Russia Becomes First in the World to Register Coronavirus Vaccine
President Vladimir Putin has announced that Russia became the first country in the world to register a coronavirus vaccine. The announcement comes amid worldwide criticism that Moscow sped up the process and is placing the safety of the people it is injected to at risk.
Fact Check: Will Mars Appear as Large as the Moon in Close Approach With Earth?
Rumors are spreading around in social media stating Mars will appear as bright and as large as the Moon in the night sky. The event is a re-distribution of a previous occurrence where the red planet approached the Earth.
New York Hospitals Forced to Repair Ventilators With Garden Hoses
Several hospitals in New York were forced to repair government-issued ventilators with garden hoses since being delivered with missing parts. Executive Director Michael Dowling said management would work on providing a self-sufficient framework to supply their own medical equipment.
State of Environmental Emergency Declared as Mauritius Struggles to Contain Oil Spill
Mauritius’ Prime Minister Praying Jugnauth has declared a state of emergency after an oil leak from a Japanese-owned vessel has effected its waters. Jugnauth also stated that he has already sought help from France in order to deal with the national emergency.
Various Face Masks to Be Tested for Effectiveness Against COVID-19
Despite the new normal is being accepted some, the coronavirus pandemic has gone nowhere. Thus a group of researchers from Duke University came up with a strategy to test the effectiveness masks.
Signs of Alien Life? Scientists Detect More Fast Radio Bursts Traced to Nearby Similar Galaxy
Scientists find another FRBs that are located in a nearby galaxy, almost similar to the Milky Way. The repeating signals are enigmatic and something that should be investigated more.
Ammonium Nitrate: What is This Chemical Culprit Behind the Deadly Beirut Blast
More than 4,000 people were severely injured and at least 100 fatalities in the chemical blast in Beirut, Lebanon. The blast’s genesis was initially a big question, but investigators have narrowed it down to a common fertilizer which is also an ingredient for making bombs - Ammonium nitrate.
Mysterious Long Cloud Spotted For the Second Time on Mars' Surface
The phenomenon has been seen in 2018, but just recently, scientists spotted the long clouds on Mars again. Scientists have noticed the same phenomenon can also be observed on Earth, and it's called the orographic lift.
Coronavirus Vaccines: Countries Enter Heated Debates on Who Gets It First After Development
As several late-stage trials for a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine begin, debates on who gets the first doses of the treatment ensue. Several medical experts are factoring in multiple ideas and recommendations to give a fair and equitable solution to the dilemma.
NASA Sends Perseverance Rover to Space, Expected to Arrive on Mars on February 2021
The Perseverance Rover will be a test bed of tools that will prepare the Red Planet for manned explorations. Explorations in Mars can determine the future of inter-solar system travel for the future.
Scientists Solve Mysterious Origin of Stonehenge Megaliths
The Stonehenge is one of the most famous tourist sites in the world, but until today scientists are still baffled how the stones were created and how it was moved. Scientists are now saying they may have cracked some code.
Fact Check: Farts Can Spread Coronavirus, Negate Effectiveness of Face Masks
Amid the coronavirus pandemic and several health experts recommending the use of face masks, multiple conspiracy theories still go viral. One such claim is that farts prove the ineffectiveness of facial coverings because they can be smelled through them.
Russia Eyes August Registry of First Coronavirus Vaccine
Moscow is planning to register the world's first coronavirus vaccine in the middle of August ahead of international competitors. The treatment's development received widespread criticism for the apparent rushing of procedures by Moscow.
Exploitative Chinese Fishing Vessels Occupy Galapagos Islands, Threatening Darwin's Refuge
One of the most notorious ravagers of the sea, the Chinese fishing vessels, are roaming around the Galapagos Islands. The Galapagos is one of the most unique places of endemic species that should be protected at all cost.
Dogs Can Accurately Sniff Coronavirus in Saliva and Secretions
German researchers conducted a study that found that trained sniffing dogs could sniff out the coronavirus in the saliva of infected patients. The study observed a positive 94 percent accuracy in their controlled tests.