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You can now play Overwatch for free until December 4th 2019

Blizzard recently launched a free Overwatch weekend. Until the 4th of December you can play the Multiplayer Shooter for free.Play Overwatch for free until December 4th 2019.

If you've ever tried Overwatch, I have some good news for you: You can now play the multiplayer shooter for free until December 4th.
The developer studio Blizzard Entertainment has given the go-ahead for an event where you can download the action game for free and try it out at will. However, this only applies to the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The switch version will be left out of the event.
The reason: Blizzard recently launched a free weekend. To play the game, you just have to download the Launcher.

During the free weekend, you will have access to 31 heroes with unique abilities. In addition, all maps and modes such as Quick Play, Custom Games and Arcade are also available.

Of course, you'll keep your progress when the free weekend is over and you can get the full version.
Try Overwatch …

Scientists engineered a bacteria capable of consuming CO2 | Climate change 2019

Israeli scientists designed a bacterium capable of eating CO2 and contributing to the fight against climate change

A group of Israeli scientists has designed a bacterium capable of feeding on carbon dioxide (CO2), in an effort to combat climate change.
The researchers created a strain of E. coli that consumes carbon dioxide instead of sugarIn a breakthrough that could smooth the shift to carbon-neutral fuels, researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science created this genetically modified bacterium, capable of surviving by consuming carbon dioxide instead of sugar.

The researchers created a strain of E. coli that consumes CO2 for energy instead of organic compounds. They explained that autotrophic growth (which makes its own organic matter from inorganic substances) was achieved after several months of continuous evolution in the laboratory, in a chemostat (special production tank for bacteria) under intensifying organic carbon limitation and confirmed by isotopic tagging (a scientific…

Climate change: the 9 points of no return that endanger humanity

The authors of the article in the journal Nature affirm that "there is enough scientific evidence to declare a state of planetary emergency".

The IPCC pointed out that these points of no return could be reached if the temperature of the planet increased five degrees in relation to pre-industrial levels (year 1780).The risk of irreversible and cascading changes due to climate change is greater than previously thought, according to an article recently published in the journal Nature.

Two decades ago, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned of critical points or "points of no return" that could be devastating.

These tipping points, such as the destruction of the Amazon or the loss of ice in Greenland, are thresholds that once crossed would trigger irreversible changes, with a destructive dynamic of their own that can no longer be stopped.

They are also interconnected phenomena, so that one of them can generate a cascade of events that follow one anothe…

Particle X17: Hungarian scientists claim they discovered the fifth force of nature

Particle X17: what is the fifth force that Hungarian scientists claim to have discovered?Scientists from the Nuclear Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences ( Atomki ) claim to have identified in the X17 particle the fifth force of nature. After years of research, their findings were revealed in a new study released this week.

The standard current model of particle physics can not explain this Phenomenon.The discovery came after analyzing the behavior of an excited helium atom and how it emits light as it decays. The team, led by Attila Krasznahorkay, found that the particles in the atom divided far more than expected into 115-degree angles. As an atom decays, the excess energy creates another particle that breaks down into positrons and electrons.

"It is a phenomenon that cannot be explained under the current standard model of particle physics, a relativistic theory that describes the fundamental structure of matter and space, taking into account elementary particl…

Climate change will make the world's economies smaller in 2050

The global economy will be reduced by 3% due to droughts, soil erosion, sea level rise and lack of infrastructure.

Climate change will also make us poorer, the world will be poorer in 2050 due to climate change. Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Russia take the worst part.The ability of countries to adapt to adverse situations caused by climate change will have an impact on the behavior of the world economy that will be 3% smaller in 2050, according to a study by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

The EIU created the Climate Change Resilience Index, in which it measured how the 82 largest economies in the world are prepared to face climate change.

This instrument allows to evaluate the economic impact in each country, by granting ratings on eight resilience indicators. The information collected allowed us to calculate the ability of economies to resist the consequences of global warming and other climatic events of greater incidence.

In the research, the EIU found that rich c…

Asteroid Defense: What to do if an asteroid threatens the Earth?

Imagine an asteroid on a collision course with Earth. What should we do? In order to answer this question Nasa and Esa plan to redirect an asteroid.

Asteroids can be dangerous to the earth.There is still no plan how to fend off an asteroid.The space agencies ESA and NASA want to distract an asteroid together.The "AIDA" mission consists of two parts: n"DART" (NASA) should hit an asteroid, "Hera" (ESA) investigate the results.To do this, European politics must first approve and finance the mission "Hera".On November 27th and 28th, the meeting of the Council of Ministers, which rejected a similar mission in 2016, will meet again.

What can be done if an asteroid is heading directly to Earth and threatens to cause considerable damage? The dinosaurs 66 million years ago could not defend themselves - the result is known: They became extinct. Theoretically mankind has other possibilities at its disposal.

But so far there is no concrete plan for the scenari…

Researchers: First recording of the heart rate of blue whales. How often blue whale's heart beat?

