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The end of AIDS?

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The current therapy for HIV-positive people reliably prevents infection of the partner. This confirms a new long-term study. It could be the beginning of the end of the AIDS epidemic. A long-term study has shown that men whose HIV infection is completely suppressed by antiretroviral drugs can no longer infect their male partners. An earlier

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Why do we see double after the consumption of alcohol?

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Two is Better? Not while seeing. With excessive consumption of alcohol, it can quickly happen that everything doubles from beer glass to friends. We explain how alcohol and our eyesight are related. It is a neurotoxin, that affects the body on the alcohol, probably surprised anyone big. One wonders more about how the stimulant influences

The Dunning-Kruger effect

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The Dunning-Kruger effect is the systematic erroneous tendency of relatively incompetent people to overestimate their own knowledge and ability and to underestimate the competence of others. The popular scientific term goes back to a 1999 publication by David Dunning and Justin Kruger. Dunning and Kruger have noted in previous studies that ignorance often leads to

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The cheapest microscope on the world! For just 1$

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Foldscope was invented by Manu Prakash and Jim Cybulski while Jim was a PhD student in Manu’s laboratory at Stanford University. Their inspiration for the Foldscope originated from field visits around the world, where they continually encountered bulky, broken microscopes, or a lack of microscopes entirely. As traditional microscopes are often expensive or cumbersome, they

50% of People Who Think They Have a Food Allergy Don’t. It Might Be This Instead

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Food intolerances are not the same as food allergies, but it seems a lot of people mistake one for the other. A study published January 4 in the journal JAMA Network Open found that about half of US adults who think they have a food allergy actually don’t. Instead, the authors said, those people who think they’re allergic might be