The Week in Stories Around the Globe

Project Force: What is behind China’s naval ambitions?

China's Navy 2

“In areas like the South China Sea, where China’s military power has grown to such an extent (and rate) that its deterrence has also grown, (this) … means that the chances of military engagement have decreased.”

#China #Navy #War #Military


The EU plans to ban US travelers indefinitely after haphazard COVID-19 response

EU Ban

The US, with nearly 2.4 million confirmed cases and more than 123,000 deaths, has for some time now been the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, while Brazil is second with more than 1.1 million cases and more than 51,000 deaths. Russia’s containment appears better than the US, with under 10,000 reported deaths and a little over half a million confirmed cases.

#Russia #UnitedStates #COVID #EuropeanUnion



Coronavirus lockdowns increase poaching in Asia, Africa


In many parts of the developing world, coronavirus lockdowns have sparked concern about increased illegal hunting that’s fueled by food shortages and a decline in law enforcement in some wildlife protection areas. At the same time, border closures and travel restrictions slowed illegal trade in certain high-value species.

#CoronaVirusUpdate #Asia #Africa #Poaching


Hidden Neutrino Particles May Be a Link to the Dark Sector


Experimentalists who offer results at odds with the Standard Model are appropriately deemed guilty until proven innocent because historically scientists who have challenged the Standard Model have been wrong. Nevertheless, it is certain that the Standard Model is not the entire story. Neutrino oscillations alone are proof of that fact.

#Science #Neutrino #Physics #TheUniverse

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