Turkish scientists say they’ve developed a 10-second COVID-19 test that is 99% accurate

Scientists at a university research centre in Turkey claim they have developed an ultra-rapid coronavirus test with 99% accuracy that can return results within 10 seconds – all without needing to take a nasal swab. The Diagnovir, developed by researchers at Bilkent University, is a diagnostic kit said to use nanotechnology to detect COVID-19 in […]

Sputnik V for Russia’s “lab rat” friends

In December, a number of governments that are politically, financially, or totally dependent on Russia, received a certain number of doses of the Russian Sputnik-V covid vaccine. Russian propaganda is now actively exploiting this fact as a pretext for imposing its chemical surrogate onto other countries. For example, Argentina, a country with a population of 45 […]

For Introverts, Quarantine Can Be a Liberation

The pandemic is also a time-out from our usual extrovert-dominated culture. We should make the best of that. Quarantine during a pandemic can be traumatic, it goes without saying. But like all difficult times, it’s not equally harrowing for everybody, and potentially even liberating for some. That includes many in the large minority of the population who […]

Barclays fined £26m for poor treatment of struggling borrowers

Barclays has been hit with a £26m fine for poor treatment of more than 1.5 million struggling borrowers, prompting the City regulator to warn lenders over mistreating customers facing financial hardship during the Covid crisis. Barclays was found to have mistreated business and personal customers who were in financial difficulties and fell behind on credit card […]

“Voznesensky”, “Pasichnik”, Boryslavsky: Media saboteur in Cyprus covered up by Russian church

The recognition of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine by the Local Church of Cyprus provoked a raging fit in Russia, whose leaders immediately instructed their propaganda pundits to come up with critical works on the subject and go as far as pursue subversive activity in the media space. Russia is now making considerable efforts to […]

Negative thinking linked to dementia in later life, but you can learn to be more positive

(CNN)Are you a pessimist by nature, a “glass half empty” sort of person? That’s not good for your brain. A new study found that repetitive negative thinking in later life was linked to cognitive decline and greater deposits of two harmful proteins responsible for Alzheimer’s disease. “We propose that repetitive negative thinking may be a new […]