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New solar cell keeps working at night

Researchers at Stanford University have built a solar cell capable of harvesting renewable energy both day and night and eliminate the need for batteries by harvesting energy from the heat drifting from Earth back into space as temperatures cool at night.... Read more»0

Air pollution from western wildfires could triple by end of century

Multiple climate models predict air pollution from wildfires across the western U.S. could as much as triple by 2100 without climate change mitigation efforts, and fine particle pollution over the U.S. Pacific Northwest will increase under all scenarios, even under strong mitigations.... Read more»0

Former Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82

Harry Reid, the former majority leader in the U.S. Senate and longtime fixture in Nevada and national politics, died Tuesday at the age of 82 after battling pancreatic cancer in the years since his retirement from the Senate in 2017. ... Read more»0

Pfizer says kid-size doses of COVID-19 vaccine are about 91% effective

Pfizer released a study Friday showing that its vaccine prevented symptomatic COVID-19 in 90.7% of children ages 5 to 11 in a clinical trial - a report currently under review by the Food and Drug Administration in the first step toward authorization.... Read more»0

Federal judge says deportation rule unconstitutional and discriminatory

A federal judge in Nevada ruled Wednesday that a longstanding section of immigration law that makes it a felony for an individual who has been deported to re-enter the United States was unconstitutional - a decision at odds with other federal district courts.... Read more»0