Oct 22 05:44

AstraZeneca shares turn negative after Brazilian health authority says volunteer in Covid vaccine study dies

AstraZeneca shares turned negative Wednesday after a Brazilian health authority, Anvisa, said a volunteer in its coronavirus vaccine study died.

The Federal University of Sao Paulo, which is helping coordinate late-stage trials in Brazil, separately said that the volunteer was Brazilian, according to Reuters.

Shares of AstraZeneca, a front-runner in the Covid-19 vaccine race, gave up a slight gain after the news broke. Shares were down by about 1% in early afternoon trading.

Oct 22 05:33


Oct 22 05:22

South Korean’s medical association urges govt to suspend flu shot program after 13 people die following jab

The Korean Medical Association has called on the country’s government to halt its plan to inoculate millions of citizens after more than a dozen people died after receiving flu shots.

The vaccine initiative, billed as a strategy to potentially offset complications from Covid-19, aims to provide free flu jabs to 19 million people. But the ambitious undertaking has come under fire after 13 people died, including a 17-year-old boy and a man in his 70s, after participating in the program.

The vaccination drive was suspended for three weeks after it was revealed that around five million doses, which require refrigeration, had been stored at room temperature while being transpired to a medical facility. The program resumed on October 13. None of the people who died received the recalled doses.

Oct 21 17:34

Johnson & Johnson pauses coronavirus vaccine trial after participant contracts “unexplained illness”

Johnson & Johnson is pausing its Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine trial after a study participant fell ill. The halt comes just weeks after the company announced that they were in the final stage of the trials.

In its news release, Johnson & Johnson said that the trial was paused in compliance with regulatory standards after the unnamed participant developed an “unexplained illness.” It also confirmed that the ENSEMBLE independent Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) reviewed the participant’s condition.

“We must respect this participant’s privacy,” the company’s statement reads. “We’re also learning more about this participant’s illness, and it’s important to have all the facts before we share additional information.”

The statement did not say whether the participant received the experimental vaccine or was in the placebo control group.

Oct 21 12:00


Kary Mullis won the Nobel Prize for inventing the PCR test.

That’s the test that’s being used to scare hundreds of millions of people out of their minds and destroy trillions of dollars on wealth held by average people.

Guess what?

Kary Mullis said is was an UNRELIABLE test for medical diagnosis.

Oct 21 07:29

"The New York Problem:" Interview with Erin Marie Olszewski, RN (Recorded July 09, 2020)

Oct 21 07:29

Fauci Wants Everyone To “Sacrifice” By Refusing To Celebrate Thanksgiving

Authoritarian Dr. Anthony Fauci wants us to “sacrifice” and give up our traditions and time with family. He is urging Americans to give up Thanksgiving this year.

Tyrant Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York City has already canceled the iconic and historic Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade in. We are supposed to be giving up this time generally spend socializing with family and being grateful for everything so they can keep the fear going over this coronavirus scamdemic.

“Thanksgiving is going to look very different this year,” said Fauci. And he’s right, but only because people are still bowing to the commands of politicians and going along with tyranny.

Oct 21 07:02

A little known feature of your iPhone is about to completely change how your doctor talks to you

Two NHS trusts have become the first in the UK to allow patients to access their hospital medical records on their iPhones, though Apple's Health app. While it might seem like a small change, it could be the start of major changes to how we talk to our doctors – and how they talk to us.

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH) started offering patients access to their data via the feature earlier this month. Using the Health Records feature within Apple's Health app, patients in the two trusts will be able to view their information including lab results, vitals, allergies, and medications.

For the hospitals, it's a chance to help encourage patients to engage better with their healthcare by getting hold of their data.

Oct 21 06:31

First Tests Of New "Immunity Passports" Will Take Place Wednesday

Back in April, when the coronavirus was still new and scary, with cities from New York, to London to Paris in its grip, the professional commentariat was abuzz with speculation about what our not-too-distant post-COVID-19 future might look like. At one point, the mayor of the French city of Nice and Bill Gates were among the most prominent voices discussing health passports, and the WHO was apparently treating the topic with extreme caution.

Since then, discussion has faded somewhat, due in part to the relentless messaging from President Trump and others about the coming vaccines. But as the leading western vaccine projects prepare to apply for emergency use from the FDA as soon as November or December, the World Economic Forum, the same supranational organization that organizes the annual forum in Davos, is taking the lead in testing a global standard to communicate that an individual hasn't been infected with COVID-19.

Oct 21 06:20

Touchdown! NASA makes historic landing on 'doomsday asteroid' Bennu as OSIRIS-REx extends its 11-foot robotic arm to collect rock samples before launching back into space

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has made a historic touchdown on the asteroid Bennu, dodging boulders the size of buildings to collect samples from the surface for several seconds before safely backing away Tuesday evening.

The meticulous descent took 4.5 hours and by 6.12pm the spacecraft made touchdown where its 11-foot robotic arm acted like a pogo stick and bounced on the asteroid's surface to collect dirt and dust before the craft launched back into space.

The crucial minutes in the mission started around 5.38pm when the spacecraft extended its arm and cameras toward the asteroid's surface. By 6pm OSIRIS-REx made matchpoint burn, the spacecraft's key final maneuver performed by firing its thrusters to match Bennu’s spin to center itself exactly over the landing spot.

Oct 21 06:14

Pandemic worsens NYC's food crisis

The lines are long and the need is enormous. More than 1 million New Yorkers can't afford food, and standing on long lines at food banks is now too common amid the pandemic.

"We have done disasters before but nothing is even close to what we are doing now," Alexander Rapaport, the executive director of Masbia soup kitchen network, told FOX 5 NY.

Masbia soup kitchen network opened 15 years ago. It has locations in Borough Park and Flatbush in Brooklyn and in Forest Hills in Queens. Rapaport said he has seen a 500% increase in demand.

An estimated 1.5 million New Yorkers cannot afford food, according to the New York Times. Their only lifeline is a food pantry.

Oct 21 06:08

WATCH: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx probe successfully touches down on asteroid Bennu 320 million km away

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx probe successfully touched down on the ancient asteroid Bennu to collect a sample which will hopefully shed some light on the early universe and, possibly, the origins of life itself.

The OSIRIS-REx – which stands for: Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer – spacecraft briefly touched down on the asteroid located some 200 million miles (321 million kilometers) from Earth on Tuesday.

At approximately 1:50 pm EDT, the probe descended 805 meters (2641 feet) from orbit, in a delicate process which took four hours, and extended its 3.35-meter sampling arm and touched the space rock for about 15 seconds.

Oct 21 05:58

What Are the Pharmaceutical Industry’s Connections to Schools of Public Health?

