By Donna Lu A member of staff cleans surfaces at the St Giles Hotel, near London’s Heathrow Airport, one of England’s designated covid-19 quarantine hotels. Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty Images From Monday 15 February, travellers arriving in England from a “red list” of 33 countries will be required to quarantine in a hotel for 10… Continue reading England's quarantine hotels won't stop spread of coronavirus variants
By Adam Vaughan A worker packages frozen steak for export at a beef processing plant in Binzhou, in eastern China’s Shandong province STR/AFP via Getty Images Did the virus that caused a worldwide pandemic make the jump to humans via frozen food? That was one hypothesis put forward on 9 February by a joint World… Continue reading Did the coronavirus really come from frozen food, as the WHO suggests?
Nature Communications (2021). DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-21459-y> a The IMF components in geocentric solar magnetosphere (GSM) coordinates; b the solar wind number density and speed; c the solar wind dynamic pressure, PDyn; d the provisional SYM-H geomagnetic index (from 6 stations); and e the provisional auroral electrojet geomagnetic indices (from 11 stations): red and blue lines are… Continue reading Space hurricane observed for the first time
If you went back in time 120 million years, the majority of the birds flying overhead would be part of the now-extinct group known as Enantiornithes. These creatures looked a lot like the visitors at our feeders today, but with toothy smiles and claws on the tips of their wings. Their diets, however, are still… Continue reading Were rocks on the menu for these ancient birds?
By Krista Charles A mother sperm whale and her young calf Franco Banfi / naturepl.com Whales, dolphins and porpoises are much better at fighting cancer than we are, and now we might be closer to understanding why cetaceans can do this. Generally speaking, cetaceans are the most long-lived mammals, with some whale species reaching their… Continue reading Whales and dolphins can resist cancer and their DNA reveals why
This is big news for Roblox, as well as its more avid fans. Interested parties can check out the company’s full SEC filing here. The prospectus lays out the details of Roblox’s business model and financials (it earned $924 million in revenue throughout 2020), as well as some of the risks and challenges it will… Continue reading Roblox plans to go public on March 10 via a direct listing following $29.5 billion valuation
It was a cold, overcast Saturday morning in Salem, Ore., when Jesse Laney set out to catch a glimpse of a painted bunting. He’d heard earlier that week through a birding WhatsApp group that this vibrant, rainbow-colored bird was in the area. Painted buntings (Passerina ciris) are common in places like Texas and the northern… Continue reading A rare bird sighting doesn’t lead to seeing more kinds of rare birds
Spotify is finally getting into high-end audio. The streaming music giant on Monday during its online “Stream On” event announced a new subscription offering catering specifically to audio enthusiasts. Spotify HiFi will deliver music in a CD-quality, lossless audio format to devices and Spotify Connect-enabled speakers. Spotify said it was also working with some of… Continue reading Spotify users will have access to higher quality music starting later this year
Official portrait of NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren. Credit: NASA NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren is a member of the Artemis Team, a select group of astronauts charged with focusing on the development and training efforts for early Artemis missions. Dr. Kjell N. Lindgren was selected by NASA in 2009. He spent most of his childhood abroad… Continue reading Meet NASA Astronaut & Artemis Team Member Kjell Lindgren [Video]