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China’s economy is the envy of the world

China’s economy is the envy of the world

China’s economy expanded by 4.9% in the third quarter compared to the previous year, according to government data published Monday, showing the rest of the world what’s possible when Covid-19 is brought under control. The pace of growth was a tad slower than economists had expected. But there were plenty of signs of strength, with…MORE

Deadline looms for stimulus deal before Election Day with key differences unresolved

Deadline looms for stimulus deal before Election Day with key differences unresolved

Stimulus negotiators face a fast-approaching deadline to resolve key differences and deliver a sweeping coronavirus relief package to the American people before Election Day. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday set a Tuesday deadline for her and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to reconcile significant policy disputes if they want to pass a relief bill before…MORE

Netflix had a great 2020. But 2021 could be rough

Netflix had a great 2020. But 2021 could be rough

Hollywood has had a disastrous 2020 with the coronavirus pandemic leaving the entertainment industry reeling. But Hollywood’s loss is Netflix’s gain. Netflix thrived in 2020 as people were stuck at home during the global health crisis. The company posted colossal subscriber gains over the past two quarters, which helped drive its stock up nearly 70%…MORE

Asteroid Bennu is about to play ‘tag’ with a NASA spacecraft

A NASA spacecraft will play a game of tag next week with a near-Earth asteroid. The mission will attempt the agency’s first sample collection from an asteroid that will be returned to Earth. The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has been orbiting the asteroid Bennu since late 2018. The mission — which stands for Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource…MORE

When this creature faces deadly radiation, glowing is the only option

Deadly levels of radiation won’t stop this creature from shining bright. This newly discovered strain of tardigrade can protect itself from lethal levels of ultraviolet light through glowing, according to a recent study published in The Royal Society journal. The tardigrade found to have this trait is called the Paramacrobiotus BLR strain. It was first…MORE

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