Below editorial text is a link to “Disclosure forms provided by the authors”. Scroll to Section 3 and “Relevant financial activities outside the submitted work”, and see that author and NEJM Deputy Editor Lindsey Baden has received grants from the Wellcome Trust, the Ragon Institute, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and NIH/NIAID (the latter headed by Dr. Anthony Fauci, mainstream media’s highest profile health expert). The reason for the grants, in every case, is “vaccine development”.

There is also a link to the NEJM Group that takes one to a site filled with the slick photographic imagery characteristic of medical insurance brochures and the TV ads of the pharmaceutical industry: handsome models, setup scenes, the too-perfect age/gender/race balance, dramatized happy people. Rather than a mission statement, the Group has a “Learn about NEJM Group” page.

Oct 21 05:42


YWN has been inundated with reports of inspectors flooding the Flatbush and Boro Park “red zones” on Monday.

By 11:30AM, inspectors from the NYC Department of Buildings had already visited nearly two dozen Mosdos Hatorah.

Initial reports state that inspectors are asking to enter the buildings, and if denied, they are given a summons for a court appearance in a few months along with a $15,000 fine.

Highly credible sources tell YWN that the inspectors were provided a list from the State that has the names and addresses of every single Yeshiva, and were hoping to visit each one today.

YWN had no information if any Yeshivas were even open.

Oct 21 05:42

‘Why I sprung my dad from his care home’ – the enslaved ‘care home’ vulnerable losing the will to live all over the world

When his home closed to visitors for the second time, it had a devastating effect on my father’s mental health, so I decided to take action

Oct 21 05:33

California's crazy new COVID Christmas rules

Oct 21 05:24

Atomic bombshell: We have proof that Rothschilds patented Covid-19 biometric tests in 2015 and 2017

As we’ve shown in previous exposes, the whole Covidiocracy is a masquerade and a simulation long prepared by The World Bank / IMF / The Rothschilds / World Economic Forum (basically the world’s “elite”, the 0.1%) and their lemmings, with Rockefeller partnership.

(Article by Silviu “Silview” Costinescu republished from

Our newest discoveries further these previous revelations.

Oct 21 05:21

Google Mobility Data Suggests Sweden "Socially Distanced" Less Than Other Countries

As is often pointed out by prolockdown publications like the New York Times, Sweden has experienced covid-19 deaths at a rate above that of some of its neighbors that imposed relatively strict lockdowns, such as Denmark.

What is rarely mentioned, however, is that Sweden's deaths per million are also similar to or lower than many countries that did impose harsh lockdowns. For example, as of October 18, the deaths per million in the United Kingdom were 643 in the UK for only 585 in Sweden. Meanwhile, Belgium's death rate was 897 per million, and Italy's rate was 606.

Moreover, while cases and deaths are increasing in the UK, Spain, Italy, and Belgium, deaths are apparently flatlining in Sweden. Sweden has reported fewer than ten deaths in the past week.

Oct 20 14:42

YouTube confirms it will immediately ban all videos that question the “official” vaccine narrative promoted by the corrupt WHO and vaccine companies

YouTube is already working with the WHO to remove videos that dispute the “supreme authority” guidance provided by public health authorities. Since February, YouTube has removed over 200,000 videos questioning the covid-19 status quo. No one can post content that tells the truth about junky, non-specific coronavirus tests. No one can post videos about the absurdities of contact tracing of healthy people and the constant shutting down of society over virus fears. No one can question the worthlessness of social distancing and the mass mental illness of expecting people to follow arrows on the floor. No one can dispute mandatory masking, or speak out about the negative psychological effects that these mass medical edicts have on everyone. To make matters worse, no one can question vaccines at all, even though they are being rushed into existence, with numerous accounts of vaccine recipients suffering from adverse events, both mild and severe.

Oct 20 13:20

‘It was a lie from the very beginning’…

It was a lie from the very beginning. We had treatment from Day one!!!

Oct 20 07:07

Hell Yes, InSight’s Heat Probe Is Now Completely Buried on Mars

There’s some happy news to report from the Red Planet, as the stubborn Mars InSight heat probe, known as “the mole,” is now completely buried. It’s an encouraging development, as the surrounding dirt could coax the device into drilling deeper through the Martian crust.

The ongoing saga of the InSight lander’s Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package has taken an important turn, or at least we hope. The self-hammering drill, built by the German space agency (DLR) and operated by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is now completely obscured by red Martian dirt—a sign that it may soon be able to dig properly, since it needs friction to move downwards. Up until this point, it’s mostly been bouncing up and down like a useless pogo stick.

Oct 20 07:05

NASA Curiosity rover accidentally cracks Mars rock with its feisty drill

NASA's Curiosity rover is being a bit of a homewrecker on Mars and leaving wheel tracks and drill holes in its wake. The latest sign of activity is a cracked rock from a recent drilling session.

The rover put its drill to work to gather a rock sample for analysis. "In the process of drilling, Curiosity broke the rock, which can sometimes happen when we are close to an edge, but still collected enough sample to perform detailed analyses," said NASA-JPL mission operations engineer Ashley Stroupe in a rover update on Friday.

Oct 20 07:04

Betelgeuse, the unusually dimming star, is smaller and closer than scientists thought

The red giant star Betelgeuse, which was thought to be on the brink of a supernova explosion, is still revealing more secrets, even after the Hubble Space Telescope helped solve the mystery of why it has looked a little dimmer than usual.

The star, which is visible in the Orion constellation, is actually smaller and closer than previously believed, researchers discovered.
The new study published Friday in The Astrophysical Journal.
Although the star has been well studied, Betelgeuse is regularly one of the brightest stars in our sky, which makes it harder to observe and study using telescopes, and more difficult to pin down its size and distance.

Oct 20 07:02

Asteroid Isn't Going to Hit Earth the Day Before Election, Despite Neil deGrasse Tyson's Warning of 'Buzz-Cut'

An asteroid will hurtle safely past Earth on the eve of the U.S. presidential election, although astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has said it could come close enough to "buzz-cut" the Earth.

While some news headlines have suggested that the space rock, dubbed 2018 VP1, could strike our planet on November 2, data from NASA's Center for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) suggests there is zero chance of that happening—although it could be a close shave.

"Asteroid 2018 VP1, a refrigerator-sized space-rock, is hurtling towards us at more than 25,000 miles per hour," deGrasse Tyson wrote on Twitter. "It may buzz-cut Earth on Nov. 2, the day before the Presidential Election."

Oct 20 07:01

NASA is launching a 4G mobile network on the moon

Just as 5G arrives on planet Earth, its predecessor is heading to the moon.

