Many countries around the world, concerned over the economic and human costs of the lengthy shutdown of international travel during the pandemic, are busy experimenting with how to reopen their borders while protecting their citizens. The United States, in stark contrast, is locked down even more tightly than it was when the Trump administration first put travel restrictions in place at the start of the outbreak. Against all common sense, fully vaccinated travelers from many countries with much lower case rates than the United States remain blocked.

Amid the tribal fights that roil American politics daily, liberals and conservatives seem to have found strange common ground on closed borders. The left fears the virus; the right fears foreigners. The result has been a policy gridlock that is increasingly isolating the United States, especially from its closest allies, while doing nothing to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Many countries that have endured several COVID-19 waves are nonetheless trying to re-open their borders as conditions permit. European Union member states have for many months regularly updated their lists of restricted countries based on the latest epidemiological data. Most have now opened to foreign travelers, generally requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test before arrival. The EU recently removed the United States from its safe travel list due to the surge of the delta variant, but Germany, France, Spain, and most other EU member states are still permitting travel by fully vaccinated Americans or those recovered from COVID-19 and naturally immune. Only a handful of European countries, such as Norway and Bulgaria, have opted to close to U.S. visitors, while some others allow only limited essential travel.

Many countries around the world, concerned over the economic and human costs of the lengthy shutdown of international travel during the pandemic, are busy experimenting with how to reopen their borders while protecting their citizens. The United States, in stark contrast, is locked down even more tightly than it was when the Trump administration first put travel restrictions in place at the start of the outbreak. Against all common sense, fully vaccinated travelers from many countries with much lower case rates than the United States remain blocked.

Amid the tribal fights that roil American politics daily, liberals and conservatives seem to have found strange common ground on closed borders. The left fears the virus; the right fears foreigners. The result has been a policy gridlock that is increasingly isolating the United States, especially from its closest allies, while doing nothing to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Many countries that have endured several COVID-19 waves are nonetheless trying to re-open their borders as conditions permit. European Union member states have for many months regularly updated their lists of restricted countries based on the latest epidemiological data. Most have now opened to foreign travelers, generally requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test before arrival. The EU recently removed the United States from its safe travel list due to the surge of the delta variant, is highlighting hardworking people who make our local businesses a success. Every Sunday, we’re Getting to Know YOU!

1. Name and Job Title: Chris Morgan, photographer and video producer at Idaho National Laboratory

2. What do you do in your position? As a science photographer, I capture compelling imagery to showcase INL’s amazing research.

3. Where were you born and when is your birthday? I was born in Pocatello, Idaho, on May 26.

4. How long have you lived in eastern Idaho and what city do you live in now? I’ve lived in eastern Idaho my whole life and currently live in Pocatello.

5. Tell us about your first job after high school or college. I’m dating myself, but I worked in a “in by 10 a.m. out by 5 p.m.” photo processing lab in college and began my career at Idaho National Laboratory two weeks after graduating from Idaho State University.

6. What is the best business decision you’ve ever made? A commitment to continual learning. The technological aspects of photography and video production have changed radically since I first entered the field. The transition from film and analog video to digital versions of capturing, editing and displaying final products has pushed me to continually learn new tools and techniques.

7. Tell us about your family. I’ve been married to my wonderful wife, Wendy, for 21 years. We have an amazing daughter, Samantha, who keeps me from slipping into “old fartdom.” It takes all three of us to run, feed, pet and spoil our Australian shepherd, Maggy, and find our cat, Tobin.

8. Tell us about a movie or book that has inspired you the most in life. Now that’s a tough one. I love to read, so It’s hard to narrow it down. One standout is “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.” It’s an amazing story of athleticism and perseverance. Perseverance has rewarded me throughout my career.

9. Tell us about a lesson you learned from a mistake you made in your career. Impatience leads to missed opportunities. Taking the time to ask questions and understand the subject I’m photographing always pays off.

10. What is the goal you hope to accomplish in the next 12 months? Two related goals: mentor someone to take over my professional role while spending more time on personal photography, which will require more travel and adventure!

11. What is one piece of advice you have for someone who wants to do what you’re doing? Study masters of your field. Work with someone you admire and always be willing to look at something a different way.

