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Photos show what the Arecibo telescope looked like before and after its disastrous collapse

Images show the Arecibo Observatory telescope's collapse. NAIC Arecibo Observatory/NSF, Ricardo Arduengo/AFP/Getty Images The Arecibo Observatory's radio telescope collapsed Tuesday morning, when its 900-ton suspended platform crashed into the enormous dish below. Arecibo was one of Earth's best radio astronomy tools for 57 years. Its death is a blow to asteroid-tracking efforts and the hunt for alien life. Photos of the iconic telescope show what it looked like before and after the cr...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, News, China, Trends, James Bond, Einstein, Puerto Rico, Foundation, National Science Foundation, US National Science Foundation, University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo Observatory, Mendez, Arecibo


When the Arecibo telescope collapsed, the world lost a powerful asteroid tracker and alien seeker

The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico as seen before its collapse. NAIC Arecibo Observatory/NSF The Arecibo Telescope collapsed on Tuesday: Its 900-ton hanging platform crashed into its main dish. In its 57 years of radio astronomy, Arecibo tracked potentially hazardous asteroids, discovered the first exoplanet, and broadcast a message for aliens. The telescope even starred in a James Bond film and the movie "Contact." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. One of the world's...
Tags: Science, News, Congress, China, US, West Virginia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Features, James Bond, Asteroids, American Museum of Natural History, Biden, Einstein, Venus


A video shows the 'violent' collapse of the iconic Arecibo telescope. It sounded like an avalanche, a staff scientist said.

An aerial view of the damage at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico after one of the main cables holding the receiver broke on December 1, 2020. Ricardo Arduengo/AFP/Getty Images The Arecibo Observatory's iconic radio telescope collapsed Tuesday morning. Newly released videos show how the telescope's 900-ton suspended platform crashed into the bowl-shaped dish below. The tops of three support towers snapped off as the platform fell. A staff scientist said the collapse sounded like an ea...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, News, China, Virginia, West Virginia, Trends, Earth, Puerto Rico, National Science Foundation, US National Science Foundation, NSF, Arecibo Observatory, Mendez, Arecibo


A pro-Trump student group whose cofounder died from COVID-19 is moving ahead with a massive in-person event in Florida despite surging cases

President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, December 21, 2019. Marco Bello/Reuters Turning Point USA, a pro-Trump conservative student group, is moving forward with an in-person event in Florida despite a national increase in COVID-19 cases and deaths.  The group's annual Student Action Summit, which takes place in West Palm Beach, Florida, typically brings in thousands of you...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Usa, Science, News, US, Trends, Tennessee, Fox News, Times, Donald Trump, Council, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Tucker Carlson, West Palm Beach


Some state and local governments vote against COVID-19 restrictions, citing 'tyranny' as US deaths approach 3,000 per day

Colorado State Representatives Rod Pelton, left, and Kim Ransom, right, talk to each surrounded by protective plastic barriers set up at each desk in the House chambers at the Colorado State Capitol during an emergency legislative session on November 30, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images Several state and local governments have recently voted to rebuke governors' public health orders. This week, hearings and votes were taken up i...
Tags: Post, Politics, Science, News, Nbc, Colorado, Washington Post, Washington, Virginia, US, Trends, United States, Williams, House, Local Government, Ohio


Later this month, look up to see Jupiter and Saturn appear closer together than they've been since the Middle Ages

On Monday night, December 21, Jupiter and Saturn will look closer together than they've appeared since March 4, 1226, almost 800 years ago. This event, taking place on the December solstice, is known as a "great conjunction." "On the evening of closest approach on Dec 21 they will look like a double planet, separated by only 1/5th the diameter of the full moon," says Rice University astronomy professor Patrick Hartigan. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Astronomy, Space, Science, News, Saturn, Jupiter, Rice University, Patrick Hartigan


More Americans died of COVID-19 on Wednesday than the number of people killed on 9/11

A man commemorates victims in the 9/11 attacks at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York, the United States, Sept. 11, 2020. Wang Ying/Getty Images On Wednesday, the US recorded 3,157 coronavirus deaths, marking a new single-day high, according to Johns Hopkins University.  More people died from COVID-19 in the US on Wednesday than the number of people killed in the 9/11 terror attacks: 2,977. There have been more than 273,000 reported COVID-19 deaths in the US and it's ...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, United States, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johns Hopkins, Trump, Johns Hopkins University, Memorial and Museum, New York City Washington DC, 9-11


More Americans died from COVID-19 yesterday than the number of people killed on 9/11

