White House Announces Historic Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

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A task force of leaders in this space is preparing to bring together stakeholders and storytellers to inform this critical work Newswise — Washington, D.C – Today, the Biden-Harris administration announced that it will hold a historic White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health this September. The conference will be only the second of its kind. The first conference was…

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Astronomers reveal first image of the black hole at the heart of our galaxy

Today, at simultaneous press conferences around the world, including at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) headquarters in Germany, astronomers have unveiled the first image of the supermassive black hole at the centre of our own Milky Way galaxy. This result provides overwhelming evidence that the object is indeed a black hole and yields valuable clues about the workings of such…

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Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Mass Shooting in Buffalo

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Below is a statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, on today’s mass shooting in Buffalo: “Once again America’s mayors are shocked and devastated by a mass shooting — this time at a Buffalo supermarket in which a heavily armed gunman wearing tactical gear killed 10 people and wounded three…

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Tau Herculids A Possible Surprise Meteor Shower!

We might have the opportunity to witness a possibly intense meteor event due to a comet that split apart in 1995. Apparently, it is still fracturing. It could cause a spectacular mini meteor shower called the Tau Herculids… It’s parent comet is 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3, which was discovered back in 1930, by German observers Arnold Schwassmann and Arno Arthur Wachmann . Tau Herculids…

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SpaceX is targeting today, Friday, May 13 for a Falcon 9 launch of 53 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. The instantaneous launch window is at 3:07 p.m. PT, 22:07 UTC. The first stage booster supporting this mission previously launched Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich, DART, and two Starlink missions. Following…

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FDA Approves Novel, Dual-Targeted Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes

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In Clinical Trials, Treatment Proved More Effective Than Other Therapies Evaluated Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Mounjaro (tirzepatide) injection to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes, as an addition to diet and exercise. Mounjaro was effective at improving blood sugar and was more effective than the other diabetes therapies with which it was…

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U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office Selects GridBright, Inc., to Lead the Effort to Integrate Solar Energy Into Utility Control Rooms Securely

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Project supported by an ecosystem of utility, research, and technology collaborators, including San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and Oracle SAN FRANCISCO ( – The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) announced the award of GridBright‘s project “PIVA: Photovoltaic (PV) Integration using Virtual Airgap” (Award DE-EE0009631) as part of their Fiscal Year 2021 Systems Integration and…

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Feeding America Study Shows Deepening Divide in Senior Hunger Rates Along Racial and Ethnic Lines

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New study finds that overall senior food insecurity remained unchanged in 2020, yet racial disparities worsened CHICAGO  /PRNewswire/ — Feeding America® today released The State of Senior Hunger in America in 2020, a study about seniors facing hunger in the United States. The report sheds light on the extent to which food insecurity – or having limited access to enough food to live…

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Colorado Students to Hear from Astronauts Aboard Space Station

Students from Boulder, Colorado, will have an opportunity next week to hear from American and European astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The space-to-Earth call will air live at 12:05 p.m. EDT Monday, May 16, on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website. NASA astronaut and Fairview High School graduate Jessica Watkins and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti will answer prerecorded video…

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