Many opt for caution amid concerns restrictions are being loosened too quickly Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage For the last 10 weeks, Graham Bell has been sleeping in a hotel near the Devon hospital where he works as an intensive care nurse, away from his wife and toddler triplets. His wife, Hannah Gallagher-Bell, another nurse, is shielding because of diabetes and o
Another nickname for Missouri is "Mother of the West," the historic starting point for westward expansion along the Oregon Trail, the Santa Fe Trail, and other routes. More than half of the state's 6.1 million residents now live in its two biggest metropolitan areas around Kansas City and St. Louis. Below are a few glimpses of the landscape of Missouri and some of the wildlife and people calling
Editor's Note: On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis. That night, as explosive protests broke out across the country, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, a presidential candidate at the time, gave the following speech in Indianapolis. Much has changed in America since 1968, yet Kennedy's words offer a stark lesson in contrasting leadership styles in 2020. They also remind us
Testing capacity hit 205,634 on Saturday but full figures for tests carried out not released Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The government claims to have exceeded its goal of a daily Covid-19 test capacity of 200,000 by the end of May. Boris Johnson set a target 200,000 tests a day earlier this month , but aides later said this referred to operational capacity rathe
För första gången så hölls föreningens årsmöte helt online, den 30 maj. Redan kvällen innan värmde många upp tekniken genom ett testmöte, av vår kassör Staffan Lückander lite vanvördigt dubbat "FSAF" eller Få Skiten Att Funka. Och det gjorde den också riktigt bra, hjälpt av att några mindre förtydliganden till instruktionerna skickades ut inför det […] The post appeared first on Vetenskap och Fo
A milestone for two Nasa astronauts in historic mission First such rendezvous by US spacecraft since 2011 A mere 19 hours after blasting off from Florida , and with a short break for a burst of Black Sabbath in between, two Nasa astronauts docked the SpaceX Dragon crew capsule to the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday in another milestone moment for their historic mission. Related: Trump
P residents live within a protective cocoon built and continually fortified for one purpose: keeping them alive. But inside the White House compound these days, Donald Trump seems rattled by what's transpiring outside the windows of his historic residence. When Marine One deposited Trump on the South Lawn last night after his day trip to Florida, the president walked toward the entrance of the Wh
The most traumatic year in modern American history was 1968. But what is now the second-most traumatic year, 2020, still has seven months to run. The comparison provides little comfort, and several reasons for concern. How could any year be worse than the current one, in which more Americans are out of work than in the Great Depression, and more people are needlessly dying than in several of Amer
The spacecraft handled just like it did in the simulators back on Earth. The astronauts carefully toggled the controls and signaled the thrusters to gently nudge the capsule around. Outside, fuel escaped in plumes, glittering brightly against the matte black of space before vanishing. But minutes before the astronauts approached the International Space Station, the commander let go. The SpaceX ca
A merica's churches are slowly , bumpily reopening. Today is Pentecost, when Jesus's apostles are said to have received the Holy Spirit, marking the founding of the Church. Congregations' approaches to easing restrictions have varied widely according to geography and temperament. In some states, churches have been allowed to open for several weeks; in harder-hit places, many clergy members are st
Last year, Microsoft announced a billion-dollar investment in OpenAI, an organization whose mission is to create artificial general intelligence and make it safe for humanity. No Terminator-like dystopias here. No deranged machines making humans into paperclips. Just computers with general intelligence helping us solve our biggest problems. A year on, we have the first results of that partnership
