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Study Finds COVID-19 Vaccine Could Be More Effective Than We Think
As vaccines for the coronavirus are starting to make their way around the world, there are still many questions that have yet to be answered. For example, does getting vaccinated mean that a person will no longer be capable of being infected, or if they are infected, are still considered to be contagious?

A Legally Blind Man Regained His Sight With The Help Of A Synthetic Cornea
Back in the day if you were afflicted by certain medical conditions, like being blind, there was really not much doctors could do. However, thankfully medical technology has advanced a lot since then, where a 78-year old man who was deemed legally blind has managed to regain his sight thanks to the help of synthetic corneas.

You Can Now Download The CIA’s Declassified Files On UFOs
Does the US government know more about UFOs than they are letting on? Are there things that they might be hiding from the public? Those are some the questions that many people have asked and entertained for decades, and for those who consider themselves UFO buffs or enthusiasts, you’re in luck.

Boston Dynamics Robots Have Learnt How To Dance
If you’re really into robots, then Boston Dynamics is most likely a company that you’ve been following. The company has made some pretty impressive strides over the years with its development on robots, and to end the year, the company has released a new video that shows off its robots dancing.

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Human-Made Materials Now Outweighs The Earth’s Biomass
On our planet, there are materials that occur naturally, but then there are also materials that we as humans make. Now based on research from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, it has been estimated that for the first time, human-made materials have outweighed the Earth’s biomass.

Scientists Successfully Turn CO2 Into Jet Fuel
Planes use a lot of fuel to power themselves, and in turn the fuel they use is burned and CO2 is given off, which has contributed to climate change. Airline companies have tried to offset this by planting more trees or setting up wind farms, but is that enough? Could there be a better way to approach this problem?

Korea’s Fusion Reactor Sets A Record For Running At 20 Seconds
The world still relies heavily on fossil fuel for our energy needs, but given that fossil fuels are a finite resource, it means that eventually there will come a day when we will run out of it, not to mention the environmental implications of using them. This is why we have been looking for alternative sources of energy.

Scientists Discover Mysterious Radio Signal Coming From A Nearby Star
Some believe that it would be arrogant of us to believe and assume that in the entire universe, we are the only planet that has life on it. Given how expansive the universe is, it would not be a stretch to imagine that there could be some other lifeforms out there that we have yet to discover.

China’s Chang-e 5 Has Successfully Brought Back Rocks From The Moon
While science has definitely helped explain a lot about the world, there are still plenty of things that we as human beings do not understand about the world or the universe in general. However, it seems that we might now be one step closer to learning more about our Earth’s moon.

Astronomers Discover Cosmic ‘Superhighways’ Take Could Make Space Travel Faster
Traveling in space to distant planets obviously takes time, a lot of time in fact, which means that it could take years for scientists to get the results back from their studies. However, recently astronomers have discovered a cosmic “superhighway” that could cut space travel time considerably.

Singapore Is The World’s First Country To Approve The Sale Of Lab-Grown Meat
When it comes to meat, there are some who are uncomfortable at the way we get our meat, where animals are basically raised for slaughter. There are also those who argue that our desire for the consumption of meat has led an increase in our overall carbon footprint. This has led to companies like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods to create semi-realistic plant-based substitutes.

DeepMind AI Might Have Just Predicted How Proteins Fold And Form Their Shapes
Many of us are familiar with protein. It’s the thing we get when we consume certain foods, and it is also the building blocks of life where it helps with the formation of bones, muscles, skin, blood, and so on. While scientists have familiarized themselves with it, one of the mysteries is how it forms.

Researchers Develop A ‘Stealth’ Virus That Could Fight Metastatic Cancer
Right now one of the ways to cure cancer would be to try and blast the cancer cells with “poison” through chemotherapy. The downside to this method is that healthy cells are destroyed in the process, which is why chemotherapy usually comes with rather adverse side-effects, especially if the cancer has spread throughout the body.

Researchers Develop Drug To Help The Healing Process By Mimicking Inflammation
If you’ve ever wondered why during an injury, certain parts of our bodies become inflamed, it is because this is our body’s natural response. The idea is that the swelling helps increase blood flow to an area to help with the healing process, and this is a concept that researchers have worked on to create a drug that can help improve the healing process.

Scientists Manage To Create Diamonds At Room Temperature And Only In Minutes
One of the reasons why diamonds are so valuable is because generally speaking, they are naturally occurring, which means that they need to be found and mined. This in turn has caused some controversy where due to the demand for them, it has created some questionable working conditions and labor issues.

Man Becomes Instant Millionaire After Meteorite Crashes Through His Home [Update]
Update – Speaking to BBC Indonesia, Hutagalung revealed that he had only sold the meteorite for Rp200 million, which is a little over $14,000. He says he feels cheated and that all the money has since been spent in donations. He also revealed that he did not sell the entire meteorite and kept about 400 grams which he then distributed to family members and also fashioned rings out of them.They […]

Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine Gives Us Hope That Life Could Return To Normal
It’s hard to say when life will return to normal as the coronavirus pandemic is still going on. Right now, countries can only manage cases as they pop up and to try and reduce the spread as much as possible, but those are just temporary measures, at least until a vaccine has arrived and we immunize ourselves to it.

This Device Beams Music In Your Head Without Headphones
If you want to enjoy a song or movie in private, the only way you can do so is through the use of headphones which prevents other people from hearing what you’re hearing. However, sometimes headphones aren’t comfortable for extended periods of time, and it also makes it harder for you to hear what’s going on around you.

This Device Sobers You By Making You Exhale Alcohol
A lot of us probably know when we’ve had too much to drink and can probably draw the line as to when to stop, but there are times when we’re having too much fun to the point where we might pass out from drinking too much, or worse, drink too much to the point where we get alcohol poisoning.

Researchers Develop Drug Cocktail That Might Work Against More Aggressive Forms Of Cancer
When it comes to treating cancer, there are several ways to go about it, such as chemotherapy where the body is basically blasted with poison in an attempt to kill off cancerous cells. The downside is that there is a lot of collateral damage as a result. The next alternative is immunotherapy, where the patient’s immune system gets a boost to try and fight off the cancerous cells.