Science Made Simple: What Is Burning Plasma?

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By U.S. Department of Energy February 14, 2022 The Sun is an enormous ball of burning plasma involving a fusion reaction known as the proton-proton chain. In the core of the Sun, self-heating of hydrogen ions (protons) sustains the temperature of the ions above the level required for fusion to occur. Sustained, ongoing fusion reactions … Read more

PayPal Stock Lost 2 Years of Gains. CEO Dan Schulman Bought Up Shares.

PayPal Stock Lost 2 Years of Gains. CEO Dan Schulman Bought Up Shares.

Text size PayPal President and CEO Dan Schulman Drew Angerer/Getty Images Nearly two years of gains have been wiped from PayPal Holdings’ market value since the payments company reported a disappointing fourth quarter with cringe-inducing guidance after the market closed Feb. 1. The next day, the stock had its biggest percentage drop—25%—since spinning off from … Read more

Russian teen skater Kamila Valieva cleared to compete at Olympics despite positive drug test

Russian teen skater Kamila Valieva cleared to compete at Olympics despite positive drug test

BEIJING — Kamila Valieva has been cleared to compete at the 2022 Winter Olympics. In a momentous decision, the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled Monday in favor of the Russian figure skating superstar and the country’s anti-doping agency, dismissing the provisional suspension that Valieva, 15, would have otherwise faced after she tested positive for … Read more

Ukraine president’s ratings fall as crisis with Russia brews

Ukraine president's ratings fall as crisis with Russia brews

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — As a political novice making an unlikely run to be Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy vowed to reach out to Russia-backed rebels in the east who were fighting Ukrainian forces and make strides toward resolving the conflict. The assurances contributed to his landslide victory in 2019. But after 2½ years in office, … Read more

UK Indie Vet Alexandra Fraser Joins Channel 4-Backed Spirit Studios – The Hamden Journal

UK Indie Vet Alexandra Fraser Joins Channel 4-Backed Spirit Studios – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Alexandra Fraser, a UK indie veteran and former Joint-CEO of Embarrassing Bodies producer Maverick TV, has joined Channel 4-backed Spirit Studios in the newly-created role of Creative and Board Advisor. Fraser, a well-respected figure in the UK production sector, is tasked with helping Spirit achieve its creative, strategic and commercial ambitions following a period … Read more