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US Space Force will send its first satellite into space today

US Space Force will send its first satellite into space today

The first five of these were launched between 2010 and 2019 using the United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket , before the US Space Force was established last December . And the launch of AEHF...

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Great Barrier Reef suffers third mass bleaching event in five years

Great Barrier Reef suffers third mass bleaching event in five years

Even corals leftover from parts of the reef badly damaged in the 2016 and 2017 events, which are thought to be relatively heat-tolerant, again were found to have undergone moderate and severe bleachin...

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Rocket launch scheduled for Thursday at 2:57 pm from Cape Canaveral

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The newly established U.S. Space Force launched its first national security satellite Thursday with a leaner staff because of the coronavirus pandemic. The SAOCOM1B sat...

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Canadians who have lost their jobs anxiously awaiting federal help

Canadians who have lost their jobs anxiously awaiting federal help

There are also 10,489 cases now under investigation. The number of people in Ontario with a confirmed case of COVID-19 increased Wednesday by 100. Quebec's move came after the province's two man c...

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Inmates Seen Escaping from Washington Jail, 6 Still on the Loose

Inmates Seen Escaping from Washington Jail, 6 Still on the Loose

Officials are asking people in the Yakima area to report any suspicious activity to 911. Last night in a Yakima County Jail, twelve prisoners escaped after breaking through the exterior fire exit wi...

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Canadian scientists discover ancient continent was larger than we thought

Canadian scientists discover ancient continent was larger than we thought

They knew about this only after they were analyzing some rock samples that they had dug up during their exploration work on diamonds. An opportunity discovery by geologists deliberating over diamond...

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Coronavirus: Highbridge recycling centre closes and garden waste collections halt

Coronavirus: Highbridge recycling centre closes and garden waste collections halt

That gradually faded away. West Sussex's rubbish tips will be "closed until further notice" due to the coronavirus pandemic, it has been confirmed. Do not create excess waste you'd usually need to...

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Queensland Set To Officially Close Borders As Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Soar

Queensland Set To Officially Close Borders As Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Soar

It is rumoured that QLD will follow similar restrictions as South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia and the Northern Territory, which will require all people entering the state to adhere to a 14-...

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OneWeb launches 34 more satellites amid bankruptcy concerns

OneWeb launches 34 more satellites amid bankruptcy concerns

The first six OneWeb satellites were launched from French Guiana in February 2019, and another batch of 34 satellites was launched last month from the Baikonur Cosmodrome . He added that the crisis...

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Virus death toll in China rises as USA prepares evacuation

On Sunday, China confirmed 1,975 cases of patients infected with the new coronavirus as of Jan 25, while the death toll from the virus has risen to 56, state broadcaster CCTV reported. They've asked...

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Voyager 2 Illuminates The Boundary of Interstellar Space

Here are the five biggest takeaways. (The plasma outside is still colder than the plasma inside.) Voyager 2 also observed a slight increase in plasma density just before it exited the heliosphere...

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Early novel coronavirus drug trials yield mixed results

Early novel coronavirus drug trials yield mixed results

According to a new study in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), the treatment with the combination of lopinavir-ritonavir was not very effective. Johnson & Johnson has been testing a similar...

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NASA's Voyager 2 becomes second spacecraft to reach interstellar space

NASA's Voyager 2 becomes second spacecraft to reach interstellar space

Our bubble protects the solar system from this "interstellar wind", and from cosmic radiation which could wreak havoc on our DNA. Scientists write that on Monday in five scientific articles in the j...

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NASA Engineer Tests Positive For COVID-19, Suspends Moon Mission

NASA Engineer Tests Positive For COVID-19, Suspends Moon Mission

The launch announcement came soon after the space center announced it was limiting on-site activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic to "mission-critical" personnel. NASA and SpaceX officially announced ...

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‘Wonderchicken’ fossil from the age of dinosaurs reveals origin of modern birds

‘Wonderchicken’ fossil from the age of dinosaurs reveals origin of modern birds

Paleontologists have concluded that feathered, nicknamed the "wonder chicken" was a close relative of the last common ancestor of modern chickens and ducks. Artist's impression of the Wonderchicken. ...

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NASA Remembers Apollo Astronaut Al Worden

NASA Remembers Apollo Astronaut Al Worden

He kept the module while the other two mission members surfaced. During the mission Worden became the first human to carry out a deep space walk. Though this was not illegal, NASA disapproved of suc...

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NASA Commits to Long-term Artemis Missions with Orion Production Contract

The US space agency feels that ordering the capsules in groups of three will allow it to benefit from efficiencies which become available in the supply chain over the period of time. Lockheed's an...

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Severe weather and snow possible in Kansas between now and Friday

Severe weather and snow possible in Kansas between now and Friday

One is expected to take place in the afternoon, followed by a second round later in the evening into the overnight hours. As of Wednesday morning, 11 states from California to Texas are under flood,...

