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How an Ill-Fated Fishing Voyage Helped Us Understand Covid-19

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New York Times - The threat posed by the virus makes randomized controlled trials extremely difficult. That means “real-life experiments” are especially...

  • Why did a fishing voyage where almost everyone got sick make researchers “more optimistic” that vaccines might work against the coronavirus? https://t.co/f9sKaVClrl

Parents of 545 Children Separated at the Border Cannot Be Found

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New York Times - A new report shows hundreds of cases in which migrant children were taken from their families, and their parents, who were deported, cannot be...

Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges for Opioid Sales

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New York Times - The Justice Department announced an $8 billion settlement with the company. Members of the Sackler family will pay $225 million in civil penalties but...

  • Breaking News: Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, will plead guilty to criminal charges and face $8.3 billion in fines over its role in the opioid crisis. https://t.co/5hs0BXIx0o

How the F.D.A. Stood Up to the President

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New York Times - After months of caving to pressures from the White House, Commissioner Stephen Hahn and a band of agency scientists have eked out a few...

Trump Calls Fauci ‘a Disaster’ and Shrugs Off Virus as Infections Soar

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New York Times - With two weeks remaining in his re-election campaign, President Trump made the coronavirus his message and Dr. Anthony S. Fauci his foil, dismissing scientific...

The Pandemic’s Real Toll? 300,000 Deaths, and It’s Not Just From the Coronavirus

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New York Times - A C.D.C. analysis finds that overall death rates have risen, particularly among young adults and people of...

  • Not all of the deaths linked to the pandemic are caused by the coronavirus itself. The C.D.C. puts the number of "excess deaths" in the United States at 300,000.  https://t.co/1q89n8aemo

2,000-Year-Old Cat Etching Found at Nazca Lines Site in Peru

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New York Times - Archaeologists came across the faded feline outline while conducting maintenance work at the UNESCO heritage...

Seeking Solar System’s Secrets, NASA’s OSIRIS-REX Mission Touches Bennu Asteroid

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New York Times - The spacecraft attempted to suck up rocks and dirt from the asteroid, which could aid humanity’s ability to divert one that might slam into...

Meet the Diabolical Ironclad Beetle. It’s Almost Uncrushable.

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New York Times - Just about any other living thing would be liquefied at the forces this insect can...

  • Evolution has given the insect an exterior that can hold its own against a force 39,000 times its body weight — the equivalent of a 150-pound person resisting the crush of about 25 blue whales. https://t.co/mBrQeqvDDd

Meet the Diabolical Ironclad Beetle. It’s Almost Uncrushable.

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New York Times - Just about any other living thing would be liquefied at the forces this insect can...