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World’s population likely to shrink after 50 years

World’s population likely to shrink after 50 years

The world’s population is likely to peak at 9.7 billion in 2064, and then decline to about 8.8 billion by the end of the century, as women get better access to education and contraception, a new study has found. By 2100, 183 of 195 countries will not have fertility rates required to maintain the current…MORE

Unusual supernova sent this star speeding across our galaxy

Unusual supernova sent this star speeding across our galaxy

A white dwarf star has been sent zooming across our Milky Way galaxy thanks to the blast from a unique kind of supernova that it managed to survive, according to a new study. White dwarf stars are what remain after massive red giant stars die and lose their outer layers. They take billions of years…MORE

Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized for possible infection

Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized for possible infection

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been taken to the hospital and treated for a possible infection, according to a court spokeswoman. “Justice Ginsburg was admitted to The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland early this morning for treatment of a possible infection,” spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg said Tuesday. “She was initially evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital…MORE

Fact-checking the White House statement against Fauci

Fact-checking the White House statement against Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has earned the trust of millions of Americans for his straightforward comments on the coronavirus pandemic. But the nation’s top infectious disease expert has drawn the ire of President Donald Trump, whose false and misleading statements Fauci has repeatedly corrected. There…MORE

Mitch McConnell warns Kentucky about coronavirus surge as Trump downplays pandemic

Mitch McConnell warns Kentucky about coronavirus surge as Trump downplays pandemic

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been crisscrossing Kentucky and delivering a sober analysis of the country’s struggle with the coronavirus pandemic, imploring Americans to wear masks and warning in blunt terms that it’s unclear how long the virus will continue to wreak havoc on the country. “Well regretfully, my friends, it’s not over,” McConnell…MORE

Diplomats demand Pompeo act on accusations of border mistreatment of minority officers

Diplomats demand Pompeo act on accusations of border mistreatment of minority officers

The American Academy of Diplomacy urged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday to address “the deeply troubling pattern in the mistreatment of Black, Hispanic and other minority officers crossing U.S. border/entry points.” In their letter, the veteran diplomats note, “By their own testimony, many State Department officers have endured regular and persistent discrimination and…MORE

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