Fearing Coronavirus, Refugees in Crowded Camps Have Nowhere to Hide

Jamila Begom and six of her relatives share a small bamboo-and-tarpaulin hut in a Bangladesh settlement that is now home to nearly a million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar. Structures in her camp—one of 34 in the settlement—are so close together she can hear her neighbors whisper. Ms. Begom has tried…

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson moved to intensive care as symptoms worsen

Image copyright Getty Images Prime Minister Boris Johnson is spending the night in intensive care at a central London hospital after his coronavirus symptoms worsened. Downing Street said he was moved to the unit on the advice of his medical team and was receiving “excellent care”. Mr Johnson has asked…

Coronavirus Cases Among World’s Elite Stoke Class Tensions

MEXICO CITY—More than 500 wealthy Mexicans, including many of the country’s financial and business elite, spent their annual winter vacation in the luxe resort town of Vail, Colo. Over two carefree weeks, they skied, shopped, hosted gatherings in their condos, and dined on sushi and steak at trendy restaurants. By…

How Do They Do That? A Closer Look at Quantum Magnetic Levitation

For three years as an undergraduate physics student performing at science magic shows and open houses, I convinced students (and sometimes their parents) that I was some kind of magician by levitating a small cube-shaped magnet. The magnet floated above a superconductor by only a centimeter or so, but that…

Pete Corey – Wolfram Style Cellular Automata with Vim Macros

It struck me while taking a break from a heavy refactoring session and browsing /r/cellular_automata that Wolfram-style cellular automata are really just glorified string substitutions. Suddenly I felt a tickling deep in my hindbrain. An idea was forming. Can you implement a Wolfram-style cellular automata, like Rule-30, entirely within Vim…