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What happens when the new coronavirus hits democratic countries

What happens when the new coronavirus hits democratic countries

Covid-19, meet democracy. It’s one thing to battle an epidemic in an authoritarian state like China, which can isolate an entire epicenter city. It’s another in a free nation like Italy, where government curfews and curtailed rights are relics of a tortured history. The world is now finding out what happens when a contagion hits…MORE

Scientists discovered the first animal that doesn’t need oxygen to live. It’s changing the definition of what an animal can be

Scientists discovered the first animal that doesn’t need oxygen to live. It’s changing the definition of what an animal can be

You’d think all animals would need oxygen to live, right? Wrong. Researchers just discovered a unique organism that doesn’t need to breathe. Instead, the tiny parasite lives in salmon tissue and evolved so that it doesn’t need oxygen to produce energy. It’s a brilliant simplification that proves, sometimes, less is more, said Stephen Atkinson, senior…MORE

Ash Wednesday’s changing tradition

Ash Wednesday’s changing tradition

Are you ready to give up caffeine for 40 days? What about your social media accounts? While giving up those things may seem hard for you, Christians long ago used to give up a whole lot more. Ash Wednesday is today. It marks the first day of Lent in Western churches. The ashes symbolize penance…MORE

If you drive an expensive car you’re probably a jerk, scientists say

If you drive an expensive car you’re probably a jerk, scientists say

The science is looking pretty unanimous on this one: Drivers of expensive cars are the worst. A new study has found that drivers of flashy vehicles are less likely to stop and allow pedestrians to cross the road — with the likelihood they’ll slow down decreasing by 3% for every extra $1,000 that their vehicle…MORE

Seagulls are more likely to go after food humans have touched

Seagulls are more likely to go after food humans have touched

Seagulls prefer to eat food that humans have already touched, according to new research. Scientists from the University of Exeter in the UK showed herring gulls two identical pieces of food, and noticed the birds were more likely to eat the one that they had seen a human holding. This suggests that gulls’ decisions on…MORE

Putin must be loving Washington’s meltdown over Russian election interference

Putin must be loving Washington’s meltdown over Russian election interference

Forgive Vladimir Putin a wry smile. Just one report that Russia is meddling again in US elections has pitched Washington into a meltdown that will only further the Kremlin’s goal of tarnishing US democracy. Bombshell reports last week revealed that US intelligence agencies identified a new Russian election interference effort — and suggested the Kremlin…MORE

60 years later, Fidel Castro could loom over another US election

60 years later, Fidel Castro could loom over another US election

Fidel Castro is back. From beyond the grave, the socialist icon who faced down Uncle Sam for 50 years is casting his spell over yet another US election campaign. Front-running Democrat Bernie Sanders, author of his own, milder leftist revolution, refused to fully repudiate past praise of the Cuban dictator in a “60 Minutes” interview…MORE

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