Tuesday July 7-th, 2020

Air pollution makes Covid-19 more lethal, warn health experts Air pollution makes Covid-19 more lethal, warn health experts

A preliminary calculation by a USA expert suggests that tens of thousands of premature deaths from air pollution may have been avoided by the cleaner air in China, far higher than the 3,208 coronavirus deaths. Anna Gerometta, President of the Eur...

Apollo 15 astronaut Worden, who circled moon, dies Apollo 15 astronaut Worden, who circled moon, dies

Worden served as command module pilot for Apollo 15 with Dave Scott and Jim Irwin. The highlight of the mission for Worden was when he performed the first deep-space spacewalk 322,000 kilometers above the Earth, inspecting the spacecraft's scie...

NASA Encourages Remote Work After 2 Employees Test Positive for Coronavirus NASA Encourages Remote Work After 2 Employees Test Positive for Coronavirus

It was only last March 8 when NASA's Ames Research Center in California was elevated to Stage 3 of NASA's Response Framework and mandatory telework (work-from-home) status was enforced after an employee at the facility tested positive for COV...

FDA grants an EUA for Roche's coronavirus test 17 March 2020 FDA grants an EUA for Roche's coronavirus test 17 March 2020

In addition, more than 30 laboratories have notified FDA that they are testing, or intend to begin testing soon, laboratory developed tests (LDTs) for COVID-19. We are updating frequently asked questions for labs and test developers, providing inform...

SpaceX plans Starlink launch from Florida on Wednesday SpaceX plans Starlink launch from Florida on Wednesday

The space firm previously launched 60 Starlink satellites at a time in May, November, on January 6 and 29 and February 17, with two test satellites launched before that. That's due in part to the redundancy built into the design of the Falcon 9 launc...

Scientists complete most comprehensive analysis of whole cancer genomes Scientists complete most comprehensive analysis of whole cancer genomes

MD Anderson is one of only 50 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The atlas is composed of the entire cancer genomes from more than 2,600 patients suffering from 38 different tumour types. Their findings...

Special Report News Journal,Stocks News Scientists Found One Planet That Rains Iron Special Report News Journal,Stocks News Scientists Found One Planet That Rains Iron

The researchers said on Wednesday they used the planet-hunting ESPRESSO instrument on the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile to observe a planet called WASP-76b located about 640 light years from Earth. Lovis said, "It'...

SpaceX aborts rocket launch carrying 60 Starlink satellites due to engine failure SpaceX aborts rocket launch carrying 60 Starlink satellites due to engine failure

But at the moment of ignition, the rocket failed to take off. "We have an abort" once it was clear the rocket wasn't getting airborne. "Keep in mind, the objective of the countdown is to help us catch potential issues prior to flight", Andrews ex...

Elon Musk downplays coronavirus again, says vehicle crashes are more risky Elon Musk downplays coronavirus again, says vehicle crashes are more risky

The e-mail complies with a tweet Musk sent out recently claiming "the coronavirus panic is dumb". He also said that, based on the evidence he had seen about COVID-19, he does not believe it is "within the top 100 health risks in the United States...

Be cautious viewing Snow Moon

According to astronomer Fred Espenak , the February 9 full moon is a supermoon , because it is within 90 per cent of its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit. Eastern time on Sunday, Feb. 9, which means it will appear nearly completely full o...

So Metal: This Exoplanet Rains Droplets of Molten Iron

The permanent day side is "roasted" and is so hot all clouds are dispersed as the molecules are turned into their individual atoms. The hot gas giant circles a star roughly 640 light-years away in the Pisces constellation. The astronomers were able...

The first supermoon of the decade rises above Britain

According to NASA , a supermoon occurs when the moon's orbit is "closest ( perigee ) to Earth at the same time it is full". Fienberg said the April super moon will be about 4,500 kilometers closer to Earth than the February one. The "snow moon", ...

