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October has not one, but two full moons — and because it’s 2020, the second one naturally falls on Halloween. That gives this year 13 full moons instead of the usual 12. October’s first full moon was the harvest moon on October 1, and the second is a rare full Halloween blue hunter’s read more
The former James Bond star died at the age of 90 on Saturday.
Sir Thomas Sean Connery (25 August 1930 – 31 October 2020) Thomas Sean Connery,
named Thomas after his grandfather, was born in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland, read more
Cleanest country should keep the sea clean too.
Oct 18, 2020
Forbes: Japan To Release Radioactive Fukushima Water Into Ocean
The new Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihide Suga, is facing additional international pressure over the weekend, amid reports that Japan will be accelerating plans to dump read more
October 5, 2020 – New Zealand declared on Monday “beat the virus again” and announced restrictions in the country’s largest city would be eased, after a second Covid-19 wave was contained.
October 5, 2020 – Some 20 million French people have already been ordered to stay home every night under a curfew adopted after an alarming read more
The breathability of Portland’s air significantly worsened overnight and into Sunday, reaching 516 on the air quality index in the hardest hit parts of the city, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
That measurement is off the charts, which top out at 300 read more
The elephants pictured here come to the garbage dumping grounds in Ampara in search of food. Unfortunately, this causes them to fall ill and many have died.
Several of the winning submissions to the UK’s Royal Society of Biology photography competition highlighted the damaging impact humans have on wildlife and read more
Black holes are perhaps the most mysterious objects in nature. They warp space and time in extreme ways and contain a mathematical impossibility, a singularity – an infinitely hot and dense object within.
This morning the Nobel Committee announced that the 2020 Nobel read more
September 17, 2020 Morton’s father posted a photo of his son with the caption “end of watch.”
Morton, 39, a San Diego read more
San Francisco, along with Sebastapol in the North Bay, recorded an AQI of 186, the worst daily air quality of any other location in the past 25 days when the Bay Area has been impacted by smoke from record-breaking wildfires across the West Coast.
The Air Quality Index operates on a scale from 0 to 500. The higher the read more
In the San Francisco Bay Area, locals woke to an apocalyptic, orange-tinged sky Wednesday. This as more than 90 major fires have burned an area of land about the size of Connecticut.
The horrific wildfires that are burning up and down the coast of California have the caused skies over San Francisco to turn into eerily shades of red and orange.
Image courtesy The Telegraph and @djbaskin
Three new studies strongly support using inexpensive and widely available drugs to treat people who are seriously ill with COVID-19.
Some doctors have long used steroids to treat conditions related to COVID-19, namely sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome. The drugs are steroids, read more
SANDTASTIC BEASTS Thailand theme park uses white sand to imitate ice in dazzling display of art
Visitors to the “Frost Magical Ice of Siam” park can walk around a -10c ice dome and learn about monsters from Asian legends.
The 30,000sqm exhibit is the largest collection of ice sculptures in South Asia and the first ice dome to be build in Pattaya.
Photo courtesy AFP or licensors
Zoo Berlin’s Twin Pandas Pit and Paule Turn 1: They ‘Have Grown Very Dear to Us’
This panda duo is growing up so fast! On Monday, twin brother pandas Pit and Paule turned one, celebrating at their Zoo Berlin home with a giant beetroot-juice ice cake with carrot candles and read more
“I did what anyone would have done,” he said. “The shark was latched onto her leg. I just jumped into the water.”
An Australian surfer repeatedly punched a shark in the head until the giant fish let go of his wife in an attack Saturday. Chantelle Doyle, 35, was surfing north of Sydney with her husband when read more
The surrender of Imperial Japan was announced by Japanese Emperor Hirohito on August 15 and formally signed on September 2, 1945, bringing the hostilities of World War II to a close.
PRINCE read more