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A second space rock hit Earth after the one that doomed the dinosaurs - a nail in the coffin of the mass extinction

An artist's depiction of the moment the Chicxulub asteroid struck in present-day Mexico 66 million years ago. Chase Stone One space rock hit Mexico 66 million years ago, causing a mass extinction that doomed the dinosaurs. A study suggests another asteroid struck Ukraine 650,000 years later, possibly warming the climate. These back-to-back impacts may have delayed Earth's recovery from the mass extinction. See more stories on Insider's business page. About 66 million years ago,...
Tags: Science, News, Montana, Mexico, Trends, Research, Ukraine, Nasa, Earth, Dinosaurs, Asteroid, North America, Yucatan Peninsula, Fahrenheit, University of Glasgow, Pickersgill

University of Illinois and Argonne researchers dig deep into nitrogen fertilizers for more accurate corn-based ethanol LCAs

In Illinois, for corn ethanol, most greenhouse gas emissions can be mapped to the fuel’s production, transportation, and combustion, but a large portion of the greenhouse gas calculation can be traced right back to the farm. Because of privacy concerns, however, scientists can’t access individual farm management decisions such as fertilizer type and rate. Nitrogen fertilizer data are an important piece of the calculation because a portion of these fertilizers wind up in the atmosphere in the for...
Tags: Research, Illinois, University Of Illinois, U S Department of Energy, Argonne, Argonne National Laboratory, Nitrogen Fertilizers

Chinese researchers find waste paper could be efficiently used for enzyme production

In China, researchers at the Institute of Modern Physics (IMP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have recently found that waste paper could be efficiently used for enzyme production by Trichoderma longiflorum. The study was published in Journal of Cleaner Production.   Waste paper, a recyclable waste resource, has high potential for industry due to its richness in cellulose, low cost and high abundance. Thus, to produce cellulase and xylanase by using waste paper not only reduces the cos...
Tags: China, Research, CAS, Chinese Academy of Sciences CAS, Imp, Institute of Modern Physics IMP, Journal of Cleaner Production Waste

Thanks to capitalism, the poor get richer

Everywhere, people trash capitalism. But what they think they know about capitalism is usually wrong. “No one ever makes a billion dollars,” complains Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. “You take a billion dollars.” In other words, capitalists get rich by taking money from others. That’s nonsense, and Myth No. 1. People believe that myth if they think that when one person wins, someone else must lose. It’s natural to believe that if you think there is a finite amount of money in the world. But there...
Tags: Apple, Labor, California, Steve Jobs, Opinion, Research, Sport, Soccer, Jeff Bezos, Mitchell, Robert Reich, John Stossel, Census Bureau, Michell, Center for Freedom and Prosperity, Dan Mitchell

Canadian researchers find fewer negative impacts on soil microbiology from biodiesel vs. fossil diesel spills

In Canada, researchers from the University of Saskatchewan have demonstrated that biodiesel spills have fewer negative impacts on soil microbiology compared to fossil diesel spills. The study looked at two different kinds of soil that were contaminated with biodiesel or fossil diesel as well as a control area, looking at nitrogen content, total organic carbon and inorganic carbon. The results showed similar nitrogen results but significantly more TOC in the biodiesel effected soil and significan...
Tags: Research, Canada, Biodiesel, University of Saskatchewan, Soil Microbiology

Brazilian researchers make breakthrough about key sugarcane disease

In Brazil, the fungus Fusarium verticillioides is one of the causes of red rot, the most serious sugarcane disease. Losses average around $1 billion per harvest in Brazil alone.   The traditional approach to the etiology of this disease is that it is triggered by Diatraea saccharalis, a moth usually referred to as the sugarcane borer. In the caterpillar stage, this insect bores into the stem of the plant, which is later infected opportunistically by the fungus. However, a study conducted in Bra...
Tags: Research, Brazil, Sugarcane, fungus Fusarium verticillioides

BETO looking for unpublished and underused bioenergy technology data

In Tennessee, a Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO)-sponsored project, Accelerating Bioenergy Technology Advancement Through FAIR Data Delivery, is working to identify, acquire, and develop data and documentation, and publish presently unavailable or inaccessible bioenergy technology data that will be useful to the community. The project is particularly interested in data about scaling up processes for biomass conversion, including experiments with negative results, which can be helpful to othe...
Tags: Research, Data, Tennessee, BETO, Bioenergy Technologies Office BETO, Bioenergy, Fuels

