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Debris warning postpones NASA spacewalk
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Debris warning postpones NASA spacewalk

NASA has postponed a spacewalk that was scheduled for Tuesday after receiving a space debris warning for the International Space Station. Just hours before the astronauts were due to venture out of the ISS, the agency said on its Twitter account that “due to the lack of opportunity to properly assess the risk,” it had…MORE

The latest on the Omicron variant

The latest on the Omicron variant

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These countries have found cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant so far
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These countries have found cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant so far

Nations around the world are racing to identify how many cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant they have, as fears over the new strain force governments to shutter borders and revisit restrictions. The new mutation, which is potentially more transmissible, was first discovered in South Africa and has since been detected in several countries. Here’s…MORE

November 29 Omicron Covid-19 variant news

November 29 Omicron Covid-19 variant news

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Omicron variant puts world in a ‘race against time’, says EU Commission President
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Omicron variant puts world in a ‘race against time’, says EU Commission President

The world is in a “race against time” with the Omicron coronavirus variant, said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Sunday, warning during a visit to Riga that scientists and manufacturers will need weeks to fully understand the new variant. As more cases are identified and governments around the world mobilize to respond…MORE

Vaccine inequity and hesitancy made the Omicron variant more likely, scientists say
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Vaccine inequity and hesitancy made the Omicron variant more likely, scientists say

Many of the world’s richest countries have spent the past year hoarding coronavirus vaccines, buying up enough doses to vaccinate their populations several times over and consistently failing to deliver on their promises to share doses with the developing world. The World Health Organization said the approach was “self-defeating” and “immoral.” It might be starting…MORE

These award-winning photos are guaranteed to make you laugh

These award-winning photos are guaranteed to make you laugh

Focusing on gratitude has helped me through this year. And in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I wanted to say that I’m so thankful for all of you in this feel-good edition of Wonder Theory. Thank you for joining us on our exploratory adventures through the wonders of space and science. Thank you for taking the…MORE

World is put on high alert over the Omicron coronavirus variant
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World is put on high alert over the Omicron coronavirus variant

Europe is frantically imposing travel bans, scrambling to ramp up its coronavirus sequencing abilities after several countries on the continent reported suspected cases of the newly identified Omicron variant. As of Friday, the variant was found in South Africa, Botswana, Hong Kong and Belgium, with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control said Friday…MORE

A new Covid-19 variant with high number of mutations sparks travel bans and worries scientists
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A new Covid-19 variant with high number of mutations sparks travel bans and worries scientists

The discovery of a new and potentially more transmissible coronavirus variant by South African health authorities has sparked a forceful reaction across the world with a number of countries banning travelers from several southern African countries. The newly identified variant, currently known as B.1.1.529, appears to be spreading rapidly in parts of South Africa and…MORE

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