Tuesday January 18-th, 2022

Quebec told to stay home as COVID cases surge Quebec told to stay home as COVID cases surge

A plexiglass screen was installed to have social distancing. The province reported that it completed analyses of 29,949 COVID-19 tests on October 6 (Quebec reports its daily testing figures from two days prior). Quebec has ramped up measures to lim...

Tesla Roadster has close approach with Mars Tesla Roadster has close approach with Mars

The auto is expected to be in orbit around the sun in a a slightly off-center path that alternately intersects the orbits of Earth and Mars - for tens of millions of years. Tesla Roadster, which SpaceX sent into space with the Falcon Heavy, the wor...

Feds Eliminating Plastic Bags And Other Items Feds Eliminating Plastic Bags And Other Items

The Government of Canada is working to keep plastics in our economy and out of the environment, which will protect our wildlife and our waterways, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save money, and create jobs. Sarah King, head of Greenpeace Canada...

"Doc" Antle from Tiger King indicted on animal cruelty charges

Antle, the owner of South Carolina's Myrtle Beach Safari , was charged with one felony count of wildlife trafficking, one felony count of conspiracy to wildlife traffic and 13 additional misdemeanor charges relating to animal cruelty and the Endange...

September was the world's hottest on record, EU climate change service says September was the world's hottest on record, EU climate change service says

The Earth has experienced its warmest September since record-keeping began, according to a European Union agency's report published Wednesday. The record is not in itself significant, she adds. The elevated heat globally in September contributed to r...

Looking for pieces of Venus? Try the moon - ScienceDaily Looking for pieces of Venus? Try the moon - ScienceDaily

The solution, according to Yale astronomers Samuel Cabot and Gregory Laughlin, may be closer than anyone realized. Running a series of computer simulations showed how likely it was that there might be shards of Venus on the Moon . The idea is th...

Mars at its closest point to Earth next week Mars at its closest point to Earth next week

If you want to see some detail or even catch a glimpse of Mars polar ice caps, a telescope or binoculars with high magnification will do the trick. Although that may not sound very close, think again. Several other nations also have spacecraft head...

Chief astronaut swaps space trip for daughter's wedding Chief astronaut swaps space trip for daughter's wedding

He said he has several commitments "which I simply can not risk missing". Boeing now prepares to duplicate the uncrewed test flight in December orJanuary Starliner is not anticipated to be prepared for its first crewed flight prior to June 2021.

Canada to impose binding plastic standards for products and packaging Canada to impose binding plastic standards for products and packaging

The environment minister said the government selected these items because there are already readily-available and affordable alternatives, and that while many items will have to continue to be single-use, they need to be items that can be recycled.

The Draconid Meteor Shower Will Delight Our Views Soon The Draconid Meteor Shower Will Delight Our Views Soon

Named after the Dragon constellation Draco, the Draconids blaze every year and are one of two meteor showers to light up the skies in October. Orionid is expected to be in large numbers the night of 20-21 October. The Draconids are best seen ...

National Zoo Reveals Sex of New Panda Cub

The announcement came two weeks after zoo veterinarians obtained a swab from the cub's cheek for DNA analysis. The giant panda team revealed the sex of the cub with a video posted online featuring a painting made by male giant panda Tian Tian, the ...

Asteroid, The Size Of An Airliner, May Collide With Earth's Orbit Asteroid, The Size Of An Airliner, May Collide With Earth's Orbit

However, NASA has been working hard to track asteroids and updating the latest information on its official Twitter account. Apart from this, they rotate in the orbit of other planets and revolve around the sun along with the planet. On 24th Septe...

Record-setting Hurricane Delta moving toward the Gulf of Mexico Record-setting Hurricane Delta moving toward the Gulf of Mexico

Environmental conditions are prime for intensification, with low vertical wind shear, deep warm waters and sufficient mid-level moisture that are expected to support additional rapid intensification through today , the NHC report said .

Search and Rescue Efforts Underway After Heavy Flooding in France and Italy Search and Rescue Efforts Underway After Heavy Flooding in France and Italy

The storm ravaged several villages around the city of Nice on the French Riviera. Meteo France said that rainfall of 500 mm of rain was registered over 24 hours in Saint-Martin-Vşsubie and close to 400 mm in several other towns - the equivalent o...

'The stuff dreams are made of': Tasmanian devils released on Australian mainland 'The stuff dreams are made of': Tasmanian devils released on Australian mainland

Actor couple Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky joined conservation groups last month to release 11 of the animals into a wildlife sanctuary in New South Wales, with more releases to follow. As a part of the mainland disease free insurance populatio...

Study claims Earth may not be the best planet to live on Study claims Earth may not be the best planet to live on

They may also orbit stars with longer lifespans than the sun , the researchers found. Scientists believe studying these older solar systems is a fascinating prospect because, if they do end up having life, it will have had more time to evolve ...

Planet Mars Closest to Earth on today : PSI Director Planet Mars Closest to Earth on today : PSI Director

Mars in the sky tonight will be the closest it's been in two years and the brightest its been in October in more than 30 years. When Earth moves closer to the sun, Mars moves away from it. The astronomer added that Mars and Earth will be at an opp...

3 share Nobel prize in physics for discoveries about black hole 3 share Nobel prize in physics for discoveries about black hole

The other half goes to Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez , for their discovery of a supermassive compact object at the center of the galaxy. In the 1990s, Genzel and Ghez, leading separate groups of astronomers, trained their sights on the dust-...

Trio win Nobel for black hole discoveries Trio win Nobel for black hole discoveries

David Haviland, member of the Nobel Committee for Physics and Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Goran K. Hansson announce the winners of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics presented on the screen: Roger Penrose , Reinhard Genz...

Galaxies trapped in web of a giant black hole Galaxies trapped in web of a giant black hole

Using a batch of powerful telescopes, and after a decade's worth of astronomical observations, an global team of scientists has confirmed the presence of multiple primordial galaxies caught under the influence of an unusually large and bright super...

Titanic Stellar Time-Lapse: Hubble Watches Exploding Star Fade Into Oblivion Titanic Stellar Time-Lapse: Hubble Watches Exploding Star Fade Into Oblivion

The star comes from the galaxy NGC 2525, which is roughly half the diameter of the Milky Way. While Hubble didn't file the preliminary blast of supernova 2018gv , it took consecutive pictures of the fading star for nearly one yr. That thermonuclea...

Mars is coming closer this week to Earth after 17 years

The day we'll be the absolute closest to Mars is the 6 October, so get a move on. But events like Tuesday's are even rarer. Its perihelion is close to Earth's aphelion, and vice versa. But the good news is, it'll be in a region of the night sky wit...

How Jupiter Ruined The Life Hosting Potential of Venus How Jupiter Ruined The Life Hosting Potential of Venus

Venus might not have been the sweltering, inhospitable planet of acidic clouds and desert rock that it is today if it hadn't been for the interference of Jupiter , according to new research. Animation depicts eccentricities of the inner planet orbit...

Harvey Weinstein Charged With Three Additional Rapes in Beverly Hills Harvey Weinstein Charged With Three Additional Rapes in Beverly Hills

The new charges in California are part of an ongoing case against the disgraced film producer, and include additional forcible sexual assault claims involving two victims in incidents that allegedly date back more than a decade. Prosecutors in Los An...

Astronauts to test out new space toilet headed to the ISS Astronauts to test out new space toilet headed to the ISS

Launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 carrying another batch of Starlink internet satellites was aborted 18 seconds before liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center on Thursday morning because of unusual readings from a sensor in a ground support system.

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