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Why Leaving the WHO Could Be Disastrous for the U.S. and the World

On Friday, President Trump announced that the U.S. would immediately terminate its “relationship with the World Health Organization”—the culmination of a threat that the administration issued a month earlier. It’s a decision, experts warn, that could have dire repercussions on efforts to keep people safe from the…Read more...
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What this massive rotating disk galaxy tells us about our early universe

Current models of massive galaxy formation suggest that they evolve as part of a slow growth process, gradually increasing in size through mergers with smaller galaxies and the accumulation of clumps of hot gas. This means that most galaxies should have reached massive size relatively late in the course of the Universe’s 13.8 billion years history. However, the discovery of a massive rotating disk galaxy, much like our own Milky Way, when the Universe was just 1.5 billion years old calls these m...
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Emissions have dropped 17% — but it doesn’t mean we’re addressing climate change

The global COVID-19 quarantine has meant less air pollution in cities and clearer skies. Animals are strolling through public spaces, and sound pollution has diminished, allowing us to hear the birds sing. But these relatively small and temporary changes should not be mistaken for the COVID-19 pandemic actually helping to fix climate change. Quite the contrary: the pandemic that made the world stop offers a glimpse of the deep changes in lifestyles and economic structures that we need to impleme...
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Why the math behind the UK’s ‘COVID alert levels’ makes no sense

During these uncertain times of coronavirus lockdown, we are expected to look towards our leaders for advice and guidance. Critically, the instructions should be as simple and accurate as possible, to ensure that people follow the advice. Unfortunately, on May 10, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Twitter account released a number of “infographics” which are, quite frankly, baffling. At the time of writing, the infographics are still available and no further explanation has been offered. The goal o...
Tags: Startups, UK, Science, World, Boris Johnson, Syndication, Coronavirus

Can dark matter be found on earth? New research says ‘maybe’

Dark matter may not give off any light or radiation, but we might be able to watch it smash into atoms here on Earth. Dark matter makes up 85% of all matter in the Universe, but astronomers have never seen it. The nature of this mysterious — something — remains largely unknown. The mass which we call dark matter does not give off light, heat, radio waves, or any other form of electromagnetic radiation. But, astronomers and physicists know something (and a LOT of it) is out there. Without dark ma...
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A Japanese spacecraft sent back images of the rocky asteroid ‘Ryugu’ — and they’re stunning

The Hayabusa2 probe has sent back stunning images of the surface of Ryugu, giving researchers an up-close look at the asteroid’s rocky surface. February 21st, 2019, the Japanese space agency’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft touched down on the surface of the asteroid Ryugu — the orbit of which brings it between Earth and Mars — granting researchers at close-up look at the object’s rocky-surface. The images, released in a paper published in the journal Science, come as a precursor to samples that will be r...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Earth, World, Mars, Syndication, Ryugu

An astronaut’s guide to taking care of yourself during lockdown

I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to lose my mind. Social distancing prevents you from having a normal life, doing the things you like, and being with the ones you love. I feel like I’m living in one of those films in which the character relives the same day over and over. Luckily, I’m with my family, my dog, I have a home, food, and I’m working. Isolation is even more difficult for people without this type of support. Add fear to all of this — Fear of the pandemic, fear of what will happ...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, World, Syndication, Coronavirus

Our adaptability is what will save us from extinction — at least for a while

Will our species go extinct? The short answer is yes. The fossil record shows everything goes extinct, eventually. Almost all species that ever lived, over 99.9%, are extinct. Some left descendants. Most – plesiosaurs, trilobites, Brontosaurus – didn’t. That’s also true of other human species. Neanderthals, Denisovans, Homo erectus all vanished, leaving just Homo sapiens. Humans are inevitably heading for extinction. The question isn’t whether we go extinct, but when. Headlines often suggest thi...
Tags: Startups, Science, World, Mars, Homo, Syndication

