The Week in Stories Around the Globe

2020 Tokyo Olympics Will Be Postponed Due to Coronavirus, Says IOC’s Dick Pound

Toyko 1

“On the basis of the information the IOC has, postponement has been decided,” Pound said. “The parameters going forward have not been determined, but the Games are not going to start on July 24, that much I know.”

#Japan #TheOlympics #SummerGames


Cuba’s Coronavirus Response Is Putting Other Countries to

Cuba Libre

Democratic socialists value free speech, press freedom, multiparty elections, and workplace democracy. We can and should criticize Cuba’s model of social organization for its deficits. But Cuba’s admirably humane and solidaristic approach to the coronavirus should humble those who insist on talking about the island nation as if it were some unending nightmare.

#Cuba #Coronavirus #Medicine #


Panic Turns to Patience: Day 4 of Quarantine in Spain

Spain Corona

It’s amazing to see, however, what people are capable of when our backs are against the wall. Trying times bring us together. Little daily annoyances lose power. We are asking ourselves what we can do to make the lives of the people around us better.

#Spain #QuarantineLife #Europe #SocialDistancing


Solved: The mystery of the expansion of the universe

Spiral Galaxy

The Earth, solar system, the entire Milky Way and the few thousand galaxies closest to us move in a vast “bubble” that is 250 million light years in diameter, where the average density of matter is half as high as for the rest of the universe.

#Space #Science #TheUniverse


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