ExoMars 2022 Launch ‘Very Unlikely’ Due to Russia’s Ukraine Invasion

A working prototype of the ExoMars rover at the Airbus Defense Space facility on February 7, 2019 in Stevenage, England.Photo: Dan Kitwood (Getty Images) The ExoMars rover, previously expected to hurtle toward Mars later this year, really can’t seem to catch a break. After facing multiple delays caused by testing issues and the pandemic, the… Continue reading ExoMars 2022 Launch ‘Very Unlikely’ Due to Russia’s Ukraine Invasion

Research shows intergenerational effects of preconception opioids in male offspring rats

New research from scientists at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University suggests opioid use before pregnancy-; even if not used during pregnancy itself-; could result in a higher likelihood that a mother’s male offspring will develop type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome, conditions that increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. The… Continue reading Research shows intergenerational effects of preconception opioids in male offspring rats

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Hundreds of Molecules Explain the “Taste” and “Smell” of Coral Reefs

Corals may lack taste buds, nostrils and a brain, but the tiny reef-builders aren’t totally senseless: Their chemoreceptor cells can detect gaseous molecules floating around in the water, many of which are created by corals themselves during photosynthesis. “It’s the way that these invertebrates ‘taste’ and ‘smell,’” says Linda Wegley Kelly, a marine microbiologist at… Continue reading Hundreds of Molecules Explain the “Taste” and “Smell” of Coral Reefs

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What’s new in the latest IPCC release

Mangroves and other nature-based adaptations can help to protect coastlines from intense storms and sea level rise. Credit: Antonio Busiello/WWF The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on Monday released the second part of its sixth major assessment report. The assessment reports, which come out every few years, review what we know about climate change, its… Continue reading What’s new in the latest IPCC release

This award-winning underground fridge is a sustainable home upgrade

We aren’t living in a country where refrigerators are simply a standard kitchen fixture. Most people in the U.S. depend on fridges — and the uninterrupted supply of electricity they require — as a cornerstone of their food security. That might have seemed perfectly reasonable at some point, but the risk of electrical outages makes conventional fridges a… Continue reading This award-winning underground fridge is a sustainable home upgrade

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Europe's Mars rover 'very unlikely' to launch in 2022 – BBC News

Europe’s Mars rover ‘very unlikely’ to launch in 2022  BBC News Planned Europe-Russia Joint Mars Mission Called “Very Unlikely”  The New York Times Next Mars Rover Likely Won’t Launch in 2022 Due to Russia Sanctions  CNET ExoMars Rover 2022 Launch Now ‘Very Unlikely’ Due to Russian Invasion, ESA Says  Gizmodo Live updates: Space Agency: Mission with Russia “unlikely”  Kansas City… Continue reading Europe's Mars rover 'very unlikely' to launch in 2022 – BBC News

Biden Proposes Major Nursing Home Reforms

Elderly Woman Enjoying the View getty The Biden Administration has proposed a wide range of changes in the regulation of nursing homes. They include efforts to require minimum staffing levels; limit shared rooms; enhance inspections, penalties, and transparency; and crack down on owners with a history of poor quality. The plan also would expand a… Continue reading Biden Proposes Major Nursing Home Reforms

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Scientists investigate the antiviral properties of cow milk protein against SARS-CoV-2 variants

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to claim lives around the world, dairy scientists may have a surprising role to play. In a new report published in the Journal of Dairy Science®, scientists from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI, USA) and Glanbia PLC Research and Development (Twin Falls, ID, USA) have collaborated to investigate… Continue reading Scientists investigate the antiviral properties of cow milk protein against SARS-CoV-2 variants

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Washington State – Through the Lens of Brand New Landsat 9

This false-color image, captured on February 12, 2022, by Landsat 9, has been processed using the satellite’s near-infrared channel. This channel is frequently used to highlight vegetation, which is particularly evident in the lower half of the image. Fields that are currently cultivated can be seen in bright red, while unvegetated areas appear in green… Continue reading Washington State – Through the Lens of Brand New Landsat 9