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‘Venus Is a Russian Planet,’ Says Russia

The head of Russia’s space agency has said Venus is a “Russian planet”, after British researchers discovered traces of a chemical that suggests the “presence of life” on the second planet from the sun. At the 2020 HeliRussia exhibition in…

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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Three Ways Trump Is To The Left Of Joe Biden

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Hauser & Wirth, Thaddaeus Ropac, and Other Galleries Just Signed on to an Upstart Digital-Only Art Fair Opening in October

Most art fairs have been cancelled for 2020, but if you’re selling digital art, now might just be the right time to start one. That’s the thought behind the new Daata Fair, which will present international contemporary video and digital…
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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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Climate crisis: news outlets still giving a platform to dangerous and outdated views

For years, scientists have been stressing the need to act quickly and effectively on climate change. And as part of my work as a media psychology academic, I’ve seen the way media outlets along with readers have discussed climate change…
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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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Video: Who should get a COVID-19 vaccine first?

A committee of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine is readying a report with recommendations for equitable distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. In this Q&A, bioethicist Dr. Nicole Hassoun of Binghamton University breaks down the elements in the…
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Tattoo Artists in Japan No Longer Need Medical Licenses, Landmark Ruling Says

A tattoo artist doing a traditional horimono tattoo in Tokyo. Photo: Michael Crommett Japanese tattoo artists no longer need medical licenses to legally run their business, according to a ruling by the country’s Supreme Court, in what could be a…
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Arctic sea ice is being increasingly melted from below by warming Atlantic water

Each September, scientists like me look out for the point when the Arctic’s meagre summer fizzles out and sea ice begins to grow once more. This point is known as the annual sea ice minimum extent. It has declined consistently…
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Atomic Habits to Become Wealthy

Just a note that at the end of this post I give an update on the Millionaire Money Mentors program I announced on Wednesday. Membership remains open until Monday at the preferred ESI Money reader price. You can join here.…
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Behind the Scenes of True Royalty TV, Netflix for Monarchy Obsessives

Image courtesy of True Royalty TV. Some people adore the Royal Family. Like the thread that darns the hole in an old sock, for them, the monarchy is the saving grace of our failing state. So reliable is this attachment…
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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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