Ontario records 3,056 new cases of COVID-19 as vaccination plan faces roadblock

Ontario records 3,056 new cases of COVID-19 as vaccination plan faces roadblock

A stay-at-home order remains in effect in Ontario as concerns about hospital capacity continue. To add to the concern, there are now a record 420 COVID-19 patients in the province’s intensive care units, new data from Critical Care Services Ontario shows.Ontario has administered 189,090 COVID-19 vaccines as of Saturday, the province said. The federal government announced…

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party chooses new leader

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party chooses new leader

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right party has elected Armin Laschet, the governor of Germany’s most populous state, as its new leader.Armin Laschet speaks after his election as the new leader of Germany’s Christian Democrats at a digital party congress on Saturday in Berlin. (Christian Marquar/Getty Images)Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right party on Saturday chose Armin Laschet, the…

Better diet and glucose uptake in the brain lead to longer life in fruit flies

Better diet and glucose uptake in the brain lead to longer life in fruit flies

IMAGE: Glucose uptake in brain neurons decreases with age (left), Increasing glucose uptake in brain neurons counteracts aging (middle), Increasing glucose uptake in brain neurons plus dietary restriction further extends lifespan… view more  Credit: Tokyo Metropolitan University Tokyo, Japan – Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have discovered that fruit flies with genetic modifications to enhance glucose…

Guppies have varying levels of self-control

Guppies have varying levels of self-control

IMAGE: Trinidadian guppies view more  Credit: University of Exeter Just like humans trying to stick to New Year’s resolutions, guppies have varying levels of self-control, a new study shows. Researchers from the University of Exeter and Ghent University studying the behaviours of Trinidadian guppies tested “inhibitory control” (suppressing unhelpful impulses or urges). The tiny fish first…

WSU scientists identify contents of ancient Maya drug containers

WSU scientists identify contents of ancient Maya drug containers

IMAGE: Frontal and lateral view of a Muna-type (AD 750-900) paneled flask with distinctive serrated-edge decoration. view more  Credit: WSU PULLMAN, Wash. – Scientists have identified the presence of a non-tobacco plant in ancient Maya drug containers for the first time. The Washington State University researchers detected Mexican marigold (Tagetes lucida) in residues taken from 14…

Divergences between scientific and Indigenous and Local Knowledge can be helpful

Divergences between scientific and Indigenous and Local Knowledge can be helpful

IMAGE: Discussion about carnivore species with Daasanach pastoralists. view more  Credit: ANDRÉ BRAGA JUNQUEIRA Divergences between scientific and Indigenous and Local Knowledge can provide a better understanding of why local pastoralists may be willing, or not, to participate in conservation initiatives for carnivores, a study from University of Helsinki suggests. Carnivore conservation has historically been based…