4 April 2020
Immunologist says he has a possible cure for the coronavirus
"We've engineered neutralizing antibodies that go and block the virus. The coronavirus, if you were to zoom in on it, you would see a series, a ring of spikes, and it uses those spikes to invade human cells. We've identified a series of super potent antibodies that block those spikes and therefore make the virus no longer infectious."
3 April 2020
New Coronavirus Test Provides Results in as Few as Five Minutes
Actual tracing and virtual dating of COV-19
A digest of COVID-19 science, data, reporting and optimism as of 3 April.
2 April 2020
Australia begins testing 2 potential coronavirus vaccines, including one from US
Top NY Blood Center doctor says plasma coronavirus treatment looking 'promising'
30 March 2020
Army researchers at Fort Detrick who helped discover Ebola treatment seek coronavirus vaccine
"We're going to find this vaccine and we're gonna win in the end."
FDA Authorizes Use of Malaria Drugs for Coronavirus
As of early Monday morning, the coronavirus has infected more than 143,000 people in the U.S. and at least 2,513 people have died from the respiratory illness.
Up to 10 percent of recovered coronavirus patients test positive again, China reports
Additionally, health officials around the world are testing the concept of taking plasma from someone who has been infected, processing it, and injecting the antibodies into a sick person to stimulate their immune system.
Like a key to a lock
How seeing the molecular machinery of the coronavirus will help scientists design a treatment.
Another twist in the dark matter story
Electromagnetic signals don’t provide the evidence physicists were hoping for.
28 March 2020
Hydroxychloroquine, a less toxic derivativeof chloroquine, is effective in inhibiting SARS-CoV-2 infection in vitro (PDF)
Keeping the Wuhan virus away - recommended practices from Johns Hopkins University:
The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes their genetic code. (mutation) and convert them into aggressors and multiplier cells.
Since the virus is not a living organism but a protein molecule, it is not killed but decays on its own. The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies.
The virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat. That is why any soap or detergent is the best remedy because the foam CUTS the FAT (that is why you have to rub so much: for 20 seconds or more, to make a lot of foam) By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down on its own.
HEAT melts fat; this is why it is so good to use water above 25C for washing hands, clothes and everything. In addition, hot water makes more foam and that makes it even more useful.
Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol over 65% DISSOLVES ANY FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.
Any mix with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaks it down from the inside.
Oxygenated water helps long after soap, alcohol, and chlorine, because peroxide dissolves the virus protein, but you have to use it pure and it hurts your skin.
NO BACTERICIDE OR ANTIBIOTIC SERVES. The virus is not a living organism like bacteria; antibiotics cannot kill what is not alive.
NEVER shake used or unused clothing, sheets or cloth. While it is glued to a porous surface, it is very inert and disintegrates only after
- 3 hours (fabric and porous),
- 4 hours (copper and wood)
- 24 hours (cardboard),
- 42 hours (metal), and
- 72 hours (plastic).
But if you shake it or use a feather duster, the virus molecules float in the air for up to 3 hours and can lodge in your nose.
The virus molecules remain very stable in external cold, or artificial cold as produced by air conditioners in houses and cars.
They also need moisture to stay stable, and especially darkness. Therefore, dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade it faster.
UV LIGHT on any object that may contain it breaks down the virus protein. For example, to disinfect and reuse a mask is perfect. Be careful, it also breaks down collagen (which is protein) in the skin.
The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin.
Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat.
Neither SPIRITS nor VODKA serve. The strongest vodka is 40% alcohol, and you need 65%.
there are a few alcohols more than 65%, and Vodka does come in 50%, but still not strong enough to kill the virus.
LISTERINE IF IT SERVES! It is 65% alcohol.
The more confined space, the more concentration of the virus there can be. The more open or naturally ventilated, the less.
You have to wash your hands before and after touching mucosa, food, locks, knobs, switches, remote control, cell phone, watches, computers, desks, TV, etc. And when using the bathroom.
You have to Moisturize dry hands from so much washing them, because the molecules can hide in the micro cracks. The thicker the moisturizer, the better.
Also keep your NAILS SHORT so that the virus does not hide there.
