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A full moon rises over the snow-capped San Gabriel Mountains and the skyline of downtown Los Angeles … [+] on Tuesday, Dec. 29,2020. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Each Monday I pick out the northern hemisphere’s celestial highlights (mid-northern latitudes) for the week ahead, but be sure
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Seven poultry workers in Southern Russia were infected with the A(H5N8) strain of the bird flu, … [+] according to Anna Popova, the Head of the Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing and Russia’s Chief State Sanitary Physician. Here Popova (L) is seen talking to someone with a mask
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Researchers report that the near-global success of invasive European starlings may be linked to rapid changes in gene expression patterns © Copyright by GrrlScientist | Forbes | Twitter An adult European starling (Sturnus vulgaris) in breeding plumage. (Credit: Deepak Sundar / CC BY-SA … [+] 4.0) Deepak Sundar via a Creative Commons license European starlings are not
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Artist’s conception of a Telesat Lightspeed satellite. Telesat In a universe increasingly crowded with satellites, Canada’s Telesat is getting ready to launch its own powerful competitor fleet to SpaceX, OneWeb and other companies. The company announced a memorandum of understanding with the Canadian province of Quebec that could see about $318 million USD ($400 million
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A health worker prepares a syringe with Covishield, the Indian-made Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP via Getty Images It’s been a bumpy road for a new Covid-19 vaccine developed by pharma giant AstraZeneca and Oxford University. On February 15, the vaccine received an Emergency Use Listing designation from the World Health Organization, allowing it to begin
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Today’s Mars rovers (like Perseverance or Curiosity, pictured here) must work mostly on their own, … [+] but future missions could see direct control by astronauts. NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS The thrilling landing of Perseverance on Mars on Thursday (Feb. 18) heralded the beginning of a busy few months for controllers on Earth. Percy is too far away
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getty A new study commissioned by Plugable, an American computer peripheral manufacturer and resource for workspace essentials, found that scrolling through social media, shopping online, binging Netflix, and taking non-essentials trips outside of the home were the four most common bad habits people have adopted since beginning a full-time work-from-home routine as a result of
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Artist’s impression of the NASA InSight lander on Mars. NASA/JPL-Caltech While the world will be watching the Perseverance rover alight on Mars Thursday (Feb. 18), let’s not forget the ongoing adventures of another NASA Mars mission bravely carrying on amid dust, cold and technical issues. The InSight lander touched down on Mars in 2018 to
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