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01/22/2020   Wired Science
As the death toll and infection numbers climb, international health officials struggle to make sense of sparse data on the coronavirus from China. 
01/22/2020   Yahoo! Science

The Wuhan coronavirus has killed 17 people and infected more than 540. Here's everything we know about the outbreak.Chinese authorities have confirmed more than 540 cases of the deadly Wuhan coronavirus, which has spread to other parts of China and other countries.


01/22/2020   Yahoo! Science

Wuhan, China, is about to be quarantined as the coronavirus outbreak grows. The city has 3 million more residents than New York City.Since December, there have been 544 cases of the Wuhan coronavirus and 17 deaths. Local authorities just issued quarantine orders in Wuhan, China.


01/22/2020   Yahoo! Science

As New Virus Spreads From China, Scientists See Grim RemindersLess than a month after the first few cases of a new respiratory illness were reported in Wuhan, China, travelers have carried the virus to at least four other countries, including the United States. More than 400 people have been infected, at least 17 have died -- and the world is bracing itself for what might come next.On Wednesday, experts at the World Health Organization will meet to decide whether to declare the outbreak a "public health emergency of international concern," a label given to "serious public health events that endanger international public health" and "potentially require a coordinated international response."Public health officials around the world are on alert because the new infection is caused by a coronavirus, from the same family that caused outbreaks of SARS and MERS, killing hundreds of people in dozens of countries.The WHO has already advised governments to be prepared for the disease, to be vigilant and ready to test anyone with symptoms like cough and fever who has traveled to affected regions. Air travel is expected to surge as the Lunar New Year approaches this weekend.Several countries have already begun screening travelers from China for fever and cough. Airports in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco last week started to screen arriving flights from Wuhan, and airports in Atlanta and Chicago will begin doing so this week.But important questions about the outbreak are still unanswered, and WHO's expert committee now must grapple with significant unknowns."We don't know how many people are infected," said Tarik Jasarevic, a spokesman for the WHO. "The more you test, the more you will find people who are infected. We don't know if there are asymptomatic cases. If they are asymptomatic, are they contagious?"Broad studies to test for evidence of infection, past and present, would give a true picture of how many people have been exposed to the virus."Testing is possible because China immediately shared the genetic sequence of the virus, and we have to give them credit for that," Jasarevic said.The virus causes a pneumonialike illness, with coughing and fever in some people but not all. The severity matters: If there are cases with mild illness or no symptoms at all, they may go undetected, and those people will keep working, shopping and traveling, possibly infecting others.A milder illness has the potential to spread farther and cause longer-lasting outbreaks than one with more obvious symptoms, according to Dr. Mark R. Denison, an infectious disease specialist at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine who studies coronaviruses.Compared to SARS and MERS, the Wuhan illness so far does seem less severe, he said.SARS, which began in live-animal markets in China in 2002, quickly spread to dozens of countries, infecting more than 8,000 people and killing nearly 800. The virus is thought to have originated in bats and spread to civet cats that were being sold for consumption.The civets spread the virus to humans, who infected one another through respiratory secretions and also exposure to feces.SARS often caused severe illness, so cases were detectable; aggressive public health measures, including quarantines and travel restrictions, helped stamp out the epidemic.But the travel bans, not to mention widespread fear and distrust, took a heavy economic toll on China, and since then international authorities have become hesitant about taking drastic steps to quell outbreaks.MERS cases have been occurring in the Middle East since 2012, mainly in people who have been exposed to camels, which were most likely infected by bats. Human-to-human transmission does occur, and some spread has happened in hospitals.As of November, there had been 2,494 cases of MERS in the past seven years, mostly in Saudi Arabia. The death rate is 34% but may actually be lower if there are mild cases of the disease that have not been detected or counted.Denison described the new Wuhan coronavirus as "sort of a first cousin of SARS," more closely related to it than to MERS, based on its genetic sequence.Researchers do not know just how contagious the Wuhan coronavirus is. The first people to be infected are thought to have contracted it at a market in Wuhan that sold meat, fish and live animals.That market has been shut down and disinfected. Which animal might have been carrying the virus is not yet known.Initially, the illness appeared to spread only from animals to people. Then, experts said there was evidence of "limited" human-to-human transmission. Now, more cases are emerging among people with no known exposure to the animal markets, and in medical staff members caring for infected patients."Now that you have a cluster of 14 health care workers infected, it suggests that the potential for spread is much greater," said Dr. Ian W. Lipkin, director of the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health in New York, who has researched SARS and MERS."I saw film footage of a hospital lobby in Wuhan, and they are wearing full personal protective equipment from head to toe," he said. "They are taking it very seriously. I still don't think this is as bad as SARS, but it's worse than they originally portrayed it."Denison said that with both SARS and MERS, there were episodes in which individual patients became "super-spreaders" who infected many other people, for unknown reasons."That's a wild card we don't know, the capacity to have multiple transmissions from one person," Denison said. "There was no evidence they had dramatically different virus."It is possible, he said, that super-spreaders had received a high dose of the virus and had more of it to transmit. Alternatively, their immune systems might have not been able to control the virus, allowing it to multiply and spread extensively in their bodies, making them more contagious.Although no drugs have been approved specifically to treat coronavirus diseases, Denison said that in animal studies, an antiviral called remdesivir appeared effective. He has been working with other researchers to develop treatments.Jasarevic said that antivirals were being tested against MERS, but that none had been approved yet.How and why viruses that have peacefully coexisted with their animal hosts for a long time strike out for new territory -- us -- is not well understood.Coronaviruses