Summary: The tiny nation of Luxembourg hopes that investing early in this industry will make it a hub for space technology companies. While there are risks involved, Luxembourg’s investment may pay off handsomely.
Community leaders have called on police departments to come up with new training procedures that help address the problems of police brutality and racial bias. In response, some police departments are using theater and role-playing exercises that help officers understand their unconscious biases.
Several medical research institutions have been violating a 2007 federal law which requires them to report findings of human clinical trials to ClinicalTrials.gov within one year of completing the study.
Bill Gates is leading an effort to form a coalition of fellow billionaires that will fund investments in renewable energy technology. He hopes that such investments will spur rapid breakthroughs that will help slow the pace of climate change, reduce air pollution, and stabilize energy prices.
[DIGEST: Yahoo, Audubon, TheDoDo.Com, Huffington Post, Discovery, Slate, American Natural History Museum] It’s not everyday that the actions of a field biologist cause public outrage. But that’s exactly what happened to Christopher Filardi, a researcher with the American Museum of Natural History, when he killed a rare bird that had not been observed by scientists … Continued
[DIGEST: Phys.org, News Bureau Illinois, Nature, LA Times, Vice] Global warming will not only result in rising ocean levels, strange weather patterns and droughts. It could also expose us to dangerous prehistoric viral pathogens. According to Phys.Org, rising temperatures enabled French researchers to recently unearth a 30,000-year-old virus in Siberia. The virus, with the ominous … Continued