Tuesday January 18-th, 2022

Identical twins are alike, not perfectly similar Identical twins are alike, not perfectly similar

Scientists have long used the study of identical twins to examine the effects of nature versus nurture, as the accepted view has been that, because they share the same genes, any physical or behavioral differences between such siblings must be down...

Salty Rams take pride in getting revenge on Seahawks Salty Rams take pride in getting revenge on Seahawks

And that doesn't even begin to tell you how bad this one was. The Rams pulled off the upset without a healthy quarterback for more then three quarters. Optimism was scarce. Left in its place was confusion about what happened and what the path is ...

New Mexico health officials monitor new COVID-19 strain in Colorado New Mexico health officials monitor new COVID-19 strain in Colorado

Jared Polis helps put Colorado's first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine in a freezer at a state health department laboratory last week. The man appears to be the first confirmed US case of the variant, which was first identified in the United Kingdom...

SpaceX capsule with 4 astronauts reaches space station SpaceX capsule with 4 astronauts reaches space station

The four astronauts, three of whom are American and one of whom is Japanese, will remain at the orbiting lab until their replacements arrive on another Dragon in April. The mission is headed to the International Space Station (ISS) where the crew w...

SpaceX launches NASA astronauts into orbit on historic mission SpaceX launches NASA astronauts into orbit on historic mission

Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley bump fists to celebrate their history-making launch on SpaceX's Crew Dragon. The launch is now on schedule for 3:22PM ET. Eastern Time. The spacecraft is created to do this autonomously, but the two astronauts...

Identical twins aren’t perfect clones, study shows Identical twins aren’t perfect clones, study shows

In their study , they found early mutations that separate identical twins, Kari Stefansson , a geneticist at the University of Iceland and co-author of the study, explains in an article from AP. Mutations can also affect physical attributes like ...

Active Covid-19 cases in India fall to 2.25 lakh Active Covid-19 cases in India fall to 2.25 lakh

Of the total 1,50,570 COVID-19 deaths reported in the country so far, Maharashtra accounted for 49,897, followed by Tamil Nadu (12,200), Karnataka (12,131), Delhi (10,644), West Bengal (9,881), Uttar Pradesh (8,452), Andhra Pradesh (7,126) and ...

US leases long-sought Alaska oil rights in Trump's final days US leases long-sought Alaska oil rights in Trump's final days

U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) officials called the sale "a success" while environmental groups labelled it an "epic failure". The long-anticipated sale received 16 bids on 12 of the 22 tracts offered, and the state itself - through the A...

Quebec to impose 8 p.m. provincewide curfew until February 8 Quebec to impose 8 p.m. provincewide curfew until February 8

Ontario reported another 37 deaths amid 3,266 new cases of the novel coronavirus as hospitals, particularly in southern Ontario, warned the intensive care situation had become dire. Dubé and Legault both gave a nudge to the federal government, poin...

SpaceX's Busy Year Could Start Thursday Night With Cape Falcon 9 Launch SpaceX's Busy Year Could Start Thursday Night With Cape Falcon 9 Launch

The rocket's payload was Turksat 5A , which is owned and operated by Türksat and was built by Airbus . This will be the fourth flight of this base booster, which previously launched a GPS III satellite for the US Space Force in June 2020 as wel...

How to watch meteor shower live online How to watch meteor shower live online

Quadrantids meteor showers will illuminate the night sky over the New Year weekend with up to 200 shooting stars every hour. Like most astronomical events, catching the Quadrantids at their peak takes some planning. Normally, NASA describes the Q...

NASA to Study the Sun to Learn About Space Weather NASA to Study the Sun to Learn About Space Weather

The Electrojet Zeeman Imaging Explorer initiative will deploy three small satellites meant to help researchers explore the electrical charge that flows up to 90 miles above the polar regions and connects an aurora to the magnetosphere, APL said Tue...

Caribbean to see part of Monday's lunar eclipse Caribbean to see part of Monday's lunar eclipse

A lunar eclipse will take place on Monday but won't be visible in India as it would be afternoon here, an official of Jiwaji Observatory in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh said. The entire eclipse will last around four and a half hours, starting around 2:...

