Gizmodo – The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative plans to hand out $2.5 million in funding to early career scientists in the field of neurodegenerative disease research to jumpstart their work.
Reuters – The emergence of self-driving electric cars and travel sharing are set to dent oil consumption by 2040, oil and gas giant BP said, forecasting a peak in demand for the first time.
Railway Technology – The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued three new urgent safety recommendations based on the findings of two ongoing railroad accident investigations.
GeekWire – “The United States government, at this point in our development, should be doubling and tripling down on investment in pure research across the board,” Biden said at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
FOX Business – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said the government is considering raising the tax on gasoline as one option to pay for the newly released infrastructure proposal.
The New York Times – The Trump administration moved to repeal one of the last unchallenged climate-change regulations rushed into place in the waning days of the Obama presidency — a rule restricting the release of planet-warming methane into the atmosphere.
The New York Times – Waymo and Uber settled their legal fight on Friday, nearly a year after Waymo first accused the ride-hailing company of plotting to steal important self-driving car technology.
Science – White House officials appear to have interviewed at least three people last spring to lead the Office of Science and Technology Policy, a key post that remains vacant more than a year into the administration of President Donald Trump.
MIT Technology Review – People will be able to earn cryptocurrency in exchange for letting pharma companies use their data.
The Washington Post / The Associated Press – The bill's sponsor says it’s not meant to undermine football, but rather means to show the state doesn’t want to enable an activity that’s developmentally detrimental.