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Wednesday, July 8, 2020
NASA Uncovers KELT-9b, A Big, Boiling And Bizarre Planet With Four Seasons And A 36-Hour Year

NASA Uncovers KELT-9b, A Big, Boiling And Bizarre Planet With Four...

This illustration shows how planet KELT-9 b sees its host star. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Chris Smith (USRA) One of the hottest and most bizarre planets known has been modeled by astronomers using measurements from NASA’s planet-hunting Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission. The previously-discovered planet, known as KELT-9 b and HD 195689 b, is about…
An Infectious Disease Doctor Explains Why Coronavirus Cases Are Skyrocketing

An Infectious Disease Doctor Explains Why Coronavirus Cases Are Skyrocketing

Dr. Mark Kortepeter, who’s been involved in combating multiple epidemics, explains why Covid-19 cases are on the rise in the United States. Covid-19 cases are spiking around the country. AFP via Getty Images After months of maintaining a plateau, new Covid-19 cases in the United States are skyrocketing in certain states: Texas, California, Arizona, and…
Forest Loss Could Be Causing Koalas To Inbreed

Forest Loss Could Be Causing Koalas To Inbreed

Koalas stay close to their mothers for their first few years of life. By around age three, males typically set out to find their own territory—a move that pays off when it comes time to find a mate. Being physically distant from close relatives means there’s little chance of inbreeding. But moving away from home…
See A Rare 4th Of July Fireworks, Full Moon And Lunar Eclipse Combo

See A Rare 4th Of July Fireworks, Full Moon And Lunar...

Full moon and fireworks Getty The Covid-19 pandemic has many officials across the US asking people to stay home or practice social distancing while celebrating Independence Day this 4th of July, but a number of cities and towns are still planning the traditional fireworks display after sunset on Saturday. And the moon is also planning…
To Dig Deeper Into Human History, These Archaeologists Are Going Underwater

To Dig Deeper Into Human History, These Archaeologists Are Going Underwater

The term “underwater archaeology” often brings to mind images of shipwrecks submerged in the ocean floor. But a new study shows that there are likely many important clues about human history hidden beneath the sea floor, and it’s possible to find them. A team of archaeologists has identified two underwater archaeological sites off the coast…
Ocean Water Is Hurricane ‘Fuel’ – It’s Currently High Octane

Ocean Water Is Hurricane ‘Fuel’ – It’s Currently High Octane

Are you paying attention to the heat in Florida right now? According to the National Weather Service - Key West, July 1st marked the 46th daily warm minimum temperature record that was tied with or set during the first half of 2020. The same office also tweeted on July 2nd, “It also marks the 10th…
U.K. Government Wins Controversial Bid For Bankrupt Mega Constellation Firm OneWeb

U.K. Government Wins Controversial Bid For Bankrupt Mega Constellation Firm OneWeb

OneWeb plans to launch hundreds or even thousands of satellites into orbit. OneWeb A consortium including the U.K. government has won an auction to purchase the bankrupt mega constellation company OneWeb it has been announced today, Friday, July 3, despite some confusion over what the company’s satellites will actually be used for. The winning $1…
AI 50: America’s Most Promising Artificial Intelligence Companies

AI 50: America’s Most Promising Artificial Intelligence Companies

Artur Tenczyński Artificial intelligence is beginning to be usefully deployed in almost every industry from customer call centers and finance to drug research. Yet the field is also plagued by relentless hype, opaque jargon and esoteric technology making it difficult for outsiders identify the most interesting companies. To cut through the spin, Forbes partnered with…
Our Sun Is Silent, But Stirring. NASA’s 10 Year Time-Lapse Of 425 Million Photos Reveals Solar Cycle

Our Sun Is Silent, But Stirring. NASA’s 10 Year Time-Lapse Of...

NASA has created a stunning 61 minutes-long movie of a decade in the life of our Sun.  Called “A Decade of Sun,”, the 10-year time-lapse video of the Sun as taken by its Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) is a compilation of 425 million high-resolution images—each taken in extreme ultraviolet light—totalling over 20 gigabytes of data. …
No, Saturday’s ‘Buck Moon Eclipse’ Is Not A ‘Blood Moon.’ This Is Why

No, Saturday’s ‘Buck Moon Eclipse’ Is Not A ‘Blood Moon.’ This...

The moon in various stages of a 'blood moon' total lunar eclipse as seen from Vienna, on Jannuary ... [+] 21, 2019. GEORG HOCHMUTH/AFP via Getty Images AFP via Getty Images Just what is going on with the Moon this Saturday, July 4, 2020? There’s a lunar eclipse—a “Buck Moon Eclipse” or “Thunder Moon Eclipse”—visible…

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