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  • WORLDOMETER COVID-19 Deaths in USA 1/16/2021: 3,377 with 202,767 new cases

    01/16/2021 8:58:47 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 3 replies
    Worldometer ^ | January 16, 2021
    Places with highest daily reported cases per capita Seven-day average of daily new reported cases per 100,000 residents
  • This common drug might save people with COVID-19

    01/16/2021 7:10:30 PM PST · by blueplum · 51 replies
    BGR ^ | 15 Jan 2021 | Yoni Heisler
    A new research study finds that the drug Fenofibrate — which is used to help keep cholesterol levels low — can potentially help treat patients suffering from the coronavirus. The study, which was recently highlighted by Knowridge, relays that the coronavirus typically impacts the body’s ability to burn carbohydrates. This, in turn, causes “large amounts of fat to accumulate inside lung cells, a condition the virus needs in order to reproduce.”... ...One of the study’s authors, Professor Yaakov Nahmias, adds: We showed that the human lungs responded to the SARS-CoV-2 virus by completely changing their metabolism, causing a major buildup...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - The Mountains of NGC 2174

    01/16/2021 2:14:49 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 13 replies ^ | 16 Jan, 2021 | Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
    Explanation: This fantastic skyscape lies near the edge of NGC 2174 a star forming region about 6,400 light-years away in the nebula-rich constellation of Orion. It follows mountainous clouds of gas and dust carved by winds and radiation from the region's newborn stars, now found scattered in open star clusters embedded around the center of NGC 2174, off the top of the frame. Though star formation continues within these dusty cosmic clouds they will likely be dispersed by the energetic newborn stars within a few million years. Recorded at infrared wavelengths by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2014, the interstellar...
  • Worried About Earth’s Future? Well, The Outlook Is Worse Than Even Scientists Can Grasp [for the record: see comment]

    01/16/2021 8:54:37 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 42 replies
    The Conversation ^ | The Conversation
    ...just how bad is the situation? Our new paper shows the outlook for life on Earth is more dire than is generally understood.The research published today reviews more than 150 studies to produce a stark summary of the state of the natural world...Our paper was authored by 17 leading scientists... While the problems are too numerous to cover in full here, they include:a halving of vegetation biomass since the agricultural revolution around 11,000 years ago...about 1,300 documented species extinctions over the past 500 years, with many more unrecorded... Read more: What is a 'mass extinction' and are we in one...
  • WORLDOMETER COVID-19 Deaths in USA 1/15/2021: 3,805 with 248,080 new cases

    01/15/2021 8:39:19 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 10 replies
    Worldometer ^ | January 15, 2021
    Places with highest daily reported cases per capita Seven-day average of daily new reported cases per 100,000 residents
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - A Plutonian Landscape

    01/15/2021 3:27:04 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 21 replies ^ | 15 Jan, 2021 | Image Credit: NASA, Johns Hopkins Univ./APL, Southwest Research Institute
    Explanation: This shadowy landscape of majestic mountains and icy plains stretches toward the horizon on a small, distant world. It was captured from a range of about 18,000 kilometers when New Horizons looked back toward Pluto, 15 minutes after the spacecraft's closest approach on July 14, 2015. The dramatic, low-angle, near-twilight scene follows rugged mountains formally known as Norgay Montes from foreground left, and Hillary Montes along the horizon, giving way to smooth Sputnik Planum at right. Layers of Pluto's tenuous atmosphere are also revealed in the backlit view. With a strangely familiar appearance, the frigid terrain likely includes ices...
  • Why cancer cells waste so much energy

    01/15/2021 12:49:54 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    MIT News Office ^ | January 15, 2021 | Anne Trafton |
    In the 1920s, German chemist Otto Warburg discovered that cancer cells don’t metabolize sugar the same way that healthy cells usually do. Since then, scientists have tried to figure out why cancer cells use this alternative pathway, which is much less efficient. MIT biologists have now found a possible answer to this longstanding question. In a study appearing in Molecular Cell, they showed that this metabolic pathway, known as fermentation, helps cells to regenerate large quantities of a molecule called NAD+, which they need to synthesize DNA and other important molecules. Their findings also account for why other types of...
  • The Nuclear Energy Advancements Of The Past Four Years Will Blow Your Mind

