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Chicxulub Asteroid Caused End-Cretaceous Mass Extinction, New Study 2020-07-01 14:28:45The end-Cretaceous mass extinction 66 million years ago eradicated roughly 75% of the animal and plant species on Earth, including whole groups like n

Archaeologists Find Traces of Non-Tobacco Plant in Pre-Columbian 2020-07-01 11:53:20The 1,430-year-old basalt pipe from central Washington State, the United States, not only contained nicotine, but also had strong evidence for the smo

Ultrahot Jupiter KELT-9b Has Two Summers and Two 2020-07-01 09:22:07New observations from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) have enabled astronomers to improve their understanding of the bizarre

Geoscientists Release New Maps of Continent Zealandia 2020-07-01 07:57:41A team of scientists from GNS Science, New Zealand’s leading provider of Earth, geoscience and isotope research and consultancy services, has cr

Giant Penguin-Like Seabirds Lived in Northern Hemisphere About 2020-07-01 05:02:22Paleontologists have discovered striking similarities between the fossilized bones of giant penguins that lived 62 million years ago in what is now Ne

Giant Starspots May Explain Bizarre Dimming of Betelgeuse 2020-06-30 14:59:52A new paper published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters points to the changes in the photosphere of the red supergiant star Betelgeuse as the sourc

Massive Variable Star Mysteriously Disappears from Distant Dwarf 2020-06-30 14:08:40Using the X-SHOOTER and the ESPRESSO (Echelle Spectrograph for Rocky Exoplanet- and Stable Spectroscopic Observation) instruments on ESO’s

Archaeologists Find Toxic Chemicals in Water Reservoirs of 2020-06-30 11:27:22New research reveals that two of the largest reservoirs at Tikal, an ancient Maya city in what is now northern Guatemala, were contaminated with high

Far-UVC Light Efficiently Inactivates Airborne Seasonal Coronaviruses 2020-06-30 10:00:24A team of scientists at Columbia University Irving Medical Center has demonstrated that low doses of 222-nm far ultraviolet C (far-UVC) light inactiva

Humans Navigate with Stereo Sense of Smell 2020-06-30 08:11:16Humans have a stereo sense of smell that subconsciously guides navigation, according to new research from the Institute of Psychology of the Chinese A

SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus Produces Long Tentacles in Infected Cells 2020-06-29 14:11:27Cells hijacked by SARS-CoV-2, a novel coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 disease, grow arm-like extensions, or filopodia, which may explain rapid vi

Astronomers Find Monster Quasar in Early Universe 2020-06-29 11:35:01An international team of astronomers has discovered the second most distant quasar ever found. Named Pōniuā`ena and designated J100758.264+2

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Pregnant During the Pandemic: How Does COVID-19 Affect 2020-06-30 17:00:00Several research groups are still trying to tease out the long-term consequences.

The U.S. Isn’t in a Second Wave of 2020-06-30 16:30:00The U.S. as a whole is facing a huge surge in coronavirus cases, but the differences between states like New York and Florida are striking.

Vibrators Had a Long History as Medical Quackery 2020-06-30 16:10:00In the 1930s, a vibrator was just another household appliance.

The Strange Case of the Homeopathic Sex Enhancer 2020-06-30 16:00:00A retracted paper points to a strange story of homeopathy rebranded.

What Is Dexamethasone? About the Life-Saving Drug Repurposed 2020-06-30 13:15:00Preliminary results of a study show dexamethasone improves survival more effectively than remdesivir among severely ill COVID-19 patients.

How Enceladus Got Its Stripes 2020-06-30 09:00:00Saturn's moon Enceladus has a pole covered in stripes. Why are they only found in the South Pole and what does that mean for the potential liquid wat

This Online Dashboard Reveals Our Carbon Dioxide Emissions 2020-06-30 06:00:00It's hard to reduce carbon emissions without knowing how well your efforts are working. Now a new initiative reveals global emissions in near-real ti

Penguin’s CBD Gummies Taste Delicious and Work Wonders 2020-06-30 01:00:00

How Much Do Orthodontics Cost? A Complete Guide 2020-06-29 01:00:00

These DIY Science Projects Let You Help Real-World 2020-06-28 16:00:00At-home science projects can teach you how to build the research tools to participate in citizen science and solve problems.

