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  1. [5.1]
    Pomegranates may reverse fatty liver disease (ABC News + 1)
    1h

    Rates of NAFLD are rising globally with no long-term treatment. ECU researchers, led by Dr. Lois Balmer, are studying Ellagic acid, a polyphenol in fruits like pomegranates, as a potential solution. This compound shows promise in halting and reversing fatty liver damage. No current treatment exists for NAFLD management.

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    Africa CDC and CEPI strengthen partnership for African disease preparedness (AllAfrica - Top Africa News)
    2h

    The Africa CDC and CEPI signed an MoU to enhance epidemic and pandemic prevention in Africa. The partnership aims to boost regional vaccine research, development, and manufacturing capabilities, aligning with the AU's goal to produce 60% of Africa's vaccines by 2040. The collaboration will focus on building resilient health systems, increasing vaccine sovereignty, and improving vaccine accessibility. CEPI will support Africa CDC in strengthening research, clinical trials, and vaccine manufacturing.

  3. [5.0]
    Running daily for 5-10 minutes reduces cardiovascular risk (TheHealthSite)
    3h

    Running daily for just 5 to 10 minutes can reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems like heart attack and stroke. Studies suggest 4.5 hours of weekly running offer peak benefits without causing injury. Running improves heart health, aids weight management, boosts mental well-being, enhances sleep quality, strengthens bones, increases longevity, boosts immunity, improves brain function, fosters social connections, and raises energy levels.

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    Exeger's solar cells could replace batteries, revolutionize energy consumption (The Independent)
    3h

    Exeger's Powerfoyle solar cells, produced in Stockholm, can harvest electricity from any light source. The breakthrough technology is durable, waterproof, and can imitate various materials. The company's facility can produce 2.5 million square meters of solar cells annually. Exeger aims to impact a billion lives by 2030. The cells are already in products like headphones and speakers, with potential for battery-free devices. The technology could revolutionize energy consumption.

  5. [5.3]
    China's new chip fund prioritizes AI amid export curbs (CNBC + 2)
    3h

    China established a multibillion-dollar state-backed investment chip fund focusing on advanced AI chips and supply chain development. The China Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund received 344 billion Chinese yuan ($47.5 billion), the largest of three funds. This move aims to boost the domestic semiconductor industry amid global technology tensions, reducing foreign reliance. Winston Ma, NYU School of Law adjunct professor, highlighted the fund's emphasis on advanced computing and memory chips for AI.

  6. [5.1]
    Recognize early signs of diabetes for better health (GISuser.com)
    5h

    Diabetes is a prevalent chronic condition worldwide, manageable with early detection. Signs include increased thirst, frequent urination, hunger, weight loss, fatigue, blurred vision, slow wound healing, numbness, and infections. Early intervention is crucial to prevent complications like heart disease and improve quality of life. Recognizing these signs empowers individuals to seek timely medical attention and make lifestyle changes for better health.

  7. [6.0]
    Ticketmaster faces massive data breach affecting 560 million customers (Sydney Morning Herald)
    6h

    Ticketmaster faces a massive data breach affecting 560 million customers globally, with hacker ShinyHunters claiming to possess 1.3 terabytes of personal data, including credit card details. The hacker demands $US500,000 for the information, which includes names, addresses, and phone numbers. Ticketmaster Australia, with nearly 2 million users, is investigating the breach's impact on potential identity theft and financial fraud.

  8. [6.0]
    Google introduces AI Overviews for personalized search experiences (Tech Policy Press + 31)
    10h

    Google announced the rollout of "AI Overviews," a new AI-powered search tool promising dynamic content tailored to individual queries. It will reach over a billion users by year-end. AI Overviews reshape how users access and understand information, potentially impacting online commerce and information literacy. Concerns include deskilling users, decontextualizing information, and promoting superficiality over exploration. Recommendations include robust research, curriculum development, and interface transparency.

