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Can this mineral with an obscure backstory revolutionize solar power?

Solar panels made from materials called perovskites could change how we generate electricity, opening the door to flexible and even transparent solar panels.
Perovskite Mineral
Perovskite Mineral

Treatment guidance for blood clots needed for J&J Covid vaccine return, experts say

Heart doctors say there will need to be clear guidelines on how to best treat patients that develop a rare type of blood clot.
Pop Up Vaccination Sites In NYC Spread To Neighborhoods Across The City
Pop Up Vaccination Sites In NYC Spread To Neighborhoods Across The City
16h ago

Mexican president proposes extension of agriculture program to curb migration

López Obrador said the program could create up to 1.3 million jobs across southern Mexico and Central America and offer an eventual chance for work visas to the U.S.
Image: Migrants Cross Into Texas From Mexico
Image: Migrants Cross Into Texas From Mexico
19h ago

NASA launches chopper from Martian surface, first flight on another planet

“We can now say that human beings have flown a rotorcraft on another planet," MiMi Aung, Ingenuity project manager, said after the successful flight.
Image: Mars Ingenuity first flight
Image: Mars Ingenuity first flight
22h ago

World soccer rocked as top teams launch breakaway U.S.-style league

Amid criticism of the new league, there was even an intervention by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who called it “very damaging."
Image: Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, vies for the ball with Real Madrid's Ferland Mendy during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Alfredo di Stefano stadium in Madrid, Spain
Image: Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, vies for the ball with Real Madrid's Ferland Mendy during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Alfredo di Stefano stadium in Madrid, Spain
1d ago

Table Mountain wildfire in South Africa threatens University of Cape Town

University of Cape Town students were forced to evacuate on Sunday as flames set several campus buildings on fire.
Firefighters battle flames at the University of Cape Town's library after a bushfire broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, on April 18, 2021.
Firefighters battle flames at the University of Cape Town's library after a bushfire broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, on April 18, 2021.
2d ago

Kremlin critic Navalny's life 'in the balance,' aide says as he calls for protests

"We don't know how long he can hold on. But it is clear we do not have time," Navalny aide Leonid Volkov said Sunday.
Image:; Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny during a hearing on Feb. 20, 2021.
Image:; Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny during a hearing on Feb. 20, 2021.
2d ago

Czech Republic expels 18 Russian envoys, accuse Moscow over ammunition depot blast

The United States and Britain said they stood in full solidarity with the Czech Republic in the dispute with Russia.
Image: FILE PHOTO: A national flag of Russia flies on the Russian embassy in Prague
Image: FILE PHOTO: A national flag of Russia flies on the Russian embassy in Prague

Feuds set aside as U.S. and China agree to cooperate on climate change

The world's two biggest carbon emitters said in a statement that the climate crisis "must be addressed with the seriousness and urgency that it demands."
Image: John Kerry
Image: John Kerry
2d ago

Forced to leave home behind, Hong Kong's youngest political exile starts her life in U.K.

“I was very worried about being caught at the airport," the teenager said. “But on the flight, I finally felt safer and the most relaxed in a long time.”
Image: Illustration shows a teenaged girl fleeing the city of Hong Kong as a large thought bubble shows scenes of protests, her disapproving parents, and arrests of activists.
Image: Illustration shows a teenaged girl fleeing the city of Hong Kong as a large thought bubble shows scenes of protests, her disapproving parents, and arrests of activists.
2d ago

Queen Elizabeth, paying heed to Covid-19 rules, sat alone

"It's the worst time to lose a member of your family," said a mourner sitting outside the castle walls.
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