If climate change is making heat waves 100 times more likely in India, this is who will suffer most

If climate change is making heat waves 100 times more likely in India, this is who will suffer most

New Delhi — Shiv Shankar, 54, works all day on a construction site in the blistering New Delhi sun. He can’t even think of taking a day off to avoid the deadly heat wave that has gripped India’s capital and much of the country’s north since late March. That would mean losing a day’s wages,…

Kwaku Ohene-Frempong, Expert in Sickle Cell Disease, Dies at 76

Kwaku Ohene-Frempong, Expert in Sickle Cell Disease, Dies at 76

In his native Ghana, Dr. Ohene-Frempong established a pilot program to provide screening for sickle cell disease among newborns in the southern city of Kumasi. It was the first such program in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to identifying children with the illness, the program referred them to specialized clinics that provided treatments like antibiotics to…

Ben Roy Mottelson Dies at 95; Shed Light on the Shape of Atoms

Ben Roy Mottelson Dies at 95; Shed Light on the Shape of Atoms

In awarding the Nobel to Drs. Mottelson, Bohr and Rainwater, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences cited their “discovery of the connection between collective motion and particle motion in atomic nuclei and the development of the theory of the structure of the atomic nucleus based on this connection.” Ben Roy Mottelson was born on July…

Testing Requirements for Travel to the U.S.? Here’s What to Know

Testing Requirements for Travel to the U.S.? Here’s What to Know

As countries, including Canada and Britain, have lifted their Covid testing requirements for vaccinated visitors in recent months, some Americans are irate that they still have to show a negative test to board a flight back to the United States. Jason Miller, a 37-year-old software engineer who lives in Texas, is so frustrated with the…

Prehistoric dolphin species discovered in landlocked Switzerland

Prehistoric dolphin species discovered in landlocked Switzerland

Previously unknown species of dolphin swam the oceans 20 million years ago, including in waters that covered Switzerland, today a landlocked country at the heart of Europe, researchers said Tuesday. Back then, Switzerland was part of an island landscape, with its low-lying parts covered in ocean teeming with fish, sharks and dolphins, and with mussels…

Puberty Starts Earlier Than It Used To. No One Knows Why.

Puberty Starts Earlier Than It Used To. No One Knows Why.

Several factors are most likely contributing at once. And many of these issues disproportionately impact lower-income families, which may partly explain the racial differences in puberty onset in the United States, the researchers said. A new normal? For decades, medical textbooks have defined the stages of puberty using the so-called Tanner Scale, which was based…

Moth species not seen since 1912 found in luggage at Detroit airport

Moth species not seen since 1912 found in luggage at Detroit airport

A species of moth not seen since 1912 was rediscovered last year at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Customs and Border Protection announced this week. The “very flashy” moths were found in the luggage of a traveler arriving from the Philippines, authorities said.  The encounter began in September 2021, when agriculture specialists examined the passenger’s bag and…