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Red Cross aid helps resident, from GlobalChange.gov, the 2018 National Climate Assessment Globalchange.gov “We moved into our new house and three weeks later, lost it all in Hurricane Harvey.” My heart sank for when the pleasant man sitting next to me at a legendary local D.C. bar and restaurant recently recounted his family’s experience relocating to Houston.
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Basketball began with a peach basket and a soccer ball on a court in Springfield, Massachusetts. Baseball evolved organically, with early iterations appearing in cities and school yards across colonial America. American football grew out of rugby in the mid-19th century among colleges along the East Coast. Despite being wildly different forms of competition, America’s
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Conducting research on the movements of sharks is not easy. The animals move around a lot, spend their entire lives underwater, and can be difficult to find – particularly in areas where they face the threat of overfishing. What about finding support, funds, and partners to enable the work in the first place? Also, challenging.
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Disposable waste plastic on wooden background. Getty The production of plastics has quadrupled in the past 40 years, such that it is a ubiquitous component of our lives – from packaging to electronics to construction. Bio-plastic products, such as those made from vegetable oils or wood chips, have been suggested as an eco-friendly alternative. But, it is unclear how this and other
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Buyer Beware – Not all CBD is created equal When I tried CBD for the first time in late 2017, it almost felt as if I was breaking the law. The hemp-based tinctures I was given were clearly home-grown, probably filled in a commune by someone named Morning Star, smelling of patchouli. (Denver in the 90s
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Belarusian flag Getty More than 65,000 children in rural areas and villages across Belarus will benefit from an education programme aimed at promoting collaborative learning and science education. The Education Minister Igor Karpenko and World Bank Office Country Manager in Belarus, Alex Kremer, signed an agreement on additional financing of the Belarus Education Modernization Project.
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Basically no part of this is fun. ICRAR/University of Amsterdam Yes, black holes get all of the attention. They’re mysterious, they lurk in the shows of interstellar space, they break the laws of known physics, they can trap you forever, they have a cool-sounding and easy-to-understand name. They’ve got great branding. But some things are
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin To what extent will we see “designer babies” as the result of genetic engineering down the road? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Jamie Metzl, Atlantic Council Senior
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DNA molecule photo credit: Getty Getty Today is National DNA Day, a day to commemorate the publication of James Watson and Francis Crick’s famous paper (that included the work of Rosalind Franklin) in 1953 describing the structure of DNA. As we reflect back on the incredible scientific progress that has been made since this paper, one
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Aimed at effective disaster management, NASA and its international partners are planning to participate in an exercise that will play out a realistic – but fictional - scenario of an asteroid on an impact trajectory with Earth. The scenario begins with the fictional premise that on March 26, astronomers “discovered” a NEO they consider potentially hazardous
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FILE PHOTO: A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket with the Arabsat 6A communications satellite aboard is prepared for launch later in the day at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Joe Skipper ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – A NASA safety panel said on Thursday that Saturday’s accident on a SpaceX astronaut
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Scientists have uncovered the “platypus” of the crab world – a new species so strange they’ve named it the “perplexing beautiful chimera”. An international team of palaeontologists led by Javier Luque of Yale were working on hundreds of exceptionally well-preserved specimens they discovered in Colombia and the US when they spotted the tiny Callichimaera perplexa. “Callichimaera
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Mounting a high-altitude helicopter rescue is difficult, because helicopters struggle to fly at high altitude, the thin air reducing the power of their engines and lift from their blades. Melanie Windridge “It was pretty scary. I remember thinking, ‘I’m not in control. I can’t descend this mountain, and I can’t go up. I’m stuck here.
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Samsung Electronics plans to invest $116 billion in non-memory chips through 2030, to cut its reliance on the volatile memory chip market and develop chips to power self-driving cars and AI-enabled devices. The plan underscores the South Korean firm’s ambition to challenge bigger rivals – Taiwan’s TSMC in contract chip manufacturing and San Diego-based Qualcomm in mobile
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Great white sharks sound like your average superhero. From their secret lives in the kelp (swimming lazily through it) to having super powers that helped it ’defeat’ Megalodon, it even has the story arc of having a “villain” that made it so they couldn’t stay the number one shark in South Africa. And it seems this shark has a true kryptonite,
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin A pedestrian carries a plastic shopping bag in New York, U.S., on Sunday, March 31, 2019. © 2019 Bloomberg Finance LP © 2019 Bloomberg Finance LP Yesterday, New York governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. It is estimated that
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Ocean Outbreak by Dr. Drew Harvell Priya Shukla | Modified from an image by Steven Pavlov Among the many downstream impacts of climate change in the ocean – warming, acidification, deoxygenation - diseases are rarely considered. While diseases are a common biological occurrence, climate change is expected to
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You may know ESPN for SportsCenter. Here the show’s anchors Hannah Storm (C) and Jay Crawford (R) interview musician Lenny Kravitz. But ESPN is involved in many other things. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images for ESPN) Getty If you are wondering what ESPN stands for, it’s not “extrasensory perception and noshing.” Literally, ESPN stands for
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Anora Smart Glove Prototype Nikola Krstic Nikola Krstic, a graduate from the Electrical Engineering School in Belgrade, has created a smart glove prototype called Anora- that helps the blind and visually impaired move unaided without a service dog or white cane. The glove is equipped with ultrasonic sensors that explore the surroundings: it provides vibrotactile
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What is the ninth leading cause of death overall globally? (Photo: Getty Images) Getty It is the leading cause of death among children and young adults around the world. It is the ninth leading cause of death overall globally. It resulted in about 1.35 million people dying in 2016 alone. It will probably become the seventh
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