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Rich countries like China and Japan need to stop financing coal-powered plants in poorer nations in the fight against climate change, according to Rachel Kyte, who previously served as special representative of the United Nations secretary-general and chief executive officer of Sustainable Energy for All. Kyte, who is now dean of The Fletcher School at Tufts
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Credit: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty I am the only student on my PhD programme in genomics data science with an undergraduate degree in biology and philosophy. Initially, I saw these as separate fields: I was writing about theories of morality in one class and memorizing the Krebs cycle in another. It was only after picking up first-hand
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Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made for your weekend reading.  A week ago TechCrunch covered Pico’s $6.5 million funding round and described it as “a New York startup that helps online creators and media companies
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Lockheed Martin Space hired 2,700 people plus 700 interns in 2020, a year unlike any other for human resources managers. Almost overnight, the prime contractor with about 23,000 employees switched from its traditional in-person approach to virtual recruitment, interviewing and training. SpaceNews correspondent Debra Werner spoke with Lockheed Martin Space executives Nick Spain, human resources
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We are all connected to and by Earth — whether it’s the trees and plants that give us the oxygen we breathe, the snow-capped mountains that provide the water we drink, or the breathtaking geophysical forces that shape the land beneath our feet. NASA has over 20 satellites measuring the height of oceans and inland
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What if farm animal’s emotions could also be translated accurately through their faces, body language, and communication? Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands made an attempt to do this. Experts are currently developing an AI system to measure the emotions of pigs and other animals. (Photo : Mali Maeder) Shortcomings in Data collection  Someone
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Black researchers are making small gains in representation in the life sciences.Credit: Getty Members of minority ethnic groups have made only modest inroads into US science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) positions in recent years, according to an analysis of nearly 20 million people. The analysis was conducted by the Pew Research Center, a non-profit
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WASHINGTON — A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station April 24, less than 24 hours after its launch from Florida, giving the station its largest crew in a decade. The Crew Dragon spacecraft Endeavour, which launched from the Kennedy Space Center April 23, docked with the station’s Harmony module at 5:08
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Benjamin Thompson and Ewen Callaway discuss COVID-19 vaccine trials in young children. Your browser does not support the audio element. Download MP3 As COVID-19 vaccine roll-outs continue, attentions are turning to one group: children. While research suggests that children rarely develop severe forms of COVID-19, scientists still believe they could play a key role in
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During the pandemic, having an automated solution for onboarding and updating Apple devices remotely has been essential, and today Kandji, a startup that helps IT do just that, announced a hefty $60 million Series B investment. Felicis Ventures led the round with participation from SVB Capital, Greycroft, Okta Ventures and The Spruce House Partnership. Today’s
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — SpaceX launched a Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying four astronauts from three nations April 23 as the commercial crew program moves firmly into operations. The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Launch Complex 39A here at 5:49 a.m. Eastern on the Crew-2 mission. The Crew Dragon spacecraft separated from the Falcon
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Oleander is a common landscape if not house plant in places with warmer climates, and with good reason: this almost foolproof evergreen shrub comes in a wide range of shapes, sizes, adaptability, and flower color. However, before you plant, you should be aware of oleander toxicity and the possibility of oleander poisoning. Related Article: Gardening 101:
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A visual representation of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin on November 21, 2020 in London, England. Jordan Mansfield | Getty Images LONDON — A Turkish cryptocurrency exchange is offline and its CEO has reportedly gone missing, leaving thousands of investors worried that their funds have been stolen. Thodex, a crypto firm based in Turkey, said its platform
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Exoplanets – planets outside our solar system – are everywhere. But why do we study them? What makes them so interesting? At NASA, we’re surveying and studying exoplanets to learn all about their weirdness, their variety, and all the fascinating things they can tell us about how planets form and develop. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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Apple has unveiled a new, colorful iMac today with an Apple-designed M1 chip. But that was just part of the story as the company used that opportunity to release new Mac accessories. In addition to a Magic Trackpad and a Magic Mouse with multiple color options, Apple is bringing Touch ID to desktop Macs with
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ORLANDO — The White House announced April 22 its intent to nominate an ocean scientist to be the next administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and a Defense Department official to be NASA’s next chief financial officer. The White House said that it will nominate Rick Spinrad to be administrator of NOAA and
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In this webcast, now available to view on demand, researchers talk about their mental health and how they look after themselves and others in the absence of normal support systems. Burnout is rampant in academia, so this topic remains as crucial now as when the session was first broadcast, last year. Ellen Wehrens, a scientific
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Glen Rabie Contributor Glen Rabie is co-founder and CEO of Yellowfin, a global analytics and BI software vendor. The clock begins ticking on a startup the day the doors open. Regardless of a young company’s struggles or success, sooner or later the question of when, how or whether to sell the enterprise presents itself. It’s
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In an interview conducted by Technology Networks to the Scientific Research Director of British American Tobacco (BAT), David O’Reilly, PhD, it was confirmed that there was an undergoing preclinical testing for COVID-19 vaccine using tobacco plant as a “biomanufacturing factory.” This simply means that tobacco plants were being used as a vessel where a key
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Lockheed Martin will do the assembly and integration of Blackjack satellite buses, payloads  and the Pit Boss data processor WASHINGTON — The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency increased Lockheed Martin’s contract for satellite integration work for the Blackjack program by $27.3 million, the agency announced April 22. DARPA a year ago selected Lockheed Martin as
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Earlier this week, ExxonMobil, a company among the largest producers of greenhouse gas emissions and a longtime leader in the corporate fight against climate change regulations, called for a massive $100 billion project (backed in part by the government) to sequester hundreds of millions of metric tons of carbon dioxide in geologic formations off the Gulf
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Date/Time: May 20, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT) Join GreenBiz and SilviaTerra co-founder and CEO Zack Parisa for a discussion about the correlation between climate change, biodiversity, and community. Every year, more and more organizations pledge to go net-zero. These goals can drive impact beyond climate — from strengthening of rural communities to improving
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The pandemic has presented obstacles and upsides for researchers globally.Credit: Getty Nearly all respondents (97%) to a global survey of 2,000 researchers reported that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their work — and half reported ‘significant’ impact — but most are staying productive despite the disruptions. Those are among the key findings of a study
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Google today announced a sizable update to its Anthos multi-cloud platform that lets you build, deploy and manage containerized applications anywhere, including on Amazon’s AWS and (in preview) on Microsoft Azure. Version 1.7 includes new features like improved metrics and logging for Anthos on AWS, a new Connect gateway to interact with any cluster right
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SAN FRANCISCO – LeoLabs’ announced April 22 that two S-band radars in Costa Rica have begun tracking objects in low Earth orbit and delivering data to customers. “The Costa Rica Space Radar completes our coverage of low Earth orbit,” Dan Ceperley, LeoLabs CEO and co-founder, told SpaceNews. “It’s the first radar in our network that
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It’s an “exciting” time for renewable energy firms because more policymakers around the world have committed to carbon emissions goals, according to Credit Suisse. “I’m feeling fairly bullish on the current market conditions for energy transition beneficiaries,” said Phineas Glover, the investment bank’s Asia-Pacific head of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research. The energy transition
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A mixture of solitary and clustered uranium atoms (artificially coloured). Scientists have produced an ultralight uranium atom with only 122 neutrons. Credit: Dr Mitsuo Ohtsuki/Science Photo Library Atomic and molecular physics 22 April 2021 The world’s lightest uranium atom reveals nuclear secrets A flyweight isotope of uranium helps to shed light on a fundamental form
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