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Israel's Beresheet spacecraft crashes on Moon

The first privately funded mission to the Moon has crashed on the lunar surface after the apparent failure of its main engine.


The Israeli spacecraft - called Beresheet - attempted a soft landing, but suffered technical problems on its descent to the Moon's surface.


The aim of the mission was to take pictures and conduct experiments.


Israel hoped to become the fourth country to land a spacecraft on the Moon.


Only government space agencies from the former Soviet Union, the US and China have made successful Moon landings.


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Katie Bouman: The woman behind the first black hole image
凯蒂·鲍曼: 第一张黑洞图片背后的女人

A 29-year-old computer scientist has earned plaudits worldwide for helping develop the algorithm that created the first-ever image of a black hole.


Katie Bouman led development of a computer program that made the breakthrough image possible.

Katie Bouman 领导了一个计算机程序的开发,使得这个突破性的图像成为可能。

The remarkable photo, showing a halo of dust and gas 500 million trillion km from Earth, was released on Wednesday.


For Dr Bouman, its creation was the realisation of an endeavour previously thought impossible.


Excitedly bracing herself for the groundbreaking moment, Dr Bouman was pictured loading the image on her laptop.


"Watching in disbelief as the first image I ever made of a black hole was in the process of being reconstructed," she wrote in the caption to the Facebook post.


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Deadly fungus Candida auris among superbugs fighting to 'survive our antibiotics': doctor
医生: 超级细菌中的致命真菌: 耳状念珠菌正在与抗生素抗争

After a drug-resistant fungus was found in a room in New York's Mount Sinai Hospital recently, the hospital had to rip out ceiling and floor tiles to get rid of it.


The room's former occupant, an elderly man, had been infected with Candida auris before he died. While the fungus can colonize a person's body, it won't make them sick unless their immune system is compromised. If it does turn into an infection, it can kill.

这个房间的前主人是一位老人,在他死前已经感染了念珠菌。 虽然这种真菌可以在人体内繁殖,但它不会使人生病,除非他们的免疫系统受到损害。 如果它确实转变成一种感染,它可以杀死人类。

In the last decade, four different strains of the multidrug-resistant yeast have been reported in more than 30 countries around the globe. All have proven difficult to detect, and hard to eradicate.

在过去的十年中,全球30多个国家报道了四种不同的耐多药酵母菌株。 事实证明,所有这些都很难被发现,也很难根除。

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China’s largest stock image provider shuts website

SHANGHAI--Visual China Group, China's largest stock images provider, on Friday shut its website to make changes and apologized after it was criticised online and by regulators for selling images which it did not hold the ownership rights to.

上海——中国最大的图片提供商视觉中国集团(Visual China Group)周五关闭了其网站,以做出改变,并在网上和监管机构批评该公司出售图片后道歉。视觉中国集团并不拥有图片的所有权。

The company, sometimes likened to U.S. photo agency Getty Images which it also partners with, apologized in a post on its official Weibo account, saying the incident revealed its weak management and that it was cooperating with authorities.


State news agency Xinhua said the company had been asked to meet the Tianjin city branch of China's Internet watchdog on Thursday evening and ordered to rectify its website.


Shares in the company slumped by their maximum 10 percent in early morning trading.

在早盘交易中,该公司的股票最多下跌了10% 。

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Disney CEO Iger gives three reasons why the company’s streaming service will be a success
迪士尼 CEO 艾格给出了公司流媒体服务成功的三个原因

Disney CEO Bob Iger tells CNBC that he’s confident in the success of the company’s new streaming platform thanks to three factors.


“I’m pretty optimistic,” Iger says. “Particularly when you make it accessible because of the content we’re putting on, because of the user interface and because of the price.”


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