Brooks: Democrats Have Tried to ‘Get the Issue’ on COVID Relief Rather Than Solve Problem – GOP Wrongly Thinks It’s ‘Normal’ Circumstance

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks stated that Republicans have incorrectly treated coronavirus relief “as a normal fiscal circumstance, where it’s important to save money and be fiscally responsible” and Democrats “have played this more politically, compromised less, tried to get the issue more than solve the problem.”

Could unlocking the mystery of the mealworm’s gut help solve our plastic crisis?

For now, Brandon’s tests with the bacteria continue. “We’re still a little way off from doing it at scale,” she says, “but with our new research … we have developed a system that will enable us to move to this future a lot faster. Hopefully this will be a viable technology.”

Why is there a problem with getting a test for Covid-19 in the UK?

Are there other ways to test? One procedure that is being looked at involves testing pooled saliva samples. This could allow rapid mass testing for the virus because saliva from hundreds of people can be tested at once. If the result comes back negative – as it often will, since only a small percentage of […]

Climate change: Seven technology solutions that could help solve crisis

Energy savings made through design innovations for these household goods might be small individually, but they have the potential to scale and significantly impact energy consumption across the course of a year for a household, and even more significantly across all households in a country.

Agriculture 2.0: With drones, analytics and mobile apps, agri-tech startups are tackling India’s farming problems

Three years ago, when Naveen Kumar V, then a banker, had been to his hometown, Warangal, he witnessed the funeral of a farmer, who’d committed suicide. At HDFC and later at apnaloanbazaar.com, he’d sanctioned loans to many farmers. So, to see one from his hometown ending his life because of low yield of cotton moved […]

Palm oil producers in Malaysia look to prisons, rehab centres to solve labour crunch amid Covid-19

“We are looking at prisons for those who are going to be released in the next few months,” Sime Darby’s Chief Financial Officer Renaka Ramachandran said in a webinar. “We have also gone to drug rehabilitation centres and try to employ anyone who could be appropriate.”

Microsoft admits there’s a serious problem with Windows 10

Microsoft’s on the caseThe good news is that this issue, though serious, doesn’t seem to be afflicting many PCs. Microsoft is also aware of the issue, and has updated the KB4560960 documentation to warn about the issue, stating that “The Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) file (lsass.exe) might fail on some devices” and that […]

How even a short walk can boost your memory: Exercise improves concentration and problem-solving skills, scientists discover

The authors, from Jonkoping and Linkoping universities, conclude: ‘This systematic review strongly suggests that aerobic, physical exercise followed by a brief recovery… improves attention, concentration, and learning and memory functions in young adults.’

New gravitational-lensing study hints at problems for dark matter models

Meanwhile, in the actual Universe… To test those predictions, the researchers used images from the Hubble space telescope to map out all the objects in and around a large collection of galaxy clusters. Follow-up imaging using the Very Large Telescope helped identify the distance of those objects based on how much their light was shifted […]

Former cop on New York Times’ op-ed calling police ‘the problem’: ‘It has gone too far’

Purnell and Stahly-Butts decried the 100,000 new police officers the crime bill commissioned and claimed the surge only helped reduce overall crime by 1.3 percent. They also noted a 26 percent drop in overall crime from 1993-2000 but were unwilling to credit law enforcement, instead attributing the drop to pre-school and job programs.