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Curtis Solsvig, managing director at Goldin Associates and interim CEO at uBiome Courtesy of Goldin Associates The new interim CEO of troubled microbiome startup uBiome, Curtis Solsvig, is a longtime turnaround and restructuring expert at financial advisory firm Goldin Associates and the former chief restructuring officer of failed drone startup Lily Robotics. Earlier this week,
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By Natalia A. Ramos Miranda People watch the solar eclipse near ESO Observatory at Coquimbo, Chile July 2, 2019. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido CACHIYUYO, Chile (Reuters) – In the minutes before a solar eclipse plunged Chile into darkness, a loudspeaker projected a deep baritone to a group of blind men and women who had traveled to the
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All of the stars Matthew Knight saw through the giant telescope in Arizona were bright with persistent light. All of them but one, which appeared to be flashing, in a way – light that went in and out, dull and then bright, every hour. He assumed that there was something wrong with his data. But
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A solar eclipse is observed at Coquimbo, Chile, July 2, 2019. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of tourists scattered across the north Chilean desert on Tuesday to experience a rare, and irresistible combination for astronomy buffs: a total eclipse of the sun viewed from beneath the world’s clearest skies. A solar eclipse
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This map of the world shows the paths of all total solar eclipses during the period 2019–2040, including yesterday’s total solar eclipse in the South Pacific, Chile, and Argentina. T. Matsopulos/NASA Yesterday there was a total solar eclipse in Chile and Argentina, a reminder that nature’s grandest spectacle is not particularly easy or affordable to
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Imagine playing video games together with your friends seated at different places while communicating only with your minds. Researchers from University of Washington have developed a method just to do that, bringing telepathic communication a step closer to reality. In the study, published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports, the researchers showed that three people
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Jessica Richman, Co-founder of uBiome Getty San Francisco-based microbiome startup uBiome confirmed to Forbes on Monday that its cofounders and co-CEOs, Jessica Richman and Zac Apte, have resigned their positions on the board after being put on administrative leave in May. John Rakow, who served as
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After investigating the nature of a mysterious and apparently cigar-shaped object called ‘Oumuamua spotted in 2017 speeding through our solar system, astronomers remain uncertain over how to classify it, but are confident it is not an alien spaceship. This artist’s impression shows the first-known interstellar object to visit the solar system, ‘Oumuamua,
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Don’t do this if you have papayas imported from Mexico right now. (Photo: Getty Images) Getty If you like papayas, this news may make you go papay-no. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have just announced a Salmonella Uganda outbreak linked to papayas. But it’s not papayas from Uganda that should make you worry. It’s ”whole, fresh
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The rocket was named “Make It Rain”. Rocket Lab Rocket Lab has successfully launched a rideshare mission for the private aerospace company Spaceflight, as they look to continue racking up their launch cadence in 2019. The U.S.-based company’s two-stage electron rocket lifted off from their Launch Complex 1 on the Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand at 12.30
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We’re told older adults are embracing technology more than ever. And there’s no doubt that inventors in the digital space are scrambling to find ways to market their platforms and tools to them. (Think high tech wearables that monitor everything from blood pressure to daily steps taken, screen magnification, talk-to-text and even assistive domotics and
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A small, strikingly beautiful damselfish that is new to science was identified on a coral reef on Madagascar’s northeastern coast Corazon’s Damsel, Pomacentrus vatosoa, a new species of damselfish discovered off northeastern Madagascar.(Credit: Y.K. Tea, doi:10.1643/CI-19-221) Y.K. Tea, doi:10.1643/CI-19-221 In 2018, Christmas arrived early for reef enthusiasts and marine fish keepers when it was announced
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Long before the smart phone or Sudoku or even the “Bathroom Reader,” Americans spent hours here, there and just about everywhere with crossword puzzles. It’s been said doing them keeps the brain sharp, and might even prevent Alzheimer’s. And though most scientists disagree about whether the puzzles really do offset the effects of aging, no
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Cawthron Institute scientist Mike Packer in algal growth room. Cawthron Institute A team at the Nelson Artificial Intelligence Institute has developed technology they claim can detect tiny algal cells in the ocean before they multiply to create toxic algal blooms. Toxic algal blooms, also know as ‘red tides’, are
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Just as SpaceX CEO Elon Musk prepared for the “most difficult launch” of his rocket company with Falcon Heavy rocket, the space-enthusiast changed his display picture on Twitter from an alcoholic monkey to that of an astronaut sipping hot coffee on Mars. The picture uploaded on Monday shows an astronaut, leaning against what looks like
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Temperature measurements from the Diviner instrument on LRO are vital for assisting in future human exploration as well as determining the composition of the Moon. This temperature map of the Moon’s north pole shows chilly Hermite crater, the coldest-measured spot not just on the Moon, but across the entire solar system. Credit: NASA/GSFC/UCLA Launched ten
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What makes marathoners like Jennifer Brill different? Sure, they have to have guts to finish such grueling races. But what are in those guts? (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images for Rock’n’Roll Marathon) Getty When a bacteria gives you the runs, this usually means that it causes really bad diarrhea. Such a situation may also prompt
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Window View of Astronaut Holding DoubleTree Cookie Shutterstock / Vadim Sadovski In one small step for baked goods this week, DoubleTree by Hilton announced they will be sending their famous chocolate chip cookies to space. As anyone whose ever stayed at one of the 500 DoubleTree
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A false-color, near-infrared view of Titan’s northern hemisphere collected by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, shows the moon’s seas and lakes. Orange areas near some of them may be deposits of organic evaporite minerals left behind by receding liquid hydrocarbon. NASA / JPL-Caltech / Space Science Institute Titan is a weird place. Bigger than the planet Mercury,
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Microsoft’s education arm and NASA have come together to create online lessons to get school students interested about space. The eight online lesson plans range from titles such as Designing Astro Socks to protect astronauts’ feet in microgravity to designing one’s own space station, CNET reported on Friday.  The curriculum includes 3D design challenges, Virtual
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(Photo: Getty Images) Getty What’s up with headlines calling Vyleesi a “female Viagra”? Yes, both medications begin with the letter “V” and are designed to address sex-related health issues. But there are real hard differences between these two medications.   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved Vyleesi, generically known as bremelanotide, to “treat acquired, generalized hypoactive
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Underwater forest of Ecklonia radiata, the kelp that dominates Australia’s Great Southern Reef. Getty Kelp, a type of seaweed known for creating spectacular underwater forests, dominates Australia’s Great Southern Reef.  But recent heat waves have devastated these kelp forests and may be helping kelp disease spread. Recent surveys found about 50% of Great Southern Reef kelp displayed bleaching symptoms, meaning the kelp fronds lost
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Contrary to what many people think, two species can hybridize naturally in the wild to give rise to a third species, a finding that fundamentally alters our understanding of the evolution of species Salvin’s medium-billed prion, Pachyptila salvini, is apparently a hybrid species between the Antarctic prion, Pachyptila desolata, and the broad-billed prion, Pachyptila vittata.
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