Science RSS Feeds
At that valuation, Uber would only have to float about 16 percent of its shares to make the top five, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Many technology giants, including Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Microsoft Corp. and Apple Inc. trade on Nasdaq, which was once the dominant exchange for tech upstarts going public. Representatives for Uber and the New York Stock Exchange declined to comment.
Residents of two suburbs near the US city of Houston were warned to "shelter in place" for much of Thursday morning after elevated levels of a volatile chemical were detected following an industrial plant fire. The Texas cities of Deer Park, where the Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC) plant is located, and Galena Park both issued the alerts, which were lifted by early afternoon. "Early this morning, certain air quality readings were found to be above our very conservative air quality standards," said Lina Hidalgo, the chief executive of Harris County where Houston and its suburbs are located.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Great Lakes region is warming faster than the rest of the U.S., a trend likely to bring more extreme storms while also degrading water quality, worsening erosion and posing tougher challenges for farming, scientists reported Thursday.
Researchers studied 22 sun bears in spontaneous social play at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center in Malaysia in outdoor forest enclosures big enough to let the animals decide whether to interact or avoid each other all day. The bears exactly mimicked facial expressions they saw other bears produce during social play, copying with high precision not only the type of expression but also specific muscular movements such as raising their noses and wrinkling the bridge of their muzzles. Other than people, facial mimicry has been observed in gorillas, orangutans, two monkey species and domesticated dogs.
If you live in a part of the country that experiences heavy snow and frigid Winter temperatures, you've probably been counting down the days until Spring would arrive in all its flowery glory. But the second you step outside for a run, you're met with another reality.
NASA needs a way to get astronauts to the International Space Station that doesn't involve paying Russia heaps of money, so it struck deals with both SpaceX and Boeing to build crew capsules capable of fulfilling that need. Earlier this month, SpaceX successfully sent its Crew Dragon capsule to the International Space Station, paving the way for crew tests to be conducted within months, but what about Boeing?A new report from Reuters suggests that Boeing is having a much, much harder time getting its Starliner spacecraft ready for its first big test. Boeing, which analysts thought would beat SpaceX's Crew Dragon to delivery by a significant margin, has now reportedly pushed back its maiden flight to the space station by several months, and the first crewed flights won't happen until close to the end of the year, if they happen in 2019 at all.The report, which cites unnamed sources, claims that the first unmanned test flight of Starliner has been delayed by three months. Adjusting the timeline based on that new information, Boeing's first crewed flight of the spacecraft wouldn't be ready until November, and that's assuming everything goes perfectly from here on out.Both Crew Dragon and Starliner have been plagued by delays over the past couple of years, forcing NASA to strike new deals with Russian space agency Roscosmos to fly NASA crew members to the ISS and back. The clock is ticking, and right now it's clear that SpaceX is much closer to delivering NASA much-needed crew-capable spacecraft than Boeing is.In the meantime, NASA is doing its best to prepare for a worst-case scenario in which one or potentially both programs fail to deliver before the end of 2019. The agency is mulling the decision to throw more money at Russia to ensure its astronauts can make it to the ISS throughout 2019 and into 2020, but no decisions have been finalized as of yet.
The 30-member industry benchmark has bounced back 35 percent from its December low. Semiconductor stocks have been rebounding amid predictions from industry executives that the slump in demand that drove last year’s sell-off is poised to recede. Micron, the largest U.S. maker of memory chips, gained 9.6 percent on Thursday, the best performance in the industry benchmark.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are closing in on a way to help young boys undergoing cancer treatment preserve their future fertility — and the proof is the first monkey born from the experimental technology.
The pair looks so similar because both firms face competition from significantly larger rivals and they both could have disclosed more data to potential buyers, said Rett Wallace, chief executive officer of Triton Research Inc. Wallace renewed his attack on Lyft Thursday after saying earlier that there was “almost nothing” in its filing to assess the business. “Lyft is even less differentiated relative to Uber than Snap was to Facebook,” Wallace said in a phone interview.
On Thursday, Lyft told a roomful of potential shareholders to expect expenses to decline next year, according to people who were present. Lyft executives answered questions at an event for investors in New York. Lyft said the IPO, which is seeking to raise as much as $2.1 billion, should provide all the capital the business will need to operate.
NIH Funding Opportunities
- Cystic Fibrosis Research and Translation Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)
- Using Data Analytics to Support Primary Care and Community Interventions to Improve Chronic Disease Prevention and Management and Population Health (R18)
- Behavioral and Social Research to Address Health Disparities in the U.S. (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)
- NICHD Data and Specimen Hub (DASH) Releases New Functionality for Biospecimen Requests
- Notice of Change in the Number of Trainee Slots on NHGRI T32 Postdoctoral Training Program in Genomic Medicine Research