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Israel Launches New Strikes As Gaza Conflict Enters Week 2

Israel Launches New Strikes As Gaza Conflict Enters Week 2

Israel Launches Heavy Airstrikes On Gaza As Conflict Enters Week 2 Palestinian officials say nearly 200 people have been killed by Israeli airstrikes in recent days, including many children. The death toll on the Israeli side stands at eight, including one child.Israeli warplanes pounded targets in Gaza City early Monday as the escalating conflict between Hamas and Israel entered its second week. International pressure is mounting for a ceasefire, as humanitarian officials raise the alarm about the toll of the conflict on civilians. Palestinian officials say nearly 200 people have been...

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Cargo Overboard, Intense Rolling: The Risks Of Fully Loaded Mega-Container Ships

Cargo Overboard, Intense Rolling: The Risks Of Fully Loaded Mega-Container Ships

Cargo Overboard, Intense Rolling: The Risks Of Fully Loaded Mega-Container Ships More than 100 ships of similar size to the Ever Given ply the world's waterways, creating logistical challenges and concerns about mishaps — including "spectacular losses of cargo," one analyst says.Toggle more optionsToggle more optionsIt would be tempting to hope the recent stranding of the 1,300-foot, 220,000-ton Ever Given container ship in the Suez Canal was a one-off — just a case of a very big ship getting stuck in a narrow waterway. But more than 100 ships of similar size are plying the world's...

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Walter Isaacson's 'Code Breaker' Spotlights The Woman At The Forefront Of CRISPR

Walter Isaacson's 'Code Breaker' Spotlights The Woman At The Forefront Of CRISPR

Walter Isaacson's 'Code Breaker' Spotlights The Woman At The Forefront Of CRISPR The gene-editing technology is at the center of an ethical debate. Isaacson examines it through the life of Jennifer Doudna, co-recipient of the 2020 Nobel Prize in chemistry for CRISPR's discovery.In early November 2018, twin girls — Lulu and Nana — were delivered by caesarian section in a Chinese hospital. Their birth probabably would have gone unnoticed outside of the family except for one factor: They were the world's first gene-edited babies. A Chinese scientist, He Jiankui, edited their embryos ostensibly...

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Drugmakers Discuss Logistics Of Distributing Coronavirus Vaccine Worldwide

Drugmakers Discuss Logistics Of Distributing Coronavirus Vaccine Worldwide

Drugmakers Discuss Logistics Of Distributing Coronavirus Vaccine Worldwide When a coronavirus vaccine is ready, it'll take drugmakers a massive logistical effort of hundreds of planes and ships to get billions of doses around the world.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsWhen a coronavirus vaccine is ready, it'll take drugmakers a massive logistical effort of hundreds of planes and ships to get billions of doses around the world.MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:Coordinating hundreds of airplanes and finding ships that can keep cargo really cold are just a couple of items on the to-do list...

November 20, 2020
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U.S. Emission Reductions Slowed After Trump Pulled Out Of Paris Accord

U.S. Emission Reductions Slowed After Trump Pulled Out Of Paris Accord

2020 Election Presents A Climate Change Crossroads For U.S. China is investing in both coal and renewable energy, the European Union promises to dramatically reduce carbon emissions and the U.S. is leaving the Paris Agreement altogether. What will 2021 hold?On Nov. 4, the day after the election, the United States will officially exit the 2015 Paris climate agreement. The date is a coincidence. Still, the timing underscores a crucial victory for the Trump administration in its efforts to derail federal action on global warming, which the president dismisses as a hoax. When President Trump...

September 29, 2020
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