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Trudeau, Biden talk about Keystone XL yields no gushers Trudeau, Biden talk about Keystone XL yields no gushers
- January 23, 2021

The government a year ago offered families food aid equivalent to what their children would be getting at school, and Biden's order expands that by 15 percent, which the White House said would give a family with three children more than $100 extra every two months. (more...)
CDC: Mixing vaccines okay in limited circumstances CDC: Mixing vaccines okay in limited circumstances
- January 23, 2021

The global initiative also confirmed that it will exercise an option to receive its first 100 million doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford University-developed vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India (SII), as per an existing agreement with the SII. (more...)
Pfizer finishes enrolling kids in its Covid-19 vaccine study Pfizer finishes enrolling kids in its Covid-19 vaccine study
- January 23, 2021

Albania has entered into an agreement with COVAX for 1.14 million doses, enough for some 20% of the population. The CDC said it would increase the number of syringes it's shipping with the vaccine, but that they may not be the "low-dead-volume" variety capable of extracting the extra doses. (more...)
Covid-19 Vaccine Doses May Be Spaced Six Weeks Apart, CDC Says Covid-19 Vaccine Doses May Be Spaced Six Weeks Apart, CDC Says
- January 23, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) has quietly updated its guidance on how late the second dose of a coronavirus vaccine can be administered after insisting it would not allow delays in shots. Norway, in particular, had reported 23 deaths in elderly people following vaccination. "It's important that anybody who has had anaphylaxis talk to their vaccinator about that, and make sure that if they choose to be vaccinated, they wait the 30 minutes", Dr. (more...)
Kenney issues letter to Trudeau, calling for action on Keystone XL Kenney issues letter to Trudeau, calling for action on Keystone XL
- January 23, 2021

Despite Trudeau's disappointment, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that Biden's first phone call from a head of state as president will be with Trudeau on Friday. President Barack Obama held up the permit's approval in 2015, but President Donald Trump allowed the project to move forward after his inauguration. Trudeau said he previously spoke to Biden about the pipeline. (more...)
Moe officially responds to Keystone XL pipeline cancellation Moe officially responds to Keystone XL pipeline cancellation
- January 22, 2021

Kenney said the move was a "gut punch for the Canadian and Alberta economies" and that the new USA administration should have consulted Canada before taking the decision. She said the daily visits from dozens of workers picking up food and drinks allowed her to keep the cafe open. TC Energy says the Keystone XL pipeline would be capable of delivering 830,000 barrels of crude oil per day from Hardisty to Steele City. (more...)
Indigenous services minister says Quebec premier should show 'humanity' to homeless Indigenous services minister says Quebec premier should show 'humanity' to homeless
- January 22, 2021

Earlier this week, Legault urged Justin Trudeau and the federal government to ban all non-essential worldwide flights, including people travelling on vacation and to all-inclusive resorts. Quebec is heading in the right direction, he said. The Health Department said it conducted 10,514 inoculations on Monday and has now given 164,053 people the first dose of vaccine. (more...)
China unfurls its first fabric flag on moon China unfurls its first fabric flag on moon
- January 21, 2021

The Chang'e-5 probe, comprising an orbiter, a lander, an ascender and a returner, was launched on November 24, and its lander-ascender combination touched down on the north of the Mons Rumker in Oceanus Procellarum, also known as the Ocean of Storms, on the near side of the moon on December 1. (more...)
Communities braced for flooding as Storm Christoph brings 'significant' rain Communities braced for flooding as Storm Christoph brings 'significant' rain
- January 21, 2021

As of 5am, the Environment Agency has issued 37 flood warnings and 167 less serious flood alerts across England. During Prime Minister's questions, Stafford MP Theo Clarke called Boris Johnson to commit to her campaign for a flood centre in Stafford. (more...)
Willy Wonka Prequel Slated for Spring 2023 Willy Wonka Prequel Slated for Spring 2023
- January 20, 2021

