Pakistani scientist AQ Khan, who secretly sold nuclear technology, dies at 85

Pakistani scientist AQ Khan, who secretly sold nuclear technology, dies at 85

Abdul Qadeer Khan, a Pakistani scientist who shared nuclear weapons technology and know-how with countries the United States considers junk states after helping his country build its first nuclear bomb, died Sunday. He was 85 years old. At home, Dr. Khan is widely seen as a hero for making Pakistan the only nuclear-armed country in … Read more

To prevent the next pandemic, scientists are looking for a vaccine against many coronaviruses

To prevent the next pandemic, scientists are looking for a vaccine against many coronaviruses

Dr. Modjarrad, a researcher in infectious diseases in the U.S. Army, is pursuing a vaccine to protect against a variety of coronaviruses that cause disease in humans — including covid-19 variants that can evade today’s vaccines. The goal is to prevent the next new one from spreading around the world. Such a shot can even … Read more

Robots take over Italian wineries as wineries struggle with staff shortages in Covid-19

Robots take over Italian wineries as wineries struggle with staff shortages in Covid-19

VALDELSA, Italy – Last year’s grape harvest was a shocking confusion at Mirko Cappelli’s Tuscan vineyard. As the Italian border was closed due to the pandemic, the Eastern European workers he had come to trust could not enter the country. The company he had contracted to supply grape collectors had no one to offer him. … Read more

Spread tracking: Contact tracking records again due to the delta variant

Spread tracking: Contact tracking records again due to the delta variant

Tens of thousands of Long Island citizens who had close contact with people recently infected with COVID-19 have in recent weeks received phone calls as part of an effort to put together how coronavirus spreads in the region — and how to help with controlling it. Contact tracking is not a new concept, but it … Read more

Australia ends travel ban in turn to live with Covid-19

Australia ends travel ban in turn to live with Covid-19

SYDNEY-Australia plans to begin reopening its international border in November and ending one of the world’s strictest travel bans in the pandemic, as authorities are trying to suppress Covid-19 to live with it. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said travel restrictions would be dropped for fully vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents who would be able … Read more

In well-vaccinated Maine, Covid-19 still fills hospitals with the unvaccinated

In well-vaccinated Maine, Covid-19 still fills hospitals with the unvaccinated

The Delta variant finds clusters of unvaccinated people, even in some of the best vaccinated parts of the country, such as Maine. An increase in Covid-19 in the state of New England has filled hospitals and put dozens of mostly unvaccinated people on fans and set records for the state. The problem, say public health … Read more

The struggling Tunisian leader appoints new prime minister amid protests

The struggling Tunisian leader appoints new prime minister amid protests

Tunisian President Kais Saied, facing growing opposition to a coup, which his opponents called a coup, on Wednesday appointed a new prime minister to help tackle the North African country’s worsening economic problems. Najla Bouden Romdhane, a well-known professor at a Tunisian university that implements the World Bank’s projects for Tunisia’s Ministry of Education, will … Read more

No health facilities in New York have closed for shooting mandate, Hochul says

No health facilities in New York have closed for shooting mandate, Hochul says

No health facilities have been closed due to the state mandate for all staff to be vaccinated or laid off, and the grafting rate is around 90% in nursing homes, hospitals and adult facilities, Governor Kathy Hochul said on Wednesday. However, vaccination levels vary widely, and several facilities on Long Island have relatively low rates. … Read more

There are still thousands of vaccine stops on LI. What does it take to convince them?

There are still thousands of vaccine stops on LI.  What does it take to convince them?

Long Island citizens have been persecuted by months of pleading by public health officials and politicians to be vaccinated against COVID-19. They have seen COVID-related deaths and hospitalizations increase in recent weeks amid the spread of the delta variant. And some may lose their jobs if they are not vaccinated. Yet nearly 350,000 people on … Read more

Elections in Canada threaten Justin Trudeau’s grip on power

Elections in Canada threaten Justin Trudeau’s grip on power

OTTAWA – After calling for an election to secure a stronger mandate, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is facing a tight vote instead as Canadians go to the polls on Monday. Trudeau’s quick parliamentary elections were called for halfway through its four-year term in mid-August, when Canada’s Liberal Party ran high in opinion polls following … Read more