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  • Chinese Nurses Retract Plea for Aid in Prestigious Medical Journal
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    Chinese Nurses Retract Plea for Aid in Prestigious Medical Journal

    On Wednesday, prominent academic journal The Lancet retracted a call for help that had ostensibly been written by Chinese health workers fighting the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan. The problem? The journal now says the two authors of the original article lied, claiming to witness horrifying scenes in understaffed hospitals firsthand. “Questions regarding the validity of […] More

  • Scientists Discover Protein in a Meteorite
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    Scientists Discover Protein in a Meteorite

    Extraterrestrial Origin For the first time, scientists found a complete protein molecule in a meteorite — and they’re pretty sure it didn’t come from Earth. After analyzing samples from the meteorite Acfer 086, a team of researchers from Harvard University and the biotech companies PLEX Corporation and Bruker Scientific found that the protein’s building blocks […] More

  • China is Not Deploying Duck Army to Devour Locusts
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    China is Not Deploying Duck Army to Devour Locusts

    Duck Tales A video claiming China would be sending 100,000 ducks to Pakistan to help deal with the worst locust invasion in decades went viral on Chinese social media website Weibo this week, generating more than half a billion views. Mainstream media, including TIME, the BBC, and CNET ended up reporting on the story — […] More

  • Toyota has the longest-lasting hybrids
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    Toyota has the longest-lasting hybrids

    Toyota hybrids already have a reputation for lasting a long time without the kind of serious mechanical issues that might retire them from the road.  A study released Wednesday helps confirm that. Based on mathematically modeled results from more than 15.8 used-car sales, the shopping and analytics site iSeeCars.com found that there’s a higher percentage […] More

  • Chinese Rover Discovers It’s Sitting on 39 Feet of Moon Dust
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    Chinese Rover Discovers It’s Sitting on 39 Feet of Moon Dust

    Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing have started analyzing data collected by the country’s Yutu-2 Moon rover’s ground-penetrating radar. The instrument peered 40 meters (131 feet) below the lunar surface — and found it was sitting on top of a mountain of fine dust. China’s Chang’e 4 lander touched down on the […] More

  • This CDC ‘Respirators and Facial Hair’ Infographic: Useful, Darkly Hilarious
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    This CDC ‘Respirators and Facial Hair’ Infographic: Useful, Darkly Hilarious

    Given that news about the deadly COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak is practically unavoidable at this point, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a 2017 infographic about proper respirators use from the CDC is resurfacing. What’s surprising is… well, how utterly detailed and educational it is about: (A) The facial hair types that work and don’t […] More

  • Want Better Gut Health? Start With an Advanced Gut Microbiome Test.
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    Want Better Gut Health? Start With an Advanced Gut Microbiome Test.

    Futurism fans: To create this content, a non-editorial team worked with an affiliate partner. We may collect a small commission on items purchased through this page. This post does not necessarily reflect the views or the endorsement of the Futurism.com editorial staff. Are you looking to get serious about gut health? If so, you need […] More

  • Renault launches new all-electric car-sharing service in Paris
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    Renault launches new all-electric car-sharing service in Paris

    Automaker-operated car-sharing services haven’t achieved much success, but that hasn’t deterred Renault from launching one in Paris. Renault’s Zity car-sharing service, which started in Madrid in 2017, will launch in the French capital in March. Zity will make 500 Renault Zoe electric cars available to Parisians through a mobile app. Similar to other car-sharing services, […] More

  • Contagious Diseases Spread a Lot Like Memes
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    Contagious Diseases Spread a Lot Like Memes

    A group of scientists say their new research shows that contagious diseases spread very similarly to internet memes — meaning that rather than spreading in isolation, they jostle one another for success, and fall off after reaching saturation. “When diseases reinforce each other, they rapidly accelerate through the population, then fizzle out as they run […] More

  • DS Aero Sport Lounge concept electric car is so very avante-garde
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    DS Aero Sport Lounge concept electric car is so very avante-garde

    DS is positioned as the luxury brand of the French PSA Group, and while its cars tend to use combine more design flair with mechanical pieces borrowed from mass-market Peugeot and Citroën models, the latest concept car from the brand is an exception. The DS Aero Sport Lounge concept, announced Wednesday, combines the brand’s design […] More

  • Astronomers Conclude Massive Exoplanet Could Host Life
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    Astronomers Conclude Massive Exoplanet Could Host Life

    A team of astronomers from the University of Cambridge determined that an exoplanet called K2-18b is capable of holding liquid water at habitable conditions. The massive planet just 124 light-years away — still in our backyard on a cosmic level — is 2.6 times the radius of Earth and orbits its star within the “habitable […] More

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