Daily Archives: June 21, 2020

TikTok Users, K-Pop Fans Credited With Swaying Trump Rally Attendance

  TikTok users and Korean pop music fans are being partly credited for inflating attendance expectations at a less-than-full arena at President Donald Trump’s first political rally in months, held in Tulsa on Saturday. Social media users on different platforms, including the popular video-sharing app TikTok, have claimed in posts and videos that they registered

Rare ‘Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse Crossed Skies of Africa, Asia

  NAIROBI – Many amateur astronomers in Africa and Asia had the chance to observe Sunday, for the summer solstice, a rare solar eclipse of the “ring of fire” type, despite the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus and sometimes unfavorable climatic conditions. This astronomical phenomenon, which occurs once or twice a year, started soon after

Experts Dismiss Talk of Second COVID Wave, Say First Still Ongoing

  While some health experts warn of what they call a second wave of COVID-19 this fall, others say the United States — and some other parts of the world — are not over the first wave. “When you have 20,000-plus infections per day, how can you talk about a second wave?” said Dr. Anthony

Heat Wave Shatters Record in Siberian Town

One of the coldest places on Earth on Saturday became one of the hottest places on Earth. A Russian heat wave sent the thermometer in the Siberian town of Verkhoyansk soaring to 38 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit). Meteorologists say that would be the highest temperature ever recorded north of the Arctic Circle. Verkhoyansk is about 10 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle. Temperatures in the town average 40 degrees below zero Celsius (-40 Fahrenheit) in winter, and it rarely