SUSU student creates a catalyst for biofuel production

In Russia, a winner of the UMNIK competition, student of the SUSU Institute of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is working on a fundamentally new catalyst that will help to produce cheap biodiesel fuel from waste food raw materials. This type of fuel can be used for cars and other vehicles with diesel engine. The aim of the work is to create a cheap and regenerable catalyst, with the help of which it will be possible to convert food raw materials and waste edible fats into biofuels. The catalyst...
Tags: Russia, Research, Food Waste, Catalyst, Biofuel, Biodiesel, SUSU Institute of Natural Sciences

Scientists link intense exercise with MND risk in some people

Those with a certain genetic makeup more likely to develop motor neurone disease, study confirmsRegular strenuous exercise raises the risk of developing motor neurone disease (MND) in people who are genetically predisposed to the condition, researchers say.Scientists at the University of Sheffield found a causal relationship between high intensity physical activity and the disorder among those already susceptible to the disease. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Education, Research, Medical Research, Mnd, Motor Neurone Disease, University Of Sheffield

ORNL researchers discover single gene that can boost growth and stress tolerances

In Tennessee, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered a single gene that simultaneously boosts plant growth and tolerance for stresses such as drought and salt, all while tackling the root cause of climate change by enabling plants to pull more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.   As climate change triggers more frequent and longer-lasting droughts, water scarcity concerns are escalating. Only about 3% of the world’s water is freshwater, and much of that is frozen in ice o...
Tags: Research, Tennessee, Ornl, Gene, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Climate and nature crises: solve both or solve neither, say experts

Restoring nature boosts biodiversity and ecosystems that can rapidly and cheaply absorb carbon emissionsHumanity must solve the climate and nature crises together or solve neither, according to a report from 50 of the world’s leading scientists.Global heating and the destruction of wildlife is wreaking increasing damage on the natural world, which humanity depends on for food, water and clean air. Many of the human activities causing the crises are the same and the scientists said increased use ...
Tags: Food, Climate Change, Environment, Research, Wildlife, Conservation, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Farming, Biodiversity

UK researchers cut costs switching bacteria around to produce novel products

In the UK, high-value chemicals used in biofuels and pharmaceuticals can be made from bacteria by switching their chemistry to produce novel products. Researchers from the University of Warwick have found a way to drastically cut the cost of turning on these switches.   Typically, genetic switches are turned on by adding a chemical called an inducer. However, inducers are expensive, and often need to be constantly added to prevent switching back off, analogous to a “light switch with a spring i...
Tags: UK, Research, Bacteria, University of Warwick, Nature Communications, School of Engineering

A change of pace: Get more from your walks with Google Fit

Everyone wants to be healthy and stay fit, but some days, it can be incredibly difficult to get a workout in. But there is something many of us do everyday that has huge health benefits: walk. For years, walking has been measured by the number of steps we take. While seeing this count can be motivating, not all steps are equal. Think about it this way: There’s a difference between wandering through the garden and dashing to catch the bus. That difference is intensity, and scientists have found i...
Tags: Google, Research, World Health Organization, Rob, Google Fit, American Heart Association, Kapil Parakh, Rob Harle

VIOBOND project to develop lignin-based products for commercialization

In Latvia, a project was selected in the frame of HORIZON Europe program for research and innovation that aims to take significant commercialization steps based on the natural wood component lignin, creating industrial technologies for a significant reduction of the share of fossil raw materials in phenol formaldehyde resin, which is currently widely used in various everyday products.   Replacing refined petroleum products, phenol, and formaldehyde in resins with industrially produced renewable...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Research, Eu, Spain, Finland, Latvia, Estonia, Lignin, VIOBOND, Latvijas Finieris Group, Chempolis Finland, Saint Gobain Finland Finland, Mirka Finland, Fundacio Universitaria Balmes, State Institute of Wood Chemistry

