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... So Say Seismologists

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 19:30
People say the coronavirus pandemic has had a seismic impact on our way of life -- and they're 1,000% right ... because seismologists are noticing how damn quiet it's gotten. A geologist and seismologist named Thomas Lecocq, who works at an observatory ...

Ice Desert Antarctica Was Once a Rainforest: Study

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 19:21
Antarctica—the southernmost continent of the globe—is an ice-covered polar region is now home to very few animals like penguins. But, once upon a time, a lush, green rainforest occupied the currently inhabitable landmass, says a study. A study, published ...

The best YouTube videos to watch if you want to make your own face mask

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 19:00
Now that the CDC is recommending we all wear cloth face masks in public, you may be wondering how exactly you can use what you have on hand to get out on public and keep others safe. As the coronavirus pandemic continues, people are uploading ...

The way astrology views the coronavirus

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 18:56
It is important to keep in mind the old saying, “This too shall pass.” We need to keep our hopes high and pray with faith and belief in the Gods we trust. The Coronavirus has terrified all of us by killing thousands of individuals almost in the whole world. People ...

JPSO sergeant hospitalized with coronavirus has died, authorities say

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 18:46
Sgt. Alvis "Al" West, a 32-year veteran of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, died Friday of complications from the coronavirus, according to authorities. West, 68, was one of five JPSO deputies who had been hospitalized while fighting the lethal virus.

Vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2 being tested

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 18:45
Date: April 3, 2020; Source: Flinders University; Summary: South Australian researchers working with Oracle Cloud technology and vaccine technology developed by local company Vaxine Pty Ltd are testing a vaccine candidate against the SARS-CoV-2 ...

NASA wants to launch a set of six mini spacecraft to observe the sun

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 18:38
NASA will be launching a set of six miniature spacecraft to study the sun, in the hopes of understanding more about how space weather and solar storms develop. The Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment, or SunRISE, will consist of a set of six small ...

Coronavirus lockdown raising concerns for domestic violence victims

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 18:21
During the coronavirus pandemic, everyone is being urged to stay at home. But for some, home can be a dangerous place. The Center for Women and Families is calling on the community to not only check-in on the elderly and sensitive populations, but also ...

Coronavirus: James McClean buys PPE equipment for Derry GP

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 18:19
Footballer James McClean has bought medical personal protection equipment for a GP surgery in Derry. Republic of Ireland winger McClean, whose wife Erin is a nurse, confirmed he had managed to secure 400 disposable gloves, 100 gowns, five face ...

Hocking Hills State Park closes trails due to pandemic

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 17:54
LOGAN, Ohio (WCHS/WVAH) — A popular state park in Ohio announced it would be closing its trails and facilities Friday due to the coronavirus pandemic. Hocking Hills State Park's closure began at sundown and includes Conkles Hollow State Nature ...

NASA lays out its plans for building a long-term moon base

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 17:45
NASA has released a report detailing how it intends to set up a base on the moon, and from there send astronauts to explore Mars as part of its Artemis program. Having a long-term lunar presence would allow more efficient travel to distant parts of the solar ...

New Scientific Breakthrough Aims to Turn Wi-Fi Signals Into Usable Power

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 16:55
A new scientific breakthrough attained by physicists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) can permit family home appliances to be powered by the straight present generated making use of terahertz waves eventually. Terahertz waves are a kind of ...

Stargazers have much to look forward to thanks to lower pollution levels and clearer skies due to the lockdown

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 16:35
Two celestial events — the pink moon and the comet Atlas in Ursa Major — will be visible, unaided in the coming weeks thanks to the clear skies because of the Covid-19 lockdown. Astro-photographer Ajay Talwar is waiting for the nine-minute “lightout” at ...

Coronavirus West Berkshire: Confirmed cases now more than 70

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 16:25
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in West Berkshire now stands at 74, as of 9am this morning (Saturday.) This represents an increase of five from yesterday's figure. Nationally, 41,903 people have tested positive for the virus. The death toll ...

Bethesda cancels conference and will not host online event to replace E3 2020

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 16:22
Since 2015, Bethesda has been one of the publishers who organize a press conference on the sidelines of E3, the famous Californian fair, every year. This traditional conference ball with Microsoft (Xbox), Bethesda, Ubisoft, Sony (PlayStation), Square Enix ...

Giant Viruses Shake the Tree of Life –“Might Be One Reason Life Exists On Earth” (Weekend Feature)

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 16:18
... ‌. When Felix d'Herelle, a seminal figure in the history of molecular biology, discovered the first bacteriophage in French soldiers in 1917, writes Carl Zimmer in A Planet of Viruses, “many scientists refused to believe that such a thing actually existed.

Coronavirus: South Essex hospitals record five deaths over past day

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 16:13
Hospitals in south Essex have recorded the deaths of five patients diagnosed with coronavirus in the past day. Three of the deaths took place at Basildon Hospital, with one at Chelmsford's Broomfield Hospital and another at The Princess Alexandra Hospital, ...

Tips for indoor gardening to bring some green to your space while you're stuck inside

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 16:00
Container gardens look fabulous and are perfect for those limited to a balcony, windowsill or even a living room. Depending on the size of the container, you can plant colorful flowers or grow veggies and herbs. By USA TODAY Apr 4, 2020, 10:00am CDT.

NASA's WFIRST telescope has a new approach to the hunt for exoplanets

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 15:57
NASA is working on a new instrument for spotting distant exoplanets — the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope, or WFIRST. This tool could be used to identify not only small, distant planets, but also other cosmic bodies like brown dwarfs and black holes.

90 million years ago, Antarctica was a lush rainforest before it froze over

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 15:45
Vacations aren't really a thing right now with a pandemic terrorizing the planet, but if you were to plan a getaway, the last place you'd probably think of is Antarctica. Maybe you would have changed your mind if you could time-warp back to 90 million years ago ...