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Mercury, Saturn, Jupiter Conjunction Visible For Next Few Days

Mercury will move past Saturn and then Jupiter stating Friday and into Monday evening, NASA reported. It will be visible each evening low in the west, southwest sky before evening twilight ends. Thou...

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Data shows 2020 was Europe's warmest year on record

Data shows 2020 was Europe's warmest year on record

Parts of the Arctic and northern Siberia saw some temperatures some 3 to 6 degrees Celsius above normal. In the United States, the warmer temperatures contributed to a record 22 separate disaste...

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Earth's rotation accelerates in 2020, we may need a 'negative leap second'

Earth's rotation accelerates in 2020, we may need a 'negative leap second'

It takes Earth 24 hours, or 86,400 seconds, to make a complete rotation around its axis, which scientists refer to as a mean solar day . The speed of the planet's rotations depends on the fre...

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Identical twins not so identical after all

Identical twins not so identical after all

A closer look at identical twins shows they are not so identical after all. Rather, their genomes often differ in small but significant ways from the very first week of development. According to Gao, ...

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Rams use strong run game, defense to dominate Seahawks

Rams use strong run game, defense to dominate Seahawks

Instead of cooking up a Super Bowl run, the Seahawks are heading home in early January for the second time in three seasons and missing out on the NFC title game for the third straight time in the p...

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UK COVID-19 variant detected in California, Colorado

UK COVID-19 variant detected in California, Colorado

Gov. Polis was joined by Dr. Rachel Herlihy, State Epidemiologist, CDPHE; Dr. Emily Travanty, PhD, Scientific Director, Laboratory Services Division, CDPHE; and Dr. It's not yet clear if the soldiers ...

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SpaceX Crew Dragon successfully docks at International Space Station

SpaceX Crew Dragon successfully docks at International Space Station

They will be part of the station's crew until April, when their replacements arrive on another Dragon capsule. SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk in 2002, is scheduled to launch two more crewed flight...

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SpaceX makes history with successful first human space launch

SpaceX makes history with successful first human space launch

Elon Musk's SpaceX scripted history as it successfully launched two NASA astronauts aboard Crew Dragon fixed atop Falcon 9 rocket - first commercial company to do so. The craft was built under NASA'...

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Identical twins don't always have identical genetics, study finds

Identical twins don't always have identical genetics, study finds

He acknowledged that both science and wider society are fascinated by identical twins, adding, "There's something magical about the connection between identical twins". Previous studies, including a 2...

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Judge allows oil lease sales in Alaskan refuge

Judge allows oil lease sales in Alaskan refuge

It is a critically important location for many species, including polar bears . Environmental campaigners argue that the habitat is also crucial for polar bears, which are already struggling becaus...

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FDA warns United Kingdom coronavirus variant may result in false-negative tests

FDA warns United Kingdom coronavirus variant may result in false-negative tests

Identifying certain virus mutations can help identify samples that should be further characterized by genetic sequencing and can potentially assist with the early detection of new SARS-CoV-2 variants ...

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Quadrantid meteor shower to light up sky over New Year`s weekend

Quadrantid meteor shower to light up sky over New Year`s weekend

EST, according to the International Meteor Organization . Quadrantids meteor showers will illuminate the night sky over the New Year weekend with up to 200 shooting stars every hour. French ast...

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4th Lunar Eclipse is about fall

4th Lunar Eclipse is about fall

EST (11:53 UTC) Monday morning, as per data given by timeanddate.com. The previous penumbral lunar eclipse this year was the Independence Day Eclipse but, at the time, only about 35% of the moon's ...

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New COVID-19 Strain Found In Florida; Third Confirmed US Case

New COVID-19 Strain Found In Florida; Third Confirmed US Case

A day later, California governor Gavin Newsom reported the variant was found in his state, Vanessa Romo reports for NPR . He did not provide further details. The announcement came 24 hours after wo...

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When is Norfolk's first meteor shower of 2021?

However, meteors will streak across all parts of the sky , not just where the radiant is. During its peak, 60 to as many as 200 Quadrantid meteors can be seen per hour under ideal conditions. "Be p...

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How the 'Ball of Fire' Works — NASA Sun Mission

How the 'Ball of Fire' Works — NASA Sun Mission

Moreover, NASA is also going to pour $55 million into the mission. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency ( JAXA ) leads the Extreme Ultraviolet High-Throughput Spectroscopic Telescope (EUVST) Eps...

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Quebec reports over 2,300 new COVID-19 cases with 64 deaths

Quebec reports over 2,300 new COVID-19 cases with 64 deaths

Canada surpassed 5,000 related deaths on May 12, then 10,000 on October 27 . According to Santé Quebec , of the newly reported deaths, 17 occurred in the last 24 hours, 39 between December 22 and ...

