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COVID-19 cases reported today by province, and one more death COVID-19 cases reported today by province, and one more death
- March 27, 2020

Dr. Williams was asked about reports of some long-term care homes not enforcing social distancing between long-term care residents. Cruise travel also appeared to be a big factor with it cited in 13 cases. To come up with the list, the government consulted with "a couple hundred people", including business associations, labour leaders, the public service and cabinet, Ford said. (more...)
Australia's Great Barrier Reef suffers coral bleaching again Australia's Great Barrier Reef suffers coral bleaching again
- March 27, 2020

Its northern reaches suffered an unprecedented two successive years of severe bleaching in 2016 and 2017, prompting the government agency overseeing the reef to downgrade its long-term outlook to "very poor". "Climate change remains the single greatest challenge to the reef", said the agency. The crisis placed renewed pressure on Prime Minister Scott Morrison's pro-coal conservative government to take more extensive action to tackle climate change, including punishing greenhouse-gas polluters. (more...)
Ontario looks at closing playgrounds to slow spread of COVID-19 Ontario looks at closing playgrounds to slow spread of COVID-19
- March 26, 2020

Yaffe notes. She faces a fine of up to $2,500 or a jail sentence of up to six months. Last week, police in Quebec City arrested a woman they say was infected for allegedly defying orders to stay indoors. Travel was implicated in some of the cases, but the source of the COVID-19 infection was still under investigation for most of the new cases. A spokesperson for the province's Ministry of Health told Radio-Canada Monday, after several requests, that until recently, Ontario had 1,300 ... (more...)
Coronavirus: Redbridge Council suspending some waste collection services to keep staff save Coronavirus: Redbridge Council suspending some waste collection services to keep staff save
- March 25, 2020

The council said extra waste could be taken to household waste recycling centres but the Advertiser has asked RMBC to clarify this position following the new restrictions on movement announced last night by the government. In Sheffield, Veolia has temporarily stopped green waste collections and warned other bin services may be disrupted as staff self-isolated. Other recycling and waste can be disposed of as normal. (more...)
Coronavirus dominates Biden-Sanders Democratic debate Coronavirus dominates Biden-Sanders Democratic debate
- March 24, 2020

Later on in the debate, Biden continued to cough just a bit. Sanders argues his single-payer health care system would provide free treatment for those diagnosed with COVID-19. Saturday was the first time Sanders had a bigger delegate day than Biden since Nevada's caucuses on February 22. Biden recounted his experience as vice president in President Barack Obama's administration in dealing with the Ebola outbreak in 2014. (more...)
NASA halts work on Moon mission, due to coronavirus outbreak NASA halts work on Moon mission, due to coronavirus outbreak
- March 24, 2020

Zurbuchen started his speech as follows: "What we're going to do now is to apply what I call the elephant principle: If there is an elephant in a room, we'll talk about it". The main spacecraft is already in Florida , but prelaunch assembly is not yet completed and the rover's power supply has not yet arrived. NASA will hopefully launch the Mars 2020 rover this year, depending on how the COVID-19 outbreak plays out, which will explore the Red Planet as preparation for humanity's arrival, ... (more...)
Queensland becomes latest state to close its borders Queensland becomes latest state to close its borders
- March 24, 2020

She told The Courier Mail teachers who were at high risk of coronavirus should speak to their principals and consider staying home from work. 'As far as possible, they should be staying in their suburbs and as much as possible staying at home'. (more...)
OneWeb In Trouble Despite Successful Launch Of Another 34 Satellites OneWeb In Trouble Despite Successful Launch Of Another 34 Satellites
- March 24, 2020

That will put its total constellation at 74 satellites, including a batch of 34 that were launched earlier this year, and six that went up last March . This follows a Bloomberg report Thursday that OneWeb , which has an investment of almost $ 3 billion from SoftBank In his last two rounds, he's considered filing for bankruptcy protection as a possible way to deal with a crisis in his available cash. (more...)
World Voyager 2 probe which launched 42 years ago reaches interstellar space
- March 23, 2020

The boundary of the solar system - the place where the solar wind ends and interstellar space begins - is called the heliopause. The findings were published Monday in a series of five papers in Nature Astronomy . This knowledge could be applied to all the stars astronomers study, because they believe other stars likely possess the same features. When Voyager 2 crossed the boundary, it observed simultaneous increase in the intensity of cosmic rays, particles moving thought the space ... (more...)
NASA Halts Two Space Facilities Amid Coronavirus Fears NASA Halts Two Space Facilities Amid Coronavirus Fears
- March 20, 2020

