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    What is an abortion?

    Home References Abortion rights demonstrators gather near the Washington Monument during a nationwide rally in support of abortion rights in Washington, D.C., on May 14, 2022. (Image credit: Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) An abortion is the early termination of a pregnancy, which can happen spontaneously, as in the case of a miscarriage, or…

    The Mystery of Monkeypox’s Global Spread

    When Moritz Kraemer first heard about the new monkeypox outbreak spreading through the UK, Europe, and the US, it was not through conventional scientific channels, or from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), but via Twitter. As each suspected case was reported, and infectious disease experts shared their theories in real time, Kraemer—an epidemiologist at…

    Microbes can degrade the toughest PFAS

    Engineers at UC Riverside are the first to report selective breakdown of a particularly stubborn class of PFAS called fluorinated carboxylic acids (FCAs) by common microorganisms. Under anaerobic conditions, a carbon-carbon double bond is crucial for the shattering the ultra-strong carbon-fluorine bond by microbial communities. While breaking the carbon-carbon bond does not completely degrade the…

    New 3D printing method uses light to make objects from opaque resin

    3D printing has revolutionized the manufacturing of volumetric components and structures in many areas. In recent years, volumetric light-based techniques allowed 3D printing in short print time (down to a few tens of seconds) while keeping a good resolution (around 100 μm). However, these new approaches only work with homogeneous and relatively transparent resins. Now,…

    The Next Wave: Who will feed Africa?

    In Sudan, rising wheat prices have caused the price of bread to roughly double. At the end of April, the Premium Bread-Makers Association of Nigeria warned that bread prices would increase by 50% in May due to wheat scarcity. And early in March, Egyptian Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly ordered the price of commercially sold bread…

    Winners of 2022 Makers Women in Software Power List announced

    Syda Productions – stock.adobe.c Software engineering bootcamp Makers has announced its fourth annual list of up-and-coming women in the software sector By Clare McDonald, Business Editor Published: 23 May 2022 14:11 Makers, a software engineering training provider, has announced the winners of its fourth annual list of up-and-coming women in the software sector. Each year,…

    Priceless seeds, sprouts key to US West’s post-fire future

    This May 18, 2022 image shows nursery manager Tammy Parsons thinning aspen seedlings at a greenhouse in Santa Fe, N.M. Parsons and her colleagues evacuated an invaluable collection of seeds and tens of thousands of seedlings from the New Mexico State University’s Forestry Research Center in Mora, New Mexico, as the largest fire burning in…

    To grow food in space, we had to start in the Antarctic

    This article was originally featured on The Conversation. Figuring out how to feed people in space is a major part of a larger effort to demonstrate the viability of long-term human habitation of extraterrestrial environments. On May 12, 2022, a team of scientists announced that they had successfully grown plants using lunar soil gathered during the Apollo…

    Tiny Microdrones Propelled by Light-Driven Nanomotors

    Artistic representation of a microdrone with two active light-driven nanomotors between red blood cells. Credit: Thorsten FeichtnerA hand-held laser pointer produces no noticeable recoil forces when it is “fired” — even though it emits a directed stream of light particles. The reason for this is simply because of its relatively enormous mass compared to the…

    Learn coding from scratch for only $25

    StackCommerce The following content is brought to you by ZDNet partners. If you buy a product featured here, we may earn an affiliate commission or other compensation.Folks often think their lack of training keeps them from landing a job in the tech industry, and they’re right. But you don’t have to rack up student debt…

    The Best Rain Jackets to Help You Brave the Elements

    ★ Good Alternative: I still love the North Face’s Lightriser (men’s sizing, women’s sizing). North Face’s Futurelight fabric was developed from nanospinning techniques originally used in water-filtration systems and smartphone electronics casings, and it’s both waterproof and PFC-free. Best Rain Jacket for BikingAs much time as I spend in the rain, I never get quite as…

    What did ancient Egypt’s pharaohs stash inside the pyramids?

    Home News Lifes-little-mysteries The pyramids of Giza are grand monuments, but what’s inside them and the other ancient Egyptian pyramids? (Image credit: Ratnakorn Piyasirisorost via Getty Images) When British archaeologist Howard Carter cracked open King Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922, he reported seeing “wonderful things.” Tut’s tomb was filled with extraordinary treasures, including the golden death…

    US high schoolers design low-cost filter to remove lead from water

    Using 3D printing and high-school level chemistry, a team of students and their teacher has produced a working prototype of an affordable and environmentally friendly filter to remove lead from water. When the pandemic forced schools into remote learning, Washington-area science teacher Rebecca Bushway set her students an ambitious task: design and build a low-cost…

    NASA’s Lucy Spacecraft Observes Lunar Eclipse From 64 Million Miles Away

    By Katherine Kretke, Southwest Research Institute May 21, 2022NASA’s Lucy mission, which launched on October 16, 2021, for the first reconnaissance of the Trojans, a population of primitive asteroids orbiting in tandem with Jupiter. In this artist’s concept (not to scale), the Lucy spacecraft is flying by Eurybates, one of the six diverse and scientifically…

    Climate change-emboldened ticks are killing off moose in Maine

    This article was originally featured on Field & Stream. Maine is moose country. Outside of Alaska, it has the country’s largest population of the world’s largest cervid. But the Pine Tree State’s iconic animal is under threat from a far smaller creature. Since winter, in a corner of the state with the highest concentration of moose,…

    Associate degrees in business administration: What to expect

    Whether you’re a high school graduate or working professional, starting your higher education is a big decision. If you’re eyeing a career in business but don’t want to spend four years earning a bachelor’s degree, an associate degree in business administration might appeal to you.This business administration associate degree guide explores online and traditional programs,…

    Haptics device creates realistic virtual textures

    Technology has allowed us to immerse ourselves in a world of sights and sounds from the comfort of our home, but there’s something missing: touch. Tactile sensation is an incredibly important part of how humans perceive their reality. Haptics or devices that can produce extremely specific vibrations that can mimic the sensation of touch are…

    Google Won’t Shut Down Your Legacy G Suite Account After All

    Google finally launched a solution for people with “legacy” G Suite Google accounts. After initially threatening to shut down free G Suite accounts if users didn’t start paying for the service, Google has completely backed off. Once users jump through some sign-up hoops, Google will allow their ~16-year-old accounts to continue functioning. You’ll even get…

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