Tag Archives: كوربيديا للاخبار

COVID: how the disease moves through the air

Alexander Limbach/shutterstock Lena Ciric, UCL; Abigail Hathway, University of Sheffield; Benjamin Jones, University of Nottingham, and Chris Iddon, University of Nottingham Masks have been a common sight all over the world since SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus, invaded our lives. We set out to investigate if they work. Our goal was to find out how the virus travels through the air …

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How the world’s biggest Islamic organization drives religious reform in Indonesia – and seeks to influence the Muslim world

A gathering during the 73rd anniversary of the Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2019. Eko Siswono Toyudho/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Ahmet T. Kuru, San Diego State University After its return to power in Afghanistan, the Taliban are again imposing their religious ideology, with restrictions on women’s rights and other repressive measures. They are presenting to the world an image …

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HPV vaccine cuts cervical cancer cases by almost 90% – but one in ten girls still haven’t been vaccinated

The HPV vaccine protects against cervical cancer. KT Stock photos/ Shutterstock Carol Dezateux, Queen Mary University of London; Helen Bedford, UCL, and Nicola Firman, Queen Mary University of London A vaccine to protect against human papillomavirus (HPV) has been found to cut cases of cervical cancer by nearly 90%, according to a recent study published in The Lancet. Cervical cancer, …

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Fostering girls’ education will be challenging under a Taliban regime, but Afghanistan can learn a lot from Indonesia

M Niaz Asadullah, University of Malaya Since the return of the Taliban to power, concern has been growing over the “Islamisation” of Afghan society – including the education sector. Many fear that either schools will be shut down or girls will be excluded. This could reverse 20 years of progress in narrowing the gender gap in school enrolment. There have …

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Releasing US$9.5 billion in frozen assets can’t help the Afghan people as long as the Taliban remain in power

Weeda Mehran, University of Exeter Afghanistan is in a major humanitarian crisis: the health sector is failing, the economy is collapsing, and amid the COVID pandemic, famine is inflicting ever-larger numbers of casualties. According to the most recent report by the UN World Food Programme, more than half of the resident population of 38 million are facing acute hunger and …

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Great headphones blend physics, anatomy and psychology – but what you like to listen to is also important for choosing the right pair

Headphone designers have to balance scientific limitations with human preferences. Vladimir Godnik via Getty Images Timothy Hsu, IUPUI Between music, podcasts, gaming and the unlimited supply of online content, most people spend hours a week wearing headphones. Perhaps you are considering a new pair for the holidays, but with so many options on the market, it can be hard to …

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Cómo la obesidad daña los vasos sanguíneos

ilustración de arterias obstruidas con plaquetas y placas de colesterol. Shutterstock / Ralwell Marta María Viana, Universidad CEU San Pablo and Martín Alcalá Díaz-Mor, Universidad CEU San Pablo En España, 3 de cada 10 muertes anuales se deben a una enfermedad cardiovascular (ECV). De ellas, el 80 % podrían haberse evitado, según la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), siguiendo un …

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How effective are vaccines against omicron? An epidemiologist answers 6 questions

Understanding how much protection a vaccine offers is not as simple as it sounds. Andriy Onufriyenko/Moment via Getty Images Melissa Hawkins, American University The pandemic has brought many tricky terms and ideas from epidemiology into everyone’s lives. Two particularly complicated concepts are vaccine efficacy and effectiveness. These are not the same thing. And as time goes on and new variants …

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¿Podemos simular el cerebro humano?

Shutterstock / Sergey Nivens Ignacio Abadía Tercedor, Universidad de Granada Escribir El Quijote o viajar a la Luna ha sido posible gracias al cerebro humano, un prodigio de la evolución que la ciencia aspira a comprender y replicar. Cognición, acción y emoción surgen del intercambio de impulsos eléctricos entre neuronas. Todo lo que conocemos del mundo, cómo lo percibimos e …

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Violencia vicaria: la forma más cruel y habitual de hacer sufrir a una mujer

Shutterstock / Marko Subotin Empar Aguado Bloise, Universitat de València La violencia vicaria es una vertiente insufrible, sangrienta y delirante de la violencia que se ejerce hacia las mujeres. La obra Madres maltratadas: violencia vicaria sobre hijas e hijos galardonada con el premio Victoria Kent, es uno de los libros que mejor nos aproxima a esta forma de violencia. Instrumentalizar …

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