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Mike Wehner

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archaeology news

25,000-year-old monument built with mammoth bones stuns scientists

March 18th, 2020

Massive mammoth bone structure discovered in Russia has researchers searching for its purpose.  The circular structure dates back 25,000 years, and scientists found evidence of wood being burned inside.  Whether built as shelter or as some sort of monument with a higher meaning, the bones of dozens of mammoths were used in its construction.  Visit …

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NASA needs your help to build a Moon digging robot

March 17th, 2020

NASA’s RASSOR robot is headed to the Moon, and it’s designed to dig into the surface. The robot uses a drum to scoop up lunar surface material and then transport it to new locations, but NASA hasn’t decided on a design for the drum.  The space agency is accepting 3D models as submissions for a …

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Toilet paper manufacturers think we’re all crazy, and we probably are

March 17th, 2020

Toilet paper quickly became a hot item for preppers in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.  Manufacturers are at a loss to explain the hoarding mentality and are now urging consumers to stop stockpiling toilet paper.  Orders for toilet paper have skyrocketed, and manufacturers are struggling to meet the demand.  Visit BGR’s homepage for more …

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Is ibuprofen bad for coronavirus? Experts say the evidence is thin

March 17th, 2020

French health officials advised against the use of ibuprofen and other NSAIDs for coronavirus COVID-19 symptoms.  Other health officials are now questioning this logic, saying that supporting evidence is thin. People with underlying health issues and the elderly who already avoid NSAIDs should continue to follow their doctor’s orders.  Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. …

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Amazon suspends non-essential shipments amid COVID-19 crisis

March 17th, 2020

Amazon is suspending inbound shipments of non-essential products from sellers.  High-priority categories like health products and household goods will continue to ship as normal.  Amazon will still fill orders for low-priority products it already has in its warehouses, but new stock will not be added until April 5th at the earliest.  Visit BGR’s homepage for …

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LEGO bricks last just about forever in the ocean, and that’s bad news

March 17th, 2020

LEGO bricks have the potential to last for up to 1,300 years if they end up in Earth’s oceans.  The plastic toys are incredibly durable, but that makes them an absolute nightmare when it comes to ocean pollution.  Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. LEGO bricks last for centuries if discarded into the ocean, contaminating …

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Another NASA employee has COVID-19, forcing work-from-home order

March 16th, 2020

A NASA employee in Alabama tested positive for COVID-19, prompting a lockdown and mandatory work-from-home order.  All other NASA facilities are now encouraging staff to work from home.  Mission-essential work now takes a back seat to safety.  Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. It was just last week that NASA was forced to lock down …

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SpaceX forced to abort Falcon 9 launch at the last possible second

March 16th, 2020

A SpaceX launch was called off after an automatic rocket abort on Sunday.  The launch countdown had already finished, and the announcement of liftoff came before it was clear that the rocket wasn’t going anywhere.  SpaceX will reschedule the launch, which included 60 of the company’s Starlink satellites, for a later date.  Visit BGR’s homepage …

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Debunking the 5 biggest coronavirus myths

March 16th, 2020

Coronavirus myths are spreading almost as fast as the virus itself.  Misinformation about face masks, symptoms, and what to do if you’re infected have flooded the web.  Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. Coronavirus and the COVID-19 pandemic have absolutely exploded across the planet, infecting well over 100,000 people (that we know of) and throwing …

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Coronavirus vaccine trials begin today

March 16th, 2020

The first novel coronavirus vaccine tests will begin Monday in Seattle.  The vaccine, produced by Moderna Inc, will be given to 45 volunteers in order to determine if it produces harmful side effects.  Even if the testing goes well, we still may be at least a year away from a publicly-available vaccine against COVID-19.  Visit …