    01/15/2021 10:37:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/15/2021 | Jonah Gottschalk
    There are a hundred reasons why nuclear energy can play a massive role in the future of American power and prosperity.It creates high-paying jobs better than any other energy source. Its fuel sources are abundant. It fuels NASA’s most innovative projects. It offers a solution to conservation concerns without devastating the economy. And despite its sensationalist image, it is far safer than fossil fuels, and about the same in safety as solar and wind.“Nuclear provides 55% of our country’s clean energy, and about 20% of our power, and it’s one of the most reliable generators that we have on the...
  • Astronomers Have Discovered an Alien Planet With Three Suns

    01/15/2021 8:54:38 AM PST · by Red Badger · 39 replies ^ | MICHELLE STARR | 15 JANUARY 2021
    Artist's impression of the KOI-5 system. (Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC)) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ To us humans, a single Sun feels completely normal, but our Solar System is actually a weird outlier. Most stars in the Milky Way galaxy have at least one companion star. Now, in a system 1,800 light-years away, astronomers have finally confirmed a gas giant planet orbiting a star in a triple star system. This system, called KOI-5, is located in the constellation of Cygnus, and the exoplanet therein has been confirmed more than a decade after it was first detected by the Kepler planet-hunting space telescope. In fact, the...
  • Johnson and Johnson One-Shot Covid-19 Vaccine Shows Promise of Being Safe and Effective with Fewer Side Effects in Trials

    01/14/2021 9:58:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/15/2021 | Rick Moran
    Johnson and Johnson’s one-dose coronavirus vaccine shows promise of being safe and effective with fewer side effects than other vaccines. The results of early trials were published in the New England Journal of Medicine.The two vaccines approved by the FDA — Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech — both require two doses about three weeks apart to become fully effective. The Pfizer vaccine has shown some worrying side effects in a small percentage of patients, including allergic reactions that could become life-threatening. There is less data on the Moderna vaccine but side effects have also been a problem.CNBC:J&J scientists randomly assigned healthy adults...
  • WORLDOMETER COVID-19 Deaths in USA 1/14/2021: 4,069 with 230,457 new cases

    01/14/2021 8:58:59 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 3 replies
    Worldometer ^ | January 14, 2021
    Places with highest daily reported cases per capita Seven-day average of daily new reported cases per 100,000 residents
  • Astronomy Picture of the Dat - Aurora Slathers Up the Sky (Space Station Photo)

    01/14/2021 6:13:40 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 12 replies ^ | 14 Jan, 2021 | Image Credit: Jack Fischer, Expedition 52, NASA
    Explanation: Like salsa verde on your favorite burrito, a green aurora slathers up the sky in this 2017 June 25 snapshot from the International Space Station. About 400 kilometers (250 miles) above Earth, the orbiting station is itself within the upper realm of the auroral displays. Aurorae have the signature colors of excited molecules and atoms at the low densities found at extreme altitudes. Emission from atomic oxygen dominates this view. The tantalizing glow is green at lower altitudes, but rarer reddish bands extend above the space station's horizon. The orbital scene was captured while passing over a point south...
  • More Rigged Election Details Saboteurs Might Not Want You Aware Of

    01/14/2021 4:43:20 PM PST · by Son House · 10 replies
    Various Resources | January 14, 2021 | Various Resources
    This statement right in the beginning of this fraud tutorial is that he had some help. Who helped? Remember the Mathematician who reverse engineering the algorithmic pattern found; The Wheel Of Michigan! Net total over 280,000 votes stolen from Trump! Video 2hr 20m, strong language "The last detail came from an anonymous tip and I believe it came from the engineer of the algorithm itself, because I don''t know who else could find formulas like this, with these kind of constants, unless they were the engineer of the algorithm." 1:42:45 "Unless he's the one who sent me this, somebody...
  • I Just Had The Pfizer Vaccine

