The 2020 hurricane season will be an active one, study says

The above-average forecast is based upon the anticipated lack of an El Niño this summer and fall and a warmer than normal tropical Atlantic. "El Nino generally increases vertical wind shear in the Atlantic, tearing apart hurricanes", he said. More..

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Coronavirus Vaccine successfully tested on mice
by | Friday, April 03, 2020

Coronavirus Vaccine successfully tested on mice

Causing disease COVID-19 coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 replicates in the human body not only in the lungs: a hotbed of proliferation of infection are the upper respiratory tract and intestines. (U.S.) have been identi...More..

CSIRO starts trials for two potential COVID-19 vaccines
by | Friday, April 03, 2020

CSIRO starts trials for two potential COVID-19 vaccines

CSIRO, taking an optimist's view, believe an early 2021 production of the vaccine is not completely out of the picture. Initial tests in mice of a potential COVID-19 vaccine delivered via a fingertip-sized pa...More..

NASA Adds Shannon Walker to First Operational Crewed SpaceX Mission
by | Friday, April 03, 2020

NASA Adds Shannon Walker to First Operational Crewed SpaceX Mission

NASA astronaut Scott Tingle is pictured during a spacewalk to swap out a degraded robotic hand, or Latching End Effector, on the Canadarm2. Recent astronaut classes have ranged from eight to 12. "It's always in...More..

Scientists find evidence of ancient tropical rainforest in Antarctica
by | Friday, April 03, 2020

Scientists find evidence of ancient tropical rainforest in Antarctica

Reference: "Temperate rainforests near the South Pole during peak Cretaceous warmth" by Klages, J.P.et al, 1 April 2020, Nature . Lead author of the study, Dr Johann Klages, said: "Before our study, the ge...More..

A Super Pink Moon Is Coming in April
by | Thursday, April 02, 2020

A Super Pink Moon Is Coming in April

It's finally warm enough to start enjoying the evening hours, and just in time for the spring pink moon- but don't let the name fool you. According to the Sydney Observatory this will be "the best supe...More..

Astronomers Find Best Evidence of 'Intermediate-Size' Black Hole
by | Thursday, April 02, 2020

Astronomers Find Best Evidence of 'Intermediate-Size' Black Hole

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's ( NASA ) Hubble Telescope has yet again located an obscure mid-sized black hole. "Studying the origin and evolution of the intermediate mass black ho...More..

by | Thursday, April 02, 2020

As China scrambles to contain coronavirus, Xi calls situation grave

Australia confirmed its first four cases of the virus on Saturday. From Monday, China is suspending all foreign trips by Chinese holiday tour groups, state media reported. China's People's Daily said on S...More..

JK Rowling launches Harry Potter at Home for coronavirus quarantine
by | Thursday, April 02, 2020

JK Rowling launches Harry Potter at Home for coronavirus quarantine

In cooperation with publishers Bloomsbury and Scholastic, the digital hub houses a free collection of "child-friendly activities, videos, puzzles, illustrations, quizzes, creative ideas, articles and much mor...More..

Scientists discover ‘missing link’ in black hole evolution after detecting stellar HOMICIDE
by | Thursday, April 02, 2020

Scientists discover ‘missing link’ in black hole evolution after detecting stellar HOMICIDE

Astronomers believe they may have discovered the "missing link" black hole after it revealed itself by eating a star which came too close. But intermediate mass black holes have been particularly hard to fi...More..

Scientists find evidence that coronavirus COVID-19 is airborne
by | Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Scientists find evidence that coronavirus COVID-19 is airborne

This revelation comes soon after scientists from the Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University and the Wuhan Institute of Virology of the Chinese Academy of Science reported that they have discovered virus genetic ma...More..

Aus announces stricter isolation rules as COVID-19 cases top 3,300
by | Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Aus announces stricter isolation rules as COVID-19 cases top 3,300

Australia is strengthening limited contact rules for the public as it seeks to capitalise on a slowdown in the growth of new coronavirus cases. Similar restrictions are also enacted in Victoria , Tasmania ,...More..

Trump rollback of mileage standards guts USA climate change push
by | Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Trump rollback of mileage standards guts USA climate change push

President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday completed a rollback of US vehicle emissions standards adopted under his predecessor Barack Obama and will require 1.5% annual increases in efficiency through ...More..

TC Energy going ahead with Keystone XL with help from Alberta government
by | Wednesday, April 01, 2020

TC Energy going ahead with Keystone XL with help from Alberta government

The move to start construction now, when the crude market has crashed and the project still faces roadblocks in the US, shows how critical the fight for the oil industry's survival has become in Alberta, home t...More..

