Structural Changes Identified in COVID Alpha and Beta Variants – Suggests Need for Updated Vaccine Booster

Structural Changes Identified in COVID Alpha and Beta Variants – Suggests Need for Updated Vaccine Booster

Mutations in the SARS-CoV-2 variants cause changes in the electrostatic potential (electric charge at rest) on the spike surface. Here, positively charged areas are shown in blue and negatively charged areas in red. In the Beta variant, the receptor-binding domain (RBD) and N-terminal domain (NTD) have changed substantially, affecting the ability of antibodies to bind…

“Invisible” Gold – Scientists Discover “Fool’s Gold” Is Not So Foolish After All

Curtin University research has found tiny amounts of gold can be trapped inside pyrite, commonly known as ‘fool’s gold’, which would make it much more valuable than its name suggests. This study, published in the journal Geology in collaboration with the University of Western Australia and the China University of Geoscience, provides an in-depth analysis…

Brighton tourists charged thousands of pounds for fairground ride after Worldpay glitch

Brighton tourists charged thousands of pounds for fairground ride after Worldpay glitch

Tourists at a Brighton attraction were overcharged by thousands of pounds due to a glitch at payment processor Worldpay By Karl Flinders, Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly Published: 25 Jun 2021 12:02 An error made by payment processing company Worldpay led to hundreds of people being overcharged by thousands of pounds for fairground rides at…