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SpaceX Starship SN11 fails to land safely after test launch in Texas

SpaceX Starship SN11 fails to land safely after test launch in Texas, The webcast view was obscured by fog, making it difficult to see the vehicle’s landing. Debris from the spacecraft was found scattered five miles (eight km) away from its landing site. An unmanned SpaceX Starship prototype rocket failed to land safely on Tuesday […]

At-home COVID testing kit submitted to Health Ministry for approval

At-home COVID testing kit submitted to Health Ministry for approval, Users can receive results from the test in just 10 minutes with a nose swab that even teens can do on their own. An at-home coronavirus testing kit which can be self-administered and is accurate and inexpensive has been submitted to the Health Ministry for […]

New coronavirus variant identified in Europe

New coronavirus variant identified in Europe, The origin of the variant is still unknown, but it is descended from another one first identified in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in April of last year. A new coronavirus variant has been identified by the University of Liege in Belgium with a number of key spike […]

China-WHO probe in Wuhan not extensive enough – WHO director general

China-WHO probe in Wuhan not extensive enough – WHO director general, “I do not believe that this assessment was extensive enough.” A World Health Organization team probing the new coronavirus’s origins cited problems accessing raw data, the health agency’s chief said on Tuesday, calling for further studies because the assessment, so far, has not been […]

Israel may not be able to provide next vaccine round – COVID czar

Israel may not be able to provide next vaccine round – COVID czar, Israel currently has enough doses to inoculate anyone over 16 who wants the jab. If Israel does not speedily sign purchase agreements for NIS 3.5 billion worth of additional vaccines, the country may not be able to vaccinate its children or provide […]

Can spaceflights shrink an astronaut’s heart?

Can spaceflights shrink an astronaut’s heart?, Basing their study on retired astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent almost a year on the International Speace Station (ISS), the scientists found that his heart physically shrank despite exercising. A new study has shed light into the long-term effects of spending an extended period of time in space on […]

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine causes man’s skin to peel off

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine causes man’s skin to peel off, Upon getting to the hospital, Richard Terrell was told by doctors that he had experienced a severe reaction to the vaccine. A rare reaction to Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine occurred when a Virginia man’s skin peeled off, according to the news station WRIC […]

Coronavirus caught us all off guard. Can we prevent a future pandemic?

Coronavirus caught us all off guard. Can we prevent a future pandemic?, The system would make it easier for researchers from different nations to communicate the molecular makeup of the next pathogen posing a biological threat. Researchers are calling for the development of an “advanced information system” (AIS) to better prepare for the next pandemic, […]

Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines highly effective after first shot

Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines highly effective after first shot, The risk of infection fell 90% by two weeks after the second shot, the study of nearly 4,000 US healthcare personnel and first responders found. COVID-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer Inc with BioNTech SE and Moderna Inc reduced risk of infection by 80% two weeks or […]

Israel Elections: What is the Religious Zionist Party’s agenda?

Israel Elections: What is the Religious Zionist Party’s agenda?, The Religious Zionist Party secured six seats and 225,000 votes in the election, giving it small but significant representation, and huge leverage. The Knesset debut of the ultra-nationalist Religious Zionist Party (RZP), which includes the far-right Kahanist Otzma Yehudit Party and the anti-LGBT Noam Party, has caused not […]