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See the rings of Saturn during annual astronomical phenomenon

See the rings of Saturn during annual astronomical phenomenon

Science
August is the perfect month to dust off the telescope and point it to the cosmos as one of the biggest planets in the solar system shines brighter than any other time of the year. Saturn has been visible for late-night stargazers for most of the year, but in August, the planet will be visible all night long, as long as it isn't cloudy. On Monday, Saturn will officially reach opposition, meaning that it will appear opposite of the sun from the perspective of the Earth. Saturn is at opposition once every year. Around the same time of opposition, Saturn will make its closest approach to the Earth, although "close" is a relative term as more than 800 million miles will still separate the two planets. At this distance, it takes light more than one hour to travel from one planet to...
Ajax ball boy launches football at Roma star Riccardo Calafiori during Europa League clash

Ajax ball boy launches football at Roma star Riccardo Calafiori during Europa League clash

Sports
Passions ran high during Ajax’s Europa League tie against Roma but not in the way you’d expect. Roma have the advantage in the quarter-final tie as they claimed a 2-1 win at the Johan Cruyff ArenA. It was the Ajax ball boy who let his passion spill over, however Davy Klaassen gave the Dutch side the lead in the first half but second half strikes from Lorenzo Pellegrini and Rober Ibanez turned the first leg on its head. The home side chased an equaliser in the closing stages but the Italians were unsurprisingly happy to let the match wind down. But that didn’t sit well with one Ajax ball boy, who took out his anger on Roma substitute Riccardo Calafiori. The ball boy aggressively threw the football straight at Calafiori’s chest as he prepar...
Worth of Forbes’ billionaires list grows by $5T during pandemic

Worth of Forbes’ billionaires list grows by $5T during pandemic

World
April 6 (UPI) -- Forbes' annual World's Billionaires List grew to a record 2,755 people in 2021, adding $ 5 trillion in worth despite the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The business magazine released its 35th annual list Tuesday, which saw an increase of 660 of people, including 493 newcomers. Collectively, the 2,755 people on the list represent $ 13.1 trillion in wealth, up from $ 8 trillion in 2020. Advertisement Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos maintained his hold at the top of the list for the fourth year in a row. He's worth $ 177 billion, up from $ 113 billion in 2020. Tesla and SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk shot to the No. 2 spot in 2021, up from No. 31 in 2020, increasing his net worth more than six-fold to $ 151 billion. He briefly held the position as world's richest...
Rising number of celebrities selling video messages during pandemic – with some bizarre requests

Rising number of celebrities selling video messages during pandemic – with some bizarre requests

Technology
Ever wanted some words of support from your football hero? How about help with a marriage proposal from a famous musician?The coronavirus pandemic has hit the entertainment industry hard - and it's seen a growing number of celebrities selling personalised video messages online. Websites such as Cameo and Memmo give members of the public the chance to ask stars to record a shout-out for their friends or relatives, with prices ranging from around £15 to several hundred pounds.Nigel Farage is one of the latest names to sign up to Cameo - a site which has attracted big stars in the US - with a video from the former Brexit Party leader setting you back £75.Simon Webbe, who found fame with the boyband Blue, says he charges around £50 for a personalised video on Memmo and he received about 100 re...
Study: Telehealth consults with surgeons rose during pandemic’s first wave

Study: Telehealth consults with surgeons rose during pandemic’s first wave

Health
March 26 (UPI) -- Nearly 40% of new surgical patient consultations in Michigan were conducted via telehealth at the height of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2020, an analysis published Friday by JAMA Surgery found. Just under 17% of new patient visits to surgeons statewide between March 8 and June 6 of last year were completed using telehealth, the data showed. From June 7 through Sept. 5, that figure fell to 3%, the researchers said. Advertisement The findings suggest an increased use of telehealth among surgeons, a specialty not traditionally associated with the approach, during the pandemic, researchers said. "Telehealth is a viable way for patients to access surgical care," study co-author Dr. Grace Chao told UPI in an email. "We show ... that telehealth was success...