Science X Newsletter Sunday, Dec 6

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Here is your customized Science X Newsletter for December 6, 2020:

Spotlight Stories Headlines

Research reveals how airflow inside a car may affect COVID-19 transmission risk

New CRISPR-based test for COVID-19 uses a smartphone camera

Japan awaits capsule's return with asteroid soil samples

Gene-editing treatment shows promise for sickle cell disease

Double Dragons: SpaceX launches space station supplies

Japan's capsule with asteroid samples retrieved in Australia

Virtual doctor visits are increasing, but use differs by patient race, age and insurance

Assessment finds millions of lives can be saved with climate action

Once hospitalized, Black patients with COVID-19 have lower risk of death than white

Officials: Rodents likely destroyed rare plants at mine

Google AI researcher's exit sparks ethics, bias concerns

Colorado student, scientist named Time's 'Kid of the Year'

Study reveals surprising benefit of clonal hematopoiesis in allogeneic transplants

CAR T-cell therapy found highly effective in patients with high-risk non-Hodgkin lymphoma

EPA says flood control project not subject to previous veto

Physics news

Research reveals how airflow inside a car may affect COVID-19 transmission risk

A new study of airflow patterns inside a car's passenger cabin offers some suggestions for potentially reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission while sharing rides with others.

Astronomy and Space news

Japan awaits capsule's return with asteroid soil samples

Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft successfully released a small capsule on Saturday and sent it toward Earth to deliver samples from a distant asteroid that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on our planet, the country's space agency said.

Double Dragons: SpaceX launches space station supplies

SpaceX launched a newer, bigger version of its Dragon supply ship to the International Space Station on Sunday, marking the first time the company has two capsules in orbit at the same time.

Japan's capsule with asteroid samples retrieved in Australia

A Japanese capsule carrying the world's first asteroid subsurface samples shot across the night atmosphere early Sunday before landing in the remote Australian Outback, completing a mission to provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on Earth.

Chinese probe prepares to return moon rocks to Earth

A Chinese probe that landed on the moon transferred rocks to an orbiter Sunday in preparation for returning samples of the lunar surface to Earth for the first time in almost 45 years, the space agency announced.

Technology news

Google AI researcher's exit sparks ethics, bias concerns

Prominent artificial intelligence scholar Timnit Gebru helped improve Google's public image as a company that elevates Black computer scientists and questions harmful uses of AI technology.


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