12. If you could do it all over again, what would you do differently? Absolutely nothing. Well, maybe work for National Geographic, but it’s never too late to intern.

13. Where is your favorite place to eat in eastern Idaho? El Herradero in Pocatello.

14. Tell us something surprising about yourself. I love to

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Washington — Seventy-five House members on Wednesday are encouraging President Joe Biden to take “science-based, data-driven steps” to safely reopen international travel to the United States, including loosening restrictions at the Canada border.

The lawmakers highlighted the economic impact of suspended inbound international travel, noting that the travel decline in 2020 resulted in a loss of $150 billion in export income. The United States is on track to lose 1.1 million jobs and another $175 billion by year’s end, they said.

The letter, led by U.S. Reps. Bill Huizenga, R-Holland, and Brian Higgins, D-New York, urges Biden and the Canadian government to drop all travel restrictions between the two countries for travelers who are fully vaccinated or show proof of a negative PCR test for COVID-19.

The land border with Canada has been closed to non-essential travel for 16 months due to the pandemic. The lawmakers say officials should “follow the science” with COVID vaccinations rising and infection rates down in both nations. 

Sixty-seven percent of Americans and Canadians have received at least one shot of the vaccine. Forty-eight percent of Americans are fully vaccinated, and 27% of Canadians, according to government data.

Higgins and Huizenga co-chair the Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary Group.

Five House members from Michigan signed the letter in addition to Huizenga: Reps. John Moolenaar, R-Midland; Dan Kildee, D-Flint Township; Andy Levin, D-Bloomfield Township; Peter Meijer, R-Grand Rapids Township; and Lisa McClain, R-Bruce Township. 

The lawmakers also want Biden to reestablish travel with the United Kingdom and  increase processing capacity for tourism and business visas. According to the letter, 57 of 237 visa processing sites were fully operational as of April, and 76% of U.S. consulates remained fully or partially closed to routine visa processing.

The Biden administration has set up expert working groups to examine restarting travel between the U.S. and Canada and between the U.S. and U.K. But the White House has provided no updates on a timeline or guidelines or metrics for reopening.

Vehicles are seen traveling from the American side of the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit to the Canadian side in Windsor, Ontario.

“We’re working to continue to assess what criteria would need to be in place in order to reopen travel,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday. 

“And we know that, in many cases, families are separated. We know that’s a heartbreaking challenge that a lot of people are dealing with. And a lot of people are eager to travel, be with loved ones, or even do work travel. We understand that. We’re eager to do that, as well.”  

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As Young Academies celebrate their 21st birthday, science must let young researchers lead the way.Credit: Franki Simonds/Shutterstock

The new millennium coincided with the start of an important new movement in research. In June 2000, early-career researchers in Germany established the first in a wave of national Young Academies, organizations dedicated to looking after the needs — and advancing the aspirations — of researchers at the start of their careers. Twenty-one years later, there are Young Academies in 45 countries, as well as international ones such as the Global Young Academy and the Young Academy of Europe. And the wave is growing: 2020 saw Young Academies launch in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nepal and Romania.

Young Academies are a necessary development in international science, as the founders of Hungary’s Young Academy, which launched in 2019, explain. Most early-career researchers are in a much more precarious position than were previous generations — a situation worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic and a year of financial losses for universities. As we have reported, funding agencies are not doing enough to support these scientists. By organizing and collaborating on a larger scale, young researchers are making themselves heard.

One of the aims of the Hungarian academy’s founders is to encourage the formation of more Young Academies, and to show their peers how this can be achieved. It’s timely advice: there are still plenty of places where Young Academies do not exist, including China, England, the United States and most of the Middle East, where only Egypt and Israel have Young Academies.

There’s no one model for a Young Academy — their structure and funding will depend on national circumstances. Some are independent non-governmental organizations; others have a formal relationship with a country’s national science academy. Regardless of the model, it’s essential that they are a platform for researchers to have a voice on the issues that matter to their careers and to society.

Young Academies offer a range of activities. In the past year, they have run events and workshops on such diverse topics as working during the pandemic, grant-writing, responsible research, and supporting refugee and at-risk scholars. They also provide research-informed advice for decision-makers. For example, Young Academy members have been urging funding agencies to ensure that research-evaluation systems incorporate credit for parental leave.

