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FEMA’s Hurricane Aid to Puerto Rico and the Virgin

ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands — More than two years after back-to-back hurricanes ravaged this tropical island, medical workers are still treating gunshot wounds in hallways and kidney failure in a trailer. They ignore their own inflamed rashes that they say are caused by the mold that has shut down an entire hospital floor below…

Astronomers find cosmic anomaly: Three supermassive

NGC 6240, as captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in 2015. NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, and A. Evans (University of Virginia, Charlottesville/NRAO/Stony Brook University)A typical but existentially terrifying feature of almost every galaxy is a monster lurking at its center: A supermassive black hole which can be hundreds or even billions…

China’s Microsatellite Crash Site on the Moon

Home News Science & Astronomy Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera images taken before and after the impact of China's Longjiang-2 satellite show the crater likely formed by the event. (Image: © NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University) A NASA spacecraft circling the moon has spotted the scar left by a Chinese satellite's impact.China's Longjiang-2 spacecraft — also known as…

Strongest Gamma-Ray Bursts Ever Recorded

An international team of astronomers has detected a pair of gamma-ray bursts with energies more powerful than anything ever seen before. GRBs are the strongest explosions known in the cosmos, but these latest observations suggests we’ve significantly underestimated their true potential.Three new papers published today in Nature describe two new gamma-ray bursts—GRB 190114C and GRB…

Mysterious DNA Circles Common in Cancer Cells

matterFor years, researchers weren’t exactly sure what to make of these extra loops of genetic material . That’s quickly changing.Separate circles of DNA are visible alongside x-shaped chromosomes in a tumor cell. Researchers have found that cells with a large inheritance of DNA circles can speed up a cell’s growth.Credit...Wu et al, Nature, 2019Nov. 20, 2019,…

Physicists Just Created the Most Detailed Simulation

Home News The centers of massive galaxy clusters are super hot (red), while bright structures show diffuse gas from the intergalactic medium shock heating at the boundary between cosmic voids and filaments.  (Image: © TNG Collaboration) The formation of galaxies is a complex dance between matter and energy, occurring on a stage of cosmic proportions…

ESA studies human hibernation for space travel

Fictional image of hibernating astronauts, via ESA. The European Space Agency (ESA) said on November 18, 2019, that its scientists have recently been investigating the process of placing astronauts into hibernation to cross the vastness of space. These scientists met at ESA’s Concurrent Design Facility to assess the advantages of human hibernation for a trip…

Earth’s magnetic song recorded for the first time

In this image, Earth is the dot to the left of the image and the large arc around it is our planet’s magnetic bow shock. The swirling pattern to the right is the foreshock region where the solar wind breaks into waves as it encounters reflected particles from the bow shock. The image was created…

SpaceX Starship May Start Flying Moon Missions in 2022

Home News Spaceflight Artist's illustration of SpaceX's Starship on the moon. (Image: © SpaceX) SpaceX's huge Mars-colonizing Starship vehicle could make its first extraterrestrial touchdown just three short years.SpaceX is one of five companies that are newly eligible to deliver robotic payloads to the lunar surface for NASA, via the agency's Commercial Lunar Payload Services…

Remains of Massive Jurassic ‘Sea Monster’

Pliosaurs have been apex predators in Jurassic oceans. Paleontologists in Poland currently unearthed the jaws and enamel of a monstrous pliosaur, an...

Space-grade CPUs: More computing power into the house?

Can't just use an iPhone — Figuring out radiation was a huge "turning point in the history of space electronics." Jacek Krywko - Nov 11, 2019 12:30 pm UTC Mars beckons.NASAPhobos-Grunt, perhaps the most ambitious deep space mission ever attempted by Russia, crashed down into the ocean at the beginning of 2012. The spacecraft was…

Rare Transit of the Mercury, the Last Until 2032

Home News Skywatching The planet Mercury is going to cross across the sun today (from Earth's perspective) starting at 7:34 a.m.  EST (12:34 p.m. GMT). Below is your guide to watch the seminal event safely and with fun.The event, a rare transit of Mercury, will take about 5.5 hours and it's worth making the time…
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Teen CASE: LA sheriff wants answers of teen girls

Erin Lavender, 19, and Dalelaja Hearn, 17, were shot dead on Dec. 15, 2019.January 15, 2020, 7:21 PM6 min read Two teenagers were sitting in a car with their friends when they were shot dead in a "senseless crime" in Los Angeles, and now authorities are pleading with the public to help find their killers.…

US House votes to send Trump articles to Senate

Washington, DC - The United States House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to send two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate for trial. The House's action sets up an historic clash between Congress and the president that now will be fought out in the quasi-judicial and highly political venue of the…

Israel creates seven ‘nature reserves’ West Bank

Israel's defence minister has announced the creation of seven nature reserves in the occupied West Bank as part of efforts to maintain Israeli control of the area, saying the move would strengthen Israel and further develop Jewish settlements. The sites are all located in what is known as Area C of the West Bank that…

This Jigglypuff Bluetooth speaker could be a sleeper hit

Filings for a Bluetooth speaker that looks like Jigglypuff made by GameStop’s ThinkGeek brand have been published by the Federal Communications Commission. That means that if you’ve ever wanted a real-life Jigglypuff to sing you to sleep, you might be able to make that dream a reality sometime soon. Here’s what the speaker looks like,…