Hayley Arceneaux is slated to become the youngest American, the first pediatric cancer survivor, and the first-ever person with a prosthesis to journey into space, a landmark she said she hopes will inspire people with disabilities who previously thought such adventures were off-limits. Watch "Full Circle" every Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 6pm E.T.
Hayley Arceneaux, a 29-year-old cancer survivor and physician assistant at St. Jude children's hospital, got an out-of-the-blue question from her employer: Would she like to go to space? She talks with CNN's Anderson Cooper about what it means to participate in such a historic mission. Watch "Full Circle" every Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 6pm E.T.
Airbnb and DoorDash went public at the same time but see very different paths post-pandemic
Airbnb and DoorDash went public the same week in early December and were both met with strong demand from investors. But in their first earnings reports as publicly traded companies on Thursday, the two sharing economy businesses signaled very different possible paths forward after the pandemic ends.
Amazon is putting cameras in its delivery vans and some drivers aren't happy
For Kamille Elizabeth, delivering Amazon packages in Wilmington, Delaware feels carefree and comfortable. She has deliveries to make and rules to follow, but says she enjoys being on the road by herself with what she calls a "limited freedom."
Hyundai's recall of 82,000 electric cars is one of the most expensive in history
Hyundai will recall 82,000 electric cars globally to replace their batteries after 15 reports of fires involving the vehicles. Despite the relatively small number of cars involved, Hyundai's recall is one of the most expensive in history, signaling how electric car defects could create hefty costs for automakers -- at least in the near future.
How three brothers solved a tech glitch that was crashing Alberta's COVID-19 vaccine booking tool
News/Canada/Edmonton: Within minutes of its 8 a.m. opening Wednesday, the Alberta system allowing seniors to book for the COVID-19 vaccine had crashed. By noon, a trio of Edmonton brothers had figured out the problem and posted a solution to help others sidestep the glitch.
Dairy farmers advised to stop adding palm oil to feed as butter controversy heats up
News/Canada/PEI: After news coverage of butter becoming harder to melt, possibly due to palm oil additives in cattle feed, the Dairy Farmers of Canada association is recommending that producers stop the practice for the time being.
Covid mutation that may weaken effectiveness of vaccines found
A new form of coronavirus variant is spreading rapidly in New York City and it carries a worrisome mutation that may weaken the effectiveness of vaccines. As per the research by two teams, the new variant --B.1.526 -- first appeared in samples collected in New York in November. However, by the middle of February, it appeared in about one in four viral sequences in the database shared by the scientists.
Playstations scarce, automakers stalled amid semiconductor shortage brought on by pandemic
News/Business: A shortage of semiconductors — the microchips needed in everything from military equipment to coffee makers — is causing delays around the world, disrupting supply chains for smartphones and causing major problems in the auto industry. For consumers, it means a delay getting some products. It could also mean higher prices.
What experts say Canada needs to do to become a leader in the electric vehicle industry
News/Technology & Science: Canadian companies and governments can seize on the push for electric vehicles happening in the U.S. and become leaders in specific areas of electric vehicle manufacturing and innovation, experts say.
Canada launching $7M project to track international 'dark vessels' at sea
News/Canada/British Columbia: The Department of Fisheries and Oceans will use satellites to identify ships that may be fishing illegally, in a $7 million project to track so-called 'dark vessels' around the globe.
Pigs can learn to manipulate joystick and react to video game screen, researchers say
News/Canada/Calgary: Omelette, Hamlett, Ebony and Ivory, the pig subjects in a Purdue University study, were able to use a joystick to play a multilevel version of a game that loosely resembles Pong.