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Why are people afraid of vaccines?

Why are people afraid of vaccines?

Ever since the very first smallpox vaccine, there have been people who feared or even openly opposed vaccines. Today, the anti-vaccination movement is gaining traction in many countries around the globe. Why do people distrust methods that have saved humanity from so many deadly diseases?
On guard for dental health: scientists develop next-generation fillings

On guard for dental health: scientists develop next-generation fillings

Unlike existing counterparts, these fillings developed by American scientists are resistant to external effects, which means that they have a practically unlimited lifespan.
Scientists learn to turn carbon dioxide into coal

Scientists learn to turn carbon dioxide into coal

And one can do it even in a home setting. The technology was developed by an international group of scientists emphasising the humanity’s ability to unite and jointly solve a shared environmental problem.

Hawaiian island grows in size

And that’s just in 2018 alone! This was the conclusion reached by scientists studying the recently erupted Kilauea volcano. \n

Scientists discover giant bee long feared extinct

Wallace’s bee was last sighted back in 1981. Now, almost 40 years after its disappearance, multiple sightings of the mysterious animal have been reported by scientists from several countries. This event can be considered a real miracle.

Scientists invent new atmosphere purification technology

Our planet’s ecology is under serious threat, which is why scientists have been working on creating artificial leaves to purify the atmosphere since the early 2010s. This year, they finally managed it.

A Young Inventor Builds Himself a Prosthesis with Lego Pieces

19-year-old David Aguilar studies bioengineering at a Barcelona university. The young man was born without a right forearm, so he decided to make himself a prosthetic forearm.\n

Waste plastic to be turned into fuel

Environmental pollution is one of the most pressing issues of today. As plastic makes up the lion’s share of total waste on the Earth, it’s crucial to develop a technology that will allow us to recycle it.

Film director from the Netherlands made a film about embryo development

New technologies allow us to watch even the processes hidden from human eyes. The film "Becoming" by Ian van Ayken is an example of such work.\n

The Earth’s temperature skyrockets

Much has been said about global warming, but a lot of people still don’t fully realize the magnitude of the problem. Meanwhile, environmental organizations are starting to sound the alarm.\n

Scientists develop pill with reaction engine

Scientists from the University of California San Diego (UC SD) talked about the possibility of using miniature reaction engines for accurate delivery of medicine to relevant organs.

Engineers develop expanding pill

This seemingly pointless invention actually has a multitude of applications in medicine.\n

A robotic sentient hand has been created

Researchers from Sweden have created new-generation prosthesis. It serves as a nearly complete replacement for a lost limb.

Smart prostheses are around the corner

New artificial limbs based on AI technology will allow them to adapt to the needs of their users.

Antivaccine Movement Threatens the Safety of a County in Washington State

The antivaccine movement is gaining increasingly more supporters around the world, especially in the USA. The developments are taking a threatening turn.\n