What’s CH.1.1?  Meet ‘Orthrus,’ a new wildcard Omicron strain with a concerning Delta mutation

What’s CH.1.1? Meet ‘Orthrus,’ a new wildcard Omicron strain with a concerning Delta mutation

Omicron spawn XBB.1.5, also known as “Kraken,” now dominates the US COVID variant scene, comprising an estimated 61% of cases, according to federal health data released Friday. But there’s now a new player being tracked by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that could give Kraken a run for its money. CH.1.1, or …

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India Median Mobile Internet Speeds Globally Ookla 5G

India Median Mobile Internet Speeds Globally Ookla 5G

India’s median mobile speeds improved and rose in December 2022 to the 79th position in the global rankings, amid the slow, but steady adoption of 5G, according to networking intelligence and testing company Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index report. India witnessed a significant leap in positions (26) from 105th position in November. Median mobile download speeds …

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Asteroid 2023 BU just passed a few thousand kilometers from Earth.  Here’s why that’s exciting: The Tribune India

Asteroid 2023 BU just passed a few thousand kilometers from Earth. Here’s why that’s exciting: The Tribune India

Perth (Australia), January 28 There are hundreds of millions of asteroids in our Solar System, which means new asteroids are discovered quite frequently. It also means close encounters between asteroids and Earth are fairly common. Some of these close encounters end up with the asteroid impacting Earth, occasionally with severe consequences. A recently discovered asteroid, …

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China claims Covid wave has peaked with severe cases, deaths falling fast |  China

China claims Covid wave has peaked with severe cases, deaths falling fast | China

China’s health authorities have said the Covid wave is past its peak, with rapid decline in both severe cases and deaths in hospitals, but experts remain wary of the government’s official data. According to China’s Center for Disease Control (CDC), the number of critically ill patients in hospital peaked in the first week of January, …

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China’s Big Comeback Is Just Getting Started.  How to Play It.

China’s Big Comeback Is Just Getting Started. How to Play It.

Talk about a comeback. As China abandons policies that stifled economic growth for three years, its stocks have staged an extraordinary rally—up more than 50% since October. This could be just the beginning. Money managers say a broad range of stocks could keep climbing throughout this year. The catalyst is clear: Policy makers in the …

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Jeff Bezos truly broke the internet.  This new movie shows Amazon founder’s early days

Jeff Bezos truly broke the internet. This new movie shows Amazon founder’s early days

Madeleine MarrMiami Herald MIAMI — Think back long ago, to a time when you couldn’t order literally any thingamajig that pops into your head at 4 am from your phone. The year was 1994 and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was a 9-to-5 working stiff with a forward thinker’s dream — an insanely lofty one that …

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Volcano-like rupture could have caused magnetar slowdown

Volcano-like rupture could have caused magnetar slowdown

An artist’s impression of a magnetar eruption. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center On Oct. 5, 2020, the rapidly rotating corpse of a long-dead star about 30,000 light years from Earth changed speeds. In a cosmic instant, its spinning slowed. And a few days later, it abruptly started emitting radio waves. Thanks to timely measurements …

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0,000 workplace fine for Kitchener manufacturer and its CEO

$100,000 workplace fine for Kitchener manufacturer and its CEO

A Kitchener company and its CEO have been fined $100,000 for machine guarding violations. THS Industries Ltd., on Manitou Drive, is a steel nail manufacturing company. The Ministry of Labor, Immigration, Training and Skills Development said the company and its CEO Xiaoye He “failed to take all reasonable care to ensure equipment, materials and protective …

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