One year after the volcanic blast, many of Tonga’s reefs lay silent

Jan 15 (Reuters) – One year on from the massive eruption of an underwater volcano in the South Pacific, the island nation of Tonga is still dealing with the damage to its coastal waters. When Hunga-Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai went off, it sent a shockwave around the world, produced a plume of water and ash that soared … Read more

Exclusive: Russian hackers target US nuclear scientists

LONDON/WASHINGTON, Jan 6 (Reuters) – A Russian hacking team known as Cold River targeted three nuclear research laboratories in the United States this past summer, according to internet records reviewed by Reuters and five cyber security experts. Between August and September, as President Vladimir Putin indicated Russia would be willing to use nuclear weapons to … Read more

No evidence of space aliens so far in the Pentagon’s UFO deep-dive

WASHINGTON, Dec 16 (Reuters) – The Pentagon’s new push to investigate reports of UFOs has so far not yielded any evidence to suggest that aliens have visited Earth or crash-landed here, senior military leaders said on Friday. However, the Pentagon’s effort to investigate anomalous, unidentified objects — whether they are in space, the skies or … Read more

US Inflation Reduction Act ‘super aggressive,’ Macron tells lawmakers

WASHINGTON, Nov 30 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron addressed US lawmakers from both political parties on Wednesday and pushed back on new American subsidies that are riling European leaders, according to a participant in a closed-door meeting. Macron arrived in Washington on Tuesday for his second state visit to the United States since taking … Read more

Mediterranean marine heatwaves threaten coastal livelihoods

KERKENNAH ISLANDS, Tunisia, Nov 13 (Reuters) – A decade ago, Tunisian fisherman Ahmed Chelli’s nets bulged with fish and octopus that he sold at the local market in the Kerkennah islands. Today, he pulls up only “ISIS” — the name locals have given to the blue crabs that have invaded their fishing grounds in the … Read more

Russia’s anti-satellite threat tests laws of war in space

WASHINGTON, Oct 28 (Reuters) – A Russian official’s threat this week to “strike” Western satellites aiding Ukraine highlights an untested area of ​​international law, raising concerns among space lawyers and industry executives about the safety of objects in orbit. “Quasi-civilian infrastructure may be a legitimate target for a retaliatory strike,” senior foreign ministry official Konstantin … Read more

France’s Ernaux, who long scrutinized himself, wins Nobel literature prize

Ernaux is the writer of many largely autobiographical books Works examine disparities of gender, language, class Literature award is the fourth of this year’s Nobels STOCKHOLM/PARIS, Oct 6 (Reuters) – French author Annie Ernaux won the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday for “the courage and clinical acuity” in her largely autobiographical books examining … Read more

Sleuths of ‘spooky’ quantum science win Nobel physics prize

Winners opened the way to powerful new quantum technologies Findings enabled work on quantum computers, encryption Winners’ research is based on ‘mind-boggling’ insight Zeilinger ‘shocked but very positive’ on hearing the news Scientists shone light on the behavior of subatomic particles STOCKHOLM, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Scientists Alain Aspect, John Clauser and Anton Zeilinger won … Read more

Swedish geneticist wins Nobel medicine prize for decoding ancient DNA

Paabo ‘very happy’ when told of the prize His findings are crucial to understanding human evolution Sequenced Neaderthal genome to show modern human link Discoveries relevant today, for example for immune system Medicine is the first of this year’s prizes to be awarded STOCKHOLM/LONDON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Swedish geneticist Svante Paabo won the 2022 … Read more

University of Cambridge says it gained from slave trade

General view shows the University of Cambridge. October 1, 2020. REUTERS/Matthew Childs/ Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register It did not own slaves, but got significant benefits University and benefactors invested in the slave trade Black scholars to be celebrated, supported in new schemes Museum has recommended return of Benin Bronzes to … Read more