    01/14/2021 4:54:38 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 250 replies
    1/14/2021 | Nikos1121
    I think people here know that I’m a doctor. I just completed the second shot of the two dose Pfizer vaccine. I felt virtually nothing after the first shot and nothing after the second shot given about 15 hours ago. The injection consists of only 0.3 ml. Contrast that with the flu vaccine that is 0.5 ml. The first shot helps your body recognize the virus, and the second revs up your immune system. As you know, 99% of those infected with the virus recover fully. On the other hand there is a small percentage that recover but not fully....
  • Engineers observe avalanches in nanoparticles for the first time

    01/13/2021 9:43:29 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies ^ | 01/13/2021
    Researchers at Columbia Engineering report today that they have developed the first nanomaterial that demonstrates "photon avalanching," a process that is unrivaled in its combination of extreme nonlinear optical behavior and efficiency. The realization of photon avalanching in nanoparticle form opens up a host of sought-after applications, from real-time super-resolution optical microscopy, precise temperature and environmental sensing, and infrared light detection, to optical analog-to-digital conversion and quantum sensing. Avalanching processes—where a cascade of events is triggered by series of small perturbations—are found in a wide range of phenomena beyond snow slides, including the popping of champagne bubbles, nuclear explosions, lasing,...
  • Doctor’s Death After Covid Vaccine Is Being Investigated: A Florida physician developed an unusual blood disorder shortly after he received the Pfizer vaccine.

    01/13/2021 9:18:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/13/2021 | Denise Grady and Patricia Mazzei
    Health authorities are investigating the case of a Florida doctor who died from an unusually severe blood disorder 16 days after receiving the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. Dr. Gregory Michael, a 56-year-old obstetrician and gynecologist in Miami Beach, received the vaccine at Mount Sinai Medical Center on Dec. 18 and died 16 days later from a brain hemorrhage, his wife, Heidi Neckelmann, wrote in a Facebook post. Shortly after receiving the vaccine, Dr. Michael developed an extremely serious form of a condition known as acute immune thrombocytopenia, which prevented his blood from clotting properly. In a statement, Pfizer, the maker of...
  • WORLDOMETER COVID-19 Deaths in USA 1/13/2021: 4,098 with 236,462 new cases

    01/13/2021 8:27:33 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 11 replies
    Worldometer ^ | January 13, 2021
    Places with highest daily reported cases per capita Seven-day average of daily new reported cases per 100,000 residents
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - Arches Across an Arctic Sky

    01/13/2021 2:45:49 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 13 replies ^ | 13 Jan, 2021 | Image Credit & Copyright: Giulio Cobianchi
    Explanation: What are these two giant arches across the sky? Perhaps the more familiar one, on the left, is the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy. This grand disk of stars and nebulas here appears to encircle much of the southern sky. Visible below the stellar arch is the rusty-orange planet Mars and the extended Andromeda galaxy. For a few minutes during this cold arctic night, a second giant arch appeared to the right, encircling part of the northern sky: an aurora. Auroras are much closer than stars as they are composed of glowing air high in Earth's atmosphere....
  • January 6th rally

    01/13/2021 2:05:09 PM PST · by daku · 17 replies
    I haven’t heard any attendance number from the January 6th Trump rally. Is there any credible source as to how many were there ?
  • Sinovac: Brazil clinical trial results show Chinese vaccine 50.4% effective for Covid-19

    01/12/2021 9:52:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | 01/13/2021
    A coronavirus vaccine developed by China's Sinovac has been found to be 50.4% effective in Brazilian clinical trials, according to the latest results released by researchers. It shows the vaccine is significantly less effective than previous data suggested - barely over the 50% needed for regulatory approval. The Chinese vaccine is one of two that the Brazilian government has lined up. Brazil has been one of the countries worst affected by Covid-19. Sinovac, a Beijing-based biopharmaceutical company, is behind CoronaVac, an inactivated vaccine. It works by using killed viral particles to expose the body's immune system to the virus without...