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Learn How Math Can be Leveraged for Business Growth With These Prep Courses

2021-01-21 01:15:00 UTC

Learn How Math Can be Leveraged for Business Growth With These Prep CoursesWhat you learned in high school just isn't enough.
Read more at Entrepreneur


Social Media Bans Are Really, Actually, Shockingly Common

2021-01-20 14:00:00 UTC

Social Media Bans Are Really, Actually, Shockingly CommonBooting Trump didnt set a precedent. From Yelp to Uber to Airbnb, platforms regularly ban users and content, but too often behind the scenes. Read more at Wired


U.S. and Canada underestimating climate risk from abandoned oil and gas wells: study - Reuters

2021-01-20 20:34:32 UTC

U.S. and Canada underestimating climate risk from abandoned oil and gas wells: study - ReutersMethane leaking out of the more than 4 million abandoned oil and gas wells in the United States and Canada is a far greater contributor to climate change than government estimates suggest, researchers from McGill University said on Wednesday. Read more at Reuters


Ten computer codes that transformed science

2021-01-20 00:00:00 UTC

Ten computer codes that transformed scienceFrom Fortran to arXiv.org, these advances in programming and platforms sent biology, climate science and physics into warp speed.
Read more at Nature.com


Fauci says it's 'a liberating feeling' to work for Biden instead of Trump, who made claims 'not based on scientific fact'

2021-01-21 22:44:58 UTC

Fauci says itSummary List PlacementDr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, on Thursday expressed relief that he's no longer answering to President Donald Trump, who he said made statements about the pandemic that "were not based on scientific fact." Read more at Business Insider


NASA delays Juno spacecrafts retirement after detecting mysterious radio waves

2021-01-23 18:00:16 UTC

NASA delays Juno spacecrafts retirement after detecting mysterious radio wavesThe Juno spacecraft, orbiting Jupiter since 2016, has a new lease on life, thanks to NASA. This robotic explorer is now due to continue its mission, at least until September 2025. A mission extension recently granted by NASA extends the Juno program means the Read more at Medium


This startup says its AI can better spot a healthy embryo and improve IVF success

2021-01-21 05:57:57 UTC

This startup says its AI can better spot a healthy embryo  and improve IVF successWith every year, AI is beginning to bring more standardized levels of diagnostic accuracy in medicine. This is true of skin cancer detection, for example, and lung cancers. Now, a startup in Israel called Embryonics says its AI can improve the odds of success Read more at TechCrunch


Cross-talk between histone modifications

2021-01-21 18:39:05 UTC

Cross-talk between histone modificationsChromatin Histone modifications play pivotal roles within the intricate protein networks that underlie transcription and gene silencing in eukaryotic genomes. The enzymes that deposit them undergo spatiotemporal fine-tuning of their catalytic activity; one ex Read more at Science Magazine


Two-part formation of the Solar System

2021-01-21 18:39:05 UTC

Two-part formation of the Solar SystemCosmochemistry Measurements of meteorites have shown that the inner and outer Solar System formed from two distinct reservoirs of material. Existing models have proposed that these were split by Jupiter forming first, which would open a gap in the protoplanet Read more at Science Magazine


First task for Bidens CDC director: Fix everything Trump broke

2021-01-20 14:10:05 UTC

First task for Bidens CDC director: Fix everything Trump brokeIn wide-ranging interview, she also cautioned not to panic over coronavirus variants.
Read more at Ars Technica


How fintech and serial founders drove African pre-seed investing to new heights in 2020

2021-01-23 07:00:11 UTC

How fintech and serial founders drove African pre-seed investing to new heights in 2020When Stripe-subsidiary Paystack raised its seed round of $1.3 million in 2016, it was one of the largest disclosed rounds at that stage in Nigeria. At the time, seven-figure seed investments in African startups were a rarity. But over the years, those same s Read more at TechCrunch


Can a Computer Write the Internet's Best Cake Recipe? Google Thinks So.

2021-01-20 20:59:59 UTC

Can a Computer Write the InternetSome think AIartificial intelligencecould take over the world. Others fear that machine learning, a nascent technology that feeds data to computers and then allows it to customize and make its own decisions, could steal jobs, rob us of our humanity and rend Read more at Food52.com


Biden to hit reset on nation's fight against COVID-19 after taking office - Reuters

2021-01-20 16:41:00 UTC

Biden to hit reset on nationIncoming President Joe Biden on Wednesday will immediately reset the nation's response to the COVID-19 crisis after he is sworn in to lead a country reeling from its worst public health crisis in more than a century. Read more at Reuters


These ten software innovations transformed scientific research

2021-01-20 17:17:16 UTC

These ten software innovations transformed scientific researchWhen I was a mechanical engineer in 1990, I faced a stubborn problem with the design of a disk drive baseplate (an aluminum base that the disk motor and actuator motor were mounted on). When the prototype drive spun up, the baseplate vibrated so much that the Read more at Boing Boing


How crime rates during COVID compare to the Spanish Flu

2021-01-20 18:00:00 UTC

How crime rates during COVID compare to the Spanish FluIn addition to all the other turmoil of the year, 2020 also saw an increase in homicides, a number which has otherwise been steadily decreasing for years (although the change is not limited to "Democrat-run cities"). There are a lot of theories for why this m Read more at Boing Boing


After A Year Battling COVID-19, Drug Treatments Get A Mixed Report Card

2021-01-22 10:06:10 UTC

After A Year Battling COVID-19, Drug Treatments Get A Mixed Report CardDrugs for COVID-19 are sorted into three basic categories: They work, they don't work, or there simply isn't enough information to know. A generic steroid is one medicine that proved helpful. Read more at NPR


Darren Chervitz is crushing other fund managers in one of the riskiest parts of the market: small biotech stocks. He tells us how he scores the biggest gains, minimizes the risk of costly failures, and names his top 2 picks in the space.

2021-01-20 16:40:07 UTC

Darren Chervitz is crushing other fund managers in one of the riskiest parts of the market: small biotech stocks. He tells us how he scores the biggest gains, minimizes the risk of costly failures, and names his top 2 picks in the space.Summary List PlacementIf the smallest companies on the stock market are the most likely to fail, the smallest drug companies the ones doing years of research, spending tons of cash, and facing make-or-break studies might be the riskiest of the risky. It's Read more at Business Insider


Disgraced COVID-19 studies are still routinely cited

2021-01-21 18:39:05 UTC

Disgraced COVID-19 studies are still routinely citedIn June 2020, in the biggest research scandal of the pandemic so far, two of the most important medical journals each retracted a high-profile study of COVID-19 patients. Thousands of news articles, tweets, and scholarly commentaries highlighted the scandal, Read more at Science Magazine


New giant radio galaxies help shed light on the history of the universe

2021-01-22 10:00:08 UTC

New giant radio galaxies help shed light on the history of the universeTwo giant radio galaxies have been discovered with South Africas powerful MeerKAT telescope, located in the Karoo region, a semi-arid area in the southwest of the country. Radio galaxies get their name from the fact that they release huge beams, or jets, o Read more at The Next Web



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