Sci-tech

Eight Chinese sufferers of unidentified virus released from hospital

Eight Chinese sufferers of unidentified virus released from hospital In Hong Kong , authorities say 30 people have been hospitalised after returning from Wuhan in recent days and displaying flu-like illnesses but none were confirmed to have contracted the mystery new strain. However, an employee who identified herself as a senior engineer said she knew nothing about the virus. "I don't know how you know that at all", Frieman said of China's claim there is no p... [Full Article...]

Australian Prime Minister To Launch Inquiry Into Handling Of Wildfires

Australian Prime Minister To Launch Inquiry Into Handling Of Wildfires So we're able to get in front of the fire now, get on the offensive". Other workers echoed McLean's comments, saying cooler temperatures and mild winds have finally offered them a chance to make progress. According to Australia's Bureau of Meteorology, climate change is influencing the frequency and severity of risky fire conditions in Australia and other parts of the world. [Full Article...]

Pingree And Golden Co-Sponsor Bill That Would Regulate 'Forever Chemicals'

Pingree And Golden Co-Sponsor Bill That Would Regulate 'Forever Chemicals' Jared Golden and Chellie Pingree are co-sponsors of the PFAS Action Act. Just hours before the White House issued its veto threat, the EPA issued a press statement "aggressively addressing PFAS." "We've seen elevated levels of PFAS in the groundwater in Colorado and it's time it was addressed". [Full Article...]

Trump looks to overhaul landmark environmental and climate rules

Trump looks to overhaul landmark environmental and climate rules While the regulations don't change the law itself, they dramatically change how the law would be implemented by federal agencies. White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Mary Neumayr told NPR that the average environmental impact statement now takes four and a half years to complete, and the average for highways takes seven years, a delay that "deprives Americans of the benefits o... [Full Article...]

Canada's newest astronauts finish basic training at NASA in Texas

Canada's newest astronauts finish basic training at NASA in Texas As part of the process to become astronauts, the candidates trained in robotics; systems used aboard the space station; exercises that simulate spacewalking; flying T-38 jets; and learning the Russian language due to NASA's partnership with Roscosmos for launches to the space station and talking to Russian astronauts aboard the ISS. [Full Article...]

FDA Approves Ayvakit™ for Gastrointestinal Cancer

FDA Approves Ayvakit™ for Gastrointestinal Cancer The US regulator has cleared Ayvakit (avapritinib) - a KIT and PDGFRA inhibitor - for adults with GIST that can't be treated with surgery or has spread around the body and expresses a mutation on exon 18 known as PDGFRA D842V. "For the first time, we can offer these patients a highly effective treatment that targets the underlying genetic cause of their disease", said Michael Heinrich, MD, Pro... [Full Article...]

This Planet Is Flinging Comets At Earth 'Like A Sniper'

According to New York Post , the Jupiter Shield theory has been falling out of favour for years. After come researchers said that the biggest planet in our solar system, the Jupiter might be hurling unsafe asteroids into the inner solar system which might affect Earth, Twitterati have gone wild with their memes. [Full Article...]

Firefighter dies as Australia plans to adapt to wildfires

Firefighter dies as Australia plans to adapt to wildfires Many residents were told to leave their homes as firefighters battled to get the blazes under control. Fire agencies in New South Wales and Victoria, the two most populated states in Australia , reported on their websites that there were 3.9 million hectares and 1.2 million hectares of fires, respectively, burning on their territories right now. [Full Article...]


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