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    Labour pledges to clear NHS waiting list backlog in England (The Guardian)
    10h

    Labour pledges to clear NHS waiting list backlog in England within five years, aiming to address 3.2 million cases waiting over 18 weeks. Plans include creating 40,000 extra appointments weekly and utilizing private health sector capacity. Analysts caution meeting the target may be challenging. Streeting emphasizes personal connection to NHS and commitment to saving it. Funding increase and modernization key to achieving goal. Critics raise concerns about staff burnout and feasibility.

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    New Android banking trojan Antidot uses fake Google Play updates (Tom's Guide)
    11h

    Keeping mobile devices updated is crucial to avoid cyber threats. A new Android banking trojan, Antidot, can steal data and control devices. It impersonates Google Play in multiple languages to target users globally. The malware uses overlay attacks and keylogging to steal credentials. To stay safe, only download apps from official stores, avoid clicking on unknown links, and enable Google Play Protect. Consider using antivirus apps for extra protection.

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    Whooping cough cases rising globally, linked to vaccination disruptions (Livescience.com + 4)
    11h

    Cases of whooping cough are rising globally, with the U.K., Australia, and China affected. The U.S. has had isolated outbreaks in 2024. Pertussis is highly contagious, with an estimated R0 of 12 to 17. Adults can get and spread whooping cough, but children are at higher risk of severe complications. Vaccination is crucial; different countries have varying schedules. Reasons for the rise include pandemic-related disruptions in vaccinations.

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    Air and noise pollution linked to youth mental health issues (Medpage Today + 1)
    11h

    Exposure to air and noise pollution in early life is linked to mental health issues in adolescence and early adulthood. A study of over 9,000 participants in England found higher exposure to PM 2.5 during pregnancy associated with increased odds of psychotic experiences and depression. Noise pollution was linked to anxiety. The study highlights the need for further research and interventions.

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    New toxoplasmosis test gives quick, accurate results for prevention (News-Medical.Net)
    13h

    A new Toxoplasma gondii test provides results in 30 minutes from a finger-prick or an hour from a blood sample. Led by Rima McLeod, the study shows the test can detect false positives, aiding pregnant women. The test is over 97.5% sensitive and 100% specific, with potential global impact. Funding came from various sources. FDA approval is pending. The test aims to prevent congenital toxoplasmosis.

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    Meta to use user data for AI training, opt-out complex (TheJournal.ie)
    13h

    Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, plans to use users' posts and photos to train AI products, raising data privacy concerns. Users are automatically opted in but can opt out through a complex process. Legal experts argue this violates GDPR as sensitive personal data is involved. The Data Protection Commissioner may need to intervene. Meta's new AI initiatives are set to launch on June 26.

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    Climate change impacts brain health, urgent action needed (Medpage Today + 1)
    14h

    Climate change is predicted to significantly impact brain health, affecting neurological diseases globally. Rising temperatures correlate with increased ischemic stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage cases. High temperatures worsen symptoms for multiple sclerosis and migraines. Alzheimer's and dementia-related hospital admissions rise with temperature increases. Few studies focus on neuro-specific effects of climate change. Urgent action and research are needed to address these concerns.

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    Zero Debris Charter aims to tackle space junk issue globally (Space.com + 1)
    15h

    NASA and ESA estimate over 1 million pieces of debris orbit Earth, posing risks to space stations and satellites. The Zero Debris Charter aims to reduce collision risks to 1 in 1,000 and human casualty risks to 1 in 10,000 by 2030. ESA and 12 nations, including the UK and Germany, have signed the Charter. Private companies and NGOs are also expected to join.

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    Consumers face challenges in making nutritious choices amid health concerns (Euromonitor International)
    17h

    Consumers' diets are evolving due to technological advances and increased calorie access. Globally, 45% of adults are overweight or obese, with forecasts predicting this to affect half the population soon. Health issues like diabetes are rising, with saturated fat, sugar, and salt being key concerns. Consumers face challenges like cost and time in making nutritious choices. Nutrition policies are evolving to address these issues, emphasizing better-for-you foods and consumer education.