NASA has selected Nokia to build the first-ever 4G mobile network on Earth’s natural satellite, the Finnish telecommunications firm announced Monday.

The company’s U.S. industrial research arm, Bell Labs, is offering up its equipment to NASA to help build out the lunar network, with the aim of launching it in late 2022.

“The solution has been specially designed to withstand the harsh conditions of the launch and lunar landing, and to operate in the extreme conditions of space,” Nokia said in a press release.

Oct 20 07:01

Lockheed picks Relativity’s 3D-printed rocket for experimental NASA mission

Relativity Space has bagged its first public government contract, and with a major defense contractor at that. The launch startup’s 3D-printed rockets are a great match for a particularly complex mission Lockheed is undertaking for NASA’s Tipping Point program.

The mission is a test of a dozen different cryogenic fluid management systems, including liquid hydrogen, which is a very difficult substance to work with indeed. The tests will take place on a single craft in orbit, which means it will be a particularly complicated one to design and accommodate.

The payload itself and its cryogenic systems will be designed and built by Lockheed and their partners at NASA, of course, but the company will need to work closely with its launch provider during development and especially in the leadup to the actual launch.

Oct 20 06:24

Pfizer Begins Mass Production Of COVID-19 Vaccines Anticipating EUA Approval

Big Pharma drug company Pfizer has begun the mass production of COVID-19 vaccines in anticipation of the emergency use authorization approval. Thousands of vaccines have already rolled off the line.

Time is up. The push to get the vaccine distributed has started with a bold propaganda campaign and the military is “ready” to make sure you take the shot.

Oct 20 06:24

Major mag. 7.5 earthquake - 91 Km SE of Sand Point, Alaska, USA on Monday, 19 October 2020 - information

According to detailed calculations of USGS, yesterday's magnitude 7.5 quake was a large aftershock of the M 7.8 quake on 22 July earlier this year.

Oct 20 06:23

Dr. Elke De Klerk: We do not have a medical pandemic.

Oct 20 06:21

Pandemic to Trigger $4 Trillion Loss in Global Real GDP in 2020

The coronavirus induced recession has plunged many countries into economic uncertainty as a result of the severe containment measures. As expected, the pandemic has triggered massive losses in different sectors of the economy which can be reflected in metrics like the real Gross Domestic Product.

Data presented by Buy Shares projects that the global real GDP will plunge by $3.94 trillion in 2020. The research also shows that the ten most impacted countries will cumulatively lose $696.56 billion in real GDP due to the pandemic.

According to the research, the United States will be the biggest loser at $174.68 billion. South Korea will be the tenth most impacted nation with a loss of $3.76 billion. Elsewhere, China is the only country to emerge with a positive growth of 1.8% or a $51.12 billion gain in real GDP.

Oct 20 06:20

Flu cases ‘drop’ 95% compared to last year. Are patients being misdiagnosed as having COVID-19?

COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus and the flu is caused by an influenza virus. These are two similar but distinct types of viruses that can be easily differentiated in a lab. But new data from the CDC may point to the flu being misdiagnosed as COVID-19, resulting in higher coronavirus numbers but much lower flu numbers. In fact, there has been a 95% decrease in flu cases during current weeks 40-41.

This time last year, there were 1251 flu cases reported to the CDC during weeks 40-41. This is about average. But in 2020, we’re seeing a record low number of 61 total flu cases reported in the same time period. It doesn’t take a medical degree to come to the logical conclusion that the flu didn’t suddenly disappear but that it’s simply being misdiagnosed as COVID-19.

Oct 20 06:04

The Real Pandemic: Mass Munchausen's-Syndrome-By-Proxy

It’s more than fair to say that we are experiencing a pandemic, but not the one you hear about ad nauseum. No, the pandemic is not a virus, it is a pandemic outbreak of Munchausen’s Syndrome by Proxy which focuses its obsessions on the virus.

Oct 20 05:58

Top Palestinian Official Erekat on Ventilator, in ‘Critical’ Condition with COVID-19

Longtime chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat is suffering from pneumonia after he contracted the novel COVID-19, Palestinian Health Minister Mai Alkaila said today.

Alkaila said in a press statement that the President’s Office, the government, and the Ministry were closely monitoring the developments related to the health condition of Erekat, who was placed on a ventilator today and was is in critical condition at the Hadassah Ein Karem hospital in West Jerusalem.

Oct 20 05:54

Dozens to be deliberately infected with coronavirus in UK ‘human challenge’ trials

Young, healthy people will be intentionally exposed to the virus responsible for COVID-19 in a first-of-its kind ‘human challenge trial’, the UK government and a company that runs such studies announced on 20 October. The experiment, set to begin in January in a London hospital if it receives final regulatory and ethical approval, aims to accelerate the development of vaccines that could end the pandemic.

Human challenge trials have a history of providing insight into diseases such as malaria and influenza. The UK trial will try to identify a suitable dose of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that could be used in future vaccine trials. But the prospect of deliberately infecting people — even those at low risk of severe disease — with SARS-CoV-2, a deadly pathogen that has few proven treatments, is uncharted medical and bioethical territory.

Oct 20 05:50

University told student groups not to gather, but allowed Black Lives Matter protest

A free-speech group has repeatedly warned the University of South Florida about the unfairness and unconstitutionality of its coronavirus guidelines.

The Southeastern Legal Foundation has now sent three letters to the public university in Florida, warning it about problems with both its approaches to student gatherings and coronavirus tracking and reporting.

The university does allow sports teams to practice, but told student organizations they could not meet.

Its concerns about vagueness of the policies that were first raised in its August 26 first letter came true when the university allowed the campus chapter of Students for a Democratic Society to host an off-campus protest on August 28 against racism and in support of Jacob Blake, who was shot by a Kenosha, Wisconsin police officer on August 23. Blake’s shooting has become a focus of Black Lives Matter activism.

Oct 20 05:38


Israel’s second lockdown imposed by the government is being ignored by the citizenry. Eventually, people get tired of being dictated to and make the decision to live freely without fear of consequences.

This should be a lesson for all countries who attempt a second lockdown. Israel is learning that freezing a nation in place is even more difficult the second time around and too many are flat our ignoring the dictates of government in exchange for making their own decisions, consequences be damned.

Oct 19 13:49

15 Countries with Highest Average IQ In the World

Find out which nations are the brainiest of all with our list of the countries with highest average IQ! A country’s workforce is one of its biggest assets, and intelligent citizens can be a boon to its development. Intelligence Quotient is the score based on various test directed at assessing human intelligence and therefore proves to be quite a legit degree of determining how a country fares on the intelligence front. And, the conclusions we arrive at from looking at the list, shows that the Asian countries clearly beat others in this particular race!

