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At least Eintracht Frankfurt don’t have to deal with Di Stéfano again | Soccer

SUPER NOODLE Tonight’s Super/Splendid/Marvellous Cup in Helsinki, between Big Cup holders Real Madrid and Euro Vase winners Eintracht Frankfurt, represents an echo of European football’s glorious past and a glimpse into its AI-powered future. The previous competitive encounter between these two clubs was the European Cup final at Hampden Park in 1960. Not much happened: …

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You don’t need to have your period every month, according to gynecologists

You don’t need to have your period every month, according to gynecologists

You don’t need to have a period every month, say experts. (Photo: Getty Images) Having a period every single month has long been considered the norm and viewed as a sign of good health and fertility. But if you’re generally healthy and aren’t trying to become pregnant, you don’t actually need to have a monthly …

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We were wrong: all stars don't have planets, after all

We were wrong: all stars don’t have planets, after all

It was only 30 years ago that humanity was discovering our first planets in orbit around stars other than our Sun. These first extra-solar planets, now known collectively as exoplanets, were unusual compared to the ones found in our own Solar System: they were Jupiter-sized, but located closer to their parent stars than Mercury is …

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what we know and what we don't, according to experts

what we know and what we don’t, according to experts

We’ve entered year three of the pandemic, and experts still know very little about long Covid, including how to cure its symptoms. On July 20th and July 21st, the Global Virus Network hosted the first-ever conference devoted solely to the science of long Covid. There, scientists spoke openly about what is known about the mysterious …

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MotoGP Silverstone: Aleix: I don’t understand today, ‘impossible’ Quartararo pass | MotoGP

MotoGP Silverstone: Aleix: I don’t understand today, ‘impossible’ Quartararo pass | MotoGP

The Aprilia star went to bed on Saturday night uncertain if he would be able to race, due to pain from his injured feet, the result of a huge 160km/h free practice highside. Those doubts were erased by sixth place in morning warm-up and the limping Spaniard during lined-up on row two of the grid. …

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The drugs don’t work (and other mental health myths) | Mental health

There can be little doubt that public attitudes to mental health have already turned a corner. Just consider the sheer number of public figures – from Robbie Williams and Lady Gaga to Baroness Davidson – who have opened up about their struggles. According to one analysis of English newspapers, the number of articles stigmatising mental …

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Earth’s Days Have Been Mysteriously Increasing in Length – Scientists Don’t Know Why

Precise measurements show that Earth’s rotation has been mysteriously slowing down since 2020, making the day longer. Precise astronomical observations, combined with atomic clocks, have revealed that the length of a day is suddenly getting longer. Scientists don’t know why. This has critical impacts not just on our timekeeping, but also on things like GPS …

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Creepy artificial intelligence spotted creating its own science that even human experts don't understand

Creepy artificial intelligence spotted creating its own science that even human experts don’t understand

A CREEPY artificial intelligence has left scientists puzzled after it discovered physics that even professionals still don’t understand. Physics is one of the more rigid disciplines in science with complex equations and exact measurements for secrets to be revealed.  4 A creepy AI has baffled scientists after it discovered hidden physics that even human experts …

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The chemical imbalance theory of depression is dead – but that doesn’t mean antidepressants don’t work | Christopher Davey for the Conversation

The chemical imbalance theory of depression is well and truly dead. A paper by Joanna Moncrieff and colleagues, longtime critics of the effectiveness of antidepressants, has caused a splash. The paper provides a summary of other summaries that confirm there is no evidence to support the idea that depression is caused by disturbance of the …

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Covid rebound: Coronavirus can be contagious during a Paxlovid rebound, researchers warn, even if people don't have symptoms

Covid rebound: Coronavirus can be contagious during a Paxlovid rebound, researchers warn, even if people don’t have symptoms

“People who experience rebound are at risk of transmitting to other people, even though they’re outside what people accept as the usual window for being able to transmit,” said Dr. Michael Charness of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Boston. Charness and his colleagues recently collaborated with a team of researchers at Columbia University to …

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