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Virus death toll in China rises to 56 with nearly 2000 cases Virus death toll in China rises to 56 with nearly 2000 cases
- January 26, 2020

Chinese President Xi Jinping also warned the spread of a deadly new virus is accelerating. "This is due to the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak". Image copyright EPA Image caption More people have been spotted wearing masks in London in recent days where many are celebrating the Lunar New Year. (more...)
Vote to name new NASA Mars rover Vote to name new NASA Mars rover
- January 25, 2020

Vote for the name you want given to the next Mars rover at go.nasa.gov/name2020 by midnight EST on January 28. More than 28,000 essays were submitted after the contest began on August 28 a year ago. They not only chose a suitable option, but also wrote an essay on the topic of why a particular name should be used for the new Mars mission of NASA. (more...)
Greta Thunberg says that the climate is Greta Thunberg says that the climate is "completely ignored" in Davos
- January 25, 2020

Thunberg, for her part, trolled him right back by changing her Twitter bio to include his insults. Asked about the statements targeting her from an American minister on Thursday, Greta Thunberg said they had "no effect" on her. Mnuchin also said, joking about the 17-year-old climate activist: "Who is that? We put ourselves in the spotlight". "I don't know how they evaluate what we say, hopefully they listen, but generally I do think they dismiss us because of our age". (more...)
PM Scott Morrison mourns the death of his father PM Scott Morrison mourns the death of his father
- January 25, 2020

He "could not explain" why Morrison had refused to meet with former fire chiefs - who at the start of a year ago tried to warn him of the risks posed by the next fire season - and then made a decision to leave on vacation in Hawaii in the midst of the crisis in December. (more...)
Greta Thunberg brushes off Mnuchin barb she Needs to study economics Greta Thunberg brushes off Mnuchin barb she Needs to study economics
- January 25, 2020

Thunberg was a highlight of the 50th edition of the conference, drawing massive attention including barbs by US Secretary Steven Mnuchin who on Thursday told the teen to go "study economics". Mnuchin launched a new defense of United States policy on Friday, insisting that the Trump government take care of the environment, but that problems should not be limited to climate change alone. (more...)
Second U.S. coronavirus case is confirmed in Chicago Second U.S. coronavirus case is confirmed in Chicago
- January 25, 2020

As of Saturday, nearly 1,300 people have been infected across China , the bulk of them in and around Wuhan. Liang worked at the Hubei Xinhua hospital in Wuhan and was the first known fatality among staff treating patients in the city, which is under lockdown along with at least a dozen other cities in Hubei state. (more...)
Trump to attend antiabortion rally in Washington this week Trump to attend antiabortion rally in Washington this week
- January 24, 2020

Trump says his aim is to ease regulatory burdens on businesses. The change was hailed by organizations including the American Farm Bureau, National Association of Manufacturers, U.S. "EPA and the Army are providing much needed regulatory certainty and predictability for American farmers, landowners and businesses to support the economy and accelerate critical infrastructure projects", EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in a statement . (more...)
Platteville students monitored for possible coronavirus Platteville students monitored for possible coronavirus
- January 24, 2020

Police, SWAT teams and paramilitary troops guarded Wuhan's train station, where metal barriers blocked the entrances at 10 a.m. sharp. Only travellers holding tickets for the last trains out were allowed to enter. A third death and more than 100 new cases are announced in China, sparking concerns ahead of the annual lunar new year holiday which begins on 25 January and sees hundreds of millions of Chinese people travel nationwide. (more...)
These sharks evolved for walking and that's just what they'll do
- January 23, 2020

But no need to worry about sharks stalking you on land - these freakish predators are completely harmless to humans. Despite their SyFy flick-evoking name, the 3.3-foot "walking sharks" don't pose a threat to people, says biologist Christine Dudgeon , of Australia's University of Queensland , in a statement. (more...)
Coronavirus timeline: from Wuhan to Washington state Coronavirus timeline: from Wuhan to Washington state
- January 23, 2020

The virus is also on the move, with probable cases now detected in Mexico, Hong Kong, the US, Japan, Thailand and South Korea. A World Health Organization team is already "on the ground in China " and "working with local experts and officials to investigate the outbreak and get more information", revealed Dr. (more...)
Ivanka Trump refuses to criticize Greta Thunberg: 'Not my style' Ivanka Trump refuses to criticize Greta Thunberg: 'Not my style'
- January 23, 2020

