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Investigation complete into Wichita’s earthquakes; it’s not the oil and gas industry Read more here:
A Kansas regulating agency on Wednesday released the findings of its investigation into the recent Wichita earthquakes, concluding they were not “related to oil and gas industry activity.”
We Just Lived Through the Hottest September Ever Recorded
Last month was the hottest September ever recorded on Earth, according to data released by Europe’s Copernicus Climate Change Service. The global average temperature exceeded the previous record, which was set in 2019...
Cashew shell compound helps repair MS nerve damage in rats
Scientists have identified a chemical compound that may unlock new treatments for autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS). In tests on cell cultures and rats, the team found that anacardic acid, which occurs....
Total pipeline incidents drop by 17% from 2015 to 2019
Liquid pipeline incidents affecting people have declined 36% over the last five years, while pipeline mileage has grown by nearly 10% and barrels delivered increased nearly 35%, the data was included in a new report....
A 17-year-old built one of the most popular coronavirus-tracking websites in the world
Avi Schiffmann has been procrastinating on his school work, but he has a good excuse. The 17-year-old high schooler is the creator of one of the most visited coronavirus trackers in the world, which he says now takes up
Oil and gas industry leads the way in carbon capture
Louisiana's oil and gas industry is leading the way to reduce and manage carbon emissions, as companies around the globe work to minimize their carbon footprint in a battle against climate change.
U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide fell by 2.8% in 2019, slightly below 2017 levels
U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions declined by 2.8% in 2019 to 5,130 million metric tons (MMmt), according to data in the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Monthly Energy Review. CO2.......
What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine
One of the questions I get asked the most these days is when the world will be able to go back to the way things were in December before the coronavirus pandemic. My answer is always the same: when we have an almost.....
How Long Does the Coronavirus Live on Surfaces? How Do I Know If I'm Immune? Your Covid-19 Questions, Answered
Two studies released in the New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet took a look at the coronavirus’s shelf life. After introducing it to various surfaces in a lab environment, researchers found that the virus....
Is the virus on my clothes? My shoes? My hair? My mail?
When we asked readers to send their questions about coronavirus, a common theme emerged: Many people are fearful about tracking the virus into their homes on their clothes, their shoes, and even the mail We reached out
BP supercomputer to aid global healthcare researchers in race to halt COVID-19
BP is joining forces with the U.S. government, leading universities and the world’s largest technology companies by providing access to its supercomputer to help researchers halt the spread of COVID-19.
Why Did The World Shut Down For COVID-19 But Not Ebola, SARS Or Swine Flu?
When reports of a new virus circulating in China’s Hubei province first began to emerge, I was cautious about overreacting. I’ve reported on health long enough to know that just because a pathogen is new doesn’t......
Copper’s Virus-Killing Powers Were Known Even to the Ancients
When researchers reported that the novel coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic survives for days on glass and stainless steel but dies within hours after landing on copper, the only thing that surprised Bill Keevil
What We Can Learn From 1918 Influenza Diaries
When Dorman B.E. Kent, a historian and businessman from Montpelier, Vermont, contracted influenza in fall 1918, he chronicled his symptoms in vivid detail. Writing in his journal, the 42-year-old described waking up with
What We Can Learn From 1918 Influenza Diaries
When Dorman B.E. Kent, a historian and businessman from Montpelier, Vermont, contracted influenza in fall 1918, he chronicled his symptoms in vivid detail. Writing in his journal, the 42-year-old described waking up with
Breaking Down the Two Tests That Could Help Contain the COVID-19 Pandemic
The new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, has proved to be extremely stealthy, often spreading without the obvious hallmark of symptoms. But no pathogen is truly invisible. When deployed at the right time and in enough.......
Canada begins clinical trial of experimental COVID-19 treatment using plasma from recovered individuals
A team of blood transfusion experts from across Canada is planning the world’s largest clinical trial of a potential treatment for COVID-19. The study, which will involve 1,000 patients from across the country, will
Coronavirus is not the flu. It's worse.
Coronavirus is not the flu. It's worse, 6 minute video that explains the differences between COVID-19 and the seasonal flu.
Bill Gates lays out a 3-point plan on how the US can emerge victorious against COVID-19
Bill Gates, who urged world leaders back in a 2015 TED talk to prepare for a pandemic, has introduced a three-point plan on how the US could defeat the novel coronavirus. Gates wrote an op-ed article for The Washington..
What Scientists Know About Immunity to the Novel Coronavirus
Resolving the COVID-19 pandemic quickly hinges on a crucial factor: how well a person’s immune system remembers SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind the disease, after an infection has resolved and the patient is back in good...