How COVID-19 is making scientific research more transparent

The evolving COVID-19 pandemic has created an urgent need for scientific evidence, and quickly. We need politicians to be able to make informed decisions, and we need to support the development of effective vaccines and treatments, as well as understanding the unfolding impact of the pandemic on society. The speed with which the global scientific community has risen to this sudden pressing need is remarkable. But science is usually a slow-moving process – a series of steps towards a better under...
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Hubble Space Telescope snaps amazing images of Comet Atlas shattering

Comet Atlas was once shaping up to be the brightest comet seen from the northern hemisphere since comets Hale-Bopp and Hyakutake in the mid 1990’s. Now, the comet has completely broken up, shattering into dozens of massive pieces. Fortunately, the Hubble Space Telescope trained its eye on the head of the comet on April 20 and the 23rd as the spaceborne iceberg broke apart. The first image showed 30 fragments where the nucleus (main body) of the comet should have been found. The second observatio...
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COVID-19 is preventing offline environmental activism — but it’s thriving online

The environmental movement’s past recently collided with its future. April 22 marked the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, a milestone for environmentalism. A few days later, a global school strike was organized by Fridays for Future, the international coalition of young people inspired by Greta Thunberg’s protests against climate change. But after months of careful planning, both occasions were upended by the COVID-19 pandemic – and went online instead. So when social distancing measures...
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Japanese, Chinese and Korean Cars Makers Are Serious About Catching Tesla

Sandy Munro indicated that every OEM (original equipment maker) in Japan and most in China and Korea are buying his teardown reports on Tesla electric cars. Sandy only sold one of his reports in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Japan, Science, Technology, China, Cars, Tesla, World, Innovation, Korea, Electric Cars, Sandy, Sandy Munro

Have Some Laughs With the $25 Cornetto Trilogy Blu-Ray Collection

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Alien oceans are home to some unusual chemistry

Exoplanets rich with water appear to be common around other stars. A new study examines conditions at the bottom of these massive seas in other worlds. Alien oceans may be common throughout the Universe, but little is known about conditions deep underwater on massive worlds orbiting alien stars. A new study recreated these extreme conditions, with surprising results. Neptune, at the edge of our own Solar System, is a perfect example of a massive, water-rich world. Astronomers believe such planet...
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Over a third of coronavirus patients show neurological symptoms, study reports

As case numbers of COVID-19 continue to rise around the world, we are starting to see an increasing number of reports of neurological symptoms. Some studies report that over a third of patients show neurological symptoms. In the vast majority of cases, COVID-19 is a respiratory infection that causes fever, aches, tiredness, sore throat, cough, and, in more severe cases, shortness of breath and respiratory distress. Yet we now understand that COVID-19 can also infect cells outside of the respirat...
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4 amazing astronomical discoveries made by ancient Greeks

The Histories by Herodotus (484BC to 425BC) offers a remarkable window into the world as it was known to the ancient Greeks in the mid-fifth century BC. Almost as interesting as what they knew, however, is what they did not know. This sets the baseline for the remarkable advances in their understanding over the next few centuries – simply relying on what they could observe with their own eyes. Herodotus claimed that Africa was surrounded almost entirely by sea. How did he know this? He recounts ...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Africa, World, Egypt, Herodotus, Syndication, King Neco II

This planetary system’s perfect rhythm tells us a lot about how it came to be

A planetary system of six exoplanets in near-perfect synchronization gives astronomers a hint at how such groupings could evolve. Over a period of seven years, astronomers have observed the star HD 158259 — invisible to the naked eye — discovering six planets in orbit around it in near-perfect synchronization. The extrasolar planets (exoplanets) consist of one ‘Super-Earth’ and five ‘Mini-Neptunes’ with exceptionally regular spacing and timing. Their regimented order gives researchers a hint as ...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, World, University of Geneva UNIGE, Syndication

US Supports Commercial Space Mining and Will Negotiate Deals to Enable It

On April 6, the US White House released an executive order that Americans should have the right to engage in commercial exploration, recovery, and use of resources in outer space, consistent with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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A brief history of coronaviruses — and why COVID-19 is different

