Science


Australians in coronavirus epicentre of Wuhan could get evacuated by Australian Government
- April 02, 2020

Travel agencies have been told to halt all group tours, and concern is growing over the potential impact of millions of people traveling back to the cities after the Lunar New Year holiday ends on Thursday. They've asked the public for donations of face masks, scrubs and basic medical supplies. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some of which cause the common cold. (more...)
Harry Potter At Home Brings Hogwarts Magic To You Harry Potter At Home Brings Hogwarts Magic To You
- April 02, 2020

Jennifer Garner and Jimmy Fallon are reading out from books for kids in order to keep them entertained. "The teachers, parents and carers working to keep children's lives as normal and happy as possible while we're all on lockdown deserve a bit of magic", Rowling said. (more...)
Hungry black hole may be cosmic 'missing link' Hungry black hole may be cosmic 'missing link'
- April 02, 2020

Experts are still questioning how the IMBHs can assemble and whether they are the building blocks of the supermassive black holes . Dacheng Lin , the lead author of the study, said, "Medium sized black holes are hard to understand. A wayward star is being shredded by the intense gravitational pull of a black hole that contains tens of thousands of solar masses. The black hole, once again active, can then emit X-rays betraying its presence. (more...)
COVID-19 transmitted between people through respiratory droplets and contact routes COVID-19 transmitted between people through respiratory droplets and contact routes
- April 01, 2020

According to researchers, the findings of the study shows that protective clothing are very important for healthcare workers dealing with coronavirus patients. They may remain in the air for long periods of time and be transmitted to others over distances greater than 1 m. "They quickly fall on floors or surfaces", it wrote. (more...)
COVID-19: Death toll in Australia rises to 20 COVID-19: Death toll in Australia rises to 20
- April 01, 2020

A security personnel stands on the mostly deserted steps of the Sydney Opera House, New South Wales in Australia March 26, 2020. At least five people connected to the ship have died from coronavirus, while a total of 211 passengers have been infected. (more...)
Basu calls for calm from public and police over lockdown laws Basu calls for calm from public and police over lockdown laws
- April 01, 2020

South Wales Police hit out at MP Stephen Kinnock for visiting his father, former Labour leader Neil Kinnock, on his birthday; while the Derbyshire force dyed the Blue Lagoon in Buxton black to deter groups of people from gathering at the beauty spot. (more...)
Trudeau Provides More Information on 75% Wage Subsidy Trudeau Provides More Information on 75% Wage Subsidy
- March 31, 2020

As part of the government’s response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic outbreak, all businesses including non-profit organizations and charities, that have seen a decrease in revenue of least 30% are eligible for this subsidy. (more...)
Coronavirus case reported in Door County Coronavirus case reported in Door County
- March 31, 2020

The Douglas County Health Department on Monday received preliminary results on 16 new cases of COVID-19. COVID-19 symptoms are similar to those of common respiratory illnesses. A third confirmed case of COVID-19 in Hopkins County has been announced by Hopkins County Emergency Management. According to Door County Public Health's website , there have been more than 100 tests for coronavirus conducted in Door County. (more...)
SpaceX wins contract to supply planned NASA lunar space station SpaceX wins contract to supply planned NASA lunar space station
- March 30, 2020

NASA has tapped a type of SpaceX cargo craft that hasn't yet been built to deliver supplies to a moon-orbiting outpost that hasn't yet been launched. The Gateway Logistics Services program allows for multiple supply missions, with cargo ships spending six to 12 month hooked up to the Gateway for each mission. (more...)
Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician depicted in Hidden Figures, passes away at 101 Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician depicted in Hidden Figures, passes away at 101
- March 29, 2020

A year later, she once again showcased her incredible mathematical ability when working on John Glenn's Friendship 7 mission . "He knew I had done (the calculations) before for him and they trusted my work", Johnson told the Washington Post in 2017. (more...)
The main reason for the healing in the ozone layer was found The main reason for the healing in the ozone layer was found
- March 28, 2020