26 March 2020
Is the Coronavirus as Deadly as They Say?
"The real fatality rate could in fact be closer to 0.06%."
25 March 2020
Tiny creature from the late Proterozoic era identified as the earliest ancestor of all modern animals.
24 March 2020
Death in the U.S. by the numbers
For 2017, the latest year for which there are numbers, there were 2,813,503 deaths.
That means there were an average of 7,708 deaths per day in the U.S.
From the first Wuhan virus death in the U.S., on February 29th, to date, there have been 624 deaths due to the Wuhan virus.
That means there were an average of 24.88 deaths per day in the U.S. due to the Wuhan virus.
Deaths from the Wuhan virus are 00.32 % of the total deaths per day in the U.S.
To put that number in perspective, the infant mortality rate in the U.S. is 00.58 %
– almost twice as high.
See the CDC Deaths and Mortality webpage for more information.
The date of the first U.S. Wuhan virus mortality was taken from this news article, and the total number of deaths in the U.S. was taken from here.
The coronavirus did not escape from a lab. Here's how we know.
23 March 2020
Message on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Neither From UNICEF Nor Accurate
The Hidden Epidemic Behind COVID-19: Myths & Misinformation
In any case, death is NOT imminent with this virus.
21 March 2020
Chloroquine for the 2019 novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2
20 March 2020
France makes 'massive' discovery that old medicines work against coronavirus
Researchers are turning to existing medication for potential use in a new coronavirus treatment.
Chloroquine: What to know about potential coronavirus treatment
Early symptom of coronavirus might be digestive issues
Digestion issues, not respiratory, may be indicator
19 March 2020
Coronavirus swab test from UNC gets results in 4 hours, approved by FDA
University doctors believe they can test 300 patients a day
18 March 2020
Recent fossil discovery sheds light on the origin of modern birds
and how they survived the last mass extinction
Coronavirus and the Sun: a Lesson from the 1918 Influenza Pandemic
Fresh air, sunlight and improvised face masks seemed to work a century ago; and they might help us now. Open air therapy reduced deaths among hospital patients from 40 per cent to about 13 per cent.
17 March 2020
The simple protein that started all life
Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to "flatten the curve"
Even a small nuclear war could cause severe global food shortages
16 March 2020
Coronavirus: Biotech company ships first batches of vaccine, to be tested on humans
Roughly 35 companies and academic institutions are rushing to create a vaccine and at least four have tested it on animals. Moderna, a biotech company in Massachusetts, has already shipped the first batches of its COVID-19 vaccine to the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. It was said to be ready for human trials in April, but the first patient will receive an experimental dose today.
Our Solar System Is Even Stranger Than We Thought
New research shows a pattern of exoplanet sizes and spacing around other stars unlike what we see in our own system.
15 March 2020
EPA publishes a list of potent ammunition against coronavirus
You can see the complete list here, courtesy of the EPA.
Disinfectant Concentrations and Contact Times for EPA's List of Products Effective against Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the Cause of COVID-19
14 March 2020
Researchers in U.S., China uncover how coronavirus hijacks human cells
13 March 2020
Tracking chart for the current status on the Coronavirus
Coronavirus vaccine development: Where does it stand?
Seattle woman infected with coronavirus says 'don’t panic' when recounting battle with deadly illness
Ireland and Britain aren’t part of Trump’s coronavirus travel ban. This is why.
Trump’s travel ban applies only to countries within the "Schengen area"
Apple says reopening all its branded stores in China
Earth’s tilt angle key trigger for ending ice ages
12 March 2020
Scientists crack 58-year-old quantum mystery
The discovery will simplify the control of individual atoms placed in nano electric devices, with implications for overhauling nuclear magnetic resonance – a technique used in a diverse range of fields such as modern physics, medicine, chemistry, and mining.
