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asteroid samples

Japan’s asteroid probe grabbed a ton of material on its second attempt

December 28th, 2020

The asteroid probe Hayabusa2, sent by the Japanese space agency JAXA, made two attempts to collect material from the surface of the space rock Ryugu. As the now-returned samples reveal, the initial attempt gathered fine particles and sandy material, but the second attempt was much more impressive. JAXA describes the second sample as including rocks …

Coronavirus update

Dr. Fauci made a depressing new prediction about COVID-19 herd immunity

December 28th, 2020

In a recent coronavirus update from White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci, he offered what’s since become a controversial adjustment to his prediction about COVID-19 herd immunity. Specifically, Dr. Fauci has increased the amount of herd immunity he thinks will be needed for the pandemic to be defeated. Critics of Dr. Fauci immediately pounced …

Coronavirus Pandemic

Dr. Fauci warns the worst of the pandemic is yet to come

December 28th, 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci said the coronavirus pandemic might get even worse in January, as the number of cases continued to increase, fueled in part by the holidays. “As we get into the next few weeks, it might actually get worse,” Fauci said on CNN on Sunday. December was the deadliest month of the pandemic in …

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Dr. Fauci says sports and theaters could reopen sooner than you think

December 27th, 2020

If enough Americans get vaccinated, Dr. Fauci believes sporting events and theaters could open by the end of summer or early fall of next year. An estimated 75% to 85% of Americans will need to take the coronavirus vaccine to achieve herd immunity. Dr. Fauci received Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine on Tuesday and said the only …

Coronavirus Vaccine Where

This might be the best place to go for a coronavirus vaccine

December 27th, 2020

Walmart this month said that it plans to carry the coronavirus vaccine at 5,000 of its store locations across the U.S. 90% of Americans live within 10 miles of a Walmart, which should hopefully make it easy for most Americans to get vaccinated in 2021.  According to Dr. Fauci, upwards of 80% of Americans will …

uranus life

Are there aliens hiding around Uranus?

December 26th, 2020

We have yet to find evidence of life outside of Earth, but it may still be hiding within our own solar system. Scientists say that the ingredients for life may exist on some of the moons in our system, including the icy worlds that orbit Uranus. If alien life does exist there, it is likely …