Study Discovers Mammals Evolve Faster Than Birds When Isolated in Elevated Regions
A study concludes that mammals and birds evolve faster in isolated regions like mountains. This kind of evolution is dependent on several factors that determine how creatures adapt to their environment.
New Mu COVID-19 Variant Begins To Spread in the US; Fauci Claims Strain is not "Immediate Threat" Right Now
Infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said that the new COVID-19 strain, the Mu variant, was not an "immediate threat" to the United States. The medical expert said that while many feared the new variant is resistant to the vaccines, there was little evidence to support the claims.
Quantum Crystal Might Detect Dark Matter, Scientists Say
The creation of a quantum crystal might detect dark matter, according to physicists. Proving the existence of dark matter is the riddle that many scientists want to answer once and for all.
15 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Trashed by the United States Amid Growing Demand for Inoculations
The United States reportedly wasted more than 15 million coronavirus vaccine doses across several pharmacies and providers. The trashed doses had several possible reasons, including cracked vials, freezer malfunction, or passing the expiration deadline.
South Africa Detects New COVID-19 Variant Believed to be Resistant to Vaccines and Highly Transmissible
A new variant of the coronavirus was detected in South Africa that is believed to be highly transmissible and resistant to the vaccines. The strain combines mutations from other variants of the infection and threatens another outbreak in the coutry and potentially worldwide.
Former FDA Head Gottlieb Says Kids Younger Than 12 Could be Eligible for Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine by Early Winter
Dr. Scott Gottliebe, the former head of the Food and Drug Administration, said that the agency could soon authorize Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine to be used on children under 12 years old. The official's statements give hope that the younger generation could begin getting vaccinated by early winter.
Americans Could Get COVID Booster Shots 8 Months After Initial Vaccination, Fauci Recommends
The United States' top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said that health officials recommended a coronavirus booster shot after eight months from the original inoculation. The medical expert said the mRNA vaccines could have always had the need for an additional dose.
Arkansas Physician Allegedly Gave Inmates Ivermectin to Treat COVID-19, Investigation Ensues
An Arkansas physician is currently under investigation for prescribing the parasite drug to Washington County jail inmates who have been infected with the coronavirus. Despite the FDA and the CDC warning against the use of the drug, the medical practitioner defended his decision by saying none of the 531 cases in the jail have died.
Chinese Conspiracy Theory Spreads Rumor That US Is Behind Pandemic Amid Officials' Refusal to Cooperate in COVID-19 Origin Investigation
Several conspiracy theories are claiming that the United States is responsible for leaking the coronavirus from a military lab. The Chinese government is allegedly responsible for spreading the rumors amid their reluctance to cooperate in the investigation that aims to determine the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ancient DNA Shows 7,200-Year-Old Woman was Part of Unknown Group of Humans
Archeologists discovered a preserved specimen of a 7,200-year-old whose ancient DNA showed she was part of a previously unknown group of humans in Southeast Asia. Adam Brumm, who is one of the authors of the study, said the incident was a remarkable find due to the weather conditions in the region.
Japanese Nuclear Power Plant to Build Undersea Tunnel to Dispose Radioactive Water
A Fukushima nuclear power plant hopes to release treated, radioactive water into the ocean through a planned undersea tunnel. The process is seen as the most realistic way of discharging the waste without too much adverse effects to the environment.
Scientists Mark 2020 as Hottest Year in the UK; Climate Change Expected to Have Devastating Effects Worldwide
The UK experienced its hottest year on record in 2020, signaling the effects of climate change that has continued to devastate countries for years. Experts found that the recent storm that killed more than 220 people in European nations was 1.2 times to nine times more likely to happen now.
'Horrifying' Video Shows Wild Tortoise Attacking and Eating Baby Bird Despite Being Thought of as Vegetarian
Researchers captured the "horrifying" moment when a wild giant tortoise deliberately attacked and killed a baby tern chick and swallowed it whole. The incident is the first documented footage of a believed to be vegetarian reptile hunting for meat.
Sweden's Kebnekaise No Longer Highest Peak; Study Finds Shrinking Caused by Climate Change
Scientists say that Sweden's Kebnekaise is shrinking and has gotten shorter by 6.5-feet as world temperatures rise. The threat of global warming and its effects on a glacial mountain peak makes it more evident that we should do something.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Fights to End Use of Face Mask Despite Country Topping 20 Million COVID Cases
Despite topping 20 million coronavirus cases since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is working to end the use of face masks in the country. The official said the reason was that many residents have already been vaccinated or infected by the virus.