Tiny bird-like dinosaur smallest ever found
Coronavirus becomes a pandemic: What to know about the classification
Coronavirus in the U.S.: Map of where cases have been confirmed across the country
11 March 2020
Over 50,000 People Have Recovered From Coronavirus Around the World, According to Johns Hopkins
10 March 2020
Giant asteroid apocalypse 13K years ago was witnessed by ancient humans
Scientists made a surprise discovery of an enormous crater hiding beneath Greenland's ice sheets
9 March 2020
2,400 in U.S. dead from flu
21 in U.S. dead from coronavirus
(3 plus 18 in nursing home in Wa. state)
COVID-1 - Coronavirus Q&A with Dr. Harish Moorjani
7 March 2020
New Research Explains How Solar Panels Could Soon Be Generating Power at Night
Faster-Than-Light Speeds Could Be Why Gamma-Ray Bursts Seem to Go Backwards in Time
5 March 2020
Skulls and skills varied in archaic Homo erectus
Homo erectus was possibly the most successful and longest surviving of any early human. They first popped into the fossil record some 2 million years ago and only went extinct in the last 50,000-100,000 years.
5 March 2020
Medical breakthrough in Israel:
a lung was removed from the body of a cancer patient, cleaned and returned
The coronavirus outbreak has an unexpected silver lining
The coronavirus has infected close to 90,000 people around the world so far. 45,000 patients have recovered so far, and over 3,000 patients have died.
Footage of the Apollo 16 ‘Lunar Rover Grand Prix’ Upscaled to 4K and 60fps
Here’s how to apply to be a NASA astronaut!
2 March 2020
How COVID-19 (Corona virus) Spreads
Behavioural immunisation against the coronavirus
The evolution of a faraway star system
Scientists seize the rare chance to watch it unfold.
1 March 2020
Innovation thrives in partially connected populations
The finding that looser connections are better is counter-intuitive.
Lyrics and melody receive separate attention once they enter the brain
"Humans have developed two means of auditory communication: speech and music."
27 February 2020
Billion-year-old green algae is an ancestor of all plants on Earth
24 February 2020
'Hidden Figure' Katherine Johnson Dead At 101
her famous quote on page 245 of the book.
23 February 2020
Physicists Take Their Closest Look Yet at an Antimatter Atom
19 February 2020
SpaceX will launch humans to space for the first time
Researchers make solar efficiency breakthrough
17 February 2020
How planetary building blocks were constructed
Maths and the art of topology
Topology is a branch of mathematics concerned with space and deformation.
How art merges with maths
to explore continuity, change, and exotic states
New research explains the strange electron flow in future materials
Watching on as Betelgeuse dims
The star is down to about a third of its normal brightness, and its shape is changing.
15 February 2020
NASA’s New Horizons mission sheds new light on how planets form
14 February 2020
SpaceX to launch 60 internet Starlink satellites in one day
The launch will be SpaceX's third one for 2020 already
10 February 2020
Expedition reveals the violent birth of Zealandia
for more, read about the
discovery of Zealandia continent
Earth’s hidden continent was shaped by two tectonic events.
6 February 2020
The largest ever study of cancer genetics, involving more than 1300 researchers across four continents, has catalogued a trove of cancer mutations in a vast, open access, computer cloud database.
3 February 2020
Physicists have cooled a nanoparticle to the lowest temperature quantum mechanics allows – a temperature of roughly minus 273 degrees Celsius – by reducing its motion to the ground state
2 February 2020
Two trillion galaxies
30 January 2020
Magnetic field moves electrons into concentric circles
Humans not to blame for genetic diversity loss
Same old story - diversity loss caused by the need to adapt to differing habitats.
Siberian cave yields trove of Neanderthal blades linked to eastern Europe
A mega library of nanoparticles
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, which uses infrared light to study the cosmos,
will be formally retired today after 16 years
The new Inouye Solar Telescope has produced the most detailed solar images
ever taken, showing structures as small as 30 kilometres.
26 January 2020
The Hubble Constant - calculating it different ways gives different answers
The five worst mass extinctions
24 January 2020
Java Man - First human species out of Africa - reached Asia later than thought
The Super Bowl of Astronomy
Earth’s oldest known impact structure coincides with the end of Snowball Earth
After Snowball Earth there is no record of large-scale glaciation for 400 million years
Children’s graves reveal genetic diversity of ancient West Africa
Possible Bigfoot spotting?
