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Japan to launch ASDF space unit to monitor threat to satellites

National May 9, 2020

Japan to launch ASDF space unit to monitor threat to satellites

Japan will launch its first space operations unit within the Air Self-Defense Force on May 18 to monitor threats to Japanese satellites in outer space, Defense Minister Taro Kono has said. The Space Domain Mission Unit will be tasked with tracking space debris and meteorites ...

Why I just volunteered for a COVID-19 vaccine trial

Commentary / World May 9, 2020

Why I just volunteered for a COVID-19 vaccine trial

by Faye Flam

The notion of testing COVID-19 vaccines by deliberately infecting volunteers with the novel coronavirus — something that’s now on the table — isn’t necessarily crazy or unethical. It’s smart, and has benefits that far outweigh the risks. Challenge trials, as scientists call them, vastly speed ...