CORRESPONDENCE 14 September 2021 Afghanistan: conflict risks local and global health Muhammad Jawad Noon  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3639-0242 0 Muhammad Jawad Noon Georg August University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share via
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Even the most ardent supporters of traditional whaling in the Faroe Islands have condemned the “cruel and unnecessary” slaughter of a superpod of nearly 1,500 dolphins on Sunday, which was herded into shallow waters off Skálabotnur beach on the island of Eysturoy and left to writhe for hours before being slaughtered. (Photo : Getty Images) The
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Footprint Project, a nonprofit organization based in Minneapolis whose mission is to provide cleaner energy for communities in crisis, recently joined Rent.Solar on a trip to Louisiana to help those hit hardest by Hurricane Ida. The two brought 4 solar trailers and 60 portable charging stations. The mobile solar unit is paired with battery storage
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Brad Smith, President, Microsoft, on SaaS Monster stage during the opening day of Web Summit 2019 at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal. Harry Murphy | Sportsfile | Getty Images Microsoft said Tuesday its board approved the appointment of its president, Brad Smith, to the position of vice chair. The move comes months after Satya
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TAMPA, Fla. — OneWeb is about halfway through deploying its low Earth orbit constellation, after Arianespace successfully launched another 34 satellites for the broadband operator Sept. 14. The satellites launched on a Soyuz rocket at 2:07 p.m. Eastern from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, expanding OneWeb’s network to 322 satellites of a planned 648-strong constellation. Arianespace said
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The COVID-19 pandemic forced legions of workers to move from centralized offices to kitchen tables. An analysis of the activities of employees at one major technology firm suggests that widespread remote working can curb real-time communication and reduce collaboration between groups1. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy or subscribe Subscribe to Journal
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WASHINGTON — NASA confirmed Sept. 14 that one its astronauts, Mark Vande Hei, will remain on the International Space Station until next March, setting an American spaceflight duration record in the process. The agency announced that Vande Hei, along with Russian cosmonaut Pyotr Dubrov, had their six-month stays on the station extended by another six
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 Light rain in Spain gave firefighters combating the “monster” wildfire on Monday some breathing space. This fire has killed one firefighter, forcing approximately 2,600 residents from their homes. (Photo : Getty Images) The Monster Wildfire  The regional government said about 51 water-dropping planes and 500 firefighters have been making effort to stop the fire, with
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A special note here: an election is happening right now in California that has huge ramifications for clean energy and the climate. Just as they did in 2003, California Republicans managed to get the required 3.7% of the state’s voters to demand a “recall election,” a weird stipulation in California law that makes a standing
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Paramedics Randy Li and Lorena Concepcion-Martinez debunk 12 myths about first aid. They talk about how to properly perform CPR, different choking protocols, and the best way to clean a wound. They also explain that sleeping after a concussion isn’t dangerous — in fact, the myth comes from the misconception that sleeping after a concussion
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CORRESPONDENCE 14 September 2021 Africa: invest in local manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccines James Ayodele 0 & Sylvain Boko 1 James Ayodele Coalition for Dialogue on Africa, African Union Commission, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Sylvain Boko Coalition for Dialogue on Africa, African Union
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What if we could grow buildings on other worlds? Researchers are looking to fungi to help us colonize the stars. SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow Space by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/SciShowSpace ———- Huge thanks go to the following Patreon supporter for
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In this article ENGI-FR This image shows Orbital Marine Power’s 2 megawatt turbine, the Orbital O2. Scottish engineering firm Orbital Marine Power is to lead a consortium focused on the commercial deployment of floating tidal energy. In a statement on Monday, the company, which has previously described its 2 megawatt O2 tidal turbine as the “world’s
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SAN FRANCISCO – Researchers delving into climate change, biodiversity loss and other topics through work funded by U.S. federal civilian agencies and the National Science Foundation will have access to Planet Earth-observation data through September 2022, under a NASA contract announced Sept. 14. The announcement follows NASA’s decision in July to offer wider access to
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Even without fizzy drinks and sweets, an extinct primate had the same dental problems as modern humans, according to fossils — providing the earliest known evidence of mammals with cavities1. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy or subscribe Subscribe to Journal Get full journal access for 1 year 199,00 € only 3,90
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The Footprint Project is here in Louisiana deploying solar and battery storage for some of the hardest-hit areas impacted by Hurricane Ida. I spoke with Will Heegaard, Founder, Operations Director, and CEO of Footprint Project on the phone this weekend. This interview is a followup to an article I wrote previously about the great work
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Peter Cade | Stone | Getty Images The solar industry is among many sectors feeling the pinch of higher prices, according to a report released Tuesday by the Solar Energy Industries Association and Wood Mackenzie. Prices rose quarter over quarter and year over year across every solar segment during the period. It’s the first time
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WASHINGTON — SpaceX launched its first dedicated polar Starlink mission Sept. 13 as the company moves into the next phase of deployment of its broadband satellite constellation. A Falcon 9 lifted off from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California at 11:55 p.m. Eastern. The rocket’s payload of 51 Starlink satellites
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Date/Time: October 12, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT) Today, supply-chain and sustainability executives are being held to a higher degree of responsibility from both customers, regulatory officials and investors. A global study by Unilever found one in three customers purchasing from brands with perceived social or environmental impact. As a result, more companies are
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Download PDF Sugar-cane research in Barbados goes back to colonial times. The breeding programme of the West Indies Central Sugar Cane Breeding Station, where I work, began in 1888. The operation is owned by its members, including countries across the West Indies and three Florida sugar companies. I was fascinated by this network as an
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Every element of NASA’s Orion spacecraft, Space Launch System rocket, and ground systems is now at Kennedy Space Center — the final stop on planet Earth before the uncrewed Artemis I mission around the Moon. These critical components are being primed for flight through final assembly, stacking, and fueling operations. The first in a series
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BOOK REVIEW 13 September 2021 Marauding elephants, menacing macaques and epicurean bears As humans encroach on the habitat of wild animals, is it any surprise that they advance upon ours? Josie Glausiusz 0 Josie Glausiusz Josie Glausiusz is a science journalist in Israel.Twitter: @josiegz View author publications You can also search for this author in
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Many researchers believe that all the water on Mars dried up, but some evidence suggests that it might have dried in. SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Huge thanks go to the following Patreon supporters for
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WASHINGTON — NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover has collected and stored the first samples of Martian rock for later return to Earth, but exactly when those samples will arrive on Earth remains uncertain. At a Sept. 10 news briefing, NASA officials and project scientists hailed the collection of two samples from a rock dubbed “Rochette” as
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In the coming weeks, the world’s nations will converge under the auspices of the United Nations to address one of the most critical issues of our time — one that has existential implications for every living thing. The decisions made at that summit, and whose views dominate, could be momentous, with long-lasting impacts for companies,
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Researchers discovered that the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil leak, which occurred more than ten years ago, are still doing havoc on the region’s marine life, notably oysters, which acquired crippling tissue abnormalities known as metaplasia. In the same tissue, metaplasia refers to the replacement of one differentiated somatic cell type with another differentiated
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Several organizations are bringing solar to New Orleans restaurants in an effort to “Stay Lit” as a part of hurricane preparedness, Big Easy Magazine reports. Feed the Second Line and Glass Half Full NOLA are collaborating on an initiative known as Stay Lit. The goal is to crowdfund an installation of solar panels and batteries
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NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The current wave of space startups going public through mergers with special-purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) might lead to a round of industry consolidation as they snap up suppliers to obtain their technologies or personnel. Speaking at a Sept. 9 panel during the Satellite 2021 conference, Chris Kemp, chief executive of small
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