22 January 2020
Unusual gravitational waves hit Earth
21 January 2020
40-ton whale jumps completely out of the water
19 January 2020
SpaceX blew up a rocket and this time it’s great news
17 January 2020
Neandertal birch tar-hafted tool proves abstract conceptualization ability
"The production of birch tar adhesives was a major technological development, demonstrating complex Neandertal technology and advanced cognitive ability."
A tar-backed tool from the present-day North Sea reveals the use of complex technology by Neandertals.   This article reports the discovery of a 50,000-year-old birch tar-hafted flint tool found off the present-day coastline of The Netherlands.   The production of birch tar adhesives and multicomponent tools was a major technological development.   It is considered complex technology and has a prominent place in discussions about the evolution of human behavior.   This find provides evidence on the technological capabilities of Neandertals and illuminates the currently debated conditions under which these technologies could be maintained.   The find demonstrates that birch tar was a routine part of the Neandertal technological repertoire.   Dating the geological provenance of the artifact firmly associates it with a host of Middle Paleolithic stone tools and a Neandertal fossil.
The object is a piece of birch tar, encompassing one-third of a flint flake.   This find demonstrates that Neandertals mastered complex adhesive production strategies and composite tool use.   The discovery also shows that a large population size is not a necessary condition for complex behavior and technology.
In a related article, the author states that "Neandertals used artificial adhesives to haft, or better handle, stone tools across their entire geographic range and since at least 200,000 years ago."   That is almost 130,000 years prior to H. Sapiens' final mental evolutionary change 70,000 years ago, and about 145,000 years before H. Sapiens made their way into the parts of Eurasia where H. Neanderthalis lived.
This is clear evidence that Neandertals possessed the ability for abstract conceptualization.   Abstract conceptualization is the mental capability that makes possible reasoning and thinking, which replaces the instinctual behavior that is otherwise universal among animals.   This discovery also makes clear that abstract conceptualization at some level preceded H. Sapiens.
14 January 2020
7 Billion-Year-Old Stardust Is Oldest Material Found on Earth
Some of these ancient grains are billions of years older than our sun.
in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
13 January 2020
Cancer Metastasis Has More to Do with Wound Healing than You Might Think
"Metastasis is wound healing gone wrong."
9 January 2020
New image of the Milky Way's center could help explain why its heart is missing stars
How protons and neutrons behave inside an atom
That behavior is different from their behavior as individual particles
7 January 2020
NASA's alien planet hunter discovers its first Earth-sized planet in 'habitable-zone'
2020's first meteor shower seen from space
4,000-year-old guide to Egyptian underworld could be oldest illustrated 'book'
27 December 2019
China launches powerful rocket in boost for 2020 Mars mission
22 December 2019
Boeing capsule returns to Earth after aborted space mission
20 December 2019
Boeing's Starliner launch malfunctions en route to International Space Station
14 December 2019
Deep solar minimum on the verge of an historic milestone
Earth Enters Unknown as Magnetic North Pole Continues Push Toward Russia, Crosses Greenwich Meridian
4 December 2019
Hoag's object is a galaxy within a galaxy within a galaxy (and nobody knows why)
'Snowball Earth' discovery: Experts reveal how life survived prehistoric ice age
How life survived during 'Snowball Earth' period of 720 million to 635 million years ago
Ancestral home of modern humans is in Botswana
original article in Nature magazine
26 November 2019
NASA finds 'battling galaxies' in deep space
Nile River millions of years older than previously thought
22 October 2019
New CRISPR tool has the potential to correct almost all disease-causing DNA glitches
Humans can land on Mars by 2035, NASA chief says
11 October 2019
NASA advances Trump-led manufacturing push with six innovative technologies
Second interstellar visitor arrives - and stronomers think they know where it came from
Giant asteroid strike 13K years ago had 'global consequences,' study says
Early earthlings may have watched the galaxy's center explode 3.5M years ago
"Ballooning out of both poles of the galactic center, two gargantuan orbs of gas stretch into space for 25,000 light-years apiece (roughly the same as the distance between Earth and the center of the Milky Way)"
Minute by minute accounts of how asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs devastated Earth
Three share Nobel prize for physics for work to understand the cosmos
Europe's Black Death plague virus originated in Russia's Volga region
10 September 2019
New evidence about the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs
"Scientists have extracted a unique geologic record of the single worst day in the history of life on Earth, when a city-sized asteroid smashed into the planet 65 million years ago, wiping out the dinosaurs and three-quarters of all other life."