Trudeau unveils funding for Kids Help Phone, seniors and other charities
by | Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Trudeau unveils funding for Kids Help Phone, seniors and other charities

As a result, Trudeau says hundreds of new ventilators are in production. "The wage subsidy will help prevent further layoffs, thus minimizing both the scale and extent of disruption to both businesses, employ...More..

This powerful ion engine will power NASA’s planetary defense mission
by | Tuesday, March 31, 2020

This powerful ion engine will power NASA’s planetary defense mission

DART is a demonstration mission to see how kinetic impact could deflect an asteroid's course. Although the asteroid and its moon, Didymoon (Didymos in Greek means twins, hence the name of the system after the...More..

16 new COVID-19 cases reported in Douglas County
by | Tuesday, March 31, 2020

16 new COVID-19 cases reported in Douglas County

Sheboygan Mayor Mike Vandersteen called a special meeting of the Common Council at 5 PM Monday to publicly discuss measures already taken and proposed. Meanwhile, an 81-year-old male is the first patient to die...More..

SpaceX wins contract to supply NASA's planned lunar space station
by | Monday, March 30, 2020

SpaceX wins contract to supply NASA's planned lunar space station

At current NASA plans to launch the multi-cargo provide missions to the Gateway which is within the plan of building, with the spacecraft created to go to the station and tends to stay there for about 6 to 12 m...More..

EPA relaxes enforcement of environmental laws during the COVID-19 outbreak
by | Sunday, March 29, 2020

EPA relaxes enforcement of environmental laws during the COVID-19 outbreak

The leeway is being given in light of potential work shortages and the ability of laboratories to analyze samples and provide results in a timely fashion, the agency stated. What they're saying: "At a time whe...More..

by | Sunday, March 29, 2020

Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician and subject of 'Hidden Figures,' dead at 101

She started at NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) in 1953. Johnson worked at Langley for 33 years, retiring in 1986. Five years later she was a student at the college proper and her prodigio...More..

The Hole in The Ozone Layer Over Antarctica is Healing
by | Saturday, March 28, 2020

The Hole in The Ozone Layer Over Antarctica is Healing

The biggest impact can be seen in the southern hemisphere jet steam - it had been moving further south due to ozone depletion, but that appears to be reversing. Still, we may not be celebrating for long. With...More..

US Space Force launches 1st mission as virus crushes nation
by | Friday, March 27, 2020

US Space Force launches 1st mission as virus crushes nation

AEHF-6 is the sixth and last satellite for the USA military's Advanced Extremely High Frequency constellation, which provides secure communications for warfighters on land, air and sea. Since its establishmen...More..

Ontario adds 85 new cases of COVID-19
by | Friday, March 27, 2020

Ontario adds 85 new cases of COVID-19

He says it's a tricky balance to achieve for long-term care homes, especially because they are severely restricting who can visit residents. "This new funding will provide much needed support to our province'...More..

Massive coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef
by | Friday, March 27, 2020

Massive coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef

According to the agency, the coral bleaching that has now been determined is due to warmer water temperatures, particularly in the Australian summer month of February. About 80 reefs between Tully and Townsvill...More..

Critically ill coronavirus patients can now be treated with survivors' blood
by | Thursday, March 26, 2020

Critically ill coronavirus patients can now be treated with survivors' blood

What they're saying: Cuomo stressed that it's "only a trial". This process involves the collection of plasma from recovered patients' blood , which contains antibodies to SARS-CoV-2. Facing a tidal ...More..

Ontario reports 85 new COVID-19 cases, bringing province's total to 588
by | Thursday, March 26, 2020

Ontario reports 85 new COVID-19 cases, bringing province's total to 588

Canadians who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 and are struggling to make ends meet anxiously awaited promised federal help with the Senate set to take up an emergency $82-billion financial package passed b...More..

Waste & recycling centres closed
by | Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Waste & recycling centres closed

Do not hand your rubbish to an unlicensed waste carrier for disposal . Other household waste can be disposed of as normal. Create more space in your recycling bin by squashing/flattening plastic, aluminium ...More..

Biden, Sanders call for more testing to combat coronavirus pandemic
by | Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Biden, Sanders call for more testing to combat coronavirus pandemic

Biden said, "W$3 ith all due respect to Medicare for all, you have a single-payer system in Italy". Biden said his campaign staff was also working from home and that he was washing his hands "God knows how ma...More..

by | Monday, March 23, 2020

Voyager 2 enters the interstellar space after 42 years

Today, scientists published a bevy of papers in Nature Astronomy that detail the results of what Voyager 2 observed on its way out of the solar system . The data also suggests the heliosphere has vari...More..

by | Saturday, March 21, 2020

NASA Detects 31 Potential Impact Events From Approaching Earth-Intersecting Asteroid

These rumours are very active on social media platforms and they are predicting that on April 29 the planet earth will be hit by a giant asteroid which will cause a massive quake and destroy the planet. Concurr...More..