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- China and the World Health Organization could have acted faster to avert catastrophe during the early stages of the coronavirus outbreak, a panel of independent experts has concluded. The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response ... [Read More]

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- (CNN) Colombia's best-known drug trafficker, Pablo Escobar , may have been killed in 1993 but his influence continues to be felt in the country, sometimes in unexpected ways. Hippopotamuses brought to Colombia as part of Escobar's private zoo at ... [Read More]

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- A new CDC rule will require passengers flying into the US to provide documentation of a negative COVID test before boarding. The new measure goes into effect on January 26 and was created in response to the emergence of more contagious COVID ... [Read More]

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- Striking new videos show how RNA — the genetic molecule that tells cells how to build proteins — tangles up in insane knots as it forms, only to disentangle itself at the last second, and in a way that took scientists by surprise. The ... [Read More]


- Astronomers have detected a strange signal coming from a group of neutron stars that could be the fingerprints of a long-sought elementary particle – and maybe even dark matter. An unexplained excess of X-rays hints at axions, hypothetical “ghost” particles that could solve several long-standing physics puzzles. When massive stars go supernova, they can leave behind neutron stars – extremely dense cores with powerful magnetic fields. A group of neutron stars nicknamed the Magnificent Seven was expected to produce ultraviolet light and low-energy X-rays, but a few years ago ... [Read More]

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- As coronavirus cases in Los Angeles County surpass one million, with 13,848 reported deaths, air quality regulations have been temporarily lifted to accommodate the county's growing backlog of cremations, which poses a threat to public health. The ... [Read More]

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- F or the last nine months, my team of anthropologists and I have been asking people across the United States to tell us their experiences of living during a global pandemic. We have seen a dangerous theme emerge: the belief that dangers of the ... [Read More]

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- Making people stand in front of a scanner to have their body temperature read can result in a large number of false negatives, allowing people with Covid-19 to pass through airports and hospitals undetected. Leading experts in physiology have ... [Read More]


- The coffins are from the New Kingdom, the oldest found in the necropolis so far. Egypt uncovered a funerary temple and the oldest coffins ever found in Saqqara, unlocking more secrets in the ancient burial site and marking another major discovery ... [Read More]


- COPYRIGHT © 1998 - 2021 SCITECHDAILY. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. All 468 Stars in Milky Way Stellar Stream Theia 456 Are Related – “It’s Like Finding a Needle in a Haystack” Examination of Theia 456 finds its nearly 500 stars were born at same time. The Milky Way A stellar stream is a rare linear pattern — rather than a cluster — of stars. After combining multiple datasets captured by the Gaia space telescope, a team of astrophysicists found that all of Theia 456’s 468 stars were born at the same time and are traveling in the same direction across the sky. “Most stellar clusters ... [Read More]


- Footage obtained by Al Jazeera shows the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak and Chinese government censorship attempts. Video footage from Wuhan during the earliest days of the COVID-19 outbreak shows how the Chinese government could have done ... [Read More]


- People in their 70s and the clinically extremely vulnerable in England are now among those being offered the vaccine. However, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said UK data showed more people were in hospital with Covid than ever - and urged people to ... [Read More]

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- All UK travel corridors, which allow arrivals from some countries to avoid having to quarantine, have now closed. Travellers arriving in the UK, whether by boat, train or plane, also have to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test to be allowed ... [Read More]

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- NASA and the Government of Japan have finalized an agreement for the lunar Gateway, an orbiting outpost that commercial and international partners will build together. This agreement strengthens the broad effort by the United States to engage ... [Read More]


- New research suggests that some beetles are adept at hiding their food from competitors. Some beetles go to great – and disgusting – lengths for their children. They scout for a dead mouse or bird, dig a hole and bury it, pluck its fur or feathers, roll its flesh into a ball and cover it in goop – all to feed their future offspring. Now scientists think that goo might do more than just slow decay. It also appears to hide the scent of the decomposing bounty and boosts another odor that repels competitors. “It helps them to hide their resource from others," said Stephen Trumbo, who ... [Read More]


- Jan. 17 (UPI) -- California-based Virgin Orbit made its first successful flight to orbit Sunday using a rocket launched from a plane over the Pacific Ocean, announcing later that the satellites aboard were released successfully. The rocket soared into space at 2:40 p.m. EST after the company's Cosmic Girl aircraft, a modified Boeing 747-400, released it from beneath a wing. "Payloads successfully deployed into our target orbit!," Virgin Orbit tweeted at 5:29 p.m. "We are so, so proud to say that LauncherOne has now completed its first mission to space, carrying 9 CubeSat missions into Low ... [Read More]

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- Florida Posted: Updated: TAMPA (WFLA) – The Florida Department of Health reported 11,093 new COVID-19 cases Sunday afternoon. Additionally, over one million vaccinations have been administered across the state. So far 915,897 people have received their initial dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 91,819 people have received their second dose. New cases reported (1,571,279 total since start of pandemic): Sunday: 11,093 Saturday: 12,119 Friday: 16,875 Thursday: 13,720 Wednesday: 13,990 Percent positive : The Florida Department of Health said it received 143,327 PCR or antigen lab results from ... [Read More]

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- Tiny gems help scientists shed light on thermal conductivity. Using tiny diamonds, or nanodiamonds, scientists have worked out how to measure heat transfer inside living cells – something they say that until now has proved difficult. “A cell’s thermal conductivity – the rate that heat can flow through an object if one side is hot and another is cold – has remained mysterious,” says Taras Plakhotnik from the University of Queensland, co-author of a study published in the journal Science Advances . But understanding this is critical to clarify how internal heat is generated and ... [Read More]


- Most stars in the universe today are found in massive galaxies called ellipticals, named for their stretched-out-circle shape. Unlike our own galaxy, which is a spiral with arms extending out from the center, the edges of elliptical galaxies are smooth. At first glance, these galaxies might seem like simple systems. However, they are among the most mysterious objects in the cosmos. Elliptical galaxies host extremely old stars and are not forming new stars. Exactly how these dead galaxies form is a question both observational and theoretical astronomers have tried to answer for a long time . ... [Read More]


- Covid-19 Live Updates: Biden Official Warns U.S. Virus Deaths Will Pass 500,000 Within Weeks States are reeling after the Trump administration’s vaccine promises unravel. The world is bracing for a surge of virus variants that are more contagious. RIGHT NOW Phil Spector, the imprisoned music legend, spent his last days suffering with Covid. Follow our live news coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, vaccine and variants here . Biden’s incoming chief of staff warns that the virus death toll will reach 500,000 by the end of February. Officials in the incoming Biden administration braced the ... [Read More]

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