tk (Jonathon Kambouris/) In the 1970s, Polaroid made instant photography irresistibly simple: Press one button to capture and print a cherished memory (or questionable decision). To this day, the Polaroid Originals company relies on the same dual-layer film, chemicals, and clever engineering as those early cameras did to develop each square. This is how shots come about—no shaking necessary. Pres
The docking came above China and Mongolia as the ISS was traveling at 17,000 mph. It docked 19 hours after the historic launch with NASA astronauts from the Kennedy Space Center. (Image credit: NASA / NASA TV)
SpaceX's Crew Dragon just autonomously docked with the International Space Station, with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on board, at 10:16 a.m. EDT. It's a historic moment: the first time in the history of spaceflight that astronauts have made it to orbit — nevermind a space station — inside a commercial vehicle. "Dragon arriving," said NASA commander Chris Cassidy, who's part of the
As outrage in response to police killings grows across the country, President Donald Trump has suggested that active-duty military forces are "ready, willing and able" to deploy to Minnesota. Governor Tim Walz activated the state's National Guard to enforce curfews and quell what he called the "wanton destruction" by the protesters. At least 25 cities across 16 states have imposed curfews as wide
The most unsettling reporting I have done on the subject of human necks was in March 2014 in the Central African Republic. I was interviewing a militiaman who said he had killed Muslims, and offered to demonstrate. He then took out a blade and posed with his friend, placing the cutting edge against the man's throat. What gave me the creeps was not the knife hand but the other one. His fingers pul
'Despite all our medical advances,' my friend Jason used to quip, 'the mortality rate has remained constant – one per person.' Jason and I studied medicine together back in the 1980s. Along with everyone else in our course, we spent six long years memorising everything that could go wrong with the human body. We diligently worked our way through a textbook called Pathologic Basis of Disease that
Can you make the blue center disappear? (Shutterstock/) We know you are bored at home right now—we are too. Here are some puzzles and brainteasers to challenge your family and friends with, either in person or over video chat. Tie your shoes a little too snug in the morning, and, by lunchtime, that uncomfortable feeling will be nearly gone. Sensations—smells, sights, feelings—that stay stagnant f
When stay-at-home measures aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 went into effect earlier this spring, something weird happened to our sense of geography. For many people who were confined to their homes, physical location suddenly flattened into a binary of "here" and "not here." Any person who didn't live in your home was essentially accessible only via phone or videochat, whether 5,000 miles
Margaret Atwood is best known as the author of The Handmaid's Tale , a dystopian vision of patriarchal control that established her as a complicated literary prophet in the #MeToo era. But her writing over the past six decades has been prolific and her subject matter wide-ranging, unbounded by the genre or the political conversation that have come to define her public image. Though Atwood has not
PLUS. Samspillet mellem virksomheder, forskere, faglige netværk og politikere er afgørende for den danske robotindustri, men integratorerne spiller en større rolle end hidtil antaget, mener forfatterne bag ny bog.
A rocket ship named Dragon breathed new fire into the US's human spaceflight programme on Saturday, carrying two astronauts on a much-anticipated mission. The launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon crew capsule from Florida's Kennedy Space Center to the International Space Station was the first time since 2011 that humans had blasted off into orbit from US soil. It also heralded a new di
Forskere er i et klinisk fase 3-studie gået all-in og har behandlet patienter med ikke-småcellet lungekræft med en kombination af to immunterapier og to kemoterapier. Resultatet viser en gevinst på fem mdr. mere at leve i. Dansk forsker minder om afvejningen af bivirkninger mod overlevelse.
Dansk studie viser, at jo bedre T-celler kan genkende neoantigener hos en patient med urotelcancer, jo større gavn har patienten af behandlingen. Ph.d-studerende Jeppe Sejerø Holm præsenterer studiet på ASCO.
Ældre kræftpatienter, der var sat til at modtage kræftbehandling, oplevede signifikante forbedringer i deres livskvalitet, efter omfattende geriatrisk behandling blev inkluderet i deres kræftbehandling, viser ny forskning.
