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Mike Wehner

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No, cocaine doesn’t cure coronavirus, you big dummy

March 9th, 2020

A bizarre rumor that cocaine can cure or prevent a coronavirus infection began to gain traction online.  The false claims were accompanied by fake news stories, further fueling the spread.  Eventually, the rumor gained enough momentum that French officials had to address it, explaining that the claims were indeed false.  Visit BGR’s homepage for more …

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Coronavirus is forcing New York state to make its own hand sanitizer

March 9th, 2020

The state of New York will be making its own hand sanitizer in the wake of shortages and price gouging due to the coronavirus outbreak.  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the product is highly effective thanks to its 75% alcohol content.  The hand sanitizer will be provided to places like school and government buildings …

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Alien life on distant planets almost certainly exists, scientist says

March 9th, 2020

Scientist says that life almost certainly exists outside of Earth.  However, based on the odds of RNA formation, life is likely very rare and will be near impossible for us to actually find.  The work was published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports.  Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. The question of whether or not …

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Ancient humans saw an asteroid apocalypse first-hand

March 9th, 2020

An asteroid or comet completely wiped out the ancient human settlement of Abu Hureyra.  The impact is likely part of a larger cosmic impact event that triggered the rapid cooling of Earth.  The research was published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports.  Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. Science fiction disaster flicks have “taught” us …

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NASA slaps Boeing with 61 ‘corrective actions’ after Starliner failure

March 8th, 2020

A NASA investigation resulted in a long list of things Boeing needs to fix with its Starliner spacecraft.  A total of 61 “corrective actions” must be performed by Boeing before the project can continue.  The changes will take months, possibly delaying Boeing’s Starliner timeline even further.  Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. NASA’s internal investigation …

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Space lettuce is just like Earth lettuce, NASA says

March 7th, 2020

Lettuce grown in space proves to be just as nutritious as lettuce grown on Earth, researchers find.  Future crewed missions to deep space could grow vegetables en route or at their destination.  A paper on the research was published in Frontiers in Plant Science. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. A lettuce-growing experiment on the …

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How to kill coronavirus, according to the EPA

March 6th, 2020

The EPA just released an approved list of products that kill coronavirus. Clorox, Purell, and Lysol products all make the cut. These products are great for sanitizing surfaces, but can’t protect you from person-to-person transmission of the coronavirus. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency just released a new list of …

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A black hole ‘burp’ devastated a distant galaxy cluster

March 6th, 2020

A black hole carved a hole right through the Ophiuchus galaxy cluster, which is located some 390 million light years from Earth. Astronomers believe the explosion is the largest ever observed, besting the previous record-holder by a factor of five. The discovery is the subject of a paper published in the Astrophysical Journal. Visit BGR’s …


The Mars 2020 rover finally has a name

March 6th, 2020

NASA’s Mars 2020 mission is one of the agency’s most ambitious yet, but the rover that will be the star of the show has lived its entire life inside of NASA’s facilities without a name. Now, after a months-long contest where K-12 students could submit their own name suggestions, the robot formerly known as “the …