NASA exoplanet hunter racks up bizarre worlds and exploding stars – Nature.com

NASA exoplanet hunter racks up bizarre worlds and exploding stars – Nature.com

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is designed to hunt exoplanets near our Solar System. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/Edited by MIT SEATTLE, Washington Just nine months after launch, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has found at least eight planets, with more than 300 planetary candidates waiting in the wings. A bizarre planet at least […]

Yellow vests: France to crack down on unsanctioned protests – BBC News

Yellow vests: France to crack down on unsanctioned protests – BBC News

Image copyright AFP Image caption Anti-government protests have raged in France for seven weeks French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has announced plans to punish people who hold unsanctioned protests after seven weeks of anti-government unrest. His government wants to draft new legislation that will ban troublemakers from protests and clamp down on the wearing of […]

At GlobalFest, a World of Music, Costumes and Messages – The New York Times

At GlobalFest, a World of Music, Costumes and Messages – The New York Times

They showed up in Mardi Gras headdresses, fedoras and tutus paired with combat boots. They drummed on darbukas, djembes and congas. And many of the performers at Sunday’s GlobalFest also brought grievances with them along with their costumes and instruments: against occupation, the erasure of indigenous voices, walls. GlobalFest, which took over the Copacabana nightclub […]

Sorry, Canada: Parity Reshapes the World Junior Championship – The New York Times

Sorry, Canada: Parity Reshapes the World Junior Championship – The New York Times

“We have absolutely reshaped how we’re teaching the game and how we’re teaching coaches how to teach the game,” Starman said. “We have really emphasized small-area games, and it goes along with age-appropriate practices. “If we play a lot more 3-on-3, 2-on-2, where younger kids are touching the puck more, they’re in an environment where […]

Jim Yong Kim, President of World Bank, Abruptly Resigns – The New York Times

Jim Yong Kim, President of World Bank, Abruptly Resigns – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The World Bank said on Monday that its president, Jim Yong Kim, would step down from his post in February to join a private infrastructure investment firm, an unexpected departure that comes nearly three years before the end of his term. The abrupt resignation, which is effective Feb. 1, could prompt a clash […]

Geostrategic dystopia: is this the year the world falls apart? – Telegraph.co.uk

Geostrategic dystopia: is this the year the world falls apart? – Telegraph.co.uk

This is the year that serial hammer blows to the Western alliance system and the edifice of global governance threaten to bring the old order tumbling down. “The geopolitical environment is the most dangerous it’s been in decades,” warns Eurasia Group, political risk adviser to the world’s elites, and a Davosian voice of globalist ideology. Pax Americana is unraveling. […]

Evo Morales attacks 'white supremacist ideology' in clash with Bolsonaro ally – The Guardian

Evo Morales attacks 'white supremacist ideology' in clash with Bolsonaro ally – The Guardian

Bolivia’s leftist president Evo Morales has clashed with an ally of Brazil’s new far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro, highlighting the new ideological battlegrounds forming across Latin America as its leftist “pink tide” is consumed by a conservative counter-current. Rodrigo Amorim, a recently elected congressman for Bolsonaro’s Social Liberal party, belittled an urban indigenous community that occupied […]

World stocks extend Fed, data-fuelled rally, dollar slides – Yahoo Finance

World stocks extend Fed, data-fuelled rally, dollar slides – Yahoo Finance

By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed NEW YORK (Reuters) – An index of world stocks rose on Monday, extending strong gains logged last week as investors took heart from Friday’s robust U.S. employment data and a message from the U.S. central bank that it would be patient and flexible in policy decisions this year. Growing bets the […]

World Anti-Doping Agency to gain access to Russian laboratory nine days after deadline – BBC Sport

World Anti-Doping Agency to gain access to Russian laboratory nine days after deadline – BBC Sport

Leading athletes have opposed the lifting of Russia’s suspension A World Anti-Doping Agency team will access the Russian Anti-Doping Agency’s laboratory in Moscow on Wednesday, nine days after an initial deadline. Wada’s inspection team were denied full access to data after Rusada was set a 31 December deadline to comply. A three-year Wada suspension of […]