2022 Kia K5 Quick Facts: Fuel Economy, Safety Features, Pricing & More

The Kia K5 made a splash last summer during its official debut. Although SUVs and crossovers are everywhere these days, some folks (myself included!) would still rather drive a sedan. And when it comes to sedans, the 2022 Kia K5 is one of the nicest on the market! Although the car was brand new as of 2021, there are a few minor changes for the 2022 model year. Kia K5: What’s New In 2022? The exterior styling is mainly unchanged, although the 2022 K5 will feature the new Kia logo on the ...
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How Technology Can Link Teachers, Students, and Parents

We all want to see our children thrive, both academically and emotionally. Parents are eager to understand how to support their children’s learning and nurture their relationships with their children, yet many do not receive the guidance and support they need to do so effectively. This is especially true for parents from historically underserved communities. There is a great opportunity and need for resources that equitably build parents’ capacity to support their children’s success, while als...
Tags: Parenting, Stanford, Research, University Of Maryland, Cabrera, FASTalk Families, FASTalk Weekly, Natasha Cabrera, Family Involvement Laboratory Armed, FASTalk Research

This Fun Animation Video Explains How Your Car’s AC System Works

This new animation video from Vintage Air breaks down how the air conditioning system works in your vehicle. Believe it or not, the AC in your car is more than just a cold air blower with different fan speeds. In fact, your AC system works to remove heat from the interior to help cool it down. For the DIY crowd, familiarizing yourself with an AC system is the first step to get any classic hotrod cooled and comfortable to drive in the summer. Original article: This Fun Animation Video Explains...
Tags: Maintenance, Research, Autos, Vintage Air

Recycling EV Batteries Might Soon Become Booming Domestic Industry

Having covered the White House’s incredibly expansive and costly infrastructure plan, specifically as it pertains to transitioning the entire nation toward alternative energy vehicles, we’ve often found ourselves asking questions. Puzzlers include wondering whether or not consumers actually want this change and how can we possibly expect to pay for this when we’ve already starting conjuring […] The post Recycling EV Batteries Might Soon Become Booming Domestic Industry appeared first on The Trut...
Tags: Government, White House, China, Research, Green, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, R&D, EVs, Industry News, Electrification, News Blog, Battery Recycling, Biden Administration

An economic growth expert says 5% of government spending marked for large companies should be given to entrepreneurs to boost the economy

Victor Hwang says giving entrepreneurs at least 5% of government spending can help boost the economy. Victor Hwang Victor Hwang says spending on entrepreneurs can help boost the economy. Entrepreneurs could use the funding to reopen, grow their businesses, and create jobs. Every community in America will benefit from this initiative. See more stories on Insider's business page. As America seeks to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, it's time for a new public discussion of job grow...
Tags: Small Business, Opinion, Entrepreneurship, America, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Strategy, Research, Thought Leadership, Nordic, Victor Hwang, Great Depression America, Contributor 2019, Original Contributor, Pandemic aid, Victor Hwang Victor Hwang

On-Site Hydrogen Production Technology Accelerates to Market

In Washington, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developed a new technology that generates hydrogen from conventional natural gas, or renewable natural gas made from biomass, that could be the next big thing to advance California’s Hydrogen Highway, fuel cell vehicles and trucks and to create other valuable products. Tiny channels—about the width of a credit card—that transfer heat underpin the technology developed at PNNL. These microchannels a...
Tags: California, Washington, Los Angeles, Research, Pacific Northwest National Lab, Hydrogen, Southern California, Socalgas, Biomass, Renewable Natural Gas, PNNL, Richland Wash, RNG, Hydrogen Highway, STARS Technology Corporation

I'm a millionaire. Biden's plan to raise my taxes is a great idea.

President Biden looks on while delivering a speech. AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File An opinion in the Wall Street Journal states that Biden's plan to raise taxes on the rich will adversely affect investing. But wealthy people are going to invest no matter how high their taxes are. It's time to finally raise taxes on the rich, and use the money to make the country stronger. Morris Pearl is the Chair of the Patriotic Millionaires. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those...
Tags: Congress, US, Trends, Research, John F Kennedy, Biden, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Evan Vucci, Alan Patricof, Morris Pearl, WSJ Editorial Board, Wall Street Journal Editorial Board, Patriotic Millionaires This

How to Get Free Car Insurance Quotes Online (2021)

It’s easy to get car insurance quotes online by providing your basic information.  USAA and GEICO are two insurers known to provide cheap quotes to online shoppers.You can use online quote comparison tools to see prices from multiple providers at once.  Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Shopping for car insurance quotes online can feel tedious, but it’s actually one of the easiest ways to compare pricing from mu...
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In the News: The Pandemic is Fueling Entrepreneurial Aspirations