often inhabit bats without harming them, and sometimes move into other animal species and from them to humans.In places that bring multiple animal species together with lots of people -- like the food markets in Wuhan and in other parts of China that sell live mammals and birds, along with meat and fish -- viruses can pass back and forth between species, mutating as they go. Along the way, they may become able to infect humans."Coronaviruses have repeatedly shown an ability to probe across species and cause new animal and human diseases," Denison said.To go successfully from animal hosts to people, the viruses need to adapt in several ways: They must gain the ability to invade human cells, evade the immune system, replicate inside the human body and spread to others.The move is often described as "jumping" into humans, but that is an oversimplification, Denison said."The process it has to go through is more like high hurdles with a thousand hurdles along the way," he said.Still, the new outbreak does not greatly surprise him: "This was a matter of not if, but when."This article originally appeared in The New York Times.(C) 2020 The New York Times Company


01/22/2020   Yahoo! Science

'Unprecedented' locust swarm devastating several countries in Africa fueled by multiple weather factorsUnusually heavy rain is being cited as a factor in one of the worst outbreaks of desert locusts in decades across parts of East Africa and posing what officials say is an "unprecedented" threat to crops in third world countries, according to a recent report issued by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO).The rare outbreak is destroying crops and pastures across eastern Ethiopia and neighboring areas of Somalia, parts of Sudan, Eritrea and northern Kenya as it risks spreading further due to the continuation of favorable ecological conditions for locust breeding until around June.The report states that South Sudan and Uganda are not currently affected, but they are at risk for the species to eventually arrive."This has become a situation of international dimensions that threatens the food security of the entire subregion. FAO is activating fast-track mechanisms that will allow us to move swiftly to support governments in mounting a collective campaign to deal with this crisis," FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said in a statement earlier this week.Dongyu said control efforts are underway, but due to the scale and urgency of the threat, additional financial backing is needed from international donors to help authorities."Communities in Eastern Africa have already been impacted by extended droughts, which have eroded their capacities to grow food and make a living. We need to help them get back on their feet, once the locusts are gone," Dongyu said.The FAO says the devastating swarms potentially contain hundreds of millions of locusts and that the insects can travel distances of more than 90 miles in a single day. If left unchecked, the insect swarms could grow 500 times by June. In this photo taken Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, a Samburu man who works for a county disaster team identifying the location of the locusts, holds one on his hand near the village of Sissia, in Samburu county, Kenya. (AP Photo/Patrick Ngugi) It's been 25 years since people in Kenya and Ethiopia have seen swarms of this magnitude and 70 years since Kenya last encountered such an invasion of locusts.FAO officials warn that the locusts are rapidly heading toward Ethiopia's Rift Valley, known as the country's "breadbasket.""Unusually high rainfall in desert and savanna can definitely lead to blooms of rich vegetation that swarming insects like locusts will readily take advantage of," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Jim Andrews said.Some of the data sites AccuWeather meteorologists track suggest unusually high rainfall, which can create favorable breeding environments for the locusts, occurred on at least a few days in October to November."The climate across the affected areas [typically] varies from favorably moist, which supports forest or savanna, as well as crops in season, to desert, which is fit for limited grazing, as crops grow only where water is available," Andrews said, adding that the region hosts a rather diverse climate. In this photo taken Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, a Samburu boy uses a wooden stick to try to swat a swarm of desert locusts filling the air, as he herds his camel near the village of Sissia, in Samburu county, Kenya. The most serious outbreak of desert locusts in 25 years is spreading across East Africa and posing an unprecedented threat to food security in some of the world's most vulnerable countries, authorities say, with unusual climate conditions partly to blame. (AP Photo/Patrick Ngugi) Andrews said the excessive rainfall could be related to the Indian Ocean Dipole, which set a record-high value during 2019.The Indian Ocean Dipole, which is sometimes referred to as the "Indian Niño" because of its similarity to its Pacific equivalent, El Niño, and refers to the difference in sea-surface temperatures in opposite parts of the Indian Ocean."In a nutshell, the dipole is indicative of unusual sea-surface warmth in the western tropical Indian Ocean while the eastern tropical Indian Ocean has an overall temperature that is normal to below normal," Andrews said.According to Andrews, this dipole has been linked to unusual patterns of rainfall in other parts of the world, including in the Indian subcontinent, and it's one culprit behind Australia's severe drought and devastating fires.CLICK HERE FOR THE FREE ACCUWEATHER APPOne of the factors that worsened the situation was the heavy rain unleashed by deadly Cyclone Pawan in early December across Somalia."The already threatening situation was further exacerbated by limited operational capacities in Somalia and by heavy rains and floods from Cyclone Pawan that will allow at least one to two more generations of breeding, causing a substantial increase in locusts over the next six months," the FAO said in the report. In this photo taken Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, two Samburu men who work for a county disaster team identifying the location of the locusts, are surrounded by a swarm of desert locusts filling the air, near the village of Sissia, in Samburu county, Kenya. (AP Photo/Patrick Ngugi) "In South-West Asia, intensive control operations were in progress along both sides of the Indo-Pakistan border where numerous swarms continued to form," the FAO said.These swarms have been present in India, Iran and Pakistan since June 2019. Officials say recent rounds of heavy rain in Iran have allowed swarms to migrate to southern Iran to lay eggs, which could develop into a new swarm come springtime.Keep checking back on AccuWeather.com and stay tuned to the AccuWeather Network on DirecTV, Frontier and Verizon Fios.


01/22/2020   Yahoo! Science

Scientists pinpointed the oldest meteor crater ever found. When the space rock struck Australia 2.2 billion years ago, it ended a global ice age.Scientists know of 190 impact craters around the world. The record for the oldest was just awarded to a crater in western Australia.


