Read — 2015/05/13

by shwolff

Today’s selection of articles includes:

  1. Election results: Conservatives win majority” (BBC).
  2. Russian spacecraft ‘ceased to exist’, burned in Earth’s atmosphere“, by Ben Brumfield & Laura Smith-Spark (CNN). The crewless cargo spacecraft Progress M-27M was carrying “3 tons of food, fuel, oxygen, spare parts, and scientific experiment hardware” for the International Space Station.
  3. Measles vaccine reduces death from other diseases“, by Alexandra Ossola (Popular Science). A retrospective meta-study in Science argues that the measles vaccine makes patients more resistant to other opportunistic diseases including tuberculosis, pneumonia, and sepsis.
  4. Peter Gay, historian who explored social history of ideas, dies at 91“, by William Grimes (NY Times).