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The Northern Lights could be seen in the far north of the Netherlands

People in the far north of the country were able to glimpse the northern lights on the night from Wednesday to Thursday.

The northern lights are often difficult to see with the naked eye, but several photos circulated on social media showing the greenish light.

See also: The far north of the Netherlands was able to catch a glimpse of northern lights last night

Seven millionth shot has been taken

The seven millionth shot with a vaccine against COVID-19 was put on Thursday, outgoing Minister Hugo de Jonge (Public Health) announced.

That also meant that a million injections were taken in a week: the largest number of injections in a week since the start of the vaccination campaign in January.

See also: Seven millionth corona vaccine put on Thursday, million injections in a week

Back to old normal for vaccinated Americans

With some exceptions, Americans who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no longer have to wear a mouth mask and no longer have to keep a distance of 1.5 meters from others.

See also: Vaccinated Americans largely no longer need to wear a mouth mask

'Talkative' dinosaur discovered on the basis of fossil found in Mexico

Paleontologists have discovered a new dinosaur species through the discovery of a 73-million-year-old fossil in northern Mexico.

It is a large herbivore that could communicate with sounds, the Mexican Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) announced on Thursday.

See also: 'Talkative' dinosaur discovered on the basis of fossil found in Mexico

Longer pause between two Pfizer injections provides more antibodies

People over 80 who had an interval of 12 weeks between their first and second dose of the Pfizer corona vaccine produce more than three times as many antibodies as their peers who took a three-week break.

This is according to research from the University of Birmingham, which was published on Friday.

See also: Longer pause between two Pfizer shots produces more antibodies

Mammals in need can 'breathe' through the anus, maybe humans too

Mammals can take in oxygen through the anus in an emergency, Japanese scientists conclude in a study published Friday in the scientific journal

Med

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The results open up opportunities for a potential new ventilation technique for human patients, the researchers said.

See also: Mammals in need can 'breathe' through the anus, maybe humans too

Rare bumblebee species found in Limburg

A forest bumblebee was found in South Limburg, a very rare bumblebee species that was last seen fourteen years ago.

Researchers see it as a reward for a nature restoration project.

See also: Rare bumblebee species found in Limburg, 'pinnacle of nature restoration'

Corona vaccines Pfizer and AstraZeneca appear to be equally effective after first injection

The BioNTech / Pfizer and AstraZeneca corona vaccines appear to be equally effective after administration of the first dose.

This is evident from the most recent vaccination report from the British Ministry of Health.

See also: Pfizer and AstraZeneca corona vaccines appear to be equally effective after first injection

Four-year-old boy in New York orders almost 2,000 euros worth of ice creams

A family from the American city of New York was surprised this week when an order of almost a thousand ice creams was delivered.

They turned out to have been ordered in an unguarded moment by a young family member.

See also: Four-year-old boy in New York orders almost 2,000 euros worth of ice creams