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  • 1 day ago
    Current Event larylin

    NASA to launch satellite to track rising sea levels

    NASA plans to launch a satellite tomorrow that will follow the effects of climate change on the world’s oceans and gather data to improve weather forecasts. The satellite will continue NASA’s three decades-long work to document rising sea levels and will give scientists a more precise view of the coastlines than they’ve ever had from space.

  • 5 days ago
    Analysis larylin

    Pet flea treatments poisoning rivers across England, scientists find

    Discovery is ‘extremely concerning’ for water insects, and fish and birds that depend on them

  • 6 days ago
    Current Event larylin

    These Stanford students are racing to get laptops to kids around the U.S. who most need them

    The digital divide is not a new phenomenon. Still, it largely took Americans by surprise when, as the U.S. began to shut down to slow the spread of Covid-19 in March, schools grappled with how to move forward with online classes. It wasn’t just a matter of altering students’ curriculum. Many lacked either internet access or home computers — and some lacked both. According to USAFacts, a non-partisan organization funded by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, 4.4 million households with chi...

  • 12 days ago
    Current Event larylin

    Unemployment is falling. Long-term unemployment is ballooning

    The number of unemployed workers continues to fall, reflecting a rebound from the deep economic hole gouged out by the coronavirus pandemic in the early spring. But a sinister trend is churning under the surface. Long-term unemployment — a period of joblessness lasting more than 27 weeks (or, six months) — is accelerating quickly.

  • 12 days ago
    Current Event larylin

    EU charges Amazon with distorting online retail competition

    The European Union has charged Amazon with damaging retail competition, accusing the U.S. company of using its size, power and data to give it an unfair advantage over smaller merchants that sell on its online platform.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event larylin

    More than half of all sunlike stars in the Milky Way may have a habitable planet

    Our Milky Way galaxy abounds with potentially Earth-like planets, a new study suggests. On average, each sunlike star in the Milky Way likely harbors between 0.4 and 0.9 rocky planets in its "habitable zone," the just-right range of orbital distances where liquid water could be stable on a world's surface, researchers have found.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Current Event larylin

    Pyongyang stores low on foreign goods amid North Korean COVID-19 paranoia

    Amid an ongoing, full-scale border lockdown against COVID-19, North Korea on Tuesday warned its citizens against relying on imported foreign goods — calling the habit a dangerous “disease” that could spread the virus from abroad.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event larylin

    Cellular NAD+ Levels Modulate the Immune Response to COVID-19

    NAD+ is involved in multiple cellular reactions for the generation of energy and maintenance of cellular health, including immune responses to viral infections. Studies indicate cellular NAD+ levels diminish with age in people, and lower NAD+ levels associated with older age can adversely affect the immune response to infection, which includes the response to COVID-19. The death rates from COVID-19 increase with age, and for people above 80 years old, it passes 14%, which suggests an age-related...

  • 1 month ago
    Image larylin

    The Milky Way panorama

    This magnificent 360-degree panoramic image, covering the entire southern and northern celestial sphere, reveals the cosmic landscape that surrounds our tiny blue planet. This gorgeous starscape serves as the first of three extremely high-resolution images featured in the GigaGalaxy Zoom project, launched by ESO within the framework of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009).

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event larylin

    NASA gave Nokia $14.1 million to build a 4G network on the moon

    If you were wondering what Nokia had been up to since the everlasting brick phone, and thought it had dropped off the face of the earth, turns out, it has, in a big way. Nokia is leaps and bounds ahead of the game, yet again—this time, without snakes. It’s off to the moon with more of an ‘ET, call home’ situation in mind. What are NASA and Nokia planning to do out there?

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event larylin

    World Food Program wins Nobel Peace Prize as hunger surges

    The World Food Program won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for fighting hunger and seeking to end its use as “a weapon of war and conflict” at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has driven millions more people to the brink of starvation.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event larylin

    Nearly 4 million US jobs have vanished forever

    There's mounting evidence that the pandemic is dealing a lasting blow to the American economy, with millions of jobs vanishing forever. The number of unemployed people classified as permanently losing their old jobs climbed by 345,000 in September to a seven-year high of 3.8 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event larylin

    House investigation faults Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google for engaging in anti-competitive monopoly tactics

    Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google engaged in anticompetitive, monopoly-style tactics to evolve into four of the world's most powerful, unrivaled corporate behemoths, according to congressional investigators, who called called Tuesday for sweeping updates to federal laws so that Washington can bring Silicon Valley back in check.

  • 2 months ago
    Analysis larylin

    Cost Of Racism: U.S. Economy Lost $16 Trillion Because Of Discrimination, Bank Says

    Citigroup estimates the economy would see a $5 trillion boost over the next five years if the U.S. were to tackle key areas of discrimination against African Americans.

  • 2 months ago
    Current Event larylin

    Dwayne Johnson rips off metal gate to get to work

    A power outage preventing the metal gates in front of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s home could not keep him locked in. The 48-year-old actor shared on social media over the weekend that in order to get to work, he was forced to rip the electric-powered gates off the entrance to his property. Uploading a photo of the broken gate to Instagram, the former wrestler explains how the damaging weather resulted in a system malfunction, unable to be fixed before he needed to leave.