The CEO’s guide to safely reopening the workplace
GSK to produce 1bn doses of coronavirus vaccine booster in 2021
Perhaps the single biggest implication of reopening national economies is that responsibility and thus liability for dealing with the covid-19 pandemic will shift from the public to the private sector. Fortune 500 CEOs right through to small business owners will soon be making decisions that affect not only the health of their business but also their people—employees, contractors, customers,...
Clear masks and captioning could help deaf people navigate the pandemic
World’s largest vaccine maker in talks with governments over manufacturing expansionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGlaxoSmithKline plans to produce 1bn doses of vaccine efficacy boosters, or adjuvants, next year for use in Covid-19 treatment.The world’s largest vaccine maker said it was in talks with governments to back a manufacturing expansion that would help...
States, cities challenge Trump mileage standards rollback
About a month after shelter-in-place orders began in her area, Shaylee Mansfield—an 11-year-old deaf actress in Austin, Texas—posted a video on Twitter.
For over 30 years, DHH people fought for captioning. More people r now relying on technology during coronavirus. Shaylee Mansfield, Deaf girl, had enough! She sends a loud message to @instagram to add #instacaptioning on their platform for...
Summer forage capabilities of tepary bean and guar in the southern great plains
Nearly two dozen states and several cities on Wednesday filed a legal challenge to the Trump administration's rollback of Obama-era mileage standards, saying science backed up the old regulations developed with the help of the nation's car makers.
UK coronavirus live: test and trace gets under way in England and Scotland
Perennial warm-season grasses do not provide high-quality forage during mid to late-summer, which limits yearling stocker cattle from maintaining high rates of growth in the Southern Great Plains. This shortage has resulted in a continual search by researchers for annual legumes that can provide sufficient amounts of nutritious forage during August through September.
Out of My Skull by James Danckert and John D Eastwood – the psychology of boredom
Council leaders warn they lack powers to make local lockdowns work, as Tory MPs resist PM’s call to move on from the Dominic Cummings furoreTory anger at Cummings grows as dozens of MPs defy Boris JohnsonHancock: it is public’s ‘civic duty’ to follow test-and-trace instructionsGovernment target of 200,000 Covid-19 tests ‘meaningless’ – expertsGlobal coronavirus updates - liveSee all...
Coronavirus latest: at a glance
From social media addiction to the discovery of musical genius – is the alleviation of boredom what really drives the world?According to the great proto-existentialist philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, the life of a human or other beast “swings like a pendulum back and forth between pain and boredom”. Indeed, pain (or want) and boredom are the two main constituents of existence, and not...
Government target of 200,000 Covid-19 tests 'meaningless'
A summary of the biggest developments in the global coronavirus outbreakFollow our latest coronavirus blog for live news and updatesKey developments in the global coronavirus outbreak today include: Continue...
The coronavirus infection rate is still too high. There will be a second wave | David Hunter
Senior scientists say published data on testing doesn’t adhere to basic rules of statisticsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government’s target of hitting 200,000 Covid-19 daily tests by Monday has been described as “meaningless” by senior scientists, who say that the published data on testing does not adhere to the basic rules of statistics.Experts told...
When did modern humans first arrive in Europe? – podcast
Test and tracing is launching today but, as the lockdown eases, it will need to be massively stepped up to have a significant impact David Hunter is professor of epidemiology at the University of OxfordCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWe all now know the basics – the R is the average number of people someone infected with Covid-19 passes the virus on to. If it...
Adolescent exposure to anesthetics may cause alcohol use disorder, new research shows
New archaeological discoveries in the Bacho Kiro cave in Bulgaria have revealed that modern humans co-existed with Neanderthals for several thousand years. Nicola Davis speaks to Prof Jean-Jacques Hublin about the excavations, and what their findings tell us about when modern humans first arrived in Europe Continue...
American Indians and Alaska Natives have disproportionately higher rates of CVD
Early exposure to anesthetics may make adolescents more susceptible to developing alcohol use disorder (AUD), according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.
Public option would lower health premiums, but not greatly expand coverage
Type 2 diabetes, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, affects American Indians and Alaska Natives at three times the rate of white Americans.American Indians and Alaska Natives face additional environmental and socio-economic challenges, including historical marginalization, less access to health care and exposure to toxic metals in the water.
