U.S. academic leaders are hoping to convince policymakers not to fence off certain types of research, which they say would throttle U.S. innovation. Novel clinical trials of the strategy could launch this year. Some computer scientists expected the exascale milestone to have come sooner; delays resulted in part from the need to develop energy efficient computer chips. This vaccine, which may be easier to get to the public, appears to be 90 percent effective at halting disease and maybe spread of the new coronavirus. More results may also come from separate CRISPR cancer trials in China. Demographers also worry that the census' use of a new way to protect respondents' privacy could distort analyses of demographic trends. © 2020 American Association for the Advancement of Science. Gamers will also be able to experience the visual enhancements made to 48 other airports, 50 new points of interest across the country, and new activities on each coast. By Science News StaffJan. Coronavirus: latest news . The politics of climate change faces crucial moments this year. Britain warns tech firms over risks of China expansion. Should researchers shelve plans to deliberately infect people with the coronavirus? Starting October, the San Francisco-based social networking company introduced the labeling feature to tweets related to the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election, to curb spread of misinformation. As urban centres continue to grow rapidly across India, decreasing diet quality, and decreased levels of physical activity are all contributing to this hidden epidemic. The diabolical ironclad beetle is an incredibly tough little creature. 1719 N Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036, Please do not touch the Australian stinging tree, The diabolical ironclad beetle is nearly unsquishable, Third major vaccine shows great promise against COVID-19, Warning! But in October, nations will have a chance to try to set a more effective course when they meet in Kunming, China, to review and revise the Convention on Biological Diversity, the world's flagship conservation pact. Hackers can turn vacuum cleaners into spying devices, NUS researchers say. Microsoft Flight Simulator gets new airports, visual enhancements in U.S. update. The U.S. government has conducted a decennial census since 1790. The adolescent brain has a hard time resisting junk food. Farm laws | Centre calls Punjab farmers for 2nd round of talks on December 3, Food Minister Piyush Goyal is also expected to be present in the meeting, Google under review for possible British competition enquiry. 27 November 2020, By Gretchen Vogel, Jennifer Couzin-FrankelNov. See how science is making today’s news. COVID-positive student athletes, some with no symptoms, have developed heart inflammation and more. They confirm the presence of water on sunlit areas of the moon. The OS updates were made to manage excess loads on the aging batteries and to prevent them from shutting down. AstraZeneca is facing tricky questions about its success rate. In the United States, some federal agencies have banned their employees from participating in foreign talent recruitment programs—an approach that China has used to connect with thousands of scientists—to prevent disclosure of information that could damage national security and U.S. economic competitiveness. The Trump administration's opposition to regulations reducing fossil fuel emissions has emerged as a primary talking point for the president's Democratic challengers. 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New observations of the moon, made by a telescope flying onboard a Boeing 747-SP jet, have confirmed the presence of water on sunlit areas of the moon. $271 bn consumer spending to shift from cash to cards,digital payments by 2023 in India:Accenture, The report is based on a survey of 120 payments executives at banks globally regarding the transformation of their payments business, Watch | The hanging village of Bangladesh: a testimony to climate crisis, A video on the hanging village of Kalabagi in Khulna district of Bangladesh, Coronavirus | Russian virus vaccine to cost less than $10 per dose abroad. Japan's legislature is expected to fund an even bigger step: construction of the 72 billion Japanese yen ($660 million) Hyper-Kamiokande. 2020 in science. In this section, Science’s news staff forecasts other areas of policy and research likely to make news this year amid the chaos, from dark matter detectors to new efforts to rein in loss of species. Our reporter tags along for nighttime observations of these elusive gliding mammals. Researchers fear that assignment may not be doable, and that the political debate has further alienated those already hardest to count. Two new bodies created by Congress will work to harmonize practices across federal agencies and chew over how best to balance openness and security. Xenotransplantation has long promised to alleviate a chronic shortage of human livers, hearts, and other organs. 2, 2020 , 10:50 AM. Scientists and journalists share a core belief in questioning, observing and verifying to reach the truth. It could also provide corneas to cure blindness and insulin-producing islet cells to replace those destroyed by diabetes. All rights reserved. The overall wireless hearables shipment grew over 700% in the quarter compared with the previous year as working and studying from home continued to boost demand, the report noted. Home Ministry issues guidelines for surveillance, containment and caution; surge in COVID-19 cases anticipated due to the ongoing festival season and onset of winter. The race to detect hypothetical particles of dark matter—the invisible stuff that binds together the galaxies with its gravity—enters a new phase this year with the startup of two powerful new underground detectors. Stinging-tree leaves look soft and inviting, but one touch delivers agony. Tesla plans to produce electric car chargers in China, document shows.