Science X Newsletter Sunday, Apr 11

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Here is your customized Science X Newsletter for April 11, 2021:

Spotlight Stories Headlines

Treating sleep apnea may reduce dementia risk

All aboard! Next stop space...

NASA space copter ready for first Mars flight

NASA delays Mars copter flight for tech check

Ash-covered St. Vincent braces for more volcanic eruptions

Famed Egyptian archaeologist reveals details of ancient city

Personalized cancer vaccine is safe, shows potential benefit against cancer

S. African COVID variant better at bypassing Pfizer/BioNTech jab: Israeli study

Hands-free: Monkey plays video game - with its brain

Workers urge Google parent to get tough on harassment

Two dead whales wash up on Bangladesh beach

St. Vincent awaits new volcanic explosions as help arrives

Study: Facebook delivers biased job ads, skewed by gender

No 'causal' link found yet between J&J vaccine and blood clots: US health authorities

In Houston, a race to vaccinate its student population

Astronomy and Space news

All aboard! Next stop space...

Several hundred people have already booked their tickets and begun training for a spectacular voyage: a few minutes, or perhaps days, in the weightlessness of space.

NASA space copter ready for first Mars flight

The helicopter that NASA has placed on Mars could make its first flight over the Red Planet within two days after a successful initial test of its rotors, the US space agency said Friday.

NASA delays Mars copter flight for tech check

NASA has delayed by at least several days the first flight of its mini-helicopter on Mars after a possible tech issue emerged while testing its rotors, the US space agency said Saturday.

Technology news

Workers urge Google parent to get tough on harassment

A letter calling for Google's parent company Alphabet to better protect people who report sexual harassment on the job was signed by more than 1,000 workers soon after being posted online Friday.

Study: Facebook delivers biased job ads, skewed by gender

Facebook is showing different job ads to women and men in a way that might run afoul of anti-discrimination laws, according to a new study.

Electric vehicle battery firms settle trade spat

Two big South Korean electric vehicle battery makers have settled a long-running trade dispute that will allow one of them to move ahead with plans to make batteries in Georgia, a person briefed on the matter says.

China hits Alibaba with record $2.78bn fine for market abuses

Chinese regulators hit e-commerce giant Alibaba with a record 18.2 billion yuan ($2.78 billion) fine on Saturday over practices deemed to be an abuse of the company's dominant market position.

Union drive at Amazon warehouse fails after bitter campaign

A contentious unionization drive at an Amazon warehouse in the southern US state of Alabama failed Friday as a vote count showed a wide majority of workers rejecting the move.


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