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UK Covid news: Boris Johnson cancels trip to India because of Covid crisis there
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 08:51:42 GMT

Latest updates: PM’s forthcoming trip to India cancelled as country’s total cases reach 15m

Boris Johnson has cancelled his planned trip to India. No 10 has just released this joint statement from the British and Indian governments.

In the light of the current coronavirus situation, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not be able to travel to India next week. Instead, Prime Ministers Modi and Johnson will speak later this month to agree and launch their ambitious plans for the future partnership between the UK and India. They will remain in regular contact beyond this, and look forward to meeting in person later this year.

As my colleague Nicola Davis reported last week, only 77 cases of the Indian variant of coronavirus, B1617, have been found in the UK so far. “It is designated a ‘variant under investigation’ but is worrying researchers as it contains two mutations that it is thought may help the virus to evade the body’s immune responses,” Nicola explained.

This morning Prof Danny Altmann, professor of immunology at Imperial College London, said he expected B1617 to be upgraded to a “variant of concern” quite soon. That would lead to India being placed on the “red list” for travel, he said (which would probably force Boris Johnson to cancel his trip due to start this weekend). Altmann told Good Morning Britain:

At the moment, this particular variant (from India) is called a variant under investigation, not a variant of concern because it hasn’t been escalated to that level yet.

My assumption from everything I’ve seen is that it will become a variant of concern. When it becomes a variant of concern, I’d be quite surprised if India wasn’t on the red list.

This variant has a couple of mutations that are among those that we think are important that should be watched carefully, but they’re actually probably not at the very kind of top tier of mutations, for example in the B117 - or Kent variant - or the South African variant, that generate the most concern.

And in terms of spread, clearly this variant has increased in frequency in India around the same time as their very large and tragic recent wave.

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Leaders agree to vaccination rollout changes – as it happened
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 08:15:10 GMT

Fourth Perth hospital health worker goes into self-quarantine while scammers target people seeking vaccines. This blog is now closed

That is where we will leave the live blog for Monday. Thanks for following along. Here’s what we learned today:

The PM’s office has just released the statement out of the national cabinet meeting tonight. This is the bit on what was agreed to:

National cabinet agreed in-principle to a series of changes to the Australian Covid-19 vaccination strategy that will be put forward for approval at the next meeting of national cabinet, including options to bring forward the commencement of vaccinations for over-50-year-olds under the Australian Covid-19 vaccination strategy priority group 2A, and the readiness of more state- and territory-operated vaccination sites, including mass vaccination sites, as vaccine supplies increase.

National cabinet reinforced that general practice will continue to be the primary model of rolling out vaccinations for Australians over 50 years of age, with states and territories to consider options to supplement rollout through expanded state vaccination centres.

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Happy reunions: joy fills Wellington airport as trans-Tasman bubble begins – video
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 07:33:14 GMT

After a year of closed borders, Wellington airport in New Zealand was filled with emotional reunions as hundreds of travellers touched down on the first day of quarantine-free travel from Australia

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Joy, actually: happy reunions fill Auckland airport as trans-Tasman bubble begins
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 06:51:20 GMT

Emotional scenes in arrivals hall as hundreds of travellers touch down on first day of quarantine-free travel from Australia

Lisa Tetai warned her son not to take a sick day when he picked her up from Auckland airport. “I thought there might be media there,” she explains.

She wasn’t wrong.

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‘Respect the water’: RNLI lifeguard training in Cornwall
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 06:00:25 GMT

Ahead of a busy summer of domestic tourism in the UK, qualified lifeguards and trainees rehearse life-saving procedures

From a distance the ocean looks calm – safe, even – but a sticker peeling from a window in St Agnes lifeguard station offers a cautionary warning to all visitors: Respect the Water, it says.

The summer ahead promises to be busier than ever in Cornwall, with a boom in domestic tourism fuelled by global coronavirus restrictions. This beautiful but unforgiving stretch of coastline will see its fair share of rescues.

The RNLI is training new lifeguards in preparation. Today, a group of five are learning first aid skills and rehearsing water rescue techniques using tubes and rescue boards – they must wear PPE for close proximity drills, even in the water. The trainees range in age from 16 to 33 and include students, a gas engineer, a marine biologist and a former champion surfer.