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Cold snap sends iguanas and Floridians alike into shockWinter in Florida? The winter haven for freeze-fleeing northern residents? How could it be?For three days this week, some Floridians have been forced to deal with the most daunting of Southeastern circumstances: freezing temperatures. After spending much of the first half of the month sweating through temperatures that were routinely more than 5 to 15 F above the historical average, a sharp turn toward the cold sent residents in cities such as Tampa Bay and Miami scrambling for scarves."It was bitterly cold by Florida standards on Wednesday morning," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Bill Deger said. "Factoring in wind, some weather stations in South Florida observed wind chills in the 20s, leading to wind chill advisories."Wind chill advisories were issued in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach on Wednesday morning, and Jacksonville and Tallahassee had temperatures lower than Denver, Colorado, Juneau, Alaska, and Great Falls, Montana.While some of the shocking figures to come out of the region have been due to erroneous reports - Miami didn't actually get snow and temperatures didn't actually reach minus-74 in Alligator Alley \- the shocking temperatures have been anything but fake. Just ask the iguanas.Iguanas are not native to Florida and the cold-blooded reptiles struggle to maintain their core body temperature when temperatures drop. The struggle results in the reptiles becoming stiff, immobile and, thus, much more likely to fall out of trees, where they usually sleep.When fully grown, iguanas can be up to 5 feet long and weigh up to 25 pounds. Such large lizards falling from trees can damage sidewalks and could cause injury to unaware humans who don't normally prepare for raining reptiles.To warn the public, the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Miami issued an unofficial falling iguana alert on Tuesday night.> Jan 21 - This isn't something we usually forecast, but don't be surprised if you see Iguanas falling from the trees tonight as lows drop into the 30s and 40s. Brrrr! flwx miami pic.twitter.com/rsbzNMgO01> > -- NWS Miami (@NWSMiami) January 21, 2020Sure enough, iguanas were seen falling out of trees during the overnight hours. By Wednesday morning, as the sunshine warmed up the air, iguanas began emerging from their cold-induced slumber and returning to consciousness. Frank Guzman, the Broward bureau chief for WSVN-TV, captured video of a zombie-like iguana lying on its back unconscious on the sidewalk, and then slowly waking up and staggering to its feet. Frank Guzman, a bureau chief for a local TV station, caught video of an iguana that had fallen unconscious on the sidewalk emerging from its cold-induced stupor on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (Frank Guzman / WSVN-TV) Robert Molleda, a warning coordination meteorologist with the NWS in Miami, told AccuWeather that issuing such a unique warning was fun for the meteorologists."Despite the fact that it wasn't an official warning, the fact that it's such a unique aspect of the cold temperatures certainly made it take a life of its own on social media," Molleda said. "I don't think we expected the posts to get as much attention as they did. The mention of falling iguanas wasn't meant to be the main takeaway from this event, but it appears it has overshadowed what in reality is a non-record breaking cold spell."Molleda said the iguanas were introduced to Florida from the Caribbean and Central and South America. Recent warm winters have allowed the reptiles to adapt and spread throughout the southern portion of the state, but the iguanas are still susceptible to winter cold snaps like the one to hit Florida this week. A frozen iguana spotted in a Delray Beach, Florida, backyard on Wednesday morning, Jan. 22, 2020. (Twitter / @RoyalGoddess) CLICK HERE FOR THE FREE ACCUWEATHER APPBecause of the invasiveness and destructive habits of iguanas, Molleda said most Floridians have come to despise the reptiles."Iguanas are not viewed favorably by South Floridians, however they're not aggressive and don't attack or harm humans or pets, so people generally view them more as pests than a real threat," Modella said. "However, their droppings can contain the salmonella bacteria." A young iguana found on a road Wednesday morning, Jan. 22, 2020, after falling out of a tree due to cold weather. (Twitter/@EricBlake12) Even though meteorologists had some fun issuing the "warnings," visitors in the supposed Sunshine State are probably ready to see the warm conditions they expected when their trips were booked.Local residents, however, may not be as disappointed, according to Molleda."Contrary to what some people may think, a lot of local South Floridians like the cold weather as it's a change from the typical mild/warm weather," Molleda said. "People break out jackets, boots, and other warm clothing they don't get to wear too often. As far as tourists are concerned, there are probably some varying opinions, with some people looking forward to and expecting 80-degree temperatures probably surprised and disappointed by weather resembling more of where they came from." On Wednesday morning, temperatures in multiple locations dipped under 30 F for the first time in years. In Miami, the low temperature of 39 F on Wednesday morning made for the coldest day since 2010.Iguanas weren't the only animals that dealt with the unseasonable chill. Over on Florida's Gulf Coast, manatees could be seen in aerial footage huddling together in the shallow water near the docks in Apollo Beach, a sight that brought out troves of onlookers.Molleda said the cold spell is a result of a high-pressure area from Canada that traveled down into the United States over the past week, bringing a cold air mass that coupled with a low-pressure area off the Southeast coast on Tuesday to spread the cold air across the eastern half of the country. An iguana falls from a tree in southern Florida as an unseasonable cold snap enveloped the Sunshine State Tuesday night into Wednesday. (WPLG / ABC Newsone) Thankfully, the weather forecasts showed a clear likelihood for this cold spell to arrive, giving the state's residents enough time to dig through their closets to find those rarely-worn winter boots."Weather models were showing a distinct possibility of colder weather as early as last week, and lower temperatures have been in the forecast for several days," Molleda said. "Therefore, I don't think residents were caught by surprise, and many were looking forward to a spell of colder weather after a pretty warm first half of January."Keep checking back on AccuWeather.com and stay tuned to the AccuWeather Network on DirecTV, Frontier and Verizon Fios.


01/22/2020   Yahoo! Science

