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What you need to know about coronavirus on Friday, July 31

The economic toll of the pandemic is becoming clear. In just a few months, the virus has managed to wipe out years of gains and push millions of people around the world into new economic hardship. Data released yesterday showed the US economy slumped by 9.5% in the second quarter compared to the same period…MORE

Mars launch: NASA sends Perseverance rover to space

Mars launch: NASA sends Perseverance rover to space

The Perseverance rover and its Ingenuity helicopter are finally on the journey to Mars. The spacecraft carrying the rover and helicopter successfully launched to Mars Thursday morning aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 7:50 a.m. ET. The team in the control center at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory…MORE

NASA’s Perseverance rover is ready to launch on Thursday

NASA’s Perseverance rover is ready to launch on Thursday

The Perseverance rover is finally ready to launch on its journey to Mars on Thursday. The Mars 2020 mission will launch after nearly a decade of hard work and planning by thousands of engineers, scientists and specialists at NASA centers across the country and their commercial partners. The rover is scheduled to launch on Thursday,…MORE

A report says China is suspected of hacking the Vatican. Here’s why

A report says China is suspected of hacking the Vatican. Here’s why

When you think about cyber espionage, the Vatican doesn’t come to mind as an obvious target. It’s a tiny country whose leader has more moral authority than worldly power. But China and the Vatican are expected to begin sensitive negotiations in September to a renew a secret deal over control of the Catholic Church in…MORE

Record number of environmental activists killed in 2019

Record number of environmental activists killed in 2019

A record 212 land and environmental defenders were killed last year, equivalent to an average of more than four per week, according to a new report from NGO Global Witness. The figure makes 2019 the deadliest year on record for activists defending land and water resources from mining, agribusiness and fossil fuel interests, said Global…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Wednesday, July 29

What you need to know about coronavirus on Wednesday, July 29

Just when it seemed that Europe was getting to grips with the coronavirus pandemic, Covid-19 appears to be spreading again. Germany’s center for disease control, the Robert Koch Institute, said this week that a recent spike in cases was “very disturbing.” In France, new daily cases have crept back to the same level as when…MORE