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What to do when the adults don't have the answers

  • So, I began considering concepts I learned in my school's nanotechnology club and chemistry class, as well as reviewing several research articles from scientific journals.
  • Several weeks later, I developed the idea for a nitrogen-doped graphene mask.
  • While the possibility of manufacturing my mask -- assuming it proved to be medically sound -- at a scale necessary to combat the virus might be challenging, my hope is that my idea inspires others to think creatively about ways to tackle Covid-19.
  • TikTok groups high school and college seniors under "Class of 2020," so when I search for recent content, I see quite a range of stories -- and watching high school students several years my junior expressing their roller-coaster of emotions, but with their signature teenage sarcasm, makes me feel a bit more youthful and energized.

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Chinese PMI hits highest level in a decade in latest sign that the world's 2nd largest economy is surging back

  • China's services PMI - a closely watched economic survey - hit a 10-year high on Friday in the latest sign that the country's economic recovery as it comes out of the worst of its coronavirus crisis is accelerating.
  • China's Caixin Services Purchasing Managers Index hit 58.4 for in June.
  • PMI survey data is widely used to track trends in economic activity across the world's biggest economies.
  • June's result was the highest since April 2010 when China's Caixin Services PMI hit 58.4.
  • It is the latest sign that the world's second largest economy, which was first hit by coronavirus through an outbreak in the city of Wuhan, is experiencing an uptick in economic activity.
  • On Wednesday, positive news also came in from the manufacturing industry with China's manufacturing activity rising to a six-month high in June.

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The tragic allure of Alaska's 'Into the Wild' bus

  • Hauled into the wilderness by a construction company in the early 1960s as a backcountry shelter during a short-lived road project along the area's Stampede Trail, the bus would soon be abandoned and forgotten on the far side of a boggy, river-soaked parcel of public wildland attracting mainly moose and local hunters just outside of Denali National Park, about 30 miles from the nearest real road of any sort.
  • An even gutsier unofficial route to the bus was recently braved by 22-year-old Alaskan Ian Borowski and his friend Shane -- the two of them approaching from Denali National Park, hiking over a mountain pass, and paddling 10 turbulent miles along the Teklanika River on teensy portable rafts before hoofing another eight miles along the Stampede Trail to Bus 142 -- just days before it was unexpectedly airlifted out.

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Why fixed-income diversification is a myth

  • Whereas a diversified global equities fund run by Magellan might include 25 to 30 global stocks, active bond (or credit) portfolios typically comprise hundreds, if not thousands, of individual securities.
  • This also contributed to havoc in the passive, exchange-traded fund (ETF) world where index-tracking products that were meant to be diversified across hundreds of Aussie bonds suddenly endured extreme illiquidity and price declines that were much larger than the losses recorded by the benchmark the ETF was supposed to be hugging.
  • They don’t need or expect daily liquidity and are very comfortable with the idea that a diversified portfolio of high-yield bonds are inevitably going to experience downgrades and defaults, which is the inevitable trade-off they accept for the loftier returns these strategies can generate during the good times.

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Robin Williams, an Acid Trip, and Moral Panic: “Blame Canada” at the Oscars

  • And here they were on Oscar night, symbolically joining the A-list against all odds because the product of that Paramount deal, 1999’s South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, had miraculously been nominated for an award: The musical’s centerpiece, the Rodgers and Hammerstein–inspired “Blame Canada,” was up for Best Original Song.
  • (“It’s gonna take four or five people to replace her,” Parker said in a panel just weeks before the awards, emphasizing how integral she was to the South Park world.) By the time the logistics of the Oscars performance had to be figured out, Parker didn’t want to sing the song himself.
  • Across 23 seasons, the only period in which outside writers were relied upon was during the second and third seasons, when Parker and Stone were busy with projects like BASEketball and Bigger, Longer & Uncut and thought they would do what everyone else does in the industry by getting some help.