There is more Wonka coming for you . While Warners offers no casting update - since no deals have been made, Collider has heard that Tom Holland and Timothée Chalamet are among the studio's top choice to play the younger version of the confectioner. (more...)
Two high school girls in India discover asteroid moving toward Earth Two high school girls in India discover asteroid moving toward Earth
- January 20, 2021

The two girls, who hail from the western Indian city of Surat, discovered the object as part of an asteroid search campaign conducted by SPACE India along with the International Astronomical Search Collaboration (IASC ), a NASA-affiliated citizen scientist group. (more...)
Tom Cruise might shoot a movie in space
- January 20, 2021

This isn't even his first sci-fi space movie, Oblivion is. It will be shot in space. There were rumors yesterday but is has been confirmed, the man will lead the first movie filmed in space, in collaboration with SpaceX and NASA , who will take him to the space station. (more...)
Tom Cruise Partnering With NASA For Space-Set Project Tom Cruise Partnering With NASA For Space-Set Project
- January 19, 2021

Like, space. Outer space . Unsurprisingly, Elon Musk is involved. " NASA is excited to work with Tom Cruise on a film aboard the SpaceStation!", NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine wrote on Twitter. Twenty years ago (context: the same year Mission: Impossible II came out), none other than James Cameron approached Cruise and asked if he'd be interested in heading to the great unknown to make a movie together. (more...)
Biden outlines plan to reverse Trump policies on first day of presidency Biden outlines plan to reverse Trump policies on first day of presidency
- January 18, 2021

The president-elect, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Lander and other leading science advisers never said Trump's title, however they framed the inauguration Wednesday as a fresh break from a president that downplayed the danger of COVID-19 and announced the science behind climate change for a hoax. (more...)
Space Launch System test fire starts well, ends early Space Launch System test fire starts well, ends early
- January 17, 2021

The core stage's firing is the eighth and final step in NASA's "Green Run ", a program created to thoroughly test each part of the core stage ahead of SLS's first launch, called Artemis 1 - an uncrewed test flight now scheduled for November 2021. (more...)
2020 among the three warmest years recorded on Earth: WMO 2020 among the three warmest years recorded on Earth: WMO
- January 17, 2021

It was revealed the briefing on Thursday (early Friday morning in the Philippines) during the 101st American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting. However, it was a particularly bad year climate-wise, too - it saw prolonged heat in the Arctic and the busiest Atlantic hurricane season ever - earning it a place among the three hottest years on record, according to data from the UN's World Meteorological Organization (WMO). (more...)
NASA's Boeing moon rocket set for 'once-in-a-generation' ground test NASA's Boeing moon rocket set for 'once-in-a-generation' ground test
- January 17, 2021

NASA TV plans to broadcast live coverage of the firing - the final test in the agency's "Green Run" series - starting at 3:20 p.m. EST. NASA is giving itself two hours to conduct the core stage's liquid-fuel test on Saturday, which can begin as soon as 4 p.m. (more...)
International Space Station Welcomes 3 New Astronauts Joining 3 Others in Space
- January 16, 2021

The flight will take three NASA astronauts (Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover , Shannon Walker ) and Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi on the ISS for six months . The Crew Dragon mission was pushed back from October 31 into November, and no new date has been set yet. Docking will take place around 4:52 AM on Wednesday, and the crew must board the ISS within 2 hours. (more...)
SpaceX's upgraded Dragon cargo returns to Earth SpaceX's upgraded Dragon cargo returns to Earth
- January 16, 2021

Dragon was launched on December 6 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida , arriving at the station just over 24 hours later and achieving the first autonomous docking of a U.S. Gaume, who will be among those tasting the space Bordeaux, said he hopes the experiment proves useful for future space explorers to enjoy the drink on the moon and Mars. (more...)
"Doc" Antle from Tiger King indicted on animal cruelty charges
- January 16, 2021

Earlier this year, Antle spoke out against Tiger King for making "salacious" claims . Tawny Antle has been charged with one misdemeanor count of cruelty to animals and one misdemeanor count of violating the Endangered Species Act, and Tilakum Watterson has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals and two misdemeanor counts of violating the Endangered Species Act. (more...)

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