Spain walloped by monster waves, heavy snow and flooding from Storm GloriaStorm Gloria unleashed fierce winds, flooding rainfall and phenomenal waves on Spain's southern and eastern coastline from Sunday into Wednesday.Some of the locations that were hit the hardest by Gloria during the four-day stretch include Murcia, Valencia, Barcelona and the Balearic Islands.The heavy rain, snow and strong winds created widespread travel disruptions and localized flooding.> ¡Temporal marítimo histórico asociado a la BorrascaGloria! Olas de más de 6 metros en la CostaBlanca. Esta mañana (20/01/2020), en Calpe (Alicante). @spainsevere @severeweatherEU. Vídeo: @_joanlopez. pic.twitter.com/WENcRbD7jv> > -- MeteOrihuela (@MeteOrihuela) January 20, 2020The storm has already been blamed for at least nine deaths, according to El Pais. Four other people were missing as of Wednesday.Rainfall began to increase across eastern Spain from Sunday into Monday with the Balearic Islands enduring the brunt of the storm.Majorca was lashed by strong winds of 65-80 km/h (40-50 mph) and heavy rainfall.> StormGloria unleashed her full force on us over night here in not so sunny spain and more to come pic.twitter.com/YMQhY11tJVgt; gt; -- Kelly Beasley (@hornetspain0012) January 20, 2020Rainfall totaled 75-125 mm (3-5 inches) through midday Monday with local amounts over 175 mm (7 inches).Pounding surf also caused coastal flooding across the islands.A U.K. national remains missing in Ibiza following the stormy weather, according to BBC News.Heavy rainfall and damaging winds also moved into Valencia and surrounding areas from Sunday into Monday.Rainfall of 50-100 mm (2-4 inches) caused flooding while coastal flooding was reported due to waves up to 6 meters (20 feet) battering beaches and communities. Waves hit a partially damage bridge during a storm in Badalona#39;s beach, outskirts of Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Massive waves and gale-force winds smashed into seafront towns, damaging many shops and restaurants and flooding some streets. (AP Photo/Joan Mateu) A man was hospitalized with a broken leg after being struck by a large wave along the Costa Blanca on Monday.The body of another man was found on Wednesday after flooding caused a building to collapse in Alcoy.A wind gust of 135 km/h (84 mph) was reported in Xàbia, along Spain#39;s eastern coastline to the south of Valencia on Monday.Flights were canceled at several airports in eastern Spain due to the downpours and strong winds. Alicante airport was closed on Monday during the worst of the storm.The storm cut power to more than 10,000 people in eastern France on Monday, according to the AP.Conditions worsened across northeastern Spain Monday night into Tuesday as Gloria shifted northward.More than 200,000 people were left without power on Tuesday in the Girona province area due to heavy rain and snow, according to Reuters.Widespread rainfall totals of 50-100 mm (2-4 inches) were common across Catalonia and Girona with some communities receiving 150 mm (6 inches) of rainfall by Wednesday. The hardest-hit communities of northeastern Catalonia may record an AccuWeather Local StormMax™ of 300 mm (12 inches) by Wednesday night.Cities in this region normally receive around an inch of rainfall for the entire month of January.The Ebro Delta was flooded up to 3 km (1.84 miles) inland due to the combination of heavy rainfall and large surf. This caused significant damage to crops in the region.The relentless pounding surf also caused waist-high sea foam to take over the streets of Tossa de Mar Tuesday night into Wednesday.Additional flooding, significant travel disruptions and a high risk of mudslides will continue into Wednesday night.The heavy rainfall spilled over into southern France where flooded was reported on Wednesday.gt; The street next to ours is flooding in Esperaza (France) as the nasty storm from nearby Spain sends the Aude River over its banks. pic.twitter.com/kXm77thS1bgt; gt; -- SorayaSarhaddiNelson (@sorayanelson) January 22, 2020CLICK HERE FOR THE FREE ACCUWEATHER APPLocations from Almería to Malaga escaped the worst of the storm with occasional rain into Wednesday.From Thursday into Friday, periods of locally heavy rain will raise the risk for flooding along Spain#39;s southern coastline from Marbella to Cadiz.The snow had already begun to pile up in higher elevations of southeastern Spain on Monday.gt; Así nieva en Villena pic.twitter.com/xDgixEo7ytgt; gt; -- Est. Meteo Villena (@EstacinVillena) January 20, 2020The snow forced the closure of around 30 roads across the higher elevations of eastern Spain, according to the AP.The higher elevations of the Baetic Mountains and the eastern Iberian Range received 30 cm (12 inches) or more of snowfall.gt; ❄️❄️ @paula7898 pasdelacasa andorra pic.twitter.com/3xkJ072oPigt; gt; -- Météo Pyrénées (@Meteo_Pyrenees) January 22, 2020Heavy snowfall in the Pyrenees from Tuesday into Wednesday brought travel to a standstill.The town of Vilafranca reported a new maximum snow depth record of 86 cm (33.9 inches) on Wednesday. The previous record was 80 cm (31.5 inches) set in 1968.gt; El espesor de nieve registrado ayer en Vilafranca, 86 cm, supera a los máximos históricos de su serie que eran el 7 de marzo de 1968 (80 cm) y el 21 de enero de 2017 (74 cm). Vídeo del observatorio meteorológico hoy. pic.twitter.com/igZ1IrShgZgt; gt; -- AEMET_C. Valenciana (@AEMET_CValencia) January 22, 2020The heavy snowfall caused significant power cuts across the region.AccuWeather meteorologists say a period of dry and tranquil weather may settle across much of eastern Spain and the western Mediterranean during the second half of the week, but some heavier rain may fall across southern France. Keep checking back on AccuWeather.com and stay tuned to the AccuWeather Network on DirecTV, Frontier and Verizon Fios.pbr clear="all"

01/22/2020   Wired Science
Scientists are racing to understand just how bad things could get with the outbreak of a pneumonia-like disease that first appeared in China and has now spread to the US.
01/22/2020   Yahoo! Science
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pa href="https://news.yahoo.com/another-dose-wintry-weather-smack-162456813.html"img src="http://l1.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/vU19pB9JqRjxIaLMMA.jpg--/YXBwaWQ9eXRhY2h5b247aD04Njt3PTEzMDs-/https://media.zenfs.com/en-us/accuweather_297/5bdefa477a2c2ed1ce0922a9ab1f6abb" width="130" height="86" alt="Another dose of wintry weather to smack Northeast for 2nd weekend in a row" align="left" title="Another dose of wintry weather to smack Northeast for 2nd weekend in a row" border="0" /aForecasters say troublesome winter weather will affect the northeastern United States for the second weekend in a row, and even though the storm headed east this weekend is not expected to bring the same precipitation pattern as the last one, it could bring its share of travel hazards and delays.After impacting the Central states, the storm will spread across the Northeast from west to east spanning late Friday to Saturday night. quot;All or most of this storm is likely to bring rain to the major Interstate 95 cities from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore to Philadelphia and New York City,quot; AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Rob Miller said.Rain will be a significant part of the storm for much of Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, central and southeastern Maryland, Delaware, central and southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, southeastern New York state and southeastern New England.quot;At this time, there is only a remote chance of enough cold air to be manufactured by the storm or drawn in from the north to bring a change to snow in these mid-Atlantic areas,quot; Miller added. The chance of a change back to snow has somewhat higher odds in southeastern New England, but if that does occur, it will be right before the storm departs.Although late January is typically the time of the year when cold air tends to put up a fight, meteorologists say that will not likely be the case with this storm for most of the heavily populated I-95 corridor in the East. It will be a different story for areas farther north and west, where a wintry mix may cause more problems. Boston and, to some extent, Hartford, Connecticut, are