NASA and SpaceX are as yet anticipating leading the primary kept an eye on business team program dispatch to space as right on time as May, showing that the timetable for the mission has not moved in spite of the continuous coronavirus pandemic. (more...)
Most Ancient Fossil Of Modern Bird Was Found Most Ancient Fossil Of Modern Bird Was Found
- March 20, 2020

They used high-resolution X-ray scanning to peer through the rock and view the skull. The skull of the bird is nearly complete, and it features numerous traits that can be spotted among modern chickens and birds with bills. "The ability to CT scan fossils, like we can at the Cambridge Biotomography Centre, has completely transformed how we study palaeontology in the 21st century". (more...)
What We Know About Voyager 2's Adventures Outside the Solar System What We Know About Voyager 2's Adventures Outside the Solar System
- March 20, 2020

Each paper has been dedicated to one of the five operating science instruments onboard Voyager 2 . Altogether, the instruments assist scientists in painting a picture of what lies beyond our Sun's heliosphere: interstellar space. Voyager 2 traveled from the hot, lower-density plasma of the heliosphere to the cold, higher-density plasma of interstellar space. It has taken Voyager 2 more than four decades to reach it. (more...)
Home diagnostics startup Everlywell is launching an at-home coronavirus test sample kit Home diagnostics startup Everlywell is launching an at-home coronavirus test sample kit
- March 20, 2020

However, if FDA, upon review of the EUA request, identifies a significant problem that can not be addressed in a timely manner, the laboratory may have to stop using the test and issue test reports indicating that prior tests may be unreliable. (more...)
Spring comes early in 2020 Spring comes early in 2020
- March 20, 2020

And this year, the equinox falls a day earlier in some time zones. Indeed, the equinox has historically fallen on one of those dates. We're nearly there: The first day of astronomical spring is today, but it's not official until tonight . (more...)
Severe weather and snow possible in Kansas between now and Friday Severe weather and snow possible in Kansas between now and Friday
- March 20, 2020

Friday we are watching for the possibility for some strong to severe thunderstorms to move through. A positively tilted upper trough over the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes Friday morning will shift northeastward across parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast through the the next 24 hours. (more...)
NASA Commits to Long-term Artemis Missions with Orion Production Contract
- March 20, 2020

Australia will invest A$150 million ($101 million) in its companies and technology to help U.S. President Donald Trump's bid for a moon landing by 2024 and subsequent U.S. It should help NASA save money on production costs. The first six spacecraft will be acquired by cost-plus-incentive-fee ordering. "The moon is actually a launching pad". (more...)
Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden dies at 88 Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden dies at 88
- March 19, 2020

Retired astronaut Al Worden , who was once called the "loneliest human being" because of his role as Apollo 15's command module pilot in 1971, died in his sleep in Houston on Tuesday night at the age of 88, his family announced . Worden graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1955. Later in his career, Worden was a senior scientist at NASA's Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., and an executive at BF Goodrich Aerospace in Brecksville, Ohio. (more...)
FDA Issues Emergency Authorization to Two More COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests
- March 19, 2020

Carmen L. Wiley. "FDA grants an EUA for Roche's coronavirus test". We laboratory directors were on the spot to develop tests, and most were unprepared to say the least. The agency said that while serological tests are less complex than molecular tests and only identify antibodies, it does not intend to object to vendors developing these tests for SARS-CoV-2 infection. (more...)
SpaceX to Make Third Attempt at Launching Falcon 9 Tonight SpaceX to Make Third Attempt at Launching Falcon 9 Tonight
- March 18, 2020

On March 15, the Falcon-9 rocket was scheduled to lift-off from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39 in Florida at 9.22 am EDT (6:52 pm IST). A satellite now in orbit has a non-reflective coating that makes it notably less visible, but the company is embarking on a new experiment to install a sunshade on a satellite for an upcoming launch. (more...)
Genome 'atlas' pinpoints driver mutations that cancers share Genome 'atlas' pinpoints driver mutations that cancers share
- March 17, 2020

Over our lifetime these mutations build up and cells may be mis-programmed, leading to cancer. To grow and spread, cancer cells take a number of genetic steps to overcome the normal cell controls that allow them to enhance their growth rate, move into nearby tissues and evade our immune system. (more...)