Summer forage capabilities of tepary bean and guar in the southern great plains
State and federal lawmakers have expressed interest in creating a public health insurance option, with four different bills that would create a federal public option being introduced in the Congress in 2019.A new study that modeled four scenarios for offering a government-sponsored health plan finds that a public option could lower the cost of premiums, but on its own it is unlikely to...
The death marker protein cleans up your muscles after exercise
Research identifies tepary bean and guar as potential summer forages.
Unique 'home built' device provides fast disease analysis in kidneys affected by diabetes
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen's Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports have demonstrated that physical activity prompts a clean-up of muscles as the protein Ubiquitin tags onto worn-out proteins, causing them to be degraded. This prevents the accumulation of damaged proteins and helps keep muscles healthy.
Vast majority of New Zealanders don't want to return to office after Covid-19
The amount of scarring in damaged kidneys as a result of diabetes or acute injury, is a key factor in determining treatment. But it has not been possible, using traditional techniques, to quickly and accurately assess how widespread this kind of wounding extends within the organ. Now, however, a physicist and chemist at Georgetown University Medical Center has shown that a microscope he began...
Questions raised over hydroxychloroquine study which caused WHO to halt trials for Covid-19
Study finds 89% of people working from home want to stay there, at least part time, when workplaces reopenCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA study of New Zealanders working from home during coronavirus lockdown has found many were just as productive as when they were in the office, and a majority were reluctant to return to traditional workplaces.New Zealand went into...
Coronavirus live news: Trump criticised over 'preventable' crisis as US passes 100,000 deaths
Exclusive: Australian researchers query origin of data used for Lancet study, but stress there is no evidence drug is a safe or effective treatment• Sign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus email• Download the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications Questions have been raised by Australian infectious disease researchers about a study published in the Lancet...
61 Tory MPs defy UK PM over Dominic Cummings lockdown breach; European commission proposes €750bn coronavirus recovery fund; Kenya records highest one-day case rise. Follow the latest updatesGlobal report: EU countries block hydroxychloroquine, South Korea fears new spikeUS passes 100,000 coronavirus deaths as states relax lockdown measuresTory anger at Dominic Cummings grows as 61 MPs defy...
WEDNESDAY 27. MAY 2020
SpaceX’s First Crewed Launch Was Scrubbed. Here’s the Next Possible Launch Window
What's the secret behind the world's stickiest brands?
(Cape Canaveral, Fla.) — The launch of a SpaceX rocket ship with two NASA astronauts on a history-making flight into orbit has been called off with 16 minutes to go in the countdown because of the danger of lightning.
Liftoff is rescheduled for Saturday.
The spacecraft was set to blast off Wednesday afternoon for the International Space Station, ushering in a new era in commercial...
SpaceX launch cancelled due to bad weather – live
Researchers from Newcastle University London, Fordham University, and University of Minho published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that examines how some brands create "sticky" customer journeys that keep customers addicted.
Historic SpaceX launch postponed because of stormy weather
Thunder and lightening in the area may have contributed to the mission scrub which will have another opportunity on Saturday 9.40pm BST Nasa update:Propellant is offloading and @NASA_Astronauts @AstroBehnken and @Astro_Doug are preparing to exit the vehicle. pic.twitter.com/q4VAwK5o9Q 9.37pm BST Donald Trump is still at the Kennedy Space Center, having traveled there earlier from the White House....
Caveolin binding motif in Na/K-ATPase is required for stem cell differentiation, organogenesis in animals
The launch of a SpaceX rocket ship with two NASA astronauts on a history-making flight into orbit was called off with 16 minutes to go in the countdown Wednesday because of thunderclouds and the danger of lightning.
Ear infections discovered in remains of humans living in Levant 15,000 years ago
New findings reveal the importance of the Na/K-ATPase protein in stem cell differentiation and organogenesis, in a study led by scientists at Marshall University that involves the scaffolding function of the Na/K-ATPase.
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These tiny, self-assembling traps capture PFAS
Researchers have discovered evidence of ear infections in the skull remains of humans living in the Levant some 15,000 years ago.