likely to receive a combination of snow and rain from the storm with slippery travel during at least part of the storm.Interior locations like Pittsburgh and Youngstown, Ohio, are expected to experience rain for most of the storm, but a change to accumulating snow is possible toward the end.quot;Even where mostly rain is predicted, there could be some funny business and slick areas to watch out for,quot; Miller said. Even though Arctic air in place this week will modify prior to the arrival of the storm, some surfaces, especially those in the shade and in elevated areas, will remain cold enough for spotty ice to form for a time.The potential for pockets of a bit of freezing rain could extend as far south as the Piedmont areas of western Virginia to coastal areas as far north as Maine. Despite the risk of patchy ice, a widespread major ice event is not expected with this storm.AccuWeather meteorologists say there is one zone where heavy snow will fall during most of the storm, and the central Appalachians to central New England is the likely bull#39;s-eye. quot;A general 6-10 inches of snow is likely from the mountains of central New York to western Maine,quot; Miller said.An AccuWeather Local StormMax™ of 14 inches can occur in portions of the Catskills, Berkshires, Adirondacks, Green Mountains and White Mountains, as well as the northern part of the Alleghenies. CLICK HERE FOR THE FREE ACCUWEATHER APPIn other areas from western and northern Pennsylvania to northern Maine, a general 1-6 inches of snow are likely to fall. The mountains of West Virginia and western Maryland are also likely experience a snowfall within this range.Except for the highest elevations, where snow does fall, the snow is likely to be wet and clinging in nature due to air temperatures near or perhaps slightly above freezing. This means that rock salt should be able to do a decent job at melting the snow, ice and slush, whereas it would not normally do the job with a typical late January storm with temperatures in the single digits, teens and lower 20s F. The storm will wind down from west to east spanning later Saturday to Sunday afternoon.A blast of Arctic air is not expected to follow in the wake of the storm. Instead, a blend of air from the Pacific and southwestern Canada will settle in. The air will be cold enough to support snow showers and a few bands of lake-effect snow from the Great Lakes to the central Appalachians on Sunday.Blustery conditions over much of the region and cloud cover from the mountains to the Great Lakes will add some chill. However, with the polar vortex expected to remain strong and to retreat north once again, temperatures are likely to be above average in most cases.Keep checking back on AccuWeather.com and stay tuned to the AccuWeather Network on DirecTV, Frontier and Verizon Fios.pbr clear="all"
01/22/2020   Yahoo! Science
pa href="https://news.yahoo.com/disruptive-fog-lift-storms-bring-161023164.html"img src="http://l2.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/vk_wNExSuzgyhVihMX1IhQ--/YXBwaWQ9eXRhY2h5b247aD04Njt3PTEzMDs-/https://media.zenfs.com/en-us/accuweather_297/068001087a1bcd8d9d9b6e1a8dacaef1" width="130" height="86" alt="Disruptive fog to lift as storms bring return of wind, rain to UK" align="left" title="Disruptive fog to lift as storms bring return of wind, rain to UK" border="0" /aA large dome of high pressure that has been centered over the United Kingdom since the weekend will depart in the coming days as a significant pattern change unfolds.The calm weather allowed daily bouts of fog to develop and cause travel disruptions across the U.K. this week as Storm Gloria pounded Spain and southern France with flooding rainfall and snow. Satellite image showing pockets of dense fog across the United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. (EUMETSAT/image) Fog and low cloud may continue to cause travel delays on Thursday and Friday morning before an increase in winds arrives on Saturday which will help to disperse the problematic fog.A few showers may dampen Northern Ireland and Scotland on Saturday and Saturday night as the pattern change begins to take effect.By Sunday, blustery showers are possible across all of the U.K. with more wet and windy weather on the way. The first in a series of storms over the Atlantic will bring rain and strong winds on Monday.This storm has the potential to be a named windstorm with wind gusts over 60 mph. The next name for a windstorm this season will be Ciara.Heavy rainfall will also increase the risk of local flooding and travel disruptions.Additional strong winds and showers will be possible across the country on Tuesday.Another storm set to arrive from Wednesday into Thursday will bring another round of strong to locally damaging winds and downpours.Travel delays and local flooding will again be a concern, especially in areas that receive multiple days of heavy rainfall.There will be little rest for the weary as a third storm may bring additional rain and strong winds throughout the U.K. next weekend.AccuWeather meteorologists say a break in the stormy weather will be possible during the first full week of February.pbr clear="all"
01/22/2020   Wired Science
It took 12 years and at least $40 million to chart a region about 250 micrometers across—about the thickness of two strands of hair.
01/22/2020   Wired Science
A computational chemist unlocks the secrets of the time-grind-water axis—and develops a model for making an impeccable cup of joe.
01/22/2020   Yahoo! Science
pa href="https://news.yahoo.com/us-plans-force-passengers-change-054106679.html"img src="http://l2.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/oO_S7NCZ5TKPRpaXFVKVpw--/YXBwaWQ9eXRhY2h5b247aD04Njt3PTEzMDs-/https://media.zenfs.com/en/business_insider_articles_888/5d0e2fd12e516e86baba42933e8d368c" width="130" height="86" alt="The US plans to force passengers to change routes, and potentially redirect entire flights, to make sure they get screened for the Wuhan virus" align="left" title="The US plans to force passengers to change routes, and potentially redirect entire flights, to make sure they get screened for the Wuhan virus" border="0" /aUS officials described an ambitious #39;funnel#39; system to make sure every passenger from Wuhan, China, to the US gets screened — no matter their route.pbr clear="all"
01/22/2020   Yahoo! Science
pa href="https://news.yahoo.com/fears-rising-over-spread-chinas-130711944.html"img src="http://l2.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/RxLyce2vrBMkslyfkb0URg--/YXBwaWQ9eXRhY2h5b247aD04Njt3PTEzMDs-/https://media.zenfs.com/en/business_insider_articles_888/6480e31d544a7788d3f6ae5d49509174" width="130" height="86" alt="Fears are rising over the spread of China#39;s deadly Wuhan virus, which has now reached the US. Here#39;s how airports around the world are trying to stop it." align="left" title="Fears are rising over the spread of China#39;s deadly Wuhan virus, which has now reached the US. Here#39;s how airports around the world are trying to stop it." border="0" /aAuthorities want to stop the disease from spreading further after cases were confirmed across China and in four other countries.pbr clear="all"
01/22/2020   Yahoo! Science
