COVID-19 Vaccines Saved 20 Million Deaths Worldwide in the First Year

According to a new modeling study, published in The Lancet Infectious DiseasesCOVID-19 vaccines are estimated to have prevented 20 million deaths worldwide in the first year of the vaccine program. First modeling study to quantify the impact of[{” attribute=””>COVID-19 vaccines on a global scale estimates that 19.8 million out of a potential 31.4 million deaths … Read more

NASA’s metal asteroid mission Psyche won’t launch this year

Space fans have one fewer rocket launch to look forward to this year. NASA’s Psyche mission designed to visit a metal-rich asteroid is facing an uncertain future after software testing issues forced an extended launch delay expected to last at least until July 2023, mission managers announced Friday (June 24). NASA is convening an independent … Read more

One year after Arizona geologist went missing, family continues search efforts

Daniel Robinson, 24, was last seen June 23, 2021, driving west from his work site in an area west of Sun Valley Parkway and north of Cactus Road in Buckeye. The morning of June 23, 2021, was the last time someone saw 25-year-old Daniel Robinson leaving work in Buckeye – one year later, his family … Read more

Americans Are Wasting Billions Every Year on Useless Supplements, Scientists Warn

For years scientists have been saying there’s not much evidence to recommend vitamin supplements for most people, with a growing body of research suggesting most of the pills are useless and do not necessarily make us any healthier. Yet the message has not been getting through. Over half of US adults regularly take dietary supplements, … Read more

Tongan volcano pumice expected to wash up on Townsville beaches this year

A geologist says it is not uncommon for coal to wash up on Queensland beaches, and soon you could add pumice from Tonga’s volcanic eruption to your collection of beach debris. Key points: Rafts of pumice have been floating on currents towards Australia since the eruption of the Tongan volcano Currents and tides effect exactly … Read more

The Length of a Day Oscillates Every 6 Years, And We May Finally Know Why

How we think about our planet’s center may need to be seriously updated. New evidence suggests that, instead of consistently rotating faster than Earth’s spin, the solid inner core oscillates – spinning first in one direction with respect to the surface far above, then the other, changing direction every six years. This not only has … Read more

Monroe educator is Connecticut’s Middle School Science Teacher of the Year

MONROE, CT – Melissa Carter grew up in Monroe and went on to embark on a 19-year-teaching career after graduating from Masuk High School with the Class of ’98. In the Monroe public school district, she is among the original teachers to start the Jockey Hollow Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Academy 11 years … Read more

Forensic science institute to open this year in Belleville, IL

Brendan Kelly, director of the Illinois State Police, talks about the new ISP Forensic Science Institute being established in Belleville at a press conference with state and local officials on Friday. Teri Maddox tmaddox@bnd.com The new Illinois State Police Forensic Science Institute that’s being established at Belleville Educational Center won’t require much renovation. That’s according … Read more