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Cuba’s COVID vaccines: the limited data available suggests they’re highly effective

Michael Head, University of Southampton The western world has written plenty about its high-profile COVID vaccines: the mRNA products of Pfizer and Moderna, viral-vectored jabs from AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson, and those that are just emerging, such as Novavax’s protein-based vaccine. Many countries are relying on them for protection. But not Cuba. It’s been quietly working on its own …

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À quoi sont dus les calculs rénaux, et comment les éviter ?

Isabelle Tostivint, Sorbonne Université Une douleur violente, insupportable, qui évoque un coup de poignard, et irradie depuis le milieu du dos vers l’aine ou le ventre… La colique néphrétique (ou lithiase rénale, du grec « lithos », pierre) met à l’épreuve même les personnes les plus résistantes. Cette affection résulte de la présence dans les reins de « calculs » (du latin « calculus », « petits …

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The thousands of vulnerable people harmed by Facebook and Instagram are lost in Meta’s ‘average user’ data

Mark Zuckerberg’s company says the kids are all right, but the data it presents is only about how the average social media user is doing. AP Photo/Eric Risberg Joseph Bak-Coleman, University of Washington Fall 2021 has been filled with a steady stream of media coverage arguing that Meta’s Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram social media platforms pose a threat to users’ …

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There’s no such thing as an ‘addictive personality’ – here’s why

Are you a prisoner of your habits? Shutterstock Mark Griffiths, Nottingham Trent University “Life is a series of addictions and without them we die”. This is my favourite quote in academic addiction literature and was made back in 1990 in the British Journal of Addiction by Isaac Marks. This deliberately provocative and controversial statement was made to stimulate debate about …

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Are you binge-watching too much? How to know if your TV habits are a problem – and what to do about it

SeventyFour/Shutterstock Mark Griffiths, Nottingham Trent University The term “binge-watch” was a contender for the Oxford English Dictionary’s 2013 word of the year. Although it didn’t win (“selfie” ultimately took the crown), this pointed to the rise of what was becoming a popular activity of watching multiple episodes of a TV show in a single sitting. Today, millions of us – …

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Top Kenyan scientist shares the joys and challenges of creating life-saving vaccines

Rift Valley Fever virus, 3D illustration. Kateryna Kon/Shutterstock George Warimwe, University of Oxford Professor George Warimwe should be a household name in Kenya. He’s a leading scientist who has created a life-saving vaccine against Rift Valley Fever. He is also leading policy-changing work on Yellow Fever vaccines. Warimwe has now been awarded the Royal Society Africa Prize for his work …

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The furore over Miss South Africa’s decision to compete in Israel: here’s a feminist critique

Protesters call on Miss South Africa to withdraw from the Miss Universe contest in Israel. Gallo Images/Via Getty Images Amanda Gouws, Stellenbosch University The participation of Miss South Africa 2021, Lalela Mswane, in the Miss Universe competition in Israel on 12 December has created a furore. Some South Africans support her participation while others have called for her withdrawal. The …

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