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Asteroid coming exceedingly close to Earth, but will miss
"NASA insists an asteroid passing close to the earth tonight will be a near miss. A newly discovered asteroid the size of a delivery truck known as 2023 BU will zoom 2200 miles that's 3600 kilometers above the southern tip of South America just before 7 30 p.m. eastern. That's closer than a typical communications satellite. Engineers with the jet propulsion laboratory who helped develop NASA's impact hazard assessment system quickly ruled out an earth strike, but say this is one of the closest approaches by a known near earth object ever recorded. Scientists say, even if the space rock did come a lot closer, most of it would burn up with bigger pieces possibly falling as meteorites, earth's gravity is expected to drastically alter the space rock's orbit as it zips by, changing its year around the sun from 359 to 425 days. I am Jennifer King
Scientists say an asteroid about the size of a delivery truck is headed toward us
"Duck, if you see an asteroid, the size of a delivery truck overhead. NASA says it expects the 2023 BU to fly by earth tonight, not to worry. It will be 2200 miles away over the southern tip of South America. But that's still one of the closest approaches ever recorded. This is CBS News. Nobody should have to pay for one size fits all insurance coverage, liberty mutual customizes your car and home insurance, so you only pay for what you need. Liberty Mutual Insurance. It's 5 O three on Thursday, January 26th, where 38°, sunny and windy today highs around 50.
Earth's inner core may have started spinning the other way, study says
"A new study suggests the earth's inner core may have started spinning in the other direction. Terrific. A box in the late 3100 miles below the earth's surface, our planet's inner core can spend independently because it floats in the liquid metal outer core. Researchers in China analyzed seismic waves from repeating earthquakes over the last 6 decades. China, Josh. And said they discovered that the intercourse rotation quote came to a near halt around 2009, then turned in an opposite direction. What the hell would cause this? They believe the inner core rotates relative to the earth's surface back and forth like a swing, one cycle of the swing is about 7 decades, meaning it changes direction roughly every 35 years. What is happening in there? I don't know, but it's pretty wild.
Guinea worm eradication effort enters ‘most difficult’ phase
"The Carter center says only 13 human cases of Guinea worm disease were reported worldwide last year. In 1986, Guinea worm infected 3.5 million people. There's a lot of discussion about how the last mile of an eradication program is the most difficult. People who drink unclean water can ingest parasites that can grow as long as three feet. The warm incubates for up to a year before painfully emerging, many times through the feet or other sensitive parts of the body. Adam Weiss, with the Carter center, tells the AP they are close to the end of Guinea worm, but not close enough. It is going to be a very long and arduous last mile. Part of the eradication work is training people to filter and drink clean water. Also, those who have had it are telling their stories. They're generally is kind of a fear of how bad it is to get Guinea worms. Weiss says Guinea worm is poised to be the second human disease to be eradicated after smallpox. I'm Ed Donahue
Doctor who molested patients convicted of sex trafficking
"A gynecologist who molested some of his patients during a decades long career has been convicted of federal sex trafficking charges. It took him Manhattan federal court jury less than a day to return its verdict against Robert haddon after 9 former patients testified about how the gynecologist they once trusted attacked them sexually when they were most vulnerable, had lawyers admitted their 64 year old client had sexually abused patients, but they said his guilty plea to charges in state court 7 years ago put those crimes behind him, prosecutors said federal charges were appropriate because had an enticed women to cross state lines so he could attack them, among those who went public with abuse charges were Evelyn Yang, the wife of former presidential candidate Andrew Yang. Julie Walker, New York
US proposes once-a-year COVID shots for most Americans
"Health officials want to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like the annual flu shot. The FDA is looking at a simplified approach for future coronavirus vaccination efforts, allowing most adults and children to get it once a year shot to protect against the mutating virus. One good reason, while more than 80% of the U.S. population has had at least one vaccine dose, only 16% of those eligible have gotten the latest boosters. The FDA will ask its panel of outside vaccine experts to weigh in at a meeting later this week. I'm Shelley Adler
China celebrates Lunar New Year amid COVID surge
"Western Allies discussions as the one year anniversary of the Russian invasion is approaching. The lunar new year is being celebrated across many Asian countries this week. In China, it's the most festive time of the year, especially this year after nearly all COVID restrictions were removed for the first time since 2020. In his new year video address, president Xi Jinping admitted that China's COVID surge had been fierce and fast.
A 'Kinder' Option? An Oral Covid Vaccine That People Can Drink Is In The Works
", so I think what she's saying is people who have been given the vaccine are now transmitting the vaccine. The vaccine to other people to kill them. Well, from what I understand, if they're both anti vaxxers, what she was saying is that one person in Wuhan, China was injected and infected about shedding vaccine. No, she's talking about vaccine shadows. I didn't get that problem from the other. She's talking about vaccine shedding. She's saying that people are shedding the vaccine. And that's how diamond got the vaccine that killed her. To kill her. As opposed to the COVID that did kill her. COVID killed her. Yes. So even though they're not saying it, she ran about said it there. You know, sorry, just because Sue was talking about death cult. I felt like we had to go there. Yeah. Because this is the logic that they're using these days. It is bananas. I don't understand. These people spend way too much time in rabbit holes on the Internet. Yeah, they have way too much time on their hands instead of going out and being with real people in the real world. And for her to invoke the science says this is how it works. That's not how it's not science. There's been no
Military probing whether cancers linked to nuclear silo work
"The U.S. Military is looking into cancer found among multiple crew members at a nuclear missile base. In slides from a briefing obtained by The Associated Press, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Space Force says 9 officers assigned over the years to maelstrom Air Force Base in Montana, all developed a type of blood cancer, non Hodgkin's lymphoma, and one of the officers has died. The base is home to a field of silos for minuteman three intercontinental ballistic missiles, and the miscellaneous worked deep underground in a reinforced bunker. More than 450 former missileers are serving as Space Force officers, including at least four of the 9 identified. The slides say there are indications the disease may be linked to their service, and that the disproportionate number presenting with cancer specifically lymphoma was concerning. In a statement to the AP and air force spokeswoman says senior leaders are aware of the concerns and medical professionals are gathering data to learn more. I'm Jennifer King
New pill treats diabetic cats without daily insulin shots
"A new bill aims to make it easier to treat diabetic cats without twice daily insulin shots. Beck's a cat is the first oral treatment for feline diabetes approved by the FDA and is expected to be available in the U.S. within the next several weeks, similar drugs have been approved for people for about a decade. The new one's daily pill can't be used in diabetic cats that have already received insulin, while many cat owners successfully treat their pets with insulin shops, others struggle, research shows the difficulties lead to one in ten pet owners euthanizing their animals because of the difficulties of treatment. I'm Julie Walker