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What makes tsunami so dangerous

What makes tsunami so dangerous

On Jan. 15, 2022, the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano in Tonga erupted, sending a tsunami racing across the Pacific Ocean in all directions

Lunar race heats up

Lunar race heats up

India, Japan, Russia, and South Korea will also launch their respective moon missions in 2022

Intelligent mobility laboratory to be created in Baku

Intelligent mobility laboratory to be created in Baku

The Baku Transport Agency (BTA) and the program for Innovative Governance of Large Urban Systems (IGLUS) of the Swiss Institute of Technology Lausanne signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the creation of a Intelligent Mobility Lab in Baku. …

Vaccine could be up to 32 times less effective against Omicron

Vaccine could be up to 32 times less effective against Omicron

The German-made BioNTech vaccine is far less effective at neutralising the Omicron variant of the coronavirus but a booster shot greatly improves protection, a Hong Kong research team has found. Receiving jabs remained the most …

Google Doodle honors Lotfi Zadeh, father of fuzzy logic

Google Doodle honors Lotfi Zadeh, father of fuzzy logic

Google on November 30 dedicated its Doodle to world-renowned Azerbaijani-American mathematician Lotfi Zadeh on the 57th anniversary of the "fuzzy logic" concept's creation. Zadeh was born in Baku on Feb. 4, 1921, …

Mask-wearing cuts Covid incidence by 53% - study

Mask-wearing cuts Covid incidence by 53% - study

Mask-wearing is the single most effective public health measure at tackling Covid, reducing incidence by 53%, the first global study of its kind shows. Vaccines are safe and effective and saving lives around the world. But most do not …

Wholegrain mustard can cut cholesterol - study

Wholegrain mustard can cut cholesterol - study

A new study by Dr Ruth Fairchild of Cardiff Metropolitan University has found that in pre-diabetic patients, a heaped teaspoon of wholegrain mustard ingested each evening before bed can help reduce blood glucose and/or …

Time of day determines immune response to infections

Time of day determines immune response to infections

The effectiveness of vaccinations and immunotherapies depends on the periodic migration of immune cells from organs to lymph nodes, where these cells process and present foreign proteins to trigger immune responses against specific targets. …

COVID-19-like pandemic may hit again within next 60 years

COVID-19-like pandemic may hit again within next 60 years

Most of us hope the coronavirus pandemic will be a once-in-a-lifetime event, but it may be "relatively likely" that another global infectious outbreak will occur in the near future. Scientists from the University of …

Anti-cholesterol drug could reduce COVID-19 infection by 70%

Anti-cholesterol drug could reduce COVID-19 infection by 70%

According to a new study, fenofibrate, a drug used to treat abnormal levels of fatty substances in the blood, could reduce COVID-19 infection by up to 70% In the study, researchers from the University of Birmingham, Keele University and …

Flavonoid-rich diet may reduce risk of brain decline

Flavonoid-rich diet may reduce risk of brain decline

Dementia is a general term for a cluster of symptoms that involve worsening cognitive function. Memory loss is often the first casualty and the symptom can cause someone to forget who they are in the later stages. However, research continues …