och fler fria forskningsartiklar. Det är några av de nyheter vi har att vänta oss under det kommande året. Med hjälp av experter inom en rad områden spanar F&F mot .
The ten costliest weather disasters worldwide this year saw insured damages worth $150 billion, topping the figure for 2019 and reflecting a long-term impact of global warming, according to a report Monday.
After delaying for nearly a week and under pressure from all sides, US President Donald Trump finally signed a massive $900 billion stimulus bill Sunday, in a long-sought boost for millions of Americans and businesses battered by the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus infections have barely touched many of the remote islands of the Pacific, but the pandemic's fallout has been enormous, disrupting the supply chain that brings crucial food imports and sending prices soaring as tourism wanes.
En psykiatrisk mottagning på 1960-talet. Marie Åsberg är ung läkare och fylld av självförtroende. Hon känner att hon har förmågan att få kontakt med patienterna. Men just nu gör hon något underligt: använder en så kallad skattningsskala för första gången. Inte för att hon tror på konceptet, utan för att hennes chef har bett henne. Framför henne sitter en äldre dam med depression. På bordet mellan
En ny hjemmeside skal sikre, at børn og unge kender til GDPR-reglerne, så de ikke utilsigtet kommer til at give deres personlige oplysninger væk, når de færdes digitalt. Siden skal også sikre, at børn ikke kommer til at sjuske med andres personlige oplysninger.
There was a big discussion at the World Economic Forum this year about an alternative option for our economic system, the idea of The Great Reset . Presented by the Director of the WEF and supposedly representing a vision from their partners (the biggest companies and governments), to shift our economy from "short term thinking to long term thinking, from shareholder capitalism to stakeholder cap
(I thought the original post did not contain enough predictions compared to the 2035 one so i improved) Hello, I decided to dedicate another post to some predictions, i will try to propose several possibilities of how our society could look like in 2040 and after some recearch i hope i can offer some good predictions. (I prevented to predict about politics or economics, i just feel a bit scared a
About a year ago an expert claimed that perfect deepfakes were just 6 months away. A year later that still hasn't happened to my knowledge. Do you think it will happen in the near future, or is it maybe already possible with the right equipment and skill? So far they have been easy to detect just by looking at them and also using AI/GAN to detect them doesn't seem to be a problem. Wouldn't a GAN
For exemple if someday become possible to take a few cells of mine , genetic modify them and put it in the 3d bioprinter and create a baby, child or even a fully adult with it will the new person be my offspring? What could be the advantages? Could this technology make even the artifitial womb obsolete or will there people who would prefer to opt to grow a fetus in a machine since it appears more
I have seen a lot of speculation about this. For example AI and automation are going to become extremely important in the upcoming decades. Some even argue geo-engineering might be a thing of the future. What are your thoughts? submitted by /u/Glacialix [link] [comments]
What are your predictions for 2021? Have a look at the December 2019 r/futurology 2020 competition , and we'll use comments and upvotes in this post to try and decide on a winner. The one thing no one saw coming was the whole planet shutting down to deal with a virus pandemic. submitted by /u/lughnasadh [link] [comments]
Move comes after Republicans voiced anger over the delay, which resulted in millions of Americans losing unemployment aid See all our coronavirus coverage Donald Trump has abruptly signed a Covid-19 relief and spending bill , ending days of drama over his refusal to accept the bipartisan deal that will deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and avert a federal government shutdown.
