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The Myth (And Fake Math) Of ‘Green’ Jobs

“Fool me once,” Stephen King wrote, “shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, shame on both of us.” His adage certainly applies to the myth (and fake math) of green jobs. During the 2020…

GM’s move to all-electric lineup could be global-warming game changer – Watertown Public Opinion

In an ambitious and historic announcement, General Motors last month said it will stop making gasoline-powered passenger cars by 2035 and offer an all-electric lineup. It’s no coincidence that the announcement comes on the heels of President Joe Biden’s inauguration….

OTHER VOICES: GM’s move to an all-electric lineup could be a global-warming game changer. – Sioux City Journal

{{featured_button_text}} A new sign is unveiled at General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant on Oct. 16 in Hamtramck, Mich. The automaker investing $2.2 billion at the plant to produce a variety of all-electric trucks and SUVs.  Associated Press ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH…

Editorial: GM’s move to an all-electric lineup could be a global-warming game changer. – STLtoday.com

{{featured_button_text}} A new sign is unveiled at General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant on Oct. 16 in Hamtramck, Mich. The automaker investing $2.2 billion at the plant to produce a variety of all-electric trucks and SUVs.  Associated Press By the Editorial…

How Climate Change May Affect Your Health – The New York Times

Alas, said Dr. Jackson, emeritus professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, “Human beings respond only to what is a threat to them at the moment. Californians are now much more aware — the fires got people’s attention.” The…

Elon Musk to put $100M toward fighting global warming – CNET

Patrick Pleul/Getty Images Elon Musk has been spending the first few weeks of 2021 flirting with the title of richest person on the planet, and on Thursday he took to Twitter to announce his plans for less than a percent…

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Research breaks new ground in understanding how a molecular motor generates force

A team of biophysicists set out to tackle the long-standing question about the nature of force generation by myosin, the molecular motor responsible for muscle contraction. The key question they addressed – one of the most controversial topics in the field – was: how does myosin convert chemical energy, in the form of ATP, into mechanical work? The answer revealed new details into how myosin, the engine of muscle and related motor proteins, transduces energy.

Research breaks new ground in understanding how a molecular motor generates force

A team of biophysicists set out to tackle the long-standing question about the nature of force generation by myosin, the molecular motor responsible for muscle contraction. The key question they addressed – one of the most controversial topics in the field – was: how does myosin convert chemical energy, in the form of ATP, into mechanical work? The answer revealed new details into how myosin, the engine of muscle and related motor proteins, transduces energy.

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Unusual Inventions That Come From Reusing Waste and Recyclables

Every waste district in the U.S. has its own policies on what is accepted and what isn’t. Curbside haulers in one town may welcome all plastics while another only takes #1 and #2. Some haulers take away food waste to be composted instead of sent to the landfill, but others want food waste in the […]

New mechanism underlying male infertility

One essential component of each eukaryotic cell is the cytoskeleton. Microtubules, tiny tubes consisting of a protein called tubulin, are part of this skeleton of cells. Cilia and flagella, which are antenna-like structures that protrude from most of the cells in our body, contain many microtubules. An example of flagell is the sperm tail, which is essential for male fertility and thus for sexual reproduction. The flagellum has to beat in a very precise and coordinated manner to allow progressive swimming of the sperm. Failure to do so can lead to male infertility.