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All the latest in the subject of "Science"

Pfizer and Moderna ramping up coronavirus vaccine supplies

  Science  07:02 | 24/02

Pfizer and Moderna told lawmakers 140 million more vaccine doses will be available for shipment by the end of next month. Dr. Teresa Amato, the director of emergency medicine at Long Island Jewish Forest Hills, joins CBSN with more on how to prevent another surge.

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Experts warn of another possible coronavirus surge as winter storms delay vaccination efforts

  Science  06:45 | 19/02

Coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S. have fallen over the last month. But the hopeful news is clouded by concerns of another surge as winter storms delay vaccinations and new variants continue to spread. Dr. Teresa Amato, the director of emergency medicine at Long Island Jewish Forest Hills, joins CBSN to discuss the latest in the fight against COVID-19.

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Israel becomes world's lab as it pushes ahead in vaccinating their population

  Science  07:22 | 17/02

A new study suggests two shots of the Pfizer vaccine helps to significantly slow the spread of COVID-19. The new information is coming from Israel, where more than 40% of the population has received at least one shot. Elizabeth Palmer reports.

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Norman Golb, Dead Sea Scrolls Contrarian, Is Dead at 92

  Science  22:30 | 15/02

He challenged the conventional wisdom about a major archaeological discovery. He also led a successful effort to open it for study by a wide range of researchers.

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How 21st-century diamonds are born

  Science  19:37 | 14/02

Have you ever wondered where a diamond comes from? The diamond industry has changed dramatically since conflict diamonds (or "blood diamonds") made headlines at the start of the century. Correspondent David Pogue explores the life of a diamond, both natural and man-made, from the Diavik mine in the Canadian subarctic, to the laboratories of the Pacific Northwest.

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David Katzenstein, AIDS Researcher With Focus on Africa, Dies at 69

  Science  20:34 | 13/02

He honed methods of prevention, diagnosis and treatment, and made them accessible to underserved populations in sub-Sahara Africa. He died of Covid-19.

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In Israel, Infections Drop Sharply After One Shot of Vaccine

  Science  14:59 | 28/01

Initial studies show a significant drop in infections and hospitalizations after just one dose, and very few cases after two. Experts caution that the results are preliminary.

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Yes, there WAS good news coming out of 2020

  Science  18:30 | 27/12/20

The pandemic offered an opportunity for advances in science and technology to help see us through a troubling time. Correspondent David Pogue reminds us of some of the often-overshadowed bright spots of the past year.

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U.S. COVID cases skyrocket as 2020 on track to become deadliest year ever due to pandemic

  Science  02:38 | 23/12/20

2020 is shaping up to be the deadliest year in U.S. history and it's largely due to the coronavirus pandemic. Cases are skyrocketing nationwide as airports are swarming with holiday travelers. CBS News' Mola Lenghi and Adriana Diaz report on the latest surge and COVID vaccines. Then, Dr. Teresa Amato, director of emergency medicine at Long Island Jewish Forest Hills, joins CBSN's Tom Hanson dives

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From 1983: Chuck Yeager on "The Right Stuff"

  Science  23:25 | 08/12/20

Test pilot Chuck Yeager, the first man to break the sound barrier, died on Monday, December 7 at age 97. In this report that aired on "Sunday Morning" on October 23, 1983, correspondent David Dow went behind the scenes of the film "The Right Stuff" to talk with Yeager, and with director Philip Kaufman, about recreating a milestone event in mankind's journey to space.

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Iran's top nuclear scientist killed

  Science  04:14 | 28/11/20

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed in broad daylight while traveling near Tehran. Iran's outraged foreign minister tweeted the attack was "an act of state terror" and said there were "serious indications" of Israeli involvement. Imtiaz Tyab reports.

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Gem seal with face of Apollo on it found near Jerusalem's Western Wall

  Science  20:20 | 06/11/20

A team of researchers working with citizen archeologists on the Tzurim Valley National Park sifting project (near Temple Mount) has found a unique ancient gem seal—one that bears the face of the god Apollo. The team, led by Eli Shukron, has been speaking with the press about the unique find and its possible history.

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'Resource-driven' selection identified as a purifying selective force connected to environmental nutrient availability

  Science  16:20 | 06/11/20

A pair of researchers at Rockefeller University has identified "resource-driven" selection as a purifying selective force that can be connected to environmental nutrient availability. In their paper published in the journal Science, Liat Shenhav and David Zeevi describe their study of the genetic factors at play as organisms are optimized to face environmental challenges. Martin Polz and Otto Cord

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New technology allows cameras to capture colors invisible to the human eye

  Science  18:21 | 05/11/20

New research from Tel Aviv University will allow cameras to recognize colors that the human eye and even ordinary cameras are unable to perceive.

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Fashion's underappreciated role in presidential politics

  Science  21:28 | 02/11/20

Does a well-dressed president make for a better president? Yes, says political scientist David O'Connell. According to new research published in the journal White House Studies, O'Connell, an associate professor of political science at Dickinson College who studies American politics with a focus on religion and pop culture, argues style plays an underappreciated role in presidential politics and h

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Chris Hadfield’s spirited song in space was no “oddity.”

