NASA awards SpaceX $1.4 billion in contracts for 5 more astronaut missions

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken in the Crew Dragon capsule, lifts off from Kennedy Space Center, Fla., on Saturday, May 30, 2020. The SpaceX Demo-2 mission is the first crewed launch of an orbital spaceflight from the U.S. in nearly a decade. Joe Burbank | Orlando Sentinel | … Read more

Struggling with long Covid? Here’s what you should and should not eat

Fatigue, brain fog, heart palpitations and breathing difficulties.  Those are just some of the common symptoms of “long Covid” that can affect people in the long term after recovery from infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control.  However, according to Dr. Greg Vanichkachorn, director of the Mayo Clinic’s Covid Activity Rehabilitation Program, symptoms are … Read more

FDA authorizes emergency use for Novavax Covid-19 vaccine for ages 12 to 17

A box of the Novavax Covid-19 vaccine arranged at a pharmacy in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, US, on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Biotechnology company Novavax announced on Friday that its Covid-19 vaccine has been authorized for emergency use by the U.S Food and Drug Administration for adolescents between the ages of … Read more

India must protect its hard-won freedoms

The world’s largest democracy is soon to become the most populous country on earth. Therefore, the celebration of 75 years of Independence brings a special responsibility to set global standards in the protection and the promotion of individual and collective freedoms. While every Indian will proudly salute the flag as it flies high, the Tricolour … Read more

Parents who make these 3 mistakes are more likely to raise narcissistic kids, says parenting expert

As a neuroscientist who studies narcissistic personality disorder, I’ve found that a child’s family dynamic is one of the most significant predictors of narcissistic tendencies, including superiority, grandiosity, entitlement and lack of empathy, in adulthood. To be clear, children and teens are naturally more selfish, not narcissistic, because their minds are still developing. So it’s … Read more

Varda signs NASA partnerships for space factory demo flight next year

Varda co-founders Varda Space Industries Early stage Varda Space Industries has signed a pair of agreements with NASA, the company announced Friday, securing access to key technologies the company will need for the first demonstration of its space factory system. Varda’s goal is to develop a new method for manufacturing materials in space, an opportunity … Read more

Elon Musk’s Antics Turn Owners and Would-Be Buyers Against Tesla

Before it was reported Musk had an affair with Sergey Brin’s wife, which he’s denied; before his slipshod deal, then no-deal, to acquire Twitter Inc.; before the revelation he fathered twins with an executive at his brain-interface startup Neuralink; before SpaceX fired employees who called him “a frequent source of distraction and embarrassment”; before his daughter changed … Read more

Airbus Cuts Delivery Goal, Slows Ramp Up on Supply-Chain Woe

The revisions shouldn’t hit Airbus’s financial performance in the short term, with the company reiterating full-year estimates for earnings and cash, but indicate significant challenges in boosting output in an economic environment beset by labor and materials shortages. A slower increase in A320 production also means a five-year order backlog may take longer to clear, … Read more

U.S. emissions caused $1.8 trillion in global economic losses: study

An aerial view of Phillips 66 oil refinery is seen in Linden, New Jersey, United States on March 8, 2022. Tayfun Coskun | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images The U.S. and China, the world’s two greatest greenhouse gas emitters, have each caused global economic losses of more than $1.8 trillion from 1990 to 2014, according … Read more