Satellite imagery shows Antarctic sea ice is collapsing faster than expected

LOS ANGELES, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Antarctic coastal glaciers are shedding icebergs faster than nature can replenish crumbling ice, doubling previous estimates of losses from the world’s largest ice sheet over the past of the past 25 years, a satellite analysis revealed on Wednesday. The first-of-its-kind study, conducted by researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory … Read more

Cryptoverse: blockchain bridges fall into troubled waters

Representations of the cryptocurrencies Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dash dip in water in this illustration taken May 23, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 9 (Reuters) – Another day, another hack – and another blockchain bridge burned. When thieves stole around $190 million from US crypto firm Nomad last … Read more

Explanation: Monkeypox in the United States: where could it spread next?

A person arrives to receive a monkeypox vaccination at Northwell Health Immediate Care Center in Fire Island-Cherry Grove, New York, U.S., July 15, 2022. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register CHICAGO, Aug 7 (Reuters) – The United States declared monkeypox a public health emergency last week, in a bid … Read more

Washington DC lightning that killed three offers climate alert

Aug 5 (Reuters) – Scientists say climate change is increasing the likelihood of lightning strikes across the United States, after lightning struck a plaza near the White House, killing three and another in state critical. Hot and humid conditions in Washington, DC on Thursday kicked off for power. Air temperatures peaked at 94 degrees Fahrenheit … Read more

South Africa reports first death causally linked to COVID vaccine

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 4 (Reuters) – South Africa’s health regulator on Thursday reported a causal link between the death of an individual and that of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) (JNJ.N) COVID-19 vaccine, the first time such a direct link has been established in the country. The person developed a rare neurological disorder, Guillain-Barré syndrome, shortly after … Read more

‘Living with COVID’: where the pandemic could go next

LONDON/CHICAGO, Aug 1 (Reuters) – As the third winter of the coronavirus pandemic looms in the northern hemisphere, scientists are warning weary governments and populations to prepare for more waves of COVID-19. In the United States alone, there could be up to a million infections a day this winter, Chris Murray, director of the Institute … Read more

Inside the ultra-secure Swiss lab trying to stop the next pandemic

SPIEZ, Switzerland, July 31 (Reuters) – The setting is straight out of a spy thriller: crystal clear waters below, the snow-capped Swiss Alps above and in between, an ultra-secure facility for research of the deadliest pathogens in the world. The Spiez lab, known for its chemical, biological and nuclear threat detective work since World War … Read more

Chinese rocket falls to Earth, NASA says Beijing has not shared information

A Long March-5B Y3 rocket, carrying the Wentian laboratory module for China’s space station under construction, lifts off from the Wenchang Spacecraft launch site in Hainan province, China July 24, 2022. China Daily via REUTERS/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) – A Chinese rocket fell back … Read more

If you’re at high risk, don’t wait for updated COVID vaccines, experts say

CHICAGO, July 29 (Reuters) – People at high risk of severe illness who have not yet received a second COVID-19 booster should not wait for next-generation vaccines targeting Omicron due in the fall, five said vaccine experts at Reuters. In many countries, including the United States, the BA.5 Omicron subvariant of the virus is thriving, … Read more