A lunar landing crash, a run for reelection, and a sleep workshop in today’s Bwoglines!

Happening in the World: iSpace, a Tokyo-based company, has reported that their attempt to land an exploratory rover on the Moon likely failed. Communication was lost with the rover yesterday moments before it was due to touch down. The loss of communication is still being investigated, but CEO Takeshi Hakamada indicated that it was likely the spacecraft did not land successfully. The aim of the company was to assess the viability of commercial moon launches and sustained human activity on the moon. (BBC)

Happening in the US: President Joe Biden formally announced that he is running for reelection in 2024 on Tuesday. The announcement came on the four-year anniversary of his entering the Democratic race in 2019. His announcement included an emphasis on personal freedom and a repeat of his slogan from this year’s State of the Union address: “Finish the job.” Biden named White House adviser Julie Chávez Rodríguez as campaign manager and Quentin Fulks as principal deputy campaign manager. (AP)

Happening in NYC: Over half a dozen bills were debated in the City Council yesterday with the goal of tightening laws around lead poisoning prevention. According to advocates, the bills address shortcomings in the city’s current lead exposure protections. New data shows that thousands of children in areas throughout the city have elevated blood-lead levels, the most common source of which is exposure is old paint. The bills would strengthen rules for landlords to show documentation of compliance with lead inspections. (The Gothamist)

Happening in Our Community: A virtual workshop will be held today from 12 to 1 pm about how to optimize sleep. Presenters Melanie A. Gold—a Special Lecturer and former Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at CUIMC—and Michellese Bombacie—Program Manager for the Integrative Therapies Program within the Center for Comprehensive Wellness—will explain a variety of self-care practices, including evidence-based complementary and integrative health therapies. 

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