Are There Purposeless Behaviors? 2020-06-27 19:00:00Are habits goal-free behaviors, or does every habit actually serve a purpose?

The Science Behind Cancer, Roundup Herbicide and Bayer's 2020-06-26 17:07:00More studies are needed on glyphosate, the controversial pesticide in Roundup, to determine how it effects humans.

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U.S. Coronavirus Cases Are Rising Sharply, but Deaths 2020-07-03 17:58:07This seemingly counterintuitive trend might not last, experts said. But the nation can still learn from the decline.

Trump’s Mt. Rushmore Crowd ‘Won’t Be Social Distancing,’ 2020-07-03 17:15:20Infections within the Secret Service forced Pence to change a visit to Arizona. Britain will drop quarantine restrictions for more than 50 countries,

Inquiry Prompted by Trump’s Hurricane Dorian Claim Is 2020-07-03 16:38:07The Commerce Department is impeding findings into whether it coerced the top NOAA official to support President Trump’s inaccurate claim that Do

It’s Not a Snake, but Beware of Its 2020-07-03 11:10:54Animals called caecilians may have been among the first vertebrates on land to lace their bites with venom.

Daily Coronavirus Cases in the U.S. Soar Past 2020-07-03 05:43:03With more than 55,000 new cases, the country set a record for the sixth time in nine days. The Supreme Court granted Alabama’s request to restor

Did a Mutation Help the Coronavirus Spread? More 2020-07-02 23:00:29Researchers claim that a predominating variant had a “fitness advantage.” But many experts are not persuaded.

Can an Algorithm Predict the Pandemic’s Next Moves? 2020-07-02 20:17:21Researchers have developed a model that uses social-media and search data to forecast outbreaks of Covid-19 well before they occur.

The Young Cut Loose in Myrtle Beach. The 2020-07-02 18:51:06A popular spring break and summertime destination on the South Carolina coast is linked to clusters of coronavirus cases among teenagers and young adu

Lester Grinspoon, Influential Marijuana Scholar, Dies at 92 2020-07-02 14:16:50He believed pot was dangerous until his research convinced him otherwise. He then became a leading proponent of legalization.

Researchers Debate Infecting People With Coronavirus to Test 2020-07-02 14:08:43The technique, called a human challenge trial, has been used to evaluate other vaccines.

Canada’s Sparrows Are Singing a New Song. You’ll 2020-07-02 13:40:07Over 20 years, scientists tracked the transformation of the traditional trill of a common bird from western Canada to Ontario.

Australia Locks Down 300,000 in Melbourne Area After 2020-07-02 10:59:04The authorities have locked down 300,000 people in areas around Melbourne heavily populated by immigrants, reinforcing the coronavirus’s outsize

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Carbon-loving materials designed to reduce industrial emissions 2020-07-02 14:47:31Researchers are advancing gas membrane materials to expand practical technology options for reducing industrial carbon emissions.

New technique in which drugs make bacteria glow 2020-07-02 14:47:29A new technique could help reduce antibiotic prescribing by predicting which drugs could be effective in fighting bacteria within minutes.

Rising water temperatures could endanger the mating of 2020-07-02 14:47:11In a new meta-study, experts have published ground-breaking findings on the effects of climate change for fish stock around the globe.

Sniffing out smell: How the brain organizes information 2020-07-02 14:41:19Neuroscientists describe for the first time how relationships between different odors are encoded in the brain. The findings suggest a mechanism that

Grassroots dog vaccinations can help stop rabies, but 2020-07-02 14:41:06While scientists are trying to find a vaccine for COVID-19, the rabies virus continues to kill 59,000 people every year. But unlike COVID, a vaccine h

Newer variant of COVID-19-causing virus dominates global infections 2020-07-02 14:40:54New research shows that a specific change in the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus virus genome, previously associated with increased viral transmission and the

Crystal structure discovered almost 200 years ago could 2020-07-02 14:40:50Solar energy researchers are shining their scientific spotlight on materials with a crystal structure discovered nearly two centuries ago.

