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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

Trump may be tiptoeing toward a break with Xi

The last time the US and China reached a point of confrontation over Hong Kong, President Donald Trump had a strong incentive to play it cool. Now, as China tries to impose a new security law on the territory, the opposite may be the case. Last summer, Trump promised Chinese President Xi Jinping that he’d…MORE

Scientists discover giant fiery doughnut-shaped galaxy

Scientists discover giant fiery doughnut-shaped galaxy

A team of scientists has discovered a galaxy that looks like a “cosmic ring of fire” and could help us understand more about how galactic structures form and evolve. The incredibly rare kind of galaxy has a similar mass to our Milky Way but is shaped like a doughnut with a hole in the middle,…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Monday, May 25

What you need to know about coronavirus on Monday, May 25

The message from Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus task force coordinator, could not have been any clearer. Wearing a face mask is critical to reducing the spread of coronavirus, especially since many carriers don’t even know they’re contagious, she said yesterday. Masks are becoming even more important now that restrictions are starting to…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Sunday, May 24

Houses of worship have become the latest coronavirus battleground in the United States. President Donald Trump declared them “essential” on Friday, calling for them to reopen “right now” and threatening to override governors who resist. All 50 US states have taken steps to ease lockdown restrictions. But some states still ban large gatherings, including religious…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Saturday, May 23

It’s not just that hydroxychloroquine doesn’t help Covid-19 patients. The drug makes them sicker. A comprehensive study published yesterday in the medical journal The Lancet found that seriously ill Covid-19 patients who were treated with hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine were more likely to die or develop irregular heart rhythms. “Our data has very convincingly shown that…MORE

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