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FDA approves Battelle's process to decontaminate N95 face masks but limits it to 10,000 per day
Photo by James Black/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration has approved the limited use of a process that would clean much-needed N95 protective face masks and allow them to be reused, the agency said in a release. Columbus-Ohio based Battelle uses a "vapor phase hydrogen ...
3 hours ago
Science - The Verge
FDA approves Battelle's process to decontaminate N95 face masks but limits it to 10,000 per day
8 strains of the coronavirus are circling the globe. Here's what clues they're giving scientists.
Scientists sequenced the genomes of eight coronavirus strains circling the globe providing hints about the effectiveness of efforts to halt the virus.
5 hours ago
Yahoo Science
8 strains of the coronavirus are circling the globe. Here's what clues they're giving scientists.
What Would Life on Mars Be Like? Millions of Us Are Getting a Taste
I live in California's Bay Area, so for the last week and a half I've joined around seven million people in a shelter-in-place mandate. While my family is adjusting to this new normal, I've been reminded of a previous time I made a massive adjustment: when I lived on Mars. Thanks to the Mars Society, ...
6 hours ago
Singularity HUB
What Would Life on Mars Be Like? Millions of Us Are Getting a Taste
Rock found in Mississippi proves to be fossilized tooth from prehistoric "hell pig"
There were the size of a hippo and mean.
7 hours ago
Yahoo Science
Rock found in Mississippi proves to be fossilized tooth from prehistoric "hell pig"
Infinite Visions Were Hiding in the First Black Hole Image's Rings
Scientists proposed a technique that would allow us to see more of the unseeable.
7 hours ago
New York Times Science
Infinite Visions Were Hiding in the First Black Hole Image's Rings
Heirloom plants: Saving the nation's seeds from extinction
The incredible history of the UK's heirloom plants and why they're set to make a comeback.
9 hours ago
Yahoo Science
Heirloom plants: Saving the nation's seeds from extinction
Business as Usual Is On Hold?Even at the EPA
The Trump administration is adding environmental protection regulations to the list of temporary cancelations due to the pandemic. 
1 day ago
WIRED Science
Business as Usual Is On Hold?Even at the EPA
A new COVID-19 test can return results in 5 minutes
Abbott's ID NOW system. | Abbott A new COVID-19 test from the medical device company Abbott can return positive results in five minutes " and it can be run in a doctor's office. The test was approved for emergency use in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration last night. The ...
1 day ago
Science - The Verge
A new COVID-19 test can return results in 5 minutes
Space Photos of the Week: Rovers Taking Selfies?for Science
Instead of likes, these snapshots provide teams with vital information about how spacecraft are faring on interplanetary surfaces.
1 day ago
WIRED Science
Space Photos of the Week: Rovers Taking Selfies?for Science
OneWeb files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
Image: OneWeb Space exploration firm OneWeb has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, GeekWire reports, leaving uncertainty about the 74 satellites it has in orbit and its plans to provide high-speed internet from space. In a news release, OneWeb said it plans to use the bankruptcy proceedings ...
1 day ago
Science - The Verge
OneWeb files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
The Pandemic Has Led to a Huge, Global Drop in Air Pollution
Reductions in traffic and industry have lowered nitrogen dioxide levels?offering an accidental glimpse into what a low-carbon future might look like.
1 day ago
WIRED Science
The Pandemic Has Led to a Huge, Global Drop in Air Pollution
An ER Doctor Describes What It's Like to Treat Covid-19
The novel coronavirus is hitting emergency rooms in the US?hard. Cedric Dark, a physician at the Baylor College of Medicine, recounts the struggle.
1 day ago
WIRED Science
An ER Doctor Describes What It's Like to Treat Covid-19
SpaceX wins NASA contract to send cargo to lunar Gateway with new Dragon XL craft
NASA has tapped a type of SpaceX cargo craft that hasn't yet been built to deliver supplies to a moon-orbiting outpost that hasn't yet been launched. SpaceX's robotic Dragon XL, a cylindrical, supersized version of its workhorse Dragon spacecraft, will handle shipments to the Gateway space platform ...
1 day ago
Yahoo Science
SpaceX wins NASA contract to send cargo to lunar Gateway with new Dragon XL craft
SpaceX Competitor OneWeb Is Reportedly Bankrupt
The company planned to put 650 internet satellites into orbit. But it only managed to launch 74 before its coffers ran dry, according to a report out today.
