Thursday, December 3, 2020

Andrew Bernitt

20 Published Articles

The Mandalorian Chapter 13: The Return of The Fan Favorite and Baby Yoda Gets a Name

Baby Yoda, AKA The Child, AKA The Cutest Thing, this side of the galaxy finally has a name! That revelation was among many that...

Solar propulsion systems might be the key to interstellar travel

Inside of an unassuming recycled shipping container in Maryland might sit the very future of interstellar travel. Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics...

Peru Interim President resigns as political protests turn deadly

LIMA, Peru—As the United States grapples with the aftermath of the recent presidential election and President Trump’s legal battle and refusal to concede, Peru...

The Hangover IV: Ready for COVID-19 Vaccine? Testing volunteers say not so fast

Pfizer announced on Monday that they had a COVID-19 vaccine with a 90 percent success rate. Unfortunately for some trial testing volunteers, the side-effects...

OSIRIS-REx successfully collects samples from Asteroid Bennu

The little satellite that could: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx is even more successful than the space agency anticipated. When we last left REx, he was 200 million...

Need some extra cash? Charter a ship to an asteroid worth a cool $10,000 Quadrillion

Looking for some extra cash during the pandemic?  All you have to do is go for a 230 million mile jaunt to the asteroid belt...

Lockdown Lifted: After over 3 months of lockdown, Melbourne, Australia opens up

MELBOURNE, Australia—In a rare bit of good news during this pandemic, one city has finally seen success in their fight against Covid.  After 111-days, the...

“I’ll be Back”: Arnold Schwarzenegger has heart surgery

CLEVELAND, Ohio—Alluding to his famous catchphrase from his blockbuster “Terminator” franchise, Arnold Schwarzenegger proclaimed, “It’s true, I’m back!” after having surgery to install a...

The REx has landed: NASA spacecraft makes landing on asteroid Bennu

It wasn’t quite the moon landing, but this touchdown was historic for NASA. NASA made space history when its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully touched down...

Don’t call it a comeback: Iceland preps for the return of tourism

REYKJAVIK, Iceland—The travel industry was upended last spring by the Novel Coronavirus. Travelers near and far fretted over suddenly canceled trips to Greece, beach...

Show Stopper! Broadway shut down until summer 2021

NEW YORK, N.Y.—There will be no curtain calls. No bows. No roses thrown on stage. Broadway theaters will stay closed indefinitely until Summer 2021.  The...

Cineworld closes cinemas: Regal Cinema’s parent company closes all theaters in the U.S. and Britain

LONDON, England—Christopher Nolan's Tenet, a time-traveling spy thriller, was released in late August hoping to turn back time to when theaters were packed with patrons...

The Castle Breached: President Trump tests positive for COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Just days after his fiery debate with democratic presidential challenger Senator Joe Biden, the president has tested positive for a disease that has...

Tattooed teacher terrifies tiny tike, taken out of teaching

PARIS, France—A local kindergarten teacher was removed from the classroom after complaints over his body tattoos from a parent pressured the administration to act.  35-year...

Ratman: Rat superhero sniffs out landmines and saves lives

CAMBODIA—He’s not the hero Cambodia deserves, but he is the hero they need. Magawa, an African giant pouched rat, has been given a gold medal...

2nd Coming? Not so fast: Man claiming to be the reincarnation of Jesus arrested in Russia

MOSCOW, Russia: 59-year-old Sergei Torop, who is known to his followers as Vissarion, was arrested and faced charges of organizing an illegal religion and...

COVID-20? Fears rise as COVID-19 cases spike across Europe

LONDON, England: New COVID-19 cases have essentially doubled to 6,000 a day, as the UK—and Europe as a whole—grapples with a sharp increase of...

Planned failure of test launch is a success for space startup Astra

ALASKA—For the small Alameda-based space launch company Astra, the failure of its 1st orbital test launch was seen as a rousing success.  At 7:19 p.m....

Beirut Burns: Massive fires break out on site of August explosion

BEIRUT, Lebanon—A month after the devastating ammonium nitrate blast that killed over 200 people, left around 6,500 injured, and as many as 300,000 people...

DOH!-Kovic: Novak Djokovic disqualified from US Open after striking line judge with a tennis ball

NEW YORK: #1 seed Novak Djokovic was disqualified from his fourth-round match at the US Open after accidentally striking a line judge in anger...