A man commemorates victims in the 9/11 attacks at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York, the United States, Sept. 11, 2020. Wang Ying/Getty Images On Wednesday, the US recorded 3,157 coronavirus deaths, marking a new single-day high, according to Johns Hopkins University.  More people died from COVID-19 in the US on Wednesday than the number of people killed in the 9/11 terror attacks: 2,977. There have been more than 273,000 reported COVID-19 deaths in the US and it's ...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, United States, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johns Hopkins, Trump, Johns Hopkins University, Memorial and Museum, New York City Washington DC, 9-11


Scientists have figured out why some plant leaves are unwettable

Materials scientists engaging in biomimicry of plant surfaces classify three levels of wettability of plants. It turns out that the least wettable leaves, or superhydrophobic leaves, often use both epicuticular wax and surface structure to avoid absorbing water. This phenomenon is sometimes called the lotus effect: This can keep the plant from getting weighed down, can direct water down the stem or away from it, and can also repel other things that may damage the plant...
Tags: Video, Science, News, Plants, Botany, Biomimicry, Materials Science


The US recorded nearly as many COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday as the number of people killed on 9/11

A man at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City on September 11, 2020. Wang Ying/Getty Images On Wednesday, the US recorded 2,804 coronavirus deaths, marking a new single-day high, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 273,000 COVID-19 deaths have been reported in the US, which is closing in on 14 million confirmed cases. CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield on Wednesday warned that the coming months could be the "most difficult in the public-health history" ...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Cdc, White House, New York City, US, Trends, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johns Hopkins, Trump, Johns Hopkins University, Memorial and Museum, 9-11, John Haltiwanger


Experts warn anti-vaxxer concerns about a COVID-19 vaccine could slow the end of the pandemic

A protester holds a placard during the Irish Freedom Party an anti-vaccination and anti-lockdown rally outside the Custom House, on day 39 of the nationwide Level 5 lockdown. On Saturday, November 28, 2020, in Dublin, Ireland. Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images Vaccines are a to a virus without contracting the disease, but some Americans are still skeptical of an upcoming vaccine against the novel coronavirus. Anti-vaxxers in the US and beyond are worried there isn't enough informatio...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, New York City, US, Alabama, Los Angeles, Trends, World Health Organization, Michigan, Pfizer, Vaccine, Houston, Frost, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


The CDC director issued a stark warning that this upcoming winter could be 'the most difficult time in the public health history' of the US

CDC Director Robert Redfield is seen testifying before the Senate on September 23, 2020. Redfield was overheard on a flight recently saying that "everything" Dr. Scott Atlas says "is false." ALEX EDELMAN/POOL/AFP via Getty The upcoming winter months could be "the most difficult in the public health history" of the US, Robert Redfield, the director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Wednesday. More than 100,000 patients are being treated for COVID-19 in US hospitals as...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Senate, US, Trends, Chamber of Commerce, The Washington Post, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, University of Washington, Redfield, Beth Bell, Alex Edelman, ACIP, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices ACIP, Scott Atlas


The US will give Americans paper cards to remind them of their second COVID-19 vaccine dose, but will leave further messaging to states and pharmacies

President Donald Trump and US Army Gen. Gustave F. Perna, during a news conference at the White House, September 18, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Army general Gustave Perna, who oversees the logistics of delivering COVID-19 vaccines to states, said the US will give Americans paper cards reminding them to come back for second doses. Vaccines from both Pfizer and Moderna, which are awaiting emergency authorized use from the FDA, require two doses.  Experts previously told Business Insider ge...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, White House, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Walgreens, Healthcare, Fda, Pfizer, Donald Trump, US Army, Cvs, HHS


The CDC says Americans shouldn't travel for the holidays. Knowing they will anyway, the agency suggests 2 COVID-19 tests.

Health care worker Elizabeth Cameros, right, administers a deep nasal coronavirus test to traveler Wade Hopkins at a COVID-19 testing station at LAX on Monday, November 23, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The CDC says the safest way to celebrate winter holidays this year is at home. But if you do plan to travel, the CDC recommends getting tested twice, once before and once after, and restricting your outings to only those most essentia...
Tags: Travel, Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Getty Images, Rebecca, Public Health, Getty, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, South Carolina, Lax, Travelers


Mystery solved: NASA confirmed the space object that just zipped past Earth is a 1960s rocket booster

A model of the Surveyor lander. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA has confirmed that a mysterious object that just flew past Earth is the dead booster of a 1960s Centaur rocket. Earth's gravity briefly captured the booster this year, causing it to loop the planet twice before returning to an orbit around the sun. Scientists confirmed that the object was a Centaur booster by comparing its electromagnetic fingerprint to that of a known Centaur booster in space. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Hawaii, Rockets, University Of Arizona, Maui, Near-earth Objects, NASA JPL Caltech, Paul Chodas, Tech Insider, CNEOS, Moon Missions, Center for Near Earth Object Studies CNEOS