New sequencing technology will help scientists decipher disease 2020-07-02 11:50:32New technologies capable of sequencing single molecules in fine detail will help scientists better understand the mechanisms of rare nucleotides thoug

Apgar score effective in assessing health of preterm 2020-07-02 11:50:30The vitality of preterm infants should be assessed with an Apgar score, a tool used to measure the health of newborns immediately after birth. That is

Flexible material shows potential for use in fabrics 2020-07-02 11:50:26A new study finds that a material made of carbon nanotubes has a combination of thermal, electrical and physical properties that make it an appealing

Stellar fireworks celebrate birth of giant cluster 2020-07-02 11:50:24Astronomers created a stunning new image showing celestial fireworks in star cluster G286.21+0.17.

Marine algae from the Kiel Fjord discovered as 2020-07-02 11:37:31Using state-of-the-art approaches coupled with bio- and cheminformatics and machine learning, researchers have succeeded in discovering new, bioactive

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Pathology 2020-07-04 09:00:00Science in meter and verse  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Coronavirus News Roundup, June 27-July 3 2020-07-03 15:00:00Pandemic highlights for the week -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Wireless Technology Could Help Climate-Proof the Internet 2020-07-03 09:15:00Such a system could bypass the fiber-optic cables that can be severed when storms down utility poles -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Color-Changing Ink Turns Clothes into Giant Chemical Sensors 2020-07-03 08:00:00A silk-based substance could lead to new wearables -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Why People Are Toppling Monuments to Racism 2020-07-03 07:00:00Statues are ideological powerhouses that compress whole systems of authority into bodies of bronze or marble -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Young Great White Sharks Eat Off the Floor 2020-07-02 21:33:00The stomach contests of young great white sharks showed that they spend a lot of time patrolling the sea floor for meals. -- Read more on Scientifi

Disaster Loans Entrench Disparities in Black Communities 2020-07-02 13:30:00Systemic inequities such as credit scores mean Black home and business owners receive fewer federal relief loans than white ones -- Read more on Scien

France Declares Open Season on Snails 2020-07-02 13:15:00Originally published in June 1909 -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

'Hybrid' Quantum Networking Demonstrated for First Time 2020-07-02 08:00:00By exploiting the wave-and-particle-like nature of light, a new technique offers the best of both worlds -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Why Does the Phrase 'Woman Scientist' Even Exist? 2020-07-02 07:00:00It’s ungrammatical—plus, it suggests we’re an exotic species. But it can also remind people that STEM isn’t just for men -- Re

The Dentist Will See You Now: But Will 2020-07-02 06:45:00Dental practices are taking measures to keep patients safe. Some people are wary, however -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Tweets Reveal Politics of COVID-19  2020-07-01 18:30:00Political scientists analyzed congressional tweets and observed how Republicans and Democrats responded differently to the virus. Christopher Intaglia

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How NASA’s new rover will search for signs 2020-07-02 08:00:00Perseverance to scour unmapped crater for organic debris, magnetic signatures

Earthquakes trigger landslides. Can landslides also trigger earthquakes? 2020-07-02 05:00:00Landslides after Taiwan’s deadliest typhoon unleashed years of unusual earthquake activity

First asteroid found within Venus’s orbit could be 2020-07-01 12:20:002020 AV2 has a composition similar to Earth’s mantle

Hong Kong universities rattled by new security law 2020-07-01 11:05:00The impact on research is unclear but worrisome, scholars say

‘Ghost fleas’ bring toxic mercury up from the 2020-07-01 04:50:00Migratory invertebrates move pollutant to the surface, where it accumulates in fish

New forms of ‘red devil’ cancer drug could 2020-07-01 01:20:00Insight into how compound kills cells might lead to safer variants of commonly used chemotherapy

United Kingdom plans ‘office for talent’ to smooth 2020-07-01 01:00:00Government R&D plan commits to covering Brexit funding shortfalls

Can scientists solve Darwin’s ‘abominable mystery’ about the 2020-06-30 08:00:00Molecular biology has helped illuminate long-held questions about flowering plants

