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Scientists Say They Developed a ‘Nanobody’ That Protects Against COVID-19

The tiny antibodies normally found in llamas and camels may have found a new use: aerosolized prevention and early treatment of COVID-19, according to a new study.

/ August 14, 2020
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Market Report: Merculet Token Price Doubles in 7 Hours, Algo up More Than 500% Since March

The merculet token gained 160% from $0.00068 to $0.0011 in just 7 hours of trading on August 14. The price jump makes the token biggest gainer in 24 hours according to markets.Bitcoin.com. Despite the price surge, merculet had trading volumes...

/ August 14, 2020
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The story of #DanLiedPeopleDied: how a hashtag reveals Australia’s ‘information disorder’ problem

Small groups of fringe activists pushing online disinformation are a growing threat to Australian democracy.

/ August 14, 2020
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Sri Lanka: Chauvinist alliance wins election

ElectionsNational liberationChris SleeIssue 1276Sri LankaTamil2020 Sri Lankan electionAugust 14, 2020The Sri Lanka Peoples Front (SLPP), a right-wing alliance headed by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, received 59.1% of the votes and won 145 seats in Sri Lanka's 225 member legislature at the...

/ August 14, 2020
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Australians Are Growing Magnificent Mullets to Raise Money for Mental Health

It's a good way to lose those COVID blues.

/ August 14, 2020
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People Who Complained About Police at a BLM Protest Just Had Their Email Addresses Leaked

NSW Police is "making inquiries" to find out how 150 email addresses were made public.

/ August 14, 2020
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Trump’s long history of racism, from the 1970s to 2020

President Donald Trump at a press conference. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images Trump has repeatedly claimed he’s “the least racist person.” His history suggests otherwise. If you ask President Donald Trump, he isn’t racist. To the contrary, he’s repeatedly said that...

/ August 13, 2020
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The Trump campaign attack on Kamala Harris’s citizenship is right out of the birther playbook

Kamala Harris at a coronavirus briefing with Joe Biden and health experts on August 13 in Wilmington, Delaware. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images The Trump campaign wasted no time suggesting the first Black and Asian American woman on a major-party ticket...

/ August 13, 2020
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Pacific people have been ‘pummelled and demeaned’ for too long – now they’re fighting back

The president of Kiribati plans to raise its low-lying islands to fight, not flee, sea level rise. Here's why it's an expression of human dignity.

/ August 13, 2020
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North Korea Floods Threaten Country’s Main Nuclear Facility

The flooding exposed how vulnerable the nuclear systems are to extreme weather events.

/ August 13, 2020
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These African World Heritage Sites are under threat from climate change

The next ten years will be a critical period in which research agendas can be developed.

/ August 13, 2020
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High Fees Make BTC Less Appealing for Remittances in Africa: ‘Pray Blocks Happen Quickly’

Bitcoin trading volumes are on the rise on the African continent despite the ongoing concerns about the high network fees. Data shows peer to peer bitcoin trading platforms recorded spiked growth in volumes starting in April. This was the same...

/ August 13, 2020
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Raw Corn, Zucchini, and Cherry Tomato Salad Recipe

A quick salad that requires little knife work but provides lots of texture and flavor using all your favorite summer vegetables.

/ August 13, 2020
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Which Type of Face Mask Should I Buy?

Now that masks are widely available, it's reasonable to want to know which ones are actually protective.

/ August 13, 2020
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Facebook’s new voter information center gives Americans fact-checked voting information

Facebook is rolling out a voting information hub to try to register 4 million Americans to vote | Photo by Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images But the company still won’t fact check President Trump’s misleading posts about voting...

/ August 13, 2020
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Bangladesh: Cyclone, floods compound COVID-19 emergency

AgricultureClimate crisisEnvironmentHealthcareSusan PriceIssue 1276Bangladeshfloodingclimate changeCOVID-19August 13, 2020Two months ago, Cyclone Amphan ravaged southwestern Bangladesh, swallowing entire villages along its coast, compounding the annual monsoonal floods. According to media reports, this has resulted in the worst floods in a decade, affecting a...

/ August 13, 2020
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Early and mid-career scientists face a bleak future in the wake of the pandemic

Lockdowns, working from home and funding cuts put a generation of Australian scientists at risk of dropping out.

/ August 13, 2020
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The great rebuild

Deanna Sison at the takeout window of her Little Skillet restaurant in San Francisco in April. | Hearst Newspapers via Getty Imag The coronavirus has laid bare the flaws in our economy. Can we remake it to be more inclusive...

/ August 13, 2020
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Straight, Middle-Aged Men are Being Charged More to Use Tinder Plus

A recent investigation found that age, sex and location are all factors in how much users are charged.

/ August 13, 2020