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HONG KONG, Dec. 27, 2020 — A child plays in Lantau Island, south China’s Hong Kong, Dec. 27, 2020. … [+] Hong Kong’s Center for Health Protection CHP reported 70 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, taking its total tally to 8,610. (Photo by Lui Siu Wai/Xinhua via Getty) (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai via Getty
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In many hospitals around the world, clowns visit pediatric wards to try to provide kids with some cheer in a daunting situation. Though funny, these clowns have a serious job as part of hospitals’ therapeutic care for children, but do their visits make a difference? In the Christmas issue of the British Medical Journal, researchers
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Launched in 1990 and celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2020, the Hubble Space Telescope continues … [+] to be humanity’s most powerful optical observatory from its perch above Earth’s atmosphere. Although it will be superseded by James Webb and Nancy Roman later this decade, its sights are still unlike any other. NASA Year after year,
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An anti-poaching patrol by Bardia National Park officials and Nepal Army staff. (Photo by Prakash … [+] Mathema) AFP via Getty Images The Bezos Earth Fund has clearly been generous in absolute terms. On November 16 Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced via Instagram the fund’s first set of disbursements to environmental organizations, totalling $791 million.
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Snowy view in Carpathian Mountains, winter landscapes series. getty Are you ready for the final full Moon of 2020? After a spectacular “Christmas Star” or “great conjunction” of planets just before Christmas, a spectacular total solar eclipse, a “Blue Moon” on Halloween and a stunning and rare bright Comet NEOWISE in summer, 2020 will end
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Shattered DNA double helix (for illustrative purposes only). getty Researchers have found that cancer cells contain shattered chromosomes that can allow a tumor to become more aggressive and help it resist chemotherapy drugs. Cancers evolve over several steps, and one of the earliest occurs when mutations create a tumor — a group of abnormal cells.
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Two stellar mass black holes, if they merge in the vicinity of a supermassive black hole, could have … [+] their gravitational wave signal affected by the strongly curved space around them. If Einstein’s General Relativity isn’t the full story, gravitational waves of different polarizations or different frequencies may experience different time delays, presenting a
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The Storm Prediction Center’s outlook for Thursday, December 24, 2020. Forecast: NOAA/SPC | Map: Dennis Mersereau A strong cold front pushing into the eastern United States will trigger several rounds of severe thunderstorms on Wednesday and Thursday, potentially culminating in a threat for tornadoes in eastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia on Thursday. Severe weather
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Colombian scientist Sandra L. Arias, a PhD Postdoctoral associate at Cornell University. Sandra Arias For decades, households have sprayed or wiped down surfaces to kill bacteria – but Colombian scientist Sandra Arias is investigating smart materials that use nothing more than their microscopic, spiky texture to kill bacteria. Scientists had previously noticed that cicada and
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