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?

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 […]

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

The article concluded, “Systems of oppression, like slavery, Jim Crow, and mass incarceration, must be reduced and abolished — not reimagined. Police officers, who primarily put people in cages, are the enforcers of mass incarceration. We must reckon with the reality that the police are part of the problem and stop investing money, power and […]

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.’

Climate change: Seven technology solutions that could help solve crisis

The European Union has established an energy labelling scheme that labels appliances for how energy efficient they are, informing consumers about how much it will cost them to run refrigerators and washing machines, as well as other products from light bulbs to televisions.

N-Power not solving Nigeria’s unemployment problem

Back home, the transferable skills garnered through the exchange programmes would empower Nigerian graduates to manufacture sophisticated and research driven products. Human capacity doesn’t have immediate impact on the economy but, in the long run, the beneficial and exponential impact on the economy is worth the investment. Human capacity development, enabling environment and business friendly […]

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

Sime Darby Plantation, the world’s largest palm producer by land size, on Wednesday said it is 2,500 workers short – about 10% of its foreign labour force – and that companies are “desperate” to explore every opportunity for new recruits.

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

Why has this happened now? The demand for testing has risen with the easing of lockdown restrictions, up 63% for first-time testers since mid-June. More people are mixing socially and coming into contact with each other as shops, gyms and cafes open and people return to school and work. On Sunday, the number of people […]

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 […]

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 […]