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With new supplies, space station astronauts to research mending broken bones

With new supplies, space station astronauts to research mending broken bones

Science
Nov. 21 (UPI) -- New research on the International Space Station will include implantable drug delivery devices and an adhesive that can stimulate bone growth. SpaceX will launch a resupply mission as early as Tuesday to deliver a payload of items developed by commercial companies that need to be tested in orbit. The launch window opens at 3:54 p.m. EST. It will be the 26th commercial resupply service mission by SpaceX and NASA. The Falcon 9 rocket is to be launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The space-based research is sponsored by the ISS National Laboratory. The bone-mending injectable adhesive, called Tetranite, was developed by medical device company RevBio. The adhesive is intended to speed bone growth after breaks and fractures. The research will focus on how Tetran...
Racial inequality in COVID-19 vaccine distribution reflects ‘broken’ U.S. healthcare system, experts say

Racial inequality in COVID-19 vaccine distribution reflects ‘broken’ U.S. healthcare system, experts say

Health
March 18 (UPI) -- The racial inequality in COVID-19 vaccine distribution across the United States reflects a "broken" healthcare system that has long overlooked communities of color, Stephen B. Thomas, a professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Health, said Thursday. In an analysis of roughly 50 million of the 113 million vaccine doses administered nationally so far, shots were given to 16% of residents of counties with low rates of poverty and unemployment and higher per capita income, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data released earlier this week showed. Advertisement In comparison, about 14% of residents of U.S. counties with higher rates of poverty and unemployment have received the shot, the agency reported. At least some of this disparity can be attribute...
UFC 254 Khabib v Gaethje REACTION: Emotional Eagle RETIRES after stunning win, ‘champ fought on broken foot’, Conor McGregor sends message

UFC 254 Khabib v Gaethje REACTION: Emotional Eagle RETIRES after stunning win, ‘champ fought on broken foot’, Conor McGregor sends message

Sports
Khabib Nurmagomedov announced his retirement following his stunning win over Justin Gaethje at UFC 254. The lightweight king choked out his rival in the headline bout of the ‘Fight Island’ event before confirming it will be his last time in the Octagon. Khabib retained UFC Lightweight title at the Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi ‘The Eagle’ secured victory through submission with a perfect triangle choke hold on ‘The Highlight’ Robert Whittaker, Alexander Volkov and Phil Hawes also claimed big wins in the UAE Listen to reaction on talkSPORT.com and on talkSPORT 2. Click radio player below or HERE TV/live stream: BT Sports Box Office (UK)/ ESPN+ (US) Follow ALL of the action below… Let's block ads! (Why?) talkSPORT
‘Irretrievably broken’: Cardi B files for divorce from husband of three years

‘Irretrievably broken’: Cardi B files for divorce from husband of three years

Entertainment
Rapper Cardi B has filed for divorce from her husband Offset, whom she has been married to for the past three years.Cardi B, real name Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, married the Migos singer Offset, real name Kiari Cepheus, in a secret ceremony in September 2017. The 27-year-old singer made the filing on Tuesday in Atlanta in Georgia - near their marital home. Image: Cardi B had a daughter with Offset in 2018, called Kulture Tuesday's filing states that the divorce is being contested by Offset, 28, with whom the rapper has a daughter Kulture.Cardi B is asking for "primary physical custody" of their daughter, while asking that Offset contributes to her "support and maintenance". ...
Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico damaged by broken cable

Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico damaged by broken cable

Science
Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The Arecibo Observatory, the world's most powerful radio space telescope, incurred significant damage when a cable that stabilizes its radio antenna snapped. Observatory engineers worked Tuesday to secure the partially wrecked facility, which was damaged the day before, said managers of the Puerto Rican landmark, who are based at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Advertisement No injuries were reported, in large part because the damage occurred about 2:45 a.m. when no one was present. "We've informed the science community that we're not doing any astronomy observation for at least two weeks," said Ray Lugo, director of the university's space institute. "Our first priority is to put the dome, antennae and suspended platform in the most secure place in case we ...