Blue whales are the largest and heaviest animals on earth - and their hearts are correspondingly large. 

However, biologists could only guess how fast the pumping organ of these marine mammals beats. 
Now, however, a research team has succeeded for the first time in monitoring the heartbeat of a blue whale. The sensor data reveal: During the dive, the giant's heart beats far more slowly than expected - only two to eight times per minute. 

After the dive, however, the whale's pulse rises extremely to 35 beats per minute. According to the researchers, the large heart of the blue whale might already be operating at the maximum of what is biologically possible.

The heartbeat is essential for us and all animals to transport blood and oxygen through the body. In mammals, how fast the heart beats depends on the intensity of the metabolism and, indirectly, on body size. 

In small mammals such as mice, the heart rate is 600 beats per minute; in dwarf bats it can even reach more than 900 bea…

Valve has officially announced a new Half-Life (Alyx) game to be released

Half-Life: Alyx is the new part of the successful and popular shooter series.

Valve has officially unveiled Half-Life: Alyx, a new full Half-Life game that is played entirely in VR. The title will be released for all PC-based VR systems in March 2020.So it's not Half-Life 3, but a spin-off, which obviously revolves around Alyx. Presumably you are steering the daughter of the scientist Dr. Eli Vance through her own adventure.
Half-Life: Alyx becomes a VR game. That means you'll need a virtual reality headset to play it. It's probably an exclusive title for Valve's own VR headset. Of course, Valve wants to boost headset sales with an exclusive game that appeals to many players. A new Half-Life is basically the perfect title.

Valve✔@valvesoftware We’re excited to unveil Half-Life: Alyx, our flagship VR game, this Thursday at 10am Pacific Time. Can’t wait to share it with all of you!

When will there be more info about the new Half-Life: Alyx game?Apart from the announcement th…

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SpaceX wants to send three tourists to the ISS

The US space company SpaceX wants to send three tourists to the International Space Station ISS.

It is planned that the tourists will travel to the ISS in the second half of 2021 together with a commander in the "Crew Dragon" space capsule, as the Texas start-up Axiom - SpaceX's partner company in the project - announced on Thursday.Neither of the two companies gave any indication of how much the tourists would probably have to pay for the trip. 

The costs for the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket alone, which will transport the space capsule into space, amount to around 60 million dollars (53 million euros).

In addition, the construction of a new "Crew Dragon" capsule must be financed.

🔹 In this respect, the ticket for the flight should cost tens of millions of dollars.

In earlier years, a total of eight tourists had already travelled to the ISS in Russian Soyuz capsules. 

The first was US entrepreneur Dennis Tito in 2001, who paid 20 million dollars for a vacati…

A new species of insect was named after Lady Gaga for being eccentric. | Kaikaia gaga

Insect was named after Lady GagaBrendan Morris, PhD at the University of Illinois, observed the behavior of about a thousand treehoppers for his research project when he suddenly noticed one female who was different from the others.

Scientists decided to name the recently discovered insect in honor of Lady Gaga for their "eccentric sense of style," NME reports.

In the scientific publication Zootaxa, he and his co-author, the entomologist Christopher Dietrich, wrote about it "an additional cross m-cu (between the fourth and fifth longitudinal veins) in the front wing, as well as a frontal-clipella form".

Morris decided to call the insect "Kaikaia gaga" so that specialists could understand what kind of species we are talking about.

"If there ever is a Lady Gaga bug, it will definitely be a treehopper bug because of its crazy horns and eccentric sense of style. They don't look like anything you've seen before," he explained.

Now Morris hopes…

How the lungs of a person suffering from Coronavirus look | Photos

Chinese doctors have published an x-ray of the lungs of a patient with the coronavirus 2019-nCoV that has spread through China and other countries.

The images published by Chinese doctors are of a 33-year-old woman who entered the hospital after presenting symptoms such as fever and cough for five days.
CT Imaging of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Pneumonia. …

At the time of the woman's admission, doctors noted that her body temperature had risen to 39°C and heard the sounds of her breathing were harsh in both lungs.

Doctors examine the patient for coronavirusAccording to the results of the studies published in the journal Radiology, the patient had a clear deficiency of white blood cells, as well as multiple peripheral opacities in ground-glass in both lungs.
The outbreak of coronavirus that has put the whole world on alert because of its spread in several countries emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan at the end of December …

"Very high at the global level." WHO has changed the risk assessment for coronavirus COVID-19.

The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, announced that the risk assessment of coronavirus at the global level has been raised to "very high". This was reported on Friday.

LIVE daily media briefing on #COVID19 with @DrTedros#coronavirus — World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) February 28, 2020

We have raised our assessment of the risk of spread and impact of COVID-19 to a very high level at the global level, he said during a press conference that was broadcast on Twitter by the organization.

The full briefing on #COVID19 by @DrTedros — World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) February 28, 2020
Chinese authorities told WHO in late December 2019 about an outbreak of unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan in central Hubei province. 