"Blasted a hole 100 miles wide and 12 miles deep."
"Debris deposited in layers almost minute-by-minute at the heart of the impact during the first day of a global catastrophe."
130 feet of sediment - "We can read it on the scale of minutes and hours."
"The land was clearly on fire."
"Temperatures world-wide dropped by as much as 30 degrees Fahrenheit for decades."
How the skull of humanity’s oldest known ancestor is changing our understanding of evolution
Modern humans evolved 100,000 years earlier than we thought – and not just in east Africa
Ancestors of Flores ‘hobbits’ may have been pioneers of first ‘human’ migration out of Africa
29 August 2019
First American settlers may have been in Idaho 16,500 years ago, study says
Musk, Bezos, Branson lead billionaires in space race
28 August 2019
Japan's Hayabusa2 asteroid probe packs its space-rock bag for return to Earth
13 August 2019
419 million-year-old fossilized forest discovered in China
12 August 2019
NASA's Curiosity rover continues its work, passing its seventh anniversary.
3 August 2019
NASA's mission to 'touch the sun' surprises during first data delivery
22 gigabytes of data downloaded
NASA solar spacecraft snaps first image from inside sun's atmosphere
22 July 2019
Bizarre 'bird of prey' airliner concept design revealed by Airbus
20 July 2019
Apollo 11: 50 years on, the world celebrates the Moon landing
15 July 2019
EU's GPS satellites have been down for four days in mysterious outage
The Galileo satellite system was launched by the EU as an alternative to the US Air Force's Global Position System (GPS) and the Russian government's GLONASS.
24 June 2019
Rarely-seen catshark washes up on Australian beach
Raikoke volcano eruption from space
19 June 2019
Apollo 11: New website replays first Moon landing mission in real time
See it here.
The glaciers in Glacier National Park appear to be growing
Glacier National Park quietly removes signs that the glaciers are melting because they are growing
10 June 2019
Mysterious large mass discovered on Moon bewilders scientists:
'Whatever it is, wherever it came from'
6 June 2019
Asteroid the size of a football-field could hit the earth this year
2 June 2019
NASA finds evidence of ancient lake on Mars
Rogue factories in China releasing lots of CFCs
20 May 2019
NASA probes finds crash site of Israeli lunar lander
17 May 2019
NASA's deep space probes - Pioneer, Voyager, New Horizons - where will they end up?
Every two years on Mars, an atmospheric hole dumps its water into space
Galaxies 13 billion years ago were brighter than expected - the question is: Why?
Many planets outside the Solar System are water worlds
9 May 2019
Human lifespan could soon pass 100 years thanks to medical tech, says BofA
Bacteria-eaing viruses save teenager's life
7 May 2019
Blackfeet man's DNA traces back 17,000 years; oldest in the Americas
DNA story suggests his ancestors came from the Pacific, traveled to the coast of South America and traveled north - not from across the Alaska land bridge
5 May 2019
2 May 2019
Oldest footprint and stone tools in Americas found, pre-Clovis - 15,600 years old
1 May 2019
World's oldest mummies in Chile - predate Egyptian mummies by 2,000 years
12 April 2019
SpaceX launches world's most powerful rocket, recovers all 3 boosters
11 April 2019
First-ever photographic image of a Black Hole
First landing on Moon by private company to be attempted 3:05pm ET today
Moon landing by Israeli firm's craft fails
Lockheed-Martin's Lunar Lander - 62 tons and with an elevator
"What we chose to do is jump to the endgame."
10 April 2019
New human-related ancient species discovered in Luzon, Phillippines
9 April 2019
First actual pictures of black hole pending from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT)
8 April 2019
New lymphoma cancer vaccine shows promise
Zapping the brain for those over 60 to help short-term memory?
