The United States recorded the largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases on October 23, logging nearly 84,000 new cases, higher than the previous single-day peak reached in July. Sixteen individual states are reporting sharp increases in hospitalization rates, and health experts warn that the worst is yet to come, forecasting
Archaeologists in Peru have uncovered a previously-undiscovered member of the Nazca Line family: the image of a giant cat, etched into the side of a hill initially intended to be the site of a new tourist path. This formidable feline joins a menagerie made up of birds, monkeys, fish, reptiles, and
Despite the presence of a La Niña event in the Pacific Ocean, the year 2020 continues to heat up, with September of this year coming in as the hottest one on record, beating September 2015 and 2016’s former top spot. Adding to the mess, both the third quarter and year-to-date
A large-scale clinical trial conducted by the World Health Organization has determined that Gilead Sciences Inc.’s remdesivir had little or no effect on COVID-19 patients’ chances of survival or length of hospital stay. The antiviral drug had been granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the Food and Drug Administration in
Researchers at the University of Rochester have produced a material that is superconductive at room temperature, the holy grail of materials development that holds the potential to revolutionize virtually every aspect of modern technology—all without the need for bulky refrigeration equipment required to cool the material low enough to produce
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