Oct 19 13:45

IQ compared by countries

The question of the intelligence of a certain nationality or population may be controversial. In fact, intelligence is influenced by national, political, and geographic factors. Often surprisingly, but scientifically proven, a warmer climate has a markedly bad influence on the intelligence quotient.

With an average IQ of 98 points, the USA ranks 27th in this ranking. With 108 points, the inhabitants of Singapore reach the highest intelligence quotas worldwide. The last place with only 56 points is occupied by Equatorial Guinea.

In addition to the simple ranking of countries, the following table shows the influence of prosperity and climate.

Oct 19 13:33

Doctors speak out on misinformation surrounding the coronavirus

Oct 19 13:17

Photos: Soyuz launches new station crew with spectacular autumn blastoff

Photos released by Russia’s space agency show the launch of a Soyuz booster Wednesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with two Russian cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut heading for the International Space Station.

The 162-foot-tall (49-meter) Soyuz-2.1a rocket took off from Pad No. 31 at Baikonur at 10:45:04 a.m. local time Wednesday. Liftoff occurred at 0545:04 GMT (1:45:04 a.m. EDT).

The Soyuz rocket’s kerosene-fueled engines generated more than 900,000 pounds of thrust to propel the mission off the launch pad at Baikonur.

Less than 10 minutes later, the Soyuz upper stage deployed the Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft into orbit, kicking off a fast-track, two-orbit rendezvous with the space station. The crew capsule linked up with the Rassvet module on the space station at 4:48 a.m. EDT (0848 GMT).

Oct 19 12:41

'Lunar ExoCam' project aims to film spacecraft touchdowns on the moon

We could end up getting an amazing ground-level view of the first crewed moon landing since 1972.

NASA's Flight Opportunities program has just awarded a $650,000 grant to the team behind Lunar ExoCam, an imaging system designed to eject from moon landers during descent and record video of their touchdowns from the otherworldly gray ground.

If development continues to go well, Lunar ExoCam could be ready to fly on some of the private robotic landers that are scheduled to launch toward the moon in the next few years, said the project's principal investigator, Jason Achilles Mezilis. And he'd love to get the camera system aboard NASA's Artemis 3 mission, which aims to land two astronauts near the lunar south pole in 2024.

Oct 19 12:40

The strange story of 2020 SO: How an asteroid turned into rocket junk and the NASA scientist who figured it out

As soon as he saw the data, Paul Chodas knew something was strange about the near-Earth object that had been designated 2020 SO.

It should have been just another of the tens of thousands of space rocks that astronomers have spotted breezing through our neighborhood in space. This solar system rubble is mostly harmless, but scientists identify and track all they can in case an object appears to be on a collision course with Earth. As head of NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, Chodas evaluates observations of these objects every day.

And to Chodas, 2020 SO didn't look like an asteroid. Instead, it looked like something much rarer: an abandoned rocket body that had once ferried a spacecraft to the moon.

"Even on the night it was announced, I said, 'I think this is such-and-such rocket stage. That's my guess, all circumstantial evidence points to that,'" Chodas told in late September.

Oct 19 12:39

China unveils ambitious moon mission plans for 2024 and beyond

China has a mission operating on the far side of the moon and is preparing to launch another this year to collect lunar samples. And the country plans to add to its impressive lunar resume, with a new set of missions to explore the moon's south pole.

Chang'e 6, a backup mission for this year's sample-return launch, is scheduled to head to the moon in 2023 or 2024; Chang'e 7 is planned to launch around 2024 with the dual aims of landing on the south pole of the moon and closely studying the region from orbit. An eighth mission is also in the works for later this decade.

Oct 19 12:38

The Orionid meteor shower peaks this week! Here's what to expect.

On a night this past summer, soon after sunset, a number of people gathered at a little-league field, not far from my home, eagerly awaiting nightfall and the appearance of the stars. We had also gathered there because there wasn't much in the way of light pollution and we were afforded a clear and unobstructed view toward the northwest. As the sky darkened, we finally could see it: Comet NEOWISE, displaying a lovely, curved tail.

"Not a bad show, considering we're looking at a cosmic litterbug," I said to the coterie of comet gazers. "Really, what we're looking at is a piece of garbage out in space; think of that beautiful tail as 'cosmic litter'; little pieces of dust and grit left behind by NEOWISE, all cluttering up the solar system."

Oct 19 12:36

Starlink Internet vs. Other Satellite Providers: How It Compares

SpaceX's Starlink internet is now in beta testing, and promises speeds and performance that rival even the best cable and fiber internet plans.

But how does Starlink measure up to its other satellite broadband internet brethren? We put Starlink satellite internet up against its two U.S. competitors, HughesNet and Viasat Exede, to look at their speeds, data, prices, and network performances. Here's how they compare.

Oct 19 12:25

China And Russia To Join Forces In Space, Set Up A New Satellite Internet Network

China and Russia have started the realization of a joint space program aiming to set up a network of low-orbit satellites for the purpose of making high-speed Internet available to as many users as possible, Maksim Akimov, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, said in a statement.

Oct 19 12:20

Russian Space Chief Calls Elon Musk a 'Pentagon Contractor' and Says SpaceX Starlink Satellites Will Be Used by U.S. Military

The chief of the Russian space agency Roscosmos has appeared to reject the idea of working more closely with SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.

Director general Dmitry Rogozin claimed Musk's "Starlink" mission, a constellation of satellites that is intended to deliver high-speed broadband internet across the world, would eventually be made accessible to the U.S. government.

"[Musk] is a Pentagon contractor. What association are you talking about? The satellite constellation deployed by the company will also be used for military purposes. It is of dual use. Do not build illusions, citizens," Rogozin tweeted yesterday. His comments were first reported by RIA News.

Oct 19 11:08

CVS To Hire 15,000 Employees In Preparation For Flu Season, COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

CVS Health announced that it would bring on approximately 15,000 additional workers in preparation for the upcoming flu season and an expected rise in coronavirus cases before the distribution of an eventual vaccine.

The hirings will take place before the year’s end, the company said Monday in a statement. Though most of the positions are temporary, many could transition into full-time positions, CVS said.

Oct 19 10:39

Deaths at home from dementia and Alzheimer's soar during coronavirus

Deaths from Alzheimer’s and dementia have soared by almost 80 per cent in private homes in England during the pandemic, data shows.

Newly released figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that there were 2,905 excess fatalities from these diseases between 14 March and 11 September.

