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In 2016, Ivorian e-commerce startup Afrikrea started as a marketplace for African-based and inspired clothing, accessories, arts, and crafts. Over the past five years, Afrikrea has served more than 7,000 sellers from 47 African countries and buyers from 170 countries. Per the company’s data, it records more than 500,000 visits monthly, with the majority of
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WASHINGTON — Dynetics has joined Blue Origin in filing a protest of NASA’s selection of SpaceX for a single Human Landing System award, a move that could force the agency to suspend work on the program. In a statement April 27, Dynetics said it filed a protest of the HLS award with the Government Accountability
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Epicurious, a digital cooking publication, will no longer publish beef-based recipes to encourage home chefs to be more environmentally conscious. The company calls it a “Pro-Planet Move.” (Photo : Edson Saldaña on Unsplash) Company Decision In an article published Monday, the Condé Nast-owned publication confirmed the move but also admitted that it “literally pulled the
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Black holes are the densest, most powerful objects in the universe. Capable of ripping entire planets and stars to pieces. This animation reveals what the smallest black holes look like compared to the largest. MORE SPACE SCIENCE CONTENT: What Would Happen If Earth Had Two Moons Where Is The Coldest Place In The Universe? Earth
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DOUGLAS, U.K. — The Russian actress who will be sent to the International Space Station on the upcoming Soyuz MS-19 spaceflight will be announced from among four finalists on May 15, according to the head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin. This unusual spaceflight will be connected to the filming of the movie “Vyzov” (“The Challenge”), which
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“It’s all about exploration” Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, NASA Astronaut Megan McArthur is currently assigned as Pilot of the NASA SpaceX Crew-2 mission to the International Space Station. Her previous spaceflight experience includes STS-125 for the servicing of the Hubble Space Telescope. McArthur worked as the flight engineer and robotic arm operator. She carefully retrieved
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A rapidly spinning brown dwarf (pictured, artist’s impression) tends to have narrow atmospheric bands; the faster the spin, the thinner the bands. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Astronomy and astrophysics 27 April 2021 Dim stars that have failed at fusion are masters of spin Three brown dwarfs whirl on their axes at a dizzying rate that might be
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WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission approved a modification of SpaceX’s license for its Starlink constellation, allowing the company to operate more than 2,800 additional satellites in lower orbits. In an order and authorization published April 27, the FCC said it will allow SpaceX to move 2,814 satellites from orbits in the range of 1,100
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The expectation that electric vehicles will displace the internal combustion engine continues to accelerate. Bold policy and funding proposals from governments in China, the European Union and now the United States; ambitious capital investment plans from the world’s leading automakers; and continuing technological advancements — all contribute to a bullish outlook for market penetration of
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COVID-19 deaths have peaked in Brazil during its recent surge.Credit: Joao Guimaraes/AFP/Getty More than a year after Brazil detected its first case of COVID-19, the country is facing its darkest phase of the pandemic yet. Researchers are devastated by the recent surge in cases and say that the government’s failure to follow science-based guidance in
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The snake worm is a worm that looks like a snake when it moves around. Despite that though, they can sometimes be confused with earthworms. This has become a problem because the recent surge of snake worm populations have become a great concern for American conservationists. Is a snake worm dangerous? For humans, they are
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When you see someone wearing gloves, you tend to think they’re protecting themselves from something. In my laboratory at the Pasteur Institute in Montevideo, Uruguay, we wear gloves to protect our samples from ourselves. We study RNA, and some of the enzymes in our skin can break those molecules down. I am a molecular biologist,
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WASHINGTON — Blue Origin filed a protest with the Government Accountability Office April 26 over NASA’s decision to select only SpaceX for its Human Landing System (HLS) program, arguing the agency “moved the goalposts” of the competition. The company, in a lengthy filing with the GAO, claimed that in addition to not giving companies the
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“I like new experiences. I like to learn all the time.” Born in Rouen, France, Thomas Pesquet is a European Space Agency Astronaut and is assigned as a Crew-2 Mission Specialist. Thomas was selected as an ESA astronaut in May 2009. In 2016, he launched to the International Space Station for his six-month Proxima mission,
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The Indian Space Research Organisation will launch a data relay satellite that will help maintain contact with the Gagangyaan mission throughout after the launch, sources said. The satellite will be launched before the final leg of the Gaganyaan mission, which will send astronauts to the Lower Earth Orbit (LEO). The first leg - the unmanned mission
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Large-scale facilities such as this feedlot in Floresville, Texas, help to meet the global appetite for beef and other red meat, which remains strong despite the growing consumption of chicken and fish. Credit: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty Agriculture 26 April 2021 Meat lovers worldwide pay climate little heed People are eating more poultry and fish — but
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Amanda Gorman recites her inaugural poem, “The Hill We Climb,” during the 59th Presidential Inauguration ceremony. Credit: DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Carlos M. Vazquez II On Jan. 20, 2021, Amanda Gorman became the United States’ youngest inaugural poet laureate, addressing the newly sworn-in President Biden and the world with a striking
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The Large Hadron’s Collider LHCb detector, pictured, reported anomalies in the behaviour of muons, two weeks before the Muon g – 2 experiment announced a puzzling finding about muon magnetism.Credit: Peter Ginter/CERN Physicists should be ecstatic right now. Taken at face value, the surprisingly strong magnetism of the elementary particles called muons, revealed by an
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CNSA, Roscosmos invite international partnerships; China reveals outline and objectives for lunar research station. HELSINKI — Russia and China have formally invited countries and international organizations to join the International Lunar Research Station (ILRS) project being developed by the two nations. China National Space Administration (CNSA) and Russia’s Roscosmos said the ILRS project would be
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“I have dreamt of becoming an astronaut since my childhood.” Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide was born on December 28th, 1968 in Tokyo, Japan. He received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Keio University in 1992, and a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Houston, Cullen College of
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Mars: The Secret Science | Mondays at 9/8c on Science Channel Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Science GO: https://www.sciencechannelgo.com/mars-the-secret-science/ Before sending Curiosity to Mars, scientists test a replica on Earth. Will the giant rover be able to overcome the harsh challenges of the red planet? More Mars! http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/mars-the-secret-science/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScienceChannel
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China could stand to benefit economically if it can successfully replace coal with renewable energy, according to a report by financial analytics company TransitionZero. The study looked at the costs, or savings, that the Chinese government would incur if it replaced its existing coal-fired power plants with zero-carbon alternatives. “What we found is China could
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Professors and students of the University of Wyoming have identified an atypical belt of igneous rocks that extends for more than 2,000 miles from British Columbia, Canada, to Sonora, Mexico. The rock belt passes through Nevada, Idaho, southeast California, Arizona, and Montana. (Photo : Pixabay) Long Belts of Igneous Rocks   “Geoscientists normally relate long belts of
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Credit: Getty Personal statements — essays highlighting personal circumstances, qualities and achievements — are used extensively in science to evaluate candidates for jobs, awards and promotions. Five researchers offer tips for making yours stand out in a crowded and competitive market. STEVE OH: Convey personal qualities beyond academic interests Steve Oh is director of the
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