SpaceX prototype SN10 of its Starship rocket exploded after a successful take off and landing. The rocket spent 30 seconds in the air before landing. The rocket stood for 10 minutes before it burst into pieces.
FBI Director, Christopher Wray, shared his insights on the riot at the Capitol on January 6. Wray said the FBI apparently visited some extremists and attempted to dissuade them from coming to Washington.
Researchers in New Zealand discovered three new shark species that glow in the dark. Do not fear because these sharks swim in what scientists call the “twilight zone” which is as deep as 200 and 1000 metres. And humans are not on their list of prey.
Israel passed a law allowing the government to share the identities of people who are not vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Passing the law, officials asked, “Is privacy more important than life itself?”
The US carried out airstrikes on Iranian-backed militia in Syria, killing at least one fighter and wounding several others. According to officials, this was a response from President Biden’s administration to show that it will act tough.
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Toronto’s Phase One vaccination plan includes the vulnerable, including seniors and first responders
In a Phase 1 vaccination plan, Toronto will be vaccinating the homeless population, which faces the highest risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus in the shelter system. The vaccines, however, are still undergoing trial across the world.
“We lost power on Wednesday at 9 am, and it was restored on Friday. No one knew about the severity of the storm. Monday and Tuesday we saw freezing rain and snow, the temperatures were negative 12 degrees Celsius,” said Auzana Kasnavia
Fires broke out across the storm-battered state, claiming many lives and destroying properties
One third of the world’s fresh water fish population is in catastrophic decline, and in danger of extinction. The situation is threatening the health, food security and livelihood of millions of people around the world. Eighty freshwater species have been declared extinct with sixteen species going extinct in 2020.