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Japanese Scientists to Create a Wooden Satellite That will Reduce Space Debris

Japanese Scientists to Create a Wooden Satellite That will Reduce Space Debris

The idea behind this is the belief that wood does not interfere with electromagnetic waves or the Earth's magnetic field. Going ahead with their research, the two teams plan to launch the world's firs...

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China's Sinopharm says its coronavirus vaccine is 79% effective

China's Sinopharm says its coronavirus vaccine is 79% effective

The company is now seeking a full Chinese approval, which could be the first full green light for a COVID-19 vaccine in the world, should Chinese regulators given it the all-clear. The rate announced...

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Dominoes keep falling for 'Tiger King' characters

Dominoes keep falling for 'Tiger King' characters

The safari park owner, who appeared in the Netflix documentary earlier this year, is accused of allegedly trafficking lion cubs between Virginia and SC, along with Keith A Wilson , another animal p...

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December's 'Cold Full Moon' of 2020

December's 'Cold Full Moon' of 2020

The Farmers Almanac website explained: "During this month the winter cold fastens its grip, and nights are at their longest and darkest". This will be the last full moon of the year which is also ...

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Consider recycling your Christmas tree in Las Vegas

Consider recycling your Christmas tree in Las Vegas

Curbside tree service started on December 23 and lasts through January 12. The environmental agencies will produce organic compost with the crushed trees and use it as mulch in parks , gardens, stree...

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Four Eclipses in 2021, Two to Be Visible in India

The year's celestial event will start with a Total Lunar Eclipse on 26th May, which will be visible in part of coastal Odisha, all northeastern states except Sikkim and West Bengal . the entire eclip...

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Russian-U.S. crew launches on fast track to the space station

Russian-U.S. crew launches on fast track to the space station

At an ISS Advisory Committee meeting in Mars, committee chairman Tom Stafford said that his Russian counterparts told them that they were awaiting successful US commercial crew flights before agreei...

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Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn as seen from Des Moines

Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn as seen from Des Moines

With the astronomical event known as a "Great Conjunction" taking place at night, almost everyone around the world will be able to see it. Merritt Island, FL - The planets Jupiter and Saturn come ...

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QB Ryan Finley to start for Cincinnati Bengals in Week 15

Seventeen and a half point favorite Pittsburgh lost their third consecutive game to a Bengals team who had just been smashed by awful Dallas, 30-7, and facing a backup QB in Ryan Finley who ha...

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Denmark to dig up millions of mink culled over virus

Denmark to dig up millions of mink culled over virus

Adding to the scandal, it was later revealed that the disposal of the dead animals posed an environmental threat amid fears that phosphorus and nitrogen could be released in large quantities into the ...

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How to best see, photograph the 'Christmas Star' in San Diego County

How to best see, photograph the 'Christmas Star' in San Diego County

Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei, for one, made a major role in this conjunction. In that same year, Galileo also discovered a odd oval surrounding Saturn, which later observations determined to be ...

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Chang'e 5 samples handed over for research

Chang'e 5 samples handed over for research

In the Chang'e-5 mission, China coordinated and cooperated with countries and global organizations, including the European Space Agency, Argentina, Namibia, and Pakistan, in space tracking and control...

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Kilauea volcano erupts on Hawaii’s Big Island

Kilauea volcano erupts on Hawaii’s Big Island

A magnitude 4.4 quake hit about an hour after the volcano began erupting. It means an eruption is "imminent" with the likely emission of significant volcanic ash into the atmosphere. Hawaii Island, ...

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Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, dubbed ‘Christmas Star,’ visible tonight

Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, dubbed ‘Christmas Star,’ visible tonight

Jupiter represents newness and exploration while Saturn represents rules and traditions, and the two opposites will come together to close out 2020. And if someone is interested in viewing the conj...

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Police man Victorian border as state records no new local cases

Police man Victorian border as state records no new local cases

And, if you do receive an exemption, you will be required to go into forced quarantine for 14 days, in a hotel, at your own expense. On Sunday morning, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed the...

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China reports 23 new COVID-19 cases vs. 23 a day earlier

China reports 23 new COVID-19 cases vs. 23 a day earlier

No new deaths related to the disease were reported on Sunday. China will focus first on vaccinating high-risk groups over the winter and spring before widening the inoculation to the general publi...

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Josephine County reports two more COVID-19 deaths

Starke County's total number of COVID-19 deaths remains at 34 and Pulaski County's total number of COVID-19 deaths remains at 29. At Willow Crest Nursing Pavillon, 515 N. A 60-year-old woman tested ...

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Why the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn is important in Islamic history

Why the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn is important in Islamic history

As per NASA , Saturn will be slightly fainter as it will appear to be above the largest planet of our solar system towards the left. Nasa said from earth the huge gas giants will appear very clos...

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