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Astronomers spot blue 'beast' of an explosion in the universe

There's a "new beast" lurking out there in the universe.It first showed itself four years ago, when astronomers observed a bright burst of light coming from a tiny galaxy about 500 million light-years from Earth.Now, they know it was a…

Masks are too dangerous for children under two, Japanese experts warn

Wearing masks has become increasingly common during the coronavirus pandemic, but they should not be used by children under the age of two, according to the Japan Pediatric Association.Japan's coronavirus guidelines encourage people to wear masks but the medical body…

Trump may be tiptoeing toward a break with Xi

The last time the US and China reached a point of confrontation over Hong Kong, President Donald Trump had a strong incentive to play it cool. Now, as China tries to impose a new security law on the territory, the…

Fashion designer showcases the future of the runway with 3D models

Congolese designer, Anifa Mvuemba, gave a preview of what catwalks might look like in a post-pandemic world with a collection using 3D models.Mvuemba released the latest collection for her fashion brand, Hanifa, on Instagram live on Friday. During the show,…

Scientists discover giant fiery doughnut-shaped galaxy

A team of scientists has discovered a galaxy that looks like a "cosmic ring of fire" and could help us understand more about how galactic structures form and evolve.The incredibly rare kind of galaxy has a similar mass to our…

What you need to know about coronavirus on Monday, May 25

The message from Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus task force coordinator, could not have been any clearer. Wearing a face mask is critical to reducing the spread of coronavirus, especially since many carriers don't even know they're contagious,…

Netanyahu defiant as he arrives for start of trial

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Jerusalem's District Court on Sunday, denouncing the charges against him as his trial on corruption charges got underway.In three cases outlining separate allegations of wrongdoing, the premier stands charged with one count of…

What you need to know about coronavirus on Sunday, May 24

Houses of worship have become the latest coronavirus battleground in the United States.President Donald Trump declared them "essential" on Friday, calling for them to reopen "right now" and threatening to override governors who resist.All 50 US states have taken steps…