Fear of losing health insurance keeps 1 in 6 workers in their jobs
First member of ill-fated 1845 Franklin expedition is identified by DNA analysis
One out of every six adult workers (16%) in the United States are staying in jobs they might otherwise leave out of fear of losing their employer-sponsored health insurance, according to a new West Health-Gallup survey of more than 3,800 US adults. The survey finds the fear is even more pronounced among Black workers, who are 50% more likely to remain in an unwanted job than their White and...
Many consumers misinterpret food date labels, yet use them with confidence
The identity of the skeletal remains of a member of the 1845 Franklin expedition has been confirmed using DNA and genealogical analyses by a team of researchers from the University of Waterloo, Lakehead University, and Trent University.
Open source tool can help identify gerrymandering in voting maps
Misunderstanding food date labeling is common and educational communications are needed to improve consumer understanding, according to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, published by Elsevier.
We need to build more EV fast-charging stations, researchers say
With state legislatures preparing for the once-a-decade redrawing of voting districts, a research team has developed a better computational method to help identify improper gerrymandering designed to favor specific candidates or political parties. In a recent article, researchers describe the improved mathematical methodology of an open source tool called Gerrychain, which can help observers...
SpaceX finally launches and successfully lands its futuristic Starship
A team of engineers recommends expanding fast-charging stations for electric vehicles as campuses and businesses start planning for a post-pandemic world. The recommendation is based on a study of charging patterns for electric vehicles on the University of California San Diego campus from early January to late May of 2020, after the university moved most of its operations online. Researchers say...
Falling Chinese rocket to crash to Earth on Saturday as US calls for ‘responsible space behaviours’
Previous test flights of the rocketship, which Elon Musk plans to use for future missions to the moon and mars, ended in explosionsSpaceX launched and successfully landed its futuristic Starship on Wednesday, finally nailing a test flight of the rocketship that Elon Musk intends to use to land astronauts on the moon and send people to Mars.The previous four test flights ended in fiery explosions...
SpaceX finally nails the landing of the rocket that will take humans to the moon
Communist party newspaper claims Long March 5B should easily burn up in atmosphere but expert warns pieces will reach EarthThe White House has called for “responsible space behaviours” as a Chinese rocket, thought to be out of control, looks set to crash back to Earth on Saturday.The US Space Command is tracking debris from the Long March 5B, which last week launched the main module of...
US declares support for patent waiver on Covid-19 vaccines
SpaceX's Starship, the rocket that CEO Elon Musk hopes will take people to the moon and eventually Mars, completed a test on Wednesday that marked the first time it successfully launched and...
Waiver yet to be approved by World Trade Organisation but Biden administration’s position will have strong influence on decisionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe US has declared its support for a patent waiver on Covid-19 vaccines to boost their production and distribution around the world.The waiver will not take place immediately as it has to be approved by...
WEDNESDAY 5. MAY 2021
Antarctica remains the wild card for sea-level rise estimates through 2100
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The last battle of Anne of Brittany: isotopic study of the soldiers of 1491
A massive collaborative research project offers projections to the year 2100 of future sea-level rise from all sources of land ice, offering the most complete projections created to date.
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Media Invited to Virtual Briefing as NASA’s Webb Prepares for Launch
A multidisciplinary team of researchers has recognized the soldiers of the last battles of the siege of Rennes in 1491. These are the only witnesses of the forces involved in the conflict between the armies of Duchess Anne of Brittany and the King of France.
Tweaked Moderna vaccine ‘neutralises Covid variants in trials’
Portal origin URL: Media Invited to Virtual Briefing as NASA’s Webb Prepares for LaunchPortal origin nid: 470792Published: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 16:51Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Media will have the opportunity to see the iconic golden mirror of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope open for the last time on Earth during a virtual briefing...
Blue Origin will fly first crew to space in July
Limited data from small test trial shows positive results against South Africa and Brazil strainsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe first “tweaked” vaccine against the worrying coronavirus variants that emerged in South Africa and Brazil has successfully neutralised them in laboratory trials, the US company Moderna has said.The results of the small trial suggest...
Researchers propose repurposing tabletop sensors to search for dark matter
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin will send its first crew to space on July 20 and is offering one of the seats to the winner of an online auction, the company said Wednesday.
Rapid rovers, speedy sands: Fast-tracking terrain interaction modeling
Scientists are certain that dark matter exists. Yet, after more than 50 years of searching, they still have no direct evidence for the mysterious substance.
New, almost non-destructive archaeogenetic sampling method developed
Granular materials, such as sand and gravel, are an interesting class of materials. They can display solid, liquid, and gas-like properties, depending on the scenario. But things can get complicated in cases of high-speed vehicle locomotion, which cause these materials to enter a "triple-phase" nature, acting like all three fundamental phases of matter at the same time.
An Austrian-American research team (University of Vienna, Department Evolutionary Anthropology and Harvard Medical School, Department of Genetics), in collaboration of Hungarian experts from Eötvös Loránd University, has developed a new method that allows the almost non-destructive extraction of genetic material from archeological human remains. The method allows anthropologists, archeologists...