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The Covid-19 Coronavirus Outbreak : Should You Be Worried?

Symptoms of a Covid-19 virus infection – other than breathlessness, very similar to other flu symptoms There’s never been such a massive response to any previous infectious outbreak as there has been to what was originally generically termed and described as a new type of coronavirus, and which has now been officially named as Covid-19.Is this massive response, all around the world, necessary, or is it a panicked over-reaction?  Is the outbreak now almost under control and the threat it origin...
Tags: Travel, Asia, South Korea, Japan, UK, Science, California, China, Miscellaneous, US, Walmart, Iran, Canada, Current Affairs, Korea, Ikea


Inside the High Stakes Missions of NASA’s Oldest Deep-Space Probes

On Aug. 20, 1977, NASA launched the Voyager 2 probe on a mission to explore the outer planets of our solar system.Twelve years later, having scanned Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, the 1,600-pound spacecraft completed its initial mission.But it kept going. And going. And going. Nursed farther and farther into space by a small team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, Voyager 2 is now more than 11 billion miles from Earth, making it the second-most-distant man-made object from ...
Tags: Science, California, Nasa, Earth, The Daily Beast, Neptune, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Stern, Alan Stern, Calla Cofield, Cofield


The beginning of the end for the flu season?

Cesar Gonzalez reacts to getting an influenza vaccine shot in Mesquite, Texas. This week's flu data showed the second-highest level of activity this season. (AP File Photo/LM Otero) The latest flu data can be viewed with optimism, since it appears the flu season is starting to wind down. The data also offers a cold dose of reality: 24 United States states showed either record-high flu activity or numbers that were higher than ever for this time of year."While flu remains quite active thro...
Tags: Science, California, Cdc, West, Atlantic, United States, Idaho, University Of Virginia, Accuweather, Delaware, New England, South, Lewis, Northeast, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Peter Palese


Americans evacuated from coronavirus-hit cruise ship return to US

Passengers flown from Japan after being stuck onboard now face 14 days in quarantineCoronavirus - live updatesTwo charter flights carrying cruise ship passengers from Japan have landed at military bases in California and Texas, with passengers now facing a quarantine period to ensure they do not have the Covid-19 virus that has been spreading in Asia.A plane carrying American passengers touched down at Travis air force base in northern California just before 11.30pm local time (0730 GMT) on Sund...
Tags: Asia, Japan, Texas, Science, California, US, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Travis, LACKLAND, Coronavirus outbreak


Photographers gather in Yosemite for once in a lifetime firefall

Yosemite National Park in California is world-renowned for its dramatic landscape, sheer granite cliffs and cascading waterfalls, the most famous of which being aptly named Yosemite Falls. But this week, people visiting the park will be looking for a smaller, little-known waterfall that may briefly appear as if it were made of fire.Of the millions of people that visit the park every year, a select few chose to travel to Yosemite around the third week of February to try and catch a glimpse of a r...
Tags: Science, Yosemite, California, Accuweather, National Park Service, Nps, El Capitan, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, National Park Service NPS, Horsetail Fall, Glacier Point, Jonathan Petramala, DirecTV Frontier, Reno DiTullio, Rodney Chai, Glacier Falls


Experts weigh in on how coronavirus may, or may not, run rampant in US in coming months

The coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, has infected more than 60,000, killed over 1,300 and terrified millions. In the United States, residents wait with bated breath as new cases of infected Americans arise. Also worth noting is that more than 7,000 patients diagnosed with the virus have recovered, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.On Thursday, the 15th U.S. case of coronavirus was confirmed by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) after a patient returned from China to Tex...
Tags: Hong Kong, Texas, Science, Australia, California, Cdc, China, US, Cnn, United States, New Zealand, State Department, Illinois, Accuweather, Wuhan, Shenzhen


California could go through all of February without a significant storm for the first time since 1864. A photo from space reveals why.

A NOAA satellite image shows a high-pressure ridge blocking rain from reaching the California coast. Much of the state already has drought conditions.
Tags: Science, California, Noaa


Tech Nonprofit Uses Automation to Get 66,000 Old Marijuana Convictions Dismissed in Los Angeles

It’s been nearly four years since California voted to legalize marijuana and offer a clean slate for at least tens of thousands of racially-targeted residents with past convictions for victimless crimes. California is now high on a legal supply, which is fun, but the state hasn’t delivered so much when it comes to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Weed, California, Marijuana, Los Angeles, How About That, Prop 64, Clear My Record


Algorithms 'consistently' more accurate than people in predicting recidivism, study says

In a study with potentially far-reaching implications for criminal justice in the United States, a team of California researchers has found that algorithms are significantly more accurate than humans in predicting which defendants will later be arrested for a new crime. The researchers -- from Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley -- found that risk assessment tools approached 90% accuracy in predicting which defendants might be arrested again, compared to about 60% for ...
Tags: Science, California, United States, University Of California Berkeley, Stanford University


