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Live Coronavirus Updates – The New York Times

Coronavirus Live Updates: In China, Loosened Restrictions Lead to Travel Rush

Live Coronavirus Updates – The New York Times Live Coronavirus Updates – The New York Times Britain proposes to delay international climate talks by a year. Like the Tokyo Olympics and other major events, international negotiations designed to address the threat of climate change will quite likely be delayed by a full year because of the pandemic. “Given the uneven …

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Wild Cockatoos Are Just as Smart as Lab-Raised Ones

Wild Cockatoos Are Just as Smart as Lab-Raised Ones

Wild Cockatoos Are Just as Smart as Lab-Raised Ones Wild Cockatoos Are Just as Smart as Lab-Raised Ones When it comes to cognitive testing, the Goffin’s cockatoos at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna are pros. Researchers have tested them on toolmaking, shape-matching and other tasks, and found that a cockatoo can learn how to solve a problem from …

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When Cadaver Dogs Pick Up a Scent, Archaeologists Find Where to Dig

When Cadaver Dogs Pick Up a Scent, Archaeologists Find Where to Dig

When Cadaver Dogs Pick Up a Scent, Archaeologists Find Where to Dig When Cadaver Dogs Pick Up a Scent, Archaeologists Find Where to Dig On a sunny summer day in Croatia several years ago, an archaeologist and two dog handlers watched as two dogs, one after another, slowly worked their way across the rocky top of a wind-scoured ridge overlooking …

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Virgin Orbit Launch: 1st Attempt to Blast Off From Beneath Jumbo Jet

Virgin Orbit to Attempt Its First Rocket Launch From Jumbo Jet

Virgin Orbit Launch: 1st Attempt to Blast Off From Beneath Jumbo Jet Virgin Orbit Launch: 1st Attempt to Blast Off From Beneath Jumbo Jet Strap a rocket to the underside of a plane. Fly it up several miles. Drop it. The engine ignites, and the rocket and its payload zoom to space. That is what Virgin Orbit, one of the …

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Climate Change Is Making Hurricanes Stronger, Researchers Find

Climate Change Is Making Hurricanes Stronger, Researchers Find

Climate Change Is Making Hurricanes Stronger, Researchers Find Climate Change Is Making Hurricanes Stronger, Researchers Find Hurricanes have become stronger worldwide during the past four decades, an analysis of observational data shows, supporting what theory and computer models have long suggested: climate change is making these storms more intense and destructive. The analysis, of satellite images dating to 1979, shows …

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Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Adds Brazil to Travel Ban List

Coronavirus Live Updates: In China, Loosened Restrictions Lead to Travel Rush

Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Adds Brazil to Travel Ban List Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Adds Brazil to Travel Ban List The U.S. is barring travel from Brazil. The Trump administration is banning travel into the United States from Brazil, where the Covid-19 pandemic has been spiking, using the same authority it used earlier to halt certain travel from China and …

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Why Is This Chocolate Shimmering Like a Rainbow?

Why Is This Chocolate Shimmering Like a Rainbow?

Why Is This Chocolate Shimmering Like a Rainbow? Why Is This Chocolate Shimmering Like a Rainbow? Earlier this month, Samy Kamkar shared his latest creation on Twitter: chocolate that shimmers like a rainbow. Mr. Kamkar is not a chocolatier. He’s a founder of the internet security company Openpath, and gained early internet notoriety in 2005 for releasing a virus on …

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Virus Crisis Exposes Cascading Weaknesses in U.S. Disaster Response

Virus Crisis Exposes Cascading Weaknesses in U.S. Disaster Response

Virus Crisis Exposes Cascading Weaknesses in U.S. Disaster Response Virus Crisis Exposes Cascading Weaknesses in U.S. Disaster Response WASHINGTON — For decades, the backbone of the nation’s disaster response system — and a hallmark of American generosity — has been its army of volunteers who race toward danger to help shelter, feed and counsel victims of hurricanes, wildfires and other …

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You’re Getting Used to Masks. Will You Wear a Face Shield?

You’re Getting Used to Masks. Will You Wear a Face Shield?

You’re Getting Used to Masks. Will You Wear a Face Shield? You’re Getting Used to Masks. Will You Wear a Face Shield? The debate over whether Americans should wear face masks to control coronavirus transmission has been settled. Governments and businesses now require or at least recommend them in many public settings. But as parts of the country reopen, some …

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After 17 Years Underground, Cicadas Stage a 2020 Southern Invasion

After 17 Years Underground, Cicadas Stage a 2020 Southern Invasion

After 17 Years Underground, Cicadas Stage a 2020 Southern Invasion After 17 Years Underground, Cicadas Stage a 2020 Southern Invasion They break through the ground, like the undead emerging from graves. They scuttle in huge packs in the same direction, through the forest floor and up trees where they settle on the branches. There, they break out of their exoskeletons, …

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