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CHINA LAUNCHES ASTRONAUTS TO NEW SPACE STATION

The nation's first crewed liftoff in nearly five years is the third of 11 planned launches to complete the station's construction

GM BETS BIG ON ELECTRIC VEHICLES

The automaker will spend $35 billion through 2025 on batteries, cars, even trains

 
 
 

WHY THE SUPERGIANT STAR BETELGEUSE WENT MYSTERIOUSLY DIM LAST YEAR

High-resolution images suggest the star spewed out so much dust that its brightness dropped by two-thirds in 2020

AI COULD SPOT WILDFIRES FASTER THAN HUMANS

A prediction system undergoes testing as the U.S. West braces for another potentially devastating wildfire season

 
 
 

HIDDEN BLACK SCIENTISTS PROVED THE POLIO VACCINE WORKED

Tuskegee Institute researchers showed Jonas Salk's vaccine protected children by developing a key test

DON'T WORRY ABOUT CO2, WORRY ABOUT THE EARTH'S 'ENERGY BALANCE'

The “most fundamental” climate metric takes a troubling turn

 
 
 

ANIMAL KIDS LISTEN TO THEIR PARENTS EVEN BEFORE BIRTH

Human children: please take note of the behavior of prebirth zebra finches

LABOR DEPARTMENT ISSUES EMERGENCY RULES TO PROTECT HEALTH CARE WORKERS FROM COVID

The new rules would require employers to notify workers of possible exposure to the disease and to report deaths or hospitalizations...

 
 
 

A BETTER WAY TO PAY FOR HEALTH CARE

Fee-for-service models, as in the U.S., and single-payer models like the U.K.'s and Canada's both have significant flaws-but Singapore...

THE REASON SOME REPUBLICANS MISTRUST SCIENCE: THEIR LEADERS TELL THEM TO

GOP officials have been denigrating the government, including government scientists, for decades

 
 
 

COVAX EFFORT TO VACCINATE THE WORLD IS FALTERING

The international collaboration does not have enough COVID vaccine doses to meet its goals, so wealthy countries must step up to fill...

TO RESTORE BIODIVERSITY, EMBRACE BIOTECH'S 'INTENDED CONSEQUENCES'

It's a new conservation framework that emphasizes innovation and boldness

 
 
 

HURRICANE DAMAGE WOULD BE LESS WITH STRONGER BUILDING CODES

Florida's codes rank high but Texas, Mississippi and Alabama's are low

ON THE LOUISIANA COAST, AN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY LOSES HOMES TO EROSION

For the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw, climate change has forced a permanent retreat inland

 
 
 

WHY HUMANS ARE SO THIRSTY

Artificial proteins, carbon-sucking rocks, particle accelerators, and more

PSYCHIATRY NEEDS TO GET RIGHT WITH GOD

By not making more of an effort to incorporate spirituality in treatment, we are doing a disservice to patients

 
 
 

NAVIGATING A VIRTUAL WORLD HELPED OLDER ADULTS' MEMORY

A virtual-reality game may boost one long-term memory measure

SPACEX STARLINK MEGA CONSTELLATION FACES FRESH LEGAL CHALLENGE

The company's ongoing launches of thousands of satellites for global high-speed Internet service may clash with preexisting environmental...

 
 
 

MYSTERIOUS FAST RADIO BURSTS COME IN TWO DISTINCT FLAVORS

A trove of new detections suggests that the bursts could be the result of at least two separate astrophysical phenomena

MARCHING TO THE BEAT OF THE 17-YEAR CICADA CLOCK

A visit to my hometown to see the legendary Brood X cicadas with my wife and one-year-old daughter changed my conception of time

 
 
 



Hong Kong police arrest 5 staffers in pro-democracy newspaper raid

Hong Kong police arrest 5 staffers in pro-democracy newspaper raid

Hong Kong police used a controversial new law to arrest five editors and executives of a pro-democracy newspaper, accusing them of “collusion with a foreign country" to... Read more ...

Italian hothead Gattuso quits after just 23 days at Fiorentina - and is...

Italian hothead Gattuso quits after just 23 days at Fiorentina - and is ALREADY linked to Spurs job after Fonseca deal collapses

The internet has reacted after it was announced that the typically hot-headed ex-AC Milan legend Gennaro Gattuso has left his post as Fiorentina manager just 23 days into the... Read more ...

Reynolds signs 'Back the Blue' bill into law

Reynolds signs 'Back the Blue' bill into law

It makes rioting a felony instead of a misdemeanor and increases penalties for blocking streets and highways. Read more ...

2021 US Open tennis tournament will return to full fan capacity

2021 US Open tennis tournament will return to full fan capacity

Fill ‘er up. Read more ...

Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady get nod for Madden 22 cover; Twitter rips box art

Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady get nod for Madden 22 cover; Twitter rips box art

Both players have recently been on the cover of the game and Twitter wasn't happy about it. Read more ...

Will Rafael Nadal play in the Olympics? Tennis star reveals status for...

Will Rafael Nadal play in the Olympics? Tennis star reveals status for Wimbledon, Olympic games

The tennis star will be away from the court for the coming months as he rests his body after the French Open. Read more ...

Jack Leiter, Kumar Rocker lead top MLB Draft prospects to watch in 2021...

Jack Leiter, Kumar Rocker lead top MLB Draft prospects to watch in 2021 College World Series

Or the first time, the MLB Draft is part of the All-Star festivities in July, moved back from its normal spot in early June. So instead of watching the College World Series... Read more ...

Juneteenth Holiday bill on way to Biden's desk

Juneteenth Holiday bill on way to Biden's desk

The United States will soon have a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery. President Joe Biden is scheduled to sign into law on Thursday a bill to make... Read more ...

Supreme Court Rules For A Catholic Group In A Case Involving Gay Rights...

Supreme Court Rules For A Catholic Group In A Case Involving Gay Rights, Foster Care

The decision marks a triumph for a new brand of conservatism on the court, which is putting the Constitution's guarantee to the free exercise of religion at the highest level... Read more ...

Bernie Sanders is drafting a $6 trillion infrastructure package, which...

Bernie Sanders is drafting a $6 trillion infrastructure package, which Senate Democrats are considering passing without the GOP

Summary List Placement Sen. Bernie Sanders, chair of the Senate Budget Committee, drafted a $6 trillion infrastructure package that Senate Democrats are considering approving... Read more ...