The academies’ advice to decision-makers is often on the topics that are front and centre for young people — such as open science and open data, climate change and biodiversity loss. Last November, members of the Netherlands Young Academy published a study, Flying High But Flying Less, on how researchers could reduce carbon emissions from work-related air travel.

Despite the pressures that early-career researchers experience — Young Academy members and office-holders are often carers and parents of young children — members are committed to carrying out public-engagement activities to encourage younger generations to get into science.

It takes time for the seeds of new institutions to bear fruit, but the Young Academy movement is already having

China’s Chang’e 5 spacecraft returned fresh moon rock samples late last year, but the main science of the mission is still just getting underway.

Applications to borrow lunar samples delivered to Earth by Chang’e 5 in December are under review and will be decided soon, according to Jing Peng, deputy chief designer of the Chang’e-5 spacecraft system at the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST).

“There was a conference one week ago in China regarding the applications for lunar samples,” Peng said, speaking on Thursday (June 17) at the Global Space Exploration (GLEX) conference held last week in St. Petersburg, Russia. The June 11 meeting reviewed 85 applications from 23 universities and scientific research institutes in China, according to China’s Lunar Sample Management Office. International applications will also be considered.

Related: The latest news about China’s space program

Samples available for loan can also be viewed and requested online at the Lunar Sample Information Database, hosted by the National Astronomical Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC). Available samples include breccias, which are made of various fragments cemented together, as well as fine-grained soil, volcanic basalts and glass beads.

Peng said that while he has not been involved in analyzing the samples, colleagues at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have told him that the “age of the samples may be younger than the samples returned by the Apollo program. I think there will be more results in the near future.” Confirming that rocks from this region are much younger would provide valuable new insights into the history of our nearest neighbor. Although Apollo moon rocks have allowed scientists to decipher the moon’s early history in detail, without younger samples on Earth, more recent lunar activity is something of a blur.

In his presentation, Peng described the Chang’e 5 mission as China’s most sophisticated space project to date. Peng detailed the exactly challenges of the complex, 23-day mission, including getting to and from the moon, landing in the targeted area in Oceanus Procellarum, blasting off from the lunar surface, docking two spacecraft in orbit around the moon, and executing a “skip” reentry, in which the return capsule first bounced off the Earth’s atmosphere to slow down before reentering and landing.

Other key technologies Peng highlighted included automatic sampling using a scoop and a drill, transferring samples between spacecraft, and developing miniaturized, lightweight and durable components capable of performing exacting tasks.

The Earth and moon viewed by Chang'e 5 from Sun-Earth Lagrange point 1.

The Earth and moon viewed by Chang’e 5 from Sun-Earth Lagrange point 1. (Image credit: CNSA/CLEP)

The mission was also demanding in terms of the large amounts of fuel needed to overcome gravity to escape bodies like the Earth and the moon. The Long March 5 that launched the 18,078-lb. (8,200 kilograms) spacecraft weighed more than 940 tons (850 metric tons). However the final payload delivered by the Chang’e 5 return capsule was just 3.82 lbs. (1.73 kgs) of lunar samples.

While science is being conducted on the ground, the Chang’e 5 orbiter — which released the return

LITTLE FALLS – The Little Falls Mounties swept three games on Senior Night and defeated the Utica Academy of Science’s Atoms 25-12, 25-15, 25-12 in their high school gym.

Leading 1-0 after the first game, Little Falls pulled away from a 12-12 tie in the second game, scoring 10 straight points off the serve of Karlee Gullis. The Mounties then scored the first five points of the third game and built a 13-3 lead on the way to completing a sweep.

Alyssa Santos served nine aces and had two kills for the Mounties (6-3); Jordan Baumeister had 18 assists, four aces, four kills and two digs; Gullis served six aces with four kills, four digs and two assists; Hailey Stoltz had seven kills and one block; Claire Petkovsek had six kills, two aces, one assist and three digs; Allyson Nichols had six kills and four digs; Sierra Miles had five digs; Emma Dooley had two assists; and Shayna Straney had two digs.

The Atoms’ record is now 2-6.

Little Falls had a Thursday match at Herkimer and plays at Mt. Markham Saturday morning. The Utica Academy of Science plays at Mt. Markham Friday.

