New study sheds more light on what caused Millennium Bridge to wobble

Enlarge / London’s Millennium Bridge had issues with excessive shaking and swaying when it first opened in June 2000. (credit: Alberto Pezzali/NurPhoto/Getty Images) When London’s Millennium Bridge first opened in June 2000, the city was alarmed to discover that the motion of crowds of pedestrians crossing it gave rise to significant shaking and swaying. Londoners […]

Steve Bannon caused the New Yorker festival to go down in flames on Twitter

Sean Gallup/Getty Images The New Yorker announced that Steve Bannon, who embraces the label of “racist,” would headline its 19th annual The New Yorker Festival. New Yorker staff members, journalists, and prominent celebrities quickly attacked the decision on Twitter. Within hours, several top celebrities had announced they would not attend the festival. The New Yorker […]

Scientists say ‘sonic attacks’ on US embassies may have been caused by Cold-War era microwave weapons

Scientists say microwave signals may have caused brain injuries to 33 US officials and their family members at embassies in Cuba and China. The saga began in 2016 when 24 US diplomats and their family members fell ill after being exposed to what US officials claim was some form of “sonic attack.” Since then, more […]

Asthma: How developing the condition as an adult could be caused by your job

Asthma is a common lung condition which causes breathing difficulties. The main symptoms are wheezing, breathlessness, tightness around the chest and coughing. Many people first develop asthma when they are children, but it is possible to also develop it as an adult. According to Asthma UK, one in 10 cases of asthma in adults is […]