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Inca Empire Mummy Part South American Pieter Van Dalen Luna Peru
- The mummy's body was tied up by ropes and the hands were covering the face, which experts say would be part of the local funeral pattern in Peru. A mummy estimated to be around 800 years old has been discovered on Peru's central coast. The ... [Read More]

Source: news.sky.com

Saudi Arabia Variant Restrictions Countries Saturday South Africa
- Saudi Arabia announced Saturday that it will loosen its pandemic travel restrictions a day after putting a pause on incoming flights from seven African nations in response to the detection of a new coronavirus variant. Saudi Arabia's interior ... [Read More]

Source: thehill.com

Space Humans Radiation Particles Heliosphere Earth
- About 60 years ago, humans acquired the technological ability to travel to space. By now, science fiction franchises like “ Star Trek ” inspired entrepreneurs such as Jeff Bezos to translate their wealth into enterprises of space tourism. Bezos ... [Read More]

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Deron Verbeck Photo Verbeck Dr Carl Meyer Behavior Photographer Deron Verbeck Nexstar Media
- Bryce Moore , Nexstar Media Wire HONOLULU ( KHON2 ) – Underwater photographer Deron Verbeck was diving off the coast of Hawaii’s Big Island on Friday, Nov. 26, when he thought he saw a school of ulua fish. But something was off, because the ... [Read More]

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Southern Africa Omicron Variant Mr Johnson Cases Mr Javid
- As the world scrambled to prevent the spread of the new Omicron coronavirus variant that was first detected in southern Africa, Britain’s Health Security Agency confirmed on Saturday that two cases of the variant had been recorded in the country. In a news conference on Saturday evening, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that to curb the spread of the variant, face masks would be required in stores and on public transportation, a rule the country had ended in July. COVID UPDATE: Face coverings will become compulsory on public transport and in shops. Not including hospitality. ... [Read More]

Source: nytimes.com

Dinosaur Site Bones Darrough Missouri Dinosaurs
- Show-Me-a-saurus! Skeleton of a new type of dinosaur unearthed in Missouri Scientists have identified not only the bones of a new dinosaur in southern Missouri, but also may have found a dinosaur hotbed. The newly identified duck-billed dinosaur, ... [Read More]

Source: usatoday.com

Size Biomass Max Planck Institute Fishing Ocean Spectrum
- Industrial fishing over the past century appears to have broken a law of nature. Surprising as it sounds, all life forms in the ocean, from small krill to large tuna, seem to obey a simple mathematical law that links an organism’s abundance to ... [Read More]


South Africa Variant Countries Cambodia Mal Britain United States Booster Biden Administration
- Some in South Africa said they felt their nation was being punished for alerting the world to a potentially threatening coronavirus variant. Australia, Thailand and Sri Lanka joined a lengthening list of countries imposing travel restrictions on ... [Read More]

Source: nytimes.com

South Africa Omicron Variant Cases Mutations Virus
- We're probably weeks away from knowing whether Omicron, which was first found in South Africa, is a serious worry or another of the virus' many evolutionary dead-ends. So the new variant has a name, but we've no idea about its reputation. On paper ... [Read More]

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Study Birds Pairs Temperatures Albatross Partner
- A new study found that warmer sea temperatures may be driving albatross breeding pairs to split up at higher rates. One of the most famously monogamous species of birds may be driven to “divorce” their partners at higher rates as a result of a warming planet, a new study found. Black-browed albatrosses have the reputation of mating for life and usually stick with one partner after pairing off. Usually, only 1% to 3% of albatross pairs split up and find new mates, according to The Guardian . But that rose to as much as 8% during years of unusually warm water temperatures, according to ... [Read More]

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Parker Solar Nasa's Parker Solar November Probe Sun Johns Hopkins
- Blazing along at space-record speeds that would get it from Earth to the Moon in under an hour, ">NASA ’s Parker Solar Probe completed its 10th close approach to the Sun on November 21, coming within 5.3 million miles (8.5 million kilometers) of ... [Read More]