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DOLGEVILLE – The Dolgeville Blue Devils remain unbeaten following a three-game sweep of the Frankfort-Schuyler Maroon Knights Wednesday.

The Blue Devils won by scores of 25-8, 25-5 and 25-12.

Brianna Bruce served four aces and had six kills and one block for Dolgeville (7-0); Rylee Lamphere had 11 kills and nine assists; Charlie Benoit and Annaliese Davies each had six kills; Mackenzie Farquhar had 19 assists, three aces and one kill; Ashlynne Seeley served four aces with two kills; Madisen Gorinshek served four aces with one kill; Laikyn Cramer-Snowman had four kills; Morgan Beaulieu was error-free on 16 serves and had three digs; and Maighen Ehrle served two aces.

Dolgeville Blue Devils Charlie Benoit and Rylee Lamphere (from left), and Madisen Gorinshek in the background, converge on a Frankfort-Schuyler serve during the final game of Wednesday's match.

Alex Service served one ace for Frankfort-Schuyler; and Bella Suppa had one kill.

In junior varsity play, Dolgeville defeated Frankfort-Schuyler 25-17, 20-25, 25-22 in three games. Gianna Lyon served 10 aces and had six assists and one dig for the Blue Devils; Gaby Rockwell served six aces with two digs and one assist; Aleeya Seeley served six aces; Lexus Lyon served four aces with one kill; Olivia Ehrle served three aces with one kill; Mackenzie Damphier had three kills; Ainsley Billings had one ace, one kill and one dig; Addison Claus and Alexandria Halverson each served one ace; Ally Comstock had one kill; and Kendall Wilcox and Bella Williams each had one dig.

Frankfort-Schuyler played Central Valley Academy Thursday in Ilion; the teams meet again Monday in Frankfort. Dolgeville next plays Saturday morning at Herkimer.

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VAN HORNESVILLE – The Central Valley Academy Thunder completed a sweep of Owen D. Young with Wednesday’s 3-2 win over the Wildcats.

Emma Alicajic had 16 assists, three aces, one kill and two blocks for the Wildcats (0-6); Emma Sorenson had seven kills, two aces and eight digs;

NEW YORK, April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) has opened nominations for the 2022 Innovators in Science Award, which will recognize significant achievement among early-career and senior scientists in the field of gastroenterology. This marks the first time scientists engaged in transformative research in gastroenterology will be eligible for the award, administered by NYAS and sponsored by Takeda Pharmaceuticals.

The program accepts nominations from eligible research institutions around the world to recognize the work of a promising early-career scientist and an outstanding senior scientist. Winners in each category will receive an unrestricted award of US$200,000 for having distinguished themselves for the creativity and impact of their research.

NYAS is accepting nominations through May 27, 2021, from more than 400 international universities and academic institutions, select government-affiliated and non-profit research institutions and the program’s Scientific Advisory Council, composed of renowned science and technology leaders. Candidates must be nominated by their institution and may not be self-nominated.

A judging panel composed of scientists, clinicians and international experts in gastroenterology will determine the two winners based on the quality, impact, novelty and promise of their research. They will be announced in January and honored at the 2022 Innovators in Science Award ceremony and symposium, scheduled for March 28-29, 2022, in Tokyo, Japan, as health and travel conditions allow.

“After one of the most challenging years of our time, recognizing and celebrating advancements in science is more important than ever,” said Nicholas B. Dirks, Ph.D., president and CEO of the New York Academy of Sciences. “The world is seeing firsthand how innovative science and thinking can improve human health, and we are committed to honoring those who are leading the way. The Innovators in Science Award salutes ground-breaking researchers who have developed science-based solutions to debilitating diseases, improving quality of life for people all over the world.”

Since its inception, the Innovators in Science Award has focused on acknowledging outstanding research and contributions in fields of medicine aligned with Takeda’s core therapeutic areas. The inaugural award recognized neuroscience discovery, followed the next year by regenerative medicine, rare disease research in 2020 and the latest on research in gastrointestinal and liver diseases. Recent research shows that 20-40% of adults worldwide are affected by at least one functional gastrointestinal disorder, which can dramatically impact quality of life.

Nominations may be submitted by representatives from the nominating institution through the Innovators in Science Award website via its online submission platform: Please refer to the guidelines and FAQ sections for other details on eligibility, nomination materials and the selection process.

