Steve January 7, 2022

WASHINGTON — The White House plans to ship the 500 million free at-home Covid tests President Joe Biden has promised to make available to all Americans via the Postal Service, and has finalized its first contracts related to the tests. “We are actively finalizing the details of the distribution mechanism, including a website as we’ve […]

Steve January 7, 2022

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Steve January 7, 2022

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says that Twitter “has appointed itself as God” and asserts that banning her from the platform is “really an attack on the American people.” Eric Metaxas compares the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection to the Reichstag fire, saying Democrats are using it to gaslight the nation and crush dissent: “It is nothing […]

Steve January 7, 2022

The Supreme Court’s conservative majority appears skeptical of the Biden administration’s authority to impose a vaccine-or-testing requirement on the nation’s large employers By MARK SHERMAN and JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press January 7, 2022, 11:47 PM • 6 min read WASHINGTON — Fully vaccinated and mostly masked, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority appeared skeptical Friday of […]

Steve January 7, 2022

Stationary marine organisms that don’t ply the ocean, but spend their lives rooted in one spot, have evolved impressive ways to capture prey. The sea anemone Nematostella, for instance, burrows into salt marsh sediments and stays there for life. But it has specialized ‘stinging cells’ that hurl toxins into passing prey, immobilizing the morsel so […]

Steve January 7, 2022

The world faces an increasing amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and a shortage of carbon in the soil. However, bioenergy sorghum can provide meaningful relief from both problems, according to a new study by Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists. The study, “Bioenergy sorghum’s deep roots: A key to sustainable biomass production on annual […]

Steve January 7, 2022

Friday FOSS Fest In these globally-connected-from-the-spare-bedroom times, sometimes we all need to deal with folks from far-off lands, whose names or addresses contain exotic symbols that Anglophones rarely encounter: from François to František or maybe even ffoulkes. There are lots of ways to do this, such as going to copypastecharacter.com, hunting down the one you […]

Steve January 7, 2022

Tesla announced today that it is going to increase the price of its Full Self-Driving package to $12,000 starting on January 17. The price bump should coincide with the release of an important new update. The Price of Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) package has been somewhat controversial. CEO Elon Musk has made Tesla’s pricing strategy […]

Steve January 7, 2022

Beijing-headquartered electric power company Huaneng Power International (HPI) has completed the world’s largest floating solar project in Dezhou, which is in Shandong, an eastern Chinese province on the Yellow Sea. The 320 megawatt (MW) project is the largest floating solar farm to come online to date. UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated […]