The Success of NASA's Ingenuity Helicopter Paves Way for Bigger Aircrafts
Science Technology 

The Success of NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Paves Way for Bigger Aircrafts

Although the <a href=”https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-ingenuity-mars-helicopter-prepares-for-first-flight”>NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter was initially designed to fly only five times</a>, its series of successful missions means that it will be getting more opportunities to explore the red planet. On June 21, the Ingenuity helicopter flew for the eighth time on Mars and was able to cover a distance of 160 meters. The trip lasted 77.4 seconds before landing at a new site which is a big milestone considering Mars’s thin atmosphere. These flights will continue during the coming months to test how the helicopter can work…

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Should Americans Be Worried About the New Coronavirus Delta Variant
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Should Americans Be Worried about the New Coronavirus Delta Variant?

The rise of a new coronavirus variant is becoming a cause of concern to some health experts. The variant, called Delta or B.1.617.2, was initially detected in India. Since then, it has spread to over 60 different countries. The cases in the United Kingdom consist of 60% originating from the Delta variant. Currently, the variant accounts for 6% of infections in the U.S. Health experts in the U.S. are analysing the variant and becoming aware of its worsening symptoms and infection rates. The symptoms of the Delta variant are the…

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Corporate Taxes on Tech Giants
Business News 

G7 Leaders to Raise Corporate Taxes on Tech Giants

Leaders of the G7 club of rich countries are finalizing plans to introduce higher corporate taxes on tech companies across all member states. This comes as the mounting debts from the Covid-19 pandemic drives leaders in these countries to seek out more ways to increase revenue. Fewer alternatives present as much potentials as corporate taxes, with most of these rich countries being a tax haven for corporations. As the stakes are getting higher, global leaders looking to “get out of this race to the bottom we see with taxes today…especially…

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Consumer Appetites towards Meat Products
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Family News 

The Pandemic Has Fuelled Changes in Consumer Appetites towards Meat Products

Consumer appetites towards meat products have changed during the pandemic. Sales for plant-based meat alternatives have risen over the pandemic due to consumers increasing their efforts towards health and sustainability. “What Covid has done is it has enabled people to briefly give some attention to where their meat comes from,” said Pat Brown, the founder of Impossible Foods. Impossible Foods produce plant-based meat alternatives and are encouraging consumers to consider alternative protein options. “We’re not anti-animal meat. We’re just saying there are protein options you need to look at.” Furthermore,…

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Retiree Millionaire Business News 

Number of Retiree Millionaires Doubles over the Past Year, According to Fidelity

Retirees are gaining back full confidence in 401(k) savings plans after a tumultuous run over the past year. Many retirement saving accounts have recovered from losses that resulted from the pandemic, posting healthy increments over the past few months. This comes off the heels of incredible profit runs in the stock markets in recent times. The S&P 500’s annual returns were up by 20% during the first quarter of 2021 compared to the same quarter last year. And besides a scare from three consecutive days of losses, investors have enjoyed…

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Reopening of Schools
Education Family News 

The American Federation of Teachers Calls for The Reopening of Schools

Randi Weingarten, the head of the American Federation of Teachers, has called for all schools in the US to reopen for in-person learning. Weingarten believes that ‘conditions have changed’ and that it is time to fully reopen schools. The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) is one of the country’s largest teacher’s unions. They have called on schools to reopen five days a week following the continued use of virtual learning over school districts. “Conditions have changed,” says Weingarten. The union is blaming the previous administration for creating an environment of…

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Emissions and Sea rising levels
Environment News 

Emissions Cuts Could Reduce the Impact of Sea Rising Levels By 50%

On Wednesday, scientists reported findings from new research that expanded on reasons why the world should improve its efforts to reduce global warming. The study showed that emission cuts could reduce the impact of sea level rising by 50%. The scientists said that if the governments were able to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) they could reduce sea levels rising from 10 inches to five by the year 2100. This is due to melting glaciers and ice sheets in Greenland and the Antarctic. In fact, this…

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Biden's Family Plan
Family News 

President Biden Proposes A $1.8 Trillion Plan for Families and Children

On Wednesday, President Joe Biden will introduce a $1.8 trillion plan for paid family leave in the U.S. The ‘families plan’ will also include free community college, universal pre-kindergarten and subsidized childcare. Biden will pitch the $1.8 trillion in new spending and tax credits to Congress in a joint session on Wednesday night. The event comes on the eve of Biden’s 100th day in office. The plan is part of the Biden administration’s vision to overhaul the U.S. economy and enhance recovery following the coronavirus pandemic. The plan will allow…

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US emissions
Environment Family News 

Biden announces pledge to cut US emissions in half by 2030

President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that the U.S. is pledging to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030. Biden discussed his ambitious target as part of the United States new commitment to the Paris climate agreement.  During the White House’s Earth Day summit, 40 world leaders met virtually and discussed their ambitions for reducing greenhouse gases. “The United States isn’t waiting; we are resolving to take action,” said President Biden. He aims to take action by enhancing electric vehicle production, investing in agriculture to store carbon in soil,…

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Biden’s First Budget Fuels K-12 Education Spending
Education News 

Biden’s First Budget Fuels K-12 Education Spending

The US government has a clear vision to help solve the many problems that the country is facing. President Joe Biden unveiled his first budget proposal on Friday in hope of successfully achieving this vision. The $1.5 trillion budget would result in more than double the funding for the federal K-12 programme. Furthermore, this programme supports public school districts that serve students from low-income backgrounds. Advancing one of Biden’s primary policy agendas, approximately $129 billion will go directly to K-12 education. Title I focuses on providing financial assistance to students…

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