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Study begins in US to test possible coronavirus treatment
Technology
Published in 26-2-2020
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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) The first clinical trial in the U.S. of a possible coronavirus treatment is underway in Nebraska and is eventually expected to include 400 patients at 50 locations around the world, officials said Tuesday.

Half of the patients in the international study will receive the antiviral medicine remdesivir while the other half will receive a placebo. Several other studies, inc ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Pioneering black NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson dies
Technology
Published in 26-2-2020
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Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who calculated rocket trajectories and earth orbits for NASA’s early space missions and was later portrayed in the 2016 hit film “Hidden Figures,” about pioneering black female aerospace workers, has died. She was 101.

Johnson died Monday of natural causes at a retirement community in Newport News, Virginia, family attorney Donyale Y. H. Reavis to ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 26-2-2020
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
Study begins in US to test possible coronavirus treatment
Technology
Published in 26-2-2020
    163 Visits

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) The first clinical trial in the U.S. of a possible coronavirus treatment is underway in Nebraska and is eventually expected to include 400 patients at 50 locations around the world, officials said Tuesday.

Half of the patients in the international study will receive the antiviral medicine remdesivir while the other half will receive a placebo. Several other studies, inc ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 26-2-2020
    807 Visits

According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
Courtroom psychology tests may be unreliable, study finds
Technology
Published in 19-2-2020
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WASHINGTON (AP) Courts are not properly screening out unreliable psychological and IQ tests, allowing junk science to be used as evidence, researchers have concluded. Such tests can sway judges or juries and influence whether someone gets custody of a child or is eligible for bail or capital punishment.

The scientists looked at hundreds of different psychological tests used in recent co ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
SpaceX aims to launch up to 4 tourists into super high orbit
Technology
Published in 19-2-2020
    40 Visits

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) SpaceX aims to launch up to four tourists into a super high orbit, possibly by the end of next year.

The private company is working with Space Adventures Inc. for the flight, officials announced Tuesday. Ticket prices are not being divulged but expected to be in the millions.

Space Adventures already has helped put tourists into orbit with trips to the I ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Claws of health? Lobster blood could play role in new drugs
Technology
Published in 19-2-2020
    167 Visits

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) Maine lobsters have long delighted tourists as the state's most beloved seafood. But one company thinks the crustaceans can save human lives by providing their blood for use in new drugs.

The effort, involving a longtime lobster scientist, wouldn't be the first example of coastal invertebrates being used to aid human health. Horseshoe crabs are harvested b ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Students push universities to stop investing in fossil fuels
Technology
Published in 19-2-2020
    825 Visits

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Students alarmed by climate change are stepping up pressure on universities to pull investments from fossil fuel industries, an effort that is gaining traction at prestigious schools like Georgetown, Harvard and Yale.

The push that is underway at hundreds of schools began nearly a decade ago, and student activists increasingly have learned from one another’s tact ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 19-2-2020
    164 Visits

According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
Courtroom psychology tests may be unreliable, study finds
Technology
Published in 19-2-2020
    42 Visits

WASHINGTON (AP) Courts are not properly screening out unreliable psychological and IQ tests, allowing junk science to be used as evidence, researchers have concluded. Such tests can sway judges or juries and influence whether someone gets custody of a child or is eligible for bail or capital punishment.

The scientists looked at hundreds of different psychological tests used in recent co ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
SpaceX aims to launch up to 4 tourists into super high orbit
Technology
Published in 19-2-2020
    109 Visits

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) SpaceX aims to launch up to four tourists into a super high orbit, possibly by the end of next year.

The private company is working with Space Adventures Inc. for the flight, officials announced Tuesday. Ticket prices are not being divulged but expected to be in the millions.

Space Adventures already has helped put tourists into orbit with trips to the I ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Claws of health? Lobster blood could play role in new drugs
Technology
Published in 19-2-2020
    658 Visits

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) Maine lobsters have long delighted tourists as the state's most beloved seafood. But one company thinks the crustaceans can save human lives by providing their blood for use in new drugs.

The effort, involving a longtime lobster scientist, wouldn't be the first example of coastal invertebrates being used to aid human health. Horseshoe crabs are harvested b ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Students push universities to stop investing in fossil fuels
Technology
Published in 19-2-2020
    416 Visits

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Students alarmed by climate change are stepping up pressure on universities to pull investments from fossil fuel industries, an effort that is gaining traction at prestigious schools like Georgetown, Harvard and Yale.

The push that is underway at hundreds of schools began nearly a decade ago, and student activists increasingly have learned from one another’s tact ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 19-2-2020
    205 Visits

According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com


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