  18. [5.7]
    Former World Bank executive addresses global gender finance gap (CNBC)
    18h

    In 2022, Russia's attack on Ukraine led to a financial crisis, forcing banks to close and the economy to shift to wartime mode. Women's World Banking, led by Mary Ellen Iskenderian, focused on aiding Ukrainian refugees, mostly women, lacking legal identification. The World Bank reports 850 million globally lack legal identity, affecting access to services and banking. In low-income countries, 44% of women lack IDs compared to 28% of men.

  19. [5.1]
    Eat water-rich foods like cucumber, radish to prevent heat stroke (News18 + 1)
    18h

    India is experiencing record-breaking summer heat, raising concerns about heat-related illnesses like dehydration and heat stroke. To prevent heat strokes, consuming water-rich foods is crucial. Cucumber, watermelon, kiwi, radish, and tomatoes are ideal choices due to their high water content ranging from 90% to 95%. These foods also offer essential nutrients and hydration, reducing the risk of heat strokes during the scorching summer months.

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    White House and states collaborate to modernize US electrical grid (CNN)
    20h

    The White House and 21 states are collaborating to modernize the US electrical grid, aiming to reduce power outages and increase clean energy capacity. The initiative includes a significant public investment to strengthen the grid and drive innovation. The US faces a clean energy problem with more solar power waiting to be integrated. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved a new rule to address the grid's challenges.

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    Google launches Find My Device network for Android globally (9to5Google)
    20h

    Google launched the Find My Device network for Android in April, leveraging global Android devices to locate phones, headphones, and trackers without cellular connection. Initially in the US and Canada, the rollout is now expanding globally. Users can check availability in the "Find Device" app settings. Updates are server-side, with notifications upon activation. Apple's similar network is not cross-platform. iOS 17.5 added tracker detection.

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    Toyota introduces green fuel engines amid push for electric cars (The Associated Press + 2)
    21h

    Toyota plans to introduce lean compact engines running on green fuels like hydrogen and bioethanol, or paired with electric motors in hybrids. Toyota's Chief Executive aims to push the world towards carbon neutrality. Domestic allies Subaru and Mazda are also developing ecological engines. Toyota emphasizes the importance of considering global energy supply conditions and the impact on jobs in the shift to electric vehicles. BEVs are seen as a key solution for emissions reduction, but challenges remain.

  23. [5.5]
    Man reverses Type 2 diabetes, loses 18 kg in 3 years (News18 + 4)
    21h

    Type 2 diabetes cases are rising globally, but it can be controlled and even reversed. Devlin Donaldson achieved diabetes remission and lost 40 pounds using a digital twin AI from Twin Health. The app offers personalized advice on diet, exercise, and medications. Donaldson's health improved in three years, leading to diabetes reversal. He credits the app for transforming his health and lifestyle.

  24. [5.8]
    BD and Healthians collaborate for at-home cervical cancer screening (BusinessLine)
    22h

    BD partners with Healthians to offer at-home cervical cancer screening in India, where less than 2% of women are screened. The World Health Organization aims for >70% screening coverage by 2030. Healthians provides health tests in 250+ cities, while BD's Onclarity HPV Assay detects 14 high-risk HPV types. Cervical cancer is the 2nd most common cancer among Indian women aged 15-44.

  25. [5.1]
    Novel nanoporous zinc films for solar steam generation (AZoNano)
    22h

    Researchers introduced a novel solar steam generation method for water treatment, beneficial for desalination. By synthesizing aluminum-rich Al-Zn alloys to create nanoporous zinc films, they achieved high evaporation efficiency. The films exhibited 81% porosity and efficient light absorption, converting solar energy into heat effectively. These findings suggest cost-effective and high-performance photothermal materials for solar-powered desalination, addressing clean water challenges.

  26. [5.0]
    Travel responsibly to minimize negative tourism impacts (The Guardian)
    22h

    Tourism is rebounding post-pandemic, but issues like overtourism, carbon emissions, and plastic pollution persist. Travelers can make a positive impact by choosing experiences wisely, supporting local businesses, and respecting cultures. Tips include traveling off-peak, avoiding day trips, and being mindful of environmental impact. Responsible choices like visiting national parks, avoiding wildlife attractions, and using sustainable accommodations can help mitigate negative effects. Travelers are encouraged to be conscious and make informed decisions to travel responsibly.

