The world’s largest digital camera could unlock mysteries of the universe

Rubin, who died in 2016, once mentored fellow aspiring female astronomers and advocated for women in science. It’s fitting that the first national US observatory named for a female astronomer is in her honor. Rubin, considered to be one of the most influential female astronomers, provided some of the first evidence that dark matter — […]

Coronavirus: Oxford University vaccine trial paused after participant falls ill

Last week it also emerged that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had urged states to consider waiving certain requirements in order to be ready to distribute a potential vaccine by 1 November – two days before the 3 November presidential election.

British University Scandal After Students Joke About ‘Posh Lads’ Competing ‘on Fucking the Poorest Girl’

Messages in the group chat began with statements including “First rule about boys club… You don’t talk about boys club,” to which other boys add “Who tf leaks a lads chat fr,” and, “I’m not a snitch so I’m not about to rat you out from the other group convo.” Another notes: “But keep out […]

Hubble images reveal new aspect of mysterious dark matter in the universe

“Galaxy clusters are ideal laboratories to understand if computer simulations of the universe reliably reproduce what we can infer about dark matter and its interplay with luminous matter,” said Massimo Meneghetti, lead study author and adjunct professor at the National Institute for Astrophysics — Observatory of Astrophysics and Space Science of Bologna in Italy, in […]

Outdoor classes in Dutch university avoid coronavirus ‘digital misery’

“Today it was a little bit cold to be outside. But if you come prepared for that and just bring an extra sweater. For the next time, I´ll be better prepared. But it was really doable,” said Anje Boswijk.

Google Donates $1 Million To Carnegie Mellon University’s COVID-19 Forecasting Project

“Google’s support has been, and will continue to be, absolutely vital to our COVID-19 response,” said Ryan Tibshirani, who co-leads the Delphi group with Roni Rosenfeld. “We are indebted to Google for this support. This is the silver lining of this pandemic: You find out just how many people and organizations, such as Google, are […]

U.S. Has Officially Withdrawn From the World Health Organization

Menendez, a Democrat, is a ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. In a tweet posted Tuesday afternoon, he said the Trump administration informed Congress of its decision to pull out of the global public health agency weeks after publicly criticizing its handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Global coronavirus report: WHO sees record daily rise in cases around world

US president Donald Trump held a Nevada campaign rally at an indoor venue on Sunday, despite public health professionals’ warnings against large indoor gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic. People in the crowd were seated close together and many did not wear masks.Israel will enter a three-week nationwide lockdown starting on Friday after a second-wave surge […]

Covid vaccine: ‘8,000 jumbo jets needed’ to deliver doses around world

The International Air Transport Association warned of severe capacity constraints that could hamper efforts to get a vaccine out quickly around the globe. While drugmakers are racing to develop a vaccine and get it approved by regulators, the international aviation group is working with airlines, airports, health bodies and pharmaceutical firms to draft an airlift […]

Tokyo fears losing a part of its soul as world’s biggest fish market moves

“Tourists come here to eat and take in the traditional atmosphere, and I don’t think that’s going to change,” said Sannohe, whose store has been selling dried seafood at Tsukiji for 40 years. “But we’re going into uncharted territory, as the market has been in the same place for such a long time. I and […]