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From planetary change to geopolitical recalibrations, 2019 has been convulsive. The year saw millions worldwide protesting against governmental inaction on the cascading crises in the global environment. Anxiety over nuclear annihilation vied with concerns over the repugnant resurgence of ‘race science’ and the emergent ethics of gene editing. Amid the tumult, Nature asked seven scientists,
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Hitters only have 125 milliseconds to gauge the average Major League fastball – less than the blink of an eye. Which begs the question: how is it humanly possible? Subscribe to BI: Science – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9uD-W5zQHQuAVT2GdcLCvg —————————————-­———- Follow BI Video on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1oS68Zs Follow BI Video On Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1bkB8qg Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/ —————————————-­———- Business Insider is
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On target: material being ejected from 101955 Bennu, where the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will soon be landing. (Courtesy: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona/Lockheed Martin) Images gathered by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission to the near-Earth asteroid 101955 Bennu show the asteroid ejecting small amounts of material in three distinct events. The observation was made by an international team of astronomers
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Credit: Constantine Johnny/Getty Being good at communication isn’t an attribute we are born with. Effective communication must be taught and practised. I repeatedly observe the same three barriers to effective science communication. 1. We don’t teach researchers how to communicate. Researchers who are asked to communicate as a part of their job should be given
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MADRID (Reuters) – Big polluting countries faced last-ditch pressure from smaller nations on Friday to show serious commitment to averting catastrophic climate change as negotiators battled to salvage a result from a fraught U.N. summit in Madrid. EU Executive Vice-President in charge of the European Green Deal, Frans Timmermans poses with ministers and envoys from
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Founded in 2012, Nomiku became a plucky Silicon Valley darling by bringing affordable sous vide cooking to home kitchens. A Kickstarter project that same year generated $750,000, several times its $200,000 goal. The company scored a glowing TechCrunch profile the following year, as well, thanks in part to a great backstory. Today, however, the company
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WASHINGTON — Small launch vehicle company Vector filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Dec. 13 as part of an agreement that could see some of its satellite technology assets sold to Lockheed Martin. The company filed a voluntary petition for bankruptcy with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, the state where the
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A project described as West Africa’s “first ever utility-scale wind farm”, has started transmitting power to Senegal’s national electricity grid. In an announcement Thursday, renewable power firm Lekela said that Parc Eolien Taiba N’Diaye (PETN) would produce electricity for Senegal across a period of 20 years. While the 158.7 megawatt (MW) facility has started to
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Living in a city does not make you any less susceptible to seeing a rat. We try really hard to get rid of these pesky pests, but they seem to always slink around some corner of an alley you are walking down. Here is the answer to why rats are so hard to get rid
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[embedded content] Above is a four-hour video created by the American Chemical Society that provides a relaxing backdrop for a Christmas party. But, alas, there is also an educational aspect to the video. It includes the chemical structures of a vast number of compounds that make up Christmas themed objects such as gingerbread, candy canes
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Hello Nature readers, would you like to get this Briefing in your inbox free every day? Sign up here The Mars InSight lander’s seismometer contains three extremely sensitive sensors nestled inside a dome to protect them from wind.Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Hundreds of quakes detected by NASA’s InSight mission from its landing site near the Martian equator
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Do babies born between two cousins actually have a higher chance of having birth defects? Understanding basic genetic principles will help with this question. 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/
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Artificial Intelligence has held the curiosity and attention of the general populace for decades. Whether it be in the form of books, films, or TedTalks, people have always had the occasion to question the ethics and morality surrounding AI. But artificial intelligence is more than fantastical crime-fighting medical companions or malevolent sentient computers capable of
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The Mars InSight lander’s seismometer contains three extremely sensitive sensors nestled inside a dome to protect them from wind.Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech San Francisco, California The marsquakes are coming fast and furious. From its landing site near the Martian equator, NASA’s InSight mission is detecting about two quakes per day — and the rate is going up.
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Salesforce announced today that it has named Bret Taylor as president and chief operating officer of the company. Prior to today’s promotion, Taylor held the position of president and chief product officer. In his new position, Taylor will be responsible for a number of activities including leading Salesforce’s global product vision, engineering, security, marketing and
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WASHINGTON — NASA gave its approval Dec. 12 to proceed with the launch later this month of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner commercial crew spacecraft on an uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station. At the end of a Flight Readiness Review at the Kennedy Space Center, NASA officials approved plans to launch the Starliner on
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Blue Origin, the space company owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, launched the 12th crewless test of its New Shepard rocket on Wednesday, pushing the first flights with passengers to 2020. The 60-foot-long (18-meter) suborbital rocket reached an altitude of 65 miles (105 kilometers), according to preliminary information, crossing the internationally recognized boundary of space
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during signing ceremony committing Google to help expand information technology education at El Centro College in Dallas, Texas, October 3, 2019. Brandon Wade | Reuters Alphabet has requested and received a two-month extension to provide a response to a shareholder lawsuit related to executive misconduct. The company will have until Feb.
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Ultramarathons are races ranging from 50 to 4,345 km. During races, the most common problems for runners are nausea and vomiting. Some runners may get blurry vision. Sleepiness and hallucinations are problems in longer races lasting more than 24 hours. Following is a transcript of the video: Ultramarathons are a growing sport in the US
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In January, GM previewed a crossover that is expected to be Cadillac’s first all-electric vehicle on the company’ next-generation all-electric vehicle architecture. GM DETROIT — General Motors expects a majority, if not all, of its Cadillac cars and SUVs sold globally to be all-electric vehicles by 2030, according to a company executive. Cadillac President Steve Carlisle on
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What is Gastric Bypass Surgery? Gastric bypass is a type of weight loss, or bariatric surgery, that helps you lose weight and keep it off by making the stomach smaller. and re-routing part of the digestive system. Additionally, studies have shown that levels of the hunger hormone known as ghrelin, which triggers appetite, are significantly
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The High Definition Earth-Viewing (HDEV) experiment on the International Space Station has experienced a loss of data, and ground computers are no longer receiving communications from the payload. A team of engineers are reviewing the available health and status information from HDEV to identify what may have occurred. Additional updates will be published as they
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Davide Vannoni pictured in 2017.Credit: Lapone/Fotogramma/Ropi/Zuma The disgraced stem-cell entrepreneur Davide Vannoni, who in the past decade treated hundreds of people in Italy with an unproven treatment that health authorities considered ineffective and potentially dangerous, died on 10 December after a long illness. He was 53. His death brings to an end an extraordinary saga
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force will be the first customer for a Rocket Lab Electron launching in 2020 from a new launch site in Virginia, the company announced Dec. 12. Rocket Lab formally opened Launch Complex (LC) 2, a launch pad at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Island, Virginia, adjacent to the pad
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