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Innovations are critical to solve global health issues, and innovators could benefit from target product profiles Getty Innovations are critical to address some of the biggest needs in global health. The Ebola epidemic in West Africa spurred tremendous interest in innovation and resulted in the development of rapid diagnostic tests, a vaccine, and novel treatments.
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Photo Credit: Laurent Emmanuel/ AFP The Moon is steadily shrinking, causing wrinkling on its surface and quakes, according to an analysis of imagery captured by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) published Monday. A survey of more than 12,000 images revealed that lunar basin Mare Frigoris near the Moon’s north pole - one of many vast basins
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On a recent evening, Elizabeth Ewens was in the middle of an intense run workout. Her coach told her to kick it up, so she did and received encouragement from a fellow runner. She finished the workout feeling good. While Ewens’ evening workout sounds like what running groups around the world do several nights a
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Researchers may have just found the devil’s maternity ward… devil rays, that is. While taking a marine conservation field course in the Gulf of California as an undergraduate at Duke back in April 2014, Leo Chan Gaskins saw gillnets full of dead giant devil rays being hauled out of the ocean. Based out of a
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China should get rid of the 996–a work schedule of 12 hours a day from 9 am to 9 pm, six days a week (72 hours in total) — and replace it with a new work system where people work smarter, not harder. There was a time China was a poor country. Its people had
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The quantum fluctuations that occur during inflation get stretched across the Universe, and when inflation ends, they become density fluctuations. This leads, over time, to the large-scale structure in the Universe today, as well as the fluctuations in temperature observed in the CMB. These new predictions are essential for demonstrating the validity of a fine-tuning
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A dentist using a tablet integrated with on-site dental equipment showing a dental x-ray on a tablet. Photo credit: Getty Getty As a parent of two small children, getting them into brushing is not as easy as I would have thought. Kids love water, mirrors, and playing, but somehow getting my three-year-old into brushing his teeth is no easy feat. Then I
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The Ebony Project in Cameroon, West Africa, is a partnership between the Congo Basin Institute, local communities and Taylor Guitars. Chris Sorenson, Taylor Guitars More than two years ago, Scott Paul landed his dream job. Former director of Greenpeace’s forest campaign in the U.S., he was head-hunted by guitar maker Bob Taylor for an ambitious reforestation initiative in
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Lifelong learning platform Udacity, in collaboration with Facebook, has announced a “Secure and Private Artificial Intelligence (AI)” scholarship for tech enthusiasts globally. Facebook’s investment would make 5,000 seats available for a supported version of the course. After the completion of the first phase, top 300 students would receive full scholarships — either for the Deep
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Medical Monitor with different rates and curves. Getty I spend a bit of time each month looking at death tables. I don’t really like it, but I have to—it’s my job as a pension scholar to understand which demographic traits are associated with higher mortality. Recently I came across a report from the Social Security Administration
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Drug-resistant mycobacterial infections are challenging to manage. Phages that target and kill mycobacteria might help, according to a new report, but clinical trials are urgently needed. Getty Superbugs are scary. And new antibiotics are hard to come by. There are reports of incurable strains of gonorrhea, typhoid, malaria, and hospital-acquired infections such as Candida auris (a
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During the Cambrian explosion, some 550-600 million years ago, the first complex, differentiated, macroscopic, multicellular, sexually-reproducing animals came to dominate the oceans. Over the next half a billion years, evolution would take life in many different directions. By the time the asteroid eliminating the dinosaurs arrived, 65 million years ago, mammals had diversified in a
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Photo Credit: Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory The US space agency NASA revealed on Monday details about its plan to hit a small moonlet target in a double asteroid system with a spacecraft in 2022, its first mission to demonstrate a planetary defence technique. The asteroid, called Didymoon or Didymos B, is a moon asteroid
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Photographer: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg © 2019 Bloomberg Finance LP A report by the Intergovernmental Platform on Science and Policy on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) highlights the very real threat to biodiversity on our planet, showing the devastation caused by human activity. More than one million species face extinction, one in four, which as well as
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HiberBand is a global Internet of Things network for tracking or getting data from things like haulage vehicles, power cables, pipelines or sensors for precision agriculture … and fishing boats, bees and cows. ESA–G. Porter, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO Two shoebox-sized nano-satellites from the Netherlands are creating a space internet network like no other. The target
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“It’s not slime, its mucus!” screamed Tiana at Dr. Facilier in a scene from Disney’s The Princess and the Frog. If you’ve ever touched a ray at a touch-tank at an aquarium, you would be surprised to see that they too are also covered in mucus, even if they don’t look slimy. And Dr. Rodrigo
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Have you ever tried actually talking to someone? Free for commercial use (via Pixabay) Some days the job of a science communicator seems downright impossible. How can we continue to grow a love for science when there’s so much…well, lack of love for science? Especially when this lack of enthusiasm manifests in so many different and
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NASA this week revealed that scientists are planning a flyby study of the large 340-metre wide 99942 Apophis asteroid that will cruise past Earth in 2029, narrowly missing impact. Initial calculations had predicted a 2.97percent chance of impact, the space agency said, clarifying that later observations had ruled out the possibility. The near-miss will be
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