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Vatican revises Church law on sexual abuse and other issues

Vatican revises Church law on sexual abuse and other issues

Pope Francis on Tuesday issued the most extensive revision to Catholic Church law in four decades, insisting that bishops take action against clerics who abuse minors and vulnerable adults, commit fraud or attempt to ordain women. The revision, which has been in the works since 2009, involves all of section six of the Church’s Code…MORE

Space junk hit the International Space Station, damaging a robotic arm

Space junk hit the International Space Station, damaging a robotic arm

A robotic arm located outside of the International Space Station has been hit by orbital debris, but it’s still functioning. The impact to Canadarm2, first noticed by NASA and the Canadian Space Agency during a routine inspection on May 12, punched a hole in the arm boom and its thermal blanket. “Despite the impact, results…MORE

The stigma of variant names

Coronavirus variants will now be referred to by letters of the Greek alphabet instead of where they were first discovered, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday, in a bid to prevent the stigmatization of entire communities. For example, instead of the “UK variant” (B.1.1.7), the WHO will now say “Alpha;” the “South African variant”…MORE

Curiosity rover spies colorful iridescent clouds on Mars

Curiosity rover spies colorful iridescent clouds on Mars

The Curiosity rover has witnessed a colorful marvel on Mars: Shining clouds. Color is rare in this frozen desert, apart from the predominant red. But in the skies above Curiosity, the clouds appear to almost sparkle with color. Unlike Earth, Mars doesn’t have many overcast, cloudy days. The red planet has a thin, dry atmosphere,…MORE

This ‘wandering meatloaf’ chiton has a rare mineral in its teeth

This ‘wandering meatloaf’ chiton has a rare mineral in its teeth

A rare iron mineral has been discovered in the teeth of a living organism for the first time — one that bears the pet name “wandering meatloaf.” While it sounds like a tour update for the musician Meat Loaf, this research concerns a large mollusk called a chiton (not a “bat out of hell”). The…MORE

Covid-19 medical bills have left many in debt

Covid-19 medical bills have left many in debt

A battle with Covid-19 left Irena Schulz with pain in her ears and hearing loss. It also saddled the retired Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s researcher with nearly $10,000 of credit card debt from medical bills. As the pandemic begins to recede in the United States, its financial toll on Americans such as Schulz is beginning to…MORE

New NASA photo shows our galaxy’s ‘violent energy’

New NASA photo shows our galaxy’s ‘violent energy’

NASA has released an image detailing the never-before-seen “violent energy” at the center of our galaxy, created after two decades of research. The stunning panorama was compiled using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the MeerKAT radio telescope in South Africa. Images also documented an X-ray thread known as G0.17-0.41 that researchers say suggests…MORE

Boris Johnson marries Carrie Symonds in secret wedding

Boris Johnson marries Carrie Symonds in secret wedding

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has married fiancĂ©e Carrie Symonds in a wedding carried out in secrecy at Westminster Cathedral in London. The “small ceremony” took place on Saturday afternoon, a Downing Street spokesman said. The spokesman added that the couple will celebrate again with family and friends next summer. The stealth affair, described by…MORE

Riskiest job in space and more top science stories this week

Riskiest job in space and more top science stories this week

Try to imagine for a moment, if you will, what it must be like to walk in space. After suiting up, you step outside the airlock. The International Space Station, nearly the length of an American football field, dwarfs you. Its exterior will be your workspace for the next six-and-a-half hours. Planet Earth appears before…MORE

‘Things can be replaced, but lives cannot’

‘Things can be replaced, but lives cannot’

(CNN) — Weam Elastal was bonding with her dad over a broken television set the night an Israeli military plane bombed their family home in 2014, her father says. The house, in Gaza’s southern city of Khan Yunis, immediately crumbled, raining heavy stone and concrete blocks over their heads. Weam, only 9 at the time,…MORE

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