pa href="https://news.yahoo.com/wintry-mess-targets-central-us-122016407.html"img src="http://l2.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/ST05klcDhOPflQdQQDhtWg--/YXBwaWQ9eXRhY2h5b247aD04Njt3PTEzMDs-/https://media.zenfs.com/en-us/accuweather_297/28392a941712a485356506db9f61c807" width="130" height="86" alt="Wintry mess targets central US into late week while travel hazards abound" align="left" title="Wintry mess targets central US into late week while travel hazards abound" border="0" /aA prolonged period of unsettled wintry weather is in store for the midsection of the United States as a slow-moving, multifaceted storm system tracks through the region.Conditions across southeastern Nebraska deteriorated quickly Tuesday night as freezing rain developed, resulting in numerous accidents between Hastings and Omaha. The Nebraska State Patrol urged drivers to stay off the roads on Tuesday night following multiple accidents. (Twitter/@NSP_TroopC) Early Wednesday morning, hazardous driving conditions were also reported along Interstate 94 in Minnesota where state troopers had responded to numerous accidents, including a jackknifed pickup truck that was pulling a trailer. Sleet covered the ground in western Arkansas into the midday hours.The threat for a disruptive wintry mixture of precipitation will slowly expand northeastward over part of the Midwest into Wednesday night.Cities at risk for travel delays Wednesday courtesy of wintry conditions include Rochester, Minnesota; Wausau, Wisconsin; and Des Moines and Davenport, Iowa. This radar image, taken during midday Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, shows rain (green and yellow), ice (pink and purple) and snow (blue) over the middle of the nation. (AccuWeather) As the day progresses Wednesday, temperatures will climb to right around the freezing mark across much of the Midwest, diminishing the threat for slick spots on main thoroughfares. Localized slick spots will likely be limited to roadways that receive no treatment or along elevated areas like bridges and overpasses.Snowfall accumulations across the Midwest through Wednesday night will be light, especially by Midwesterners#39; standards.CLICK HERE FOR THE FREE ACCUWEATHER APPWith marginal temperatures in place, a general coating to an inch or two of snowfall is expected, with accumulations generally on grassy surfaces.The storm system will continue to keep many of the same areas across the Midwest grey and dreary on Thursday as well. Some locales may switch back and forth between rain and snow as temperatures hover in the lower to middle 30s. This would include places like St. Louis and Kansas City. A separate wave of upper-level energy is forecast to slide out of the Plains and into the storm system on Thursday, helping to give the storm a boost of energy. Along with adding the threat for a steadier snow in the Midwest, it will also bring the threat for heavy rain and thunderstorms farther south.If the added wave of upper-level energy is able to inject enough cold air into this storm system, it will bring along the threat for a more substantial threat for snowfall across the Midwest into Thursday night. Places across Missouri, Iowa and Illinois, that face the threat of a rain and snow mix during the day on Thursday, may have a complete changeover to snow during the overnight hours. This would include areas in between the Interstate 70 and 80 corridors in Iowa, Missouri and Illinois.If the added boost of energy fails to inject enough cold air into the storm system by Thursday night, many of those places may just continue to have a mixture of rain and snow into Friday morning. The storm system is expected to continue to slowly spin its way towards the Ohio Valley Friday, shifting the threat for wintry weather eastward. Again, depending on how cold the air mass is in the vicinity of the storm system will determine how widespread the snowfall will be. Regardless of the magnitude of the cold weather, a focal point for some of the steadiest and heaviest snowfall is likely from northern Missouri to southeastern Iowa, northwestern and northeastern Illinois and southeastern Wisconsin. This area can expect a general 3-6 inches of snow with an AccuWeather Local StormMax™ of 8 inches. The storm system will begin to make a more eastwardly jog from Friday into Saturday, bringing an end to the wet and wintry weather across Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri and much of Wisconsin and Illinois. Bouts of rain and snow will likely continue to persist across Michigan, Indiana and Ohio, but again with temperatures hovering in the lower to middle 30s, accumulations may mainly be on non-paved surfaces. At the same time, wintry weather will expand into the Northeast.The entire Midwest and western Great Lakes region will finally say goodbye to the storm system by Sunday, and unlike previous storms to track across the region this January, slightly above-average temperatures are expected in the wake of the system.Keep checking back on AccuWeather.com and stay tuned to the AccuWeather Network on DirecTV, Frontier and Verizon Fios.pbr clear="all"
01/22/2020   Yahoo! Science
pa href="https://news.yahoo.com/symptoms-deadly-wuhan-virus-worried-113719957.html"img src="http://l1.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/IyYMaDARufKfD.7s83gvcQ--/YXBwaWQ9eXRhY2h5b247aD04Njt3PTEzMDs-/https://media.zenfs.com/en/business_insider_articles_888/36b6814f516b30e66f17f096949f071c" width="130" height="86" alt="Here are the symptoms of the deadly Wuhan coronavirus and when you should be worried" align="left" title="Here are the symptoms of the deadly Wuhan coronavirus and when you should be worried" border="0" /aThe deadly coronavirus 2019-nCoV, known as the Wuhan virus, has killed nine people and infected 440 others in China.pbr clear="all"
01/22/2020   Yahoo! Science
pa href="https://news.yahoo.com/china-warned-deadly-wuhan-virus-104101603.html"img src="http://l1.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/AvMTBbXyR2o1E_Slr3q3kg--/YXBwaWQ9eXRhY2h5b247aD04Njt3PTEzMDs-/https://media.zenfs.com/en/business_insider_articles_888/c1df39095c1acf184be66392d5da65a7" width="130" height="86" alt="China warns the deadly Wuhan coronavirus is #39;mutating#39; and could spread further, with over 2,000 people tested after being close to those infected" align="left" title="China warns the deadly Wuhan coronavirus is #39;mutating#39; and could spread further, with over 2,000 people tested after being close to those infected" border="0" /aThe number of people known to be infected with the Wuhan coronavirus has increased ninefold in just one week, and it has spread to other countries.pbr clear="all"
01/22/2020   Yahoo! Science
pa href="https://news.yahoo.com/terrifying-graph-shows-fast-wuhan-103230506.html"img src="http://l1.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/rqYXlLnw0y5CUcLciOnNJg--/YXBwaWQ9eXRhY2h5b247aD04Njt3PTEzMDs-/http://d.yimg.com/hd/cp-video-transcode/prod/2020-01/22/5e28604d22734169828a4bae/5e28604d22734169828a4baf_o_U_v2.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="A terrifying graph shows how fast the Wuhan virus has spread so far and how close it is to becoming a pandemic" align="left" title="A terrifying graph shows how fast the Wuhan virus has spread so far and how close it is to becoming a pandemic" border="0" /aChina has blamed the Wuhan coronavirus, also known as 2019-nCoV, for nine deaths, with hundreds more confirmed cases of infection.pbr clear="all"
01/22/2020   WorldNews Science
London: Preparing land for palm oil plantations, and the growth of young plants causes significant damage to the environment, emitting double the amount of greenhouse gases than mature oil palms, according to a study. The research, published in the journal Nature Communications, is the first to examine the three main greenhouse gas emissions across the different age stages of palm oil plantations. It was carried out in the North...
