She Is Breaking Glass Ceilings in Space, but Facing Sexism on Earth
by Steven Lee Myers on 2021-10-23 in Women and Girls, Space and Astronomy, Politics and Government, China Aerospace, China, Content Type: Personal Profile, Wang Yaping
Sanitary pads and makeup: A Chinese astronaut’s six-month stay aboard the country’s space station has revealed conflicted cultural values toward gender.
A Future for People With Disabilities in Outer Space Takes Flight
by Amanda Morris on 2021-10-23 in Private Spaceflight, Disabilities, Gravitation and Gravity, Space and Astronomy, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, AstroAccess (Nonprofit)
People with different types of disabilities tested their skills and technologies on a zero-gravity research flight with the goal of proving that they can safely go to space.
Limited C.D.C. Study Finds Delta Wave Didn’t Alter Hospitalization Outcomes
by Benjamin Mueller on 2021-10-23 in Coronavirus Delta Variant, Disease Rates, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States
Other larger, more specific studies, however, have found greater risks when people are infected with the highly infectious variant.
Biden Crafts a Climate Plan B: Tax Credits, Regulation and State Action
by Coral Davenport on 2021-10-23 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Alternative and Renewable Energy, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, American Jobs Plan (2021), United States Politics and Government, Senate, Biden, Joseph R Jr, Manchin, Joe III
The new strategy could deeply cut greenhouse gases that are heating the planet but it will still face considerable political, logistical and legal hurdles.
El Niño and La Niña, Explained
by Henry Fountain on 2021-10-22 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, El Nino Southern Oscillation, Weather, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms
If you’re wondering why scientists and weather forecasters are talking about these phenomena, we have some answers, including how they got their names.
La Niña Weather Pattern Likely to Prolong Western Drought, NOAA Says
by Henry Fountain on 2021-10-22 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, El Nino Southern Oscillation, Drought, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Southwestern States (US), Pacific Northwestern States (US)
The climate pattern may also bring some relief to Northern California and the Pacific Northwest this winter.
NASA Planning Moon Launch in 2022
by Michael Roston on 2021-10-22 in Artemis Program, Moon, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Rocket Science and Propulsion, Space and Astronomy, United States Politics and Government
A flight of the Space Launch System and Orion capsule without astronauts aboard is planned for early next year, a first, long-delayed step toward returning astronauts to the moon’s surface.
U.S. Warns of Efforts by China to Collect Genetic Data
by Julian E. Barnes on 2021-10-22 in Data-Mining and Database Marketing, Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Espionage and Intelligence Services, Genetics and Heredity, National Counterintelligence and Security Center, Beijing (China)
The National Counterintelligence and Security Center said American companies needed to better secure critical technologies as Beijing seeks to dominate the so-called bioeconomy.
Dying Satellite, Not U.F.O. or Meteor, Likely Caused Midwest Fireball
by Joey Roulette on 2021-10-22 in Satellites, Defense and Military Forces, Space and Astronomy, Rocket Science and Propulsion, Russia, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Great Lakes
The fiery trail astonished viewers in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana, but a Russian military spacecraft was the probable source.
Biden’s Plan to Vaccinate Young Children 5 to 11
by Katie Rogers on 2021-10-22 in Children and Childhood, Vaccination and Immunization, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Biden, Joseph R Jr, Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States Politics and Government, United States
White House officials, anticipating the approval of coronavirus shots for 5- to 11-year-olds within weeks, will rely on doctors, clinics and pharmacies instead of mass inoculation sites.
C.D.C. Recommends Covid Booster Shots for Millions of Americans
by Apoorva Mandavilli on 2021-10-22 in your-feed-science, Vaccination and Immunization, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Immune System, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna Inc, BioNTech SE, Pfizer Inc, Disease Rates, United States Politics and Government
Recipients of the Moderna and the J.&J. vaccines may receive extra doses. The agency also embraced a “mix-and-match” strategy.
N.I.H. Says Bat Research Group Failed to Submit Prompt Virus Findings
by Carl Zimmer and Benjamin Mueller on 2021-10-22 in EcoHealth Alliance, National Institutes of Health, Republican Party, Wuhan Institute of Virology (China), Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Research, United States Politics and Government, Viruses, Comer, James R, Collins, Francis S
The federal agency told a G.O.P. House member that it had notified EcoHealth Alliance, a group criticized for its U.S.-funded work with Wuhan scientists, to file data within five days.
Tuskless Elephants Escape Poachers, but May Evolve New Problems
by Elizabeth Preston on 2021-10-22 in Elephants, Evolution (Biology), Teeth and Dentistry, Ivory, Genetics and Heredity, Mozambique, Gorongosa National Park (Mozambique), Wildlife Trade and Poaching, Science (Journal), Research, your-feed-science, your-feed-animals
Scientists identified the genes that played a role in many female elephants of Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park being born without tusks.