🔹 Specialists found that the pathogen is a new type of coronavirus. 

WHO recognized the outbreak as an emergency of international importance an…

Scientists propose to fight viruses with fullerenes

Fight viruses with fullerenes
Scientists from Skoltech and the Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences have created water-soluble fullerene compounds that have valuable biological properties. The results of the study are published in the journal Chemical Communications. Thanks to this biological properties they can be used to develop effective antiviral drugs, including to suppress the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Fullerenes are molecular compounds composed of three-coordinated carbon atoms, which are closed convex polyhedra. Depending on the number of atoms in the molecule, fullerenes resemble a soccer ball (C 60 ) or a rugby ball (C 70 ) in shape.

Compounds based on fullerenes have a pronounced antiviral, antibacterial, antitumor and antioxidant activity, so scientists have long viewed them as a promising basis for the creation of new drugs. Unfortunately, fullerenes are absolutely insoluble in water, which prevents their use in medicine.


Coronavirus - Satellite Images Show Abandoned Places Worldwide

Whether China, Europe or the Middle East - the new type of corona virus is spreading everywhere.

Large events are canceled, crowds are avoided. Satellites have captured images of partially abandoned infections increase with the coronavirus. In particularly badly affected countries, public life comes to a standstill. Satellite images from the US space technology company Maxar show the extent of the epidemic in a before-and-after comparison.

The Al Haram Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia is the largest mosque in the world - there is usually a huge crowd here. Source: VIA REUTERS

Medications have positive results in research for the treatment of coronavirus; here are 4 possibilities

Medicine used against malaria for almost 100 years and others without approval in Brazil are among the most promising after tests.

Four drugs showed positive - but still preliminary - results in scientific research in the treatment of Covid-19, a disease caused by the new coronavirus. These drugs act at different stages of cell contamination. They are:

ChloroquineRemindLopinavir/RitonavirFavipiravirHowever, self-medication is not recommended, since research has not been fully completed and it is not yet known whether there are any side effects from use by patients infected with the coronavirus.
The study on Favipiravir was released on Wednesday (18) - it is sold commercially in Japan under the name Avigan. It was developed by Toyama Chemical, of the Fujifilm group, and has been used for over 5 years against Influenza. Its use is only authorized in Japan.
The medicine is being tested only in laboratories outside the country. When consulted, Anvisa informed that there is no request for re…

Corona Virus Update: Wuhan Virus, Coronavirus news | Covid-19

Coronavirus update: The number of deaths from the coronavirus outbreak in mainland China was 1,770 at the end of Sunday, an increase of 105 from the previous day, according to the country's National Health Commission.
At least 100 of the new deaths came from Hubei Province, the epicenter of the epidemic, the commission said Monday morning. There were 2,048 new confirmed infections nationwide, about 1,933 from Hubei alone, bringing the number of new infections to 70,548.

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Coronavirus: Update on the virus in Spain, China and the WHO.
France confirms the first death by the coronavirus outside Asia. The President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping, gave the first orders on the outbreak of the coronavirus on January 7, 13 days before his first public comment on Covid-19, on January 20.  

Finally, today it was also revealed that China started fighting the coronavirus earlier than previously known. In China, one of the measures being ta…

What do dolphins and whales drink if there's only salt water around?

Have you ever wondered how dolphins and other marine mammals obtain fresh water when they have been in salty environments all their lives? 

They don't have a desalination unit like in the gills of marine fish, and their kidneys can't dissolve sedimentary minerals. What kind of trick did nature invent?They can't drink seawater: with dolphins and whales, nature played an evil joke. It would seem that they are surrounded by water, but the use of salt water, on the contrary, will lead to dehydration and death.
In the case of sea fish, part of the salt that comes with sea water into the body is desalinated in the gills, and the salty surpluses come out with urine.
The salty environment in which they live, constantly pulls moisture out of the fish through the skin. It's a natural process - osmosis.

Therefore, these sea creatures have to drink sea water all the time and the more salt they have in them, the more they have to drink.
Dolphins and whales can't do that. They have n…

A second case of a patient with HIV being cured is confirmed; he comes out of hiding.

So far he has been called a the "London patient", but the man decided to come out of the shadows and reveal his identity. A second case of full recovery from AIDS, but doctors warn of over optimism.
Scientists at the IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute have confirmed that the so-called London patient has been cured of HIV, the second in the world, because 29 months after undergoing a stem cell transplant and stopping taking antiretrovirals he is still without a trace of the virus.The study of the London patient, published this Tuesday in the magazine "The Lancet HIV", has coincided with the announcement of another patient, in this case from Düsseldorf (Germany), which, according to the scientists, could become the third case in history to be cured of HIV, after the London case and one in Berlin.

New online today—30 month follow-up of the London patient, providing further evidence that he is the second person to be cured of #HIV. The long-term follow-up provides insi…