Month: October 2021

Derek Zaba Contributor Derek Zaba is a partner at Sidley Austin’s Palo Alto office and co-chairs the firm’s Shareholder Activism practice. He counsels companies on a variety of matters, including activism defense/proxy contests, activism preparedness, takeover defenses, shareholder engagement and corporate governance. Sharon R. Flanagan Contributor Sharon R. Flanagan is the managing partner of Sidley
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CAREER COLUMN 21 October 2021 How to make your research reproducible Ensuring that your work is reproducible is not as daunting or complicated as you might think. Experts share their tips. Jeffrey M. Perkel Jeffrey M. Perkel View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share
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Eric Kosmowski Contributor Brett Hauser Contributor The climate measures in the budget reconciliation package now before the U.S. Congress could unlock an investment boom in clean energy, zero-carbon transportation and efficient manufacturing that would allow us, as a nation, to reverse the course of rising greenhouse gas emissions that threaten our future. Simultaneously, ​​these investments
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1. Ingstad, H. & Ingstad, A. S. The Viking Discovery of America: The Excavations of a Norse Settlement at L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland (Breakwater Books, 2000). 2. Wallace, B. L. in Contact, Continuity, and Collapse: the Norse Colonization of the North Atlantic (ed. Barrett, J.) 207–238 (Brepols, 2003). 3. Nydal, R. A critical review of
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Thomas Martin, director of national security programs: ‘We’re in conversations with U.S. Transportation Command’ NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Blue Origin could become the second U.S. rocket company to sign a cooperative agreement with the U.S. military to examine how space vehicles might be used to transport cargo around the world.  “We’re in conversations with U.S.
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party leader Armin Laschet visit the construction site of Tesla’s Gigafactory in Gruenheide near Berlin, Germany, August 13, 2021. Patrick Pleul | Reuters Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said the fundamental good the electric car maker does will be measured in the acceleration of the world
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According to a study by researchers at Rutgers University, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and other institutions, a potential nuclear war may have devastating effects on humanity for years to come. Smoke from the resulting fires would cause climate change that could last up to 15 years. This in turn would threaten global food
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NATURE PODCAST 20 October 2021 Omnimagnets move non-magnetic objects every which way An ancient solar storm helps pinpoint when Vikings lived in the Americas, and using magnets to deftly move non-magnetic metals. Benjamin Thompson & Nick Petrić Howe Benjamin Thompson View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Nick
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WASHINGTON — NASA officials are standing by their decision to retain the name of the James Webb Space Telescope despite criticism from some astronomers, including one who resigned from an advisory committee in protest. The agency said in a once-sentence statement in late September that a historical review turned up no evidence to back allegations
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On Wednesday, fast-casual food chain Panera Bread announced that it plans to work towards a climate-positive business model by 2050. This means Panera will remove more carbon from the atmosphere than it emits each year. Climate positive suggests that it will go a step beyond the popular net-zero carbon emissions movement that has taken the
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The term “space traffic management” (STM) inevitably triggers comparisons to air traffic management. It conjures visions of controllers looking at screens and directing spacecraft to maneuver to avoid collisions, much like air traffic controllers do with aircraft. The reality is far different. Defunct aircraft don’t linger in airspace for years or decades, unlike satellites. Aircraft
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Scene from “Squid Game” by Netflix Source: Netflix It may seem like every American you know has watched “Squid Game,” but the show’s popularity has not yet created a surge of new Netflix subscribers in the U.S. 142 million Netflix subscribers have seen at least two minutes of the wildly popular South Korean drama, Netflix
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CORRESPONDENCE 19 October 2021 Credit local authors fairly on international research papers Angela I. N. Obasi  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6801-8889 0 , Seye Abimbola  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1294-3850 1 , Ndekya Oriyo  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6336-9911 2 , Ben Morton  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6164-2854 3 , André Vercueil  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1591-4131 4 & Refiloe Masekela  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9665-2035 5 Angela I. N. Obasi Liverpool School
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This article was adapted from Mobility Weekly, our free weekly newsletter. Register for a subscription here. The pandemic travel reprieve gave airlines the opportunity to refocus their sustainability initiatives. Several rounds of government largesse helped the sector stay afloat before travel began to trickle back earlier this year.  Now, as travelers return to the sky
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Scorpions are venomous reptiles. They’ve one of the most ferocious beasts here on earth for millennia, with their 8 legs, a brace of anguish forceps, and a tail that culminates in a stinger. History, astronomy, Greek myths, games consoles, and corporate logos all contain them Nevertheless, in a recent finding, there was another identical seen
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CORRESPONDENCE 19 October 2021 Countries of the Indo-Gangetic Plain must unite against air pollution Muhammad Fahim Khokhar  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4489-6593 0 , Muhammad Shehzaib Anjum  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2873-5741 1 , Abdus Salam  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5609-6828 2 , Vinayak Sinha  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5508-0779 3 , Manish Naja  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4597-1690 4 , Hiroshi Tanimoto  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5424-9923 5 , James H. Crawford
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Experts said adding space to the list of U.S. critical infrastructure sectors would send a strong message WASHINGTON — Satellites in space provide essential services in support of national security and the civilian economy. The U.S. government, however, does not technically consider space systems “critical infrastructure,” which is slowing down efforts to protect networks from
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It’s hard to build a publishing empire, and it’s just as easy to lose one. Newspaper magnates were mostly replaced by broadcast moguls, first radio and then TV and cable, and now of course, they are all fighting against the social media tycoons and streaming impresarios who want to capture our attention. Each generation of
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CORRESPONDENCE 19 October 2021 United States has several programmes for early-career leaders Dalal Najib 0 , John Boright 1 & John Hildebrand 2 Dalal Najib National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Washington DC, USA. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar John Boright National Academies of Sciences,
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TAMPA, Fla. — German launch services provider Exolaunch is expanding to the U.S. in search of a greater share of the rapidly growing market, stepping up competition against Seattle-based rideshare broker Spaceflight. About half the nearly 100 satellites Exolaunch has already booked for launches next year are for U.S. customers, newly appointed Exolaunch USA CEO
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This post originally appeared on NRDC’s Expert Blog. Global warming is escalating even faster than we thought. According to the recent IPCC Report, the global average temperature will approach and exceed the 1.5 degrees Celsius temperature threshold in the next century. Crossing the temperature threshold projects more intense climate hazards, such as sea levels drastically
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NEWS 19 October 2021 Attempt to charge Mexican scientists with ‘organized crime’ prompts international outcry The Mexican government has accused 31 scientists and officials of organized crime and money laundering — allegations that they deny and that many claim are politically motivated. Sara Reardon 0 Sara Reardon Sara Reardon is a freelance writer in Bozeman,
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Under the recently launched Polish Imaging Satellites (PIAST) project, a consortium formed by local space industry players will develop three nanosatellites to be operated by the country’s armed forces and placed into orbit in 2024. WARSAW, Poland — Under the recently launched Polish Imaging Satellites (PIAST) project, a consortium formed by local space industry players
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Empty shelves that usually stock bottled water at Sainsbury’s supermarket, Greenwich Peninsular, on September 19, 2021 in London, England. Chris J Ratcliffe | Getty Images The U.K. has emerged from the Covid-19 pandemic to find itself faced with an onslaught of new economic crises that have left the country in “a precarious position,” experts have
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