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Australia opens travel bubble with New Zealand
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 05:58:29 GMT
The world's first major travel bubble set up in the Covid pandemic allows quarantine-free visits.
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My alternative summer: travel writers’ plans for an epic UK adventure
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 05:30:23 GMT

With journeys to distant corners of the globe still on hold, our writers are gearing up to hike, climb, camp, and swim on home turf

When we were kids it was always UK holidays, usually under canvas, and always recalled with affection. I have no problem giving up foreign travel for a while, although I do miss the sheer scale and biodiversity of distant wildernesses and worry about the communities who invested hope, and effort, in tourism as a way of holding off the oilmen, gold prospectors and road diggers. I’m praying they hang on. We will return!

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Skepticism and a shrug: Cubans greet the end of 62 years of Castro rule
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 04:00:21 GMT

People in Havana more concerned about buying chicken suspect little will change with Raúl’s departure

News travels swiftly through Havana, bumping against people so they turn, then rolling on. Cubans have a phrase for it: la bola en la calle, the ball in the street.

Raúl Castro’s announcement on Friday that he is to retire and bring 62 years of Castro rule on the island to a close caused barely a ripple, even if it sent waves around the world.

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Love in a travel bubble: Australia and New Zealand embrace quarantine-free flights – in pictures
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 03:48:46 GMT

Hugs, tears and kisses on both sides of the ditch as quarantine-free travel opened on Monday morning between Australia and New Zealand
• Jacinda Ardern heralds ‘very significant day’ as trans-Tasman travel bubble begins

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Gett inks deal with Curb Mobility to bring yellow cabs to its enterprise-focused on-demand ride-hailing app
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 23:30:17 +0000
Gett, the ride-hailing startup that has been carving out a niche for itself in a crowded and competitive market for on-demand transportation by focusing on enterprise accounts and connecting people with rides in some 1,500 cities leveraging a number of third-party fleets, is adding another partner today as it continues to double down on its […]
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How Safe Are You From Covid When You Fly?
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As Biden Continues Trump’s War on Asylum, Danger Mounts in the Deadly Sonoran Desert
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 10:00:24 +0000

Dangerous nighttime expulsions are surging in Northern Mexico while organized crime and government security forces prey on stranded asylum-seekers.

The post As Biden Continues Trump’s War on Asylum, Danger Mounts in the Deadly Sonoran Desert appeared first on The Intercept.


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Outdoor startups see supercharged growth during COVID-19 era
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 14:15:45 +0000
After months of shelter-in-place orders, widespread shutdowns and physical distancing, outdoors became the only location for safe socializing.
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Astronaut selection: tips from Thomas
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:30:00 +0200
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In 2008, Thomas Pesquet applied to become an ESA astronaut. On 22 April 2021, he will fly his second mission to the International Space Station. In this video Thomas shares how he found his way to space, and encourages viewers to follow their passions as ESA seeks its next class of astronauts.

Nobody is perfect on their first attempt at a task, but Thomas says the only way to improve is to try and keep trying. Though becoming an astronaut seemed a distant dream when he was younger, by continuing to challenge himself and learn along the way he developed the skills he needed to put himself forward and become one of a small group who have travelled to space.

Whatever your passion, his advice is universal: try your best, and if you don’t succeed it doesn’t matter. What does matter is perseverance.

Find out more about how you can apply to become an ESA astronaut and explore other ESA careers at esa.int/YourWayToSpace


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The New Mexico Spring
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:00:52 +0000

How progressives took power in the state's Democratic Party.

The post The New Mexico Spring appeared first on The Intercept.


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Tell us about your highs and lows of holidays in the UK
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 14:47:44 GMT

Many are choosing to take a break in the UK during the pandemic. We’d like to hear about your holiday stories, past and present

With the uncertainties around international travel from the UK this summer, many of us are choosing to holiday closer to home.

We would like to hear about your best and worst memories – distant or recent – of holidays in the UK. From brilliant days at the beach to camping catastrophes, tell us your stories.

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A Tribute to L. Dennis Shapiro, Who Helped Develop the Life Alert Personal Emergency-Response System
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 18:00:00 GMT
He was an avid philanthropist who donated to the IEEE Foundation and other programs
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The Border Patrol’s Abdication in the Sonoran Desert
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 10:01:10 +0000

Customs and Border Protection is dropping asylum-seekers in remote border towns with few resources to receive them.

