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Joe Biden declared victor of Washington state Joe Biden declared victor of Washington state
- March 17, 2020

The big picture: Biden was also the victor of Michigan, Mississippi, Idaho and Missouri on Tuesday - snatching most of the delegates up for grabs from Sanders , who faces a quickly narrowing path to the Democratic nomination. Neither candidate discussed whether workers should remain on the job under conditions where the best practice from the standpoint of public health is "social distancing", not cramming people into workplaces where they run a greater danger of contracting the infection. (more...)
The first super moon of the year will rise this weekend
- March 16, 2020

This month, it falls on February 10 and the heavenly body itself is traditionally called a " snow moon" on this month. What is the Snow Moon and when can you see it? It is also believed that the moon will only reach its peak and will be fully visible for 20 minutes in the United Kingdom, with the climate restrictions of the Ciara storm also prepared to hamper the images. (more...)
The First Supermoon Of The Year Will Be Visible This Weekend The First Supermoon Of The Year Will Be Visible This Weekend
- March 15, 2020

ET, but it will appear full all weekend, from approximately Friday night to Monday morning. A supermoon is popularly known as a full or new moon that coincides with the lunar orbit making an especially close approach to Earth. The next super moon will be the "super worm moon" on Monday, March 9, 2020. People around the world should be able to see the supermoon on display on 9 February. (more...)
Biden continues to lead Sanders in Washington state Biden continues to lead Sanders in Washington state
- March 15, 2020

Biden's campaign confirmed to ABC News that the former vice president has reviewed Warren's bankruptcy plan closely, and supports the proposal. More than 384,000 Democrats voted for candidates other than Biden or Sanders. In subsequent days, he attacked Mr. Biden's record on abortion, same-sex marriage and the former "don't ask, don't tell" policy. She added, "I lost that fight in 2005, and working families paid the price". (more...)
Greenland and Antarctica ice loss accelerating Greenland and Antarctica ice loss accelerating
- March 14, 2020

The Imbie team's studies have revealed that ice losses from Antarctica and Greenland were actually heading to much more pessimistic outcomes, and will likely add another 17 cm to those end-of-century forecasts. Scientists from 50 global organizations conducted a study on the ice sheets that have been melted to this date. According to the worldwide team of climatologists behind the research, the unprecedented rate of melt has already contributed 0.7 inches (1.78 centimeters) to global sea ... (more...)
Rare white giraffes killed by poachers in Kenya Rare white giraffes killed by poachers in Kenya
- March 14, 2020

Two rare white giraffes , a mother and her calf, were killed by poachers in Kenya , a conservation group said. The condition leucism, which leads to the white colour of these giraffes, is different from albinism, because of which animals lack melanin throughout their body. (more...)
COVID-19 survivor recovered without visiting doctor COVID-19 survivor recovered without visiting doctor
- March 14, 2020

She left work and went home. I had a fever that spiked the first night to 103-degrees Fahrenheit and eventually came down to 100 and then low grade 99.5. "Granted, I probably would not have felt that way if I was severely ill", she said. 'But from a scientific curiosity perspective, I thought it was very interesting. (more...)
Russian-European Mars Mission Postponed Due To Tech Problems, Coronavirus Russian-European Mars Mission Postponed Due To Tech Problems, Coronavirus
- March 14, 2020

While the outbreak of coronavirus Covid-19 has not directly impacted the launch delay, it has meant the movement of those working on the rover has been limited in recent days. To date, all flight hardware needed for the launch of ExoMars has been integrated in the spacecraft. The launch of the ExoMars mission has been delayed from 2020 to 2022 for proving coronavirus issues and concerns. (more...)
NASA’s SLS moon rocket is 30 percent over budget, report says NASA’s SLS moon rocket is 30 percent over budget, report says
- March 14, 2020

The inspector basic estimated that your complete SLS program, together with the Orion crew capsule wanted to hold people and the bottom techniques wanted to help the rocket , may have value NASA $50 billion by 2024. On Friday, NASA officials said an investigation of the marred test flight of the company's Starliner spacecraft in December, when the spacecraft was unable to dock with the International Space Station, had identified major problems with Boeing's testing procedures. (more...)
A London man is only the second to be cured of HIV A London man is only the second to be cured of HIV
- March 14, 2020

The "London patient," 40-year-old Adam Castillejo , had a bone marrow transplant created to beat an otherwise untreatable blood cancer called Hodgkin's lymphoma, just as his "Berlin patient" predecessor Timothy Ray Brown did to cure his leukemia. (more...)
Japan will evacuate nationals from China virus city Japan will evacuate nationals from China virus city
- March 13, 2020

