Did the press overhype the danger posed by the Omicron variant?

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Evergrande has defaulted on its debt

Evergrande, the embattled Chinese property developer, has defaulted on its debt, according to Fitch Ratings. | Continue reading


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Scottish oysters were on the rocks. Now a distillery is throwing them a lifeline

Oyster populations have plunged by 95% in the UK, but the Glenmorangie Distillery is helping to restore their numbers in Scotland's Dornoch Firth. | Continue reading


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American productivity fell by the largest amount since 1960

US labor market productivity tanked in the third quarter. Paychecks grew and the number of hours worked jumped, but workers' output increased only at a moderate pace. | Continue reading


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'Black box' will gather climate data for future civilizations

The "black box" will tell future civilizations how humankind created the climate crisis, and how we failed or succeeded to address it. | Continue reading


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Blood pressure climbed during coronavirus pandemic, especially among women

US adults -- especially women -- have seen a rise in blood pressure during the coronavirus pandemic, a new study suggests. | Continue reading


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White House announces US diplomatic boycott of 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing

The Biden administration will not send an official US delegation to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing as a statement against China's "ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday. | Continue reading


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Gambians vote with marbles in key test for stability

Polls opened in Gambia on Saturday with voters using a unique voting system, marbles dropped in each candidate's ballot drum, in a tightly fought presidential election that will test stability and democratic progress. | Continue reading


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No snow yet in Denver, first time since 1882

It's been 224 consecutive days since it snowed a measurable amount in Denver, and since snowfall records began in 1882, Denver has never entered December without measurable snow. | Continue reading


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Amsterdam fights overtourism: Go see rest of the Netherlands (2019)

Amsterdam's urban charms have always been a draw for tourists, but now the city is trying to reduce visitor numbers. One message: Go see the rest of the Netherlands. Find out other ways they're discouraging overtourism. | Continue reading


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DeSantis proposes a new civilian military force in Florida that he would control

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to reestablish a World War II-era civilian military force that he, not the Pentagon, would control. | Continue reading


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Facebook sold ads comparing vaccine to Holocaust

Facebook has sold ads promoting anti-vaccine messages, comparing the US government's response to Covid-19 to Nazi Germany, casting doubt on the result of the 2020 election, and even pushing political violence. | Continue reading


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Setbacks on Vaccine Mandates

'During a pandemic such as this one, it is even more important to safeguard the separation of powers set forth in our Constitution to avoid erosion of our liberties,' one judge wrote | Continue reading


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BuzzFeed is voting to go public, but much of its staff just walked out

BuzzFeed may soon trade on the stock market, serving as a bellwether for the rest of the media industry's financial futures. Even before the decision on going public is final, though, it's already reflecting a key tension in the industry: In preparation for the vote that will tak … | Continue reading


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Germany locks down unvaccinated people, as leaders plan to make shots compulsory

Germany on Thursday announced a nationwide lockdown for the unvaccinated, as its leaders backed plans for mandatory vaccinations in the coming months. | Continue reading


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World-famous nature photographers join forces to protect the environment

Celebrated names in nature photography, from Paul Nicklen to Ami Vitale, have donated their images to raise funds for conservation groups, through the Vital Impacts initiative. | Continue reading


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British man given 3D printed eye in world first, hospital says

A British man has become the first patient in the world to be fitted with a 3D printed eye, according to Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. | Continue reading


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First Omicron case reported in the US

Scientists are racing to determine the Omicron coronavirus variant's severity, transmissibility and whether it evades current vaccines. Follow here for the latest. | Continue reading


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Zapping cow dung with lightning is helping to trap climate-warming methane

A Norwegian technology company has found a way to stop livestock slurry from releasing methane, a greenhouse gas that has around 80 times more global warming power than carbon-dioxide. | Continue reading


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CNN suspends Chris Cuomo indefinitely

CNN is suspending prime time anchor Chris Cuomo "indefinitely, pending further evaluation," after new documents revealed the cozy and improper nature of his relationship with aides to his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. | Continue reading


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Architectural Digest's most “show-stopping” buildings of 2021

Architectural Digest has selected 20 groundbreaking projects for its WOW List this year, from Frank Gehry's striking steel tower inspired by Van Gogh's brushstrokes to an island gallery by Luis Laplace and Piet Oudolf. | Continue reading


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Xenobots: First living robots created from stem cells (2020)

Scientists have created the world's first living, self-healing robots using stem cells from frogs. | Continue reading


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Famous Firsts in Space

Sixty years ago, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin made history when he became the first man in space. Here are some other famous firsts in the history of space exploration. | Continue reading


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First living robots can now reproduce

The US scientists who created the first living robots say the life forms, known as xenobots, can now reproduce -- and in a way not seen in plants and animals. | Continue reading


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Barbados is ready to ditch Britain's Queen

Queen Elizabeth will have one less realm after this week, when Barbados severs its final imperial links to Britain by removing the 95-year-old as its head of state and declaring itself a republic. | Continue reading