Most of us will be infected with a coronavirus at least once in our life. This might be a worrying fact for many people, especially those who have only heard of one coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, the cause of the disease known as COVID-19. There is much more to coronaviruses than SARS-CoV-2. Coronaviruses are actually a family of hundreds of viruses. Most of these infected animals such as bats, chickens, camels, and cats. Occasionally, viruses that infect one species can mutate in such a way that allo...
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Airline Future is Empty Middle Seats Now and Business Class Only Later

Wizz Air is considering flying with empty middle seats to enable social distancing while on flights. This would need to be combined with all passengers have masks and other sanitizing and safety... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Travel, Business, Science, Technology, Medicine, Future, World, Public Health, Innovation, Wizz Air, Air Plane, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Italy’s Trends Suggests Slower US Coronavirus Victory

The world has over 2 million coronavirus cases. Italy’s coronavirus epidemic has been about two weeks ahead of the US. Italy has had a slow reduction in daily cases and daily deaths from its... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Science, Technology, Medicine, World, Public Health, Italy, Innovation, US Italy, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Coronavirus has killed 150,000 people worldwide, as of today

A Reuters calculation published today shows that more than 150,000 have died of the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, the illness it causes. From Reuters: The first death came in the central Chinese city of Wuhan on Jan. 9. It took 83 days for the first 50,000 deaths to be recorded and just eight more for the toll to climb to 100,000. It took another eight days to go from 100,000 to 150,000. The death toll is still far short of the so-called Spanish flu, which began in 1918 and is estimated to h...
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Washington IHME Model COVID-19 Peaked and Predicts Half the Patients by May 8

New York Governor Cuomo and the University Washington IHME say the worst of the US Coronavirus for this wave happened three days ago. The Washington IHME, says Italy had its peak of COVID-19 resource... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Science, Technology, Medicine, Washington, US, World, Public Health, University, Italy, Innovation, Disease, Predictions, Cuomo, IHME, Coronavirus, COVID-19

We might’ve finally found dinosaur DNA, but some scientists don’t think it’s the real deal

Researchers in China and the US have found material in a dinosaur fossil that they claim looks like DNA. In a new paper in National Science Review, Alida Bailleul and colleagues report on their discovery of remarkably well-preserved cartilage from a Late Cretaceous dinosaur, Hypacrosaurus, from North America, dated at between 74 million and 80 million years old. They highlight microstructures within the cartilage that they identify as nuclei and chromosomes from within its cells and also DNA. If...
Tags: Startups, Science, China, US, World, North America, Syndication, National Science Review, Alida Bailleul

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is Out of the Hospital

UK Prime Minister is out of the hospital and will recover at his country residence, Chequers. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Anti-Coronavirus Needs to Be Compatible With Economic Activity

Admiral Brett Giroir, lead White House team COVID-19 testing efforts, said he is “very optimistic” that tens of millions of the tests will be available by May. This could enable the US... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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A Grim Milestone: U.S. Reports More Coronavirus Deaths Than Any Country in the World

The U.S. on Saturday reported that deaths due to covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, had reached more than 20,000. This means that the U.S. has surpassed Italy as the country with most deaths associated with the outbreak in the world. America is also the global leader in confirmed cases with 514,415…Read more...
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Here’s why we’ll never know if a high viral load corresponds to a worse case of coronavirus

Healthcare workers are likely to be in contact with many COVID-19 patients every day. Being in contact with more people with the disease means that, in theory, they will be exposed to higher doses of the coronavirus over time. Does that mean they are at greater risk of contracting the disease, as reports from some countries suggest? We know for some diseases that the dose of virus a person is exposed to will directly correlate with how severe the disease is. A good example of this is influenza. ...
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Research: Moon colonies could be (partially) built with human urine

Colonies on the Moon or Mars could, one day, be manufactured — in part — from using human urine. The waste we flush away on Earth could play an important role in constructing the first permanent colonies in space, a new study finds. Urea extracted from urine could be used as a plasticizer, forming concrete for use in building living quarters, a new study finds. These structures could then shape the makeshift concrete using large 3D printers. The European and Chinese space agencies, along with NA...
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