Month: July 2022

Data suggests that BA.5 causes more cases of Covid-19, but does not appear to be more frequent

But on average, these infections don’t appear to occur any faster, according to a new analysis by genetic sequencing company Helix. BA.5, another branch of the Omicron variant, now causes about 80% of new Covid-19 infections in the United States, according to the latest data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Helix, …

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This stunning photo shows a star you’ve never seen before

A bit like neon artwork from the 80s. But what the photo above really shows is much cooler. It’s a star, and the first optical image taken by the latest instrument on the Gemini South Telescope, the Gemini High-Resolution Optical SpecTrograph, or GHOST. What it shows is the entire optical spectrum of light emitted by …

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Sixers announces plans to explore construction of a new downtown circuit – CBS Philly

Philadelphia (CBS) — The Sixers announced plans to build a new arena in the heart of downtown Thursday. The Sixers property posted a photo of the potential arena on its website: They call it “76 Place at Market East”. Read more: Jan 6 House Committee: Thursday session will focus on former President Trump’s actions and …

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Unemployment claims are rising again in another sign that the labor market is cooling

A woman walks past a store on February 22, 2021 in New York City. John Smith | Corbis News | Getty Images Initial jobless claims reached their highest level since mid-November last week, the latest sign that the historically tight labor market is beginning to slow, according to Labor Department data released Thursday. Claims totaled …

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First NASA Webb Space Telescope data has astronomers on Twitter Buzzing

Although it’s been more than a week since NASA revealed the first impressive set of James Webb Space Telescope images, the joy that followed the July 12 broadcast hasn’t faded. And at the rate the JWST collects cosmological data, I don’t expect that any time soon. Already, many astronomers have been eagerly researching public JWST …

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James Harden, Sixers come with terms on new contract

The biggest question posed by The Sixers’ offseason team has now been definitively answered. James Harden has agreed to a new contract that will pay him $33 million for the 2022-23 season and has a player option of $35.6 million for 2023-24, a source confirmed Wednesday night to NBC Sports Philadelphia. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski first …

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