Sightseeing ‘flights to nowhere’ criticized by environmental campaigners

Climate campaigners have criticized airlines for launching sightseeing “flights to nowhere” — that take off and land at the same airport — in response to travel restrictions imposed during the coronavirus pandemic. Australian flag-carrier Qantas was the latest to announce such a flight. Using a Boeing 787 jet — primarily used for long-haul flights — […]

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Infection rates soar in college towns as students return

Just two weeks after students started returning to Ball State University last month, the surrounding county had become Indiana’s coronavirus epicenter. Out of nearly 600 students tested for the virus, more than half have been positive. Dozens of infections have been blamed on off-campus parties, prompting university officials to admonish students. University President Geoffrey Mearns […]

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Why the dose matters: Study shows levels and anti-tumor effectiveness of a common drug vary widely

When used to manage infections, the drug itraconazole is generally given at a single, fixed dose to all patients. But determining the correct dosage of the drug to help treat cancer isn’t that simple, new research by UT Southwestern suggests. When the team of researchers and clinicians measured how much itraconazole ended up in the […]

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Silicon Industry Association: $50 billion are needed to bring chip manufacturing to the US

American semiconductor giants are planning to build up to 19 manufacturing plants in the US, but they won’t do it without substantial federal investment. What they’re asking is that the US government spend at least half as much as China does for securing a larger share of global semiconductor manufacturing.In July we took a deep […]

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