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    Asian mosquito species threaten Africa's anti-malaria efforts (The Hindu)
    22h

    The spread of Anopheles stephensi in Africa threatens malaria control efforts. 90% of global malaria deaths occur in Africa. An. stephensi, found in the Horn of Africa in 2012, poses challenges as it thrives in urban areas, lays eggs in various water sources, and feeds on hosts indoors and outdoors. Surveillance and awareness campaigns are increasing to combat its spread. Southern Africa is currently unaffected.

  28. [5.0]
    New website offers free training for managing dementia aggression (News-Medical.Net + 1)
    22h

    A new website offers free training in managing neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia using the DICE method. Up to 95% of dementia patients experience these symptoms, leading many to assisted living facilities. DICE aims to reduce reliance on psychoactive medications with potential side effects. It emphasizes understanding and addressing underlying causes of behaviors. Caregivers can access this resource, which has been used by healthcare professionals and dementia care specialists in Wisconsin.

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    Highly covered stories from the past week

    1. [5.2]
      AlphaFold 3 predicts life's molecules with 50% improvement (Astrobiology News + 2)
      2d

      AlphaFold 3 accurately predicts the structure and interactions of life's molecules, showing a 50% improvement over existing methods. This model aims to revolutionize drug discovery and biological understanding. AlphaFold Server offers free access to researchers. Isomorphic Labs collaborates with pharmaceutical companies to apply AlphaFold 3 for drug design. Building on AlphaFold 2's success, this new model expands predictions to various biomolecules, promising transformative scientific advancements.

    2. [5.0]
      Trump's classified documents case handled differently in DC vs. Florida (CNN + 1)
      2d

      Federal prosecutors charged Donald Trump in Florida for mishandling classified documents, a decision contrasting DC judges' approaches. DC judges showed skepticism towards Trump's arguments on attorney-client privilege and grand jury secrecy. The case remains stalled in Florida, with Judge Cannon reluctant to rule. Evidence suggests Trump hid documents, leading to charges. DC judges handled the case more swiftly and decisively than Judge Cannon in Florida.

    3. [6.0]
      EU-Israel relations strained as Spain, Ireland recognize Palestine (The Associated Press + 113)
      2d

      EU-Israel relations strained as Ireland and Spain plan to recognize a Palestinian state. Spain suggests sanctions against Israel for attacks in Rafah. EU supports ICC's arrest warrant for Netanyahu and Hamas leaders. Israel accuses Spain of "rewarding terror." Recent Gaza conflict: 1,200 killed in Hamas attack, 35,000 Palestinians killed in Israeli offensive. UN calls for Israel to halt Rafah offensive. Spain, Ireland, and Norway to recognize Palestine.

    4. [5.3]
      Cyclone Remal makes landfall, max wind speed 110-120 kmph (Mint + 27)
      3d

      The India Meteorological Department reported that cyclone Remal's landfall began over coastal areas of Bangladesh and West Bengal. The cyclone is expected to cross the region with wind speeds of 110-120 kmph. West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose chaired an emergency meeting, and Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim discussed post-cyclone measures. The city is prepared with 480 pumps and dumpers. Livemint is the fastest-growing news website globally.

    5. [5.1]
      Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi dies in helicopter crash (The Independent + 12)
      3d

      Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi, 63, died in a helicopter crash on May 19, along with Iran's foreign minister and two officials. Raisi, a controversial figure, faced sanctions for his involvement in mass executions. Since taking office in 2021, he tightened morality laws and oversaw a crackdown on protests. Mohammad Mokhber, 69, is expected to become Iran's interim president. Elections for a new president will be held within 50 days.

