Science X Newsletter Sunday, Feb 14

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Here is your customized Science X Newsletter for February 14, 2021:

Spotlight Stories Headlines

Liquid biopsy for colorectal cancer could guide therapy for tumors

InSight is meeting the challenge of winter on dusty Mars

Image: Hubble takes portrait of nebula

Egypt unearths 'world's oldest' mass-production brewery

COVID vaccination potential will not be achieved without increased production, affordable pricing, global availability

Southern california is origin of new COVID-19 variant

Court: Universities can be sued over cancer gene mix-up

Maryland lawmakers move ahead with first tax on internet ads

Feminist dating app Bumble takes Wall Street by storm

Twitter chief Dorsey teams with Jay-Z to back bitcoin

Canada authorizes first exchange-traded bitcoin fund

In Nevada desert, a technology firm aims to be a government

Mercedes recalls vehicles for emergency-call location error

Cabozantinib most effective treatment for metastatic papillary kidney cancer

Immunotherapy—targeted drug combination improves survival in advanced kidney cancer

Astronomy and Space news

InSight is meeting the challenge of winter on dusty Mars

As dust collects on the solar panels and winter comes to Elysium Planitia, the team is following a plan to reduce science operations in order to keep the lander safe.

Image: Hubble takes portrait of nebula

This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope features an impressive portrait of M1-63, a beautifully captured example of a bipolar planetary nebula located in the constellation of Scutum (the Shield).

UAE's 'Hope' probe sends home first image of Mars

The UAE's "Hope" probe sent back its first image of Mars, the national space agency said Sunday, days after the spacecraft successfully entered the Red Planet's orbit.

Technology news

Maryland lawmakers move ahead with first tax on internet ads

Maryland lawmakers are moving forward with a first-in-the-nation tax on internet ads for Big Tech companies like Google and Facebook to help pay for a comprehensive and costly measure to improve K-12 education.

Feminist dating app Bumble takes Wall Street by storm

US dating app Bumble, where women make the first move, won Wall Street's heart as it went public Friday, with markets valuing the company at $13 billion.

Twitter chief Dorsey teams with Jay-Z to back bitcoin

Twitter chief Jack Dorsey on Friday put out word that he and rap mogul Jay-Z are creating a fund devoted to making bitcoin digital money "the internet's currency."

Canada authorizes first exchange-traded bitcoin fund

Canada's main securities regulator has cleared the launch of the world's first exchange-traded bitcoin fund, the investment manager and the regulator said Friday, giving retail investors greater access to the booming cryptocurrency.

In Nevada desert, a technology firm aims to be a government

In the Nevada desert, a cryptocurrency magnate hopes to turn dreams of a futuristic "smart city" into reality. To do that, he's asking the state to let companies like his form local governments on land they own, which would grant them power over everything from schools to law enforcement.

Mercedes recalls vehicles for emergency-call location error

Mercedes-Benz is recalling more than 1.3 million vehicles because the software in their emergency-call systems could send responders to the wrong location after a crash.

GM's Chevy Bolt SUV joins parade of new US electric vehicles

Whether people want them or not, automakers are rolling out new electric vehicle models as the industry responds to stricter pollution regulations and calls to reduce emissions to fight climate change.

American Express probed over sales practices

American Express disclosed a pair of federal probes over its sales practices, according to a securities filing Friday.


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