6 April 2019
Over the last 50 years, the polar bear population has quadrupled
Overpopulation is now the problem
Wannabe dictators can't use climate change as excuse to tell you what to do
4 April 2019
Four-legged whale that lived 40mya found off coast of Peru
2 April 2019
Debris from India's anti-satellite test is a threat to the International Space Station
1 April 2019
Discovery of dinosaur fossils from the moment of the asteroid impact 66mya
4,000 year-old city discovered in Iraq, near the Zagros mountains
31 March 2019
Mars was once covered in wide raging rivers
28 March 2019
U.S. Astronauts on the Moon by 2024?
26 March 2019
Some of the universe's oldest stars are in the Milky Way galaxy's center
World's largest atom smasher may have found evidence for why the universe exists
25 March 2019
Meteor explodes with 10x the energy of atomic bomb in Hiroshima
15 March 2019
Seniors:   use skin moisturizer to prevent dementia, other old-age problems
12 March 2019
Research team 'wakes up' mammoth cell nuclei
10 March 2019
Could a supernova have caused one of Earth's mass extinctions 2.6mya?
Click here to see Earth's Geologic time scale
5 March 2019
Rediscovery of Mayan caves offers new chance to reconstruct the story of the Mayans
15 February 2019
U.S. going back to the Moon - this time, to stay
8 February 2019
Study of Human Genome Finds Unknown Human Ancestor
here to see a PDF version.
8 February 2019
NASA spacecraft pinpoints locaton of Chinese spacecraft on the far side of the moon
6 February 2019
More on the shifting of the Earth's mgnetic poles at an increased speed
NASA's two cubesats stop responding after passing Mars
29 January 2019
Cure for cancer within a year?
10 January 2019
The shifting of the Earth's mgnetic poles has picked up speed
It is now moving at more than 34 miles a year - up from less than 10 miles a year
3 January 2019
China lands spacecraft on far side of the moon
2 January 2019
NASA's New Horizons Takes Photos of Ultima Thule, 4 Billion Miles Away
10 December 2018
Voyager 2 probe moves into interstellar space
23 November 2018
More than a dozen prominent scientists will be presenting evidence Friday and Saturday casting doubt on the United Nations’ assertion that human activity is causing a global warming crisis.
Several of these scientists co-authored or reviewed portions of Climate Change Reconsidered, a series of comprehensive climate science volumes compiled by the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC).
Among the highlights of the EIKE conference, scientists will discuss the latest science regarding natural climate cycles, sea level, solar variability versus atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations, shortcomings regarding renewable power, flaws in asserted temperature histories, the benefits of a warmer world, desertification, and ulterior goals of climate activists.
“The scientific evidence and conclusions reported by climate scientists are far different than what the environmental left and their legacy media allies would like the public to believe.”
Measured temperature vs. what NOAA reports - See the fraud.
Historic temperatures do not show a warming trend.
31 October 2018
First look at the black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy
25 October 2018
Earthquake splits tectonic plate in two and geologists are shaken
23 October 2018
Growing up surrounded by books bolsters skills later in life
21 October 2018
Your life span is written in your DNA, and we’re learning to read the code.
Cytosine, one of the four DNA bases of the genetic code, makes genes more or less active
7 August 2018
Alarmist now-or-never environmentalists fall flat on their faces
4 August 2018
Bezos throwing money, engineers into corporate space race
25 July 2018
Game-changer:   Mars lake of liquid water discovered
07 July 2018
AIDS vaccine passes key early test
05 July 2018
43 Obama-era EPA scandals the media ignored
30 January 2018
Blood test called CancerSEEK detects several cancer types
- breast, colorectal, esophagus, liver, lung, ovary, pancreas, stomach
New $500 blood test could detect cancer before symptoms develop
CancerSEEK blood test screens for eight types of cancer
14 February 1990
Voyager I looks back at its lauch site, with an arm of the Milky Way Galaxy as background
Sometime in 1882
The Klein Bottle
Thought the Möbius band was divine.
Said he: "If you glue
The edges of two,
You'll get a weird bottle like mine."
15 May 1570
The first modern Atlas of the World
Humanity's first written language
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