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Well, that's something boffins haven't seen before: A strange alien streaks around Jupiter

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 23:37
Pic Astronomers scanning the sky for potentially hazardous space rocks have discovered a first – a presumed trojan asteroid around Jupiter that is looking increasingly like a comet. The cosmic enigma was spotted by the Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert ...

New coral disease is here, experts say

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 23:00
A highly infectious coral disease that has been spreading rapidly through reefs in the northern Caribbean has reached Virgin Islands waters, biologist Dr. Shannon Gore confirmed this week. On Sunday, Dr. Gore, the managing director of the Association of ...

WHO temporarily pauses hydroxychloroquine study due to safety concerns

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 22:57
The World Health Organization has temporarily halted studying hydroxychloroquine as a potential Covid-19 treatment due to safety concerns, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a media briefing in Geneva on Monday.

Scientists observe strange lights in the heart of the Milky Way

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 22:56
Astronomers in Japan observe periodic lights coming from the region near the black hole at the center of our galaxy. The twinkling may be produced by hot spots in the accretion disk around the black hole. The mysterious region studied features extreme ...

Extremely rare 'cosmic ring of fire' discovered in the early universe

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 22:52
The ring galaxy R5519 may have been created during a massive, catastrophic collision between two galaxies in the early universe. James Josephides/Swinburne Astronomy Productions. A violent, catastrophic collision between two galaxies has given rise to ...

Remains of 60 Mammoths Found in Mexico

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 22:37
Archaeologists in Mexico have discovered the remains of dozens of mammoths in a finding that could shed further light on the hunting methods of prehistoric communities. The discoveries were made near the construction site of a new civilian airport, General ...

Quarantined cruise ship crew says thanks

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 21:54
Nationals presently quarantined at the UWI Debe Campus are pleased with the facility. Speaking with the Express via a telephone interview, one female employee of the Disney Fantasy cruise ship said, “I can't complain about anything and I really hope no ...

Virgin Orbit's 1st test launch fails to reach orbit

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 21:52
Virgin Orbit's air-launched rocket didn't earn its wings on its first attempt. The company, which is part of Richard Branson's Virgin Group, aimed to send its LauncherOne rocket to orbit for the first time today (May 25), during a test mission called Launch Demo.

UN virus therapy trial pauses hydroxychloroquine testing

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 20:38
GENEVA (AP) ” The World Health Organization said Monday that it will temporarily drop hydroxychloroquine ” the anti-malarial drug U.S. President Trump says he is taking ” from its global study into experimental COVID-19 treatments, saying that its experts ...

Researchers discover new sex hormone

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 20:00
When University of Ottawa biologists Kim Mitchell and Vance Trudeau began studying the effects of gene mutations in zebrafish, they uncovered new functions that regulate how males and females interact while mating. We sat down with senior author ...

Scientists see through glass frogs' translucent camouflage

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 20:00
Glass frogs are well known for their see-through skin but, until now, the reason for this curious feature has received no experimental attention. A team of scientists from the University of Bristol, McMaster University, and Universidad de Las Américas Quito, ...

Solving the space junk problem

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 20:00
Space is getting crowded. Aging satellites and space debris crowd low-Earth orbit, and launching new satellites adds to the collision risk. The most effective way to solve the space junk problem, according to a new study, is not to capture debris or deorbit old ...

Galactic crash may have triggered solar system formation

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 19:17
The formation of the Sun, the Solar System and the subsequent emergence of life on Earth may be a consequence of a collision between our galaxy, the Milky Way, and a smaller galaxy called Sagittarius, discovered in the 1990s to be orbiting our galactic ...

After Kim Jong-un, merging fact with fiction to predict the future, and wireless charging for cars

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 18:32
THE NORTH Korean leader's recent disappearance for three weeks led to intense speculation about his health. What would happen if Mr Kim's regime collapsed? Peter Singer, an author and political scientist, explains how his novel, set in the near future, ...

Resistance genes could save billions of ash trees from beetles

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 18:30
A new study led by Queen Mary University of London may ultimately protect ash trees from the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a deadly pest that is projected to wipe out billions of trees around the world. Over the last decade, EAB has killed hundreds of millions of ...

Climate change in deep oceans could be seven times faster by middle of century, report says

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 18:30
Uneven heating could have major impact on marine wildlife, as species that rely on each other for survival are forced to move. Graham Readfearn · @readfearn · Email. Mon 25 May 2020 13.30 EDT Last modified on Mon 25 May 2020 13.31 EDT. Share on ...

Icehouse closes after three employees test positive for COVID-19

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 18:29
The President and CEO of an icehouse along HWY 249 is responding to the public after an employee tests positive for COVID-19. In a public statement issued on social media Sunday, the President and CEO of Willie's Grill and Icehouse informed the public ...

WHO Pauses Trial of Hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 Patients Due to Safety Concerns

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 18:20
GENEVA — The World Health Organization has suspended testing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients due to safety concerns, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday. Hydroxycholoroquine has been ...

Space X Mission Has Family Members Excited to Witness History

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 18:19
There aren't many people in the world who can say they've watched a family member take a trip into space, but Dean Hurley is one of them. His brother Doug Hurley is part of a historic SpaceX mission, and says he always knew he'd achieve his dreams.

USDA asks landowners to donate infested ash trees

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 18:10
Emerald ash borer (EAB) is an invasive insect from Asia that was first introduced into the United States in 2002. Since its discovery, EAB has caused the death and decline of tens of millions of ash trees. Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is ...