The post The Border Patrol’s Abdication in the Sonoran Desert appeared first on The Intercept.


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D.I.Y. Fixes for Your Broken Dreams
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 18:00:00 +0000
Did you want to be famous for some reason? Earn a shit ton of money? Travel the world?
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This Engineer Has Made Rural Electrification in Kenya Her Mission
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 18:00:00 GMT
The IEEE Smart Village director is also helping telehealth centers solve Internet connectivity challenges
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A Theory of (Almost) Everything
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 18:30:00 GMT
A new book analyzes the seven grand transitions that have formed the modern world
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Pandemic Casualties: Careers of Women in Academic STEMM
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 15:15:00 GMT
Make lemonade from those lemons, says those who worked on report from National Academies
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Here's What You Need to Know About China's Mars Rover
Mon, 29 Mar 2021 11:00:00 GMT
Tianwen-1 is expected to attempt a difficult Martian landing in May; if it survives, expect to hear much more
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NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Should Leave Past Space Probes in the Dust
Tue, 16 Feb 2021 14:27:00 GMT
New mission uses AI to navigate Martian surface three times as quickly
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Everything You Need to Know About NASA's Perseverance Rover Landing on Mars
Mon, 15 Feb 2021 13:00:00 GMT
The space agency's latest rover will be arriving at Mars this week; here's what's going to happen
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Special Report: Top Tech 2021
Fri, 08 Jan 2021 18:00:00 GMT
After months of blood, toil, tears, and sweat, we can all expect a much better year
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Boom Supersonic’s XB-1 Test Aircraft Promises a New Era of Faster-Than-Sound Travel
Mon, 04 Jan 2021 20:00:00 GMT
The prototype of a planned, 65-seat airliner will fly in 2021
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Nuclear-Powered Rockets Get a Second Look for Travel to Mars
Wed, 23 Dec 2020 16:00:00 GMT
NASA is investing in the technology for future space exploration missions
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Japan Prepares to Welcome Home Asteroid Explorer Hayabusa2
Sun, 06 Dec 2020 21:02:00 GMT
Return of the space probe launched six years ago could help answer the question of how life began on Earth
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Russia, China, the U.S.: Who Will Win the Hypersonic Arms Race?
Tue, 17 Nov 2020 16:00:00 GMT
When missiles fly beyond Mach 5, materials melt, airflow turns turbulent, and budgets enter the stratosphere
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How JPL's Team CoSTAR Won the DARPA SubT Challenge: Urban Circuit Systems Track
Mon, 16 Nov 2020 21:22:00 GMT
Team CoSTAR’s journey from space robotics to a winning team of underground robots
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When a Giant Mylar Balloon Was the Coolest Thing in Space
Thu, 12 Nov 2020 16:00:00 GMT
The Echo 1 satellite delivered mail, probed the ionosphere, and captured traces of the big bang
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Spotting Mystery Methane Leaks From Space
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:00:00 GMT
A fleet of microsatellites will identify emitters of the gas, which is responsible for a quarter of global warming
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Here’s Where and How We Think China Will Land on Mars
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 16:13:00 GMT
China’s 2020 HX-1 Mars mission will draw on previous lunar explorations and human spaceflights
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Flight of the GermFalcon: How a Potential Coronavirus-Killing Airplane Sterilizer Was Born
Mon, 09 Mar 2020 15:51:00 GMT
Dimer UVC’s ultraviolet germ zapper took some very hands-on design work
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Spacety Has Big Plans for Small Satellites
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT
Spacety was one of China’s first private space companies and has so far been involved in 10 space launches
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How Robotics Teams Prepared for DARPA's SubT Challenge: Urban Circuit
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT
With the Tunnel Circuit completed, teams are working harder than ever to prepare for the urban underground
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DARPA Subterranean Challenge: Urban Circuit Preview
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT
The second event in the DARPA Subterranean Challenge starts this week
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Building an Orbiting Internet Just for Satellites
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 19:00:00 GMT
Kepler Communications’ CubeSat routers will keep other satellites in constant contact with the ground
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European Space Agency Targets Orbital Debris, Solar Storms
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 14:57:00 GMT
The ClearSpace-1 and Lagrange missions will try to make life safer both in orbit and here on Earth
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CES 2020 News: Delta Airlines Dips Into Parallel Realities at Detroit Metro Airport
Wed, 08 Jan 2020 16:01:00 GMT
It seems like magic, but hundreds of people in airports will soon be able to look at the same screen and see completely different things
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U.S. Commercial Drone Deliveries Will Finally Be a Thing in 2020
Wed, 01 Jan 2020 14:00:00 GMT
Practical commercial deliveries will take off, albeit with intense regulatory scrutiny
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Startup Tries to Revive Interest in Aerospike Rocket Engines
Wed, 18 Dec 2019 17:55:00 GMT
NextAero, an advanced manufacturing startup in Australia, is 3D printing aerospike engines for satellite launch vehicles
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Andela begins global expansion in 37 countries months after going remote across Africa
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 07:57:09 +0000
More than a year after the pandemic began, remote work shows no signs of going away. While it has its cons, it remains top of mind for potential employees around the world before joining a new company. But while most people in Africa still go to physical offices despite the pandemic, a few companies have […]
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20 years of Observer Food Monthly: Nigel Slater’s five star ingredients
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 07:00:25 GMT

