SCIENCE


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NEWS

A study published in AGU Advances, a journal of the American Geophysical Union, challenges the prevailing theory regarding the devastating 365 AD earthquake of Crete and the tsunami that followed off the coast of Egypt, postulating a version fitting the description of Roman historian Ammianus Marcellinus.


Dr Eleftherios Diamandis (left), head of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, and Dr Ioannis Prassas, professor of molecular biology and staff scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital.
INNOVATION

A team of Greek researchers at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute in Toronto, Canada, have developed an easy-to-use diagnostic test for Covid-19, suitable for testing large numbers of people, such as students, industrial workers and nursing home workers. 


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ANIMAL PROTECTION

Elephants have a keen nose. They have more smell receptors than any mammal – including dogs – and can sniff out food that is several miles away. A new study tests their ability to distinguish between similar smelling plants.



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SCIENCE

The British Council in Greece is organizing its FameLab 2021 competition to find the young scientist who stands out for his or her passion and communication skills and will represent Greece in the grand international final.


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CORONAVIRUS

Researchers from the University of Athens who spearheaded a successful clinical trial into the effects of colchicine in the prevention of complications caused by Covid-19, have teamed up with colleagues at Yale to carry on studying the benefits of the anti-inflammatory drug.

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ECONOMY

An immaterial, invisible universe, the foundation of our smart world, is already transforming our lives. The cloud is the backbone of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Hidden inside it is an unknown, 10-year-old Greek story of international success.

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NEWS

Greek scientists and researchers completed on December 6 the full mapping of the seabed around the island of Samos in the eastern Aegean and a large section of the Icarian Sea, as part of a project to understand the morphology of the ocean floor in the area.