Tonga volcanic eruption the most powerful in more than a century

Tonga volcanic eruption the most powerful in more than a century

Scientists have begun to piece together what happened during the January 15 eruption of the undersea Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano about 65 kilometers (40 miles) north of Tonga’s capital that killed at least three people. The eruption has defined easy explanation and upended scientists’ understanding of this type of volcano. The volcanic eruption sent rarely … Read more

Key Protein Identified for Brain Stem Cell Longevity

Key Protein Identified for Brain Stem Cell Longevity

Summary: INSR, a protein essential for insulin activity, plays a critical role in stem cell longevity. Additionally, inactivating INSR in glioblastoma brain cancer stem cells inhibits the growth of primitive tumor-forming cells. sources: Rutgers A receptor that was first identified as necessary for insulin action, that also is located on the neural stem cells found … Read more

State Cases Jump, COVID Pill Treatment Questions – NBC Chicago

State Cases Jump, COVID Pill Treatment Questions – NBC Chicago

Coronavirus cases in Illinois are continuing an upward trend as officials say they expect things to climb even higher. Plus, new questions surround Pfizer’s anti-COVID pill treatment. Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic across Illinois today: Illinois COVID Stats: Cases Up Nearly 30% in Last Week, Health Officials Say Coronavirus cases … Read more

Why You Should Plan Your Next Vacation on Google Travel Instead of a Spreadsheet

Why You Should Plan Your Next Vacation on Google Travel Instead of a Spreadsheet

Screenshot: Emily Long Stoked to go on vacation, but not stoked to DIY your travel plans? The very idea of ​​the dozens of browser tabs and the hours of work it could take to find flights, hotels, restaurants, and things to do—and then actually make all those reservations other keep everything organized—is (almost) enough to … Read more

New White House Covid projection puzzles experts and catches some Biden officials off guard

New White House Covid projection puzzles experts and catches some Biden officials off guard

That warning from Dr. Ashish Jha, who said the projection was based on a range of internal and external models, jolted some public health experts and even came a surprise to some top Biden administration officials, with sources telling CNN that the grim forecast — and details of where exactly that 100 million number had … Read more

Astronomers see a nova explosion on a white dwarf for the first time

Astronomers see a nova explosion on a white dwarf for the first time

Astronomers in Germany have spotted a fiery ‘nova explosion’ from a white dwarf for the very first time. Researchers observed the event, thanks to data from the joint German-Russian eROSITA X-ray telescope, which is stationed in space about 900,000 miles away. The X-ray flash – dubbed YZ Reticuli – completely overexposed the center of eROSITA’s … Read more