Over the past year, Thunberg has taken issue with many aspects of US policy, not least President Donald Trump's decision to pull the country out of the Paris accord to limit global warming. In a speech on Tuesday, Trump criticized "prophets of doom and their predictions of apocalypse". In the speech, he also said the USA would join the World Economic Forum's One Trillion Trees initiative, which aims to plant or conserve one trillion trees. (more...)
Space: What should Nasa's next Mars rover be called? Space: What should Nasa's next Mars rover be called?
- January 23, 2020

Endurance , K-4, Oliver Jacobs of Virginia. "Thousands of students have shared their ideas for a name that will do our rover and the team proud", said Lori Glaze, director of NASA's Planetary Science Division in Washington. Courage , 9-12, Tori Gray of Louisiana. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has drawn up a final list of nine names out of 155 names for its next Mars rover. (more...)
'Dancing dragon' shows feathers grew differently on dinosaurs and birds 'Dancing dragon' shows feathers grew differently on dinosaurs and birds
- January 23, 2020

The fossil was originally discovered in the fossil-filled Jehol province ten years ago by a farmer and was placed in the Dalian Museum of Natural History in China. Poust published the findings last week in the journal The Anatomical Record . This means that at least some dinosaurs were getting very mature looking feathers well before they were done growing. (more...)
SpaceX aims to send NASA astronauts to space in 2020: Elon Musk SpaceX aims to send NASA astronauts to space in 2020: Elon Musk
- January 23, 2020

The rocket was programmed to perform as if it were launching the capsule into orbit. SpaceX and NASA have conducted a flight test to demonstrate the performance of a spacecraft launch escape system in preparation for a crewed mission to the International Space Station . (more...)
Lego International Space Station arrives February 1st Lego International Space Station arrives February 1st
- January 23, 2020

The floating laboratory is, of course, the International Space Station (ISS), and while most people might not be able to visit it in person, you can definitely build your own version at home. The community additionally birthed the dependable-selling "Females of NASA" toy set , which aspects four pioneering ladies folk from the placement agency. (more...)
Oldest Meteorite Crater on Earth Identified Using Ancient Crystal Extraction Oldest Meteorite Crater on Earth Identified Using Ancient Crystal Extraction
- January 22, 2020

By this study's workings, the impact would have involved a 7-kilometer-wide (4.3 miles) asteroid striking an ice sheet between 2-5 kilometers (1.2 to 3.1 miles) thick at 17 kilometers (10.5 miles) per second. Science also wants to know when meteor impacts declined to the point where life could emerge. The crater was formed by the impact of an extraterrestrial rock about 2.229 billion years ago, an event which may have led to transformative climate change events during that time period. (more...)
Spain walloped by heavy snow, rain, gales that leave 2 dead Spain walloped by heavy snow, rain, gales that leave 2 dead
- January 22, 2020

A man died in the northern province of Leon when he was run over by a auto as he tried to put snow chains on his own vehicle. Heavy snow, rain and gale-force winds lashed many parts of Spain on Monday, killing at least three people and prompting five provinces to go on top emergency alert. (more...)
Greta Thunberg Complains That 'Nothing Has Been Done on Climate Change' Greta Thunberg Complains That 'Nothing Has Been Done on Climate Change'
- January 22, 2020

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, whose phone call with Trump triggered the impeachment process, is also due to attend briefly but not to meet with the USA president. Mr Trump announced the U.S. would join an existing initiative to plant 1 trillion trees, but also spoke at length about the economic importance of oil and gas and called climate change activists "the perennial prophets of doom" who were predicting an "apocalypse". (more...)
Trump dismisses climate 'prophets of doom' at Davos as Greta looks on Trump dismisses climate 'prophets of doom' at Davos as Greta looks on
- January 22, 2020

Stiglitz on Tuesday also voiced his frustration at Trump's failure to address head on the climate emergency, beyond a commitment that the US will join an initiative to plant a trillion trees worldwide. That reality also places governments are the forefront of the response. The global forum focuses on current economic and social issues to help shape global, regional, and industry agendas. (more...)
SpaceX Launches Crew Dragon Spacecraft to Test for Astronaut Safety SpaceX Launches Crew Dragon Spacecraft to Test for Astronaut Safety
- January 22, 2020

Throughout the take, a look at SpaceX's latest flightworthy Crew Dragon spacecraft will try to flee from a supersonic Falcon 9 rocket, exceptionally hard situations that can almost definitely end result within the quick (intentional) destruction of Falcon 9's higher stage and booster. (more...)