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Teenage British activist stages climate protest on Arctic ice floe
ABOARD 'ARCTIC SUNRISE' (Reuters) - Like many of her generation, Mya-Rose Craig feels strongly that adults have failed to take the urgent action needed to tackle global warming and so she has headed to the Arctic Ocean to protest. The strikes, made famous by Swedish campaigner Greta Thunberg, are resuming ...
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Yahoo Science
Teenage British activist stages climate protest on Arctic ice floe
Meet the 38-year-old who's key to Amazon's health ambitions
These are Business Insider's biggest healthcare stories for September 24.
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Yahoo Science
Meet the 38-year-old who's key to Amazon's health ambitions
The best wildlife photos taken this year reveal a pair of puffins, fighting foxes, and a perfectly camouflaged hippo
The front-runners in the 2020 Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest showcase trees' and animals' struggles to survive in a human-dominated world.
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Yahoo Science
The best wildlife photos taken this year reveal a pair of puffins, fighting foxes, and a perfectly camouflaged hippo
New brain cell-like nanodevices work together to identify mutations in viruses
Scientists have described a new nanodevice that acts almost identically to a brain cell. Furthermore, they have shown that these synthetic brain cells can be joined together to form intricate networks that can then solve problems in a brain-like manner.
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Science Daily
New brain cell-like nanodevices work together to identify mutations in viruses
Climate pledges 'like tackling COVID-19 without social distancing'
Current global pledges to tackle climate change are the equivalent of declaring a pandemic without a plan for social distancing, researchers say.
1 hour ago
Science Daily
Climate pledges 'like tackling COVID-19 without social distancing'
New mechanism of action against SARS-CoV-2 by antiviral drug remdesivir
Researchers have discovered a novel, second mechanism of action by the antiviral drug remdesivir against SARS-CoV-2. The research team previously demonstrated how remdesivir inhibits the COVID-19 virus's polymerase or replication machinery in a test tube.
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Science Daily
New mechanism of action against SARS-CoV-2 by antiviral drug remdesivir
Can a Genetically Modified Bug Combat a Global Farm Plague?
Biotech company Oxitec has created a caterpillar with self-destructing eggs in an attempt to curb agricultural damage. But will other pests simply move in?
1 hour ago
WIRED Science
Can a Genetically Modified Bug Combat a Global Farm Plague?
BlackSky will add sharper focus and night vision to future Earth-watching satellites
BlackSky's satellites are already producing frequently updated, high-resolution views of planet Earth " but now the company says its next-generation spacecraft will kick things up a notch. There'll even be night vision. BlackSky, a subsidiary of Spaceflight Industries with offices in Seattle and Herndon, ...
3 hours ago
Yahoo Science
BlackSky will add sharper focus and night vision to future Earth-watching satellites
How can I tell the difference between the flu and COVID-19?
Influenza and COVID-19 have such similar symptoms, you may need to get tested to know what's making you miserable. People with the flu typically feel sickest during the first week of illness. Another difference: COVID-19 is more likely than the flu to cause a loss of taste or smell.
6 hours ago
Yahoo Science
How can I tell the difference between the flu and COVID-19?
Key to butterfly climate survival may be colour coded
A butterfly's ability to absorb or reflect heat from the sun with its wings could be a matter of life and death in a warming world, according to British research published Thursday calling for gardens, parks and farms to host shady, cooling-off spots.
9 hours ago
Yahoo Science
Key to butterfly climate survival may be colour coded
Nothing Eats Viruses, Right? Meet Some Hungry Protists
New genetic evidence builds the case that single-celled marine microbes might chow down on viruses.
9 hours ago
New York Times Science
Nothing Eats Viruses, Right? Meet Some Hungry Protists
Beaked Whale Shatters Record With 3 Hour 42 Minute Dive
Scientists still don't know how the marine mammals go so long without air.
15 hours ago
New York Times Science
Beaked Whale Shatters Record With 3 Hour 42 Minute Dive
Method to create colloidal diamonds developed
The colloidal diamond could make light waves as useful as electrons in computing, and hold promise for a host of other applications. Researchers have devised a new process for the reliable self-assembly of colloids in a diamond formation that could lead to cheap, scalable fabrication of such structures. ...
17 hours ago
Science Daily
Method to create colloidal diamonds developed
Face-covering use up, more people are taking COVID-19 threats seriously, study finds
A new survey of six U.S. states has found that during the past two months, more people are wearing masks, vaccine uncertainty is on the rise, and many people are overestimating their risk of becoming seriously ill and dying from COVID-19.
17 hours ago
Science Daily
Face-covering use up, more people are taking COVID-19 threats seriously, study finds
Statins reduce COVID-19 severity, likely by removing cholesterol that virus uses to infect
Analyzing anonymized patient medical records, researchers discovered that cholesterol-lowering statins reduced risk of severe COVID-19 infection, while lab experiments uncovered a cellular mechanism that helps explain why.
17 hours ago
Science Daily
Statins reduce COVID-19 severity, likely by removing cholesterol that virus uses to infect
Tesla promises cars that connect to the grid, even if Elon Musk doesn't really want them to
Tesla cars are located next to a new Tesla charging station of the latest generation on the Euref Campus Berlin. | Photo by Jens Kalaene/picture alliance via Getty Images Tesla plans for its future electric vehicles to be able to both suck up power and spit it back out into the grid. Tesla didn't ...
18 hours ago
Science - The Verge
Tesla promises cars that connect to the grid, even if Elon Musk doesn't really want them to
Meet Curly, the Curling Robot That Beats the Pros
Curling is one of the world's most precise sports. An ice-going, stone-throwing robot just mastered it.
