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NASA’s “Perseverance” team led by women and minority scientists

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover mission was led by a diverse group of scientists, many of them women and minorities. Adriana Diaz has more on their stories. Source link To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here...

Detroit’s RoboCop is ready — but he won’t stand at the Science Center after all

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Detroit — It turns out those plans to put the RoboCop sculpture at the Michigan Science Center were not set in stone. The Midtown museum announced Wednesday that it no longer has time or space for the 11-foot-tall bronze......

Scientists Successfully Clone A Ferret That Died In 1988, And This Might Be A Way Of Protecting Endangered Species

IA
The chances are you haven’t seen a black-footed ferret, also known as prairie dog hunter, because the species were thought to be extinct. Only in 1981, seven of North America’s only ferret species were found on a Wyoming ranch. Seven years later, one of the ferrets called Willa had its......

NASA Science, Cargo Launches on 15th Northrop Grumman Resupply Mission

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A Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply spacecraft is en route to the International Space Station with approximately 8,000 pounds of science investigations and cargo after launching at 12:36 p.m. EST Saturday from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. About three hours after launch, the spacecraft’s solar arrays successfully deployed to collect......

U.S. must go ‘well beyond Paris commitments’ to avert catastrophic global warming, warns scientist

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Scientist Michael Mann argued that the United States must go “well beyond those Paris commitments” as President Joe Biden rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement Friday.  “We have to ratchet up the commitments now if we are to stay on course......

NASA’s Perseverance rover completes ambitious Mars landing

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here NASA is celebrating its huge success of landing the Perseverance rover on Mars. After a seven-month journey to the planet, the rover will now collect samples from the landscape. Carter Evans has more on the mission. Source link To......

Frigid temperatures devastate Texas power grid

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Watch CBSN Live Millions in Texas are without heat for a third day after a winter storm brought freezing weather conditions and knocked out power. Some are also without water and food. Janet Shamlian has the latest. Copyright ©......

Has Biden learned nothing from science? Don’t fail reopening schools.

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY You’re reading Our View, one of two perspectives in Today’s Debate. For Another View, read “Biden wants schools open safely. ” The past year has inflicted devastating lessons on what happens when elected leaders fail to follow the science in making......

Science in ascendancy over COVID-19, says UK’s Johnson

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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives thumbs up during a visit to a coronavirus vaccination centre at the Health and Well-being Centre in Orpington, South-East of London, Britain February 15, 2021. Jeremy Selwyn/Pool via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – Science is in the ascendancy over the coronavirus, Prime Minister Boris Johnson......

Biden says CDC guidance on reopening schools is solid science

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden clasps his hands while addressing NIH staff as National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Francis Collins listens listens during Biden’s visit to NIH in Bethesda, Maryland, U.S., February 11, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Barria WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden said on Friday that......

Science Photographer of the Year winners revealed

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image copyrightSue Floodimage captionOn Thin Ice by Sue Flood The Royal Photographic Society has revealed the winners of its Science Photographer of the Year competition, which celebrates the stories behind scientific exploration and application. The competition attracted more than 1,000 entries by amateur and professional photographers, from microscopic observations to......

COVID-19 patient offers clues to coronavirus variants’ origins

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here As highly contagious coronavirus variants spread across the world, CBS News speaks to a doctor who has studied an extraordinary case of a patient who had the virus for five months. It may provide clues to understanding how the......

Former Lions Calvin Johnson, Rob Sims believe in the science, potential of cannabis industry

ESPN
WEBBERVILLE, Mich. — Calvin Johnson walks into the brightly lit, orange-hued Flower Room 1 and begins to get excited. In front of him are 180 marijuana plants, all lined up in rows of three or four, broken down in identical, segmented trays for optimal growth. Clad in a mask, black......

NASA Highlights Science on Next Northrop Grumman Space Station Mission

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NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 11, to discuss science investigations and technology demonstrations launching on Northrop Grumman’s 15th commercial resupply mission for the agency to the International Space Station. Source link To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n......

People Are Sharing The “Most Creepily Intelligent” Things Their Pets Have Done, And Here Are 41 Of The Best Responses

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Our pets can seem far more intelligent than we give them credit for. And the things that they sometimes get up to, well, they make it seem like they’re secretly 300 IQ geniuses or even mad scientists. People have been sharing the “most creepily intelligent things” that their pets have......

Our leaders failed us on COVID, but miracle science brings hope for relief

NYPost
Joel Zinberg It seems like a lifetime, but it was only one year ago that the world learned about a cluster of pneumonia cases linked to a live animal market in Wuhan, China. The cause: a new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, that leads to a disease called COVID-19. Fast forward one year,......

How This English Village Dealt With An Outbreak Of The Plague In 1665 Fascinates Internet Users, Holds Many Lessons For Us Today

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History is not only fascinating—it holds some incredibly practical and moral advice that seems tailor-made for us in modern times. And in these difficult times of living in the ‘new normal’ caused by the Covid-19 global pandemic, some of us can’t help but glance back through the sands of time......

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