California agricultural employers, workers approach smoke concerns differently

A new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis, finds that while wildfires and smoke exposure are recognized by farmworkers and employers as a growing threat and safety concern, the means to address these concerns differs between the two groups.
Tags: Science, California, University of California Davis


A Rare Trump-Era Climate Policy Hits an Obstacle: The Tax Man

WASHINGTON -- A rare policy enacted under President Donald Trump to address climate change has run into an unexpected hurdle: the tax man.In 2018, Congress approved a lucrative tax break for companies that use carbon capture technology to trap carbon dioxide produced by industrial sites before the gas escapes into the atmosphere and heats the planet. The technology is still costly and contentious, but may one day become a valuable tool for slowing global warming. House Republicans are aiming to ...
Tags: Texas, Science, Congress, California, Washington, Indiana, North Dakota, House, New York Times, New Mexico, Greenpeace, Houston, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Irs, Internal Revenue Service


The US has confirmed 13 cases of the coronavirus across 6 states. Here's what we know about all the US patients.

The US has confirmed 13 cases of the virus: seven in California, two in Illinois, and one each in Arizona, Massachusetts, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Tags: Science, California, US, Illinois, Arizona Massachusetts Washington


The US has confirmed 15 coronavirus cases across 7 states. Here's what we know about all the US patients.

The US has confirmed 15 cases of the virus: eight in California, two in Illinois, and one in Arizona, Massachusetts, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Tags: Science, California, US, Illinois, Arizona Massachusetts Texas Washington


The US has confirmed 14 coronavirus cases across 6 states. Here's what we know about all the US patients.

The US has confirmed 14 cases of the virus: eight in California, two in Illinois, and one each in Arizona, Massachusetts, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Tags: Science, California, US, Illinois, Arizona Massachusetts Washington


Judge Sees DoorDash's Bullshit, Orders Arbitration With Over 5,000 Workers

I hereby stan for Honorable United States District Judge William Alsup, the California sharpshooter who gives tech companies a piece of his mind, and us some delightful reading in the court documents. This week, for example, when denying Apple’s motion to dismiss a consumer fraud complaint, he devoted two full…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, California, Doordash, William Alsup, Judge William Alsup, Honorable United States


The US just completed its first successful quarantine in almost 60 years. Nearly 200 travelers have been declared free of the coronavirus.

The citizens were held at a military base in California after traveling from Wuhan, China, where a deadly coronavirus outbreak started in December.
Tags: Science, California, US, Wuhan China


The US just completed its first successful quarantine in almost 60 years. Nearly 200 travelers have been declared free the coronavirus.

The citizens were held at a military base in California after traveling from Wuhan, China, where a deadly coronavirus outbreak started in December.
Tags: Science, California, US, Wuhan China


Things Aren't Looking Good for Uber in California

California has been the legal beachhead of labor’s fight against gig work platforms, and unsurprisingly, Uber, Postmates, and other similar companies have done everything in their power to challenge having to reclassify their contract workforces as employees. But a ruling today in the state’s Central District Court…Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Labor, California, Postmates, Central District Court, Ab5


Severe thunderstorm threat to coincide with ongoing flood risk in South

In addition to the ongoing flooding concerns from the Deep South to the Tennessee Valley and mid-Atlantic, severe thunderstorms may also threaten the region on Wednesday.Residents across much of the lower Mississippi River Valley through the Southeast coast have already been on alert following damaging winds and tornadoes that swept through the area last week.Some parts of the South won't have to wait until midweek to be on alert for disruptive storms.One storm that tracked northwest of Jack...
Tags: Science, California, Atlantic, New Orleans, Nashville, New Mexico, Gulf of Mexico, Accuweather, South, Travelers, Edwards, Tennessee Valley, Jackson Mississippi, Mississippi River Valley, DirecTV Frontier


This endangered wolf traveled nearly 9,000 miles to find love. She was found dead.

The gray wolf is protected by California and Oregon’s state endangered species laws and the federal Endangered Species Act.
Tags: Science, California, Oregon


Wintry conditions may return to northern Texas early next week

A potent storm tracking across the southern half of the country through the beginning of next week will open the door for snow to return to parts of the southern Plains.The storm system moving through the Northwest on Saturday will be the main culprit for the winter weather spreading across parts of the nation through the beginning of the week.Once this storm brings coastal rain and mountain snow to the Northwest, it will begin to break into two pieces. The first piece will race across the north...
Tags: Texas, Science, Colorado, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Great Lakes, Oklahoma, Pacific Ocean, Northwest, Colorado Rockies, Rockies, Flagstaff Arizona, Santa Fe New Mexico, Lubbock Texas, Northern Plains