About the New York Academy of Sciences
The New York of Academy of Sciences is an independent, not-for-profit organization that since 1817 has been committed to advancing science for the benefit of society. With more than 20,000 Members in 100 countries, the Academy advances scientific and technical knowledge, addresses global challenges with science-based solutions, and sponsors a wide variety of educational initiatives at all levels

ANNANDALE, N.J., March 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Thornton “Thor” Giese had just said “yes” to a cool new job as an Outdoor Educator with New Jersey Fish & Wildlife when COVID-19 hit, and the position was frozen. Undeterred, Thor found a new outlet for his love of science and education, developing his own series of experiential science videos, Thor’s Outdoor Science Academy, which has been picked up by the Emmy-winning Into the Outdoors network, which currently airs on PBS in 27 states, plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. 

Ever since seeing his first Indiana Jones movie as a child, Thor has had a one-track mind to study, understand and appreciate the world around him and his place in it. Now he has the chance to share that passion with others as part of PBS’ acclaimed lineup. 

“I love to learn, travel and be outdoors. I’ve not found anything in life to be uninteresting. I am so excited for this opportunity with Into the Outdoors and PBS and for building a program that will entertain and educate people of all ages,” said Thor Giese.

Thor’s videos tackle the elements of earth, air, fire and water in fun and relatable ways. Exploring these elements through science, history, language, food and great stories.

“Last year, Into the Outdoors celebrated 20 years of outdoor education. With dozens of educational and scientific partnerships through the years, Into the Outdoors has really become a pillar of outdoors education for kids and educators alike. Thor’s Outdoor Science Academy brings a fun new twist to exploring and answering questions about rocks, carbon dating, water cycle, and much more. We are excited about the partnership between Into the Outdoors and Thor’s Outdoor Science Academy and to bring fun and engaging science videos to kids and educators,” said Rick Rose, co-creator and director of Into the Outdoors

About Thor Giese & Thor’s Outdoor Science Academy 

With a degree in anthropology from the University of Colorado in Denver, Thor worked as an archaeologist on numerous digs and excavation sites, as well as served as a resident educator at Dinosaur Ridge, an outdoor museum in Colorado known as one of the world’s most famous dinosaur fossil localities. Easily educating over 200,000 museum guests in his time, Thor learned how to make science come alive and connect with others. 

Thor is entertaining and educating viewers of all ages on our great big world of yesterday, today and tomorrow. 

About Into the Outdoors 

Into the Outdoors, is a 17-time Emmy-winning youth television series and hub for free online educational resources. Part science and part adventure, ITO uncovers the stories behind sensible solutions to creating a better planet while arming educators everywhere with free educational video resources. ITO broadcasts across 27 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico, featured on YouTube, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Roku, Smart TV and Chromecast. 

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BAILEYTON, Tenn. (WJHL) – North Greene vs. Cloudland, Part IV was on display Wednesday night for the Region 1-A championship game in an electric ‘Huskies Den’ gymnasium. For the third time this year, the Lady Huskies came out on top.

19 points from Breezy Savage and 16 from Region 1 tournament most valuable player Shelby Davenport helped fuel North Greene to the 55-42 win. Brooklyn Anderson battled foul trouble but still scored six big points in the 4th quarter.

Cloudland had a huge game from Jasmine Birchfield, scoring 22 points while Ella Benfield had 12.

North Greene led by six at halftime, but after taking an eight point lead early in the 3rd quarter, the Lady Highlanders went on a quick 6-0 run to cut it to two. They would cut it to one early in the 4th, but an and-one from Anderson helped the Lady Huskies regain control.

Saturday’s Sectionals matchups will see North Greene host Tellico Plains, while Cloudland has to hit the road to face Oneida.

In AAA, the Science Hill girls lost a tough one to Sevier County, 47-38 at the Topper Palace. The Lady Hilltoppers will have to travel in Saturday’s Sectionals to Bearden, the Region 2-AAA champion.

In AA, South Greene put up a fight on East Tennessee powerhouse Grainger, but fell just short in the 58-54 loss. The Lady Rebels still earn a spot in Saturday’s Sectionals, but have to travel down the road to Northview Academy, the Region 2-AA champion.

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