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STAT Plus: A longtime health care investor recalls the insulin bong, praises discipline in valuations, and looks to South America

11 days ago   |   STAT

Les Funtleyder is a longtime health care investor who started his professional investing career just over two decades ago. Today, he is a health care portfolio manager at E...
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Fossils shed new light on car-sized turtle that once roamed South America

12 days ago   |   The Guardian

Stupendemys geographicus, armed with sturdy horns, lived from about 13m to 7m years ago alongside giant crocodilians Scientists have unearthed new fossils of one of the largest...
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Photos: Ariane 5's fiery climb to space from French Guiana

1 month ago   |   Spaceflight Now

A European Ariane 5 rocket fired into a gloomy sky Thursday over French Guiana and streaked into space from the tropical launch base with 2.9 million pounds of thrust from two...
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Arianespace opens busy year with successful Ariane 5 launch

Arianespace opens busy year with successful Ariane 5 launch

1 month ago   |   Spaceflight Now

An Ariane 5 rocket fires away from the ELA-3 launch pad in Kourou, French Guiana, Thursday with the Eutelsat Connect and GSAT 30 communications satellites. Credit...
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Photos: Ariane 5 rocket rolled out for first launch of 2020

Photos: Ariane 5 rocket rolled out for first launch of 2020

1 month ago   |   Spaceflight Now   |   2 articles

A nearly 180-foot-tall Ariane 5 rocket rolled out of its integration hangar to the ELA-3 launch zone Wednesday at the Guiana Space Center in South America, moving into position...
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Hidden Figures inspiration NASA's Katherine Johnson dies aged 101

Hidden Figures inspiration NASA's Katherine Johnson dies aged 101

The NASA mathematician who served as the inspiration for hit 2016 film Hidden Figures has passed away at the age of 101. Katherine Johnson was one of several influential... Read more ...

Katherine Johnson death: Who was the NASA mathematician who helped put man...

Katherine Johnson death: Who was the NASA mathematician who helped put man in space?

KATHERINE JOHNSON has died at the age of 101, NASA has confirmed and paid tribute to the woman who helped put the first American into space. Read more ...

Marsilio Ficino and Christian Humanism

Marsilio Ficino and Christian Humanism

Jankins Hankins. 2017. “ Marsilio Ficino and Christian Humanism .” In Re-envisioning Christian humanism : Education and the restoration of humanity, edited by Jens Zimmerman... Read more ...

‘Mad' Mike Hughes Dies In Rocket Crash On Mission To Prove The Earth Is Flat

‘Mad' Mike Hughes Dies In Rocket Crash On Mission To Prove The Earth Is Flat

A self-styled daredevil who wanted to fly to the edge of outer space to see if the Earth is flat has died after his homemade rocket crashed. ‘Mad' Mike Hughes was killed on... Read more ...

Delay seems likely as parachute problems plague European Mars lander

Delay seems likely as parachute problems plague European Mars lander

Enlarge / ESA's ExoMars rover and Russia's stationary surface science platform are scheduled for launch in July 2020, The European and Russian space agencies have announced... Read more ...

The case for biosynthesis: 5 problems with cannabinoids derived from plant...

The case for biosynthesis: 5 problems with cannabinoids derived from plant cultivation

As we look at the current and future market demands for cannabinoid ingredients, large consumer buyers are focused on purity, consistency and stability of supply. For a host of... Read more ...

Missionaries of Humanity: Popular Confucianism in China

Missionaries of Humanity: Popular Confucianism in China

James Hankins. 2019. “ Missionaries of Humanity: Popular Confucianism in China .” American Affairs, 3, 4, Pp. 154-167. Publisher's Version Read more ...

Verrocchio: The Master's Master (Exhibition Review of “ Verrocchio: Master...

Verrocchio: The Master's Master (Exhibition Review of “ Verrocchio: Master of Leonardo ” at the Firenze Palazzo Strozzi, Florence.)

James Hankins. 2019. “ Verrocchio: The Master's Master (Exhibition Review of “ Verrocchio: Master of Leonardo ” at the Firenze Palazzo Strozzi, Florence.) .” The New Criterion... Read more ...

Manetti's Socrates and the Socrateses of Antiquity

Manetti's Socrates and the Socrateses of Antiquity

James Hankins. 2019. “ Manetti's Socrates and the Socrateses of Antiquity .” In Brill's Companion to the Reception of Socrates, edited by Christopher Moore, Pp. 619-634... Read more ...

Locust plague: Threat to Africa emerges as swarms of Desert Locust breed in...

Locust plague: Threat to Africa emerges as swarms of Desert Locust breed in the millions

LOCUST swarms have invaded the Horn of Africa and the Middle East with millions of hungry insects breeding at alarming rates, the United Nations has warned. Read more ...