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Here’s why Jupiter’s moon Europa spews water into space

November 11th, 2020

Europa, a moon of Jupiter, is one of the few places in our solar system where we might be able to find life. New research focused on the water plumes that spew from its surface and attempted to explain them. A theory suggests that the plumes are water that was trapped in ice bubbles after …

Coronavirus Transmission Risk

These are the places where you’re most at risk of catching COVID-19

November 11th, 2020

Researchers from Stanford and Northwestern have developed a model that explains which public places are the riskiest for coronavirus transmission. ”Full-service restaurants, gyms, hotels, cafes, religious organizations, and limited-service restaurants produced the largest predicted increases in infections when reopened,” the researchers said. The model also explained disparities between low- and high-income neighborhoods regarding COVID-19 spread …

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SpaceX just scored a historic first from NASA

November 11th, 2020

NASA has officially certified SpaceX’s Crew Dragon for future use in crewed missions to space.  Crew Dragon becomes the first spacecraft from the Commercial Crew Progam to receive the distinction, well ahead of Boeing’s Starliner. The first official Crew Dragon mission with a crew of four astronauts is expected to commence soon. It was several …

Coronavirus Transmission

CDC finally admits coronavirus face masks work even better than they said

November 11th, 2020

The CDC published new coronavirus guidelines on face masks, clarifying that face covers can help both the wearer and other people nearby. In previous face mask guidelines, the CDC only said that masks prevent an infected person from spreading the virus to others. The agency cites several studies that have shown the effectiveness of face …

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These are the fattest states in the United States

November 11th, 2020

A 2020 ranking of the most obese states in the United States looks a lot like it did in 2019. States that are known for having a high prevalence of overweight citizens continue to rank high. The top spot has been overtaken since last year. Back in 2019, WalletHub came up with a ranking of …