Month: January 2021

Immunologist Cao Xuetao has been barred from applying for grants for a year.Credit: VCG/Getty A distinguished Chinese immunologist, Cao Xuetao, has been cleared of significant wrong-doing more than a year after the government launched an investigation to review 63 manuscripts co-authored by Cao containing suspected problematic images. The investigating committee found that none of the
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WASHINGTON — The founding chief executive of in-space transportation company Momentus is resigning in an effort to overcome U.S. government concerns about foreign control of the company. Momentus announced Jan. 25 that Mikhail Kokorich was resigning as chief executive and a member of the company’s board, effective immediately. He will be replaced on an interim
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Steve Proehl | Corbis Unreleased | Getty Images Apple promoted its hardware chief, Dan Riccio, to a new role “focusing on a new project.” He will report to CEO Tim Cook, Apple announced on Monday. Riccio was previously the company’s senior vice president for hardware engineering, signing off on the physical aspects and electrical engineering
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It was said that all he touched turned to gold. But destiny eventually caught up with the legendary King Midas, and a long-lost chronicle of his ancient downfall appears to have literally surfaced in Turkey. In 2019, archaeologists were investigating an ancient mound site in central Turkey called Türkmen-Karahöyük. The greater region, the Konya Plain,
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WASHINGTON — Less than a week after leaving the agency, former NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine is joining a private equity firm that invests in the aerospace and defense industries. Acorn Growth Companies, a private equity firm based in Oklahoma City, said Jan. 25 that it had hired Bridenstine as a senior adviser, assisting the company
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On the table in this photograph are the remains of more than 130 wedge-tailed eagles (Aquila audax) — Australia’s largest bird of prey. The birds had been poisoned, and I needed to confirm the species for a criminal case. As collection manager of ornithology at the Australian Museum in Sydney, I not only identify birds,
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This artist’s impression shows the view from the planet in the TOI-178 system found orbiting … [+] furthest from the star. ESO/L. Calçada/spaceengine.org A bizarre system “singing planets” has been unearthed by astronomers. The stars system—known as TOI-178, and about 200 light-years from us—features six planets, five of which are locked in a highly unexpected
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In December, China successfully conducted its first lunar sample retrieval mission. Chang’e-5 landed on the moon, deployed a rover who then dug up various pieces of the lunar surface, then returned to Earth with about 5 pounds of material. This marked the first return of moon rocks in over 40 years. During the week that
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Demonstrators in Chicago protest President Donald Trump’s decision to exit the Paris climate change accord on June 2, 2017. Scott Olson | Getty Images News | Getty Images The International Renewable Energy Agency has hailed the U.S. decision to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord as a “crucial” step forward in the fight against climate change.
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Jonah Peretti, founder and CEO of Buzzfeed; co-founder of the Huffington Post Courtsy of Ebru Yildiz/NPR Digital media companies are ready for their close up. Bustle Digital Group, Group Nine, Vox, Vice and Buzzfeed have all had recent conversations about going public via special-purpose acquisition vehicle this year, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Saturn (left) might have the migration of its moon Titan (right) to thank for its conspicuous tilt. Credit: Mark Garlick/Science Photo Library Planetary science 25 January 2021 Scientists have a new theory for how the ringed planet got its tilt. Titan, Saturn’s biggest moon, probably tugged the ringed planet off-kilter one billion years ago. Saturn
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