Global ice loss increases at record rate

IMAGE: Meltstream cuts through Greenland ice sheet view more  Credit: Ian Joughin The rate at which ice is disappearing across the planet is speeding up, according to new research. And the findings also reveal that the Earth lost 28 trillion tonnes of ice between 1994 and 2017 – equivalent to a sheet of ice 100 metres […]

Climate impacts on health and urban areas: Heatwaves and death rate

Over the last half-century, the probability of heat extreme events has changed by orders of magnitude in almost every region of the world, with occurrences that are now up to a hundred times more in respect to a century ago. Of all-natural disasters, extreme high temperature events are the main cause of weather-related mortality and […]

Climate impacts on health and urban areas: Heatwaves and death rate

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Over the last half-century, the probability of heat extreme events has changed by orders of magnitude in almost every region of the world, with occurrences that are now up to a hundred times more in respect to a century ago. Of all-natural disasters, extreme high temperature events are the main cause […]

The CDC released a COVID-19 test knowing it had a high failure rate

Children have a lower immune response to the coronavirus. (Kelly Sikkema/) It’s been a big week for coronavirus news. The US saw record-breaking numbers of COVID-19 infections, with single-day numbers crossing 100,000 several times over the course of the week. Pfizer announced this morning that their coronavirus vaccine is 90 percent effective based on initial […]

COVID-19’s death rate in the U.S. could spike as new cases soar

Christopher Petrilli, an internal medicine doctor in New York City, cared for hospitalized COVID-19 patients when the city was at the epicenter of the U.S. pandemic in the early spring. It was “all hands on deck,” he recalls. So many COVID-19 patients were admitted to his hospital system, NYU Langone Health, during that surge — […]

Direction decided by rate of coin flip in quantum world — ScienceDaily

Flip a coin. Heads? Take a step to the left. Tails? Take a step to the right. In the quantum world? Go in both directions at once, like a wave spreading out. Called the walker analogy, this random process can be applied in both classical and quantum algorithms used in state-of-the-art technologies such as artificial […]