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College student quarantined in Texas with suspected coronavirus case College student quarantined in Texas with suspected coronavirus case
- January 24, 2020

The unknown type of viral pneumonia was first reported in Wuhan in early January and has since been confirmed by China and the World Health Organisation (WHO) to be a new strain of the coronavirus , now being labeled as 2019-nCoV or Novel Coronavirus. (more...)
History: Trump to Be First President to Attend March For Life Rally History: Trump to Be First President to Attend March For Life Rally
- January 24, 2020

President Trump , in his own Tweet about the event, posted a link to a March for Life Tweet with the message, "See you on Friday". The case is likely to reveal whether the court - more conservative since the arrival of Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh - is now willing to weaken the 1973 Roe v. (more...)
Multiple Previously Unknown Viruses Discovered In 15000-Year-Old Ice Multiple Previously Unknown Viruses Discovered In 15000-Year-Old Ice
- January 24, 2020

Knowledge of these potential re-released viruses could be important amidst the global ice melt, and scientists only scratch the surface of viruses, said Chantal Abergel, vice of the French National Center for Scientific Research . You not only have to do it in the right conditions to ensure that the ice is unaffected, but you also have to ensure that no contamination is caused. (more...)
Scientists discover four new species of walking sharks
- January 23, 2020

Researchers at the University of Queensland discovered four new species of tropical sharks that use their fins to walk. The rich biodiversity can partially be explained by tectonic plate movement during the Miocene epoch (circa 23.03 to 5.3 million years ago), which is thought to have completed Australia and New Guinea's move north after its breakaway from the supercontinent Gondwana . (more...)
People who had contact with man with virus to be monitored People who had contact with man with virus to be monitored
- January 23, 2020

Several infections have also been confirmed beyond mainland China, with patients popping up in the US, Japan, Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong, with a number of suspected cases in Mexico and the Philippines. The Chinese government has classified the outbreak in the same category as the SARS epidemic, but they still have not been able to confirm the exact source of the virus, the AFP reported. (more...)
Prince Charles urges transition to a greener world Prince Charles urges transition to a greener world
- January 23, 2020

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss resort of Davos , Mr Mnuchin said the deal was "an absolute priority" for President Donald Trump . He added: "I did not want to be accused by them of doing nothing except prevaricating and denying the problem". This isn't the first time Trump has criticized the teen climate activist. (more...)
You Can Vote To Name NASA’s Next Mars Rover You Can Vote To Name NASA’s Next Mars Rover
- January 23, 2020

NASA is nearly ready to send its next rover to Mars. Promise , K-4, Amira Shanshiry of MA. Endurance , K-4, Oliver Jacobs of Virginia. NASA has picked three submissions in each of the three age categories - grades K-4, 5-8 and 9-12. (more...)
SpaceX Takes Another Step Toward Launching Crewed Missions to Space SpaceX Takes Another Step Toward Launching Crewed Missions to Space
- January 23, 2020

Reportedly, the Falcon 9 rocket with Crew Dragon spacecraft launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida and in about 84 seconds, SpaceX demonstrated Dragon's ability to eject from the rocket during an emergency. What about me? Can I go to space, too? Astronauts launched by SpaceX in coming months will ride to their rockets in high fashion. Tourists and locals gathered a nearby visitor complex and nearby beaches to see the dramatic fiery spectacle of an uncontrolled rocket. (more...)
LEGO Launched New International Space Station Build Into Stratosphere LEGO Launched New International Space Station Build Into Stratosphere
- January 23, 2020

Ideas that receive 10,000 votes are reviewed by LEGO , which decides whether or not to put the set into production. The new kit will be available from February and will cost $ 69.99. Once built, the 864-piece Lego International Space Station set measures 20cm high, 31cm long, and 49cm wide. There's a posable Canadarm2 with rotating joints that coincide with eight adjustable solar panels to replicate the real space station. (more...)
New research finds Earth's oldest asteroid strike linked to 'big thaw' New research finds Earth's oldest asteroid strike linked to 'big thaw'
- January 22, 2020

Unlike the moon, Earth's surface is geologically active and constantly changing. By this study's workings, the impact would have involved a 7-kilometer-wide (4.3 miles) asteroid striking an ice sheet between 2-5 kilometers (1.2 to 3.1 miles) thick at 17 kilometers (10.5 miles) per second. (more...)
Two killed as Storm Gloria lashes Spain, Europe News & Top Stories Two killed as Storm Gloria lashes Spain, Europe News & Top Stories
- January 22, 2020

