Category Archives: CNN – World

The rest of the world is far from ‘normal’

As rich nations prepare for a return to some sort of post-pandemic normalcy, aided by high vaccination rates, many poorer countries are struggling with explosive case numbers and rising Covid-19 deaths amid a dearth of shots. Brazil, which has only fully vaccinated around 10% of its population, recorded more than 95,000 new Covid-19 infections on Wednesday, the second-highest…MORE

SpaceX launches baby squid and water bears

SpaceX launches baby squid and water bears

Astronauts on the International Space Station are about to get a special delivery. SpaceX launched its 22nd cargo resupply mission to the space station on Thursday at 1:29 p.m. ET. The spacecraft is carrying more than 7,300 pounds of supplies, scientific research experiments and technology demonstrations. The vehicle will dock at the space station on…MORE

US and allies send message to Russia with NATO state flyover

US and allies send message to Russia with NATO state flyover

As the B-52 Stratofortress approaches from below, the adornments of its cockpit reflect the importance of the day. Next to a Benny the Bull stuffed animal — the Chicago Bulls mascot — lies a Star-Spangled Banner, covering the dashboard from one side to the other. It’s Memorial Day in the United States, one of the…MORE

Vatican revises Church law on sexual abuse and other issues

Vatican revises Church law on sexual abuse and other issues

Pope Francis on Tuesday issued the most extensive revision to Catholic Church law in four decades, insisting that bishops take action against clerics who abuse minors and vulnerable adults, commit fraud or attempt to ordain women. The revision, which has been in the works since 2009, involves all of section six of the Church’s Code…MORE

Space junk hit the International Space Station, damaging a robotic arm

Space junk hit the International Space Station, damaging a robotic arm

A robotic arm located outside of the International Space Station has been hit by orbital debris, but it’s still functioning. The impact to Canadarm2, first noticed by NASA and the Canadian Space Agency during a routine inspection on May 12, punched a hole in the arm boom and its thermal blanket. “Despite the impact, results…MORE

The stigma of variant names

Coronavirus variants will now be referred to by letters of the Greek alphabet instead of where they were first discovered, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday, in a bid to prevent the stigmatization of entire communities. For example, instead of the “UK variant” (B.1.1.7), the WHO will now say “Alpha;” the “South African variant”…MORE

Curiosity rover spies colorful iridescent clouds on Mars

Curiosity rover spies colorful iridescent clouds on Mars

The Curiosity rover has witnessed a colorful marvel on Mars: Shining clouds. Color is rare in this frozen desert, apart from the predominant red. But in the skies above Curiosity, the clouds appear to almost sparkle with color. Unlike Earth, Mars doesn’t have many overcast, cloudy days. The red planet has a thin, dry atmosphere,…MORE

This ‘wandering meatloaf’ chiton has a rare mineral in its teeth

This ‘wandering meatloaf’ chiton has a rare mineral in its teeth

A rare iron mineral has been discovered in the teeth of a living organism for the first time — one that bears the pet name “wandering meatloaf.” While it sounds like a tour update for the musician Meat Loaf, this research concerns a large mollusk called a chiton (not a “bat out of hell”). The…MORE

Covid-19 medical bills have left many in debt

Covid-19 medical bills have left many in debt

A battle with Covid-19 left Irena Schulz with pain in her ears and hearing loss. It also saddled the retired Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s researcher with nearly $10,000 of credit card debt from medical bills. As the pandemic begins to recede in the United States, its financial toll on Americans such as Schulz is beginning to…MORE

New NASA photo shows our galaxy’s ‘violent energy’

New NASA photo shows our galaxy’s ‘violent energy’

NASA has released an image detailing the never-before-seen “violent energy” at the center of our galaxy, created after two decades of research. The stunning panorama was compiled using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the MeerKAT radio telescope in South Africa. Images also documented an X-ray thread known as G0.17-0.41 that researchers say suggests…MORE

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