19 hours ago
WIRED Science
Meet Curly, the Curling Robot That Beats the Pros
Samsung's Galaxy Watch 3 and Active 2 can now take EKG readings in the US
Dan Seifert / The Verge Samsung got US FDA clearance for its electrocardiogram (EKG) monitoring app in August, but today the functionality is finally rolling out to the company's latest smartwatch, the Galaxy Watch 3, as well as the Galaxy Active 2 from late 2019. Previously limited to South ...
20 hours ago
Science - The Verge
Samsung's Galaxy Watch 3 and Active 2 can now take EKG readings in the US
The ISS just avoided a "piece of unknown space debris"
An unknown piece of space debris was detected near the International Space Station, NASA said yesterday. The station executed an "avoidance maneuver" on Tuesday night to get out of the way of the debris, boosting its orbit around Earth. "At no time was the crew in any danger," NASA wrote in a blog ...
22 hours ago
Science - The Verge
The ISS just avoided a "piece of unknown space debris"
356 Elephants Dropped Dead. Did This Bacteria Poison Them?
Some conservationists accepted the explanation provided by Botswana's government, but others raised doubts.
22 hours ago
New York Times Science
356 Elephants Dropped Dead. Did This Bacteria Poison Them?
Airbus Just Unveiled Three New Zero-Emission Concept Aircraft
Air travel has plummeted during the pandemic; not only do a lot of people not feel safe being in airports or on planes, but with everything we used to do being closed or canceled, we don't really have anywhere to go. With all the reduced human movement caused by the pandemic?not just in air travel, [...]
23 hours ago
Singularity HUB
Airbus Just Unveiled Three New Zero-Emission Concept Aircraft
To fight the pandemic, a Brooklyn restaurant turned to tacos
Illustration by Claudia Chinyere Akole Six days a week, Irene Castillo is in charge of bringing the flavors of the Mexican central state of Puebla to Brooklyn's local hot spot, Jalapeño King. Respecting the culinary traditions of the women in her family, Castillo seasons the salsas, rice dishes, ...
24 hours ago
Science - The Verge
To fight the pandemic, a Brooklyn restaurant turned to tacos
Where Was the Battery at Tesla's Battery Day?
Elon Musk made big promises at Tesla's highly anticipated event. But a prototype never appeared, and it was unclear what the company had actually achieved.
1 day ago
WIRED Science
Where Was the Battery at Tesla's Battery Day?
Tesla to make EV battery cathodes without cobalt
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Tesla will make electric vehicle batteries with cobalt-free cathodes, it announced during its Battery Day event today. The announcement came as part of the company's move to make batteries in-house instead of purchasing them. Musk didn't give a timeline ...
1 day ago
Science - The Verge
Tesla to make EV battery cathodes without cobalt
Bringing the Ocean's Midnight Zone Into the Light
The Monterey Bay Aquarium has learned how to raise the deepest sea life to the surface and keep it alive for display.
1 day ago
New York Times Science
Bringing the Ocean's Midnight Zone Into the Light
How to Watch Tesla's Battery Day Event?and What to Expect
After months of delays, Tesla's much-hyped Battery Day is finally upon us. Here's what the company might reveal.
1 day ago
WIRED Science
How to Watch Tesla's Battery Day Event?and What to Expect
A "zombie tropical storm" just came back to life in the Atlantic
A satellite image showing Paulette's rainfall on September 22 | NASA/NOAA/NRL Tropical Storm Paulette just came back to life in the eastern Atlantic. The revival comes days after storm trackers issued what would have been their last update on Paulette. But you can't keep a storm like Paulette ...
1 day ago
Science - The Verge
A "zombie tropical storm" just came back to life in the Atlantic
"Mussel-bola" Could Be Spreading. Maybe Now You"ll Pay Attention.
New findings suggest a previously unknown virus may play a role in the sudden death of many freshwater mussels in recent years.
1 day ago
New York Times Science
"Mussel-bola" Could Be Spreading. Maybe Now You"ll Pay Attention.
Want to Decode the Human Brain? There's a New System for That, and It's Pretty Wild
Even for high-tech California, the man strolling around UCLA was a curious sight. His motion capture suit, sensor-embedded gloves, and virtual reality eyewear were already enough to turn heads. But what stopped people in their tracks and made them stare was a bizarre headgear, tightly strapped to his ...
1 day ago
Singularity HUB
Want to Decode the Human Brain? There's a New System for That, and It's Pretty Wild
To Make Fairer AI, Physicists Peer Inside Its Black Box
After repurposing facial recognition and deepfake tech to study galaxies and the Higgs boson, physicists think they can help shape the responsible use of AI.
2 days ago
WIRED Science
To Make Fairer AI, Physicists Peer Inside Its Black Box
Instagram's Founders Explain Their Covid-Charting Obsession
In their first post-Facebook project, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger built rt.live, which state officials can use to plan their reopening.
2 days ago
WIRED Science
Instagram's Founders Explain Their Covid-Charting Obsession
In a Desert's Burning Sands, Shrimp
When it rains in Iran's Dasht-e Lut desert, the ground comes alive with tiny, upside-down crustaceans.
2 days ago
New York Times Science
In a Desert's Burning Sands, Shrimp
Nvidia's Arm Acquisition Brings the Two Key Technologies of This Century Under One Roof
Artificial intelligence and mobile computing have been two of the most disruptive technologies of this century. The unification of the two companies that made them possible could have wide-ranging consequences for the future of computing. California-based Nvidia's graphics processing units (GPUs) have ...
2 days ago
Singularity HUB
Nvidia's Arm Acquisition Brings the Two Key Technologies of This Century Under One Roof
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