Two decades ago, beetroot was more likely to be found in a pickle jar and cauliflower under a mornay sauce. Here are five foods that had a ‘moment’ in the past twenty years

What and how we eat has steadily changed over the 20 years since OFM first came on the scene. New ingredients have appeared, old ones given a new role, some have stayed while others have faded into obscurity. We may well roll our eyes at food fashions, but it remains a fact that sometimes an ingredient will slowly shift, albeit briefly, into the limelight.

Part of this change has included a reappraisal of the fruit and vegetables we eat and their place in our everyday cooking. Encouraged by farmers’ markets and seed merchants, some older varieties that had slipped out of popularity have returned, particularly for those with allotments and vegetable gardens.

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: ‘Racism is a public-health issue’: COVID-related restrictions impact some Americans more than others
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 05:39:00 GMT
Each 10% decrease in state-specific mobility was linked to higher odds of mental-health problems, unemployment, food insufficiency and class cancellations.

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Microbes are ‘unknown unknowns’ despite being vital to all life, says study
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 04:01:21 GMT

Understanding these tiny organisms could be crucial to tackling threats such as coronavirus, but new research shows how little we know

A new study has highlighted how little is known about microbes – the hidden majority of life on Earth.

Life on the planet relies on an enormous quantity of bacteria, fungi and other tiny organisms. They generate oxygen, keep soils healthy and regulate the climate. Microbes play a crucial role in food production, such as cheese, beer, yoghurt and bread.

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India’s Razorpay raises funds at $3 billion valuation ahead of Southeast Asia launch
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 21:20:21 +0000
Six-year-old Bangalore-based fintech Razorpay topped a $1 billion valuation late last year, becoming the first Y Combinator-backed Indian startup to reach the much sought after unicorn status. In less than six months since, the Indian startup has tripled its valuation and is preparing to launch in the Southeast Asian markets. Razorpay said on Monday it […]
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As Biden Continues Trump’s War on Asylum, Danger Mounts in the Deadly Sonoran Desert
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 10:00:24 +0000

Dangerous nighttime expulsions are surging in Northern Mexico while organized crime and government security forces prey on stranded asylum-seekers.

The post As Biden Continues Trump’s War on Asylum, Danger Mounts in the Deadly Sonoran Desert appeared first on The Intercept.


