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The Milky Way — the ultimate wishing well

The Milky Way — the ultimate wishing well

One of my family’s favorite activities is sitting around the firepit under a clear night sky, equipped with blankets and all the fixings for s’mores, of course. The pandemic patio purchase has served us well on Saturday nights throughout the seasons as we look to the stars as our entertainment. We point out the constellations…MORE

This tiny dinosaur hunted in the dark and heard better than an owl

This tiny dinosaur hunted in the dark and heard better than an owl

With unusually large eyes and hair-trigger hearing, the tiny desert-dwelling dinosaur hunted its prey at night, offering more definitive evidence that dinosaurs weren’t only active in the daytime. It’s one of the findings of two ground-breaking studies published Thursday that examined and reconstructed the inner ears of ancient fossilized beasts and compared them with the…MORE

The US backs waiving vaccine patents. Now what?

The US backs waiving vaccine patents. Now what?

US President Joe Biden’s administration said Wednesday it would support the easing of patent rules on Covid-19 vaccines, potentially expanding global supplies, as a devastating wave envelops India and calls grow louder for rich countries to narrow the gap with the developing world. Biden had promised to support such waivers as a candidate ahead of…MORE

Rich nations urged to share vaccine knowledge as WTO debates waiving patents

Rich nations urged to share vaccine knowledge as WTO debates waiving patents

Members of the World Trade Organization are to discuss a proposal to waive intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines and treatments Wednesday amid growing international pressure for greater access for developing nations. Rights campaigners have also called for G7 foreign and development ministers who are meeting in London to consider the question of overriding pharmaceutical…MORE

‘Oddball supernova’ reveals star’s death throes before exploding

‘Oddball supernova’ reveals star’s death throes before exploding

Stars experience very violent lives that usually end in dazzling explosions, and scientists have tried for years to determine what happens to massive stars just before this bombastic finale. Now, an unusual supernova is helping researchers piece more of that stellar puzzle together. An international team of researchers used NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to observe…MORE

Parker Solar Probe detects a radio signal from Venus’ atmosphere

Parker Solar Probe detects a radio signal from Venus’ atmosphere

The Parker Solar Probe is on a mission to study the sun, but it keeps discovering new, intriguing things about our mysterious planetary neighbor Venus. The NASA spacecraft flew by Venus last summer and detected a natural radio signal from Earth’s twin. This signal revealed that the probe actually passed through the upper atmosphere of…MORE

Why we ‘may not get to zero’ on Covid

Why we ‘may not get to zero’ on Covid

President Joe Biden predicted a return to some normalcy “by the end of the summer” on Monday, but health experts are increasingly doubtful that the United States will reach herd immunity from Covid-19. America’s outlook is rosier now than it has been in months; daily coronavirus cases and deaths have fallen to one-fifth of what…MORE

Hubble spies rare giant star battling against self-destruction

Hubble spies rare giant star battling against self-destruction

Some stars live fast and look beautiful doing it before they die young in a brilliant explosion. AG Carinae, a blue giant star located 20,000 light-years from Earth in the Milky Way galaxy, is one of those stars. This bright star’s explosive infamous temper tantrums are part of what make it so scintillating. The Hubble…MORE

Question of the Day

May 10

Q: 39-billion dollars a year is spent on this in America… A: Tipping

May 7

Q: A karaoke company released its list of their top karaoke songs. In at #4 is a SOX favorite…which one is it? A: Bohemian Rhapsody

May 6

Q: Some psychologists say this is the most revealing place they can look to learn about a person… A: Junk drawer