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China Launches Chang’e-5 to Collect, Return Moon Samples

BEIJING – On Tuesday China launched a spacecraft to collect and return samples from the Moon, the country’s first attempt to retrieve samples from an extraterrestrial body. A Long March-5 rocket, carrying the Chang’e-5 spacecraft, blasted off from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site on the coast of the southern island province of Hainan at 4:30 […]

Discovery of a New Galaxy Shakes the Foundations of Modern Science

Astronomers have captured an image of a super-rare type of galaxy — described as a “cosmic ring of fire” — as it existed 11 billion years ago. The galaxy, which has roughly the mass of the Milky Way, is circular with a hole in the middle, rather like a titanic doughnut. Its discovery, announced in […]

Are Native Americans from Siberia? Ancestor Genes found in Baikal Region

The recently identified genomes of prehistoric hunter-gatherers in the Lake Baikal region have shown their connection with the first people on the American continent. This study also demonstrates human mobility and, therefore, the possibility of moving throughout Eurasia at the beginning of the Bronze Age, the authors of the work note. Modern people have lived […]

This Russian Scientist is Fighting the Quantum Race against Google and IBM

By Arthur Evans – St. Petersburg State University professor Alexey Kavokin has received the international Quantum Devices Award in recognition of his breakthrough research in the development of quantum computers. Professor Kavokin is the first Russian scientist to be awarded this honorary distinction.  Aleksey Kavokin’s scientific effort has contributed to the creation of polariton lasers […]

Dr. Rancourt: Masks and Respirators Do Not Work – A Review of Science Relevant to Curbing Covid-19 Transmission

Dr. Dennis Rancourt – May 20, 2020 – A Ph.D from University of Toronto (1984), and is a former professor of physics. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.14320.40967/1 Projects: Science reviews relevant to COVID-19 Download full report PDF Abstract Masks and respirators do not work. There have been extensive randomized controlled trial (RCT) studies, and meta-analysis reviews of RCT studies, which […]

Explosion of Deaths in UK – Non-Covid sick unable to access Covid-Reserved Hospitals

Covid-19: “Staggering number” of extra deaths in community is not explained by covid-19 BMJ 2020; 369 doi: (Published 13 May 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;369:m1931 ———— Only a third of the excess deaths seen in the community in England and Wales can be explained by covid-19, new data have shown. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) data,1 which cover deaths in […]

MAJOR: Russian Researchers Fully Decode COVID-19 Genome

MOSCOW – Russian scientists from the Smorodintsev Research Institute of Influenza in Saint Petersburg have managed to decode the first full genome of the novel coronavirus (the cause of the deadly COVID-19 disease), the Russian Health Ministry informed on Thursday. “Specialists of the Smorodintsev Research Institute of Influenza with the Russian Health Ministry sequenced the […]

Extraterrestrial Protein Discovered in Meteorite for First Time

Scientists have discovered a full, previously-unknown protein inside a meteorite for the first time. Named hemolithin, the new protein contains iron and lithium and may play an important role in seeding life on habitable planets like Earth. Scientists from Harvard, PLEX Corporation and Bruker Scientific discovered hemolithin in a meteorite known as Acfer 086, which […]