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Will 5G mobile networks in the US really interfere with airlines?

AT&T and Verizon plan to turn on 5G networks across the US on 19 January, but airline bosses warn that potential interference with planes could cause a “catastrophic” crisis Technology…

Phage therapies for superbug infections are being tested in Belgium

Bacteria-killing viruses can be used to treat antibiotic-resistant superbugs, and the approach has been tried in more than 100 people in Belgium since a 2019 change in regulations Health 18…

Why the Tonga Eruption Was So Violent, and What to Expect Next

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. The Kingdom of Tonga doesn’t often attract global attention, but a violent eruption of…

First photos show ‘unprecedented disaster’ after undersea eruption, tsunami hit Tonga

Around 100 homes were damaged and 50 destroyed on the main island of Tongatapu, according to a WHO report released Tuesday. Some residents were displaced and taking shelter at evacuation…

Living with covid: How can the pandemic end and what will it be like?

For some, the phrase “living with covid” means removing all restrictions. But the actions we take now will determine how many more people die of covid – and whether we’re…

Texas synagogue hostage-taker was once probed by U.K. intelligence

LONDON — A British man who held four people hostage at a synagogue in Texas on Saturday was known to U.K. intelligence, a British security source told NBC News. Malik Faisal…

Microsoft to buy Activision in $68.7 billion all-cash deal

Microsoft announced Tuesday it will buy video game giant Activision Blizzard in a $68.7 billion all-cash deal. Shares of Activision soared about 37 percent in pre-market trading before being halted after the Wall Street…

First fully programmable quantum computer based on neutral atoms

Most quantum computers are based on superconductors or trapped ions, but an alternative approach using ordinary atoms may have advantages Technology 18 January 2022 By Alex Wilkins Quantum computers use…

What sets ‘How I Met Your Father’ apart from ‘How I Met Your Mother’

Reimagining a beloved series is not easy. Just ask the cast and creators of Hulu’s “How I Met Your Father,” a new show set in the same universe as the…

Cold case team shines new light on betrayal of Anne Frank

AMSTERDAM — A cold case team that combed through evidence for five years in a bid to unravel one of World War II’s enduring mysteries has reached what it calls…