Working poor bear the brunt of India’s heatwave

NOIDA, India, May 16 (Reuters) – For construction worker Yogendra Tundre, life on a construction site on the outskirts of India’s capital New Delhi is hard enough. This year, the record temperatures make it unbearable. As India grapples with an unprecedented heat wave, the vast majority of the country’s working poor, who typically work outdoors, … Read more

Symptoms persist for two years for some; inflammatory protein models may provide long COVID clues

A medical worker prepares a syringe with a dose of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine during a visit by US Vice President Kamala Harris to a vaccination center in Chinatown, Chicago, Illinois, States United States, April 6, 2021. Picture taken April 6, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Barria Join now for FREE unlimited access to … Read more

Crypto meltdown deepens as stablecoin Tether drops below dollar peg

HONG KONG/LONDON, May 12 (Reuters) – The meltdown in TerraUSD, one of the world’s largest stablecoins, sent shockwaves through cryptocurrency markets on Thursday, pushing another stablecoin Tether below its dollar peg and sending bitcoin to 16-month lows. Cryptocurrencies have been swept up in a sell-off across higher risk assets, which has picked up steam this … Read more

Boeing clashes with key supplier ahead of Starliner spacecraft launch

WASHINGTON, May 11 (Reuters) – Boeing Co. (TO PROHIBIT) rivals Aerojet Rocketdyne (AJRD.N)a key supplier to its Starliner spacecraft as the US aerospace giant races to test launch the uncrewed astronaut capsule and repair its reputation in the space sector, people familiar with the matter said. The CST-100 Starliner is scheduled to launch May 19 … Read more

Abandoning zero-COVID policy in China without safeguards puts 1.5 million lives at risk – study

A delivery man standing on a scooter looks over barriers in a closed residential area during the lockdown, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Shanghai, China May 9, 2022. REUTERS/Aly song Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Safeguards include strengthening vaccinations, access to health care “Zero-COVID” stance key to defeating virus … Read more

Black hole hunters look at the center of the Milky Way galaxy

WASHINGTON, May 10 (Reuters) – Residing at the center of our spiral-shaped galaxy, the Milky Way, is a beast – a supermassive black hole possessing 4 million times the mass of our sun and consuming all material, including the gas, dust and stars wandering in its immense gravitational pull. Scientists used the Event Horizon Telescope … Read more

Google faces internal battle over AI research to speed up chip design

The Google app logo is seen on a smartphone in this illustration taken September 15, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register OAKLAND, Calif., May 2 (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google said on Monday it had recently fired a senior engineering manager after colleagues, whose landmark research on artificial … Read more

Catch a falling rocket with a helicopter? Yes, that’s the plan

WASHINGTON, April 28 (Reuters) – Small rocket builder Rocket Lab USA Inc (RKLB.O) gears up for a mission that seems more appropriate for a big-budget action movie: catch a falling four-stage rocket booster with a helicopter. The Long Beach, Calif.-based company is trying to cut the cost of spaceflight by reusing its rockets, a trend … Read more

Launch into space? Not so fast. Insurers balk at new coverage

September 1 (Reuters) – An ever-growing amount of space debris threatens satellites hovering around Earth, making insurers reluctant to offer cover to devices that transmit text, maps, video and scientific data , said industry sources. Thousands of new satellites are being launched into areas where orbital trash has been piling up since the first space … Read more

First fully private astronaut team aboard space station undocks for return flight

April 24 (Reuters) – The first fully private team of astronauts to fly aboard the International Space Station (ISS) left the orbiting outpost on Sunday to begin a descent to Earth, capping a science mission from two weeks hailed as a milestone in commercial spaceflight. A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying Houston-based start-up Axiom Space’s … Read more