Watch the countdown to SpaceX’s historic launch of NASA’s first Dragon riders
University at Buffalo chemists have shown that self-assembling molecular traps can be used to capture PFAS—dangerous pollutants that have contaminated drinking water supplies around the world.
Scientists warn of 'zombie fires' in the Arctic
Nearly nine years after the last space shuttle flew, NASA and SpaceX are counting down to the next launch to put astronauts into orbit from Florida. The launch of SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will mark the first-ever use of a privately owned spaceship for a crewed orbital launch, and a renaissance for U.S. spaceflight. "We are once again launching American...
2 U.S. astronauts board SpaceX rocket for historic launch
Dormant "zombie fires" scattered across the Arctic region—remnants of record blazes last year—may be coming to life after an unusually warm and dry Spring, scientists warned Wednesday.
Allosaurus dinosaur suspected to be scavenging cannibal
With thunderstorms threatening a delay, two NASA astronauts climbed aboard a SpaceX rocket ship Wednesday for liftoff on a history-making flight that was seen as a giant leap forward for the booming business of commercial space travel.
A potential explanation for urban smog: Aerosol particle growth higher in cold climates
Dinosaur-on-dinosaur dining habit revealed by scrutiny of fossil bones from Colorado siteAbout nine metres long, with grasping claws and a skull it used like a hatchet, Allosaurus was among the most fearsome dinosaurs of the Jurassic period. Now, it seems, the animal could also have been a cannibal.Fossil researchers have revealed that bite marks found in a cache of dinosaur bones from the...
Artificial intelligence reveals mechanism for kin selection in a wild primate
The effect of nitric acid on aerosol particles in the atmosphere may offer an explanation for the smog seen engulfing cities on frosty days. Under laboratory conditions, researchers at CERN in Switzerland observed the formation of atmospheric aerosols and discovered new information on the link between nitrogen oxides originating in traffic and the energy industry, and the climate and air quality....
Initial Upper Paleolithic technology reached North China by around 41,000 years ago
More like mom or dad? Human babies always get this curious look on their face combined with the question whom the child resembles most. The answers vary depending on the degree of kinship, gender and the time of assessment. Mandrills, monkeys living in Equatorial Africa, may recognize facial features coding relatedness better than humans. Scientists at the German Primate Center—Leibniz Institute...
Exploring the use of 'stretchable' words in social media
A wave of new technology in the Late Paleolithic had reached North China by around 41,000 years ago, according to a study published May 27, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Fei Peng of the Minzu University of China, Beijing and colleagues.
In stressed ecosystems Jurassic dinosaurs turned to scavenging, maybe even cannibalism
An investigation of Twitter messages reveals new insights and tools for studying how people use stretched words, such as "duuuuude," "heyyyyy," or "noooooooo." Tyler Gray and colleagues at the University of Vermont in Burlington present these findings in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on May 27, 2020.
New clues to deep earthquake mystery
Among dinosaurs of ancient Colorado, scavenging and possibly cannibalism were responses to a resource-scarce environment, according to a study published May 27, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Stephanie Drumheller of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and colleagues.
Study shows erosion of ozone layer responsible for mass extinction event
A new understanding of our planet's deepest earthquakes could help unravel one of the most mysterious geophysical processes on Earth.
Tropical storm threatens landmark SpaceX-Nasa launch
Researchers at the University of Southampton have shown that an extinction event 360 million years ago, that killed much of the Earth's plant and freshwater aquatic life, was caused by a brief breakdown of the ozone layer that shields the Earth from damaging ultraviolet (UV) radiation. This is a newly discovered extinction mechanism with profound implications for our warming world today.
A bio-inspired addition to concrete stops the damage caused by freezing and thawing
Flight is the first under Nasa’s commercial crew program, an effort to hand over lower Earth orbit spaceflight to private contractors The countdown clock to the United States’ return to human spaceflight continued to tick down on Wednesday, despite a tropical storm in the Atlantic and thunderstorms at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center threatening the scheduled 4.33pm EST launch of Nasa’s...
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Concrete is one of the most durable building materials used in modern-day infrastructures, but it has a weakness -- ice -- which can cause it to crumble. Now, inspired by organisms that survive in sub-zero environments, researchers are introducing polymer molecules with anti-freezing abilities into concrete.