Astronomer Working With Webb Said the new Images “Almost Brought him to Tears.” We’ll see Them on July 12th

Jan 7, 2023

The scientific and astronomical community are eagerly waiting for Tuesday, July 12th, to come around. On this day, the first images taken by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be released! According to a previous statement by the agency, these images will include the deepest views of the Universe ever taken and spectra obtained from an exoplanet atmosphere. In another statement issued yesterday, the images were so beautiful that they almost brought Thomas Zarbuchen – Associate ...read more

10 best networking sites for tech professionals

Jan 7, 2023

10'000 Hours/DigitalVision/Getty Images Professional networking sites give you access to knowledge and resources while simultaneously building connections in the world of tech.  LinkedIn, perhaps the best-known networking site, is just one of many platforms that can help you grow your career. Exploring different networking sites can expand your employment horizon and unite you with like-minded professionals. The benefits of involvement on a professional networking site are many, ...read more

'One of the scariest crashes I've ever seen'

Jan 7, 2023

Danger is ever-present in motor racing, with some drivers paying the ultimate price. Triple world champion Jackie Stewart once estimated he lost 57 friends in an 11-year period to racing accidents, while 1976 world champion James Hunt had his own take on the hazards of the sport. "I have no doubt that 90 per cent of the people who come to motor racing do so secretly hoping to see a spectacular crash," he said. "That is entirely their privilege. Equally it is my privilege to make a great de ...read more

31 bodies, some decomposing, found at Indiana funeral home

Jan 7, 2023

Home 31 bodies, some decomposing, found at Indiana funeral home JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Police are investigating after more than 30 bodies, some decomposing, were found inside a southern Indiana funeral home. Police in the Louisville suburb of Jeffersonville responded to Lankford Funeral Home and Family Center on Friday evening and found 31 bodies, including some “in the advanced stages of decomposition,” Maj. Isaac Parker said. He said the county ...read more

PiggyVest Acquires Abeg

Jan 7, 2023

Abeg, the official sponsor of the last edition of Big Brother Naija, which used to be a payment app, has changed its name to PocketApp to emphasize its transition from a payment app to a social commerce platform. This happened just after it was acquired (very secretly) by its older and wealthier industry peer – Piggytech, the parent company of PiggyVest. Simultaneously, The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has granted approval in principle (AIP) for Abeg, a Piggytech Global Limited subsidiary, t ...read more

A Chinese orbiter has mapped the entire surface of Mars

Jan 7, 2023

The Chinese Tianwen-1 orbiter has completed imaging the entire surface of Mars, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced this week. The orbiter, which traveled to Mars along with the rover Zhurong, arrived at Mars in February 2021 and has been collecting images of the planet’s surface as part of a global survey. During its time on the red planet, the Tianwen-1 orbiter made 1,344 passes around the planet and made observations with scientific instruments including cameras, magne ...read more

How the operas place Puccini in a contemporary context

Jan 7, 2023

LONDON — Draped in a crisp white kimono and translucent veil, Madama Butterfly kneels beside an American officer as they wed in a religious ceremony. The priest celebrates their nuptials under the eyes of guests dressed in traditional Japanese robes.At first glance, there is nothing obviously different in the royal operathe revival of his 2002 production of Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly”. Yet it is the result of a year of consultations with academics, practitioners and profes ...read more

Ricky Martin’s camp denies restraining order allegations

Jan 7, 2023

Home Ricky Martin’s camp denies restraining order allegations SAN JUAN – Representatives for Ricky Martin have denied allegations that led to a restraining order against the Puerto Rican superstar, who has not been charged with any crime. Police said Saturday that a judge had issued the order against Martin, but authorities trying to serve the order were unable to find the superstar in the Puerto Rican town of Dorado where he lives. The order was filed ...read more

Dinosaurs definitely lived through freezing winters

Jan 7, 2023

The classic image of gigantic dinosaurs living in a hot and steamy prehistoric jungle isn’t wrong — but it is incomplete. Paleontologists digging in China have found dinosaur tracks alongside evidence of ancient ice. This new evidence contributes to a long-standing debate about whether dinosaurs could have survived freezing temperatures and whether Earth ever fell below freezing during the Late Triassic and early Jurassic. In a paper published Friday in the peer-reviewed journal Science A ...read more

Life sciences news roundup: COVID-19 vaccines developed in Seattle get green light, and more

Jan 7, 2023

Structure of the UW COVID-19 vaccine (right). (UW Photo) Two COVID-19 vaccines developed in Seattle got the nod from regulatory agencies outside the U.S. this week. A University of Washington shot is ready for rollout in South Korea, and a shot linked to HDT Bio won emergency use approval in India. The UW shot is the first approved medicine based on computational protein design, “To me that is a watershed moment,” UW researcher Neil King told GeekWire earlier this month. Read on for ...read more

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