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Indigenous services minister says Quebec premier should show 'humanity' to homeless Indigenous services minister says Quebec premier should show 'humanity' to homeless
- January 22, 2021

Speaking to media on Tuesday afternoon, Quebec Premier François Legault said that he has asked the Federal Government to ban all non-essential worldwide flights in order to prevent the spread of a growing number of COVID-19 variants. Legault said he's asked Quebec's public security minister to look into what action the province could take at airports if the federal government doesn't act. (more...)
SpaceX launch: Watch agency release batch of Starlink satellites - ‘Deployment confirmed’ SpaceX launch: Watch agency release batch of Starlink satellites - ‘Deployment confirmed’
- January 21, 2021

The launch took place at SpaceX's launch facility at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, with the take off happening at 8:02 a.m. EST. SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk, wants to envelop the Earth with up to 42,000 Internet satellites. This delay proved wise as the super-veteran rocket blasted off, landing on the " Just Read The Instructions " drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean without issues - a feat that also marked the 72nd landing for a SpaceX rocket. (more...)
China plants flag on surface of the moon before Chang'e 5 return China plants flag on surface of the moon before Chang'e 5 return
- January 21, 2021

This makes China only the second country to plant its flag on the moon following the U.S. during the Apollo era. China's Chang'e-5 lunar probe plants the Chinese national flag on the moon surface before its return journey to Earth. Over the half-hour that followed, a canister containing lunar material was safely transferred to the orbiter's attached Earth-return capsule. To do that, NASA says it needs its astronauts, like the western pioneers, to "live off the land", using the resources ... (more...)
Amber weather warning for Yorkshire due to forecast heavy rain Amber weather warning for Yorkshire due to forecast heavy rain
- January 21, 2021

Chris Jackson, Regional Director at Northern, said: "Unfortunately the situation is only getting worse and we have had to make the hard decision to ask our customers not to travel on the Northern rail network in the north west for the rest of today". (more...)
'Wonka': Warner Bros. Announce 2023 Prequel Film 'Wonka': Warner Bros. Announce 2023 Prequel Film
- January 20, 2021

As the bottom of the nostalgia barrel approaches, Warner Bros.is moving ahead with its plans to make a prequel film to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory . Warner Bros. had the 2005 Tim Burton remake, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory , starring Johnny Depp in an uncanny Michael Jackson-like inspired turn, which amassed $475M. (more...)
Students Discover Asteroid Changing Direction And Moving Toward Earth Students Discover Asteroid Changing Direction And Moving Toward Earth
- January 20, 2021

Specialised software was used by the duo to examine images taken by the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) telescope in Hawaii's Haleakala Observatory. While looking at the various cosmic objects in the images, Lakhani and Vekariya spotted a moving object. But thousands of asteroids and comets are discovered every year, though not all of them are considered a danger to Earth. (more...)
A Tom Cruise Space Movie Will Be Shot
- January 20, 2021

This isn't even his first sci-fi space movie, Oblivion is. "It's not a Mission: Impossible film and no studio is in the mix at this stage but look for more news as I get it". It will instead be an original action/adventure, and will mark the first time in cinematic history that a narrative film has been shot entirely in outer space . (more...)
NASA Is Helping Tom Cruise Shoot a Movie Aboard ISS NASA Is Helping Tom Cruise Shoot a Movie Aboard ISS
- January 19, 2021

Looking back at all the insane things Tom Cruise and Elon Musk have done, this will not come as a surprise, although I'm not sure how Tom's going to do his legendary run in zero gravity . While the first Mission: Impossible was a generally tame effort for stunts, Cruise has taken it bigger with each follow-up, beginning with the no-wire climb in Mission: Impossible 2 in Utah's Dead Horse Point State Park and continuing with the Shanghai skyscraper run in 3, scaling the Dubai ... (more...)
Indian-Americans get key roles in Biden administration, 17 at WH positions Indian-Americans get key roles in Biden administration, 17 at WH positions
- January 18, 2021

The president-elect will reportedly extend the pause on repayment of and interest on student loans, and continue restrictions on nationwide evictions and foreclosures. Joe Biden plans to sign and issue dozens of executive orders within the early days of his presidency. The following day, Friday, will see action on providing economic relief to those suffering the economic costs of the pandemic. (more...)
NASA takes delivery of Orion Artemis I spacecraft NASA takes delivery of Orion Artemis I spacecraft
- January 17, 2021

