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Thanks to the 'tripledemic,' it can be hard to find kids' fever-reducing medicines

Saturday, December 03, 2022

Makers of products like Children's Tylenol say they're trying to keep up with big demand as RSV, flu, and COVID spread. But medical experts note that kids' fevers don't always call for medicine.

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Looking to leave Twitter? Here are the social networks seeing new users now

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Can a network like Hive Social or Mastodon foster the communities and conversations that thrived on the bird app's good days? It's too soon to know for sure, but many hope the answer is yes.

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Olivia Pichardo is the first woman to make the roster of Division I baseball team

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

"Olivia put together the most complete walk-on tryout I have seen from a player," said Brown University baseball coach Grant Achilles. Taking the field will fulfill a long-held dream for Pichardo, 18.

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All we want for Christmas is ... Spam Figgy Pudding?

Monday, November 21, 2022

This seasonal Spam includes additional "fig and orange flavors, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger and all spice." As ever, it is shelf stable in case of the apocalypse.

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Indian startup launches country's first privately built rocket

Friday, November 18, 2022

The launch is a milestone in India's effort to foster a private space industry. The rocket, made by Hyderabad-based Skyroot, was aloft for about five minutes and reached peak altitude of 55 miles.

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Wimbledon will allow women to wear colored undershorts, in nod to period concerns

Thursday, November 17, 2022

The tournament will make an exception to its strict all-white clothing rules, after female players described altering their menstrual cycles to not stress about leaking onto their tennis whites.

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Amazon plans to lay off 10 thousand employees, following job cuts at Meta, Twitter

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Amazon will reportedly lay off 10 thousand employees as soon as this week. This follows job cuts at Meta, Twitter and several other tech companies.

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The 'Hand of God' soccer ball punched by Diego Maradona is up for auction

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

The ball was used in the infamous quarterfinal match between Argentina and England at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico City. It's expected to sell for as much as $3.6 million.

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It's the end of the boom times in tech, as layoffs keep mounting

Monday, November 14, 2022

Amazon will reportedly lay off 10,000 employees as soon as this week. That follows job cuts at Meta, Twitter, and Stripe, with CEOs citing economic uncertainty and a slowdown in online ad buying.

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Democrats retain control of the Senate after holding Nevada seat

Saturday, November 12, 2022

The chamber was decided Saturday evening after Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto defeated Republican nominee Adam Laxalt. That gives Democrats 50 seats.

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It turns out that chimpanzees and gorillas can form lasting friendships

Friday, November 11, 2022

Two decades of research in Nouabalé-Ndoki Park in the Republic of Congo found the primates foraging alongside each other, wrestling, seeking out their pals — and occasionally making threats.

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Did someone win $2 billion? The results of today's Powerball drawing are unclear

Tuesday, November 08, 2022

The Powerball drawing was delayed after one participating lottery needed more time to carry out security procedures. If there is no winner, the jackpot will grow larger still.

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Glaciers from Yellowstone to Kilimanjaro are predicted to disappear by 2050

Thursday, November 03, 2022

A new report says glaciers in a third of UNESCO World Heritage sites will disappear. Two-thirds of glaciers in the heritage sites can be saved — but only if carbon emissions are cut quickly, it says.

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Dozens of species were assumed to be mute — until they were recorded making sounds

Thursday, November 03, 2022

Some animals like birds and frogs are famous for the sounds they make. But have you ever heard a turtle talk? Most turtles were thought to not make sounds at all — before researchers went deep.

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What sound does a turtle make?

Monday, October 31, 2022

Some animals like birds and frogs are famous for the sounds they make. But have you ever heard a turtle? Most turtles were thought to not make sounds at all — until researchers went deep.

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Most teens who start puberty suppression continue gender-affirming care, study finds

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

A new study from a Dutch clinic found that 98% of transgender adolescents who received puberty suppression treatment went on to continue gender-affirming treatment.

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As a new trial starts, here's where the cases concerning George Floyd's murder stand

Monday, October 24, 2022

A jury trial is set to begin in Minnesota court for former officers Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng, who pleaded not guilty to charges of aiding and abetting the murder and manslaughter of Floyd.

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What's in the so-called Don't Say Gay bill that could impact the whole country

Friday, October 21, 2022

If the bill were to become law, it could affect not only schools but also programs, events and literature at any federally-funded institution. But its prospects are dim for now.

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A black hole is releasing some strange burps, baffling scientists

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Astronomers were stunned to find that the black hole was emitting energy, two years after it pulled apart a star that had come too close.

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A jury recommends life in prison for Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Fourteen students and three staff members were killed in the rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine's Day in 2018. Cruz, 24, pleaded guilty last year to first-degree murder.

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