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COVID Vaccines Plus Infection May Lead to Months of Immunity

COVID Vaccines Plus Infection May Lead to Months of Immunity

Even people who have had COVID-19 benefit long-term from a full vaccination, according to three recent studies. In addition, one of the studies found that the ‘hybrid’ immunity induced by vaccination and infection is long-lasting and provides highly effective protection against symptomatic diseases for at least six to eight months after vaccination. The data was …

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India's accidental missile launch highlights risk of accidental nuclear warfare

India’s accidental missile launch highlights risk of accidental nuclear warfare

While most of the world focused on the war in Ukraine last month and worried that a beleaguered Russian leadership would resort to nuclear weapons, escalating the conflict into direct war with the US-led nuclear-armed alliance , a near-tragic accident involving India and Pakistan, pointed to another path to nuclear war. The accident highlighted how …

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New IPCC report looks at neglected element of climate action: people

New IPCC report looks at neglected element of climate action: people

The landmark climate report released Monday by the United Nations called for a transformation in the way people use energy, buildings and vehicles. And for the first time, it also targeted humans themselves. The new report includes an entire chapter devoted to the social aspects of climate mitigation, the first of its kind to be …

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Gazelle has covered almost half the circumference of the Earth in five years

Gazelle has covered almost half the circumference of the Earth in five years

Over the course of nearly five years, a female gazelle in Mongolia completed a remarkable journey of at least 18,000 kilometers (11,185 miles). It crossed frozen rivers, encountered oil fields, negotiated fenced borders with China and Russia and traveled 900 kilometers to survive two months of a particularly brutal winter, according to a new study. …

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Will Russia Use Chemical Weapons in Ukraine?  Researchers evaluate the risks

Will Russia Use Chemical Weapons in Ukraine? Researchers evaluate the risks

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine approaches its seventh week, Western governments and independent observers continue to warn that the Russian military could escalate from indiscriminate bombing of cities to using non-conventional warfare, especially chemical weapons. The Kremlin has denied any intention to use chemical weapons. But the Russian government has been associated with these …

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Climate report offers some hope, but the need for action is urgent

Climate report offers some hope, but the need for action is urgent

Climate scientists have been saying for years that time will become increasingly important if the world is to avert the worst effects of the climate crisis. But they have reiterated it again in the third and final installment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report, released Monday. The technology to do …

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