    6. [5.8]
      ANC faces potential loss of majority in pivotal elections (The Guardian + 3)
      3d

      Despite a Siyanqoba rally with 83,000 ANC supporters, concerns rise as ANC faces potential loss of majority due to corruption and economic challenges. Unemployment affects 40% of South Africans, with widespread poverty and crime. Younger generations show less loyalty to ANC, considering alternatives like EFF and DA. ANC's future hinges on pivotal elections. Supporters express hope for party's renewal despite past challenges.

    7. [5.4]
      Tornado risk in Midwest, triple-digit heat in Texas (The Associated Press + 16)
      4d

      Forecasters warn of heightened tornado risk in the Midwest and triple-digit temperatures in south Texas. Heat index may reach 120°F in Texas. Record-setting highs expected in Austin, Brownsville, Dallas, and San Antonio. U.S. experiencing 25% more tornadoes than average in 2024. Red Flag fire warnings in west Texas, New Mexico, and other states due to low humidity and strong winds. Storm system may impact Memorial Day weekend events in the Midwest and East Coast.

    8. [6.0]
      British satellite EarthCare to enhance flood and blizzard predictions (The Telegraph + 23)
      4d

      EarthCare, a British-built satellite, will launch next week to study cloud water content, precipitation rates, and sunlight absorption. It aims to enhance storm forecasts and climate models. The project, proposed in 1993, will provide crucial data for predicting rain and snowfall speeds, aiding in flood and blizzard preparedness. EarthCare's measurements will improve weather and climate models, benefiting global forecasting accuracy.

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      H5N1 bird flu cases monitored in humans, cows; vaccines prepared (CNBC + 75)
      5d

      U.S. health officials are monitoring H5N1 bird flu cases in dairy cows and humans across nine states. The U.S. government is preparing 4.8 million vaccine doses and can ship over 100 million doses if needed. mRNA vaccines are being considered for potential bird flu shots. The FDA would need to approve these vaccines. Experts emphasize the importance of preparedness due to factors like climate change and population growth.

    10. [5.7]
      Ozempic may help treat kidney disease in diabetic patients (The New York Times + 21)
      5d

      Semaglutide, found in Ozempic and Wegovy, significantly reduced kidney complications, heart issues, and death in Type 2 diabetes patients with chronic kidney disease. The trial's success led Novo Nordisk to halt it early. The company plans to seek FDA approval to update Ozempic's label for treating chronic kidney disease in diabetic patients. Chronic kidney disease affects over one in seven US adults and has no cure.

    11. [5.5]
      Heatwaves increase risk of 'eye stroke', eye health tips (India TV News + 4)
      5d

      Heatwaves are causing dehydration in 75% of people, with every fifth heat-related death in India. Eye health is at risk due to heat, leading to conditions like 'eye stroke' and blood clots on the retina. Diabetes and high blood pressure cases have doubled in hospitals, increasing the risk of eye diseases like glaucoma. Swami Ramdev suggests yoga and Ayurveda for eye health in hot weather.

    12. [5.7]
      FLiRT variants of COVID-19 are emerging, potentially more transmissible (The Conversation + 10)
      5d

      COVID-19 has evolved into FLiRT variants, subvariants of the Omicron lineage, with mutations in the spike protein. FLiRT subvariants may be more transmissible and evade immunity better than previous variants. They are not associated with more severe illness. FLiRT is becoming dominant in the US and Australia. Boosters offer protection. Research on FLiRT's characteristics is ongoing. Rising infections pose a risk, especially for vulnerable individuals.

    13. [5.4]
      SEC approves rule changes for ethereum ETFs, boosting crypto (Financial Times + 7)
      5d

      The US SEC approved rule changes for potential launch of 8 ether ETFs by BlackRock, Fidelity, Invesco, and Ark Invest. Ether's price surged over 20% since Monday and 60% year-to-date. SEC's shift follows months of silence, with approvals sparking optimism. Bitwise Asset Management's Katherine Dowling expressed surprise at the approval. SEC Chair Gensler cited fraud concerns in crypto industry. Approval for the ETFs' launch is pending.

