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Omicron has changed the shape of the pandemic. Will it end it for good?

Omicron has changed the shape of the pandemic. Will it end it for good?

The world feared the worst when a worrying new coronavirus variant emerged in late November and ripped through South Africa at a pace not seen before in the pandemic. But two months later, with Omicron dominant across much of the globe, the narrative has shifted for some. “Levels of concern about Omicron tend to be…MORE

Debris from Russian missile test nearly strikes a Chinese satellite

Debris from Russian missile test nearly strikes a Chinese satellite

A piece of debris created by Russia’s recent anti-satellite test came within striking distance of a Chinese satellite Tuesday, in an encounter the Chinese government has called “extremely dangerous.” The Russian debris came as close as 14.5 meters (approximately 48 feet) from the satellite, according to the Space Debris Monitoring and Application Center of the…MORE

A black hole fueling star birth has scientists doing a double-take
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A black hole fueling star birth has scientists doing a double-take

Black holes are best known for shredding stars, devouring light and acting like massive garbage disposals in space. In a twist, astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered that these energetic celestial objects have a nurturing side, too. Hubble’s observation of a dwarf starburst galaxy, called Henize 2-10, revealed a gaseous umbilical cord stretching…MORE

The Doomsday Clock reveals how close we are to…doom
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The Doomsday Clock reveals how close we are to…doom

The Doomsday Clock has been ticking for exactly 75 years. But it’s no ordinary clock. It attempts to gauge how close humanity is to destroying the world. On Thursday, the clock was set at 100 seconds until midnight — the same time it has been since 2020. The clock isn’t designed to definitively measure existential…MORE

‘Living fortress’ dinosaur was lonesome, sluggish and hard of hearing
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‘Living fortress’ dinosaur was lonesome, sluggish and hard of hearing

Life as a “living fortress” was a lonesome one for this dinosaur. A heavily armored nodosaurid, which sported elongated spikes on its neck and shoulders, was likely a sluggish loner who couldn’t hear very well, according to a new study. Researchers studied the braincase of the 80 million-year-old herbivorous dinosaur, which was related to the…MORE

Scientists made an incredible discovery in the ocean’s ‘twilight zone’ off Tahiti

Scientists made an incredible discovery in the ocean’s ‘twilight zone’ off Tahiti

Deep in the ocean off the coast of Tahiti, scientists made an incredible discovery in November: acres of giant, pristine, rose-shaped corals blossoming from the sea floor in what’s known as the ocean’s “twilight zone.” That a coral reef so large and so beautiful had yet to be discovered emphasizes how little we still know…MORE

A Canadian restaurant had to close its dining room because it accepted dog photos in lieu of proof of vaccination, negative Covid tests

A Canadian restaurant had to close its dining room because it accepted dog photos in lieu of proof of vaccination, negative Covid tests

A restaurant in Alberta was forced to briefly close its dining room after the health department found patrons were showing photos of dogs instead of proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test, as mandated by the Canadian province. Alberta Health Services ordered The Granary Kitchen in Red Deer to temporarily close last Friday after…MORE

King Tut’s tomb had a scepter. This ancient burial had something entirely different
From Antiquity Publications Ltd, Kelvin Wilson

King Tut’s tomb had a scepter. This ancient burial had something entirely different

This may be the world’s oldest surviving evidence of supersize thirst quenchers. Mysterious scepters found in an ancient burial mound could actually be giant drinking straws — and they were used to consume mass quantities of beer. The gold and silver straws, each measuring about 3.6 feet (1.1 meters) long, are over 5,000 years old.…MORE

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