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Geologists find “treasure” of dinosaur tracks in Poland
Hundreds of dinosaur footprints, so well preserved that even scaly skin can be seen, have been found in Poland, giving a glimpse of a complex ecosystem around 200 million years ago, geologists said. Described by the Polish Geological Institute-National Research Institute as a treasure, the traces and fossilized bones were found in an open-cast clay mine in Borkowice, 130 km (80 miles) south of Warsaw.
NASA’s Webb Telescope promises ‘incredible journey’ for astronomy
It was completed years late at a much higher cost than expected, but NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, scheduled to launch next week, could usher in a new era of astronomy by gathering information on the early stages of the universe, star formation and whether any planets beyond our solar system can be suitable for life. The orbiting infrared observatory, designed to be around 100 times more sensitive than its predecessor, the Hubble Space Telescope, is due to take off on December 22 on an Ariane 5 rocket from a site in French Guiana on the northeast coast of America from South.
Omicron thrives in the airways, not in the lungs; new data on asymptomatic cases
The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the results and that has not yet been certified by peer review. Omicron multiplies faster in the airways, slower in the lungs
Chile zoo tests experimental COVID vaccine on lions and tigers
At the Buin Zoo on the outskirts of the Chilean capital Santiago, a veterinarian wearing a tiger striped face mask administers an experimental COVID-19 vaccine to a tiger in a cage, while another zoo worker feeds the pieces of it. raw meat animals via a pair of long tongs. Buin Zoo, like others around the world, is seeking to protect its animals from the coronavirus. He administers an experimental formula donated by global animal health company Zoetis Inc to his 10 most sensitive animals, zoo director Ignacio Idalsoaga said.
Russia expects NASA space travel to ISS from 2022 – agency chief
Moscow expects NASA to resume taking cosmonauts to the International Space Station and hopes cooperation can resume next year, the head of the Russian space agency said on Wednesday. Russia has been the only country capable of transporting people to the ISS since 2011, when the US space agency withdrew its space shuttle and diverted resources to further space exploration.
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