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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Successfully Stows Sample of Asteroid Bennu

Advertisements     NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has successfully stowed the spacecraft’s Sample Return Capsule (SRC) and its abundant sample of asteroid Bennu. On Wednesday, Oct. 28, the mission team sent commands to the spacecraft, instructing it to close the capsule – marking the end of one of the most challenging phases of…

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FDA Approves Lotion for Nonprescription Use to Treat Head Lice

Advertisements Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a lotion to treat head lice for nonprescription, or over-the-counter (OTC), use through a process called a prescription (Rx)-to-OTC switch. The FDA initially approved Sklice (ivermectin) lotion, 0.5% for the treatment of head lice infestation in patients 6 months of age and older as a prescription drug in February 2012. “The…

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Collects Significant Amount of Asteroid

Advertisements   Two days after touching down on asteroid Bennu, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission team received on Thursday, Oct. 22, images that confirm the spacecraft has collected more than enough material to meet one of its main mission requirements – acquiring at least 2 ounces (60 grams) of the asteroid’s surface material. The spacecraft captured images of the sample collector head as it…

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Betelgeuse, Supergiant star, smaller, closer than first thought (video)

Advertisements     It will probably be another 100,000 years until the giant red star Betelgeuse dies in a fiery explosion, according to a new study by an international team of researchers. This is based on a study from The Australian National University (ANU), led by Dr Meridith Joyce. The research not only gives Betelgeuse a new lease on life, but shows it is both smaller and closer to…

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Comedy Short Wichita Sheds Lights on Modern Marriage and Betrayal (video)

Advertisements (Los Angeles, CA) – October 25, 2020. Comedy short film Wichita continues its festival tour at the Austin Film Festival, Hollyshorts, Festival du Cinéma International Rouyn-Noranda and many more. Moreover, Wichitawas recently awarded the honorable mention at the LA FEMME Film Festival in Los Angeles. Wichita (Trailer): https://vimeo.com/400344886   The five- minute heart-racing mini comedic thriller by creative duo Sergine Dumais (director)…

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SpaceX WATCH LIVE: STARLINK MISSION

Advertisements SpaceX is targeting Thursday, October 22 at 12:14 p.m. EDT, 16:14 UTC, for its fifteenth Starlink mission, which will launch 60 Starlink satellites to orbit. Falcon 9 will lift off from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. There is a backup opportunity available on Friday, October 23 at 11:53 a.m. EDT, 15:53 UTC. Falcon…

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Earth’s Hottest September on Record

Advertisements     The September 2020 globally averaged temperature departure from average over land and ocean surfaces was the highest for that month in the 141-year NOAA global temperature dataset record, which dates back to 1880. In simpler terms, scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), are saying that unprecedented heat around the world vaulted the ninth month…

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NASA Selects Intuitive Machines to Land Water-Measuring Payload on the Moon

Advertisements NASA has awarded Intuitive Machines of Houston approximately $47 million to deliver a drill combined with a mass spectrometer to the Moon by December 2022 under the agency’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative. The delivery of the Polar Resources Ice Mining Experiment known as PRIME-1 will help NASA search for ice at the Moon’s South Pole and, for the…

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MoJo Signs Director Patricia Chica As She Completes Filming On ‘Montréal Girls’

Advertisements   MoJo Global Arts, the company founded by Morris Ruskin, Jordan Walker-Pearlman and Joseph Mellicker, has signed Canadian/El Salvadorian filmmaker Patricia Chica as production in Montreal resumes. (Los Angeles, CA) – October 20, 2020. Award-winning director Patricia Chicajust wrapped  filming on Montréal Girls, a dramatic feature developed with her writing partner Kamal John Iskander and Canadian production company Objectif 9….

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Aunt Jemima, Not Just Pancakes!

Advertisements Aunt Jemima is a brand of pancake mix, syrup, and other breakfast foods. The Aunt Jemima pancake mix was advertised in 1889 as the first ready-mix. Aunt Jemima is based on the common enslaved “Mammy” archetype, a plump Black woman wearing a headscarf who is a devoted and submissive servant. Her skin is dark and dewy, with a pearly white smile. Although depictions…

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