This is 79 per cent higher than the five-year average for the same sixth months.

Wales saw an even sharper spike in the number of deaths from these conditions than England did, with 133 excess deaths constituting a 94 per cent rise from the average.

Overall, the number of excess deaths in private homes in England and Wales over the same period were 24,387 and 1,644 respectively.

Oct 19 08:09

NASA prepares to touch down and take a rock sample from the asteroid Bennu TOMORROW

NASA is preparing for touch down on asteroid Bennu tomorrow where it will take samples from the boulder-strewn space rock and bring them back to Earth by 2023.

The space agency announced its OSIRIS-REx craft will touch down for a handful of seconds on asteroid Bennu following a carefully orchestrated 4.5 hour descent.

Van-sized, the craft will land at 22:00 BST (17:00 ET) on October 20 in an area dubbed Nightingale, a rocky 52ft location in the asteroid's northern hemisphere.

Once landed, a robotic arm will attempt to collect samples of the surface that it will store and return to Earth - a journey expected to take up to three years.

Oct 19 07:35

The $16 TRILLION bug: Pandemic could cost US economy its entire annual output

The US economy may lose a whopping $16 trillion due to the devastating impact of the Covid-19 outbreak, both in output and people’s lives, new research has found.

While most studies assess the costs of the deadly virus by its impact on the national gross domestic product (GDP), a paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association earlier this week offered a different approach.

The authors of the study – former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers and Harvard University economist David Cutler – also took into account losses associated with those who have died due to the virus, in addition to the purely economic costs.

Oct 19 07:19

Why Are Fauci, Redfield, and the Presstitutes Deceiving Us About Masks?

Twitter, the Censor and Explainer Controller for the Deep State, removed a tweet from White House Covid adviser Dr. Scott Atlas who reported accurately that the masks people are wearing do not prevent the transmission of Covid-19.

As I have reported to you from the beginning, the only mask available to the public that provides protection against Covid is a N95 mask. Even this mask does not provide 100% protection. The masks people are wearing provide zero protection.

This is simply a fact. Dr. Atlas knows it as does every one familiar with masks, including Fauci at NIH and Redfield at CDC. Indeed, both Fauci and Redfield along with the World Health Organization originally advised people not to wear masks. If the masks people are wearing were effective—and they are not, just look at the containers they come in which do not say that they protect against viruses—there would be no point for masks that are effective such as N95.

Oct 19 07:19


This has been a worrying week for most people whose livelihoods depend on the state of the U.S. economy. On Wednesday, the number of new coronavirus cases hit almost sixty thousand. The number of deaths, while much lower than at its peak, in April, is now rising in more than twenty states. Without an end in sight to the pandemic, the economic rebound that began in the late spring, after Congress passed the $2.2 trillion cares Act and some of the initial lockdowns were eased, is showing signs of faltering.

Oct 19 07:05

In Pictures: Rubber bullets, tear gas at Haiti protests

Haitian police fired rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters who blocked roads and set fires in the capital, Port-au-Prince, with several people left injured.

Saturday’s unrest was the latest during more than a year of protests calling for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise over corruption charges.

Haiti is currently experiencing a political impasse without a parliament and is now run by decree under Moise.

Many Haitians criticise the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, alleging it has not done enough to provide treatment or offer economic support to those who lost work due to a national lockdown aimed at preventing its spread.

Oct 19 06:55

Touch and Go: NASA Spacecraft Poised to Snatch Samples From Asteroid Bennu

The sample collection procedure itself is expected to take no longer than 10 seconds, but the procured material isn't expected to arrive on Earth until 2023.

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, which has been studying asteroid Bennu from a distance for nearly two years, is about to commence its primary mission – getting really close to the space rock and snatching a sample from it.

During this undertaking, set to commence on 20 October, the spacecraft is going to drop out of its orbit around Bennu and spend some four hours carefully getting into position just above the asteroid's surface.

The spot OSIRIS-REx is aiming for is the relatively flat middle of a crater called Nightingale, which is about the size of a tennis court, with AP saying that the target spot is "comparable to a few parking places here on Earth", with boulders "as big as buildings" looming over it.

Oct 19 06:51

Asteroid that may hit Earth day before US election is ‘not big enough to cause harm,’ Neil deGrasse Tyson reassures earthlings

A small asteroid is headed towards Earth at over 25,000 miles per hour just in time for the US election, but if something kills us all in 2020, it won’t be this particular space rock, famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson says.

With an estimated diameter of 2 meters (6.5 feet, or roughly one ‘refrigerator’), the asteroid known as 2018VP1 is just “not big enough to cause harm” when it buzz-cuts within 5,000 kilometres of Earth on November 2, celebrity scientist deGrasse Tyson wrote on Twitter and Instagram.

Oct 19 06:25

Scientists worry as more Americans say they’ll refuse COVID-19 vaccine

Tara Granger, 36, has worked as a nurse for two decades in Suffolk County, NY, and she and her two children have been vaccinated every year.

“Drugs are my life,” she says. “It’s what I learned in school.”

But she’s been questioning the promised upcoming vaccine for COVID-19, in large part because of what she’s witnessed firsthand about the financial incentives for vaccines.

Oct 19 06:16

The Chinese Lockdown-And-Mask Model Failed. Now Its Proponents Need Scapegoats

The problem isn’t just the China Virus. It’s that we adopted the China Model to fight it.

Public health experts adopted China’s draconian lockdowns without knowing how well they really worked and in a country that, fortunately, lacks the power to truly enforce them.

China’s deceptiveness and lack of transparency meant that we did not know how well anything that the Communist dictatorship did to battle the virus that it spawned actually worked. Despite that, our public health experts, and those of most free countries, adopted the China Model.

We don’t know how well the China Model worked for the People’s Republic of China, but it failed in every free country that tried it. Lockdowns eventually gave way to reopenings and new waves of infection. This was always going to happen because not even the more socialist European countries have the police state or the compliant populations of a Communist dictatorship.

Oct 19 06:08

Top Palestinian official Erekat, now critical, put on ventilator in Jerusalem

Senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat was downgraded to critical condition Monday morning at a Jerusalem hospital where he was moved for treatment a day earlier after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

Erekat, the secretary-general of the Palestine Liberation Organization and a close confidant of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, was put on a ventilator and his overall medical condition is posing a unique challenge for the staff, Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital said.

Oct 19 05:57


There can be no doubt that that China is a "space player." In a very short time, that nation has successfully landed probes on the Moon, including the very difficult task of landing a probe on the "far" side of the Moon, a task requiring the insertion of a relay communications satellite in lunar orbit. All this followed the successful landing of the "Jade Rabbit" probe on the "close" side a few years ago, which probe proceeded to take some very interesting pictures, and then not talking much about them. China is not, of course, the only nation recently to have sent probes to the Moon, take pictures, and then not talk about them.

