Health

Inquiry into safety and wellbeing concerns at two hospitals

Image caption Edinburgh’s new children’s hospital was due to open in 2017 A public inquiry will be held to examine safety and wellbeing issues at the new children’s hospital in Edinburgh and the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow. The inquiry will determine how vital issues relating to ventilation and other key building systems occurred. […]

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Technology

First measurements of ‘interstellar comet’

Image copyright Gemini Observatory/NSF/AURAImage caption Two-colour composite image of C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) obtained using the Gemini North Multi-Object Spectrograph (GMOS) on Hawaii’s Maunakea Astronomers are gathering measurements on a presumed interstellar comet, providing clues about its chemical composition. The object, C/2019 Q4 (Borisov), is only the second interstellar object ever identified, after ‘Oumuamua, which was […]

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