Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.
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Fortnite raised $144 million for Ukraine relief
Ahead of its most recent season, developer Epic Games said that it would be donating all of its proceeds from the game, along with those from Microsoft, to humanitarian efforts following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for a period of two weeks.
Meet Earendel, the most distant star ever detected
The star, imaged by the Hubble telescope, shone just 900 million years after the Big Bang.
DeepMind’s new AI model helps decipher, date, and locate ancient inscriptions
Machine learning techniques are providing new tools that could help archaeologists understand the past — particularly when it comes to deciphering ancient texts.
Engineers are building bridges with recycled wind turbine blades
Repurposing the blades could help solve a major waste challenge.
CDC launches wastewater tool to help show COVID-19 trends
Since the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, sewage systems in cities around the United States have helped track the spread of the coronavirus in real time.
FCC unanimously approves ‘nutrition labels’ for broadband services
Understanding your broadband speeds could be just as simple as reading the nutrition label on the back of the food you buy at the grocery store as soon as the end of this year.
White House: COVIDTests.gov will distribute free rapid tests
The White House has announced that people will be able to order free COVID-19 tests from COVIDTests.gov starting on Wednesday, January 19th.
Moderna starts human trials of an mRNA-based flu shot
The start of the trial marks the next stage of the company’s work on this type of vaccine technology after the overwhelming success of its COVID-19 vaccine, which was built using the same strategy.
Vilnius, Lithuania built a ‘portal’ to another city to help keep people connected
The project is meant to prompt people to “rethink the idea of unity”
Joe Biden opens up California coast to offshore wind
Floating wind turbines are coming to the Pacific
In 2021, We Need To Fix America’s Internet
We pay twice as much as Europe for high speeds, assuming we can even get them