Red Cross leader urged countries to combat COVID-19 vaccine misinformation, which he called a 'parallel pandemic' to the disease

Ricardo Rubio/Europa Press via Getty Images The head of the Red Cross, the world's largest humanitarian organization, said a vaccine alone cannot stop COVID-19 if governments fail to address misinformation about the disease. Francesco Rocca, president of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, called COVID-19 misinformation a "parallel pandemic." Rocca cited a Johns Hopkins University survey in 67 countries that found vaccine acceptance declined "significantl...
Tags: Health, Japan, Politics, UK, Science, News, France, Trends, Canada, Pakistan, Healthcare, Un, Red Cross, Associated Press, Pfizer, Vaccine


Residents of a small Austrian town are being promised work for 3 years in the world's first universal jobs guarantee experiment

An elderly woman solicits money at in Vienna, Austria, on October 23, 2020. Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images Austria unveiled the world's first universal jobs guarantee experiment in October. The first wave of participants just signed their work contracts. They've been guaranteed a job for at least three years. The program aims to reduce unemployment in the small town of Marienthal, which never fully recovered from massive layoffs almost a century ago.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for mor...
Tags: Science, News, US, Employment, Trends, Austria, Unemployment, Social Security, Kirsten Gillibrand, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr, Vienna Austria, Jennifer, Lehner, Marienthal, Lower Austria


CDC allows shorter quarantine: 10 days after exposure to COVID-19, 7 days with a negative test

A traffic sign reads "quarantine for 14 days" above a road in Brooklyn, New York, on October 25, 2020. Noam Galai/Getty Images, Business Insider The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has lowered its coronavirus quarantining recommendations for people who've been exposed to someone with COVID-19.  The CDC used to say that people who've been exposed to others with COVID-19 need to isolate away from unexposed people for 14 days.  But there's a lot of new evidence that the infectio...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Trends, Public Health, World Health Organization, Mike Ryan, Brooklyn New York, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Desai, Quarantine, Hilary Brueck, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Rishi Desai


More than 2.5 miles of cliff paintings found hidden in the Amazon rainforest show ancient hunter-gatherers killing Ice Age creatures

Tepuye de Cerro Azul, the largest of the rocky, image-covered shelters studied by a team of researchers, in the Serranía La Lindosa region of Colombia. Jeison Lenis Chaparro-Cárdenas Researchers discovered thousands of drawings adorning three rock shelters in the Colombian Amazon. The drawings cover more than 2.5 miles of rock and are at least 11,800 years old. They depict an ancient hunter-gatherer society that lived at the end of the Ice Age, with scenes of humans hunting mastodons and ...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Science, News, Trends, Colombia, Guardian, South America, Farc, Business Insider, Mark Robinson, Cave Art, Mastodon, Exeter University, University of Exeter, BCE


The most popular wildlife photos of the year include a moose stare-down, a shark smorgasbord, and a lynx playdate

A moose at Antelope Flats in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Guillermo Esteves/Wildlife Photographer of the Year The London Natural History Museum's annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition offers the public a chance to vote on their favorite images from the contest.  The leading photographs show an Iberian lynx along a Spanish highway, a civet cat taking a backpack ride in India, and an animal rescuer caring for orphaned bats in Australia. Here are the frontrunners for the...
Tags: Japan, Florida, UK, Science, London, News, Australia, California, Animals, Russia, India, Environment, US, Trends, Features, Wildlife


Peer-reviewed scientific study claims COVID-19 is embedded in our DNA, can be cured with magical amulets, also Stonehenge

This news comes from a peer-reviewed paper in the academic journal Science of the Total Environment, based on a study that was, allegedly, supported through funding provided by the US National Institutes of Health. Mark Hay from The Daily Beast sums it up perfectly: The coronavirus may not really be all that novel. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Science, News, Stonehenge, DNA tests, Mark Hay, US National Institutes of Health, Seems Legit, Science of the Total Environment, Science Art Magic, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Amulets, Genetic Databases, Magical Amulets


The Arecibo telescope tracked dangerous asteroids, broadcast to potential aliens, and starred in a Bond film. Here's what the world lost when it collapsed.