Last weekend, FX premiered AKA Jane Roe , a documentary on Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff in Roe v. Wade . Backers of the film touted its most explosive revelation—that McCorvey, Jane Roe herself, had converted to the anti-abortion cause only because she was getting paid. This news made waves, and the attention it received has raised, in turn, a bigger question: Why does it matter at all what she
The neuroscientist who advises Independent Sage on Covid-19 discusses the predictive power of his mathematical modelling and the risk of a second wave Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Neuroscientist Karl Friston , of University College London, builds mathematical models of human brain function. Lately, he's been applying his modelling to Covid-19, and using what he le
As economies reopen across the United States, tens of millions of Americans who can't work remotely have become armchair actuaries, forced to figure out for themselves just how risky clocking in to their jobs might be. Of course, for many, the calculation is largely hypothetical. In April, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that declared virus-plagued meatpacking plants "essential i
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson joins us to talk about one of our favorite subjects: space. In the three-chaptered video, Tyson speaks about the search for alien life inside and outside of the Goldilocks Zone, why the term "dark matter" should really be called "dark gravity," and how the rotation of the Earth may have been the deciding factor in a football game. These fascinating space facts,
There are more than 130,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the continent Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Police across swathes of Africa have failed to find more than a fraction of hundreds of people who have escaped from often unsanitary and uncomfortable Covid-19 quarantine centres in recent weeks. There are more than 130,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Africa,
The NHS test and trace app fails on several counts; no wonder ministers are resorting to peer pressure to encourage uptake Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The NHS Covid-19 alert app will be available nationwide in June. It's voluntary, so those of us with smartphones must decide: should we download the app? The health secretary, Matt Hancock, thinks we should, claimi
This is what escalation looks like. "The situation on the ground in Minneapolis & St. Paul has shifted & the response tonight will be different as a result," the Minnesota Department of Public Safety tweeted as businesses boarded up their windows and the Saturday sun sank low over the Twin Cities. The National Guard and law-enforcement presence would "triple in size," the state agency warned, "to
Boris Johnson's lack of transparency suggests he is more concerned with a political crisis than a health one Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Throughout this pandemic, Boris Johnson has claimed to have been " following the science ". By parroting this epistemological nonsense, ministers are encouraging us to believe that they are only doing what the scientists tell th
Jakten på ett vaccin mot covid-19 går rekordsnabbt. Tio olika varianter har redan börjat testas på människor. På Världshälsoorganisationen planerar man nu för att ett vaccin kan vara klart innan årsskiftet. – Vi hoppas att det ska kunna gå, men utmaningarna är många säger Ann Lindstrand, vaccinansvarig på WHO.
Cities across the U.S. smoldered after a chaotic night of protests over police violence. President Trump postponed the G7 summit after Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany said she would not attend in person.
Animal rights groups have been pushing a synthetic alternative to horseshoe crab blood in drug safety testing Horseshoe crabs' icy-blue blood will remain the drug industry's standard for safety tests after a powerful US group ditched a plan to give equal status to a synthetic substitute pushed by Swiss biotech Lonza and animal welfare groups. The crabs' copper-rich blood clots in the presence of
This study reports new genome-wide data for 101 prehistoric individuals from 12 archaeological sites in today's France and Germany, dating from 7000-3000 BCE, and documents levels of admixture between expanding early Neolithic farmers and local hunter-gatherers seen nowhere else in Europe.
Researchers combined genetic engineering, single-molecule tracking and protein quantitation to get a closer look at this mechanism and understand how it functions. The knowledge could lead to the development of more effective antibacterial treatments.
Faced with a common peril, people delay making decisions that might save lives, fail to alert each other to danger and spread misinformation. Those may sound like behaviors associated with the current pandemic, but they actually surfaced in experiments on how social networks function in emergencies.
Brazil cases near 500,000; Pope asks world leaders to provide Covid relief; lockdown eased for clinically vulnerable in UK. Follow the latest updates Pope Francis calls on world leaders to provide coronavirus relief Global cases pass 6 million Brazil sees record one-day increase in cases Senior UK adviser has broken trust in policy, say top scientists Coronavirus latest: at a glance 2.19am BST Be
Asking questions is generally a good thing. Indeed, questions are the very foundation of science. People become scientists because they are curious and like to ask questions, and science itself is simply a systematic method for asking and answering questions. … Continue reading →
SpaceX was founded in 2002 and was an industry joke for many years. Eighteen years later, it is the first private company to launch astronauts to the International Space Station. Today, SpaceX's Crew Dragon launched NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the ISS. The journey will take about 19 hours. Dylan Taylor, chairman and CEO of Voyager Space Holdings , looks at SpaceX's journey from
Scientists have developed a method they believe will help epidemiologists more efficiently predict the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their new study outlines a solution to the SIR epidemic model, which is commonly used to predict how many people are susceptible to, infected by, and recovered from viral epidemics.
Patients undergoing surgery after contracting coronavirus are at greatly increased risk of postoperative death, a new global study reveals. Researchers found that amongst SARS-CoV-2 infected patients who underwent surgery, mortality rates approach those of the sickest patients admitted to intensive care after contracting the virus in the community.
