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Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden, who circled moon, dies at 88

Twenty-four human beings have traveled from Earth to the moon. Fewer than half of them remain. Astronaut Al Worden, who flew to the moon in 1971 as a member of the Apollo 15 crew, has died. The retired astronaut was 88. Worden circled the moon alone on that mission, while his two crewmates test-drove the first lunar rover. From NASA: Worden served as command module pilot for Apollo 15 with Dave Scott and Jim Irwin. During the mission Worden became the first human to carry out a deep spac...
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Coronavirus live news: Hubei reports no new cases for first time as WHO calls Covid-19 'enemy against humanity'

Milestone in China; UK announces school closures; Qantas to cut 20,000 jobs and end international flights. Follow the latest updates. Coronavirus latest: at a glanceFollow our US coronavirus live blogFollow our Australia coronavirus live blogSee all our coronavirus coverageShare your experiences 2.23am GMT More on China now, which has for the first time reported zero new domestic Covid-19 cases.Wuhan is expected to see new coronavirus infections dry up by mid-to-late March and the lockdown o...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Australia, China, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Who, Qantas


Navy Hospital Ships Promised by White House May Take Days to Weeks to Launch

Two U.S. Navy hospital ships Donald Trump said are in “tip top shape” and would be deployed “in the next week or so” to assist the response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic are actually undergoing maintenance and are not currently staffed with medical crews, NBC News reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, Navy, White House, Nbc News, Military, Outbreak, Donald Trump, US Navy, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Navy Hospital Ships


A FreshDirect warehouse team member has tested positive for coronavirus — they were not involved with food preparation or deliveries

The New York-headquartered company said the team member was not involved in food preparation or making deliveries and is currently self-isolating.
Tags: New York, Science


This Weapon Is Not Your Life

Thanks to The Force Awakens, we know that after The Empire Strikes Back, the Skywalker family lightsaber made its way from the bowels of Cloud City into the collection of Maz Kanata. We still don’t know the details of that journey—for all its pre-release bluster, Marvel’s new Star Wars ongoing series has yet to reveal…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Marvel, Disney, Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, Lightsabers, Luke Skywalker, Skywalker, Maz Kanata, Cloud City, Empire Strikes Back


An interactive map shows how overloaded hospitals in the US could get as coronavirus cases grow, region by region

The map shows that most regions won't be able to handle the influx of COVID-19 patients, emphasizing the urgent need to "flatten the curve."
Tags: Science, US


NASA, SpaceX Still Aiming to Launch Manned Crew Dragon Demo-2 Test as Early as May

NASA and SpaceX are still planning on conducting the first manned commercial crew program launch to space as early as May, indicating that the timetable for the mission has not shifted despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.Read more...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, Technology, Nasa, International Space Station, Iss, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Crew Dragon, Demo 2


Coronavirus live news: WHO calls Covid-19 'enemy against humanity' as Italy deaths jump

UK announces school closures and plans to double military force; Qantas to cut 20,000 jobs and end international flights. Follow the latest updates. Coronavirus latest: at a glanceFollow our US coronavirus live blogFollow our Australia coronavirus live blogSee all our coronavirus coverageShare your experiences 1.25am GMT As Australian state Tasmania closes the gate to outsiders and the Northern Territory Chief minister says it’s not off the table, Aboriginal groups in the central Australia s...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Australia, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Qantas, Tasmania


China reported no new local coronavirus cases for the first time during the outbreak

The National Health Commission reported 34 new cases in the region but said all involved people who can come to China from abroad.
Tags: Science, China, National Health Commission


80% of US coronavirus deaths have been among people 65 and older, a new CDC report says — here's what it reveals about the US cases

COVID-19 deaths, ICU trips, and hospitalization rates are all higher among older Americans, according to the CDC.
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'China is to blame because the culture': Republican senator mistakenly blames China for MERS and swine flu epidemics

Democratic Rep. Judy Chu, the first Chinese-American woman to serve in Congress, said in a statement to Insider that the comments were "disgusting."
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The coronavirus is starting to spread on a US Navy warship, and the flattop's crew is scrambling to stop it

As a second sailor has tested positive for the coronavirus aboard the USS Boxer, the ship is implementing an 'aggressive mitigation strategy.'
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Coronavirus live news: outbreak like a nuclear explosion, says archbishop of Canterbury

Italy death toll approaches 3,000; Portugal declares state of emergency; worldwide cases pass 200,000. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceFollow our US coronavirus live blogFollow our Australia coronavirus live blogSee all our coronavirus coverageShare your experiences 11.24pm GMT The Australian stock market has risen slightly in opening trade even though US markets again tumbled by between 5% and 6% overnight.At about 10.15am the benchmark ASX200 index was up about 1.45...
Tags: Europe, Science, Australia, Africa, US, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Portugal, Canterbury, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Grace gravity mission captures Greenland ice loss

The US-German Grace satellites saw Greenland shed 600 billion tonnes of ice by the end of summer last year.
Tags: Science, US, Greenland


Here’s What Comic Book Stores Are Doing to Help Combat Covid-19

One of the biggest challenges facing comic book store owners as more cities are implementing measures to combat the covid-19 outbreak is the fact that people simply do not want to (and in some cases can not) patronize their brick and mortar businesses.Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, Diamond, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Binc, Book Industry Charitable Foundation


