The virus first surfaced at the end of 2019 in an animal and seafood market in Wuhan, central China.Credit: Noel Celis/AFP/Getty As hundreds of millions of people in China take to the roads, railway and skies to be with their families for the new year holidays, authorities in the country and around the world have
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An employee waits for an elevator at a Facebook office. Toby Melville | Reuters Facebook is set to hire another 1,000 people in the U.K by the end of 2020. The social media giant’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, will announce the new jobs in London on Tuesday, which will bring its total headcount in
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Hello Nature readers, would you like to get this Briefing in your inbox free every day? Sign up here Research with human embryos is fraught, so some researchers are creating synthetic embryos from stem cells.Credit: Juan Gartner/Science Photo Library/Getty US scientists say they are finding it increasingly difficult to obtain federal funding for research that
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NASA is going to the Moon and on to Mars, in a measured, sustainable way. Working with U.S. companies and international partners, NASA will push the boundaries of human exploration forward to the Moon. NASA is working to establish a permanent human presence on the Moon within the next decade to uncover new scientific discoveries
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A lethal viral outbreak in China probably originated in a Wuhan animal market, which has since been closed.Credit: Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Scientists are increasingly concerned about a new virus that is spreading in Asia. The number of people known to have the respiratory illness, which originated in China, has more than doubled in the past few
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ARLINGTON, Va. — A consortium established last year to develop a rating to measure how well satellites comply with space sustainability guidelines expects to have an initial version of its rating system ready by late this year or early next year. The World Economic Forum (WEF) announced in May 2019 it selected a group that
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Composites made from metal-organic frameworks can destroy nerve agents under relevant conditions. Courtesy: Journal of the American Chemical Society A textile coated with metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) could make an efficient anti-nerve agent material, according to experiments by researchers at Northwestern University in the US. The MOFs, which are based on zirconium, could act as catalysts
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One of the most important travel necessities is a good pair of shoes. This is especially important if you intend to do activities like hiking on your trip. With the wrong type of shoe, going across uneven terrain might increase the chances that you will strain your ankles. To prevent this from happening, let’s look
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US Army nurses in 1947. Shifting social norms have driven the swift rise and demise of smoking in many places.Credit: Underwood Archives/UIG/Shutterstock Under the Influence: Putting Peer Pressure to Work Robert H. Frank Princeton Univ. Press (2020) In 1989, just 12% of US adults favoured legalization of same-sex marriage; by 2015, that figure was around
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An Iraqi worker gauges gas emissions from an oil pipe at the Daura oil refiner Getty Images Oil prices rose to their highest in more than week on Monday after two large crude production bases in Libya began shutting down amid a military blockade, setting the stage for crude flows from the OPEC member to
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Timothy Whelan, principal investigator of this study, is a professor of oncology at McMaster University and a radiation oncologist at the Juravinski Cancer Centre. (Courtesy McMaster University) Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) is non-inferior to conventional whole-breast irradiation in preventing breast tumour recurrence, according to long-term findings of a trial of over 2100 women. The
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As the Philippines’ Taal Volcano unrest entered its 2nd week, government volcanologists reiterated that evacuees are strongly advised to remain out of the danger zone as Alert Level 4 remains raised. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) underscored on Monday, January 20, that scientific records showing a risky eruption remain possible “in hours to days.” Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Dubai-based start-up Cafu is expanding its fuel-delivery operations to Oman, marking its first international market entry since it began services in November 2018. “We are humbled to be able to take our homegrown innovative services from Dubai to the world, starting today with Oman,” Cafu Founder and CEO, Rashid Al
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mixmagic | iStock | Getty Images The European Union’s overhaul of data privacy regulation is estimated to have generated 114 million euros ($126 million) in fines since it was introduced almost two years ago. Since its implementation in May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) led to over 160,000 data breach notifications across Europe,
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Fabrice Lerouge | Getty Images A new form of sextortion scam bilks unsuspecting victims out of money after telling them they’ve been recorded privately on home security cameras. It’s an alarming new version of the old scam where criminals try to convince you they have illicit recordings or information about you, which they’ll release unless
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FILE PHOTO: A demonstrators holds pro-Tesla poster during an action to support plans by U.S. electric vehicle pioneer Tesla to build its first European factory and design center in Gruenheide near Berlin, Germany January 18, 2020. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski BERLIN (Reuters) – U.S. electric car pioneer Tesla (TSLA.O) has agreed to buy a property on the
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As preparations for the Chinese New Year get under way, fears mount for the jubilant crowds who could potentially be infected by a newly emerged virus.Credit: Wu Hong/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock I applaud Chinese colleagues’ prompt release of the genome sequence of the virus responsible for the mystery respiratory illness in Wuhan in central China (see Nature http://doi.org/djhc;
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Toward the end of NBCUniversal’s two-hour long presentation of its Peacock streaming video service Thursday, the media and entertainment company dropped a revealing piece of information that rival companies haven’t made available. Comcast’s NBCUniversal estimates its streaming service will generate average revenue per user (ARPU) per month of $6 to $7. This is an aggregate
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Taken from the January 2020 issue of Physics World. Members of the Institute of Physics can enjoy the full issue via the Physics World app. After sharing the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics for the discovery of the first exoplanet, Didier Queloz talks to Rebecca Pool about the future of planetary exploration Planetary pioneer: Didier
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MELBOURNE/KANAGAROO ISLAND, Australia (Reuters) – The Australian government said on Sunday it will provide financial aid to the country’s tourism sector that’s been badly hit by long-lasting bushfires, as business owners fretted about cancellations that stretch into the months ahead. The first cruise ship to visit since the bushfires, is seen in waters off Kangaroo
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