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Bill Gates: Solving Covid easy compared with climate

Bill Gates: Solving Covid easy compared with climate

Science
Fifty-one billion and zero - the two numbers Bill Gates says you need to know about climate.Solving climate change would be "the most amazing thing humanity has ever done", says the billionaire founder of Microsoft.By comparison, ending the pandemic is "very, very easy", he claims.Mr Gates's new book, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster, is a guide to tackling global warming.Don't underestimate the scale of the challenge, he told me when we spoke last week. "We've never made a transition like we're talking about doing in the next 30 years. There is no precedent for this."Fifty-one billion is how many tonnes of greenhouse gases the world typically adds to the atmosphere each year.Net zero is where we need to get to. This means cutting emissions to a level where any remaining greenhouse gas rele...
Scientists closer to solving Newton’s ‘three-body problem’

Scientists closer to solving Newton’s ‘three-body problem’

Science
Dec. 18 (UPI) -- For more than three centuries, Newton's laws of motion have helped scientists understand the relationships between body of mass and the forces that act on it, like the forces acting on a planet orbiting the sun. Newton's equations weren't perfect, however. When trying to account for three bodies -- a moon orbiting a planet orbiting a sun, for example -- Newton struggled to solve the equations related to mass and motion. Simply put, neither Newton's laws of motion, nor any physical laws, explain the movements of three bodies in orbit. The equations don't compute. Fast forward 350 years, and scientists have made one of the largest steps yet in solving Newton's three-body problem. For the new research, scientists focused on recent discoveries related to unstable three-body...
Solving America's retirement security challenges

Solving America's retirement security challenges

Finance
Americans dream of retiring with financial security, but for too many it's a struggle on how they will get there. According to a recent estimate, 1 out of 3 Americans have less than $ 5,000 put aside for their retirement years. Meanwhile, baby boomers are exiting the workforce in droves, with 10,000 of them retiring each day. And the U.S. Census Bureau projects that more than 20 percent of U.S. residents will be age 65 or older by 2030. With an entire generation on the cusp of retirement, the rules governing retirement plan administration need to be modernized to make it easier for employers to offer savi...