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Scientists detect Crab Nebula using innovative gamma-ray telescope
The prototype Schwarzschild-Couder Telescope (SCT) is part of an international effort, known as the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), which aims to construct the world's largest and most powerful gamma-ray observatory, with more than 100 similar telescopes in the northern and southern hemispheres.


Study reveals continuous pathway to building blocks of life
A new study marks an important step forward in the effort to understand the chemical origins of life. The findings of this study demonstrate how 'continuous reaction networks' are capable of producing RNA precursors and possibly ultimately RNA itself — a critical bridge to life.


6 jeepney drivers held for staging protest

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 04 Jun 2020 07:18:36 +0000

The chief of police of Caloocan City said on Thursday that six jeepney drivers were arrested and detained after they insisted to continue their protest rally despite the intervention of police officers. “Yung area nila na pinosisyunan, isang busy na area, especially EDSA. So nagkaroon sila ng pagtitipon, pinapara nila ‘yung vehicles. Noong dumating kami doon, […]


Bahrain fight for Pacquiao?

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 04 Jun 2020 07:12:17 +0000

By Nick Giongco         Oil-rich Bahrain could end up hosting one of boxing’s biggest fights before the end of 2020. Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum said Top Rank is in “serious talks” with Bahrain in bringing eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao and Terence Crawford towards the end of the year for a […]


Renewable Energy Boost Projected To Create 19,000 More Jobs In Australia By 2025

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Thu, 04 Jun 2020 05:53:56 +0000

This is the kind of boom we want to read about. A boom in jobs, but not only jobs, careers, and not only careers, but careers that mean preservation of resources and societal sustainability. Everywhere, the lookout for sustainable careers is merging with sustainability ecologically


Tiananmen anniversary marked by crackdown, HK vigil ban

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Thu, 04 Jun 2020 04:54:05 +0000

BEIJING: China tightened controls over dissidents while pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong and elsewhere sought ways to mark the 31st anniversary Thursday of the crushing of the pro-democracy movement centered on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. That came after authorities in Hong Kong took the extraordinary move of canceling an annual candlelight vigil in the semi-autonomous Chinese […]


Speaking up vs gov’t may be considered ‘inciting to terrorism,’ De Lima warns

MANILA, Philippines— Will simply speaking up against the government be soon considered “inciting to terrorism?” Jailed Senator Leila de Lima thinks so, citing law enforcers’ “exemplary record” when it comes to human rights violations. “It’s obvious that the bill is not after real terrorists. May bagong imbentong krimen pa na ‘inciting to terrorism’,” De Lima said in a statement on Thursday, referring to the anti-terror bill that is now up for President Rodrigo Duterte’s signature. (It’s obvious that the bill is not after real terrorists. And there’s a newly invented crime called “inciting to terrorism.”) “Magsalita ka lang siguro na wala ka pang natatanggap na ayuda, at mag…

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Malaysian durian traders turn to online sales to overcome coronavirus curbs

GEORGE TOWN — Malaysia’s Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama) has anticipated a lower-than-normal durian yield this season at below 300,000 metric tonnes due to frequent rainfall and a lack of manpower to look after durian farms as a result ofmovement curbs due to the coronavirus. In addition, the prohibition of gatherings by roadside stalls have also posed some challenges for the industry. Nevertheless, continuing demand for the fruit both locally and internationally has the industry optimistic about the prospects for the year. Given the inability to take the fruit directly to people, many durian traders have turned to online platforms for sales while adhering …

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Vaughn Palmer: B.C.'s success in managing COVID-19 due to finding own health supplies

Credit to Author: Stephen Snelgrove| Date: Thu, 04 Jun 2020 04:00:52 +0000

OPINION: B.C., with about 13 per cent of the national population (and an aging one at that), has obtained only two to three per cent of the equipment needed to protect health care workers from federal sources


Daphne Bramham: Family visit restrictions at B.C. care homes need revisiting in our COVID times

Credit to Author: Daphne Bramham| Date: Thu, 04 Jun 2020 03:53:07 +0000

OPINION: ‘Are we saying no visits until the pandemic is over?’ Parents’ daily trips to help their ALS-afflicted son were cut off in mid-March


Asian Indoor, Martial Arts Games set next year

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 04 Jun 2020 06:50:02 +0000

By Kristel Satumbaga         The Olympic Council of Asia recently announced the new schedule for the 6th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) that Thailand is hosting in two cities. In a letter from OCA Director General Husain Al-Musallam to the National Olympic Committee of Thailand, the agreed schedule will be on […]


‘Share the pain’? The NFL and NFLPA could be headed toward another showdown
Expect the league to approach players about ways to deal with potential pandemic-related revenue losses.