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Today β€” October 19th 2019Science&Space

New Energy Secretary Fits Trend: Cabinet Dominated by Lobbyists

By Lisa Friedman

President Trump said he would “drain the swamp,” but with the elevation of a former auto lobbyist to be energy secretary, he is sticking to the trend of filling his cabinet with Washington insiders.

W.H.O. Continues Emergency Status for Ebola Outbreak in Congo

By Donald G. McNeil Jr.

New cases are down to 15 a week from a high of 128 in April, but outbreaks are still popping up in remote and dangerous mining areas.

Yesterday β€” October 18th 2019Science&Space

China the winner in US-EU trade war, France warns

Bruno Le Maire urges Washington to resolve dispute over aircraft subsidies

  • October 18th 2019 at 19:48

Boeing pilot warned of 737 Max troubles during testing

FAA rebukes aircraft maker for not disclosing texts sent during certification process

  • October 18th 2019 at 22:21

Zantac Recall Widens as Sanofi Pulls Its Drug Over Carcinogen Fears

By Katie Thomas

The company’s announcement follows decisions by Walgreens, CVS and others to remove the drug from their shelves and after other manufacturers recalled their products.

What's Behind The Research Funding Gap For Black Scientists?

By Emily Vaughn
A recent study looked at funding rates for R01 grant applications, which are designed to support "health-related research and development based on the mission of the NIH." In general, population-based projects were less likely to be funded than explorations of cellular mechanisms, the study found.

Black scientists more often seek grants for community health studies, but molecular-level research proposals win more funding. More diversity throughout the process could help close the gap, says NIH.

(Image credit: Will & Deni McIntyre/Science Source)

  • October 18th 2019 at 18:17

What's Behind The Research Funding Gap For Black Scientists?

By Emily Vaughn
A recent study looked at funding rates for R01 grant applications, which are designed to support "health-related research and development based on the mission of the NIH." In general, population-based projects were less likely to be funded than explorations of cellular mechanisms, the study found.

Black scientists more often seek grants for community health studies, but molecular-level research proposals win more funding. More diversity throughout the process could help close the gap, says NIH.

(Image credit: Will & Deni McIntyre/Science Source)

  • October 18th 2019 at 18:17

A β€˜Menopause Champion’ at Work? Yes. You Also Get Paid Leave.

By Anna Schaverien

A British broadcaster says its new menopause policy will help free up a “taboo” subject and close what has been called the “gender pain gap.”

First all-female spacewalking team makes history

First all-female spacewalking team makes historyAs NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir successfully completed the job with wrenches, screwdrivers and power-grip tools, it marked the first time in a half-century of spacewalking that men weren't part of the action. America's first female spacewalker from 35 years ago, Kathy Sullivan, was delighted. "We've got qualified women running the control, running space centers, commanding the station, commanding spaceships and doing spacewalks," Sullivan told The Associated Press earlier this week.


  • October 18th 2019 at 15:03

What attacked a 13-foot great white shark pulled from the ocean? One that is even bigger

What attacked a 13-foot great white shark pulled from the ocean? One that is even biggerThe giant shark, named Vimy by researchers, was caught off the coast of Nova Scotia earlier this month.


  • October 18th 2019 at 12:44

Archaeologists have located an ancient city hidden in the Cambodian jungle. The discovery was 150 years in the making.

Archaeologists have located an ancient city hidden in the Cambodian jungle. The discovery was 150 years in the making.For centuries, the ancient city of Mahendraparvata has been covered by dense trees that make it hard to observe.


  • October 18th 2019 at 14:17

VIDEO: 2 U.S. Astronauts Venture Out For 1st All-Female Spacewalk

By Scott Neuman
Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir conducted some much-needed work on the exterior of the International Space Station on Friday. Along the way, they also enjoyed amazing views of Earth.

In what NASA is calling "HERstory" in space, Christina Koch and Jessica Meir stepped outside the International Space Station on Friday to replace a bad battery charger.

(Image credit: NASA)

  • October 18th 2019 at 13:54

NASA Astronauts Complete the First All-Female Spacewalk

By Karen Zraick

Jessica Meir and Christina Koch ventured outside the International Space Station on Friday to replace a power controller.

NASA Astronauts Complete the First All-Female Spacewalk

By Karen Zraick

Jessica Meir and Christina Koch ventured outside the International Space Station on Friday to replace a power controller.

All-Female Spacewalk Friday

By Brendan Byrne

Friday marks the first time a space walk has comprised only female astronauts. Women have walked in space before but the walk scheduled for Friday reflects a real change in the astronaut corps.

  • October 18th 2019 at 11:12

NASA’s First All-Female Spacewalk Makes History

By Jessica Bennett and Mary Robinette Kowal

Two women on Earth, Jessica Bennett and Mary Robinette Kowal, had a chat about two women astronauts in medium-sized spacesuits.

NASA’s First All-Female Spacewalk Makes History

By Jessica Bennett and Mary Robinette Kowal

Two women on Earth, Jessica Bennett and Mary Robinette Kowal, had a chat about two women astronauts in medium-sized spacesuits.

First all-female spacewalk team aces a repair job in orbit β€” and makes history

First all-female spacewalk team aces a repair job in orbit — and makes historyFor the first time in history, two women teamed up today for a spacewalk. NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir began the operation to fix a faulty electrical power system on the International Space Station at 7:38 a.m. ET (4:38 a.m. PT)  — setting a new precedent in the process. During a break in the action, the spacewalkers took a congratulatory phone call from the White House. "You're brave people — I don't think I want to do it, I must tell you that. But you are amazing people," President Donald Trump told the pair. "They're conducting the first-ever… Read More


  • October 18th 2019 at 19:40

California unveils early warning earthquake app

California unveils early warning earthquake appThe app, created by the University of California, Berkeley, and unveiled on the 30th anniversary of the deadly Loma Prieta quake, uses ground motion sensors located across the state to detect the start of earthquakes before humans can feel them. "Nothing can replace families having a plan for earthquakes and other emergencies," Governor Gavin Newsom said in unveiling the warning system.


  • October 18th 2019 at 01:41

Una olvidada versiΓ³n nazi del DDT podrΓ­a ayudar a combatir la malaria

By Kenneth Chang

Científicos han redescubierto un compuesto desarrollado por investigadores alemanes durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Parece ser más efectivo y quizás más seguro que el DDT.

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