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  • 2 days ago
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    Fauci says Santa Claus has 'innate immunity,' won't be spreading COVID-19 to anyone this Christmas

    Santa Claus is coming to town. And he's not bringing COVID-19. At least, that's the word from Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading infectious disease expert. "Santa is exempt from this because Santa, of all the good qualities, has a lot of good innate immunity," Fauci told USA TODAY this week.

  • 3 days ago
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    We Finally Know What a Dinosaur’s Butthole Looks Like

    For the entirety of my career as a journalist covering paleontology, I’ve been wanting to know: What does a dinosaur’s butthole look like? When I wrote My Beloved Brontosaurus, a book about dinosaur biology, the chapter on reproduction required a lot of time imagining the nature of a Jurassic behind; one had yet to be found preserved. Even dinosaur models and sculptures often demur on the point of the dino butt, leaving the terrible lizards with terrible constipation.

  • 5 days ago
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  • 5 days ago
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    A destructive legacy: Trump bids for final hack at environmental protections

    Donald Trump is using the dying embers of his US presidency to hastily push through a procession of environmental protection rollbacks that critics claim will cement his legacy as an unusually destructive force against the natural world. Trump has yet to acknowledge his election loss to president-elect Joe Biden but his administration has been busily finishing off a cavalcade of regulatory moves to lock in more oil and gas drilling, loosened protections for wildlife and lax air pollution standar...

  • 10 days ago
    Analysis wetwilly87

    A promising next-gen console from Sony: PS5 review

    Bold looks, radical controller, and sick processor, has Sony built the holy grail of exclusive gaming? Get a look at the PlayStation 5.

  • 11 days ago
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    Scientists link record-breaking hurricane season to climate crisis

    Paddling in a canoe through the flood waters left by Hurricane Eta in his rural village near the north coast of Honduras, Adán Herrera took stock of the damage. “Compared with Hurricane Mitch, this caused more damage because the water rose so fast,” said Herrera, 33, a subsistence farmer who is living on top of a nearby levee with his wife and child while they wait for the water to recede. “We’re afraid we might not have anything to eat.”

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Every last Slingbox will become a brick in two years

    If you’re like us, you probably haven’t thought about the Slingbox in a good long while; the idea of beaming your own TV over the internet has largely been replaced by streaming TV services, even if watch-anywhere DVRs like the Fire TV Recast do still exist.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    The Trump presidency in numbers

    Figures that tell the story of four turbulent years in US history.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    How Do You Know When Society Is About to Fall Apart?

    When I first spoke with Joseph Tainter in early May, he and I and nearly everyone else had reason to be worried. A few days earlier, the official tally of Covid-19 infections in the United States had climbed above one million, unemployment claims had topped 30 million and the United Nations had warned that the planet was facing “multiple famines of biblical proportions.” George Floyd was still alive, and the protests spurred by his killing had not yet swept the nation, but a different kind o...

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Train derailment in Texas leaks 'corrosive' product, prompts evacuation orders for 600 people; no injuries

    A train derailment in Texas profficials to ask nearly 600 residents to evacuate their homes and will take days to clean up — but the local emergency management office reported no injuries. A Kansas City Southern train derailed around 7:30 a.m. in Mauriceville, Texas, near the state's border with Louisiana. The derailment involved 25 cars, according to the Orange County Office of Emergency Management. Most of the cars were loaded; 10 were empty.

  • 1 month ago
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    Struggling Rental Market Could Usher in Next American Housing Crisis

    Fallout from missed rent payments is threatening a swath of the U.S. population, as the expiration of eviction bans draws near. A large number of renters have been unable to pay some or even all of their rent since March, when the pandemic temporarily shut down most businesses. Many businesses remain closed or only partially open, pushing renters into unemployment and draining their savings.

  • 1 month ago
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    PayPal’s Crypto Play “Legitimizing” Bitcoin, Says MicroStrategy CEO

    MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor highlighted recent moves by PayPal and Square into Bitcoin in the company’s Q3 earnings call.

  • 1 month ago
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    How a Covid-19 origin theory backed by Bannon unraveled

    It was a blockbuster story. A respected Chinese virologist appeared on Tucker Carlson's show on Fox News in mid-September to share the results of her just-completed report. The conclusion: The novel coronavirus that causes Covid-19 was likely engineered in a Chinese lab. On Carlson's show, she claimed it was intentionally released into the world.

  • 1 month ago
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    Machines to 'do half of all work tasks by 2025'

    Half of all work tasks will be handled by machines by 2025 in a shift likely to worsen inequality, a World Economic Forum report has forecast. The think tank said a "robot revolution" would create 97 million jobs worldwide but destroy almost as many, leaving some communities at risk.

  • 1 month ago
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    Dow futures rise more than 200 points as traders weigh rising coronavirus cases, U.S. stimulus talks

    U.S. stocks slipped on Monday as investors hoped for a stimulus deal from Washington, although a rising number of Covid-19 cases dampened sentiment. The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded 41 points lower, or 0.1%. Earlier in the day, the 30-stock average was up more than 100 points. The S&P 500 dipped 0.2% and the Nasdaq Composite pulled back 0.1%.

  • 1 month ago
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    We'll find E.T. with a molecule, not a message

    Life on Venus? That outrageous-sounding possibility understandably made headlines a couple weeks ago. In part, the news grabbed people's attention because Venus seems like such an unlikely place to find anything alive. The surface temperature there averages 460 degrees Celsius, and the pressure at sea level is a crushing 93 times the atmospheric pressure on Earth — except, of course, there is no actual sea on Venus.

  • 1 month ago
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    Nurse says swapping veganism for beef fat has transformed his life

    A male nurse has traded in a diet of quinoa and vegan sausages for beef fat and uncooked lamb’s brain – claiming raw meat has made him mighty. When a year of being vegan made him “fat and sluggish”, instead of giving him the trim physique he wanted, Jason Carter, 34, slowly reintroduced meat and dairy – then going to the opposite extreme at the start of 2020, by devouring nothing but raw meat.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event wetwilly87

    Trump Threatens to ‘Leave the Country’ if He Loses to Biden

    More than an hour into his latest rambling campaign rally speech in Macon, Georgia, on Friday night, President Donald Trump briefly imagined a future where he loses the 2020 election to Joe Biden. “You know what? Running against the worst candidate in the history of American politics puts pressure on me,” Trump told the crowd. “Could you imagine if I lose? My whole life—what am I going to do? I’m going to say, I lost to the worst candidate in the history of politics! I’m not going to...

  • 1 month ago
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    Drivers to be banned from picking up mobile phones

    It will become illegal for anyone to pick up and use their mobile phone while driving, under new legislation to be enacted next year. The change will end a loophole that can allow drivers to escape punishment for using a hand-held phone to take a photo or play a game. Mobiles will still be able to be used to pay for a drive-through takeaway. And drivers will still be able to use devices hands-free under the plans, the Department for Transport said.