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Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead. It’s now up to Donald Trump to pick the justice to replace her – ABC News

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died aged 87. Days before her death, she dictated a statement to her granddaughter and said: that could happen within days. Before Ginsburg’s death, the court held a 5-4 conservative majority. With…

Almost a Quarter of Young Americans Think the Holocaust Is a Myth or Exaggerated

It was the greatest crime of the 20th century, but Gen Z and millennial Americans remain hugely ignorant about the Holocaust. One in 10 young Americans believes that the Holocaust never happened, while almost a quarter — 23% — believe…
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Firstderivative Yield Farming Project Is Now Live With x10 Bonus

The latest trends at the cryptocurrency market are largely characterized by DeFi gaining more momentum and the upcoming launch of ETH 2.0 staking algorithm. As both DeFi and staking markets keep growing swiftly, their synergy also strengthens, leading to an…
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This video shows just how easily COVID-19 could spread when people sing together

Production of the reality TV show The Masked Singer was shut down last month after several crew members were infected with COVID-19. It’s one of several examples of COVID-19 transmission associated with singing around the world since March, prompting some…
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The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is so intense, it just ran out of storm names

Here’s how active this year’s Atlantic hurricane season has been: When Tropical Storm Wilfred formed on Sept. 18, the National Hurricane Center ran out of names for only the second time since naming began in 1950. Even more surprising is…
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Cliodynamics is Not “Cyclical History”

Matt Yglesias, responding to a tweet by Noah Smith today, wrote: Seen a lot of Turchin citations lately but I think the bar for buying into cyclical views of history should be *really* high. There were other, similar comments on…
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Maurizio Cattelan’s Much Adored (and Maligned) Banana Artwork Is Now in the Guggenheim’s Collection Thanks to an Anonymous Donor

Next time you visit the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, there might be a banana taped to the wall. That’s right: the viral sensation that was Maurizio Cattelan’s Comedian—a simple banana, duct-taped to a wall and priced at $120,000—has been donated to the…
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Humans ignite almost every wildfire that threatens homes

CC BY-ND Summer and fall are wildfire season across the western U.S. In recent years, wildfires have destroyed thousands of homes, forced hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate and exposed tens of millions to harmful smoke. Wildfires are a…
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This might be your most important flu shot ever

This fall and winter, health experts expect two types of deadly viruses to be circulating widely in the US. But they don’t yet know what the extent of the damage will be when the two collide. In the absence of…
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The pandemic forced mental health care to change for the better

When the Covid-19 pandemic forced Pari Baker, a clinical social worker and therapist in rural Bath County, Virginia, to switch to seeing clients over video in April, she wasn’t sure how it would go. She’d never worked with clients that…
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Worst Opinion of the Week: Stop Your ‘Endless Carping’ About Not Wanting to Die

Welcome to Worst Hot Take of the Week – a column in which @MULLET_FAN_NEO crowns the wildest hot take of the week. Story: Concerns are rising over the UK’s coronavirus testing capacity, as the website for booking test kits struggles…
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Keeping coronavirus vaccines at subzero temperatures during distribution will be hard, but likely key to ending pandemic

Just like a fresh piece of fish, vaccines are highly perishable products and must be kept at very cold, specific temperatures. The majority of COVID-19 vaccines under development – like the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines – are new RNA-based vaccines.…
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Can Men Be Lesbian Icons? An Investigation

“Who is that?” I remember thinking to myself when Attitude magazine unveiled one of the covers for their September 2020 issue. It was someone in a white tee, arms bent behind their head to reveal a glimmer of armpit hair,…
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Brad Pitt And Jennifer Aniston Reunite – And Things Got Flirty

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston have reunited again – and things got a little flirty between the former couple. Alas, it was all in the name of art when they took part in the star-studded table read for the classic…
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8 Toronto Film Festival Movies You’ll Want To See This Year

“Nomadland” is an adjective movie. The second it ended, my mind was swimming with them: beautiful, serene, painterly, honest, heartbreaking. I could keep going, but you get the idea. This is a film so full of emotion that no single…
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Facebook’s virtual reality push is about data, not gaming

Facebook has announced the latest version of its successful standalone virtual reality (VR) headset, the Oculus Quest 2. The new device packs more computing power and a sharper screen than its predecessor, and is also US$100 cheaper. [embedded content]Facebook’s Oculus…
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Has Australia really had 60,000 undiagnosed COVID-19 cases?

A preliminary study, posted online this week by researchers at the Australian National University and elsewhere, estimates 71,000 Australians had COVID-19 by mid-July — 60,000 more than official number of cases diagnosed by that stage. The study involved testing 2,991…
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University of NSW renamed ‘Gas Exploration Australia’ – will now receive government wage subsidies

The University of New South Wales has changed its name to ‘Gas Exploration Australia’, giving it access to lucrative JobKeeper subsidies which are otherwise unavailable to the university sector.…
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Vibrancy, experimentation and risk in ACE Open’s survey of South Australian art

Review: If the future is to be worth anything, curated by Patrice Sharkey and Rayleen Forester, ACE Open “If the future is to be worth anything” rings true as a question for many in Australia’s art world today. It is…
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VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on the government’s energy policy, a gas-led recovery, unemployment, and the economy

University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and University of Canberra Assistant Professor Caroline Fisher discuss the week in politics. This week the pair discuss the numerous energy announcements made by the government, including a gas-led recovery, $1.9 billion for…
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