A woman photographs the Mediterranean sea during strong winds in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Massive waves and gale-force winds smashed into seafront towns, damaging many shops and restaurants. Videos posted to social media showed flooded streets in Valencia and other cities in Spain. A man was killed in a auto accident on a snowbound road in the Asturias region, while in the town of Moixent, another man was found dead outside his home with signs of hypothermia. (more...)
Trump mentions little on climate at meeting of leaders in Switzerland Trump mentions little on climate at meeting of leaders in Switzerland
- January 22, 2020

Trump's speech was mostly about the strength of the US economy. The Coalition Avenir Québec was criticized during the 2018 election campaign for barely mentioning the environment and climate change. Just as Trump was arriving in Davos, she said Tuesday that the world needs to "treat this crisis with the importance it deserves". Mr Trump announced the USA would join an existing initiative to plant 1 trillion trees, but also spoke at length about the economic importance of oil and gas and ... (more...)
Greta Thunberg: 'Nothing Has Been Done' to Fight Climate Change Greta Thunberg: 'Nothing Has Been Done' to Fight Climate Change
- January 22, 2020

Trump denies any wrongdoing and argues that Democrats want to remove him from office because they know they can't deny him reelection in November. "The time for scepticism is over", he said. Much to European leaders' chagrin, Trump has backed out of the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate accord, as a key part of his "America First" strategy. (more...)
SpaceX Launches and Destroys Rocket in Astronaut Escape Test SpaceX Launches and Destroys Rocket in Astronaut Escape Test
- January 22, 2020

About 84 seconds after liftoff, SpaceX demonstrated Dragon's ability to eject from the rocket during an emergency. SpaceX conducted a test, on Monday, in which it was able to detach its crew capsule from the Falcon 9 rocket before it was intentionally destroyed. (more...)
ESA facility begins producing oxygen out of simulated moondust ESA facility begins producing oxygen out of simulated moondust
- January 21, 2020

The molten salt acts like an electrolyte, allowing the oxygen to travel through it and then gather at an anode where it can be collected for use. Although the Moon has no atmosphere, it has loads of oxygen, all mixed up with the dust on the lunar surface in the form of oxides. (more...)
Pocket Raptor sheds new light on the links between dinosaurs and birds Pocket Raptor sheds new light on the links between dinosaurs and birds
- January 21, 2020

Wulong's fossil, unearthed in Liaoning Province in northeastern China almost a decade ago and recently unveiled in a paper publish The Anatomical Record , includes a complete skeleton as well as soft tissues like feathers rarely preserved in such detail. (more...)
Trump calls impeachment trial 'disgraceful' and a 'hoax' Trump calls impeachment trial 'disgraceful' and a 'hoax'
- January 21, 2020

Trump also told the packed auditorium that the United States will join the "one trillion trees" initiative launched at this year's forum session under which public and private funds would be used to plant the huge number of trees by the end of this decade. (more...)
Trump commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with memorial visit Trump commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with memorial visit
- January 21, 2020

Agreeing with King's sentiments , the tennis Grand Slam champion and LGTQ rights activist Martina Navratilova, added: "New rules- no white republican should ever surmise what any black person was or is thinking or feeling". Martin Luther King, Jr . Memorial in Washington, D.C., and Trump also tweeted that it was "so appropriate" that "exactly three years ago today, January 20, 2017, I was sworn into office". (more...)
Four astronauts embark on three separate spacewalks to complete ISS upgrades Four astronauts embark on three separate spacewalks to complete ISS upgrades
- January 21, 2020

The spacewalk is scheduled for 6:50 a.m. on Monday ET. This will be the third all-female spacewalk in NASA history. They conducted the world's first all-female spacewalk last autumn. This will be Koch's fifth spacewalk and Meir's second. Shortly thereafter, however, engineers discovered one of the three battery charge controllers in that circuit had failed, sidelining one of the new batteries. (more...)
France takes back 43 illegal waste containers from Malaysia France takes back 43 illegal waste containers from Malaysia
- January 20, 2020

Malaysia is returning 42 shipping containers of illegally imported plastic waste to the United Kingdom, its environment minister has announced. Malaysia has begun the arduous diplomatic process of returning thousands of tonnes of illegal plastic trash to their exporting countries, amid ongoing operations at the three main ports of Klang, Penang and Sarawak. (more...)

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