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Covid: ‘Virus going in right direction but not fast enough’

Covid: ‘Virus going in right direction but not fast enough’

Health
Getty ImagesScientists behind a study tracking coronavirus in England say there are signs of a "shallow decline" in infection levels but they remain high.And with not all regions seeing the same downward trend, pressure on health services is likely to continue.Some 1.57% of people had had the virus between 6 and 22 January - slightly down from 1.58% in early January, the researchers said.The estimate is based on swab tests of 168,000 people in households. Confirmed UK coronavirus cases, based on people with symptoms having tests, have fallen sharply since the start of the year - but surveillance studies such as this one, which test people at home with or without symptoms, are thought to provide a more accurate picture of the spread of the virus. Trends variedThe latest figures from Imperia...

Apple posts big quarter on fast sales start for iPhone 12

Technology
Apple’s delayed launch of its latest iPhones unleashed a holiday buying frenzy that propelled sales of the trendsetting company’s most popular product to its fastest start in yearsBy MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Technology WriterJanuary 27, 2021, 10:04 PM• 3 min readSAN RAMON, Calif. -- Apple’s delayed launch of its latest iPhones unleashed a holiday buying frenzy that propelled sales of the trendsetting company’s most popular product to its fastest start in years.The apparently pent-up demand for four different iPhone 12 models highlighted Apple’s latest quarterly report Wednesday.Apple’s iPhone sales during the October-December period totaled $ 65.6 billion, a 17% increase from the same time in the previous year.Part of the gain reflected pandemic-driven production problems that pushed back the r
Migrating species tend to ‘live fast and die young’

Migrating species tend to ‘live fast and die young’

Science
Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Want to live a long and healthy life? Experts in human longevity often stress the importance of staying active. But new research suggests more sedentary animals -- species that stay put, avoiding long distance travel -- enjoy comparatively longer lifespans. Advertisement The findings, published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications, suggest animal species that migrate tend to "live fast and die young." For the study, scientists at the University of Exeter analyzed the development patterns and lifespans of some 1,300 mammal and bird species. They found species that migrate develop faster, reproduce earlier and generally live shorter lives than their more stationary peers. Their analysis may explain why many migratory species are on the decline. "Many species migrat...
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Enigmatic fast radio burst pinned on magnetised dead star

Science
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Newbie investors: ‘I didn’t know I’d lose money so fast’

Newbie investors: ‘I didn’t know I’d lose money so fast’

Business
Stuck at home without a job during the pandemic, Kelly Mills initially turned to video games for escape. Then she decided to try her hand at a real world game: the stock market."I figured if I'm putting this much effort into the trading of these fictitious turnips, then surely I can figure out how the actual stock market works," she says.Soon the 34-year-old from Louisiana, who worked in the film industry, was following company rumours on Reddit, dialling into executive conference calls and tracking share prices as obsessively as posts on Instagram."I'm cooped up, I'm bored, I've got nothing better to do," she says. "This isn't me trying to make money. I'm just trying to pass the time."Like Ms Mills, millions of new investors in ...