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Urban Hire: Meyer returns to sidelines with NFL's Jaguars Urban Hire: Meyer returns to sidelines with NFL's Jaguars
- January 16, 2021

However, one day after the Gators' final regular-season game in 2010 - a 31-7 loss at Florida State - Meyer announced he was resigning for good and that his final game would be the Outback Bowl. "People who work for me, with me, they all hear a statement of 'It this the best of the best?' And if it's not, then the question is, 'Well, why?' That's the same thing that I'm doing every time I walk through everywhere". (more...)
Secrets of Game Of Thrones wolves revealed Secrets of Game Of Thrones wolves revealed
- January 15, 2021

They recovered about one-quarter of the nuclear genome and the full mitochondrial DNA across five individuals, ranging in age from about 13,000 to more than 50,000 years old. As the new research also shows, the last common ancestor for all of these groups dates to 5 million years ago, which is further back in time than scientists presumed. (more...)
In a major discovery, NASA announces there is water on the Moon In a major discovery, NASA announces there is water on the Moon
- January 15, 2021

SOFIA's readings were gathered two years ago as the heavily modified Boeing 747SP jet, flew above 99% of Earth's atmosphere - a strategy that made it possible to observe the moon in the right infrared wavelengths. About 60% of that area is in the Moon's southern hemisphere. Her team detected water molecules at a concentration of roughly 100 to 400 parts per million - roughly the same as a 12 oz bottle of water within a cubic meter of volume of lunar soil. (more...)
Murray's Australian Open in doubt after positive virus test Murray's Australian Open in doubt after positive virus test
- January 15, 2021

However, unlike Keys, Murray is still hoping that he would be able to travel to Australia and play the tournament. Australian Open organizers wished the 33-year-old a speedy recovery but it was unclear whether he would still have a chance to take part. (more...)
Andy Murray tests positive for COVID-19, hopeful for Australian Open Andy Murray tests positive for COVID-19, hopeful for Australian Open
- January 14, 2021

Sixteen women including two-time Australian Open and Roland Garros doubles champion Timea Babos (HUN), Australian Open 2012 quarterfinalist and former world No.1 doubles player and Roland Garros 2012 finalist Sara Errani (ITA), Wimbledon 2010 semifinalist and US Open 2020 quarterfinalist Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) and inspiring British star Francesca Jones will make the trip down under after qualifying in Dubai . (more...)
World Health Organization expert team arrives in Wuhan to begin COVID-19 investigation World Health Organization expert team arrives in Wuhan to begin COVID-19 investigation
- January 14, 2021

Chinese CDC Deputy Director Feng Zijian said he has no answers as to what the intermediate host of the novel coronavirus was, or how the virus jumped from animals to humans, and China's medical experts will work closely with the World Health Organization experts' team to try to probe its source. (more...)
Covid-19 infects neurons, damages brain tissues, study finds Covid-19 infects neurons, damages brain tissues, study finds
- January 14, 2021

The four common cold-causing coronaviruses have been circulating in humans for a long time and nearly everyone is infected at a young age - younger than measles before a vaccine was available. "We are in uncharted territory, but a key take-home message from the study is that immunological indicators suggest that fatality rates and the critical need for broad-scale vaccination may wane in the near term, so maximum effort should be on weathering this virgin pandemic enroute to endemicity", ... (more...)
SpaceX returns the state of wine in space to Earth SpaceX returns the state of wine in space to Earth
- January 13, 2021

The wine and vine material stored on the spacecraft left the International Space Station on 12 January and is expected to splash down west of Tampa off the Florida coast at about 8:27pm local time. In November 2019, the wine hitched a trip on a Northrop Grumman delivery ship to the space station. This French wine is really out of this world. (more...)
Uber and Moderna partner on COVID-19 vaccine access and information Uber and Moderna partner on COVID-19 vaccine access and information
- January 13, 2021

As of January 7, there have been 548,950 doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines distributed in Canada. "Backed by the vaccine's strong presence in the global community, the company has already signed advance purchase agreements (APAs) worth $11.7 billion with customer deposits of $2.81 billion for future supplies in 2021", Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel said at the 2021 J.P. (more...)
US officials probe abuse of manatee with 'Trump' carved into its back US officials probe abuse of manatee with 'Trump' carved into its back
- January 12, 2021

The large, seagrass-grazing mammals are found throughout the Caribbean Basin, from the southeast U.S.to northeastern South America. "It's been my experience that this is very out of character for this community", Craig Cavanna , a senior federal wildlife officer and current investigating officer, told the regional outlet. (more...)
The Rate of Earth’s Spin Appears to Be Accelerating The Rate of Earth’s Spin Appears to Be Accelerating
- January 11, 2021

