Tag: the new york times

Shark And Ray Populations Have Fallen 71% Since 1970, Study Finds

Populations of sharks and rays, the apex predators of the open ocean’s food web, have fallen by more than 70% since 1970, according to a troubling new study published Wednesday.A team of researchers, led by Nathan Pacoureau, a postdoctoral fellow…

/ January 29, 2021
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The cloudy science on school reopening during the pandemic

President Biden's plan to accelerate the reopening of K-8 schools faces major challenges from a still out-of-control pandemic and more contagious coronavirus variants.Why it matters: The longer American kids miss in-person schooling, the further they fall behind. But the uncertain…

/ January 23, 2021
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Vogue Will Print Second Kamala Harris Cover After Backlash To ‘Disrespectful’ Original

Fashion-minded readers who disapproved of Vogue’s cover shot of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris can now opt for an alternate version of the magazine with a different photo.Vogue announced Tuesday that the digital edition of its February issue will receive a…

/ January 20, 2021
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Biden taps ex-FDA chief to lead Operation Warp Speed amid rollout of COVID plan

President-elect Joe Biden has picked former FDA chief David Kessler to lead Operation Warp Speed, a day after unveiling a nearly $2 trillion pandemic relief plan that includes $400 billion for directly combatting the virus.Why it matters: Biden's transition team…

/ January 15, 2021
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The End Of The Pussy-Grabbing President

Getty ImagesHow it started. How it's going.It began with “pussy,” and it will end with “pussy.” Four years ago, hundreds of thousands of mainly female protesters peacefully descended on Washington, DC, to register their opposition to the president of the United…

/ January 14, 2021
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These Are the 22 Art Projects That Social Media Went Bananas Over in 2020

As the phrase “going viral” took on a new, far more literal definition this year, art that went viral on the internet evolved into a role more important than ever. While we were stuck at home, art shared online served…

/ December 28, 2020
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U.S. to require negative coronavirus test from travelers from the U.K.

Starting Monday the U.S. will require all air travelers from the United Kingdom to test negative for coronavirus within 72 hours of their departure, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced.The big picture: More than 50 countries have…

/ December 25, 2020
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New York Times returns Peabody after finding “significant falsehoods” in “Caliphate” podcast

The New York Times on Friday said it would return its 2018 Peabody Award for its "Caliphate" podcast, hours after the paper conceded that large parts of the audio series didn't meet its editorial standards.Why it matters: It's an embarrassing…

/ December 19, 2020
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Honey Boy Director Alma Har’el Speaks Out Against Shia LaBeouf Amid Abuse Allegations

Rachel Luna via Getty ImagesAlma Har'El and Shia LaBeouf attend the premiere of "Honey Boy" in November 2019.Director Alma Har’el — who helmed Shia LaBeouf’s semi-autobiographical film, “Honey Boy,” about his traumatic childhood — is speaking out in support of singer FKA twigs and…

/ December 18, 2020
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In photos: Maskless Trump supporters and counterprotesters face off after D.C. election rally

Violent clashes erupted in Washington, D.C., and Washington state, after supporters of President Trump, many maskless despite face mask mandates, rallied Saturday, refusing to accept that President Trump lost the 2020 election.The latest: In Olympia, Wash., police arrested two suspects…

/ December 13, 2020
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Pfizer says latest data shows its coronavirus vaccine is safe and 95% effective

Pfizer said on Wednesday that its coronavirus vaccine is 95% effective and has no serious side effects.The state of play: The company said they have enough safety data now and plan to request an emergency use authorization from the Food…

/ November 18, 2020
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Facebook says 6% of the content its users see is political

Facebook Tuesday said that political content makes up only about 6% of what users actually see on its platform. Why it matters: The new number is meant to provide context for reports that have focused on the viral popularity of…

/ November 10, 2020