Variant South Africa Omicron Cases Countries United States
- Upon the discovery of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, some countries have already reported cases. Trackers have now been made of the new variant's path, confirming that 87 cases have already been recorded. This COVID variant was first ... [Read More]

Source: newsweek.com

Group Cov Sars Cov Vaccine Mice Rbd
- The emergence of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) led the scientific community and pharmaceutical industry to focus on the development of vaccines to combat the ... [Read More]


Dart Spacecraft Asteroid Booster Earth Stage
- Astronomers have captured images of NASA 's asteroid-deflecting DART mission as it flies through space. DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) is the world's first full-scale mission to test technology for defending Earth against a potential ... [Read More]

Source: newsweek.com

Elysium Planitia Insight Subsurface Layer Structure Sebastian Carrasco
- Seismic data collected in Elysium Planitia, the second largest volcanic region on ">Mars , suggest the presence of a shallow sedimentary layer sandwiched between lava flows beneath the planet’s surface. These findings were gained in the framework of ">NASA ’s InSight mission (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport), in which several international research partners, including the University of Cologne, collaborate. The paper ‘The shallow structure of Mars at the InSight landing site from inversion of ambient vibrations’ was published in Nature ... [Read More]


Galaxies Universe Light Space Hubble Years
- Astronomers have spotted two “invisible” galaxies hiding near the dawn of the universe. The team used radio waves to peer behind a curtain of dust that was obscuring them from view, and the find suggests that there were far more galaxies in the early universe than previously thought. The Hubble Space Telescope is one of our most powerful cosmic eyes , able to see objects more than 13 billion light-years away. And because space and time are so intertwined, the objects it sees at that distance are seen as they were 13 billion years ago, allowing astronomers to effectively look back in time ... [Read More]

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Luxor Years Hosni Mubarak Luxor Temples Egypt's Heritage Queen Hatshepsut
- LUXOR, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian authorities were unveiling Thursday a renovated ancient promenade in the city of Luxor dating back 3,000 years, the latest government project undertaken to highlight the country’s archaeological treasures. Egypt has struggled to revive its tourism industry, battered by years of political turmoil following the 2011 popular uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak, and more lately, the coronavirus pandemic. The ancient walkway — known as the Avenue of the Sphinxes, but also dubbed the Way of the Rams and the Path of the Gods — connects the ... [Read More]


Asteroid Earth Mission Nasa Spacecraft Dart
- NASA Is Practicing Asteroid Deflection. You Know, Just in Case. A spacecraft is on its way to nudge a distant asteroid. The last thing anyone needs to think about right now is a catastrophic asteroid impact. And, thankfully, most of us don’t have to! Earth is not in immediate threat of a space rock. The chance that a known asteroid big enough to really do damage—or, you know, imperil our entire existence—will strike the planet in the next 100 years is . (If you want to worry about extinction, consider the extinctions already happening because of climate change and other negative ... [Read More]


Light Color Sanggon Kim Zebin Liu Imaging Da Xu
- Novel color photography using a high-efficiency probe can super-focus white light into a 6-nanometer spot for nanoscale color imaging. Scientists have developed new materials for next-generation electronics so tiny that they are not only indistinguishable when closely packed, but they also don’t reflect enough light to show fine details, such as colors, with even the most powerful optical microscopes. Under an optical microscope, carbon nanotubes, for example, look grayish. The inability to distinguish fine details and differences between individual pieces of nanomaterials makes it hard ... [Read More]


South Africa Variant New Variant Scientists Covid Disease
- South African scientists have identified a new version of the coronavirus this week that they say is behind a recent spike in COVID-19 infections. LONDON — South African scientists have identified a new version of the coronavirus this week that they say is behind a recent spike in COVID-19 infections in Gauteng, the country’s most populous province. It’s unclear from where the new variant actually arose, but it was first detected by scientists in South Africa and has also been seen in travelers to Hong Kong and Botswana. Health minister Joe Phaahla said the variant was linked to an ... [Read More]