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Turns Out, Platypuses Glow Blue-Green Under A UV Light And Scientists Are Not Yet Sure Why

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Platypuses are some of the weirdest animals on the planet. They look like beavers, have a face like a duck, and, if you haven’t heard it already, they are venomous and lay eggs. A bizarre combination to say the least. So, to top it all off, scientists also found out......

“My Experience With The Pfizer Covid Vaccine”: Trial Participant’s Honest Post Goes Viral

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After Pfizer and BioNTech announced the leaps they’ve made developing their Covid-19 vaccine, people instantly went crazy. Finally, some good news in 2020. Of course, we still have questions the companies need to answer. Like, how long will the vaccine protect patients? Will it protect the most vulnerable? What are the possible......

CRISPR scientists claim they identified human genes that can protect against Covid-19

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here COVID-19 Coronavirus molecule, March 24, 2020. CDC | API | Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images A team of CRISPR scientists at the New York Genome Center, New York University and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai say they have identified......

30 Incredible Technologies From The Past That Just Look Odd Today

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Twenty years ago, you would have been the coolest kid on the block for carrying a Nokia 3310. But time flies and technological innovation accelerates along with it. Today, we live in a world ruled by touch screens, face recognition, and machine learning, so imagine what the technology was like......

Why the SpaceX ‘ferry’ just truly launched a new Space Age

NYPost
Glenn H. Reynolds This week, while Americans on the ground saw the ­embarrassment of lost counts and found ballots, a part of America that works was making history: SpaceX and NASA launched four astronauts into orbit and docked the ­SpaceX capsule Resilience with the International Space Station. It was the......

Public can pick a name for this adorable panda cub at the National Zoo

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here It’s hard to believe, but a new election is upon us. The public is being asked to choose a name for an adorable panda cub that was born nearly three months ago in Washington, D.C. Source link To Return......

NASA and SpaceX delay historic launch due to weather conditions

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The historic joint effort between NASA and SpaceX, called Crew-1, to launch a crew of astronauts to the International Space Station has been delayed citing weather conditions. While there were no issues with the launch, the decision to delay......

SpaceX and NASA mission marks start of regular crew flights to ISS

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A scheduled SpaceX launch is set to open a new era for America’s space program, with crews routinely launching to the International Space Station using commercially developed spacecrafts. Mark Strassmann has the latest. Source link To Return to the......

Why Germany’s coronavirus strategy doesn’t appear to be working this time around

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A medic administers a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) swab test on a motorist at a drive-thru coronavirus testing center at the Talavera car park in Wuerzburg, Germany, on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images LONDON —......

Trump’s Closing Argument on Virus Clashes With Science, and Voters’ Lives

New York Times
As an immense new surge in coronavirus cases sweeps the country, President Trump is closing his re-election campaign by pleading with voters to ignore the evidence of a calamity unfolding before their eyes and trust his word that the disease is already disappearing as a threat to their personal health......

Scientist Bill Nye on ways to get kids engaged and curious in science during coronavirus era

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Bill Nye the Science Guy is working to inspire the next generation of world-changing scientists. Nye joins “CBS This Morning” with tips for parents on how to keep kids curious and engaged with science during these times of remote......

Authorities successfully destroy “murder hornet” nest in Washington

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Federal agriculture authorities destroyed a nest of so-called “murder hornets” in Washington state on Saturday. The giant insects are viewed as an ecological threat as they can wipe out entire hives of honey bees. Source link...

NASA Lands A Spacecraft On An Asteroid 200 Million Miles Away, Shares Footage From The 6-Second Mission

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NASA has just released the first batch of images from OSIRIS-REx, showing an explosive impact on the potentially hazardous asteroid known as Bennu. The well-preserved ancient asteroid is currently more than 200 million miles (321 million kilometers) from Earth. Bennu offers scientists a window into the early solar system as......

14-year-old girl wins $25,000 prize for research on potential coronavirus cure

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A budding scientist from Frisco, Texas, hopes to one day save lives with her research on a potential treatment for the coronavirus. Anika Chebrolu, 14, was named the winner of the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge, a competition for......

14-Year-Old Girl Wins $25K For Finding A Possible COVID Cure

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Authorities in 215 countries and territories have reported about 40.8 million Covid‑19 cases and 1.1 million deaths since China informed the World Health Organization (WHO) about its outbreak in December. And while scientists around the world are racing to find a treatment for the disease, one 14-year-old girl’s efforts stand......

From trains to desalination plants, nature is inspiring radical designs

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here From birds that can fly for months on end to giant redwoods stretching hundreds of feet into the air, the natural world inspires awe and wonder. For thousands of years, humanity’s appreciation of nature has led to countless works of......

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