  Science  19:58 | 02/11/20

Even David Bowie called it the most poignant version ever performed.

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Water scarcity and reduction in crop yield due to climate change could drop GDP by 10% in Middle East

  Science  15:01 | 02/11/20

The Middle East is one of the most water scarce regions in the world. Many countries in the region have exploited their available water resources and left watersheds below the sustainable level of water withdrawal. Water is extensively used in agricultural activities and the region has seen declines in precipitation over time. Adding to those constraints, the region faces issues with population gr

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How the waters off Catalina became a DDT dumping ground

  Science  21:03 | 30/10/20

Not far from Santa Catalina Island, in an ocean shared by divers and fishermen, kelp forests and whales, David Valentine decoded unusual signals underwater that gave him chills.

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Tradition of petrified birds in the Dome of the Rock

  Science  00:11 | 21/10/20

On the southern exterior wall of the Dome of the Rock, a very important Islamic shrine in Jerusalem's Old City, there are two marble slabs, both carved from the same stone and placed side by side to form a symmetrical pattern, that depicts two birds. In a recent article published in the Journal of Near Eastern Studies, "Solomon and The Petrified Birds on the Dome of the Rock," author Elon Harvey e

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Moving microscopy beyond the resolution limit

  Science  23:57 | 19/10/20

The Polish-Israeli team from the Faculty of Physics of the University of Warsaw and the Weizmann Institute of Science has made another significant achievement in fluorescent microscopy. In the pages of the Optica journal the team presented a new method of microscopy which, in theory, has no resolution limit. In practice, the team managed to demonstrate a fourfold improvement over the diffraction l

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Cause for concern: Climate change

  Science  17:17 | 18/10/20

With record wildfires and hurricanes ravaging the United States, the effects of extreme weather events made worse by climate change are becoming more visible, and costly, to more and more Americans. Correspondent David Pogue talks with experts about whether we can be optimistic about government, societal and corporate efforts to mitigate the destructive effects of greenhouse gas production.

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'Classified knots': Researchers create optical framed knots to encode information

  Science  07:41 | 17/10/20

In a world first, researchers from the University of Ottawa in collaboration with Israeli scientists have been able to create optical framed knots in the laboratory that could potentially be applied in modern technologies. Their work opens the door to new methods of distributing secret cryptographic keysused to encrypt and decrypt data, ensure secure communication and protect private informatio

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Isabella Rossellini: 'Nature teaches us a lot about us as does sex'

  Science  19:52 | 16/10/20

DW's David Levitz spoke to actress and model Isabella Rossellini about her new passion in life: explaining how animals court, mate, reproduce and love. Her virtual show is highly educational and even more entertaining.

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Lipid-based boundary-lubricated hydrogels found to be slipperier than those based on water

  Science  14:10 | 16/10/20

A team of researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel has developed a lipid-based boundary-lubricated hydrogel that is slipperier than water-based hydrogels. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their inspiration for the new kind of hydrogel and how well it performed when tested. Tannin Schmidt with the University of Connecticut Health Center's School

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Modern humans took detours on their way to Europe

  Science  19:20 | 14/10/20

Favorable climatic conditions influenced the sequence of settlement movements of Homo sapiens in the Levant on their way from Africa to Europe. In a first step, modern humans settled along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Only then did they spread out into the Sinai desert and the eastern Jordanian Rift Valley. This is the result of archaeological research conducted by Collaborative Research Ce

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American Pikas show resiliency in the face of global warming

  Science  20:23 | 13/10/20

The American pika is a charismatic, diminutive relative of rabbits that some researchers say is at high risk of extinction due to climate change. Pikas typically live in cool habitats, often in mountains, under rocks and boulders. Because pikas are sensitive to high temperatures, some researchers predict that, as the Earth's temperature rises, pikas will have to move ever higher elevations until t

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An astonishing common denominator among storage jars in Israel

  Science  17:23 | 13/10/20

Storage jars form one of the main ceramic types which were produced and abundantly used ever since pottery was invented. The need to collect, store, and distribute agricultural products such as grains, oils and wine in large vessels has littered excavation sites with an abundance of ceramic jar fragments of various designs, sizes and shapes. However, for all of their variety, three Israeli archeol

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Signals from distant stars connect optical atomic clocks across Earth for the first time

  Science  18:57 | 08/10/20

Using radio telescopes observing distant stars, scientists have connected optical atomic clocks on different continents. The results were published in the scientific journal Nature Physics by an international collaboration between 33 astronomers and clock experts at the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT, Japan), the Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INR

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A tale of two cesspits: DNA reveals intestinal health in Medieval Europe and Middle East

  Science  11:30 | 05/10/20

A new study published this week in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B demonstrates a first attempt at using the methods of ancient bacterial detection, pioneered in studies of past epidemics, to characterize the microbial diversity of ancient gut contents from two medieval latrines. The findings provide insights into the microbiomes of pre-industrial agricultural populat

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