The outbreak of the new virus linked to a wildlife market in central China prompted renewed calls for enforcement of laws against the trade in and consumption of exotic species. Various reports said 18 cities in Hubei are now on lockdown, effectively implementing travel restrictions on 56 million people. "Short of the government getting her out there's no getting out", she said. (more...)
SpaceX will Send Three Tourists to the International Space Station Next Year SpaceX will Send Three Tourists to the International Space Station Next Year
- March 12, 2020

Axiom CEO Michael Suffredini said that this will be Axiom Space's first mission to the International Space Station for a commercial organization. "This is an Axiom crew which will be selected and trained by Axiom, with SpaceX being a transportation provider from whom we are procuring services for an Axiom mission", Holder told Space.com. (more...)
VLT Spies Iron Raining on Ultrahot Exoplanet WASP-76b | Astronomy VLT Spies Iron Raining on Ultrahot Exoplanet WASP-76b | Astronomy
- March 12, 2020

Ehrenreich led a study, published Wednesday in the journal Nature , of this exoplanet located an estimated 390 light years away in the constellation of Pisces. Vigorous winds generated by the extreme temperature difference between the planet's two sides carry a fraction of this iron vapor to the cooler side, where temperature decreases to 1,500°C. (more...)
NASA'S Management of Space Launch System Program Costs and Contracts — NASA OIG
- March 12, 2020

Now scheduled to launch no earlier than November 2020, Artemis I will serve as a test flight of the integrated SLS/Orion system, sending an uncrewed Orion into orbit around the Moon followed by a return to Earth. Based on our review of SLS Program cost reporting, we found that the Program exceeded its Agency Baseline Commitment (ABC)-that is, the cost and schedule baselines committed to Congress against which a program is measured-by at least 33 percent at the end of fiscal year 2019, a figure ... (more...)
Scientists Discover Smallest Dinosaur Ever Recorded Scientists Discover Smallest Dinosaur Ever Recorded
- March 12, 2020

This would appear to suggest that, despite its tiny size, Oculudentavis was a predator that ate insects. O'Connor said miniaturisation is typically associated with such things as the loss of teeth and unusually large eyes, but "since Oculudentavis has more teeth than usual, it shows that evolution doesn't always follow the rules", she said. (more...)
A gorgeous supermoon rose over Toronto last night A gorgeous supermoon rose over Toronto last night
- March 12, 2020

This timelapse footage captures a Super Worm Moon rising above Seattle skyline on March 9. To the naked eye, it can sometimes be hard to see the difference between a full moon and a supermoon. It reached its peak fullness at 1:48 p.m. EST. It is also the last full moon before the spring equinox in the Northern Hemisphere-meaning it is the final one to appear this winter. (more...)
Sea Turtles are Eating Plastic Because it Smells Like Food Sea Turtles are Eating Plastic Because it Smells Like Food
- March 12, 2020

The turtles did not ingest plastics during the experiments and were released into the ocean after the study . But new research from the United States, released today, suggests there may be a different reason for it. 'The plastic problem in the ocean is more complex than plastic bags that look like jellyfish or the errant straw stuck in a turtle's nose'. This leads to what the researchers are calling an "olfactory trap", causing them to ingest pieces of plastic waste that can provide to ... (more...)
Emissions from coal power see 'biggest fall' in decades, report finds Emissions from coal power see 'biggest fall' in decades, report finds
- March 11, 2020

The analysis, out this week, examined data covering 85% of global power production and concluded that additions a year ago of solar and wind generation (270TWh) more than compensated for the drop in output (259TWh) seen with coal electricity. (more...)
Seventh-grader in Virginia names NASA's new Mars rover Seventh-grader in Virginia names NASA's new Mars rover
- March 11, 2020

With a noticeable passion for astronomy, he is the victor of the "Name the Rover" contest and therefore provided the name for the next Mars rover of NASA . For instance, Curiosity's objective was to search for signs of past life on Mars. "Like any other, a fact-finding mission earlier this Rover is going to take on the challenges and wonderful discoveries", said Nasa scientist Thomas Zurbuchen. (more...)
Poachers kill Kenyas only female white giraffe and her calf Poachers kill Kenyas only female white giraffe and her calf
- March 11, 2020

The giraffe gave birth to a male white calf in 2017 raising hope that the rare lineage would continue. In a statement to the BBC , the manager of the Ishaqbini Hirola Community Conservancy, Mohammed Ahmednoor, said it was "a very sad day" for the community and Kenya as a whole. (more...)