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An excess of small-scale gravitational lenses observed in galaxy clusters

Gravitational lenses in galaxy clustersThe large mass of a galaxy cluster deflects light from background objects, a phenomenon known as gravitational lensing. The large-scale gravitational lens caused by the whole cluster can be modified by smaller-scale mass concentrations within the cluster, such as individual galaxies. Meneghetti et al. examined these small-scale gravitational lenses in observations…

Comparing excess deaths in New york city during COVID-19 with 1918 influenza pandemic

What The Study Did: Excess deaths in New York during the peak of the 1918 influenza pandemic were compared with those during the initial period of the COVID-19 outbreak in this study. Authors: Jeremy S. Faust, M.D., M.S., of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, is the corresponding author. To access the…

Excess Deaths from COVID-19; Getting to Herd Immunity: It’s TTHealthWatch!

TTHealthWatch is a weekly podcast from Texas Tech. In it, Elizabeth Tracey, director of electronic media for Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Rick Lange, MD, president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso, look at the top medical stories of the week. A transcript of the podcast is below the summary. This…

More than 60000 “excess deaths” up until now throughout UK coronavirus pandemic

Published on Jun 2, 2020The number of newly-recorded deaths linked to Covid-19 in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level for 7 weeks according to the Office for National Statistics.But on a separate measure of excess deaths from March to May across the UK, there were almost 62,000 more deaths than might have…

NYC saw 24,000 ‘excess deaths’ at peak of coronavirus outbreak | TheHill

New York City saw 24,000 more deaths than were expected between March and early May, due to the coronavirus and its effects on the health care system, according to a report issued Monday by the city’s health department. Nearly 19,000 of those deaths were individuals with confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases, according to the report, which relied…

15,000 ‘excess deaths’ in the United States recommend that much more died of COVID

The number of people who died in the early weeks of the pandemic's grip on the US far exceeded what would be expected in a normal year - and nearly doubled the number of coronavirus deaths counted by early April, new research reveals. Between March 1 and April 4 of this year, there were 15,400 'excess…

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Australia shares set to open lower; New Zealand edges greater

FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians are reflected in a window in front of a board displaying stock prices at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in Sydney, Australia, February 9, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray(Reuters) - Australia shares on Monday ended at their lowest since the end of June, dragged lower by the so-called “Big Four” banks and major miners,…

Ginsburg death displaces violence in cities as dominant social media storyline

Ruth Bader Ginsburg-related social media interactions dwarfed all other topics this week — a departure from a run of weeks where, other than the coronavirus, violence in cities was the dominant storyline. The big picture: In just two days, there were 41 million interactions (likes, comments or shares) on stories about the late Supreme Court…

Drifting performance on river in Czech Republic provides convenience from Covid-19 tension

Spectators gathered for a floating concert on the Vltava River in the Czech Republic. Numbers of coronavirus cases have spiked recently in the country, so the concert was a moment of peace in the capital Prague. The Epoque Orchestra performed alongside British violinist Daniel Hope.Sept. 20, 2020

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The Soundtrack for Fargo Season 4 Is a Perfect Match

Season 4 of FX's smash anthology series Fargo, based loosely on Joel and Ethan Coen's 1996 classic film of the same name, is primarily centered on a 1950 battle between crime syndicates. Given that setting, the season is full of era-appropriate music, featuring some classic jazz from Duke Ellington and others. We'll track every song…

Here’s What We Know About Season 2 of Utopia

If, a year ago, a television series suggested that somehow the SARS virus was introduced to China by a rogue American scientist—and that covert biological warfare raged between the superpowers—we all might have shrugged it off as good fictional fun. Amazon’s Utopia, based on the British Channel 4 series of the same name, turns epidemiological…

Here’s What Might Have actually Occurred if Darth Vader In Fact Got the Death Star Plans

The book has officially closed on the most recent Star Wars trilogy and the long-running Skywalker Saga, with fan opinion pretty divided on how it all ended. But certain corners of the fandom are still focused on Rogue One, the 2016 prequel to the very first Star Wars movie, and one of the only films…