Tesla Told Employees to Show Up for Work on Wednesday Despite Shelter-in-Place Order

Electric car company Tesla asked employees to show up to work on Wednesday despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, including at its sprawling Fremont, California, production facility, according to emails obtained by CNBC.Read more...
Tags: Health, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Tesla, Automotive, Outbreak, Automobiles, Electric, Cnbc, Fremont California, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Social Distancing, Shelter At Work


Everything In Its Place: The Internet Is Diagramming Our Anxiety

Memes’ basic function is to identify where we stand in relation to the world, and according to the largest-followed meme accounts, a significant portion of the population is currently relating to quarantine fatigue in the six faces of Kanye, Khaleesi smoking a cigarette, cats hanging out windows, a shopping cart full…Read more...
Tags: Science, Data, Charts, Quarantine, Covid 19, Kanye Khaleesi


Charter Communications Employees Say Bosses Ignore Expert Covid-19 Advice, Put Profit Before Safety

Americans have entered a crucial hour in the lifespan of an epidemic that’s so far crippled stock markets and claimed thousands of lives while cutting a footpath of disease across six continents. Fortunately, covid-19 is not invincible. Public health officials say there is one surefire way to limit the spread of the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Unfortunately, There's No Butthole Cut of Cats

If you woke up this morning mighty confused as to why the hashtag “ReleaseTheButtholeCut” was trending on social media, you were not alone. The whole thing was a little dark and messy. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Butts, Universal, Tom Hooper, Vfx, Cats Movie, Buttholes


Charter Communications Employees Say Bosses Are Ignoring Expert Covid-19 Advice, Putting Profit Before Safety

Americans have entered a crucial hour in the lifespan of an epidemic that’s so far crippled stock markets and claimed thousands of lives while cutting a footpath of disease across six continents. Fortunately, covid-19 is not invincible. Public health officials say there is one surefire way to limit the spread of the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


And Now for Some Good News: The Mars InSight Heat Flow Probe Is Digging Again

Maybe today you need a little bit of good news. Well, we’ve got some: The Mars InSight heat flow probe seems to be descending into the planet once again.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Insight, Mars, Mars Insight, Mars Lander, Planetary Science


The World Health Organization is launching a multi-country 'solidarity trial' to fight the coronavirus, and the US and UK are not involved

During a media briefing Wednesday, WHO discussed a global 'solidarity trial' that will compare coronavirus treatments. The US and UK aren't involved.
Tags: UK, Science, US, World Health Organization


Urban Coyotes Live Off Trash, Fruit, and Cats

A multi-year survey in the Los Angeles metropolitan area shows that nearly two-thirds of an urban coyote’s diet comes from human-related sources—including a surprising amount of cats.Read more...
Tags: Science, Los Angeles, Animal Behavior, Coyotes, Urban Coyotes, Opportunistic Feeders, Omnivores


Italy just recorded the highest single-day death toll of any country with a coronavirus outbreak. Here's how this catastrophe unfolded.

The coronavirus has infected 35,700-plus people and killed nearly 3,000 others in Italy, making it the worst-hit country outside of Asia.
Tags: Science, Italy


The US Navy will be deploying its 'floating hospital' to help in the coronavirus fight in New York

"This will be an extraordinary step," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. "It's literally a floating hospital."
Tags: New York, Science, Andrew Cuomo, US Navy


New study says 'high temperature and high relative humidity significantly reduce' spread of COVID-19

A transmission electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, isolated from a patient. The image was captured and color-enhanced at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility in Fort Detrick, Maryland. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19. (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH) A team of researchers unveiled the results of a new study last week that looked at how temperature and humidity may affect the transmission of COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coron...
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Dammit, Legends of Tomorrow, It's Only Wednesday

The latest DC’s Legends of Tomorrow episode was an emotional whirlwind at a time when we’re still reeling from our real-world sudden spiral into fear and isolation. But it was a wonderful showing of compassion and a reminder that human connection is a powerful thing.Read more...
Tags: Science, Warner Bros, Cw, DC Entertainment, Legends Of Tomorrow, TV Recap, Nick Zano, Brandon Routh, Dc Cw Verse, Legends Of Tomorrow Recap


An HIV drug failed to help patients with severe cases of COVID-19, according to disappointing results from one of the first coronavirus drug trials

Kaletra is one of several existing drugs that are being tested as repurposed coronavirus treatments.
Tags: Science, COVID


DOJ Kills One of the Best Ways to Settle Legal Cases Against Polluters

For the past 30 years, in civil settlements, polluting companies in the United States could be compelled to fund environmentally beneficial projects in order to offset the damage they caused. As part of a 2018 settlement, for example, an Arkansas paper mill agreed to put $1.8 million into projects that curb air…Read more...
Tags: Science, United States, Pollution, Arkansas, Department Of Justice, Doj, Environmental Law, Settle Legal Cases Against Polluters


7 enlightening facts about the vernal equinox

From dancing tree fairies to the reality of spring fever, there’s more to the March equinox than almost-equal night and day.
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