Monday June 1-st, 2020

An Ancient Fish Fossil May Reveal Hidden Secrets About Human Evolution An Ancient Fish Fossil May Reveal Hidden Secrets About Human Evolution

These adventurous little fellas eventually evolved into the entire family of tetrapods , or four-legged vertebrates, a family that includes dinosaurs , reptiles, birds, amphibians, whales, dolphins, seals, sea turtles and mammals - including humans...

SpaceX reveals timeline for first manned flight to International Space Station SpaceX reveals timeline for first manned flight to International Space Station

This invitation from NASA is the most detailed confirmation yet that the mission is still on as of right now, and tracking towards a launch window that seems unchanged from plans prior to the implementation of strict social distancing and isolation ...

'Wonderchicken': Satisfy the Little but Powerful bird Which outlived the dinosaurs 'Wonderchicken': Satisfy the Little but Powerful bird Which outlived the dinosaurs

With a face like those of today's chicken-like birds and a back portion like that of living duck-like birds, Wonderchicken is "down near the bottom of the modern-bird family tree", said Daniel Field of Cambridge University. Its scientific name Aster...

First results: Voyager 2's recent pass into interstellar space First results: Voyager 2's recent pass into interstellar space

On Nov. 5, 2018, NASA's Voyager 2 became the second spacecraft in history to leave the heliosphere - "the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by [the Earth's] sun ". A diagram describing the different parts of the ...

Satellite animation shows pollution clearing over China during coronavirus outbreak Satellite animation shows pollution clearing over China during coronavirus outbreak

Like in Italy, the tough measures introduced by China during the outbreak have curbed air pollution, potentially saving the lives of "up to 75,000 people", according to a Stanford University researcher. "It is remarkable that both the number of dea...

Lockheed Martin will help take NASA astronauts back to the Moon

Lockheed Martin and NASA recently announced the completion of the Orion crew and service module being developed for the Artemis I mission, an uncrewed mission to the Moon . Some interior components, from electronics to seats, from the Or...

NWS says strong to severe storms may take place Thursday night NWS says strong to severe storms may take place Thursday night

Have your cell phone on so you can receive push alerts and have your weather radio ready. Storms will be capable of hail up to an inch in diameter and some damaging wind gusts. Severe storms including tornadoes for the Midwest are again forecast for ...

Scientists Discover Two New Odd-Looking Shark Species Scientists Discover Two New Odd-Looking Shark Species

Although both new species were not found alive, one of the two new species, Pliotrema annae , was discovered after being caught by fishermen in Zanzibar while the other, Pliotremma kajae, is from Madagascar. The main visual difference between P. wa...

NASA Chief Orders Telework For All Non-Essential Staff Amid COVID-19 Concerns NASA Chief Orders Telework For All Non-Essential Staff Amid COVID-19 Concerns

The increased stage level also introduces restrictions on travel, meetings and on-center events. "NASA's early and thoughtful actions in coordination with our country's unified response to this health emergency is an incredible display of national so...

This company plans to offer home test for COVID-19 This company plans to offer home test for COVID-19

Co-Diagnostics said it is the first USA company to obtain a CE marking -- a seal of approval to be used in Europe - for a COVID-19 test. Labs certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will be able to operate as normal before...

Vernal equinox brings earliest spring to USA in 124 years Vernal equinox brings earliest spring to USA in 124 years

It's coming on Thursday, March 19, for nearly all of the Americas. Perhaps you are mildly surprised to learn that March 19 is the first day of spring . It turns out you actually get a little more daylight than darkness on the equinox , depending ...

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

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

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

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 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 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.

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