Elon Musk’s SpaceX company hopes to make history on Wednesday by launching the first astronauts into space from US soil in nine years, as the billionaire takes the next step in his dream to commercialize space travel.
Musk’s SpaceX to launch first astronauts from US soil since 2011
With the number of novel coronavirus infections over 5 million and growing, use of personal protective equipment, or PPE, has become essential to safeguard health care providers against COVID-19. Coronavirus particles that attach to PPE surfaces pose a significant threat to the spread of the virus.
Compelling evidence shows electroceutical fabric eradicates coronaviruses on contact
People around the world are already dying from the climate crisis, and yet all too often, official death records do not reflect the impact of these large-scale environmental catastrophes.
Experts warn climate change is already killing way more people than we record
In mid-January the government of British Columbia Province in Canada announced it was looking at a wide ban on single-use plastic grocery bags to put an end to a piecemeal, city-by-city approach to the problem of plastic pollution.
Plastics profit and environment neglected in Canada during pandemic
A tiny sail made of the thinnest material known – one carbon-atom-thick graphene — has passed initial tests designed to show that it could be a viable material to make solar sails for spacecraft.
Atom-thick graphene light sail could speed journey to other star systems
Cell phone towers across New Zealand are being set on fire and authorities believe the attacks are linked to the increasing proliferation of conspiracy theories connecting 5G networks to the coronavirus pandemic.
Cell phone towers vandalized in New Zealand, coinciding with 5G conspiracy theories
A former Apple contractor who helped blow the whistle on the company’s program to listen to users’ Siri recordings has decided to go public, in protest at the lack of action taken as a result of the disclosures, the Guardian reported.
Apple whistleblower goes public over 'lack of action'
Is it OK to kill time? Machines used to find this question difficult to answer, but a new study reveals that artificial intelligence (AI) can be programmed to judge 'right' from 'wrong'.
The moral machine
British supermarkets have warned Brazil they might have to boycott its products if lawmakers there pass a contentious bill that could enable faster destruction of the Amazon rainforest.
British supermarkets threaten Brazil boycott over proposed forest law
Population confinement has led to drastic changes in energy use and CO2 emissions.
Global CO2 emissions to drop 4-7% in 2020, but will it matter?

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