Here’s how to watch the full ‘wolf moon’ this week

January’s full moon, popularly known as the wolf moon, is almost upon us. Here’s “howl” to watch it shine brightly this Thursday (Jan. 28). The moon will be at its fullest for just an instant — on Thursday, that happens at 2:16 p.m. EST (19:16 UTC). But, as with every full moon cycle, the moon […]

Coronavirus origins will be investigated by WHO team arriving in China this week

A little over a year after the World Health Organization (WHO) was first alerted to a string of mysterious respiratory illnesses, experts from the agency are set to arrive in China on Thursday (Jan. 11) to investigate the origins of the novel coronavirus. The origins of the virus, which has now infected more than 90.3 […]

Pfizer is shipping millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses this week

Pfizer shipped frozen vials of its COVID-19 vaccine around the country today. (Pexels/) Shipments of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine went out around the country yesterday as death counts hurdle towards 300,000. This morning, healthcare workers started receiving the vaccine, in what the AP called in a tweet “the largest vaccination campaign in U.S. history.” This comes […]

New study shows every week of lockdown increases binge drinking

IMAGE: Wine poured into glass view more  Credit: Taylor & Francis: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00952990.2020.1832508 Harmful drinking among adults increases the longer they spend at home in lockdown, according to a study published in the peer-reviewed American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. The research, based on a survey of nearly 2,000 over-18s in the US, is the first […]

The Arecibo Observatory collapsed this week. What now?

Arecibo’s disk suffered damage in November, before the suspended receiver collapsed completely in December. (University of Central Florida/) On December 1, a crucial cable snapped at the iconic Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. After 57 years catching radio waves from around the cosmos, the 900-ton receiver fell through the air to the ground below, slashing […]

This week on Live Science forums: AMA on friendliness and evolution

This week, the Live Science forums welcome Vanessa Woods and Brian Hare to the community.  Their latest book, “Survival of the Friendliest,” focuses on questioning a fundamental assumption in the study of human evolution: What if the survival and progression of the human species is less reliant on fitness … and more on friendliness? Woods […]

A record number of kids got COVID-19 last week

Kids also need to wear masks (Pexels/) Follow all of PopSci’s COVID-19 coverage here, including tips on cleaning groceries, ways to tell if your symptoms are just allergies, and a tutorial on making your own mask. Back in April, around two percent of all confirmed COVID-19 cases were diagnosed in children. Kids now account for […]

Amazing images: The best science photos of the week

Each week at Live Science we find the most interesting and informative articles we can. Along the way, we uncover some amazing and cool images. Here you’ll discover the most incredible photos we found this week, and the remarkable stories behind them. A saucer in the sky (Image credit: Francisco Javier Negroni Rodriguez) A ghostly […]

US is a week away from ‘rapid acceleration’ of COVID-19 cases

The U.S. is bracing for a third wave of COVID-19 infections as it moves into the frigid winter months. The country is only about a week away from a “rapid acceleration” in COVID-19 cases, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration said on CNBC on Monday (Oct. 19).  Coronavirus cases have […]

Five states saw COVID-19 rates increase by 50 percent in a single week

A study found that samples of COVID-19 lived in controlled lab conditions for 28 days. (CDC/) While most states are reopening or have completely lifted restrictions on businesses, it’s not time to celebrate the end of the pandemic yet. Last week, the US saw the highest number of infections in a single day since the […]