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A typical journal article contains the results of only one analysis pipeline, by one set of analysts. Even in the best of circumstances, there is reason to think that judicious alternative analyses would yield different outcomes. For example, in 2020, the UK Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling asked nine teams to calculate the reproduction
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Chilean researchers discovered the country’s first complete ichthyosaur and over two dozen additional fossils, thanks to a melting glacier in Patagonia. Intensive Study Meet “Fiona”, Chile’s first complete ichthyosaur, a pregnant mother recovered from a glacier in Patagonia! I’m thrilled to have been part of this incredible expedition led by my good friend and colleague,
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SEOUL, South Korea — Indian authorities are examining several pieces of suspected space debris that fell into rural western India on May 12, with the timing of the incident suggesting they could be parts of a Chinese rocket that reentered the atmosphere that day.  Local media reported that the objects crashed with “loud thuds that
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee
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People in Santiago are vaccinated against influenza.Credit: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters/Alamy Influenza vaccines have a surprising health benefit: they might also prevent COVID-19, particularly in its most severe forms1. A study of more than 30,000 health-care workers in Qatar found that those who got a flu jab were nearly 90% less likely to develop severe COVID-19 over
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Hydrogen Peroxide: It fizzes, it stings, but does it actually do you any good? Find out on this week’s Quick Question! Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Check out SciShow’s podcast SciShow Tangents at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters — we
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Third in a three-part series. Read Part One here and Part Two here. Let’s start by stipulating a couple of things: ESG ratings are first and foremost an independent opinion about the environmental, social and governance risks facing a company and its shareholders, not the risks to people and the planet. And the ratings can
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HELSINKI — A Chinese satellite electric propulsion company has secured multi-million yuan angel round financing amid a proliferation of Chinese constellation plans. Kongtian Dongli (“Aerospace propulsion”) was established in March 2022. The round was led by  Jinshajiang Hongyu and MiraclePlus, according to Chinese media reports. The company’s main products are Hall thrusters and microwave electric
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Tuberculosis thrives in Mumbai’s cramped slums.Credit: Atul Loke/The New York Times/Redux/eyevine The Phantom Plague: How Tuberculosis Shaped History Vidya Krishnan PublicAffairs (2022) In 2020, while all eyes were on COVID-19, tuberculosis infected nearly 10 million people globally and killed 1.5 million. It was also the first year since 2005 that the number of deaths from
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This article was originally published on World Resources Institute. Read it here. The last decade was defined by commitments to tackle the climate crisis. It began with a slow trickle and ended in a torrent of countries, cities and companies announcing goals to end deforestation, shift away from coal, transition to electric vehicles and more.
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I’m sorry I set fire to your foot. You’d been gone for two months by then, on your third or fourth life, I never could tell. Your brainwaves were going crazy, the base sine jumping all over the scanner read-out. Even your heart rate was mad: 150 beats per minute. Neural feedback leakage; your heart
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee
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Satellite operators are venturing into the Arctic to improve connectivity as the changing atmospheric and geopolitical climate drives demand for more bandwidth in one of Earth’s last remaining frontiers. Fledgling and established operators alike see a growing market for capacity in areas best served by satellites in non-geostationary orbit (NGSO). OneWeb and SpaceX’s Starlink, the
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Climate change has not been a major feature of Australia’s election campaign, despite many parts of the country feeling its effects.Credit: Don Arnold/Getty Scientists in Australia are despondent ahead of the country’s election next week. They say neither the government nor the main opposition party have made sufficient pledges to address issues surrounding research funding,
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Electric cargo bikes, especially four-wheeled versions that function as mini delivery vans, are becoming an increasingly common solution for mail delivery around the world. As the USPS struggles with its own delivery van ordering scandal, the latest example of alternative lightweight and efficient electric four-wheeler delivery vehicles sees yet another European country demonstrating the effectiveness
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Credit: Getty I have spent a substantial amount of time on a project that was not fun. I did the majority of the work, and it ultimately came to nothing. Finding great collaborators, and being able to work with them productively, is one of the most important predictors of success. Others’ ideas about what makes
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WASHINGTON — Space technology company Redwire said that while it still sees the commercial sector as its biggest prospect for long-term growth, volatility among its customers may cause delays. Redwire, which went public through a SPAC merger last year, reported revenue of $32.9 million in its first quarter earnings release May 12. The company had
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This experiment shows e-coli overtake powerful antibiotics in a petri dish. It’s a look at how even one-celled bacteria can evolve and how we should be careful with antibiotic use. Stream Full Episodes of Outrageous Acts of Science: https://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/outrageous-acts-of-science/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScienceChannel https://www.facebook.com/OutrageousActsOfScience/ Follow us on Twitter: Tweets