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SpaceX changes plans to send tourists around the moon

SpaceX changes plans to send tourists around the moon

Technology
SpaceX said it has signed the first private moon traveler, with some changes to its original game plan. The big reveal on who it is — and when the flight to the moon will be — will be announced Monday at the company's headquarters in Hawthorne, California. It's not the same mission SpaceX founder Elon Musk outlined last year. The original plan called for two paying passengers to fly around the moon this year, using a Falcon Heavy rocket and a Dragon crew capsule. At the time, Musk said the pair approached SpaceX about sending them on a weeklong flight and paid a "significant" deposit for the trip. The new strategy is to still fly around the moon, but using an even bigger SpaceX rocket still in development that has its own dedicated passenger ship. And now, it appears there wi...
House GOP expected to push changes to your 401(k) this fall

House GOP expected to push changes to your 401(k) this fall

Finance
Workplace retirement plans could be headed for a makeover in Congress. As part of a push for additional tax law changes, GOP lawmakers in the House are expected this month to float legislation that includes modifications to 401(k) savings plans. Broadly, those could include: reducing costs for small businesses to offer such accounts, making it less risky for employers to offer guaranteed income annuities and requiring plans to annually tell workers how long their nest egg is projected to last. "There's a lot of concern about folks...
Verizon makes changes as lawmakers decry firefighters' woes

Verizon makes changes as lawmakers decry firefighters' woes

Technology
Verizon rolled out changes Friday as state lawmakers said they were outraged to learn the telecommunications company had slowed firefighters' internet service while they battled what became the largest wildfire on record in California. Verizon said it removed all speed cap restrictions for emergency workers fighting wildfires on the West Coast and for those in Hawaii, where emergency crews were rescuing people from areas flooded by Hurricane Lane. The company promised to lift restrictions on public safety customers and provide full network access when other disasters arise. The announcement came hours before the state Assembly Select Committee on Natural Disaster, Response, Recovery, and Rebuilding held an informational hearing on the incident. The goal is to determine "how we ensure tha...
Study: Chronic sinus inflammation association with cellular changes

Study: Chronic sinus inflammation association with cellular changes

Health
Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Researchers have found the source of chronic allergic inflammation in the sinus: epithelial cells that line the respiratory tract. Performing genome-wide analysis of thousands of single cells from human patients, researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital determined why people have chronic rhinosinusitis and some develop nasal polyps. Their findings were published Wednesday in the journal Nature. Besides potentially leading to better treatment for chronic rhinosinusitis, researchers also believe the finding could help patients with chronic inflammatory diseases of barrier tissues, such as asthma, eczema, and inflammatory bowel disease. "When you look across the entire transcriptome, comparing cells from patients with different disease statuses over thousands of g...
Low levels of air pollution linked to changes in the heart

Low levels of air pollution linked to changes in the heart

Health
Regular exposure to even low levels of air pollution may cause changes to the heart similar to those in the early stages of heart failure, experts say.A study of 4,000 people in the UK found those who lived by loud, busy roads had larger hearts on average than those living in less polluted areas.This was despite the fact people in the study were exposed to pollution levels below the UK guidelines.Researchers called on the government to reduce air pollution more quickly. A team of scientists, led from Queen Mary University of London, analysed health data of people who had no underlying heart problems and were part of the UK Biobank study, including the size, weight and function of their hearts.You can see what air quality is like in your area by entering your postcode in the search below. T...