How the Taiwanese are preparing to face China

How the Taiwanese are preparing to face China

TAIPEI—I sat at the desk of my quarantine hotel in a cold sweat. Shoot. I have COVID and now I’m stuck here, I thought. I took a test, but there was no double red line. Earlier in the afternoon, a police officer had called, out of the blue, telling me I needed to move to … Read more

NASA moon rocket back in hangar, launch unlikely until Nov.

NASA moon rocket back in hangar, launch unlikely until Nov.

NASA’s moon rocket returned to the safety of its hangar Tuesday as Hurricane Ian approached Florida, its launch now unlikely before mid-November. Hurricane Ian has closed Tampa International Airport and is forcing some visitors to evacuate hotels. (Sept. 27) (AP Video: Cody Jackson) Instead of trying to send it on its first test flight, the … Read more

Giorgia Meloni, far-right ‘Christian mother,’ is Italy’s new leader. Here’s how that might change Europe and the world

Giorgia Meloni, far-right ‘Christian mother,’ is Italy’s new leader.  Here’s how that might change Europe and the world

A party with neo-fascist roots, the Brothers of Italy, has triumphed in Italy’s snap general elections, setting up Giorgia Meloni as the country’s first far-right leader since the fall of Benito Mussolini. Meloni, 45, now likely to become Italy’s first female prime minister, praised Mussolini in her early career, saying in 1996 on French television … Read more

How to watch NASA’s spacecraft crash into an asteroid on Monday

How to watch NASA’s spacecraft crash into an asteroid on Monday

At this moment, millions of kilometers from Earth, a lonely spacecraft is hurtling toward its doom. One day, its sacrifice may save countless lives. The first-ever mission of its kind, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) is crashing a low-cost “impactor” into an asteroid on Monday. The venture is the first step in developing a … Read more

How a student in Canada became a Ukrainian war correspond with a global following

How a student in Canada became a Ukrainian war correspond with a global following

Anastasiia Lapatina says she hasn’t had a “typical college experience.” That is an understatement. When the pandemic hit and classes shifted online, the UBC student left Canada for Ukraine, where she grew up, to live with her mother in a suburb of Kyiv. At 20 years old, Lapatina’s dream of becoming a war correspond quickly … Read more

Visitors face long wait to view Queen’s coffin at St. Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh

Visitors face long wait to view Queen’s coffin at St. Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh

KEY FACTS St. Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh has opened to members of the public King Charles III, dressed in army uniform, and Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward walked behind as the hearse traveled to St. Giles’ Cathedral The coffin will remain at the cathedral until Tuesday so members of the public can pay … Read more

Queen Elizabeth II updates on Saturday

Queen Elizabeth II updates on Saturday

The latest news, updates and reaction on Queen Elizabeth’s death. For more on the Royals, visit here. 12:10 pm: Palace officials say the state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II will take place on Sept. 19 at Westminster Abbey in London after the public gets an opportunity to pay their last respects to the monarch. Elizabeth, … Read more

Queen Elizabeth II: Doctors ‘concerned’ about health as family travels to Scotland to be with her

Queen Elizabeth II: Doctors ‘concerned’ about health as family travels to Scotland to be with her

KEY FACTS Queen Elizabeth II has been placed under medical supervision because doctors are “concerned for Her Majesty’s health,” Buckingham Palace said Thursday Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, and his wife, Camilla, are with the queen after traveling to Balmoral Castle, the queen’s summer vacation home, to be with her. Prince William, Charles’ … Read more

Queen Elizabeth II: Doctors ‘concerned’ about health as family travels to Scotland to be with her

Queen Elizabeth II: Doctors ‘concerned’ about health as family travels to Scotland to be with her

KEY FACTS Queen Elizabeth II has been placed under medical supervision because doctors are “concerned for Her Majesty’s health,” Buckingham Palace said Thursday Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, and his wife, Camilla, are with the queen after traveling to Balmoral Castle, the queen’s summer vacation home, to be with her. Prince William, Charles’ … Read more

‘Doomsday Glacier’ melting faster than expected: study

‘Doomsday Glacier’ melting faster than expected: study

Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier, nicknamed the “Doomsday Glacier” due to its potentially catastrophic impact on sea levels, may dissolve faster than previously expected, according to a recent study. New data and sea floor images published Monday in Nature Geoscience found the Florida-sized ice behemoth experienced a “rapid retreat” in the previous two centuries — and predicted … Read more