A New Coronavirus Has Been Found Spreading Among Rodents in Sweden

Bats and pangolins aren’t the only wild animals harboring novel coronaviruses. Rodents like rats, mice, and voles can also carry viruses which are sometimes capable of jumping over to our own species. Among Sweden’s red-backed bank voles (Myodes glareolus), researchers have now identified a widespread and common coronavirus they’ve called the Grimsö virus, after the … Read more

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis manager is ambassador for science

As one of 120 national ambassadors to the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) IF / THEN program, Lindsey Dietz knows that many elementary- and middle-school-age girls lose interest in math. The significant drop, she said, is not due to a lack of aptitude, “but from a lack of positive role models … Read more

New Hanover discusses future of Cape Fear’s west bank

Flooding Jan. 3 on Peter’s Point. Water levels are just under 7 feet. Photo: courtesy of Cape Fear Riverkeeper Kemp Burdette, included in county documents New Hanover County commissioners will continue weighing development along the Cape Fear River’s west bank across from downtown Wilmington, a process that may be overshadowed if a portion of that … Read more

MIT Experts Design and Test Technical Research for a Hypothetical Central Bank Digital Currency

In collaboration with a team at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, MIT experts have begun designing and testing a technical framework through which Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) research can be performed in the US Credit: MIT News, stock image Collaboration with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston yields progress in understanding how a … Read more