The James Webb Space Telescope is finally ready to do science

The James Webb Space Telescope is finally ready to do science

This article was originally published at The Conversation. (opens in new tab) The publication contributed the article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Marcia Rieke (opens in new tab)Regents Professor of Astronomy, University of Arizona NASA is scheduled to release the first images taken by the James Webb Space Telescope on July 12, 2022. … Read more

Rail strikes and labor shortages are hurting the UK economy

Rail strikes and labor shortages are hurting the UK economy

The problem escalated Tuesday as thousands of rail workers went on strike over demands for better pay and working conditions – the biggest walkout on the railways in 30 years – bringing large parts of the network to a halt. More strikes are set for Thursday and Saturday. A separate strike by workers on London … Read more

Germany risks recession as Russian gas crisis deepens

Germany risks recession as Russian gas crisis deepens

Pipes at the landfall facilities of the ‘Nord Stream 1’ gas pipeline are pictured in Lubmin, Germany, March 8, 2022. REUTERS / Hannibal Hanschke / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register More Europeans activate first stage of gas crisis plans Surging gas price adds to policymakers’ inflation headache Slowing flows … Read more

Carla Esparza argues Marina Rodriguez deserves title shot over Zhang Weili, reveals timeline for next title defense

Carla Esparza argues Marina Rodriguez deserves title shot over Zhang Weili, reveals timeline for next title defense

Now that she’s reclaimed the UFC strawweight title, Carla Esparza isn’t really in the business of calling out opponents. That said, the two-time 115-pound champion still has a vested interest in her next title defense, which is why she was a little surprised to hear Zhang Weili crowned the No. 1 contender after her win … Read more

Rail strikes and labor shortages are hurting the UK economy

Rail strikes and labor shortages are hurting the UK economy

The problem escalated Tuesday as thousands of rail workers went on strike over demands for better pay and working conditions – the biggest walkout on the railways in 30 years – bringing large parts of the network to a halt. More strikes are set for Thursday and Saturday. A separate strike by workers on London … Read more

Why Kaliningrad, Russia’s toehold in Europe, could be the next flashpoint in its war against Ukraine

Why Kaliningrad, Russia’s toehold in Europe, could be the next flashpoint in its war against Ukraine

Russia has reacted furiously after Lithuania banned the passage of sanctioned goods across its territory and into Kaliningrad. But Lithuania says it is merely upholding European Union sanctions, and the European bloc has backed it. The row now threatens to escalate strains between Moscow and the EU, which has unveiled several packages of sanctions on … Read more