How might the novel coronavirus be prevented from entering a host cell in an effort to thwart infection? A team of biomedical scientists has made a discovery that points to a solution. The scientists report that two proteases — enzymes that break down proteins — located on the surface of host cells and responsible for processing viral entry could be inhibited.
SpaceX has officially made history with the first successful launch of humans into orbit by a private company. The Crew Dragon capsule, carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, safely reached orbit 12 minutes into the launch and is now on its way to the International Space Station. It was the first crewed launch from American soil in almost nine years following the retirement o
On May 29, 2020, a family of sunspots — dark spots that freckle the face of the Sun, representing areas of complex magnetic fields — sported the biggest solar flare since October 2017. Although the sunspots are not yet visible (they will soon rotate into view over the left limb of the Sun), NASA spacecraft spotted the flares high above them.
This post has been updated. What happened: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying Crew Dragon was launched at 3:22 p.m. US Eastern Time from Kennedy Space Center. The Falcon 9 successfully deployed the vehicle into orbit before returning back to Earth and landing on SpaceX's Atlantic Ocean drone ship. NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are aboard Crew Dragon and will rendezvous with the ISS a
For nearly a decade, if Americans wanted to leave the planet, they had to do so from a launchpad in Kazakhstan. Now they need only go as far as Florida. Two astronauts launched into space this afternoon, departing from the sandy shores of Cape Canaveral, from the same launchpad where the space shuttles and Apollo missions once took off. The astronauts work for NASA, but for the first time in spac
A global pandemic couldn't stop them . Storm clouds and downpours may have delayed their first shot at making history, but the second time was the charm. "I'm breathing a sigh of relief, but I will also tell you: I'm not gonna celebrate until Bob and Doug are home safely," NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said. The launch means that SpaceX has ushered in a new era in space travel, by becoming t
A rocket ship built by Elon Musk's SpaceX company thundered away from Earth with two Americans on Saturday, ushering in a new era in commercial space travel and putting the United States back in the business of launching astronauts into orbit from home soil for the first time in nearly a decade.
3… 2… 1… Update: Nine minutes after launch, the Crew Dragon module successfully reached orbit. Here's our story on that milestone . SpaceX just became the first for-profit company to launch human astronauts — who are now en route to the International Space Station. "We'll talk to you from orbit," said NASA astronaut Doug Hurley, minutes before liftoff. At 3:22 pm, NASA astronauts Hurley and Bob B
Donald Trump and Mike Pence witness launch in Florida First attempt was cancelled minutes from blast-off A rocketship named Dragon breathed new fire into America's human spaceflight programme on Saturday, carrying two astronauts on a much-anticipated adventure. Related: Trump wants America looking at the stars as he drags it through the gutter Continue reading…
In order to identify materials that can improve storage technologies for fuel cells and batteries, you need to be able to visualize the actual three-dimensional structure of a particular material up close and in context. Researchers have now done just that, developing new techniques for characterizing complex materials.
Although lymphoma is one of the most common types of blood cancer, it has a rare subtype for which no effective treatment regimens are known. For the first time, researchers have conducted clinical trials for a new treatment protocol and report it to be quite promising.
Electrical engineers created a gallium oxide-based transistor that can handle more than 8,000 volts. The transistor could lead to smaller and more efficient electronic systems that control and convert electric power — a field of study known as power electronics — in electric cars, locomotives and airplanes. In turn, this could help improve how far these vehicles can travel.
Bangladesh is on track to lose all of its forestland in the next 35-40 years, leading to a rise in CO2 emissions and subsequent climate change, researchers said. However, that is just one of the significant land-use changes that the country is experiencing. A new study uses satellite and census data to quantify and unravel how physical and economic factors drive land-use changes. Understanding thi
A team of researchers has generated a developmental map of a key sound-sensing structure in the mouse inner ear. Scientists analyzed data from 30,000 cells from mouse cochlea, the snail-shaped structure of the inner ear. The results provide insights into the genetic programs that drive the formation of cells important for detecting sounds and the underlying causes for some forms of inner ear heari
After a severe drought gripped the Prairie Pothole Region of the U.S. and Canada in the 1980s, populations of almost all dabbling duck species that breed there have recovered. But not northern pintails. Now, a new study suggests why — they have been caught in an ecological trap.
