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Some industry lobbyists also noted that it was unusual to implement controversial policy changes solely through executive authority just before leaving office. 1
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The other, the "rebate" rule, would end a widespread practice in which drugmakers give rebates to insurance middlemen in government programs such as Medicare to include those drugs in their plans. 1
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The shiny, black stone weighing around 11 ounces was dubbed Northwest Africa 7533. 1Hidden in its inky depths, it contains clues to the Red Planet's origins. 1
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What does emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine mean? 1
It's when regulators allow shots to be given to certain people while studies of safety and effectiveness are ongoing. 1
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Normally, the process to approve a new vaccine can take about a decade. 1But the federal government is using various methods to dramatically speed up the process for COVID-19 vaccines. 1
The small satellite launch company RocketLab made its first successful recovery of its Electron rocket after it had sent a collection of payloads toward orbit. 1While this rocket itself isn't going to be reused, the company expects that it will get valuable data from sensors that returned to Earth with the vehicle. 1
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Today, the National Science Foundation announced that its famed Arecibo radio observatory would be shut down. 1
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After engineering studies determined there was no way to repair the hardware without putting workers at risk, the NSF made the decision to shut the observatory down. 1
"It's very difficult to turn around and say to the astronomical community, like, 'Hey, guys, we're missing half of the stuff out there,'" he told NPR. 1
On May 22, 2020, light from a titanic explosion deep in space reached Earth. 1The energy seen by astronomers told of the collision of a pair of neutron stars, creating a kilonova explosion. 1This event, releasing more energy in a half-second than our Sun will produce in 10 billion years, left a rare object behind in the debris. 1
Astronomers have revived a decade-old idea that was abandoned by NASA: a 100-metre-wide liquid-mirror telescope on the Moon to study the stars. 1
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"The mirror base would be made out of a liquid that does not freeze at -145°C, or -225°F, corresponding to the temperature of the Moon," NASA Hubble Fellow Anna Schauer, who led the proposal work, told The Register. 1
Scientists first proposed the concept, dubbed the "Ultimately Large Telescope," over a decade ago in a 2007 paper published in the journal Nature. 1
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Rather than constructing the massive 100-meter dish out of coated glass, the team suggests to use liquid instead. 1Not only would it make it easier to construct on the Moon, it would be significantly cheaper as well. 1