    14. [5.1]
      Euclid telescope captures glittering galaxies, studies dark matter and energy (The Verge + 14)
      6d

      The Euclid space telescope, launched by the European Space Agency, aims to study dark matter and dark energy. It has already produced images four times sharper than ground telescopes, revealing objects like galaxy clusters and rogue planets. Euclid will observe over 1.5 billion distant galaxies to understand dark matter's effects. The telescope's first images have shown millions of objects, with more discoveries expected over its six-year mission.

    15. [5.0]
      Pakistan treats hundreds for heatstroke after heatwave (The Indian Express + 13)
      6d

      A heatwave in Pakistan led to temperatures reaching 49°C (120°F) in Mohenjo Daro, with forecasts predicting highs of 55°C (131°F). Hundreds were treated for heatstroke, with Lahore and Sindh provinces worst affected. UNICEF warned of risks to children's health. Pakistan, facing climate change impacts, experienced its wettest April since 1961, leading to fears of flooding due to glacial melting. The country, despite low carbon emissions, is heavily impacted by global climate disasters.

    16. [5.7]
      Allies seek to access frozen Russian assets for Ukraine (The Associated Press + 50)
      6d

      Ukraine's allies are considering ways to access $260 billion in frozen Russian assets to support Kyiv's war effort. The G7 finance officials are meeting to discuss options, with a proposal to use interest on the funds providing only $2.5-$3 billion annually. The U.S. suggests a bond to unlock more immediate cash. President Putin allows confiscation of U.S. assets in retaliation. The debate continues as Ukraine faces financial challenges amid the conflict.

    17. [5.0]
      UNICEF targets 90% HPV vaccination for Nigerian girls by year-end (AllAfrica - Top Africa News + 1)
      6d

      UNICEF aims to vaccinate over 90% of Nigerian girls aged 9-14 against HPV by December. The second phase starts on May 27 in Ondo, Ekiti, Oyo, and Edo. The first phase achieved over 50% success in some states. UNICEF emphasizes the importance of collaborative efforts to combat cervical cancer. Misinformation about the vaccine is a challenge. 478,528 girls have been vaccinated in Lagos.

    18. [5.1]
      China conducts drills near Taiwan, raising regional tensions (The Independent + 23)
      6d

      China conducts military exercises around Taiwan in response to President Lai Ching-Te's comments, calling them "punishment." Taiwan responds by putting its forces on alert. The US criticizes China's actions, urging peace. Australia, South Korea, and the US express concern over escalating tensions. China claims Taiwan as its territory and denounces Lai as a "separatist." Taiwan's defense ministry condemns China's drills as a threat to regional peace.

    19. [5.9]
      Rishi Sunak to call surprise general election for July (The Guardian + 47)
      7d

      Chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to announce a surprise early election for July, with speculation of July 4 as the date. Labour, led by Keir Starmer, is currently 20 points ahead in polls. Sunak's decision was influenced by economic conditions and concerns over a deportation scheme. Starmer's party is prepared for the election, eager for a chance to take power after 14 years of Conservative rule.

    20. [5.8]
      Prosecutors rest hush money case in Trump trial (The Independent + 20)
      7d

      Donald Trump's New York hush money trial has seen both sides rest their cases, with lawyer Robert Costello providing damning emails from 2018. Trump decided against testifying. He faces 34 felony charges related to a $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels. Closing arguments are set for next Tuesday. MSNBC's Andrew Weissmann criticized calling Costello as a witness. The jury is expected to deliberate from Wednesday.

      1. [5.6]
        Trump insults Judge Aileen Cannon during criminal trial (Newsweek)
        7d

    21. [5.4]
      James Webb Space Telescope captures stunning deep space image (Mashable + 11)
      7d

      The James Webb Space Telescope captured a deep field view of the universe, revealing galaxies billions of years old, including two merging 740 million years after the Big Bang. Spectrographs identified dense gases and massive black holes, suggesting merging as a rapid growth route for black holes. Webb's capabilities include a giant mirror over 21 feet across, infrared view, and studying distant exoplanets' atmospheres.