4.19.2021

What conclusions can we draw from the J&J vaccine pause? What side-effects can you expect when you're vaccinated against Covid-19? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of April 12 - April 18 2021 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

In this week's bitesize edition of the best science news from around the world, learn about how HIV activists put policies in place that have saved lives in the current pandemic, and explore the weird new type of uranium scientists have just discovered. ScienceSeeker editors' favourite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise also cover many other important and exciting topics. Why not have a read, inform yourself, and indulge your scientific curiosity?

This week, the FDA and CDC both recommended a temporary pause in distribution of Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine, after the emergence of a very rare, very unusual blood clotting side effect. 
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4.12.2021

What can monkeys teach us about recovering from disaster? Why is daydreaming good, actually? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of April 5 - April 11 2021 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

Roll up, roll up, for the best science news from around the world, picked out for you by scientists. This week, find out how Covid-19 has been detrimental to bats, and how scientists are hoping that studying bacterial genetics can help to stop another pandemic. ScienceSeeker editors' favourite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise also cover many other important and exciting topics. Why not have a read, inform yourself, and indulge your scientific curiosity?
Broader and more tolerant social networks helped Macaques recover from disasters,according to a new study.
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4.05.2021

How could cocoa protect against stress-related heart attacks? What's the low-down on Alzheimer drug hopeful Prevagen? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of March 29 - April 4 2021 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

In this week's Easter edition of the best of science news, find out how chocolate bunnies are protected so that they don't crumble (It's physics!) and find out why chemical names are so similar and confusing. ScienceSeeker editors' favourite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise also cover many other important and exciting topics. Why not have a read, inform yourself, and indulge your scientific curiosity?
Blood vessel function was less impaired when the participants drank high-flavanol cocoa. They also found that flavanols improve blood flow during stress.
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3.29.2021

How could stem cells help people with epilepsy? What's the environmental impact of disposable masks? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of March 22 - 28 2021 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

In this week's best and brightest from the world of science news, find out what happened when people got tired of restrictions in the 1918 flu epidemic (a cautionary tale), and explore the unlikely stars that could really exist, including a star within a star. ScienceSeeker editors' favourite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise also cover many other important and exciting topics. Why not have a read, inform yourself, and indulge your scientific curiosity?
Masks are necessary and life-saving, but what should we do with them once they've outlived their usefulness?
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3.22.2021

What happened to there being 'life' on Venus? Can doing less exercise help you become fitter? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of March 15 - 21 2021 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

Welcome to an exciting space-themed edition of your weekly roundup of science news from around the world. This week, discover the explosive secret hiding at the heart of dead stars, and explore how extreme microbes help us learn about outer space. ScienceSeeker editors' favourite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise also cover many other important and exciting topics. Why not have a read, inform yourself, and indulge your scientific curiosity?

A measurement error in the original paper meant that the authors overstated the amount of phosphine in Venus' atmosphere.
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