Affiliations Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Nine Cambridge Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02142, USA Nada Y. Kalaany & David M. Sabatini Department of Biology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139, USA Nada Y. Kalaany & David M. Sabatini Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139, USA
Amazon reported its first-quarter earnings after the bell on Thursday, revealing the pandemic’s impact on the business that has been a rare bright spot on the stock market. The stock fell about 5% after hours after missing estimates on earnings while beating revenue expectations. Here’s what Amazon reported: Earnings per share (EPS): $5.01 Revenue: $75.45 billion
Even in the old normal, the healthy $100 million investment disclosed this morning by agtech startup Pivot Bio ’ which hopes to disrupt the $65 billion global market for synthetic nitrogen fertilizer ’ would be impressive. Given the current economic climate, it’s another sign that interest in climate tech is prevailing during the coronavirus crisis.
The U.S.’ National Hurricane Center is currently stepping up the warnings it issues on storm surges by starting to publish maps this coming summer. These maps will show the areas where upcoming tropical storms will likely cause floods along the coasts of the Atlantic and the Gulf. The color storm surge maps will serve a
The social media platform TikTok and the philanthropic Gates Foundation donated $10 million (roughly Rs. 75 crores) each on Wednesday to the vaccine alliance GAVI to help fund efforts to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa. GAVI said the funds would be used to distribute and deploy any new vaccines against COVID-19 once they are
Inhofe: “Given that the FCC has made its decision, it’s critical our members understand the national security implications.” WASHINGTON – The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) announced the committee has scheduled a May 6 hearing on the impact on national security of the Federal Communications Commission’s approval of Ligado’s
ZURICH (Reuters) – Researchers in Switzerland have been able to detect the new corovarirus at even low concentrations in wastewater, offering a potential early warning system for flareups in infections as countries emerge from emergency lockdowns. Should the system work, sewage samples could let public health officials see a resurgence of COVID-19 infections earlier than
In this episode of the Physics World Weekly podcast we chat about how a serendipitous collaboration involving the co-founder of the Shady Oak Butterfly Farm in Florida and an evolutionary biologist in California has shed light on how structural colour evolves in the buckeye butterfly. We also report back from an online event in which
[embedded content] A new fossil suggests that Spinosaurus aegyptiacus was a swimming predator powered by a fin-like tail, making it potentially unique amongst non-avian dinosaurs. The find comes after decades of debate on how much of its life Spinosaurus would have spent in the water, and how reliant they might have been on aquatic prey.
LONDON (Reuters) – The ongoing transition to low-carbon energy sources may accelerate as economies recover from the impact of the coronavirus crisis, the head of oil and gas company Royal Dutch Shell said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Royal Dutch Shell is seen at a petrol station in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium January 30, 2019.