President Cyril Ramaphosa expected to announce new restrictions in attempt to slow the surge See all our coronavirus coverage South Africa’s Covid-19 surge has taken the country to more than 1 million confirmed cases as president Cyril Ramaphosa called an emergency meeting of the national coronavirus command council. The country’s new variant of the coronavirus, 501.V2, is more contagious and has
A note can be a sensation and a number can be a hue. (Tomi Um/) For a small group of people, sensations entangle themselves in baffling ways. The written numeral 2 might evoke a flash of purple; an audible C sharp note could conjure a finger prick. Some with this condition, called synesthesia, even taste spoken words: The name Sam, for example, might elicit a sweet flavor. How exactly some people
Each of us lives in our own multi-colored universe. And there's scientific proof of it. I'm basking inside the sun. It's hot and stuffy – and that's putting it lightly. Everything around me is bathed in a storm of UV- and X-rays, masses of plasma roll all around, white-hot from nuclear fusion. The temperature is two million degrees Celsius, but the gas is almost a proper gas by now, its density h
Experts agree that the legacy of the COVID-19 pandemic will be with us for years, even after the immediate threat has passed. The way we live may have changed, perhaps for ever, but what about the impact on our planet? Here are 7 perspectives on what's happening – and what we can do about it. 1. COVID-19 may have cut air pollution but we haven't beaten climate change At the height of the pandemic
Scientists find that experiencing an opposite-sex body can affect a person's gender identity. A new study utilized virtual reality to get subjects to feel like they had a stranger's body. The researchers found that people's sense of their own gender became more balanced after the experiments. Is associating with a certain gender more of a flexible sense than hardwired biological fact? A new study
Vitamins are a great idea in theory. If you’re not getting specific nutrients from your diet, why not just get them from a fruit-flavored gummy, right? Unfortunately, in reality, it’s not that simple. First off, no two bodies and lifestyle are exactly alike. The vitamins your body needs and is capable of absorbing might be completely different from the vitamins someone else needs. Secondly, most
i “3D map data is the scaffolding of the 21st century.” –Edward Miller, Founder, Scape Technologies, UK Covered in cameras, sensors, and a distinctly spaceship looking laser system, Google’s autonomous vehicles were easy to spot when they first hit public roads in 2015. The key hardware ingredient is a spinning laser fixed to the roof, called lidar, which provides the car with a pair of eyes to s
Nine months on from the virus, I am seriously debilitated. This is how the new NHS clinics need to help thousands of us With the excitement of the Covid vaccine’s arrival, it may be easy to forget and ignore those of us with “ long Covid ”, who are struggling to reclaim our previous, pre-viral lives and continue to live with debilitating symptoms. Even when the NHS has managed the herculean task
Marie Howe’s “” begins with an address to her brother: The kitchen sink has been clogged for days , she writes. The Drano won’t work … it’s winter again … the heat’s on too high . The poem might seem at first like a list of complaints, but it’s a list of gratitudes. Most readers won’t know that Howe’s younger brother John died of AIDS-related complications in 1989 . John is the one to whom she
This fall I received desperate messages from many of my students at Temple University, Philadelphia’s public university. They wanted to know where they could find help catching up on bills, and described having to choose between rent, groceries, and gas. Five of my undergraduates lost a family member to COVID-19. A college education is more essential than ever to economic stability. But across th
“When television is good, nothing—not the theater, not the magazines or newspapers—nothing is better. But when television is bad, nothing is worse.” Nearly 60 years ago, the FCC chair Newton Minow delivered an excoriation of television that was officially titled “ Television and the Public Interest ” but would be remembered, among the broader American public, as the “vast wasteland” speech. Minow
P rotest movements aren’t designed to last forever. And when they do reach their inevitable conclusion, they tend to follow one of two familiar sequences: In one scenario, a protest triggers the resignation of an opposed leader, the reversal of an unpopular policy, or other concessions (think of the successful recent revolutions in Algeria and Sudan). The alternative is that a protest fails—as a
Stricter measures needed as cases of mutated virus, linked to UK travellers, are reported across globe Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Cases of the new variant Covid-19 virus were confirmed in several European countries on Saturday, including Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. All were linked to people who had arrived from the UK. Meanwhile, Japan has announced it is ban
Dexamethasone demonstrates power of large-scale, randomised trials in finding effective medicines Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage It remains one of the most dramatically successful outcomes in the battle against Covid-19. A cheap treatment for inflammation was found to save lives of seriously ill patients while a trio of much-touted therapies were shown to have no ef
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