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Nil-by-mouth foodie: The chef who will never eat again
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 23:56:18 GMT
Loretta Harmes hasn't eaten or tasted food for six years, but she hasn't lost her passion for cooking.
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Extra Crunch roundup: UiPath’s IPO filing, predicting revenue, how to pivot properly, much more
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:41:14 +0000
Thanks again to Bryce Durbin for creating my favorite TechCrunch illustration of all time.
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This Startup is Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Brazil With Leadership Skills
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:00:00 GMT
Be.Labs connects them with mentors and provides training on developing business plans and pitching investors
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Pelmeni and Beyond at Dacha 46
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0000
The married chefs Trina and Jessica Quinn deftly cut through misconceptions about Eastern European food with menus that span centuries, across countries and cultures.
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Merck scraps two treatments for hospitalized COVID-19 patients, will focus on antiviral for non-hospitalized patients
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 19:48:22 GMT

Shares of Merck & Co. were up 0.1% in premarket trading on Thursday after the drug company said the oral antiviral COVID-19 treatment it is developing with Ridgeback Biotherapeutics did not help hospitalized patients in a mid-stage clinical trial. The companies now plan to test molnupiravir in non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients in a Phase 3 trial, with plans to file for emergency authorization in the second half of the year. They are also planning to see if the experimental therapy works for post-exposure prophylaxis. In a separate news release, Merck said it is discontinuing MK-7110 as a treatment for patients hospitalized with COVID-19, saying that the Food and Drug Administration's request for additional clinical information would push the launch into 2022. "Merck is now focusing its efforts on advancing molnupiravir, which, as an oral medicine for outpatient use, represents a promising potential new approach, and on accelerating production of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine," Dr. Roy Baynes, chief medical officer for Merck Research Laboratories, said in the release. Merck's stock has gained 6.6% since the start of the year, while the broader S&P 500 is up 9.8%.

Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.


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This Coffee Brewer Uses a Vacuum to Make a Delicious Cup
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 11:00:00 +0000
This innovative brewer uses a vacuum pump to filter your coffee, resulting in a cleaner, less bitter cup.
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Nigella Lawson Wants to Talk to People
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 19:27:19 +0000
The writer and TV star on privacy, performance, and cooking for one.
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“It’s Consumed Our Lives”: Volunteers Step In as Border Patrol Drops Migrants Off in Tiny Arizona Towns
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 10:00:26 +0000

A change in Border Patrol policies is straining human aid networks in one of the deadliest areas along the border.

The post “It’s Consumed Our Lives”: Volunteers Step In as Border Patrol Drops Migrants Off in Tiny Arizona Towns appeared first on The Intercept.


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Contained confinement
Fri, 09 Apr 2021 14:01:00 +0200
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ESA-sponsored medical doctor Nick Smith snapped this photo of the storage containers at Concordia research station in Antarctica shortly before sunset, 8 April 2021. The dark blue line at the horizon is the shadow of the Earth.

The containers store food, recycling and the scientific samples of blood, saliva, and stool that Nick routinely takes. The units on the right are part of the summer camp, during which researchers sleep in tents. 

Science for the benefit of space exploration does not only happen off planet. While some studies require the weightless isolation of the International Space Station, Antarctica also provides the right conditions for investigating the consequences of spaceflight, and it is a little easier to access than space.

Part of the 17th crew to spend an entire year at one of the most remote bases in the world, Nick and 11 other crew members have taken up the adventurous challenge in the backdrop of a pandemic to continue important research that is furthering space exploration.

Located at the mountain plateau called Dome C, Concordia is a collaboration between the French Polar Institute and the Italian Antarctic programme, and is one of only three bases that is inhabited all year long. 

As well as offering around nine months of complete isolation, Concordia’s location at 3233 m altitude means the crew experience chronic hypobaric hypoxia – lack of oxygen in the brain.

During the Antarctic winter, the crew of up to 15 people also endure four months of complete darkness: the sun disappears from May and is not seen again until late August.

Temperatures can drop to –80°C in the winter, with a yearly average of –50°C. The temperature at the time of this image was -65°C, with wind chill at about -80°C. To put this cold into perspective, it was so cold that the camera battery died within ten minutes. 

As a station set in Earth’s harshest space, Concordia is an ideal stand-in for studying the human psychological and physiological effects of extreme cold, isolation and darkness. For the rest of the year, Nick is poking and prodding the crew for samples to study changes in mood, immune systems, blood cells, and gut health.

Follow his adventures on the Chronicles from Concordia blog.


