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COVID infections may give more potent immunity than vaccines – but that doesn’t mean you should try to catch it

Charlotte Thålin, Karolinska Institutet Israel was way ahead of the rest of the world when it came to COVID vaccination, so it’s not surprising that data from this corner of the Mediterranean causes a lot of excitement – it’s a glimpse into the future. Indeed, this happened recently when researchers at Maccabi Healthcare Services in Tel Aviv released a preprint …

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An increasing number of countries are banning e-cigarettes – here’s why

Svetov Dmitrii/Shutterstock Lorraine Martin, Queen’s University Belfast and James Reihill, Queen’s University Belfast The White House recently announced plans to ban flavoured e-cigarettes – except for tobacco-flavoured products – because of a rise in the number of middle and high school students using these products. A few days later, India’s cabinet approved an emergency order banning the production, import and …

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Mu: everything you need to know about the new coronavirus variant of interest

Lightspring/Shutterstock Luke O’Neill, Trinity College Dublin The World Health Organization (WHO) has added another coronavirus variant to its list to monitor. It’s called the mu variant and has been designated a variant of interest (VOI). What this means is that mu has genetic differences to the other known variants and is causing infections in multiple countries, so therefore might present …

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Boomers vs millennials? Free yourself from the phoney generation wars

There are real differences between generations – but none of them relate to avocado toast. Shutterstock Bobby Duffy, King’s College London Generational thinking is a big idea that’s been horribly corrupted and devalued by endless myths and stereotypes. These clichés have fuelled fake battles between “snowflake” millennials and “selfish” baby boomers, with younger generations facing a “war on woke” and …

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Following the Tigray conflict, the rocky road to peace in Ethiopia

A Tigrayan refugee places a cross made from twigs on the banks of a river marking the border between Ethiopia and Sudan where bodies frequently wash up. Photo by Ashraf Shazly/AFP via Getty Images Mukesh Kapila, University of Manchester All wars end. So will the Tigray conflict. But when and how will peace come, and will it be sustained? What …

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5 things to watch for in the latest IPCC report on climate science

Wildfires burn on the island of Evia, north of Athens, Greece, on Aug. 3, 2021, as the country dealt with the worst heat wave in decades. Temperatures reached 41 C in parts of Athens. (AP Photo/Michael Pappas) Alex Crawford, University of Manitoba On Aug. 9, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will release its most comprehensive report on the …

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E-cigarettes: misconceptions about their dangers may be preventing people from quitting smoking

Concerns about Evali may be preventing some from switching to e-cigarettes to quit smoking. ALPA PROD/ Shutterstock Jamie Hartmann-Boyce, University of Oxford When electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) first emerged, they became a popular way for people to quit smoking. But in 2019, a mysterious lung condition emerged that primarily affected young people, particularly those who vaped. This left many questioning the …

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¿Por qué los chicos jóvenes apenas leen poesía?

Shutterstock / Nadia Snopek María de Gracia Rodríguez Fernández, Universidad Internacional de Valencia El poeta guipuzcoano Gabriel Celaya (1911-1991), uno de los máximos exponentes de la poesía española de la posguerra, tiene un poema titulado La poesía es un arma cargada de futuro, en el que se sumerge en una labor creadora como medio de intercambio con la sociedad, hasta …

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There’s a reason your child wants to read the same book over and over again

Possum Magic again, are you for real kid?! from www.shutterstock.com Jane Herbert, University of Wollongong and Elisabeth Duursma, University of Wollongong We often hear about the benefits of reading storybooks at bedtime for promoting vocabulary, early literacy skills, and a good relationship with your child. But the experts haven’t been in your home, and your child requests the same book …

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