More infectious COVID-19 variant found in Florida -state officials More infectious COVID-19 variant found in Florida -state officials

The US rate of new COVID-19 infections increased in the second half of past year. The guard member , who is in his 20s, was deployed at the Good Samaritan Society nursing home in Simla, where the Colorado National Guard is responding to an ongoing...

2020 ends with spectacular Gemenids, Great Conjuction, next meteor shower in August

According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Tetragonal meteor shower Described as one of the best annual meteor showers. The Quadrantids meteor shower is one of the strongest, but it can be hard to see, according to t...

Canada's Total COVID-19 Death Toll Has Just Surpassed Another Grim Milestone Canada's Total COVID-19 Death Toll Has Just Surpassed Another Grim Milestone

Canada's public health agency says while early data suggests the new variant may be more transmissible, there is no evidence the variant causes more severe symptoms of COVID-19 or impacts vaccine effectiveness. Hospitalizations went up by 33 since th...

Japan to Create Wooden Satellites to Help Reduce Metal Debris in Space Japan to Create Wooden Satellites to Help Reduce Metal Debris in Space

The partnership will begin experimenting with different types of wood in extreme environments on Earth. Sumitomo Forestry is a part of the 400-year-old Sumitomo Group and they are working on developing wooden materials that are highly resistant to te...

China gives conditional approval to covid vaccine for general use China gives conditional approval to covid vaccine for general use

China approved the emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines in June, targeting groups with high risks of infection . Efficacy rate based on interim analysis of data from phase three trials, the Beijing Biological Products Institute said in a statement...

United Kingdom to roll out Oxford vaccine by Monday

Johnson said the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine and another already in use developed by US drugmaker Pfizer and Germany company BioNTech meant "there are plenty of reasons for people to be optimistic about the spring". The immunisation campaign will no...

2020’s weather disasters: India lost $10 billion, over 2000 killed 2020’s weather disasters: India lost $10 billion, over 2000 killed

The world continued to pay a very high price for extreme weather in 2020, according to a report from the charity Christian Aid . A storm that hit Ireland last February has made the top ten of a grim list of the most expensive annual disasters lin...

December's 'Cold Full Moon' of 2020 December's 'Cold Full Moon' of 2020

Today, December's full Moon is most commonly known as the cold moon , a Mohawk name that conveys the frigid conditions of this time of year, according to the Almanac. The Cold Moon Day falls right after the longest night of the year. It's also known...

Doc Antle from 'Tiger King' Facing Felony Charges of Wildlife Trafficking Doc Antle from 'Tiger King' Facing Felony Charges of Wildlife Trafficking

In January, before the series came out, Maldonado-Passage was sentenced to 22 years in prison for his role in a murder-for-hire plot that targeted rival animal sanctuary owner Carole Baskin , as well as for violating federal wildlife laws.

KSTAR fusion device maintains 100 million degrees for record 20 seconds KSTAR fusion device maintains 100 million degrees for record 20 seconds

As per reports, a team of South Korean physicists used KSTAR for the experiment, wherein they obtained a plasma from hydrogen, consisting of hot ions that surpassed the 100 million degrees Celsius temperature. As yet, maintaining high-enough temper...

Don't Trash Your Tree. Chicago's Christmas Tree Recycling Program Starts Jan. 9 Don't Trash Your Tree. Chicago's Christmas Tree Recycling Program Starts Jan. 9

It is open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM (holiday hours may be different). Trees set out for collection should be free of all ornaments, garland, lights, and plastic bags. Louis take care of that mess for you. The collected tre...

Crewed Soyuz MS-17 Launch To ISS Only Took 3 Hours Crewed Soyuz MS-17 Launch To ISS Only Took 3 Hours

Previously, it took twice as long to reach the station. Expedition 1 crew, made up of an American and two Russians - William Shepard, Yuri Luncakov and Sergey Krikaliv - began their stay on November 2, 2000. Ryzhikov, a 46-year-old former military pi...

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