Oct 19 05:55

'Cuomo killed my parents': Protesters fill casket with copies of New York Governor's book on his Covid-19 response 'leadership'

Dozens who have lost loved ones after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s controversial Covid-19 nursing home order gathered in Brooklyn to protest the politician, who recently wrote a book on his leadership during the pandemic.

The protesters gathered in front of the Cobble Hill Health Center, a nursing facility, and demanded an apology from Cuomo for his highly controversial March 25 order forcing nursing homes to accept Covid-positive cases, a decision many critics feel was a large factor in the 6500 deaths in nursing homes during the pandemic.

Holding signs with such messages as “Cuomo killed my parents” and “Cuomo writes books rather than apologizing,” the demonstrators filled a casket with 6500 covers to Cuomo’s recently released book ‘American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic.’

Oct 19 05:51

Thousands infected with brucellosis after leak at biopharmaceutical factory in China

Oct 19 05:49

Peak Covid? Self Isolating Students Advised to Wait In Their Rooms if they Hear a Fire Alarm

According to the BBC, University of York in Britain advised students who are self isolating because of Covid-19 to wait in their rooms for a minute if they hear a fire alarm, to minimise the risk of healthy people being infected as they flee the burning building.

Oct 19 05:48

Trump Says He Won't Force Americans To Take COVID-19 Vaccine

It's not every day that President Trump outflanks his progressive critics on the issue of 'consent'.

But according to some recent comments from the president, skeptics worried about the prospect of mandatory vaccination orders in the US and in the UK have rallied to voice their opposition.

But if President Trump is reelected, Americans who are concerned about what some 'experts' have characterized as a 'rushed' approval process for the COVID-19 vaccine won't need to worry about being forced to accept the vaccine and vaccinate their children. Because President Trump says he will not issue a mandate requiring that individuals receive the coronavirus vaccine once one becomes widely available.

Oct 19 02:40

Ukrainian fitness Instagram influencer, 33, 'who thought Covid didn't exist' dies of coronavirus after contracting infection on trip to Turkey

A fitness influencer who thought Covid didn't exist has died aged just 33 after contracting the virus on a trip to Turkey.

Dmitriy Stuzhuk had been discharged from hospital in his native Ukraine - but was rushed back and rapidly deteriorated.

To his one million subscribers, he appeared super-fit as he promoted sports and healthy living.

But his ex-wife and mother of his three children, Sofia Stuzhuk, 25, who announced his death said coronavirus had triggered heart complications.

After becoming ill, he had posted to his fans: 'I want to share how I got sick and to strongly warn everyone.

'I was one who thought that Covid does not exist… Until I got sick.'

He told them: 'COVID-19 IS NOT A SHORT-LIVED DISEASE! And it is heavy.'

He had woken in Turkey with a swollen neck and breathing difficulties, he said.

Back in Ukraine, he was tested positive and hospitalised.

'The hospital is completely filled with people, some of them being treated in corridors,' he posted.

Oct 18 13:54

Sweden is moving away from its no-lockdown strategy and preparing strict new rules amid rising coronavirus cases

Sweden's health officials are set to unveil strict new coronavirus rules for local regions to impose. The country opted against lockdown measures in response to the first wave of the pandemic.

However, growing case numbers in areas like the cities of Stockholm and Uppsala have prompted a rethink.

Authorities in the worst-affected areas are set to have the power to strongly recommend people to avoid public transport, busy public places, and contact with the vulnerable and elderly.

Oct 18 13:40

Report: Damage From August Wind Storm in Midwest at $7.5B

DES MOINES, IOWA (AP) — Damage estimates from a rare wind storm that slammed Iowa and some other parts of the Midwest in August are growing, with the total now at $7.5 billion, according to a new report.

The Aug. 10 storm hit Iowa hard but also caused damage in Illinois, Ohio, Minnesota and Indiana. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said it's currently the second-costliest U.S. disaster so far in 2020, although cost estimates for widespread wildfires along the West Coast aren't yet available.

Oct 18 13:35

Virus that causes Covid-19 can survive for 28 days on common surfaces, research says


The study, which was peer reviewed, also found the virus was “extremely robust” at lower temperatures, remaining infectious for a longer period when compared with higher temperatures.

The researchers tested the survival rates of the virus, dried in an artificial mucous solution, at three temperatures on six common surface areas. All the experiments were carried out in the dark, however, since UV light has already been shown to kill the virus

Oct 18 13:22

Can Frozen Food Packaging Spread Covid-19? China CDC Finds Live Coronavirus

This doesn’t necessarily mean that you should quit frozen foods cold turkey. But apparently the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has detected and isolated live Covid-19 coronavirus from the outer packaging of imported frozen cod while contact tracing an outbreak in Qingdao, China.

According to China’s state-run Xinhua news agency, the China CDC has indicated that this “has proved that contact with packaging contaminated by living novel coronavirus could lead to infection.” Keep in mind that the China CDC also said that “the risk of cold-chain food circulating in China's market being contaminated by the novel coronavirus is very low,” according to the Xinhua report. So far, only 22 of the 670,000 samples from cold-chain food or food packaging have tested positive for the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2).

Oct 18 06:24


Joe Biden said during a rare public outing on Thursday at ABC's town hall that he supports 8-year-olds changing their gender and said he "will flat out just change the law" on their behalf.

"The idea that an 8-year-old child or a 10-year-old child decides, 'You know, I decided I want to be transgender, that's what I think I'd like to be, it would make my life a lot easier,' there should be zero discrimination," Biden said. "And what's happening is, too many transgender women of color are being murdered. They're being murdered."

Oct 17 19:46

CDC Study: Overwhelming Majority Of COVID Patients Wore Masks

A Centers for Disease Control report released in September shows that masks and face coverings are not effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19, even for those people who consistently wear them.

A study conducted in the United States in July found that when they compared 154 “case-patients,” who tested positive for COVID-19, to a control group of 160 participants from health care facilities who were symptomatic but tested negative, over 70 percent of the case-patients were contaminated with the virus and fell ill despite “always” wearing a mask.

“In the 14 days before illness onset, 71% of case-patients and 74% of control participants reported always using cloth face coverings or other mask types when in public,” the report stated.

Oct 17 16:47

Symbols of an Alien Sky, Episode 3: The Electric Comet - ThunderboltsProject

We can now test two views of comets against decades of discovery to pose the long unasked question...Is a radically new interpretation of comets required?

