The real issue behind the data science skills gap isn’t what you may think

Image: Robert Kneschke / Adobe Stock The data science skills gap is not here because there aren’t enough people who can train and analyze data models. There are plenty of talented data modelers who understand conceptual data modeling, logical data modeling and more. The real challenge is finding people who can gather data, prepare it, … Read more

NASA denies claim of dangerous heat shield issue during SpaceX’s Ax-1 mission

On April 8, SpaceX launched Axiom 1 (Ax-1), the first-ever all-private crewed mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Ax-1 ferried four passengers to the ISS, where they and their Dragon spacecraft remained for more than two weeks. That Dragon, a vehicle named Endeavor, returned to Earth on April 25, splashing down off the coast … Read more

Energy Secretary to Visit Nuclear Plant, Discuss Waste Issue | Connecticut News

By JENNIFER McDERMOTT, Associated Press WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) – The US energy secretary is planning to visit a nuclear power plant in Connecticut on Friday at the invitation of the local congressional member as they both work to change how spent nuclear fuel is stored nationwide to solve a decadeslong stalemate. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm … Read more

There’s a Major Issue With How We Treat Lab Mice, And It Could Affect Study Results

Over 120 million laboratory rats and mice are used worldwide each year. Many are used to study distressing conditions like cancer, arthritis and chronic pain, and almost all spend their lives in small, empty box-like cages: a kind of permanent lockdown. Our new analysis shows that this restrictive, artificial housing causes rats and mice to … Read more

Nuclear renaissance hinges on solving the waste issue

There seems to be at least one thing everyone can agree on when it comes to nuclear power: dealing with the industry’s dangerous radioactive waste is an urgent global matter. There is an enormous backlog of radioactive residues from nuclear reactors, known as high-level waste, in need of safe and permanent disposal. This presents a … Read more

Fatigue After COVID Is a Real Issue. Here Are 5 Things You Can Do About It

People are often surprised by how fatigued they are during a COVID infection. Fatigue is more than being worn out or sleepy. It’s an excessive tiredness that persists despite resting or good sleep. It’s likely a result of our body’s strong immune response to the virus. But in some people the fatigue drags on even … Read more

‘It’s a thorny issue.’ Why a fight over DNA data imperils a global conservation pact | Science

For conservation biologists, the highest item on the global agenda this year is persuading the world nations to agree on new targets for saving nature. National leaders are scheduled to meet in China later this year to finalize a new strategic plan for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), a 30-year-old global pact that sets … Read more

My Word | Geologist takes issue with behavior of supervisor – Times-Standard

By David Lindberg I am writing to defend my professional reputation following the Feb. 15 Board of Supervisors meeting during which my professional integrity was publicly impugned by Supervisor Madrone. My career as a consulting geologist spans more than four decades, with over three decades in private practice exclusively in northwestern California and southwestern Oregon. … Read more

Dennis Anderson: DNR biologist says proposed walleye limit cut is a social issue that won’t yield more fish | Sports

Paul Radomski is a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) biologist and author of the forthcoming University of Minnesota Press book “Walleye: A Beautiful Fish of the Dark. ” In 2001-2002, during the last big Minnesota fish limit revision, Radomski was the DNR scientific adviser and expert witness in the agency’s limit revision process. In … Read more