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CVS Health is closing 900 stores over the next three years, amounting to nearly 10% of its footprint, in response to the changing of "consumer buying patterns." | Continue reading


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The robot that can write poetry and create artworks

When people think of artificial intelligence, the images that often come to mind are of the sinister robots that populate the worlds of "The Terminator," "i, Robot," "Westworld," and "Blade Runner." For many years, fiction has told us that AI is often used for evil rather than fo … | Continue reading


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New technology tackles London's air pollution problem

Air pollution problems on the streets of London are nothing new, but some of the newest solutions to air pollution problems seem to be coming from Green Tomato Cars on the city streets. CNN's Max Foster reports. | Continue reading


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The 'war tubas' we used to spot warplanes before radar (2018)

Before the invention of radar during World War II, incoming enemy aircraft were spotted using "sound locators" that looked more like musical instruments than tools of war. | Continue reading


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Airbus A340 plane lands on Antarctica for first time

For the first time in history, an Airbus A340 plane has landed on Antarctica. Hi Fly, a boutique aviation company, was behind the flight. | Continue reading


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China's transgender people are driven to self-medicate (2019)

Largely forgotten by China's health system, young transgender men and women are turning to dangerous alternatives such as a black market drugs and even life-threatening self surgery, according to a new report. | Continue reading


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Chinese startup gets children coding

Makeblock is one of the rare Chinese tech companies finding commercial success outside of China. CNN's Matt Rivers reports. | Continue reading


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The most downloaded iOS apps of 2018

Social media dominated the top apps of the year. YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat were among the most downloaded in 2018. | Continue reading


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Ericsson to buy cloud firm Vonage for $6.2B

Mobile telecoms equipment maker Ericsson said on Monday it had agreed to buy cloud communications firm Vonage for $6.2 billion. | Continue reading


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A new and potentially more transmissible coronavirus variant first identified by South African scientists has prompted a fresh round of travel restrictions across the world and raised concern about what may be next in the pandemic. | Continue reading


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Afghan Girl from National Geographic magazine cover granted refugee status Italy

The "Afghan Girl" made famous after featuring on the cover of National Geographic magazine in 1985 has been granted refugee status by Italy's Prime Minister Mario Draghi, according to an Italian government press office statement. | Continue reading


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Preventing another 'Miracle on the Hudson' emergency (2019)

On the 10th anniversary of what came to be known as the "Miracle on the Hudson," it's still amazing that everyone aboard US Airways Flight 1549 survived. Read how the aviation industry is working to prevent bird strikes. | Continue reading


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US gun culture stacks up with the world

Ubiquitous gun violence in the US has left few places unscathed over the decades. As the tally of gun-related deaths continue to grow daily, here's a look at how American gun culture compares to the rest of the world. | Continue reading


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Ancient case of disease spillover discovered in Neanderthal man

The Neanderthal, thought to be in his late 50s or 60s when he died about 50,000 years ago, has been recently diagnosed with brucellosis, a disease that's still widespread today and is acquired through direct contact with infected animals. | Continue reading


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China's disappearing ships: The latest headache for the global supply chain

Ships in Chinese waters are disappearing from industry tracking systems, creating yet another headache for the global supply chain. China's growing isolation from the rest of the world — along with a deepening mistrust of foreign influence — may be to blame. | Continue reading


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Germany's incoming government unveils plans to legalize cannabis

Three German political parties have sealed a deal for a new government, with left-leaning Olaf Scholz the proposed next chancellor following lengthy coalition negotiations and a historic election that sees Angela Merkel stepping down after 16 years at the helm. | Continue reading


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A jury in Ohio ruled Tuesday that three major pharmaceutical chains bore responsibility for the opioid epidemic in two Ohio counties. | Continue reading


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Tesla full self-driving fails in Brooklyn

When a dozen small children crossed in front of our Tesla with "full self-driving," I had good reason to be nervous. | Continue reading


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Racial fears, "stand your ground" laws and an increasingly violent political climate are emboldening angry White men across America. | Continue reading


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What legal experts say helped acquit Kyle Rittenhouse

After more than 25 hours of deliberations, a 12-person jury acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse of all five charges he faced after fatally shooting two people and wounding a third during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last summer. | Continue reading


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Discovery and WarnerMedia (CNN) are merging

Discovery is an iconic brand in the cable world, as are CNN and HBO. Warner Bros., the home of franchises such as DC and Harry Potter, is one of the most influential studios in Hollywood. Now, all of those brands are coming together in hopes of not just surviving, but thriving in … | Continue reading


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Kyle Rittenhouse has been acquitted on all charges by a jury in the Kenosha County Circuit Court. Follow here for the latest. | Continue reading


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H to become first woman with presidential power while Biden under anesthesia

President Joe Biden on Friday will temporarily transfer power to Vice President Kamala Harris while he is under anesthesia for a routine colonoscopy, White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters. | Continue reading


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