Ozone depletion cools the air, strengthening the winds of the polar vortex and affecting winds all the way down to the lowest layer of Earth's atmosphere. With the continuous increase in Carbon dioxide levels and the beginning of ozone recovery, the future is less certain, even for those Southern Hemisphere regions where the weather is influenced by the jet stream, as well as those at the edge of the dry regions. (more...)
Citing virus, EPA has stopped enforcing environmental laws Citing virus, EPA has stopped enforcing environmental laws
- March 28, 2020

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday abruptly waived enforcement on a range of legally mandated public-health and environmental protections, saying industries could have trouble complying with them during the coronavirus pandemic. (more...)
East Antarctica's Giant Glacier 'More Likely To Collapse' Amid Global Warming East Antarctica's Giant Glacier 'More Likely To Collapse' Amid Global Warming
- March 28, 2020

East Antarctica's Denman Glacier has retreated 5 kilometers, almost 3 miles, in the past 22 years, and researchers at the University of California, Irvine and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are concerned that the shape of the ground surface beneath the ice sheet could make it even more susceptible to climate-driven collapse. (more...)
The first US Space Force national security mission will launch today The first US Space Force national security mission will launch today
- March 27, 2020

The Atlas V 551 configuration rocket used in Thursday's launch is the most powerful version of the Atlas V fleet, producing more than two-and-a-half million pounds of thrust, it was added in the release. "It is a really, really important launch", he said . 'There are critical things, or mission essential things, that the US Department of Defence does every day. (more...)
Ontario reports 85 new COVID-19 cases, bringing province's total to 588 Ontario reports 85 new COVID-19 cases, bringing province's total to 588
- March 27, 2020

According to Peel Public Health's COVID-19 website (which was updated at 10:00 am on March 24), 56 people have been diagnosed in the region. There are a total of 46 such cases listed in the data, which is more than three times the number of cases that Ontario has seen in individuals returning from the next most commonly listed country - Iran (14 cases). (more...)
Scientists: Great Barrier Reef Has Suffered Another Mass Bleaching Event Scientists: Great Barrier Reef Has Suffered Another Mass Bleaching Event
- March 27, 2020

However, they have also found a few healthy pockets amid the reef, which covers over 2,300km (1,400 miles). This third major bleaching event follows the worst outbreak of mass bleaching on record, which in 2016 and 2017 killed some 50 percent of the shallow water corals in the world's largest reef system. (more...)
FDA approves the first U.S. coronavirus treatment with recovered plasma FDA approves the first U.S. coronavirus treatment with recovered plasma
- March 26, 2020

The FDA's decision comes a day after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state's health department planned to begin treating the sickest coronavirus patients with antibody-rich plasma extracted from the blood of those who've recovered. (more...)
Anxious Canadians await federal COVID-19 help as cases rise, rules tighten Anxious Canadians await federal COVID-19 help as cases rise, rules tighten
- March 26, 2020

In total, there are 23 different countries listed under the travel-related cases, though officials sometimes use continental designations like "Asia" or "Europe", making it hard to fully ascertain the prevalence of COVID-19 in certain countries based on the data . (more...)
Help relieve pressure on waste collection services Help relieve pressure on waste collection services
- March 25, 2020

People can still subscribe to the green waste collection scheme here https://www.iow.gov.uk/Residents/Environment-Planning-and-Waste/Waste-and-Recycling/Green-Garden-Waste/Annual-Green-Garden-Waste-Subscription-Service but the deadline is tomorrow (Thursday). (more...)
Biden says he would mobilize the military to address coronavirus Biden says he would mobilize the military to address coronavirus
- March 24, 2020

Bernie Sanders says President Donald Trump needs to stop "blabbering" with inaccurate information about the novel coronavirus. "We can take care of that right now by making sure that no one has to pay for treatment, period, because of the crisis", Biden said. (more...)

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