Over 1,970 Coronavirus Cases Confirmed in China, Death Toll at 56 Over 1,970 Coronavirus Cases Confirmed in China, Death Toll at 56

Two of the men had travelled to the Chinese city at the centre of the outbreak - Wuhan - while another man had travelled from the southern city of Shenzhen but had direct contact with a person from Wuhan who was diagnosed with the virus. Various rep...

Amazon Signs Deals for Four New Wind and Solar Projects Amazon Signs Deals for Four New Wind and Solar Projects

Separately, Amazon also recently announced a new solar project in Pittsylvania County that will power Amazon's new headquarters along with other Amazon-owned operations across the Commonwealth, including Whole Foods Markets and fulfilment centres.

Nearly $640 Billion Coal Investments Undercut By Cheap Renewables Nearly $640 Billion Coal Investments Undercut By Cheap Renewables

It notes more than half of coal plants now in operation cost more to run than building new renewables and suggests by 2030, it could be cheaper to build renewables than run coal facilities in all major markets. However, several creating nations with ...

Quebec confirms 7 cases of COVID-19, 91 others 'under investigation' Quebec confirms 7 cases of COVID-19, 91 others 'under investigation'

It is not known if the new cases come from travellers or community transmission. On Saturday Ste-Justine hospital announced the first minor in Quebec had tested positive for coronavirus . They said the child had returned home from a trip to Europe...

Greenland & Antarctica are losing ice SIX TIMES FASTER Greenland & Antarctica are losing ice SIX TIMES FASTER

A team of 50 worldwide organisations with 96 polar scientists have conducted the most shocking survey of ice loss in Greenland. According to a March 11 news release by the organization , which is supported by the European Space Agency and the US N...

Researchers Locate New Minor Planets Beyond Neptune Using DES Information Researchers Locate New Minor Planets Beyond Neptune Using DES Information

We know there are scads of these bodies out beyond the orbit of Neptune, a distance of around 4.5 billion kilometres from the Sun - 30 times the distance between Earth and the Sun (therefore 30 AU, or astronomical units). After the months-long proces...

Last remaining female white giraffe killed by poachers, along with her calf Last remaining female white giraffe killed by poachers, along with her calf

Poaching is a major threat to reticulated giraffes, the endangered subspecies to which the white animals belong. The reserve is now home to just a single white giraffe - a male from the same family. Though the deaths of Kenya's white giraffes have ...

'Don't panic' says US woman who recovered from coronavirus 'Don't panic' says US woman who recovered from coronavirus

She does, however, acknowledge that it's still something to be taken seriously, especially considering the World Health Organization warnings that older people and people with pre-existing conditions like asthma, diabetes and heart disease are more...

'London Patient' Is Second Person Ever to Be Cured of HIV 'London Patient' Is Second Person Ever to Be Cured of HIV

But it gives you the sense that it might be worth putting in the effort to see if we can develop the technologies to make that happen", Johnston said. "To scale that up to other patients would be hard". Importantly, Castillejo had a less intensive ...

NASA picks 2 investigations for Moon mission NASA picks 2 investigations for Moon mission

These investigations will take advantage of the unique environment in lunar orbit, one that can not be duplicated on Earth or on the International Space Station. "The hard-earned experience acquired during initial SLS development is resulting in ...

Europe, Russia delay Mars mission to 2022 Europe, Russia delay Mars mission to 2022

The officials made their decision after determining that the agencies need more time to test the various aspects of the mission. The ExoMars rover, named Rosalind Franklin, includes a drill to access the sub-surface of Mars as well as a miniature...

As new virus spreads, Israel issues travel warning for Wuhan, China As new virus spreads, Israel issues travel warning for Wuhan, China

A patient with recent travel history to Wuhan, Hubei province, the epicenter of the nCoV-2019 outbreak, presented with fever and respiratory symptoms after flying to Canada, and was put under medical isolation Thursday, Canadian officials said.

Million years ago days were half-hour shorter #40040 Million years ago days were half-hour shorter #40040

This suggests a day lasted only 23 and a half hours. Finding more geological records that let us calculate the length of days at different points in Earth's history would help us to plot the Moon's acceleration more precisely; in turn, then we co...

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