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Unvaccinated Workers Say They’d Rather Quit Than Get a Shot, but Data Suggest Otherwise

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. Are workplace vaccine mandates prompting some employees to quit rather than get a shot? A hospital in Lowville, New York, for example, had to shut down its maternity ward when dozens of staffers left their jobs rather than get vaccinated.… Continue reading Unvaccinated Workers Say They’d Rather Quit Than Get a Shot, but Data Suggest Otherwise

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The Blueprints of Health – Scientific American

Credit: Scientific American Health & Medicine, Vol. 3, Issue No. 5 Advertisement Medicine accomplished a huge feat at the start of 2020, when researchers produced the first mRNA vaccine to protect humans from SARS-CoV-2 infection. It was certainly not new technology—the vaccine platform had been under development for more than a decade and tested against… Continue reading The Blueprints of Health – Scientific American

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Footprint Discovery Hints at Humans in the Americas More Than 20,000 Years Ago

The tale is embedded in the footprints. Along the edges of a vanished ice age lake are the fossilized tracks of people who lived among the mammoths, giant ground sloths and other Pleistocene mammals of ancient New Mexico. There were so many prehistoric pedestrians here that their feet pressed the seeds of a local plant… Continue reading Footprint Discovery Hints at Humans in the Americas More Than 20,000 Years Ago

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Wildfire Is Transforming Alaska and Amplifying Climate Change

On June 5, 2019, lightning from an unusually early spring thunderstorm ignited a blaze deep inside the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge in south-central Alaska. High temperatures at the end of May had reversed a wet spring and quickly dried out the forest floor. The resulting Swan Lake Fire, about five miles northeast of Sterling, spread… Continue reading Wildfire Is Transforming Alaska and Amplifying Climate Change

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Bringing Fisheries Back from the Brink

Overfishing is wiping out commercial fisheries, and climate change is making certain fish species smaller. But Daniel Pauly says the world can still save endangered fisheries. Pauly is called “the ocean’s whistleblower” in a new biography, for good reason. The French-born marine biologist, who teaches at the University of British Columbia, spent much of the past… Continue reading Bringing Fisheries Back from the Brink

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When Will Kids’ COVID Vaccines Be Available?

When Tonya Zerkle, a mom in Cincinnati, Ohio, found out that Ontario, Canada was vaccinating any children who turn 12 by the end of the year, she wasted no time. After confirming with Canadian officials that her American 11-year-old was eligible and checking with border authorities on requirements to visit, she and her family headed… Continue reading When Will Kids’ COVID Vaccines Be Available?

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China Says It Will Stop Financing Coal Power Abroad

China will stop building coal-fired power projects in other countries, President Xi Jinping said yesterday in an announcement that’s expected to accelerate the global shift away from fossil fuels. The pledge, made at the U.N. General Assembly in New York, comes as other industrialized nations are reversing economic policies that fueled the construction of coal… Continue reading China Says It Will Stop Financing Coal Power Abroad

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How Facebook Hinders Misinformation Research

Opinion The platform strictly limits and controls data access, which stymies scientists | Internet, Communications Credit: Malte Mueller Getty ImagesOpinion The platform strictly limits and controls data access, which stymies scientists By: Laura Edelson, close Laura Edelson is a Ph.D. Candidate in computer science at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering. She studies… Continue reading How Facebook Hinders Misinformation Research

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New Type of Dark Energy Could Solve Universe Expansion Mystery

Cosmologists have found signs that a second type of dark energy — the ubiquitous but enigmatic substance that is pushing the current Universe’s expansion to accelerate — might have existed in the first 300,000 years after the Big Bang. Two separate studies — both posted on the arXiv preprint server in the past week — have… Continue reading New Type of Dark Energy Could Solve Universe Expansion Mystery

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SpaceX’s Private Inspiration4 Crew Is Back on Earth

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — After three days in space, SpaceX’s first all-civilian crew returned to Earth, splashing down off the Florida coast to end a historic mission.  “It’s been an amazing ride for everyone,” Inspiration4 mission director Kip O’Keefe said in a post-splashdown news conference. “We couldn’t ask for a more successful mission.” The SpaceX… Continue reading SpaceX’s Private Inspiration4 Crew Is Back on Earth

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