Month: April 2021

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A nurse in Italy prepares a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.Credit: Pasquale Senatore/Pacific Press/Shutterstock It has been a difficult week for two COVID-19 vaccines. On 13 April, US regulators urged health-care providers to temporarily stop using a vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson (J&J) of New Brunswick, New Jersey, because of 6 suspected cases of
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Originally published on WRI’s Resource Institute Blog.By Giulia Christianson, Ariel Pinchot, and Yili Wu The movement to achieve net-zero global greenhouse gas emissions, is gaining traction and coherence, especially in the world of finance. In late March, BlackRock and Vanguard — the two largest asset managers on the planet — joined a growing coalition of investors in the Net Zero
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Researchers have made some unexpected readings of mysterious particles called muons, which may make us reexamine the Standard Model in physics. Hosted by: Stefan Chin April Pin of the Month: https://store.dftba.com/collections/all/products/scishow-pin-of-the-month-mini-neptunes-april SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow
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WASHINGTON — NASA now plans to attempt a first flight of the Mars helicopter Ingenuity early April 19 after finding a workaround to a software problem that delayed the flight earlier this month. The agency announced April 17 that the first flight of the 1.8-kilogram helicopter will take place at 3:31 a.m. Eastern. Images and
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Coinbase is a popular option for buying bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Todd Haselton | CNBC Watch out social media, finance apps are becoming a more popular form of entertainment on people’s phones. Trading platforms Robinhood and Coinbase grabbed the top two spots in Apple’s app store this week as Americans turn their attention to stock
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WASHINGTON — NASA managers approved plans to launch a SpaceX commercial crew mission to the International Space Station next week, pending the resolution of one minor issue with the Falcon 9 rocket. NASA officials said April 15 that, after the completion of a flight readiness review, they approved plans for the launch April 22 of
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In February, Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) announced a $10.1 billion sustainability-linked revolving credit facility. The announcement send shockwaves through the market; it was the largest sustainability-linked loan (SLL) among publicly listed companies in the alcohol sector. By using a pricing mechanism that incentivizes improvement in areas aligned with the company’s 2025 sustainability goals, the loan
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A San Francisco woman has learned firsthand that electric bicycles aren’t just for recreation, they also make efficient and cost-effective alternatives to typical transportation like personal cars. That’s exactly what Maureen Persico has discovered after she made the switch, though e-biking wasn’t part of her original plan. In 2014 her car was totaled when she
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Research on fetal tissue, such as the lung tissue shown here, has drawn controversy for years.Credit: Steve Gschmeissner/Science Photo Library The United States is reversing restrictions on fetal-tissue research set by former president Donald Trump’s administration, allowing government scientists to resume studies using the biological material, and cancelling an extra ethics review of grant proposals
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Updated 8 p.m. Eastern with comments by Beyer and Bridenstine. WASHINGTON — The White House announced April 16 it will nominate former astronaut Pam Melroy to be NASA’s deputy administrator. Melroy’s nomination was one of eight the White House announced to fill positions across the government. The position will require confirmation by the Senate. Melroy
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Black holes, light speed travel, and the center of the universe! Watch Numberphile discuss a “Googol”: http://bit.ly/zUfoWo LINKS: All music by Jake Chudnow: http://www.soundcloud.com/JakeChudnow Einstein Ring (a special type of gravitational lensing): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Einstein_ring Earth orbiting black hole (gif): http://jila.colorado.edu/~ajsh/insidebh/lensearth_640x480.gif Visual distortion caused by massive gravity: http://apod.nasa.gov/htmltest/gifcity/nslens_effects.html What would it be like to travel into a
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Scientists have found some effective alternative treatments for patients with treatment-resistant depression, but they are not exactly sure why these treatments work. Hosted by: Brit Garner ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at https://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to
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SciShow is supported by Brilliant.org. Go to https://Brilliant.org/SciShow to get 20% off of an annual Premium subscription. Venomous snakes produce some of the world’s deadliest substances, so they have to be pretty careful about how they use it. But what happens if they accidentally inject themselves with their own harmful cocktail? Hosted by: Rose Bear
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Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky told CNBC he’s “really proud” of what one of the company’s first software engineers has gone on to accomplish since leaving the online home-rental marketplace. That former Airbnb employee is Brian Armstrong, co-founder and CEO of Coinbase. The cryptocurrency exchange went public and soared in a direct listing Wednesday,
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TAMPA, Fla. — Private investors deployed another $1.9 billion in SpaceX, OneWeb and other space infrastructure companies in the first three months of 2021, according to data from New York-based Space Capital. The company, which invests in early-stage ventures in addition to providing market intelligence, includes rocket and satellite builders in how it defines space
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Courtesy of Union Of Concerned Scientists.By John Rogers, Senior energy analyst The Biden administration’s bold, broad plan for offshore wind released last month attracted a lot of attention — and boatloads of support. Because when it comes to being ambitious on offshore wind, there’s a lot that wind companies, labor unions, environmental and community groups, academics, and
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In Europe, bumblebees pollinate the flowers called foxgloves, but foxgloves that spread to the Americas are also pollinated by hummingbirds and have evolved as a result. Credit: Getty Ecology 16 April 2021 Flowers adapt to welcome the birds — but not the bees Once in the Americas, foxgloves swiftly evolved under pressure by pollinating hummingbirds.
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In this article AMZN People protest in support of the unionizing efforts of the Alabama Amazon workers, in Los Angeles, California, March 22, 2021. Lucy Nicholson | Reuters Amazon last week soundly defeated a union drive at one of its Alabama warehouses, a major win for the e-commerce giant which has long fought unionization attempts
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WASHINGTON — NASA has selected SpaceX as the sole company to win a contract to develop and demonstrate a crewed lunar lander, while keeping the door open for others to compete for future missions. NASA announced April 16 that it awarded a contract to SpaceX for Option A of the Human Landing System (HLS) program,
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Date/Time: May 18, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT) For companies on a journey to net-zero, examining the carbon footprint of buildings is a relatively easy first step. In fact, organizations can make real, actualized progress towards zero simply by reducing the carbon associated with the design and construction of their buildings. In this webcast,
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Drinking cold beverages is a great way to fight off the summer heat, but if you drink too quickly, it could lead to a brain freeze. But is your brain actually getting cold? Science Insider tells you all you need to know about science: space, medicine, biotech, physiology, and more. Subscribe to our channel and
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SciShow is supported by Brilliant.org. Go to https://Brilliant.org/SciShow to get 20% off of an annual Premium subscription. When you hear the words dire wolf, your mind might jump to Game of Thrones or Dungeons and Dragons, but dire wolves are not just in the realm of fantasy and fiction. They were real animals that lived
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In this article SHLX Electric vehicles will play a critical role in Royal Dutch Shell‘s efforts to cut emissions, according to a senior executive at the oil giant. “If you look at the decarbonization opportunities of this mobility sector, EV plays a crucial role,” said Huibert Vigeveno, downstream director at Shell, adding that the company intends