Month: May 2020

Hydroxychloroquine has had a controversial history during the coronavirus pandemic.Credit: George Frey/AFP/Getty A study suggesting that the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine is dangerous to people with severe cases of COVID-19 is sowing confusion among researchers — and halting clinical trials that are crucial to finding out whether the medication is effective at treating people infected with
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As tech companies like Twitter and Facebook gear up for longer-term remote work solutions, the future of work is becoming one of the more exciting opportunities in venture capital, Charles River Ventures general partner Saar Gur told TechCrunch. And as loneliness mounts with shelter-in-place orders implemented in various forms across the world, investors are looking
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If you look inside a rattlesnake rattle, you’ll find it’s actually hollow. Instead of shaking loose bits like a maraca to make that famous sound, rattlesnakes clack together segments of keratin — the same material found in your fingernails. They use three shaker muscles to vibrate the tips of their tails up to 90 times
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Preparing to ‘Launch America,’ a cargo spacecraft arrives at the space station, and the detective capabilities of our next Mars rover … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! This video is available for download from NASA’s Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-Preparing%20to%20Launch%20America%20into%20a%20New%20Era%20of%20Space%20Exploration%20on%20This%20Week%20@NASA%20May%2029,%202020
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Credit: Adapted from Getty This week’s been tough. That swine, reviewer 2, reached out his long arm and slapped down one of my grants. This was a big application that had taken six months to bring together. Rejection under normal circumstances is grim. Rejection on top of everything else at the moment is brutal. The
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump used a speech after the successful SpaceX Crew Dragon launch May 30 to tout his administration’s accomplishments in space, some of which predate his time in office, rather than announce any new initiatives. Trump spoke inside the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at the Kennedy Space Center a little more than
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A fossil of a 425 million-year-old millipede called Kampecaris obanensis and unearthed in Scotland is shown in this undated handout photo released to Reuters on May 27, 2020. British Geological Survey/Handout via REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A fossilized millipede-like creature discovered in Scotland may represent the oldest-known land animal, a humble pioneer of terrestrial living
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29 May — Battling the coronavirus ‘infodemic’ For researchers who track how information spreads, the COVID-19 pandemic is an experimental subject like no other. Misinformation, disinformation and conspiracy theories have spread widely online, and researchers are scrambling to track and analyse these falsehoods in the hope of understanding where such information comes from, how it
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WASHINGTON — The first crewed orbital launch from the United States in nearly nine years took place May 30, placing a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft with two NASA astronauts on board into orbit, bound for the International Space Station. A Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center at
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