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Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlines UK reopening guidelines

Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlines UK reopening guidelines

Britain will begin lifting coronavirus restrictions starting Monday in a phased approach, the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said at a press conference today. While personal distancing remains in the cards, businesses, school and socializing are set to slowly be revived, he said, outlining new re-opening guidelines on how and where people should resume social…MORE

Antarctic ice sheets capable of much faster melting than we thought

Antarctic ice sheets retreated at speeds of up to 50 meters (164 feet) a day at the end of the last Ice Age — about ten times quicker than the fastest retreating sheets of today — researchers have found. Studying patterns of wave-like ridges on the Antarctic seafloor, scientists from the Scott Polar Research Institute…MORE

Shooting at a business meeting in France kills three

Shooting at a business meeting in France kills three

Three people were killed and one injured in western France on Wednesday after a man open fire during a business meeting, national police told CNN. Police said the motive is unclear but there is a professional link between the shooter — who is also injured — and the company in Saint-Varent, France, where the incident…MORE

Duuuuude? Scientists studied 100 billion tweets to find out why we stretch our words

Duuuuude? Scientists studied 100 billion tweets to find out why we stretch our words

When we speak, we routinely stretch our words to convey emotion or to strengthen their meaning. Excitement: “Yessssssss!” Fear: “Noooooo!” Confusion: “Whaaaattt?” We’ve probably been doing this since humans began to speak, but such informal language has rarely left a written record. It’s only since the rise of social media that we have had an…MORE

A space launch ‘saved’ 1968. If only it could do the same for 2020

A space launch ‘saved’ 1968. If only it could do the same for 2020

In 1968, the pioneering Apollo 8 lunar orbit mission lifted America’s morale in a bitter year of political assassinations, race and anti-war riots, the fading presidency of Lyndon Johnson and a hardening Cold War. On Wednesday, US astronauts are again due to lift off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida in another landmark for US…MORE

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