The hotfire is the eighth and final test in the Green Run , a programme of evaluation carried out by engineers from Nasa and Boeing - the rocket's prime contractor. Two of the solid-fuel boosters will strap to the core stage and provide about 75% of the force required to heave SLS off its launch pad and toward space during the first two minutes of flight. (more...)
NASA's 'megarocket' set for crucial test NASA's 'megarocket' set for crucial test
- January 17, 2021

The EGS team will perform its final preparations on the spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center in the USA state of Florida for its mission to the Moon later this year, Lockheed Martin said. The launch later this year will be the start of many of Artemis' missions to the moon. When the flight is complete, the SLS will become the most powerful rocket ever to fly in space. (more...)
Scientists Say 2020 and 2016 are the Hottest Years on Record Scientists Say 2020 and 2016 are the Hottest Years on Record
- January 16, 2021

The Earth's average temperature has risen 2 degrees Fahrenheit (1.2 degrees Celsius) since the late 1800s, and the temperature has accelerated dramatically in recent years. A world map plotted with color blocks depicting percentiles of global average land and ocean temperatures for the full year 2020. Global temperatures are typically hotter than average in El Nino years and cooler than average in La Nina years. (more...)
Russian-US Crew Launches on Fast Track to the Space Station
- January 16, 2021

The flight will take three NASA astronauts (Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover , Shannon Walker ) and Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi on the ISS for six months . "We spent two weeks at Star City and then 17 days at Baikonur in a very strict quarantine", Rubins said. "We'll continue to train crews over here and we're going to have cosmonauts come to the Johnson Space Center and train". (more...)
Researchers discover new variant of COVID-19 virus in patient in Columbus Researchers discover new variant of COVID-19 virus in patient in Columbus
- January 16, 2021

The researchers also reported the evolution of another US strain that acquired three other gene mutations not previously seen together in SARS-CoV2. "This new Columbus strain has the same genetic backbone as earlier cases we've studied, but these three mutations represent a significant evolution", said Dr. (more...)
SpaceX returns the state of wine in space to Earth SpaceX returns the state of wine in space to Earth
- January 16, 2021

SpaceX's Dragon cargo capsule undocked and and aimed for a splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Tampa. The wines and canes have spent between 10 and 14 months in space, during which they were exposed to microgravity and higher radiation than on Earth . (more...)
'Tiger King' Star Doc Antle Indicted For Animal Cruelty, Trafficking
- January 16, 2021

After conducting a months long-investigation, authorities concluded Antle, who runs Myrtle Beach Safari in North Carolina, had trafficked lion cubs along with another big cat breeder, Keith A. The titular Tiger King, Joe Exotic, real name Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage, catapulted to fame in the true-crime miniseries " Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness " in March as the operator of an exotic animal park in Wynnewood, Okla. (more...)
Meyer believes Jacksonville 'is the place' he can win in NFL Meyer believes Jacksonville 'is the place' he can win in NFL
- January 16, 2021

The team will likely select Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence or Ohio State signal-caller Justin Fields with the first overall pick in the draft, which could form the foundation of a much-improved team that the 56-year old mentor is expected to assemble in Jacksonville. (more...)
World Health Organization to expand monitoring of emerging variants of SARS-CoV-2 World Health Organization to expand monitoring of emerging variants of SARS-CoV-2
- January 15, 2021

A safe and effective vaccine against COVID-19 could save hundreds of thousands of lives in the first year or two of vaccine roll-out, but continued mass vaccination may be less critical once SARS-CoV-2 becomes endemic, the researchers said. (more...)
Galaxies eject gas when they merge, preventing new stars forming new research Galaxies eject gas when they merge, preventing new stars forming new research
- January 15, 2021

They were able to capture the rare observation using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array of telescopes in Chile. According to the European Southern Observatory, "the clue that pointed the scientists towards this scenario was the association of the ejected gas with a tidal tail". (more...)
Beyond Game of Thrones: Study Reveals Secrets of Real Dire Wolves Beyond Game of Thrones: Study Reveals Secrets of Real Dire Wolves
- January 15, 2021

Indeed, dire wolves did share habitats with grey wolves and coyotes, but as the new research suggests, dire wolves weren't able to mate with them owing to genetic dissimilarities. "Based on the genetic data this team presents, I would support that reclassification". "This result is consistent with the hypothesis that dire wolves originated in the Americas". (more...)