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Covid-19: Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine approved for use in UK

Health News BBC - Wed, 12/30/2020 - 09:15
The UK approves its second vaccine against Covid-19, with the first doses due to be given on Monday.

Hancock on Oxford-AstraZenica Covid-19 vaccine UK approval

Health News BBC - Wed, 12/30/2020 - 08:52
Health Secretary Matt Hancock says the vaccine is a "real British success story".

What did we learn from experiments on the International Space Station in 2020?

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/30/2020 - 08:16
From space anemia to learning more about Parkinson's, scientific research conducted on the space station this year resulted in some interesting findings. Astronaut Anne McClain is pictured in the cupola holding biomedical gear for the Marrow experiment.

Why the mask alone is not enough to protect yourself from Covid-19?

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/30/2020 - 07:56
Wearing a mask is now an obligation in public transport, businesses, shops … but is it enough to protect yourself from Covid-19? American researchers have looked into the question and tested the effectiveness of different types of protective masks during ...

NASA approves two missions to better understand space weather

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/30/2020 - 07:21
NASA will take part in two heliophysics missions that could give us the data needed to better understand solar winds and explosions, or space weather as a whole. The agency has officially announced its participation in the Extreme Ultraviolet ...

Covid: Essex declares major incident over virus cases

Health News BBC - Wed, 12/30/2020 - 06:00
Health bosses seek extra help from the government amid a "significant growing demand" on services.

Black holes: Albert Einstein's theory may save Earth from wandering black holes

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/30/2020 - 05:45
Black holes are one of the most mysterious objects in the universe and were first brought up by renowned scientist Albert Einstein. With the possibility of wandering black holes being able to consume our own planet, the scientist's theory surrounding black ...

NASA Approves Heliophysics Missions to Explore Sun and Earth's Aurora, Targeted for Launch in 2026

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/30/2020 - 05:16
(NASA) — NASA has approved two heliophysics missions to explore the Sun and the system that drives space weather near Earth. Together, NASA's contribution to the Extreme Ultraviolet High-Throughput Spectroscopic Telescope Epsilon Mission, or EUVST ...

Massive, Unrivalled Deep-Sea Project Just Discovered a Bunch of New Atlantic Species

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/30/2020 - 04:55
It's taken nearly five years, 45 research expeditions, and more than 80 scientists and students, but the largest oceanic research enterprise, the ATLAS project, is officially complete. Exploring 12 locations in the deep northern Atlantic, the project has set a gold ...

Wooden satellites being designed to lessen dangerous space debris

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/30/2020 - 04:53
Satellites of the future might feature less heavy metal. Whether for navigation, telecommunications or weather forecasting, satellites play a pivotal role in everyday life. Advertisement. Now, Kyoto University and Japanese company Sumitomo Forestry are ...

Astronomical highlights of 2021: From lunar eclipses to meteor showers

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/30/2020 - 02:52
Last year backyard stargazers were treated to a surprise guest in Comet NEOWISE and a full moon lit up Halloween night. Astronomers in Patagonia marveled at a total solar eclipse, and the planets Jupiter and Saturn came together in a once-in-a-lifetime ...

Cold Moon graces Las Vegas skies — GALLERY

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/30/2020 - 02:50
The night's final full moon of the year hit the Las Vegas skies Tuesday night. According to The Farmer's Almanac, December's full moon is most commonly known as the Cold Moon — a Mohawk name that conveys the frigid conditions of this time of year.

That's our 13th full moon of 2020 shining up there as the year ends

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/30/2020 - 02:39
All years have 12 months, but some have 13 full moons. The 13th full moon of 2020 shone over us Tuesday night in what might be fancifully regarded as a celestial farewell to a challenging period. Above Washington, the moon became full at 10:28 p.m., ...

Community Pitches In To Keep Longtime Bar & Music Venue From Closing

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/30/2020 - 02:38
DENVER (CBS4) – One of Denver's oldest bars and music venues is turning to the community to avoid closing down for good, after months of struggling to pay the bills due to COVID-19 restrictions. As East Colfax has changed over the years and businesses ...

This Indian Pothole Mapping App Will Alert You Of Danger, Aimed To Save Lives

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/30/2020 - 02:31
No matter where you go, as long as you're within the border of India, you will bump into at least one pothole. But a new app is about to change that. Bengaluru Startup Designs Car Seat For Disabled People · 279 Passengers Returning To Telangana From the ...

NOVA's top 5 science stories of 2020

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/30/2020 - 02:13
Uneventful but eventful, stagnant yet progressive: 2020 has been a year of contrasts for society as well as for science, medicine, and technology. Despite facing coronavirus-related setbacks, researchers made profound discoveries and helped people ...

Covid: Millions more braced for tougher rules in England

Health News BBC - Wed, 12/30/2020 - 01:31
The health secretary is expected to tell MPs more areas of England will enter tier four as cases surge.

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