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The Mystery of Betelgeuse’s Dimming Has Finally Been Solved

In December 2019, astronomers noticed a strange, dramatic dimming in the light from Betelgeuse, a bright red star in the Orion constellation. They...

GPS III’s Long Journey Is Picking Up Speed

With the launch of a fifth new-generation satellite, the US finally has a constellation able to globally beam M-Code signals that are tough to...

The Lithium Mine Versus the Wildflower

The environmental ethicist Katie McShane compares our reverence for species to the word freedom. Everyone believes in it, but nobody knows what it...

The Delta Variant and Low Vaccine Rates Could Spell Trouble

By many metrics, the US is doing relatively well against the pandemic coronavirus. National tallies of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are all at...

A Clever Robot Spies on Creatures in the Ocean’s ‘Twilight Zone’

Using stereo cameras and detection algorithms, Mesobot parses its subjects’ movements and follows them. Yoerger and his colleagues demonstrated the robot’s capabilities in Monterey...

The Challenge of Covid-19 Vaccines for the Immunosuppressed

Plus, antibodies are not the only defense the body deploys to create immunity: We also make T cells, memory B cells, and others. The...

NASA Might Put a Huge Telescope on the Far Side of the Moon

The universe is constantly beaming its history to us. For instance: Information about what happened long, long ago, contained in the long-length radio...

What If Doctors Are Always Watching, but Never There?

This new system, which continually monitors and collects patient data, has recently gone wireless. It is being tested on patients in a hospital in...

How Humans Think When They Think As Part of a Group

After several days conducting military drills off the coast of California, the USS Palau was headed home. The massive aircraft carrier, large enough...

How Do You Make a Robot Walk on Mars? It’s a Steep Challenge

From the Sojourner rover, which landed on Mars in 1997, to Perseverance, which touched down in February, the robots of the Red Planet...

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US – Canada border reopening a no go

There is no deal between the United States and Canada on reopening the border. Current border restrictions between the US and Canada are set to...

Steven Souza Jr.’s home run helps Dodgers defeat skidding Diamondbacks

Steven Souza, playing in his second game as a Dodger, celebrates his eighth-inning homer that broke a scoreless tie. The Dodgers won 3-0, sending...

Milkha Singh: India’s ‘Flying Sikh’ dies from Covid

"Gen Ayub said to me, 'Milkha, you came to Pakistan and did not run. You actually flew in Pakistan. Pakistan bestows upon you the...

Australia takes wine dispute with China to WTO By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Bottles of Australian wine are seen at a store selling imported wine in Beijing, China November 27, 2020. REUTERS/Florence Lo By...

Koo, the Indian microblogging app that has positioned itself as a government-friendly alternative to Twitter in India, is taking a similar approach in Nigeria...

Rest of World: Koo, the Indian microblogging app that has positioned itself as a government-friendly alternative to Twitter in India, is taking a similar...

Hong Kong court holds first hearing for Apple Daily execs

The top editor of Hong Kong’s Apple Daily pro-democracy newspaper and the head of its parent company have been brought to court for their...

F9 Premiere Red Carpet: See Every Look as the Stars Arrive

Start your engines!  After a year of theater closures amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, pop culture fans can finally celebrate their love of movies with the...