Author: Tayyab Thair

The global crackdown on parents who refuse vaccines for their kids has begun

Countries like Italy and Australia are tired of measles outbreaks — so they’re moving to fine anti-vaccine parents. There’s a school of thought that refusing vaccines on behalf of your children amounts to child abuse, and that parents should be punished for their decision. We know vaccines are overwhelmingly safe and effective at preventing the spread of disease. And

Free-Floating Planets May be More Common Than Stars

  PASADENA, Calif. — Astronomers, including a NASA-funded team member, have discovered a new class of Jupiter-sized planets floating alone in the dark of space, away from the light of a star. The team believes these lone worlds were probably ejected from developing planetary systems. The discovery is based on a joint Japan-New Zealand survey