01/22/2020   WorldNews Science
22 January, 2020 -Fully Refreshed BSVI Range Launched Alongside- Tata Motors today launched the premium hatchback - THE ALTROZ, alongside the line-up of fully BSVI-ready range - NEW TIAGO, NEW TIGOR and NEW NEXON. In this photo, Mr. Pratap Bose, VP - Global Design, Tata Motors, Mr. John O' Connor - Product Line Head - ALFA Arc, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit (PVBU), Tata Motors, Mr. Mayank Pareek, President -PVBU, Tata Motors, Mr. Guenter Butschek - CEO & MD, Tata Motors, Mr. Rajendra Petkar, President & CTO, Tata Motors and Mr. Vivek Srivatsa, Head Marketing, PVBU, Tata Motors at the launch of company's fully BSVI-ready range of passenger cars. The cars on display today are the newly...
01/22/2020   WorldNews Science
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01/22/2020   WorldNews Science
OSLO, Norway - Jan 22nd, 2019 - Tencent has today announced a voluntary cash offer to acquire all shares in Norwegian game developer Funcom. Tencent, a leading Internet company with a strong online games operation, is a shareholder in many leading gaming developers, such as Riot Games, Epic, Supercell, Ubisoft, Paradox and Frontier. The company already owns close to 29% of the shares in Funcom and news of the intended takeover is greeted with enthusiasm from Funcom CEO Rui Casais. 'We have had a great relationship with Tencent as our largest shareholder so far and we are excited about this opportunity,' says Funcom CEO Rui Casais. 'We will continue to develop great games that people all over...
01/22/2020   WorldNews Science
According to a research report 'Deep Packet Inspection and Processing Market by Component (Solutions and Services), Solution Type (Hardware and Software), Installation Type (Integrated and Standalone), Deployment Mode, Organization Size, Vertical, and Region - Global Forecast to 2024', published by MarketsandMarkets, the global deep packet inspection and processing market size is expected to grow from USD 8.7 billion in 2019 to USD 12.5 billion by 2024, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 5.9% from 2019 to 2024. The major factors driving the deep packet inspection and processing market include the continuous evolution of cyberattacks and their corresponding security solutions, need...
01/22/2020   WorldNews Science
22 January 2020 Blancco Technology Group PLC Notice of Results Blancco Technology Group (AIM: BLTG), the industry standard in data erasure and mobile device diagnostics, announces that it will report its financial results for the six months ended 31 December 2019...
01/22/2020   WorldNews Science
This reflects our constant innovation policy as well as our expertise in large-scale platforms electrolysis. Following a technological review conducted by Nouryon, the innovative electrolysis technology 'Augmented McLyzer' by McPhy has been selected to...
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Through the Future Flight Services Program (FFSP), the U. S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) aims to transform and modernize the delivery of flight briefing services by reducing program costs, providing technology enhancements, and by engaging the broader general aviation community, while still maintaining quality of service and safety. Leidos Innovation Corp. was awarded a follow-on prime contract by the FAA to continue serving the general aviation community under the FFSP. Leidos in...
01/22/2020   WorldNews Science
Australia’s horror bushfire season has left the nation’s vets a “profession in grief,” the head of the peak body representing them said. ......
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Image: Artist's impression of the fairing encapsulating Solar Orbiter being...
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Image: Artist's impression of Solar Orbiter following separation from the Centaur...
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Each week, The Daily’s Science & Tech section produces a roundup of the most exciting and influential research happening on campus or otherwise related to Stanford. Here’s our digest for the week of Jan. 12 – Jan. 18. The Human Screenome Project collects 30 million data points The Human Screenome Project, a multidimensional map of people’s digital lives, collects data and records which websites users browse online, a Jan. 15 commentary article in “Nature” reports. Previous screen studies have relied on people self-reporting their screen time, which can lead to inaccuracies. Although studies have been using software to log total screen time and...
01/22/2020   WorldNews Science
22 January 2020 Third Quarter Trading Update Good progress on brand transformation 'This was another good quarter as new collections delivered strong growth and we continued to shift consumer perceptions of our brand and align the network to our new creative vision. While mindful of the uncertain macro-economic environment, we remain confident in our strategy and the outlook for FY 2020.' Marco Gobbetti, Chief Executive Officer • New product continues to perform well, now around 75% of our mainline retail store offer • Continued focus on consumer inspiration, with social and digital innovations, and additional new and refreshed stores • Excellent response to our Festive campaign and Lunar...
01/22/2020   WorldNews Science
Good progress on brand transformation. 'This was another good quarter as new collections delivered strong growth and we continued to shift consumer perceptions of our brand and align the network to our new creative vision. While mindful of the uncertain macro-economic environment, we remain confident in our strategy and the outlook for FY 2020.' Marco Gobbetti, Chief Executive Officer New product continues to perform well, now around 75% of our mainline retail store offer Continued focus on consumer inspiration, with social and digital innovations, and additional new and refreshed stores Excellent response to our Festive campaign and Lunar New Year activities Continued focus on Chinese...
01/22/2020   WorldNews Science
NEXT Biometrics Group ASA: Changes to management Oslo, January 22, 2020 - NEXT Biometrics (Oslo Bors: NEXT), a global leader in fingerprint sensor technology, today announced changes to group management. CFO Knut Stålen will step down from his position effective 29 February 2020. Knut Stålen has been with NEXT Biometrics since 2014. The process of appointing a new CFO is underway....
01/22/2020   WorldNews Science
In December 2019, the topline results were presented from the first of two clinical studies in the Phase 3 program for MOB-015, meeting the primary endpoint. Mycological cure (eradicating the fungal infection) was achieved in 70 percent of the patients, which is substantially higher than reported for other topical treatments (30-54 percent). Furthermore, 83 percent of the patients reported visible nail improvement by the first follow-up visit. However, despite the strong mycological cure and rapid visible improvement, a lower than expected complete cure rate of 4.5 percent (normal looking nails and negative fungal culture) was reached, which was surprising because a high mycological cure is...
