Author: Purbita Saha

Lunar phases come and go, but the one passing through Earth’s shadow this weekend will take its time in the limelight. From Sunday evening to early Monday, our pearly satellite will lapse into a total lunar eclipse, as well as its “super flower blood moon” phase. The first hints of darkness will appear on its surface around 10 p.m. Eastern on May 15. The totality part, when the moon is completely overshadowed, will last from about 11:30 p.m. Eastern on May 15 to 1 a.m. Eastern on May 16. Total lunar eclipses, which happen when the sun, Earth, and moon…

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Almost two years and two months after the World Health Organization (WHO) called COVID a pandemic, the US officially passed the 1 million death toll for the virus. It is now well beyond any other mass-mortality event in American history, including the 1918 flu pandemic. “Today, we mark a tragic milestone: one million American lives lost to COVID-19. One million empty chairs around the dinner table. Each an irreplaceable loss,” President Joe Biden shared in a statement early this morning. In respect, he ordered all American flags on public grounds across states and territories, along with those at embassies overseas,…

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On April 15, 2015, the World Health Organization posted an emergency disease alert. However, it was not solely about the COVID epidemic. The United Nations medical arm has received over 70 reports of acute Hepatitis in the UK and Spain within the last two weeks. Acute hepatitis is a condition that affects millions of people worldwide each year. These cases alarm WHO officials as they are in children aged between 1 and 13 years. These young patients had similar symptoms including jaundice and vomiting. Sixteen patients had complete liver failure, and they all needed to have an organ transplant. The…

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