U.S. successfully tests hypersonic booster motor in Utah

By Mike Stone    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon successfully tested a booster rocket motor on Thursday designed to power a launch vehicle carrying a hypersonic weapon aloft, the Navy said.    The United States and its global rivals have intensified their drive to build hypersonic weapons – the next generation of arms that rob adversaries of […]

State Dept. spokesman tests positive for COVID-19 after UNGA

WASHINGTON (AP) — State Department spokesman Ned Price has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be self-quarantining for the next 10 days.  Price, who is vaccinated, said he tested positive for coronavirus on Monday morning after returning from New York, where he attended the annual UN General Assembly meeting with Secretary of State Antony Blinken […]

Poison tests are finally being carried out on ex-landfill site

Poison tests are finally being carried out on ex-landfill site near the home of schoolboy, 7, who died from inhaling toxic fumes during heavy flooding Tests are finally to be carried out on a former landfill site close to the home of a schoolboy who died from inhaling toxic fumes during heavy flooding. The local authority […]

Guard tests positive for COVID-19 at Melbourne immigration detention centre

For our free coronavirus pandemic coverage, learn more here. A security guard at a Melbourne detention centre has tested positive for COVID-19. Victorian COVID-19 commander Jeroen Weimar said everyone at the centre was being tested and no other positive cases had emerged. “We know that there was a case who tested positive who worked at […]

Free antibody tests to measure Covid virus immunity

Free antibody tests to measure virus immunity: Checks will be offered to anyone testing positive for Covid to improve understanding of who can get infected All adults who receive a positive PCR test result will be able to opt in programme Up to 8,000 participants a day will be sent two finger-prick antibody tests Test […]