New White House rules restrict use of grant 2020-06-30 05:20:00Earlier rules gave institutions more flexibility in supporting research

Just 50% of Americans plan to get a 2020-06-30 04:25:00To stop the pandemic, the world’s public health experts must win the coming “story war” over vaccine misinformation

The line is forming for a COVID-19 vaccine. 2020-06-29 05:30:00U.S. and World Health Organization are already debating how to prioritize the initial distribution of a coveted vaccine

Swine flu strain with human pandemic potential increasingly 2020-06-29 03:00:00New study spotlights influenza virus that could wreak havoc if it adapts to humans

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Why Hawk Moths Are the Underdogs of the 2020-06-22 11:16:21These pollinators safeguard many habitats, visiting the rare and beautiful flowers of many native and endangered plants

The Incredible Restoration of the First Air Force 2020-06-22 09:45:20When President Eisenhower flew, he did so in style

Is COVID-19 the Tipping Point for Telemedicine? 2020-06-19 10:44:03Sheltering in place has pushed virtual health care into the mainstream, making us wonder if we'll ever go back to waiting rooms

Smithsonian Scientists Bring the Planets to the Public 2020-06-18 15:35:29A pair of researchers at the National Air and Space Museum want everyone to be able to tour the solar system

Brain Gene Tops the List for Making Humans, 2020-06-18 14:00:00In a study involving marmosets, a primate genetically similar to humans, researchers have come closer to understanding brain evolution

Do Volcanoes Spew a Cooler Lava? 2020-06-18 11:10:42Smithsonian geologist Liz Cottrell has answers to your questions on black lava and the Earth’s molten outer core in the "Dr Is In" video serie

The Maya Ruins at Uxmal Still Have More 2020-06-17 08:00:00The remains of a provinical capital on the Yucatan Peninsula attest to a people trying to fortify their place in the world

These Scientists Hunt for Viruses in Animals Before 2020-06-16 08:00:00Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers were searching for potential human pathogens in wild animals. They’ve found thousands

The Best Shots From NASA's Photographer of the 2020-06-15 17:33:48Enjoy looking at the winners filled with photos taken by the agency

How Space Exploration and the Fight For Equal 2020-06-15 17:20:07Smithsonian curator Margaret Weitekamp reflects on the historic parallel between 2020 and 1969

The Inventor of Ibuprofen Tested the Drug on 2020-06-15 09:00:00Stewart Adams' headache subsided—and his over-the-counter pain reliever became one of the world's most popular medications

Seventy-Five Scientific Research Projects You Can Contribute to 2020-06-15 08:00:00From astrophysicists to entomologists, many researchers need the help of citizen scientists to sift through immense data collections

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Does Planet Nine really exist? 2020-06-19 08:29:54For the past few years, the possibility of a new (and big!) planet hanging around in the far outer solar system has tantalized scientists and the publ

Live Science podcast 'Life's Little Mysteries' special report: 2020-06-19 08:18:41In this special episode of Life's Little Mysteries, we'll give you the latest news and answer frequently asked questions about the new coronavirus a

Amazing photos show 463-pound gorilla being CT scanned 2020-06-19 07:00:00When an adult male gorilla in a South African zoo developed breathing problems, wildlife specialists diagnosed the ailment with CT scans.

Coronavirus outbreak: Live updates 2020-06-18 18:10:51Among the top coronavirus news out today are: States across the U.S. are seeing spikes in coronavirus cases and California is now requiring people wea

Tainted sexual enhancement supplements linked with dangerously low 2020-06-18 14:05:57The outbreak occurred in Virginia men who bought the supplement from local convenient stores.

Person who had measles 100 years ago helps 2020-06-18 14:00:51A preserved lung helped scientists rewrite the virus's history.

'It's not ours': Government denies knowledge of strange 2020-06-18 13:23:11A strange balloon-shaped 'UFO' appeared and disappeared over the city of Sendai, Japan on Wednesday (June 17).

Ancient Antarctic sea monster may have laid this 2020-06-18 13:08:59Chilean scientists nicknamed the fossil "The Thing" after a 1982 sci-fi movie based in Antarctica.