In Episode 3 of the Symbols of an Alien Sky series, David Talbott investigates and explains how comets and their phenomena may be of electric origin. For thousands of years these visitors have mystified, enchanted and terrified humanity. Even today, despite much attention from astronomers, the popular science of comets is filled with enigmas and unresolved mysteries. We have long thought of these bodies as mere chunks of dirty ice warming in the Sun. But since the beginning of the space age it seems that the key comet discoveries have all come as huge surprises.

Oct 17 15:26

Nokia wins NASA contract to put a 4G network on the moon. Yes, really.

Soon, astronauts on moon missions won't have any excuse for not answering their texts.

NASA has awarded Nokia of America $14.1 million to deploy a cellular network on the moon. The freaking moon. The grant is part of $370 million worth of contracts signed under NASA's "Tipping Point" selections, meant to advance research and development for space exploration.

Oct 17 11:10

Dutch government set to allow doctors to kill sick children

The ruling coalition government of the Netherlands is moving forward on allowing children 12 and younger to legally end their own lives in the form of state-sanctioned assisted suicide.

Health Minister Hugo de Jonge said he will draft legislation to change current rules to allow for kids to legally undergo doctor-assisted suicide with parental consent.

In an October 13 letter he wrote to the Dutch parliament, de Jonge cited a study that “shows that there is a need for active termination of life among doctors and parents of incurably ill children, who are suffering hopelessly and unbearably and will die within the foreseeable future.”

De Jonge claims the new rules are designed to help a small “group of terminally ill children who agonize with no hope, and unbearable suffering.”

The new Dutch rule that de Jonge is drafting will lift possible prosecution doctors could face if they take additional actions, such as sedative euthanasia.

Oct 17 10:00

Photos: NASA's OSIRIS-REx, asteroid Bennu, and other sights from the spacecraft's journey through our solar system

In the days ahead, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will descend on asteroid Bennu to collect a sample of its surface in what the space agency is calling a Touch-And-Go (TAG). If successful, the craft could return the largest sample recovery since the Apollo era, according to NASA. The collected material will return to Earth in Sept. of 2023 and could provide invaluable insights about the formation of our solar system, the origins of life, and more. Here are photos of OSIRIS-REx, asteroid Bennu, and other images the spacecraft has snapped along its multi-billion mile journey.

Oct 17 09:58

New Harvard Study Finds "Elevated Radiation" Levels Near Fracking Sites

Fracking has been one of the keys to helping the U.S. achieve its energy independence and become the world's largest oil and gas producer over the last ten years. But now, it looks like it may be coming with some unintended consequences, according to Reuters.

Researchers have found elevated radiation levels near U.S. hydraulic fracking drilling sites, according to a newly released study by Harvard researchers this week. The study looked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s radiation monitor readings nationwide from 2011 to 2017.

The study was published in Nature and found that areas within 12 miles downwind of 100 fracking wells had radiation levels that were about 7% above normal background levels. Readings can go "much higher" as you move closer to drill sites, the study reported. Radioactive particles can be inhaled and "increase the risk of lung cancer," Reuters noted.

Oct 17 09:33

Untold Archaeology of the Temple Mount — Rare Footage

Oct 17 08:59

Moscow Denies Accusations of Spreading Misinformation About UK's COVID-19 Vaccine

Earlier on Friday, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab warned that attempts "to basically sabotage the efforts of those trying to develop a vaccine are deeply reprehensible".

Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has rejected allegations of Moscow launching a disinformation campaign against Oxford University scientists' efforts to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.

The statement comes hours after British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told Sky News that "Russia has a track record in this area", when asked about a Times probe into Moscow's alleged attempts to hamper the Oxford vaccine's development.

Oct 17 08:55

Melting Alpine glaciers yield archaeologic troves, but clock ticking

The group climbed the steep mountainside, clambering across an Alpine glacier, before finding what they were seeking: a crystal vein filled with the precious rocks needed to sculpt their tools.

That is what archaeologists have deduced after the discovery of traces of an ancient hunt for crystals by hunters and gatherers in the Mesolithic era, some 9,500 years ago.

It is one of many valuable archaeological sites to emerge in recent decades from rapidly melting glacier ice, sparking a brand-new field of research: glacier archaeology.

Amid surging temperatures, glaciologists predict that 95 percent of the some 4,000 glaciers dotted throughout the Alps could disappear by the end of this century.

Oct 17 08:33

Israeli occupation of Palestine is devastating the natural environment

Once Israel was declared a Jewish state in May 1948, native trees (such as oaks, carobs, and hawthorns) and agricultural crops (olives, figs, and almonds) were systematically uprooted and replaced by European pine trees. These planted pines reduced biodiversity and harmed the local environment.5

Pines shed leaves that are acidic and prevent the growth of underbrush plants. These trees are also very susceptible to fire because of their resins. Indeed, fires are now a common occurrence in the areas in which they were planted. Trees, however, were not the only targets of Israel’s colonial practices.

Oct 17 07:46

Scientist creates camera that films in 3D at 100 billion frames per second, fast enough to capture light traveling

A scientist has created a new ultra high speed camera that films in 3D and can capture lightwaves as they move. The impressive machine may help us unravel one of physics’ greatest mysteries.

Lihong Wang’s invention is an improvement on his original camera design, which could capture 70 trillion frames per second in 2D.

The Caltech scientist announced his original compressed ultrafast photography (CUP) camera back in January, which can record at an astonishing rate, but could only produce flat images.

Since then, by diligently working through Covid-19 lockdowns, Wang kept busy and has now produced a camera which can capture light as it travels in three dimensions at a rate of 100 billion frames per second. For context, most high-end smartphone cameras can only shoot at 60 frames per second.

Oct 17 07:20

Covid-19 vaccine to be MANDATORY in Brazil’s most populous state Sao Paulo – governor

The head of Brazil's most populous state has promised that the vaccination for Covid-19 will be compulsory for its residents. The statement quickly led to a clash with the country's president.

Sao Paulo Governor Joao Doria told reporters that immunization will start once the vaccine is authorized by the National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA).

"In Sao Paulo it will be mandatory, except for those with a medical note and a certificate stating that they cannot [take the vaccine]," Doria said, explaining that the state will adopt necessary regulations for the measure.

Local media reported that the Sao Paulo government hopes to have the Chinese CoronaVac vaccine approved by the regulator in time to start vaccination of medical staff in December. The trials are expected to be completed this weekend, with the results ready on Monday.