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Nasdaq Smashes All-Time High as Tech Stocks Remain Immune to Virus Risk

  • The Nasdaq Composite Index surged to new all-time highs Thursday, extending its streak of market-beating returns in the face of a pandemic.
  • The Nasdaq Composite Index surged to an intraday peak of 10,310.36.
  • The New York Stock Exchange will be closed on Friday to observe Independence Day. Shares of information technology companies have outperformed the broader equities market amid the pandemic.
  • Online retailers like JD.com (NASDAQ:JD) and Ebay (NASDAQ:EBAY) have also surged.
  • Video game developers like Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) and Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) have quietly outperformed the market this year.
  • The Nasdaq’s biotechnology scene is also a source of tremendous growth, with the likes of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN) gaining more than 63% year-to-date.
  • Like the broader market, the Nasdaq’s outlook is also governed by central-bank intervention in an economy that’s still on life support due to the pandemic.

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Stocks rise after jobs report

  • New York (CNN Business) - Wall Street is cheering the better-than-expected June jobs report Thursday, but investor enthusiasm waned as the day wore on.
  • That was well off its earlier highs of the day after the government reported that the US economy added 4.8 million jobs in June, bringing the unemployment rate down to 11.1%.
  • Stocks are on track to close an abbreviated week of trading with solid gains.
  • Shares of Big Pharma leader Pfizer and Germany's BioNTech also continued to rally one day after the two drug companies announced "encouraging" data from an early study of a Covid-19 vaccine that the two companies are developing.
  • And the broader market enjoyed solid gains Thursday, with all eleven major sectors of the economy rising following the jobs news.

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2K breaks gaming’s de facto $60 ceiling, asks $70 for next-gen NBA 2K21

  • A new generation of video game consoles may come with a new standard price point for big-budget games.
  • And an NBA 2K spokesperson confirmed to Ars Technica that the premium pricing is based on what it sees as the increased value represented by the power of new consoles.
  • The last time the game industry saw a generalized price increase for big-budget, high-end games was the mid-'00s.
  • In fact, thanks to inflation, high-end games are now cheaper than they've ever been in real-money terms (especially when compared with the '90s era of $70 to $80 cartridge-based games).
  • In any case, a new console generation (with the optional capability to carry games across multiple generations) could serve as just the excuse major publishers need to raise their standard asking price.

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June jobs report: US economy adds 4.8 million jobs, unemployment 11.1% - Business Insider

  • The US economy notched its second straight month of job additions in June amid nationwide efforts to claw back from a coronavirus-induced recession.
  • That exceeded the 3 million payroll additions expected by economists surveyed by Bloomberg.
  • Meanwhile, the US unemployment rate came in at 11.1%, lower than the 12.5% expected by economists.
  • Still, in the last two weeks not covered by the report, surging new coronavirus cases have cast doubt on the path of the recovery.
  • Economists and industry watchers will have to wait for the July report, due in August, to see the employment impact of new coronavirus cases.
  • The June numbers come after May's report shocked economists, showing 2.5 million job additions at a time when they were expecting a contraction of 7.5 million jobs.
  • This is a breaking story.
  • Please email [email protected] and tell us your story.

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June jobs report: US economy adds 4.8 million jobs, unemployment 11.1% - Business Insider

  • The US economy notched its second straight month of job additions in June amid nationwide efforts to claw back from a coronavirus-induced recession.
  • That exceeded the 3 million payroll additions expected by economists surveyed by Bloomberg.
  • Meanwhile, the US unemployment rate came in at 11.1%, lower than the 12.5% expected by economists.
  • Still, in the last two weeks not covered by the report, surging new coronavirus cases have cast doubt on the path of the recovery.
  • Economists and industry watchers will have to wait for the July report, due in August, to see the employment impact of new coronavirus cases.
  • The June numbers come after May's report shocked economists, showing 2.5 million job additions at a time when they were expecting a contraction of 7.5 million jobs.
  • This is a breaking story.
  • Please email [email protected] and tell us your story.

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