One of the things the pandemic did was give people time to think. And according to a study by Fenetic Wellbeing, 50% more people put starting their own business on their bucket list in 2021 than they did in 2020. Another study by Azlo, a banking platform for small business owners, freelancers, and entrepreneurs, found 96% of new entrepreneurs said the pandemic is motivating them to start their own business. READ: Following Pandemic, “Starting a Business” Now on More Bucket Lists People of all...
Tags: US, Sales, Research, United States, Oprah Winfrey, Oprah, Lendingtree, Small Business News, Small Business Radio Show, Fenetic Wellbeing, Gloria L Williams, Footnanny

New Stories, Old Narratives

How do you create a presentation that is both timely and timeless? It can be tough to speak into trends, to display modern sensibilities, but to also craft a presentation that will stand the test of time. But you can do just that if you infuse your message with new stories and old narratives. Here’s how. Stories Versus Narratives Presentations involve both stories and narratives. If you are thinking, wait a second, I thought stories and narratives were pretty much the same thing, it makes sens...
Tags: Research, Story, Stories, Narratives, Content, Speaking, Content Development, Timely, Presentation Hacks, Timeless

People who received Pfizer-Biontech vaccine have lower antibody levels targeting the delta variant

Levels of antibodies in the blood of vaccinated people that are able to recognise and fight the new SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant first discovered in India (B.1.617.2) are on average lower than those against previously circulating variants in the UK, according to new laboratory data from the Francis Crick Institute and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) UCLH Biomedical Research Centre, published today (Thursday) as a Research letter in The Lancet.
Tags: Health, UK, India, Research, Delta, Francis Crick Institute

University of Toronto researchers develop system to convert captured CO2 into more valuable products

In Canada, researchers from University of Toronto Engineering have developed an improved electrochemical system that raises the value of captured CO2 by converting more of it into valuable products than ever before.   A University of Toronto Engineering team is addressing this challenge by designing advanced electrolyzers that use electricity to convert captured CO2 into the petrochemical building blocks of common everyday materials, from plastic to lycra. This helps create a market for capture...
Tags: Research, Canada, Co2, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Engineering

2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro: A Quick Walk Around This Serious Off-Road Machine

Toyota has decided they don’t want to risk playing second fiddle to the new Nissan Frontier and its PRO-4X trim. So they hauled out the entire orchestra for the 2022 Tacoma TRD Pro! FOX internal bypass shocks, a suspension lift, and new upper control arms are among the instruments that make up the off-road sonnet that is the 2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro. In other words, hang on to your lug nuts and dipsticks because this is one serious truck! Underbody Treatments The 2022 Toyota Tacoma TR...
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UK nightclubs are set to open for the first time in over a year, some without any COVID-19 safety measures. Venues can't wait - but some fear a virus surge among young people.

Live-music venues in England are expected to be able to operate at full capacity in late June without COVID-19 safety measures in place. Ollie Millington/Getty Images England plans to allow bars, clubs, and pubs to operate at full capacity starting June 21. Venues say visitors are raring to return - but health experts warn this could cause another surge. People in the industry say lockdowns have drained their wallets and left workers struggling. See more stories on Insider's business p...
Tags: UK, England, London, Scotland, Trends, Research, Getty Images, Healthcare, Manchester, Retail, Lord, Nightlife, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Tang, Moffat, Leicester University

Biomarker predicts bowel cancer recurrence

A biomarker in the blood of patients with bowel cancer may provide valuable insight into the risk of cancer relapse after surgery and the effectiveness of chemotherapy.Research published in PLOS found circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) measured before and after surgery provided a reliable marker for predicting whether the cancer would recur following chemotherapy treatment.
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Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine recipients have lower antibody levels targeting the Delta variant

Levels of antibodies in the blood of vaccinated people that are able to recognise and fight the new SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant first discovered in India (B.1.617.2) are on average lower than those against previously circulating variants in the UK, according to new laboratory data from the Francis Crick Institute and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) UCLH Biomedical Research Centre, published as a Research letter in The Lancet.
Tags: UK, Science, India, Research, Delta, Pfizer, Francis Crick Institute