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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

Astronomers spot blue ‘beast’ of an explosion in the universe

Astronomers spot blue ‘beast’ of an explosion in the universe

There’s a “new beast” lurking out there in the universe. It first showed itself four years ago, when astronomers observed a bright burst of light coming from a tiny galaxy about 500 million light-years from Earth. Now, they know it was a fast blue optical transient, captured in radio waves and X-rays. It produced one…MORE

The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs hit at ‘deadliest possible’ angle

The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs hit at ‘deadliest possible’ angle

The city-size asteroid that hit Earth 66 million years ago and doomed the dinosaurs to extinction came from the northeast at a steep angle, maximizing the amount of climate-changing gases unleashed into the atmosphere, a new study has found. That the 200 kilometer (125 mile) wide Chicxulub crater in present-day Mexico was formed when the…MORE

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