01/22/2020   WorldNews Science
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Funcom SE: Board recommends voluntary cash offer from Tencent to acquire all shares in Funcom NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION OR RELEASE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO AUSTRALIA, CANADA OR JAPAN OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE DISTRIBUTION OR RELEASE WOULD BE UNLAWFUL RECOMMENDED VOLUNTARY CASH OFFER TO ACQUIRE ALL SHARES IN FUNCOM BY TENCENT The Netherlands and China, 22 January 2020. Tencent Holdings Limited ('Tencent') (through an indirectly owned subsidiary, the 'Offeror') and Funcom SE ('Funcom') today announce that the Offeror will launch a recommended offer to acquire all of the shares of Funcom not owned by the Offeror through a voluntary cash offer of NOK 17.00 per share (the...
01/22/2020   WorldNews Science
Drones have recently been spotted undergoing trials for delivery operations in the United Kingdom.i The technology behind drones has advanced to a point where commercial use is expanding but, in many territories, regulations are only just beginning to keep pace.ii How can manufacturers ensure their products are safe and comply with market regulations? The initial popularity associated with drones related to their use as toys. Business use has largely been a later development as the technology improved to a point where commercial application is both practical and financially viable. The US Federal Aviation Authority originally estimated it would take until 2022 to reach 450,000 commercial...
01/22/2020   WorldNews Science
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01/21/2020   Yahoo! Science
pa href="https://news.yahoo.com/us-ramping-efforts-catch-wuhan-032917258.html"img src="http://l2.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/vXUAFlF9OWJYLKra1PusCQ--/YXBwaWQ9eXRhY2h5b247aD04Njt3PTEzMDs-/https://media.zenfs.com/en/business_insider_articles_888/fe87cb0ecfb58c2ccc59ef684b6fa835" width="130" height="86" alt="The US is ramping up efforts to catch the Wuhan coronavirus and stop it from spreading. But there are still gaps in the net." align="left" title="The US is ramping up efforts to catch the Wuhan coronavirus and stop it from spreading. But there are still gaps in the net." border="0" /aFive major US airports are due to screen passengers who may be carrying a deadly respiratory infection from Wuhan, China. But the system is imperfect.pbr clear="all"
01/21/2020   Yahoo! Science
pa href="https://news.yahoo.com/wuhan-virus-sweeping-china-now-023450826.html"img src="http://l.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/hCwm0F78XD5PnXnXMmlWUA--/YXBwaWQ9eXRhY2h5b247aD04Njt3PTEzMDs-/https://media.zenfs.com/en/business_insider_articles_888/82845f7c70e103556dd996b71e121452" width="130" height="86" alt="The Wuhan virus sweeping China has now killed 9 people and infected more than 440" align="left" title="The Wuhan virus sweeping China has now killed 9 people and infected more than 440" border="0" /aThe Chinese National Health Commission added three deaths and more than 100 confirmed infections to its official toll Wednesday morning local time.pbr clear="all"
01/21/2020   Yahoo! Science
pa href="https://news.yahoo.com/us-reported-first-case-deadly-010600505.html"img src="http://l1.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/oEGoWYuF_4t.9IKUhCfDWA--/YXBwaWQ9eXRhY2h5b247aD04Njt3PTEzMDs-/https://media.zenfs.com/en/business_insider_articles_888/f76199918447be3641c27a986ebd7db0" width="130" height="86" alt="The US has reported its first case of the deadly Wuhan coronavirus. Here#39;s how to protect yourself while traveling." align="left" title="The US has reported its first case of the deadly Wuhan coronavirus. Here#39;s how to protect yourself while traveling." border="0" /aHundreds of millions of people travel to China for the Lunar New Year, which could raise the risk of the disease#39;s spread.pbr clear="all"
01/21/2020   Yahoo! Science
pa href="https://news.yahoo.com/nasa-lists-nine-potential-names-005326654.html"img src="http://l2.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/VwU_bVh6vrjKSd9LwdUeLA--/YXBwaWQ9eXRhY2h5b247aD04Njt3PTEzMDs-/https://media.zenfs.com/en-US/geekwire_312/2bc46636ebc4aa6b0d105dca22c46a9c" width="130" height="86" alt="NASA lists nine potential names suggested by kids for its next Mars rover: Vote for your favorite" align="left" title="NASA lists nine potential names suggested by kids for its next Mars rover: Vote for your favorite" border="0" /aNASA and an army of nearly 4,700 volunteer judges have selected nine potential names for a rover that#39;s due to be launched to Mars in July, and you have just six days to cast an online vote for your favorite name. NASA kicked off the quot;Name the Roverquot; essay contest last August, and more than 28,000 name suggestions and accompanying essays were received from students in kindergarten through 12th grade. It took weeks for the judges to narrow down the field, first to 155 semifinalists, and then to the nine finalists — three for grades K-4, three for grades 5-8,… Read Morepbr clear="all"
01/21/2020   Wired Science
Researchers are replicating “mass mortality events” with pig carcasses. The ecological consequences could hint at what's happening in Australia right now.
01/21/2020   Wired Science
A new understanding of long-overlooked cells called microglia is challenging the assumption that body and brain function are completely independent.
01/21/2020   Wired Science
Software-driven systems can produce enough searing heat to power manufacturing processes that now gorge on fossil fuels.
01/20/2020   Wired Science
How quickly do music and literature change? Evolutionary biology could give us a hint.
01/20/2020   Wired Science
A world awash in plastic will soon get slammed by more, as major oil companies ramp up their production.
01/19/2020   Wired Science
With the frozen top of the world melting to liquid, an expedition set out to untangle the physics and help forecast its future.
01/17/2020   Wired Science
On Sunday, Elon Musk's space company will attempt its last big test before it can begin launching humans from US soil.
01/17/2020   Wired Science
In the upcoming movie 'Wonder Woman 1984,' our hero is able to knock a bullet off to the side with just her arm. Let's look at the physics.
01/16/2020   Wired Science
Tardigrades are known for their ability to survive extreme temperatures. But new research suggests they might be more sensitive than previously thought.
01/15/2020   Wired Science
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01/15/2020   Wired Science
The ubiquitous compounds known as PFAS are nearly indestructible. But scientists are learning to split their ultra-strong carbon-fluorine bonds.
01/15/2020   Wired Science
Cats are attracted to bushfire burn scars, where they hunt vulnerable survivors with merciless impunity. It's devastating for ecosystems.
01/14/2020   Wired Science
The market for offsets is booming as companies seek to burnish their green credentials. But only some investments make a difference.
01/14/2020   Wired Science
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01/13/2020   Wired Science
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01/13/2020   Wired Science
Researchers hope the living robots, made up of masses of cells working in coordination, can help unlock the mysteries of cellular communication.

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