The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico as seen before its collapse. NAIC Arecibo Observatory/NSF The Arecibo Telescope collapsed on Tuesday: Its 900-ton hanging platform crashed into its main dish. The disaster ended 57 years of historic radio astronomy. Arecibo tracked potentially hazardous asteroids, discovered the first exoplanet, and broadcast a message for aliens. The telescope even starred in a James Bond film and the movie "Contact." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more storie...
Tags: Science, News, Congress, China, US, West Virginia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Features, James Bond, Asteroids, American Museum of Natural History, Biden, Einstein, Venus


The Big Crunch

 Arecibo has fallen.Dennis Vazquez via Facebook: He took these pictures of the collapse of the Arecibo Observatory. You can see the debris and the remains of the platform and the Gregorian Dome. pic.twitter.com/xneOGSVFYi— Wilbert Andrés Ruperto (@ruperto1023) December 1, 2020 For scale, that geodesic dome structure you see under the central platform is two stories tall. [Author: Tam]
Tags: Facebook, Space, Science, News, Guns, Tam, Arecibo Observatory, Arecibo, Suckage, Gregorian Dome, Dennis Vazquez, Wilbert Andrés Ruperto


The US is averaging one COVID-19 death per minute, according to a global heath expert

Medical staff move a patient on a gurney across the skyway at Mt. Sinai Morningside Hospital on May 18, 2020 in New York City. John Lamparski/NurPhoto/Getty Images The US is averaging one death from COVID-19 per minute, Dr. Beth Bell, a global health expert who serves on a CDC vaccine advisory panel, said Tuesday. Bell shared the figure at a meeting for the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which operates under the CDC. The federal advisory panel met Tuesday afternoon to...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, University of Washington, Vanderbilt University, Talbot, Kaiser Family Foundation, Beth Bell, ACIP, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices ACIP, Coronavirus, Lauren Frias


Trump's vaccine czar said he has 'no reason to believe' the FDA has altered how it reviews COVID-19 vaccines, amid reports of the president's frustration over how long the process takes

Dr Moncef Slaoui speaks at a White House press conference on May 15, 2020, announcing a program to rapidly develop a coronavirus vaccine. AP Photo/Alex Brandon Operation Warp Speed's Moncef Slaoui said in an interview with the Washington Post that the US Food and Drug Administration should do a "thorough job" reviewing COVID-19 vaccines and that he has "no reason to believe they sped up or slowed down the process." ABC and Axios have reported that White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows ha...
Tags: Health, Post, Politics, Science, News, Abc, Washington Post, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccines, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump


China just landed its Chang'e-5 spacecraft on the moon. The mission could bring moon rocks to Earth for the first time in 40-plus years.

Mons Rümker on Oceanus Procellarum David Woods/NASA China's space agency said it landed a probe on the moon as part of its rock-collecting mission, Chang'e-5. The probe is set to drill rock samples and send them back to Earth before the New Year. If successful, it will be the first time a country has brought home moon rock in more than 40 years. Both the US and China are racing to build permanent bases on the moon. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. China has landed an am...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Congress, China, US, Trends, Indiana, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, New York Times, Moon, Mars


Kristi Noem's grandmother died in a nursing home hit by COVID-19 as the South Dakota governor continued to downplay the virus

Gov. Kristi Noem gives her first budget address to lawmakers at the state Capitol in this January 23, 2019, file photo from Pierre, South Dakota. AP Photo/James Nord South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem's 98-year-old grandmother Aldys Arnold died on November 22.  She was living at a nursing home in Estelline, South Dakota, where 12 residents died from COVID-19-related causes between November 14 and November 28, the facility's administrator Mike Ward told the Daily Beast. Arnold tested negativ...
Tags: Health, Death, Politics, Science, News, Trends, South Dakota, Ward, Capitol, South Dakota Department of Health, JAMES NORD, Kristi Noem, Mike Ward, Pierre South Dakota, Noem, ESTELLINE


Amazing handheld inverted fire tornado bubble

Dustin Skye's mesmerizing bubble creations combine dexterity, patience, and precision. Here are step-by-step instructions of you want to make your own: Image: YouTube / Dustin Skye
Tags: Video, Science, News, Fire, Bubbles, Bubble, Dustin Skye


The Arecibo telescope's 900-ton platform has crashed into its disk below and destroyed the iconic radio observatory

The radio-antenna platform of the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, as well as three support towers, is in danger of "catastrophic" collapse and falling into the facility's 1,000-foot-wide dish. NAIC Arecibo Observatory/NSF; Business Insider The Arecibo Observatory's iconic radio telescope collapsed Tuesday morning. The telescope's suspended platform, which weighed 900 tons, crashed into its bowl-shaped disk below. The tops of three support towers snapped off as the platform fell. Ar...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, News, Congress, China, Virginia, US, West Virginia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, United States, Alien Life, Asteroids, American Museum of Natural History


Arecebo Observatory destroyed in platform collapse

Amigos es con profundo pesar comunicarles que acaba de colapsar la plataforma del Observatorio de Arecibo. pic.twitter.com/stJScy2Old— Deborah Martorell (@DeborahTiempo) December 1, 2020 The suspended platform above the Arecebo radio telescope collapsed early this morning, destroying the observatory's 1000-ft dish. — Read the rest
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