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Astronomers spot farthest galaxy ever, 13.5B light-years from Earth

Astronomers spot farthest galaxy ever, 13.5B light-years from Earth

Science
April 7 (UPI) -- A global team of astronomers has found the most distant space object ever, according to the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. It's a distant galaxy called HD1, some 13.5 billion light years away from Earth, with researchers offering two ideas of what, exactly, the galaxy is. The first paper, published this week in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Letters, is that HD1 could be creating stars at an astounding rate and could even be home to what's known as Population III stars. Population III stars are the universe's very first stars, which researchers say have never been seen until now. The second idea proposed by the team, in another paper published this week in the Astronomical Journal, is that HD1 could hold a supermassive black hole roug...
Swallowable pill cameras to be used to spot bowel cancer tumours

Swallowable pill cameras to be used to spot bowel cancer tumours

Technology
Tiny cameras that are small enough to be swallowed and can film tumours in the gut are being trialled in the fight against cancer.Called PillCams, they are encased in a capsule to make them easier to ingest, and it is hoped they can replace more invasive methods of screening. Around 11,000 patients across England will take part in the initial trial in more than 40 areas of the country.Professor Peter Johnson, the NHS clinical director for cancer, hopes the new technology will save lives. Image: Medics hope the new technology can save lives "Every year in England, we diagnose around 42,000 people with bowel cancer, that's more than 100 people a day," said Prof Johnson. ...
Bodies pile up at crematorium in Germany’s virus hot spot

Bodies pile up at crematorium in Germany’s virus hot spot

Health
MEISSEN, Germany -- The caskets are stacked three high in the Meissen crematorium's somber memorial hall, piled up in empty offices and stored in hallways. Many are sealed with plastic wrapping, others are labeled “infection risk,” “urgent” or simply “COVID.”A surge of coronavirus deaths in this corner of eastern Germany has boosted business for crematorium manager Joerg Schaldach and his staff, but nobody is celebrating.“The situation is a little bit tense for us at the moment,” Schaldach said as another undertaker's van pulled up outside.The crematorium would typically have 70 to 100 caskets on site at this time of year, when the flu season takes its toll on the elderly.“It’s normal for more people to die in winter than in summer," said Schaldach. "That’s always been the case.”Now he has...
Chelsea 3-0 Rennes: Timo Werner scores twice from the penalty spot

Chelsea 3-0 Rennes: Timo Werner scores twice from the penalty spot

Sports
Chelsea maintained their unbeaten Champions League start as they strolled to victory over Rennes at Stamford Bridge to continue their smooth progress towards the knockout stage. Frank Lampard's side, who had opened their campaign with a draw at home to Sevilla and a win away to Krasnodar, took full advantage of an injury-hit Rennes side who were then reduced to 10 men before half-time.Timo Werner gave Chelsea a comfortable interval advantage with two penalties, the first after he was fouled by Dalbert and the second when the same defender was penalised for handball - Rennes' sense of frustration exacerbated when the defender received a second yellow card for the offence.Chelsea, who were without Kai Havertz after he returned a positive test for Covid-19, were in total control and emphasise...
Nations League: Iceland 0-1 England – Raheem Sterling scores winner from spot

Nations League: Iceland 0-1 England – Raheem Sterling scores winner from spot

Sports
Raheem Sterling's late penalty gave England victory as they started their Uefa Nations League campaign in Iceland - despite the hosts squandering the chance to rescue a point by missing an injury-time spot-kick.In an chaotic end to a largely dull encounter, Sterling looked to have secured three points for manager Gareth Southgate's side when he rolled in an 89th-minute spot-kick after his shot was handled by Sverrir Ingason, who was then sent off after receiving a second yellow card.England, who had earlier been reduced to 10 men after Kyle Walker was also sent off for second yellow card, had to survive that last-gasp scare when Iceland were awarded a penalty for Joe Gomez's foul but Birkir Bjarnason was wildly off target.England made hard work of the win against a stubborn and well-organi...