Climate Change Poses a Widening Threat to National Security
by Christopher Flavelle, Julian E. Barnes, Eileen Sullivan and Jennifer Steinhauer on 2021-10-22 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Migrants (Environmental), Disasters and Emergencies, National Intelligence Estimates, National Security Council, Homeland Security Department, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, United States Defense and Military Forces, Biden, Joseph R Jr, United States Politics and Government, International Relations
Intelligence and defense agencies issued reports warning that the warming planet will increase strife between countries and spur migration.
Fossil Fuel Drilling Plans Undermine Climate Pledges, U.N. Report Warns
by Brad Plumer on 2021-10-22 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline, Natural Gas, Coal, Production, Mines and Mining, Alternative and Renewable Energy, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, United Nations
Countries are planning to produce more than twice as much oil, gas and coal through 2030 as would be needed if governments want to limit global warming to Paris Agreement goals.
Dinosaurs May Have Been Socializing Nearly 200 Million Years Ago
by Nicholas Bakalar on 2021-10-21 in Animals, Research, Animal Behavior, Dinosaurs, Paleontology, Fossils, Endangered and Extinct Species, Scientific Reports (Journal), Argentina, South America
A trove of fossilized eggs and skeletons in Argentina revealed that some dinosaurs likely traveled in herds and socialized by age.
Pain Doctor Accused of Sexually Assaulting Patients Faces New Federal Charges
by Roni Caryn Rabin on 2021-10-21 in Cruciani, Ricardo, Sex Crimes, Justice Department, Pain, Opioids and Opiates, Beth Israel Medical Center, Capital Health Hospitals, Drexel University, Manhattan (NYC), Pennsylvania, New Jersey, your-feed-science, your-feed-health
Ricardo Cruciani, a former pain management physician, already faces state charges. Each of the federal charges carries a maximum sentence of 20 years.
South Korea’s First Homemade Rocket Lifts Off but Is ‘One Step Short’
by Choe Sang-Hun on 2021-10-21 in Satellites, Missiles and Missile Defense Systems, Space Exploration Technologies Corp, Moon Jae-in, South Korea, North Korea, Space and Astronomy
The country aspires to be a leader in space technology, with plans to land an uncrewed craft on the moon by 2030. President Moon Jae-in said the initial launch was excellent “for a first try.”
In a First, Surgeons Attached a Pig Kidney to a Human
by Roni Caryn Rabin on 2021-10-21 in Kidneys, Transplants, Pigs, Genetic Engineering, Surgery and Surgeons, Organ Donation, New York University Langone Health, Research, your-feed-science
A kidney grown in a genetically altered pig functions normally, scientists reported. The procedure may open the door to a renewable source of desperately needed organs.
The Webb Telescope’s Latest Stumbling Block: Its Name
by Dennis Overbye on 2021-10-21 in Space and Astronomy, Stars and Galaxies, Hubble Space Telescope, Names, Organizational, Telescopes and Observatories, James Webb Space Telescope, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Nelson, Bill (1942- ), Prescod-Weinstein, Chanda, Walkowicz, Lucianne, Tubman, Harriet, Webb, James H Jr, your-feed-science
The long-awaited successor to the Hubble Space Telescope is scheduled to launch in December. But the NASA official for whom it is named has been accused of homophobia.
Parents, Will You Vaccinate Your Children for Covid?
by Jan Hoffman on 2021-10-21 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Vaccination and Immunization, internal-open-access, Children and Childhood, Parenting
Tell us whether you plan to have your children immunized and what factors led to your decision.
F.D.A. to Allow ‘Mix and Match’ Approach for Covid Booster Shots
by Sharon LaFraniere and Noah Weiland on 2021-10-21 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Vaccination and Immunization, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, United States Politics and Government, Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna Inc, Pfizer Inc, National Institutes of Health
The agency may act this week, when it is expected to authorize booster shots for recipients of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
The Triassic’s Fearsome Dinosaur Was a Timid Plant Eater
by Corinne Purtill on 2021-10-21 in Dinosaurs, Paleontology, Research, Historical Biology (Journal), Australia, Brisbane (Australia), your-feed-science, your-feed-animals
A new analysis of fossilized footprints corrects what earlier scientists mistook for a very early carnivore in the dinosaur era.
F.D.A. Authorizes Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Booster Shots
by Noah Weiland and Sharon LaFraniere on 2021-10-21 in Vaccination and Immunization, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Drugs (Pharmaceuticals), Food and Drug Administration, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna Inc, Pfizer Inc, BioNTech SE, United States Politics and Government
The agency will also allow vaccine recipients to pick which vaccine they want as a booster, endorsing a mix-and-match approach.
Boeing Deepens NASA Starliner Probe, Prompting More Delays
by Joey Roulette on 2021-10-20 in Boeing Company, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Rocket Science and Propulsion, Engines, Private Spaceflight, Space and Astronomy, Engineering and Engineers
The Starliner capsule for NASA crews is now unlikely to have another orbital flight test until the middle of next year.