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New coronavirus has now infected nearly 10000, including three in Canada New coronavirus has now infected nearly 10000, including three in Canada
- January 31, 2020

Morgan said the department is working with Canada's public health authorities to help them co-ordinate with Chinese experts, as well. She said whether people who are not showing symptoms would have to be quarantined is something the government is still studying. (more...)
The NASA Voyager 2 spacecraft is recovering from interference The NASA Voyager 2 spacecraft is recovering from interference
- January 31, 2020

The Voyager 1 probe, was tracked to about 13.8 billion miles from Earth and 13.77 billion miles from the Sun. Fixing problems on Voyager is a tricky business given that it is now located around 11.5 billion miles from Earth. The thrusters on both spacecraft are also degrading. NASA has already shut off some systems on Voyager 2 to preserve crucial functions. Voyager's instruments provided crucial data as the spacecraft crossed this final boundary, and continue to do so as they fly outward ... (more...)
Starlink: SpaceX successfully launches fourth batch of satellites Starlink: SpaceX successfully launches fourth batch of satellites
- January 30, 2020

Launching Internet satellites into space is only part of SpaceX and Starlink's objective. All the Starlink Satellites weigh around 220Kg and are identical. Tree " and "Ms". SpaceX says it had a "soft landing" on the water, however, and it will be attempting to recover that half, too - though its objective in using the ships is to avoid the much more hard, costly and damaging process of fishing the fairing out of the ocean. (more...)
Telescope captures unique, detailed images of the sun Telescope captures unique, detailed images of the sun
- January 30, 2020

Mounted atop the 10-000 ft-high Haleakala summit in Hawaii and placed at a distance of 93 million miles from the Sun, it has a 4-metre f/2 aperture - the largest found on any solar telescope till date. Scientists hope that improving our understanding of how magnetic fields behave on the small scale leading up to a solar storm could increase that time to up to 48 hours. (more...)
Old Satellites Will Almost Collide Over Pittsburgh Tonight Old Satellites Will Almost Collide Over Pittsburgh Tonight
- January 29, 2020

The two inactive satellites include NASA's IRAS space telescope which was launched in 1983 and the experimental U.S. Naval Research Lab spy satellite GGSE-4, launched in 1967. The U.S. Air Force and other organisations now track space debris and objects as small as 10-15 centremetres wide. The metrics show a predicted missed distance of between 15 and 30 meters, reported LeoLabs Inc . (more...)
Thunberg brushes off mockery from US Treasury Secretary Thunberg brushes off mockery from US Treasury Secretary
- January 28, 2020

Greta Thunberg delivered a fiery speech to the world's elite at the World Economic Forum in Davos , Switzerland, escalating her message that world leaders needs to step up their efforts to fight climate change before it's too late. "We have to do something about other continents", he said. "We are always so criticized". "We never striked for discourse change", said Neubauer, who this month turned down the offer of a board seat on a subsidiary of German industrial giant Siemens. (more...)
Japan Looks to Evacuate Citizens From Virus-Stricken Wuhan, Hubei Province - Abe Japan Looks to Evacuate Citizens From Virus-Stricken Wuhan, Hubei Province - Abe
- January 26, 2020

The overall death toll has risen now to 56 since the outbreak began. Home Secretary Priti Patel told Sky News that the government was "looking at all options" to help Britons in China , but would not confirm reports that plans were being drawn up to airlift people out. (more...)
"Forever chemicals" found in Iowa QC drinking water
- January 26, 2020

PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are man-made chemicals that have been used in several industries around the world since the 1940s. PFAS, or, perfluoroalkyl substances, are man-made chemicals that can not be broken down by nature or the human body. (more...)
NASA's next Mars rover will get one of these 9 names NASA's next Mars rover will get one of these 9 names
- January 25, 2020

The nine names are the finalists in the Name the Rover essay contest, which invited USA students in kindergarten through 12th grade to come up with a name for NASA's Mars 2020 rover and write a short essay about it. The result will be one criterion to select the final name for the 2020 Mars rover. The Mars 2020 Rover is in the final stages of launch preparation. (more...)
U.S. Secretary comments have U.S. Secretary comments have "no effect" say Thunberg
- January 25, 2020

Treasury Secretary Steve Munchin suggested that teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg should study economics before lecturing people on climate change. "We put ourselves in the spotlight". While delivering a keynote address at the World Economic Forum in Davos , Switzerland, Charles (71) urged governments and businesses to aid the private sector in leading the "world out of approaching catastrophe", the Daily Mail reports. (more...)
Ben Fordham pays tribute to Scott Morrison's father, John Ben Fordham pays tribute to Scott Morrison's father, John
- January 25, 2020

Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has slammed Donald Trump for denying the ongoing impact of climate change, after the U.S. president used a speech at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss resort of Davos to criticize climate change activists. (more...)
Climate change dominates World Economic Forum 2020, World News Climate change dominates World Economic Forum 2020, World News
- January 25, 2020

Social media users have come out in support of Ugandan climate advocate Vanessa Nakate after she was cropped out of a photograph taken with her white peers in Davos . At least Thunberg, who is also attending the World Economic Forum, seems unfazed as always. Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg on Friday said calls to the corporate elite meeting in Davos to immediately disinvest in fossil fuels had been ignored. (more...)
Coronavirus outbreak: doctor in Wuhan hospital dies as army medics flown in Coronavirus outbreak: doctor in Wuhan hospital dies as army medics flown in
- January 25, 2020

Construction on a special 1000-bed hospital is underway in Wuhan as the city struggles to cope with the number of infected patients in the city. The cities have a combined population of over 18 million. Coronavirus normally starts in animals and then is transmitted to humans. China's National Health Commission said on Saturday it had formed six medical teams totalling 1,230 medical staff to help Wuhan. (more...)
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
- 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...)

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