Elon Musk’s SpaceX was set to launch its first manned mission today, but weather postponed the launch for Saturday at 3:22 p.m. ET. NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will be aboard the capsule heading to the International Space Station. Read more at Space.com
UPDATE: A prototype of SpaceX’s reuseable “Starship” rocket blew up on the launch pad during a stress test on Friday. It appeared that a gas leak during the test led to an explosion during the live stream. SpaceX says it is unrelated to Saturday’s launch. See more at Gizmodo.com
Global warming computer prediction models are only as good as their input, and it appears they need more adjusting. A new study has found the ocean’s biological pump captures twice as much carbon as previously thought.
Measurements of carbon captured in the ocean should be taken where the ocean’s sunlit zone disappears, the study says. Previous models used 450 feet as a set reference depth, but the new study took into account the true variable depth between 100 and 550 feet.
How it works: Plankton die or are consumed in a daily cycle that moves carbon from the from the surface to the deep ocean. A “marine snowfall” occurs trapping most of the ocean’s carbon in deep waters where it is stored for hundreds to thousands of years.
Apparently inferring that people should vote based on skin color isn’t racist if you are a Democrat. Joe Biden told the “The Breakfast Club” morning show “if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, you ain’t black.” See the exchange at CNS News.
Since Biden brought it up: History Infographics questions why blacks would ever vote Democrat, considering the Democrats’ history.
See more toons from the talented Pat Cross at Pat Cross cartoons.
Dex Bahr at The American Thinker has a critique of the Trump presidency so far…
“It’s as if a brilliant light has been shone on those who place self-aggrandizement, partisanship, and globalism over the interests of the American people they have been elected to serve.”
More #Obamagate memes from @Will_of_Ockham on Twitter.
Professional identity-politics prognosticator and VP-contender Stacey Abrams was admonished in a 9,000 word Washington Post writeup and elaborate photo shoot. The meme-creators were relentless. See more at the Wayne Dupree Show site.
Abrams failed the to win the Georgia governor’s race in 2018 despite endorsements from Barack Hussein Obama and Oprah Winfrey, and even attended the 2019 Bilderburg conference!
A study at Cardiff University has examined the possible use of mouthwash in battling SARS-CoV-2. Researchers pointed to a number of studies including one in 2017 which found a 30-second solution of 34% ethanol prevented viral replication of a coronavirus.
However commercially available mouthwashes are 14-27% ethanol and there is lack of research on the impact of repeated mouthwash use on throat inflammation and tissue integrity.
Manufacturers do not claim mouthwash helps against coronavirus, and more research is needed. Editors note: More research unlikely unless Bill Gates is invested in a mouthwash company.
The World Health Organization currently recommends 60-70% alcohol based gels (at the time of the study) to damage the lipid envelope of the coronavirus on surfaces and hands, which is toxic if ingested.
Note the above is only information from the study and not considered health advice. Consult your doctor.