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In Experiment 1, the frame moves left and right but instead of seeing the locations of the blue and red edges where they are when they flash, they always appear with the blue flash on the left and separated by the width of the frame, as if the frame were not moving. When the frame moves more than its width ...

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EU moves to pre-COVID normal as cases spike in Moscow

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The EU on Wednesday agreed to lift coronavirus restrictions for US travellers as Western countries moved toward a return to pre-COVID life, but in a stark reminder that the global pandemic was far from over, Moscow ordered mandatory jabs over a “dramatic” rise in infections. The United States was among eight countries and territories added to ...

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Over-the-counter fungicide can disrupt fetal and maternal hormones

Europharm Lab Clotrimazole Cream Antimycotic Drug. Credit: Watswang CC3.0 The active ingredient in medicines commonly used to treat yeast infections has the potential to disrupt steroid hormone levels, according to a study from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark. This can have consequences for sexual development in unborn babies if women use these medicines during pregnancy. Steroid (sex) ...

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Biden-Putin meeting opens with reporters shoving

A security officer indicates to the media to step back as US President Joe Biden, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meet for the U.S.-Russia summit at Villa La Grange in Geneva (AP) GENEVA: US President Joe Biden’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin began with minutes of unusually fierce ...

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Floods in Bhutan: Flash floods kill 10 people in Bhutan, seven missing in Nepal | India News

KATHMANDU: Flash floods triggered by heavy rains washed away a remote mountain camp in Bhutan on Wednesday killing 10 people and injuring five, while floods in neighbouring Nepal left seven people missing, authorities said. The Bhutan villagers, who had been collecting cordeyceps, a fungus used in medicine, were sleeping when the floodwaters hit just after midnight. Their camp near Laya, ...

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Researchers tackle mystery of short-sightedness increasing in children

Myopia is on the rise. In the UK, the number of children with myopia has doubled in the last 50 years. Globally, it’s projected that by 2050 half of the world’s population will be myopic. Although myopia—also known as near-sightedness or short-sightedness—can run in families, environmental factors, such as spending too much time indoors have a large influence. For most ...

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Drug reduces deaths for subset of COVID-19 patients in trial

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Preliminary RECOVERY trial results find a monoclonal antibody (MAB) drug by Regeneron reduces the risk of death in a subset of patients with severe COVID-19. The RECOVERY trial has demonstrated that in patients who have not mounted a natural antibody response of their own, the investigational antibody combination developed by Regeneron reduces the risk of death ...

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