Southern Rockies, Texas brace for the return of wintry conditions

A potent storm tracking across the southern half of the country through the beginning of next week will open the door for snow to return to parts of the southern Plains.The storm system that moved started in the Northwest over the weekend will be the main culprit for the winter weather spreading across parts of the nation through the beginning of the week.After breaking in two, the first piece of the storm raced into the Upper Midwest for Sunday, while the second piece dove into the Southwest br...
Tags: Texas, Science, Colorado, California, Arizona, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Accuweather, Northwest, Colorado Rockies, Rockies, Southwest, Flagstaff Arizona, Santa Fe New Mexico, Lubbock Texas


Monarch butterflies' marvel of nature under threat from all sides

The orange and black insect makes an astonishing 3,000-mile annual migration but the recent deaths of two conservationists in Mexico have highlighted the dangers facing the speciesThe annual migration of monarch butterflies from the US and Canada is one of the most resplendent sights in the natural world – a rippling orange and black wave containing millions of butterflies fluttering instinctively southward to escape the winter cold.The spectacle when they reach their destination in central Mexi...
Tags: Science, California, Mexico, US, Canada, Mexico City, Wwf, Guardian, North America, University Of Georgia, Homer Simpson, Rosario, MichoacAn, Gomez, Homero Aridjis, Sonia Altizer


Monarch butterflies: conservationist deaths highlight threats from all sides

The orange and black insect makes an astonishing 3,000-mile annual migration but the recent deaths of two conservationists in Mexico have highlighted the dangers facing the speciesThe annual migration of monarch butterflies from the US and Canada is one of the most resplendent sights in the natural world – a rippling orange and black wave containing millions of butterflies fluttering instinctively southward to escape the winter cold.The spectacle when they reach their destination in central Mexi...
Tags: Science, California, Mexico, US, Canada, Mexico City, Wwf, Guardian, North America, University Of Georgia, Homer Simpson, Rosario, MichoacAn, Gomez, Homero Aridjis, Sonia Altizer


The US has confirmed 12 cases of the coronavirus across 6 states. Here's what we know about all the US patients.

The US has confirmed 12 cases of the virus: six in California, two in Illinois, and one each in Arizona, Massachusetts, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Tags: Science, California, US, Illinois, Arizona Massachusetts Washington


Fear and Takeout: 14 Days in Coronavirus 'Self-Quarantine'

Claire Campbell expected to spend this semester studying in Shanghai. Instead, she is five days into a self-imposed quarantine at her parents' house in South Carolina.She checks her temperature twice a day. She reads. And she waits for a family friend to slide takeout meals through the front door."I am going stir crazy," said Campbell, 20, a Clemson University student who returned from her study abroad trip months earlier than planned because of an outbreak of coronavirus in Wuhan, China, th...
Tags: Hong Kong, Texas, Science, California, China, Massachusetts, Indiana, Earth, United States, New York Times, Shanghai, Department Of Homeland Security, South Carolina, Wuhan, Princeton University, Campbell


U.S. Space Force Conducts Its First Nuclear-Capable Missile Test

The U.S. tested a nuclear-capable missile overnight, launching an unarmed Minuteman III from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, according to the 30th Space Wing, which is now part of the newly organized United States Space Force.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, War, United States, Missiles, Nuclear Weapons, Weapons, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Nuclear Proliferation, New Cold War, Marshall Islands, ICBM, Icbms, Kwajalein Atoll, Minuteman Iii, Missile Test


U.S. Space Force Conducts Its First Unarmed Nuclear-Capable Missile Test

The U.S. tested a nuclear-capable missile overnight, launching an unarmed Minuteman III from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, according to the 30th Space Wing, which is now part of the newly organized United States Space Force.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, War, United States, Missiles, Nuclear Weapons, Weapons, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Nuclear Proliferation, New Cold War, Marshall Islands, ICBM, Icbms, Kwajalein Atoll, Minuteman Iii, Missile Test


California Is on the Brink of an Owl War

High in the Sierra Nevada, a spotted owl soundlessly touches down in a massive red fir. As its ears scan the forest for the faintest flying squirrel noises, the moon arcs overhead. A flood of hostile, feathered invaders is the furthest thing from its mind, but new research suggests that’s precisely what’s coming.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Forests, Sierra Nevada, Barred Owl, Birdmodo, Owl Wars, Spotted Owl


Microbes linked to cancer in threatened California foxes, report Princeton researchers

Microbes are known to affect digestion, mood and overall health, but cancer? A Princeton University-led team of researchers lay out a multi-step process: First, Santa Catalina foxes become infested with ear mites, which change the foxes' microbiome and allow a staph infection to take hold. The antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius infection leads to chronic inflammation of the foxes' ears -- and in that inflamed tissue, tumors can flourish.
Tags: Science, California, Princeton, Princeton University, First Santa Catalina



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