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Day: May 5, 2021

Manchin’s opposition to DC statehood weakens its chances

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) at a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing. | Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc/Getty Images The centrist senator is the first Democrat to oppose the creation of a 51st state. The campaign to add Washington, DC,…

The J and J vaccine isn’t causing nausea and fainting, anxiety is

Vials of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. | Dirk Waem/Belga Mag/AFP/Getty Images CDC suspects anxiety as the culprit for negative effects in needle-averse people. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that anxiety is…

The Astonishing Simplicity of Everything

On Oct. 7, 2015, Perimeter Institute Director Neil Turok opened the 2015/16 season of the PI Public Lecture Series with a talk about the remarkable simplicity that underlies nature. Turok discussed how this simplicity at the largest and tiniest scales…

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Discovers Radio Signal in Venus’ Atmosphere

During a brief swing by Venus, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe detected a natural radio signal that revealed the spacecraft had flown through the planet’s upper atmosphere. This was the first direct measurement of the Venusian atmosphere in nearly 30 years…