Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine May Be Ready for September, Remdesivir on Track for EUA Approval

April 30, 2020
Two hopeful advances in both the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 have been announced, with researchers at Oxford University making rapid headway in their development of a vaccine candidate, and a study conducted by the National Institute of Allergy and... continued

Göbekli Tepe’s Architectural Layout Required an Understanding of Geometry and Complex Planning—13,000 Years Ago

April 29, 2020
Archaeologists with Israel's Tel Aviv University have discovered a previously-unnoticed geometric pattern in the layout of the excavated portions of Göbekli Tepe, the 13,000-year-old megalithic complex in modern-day Turkey that has upended modern archaeological assumptions since its unveiling over two decades... continued

UNSG Calls for a New Green Economy as Part of the World’s Post-Pandemic Economic Restart

April 28, 2020
In his April 22 International Earth Day speech, United Nations Secretary General António Guterres called on the world’s governments to use their post-COVID pandemic economic recovery efforts to rebuild the world economy based not on the old paradigm, but rather... continued

NOAA Predicts That 2020 Will Be the Hottest Year on Record

April 24, 2020
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's projections, 2020 is on track to be the hottest year on record, despite record low solar output, reduced carbon dioxide emissions from reduced human activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and no El... continued

Hydroxychloroquine Studies and EUA Field Use Delivers Mixed Results on Efficacy and Safety

April 22, 2020
 In the race to provide effective treatments for patients stricken with COVID-19, hydroxychloroquine—an already available, albeit now controversial, drug—is considered to be amongst the front-running candidates in the fight against the coronavirus that's behind the pandemic. But despite promising in... continued

A Paleolithic Village Was Destroyed by a Comet, 12,800 Years Ago

April 21, 2020
A multi-disciplinary team of researchers has uncovered evidence that an ancient village in modern-day Syria has the unusual distinction of being the only known human community to be destroyed by the impact of a comet that occurred 12,800 years ago,... continued

New Whitley’s Journal: A Path Back from the COVID-19 Lockdown

April 20, 2020
Whitley Strieber offers an innovative idea about how to safely and effectively end lockdowns and re-open the US economy and economies around the world. He points out that there is preliminary data suggesting that COVID-19 infections are 50 to 80... continued

As Comet Atlas Breaks Up, Comet Swan Is Poised to Take Its Place

April 17, 2020
Originally expected to produce a celestial spectacle, Comet Atlas has fizzled, having broken into at least four pieces on its approach to the Sun, an occurrence that will likely prevent the comet from reaching the spectacular brightness it was originally... continued

Over 70 COVID-19 Vaccines Are in Development, According to the WHO

April 16, 2020
A key tool in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic that is currently holding the world hostage is a vaccine that would impart immunity against an infection caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and the widespread distribution of such an agent... continued

50 Years On, Apollo 13 Still Stands as a Testament to the Human Spirit

April 13, 2020
50 years ago, the steely-eyed missile men and women of NASA successfully brought Apollo 13 astronauts James "Jim" Lovell, John "Jack" Swigert and Fred Haise back home to Earth after an oxygen tank in the service module of their spacecraft, Odyssey, exploded,... continued