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Disappearing Covid-19 app alerts cause alarm

Disappearing Covid-19 app alerts cause alarm

Technology
Lee Stanley, who says he installed the app last Thursday as soon as it was available, saw this message flash up: "Possible Covid-19 exposure. Someone you were near reported having Covid-19. Exposure date, duration and signal strength have been saved."Let's block ads! (Why?) BBC News - Technology
Virus ‘disappearing’ so fast vaccine has ‘only 50% chance of working’

Virus ‘disappearing’ so fast vaccine has ‘only 50% chance of working’

Technology
There is only a 50% chance of the Oxford coronavirus vaccine working because cases in the UK are declining so fast, one of the scientists behind it has warned. The University of Oxford's Jenner Institute and the Oxford Vaccine Group began developing a COVID-19 vaccine in January using a virus taken from chimpanzees. But with the number of UK coronavirus cases dropping every day, there may not be enough people to test it on, according to the institute's director Professor Adrian Hill.He told The Sunday Telegraph: "It's a race against the virus disappearing, and against time. We said earlier in the year that there was an 80% chance of developing an effective vaccine by September."But at the moment, there's a 50% chance that we get no result at all. We're in the bizarre position of wanting CO...
Monarch butterflies disappearing from western U.S., researchers say

Monarch butterflies disappearing from western U.S., researchers say

Science
Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The monarch butterfly populations in western North America have declined dramatically and face a greater risk of extinction, a new study shows.Scientists at Washington State University found that the decline in western monarch butterfly populations was significantly more than previously believed and greater than eastern monarchs."Western monarchs are faring worse than their eastern counterparts," Cheryl Schultz, an associate professor at Washington State University Vancouver, said in a press release. "In the 1980s, 10 million monarchs spent the winter in coastal California. Today there are barely 300,000."Beginning in the 1990s, residents of coastal California noticed that the common monarch butterfly seemed to be disappearing."This study doesn't just show that there are f...
Dawn French overhauls image with 7st weight loss – the ultimate disappearing act

Dawn French overhauls image with 7st weight loss – the ultimate disappearing act

Entertainment
The actress and comedian left jaws on the floor when she took to Twitter to show off far svelter figure, in the wake of a strict diet.Smouldering into the camera with her hands on her hips, the Vicar of Dibley star showed off her mind-blowing seven stone weight loss.She modelled a dress from her collaboration with Helen Teague for online fashion retailer Sixteen47.The printed number skimmed her newly-streamlined curves and featured a striking multi-coloured print.She teamed the garment with black leggings and on-trend silver brogues.GETTYSTREAMLINED: Dawn has lost seven and a half stoneReality TV stars weight loss transformations  Amazingly, these reality TV stars have lost more than 40st between them... all thanks to healthy eating and exerciseInstagram Scarlett Moffatt s...