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What you need to know about coronavirus on Saturday, May 30

Anger and pain are stronger than fear. Protests erupted overnight in at least 20 American cities, with large crowds demonstrating against police brutality despite the coronavirus threat. US health officials have warned people to avoid mass gatherings as the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases keeps rising. But the protests have gained momentum. Rather than trying…MORE

The White House podium has lost its meaning

You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. The White House briefing has often been contentious, long-winded and stuffed with hot air — emitted by both spinning political flaks and grandstanding reporters. It was all a bit of a game. Presidents sent press secretaries to take heat so they didn’t have to. Reporters knew…MORE

Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlines UK reopening guidelines

Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlines UK reopening guidelines

Britain will begin lifting coronavirus restrictions starting Monday in a phased approach, the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said at a press conference today. While personal distancing remains in the cards, businesses, school and socializing are set to slowly be revived, he said, outlining new re-opening guidelines on how and where people should resume social…MORE

Antarctic ice sheets capable of much faster melting than we thought

Antarctic ice sheets retreated at speeds of up to 50 meters (164 feet) a day at the end of the last Ice Age — about ten times quicker than the fastest retreating sheets of today — researchers have found. Studying patterns of wave-like ridges on the Antarctic seafloor, scientists from the Scott Polar Research Institute…MORE

Shooting at a business meeting in France kills three

Shooting at a business meeting in France kills three

Three people were killed and one injured in western France on Wednesday after a man open fire during a business meeting, national police told CNN. Police said the motive is unclear but there is a professional link between the shooter — who is also injured — and the company in Saint-Varent, France, where the incident…MORE

Duuuuude? Scientists studied 100 billion tweets to find out why we stretch our words

Duuuuude? Scientists studied 100 billion tweets to find out why we stretch our words

When we speak, we routinely stretch our words to convey emotion or to strengthen their meaning. Excitement: “Yessssssss!” Fear: “Noooooo!” Confusion: “Whaaaattt?” We’ve probably been doing this since humans began to speak, but such informal language has rarely left a written record. It’s only since the rise of social media that we have had an…MORE