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NASA eyes moon’s dark side for astronomy, new telescopes

NASA eyes moon’s dark side for astronomy, new telescopes

Science
May 19 (UPI) -- NASA scientists, as well as astronomers around the world, plan to install lunar observatories in the next few years to peer into the universe's ancient past -- just after the Big Bang. Science equipment headed to the moon already includes a spectrometer built for launch in early 2022, known as ROLSES, which will study how sunlight charges the slight lunar atmosphere. Advertisement The acronym includes the word "sheath," which refers to a field of energy created by sunlight reflecting from the bright lunar surface. And NASA scientists are formulating plans for observatories on the far side of the moon, where darkness and clear sightlines could yield new discoveries about the universe before stars existed. One bold plan to build a telescope in a lunar crater, the Lunar Crat...
England Under-21s lose AGAIN as Aidy Boothroyd’s side beaten by Portugal to leave them rock bottom of Euro 2021 group

England Under-21s lose AGAIN as Aidy Boothroyd’s side beaten by Portugal to leave them rock bottom of Euro 2021 group

Sports
England Under-21s were left rock bottom of Euro 2021 Group D as they were beaten 2-0 by Portugal on Sunday evening. It is two straight defeats for Aidy Boothroyd’s side in the tournament without scoring a single goal. AFP England Under-21s were poor again at Euro 2021 Pressure is growing on the manager with his side struggling despite a wealth of talent at his disposal. Noni Madueke and Japhet Tanganga were given their England Under-21 debuts for the vital Euro 2021 following the opening 1-0 defeat to Switzerland. Steven and Ryan Sessegnon were also recalled by boss Aidy Boothroyd, with Callum Hudson-Odoi missing from the squad through injury. Getty England Under-21s have plenty of talent, including Arsenal’s Emile...
CDC: Few side effects reported with COVID-19 vaccines, and most ‘non-serious’

CDC: Few side effects reported with COVID-19 vaccines, and most ‘non-serious’

Health
Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Recipients of the COVID-19 vaccine report shot-related side effects at a rate of roughly one for every 2,000 doses, with more than 90% classified as "non-serious," according to data released Friday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Headaches were the most common side effect, followed by fatigue and dizziness, the data showed. Advertisement Although 113 deaths were reported following receipt of the vaccine, none were found to be related to the shot, the agency said. About 65% were among residents of nursing homes. The findings are based on the first 13.8 million doses of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines administered in the United States between Dec. 14 and Jan. 13, according to the CDC. Fewer than 7,000 side effects were reported with b...
Man Utd 9-0 Southampton: How do Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side recover again?

Man Utd 9-0 Southampton: How do Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side recover again?

Sports
Last updated on 9 hours ago9 hours ago.From the section SouthamptonUp until the start of last season, only one team had ever been beaten 9-0 in the first 27 years of the Premier League.Now it has happened to Southampton twice in 16 months.Manchester United's 9-0 thrashing of the Saints on Tuesday came after Ralph Hasenhuttl's side were thumped by the same scoreline against Leicester in October 2019. United's 9-0 win over Ipswich Town in 1995 was the only other time it has happened.And, much like in the home defeat by Leicester, Southampton suffered an early setback at Old Trafford with a sending off, this time youngster Alexandre Jankewitz receiving a straight red card after only two minutes.Hasenhuttl and his side took on a recovery process after that humiliation at the hands of the Foxes...
The Latest: Europe regulator: No new vaccine side effects

The Latest: Europe regulator: No new vaccine side effects

Health
AMSTERDAM — The European Medicines Agency says no new side effects linked to the coronavirus vaccine made by BioNTech and Pfizer were identified in the regulator’s first safety update on COVID-19 vaccines.In a statement published Friday, the European regulator said its expert committee assessed reports of people who died after getting the vaccine and said their review “did not suggest a safety concern.” Earlier this month, Norwegian officials amended their vaccination advice to say that doctors should assess frail and severely ill elderly people to decide if they should be immunized.The EMA concluded that safety data collected on the Pfizer vaccine are “consistent with the known safety profile of the vaccine” and noted that severe allergic reactions are a known, rare side effect. It said t...