1 day ago
WIRED Science
SpaceX Competitor OneWeb Is Reportedly Bankrupt
Uranus Ejected a Giant Plasma Bubble During Voyager 2's Visit
The planet is shedding its atmosphere into the void, a signal that was recorded but overlooked in 1986 when the robotic spacecraft flew past.
1 day ago
New York Times Science
Uranus Ejected a Giant Plasma Bubble During Voyager 2's Visit
A new way to study HIV's impact on the brain
Using a newly developed laboratory model of three types of brain cells, scientists reveal how HIV infection -- as well as the drugs that treat it -- can take a toll on the central nervous system.
1 day ago
Science Daily
A new way to study HIV's impact on the brain
What happens when extreme heat collides with a pandemic? 
Photo by Avijit Ghosh/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The COVID-19 pandemic is on the verge of colliding with another public health threat: extreme heat, which kills more people in the US each year than any other weather-related event. Public health officials usually recommend that people ...
1 day ago
Science - The Verge
What happens when extreme heat collides with a pandemic? 
NASA tasks SpaceX with sending cargo and supplies to future lunar space station
An artistic rendering of SpaceX's proposed Dragon XL cargo spacecraft | Image: SpaceX Despite the worsening coronavirus pandemic in the US, NASA is still looking ahead to its long-term goal of sending humans back to the lunar surface and is now asking SpaceX to start doing cargo runs to the Moon ...
1 day ago
Science - The Verge
NASA tasks SpaceX with sending cargo and supplies to future lunar space station
Here's how hospitals are keeping up emergency services during COVID-19
Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Virtually everyone is "COVID-possible" In the midst of the outbreak, people will still have heart attacks and strokes. Babies will still be born. Appendixes will still burst. And so hospitals are figuring out how to juggle the patients who require ordinary ...
2 days ago
Science - The Verge
Here's how hospitals are keeping up emergency services during COVID-19
Double-walled nanotubes have electro-optical advantages
Theorists find that flexoelectric effects in double-walled carbon nanotubes could be highly useful for photovoltaic applications.
2 days ago
Science Daily
Double-walled nanotubes have electro-optical advantages
Quantum copycat: Researchers find a new way in which bosons behave like fermions
When a one-dimensional gas of strongly interacting bosons expands, the velocity distribution of the bosons transforms into one that is identical to non-interacting fermions.
2 days ago
Science Daily
Quantum copycat: Researchers find a new way in which bosons behave like fermions
UK local authorities not ready for the number of deaths from Covid-19
Even if fatality rates are at the lower end of expectations -- one percent of virus victims -- it is highly likely that death and bereavement services will be overwhelmed.
2 days ago
Science Daily
UK local authorities not ready for the number of deaths from Covid-19
Copper boosts pig growth, and now we know why
Pigs have better feed conversion rates with copper in their diets, but until now, scientists didn't fully understand why. Existing research from the University of Illinois shows copper doesn't change fat and energy absorption from the diet. Instead, according to new research, the element seems to enhance ...
2 days ago
Science Daily
Copper boosts pig growth, and now we know why
Gene mutation enhances cognitive flexibility in mice
Researchers have discovered in mice what they believe is the first known genetic mutation to improve cognitive flexibility -- the ability to adapt to changing situations.
2 days ago
Science Daily
Gene mutation enhances cognitive flexibility in mice
The Race to Keep Health Care Workers Protected From Covid-19
As doctors and nurses address the pandemic, they are facing an unprecedented global crisis, a lack of resources, and a fight to save their own lives.
2 days ago
WIRED Science
The Race to Keep Health Care Workers Protected From Covid-19
Apocalyptic Fiction Helps Us Deal With the Anxiety of the Coronavirus Pandemic
Masked people standing six feet apart. Empty shelves in the supermarket. No children in sight outside the school during recess. The social upheaval caused by COVID-19 evokes many popular dystopian or post-apocalyptic books and movies. Unsurprisingly, the COVID-19 crisis has sent many people rushing to ...
2 days ago
Singularity HUB
Apocalyptic Fiction Helps Us Deal With the Anxiety of the Coronavirus Pandemic
Plastic: How to predict threats to animals in oceans and rivers
Scientists find out more about the threats of plastic to thousands of fish, whales and other aquatic life.
2 days ago
Yahoo Science
Plastic: How to predict threats to animals in oceans and rivers
Climate change: 'Gob-smacking' vision for future UK transport
Public transport and active travel will be the "natural first choice", the Transport Secretary says.
2 days ago
Yahoo Science
Climate change: 'Gob-smacking' vision for future UK transport
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