Former lab director testified Theranos prioritized PR and funding over patient care
On Tuesday, the testimony of a former Theranos lab director is set to continue in the criminal trial of the failed blood-testing startup's founder and former CEO, Elizabeth Holmes. Attorneys for Holmes have previously argued that the accuracy and reliability of the company's tests were not her responsibility, but rather fell to those running the lab.
Earth-monitoring satellite launches from California
The latest in a series of US satellites that has recorded human and natural impacts on Earth's surface for decades was launched into orbit from California on Monday to ensure continued observations in the era of climate change. Landsat 9 was carried into space aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that lifted off from foggy Vandenberg Space Force Base at 11.12am. Separation of the satellite from the rocket's upper stage was expected by early afternoon.
How Indigenous scientists are using biomedical research to seek 'genomic justice'
Radio/Ideas: For decades, non-Indigenous scientists have taken samples from Indigenous people for future studies, often without clear consent. But a new generation of Indigenous scientists is taking biomedical research in a new direction — asking important questions about who controls the research process and the data derived from it.
Amid global spurt, average height of Indians declined over 10 years
In the context of an increase in average heights worldwide, there was, alarmingly, a decline in the average height of adult men and women in India in the decade from 2005-06 to 2015-16 after a significant increase from 1998-99. Women from the poorest sections showed the steepest decline as did tribal women.
Gaganyaan: Isro readies for Crew Escape System test vehicle flights
The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is preparing for multiple flights of the specially designed test vehicle that will be used to test the Crew Escape System (CES), which will be a crucial element of India’s first human space flight mission (Gaganyaan).
Instagram pauses effort to build version of app for kids amid scrutiny
Instagram is pressing pause on plans to develop a version of its service for kids under 13 after facing pressure from lawmakers to back down on the effort and new questions about the impact the photo-sharing service has on teen girls.
3D printing could help build homes with unique designs more cheaply, advocates say
News/Science: Recent demonstration projects show that 3D printing technology could one day be used to build houses with unique designs quickly and more cheaply, using fewer skilled workers who may be in short supply, advocates say.
Industrial plastic is spilling into Great Lakes, and no one's regulating it, experts warn
News/Science: About 10,000 tons of plastic waste are getting into the Great Lakes every year, threatening one of the largest reservoirs of freshwater on the planet that supports nearly 50 million people in Canada and the U.S.