Scientists create a pattern so complicated it's impossible 2020-06-18 13:02:24Scientists just created a pattern that, according to researchers, is impossible to duplicate or forge, a feat that could quash counterfeiters.

Coronavirus in the US: Latest COVID-19 news and 2020-06-18 10:42:40The U.S. has now confirmed more than 2.23 million COVID-19 cases and 119,955 related deaths.

Read a free issue of All About History 2020-06-18 10:14:00All About History magazine is offering a free issue to read online! Plus, you can save money on each issue with fantastic subscription deals

Famous Irish tomb yields a surprise — a 2020-06-18 09:17:33Human bones in the famous Newgrange tomb in Ireland belonged to king born of first-degree incest, researchers say.

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Venus Passes in Front of the Solar Corona 2020-07-01 09:00:00Two astronomers captured the silhouette of Venus as it passed in front of the solar corona. The post Venus Passes in Front of the Solar Corona (VIDEO

Photographers “Capture the Dark” with Stunning Images of 2020-06-30 14:00:41Stunning images of the night remind us why we need to protect dark skies. See the photos that won the International Dark-sky Association's contest. T

NASA to Use Pulsar Navigation for Deep Space 2020-06-29 17:28:16NICER and SEXTANT demonstrate XNAV pulsar navigation system that may be used on Artemis. The post NASA to Use Pulsar Navigation for Deep Space Mission

Black Hole Collision May Have Caused Burst of 2020-06-26 10:54:45Astronomers think they’ve detected a flash created by the merger of two black holes. The post Black Hole Collision May Have Caused Burst of Ligh

New Evidence for Nanoflares? 2020-06-26 10:00:00Astronomers have spotted weak bursts of low-frequency radio emission coming from all over the Sun. The post New Evidence for Nanoflares? appeared firs

Gravitational Wave Detectors Find Mystery “Mass Gap” Object 2020-06-25 16:53:46Astronomers have caught a black hole colliding with a mysterious companion that might be either one of the most massive neutron stars or the smallest

Three Nearby Exoplanets to Explore 2020-06-25 14:05:00A trio of nearby exoplanets make tempting new targets for next-gen telescopes. The post Three Nearby Exoplanets to Explore appeared first on Sky &

Exploring Links Between Nearby Asteroids 2020-06-23 16:26:38In preparation for the launch of Destiny+, a new study reveals that two near-Earth asteroids may share the same parent. The post Exploring Links Betwe

First All-sky Map from eRosita 2020-06-22 13:06:26The first all-sky X-ray map to be released in 30 years reveals new wonders of the hot and energetic universe. The post First All-sky Map from eRosita

Astronomers Discover a Newborn Magnetar and a New 2020-06-18 19:50:00This week, astronomers announce a newborn magnetar and a fast radio burst that's bursting to a beat. The post Astronomers Discover a Newborn Magnetar

Nights of Noctilucent Clouds 2020-06-17 14:27:41Noctilucent clouds shimmer high in the sky during summer twilight at northerly latitudes. The post Nights of Noctilucent Clouds appeared first on Sky

Astronomers Discover Huge Circular Arc Near the Big 2020-06-16 17:19:47The 30-degree circular arc is likely a shock front expanding from a star that exploded some 100,000 years ago. The post Astronomers Discover Huge Circ


On This Day in Space! June 22, 2000: 2020-06-22 08:08:00On June 22, 2000, NASA announced possible evidence of present-day liquid water on Mars. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series!

Our Milky Way galaxy may be teeming with 2020-06-22 08:01:10Far-off alien planets covered in vast oceans might be common in our Milky Way galaxy, scientists find.

Weirdly-shaped wormholes might work better than spherical ones 2020-06-22 08:00:08Otherwise, they'd be ferociously unstable.

Behold! Hubble telescope catches stunning photos of planetary 2020-06-22 07:59:36Incredible new images from the Hubble Space Telescope reveal nearly dead stars spewing blasts of hot gas into deep space in strange but stunning ways.

'Star Trek Timelines' celebrates Pride Month with new 2020-06-21 09:01:08Role-playing game "Star Trek Timelines" released three new LGBTQ characters to celebrate Pride Month.