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A Theory of (Almost) Everything
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 18:30:00 GMT
A new book analyzes the seven grand transitions that have formed the modern world
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The taste of sunny days: what makes cider the drink of British summer?
Mon, 29 Mar 2021 15:18:25 GMT

For food writer Suzy Pope, summer brings with it walks to the beach and picnics in the park – but whatever the occasion, a sip of cider makes it all the sweeter

As the weather turns balmy and folk meander to open spaces for some much-needed vitamin D, my mind leaves the warming hum of a smoky whisky behind and craves something cold and dripping with condensation. Every summer, I start drinking cider – and I’m not alone. What is it about the zingy, apple-based drink that sends the saliva glands into overdrive as soon as the sun comes out?

Before I was a food and drink writer, I was a student. I didn’t think about the terroir of grape-growing, the nose of whisky or what wine to pair with raw tilapia. On sunny days, I just thought about the most enjoyable way to quench my thirst. Now, the clank of a metal bottle opener and the hiss of a cold Thatchers Cider opening is enough to bring me back to the Meadows in Edinburgh, for a post-lecture picnic with friends. Stretched out on the grass as the rays warm my skin, the air is filled with the smoky smell of barbecue.

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Match ID: 16 Score: 4.29 source: www.theguardian.com age: 20 days
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Today's Cyberattacks Foreshadow Wars to Come
Wed, 24 Mar 2021 12:00:00 GMT
SolarWinds, the Florida water treatment hack, even Texas's grid outage: These are what threats to a nation's cybersecurity look like
Match ID: 17 Score: 4.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 25 days
qualifiers: 4.29 food

Astronaut vlog: space food and fitness
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:00:00 +0100
Video: 00:04:14

English Astronaut vlog: space food and fitness

ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer is preparing for his mission to the International Space Station, scheduled for launch in late 2021. This mission is known as Cosmic Kiss.

 In this video log from his current training base at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, USA, Matthias shows a space food tasting session and shares how astronauts maintain their fitness for a safe return to Earth.

Astronauts exercise for two hours a day, six days a week while on the International Space Station to combat muscle and bone loss caused by an extended stay in microgravity. Diet also plays an important role in maintaining physical and mental wellbeing.

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, all personnel are required to adhere to special safety precautions while training. These include wearing a mask – as seen in the clip.

Matthias will continue his training for Cosmic Kiss at partner agencies around the world over the next weeks and months. Stay tuned for further footage of his training and experiences.

German Astronauten-Vlog/ Matthias Maurer: Weltraumnahrung und Fitness

ESA-Astronaut Matthias Maurer bereitet sich auf seine Mission zur Internationalen Raumstation vor, die Ende 2021 starten soll. Diese Mission trägt den Namen "Cosmic Kiss".

In diesem Video-Log von seiner aktuellen Trainingsbasis im Johnson Space Center der NASA in Houston, Texas, USA, zeigt Matthias eine Verkostung von Weltraumnahrung und erzählt, wie Astronauten ihre Fitness für eine sichere Rückkehr zur Erde aufrechterhalten.

Astronauten trainieren während ihres Aufenthalts auf der Internationalen Raumstation an sechs Tagen in der Woche täglich zwei Stunden, um dem Muskel- und Knochenschwund entgegenzuwirken, der durch den langen Aufenthalt in der Schwerelosigkeit verursacht wird. Auch die Ernährung spielt eine wichtige Rolle bei der Erhaltung des körperlichen und geistigen Wohlbefindens.

Aufgrund der aktuellen Situation mit COVID-19 müssen alle Mitarbeiter beim Training besondere Sicherheitsvorkehrungen beachten. Dazu gehört auch das Tragen einer Maske - wie im Video zu sehen.

Matthias wird in den nächsten Wochen und Monaten sein Training für seine Cosmic Kiss-Mission bei Partneragenturen auf der ganzen Welt fortsetzen. Bleibt dran - Wir werden mit weiterem Filmmaterial über sein Training und seine Erfahrungen berichten.


Match ID: 18 Score: 4.29 source: www.esa.int age: 90 days
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Hanford Has a Radioactive Capsule Problem
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:00:00 GMT
Researchers still don’t have a way to neutralize the former nuclear-weapons complex’s 1,936 capsules of radioactive cesium and strontium
Match ID: 19 Score: 4.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 215 days
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4 Products That Make Sense to Manufacture in Orbit
Tue, 26 Nov 2019 15:00:00 GMT
Organs and fiber optic cables will justify the “made in space” label
Match ID: 20 Score: 4.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 509 days
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