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‘Standard model’ of cosmology challenged by new measurements

New measurements have allowed scientists to change the Hubble constant and change our perception of the expanding universe. (Photo credit: Sophia Dagnello, NRAO / AUI / NSF) Do scientists have to re-examine the basic model of the universe? With new measurements of cosmic distances, astronomers have refined their calculation of the Hubble constant, a number that describes how quickly the …

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The Singapore Minister said the countries are “fiscal challenged”.

The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic could lead from a health catastrophe to a financial crisis in countries struggling to cope, the Singapore Minister of Commerce warned on Thursday. Many countries are now “fiscal challenged” and few have the ability to pursue monetary policy because interest rates are currently so low, Singapore’s Minister of Trade and Industry Chan Chun …

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Andrew Yang reaches for Shane Gillis, the recently announced Saturday Night Live actor, who challenged him with a racist slur.

Yang tries out new material in the democratic presidential debate. Win McNamee / Getty Images Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang was more attuned to the changes in the cast of Saturday Night Live than to any political campaign in history, initially good and then awful Reason. The good reason is that the Asiatic supremacy of white supremacy is over. The …

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Google Maps adds an arrow for the directionally challenged. Turn it on now

Just follow the huge blue arrows. Rich Nieva / CNET                                                  Trying to follow Google Maps navigation and walking at the same time is not always the easiest, especially if you're on a busy street or a shaky connection. Even just following the small blue dots you guessed can be a challenge – they're just not easy to see and …

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Kamala Harris is supported by rivals after Trump Jr. has challenged her race

A few days after Donald Trump Jr. questioned and then eliminated Senator Kamala Harris's race, they supported some of their rival Democratic presidential candidates. Mr. Trump, the eldest son of President Trump, shared a tweet on Thursday by Ali Alexander, a far-right personality who falsely claimed that because of her racial identity, Ms. Harris was unable to talk about black …

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Georgia's "heartbeat" law, a ban on almost all abortions, has been challenged in court today

Lawsuit Against the Abortion Law Enforced in Georgia Georgia's controversial "heartbeat" law, a new law prohibiting abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy for a woman, was challenged in court this morning by proponents of pro-abortion who claim it The new law is unconstitutional. The law was signed in early May by Governor Brian Kemp but will be implemented in …

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Ancient supernovae challenged human ancestors to walk upright

By Brendan M. Lynch, University of Kansas 29. May 2019 Supernovae bombarded the Earth 8 million years ago with cosmic energy peaking about 2.6 million years ago, with an avalanche of electrons in the bottom Atmosphere and triggered a chain of events that eventually ended with bipedal hominins like Homo habilis, which were called a "handy man". Credit: NASA. Did …

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Where is Joe? Biden's campaigning pace challenged

It's been more than a week since Joe Biden held a public election campaign. After starting his Democratic election campaign at the end of April, the former Vice President came out of the gate with a busy schedule, holding events in all four categories from the states that kick off the primary and Caucus calendars, as well as stations in …

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The record of Ocasio-Cortez as the youngest member of Congress may be challenged by Florida Republicans

US. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez MP, DN.Y., is currently the youngest member of Congress, but that could change if a Republican millennium from Florida can dismiss a Democrat in the November 2020 election. Armani Salado, 23, wants to challenge Democratic Republican Stephanie Murphy in Florida's 7th congressional district, an area that covers Seminole County and parts of Orange County in the central …

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