North Korea mines cryptocurrency to circumvent sanctions

North Korea mines cryptocurrency to circumvent sanctions

North Korea is turning to cryptocurrency as a means to circumvent sanctions. In a published report, analysts at Record Future say the regime is investing in high end machines for mining Monero and the activity has increased tenfold since May 2019.
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Inflammation in toes could be a symptom of coronavirus

Inflammation in toes could be a symptom of coronavirus

American health professionals have observed a new potential coronavirus symptom that appears in the toes of those infected.
Massive asteroid to pass near Earth on April 29

Massive asteroid to pass near Earth on April 29

A huge asteroid classified as "potentially hazardous" by NASA will streak past our planet on April 29, accordoing to NASA's Asteroid Watch.Asteroid 52768, also known as 1998 OR2, is estimated by NASA to be between 1.8 to 4.1 kilometers wide.
Venus is at its brightest in April

Venus is at its brightest in April

Venus is currently at its brightest as the "evening star." The planet will reach its greatest brilliancy in the night sky this year on April 28.
Death toll from Canada mass shooting rises to 23: police

Death toll from Canada mass shooting rises to 23: police

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police say the death toll from the Nova Scotia mass shooting that occurred from Saturday to Sunday has risen to 19.
American black and brown minorities worst hit during coronavirus pandemic

American black and brown minorities worst hit during coronavirus pandemic

Minorities in the United States are being disproportionately affected by the spread of coronavirus due to economic disparities and lack of data collection.
NASA discovers 'most similar planet to Earth' ever found

NASA discovers 'most similar planet to Earth' ever found

A team of scientists has discovered an Earth-size exoplanet in the habitable or "Goldilocks" zone of its star while reviewing old data from the Kepler Space Telescope, according to a press release from NASA.
Uranus's ionized gas leak seen for the first time by Voyager 2 decades ago: NASA

Uranus's ionized gas leak seen for the first time by Voyager 2 decades ago: NASA

Writing in the Geophysical Research Letters, NASA says a review of Voyager 2's old data from 1986 showed that Uranus vented a giant blob of gas into space.
Researchers find longest animal ever recorded

Researchers find longest animal ever recorded

According to a press release from the Schmidt Ocean Institute, researchers found a new submarine creature off the coast of Australia while aboard the Falkor research ship.
China using health tracking mobile system to curtail the spread of coronavirus

China using health tracking mobile system to curtail the spread of coronavirus

Apps from Chinese tech giants Alibaba and Tencent will now host a new health code system that uses QR codes to indicate the health status of citizens, according to a report from CNN.
Taiwan to roll out social distancing app

Taiwan to roll out social distancing app

Taiwan is working on a social distancing app that people can download on a voluntary basis to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, a cabinet official said on April 11.
Singapore may have flattened the curve on coronavirus: report

Singapore may have flattened the curve on coronavirus: report

According to Singapore's The Strait Times, COVID-19 has an infection number between 2 and 3 globally, meaning each patient infects two or three more people.
Coronavirus has mutated into three variants

Coronavirus has mutated into three variants

Researchers from the University of Cambridge and Germany have used RNA analysis to identify three types of COVID-19 that evolved during the early stages of the pandemic. This study is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
New ozone hole found above the Arctic

New ozone hole found above the Arctic

Researchers have discovered an unusually large hole in the ozone layer above the Arctic. According to observations from the European Space Agency, a new ozone hole has been spotted above the Arctic.
New theory may explain how mystery space object Oumuamua came into being: astronomers

New theory may explain how mystery space object Oumuamua came into being: astronomers

A new study published in Nature suggests the tidal forces that formed Oumuamua may have caused its erratic behavior.
Coronavirus may attack the brain and nervous system

Coronavirus may attack the brain and nervous system

A study of COVID-19 patients in the Chinese city of Wuhan, from where the pandemic originated, found coronavirus could lead to serious neurological complications in perhaps as many as one third of all patients.
How the coronavirus came to Germany

How the coronavirus came to Germany

According to a report from Euractiv in collaboration with Reuters, Germany's Patient Zero was a Chinese woman working at the Shanghai branch of Webasto Group, a German car parts supplier.
Nearly 600 sailors on the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt test positive for COVID-19:

Nearly 600 sailors on the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt test positive for COVID-19:

OLDA total of 585 sailors on the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt tested positive for COVID-19, the Navy said in a statement dated April 12.
NASA concept would turn Moon crater into a giant telescope

NASA concept would turn Moon crater into a giant telescope

NASA is funding an early-stage concept to build a giant telescope in a crater on the far side of the moon through its NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program, the space agency announced on April 7.
NASA plans lunar base camp near Moon's South Pole

NASA plans lunar base camp near Moon's South Pole

NASA submitted its plans for a lunar base camp to the National Space Council in a 13-page report entitled "NASA's Plan for Sustained Lunar Exploration and Development" on April 2.
Explainer: How the coronavirus tricks its way into human cells

Explainer: How the coronavirus tricks its way into human cells

A new study sheds light on the fundamental architecture of the coronavirus that allows the pathogen to disguise itself and get into human cells.
Explainer: How bacteria give rain its unique scent

Explainer: How bacteria give rain its unique scent

New research may explain why rainfall on the soil creates a unique scent in the air.According to a study published in Nature, the smell of rain is caused by geosmin, a chemical secreted by a genus of soil-dwelling bacteria called streptomyces.
Boris Johnson spends second night in the intensive care unit

Boris Johnson spends second night in the intensive care unit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is spending his second night in the intensive care unit at St. Thomas' Hospital in London after being admitted to the hospital on Sunday.
COVID-19 coronavirus may be transmitted by breathing: report

COVID-19 coronavirus may be transmitted by breathing: report

A message to U.S. President Donald Trump's White House from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine found strong evidence in the existing scientific literature that the novel coronavirus may be spread through normal breathing.
Super Pink Moon will be the biggest full moon of 2020

Super Pink Moon will be the biggest full moon of 2020

According to NASA, the moon will reach its closest point to or planet in 2020 on April 7, getting as close as 356,907 kilometers from Earth. This phenomenon is popularly known as the Super Pink Moon.The full moon will appear on Tuesday night.