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Planet Nine might not be alone: Astronomers suggest there could several hidden worlds in our solar system

Daily Mail - Science & tech

One of the biggest mysteries in astronomy that has come into the limelight this year is the question of whether a mysterious planet is lurking at the edge of our solar system. Since an announcement was made at the start of this year, researchers have published a series of papers suggesting where the planet might be and how it could have formed. But the latest theory suggests something none had predicted before - that'Planet Nine' might in fact be several planets instead of just one. The motions of the extreme trans-Neptunian objects (as illustrated on the right) suggest that there is an unknown planet (artist's impression left) in the confines of the solar system. But the latest theory suggests something none had predicted before, that'Planet Nine' might in fact be several planets instead of just one Researchers inferred Planet Nine's presence from the peculiar clustering of six previously known objects that orbit beyond Neptune.



WVU Associate Professor Working With Cholera Prevention Team

U.S. News

The university said in a news release that Anta Jutla is associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and is part of a British-led humanitarian team. Cholera is caused by consuming contaminated food or water. It can cause severe diarrhea and lead to dehydration and even death.


Professor Willow from 'Pokémon Go' needs to be immediately sacked

Mashable

As someone who's been life-alteringly addicted to Pokémon Go for over seven months now, I feel I'm as qualified as anyone to make the following statement: Professor Willow, as helpful as he may occasionally seem, needs to lose his job. The guy is literally the worst professor in the world. SEE ALSO: Charmander and friends come to life in artist's Pokémon renderings To begin with it sort of seemed like he knew what he was doing. With his wild grey hair and lab coat he at least looked the part, and he was there to guide us through the start of the game in the same grandfartherly way that Professor Oak used to do. He even had people writing think-pieces about how he was "kind of hot", while others actually made fan art about him.


China detains professor who criticized Xi over coronavirus

The Japan Times

Beijing – Chinese authorities on Monday detained a law professor who published essays criticizing President Xi Jinping over the coronavirus pandemic and his efforts to consolidate power, according to friends of the man. Xu Zhangrun, a rare outspoken critic of the government in China's heavily censored academia, was taken from his home in suburban Beijing by more than 20 people, one of his friends said on condition of anonymity. Xu published an essay in February blaming the culture of deception and censorship fostered by Xi for the spread of the coronavirus in China. The law professor at Tsinghua University, one of China's top institutions, had previously spoken out against the 2018 abolition of presidential term limits in an essay circulated online. A friend said a man claiming to be police had called Xu's wife, who had been living separately at a university residence, to say Xu was arrested for allegedly soliciting prostitution in the southwestern city of Chengdu.