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Today β€” January 18th 2020Science&Space

Kids' Climate Case 'Reluctantly' Dismissed By Appeals Court

By Nathan Rott
Levi Draheim, 11, wears a dust mask as he participates in a demonstration in Miami in July 2019. A lawsuit file by him and other young people urging action against climate change was thrown out by a federal appeals court Friday.

The court said the nearly two dozen young people who were trying to force action by the government on climate change did not have standing to sue. The judges said climate change is a political issue.

(Image credit: Wilfredo Lee/AP)

  • January 18th 2020 at 02:04

Watch live: SpaceX is about to blow up a rocket in a crucial test to show NASA that its spaceship ready to launch astronauts

Watch live: SpaceX is about to blow up a rocket in a crucial test to show NASA that its spaceship ready to launch astronautsElon Musk's SpaceX is going to make one of its own rocket boosters explode to prove that its Crew Dragon spaceship is ready to send people to space.


  • January 18th 2020 at 01:47

Amazon Web Services enlists AI to help NASA get ahead of solar superstorms

Amazon Web Services enlists AI to help NASA get ahead of solar superstormsIf the sun throws out a radiation blast of satellite-killing proportions someday, Amazon Web Services may well play a role in heading off a technological doomsday. That's the upshot of a project that has NASA working with AWS Professional Services and the Amazon Machine Learning Solutions Lab to learn more about the early warning signs of a solar superstorm, with the aid of artificial intelligence. Solar storms occur when disturbances on the sun's surface throw off a blasts of radiation and eruptions of electrically charged particles at speeds of millions of miles per hour. A sufficiently strong radiation blast can… Read More


  • January 17th 2020 at 23:30

W.H.O. Warns That Pipeline for New Antibiotics Is Running Dry

By Andrew Jacobs

In two new reports, the global health agency says only government intervention can fix the broken market for new antimicrobial drugs.

Yesterday β€” January 17th 2020Science&Space

New glitch found in 737 Max software

Technical review finds flaw when grounded Boeing jet powers up

  • January 17th 2020 at 21:04

Microsoft and Univ. of Washington join Georgia Tech team in $25M DNA data storage project

Microsoft and Univ. of Washington join Georgia Tech team in $25M DNA data storage projectThe University of Washington and Microsoft will take part in a federally funded effort to develop data storage techniques using synthetic DNA. The Molecular Information Storage program (also known as MIST) was launched this week by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (also known as IARPA), which is within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. It's a multiyear research effort aimed at creating DNA-based storage systems that can archive exabytes of data — that is, billions of gigabytes of data — for millennia. IARPA has awarded MIST contracts to teams led by the Georgia Tech Research Institute, the Broad… Read More


  • January 17th 2020 at 19:51

Dispensed: Verily's big debut, Oscar's health insurance bet, and what else you missed at the biggest healthcare conference of the year

Dispensed: Verily's big debut, Oscar's health insurance bet, and what else you missed at the biggest healthcare conference of the yearWelcome to Dispensed, Business Insider's weekly healthcare newsletter. This week, all the news coming out of a major industry conference.


  • January 17th 2020 at 19:15

At the Bottom of the Sea, They Wait to Feast on Alligators

By Asher Elbein

Usually the large reptiles feed on other creatures. But scientists found a surprise at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.

Avoiding Carsickness When the Cars Drive Themselves

By Bradley Berman

If the future lets people focus on work instead of driving during the daily commute, many of us will have to conquer motion sickness to read memos (or tweets). Researchers are working on some fixes.

Investors are pouring billions into the alternative plastics industry β€”Β and these companies are racing to deliver

Investors are pouring billions into the alternative plastics industry — and these companies are racing to deliverMore than $30 trillion in global investments are driving companies to innovate new forms of plastic that can be recycled over and over.


  • January 17th 2020 at 17:34

Locust plague devastates crops in Horn of Africa

Locust plague devastates crops in Horn of AfricaEthiopian farmer Ahmed Ibrahim batted empty water bottles at a swarm of desert locusts the size of his palms that were devouring his field of khat - the mildly narcotic leaf that is his family's main source of income. Scenes like this are happening across the Horn of Africa, where swarms of desert locusts have damaged tens of thousands of hectares so far, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said. "These infestations represent a major threat to food security in Kenya and across the entire Horn of Africa, which is already reeling from floods and droughts," said Bukar Tijani, FAO's Assistant Director General, calling the swarms "vast and unprecedented".


  • January 17th 2020 at 13:38

'It was going for my throat': Florida python hunters wrestle invasive snakes

'It was going for my throat': Florida python hunters wrestle invasive snakesThomas Aycock's life flashed before his eyes one night in the Everglades as a 13-foot Burmese python squeezed his arm and a leg in its coils. Aycock, who was trying to bag the snake by himself, still recalls feeling its tail across his back. "I knew what it was doing, it was going for my throat," said the 54-year-old Florida Army National Guard major who was able to wrestle free during that incident in the summer of 2018.


  • January 17th 2020 at 12:02

How this huge lake has almost completely disappeared

How this huge lake has almost completely disappearedA satellite image has revealed how a lake has virtually completely vanished.


  • January 17th 2020 at 03:13

Airline Cabin Waste Is Aviation’s Other Environmental Crisis

Airline Cabin Waste Is Aviation’s Other Environmental CrisisHuge amounts of plastic and food waste end up in landfill or incinerated. Some airlines are trying to tackle the problem, but it's complicated.


  • January 16th 2020 at 11:45
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