Reportedly, the shortest day was recorded on July 19 a year ago - it was 1.4602 milliseconds shorter than 24 hours. The speed of the planet's rotations depends on the frequently complex motion of the innermost molten core along with its oceans, atmosphere, natural satellites, and other celestial bodies. (more...)
Nation’s first case of COVID-19 variant confirmed in Colorado Nation’s first case of COVID-19 variant confirmed in Colorado
- January 11, 2021

The state is also investigating a second sample that was identified as a possible B.1.1.7 strain, but the sequence of that case has not been confirmed. The guard members were tested on December 24. Here in the USA, a 30-year-old man also with no travel history has tested positive for the United Kingdom strain in California. (more...)
SpaceX’s astronaut-riding Dragon arrives at space station SpaceX’s astronaut-riding Dragon arrives at space station
- January 10, 2021

Historically, NASA subcontracted numerous aerospace companies to build spacecraft, but SpaceX exists in the private sector. NASA chief Jim Bridenstine has said resuming launches of American astronauts on American-made rockets from US soil is the space agency's top priority. (more...)
75 persons detected with new United Kingdom mutant strain in India 75 persons detected with new United Kingdom mutant strain in India
- January 09, 2021

The SARS-CoV-2 virus is like all viruses and can mutate over time. Therefore, tests that rely on multiple regions of the genome may be less impacted than those that only rely on a single region, the FDA said. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc's TaqPath COVID-19 combo kit and Applied DNA Sciences' Linea COVID-19 assay kit were found to have significantly reduced sensitivity due to certain mutations, including the B.1.1.7 variant or the so-called United Kingdom variant, according to the agency. (more...)
Judge Allows Oil, Gas Lease Sales in Alaska's Arctic Refuge Judge Allows Oil, Gas Lease Sales in Alaska's Arctic Refuge
- January 09, 2021

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge contains 78,000 square kilometers (30,100 square miles) of rolling tundra and wetlands in the Alaska North Slope region that's home to an incredible array of American biodiversity, including polar bears , grizzly bears, black bears, moose, caribous, wolves, eagles, lynxes, wolverines, martens, and beavers. (more...)
Quebec to impose 'electroshock' curfew for 4 weeks, starting Saturday Quebec to impose 'electroshock' curfew for 4 weeks, starting Saturday
- January 09, 2021

The province says it administered 6,221 doses of vaccine Tuesday, for a total of 38,984. In imposing the curfew, to run from January 9 to February 9, Legault also extended the current limitations on all regions of the province, with the exception of the far north. (more...)
SpaceX begins its 2021 launch campaign Thursday evening SpaceX begins its 2021 launch campaign Thursday evening
- January 09, 2021

The weather forecast Overall is favorable, with a 70 percent chance of "transition" conditions on Thursday. Stay tuned in to our local news coverage: Listen to 90.7 WMFE on your FM or HD radio, the WMFE mobile app or your smart speaker - say "Alexa, play NPR" and you'll be connected. (more...)
Meteor shower to brighten the sky on New Year holidays, science news Meteor shower to brighten the sky on New Year holidays, science news
- January 03, 2021

While many meteor showers have a peak that lasts a day or two, this one is over in a matter of a few hours - so it's important to get your timing right. according to American Meteor SocietyIt'll probably be the strongest shower of the year, along with Purses and Gemini. Even if the skies are clear of clouds, a almost full waning gibbous moon will continue to shine brightly throughout the weekend, making meteor-spotting tricky. (more...)
Lunar eclipse coming Sunday night, though hard to see Lunar eclipse coming Sunday night, though hard to see
- January 02, 2021

A telescope or a pair of binoculars will bring the Moon's surface features into much sharper focus, and it will allow a better look as Earth's shadow sweeps across. Unlike a solar eclipse, you do not need special glasses to view a lunar eclipse. NASA has revealed that sky-gazers are in for another treat after having observed the full moon this month. (more...)
Polis Provides Update on First Case of Variant of COVID-19 Polis Provides Update on First Case of Variant of COVID-19
- January 02, 2021

That person was identified Wednesday as a Colorado National Guardsman who had been sent to help out at a nursing home struggling with an outbreak. But a faster-spreading virus could swamp hospitals with seriously ill patients while the United States is now in the midst of a record-breaking surge of cases and deaths. (more...)

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