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Boy, 13, dies in London after testing positive for coronavirus

Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab, thought to be youngest victim in England, died in the capital on MondayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA 13-year-old boy with no apparent underlying health conditions has died after testing positive for coronavirus, his family has said.Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab from Brixton, south London, died in hospital in the early hours of Monday. He had...

England: more than third of hospital Covid-19 deaths in London

Seven out of 10 trusts with highest death tolls are in the capital, with 590 deaths in totalMore than a third of coronavirus deaths in hospitals in England have occurred in London, with 590 deaths across the capital, according to the latest figures from NHS England.Seven out of ten trusts with the highest death tolls in England are in London and the deaths are concentrated in a handful of...

New paradigm for 'auto-tuning' quantum bits could overcome major engineering hurdle

A high-end race car engine needs all its components tuned and working together precisely to deliver top-quality performance. The same can be said about the processor inside a quantum computer, whose delicate bits must be adjusted in just the right way before it can perform a calculation. Who's the right mechanic for this quantum tuneup job? According to a team that includes scientists at the...

Sediments may control location, magnitude of megaquakes

The world's most powerful earthquakes strike at subduction zones, areas where enormous amounts of stress build up as one tectonic plate dives beneath another. When suddenly released, this stress can cause devastating "megaquakes" like the 2011 Mw 9.0 Tohoku event, which killed nearly 16,000 people and crippled Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant. Now a study published in Geology...

Artificial intelligence can help some businesses but may not work for others

The temptation for businesses to use artificial intelligence and other technology to improve performance, drive down labor costs, and better the bottom line is understandable. But before pursuing automation that could put the jobs of human employees at risk, it is important that business owners take careful stock of their operations.

Studies find link between belief in conspiracy theories and political engagement

Some political movements, particularly those extremist in nature, are associated with belief in conspiracy theories. Antisemitic demagogues, for example, have long referred to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion to support their cause, in effect using for their purposes a conspiracy theory that is still widely believed although it has long been known that the text itself is a literary forgery....

Research team releases new global groundwater maps

NASA researchers have developed new satellite-based, weekly global maps of soil moisture and groundwater wetness conditions and one to three-month U.S. forecasts of each product. While maps of current dry/wet conditions for the United States have been available since 2012, this is the first time they have been available globally.

NHS developing app to trace close contacts of coronavirus carriers

Technology is nearly ready for use and would also tell people when they should self isolateCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe NHS is in talks to roll out a smartphone app that instantly traces close contacts of people carrying the coronavirus and advises them to self-isolate.The app, developed by NHSX – the health service’s digital transformation arm – with...

Germany charters 30 times more rescue flights for citizens than UK

Huge repatriation effort sees German government charter 42 flights as 300,000 Britons remain stranded worldwideCoronavirus – latest updatesLatest UK Covid-19 newsSee all our coronavirus coverageThe German government has taken the lead role in the biggest repatriation effort in peacetime, chartering 30 times more rescue flights than the UK and flying home more than 40,000 travellers from across...

Where in the brain does creativity come from? Evidence from jazz musicians

A new brain-imaging study has studied the brain activity of jazz guitarists during improvisation to show that creativity is, in fact, driven primarily by the right hemisphere in musicians who are comparatively inexperienced at improvisation. However, musicians who are highly experienced at improvisation rely primarily on their left hemisphere.