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Covid pandemic disproportionately hurting women, UN warns

Covid pandemic disproportionately hurting women, UN warns

The Covid-19 pandemic has set gender equality back years, with women around the world taking on the “lion’s share” of extra domestic chores, the United Nations reported on Thursday. It comes one day after the international body warned that the pandemic is driving further violence against refugee, displaced and stateless women and girls. Thursday’s “Whose…MORE

This is how astronauts celebrate Thanksgiving and other holidays in space

This is how astronauts celebrate Thanksgiving and other holidays in space

The holidays may look a little different this year due to the pandemic, but they will still happen — even in space. The International Space Station will host seven crew members throughout the holiday season, the most ever for the orbiting laboratory in its 20 years of having humans living aboard. The international crew includes…MORE

David Attenborough has left Instagram, just weeks after joining

David Attenborough has left Instagram, just weeks after joining

David Attenborough has signed off from Instagram, after gaining 6.2 million followers during a short stint on the platform. The 94-year-old naturalist and TV host joined Instagram on September 24 and made his last post on October 31. His bio now reads: “Account no longer active.” Attenborough’s last post on the platform said he was…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Wednesday, November 25

What you need to know about coronavirus on Wednesday, November 25

Thanksgiving is “potentially the mother of all super spreader events.” That’s the verdict from CNN medical analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner, as millions of Americans travel to be with loved ones this week, risking an explosion of Covid-19 infections in the coming days. The US has been here before. Reiner pointed to the fallout from the…MORE

T. rex had a teenage growth spurt — but not all dinos did

T. rex had a teenage growth spurt — but not all dinos did

Researchers have long known that the meat-eating Tyrannosaurus rex had a teenage growth spurt, gaining around 35 to 45 pounds per week, to reach its colossal size. But up until now, it hasn’t been clear whether all dinosaurs shared this growth pattern. Was a T. rex-style period of extreme growth the only way dinos became…MORE

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