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US buys nearly all of the global supply of Gilead’s remdesivir

The US government has bought up virtually the entire global supply of remdesivir, the only drug approved in the nation to treat coronavirus, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Monday.  That means that any other country will be hard-pressed to get access to the potentially life-saving antiviral medication.  Gilead Sciences, which makes […]

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Princess Eugenie is praised for showing her scar by cancer patient

Princess Eugenie has been praised by a young woman disfigured by cancer surgery, for having the courage to proudly expose her back scar on her wedding day. Darcy Shaw, 21, from Manchester, was left with marks on her neck and chest after surgery for skin cancer and told the Queen’s granddaughter, 30, how it was […]

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Cuckoo wasps that lived alongside dinosaurs were metallic green just like they are today

Even after 99 million years, turns out some things never change.  Cuckoo wasps were shades of metallic green 99 million years ago just like they are today, a study of extraordinarily-preserved insects trapped in amber has revealed. The specimens from Myanmar — which also included beetles, ants and a soldier fly — largely retained the colours […]

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Dinosaurs that lived 200 million years ago used three toes to walk through mud like guinea fowls

Dinosaurs that lived 200 million years ago may have walked using their three toes to cut through mud just like the game bird guinea fowl does today. Scientists made the find after comparing tracks made by the birds to imprints left in rocks by meat-eating theropods, a group that eventually gave rise to Tyrannosaurus rex, […]

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Mom says she was fired because her kids were noisy during work calls

A mother-of-two has alleged that she was fired from her job because she couldn’t keep her young children quiet while working from home amid the coronavirus pandemic. Dris Wallace, a mommy blogger and account executive from San Diego, California, started working from home in mid-March due to the global crisis while taking care of her […]

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Coronavirus Amsterdam: Red light district to reopen on 1 June

The red light district in Amsterdam is to reopen on June 1 with prostitutes expected to wear gloves and avoid oral sex.  Pictures of workers preparing the rooms used by Amsterdam’s sex workers show behind the red curtains as the windows, beds and surfaces are cleaned down ahead of customers returning. Dutch Prime Minister Mark […]

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BLM: UK military banned from ‘taking the knee’ as ‘too political’

British servicemen and women have been banned from ‘taking the knee’ because the act has become too ‘political’, it is claimed. The Ministry of Defence have told uniformed forces personnel that they should not perform the symbolic gesture which is used to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. It is believed that commanders […]

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At least 19 die as huge explosion tears through buildings in Iranian capital Tehran 

At least nineteen people were killed and six injured on Tuesday in an explosion at a medical clinic in the north of the Iranian capital Tehran, Fars news agency reported, quoting a state official.  The blast was triggered by a gas leak, Tehran Deputy Governor Hamid Reza Goudarzi told state television. It was initially reported […]

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SpaceX launches US Space Force GPS satellite on Falcon 9

SpaceX has successfully launched a GPS satellite for the US Space Force into orbit aboard its Falcon 9 rocket. ‘SpaceX go, GPS satellite go,’ the ground crew said over the live stream when the countdown hit zero and the rocket took off towards space. This is the Falcon 9’s 11th launch this year, but Tuesday’s […]

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CHOP occupants rebuild barricades in Seattle’s cop-free zone

Protesters at Seattle’s ‘occupied’ protest zone rebuilt barricades just minutes after the city tore them down Tuesday following two fatal shootings in the area.   Demonstrators have occupied several blocks around the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct and a park for about two weeks. Police had abandoned the precinct following clashes with protesters calling for an […]