Month: October 2020

Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, October 23, 2019. Erin Scott | Reuters Four years ago, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called it “a pretty crazy idea” that fake news on Facebook could have influenced the election that handed Donald Trump the presidency.  Today, the idea
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HELSINKI — China has outlined a proposed architecture for getting astronauts to the moon and back as part of plans for long-term lunar exploration. A presentation at the 2020 China Space Conference in September details infrastructure including a new launch vehicle, new-generation spacecraft and a lunar lander, along with a potential lunar orbit module and
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New made grave stones. getty Cemeteries not only provide a peaceful place to contemplate and commemorate the dead. They provide refuges for insects, wildlife, lichens and flowering plants, and are wonderful repositories for the study of local history and art. They are also great places for studying geology. A human life is short if compared to
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Monty Rakusen | Cultura | Getty Images Company: Contura Energy, Inc. (CTRA) Business: Contura is large scale provider of metallurgical (“met”) and thermal coal. The company has mining operations across coal basins in Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. It supplies both metallurgical coal to produce steel and thermal coal to generate power. The met coal
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WASHINGTON — The commercial space industry hopes to continue recent progress in regulatory reform even if there is a new president or a change in party control in Congress after the election. The last six months have seen two major milestones in government regulation of commercial space activities: the publication of revised commercial remote sensing
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists deploy a robotic “Argo Float” that take … [+] different oceanographic / biogeochemical measurements National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Earlier this week, the National Science Foundation awarded a $53 million grant to a team of institutions in the United States conducting oceanic research. The funds will be used to
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In towns and cities around the world, architects are constantly trying to design and develop buildings that are visually pleasing, energy efficient and long lasting. Their ideas are informed by an almost limitless range of factors, from budgetary and engineering constraints to historical and aesthetic concerns. Perhaps surprisingly, however, the natural world can also be
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Hello Nature readers, would you like to get this Briefing in your inbox free every day? Sign up here New Guinea singing dogs are related to Australian dingoes.Credit: Daniel Heuclin/NPL The largest-ever study of ancient dog genomes has revealed a lot about our four-legged friends. The analysis of more than two dozen Eurasian dogs suggests
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The merging of two black holes releases gravitational waves.Credit: Science Photo Library/Alamy Astronomers observed 39 cosmic events that released gravitational waves over a 6-month period in 2019 — a rate of more than one per week. The bounty, described in a series of papers published on 28 October, demonstrates how observatories that detect these ripples
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