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Insect-inspired robots that can jump, fly and climb are almost here

Picture a robot. Did you envision a giant machine assembling cars, Data from “Star Trek,” C-3PO from “Star Wars” or “The Terminator”? Most of us would probably think of something massive — or at least human size. But a whole arm of robotics is focusing on bug-size ‘bots (and smaller). It’s not just the size…MORE

Cardinal proclaims innocence after resigning in Vatican financial scandal

Cardinal proclaims innocence after resigning in Vatican financial scandal

One of the Vatican’s powerful cardinals has resigned from his post amid a growing financial scandal. Giovanni Angelo Becciu says he was accused of embezzlement and proclaimed his innocence during a press conference on Friday, the day after he was effectively fired by Pope Francis. Becciu served as the “substitute” in the Vatican’s Secretariat of…MORE

Radiation on moon’s surface measured for the first time, study says

Radiation on moon’s surface measured for the first time, study says

When the next astronaut to reach the moon walks on the lunar surface in 2024, she’ll face radiation levels 200 times higher than on Earth. While Apollo mission astronauts carried dosimeters to the moon to measure radiation, the data was never reported. The first systematically documented measurements of radiation on the moon were undertaken in…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Friday, September 25

Europe is at a “decisive moment” in dealing with its second wave of Covid-19 infections, and the buck falls on its citizens to prevent the deaths and economically ruinous lockdowns seen this spring, the European Union’s Health Commissioner warned yesterday. A false sense of security has developed over the summer. Deaths are still well below…MORE

China says US has ‘created enough troubles for the world’ as UN spat continues

China’s Ambassador to the United Nations said Thursday that the US has “created enough troubles for the world already” as the two nations continued to spar over the coronavirus pandemic during a tense meeting of the UN Security Council. US Representative to the UN Kelly Craft criticized China over what she said was a “decision…MORE

Leaders spar at UN General Assembly amid global crisis

Leaders spar at UN General Assembly amid global crisis

World leaders gathered virtually Tuesday for this week’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), with the UN’s historic 75th anniversary overshadowed by strongmen leaders, fraying relations and a sense of intensifying international crisis. The summit was forced online this year due to the pandemic and the 14-day quarantine regulations in New York City. Covid-19 loomed heavily…MORE

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