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

The Importance of Face Masks or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My DIY Respirator

April 11, 2020
Health officials in western countries have made an about-face in regards to their official policies regarding the wearing of face masks by the general public, in that they are now recommending that people do wear these items of personal protection... continued

The Science Behind Washing Your Hands: A COVID-19 Soap Opera

April 9, 2020
By now, we’re all familiar with the common refrain: wash your hands, and frequently. 20 seconds of washing one's hands with a good lather of soap, along with a healthy dose of social-distancing, has been touted as one of the... continued

New Whitley’s Journal: Between a Very Hard Rock and a Very Bad Place

April 5, 2020
Whitley Strieber offers a new journal entry in response to the swelling call among commentator and politicians  in many countries to ignore COVD-19 and put their populations back to work before their economies suffer irreversible damage. It is clear for... continued