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Coronavirus school reopenings

These are the 10 worst coronavirus outbreaks in the US right now

September 3rd, 2020

School reopenings during the coronavirus pandemic have been a disaster, as the latest data on the worst outbreaks in the US from The New York Times shows. According to the New York Times, 9 of the 10 worst outbreaks in the US are in college towns. Auburn University in Alabama is currently experiencing the country’s …

Coronavirus Vaccine

The FDA just made a very important announcement about coronavirus vaccines

September 3rd, 2020

FDA commissioner Stephen Hahn said on Twitter that outside experts will review the coronavirus vaccines that have reached Phase 3 trials. The comments follow the recent developments in the COVID-19 vaccine race, as well as the FDA’s controversial emergency use authorization for plasma therapies for COVID-19. Russia and China have four vaccine candidates between them …

mars photo

This might be the most gorgeous photo of Mars that NASA ever snapped

September 2nd, 2020

NASA’s ancient Pathfinder mission returned a truly stunning image of Mars that you’ve probably never seen. Pathfinder was launched in 1997 and died on Mars that same year. The mission included a lander and the Sojourner rover which, despite being designed to live for just a week, managed to spend over 80 days exploring the …

eating bugs

Get ready to eat bugs! No, seriously…

September 2nd, 2020

With climate change and a booming population, humans may soon need an alternative food source. A team of researchers argues that bugs — specifically the yellow mealworm — is the ideal candidate for commercial harvesting. Mealworms are high in protein and could be used as an additive in various foods. The world’s human population is …

hurricane ai

Scientists want AI to help predict dangerous hurricanes

September 2nd, 2020

A team of scientists, including those at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, has developed an artificial intelligence algorithm to predict the rapid intensification of tropical storms and hurricanes. The system is far more accurate than the current model and has a low rate of false positives. If used in the future, it could save lives by …