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Microsystems Annual Research Conference goes virtual, preserves human touch

For 17 years, the Microsystems Annual Research Conference (MARC) has brought together an audience of over 200...

Why Virus Variants Have Such Weird Names

20H/501Y.V2.VOC 202012/02.B.1.351.Those were the charming names scientists proposed for a new variant of the coronavirus that was identified in South Africa. The convoluted strings of letters, numbers and dots are deeply meaningful for the scientists who devised them, but...

‘Green’ burials are slowly gaining ground among environmentalists

Despite “green” burials becoming increasingly available in North America, some older eco-conscious adults remain unaware of the option when planning for their deaths, a small study hints. Green burials do not use concrete vaults, embalm bodies or use pesticides or...

Johnson & Johnson CEO touts

A single-shot coronavirus vaccine will soon be available in the U.S. for the first time. Over the weekend the Food & Drug Administration authorized Johnson & Johnson's vaccine for emergency use, and 4 million doses are being shipped out today. ...

Radar images capture new Antarctic mega-iceberg

"In contrast, on the western Brunt, where the Halley research station is located, there are no direct observational records of a major calving event of this size since the station was erected in the 1950s. However, comparing the 1915...

An ancient dog fossil helps trace humans’ path into the Americas

An ancient bone from a dog, discovered in a cave in southeast Alaska, hints at when and how humans entered the Americas at the end of the Ice Age. The bone, just the fragment of a femur, comes from a...

Iceberg larger than New York City breaks off in Antarctica

An iceberg measuring 492 feet thick and 490 square miles broke off from the Brunt Ice Shelf on Friday, according to a press release from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). The section, measuring larger than New York City, cleaved...

F.D.A. Clears Johnson & Johnson’s Shot, the Third Vaccine for U.S.

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday authorized Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, beginning the rollout of millions of doses of a third effective vaccine that could reach Americans by early next week.The...

What you need to know about J&J’s newly authorized one-shot COVID-19 vaccine

And then there were three: A single-shot vaccine is the latest weapon to join the battle against COVID-19 in the United States. On February 27, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave emergency use authorization for Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine...

Biden after U.S. airstrike: Iran “can’t act with impunity. Be careful”

The New York TimesGive Biden a Chance? On COVID Aid, Some Trump Voters Just MightIn Washington, Republicans stand united in opposition to President Joe Biden’s first major legislative proposal, a $1.9 trillion economic rescue plan that they have labeled...
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Countingup closes £9.1M for its business current account with built-in accounting features

Countingup, the U.K. fintech offering a business current account with built-in accounting features, has closed £9.1 million in Series...
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