Month: April 2021

Amy Maxmen spent eight months investigating how exploitation, poverty and discrimination drove COVID-19 in rural America. Your browser does not support the audio element. Download MP3 For more than a century, public health researchers have demonstrated how poverty and discrimination drive disease, and the coronavirus pandemic has only reinforced this. In a Coronapod special, Nature
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By: Hannah Pell The potential impact of a work of art is by no means limited by or related to its size. Whether an intricate mural spanning the side of a building or sculpture carved on the tip of a pencil, the art of all scales is significant and meaningful to us, and the principles
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One of the hallmarks of working in sustainable finance is seeing that every decision you make has an impact, sometimes years into the future when that original decision feels like a distant memory. It’s that realization that drives some fundamental questions throughout sustainable finance. What does it mean to have a 30-year mortgage in a
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People say Einstein had an IQ of 160, and you need an IQ score higher than 130 to join Mensa. But does IQ really measure how intelligent you are? Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters—we couldn’t make SciShow
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Bacteriophage viruses — seen attacking an E. coli cell in this computer illustration — can have exotic chemistries in their DNA.Credit: Maurizio De Angelis/Science Photo Library ‘Alien’ genomes can be found on Earth. Some viruses that infect bacteria use an alternative genetic alphabet that’s distinct from the code used by nearly all other organisms —
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Minding the diary: the Svalbard ptarmigan relies on its internal clock to know when it’s mating season. Credit: Vincent Legrand/AGAMI Photo Agency/Alamy Physiology 29 April 2021 The world’s northernmost bird is a clock-watcher Ptarmigan that live far above the Arctic Circle generate circadian rhythms, despite summer’s eternal sunshine. Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share
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TAMPA, Fla. — Maxar Technologies has appointed Chris Johnson as senior vice president of space programs delivery (SPD), overseeing spacecraft and robotic systems from design to distribution. Johnson has spent more than 20 years at Boeing, where he was most recently president of Boeing Satellite Systems International. At Boeing, Maxar said he was responsible for strategy,
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In this article AMZN Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon Katherine Taylor | Reuters Amazon is set to report first quarter earnings after the bell Thursday. Here’s what analysts are expecting:  Earnings: $9.54 per share, according to Refinitiv Revenue: $104.47 billion, according to Refinitiv Few companies have benefited from the pandemic-fueled surge of online shopping as
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Installing solar over abandoned landfills is generally viewed as a win-win solution for waste and energy management. Yes, converting a detrimental disposed waste infrastructure to scale up renewable energy in the electricity generation portfolio certainly presents challenges. It also offers opportunities. Renewable solar energy goals help to restore and stabilize degraded land. Instead of occupying
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WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House space subcommittee says he is working to secure funding for NASA as part of what could be a multitrillion-dollar infrastructure package proposed by the White House. Speaking at a Washington Space Business Roundtable webinar April 28, Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.), named earlier this year to lead the House
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In this article DASH UBER LYFT Marty Walsh, testifies on his nomination to be Secretary of Labor before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on February 4, 2021, in Washington, DC. Graeme Jennings | AFP | Getty Images Shares of Lyft, Uber and DoorDash dropped sharply Thursday after Secretary of Labor Marty
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According to Oregon State University academics, socially fair strategies to reduce the world’s human population have an enormous capacity for advancing justice and trying to mitigate climate change. (Photo : Pixabay) William Ripple and Christopher Wolf of the Oregon State University College of Forestry mention in a paper published this week in Sustainability Science that
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Rising penetrations of variable renewable energy (VRE) in power systems are expected to increase curtailment — the reduction of renewable energy delivered due to oversupply or lack of system flexibility. But while curtailment may be the new normal in the evolving grid, and can even be managed in a way that makes the grid more
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HELSINKI — China successfully launched a 22-metric-ton module late Wednesday, beginning an intense period of missions for constructing the nation’s own space station. A Long March 5B heavy-lift rocket lifted off from the coastal Wenchang spaceport at 11:23 p.m. Eastern. The Tianhe space station core module separated from the first stage after 490 seconds of
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In this article SHLX A logo at a Royal Dutch Shell Plc gas station in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Peter Boer | Bloomberg | Getty Images LONDON — Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday reported marginally better-than-expected first-quarter earnings, amid stronger commodity prices and growing expectations of a fuel demand recovery.
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Marijuana can have various effects on your body. But what is it about weed that makes you so hungry? Science Insider tells you all you need to know about science: space, medicine, biotech, physiology, and more. Subscribe to our channel and visit us at: http://www.businessinsider.com/science Science Insider on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BusinessInsiderScience/ Science Insider on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/science_insider/
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Caviar, a popular luxury brand better known for putting real gold on Apple products, has turned its attention to Tesla and, more specifically, the Model S Plaid+. They have created the most expensive and stupidest Tesla vehicle yet. There are now quite a few companies working on modding and tuning Tesla vehicles. Unplugged Performance is
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