Sci-tech

Life on Mars Could Have Emerged Deep Under Planet's Surface, Study Claims

Life on Mars Could Have Emerged Deep Under Planet's Surface, Study Claims Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech. A Rutgers-led study has concluded that the subsurface of Mars would have been the most habitable region on the planet for simple life forms, likely due to geothermal heat melting the bottom of thick ice sheets, according to an article from Rutgers Today. [Full Article...]

U.N. chief pans countries who ignored COVID-19 facts, WHO guidance

U.N. chief pans countries who ignored COVID-19 facts, WHO guidance We at the Daily Eastern News understand that it is hard to keep track of all the news lately, and it is often very unpleasant to follow the news, but we can not afford to let climate change fade from the public view. "In 2020, over 50 million people have been doubly hit: by climate-related disasters (floods, droughts and storms) and the COVID-19 pandemic , " the report said. [Full Article...]

First blood test to help diagnose Alzheimer’s goes on sale

First blood test to help diagnose Alzheimer’s goes on sale They said that while further research was needed, their prediction method could have significant impact on Alzheimer's cases , given that "plasma biomarkers" from blood tests are "promising due to their high accessibility and low cost". Co-Authors: Renaud La Joie , PhD, Eunice Lee, PhD, and Isabel Allen , PhD, of UCSF; Orit Lesman-Segev, MD, of UCSF and Sheba Medical Center, Israel; Lucy Hanna... [Full Article...]

China's moon probe preparing to return rock samples to Earth

China's moon probe preparing to return rock samples to Earth The moon rocks and debris were sealed inside a special canister to avoid contamination. While China is boosting cooperation with the European Space Agency and others, interactions with NASA are severely limited by concerns over the secretive nature and close military links of the Chinese program. [Full Article...]

Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon skyrockets to 12-year high under Bolsonaro

Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon skyrockets to 12-year high under Bolsonaro The latest annual destruction is a substantial increase from the 7,536 sq km that were deforested in 2018, the year before Mr Bolsonaro took office. There are no consequences in the law for missing that objective, but it can be used in lawsuits by environmental organisations against the government. [Full Article...]

Fireball lights up skies over parts of the US, Canada

Fireball lights up skies over parts of the US, Canada As it did so, the meteor created a sonic boom reportedly heard across NY, according to NBC News . The event was mainly seen in NY and Ontario, but the organization also received reports of sightings in Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. [Full Article...]

Observing the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on Long Island

Observing the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on Long Island The last time the two planets were that close in the night sky was in July 1623, when James I was on the throne of England and Scotland. In Montauk you can see the Milky Way overhead and many amatuer astronomers take to the beaches to set up and take in views of the night sky in all its glory. [Full Article...]

Australian telescope maps three million galaxies in just 300 hours

Australian telescope maps three million galaxies in just 300 hours A powerful new telescope in outback Australia has mapped vast areas of the universe in record-breaking time, revealing a million new galaxies and opening the way to new discoveries, the country's national science agency said on Tuesday (Dec 1). [Full Article...]


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