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Cats may have been pets along the Silk Road over 1,000 years ago

Cats may have been pets for Kazakh pastoralists along the Silk Road over 1,000 years ago, a new study said. Tests on a cat skeleton found along the Silk Road in southern Kazakhstan revealed that cats may have been pets for nomadic herders in the area, according to a study published last week in the…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Thursday, July 16

Who do you trust? When it comes to coronavirus information, most Americans don’t trust President Donald Trump. But they do trust Dr. Anthony Fauci — despite White House attempts to discredit the nation’s top infectious disease expert. Fauci himself described the attacks he has been facing as “a bit bizarre” and warned they would end…MORE

Siberian heatwave made 600 times more likely by climate change, experts find

The prolonged heatwave in Siberia from January to June, which pushed overall temperatures 5 degrees Celsius (41 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than normal, would have been “almost impossible” if not for human-caused climate change, a new study has found. Temperatures in Siberia have been above average since the beginning of the year, with the Russian town…MORE

5 years after its Pluto flyby, New Horizons spacecraft forges ahead

5 years after its Pluto flyby, New Horizons spacecraft forges ahead

When NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto five years ago this week, it captured detailed views of the mysterious icy dwarf planet on the edge of our solar system. Since then, data gathered about Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, have been used to gain insight about these planetary bodies 4 billion miles away…MORE

Huge protests rock several countries as coronavirus ignites rage against governments

Huge protests rock several countries as coronavirus ignites rage against governments

Major protests are breaking out against governments in several countries after coronavirus sparked fury over grievances including economic problems and alleged corruption or incompetence. Demonstrators have taken to the streets to voice their anger at perceived failures by leaders to rise to the unprecedented challenges heightened by the pandemic. In Israel, rising public discontent coincides…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Wednesday, July 15

What you need to know about coronavirus on Wednesday, July 15

Here’s some good news to start your day: A Covid-19 vaccine developed by the biotechnology company Moderna looks promising. The vaccine has triggered immune responses in all of the 45 volunteers who received it in a Phase 1 trial, according to early results published yesterday. The study also revealed some mild side effects — fatigue,…MORE