NASA makes history with sample of asteroid soil : worldnews

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 87%. (I’m a bot) NASA made history Tuesday after a spacecraft successfully collected samples from the surface of an asteroid during a carefully orchestrated, hourslong maneuver in orbit. After spending nearly two years circling the near-Earth asteroid Bennu, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft used its robotic arm to gather pieces of the space rock that will subsequently be sent to Earth for study. A second mission, named Hayabusa2, collected a small sample from the asteroid Ryugu in February 2019. Extended Summary…

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Pandemic Speeds Labour Shift From Humans To Robots, WEF Survey Finds

ZURICH: Robots will destroy 85 million jobs at mid-sized to large businesses over the next five years as the COVID-19 pandemic accelerates changes in the workplace likely to exaggerate inequalities, a World Economic Forum (WEF) study has found. Surveys of nearly 300 global companies found four out of five business executives were accelerating plans to digitise work and deploy new technologies, undoing employment gains made since the financial crisis of 2007-8. “COVID-19 has accelerated the arrival of the future of work,” WEF Managing Director Saadia Zahidi said. For workers set to remain…

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Oral antiseptics, mouthwashes may inactivate human coronavirus: Study | Health News

Pennsylvania: Certain oral antiseptics and mouthwashes may have the ability to inactivate human coronaviruses, suggested a recent study conducted at Penn State College of Medicine. The research finding indicated that some of these products might be useful for reducing the viral load, or amount of virus, in the mouth after infection and may help to reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Craig Meyers, distinguished professor of microbiology and immunology and obstetrics and gynaecology, led a group of physicians and scientists who tested several oral and nasopharyngeal…

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Soldiers open fire on protesters in Nigeria’s Lagos: Witnesses : worldnews

A 24 hour curfew was announced this afternoon to begin by 4:00 PM West African Time. Earlier today the Lekki Concession Company ordered their staff to remove the CCTV cameras and turn off the lights at the tollgate where the protest has been taking place. When the sun came down soldiers in brand new APCs (some people called them tanks) drove to the area and started shooting at the crowd. There are reports that 11-40 people have died so far and an unknown number of people are injured. There are…

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Soldiers open fire on protesters in Nigeria’s Lagos: Witnesses : worldnews

A 24 hour curfew was announced this afternoon to begin by 4:00 PM West African Time. Earlier today the Lekki Concession Company ordered their staff to remove the CCTV cameras and turn off the lights at the tollgate where the protest has been taking place. When the sun came down soldiers in brand new APCs (some people called them tanks) drove to the area and started shooting at the crowd. There are reports that 11-40 people have died so far and an unknown number of people are injured. There are…

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Soldiers open fire on protesters in Nigeria’s Lagos: Witnesses : worldnews

A 24 hour curfew was announced this afternoon to begin by 4:00 PM West African Time. Earlier today the Lekki Concession Company ordered their staff to remove the CCTV cameras and turn off the lights at the tollgate where the protest has been taking place. When the sun came down soldiers in brand new APCs (some people called them tanks) drove to the area and started shooting at the crowd. There are reports that 11-40 people have died so far and an unknown number of people are injured. There are…

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