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

Brooks said, “I think, on the larger issue, the Republicans probably have this one wrong. They’re treating this as a normal fiscal circumstance, where it’s important to save money and be fiscally responsible. And they point out that hundreds of billions of dollars of the last CARES package have not been spent yet. But the […]

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

Brandon says degrading plastic with bacteria outside the mealworm is currently slower than the rate a mealworm is capable of, but under the right conditions, the degradation is “more rapid than other bacterial systems to date.” She cannot share some details — including the names of the bacteria — as the research has not yet […]

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

But according to the independent, statutory body the Committee on Climate Change, homes in the UK are “unfit” at the moment to meet the challenges posed by warming global temperatures and the need to reduce energy consumption. Newer, greener, electronic goods could be a good place to start.

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

While it’s good that Microsoft has now acknowledged this problem, there isn’t an official fix at the moment, with the documentation just saying that “Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.”

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

This isn’t the first discrepancy of the sort we’ve seen. Dark matter models also predict that there should be more dwarf satellite galaxies around the Milky Way and that they should be more diffuse than they are. But if we were to adjust our models to make these galaxies more diffuse, we’d be less likely […]

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.