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Art lovers rejoice as Smithsonian museums reopen

Some Smithsonian museums have reopened following a significant drop in Covid-19 cases and rising vaccination rates in Washington DC. Visitors are still required to social distance and wear masks. The…

After a 14-Month Delay, Robert Durst’s Murder Trial Returns to Court

His defense team, led by Dick DeGuerin, has told the jury that there was no hard evidence linking him to Ms. Berman’s death. The HBO documentary, Mr. DeGuerin said, was…

Cicadas, rise: Insects emerge by the billions for monthlong mating frenzy across America

Ready or not, the cicadas are back. Across the eastern United States and parts of the Midwest, billions of cicadas are emerging from underground for the first time in 17…

‘Nervous, but excited’ – US adolescents start getting Covid jab

A day after the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine was approved for Americans aged 12 to 15, adolescents queued up at a site in Fairfax, Virginia, to be the first of their…

There are 50 billion wild birds on Earth – but four species dominate

By Adam Vaughan European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) are one of the world’s most common birds Arndt Sven-Erik/Arterra Picture Library/Alamy Earth is home to around 50 billion wild birds according to…

How Apple Stays on the Good Side of Chinese Authorities

Apple proactively removes apps to placate Chinese officials. Apple has created an internal bureaucracy that rejects or removes apps the company believes could run afoul of Chinese rules. Apple trains…

The Future of Virus Tracking Can Be Found on This College Campus

C.M.U. is also looking ahead, brainstorming about how they could adapt Scout for the fall, when many students will be vaccinated, and whether they can use their new tools to…

‘Tree Farts’ Increase Carbon Emissions in Ghost Forests

Trees that were poisoned and killed by saltwater are emitting greenhouses gases known as “tree farts,” prompting researchers to warn of a secret warming source that could become worse as…

Why is Huawei still in the UK?

Huawei says it has “partnerships” with 35 UK universities including Imperial College London, Surrey, Cambridge and Southampton. It also has its own in-house research and development centres in Bristol, Ipswich…

The Forgotten History of the World’s First Trans Clinic

The first gender affirmation surgeries took place in 1920s, at a facility which employed transgender technicians and nurses, and which was headed by a gay Jewish man. The forgotten history…