Oct 16 15:09

Apple, Google, Amazon And The $9 Trillion Battle Over The Future Of HealthTech: Former Apple CEO John Sculley Oct 16, 2020,03:02pm EDT

Apple has the most popular health wearable on the planet. Google bought Fitbit. Amazon just released the Halo Band. All now have a fitness and health subscription service.

Why are all the big tech companies attacking health?

“The context is that in the U.S. it’s a $3.6 trillion industry,” former Apple CEO John Sculley told me on a recent episode of the TechFirst podcast. “I think it’s maybe about $9 trillion if you look at a global number for healthcare.”

Oct 16 11:31

It's Almost Impossible to Get COVID-19 on an Airplane, New Military Study Suggests

A new military-led study unveiled Thursday shows there is a low risk for passengers traveling aboard large commercial aircraft to contract an airborne virus such as COVID-19 -- and it doesn't matter where they sit on the airplane.

Researchers concluded that because of sophisticated air particle filtration and ventilation systems on board the Boeing 767-300 and 777-200 aircraft -- the planes tested for the study -- airborne particles within the cabin have a very short lifespan, according to defense officials with U.S. Transportation Command, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) and Air Mobility Command, which spearheaded the study.

Oct 16 05:30

Trump says he will NOT force Americans to take coronavirus vaccine as polls show widespread skepticism about jab

US President Donald Trump said he would not issue a mandate for a coronavirus vaccine when a jab becomes available, allowing individuals to choose for themselves amid concerns that immunizations are being rushed through trials.

Asked who would be first to receive a vaccine in an interview on Fox Business on Thursday, Trump said “essential workers” and “older people” would take priority, but made a brief detour to assure that he would not make vaccination compulsory.

“I don’t believe I’d ever do a mandated vaccine,” the president told Fox’s Stuart Varney. “I just don’t think I would do that, where you have to have it, because there are some people who feel very strong about that whole situation.”

Oct 16 05:22

Scientists at Large Hadron Collider hope to make contact with PARALLEL UNIVERSE in days

SCIENTISTS conducting a mindbending experiment at the Large Hadron Collider hope to connect with a PARALLEL UNIVERSE outside of our own.

The staggeringly complex LHC ‘atom smasher’ at the CERN centre in Geneva, Switzerland, will be fired up to its highest energy levels ever in a bid to detect - or even create - miniature black holes.

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Oct 16 05:21

Mural Discovered in Egyptian Temple Sheds Light on 'One of Israel’s Greatest Enemies'

The Medinet Habu temple was built in honour of pharaoh Ramses III, considered to be the last great monarch of the Egyptian Empire. Ramses III played a key role in Egypt’s victory over invaders known as the Sea Peoples.

A mural that has been recently discovered in an Egyptian temple sheds light on the Kingdom of "one of Israel's greatest enemies" – the Philistines, said Tom Meyer, professor of Bible studies at Shasta Bible College and Graduate School in California. According to Meyer, the 3,200-year-old mural gives an insight "into the fashion, employment, clothing, weaponry, instruments, modes of transportation and livestock of the Philistines".

Experts previously assumed that the Philistines, who engaged in bitter territorial disputes with the Israelites, could in fact be the Sea Peoples, a confederation of ancient nations that attacked ancient Egypt and other regions of the East Mediterranean between 1200-900 BCE.

Oct 16 05:15

Put ’em in the dock! France’s police raids on politicians over their criminal Covid-19 incompetence should be just the start

With a second wave of coronavirus hitting many countries and new lockdowns achieving little, might we finally see ministers and health officials being held accountable for their dreadful decisions?

As French police investigate the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and launch a series of raids on the homes of leading politicians and senior health officials, elsewhere around the globe Prime Ministers and Presidents should be starting to sweat. Because the people want payback.

Payback for the months of sacrifice they have made of their children’s education, their jobs, their personal freedoms and their mental health. Payback for their losses, of loved ones, of their futures, of hope.

And if that means the police kicking down a few doors and hauling shame-faced politicians and bureaucrats from their beds so that they might be pressed for answers, then so be it.

Oct 16 05:04

French authorities search homes of health minister, ex-PM in inquiry into handling of Covid-19

French police searched the homes of Health Minister Olivier Véran, former prime minister Edouard Philippe and other officials on Thursday as part of an inquiry into the government's handling of the coronavirus crisis, the ministry said.

Véran is one of several current or former ministers under investigation over their response to the coronavirus pandemic following complaints by victims of Covid-19 that they were too slow to act.

Véran's office was also searched as part of the probe, as was the home of the director of the national health agency, Jérôme Salomon.

Critics accuse the government of being too slow to roll out large-scale Covid-19 testing and playing down the importance of wearing masks at the start of the pandemic, when face coverings were in short supply and being reserved for health workers.

Oct 16 04:55

Venus flyby on the way to Mercury

On Saturday, October 20, 2018, the BepiColombo space probe set off on its journey to Mercury from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. The 6.40 meters high and 4.1 tons heavy BepiColombo space probe consists of two spacecraft: the Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO), which was constructed by the European Space Agency, ESA, and the Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter (MMO), which was constructed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, JAXA. Both spacecraft will fly to Mercury together as a coupled system, but will be put onto separate orbits upon arrival. The MMO will study the magnetospheric interaction between the planet and the solar wind. The MPO will be lowered to a deeper orbit, which is ideal for the remote sensing of the planetary surface.

Oct 15 12:55

Earth's toughest creature is even more resilient than we thought: Species of TARDIGRADE can survive deadly UV radiation thanks to a protective shield that glows in the dark

Tardigrades — also known as 'moss piglets', or 'water bears' — are bizarre, microscopic water-dwelling animals capable of surviving in extreme environments.

They can tolerate heats of 300°F (150°C) to the coldness of space, dry out and revive years later and stand pressures six times those found in the Mariana Trench.

And a study last year revealed that the resilient little critters can even survive the equivalent amount of nuclear radiation as 25 hours at Chernobyl's ground zero.

However, researchers from India have reported finding a new genus — dubbed 'Paramacrobiotus' — which can also resist germicidal levels of UV exposure.

Oct 15 11:24

2 Individuals Linked To Biden Campaign Test Positive For COVID-19; Harris Suspends Campaign Until Monday

Finally, it appears some Democrats have tested positive for COVID-19. Or at least that's what the Biden Camp wants the public to focus on Thursday morning, as the scandal about Hunter Biden's emails enters Day 2.

Kamala Harris's communications director Liz Allen and a "non-staff" flight crew member have tested positive for COVID-19. Neither Harris nor Joe Biden have had close contact with either, though Harris will suspend in-person events for a few days before returning to campaigning in person Monday morning. Harris has reportedly tested negative, per the campaign.

Oct 15 11:15

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