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Ramaphosa Reinstates Restrictions in South African Virus Hotspot

13 minutes ago   |   Bloomberg

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa reimposed several curbs aimed at containing the coronavirus pandemic in one of the nation's biggest municipalities, which is battling a...
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NSF selects Kendra Sharp to lead the Office of International Science and Engineering

NSF selects Kendra Sharp to lead the Office of International Science and Engineering

17 minutes ago   |   NSF

Sharp has been a faculty member in mechanical engineering at Oregon State University since 2010 and held the Richard and Gretchen Evans Professorship of Humanitarian...
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A video shows the 'violent' collapse of the iconic Arecibo telescope. It sounded like an avalanche, a staff scientist said

A video shows the 'violent' collapse of the iconic Arecibo telescope. It sounded like an avalanche, a staff scientist said

23 minutes ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement The second-largest radio telescope in the world collapsed on Tuesday morning. The Arecibo Observatory's 900-ton platform, which sent and received radio...
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Expect best meteor shower of the year, 'double planet' to light up December night skies

49 minutes ago   |   ABC


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Google, Amazon, IBM, and more major companies offer free or cheap online courses taught by their staff - gain entry-level skills and certificates from the best teachers in the field

Google, Amazon, IBM, and more major companies offer free or cheap online courses taught by their staff - gain entry-level skills and certificates from the best teachers in the field

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement Major companies such as Google, Facebook, Amazon, and IBM offer instructional online courses for cheap or free. They help students prepare for industry...
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NYC Plans Pandemic Response Center as Positivity Rate Tops 5%

1 hour ago   |   Bloomberg

New York City plans to partner with private companies to create an institute devoted to predicting and responding to future pandemics, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
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Saudi Arabia, Qatar Near U.S.-Brokered Deal to End Rift

1 hour ago   |   Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia and Qatar are nearing a preliminary deal to end a rift that's dragged on for more than three years, prodded by a Trump administration seeking foreign policy wins...
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Why We Love the Monolith

1 hour ago   |   The New Republic

On Monday, airborne sheep surveyors in San Juan County, Utah, observed a three-sided, 11-foot-tall reflective metal object nestled in the orange rock. After the Bureau of Land...
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16 biotechs that investors think are most likely to be acquired in 2021 - and which large drugmakers are likely to buy them

16 biotechs that investors think are most likely to be acquired in 2021 - and which large drugmakers are likely to buy them

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement The biotech industry is anticipating another bustling year in 2021, and a new Bloomberg Intelligence survey of investors reveals some of the hottest...
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After 10 years as a Goldman Sachs analyst, here's how a founder pivoted into jewelry design and got her brand into Saks, Harrods, and on Rihanna's hands

After 10 years as a Goldman Sachs analyst, here's how a founder pivoted into jewelry design and got her brand into Saks, Harrods, and on Rihanna's hands

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement The path had already been set out for Melissa Kaye. She had an undergraduate degree from MIT in engineering and computer science, along with a master's...
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Wisconsin Supreme Court won't hear Trump election lawsuit

Wisconsin Supreme Court won't hear Trump election lawsuit

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has decided it will not hear President Donald Trump's election lawsuit. Read more ...

VP-elect Kamala Harris picks Tina Flournoy to be her chief of staff

VP-elect Kamala Harris picks Tina Flournoy to be her chief of staff

Tina Flournoy's appointment as Harris' top staffer adds to a team of advisers led by Black women. Read more ...

Volunteer bitten by tiger at Carole Baskin's Big Cat Rescue

Volunteer bitten by tiger at Carole Baskin's Big Cat Rescue

The volunteer was taken to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries after staff and other volunteers at Big Cat Rescue sought to stop the bleeding, according to Carole Baskin. Read more ...

Kentucky reports highest daily number of COVID-19 deaths for second straight day

Kentucky reports highest daily number of COVID-19 deaths for second straight day

Kentucky saw its highest number of new COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday. Read more ...

Former Presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton volunteer to get coronavirus...

Former Presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton volunteer to get coronavirus vaccine publicly to prove it's safe

Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton are volunteering to get their COVID-19 vaccines on camera to promote public confidence in the vaccine's safety... Read more ...

Former football coach Lou Holtz to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Former football coach Lou Holtz to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump will award former football coach Lou Holtz with the Presidential Medal of Freedom Thursday. Holtz, who led Notre Dame to a national... Read more ...

Anthony Davis agrees to $190 million extension with Lakers

Anthony Davis agrees to $190 million extension with Lakers

Anthony Davis is giving it another go with LeBron James in Los Angeles. The superstar forward agreed to a five-year, $190 million max deal to stay with the Los Angeles Lakers... Read more ...

Trump says William Barr hasn't looked ‘very hard' at election fraud issue

Trump says William Barr hasn't looked ‘very hard' at election fraud issue

President Trump on Thursday slammed Attorney General William Barr for not looking “very hard” at his claim that massive fraud resulted in President-elect Joe Biden's win. Barr... Read more ...

Warner Bros. to release all 2021 films on HBO Max, theaters

Warner Bros. to release all 2021 films on HBO Max, theaters

NEW YORK - In the most seismic shift by a Hollywood studio yet during the pandemic, Warner Bros. Pictures on Thursday announced that all of its 2021 film slate - including a... Read more ...

US stocks edge towards new records after jobless claims fall more than expected

US stocks edge towards new records after jobless claims fall more than expected

Summary List Placement US stocks gained slightly on Thursday after falling jobless claims offered an encouraging sign of labor-market improvement. New weekly claims for... Read more ...