‘Survival of the fittest’ may also apply to the nonliving, report finds
Proposed law of nature says systems such as stars and hurricanes are made up in varying ways, with some succeeding and others failingDarwin ’s theory of evolution, with natural selection at its core, conjures up images of flourishing life. But now researchers have suggested a similar mechanism may apply to the realm of the nonliving too, underpinning what they have called nature’s “missing law”.A team of scientists and philosophers say many systems – including minerals, changes within stars and even hurricanes – are made up of multiple components that can come together in myriad ways, some of which persist whil...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 16, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Evolution Science Environment Hurricanes World news Source Type: news

NASA launches spacecraft to a mysterious metal-rich asteroid
When Lindy Elkins-Tanton imagines the metallic asteroid Psyche, she dreams of terrain unlike any seen before. Small craters could look like frozen splashes of water, fringed with silvery spires. Metallic lavas, squeezed out billions of years ago, might shimmer nearby. Gigantic cliff faces, cleaved from the asteroid’s metal crust as it cooled and contracted long ago, might be studded with green crystals of olivine. Whether these vistas exist depends on whether the asteroid, a beguiling 220-kilometer-wide object discovered in 1852, really is the hunk of iron and nickel long assumed by astronomers. Now, Elkins-Tanton ...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 13, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

Water and Carbon Revealed in NASA ’ s Ancient Asteroid Samples
[time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] (CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — NASA on Wednesday showed off its first asteroid samples delivered last month by a spacecraft — the most ever returned to Earth. Scientists and space agency leaders took part in the reveal at Johnson Space Center in Houston. The ancient black dust and chunks are from the carbon-rich asteroid named Bennu, almost 60 million miles away. NASA’s Osiris-Rex spacecraft collected the samples three years ago and then dropped them off sealed in a capsule during a flyby of Earth last month. Scientists anticipated at least a cupful of r...
Source: TIME: Science - October 11, 2023 Category: Science Authors: MARCIA DUNN / AP Tags: Uncategorized Space Source Type: news

U.S. Considers Dropping Sanctions Against Israeli Billionaire in Push for EV Metals
As part of its quest to gain access to minerals critical to the energy transition, the U.S. has recently considered a plan to drop sanctions against an Israeli mining magnate accused of corruption, according to people familiar with the matter.#israeli (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 11, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preventing kidney stones before they form
Drink water throughout the day to help avoid reoccuring kidney stones Kidney stones are small, hard deposits made of minerals and reoccurring materials inside the kidneys. Stones often go unnoticed in the kidney until they move into the ureter —the tube connecting the kidney and bladder.  If a stone leaves the kidney and blocks urine from exiting, usually while in the ureter, it can cause urine to back up and lead to intense pain.  Kidney stones… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 11, 2023 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Metal Trader Misery Undercuts Supercycle Hype as Losses Pile Up
The world’s metal traders are enduring one of their toughest periods in years, even as an international race for minerals thrusts the industry into the geopolitical spotlight like never before. • None Israelis Taken Hostage Were Ripped From Everyday Activities From top copper trader Trafigura…#trafiguragroup #lmeweek #concordresources #markhansen #orioncommoditiesfund #trafigura #garynagle #glencoreplc #ixm #geraldgroup (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 8, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beating'Middle-Age Spread':   Carbs You Should and Shouldn't Eat
MONDAY, Oct. 2, 2023 -- A diet rich in whole grains, fruits and non-starchy vegetables is the best recipe for middle-aged folks trying to keep their weight under control, new research finds. Low in added sugar, yet rich in vitamins and minerals,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 2, 2023 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Beating'Middle-Age Spread':  Carbs You Should and Shouldn't Eat
MONDAY, Oct. 2, 2023 -- A diet rich in whole grains, fruits and non-starchy vegetables is the best recipe for middle-aged folks trying to keep their weight under control, new research finds. Low in added sugar, yet rich in vitamins and minerals,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 2, 2023 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

$67 Billion of Rare Minerals Is Buried Under One of the World ’s Biggest Carbon Sinks
A fight is brewing in Canada about how, or whether, to dig out materials essential for EV batteries that lie deep beneath vast peat bogs (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Regional mining center initiative explored at conference to enhance mineral supply chains
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s drive to establish a regional mining center of excellence aimed at meeting the increasing demand for minerals vital to diverse industries was the focal point of a conference attended by leading industry figures. The “Role of Centers of Excellence in Establishing Mineral…#saudiarabias #saudipressagency #africa #middleeast #westernasia #kacst #futuremineralsforum #saeedalshihri #vision2030s #alialmutairi (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Copper is critical to energy transition. The world is falling way behind on producing enough
Doctor Copper, the nickname for the ubiquitous red metal that historically has taken the pulse of the global economy, is currently busy diagnosing the health of the clean energy transition. Naturally conductive copper is one of the critical minerals — along with lithium, cobalt and nickel — in the…#spglobal #nickpickens #woodmackenzie #tesla #heritagefoundation #rishisunak #richardadkerson #phoenix #freeportmcmoran #freeport (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The U.S. needs minerals for green tech. Will Western mines have enough water?
SUPERIOR, Ariz. — On a 107 degree morning in the mountains east of Phoenix, a miner in a hard hat plunges down the nearly 7,000-foot shaft of what may soon be the biggest underground copper mine in the United States. But…#superior #ariz #mountainseast #phoenix #resolutioncopper #arizona #resolution #coloradoriver #americanwest #mineslikeresolution (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How NASA Captured a Piece of the Solar System ’ s Past From an Ancient Asteroid
Infrared sensors on the ground detected the heat signature of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft’s sample-return capsule when it slammed into the atmosphere at more than 45,000 km/h (27,650 mph), at 8:42 a.m. MDT today. The 46 kg (101 lbs.) capsule was dropped off by its much larger OSIRIS-REx mother ship as that spacecraft went whizzing briefly by Earth. The capsule hit the air off the coast of California, aiming for a parachute landing in the Department of Defense’s Utah Test and Training Range southwest of Salt Lake City. Even before the capsule landed, four search helicopters scrambled to meet it, and the people at ...
Source: TIME: Science - September 24, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Successive governments have taken Canada's economic security for granted, businesses say
It may seem on first blush that Canada has taken a number of steps to protect its businesses in the past few years, given it has restricted Chinese companies from investing in this country’s critical minerals sector and introduced cybersecurity bills to protect critical infrastructure. We…#successive #microsoftcanadainc #googlecanada #economicsecurity #nationalsecurity #trevorneiman #digitaleconomy #neiman #canadians (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 24, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Talc Researcher Asks Court to Dismiss J & J Lawsuit Against Her
A medical researcher responsible for uncovering a potential link between talc and cancer has petitioned a judge to dismiss the lawsuit pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson filed against her.  Dr. Jacqueline Moline maintains that her 2019 study linking cosmetic talc products and cancer is sound and protected by the First Amendment. Moline has served as the plaintiffs’ expert in more than 200 cases against Johnson & Johnson, alleging the company’s talc products caused consumers to develop cancer and mesothelioma, according to Reuters.  A federal court filing in Trenton, New Jersey, states tha...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 22, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Arianna Delarosa Tags: Asbestos Exposure Clinical Trials/Research/Emerging Treatments Legal Source Type: news