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There are more than 1 million international students in the US. Here’s where they’re from

There are more than 1 million international students in the US. Here’s where they’re from

International students in the United States could be made to leave the country if their universities decide to only offer online courses, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced on Monday night. Several American universities, including elite institutions such as Harvard and Princeton, have already announced that some proportion of their teaching will take place online, even…

What you need to know about coronavirus on Tuesday, July 7

What you need to know about coronavirus on Tuesday, July 7

The number of new coronavirus cases recorded daily in the United States has doubled in the span of a week and a half. Asked about the surge in cases, Dr. Anthony Fauci dismissed the idea that the US is experiencing a second wave of the pandemic. “We are still knee-deep in the first wave of…

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tells fans he had lung screening

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tells fans he had lung screening

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro told supporters gathered outside the presidential palace in Brasília Monday that he took a Covid-19 exam and that his lungs were screened. “I’ve came back from the hospital now, I’ve done a lung screening, my lung is clean, OK? I went to do a Covid exam a while ago, but everything…

Meet the ‘tiny bug slayer,’ an ancient relative of giant dinosaurs

Meet the ‘tiny bug slayer,’ an ancient relative of giant dinosaurs

A “tiny bug slayer” that only reached 4 inches in height was the ancestor of much larger dinosaurs and flying pterosaurs 237 million years ago, according to a new study. The diminutive fossil was found in Madagascar, where other intriguing fossils have helped researchers paint a picture of unique animals that lived millions of years…

Hubble spots galaxy moving away from us at 3 million miles per hour

Hubble spots galaxy moving away from us at 3 million miles per hour

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of a fleeing galaxy 60 million light-years away. The image was shared on Hubble’s site Monday. The galaxy is known as NGC 7513 and it can be found in the Sculptor constellation in the skies over the Southern Hemisphere. Similar to our Milky Way galaxy, it’s a…

What you need to know about coronavirus on Monday, July 6

What you need to know about coronavirus on Monday, July 6

Coronavirus can float through the air. It’s likely transmitting that way. That’s why experts want you to wear face masks and stop going to crowded bars, churches and other indoor spaces. A group of 239 international scientists wrote an open letter to the World Health Organization and other agencies to be more forthright in explaining…

What you need to know about coronavirus on Friday, July 3

As America prepares to celebrate a Fourth of July unlike any other, another Covid-19 record has been set: 52,291 new cases were confirmed yesterday. But warnings by medical experts that this weekend’s gatherings could produce a disastrous spike in infections continue to be ignored by some of the country’s top officials. President Donald Trump will…

New crew will launch to the International Space Station in October

New crew will launch to the International Space Station in October

This October, NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov will launch to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in southern Kazakhstan. Although NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken successfully launched to the station in May from the United States aboard the SpaceX Endeavour, launches to the space…

Iran struggles to explain fire at Natanz nuclear complex

Iran struggles to explain fire at Natanz nuclear complex

Iran struggled to explain a fire that tore through the Iranian Natanz nuclear complex on Thursday morning, causing major damage to a site that has been key to the country’s uranium enrichment program. The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) shared an image of the damaged building, which appeared to show a roof charred by…

The fastest-growing black hole in the universe has a massive appetite

The fastest-growing black hole in the universe has a massive appetite

The fastest-growing black hole in the universe is 34 billion times the mass of our sun and feasts on a meal the equivalent of our sun each day, according to a new study. This massive, hungry black hole was first identified and studied by researchers in May 2018. Previously, they believed it consumed the mass…

What you need to know about coronavirus on Thursday, July 2

What you need to know about coronavirus on Thursday, July 2

Six months into the pandemic, the situation is only getting worse. The World Health Organization said yesterday that the number of new infections has exceeded 160,000 every single day in the past week — double the level seen at the height of the European outbreak in March and April. In the Americas, the situation is…

Astronomers glimpse a planetary core 730 light-years away

Astronomers glimpse a planetary core 730 light-years away

Astronomers have been able to peer inside a planet for the first time, according to a new study. They discovered the exposed planetary core that was likely once at the center of a gas giant orbiting a distant star. The core is similar in size to Neptune and was found closely orbiting a star similar…

What you need to know about coronavirus on Wednesday, July 1

What you need to know about coronavirus on Wednesday, July 1

In the absence of leadership from the top, it’s up to every individual to do the right thing. Going to a bar is definitely not the right thing, Dr. Anthony Fauci, America’s top infectious disease expert, said at a Senate committee hearing yesterday. “Bars: really not good, really not good … We really have got…