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Veterinary Equipment and Disposables Market - 2020 Size, Growth Forecast To 2026

The report also highlights a global Telecom industry environment that comprises provincial trade regulations, frameworks, market entry barriers, worldwide trade disputes, as well as financial circumst...

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NASA encourages telework after 2 employees test positive #43997

NASA encourages telework after 2 employees test positive #43997

NASA is mentioning that its representatives telecommute after an instance of the coronavirus , authoritatively called COVID-19, was affirmed at the Marshall Space Flight Center. Employees are encoura...

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SpaceX’s latest Starlink launch included an unforeseen engine issue

SpaceX’s latest Starlink launch included an unforeseen engine issue

CEO Elon Musk said the Falcon 9 rocket lost one of its nine engines during the trip. SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Approximately 45 minutes after l...

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FDA Approves the First Commercial Coronavirus Tests in the US

Carmen L. Wiley. At my institution, we've been working with industry partners and accelerating the development of their tests for our patient populations. Stephen Hahn. The agency also took steps to...

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US crude hits 17-year low as lockdowns, restrictions spread

US crude hits 17-year low as lockdowns, restrictions spread

Brent crude was down $3.75, or 11.1%, to $30.10 a barrel by 1:26 p.m. EDT (1726 GMT). "We're now seeing both Brent and WTI prices closing in on their 2016 lows, which could well open a move to leve...

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Cancer-causing mutations start years prior to diagnosis

Cancer-causing mutations start years prior to diagnosis

This allowed the researchers to demonstrate that the some of the newly predicted driver mutations actually changed how genes were turned on or off - albeit in a small number of samples containing muta...

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A huge 'snow moon' is rising over London this weekend

A supermoon occurs when the full moon nearly coincides with the perigee , the closest the Moon reaches Earth in its elliptical orbit. The so-called snow moon will reach its fullest phase at 2:33 a....

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The First Supermoon Of The Year Will Be Visible This Weekend

The full Moon that will rise on March 9th will also be a supermoon , so you'll have another opportunity to enjoy the lunar majesty in a few weeks. As a result, it appears to be a bit larger and somet...

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COVID-19: First Quebec child diagnosed

COVID-19: First Quebec child diagnosed

The hospital said a number of exceptional measures have been put in place to limit the number of visitors. "For patients that are hospitalized, a maximum of two visitors may be permitted". Among the e...

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Last remaining female white giraffe killed by poachers, along with her calf

Last remaining female white giraffe killed by poachers, along with her calf

After the deaths, only one white giraffe remained in the area. "We are the only community in the world who are custodians of the white giraffe", Mr Ahmednoor said in a statement . When the mother a...

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Elizabeth Schneider: Coronavirus Survivor Shares Symptoms

Elizabeth Schneider: Coronavirus Survivor Shares Symptoms

Elizabeth is 37-years-old and has completed a PhD in bioengineering. Schneider, who is in her mid-30s, said her symptoms included a headache, a fever, severe body aches and joint pain, fatigue, an...

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ESA, Roscosmos ExoMars Joint Mission Delayed Until 2022 Over Coronavirus

ESA, Roscosmos ExoMars Joint Mission Delayed Until 2022 Over Coronavirus

Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin also said that due to the coronavirus outbreak in Europe the experts cannot proceed with travels to partner industries. The descent component has actually b...

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Greenland & Antarctica are losing ice SIX TIMES FASTER

Greenland & Antarctica are losing ice SIX TIMES FASTER

It is an global collaboration of polar scientists, providing improved estimates of the ice sheet contribution to sea-level rise. Team carried 26 in-depth surveys to calculate the losses in the mass of...

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United Kingdom man becomes second person cured of HIV after 30 months virus

United Kingdom man becomes second person cured of HIV after 30 months virus

The goal of stem cell transplantation, in this case, is to make the virus unable to replicate in the patient's body by replacing their immune cells with those of the donor, as body irradiation and c...

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Moon mission could cost $50 billion, NASA says in report criticizing Boeing

Moon mission could cost $50 billion, NASA says in report criticizing Boeing

WASHINGTON-Questionable contracting procedures, unnecessary accounting problems, schedule delays, and more than $2 billion in cost overruns are raising serious doubts about NASA's plan to return Ameri...

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China extends Lunar New Year holiday as new virus toll rises

China extends Lunar New Year holiday as new virus toll rises

Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay told Andrew Marr it was a "fast-moving situation" and the Foreign Office was working with Chinese authorities. Health workers check drivers and passengers' body temper...

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Super worm moon lights up the night sky

Super worm moon lights up the night sky

This is because the Moon's orbit is not a ideal circle and is actually slightly oval. The moon will be full in South Africa on Monday, 9 March 2020 at 19:47 . The October full moon will be the seco...

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