The worldwide toll is continuing to rise, with over 10 million confirmed cases. Vice President Mike Pence made a point of wearing a face mask in Texas over the weekend and encouraging the practice.
Mitchell J. Feigenbaum, a pioneer in the field of mathematical physics known as chaos, died on June 30 in Manhattan. He was 74. The cause was a heart attack, his stepson Sasha Dobrovolsky said. Dr. Feigenbaum’s intense, eclectic curiosity led him to questions far astray from the ones usually asked by theoretical physicists. How does […]
Lateiki was a tiny island in the archipelagic Kingdom of Tonga, formed in 1995 by an ebullient submarine volcano. Last month, that underwater firestarter decided it was time for some explosive redecorating. An eruption in the southwest Pacific Ocean was first reported on Oct. 14 by a Tongan ship. The Tonga Geological Service then scanned […]
As for how Felis catus first arrived in Australia, no one really knows. For a long time, natural historians conjectured that the first cats may have been survivors of Dutch shipwrecks or stowaways with Indonesian trepangers in the 17th century. But genetic tests have now shown that Australia’s mainland cats descended from more recent European […]