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What The Collapse Of Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday’ Glacier Could Mean For The World


The massive Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica contains enough ice to raise global sea levels by 65cm if it were to completely collapse. And, worryingly, recent research suggests that its long-term stability is doubtful as the glacier haemorrhages more and more ice. Adding 65cm to global sea levels would have a significant coastline-changing impact. ...

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Scientists Identify Antibodies That Can Neutralise Omicron And Other Variants

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Scientists have identified antibodies that can target the unchanged parts of the novel coronavirus as it continues to mutate and evolve, an advance that could lead to new therapeutics to neutralise Omicron and other Covid-19 variants. Identifying such “broadly neutralising” antibodies on the coronavirus spike protein, which the virus uses to enter human cells, can help develop better vaccines and ...

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Omicron Symptoms: What To Look Out For

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Common cold is caused by a different strain of virus to Covid-19, while the rapidly-spreading omicron variant of Covid-19 often causes mild symptoms, such as stuffy nose, sore head and sore throat, it is very hard to tell the difference without testing.  Professor Tim Spector, from Britain’s Covid Zoe app, ...

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Earth’s Continents First Emerged From Oceans Millions Of Years Earlier Than Thought, Study Finds


Emergence of Earth’s earliest continents from ocean influenced planet’s atmosphere, oceans, and climate   The first continents emerged from the Earth’s oceans over 700 million years earlier than previously thought, according to a new study that sheds more light on the evolution of the planet’s habitability. Although widely debated, the rise of ...

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