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Polar scientists wary of impending satellite gap

Science & Nature - Sat, 11/28/2020 - 01:11
The key missions recording the loss of thickness in glaciers and sea-ice won't last the decade.

Surprise discovery of rare plant at Norfolk 'ghost pond'

Science & Nature - Sat, 11/28/2020 - 01:09
A rare wetland plant has reappeared after not being seen for more than a century.

China has reached a major milestone in ending absolute poverty. But the Communist Party isn't celebrating yet

World - Sat, 11/28/2020 - 00:13
Chinese President Xi Jinping reached a major milestone this week in his five-year long fight to end absolute poverty across the country -- but it doesn't appear that he's celebrating yet.

How California prisoners raised $30K for a high school student in need

World - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 22:34
It's hard to imagine two more different places than an elite private school and California's Soledad State Prison, which houses the state's largest concentration of men sentenced to life behind bars. But for the past seven years, the two worlds have collided in an unusual way: through a book club.

Uproar over Thanksgiving candies as Chinese university says it does not promote 'Western holidays with religious connotations'

World - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 17:06
A Chinese college student's threat to report a dormitory supervisor's offer of Thanksgiving candies has stirred a heated debate online over the government's tightening grip on campuses across the country.

'The Masked Singer' reveals the legend behind Broccoli

Entertainment - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 16:36
The latest celebrity to be revealed on "The Masked Singer" is Paul Anka, who was hiding under a big head of Broccoli.

'The Mandalorian' brings a major fan favorite into the 'Star Wars' live-action universe

Entertainment - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 16:21
The worst-kept secret in the "Star Wars" universe brought a huge fan favorite to "The Mandalorian" -- moving the show further into the orbit of the animated series "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" and "Star Wars Rebels," while adding details about the merchandising bonanza alternately known until now as "Baby Yoda" and "The Child."

Invasive quagga mussel found at Rutland Water and River Trent

Science & Nature - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 15:56
Non-native quagga mussels, which can block pipes, have been discovered in the East Midlands.

Mariah Carey has officially kicked off the Christmas season

Entertainment - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 15:33
Thanksgiving may be over, but it's beginning to feel a whole lot like Christmas -- thanks to Mariah Carey.

Revisiting the 'Friends' Thanksgiving episodes may sweeten the holiday

Entertainment - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 15:20
"Friends" always made Thanksgiving better. This year, we need to revisit the show's Thanksgiving specials more than ever.

Protests erupt across Brazil after brutal beating death of a Black man

World - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 14:56
Brazilians outraged by the death of a Black man after being beaten by supermarket security guards have been protesting in major cities across the country, chanting a phrase familiar to Americans: "I can't breathe."

Courteney Cox recreates Monica's infamous turkey dance from 'Friends'

Entertainment - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 14:53
Monica's turkey dance is one of the greatest "Friends" moments. It's also when Chandler first tells her "I love you."

Matthew Perry is engaged to 'the greatest woman on the face of the planet'

Entertainment - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 13:52
Matthew Perry is engaged to his girlfriend, Molly Hurwitz, the "Friends" star revealed in comments published Thursday.

AI 'doctor's assistant' among projects given £20m

Science & Nature - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 11:03
The UK government awards £20m to 15 artificial intelligence research projects.

Diego Maradona laid to rest in Buenos Aires

World - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 10:49
Legendary soccer great Diego Maradona has been buried near the grave of his parents at a cemetery outside Buenos Aires. Diego Laje describes how Argentinians are remembering the late football star.

Knife-edge Swiss vote could make businesses liable for global rights abuses

World - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 10:29
Swiss voters are about to decide whether a business should be held liable for human rights and environmental abuses, even if the wrongdoing was committed in a foreign country by a subsidiary or a supplier it works closely with.

Australian winemakers dealt huge blow from China as relations worsen

World - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 10:12
Australian winemakers have been dealt another blow from China as tensions continue to spiral between the two countries.

Potential setback to AstraZeneca vaccine

World - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 09:56
• UN: Pandemic hurting far too many women • Germany urges EU nations to shut ski slopes • Europe pushes to rescue Christmas despite sacrifice of other religions

Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine 'dose error' explained

Science & Nature - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 09:05
Some trial volunteers were given shots half the planned strength, so how does that affect the results?
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