CBS launches #StarTrekUnited campaign to promote unity 2020-06-21 08:32:16CBS' "Star Trek" is marking #BlackLivesMatter movement with a #StarTrekUnited drive to promote the unity the iconic science fiction franchise has

A golden moon rises above the fields of 2020-06-21 07:42:19This dreamy night-sky photo features a golden full moon rising above the landscape of Alandroal, Portugal, in Dark Sky Alqueva, the world's first "s

'Ring of fire' solar eclipse of 2020 dazzles 2020-06-21 07:37:21The sun and moon converged in a dazzling "ring of fire" solar eclipse Sunday (June 21), stunning skywatchers across parts of Africa, Asia and more.

Replay! Slooh webcasts the 'ring of fire' annular 2020-06-21 00:57:56Astronomers with the Slooh online observatory will host a free webcast of the "ring of fire" solar eclipse of 2020 on Sunday, June 21, at 1 a.m. EDT

'Ring of fire' solar eclipse 2020: Here's how 2020-06-20 10:01:32A "ring of fire" solar eclipse, the only annular eclipse of 2020, will wow skywatchers in the Eastern Hemisphere. Here's how it works.

Happy, summer solstice 2020! Google Doodle celebrates Earth's 2020-06-20 09:00:04It's official: Summer is here for Earth's Northern Hemisphere while winter arrives in the south and Google, as always, is celebrating with artful st

Kathy Lueders, NASA's 1st female spaceflight chief, will 2020-06-20 08:21:37The first woman to be in charge of NASA's human spaceflight program will oversee the first mission to land a woman on the moon, and she's expecting


Did the Media Get Suckered by a Fake 2020-07-03 11:40:45 Yesterday, you might have noticed a wave of news stories about “COVID parties,” where college students in Tuscaloosa, Alabama were suppos

Every Science Lover Needs This Subscription Box in 2020-07-03 11:05:12 Subscription boxes have become pretty popular over the last few years, and it’s easy to understand the appeal. Everybody loves getting packages

Can’t Sleep? Try this Highly Rated Relaxation App 2020-07-03 10:13:07 Sleeplessness strikes in many forms. Trouble sleeping has been connected to mental health and emotional health concerns, and even if you’re oth

One Particular Spot on Earth Is Getting Colder 2020-07-02 16:55:22 Cold Shoulder Overall, the Earth is getting warmer at an ominous rate — which, according to an overwhelming majority of climate scientists, is

Climate Change Threatens 60 Percent of the World’s 2020-07-02 16:39:40 New research suggests that climate change threatens to wipe out significantly more species of fish than previously thought. If average global tempera

Bizarre Medical Robot Grabs Your Face, Jabs You 2020-07-02 15:47:55 A team of engineers built a new robot that can automate one of the unsightlier ts of coronavirus medical work: jabbing a cotton swab as far as it can

Court Says Facebook has Been Wiretapping for Years 2020-07-02 15:01:35 After a nine-year-long legal battle, a federal court just ruled that Facebook’s ubiquitous online tracking could be considered a violation of a

This 5-App Bundle Can Help You Reach Your 2020-07-02 14:55:59 Between thriving at work, reaching your fitness goals, and pursuing the zillion other ambitions you have, life can get pretty busy. And, finding the

Boeing Just Powered Up NASA’s Most Powerful Rocket 2020-07-02 14:51:07 Power Up Boeing staff in Mississippi just powered up the core stage of the super-heavy-duty Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that it’s building

College Kids Are Apparently Playing a Game Where 2020-07-02 13:50:19 The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can be deadly, even to young people, with estimates of its overall mortality rate often hovering around one perc

Study: Horror Movie Fans Were Better Prepared For 2020-07-02 13:36:01 A team of psychologists sought out to learn who was coping well during the coronavirus pandemic, and found that an unusual group rose to the top: hor

Tesla Is Now Worth More Than ExxonMobil 2020-07-02 11:28:10 Just a few years ago, electric cars were a niche market, and it was difficult to imagine how they could ever go truly mainstream. Now, in a striking

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