Scientists analyzed DNA data from 110 skeletal remains in West Asia dated 3,000 to 7,500 years ago. The study reveals how a high level of human movement in West Asia during the Neolithic to late Bronze Age not only led to the spread of ideas and material culture but to a more genetically connected society well before the rise of cities, not the other way around, as previously thought.
Den första privat bemannade amerikanska rymdfärden har nu startat sin väg mot den internationella rymdstationen ISS. Falcon-raket från företaget Space X skulle lyfta redan i onsdags men då satte ett åskåväder stopp för färden.
As more of us wear face masks and rely on eye contact, how will it change the way we relate to each other A conversation with a girlfriend when I was in Italy a few weeks ago got me thinking about the latest new norm of the post-coronavirus society: enhanced eye contact. She had told me how, standing in the endless queue for the supermarket, wearing her mask, she had caught the eye of a handsome
If you watch the news, the country seems deeply divided about the coronavirus. But polls have shown an uncommon unity among Americans. On this episode of the podcast Social Distance , the staff writer James Fallows joins to share some historical perspective and answer the question he's found himself grappling with across his decades-long career: Is America going to make it? Listen to the episode
Columbian citizen scientists built dirt-cheap air quality monitors and deployed them across their city, forcing the government to confront its pollution. Now they're teaching others to build them, too.
Scientists have raised questions about the dataset published in The Lancet last week that triggered the suspension of clinical trials around the world—and about Surgisphere Corporation, the company behind the study.
Clear Skies The world's largest all-electric plane passed a short test flight with flying colors last week. The plane, a Cessna Grand Caravan 208, was retrofitted with an electric motor and flew for a half hour after its first-ever takeoff, Tech Xplore reports . While there's a long way to go before the aviation industry stops depending on fossil fuels, the test is an important first step toward
American higher education has coped with major international emergencies before. During World War II, students left in droves to enlist—and then returned, after the war, eager to resume their formal schooling. (In 1947, nearly half of all admitted college students were veterans.) The United States is now suffering through another crisis of enormous magnitude. Congress has already passed $2 trilli
As studies confirm many infected people show no symptoms, contact tracing and face masks assume even greater importance Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage When Noopur Raje's husband fell critically ill with Covid-19 in mid-March, she did not suspect that she too was infected with the virus. Raje, an oncologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, had been caring
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE OpenAI Debuts Gigantic GPT-3 Language Model With 175 Billion Parameters Khari Johnson | VentureBeat "A team of more than 30 OpenAI researchers have released a paper about GPT-3, a language model capable of achieving state-of-the-art results on a set of benchmark and unique natural language processing tasks that range from language translation to generating news articles to
Cosmic Crusher In the earliest days of the universe, when the Milky Way galaxy was a cosmic baby, powerful magnetic fields may have seriously stunted its growth. At least, that's according to new simulations out of the University of Cambridge that suggest our galaxy would be significantly larger today, had it not been for the unfathomably powerful, primordial magnetic fields that helped shape the
Nature, Published online: 29 May 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-01630-z An electrifying discovery about black holes, serology surveys from hard-hit cities show we are nowhere near herd immunity to the coronavirus, and how precious ultramarine paint ultimately dulls the colours of Renaissance art.
Your laptop might look super cool and shiny, but it might only take a video editing program to make it run like your grandpa's old truck. (Daniel Korpai / Unsplash/) We usually demand a lot from our computers and expect them to handle everything we throw at them, so it's frustrating when things start to get slow. Everyone knows loud noises and excessive heat are bad signs, but sometimes identifyi
Humanity has been using visuals to understand data for centuries, from 17th-century maps to the invention of the pie chart in the early 1800s. Charles Minard's map of Napoleon's Russian campaign in 1812 depicts the size of Napoleon's army, the path of its retreat from Moscow, and ties that information to temperature and time scales for a more intricate understanding of the event. Even in 1812, da
What will that look like for the usa? With so much unemployment? Do you think we will see a UBI ? Or something else? Or currency disappearing? This topic really interests me because it seems no one really has a plan for it yet even tho it's going to happen..and it'll get even worse as A.I gets better submitted by /u/DARKSOULS103 [link] [comments]
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