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Watch Mars 2020 speed its way toward the Red Planet

August 22nd, 2020

NASA’s Eyes on the Solar System web tool lets you track the progress of the Mars 2020 mission as it speeds towards the Red Planet.  The tool also provides you with the opportunity to track other planets, moons, and space hardware that has been flying for decades. Mars 2020 is expected to arrive at its …

Coronavirus Vaccine

This is exactly how we can stop the coronavirus

August 22nd, 2020

A new computer model shows how a coronavirus vaccine would impact the spread of COVID-19 inside a community. Reuters put together a model that shows herd immunity can be reached if 60% of a community is immunized against COVID-19. The model also shows the significant impact that face masks and social distancing can have on …

Coronavirus Symptoms

Doctors have discovered another puzzling coronavirus symptom

August 21st, 2020

Researchers discovered another coronavirus symptom that might appear after surviving COVID-19. Some patients who experienced severe cases of COVID-19 complained of hearing loss and ringing in their ears (tinnitus). It’s unclear whether the virus infected the ear directly, impacting hearing, or whether other factors caused the hearing problems. Just when we thought we knew everything …

Coronavirus Symptoms

Coronavirus claims life of 11-year-old with no preexisting conditions

August 21st, 2020

A study shows that coronavirus symptoms in kids should be taken seriously as they can evolve towards a potentially life-threatening syndrome. Researchers from Brazil found that an otherwise healthy 11-year-old patient who contracted the virus died following cardiac complications after the virus had reached the heart directly. The patient developed a syndrome seen in some …

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The ISS has sprung another leak, NASA says

August 21st, 2020

An increased amount of atmosphere loss in the International Space Station has prompted astronauts to go into lockdown in one half of the station while they search for the source. The leak doesn’t pose a danger to the residents aboard the ISS, NASA says. The various ISS modules will be sealed off while NASA measures …

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750 million genetically modified mosquitoes will be unleashed in Florida

August 21st, 2020

A whopping 750 million genetically modified mosquitoes will be set free along the Florida Keys starting in 2021. The insects are designed to hinder the reproduction of female mosquitoes that bite and spread disease. The company behind the bugs, Oxitec, also has plans to release modified mosquitoes in Texas beginning next year.  It might sound …