Discover unique summer camp adventures in St. Charles County Parks

Jessica Wong

Make this summer the best one yet! Children ages 6–17 can discover new and exciting summer camp adventures with the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department. Whether it’s a day-long adventure or week-long camp for exploring nature, fishing, history, sports, or arts and crafts, these unique summer programs are designed to build confidence and unlock curiosity and creativity.

Children and teens can stay active, create memories, build new friendships, and have fun from June through August in a safe and supervised park environment. Parks staff will wear masks inside facilities and have masks available for campers; Centers for Disease

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Scientists Discover ‘Space Hurricane’ High Above The Earth

Jessica Wong

Scientists have identified a “space hurricane” ― an approximately 620-mile-wide whirling mass of plasma in the upper atmosphere above the magnetic North Pole. 

The hurricane occurred in August 2014, but scientists didn’t know it had happened until more recently, when an international team of researchers noticed the phenomenon while studying satellite observations from that time period. The discovery, the first of its kind, was published last month in the journal Nature Communications.

“Until now, it was uncertain that space plasma hurricanes even existed, so to prove this with such a striking observation is incredible,” Mike Lockwood, a space scientist

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Scientists Discover Mutation of U.K. Coronavirus Strain in Oregon | Health News

Jessica Wong

Scientists in Oregon have discovered a mutated version of the highly transmissible variant of COVID-19 first discovered in Britain.

Researchers have identified just one case of the variant in Oregon, but genetic analysis suggests it was contracted from the community and did not originate in the patient. They also warned that this variant has a mutation that may make it less susceptible to vaccines.

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The U.K. variant of the coronavirus was first detected in September and has been spreading rapidly across the U.S., currently accounting for at least 2,500 cases in 46 states, according to The

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IBM launches AI platform to discover new materials

Jessica Wong

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IBM today announced the launch of the Molecule Generation Experience (MolGX), a cloud-based, AI-driven molecular design platform that automatically invents new molecular structures. MolGX, a part of IBM’s overarching strategy that aims to accelerate the discovery of new materials by 10 to 100 times, uncovers materials from the property targets of a given product.

The chemical sciences have made strides in the discovery of novel and useful materials over the past decades. For example, in the area of polymers, the recent development of thermoplastics has

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Scientists discover ‘prehistoric killing machine’

Jessica Wong

A recently discoverd beast that roamed the Earth long before dinosaurs were around – about 30 million years before, to be exact – has been found to be an extremely fast predator.

The big-jawed Anteosaurus was originally thought to be on the slower side due to its size, with some researchers assuming that the creature may have lived in water to account for its weight, CNET reports.

However, recent studies show that the Anteosaurus was actually likely a very fast predator and has been described by the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in South Africa as “a ferocious hunter-killer.”

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