The US isn't in a second wave of coronavirus – the first wave never ended

The recent spike in new coronavirus cases in the US is not due to a second wave, but simply the virus moving into new populations or surging in places that opened up too soon.

Melissa Hawkins, Professor of Public Health, Director of Public Health Scholars Program, American University • conversation
June 30, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus pandemic transmission sars-cov-2 new-york 1918-flu-pandemic florida texas second-wave eradication

Genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in Florida and Texas beginning this summer – silver bullet or jumping the gun?

Release of GM mosquitoes in Florida is imminent. But a multidisciplinary team of scientists believe that more studies are needed first. They encourage a publicly accessible registry for GM organisms.

Natalie Kofler, Levenick Resident Scholar in Sustainability, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign • conversation
June 3, 2020 ~9 min

Tags:  brazil  zika  malaysia  risk-assessment  florida  mosquitoes  dengue  population-control  aedes-aegypti  oxitec  mosquito-control  gm-mosquitoes

Nasa SpaceX launch: Who are the astronauts?

BBC News profiles the space travellers who will launch in SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule on Wednesday.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
May 24, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: space nasa astronauts united-states space-exploration international-space-station spacex elon-musk commercial-space-travel houston florida

Nasa SpaceX launch: 10 questions about the mission

BBC News answers questions about the first orbital launch of astronauts from US soil in nine years.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
May 23, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: nasa united-states space-exploration spacex elon-musk commercial-space-travel florida

Florida python: Massive pregnant snake caught using new approach

Big Cypress national park finds a 17ft snake weighing 140lb and carrying 73 developing eggs.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
April 8, 2019 ~1 min

Tags: snakes florida

Amazon founder signals space intent - BBC News

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has put forward plans to build and launch rockets from Florida's "Space Coast".

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Sept. 15, 2015 ~3 min

Tags:  amazon  space-exploration  aerospace  florida

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