Closest known black hole to Earth spotted by astronomers

Astronomers have discovered the closest known black hole to Earth, just 1,600 light-years away

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Climate protesters splatter Van Gogh in Rome with pea soup

Environmental activists have tossed pea soup on a Vincent van Gogh painting in Rome to protest carbon use and natural gas extraction

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Media preps for 2022 election with focus on democracy issues

Democracy issues were once an afterthought in election night coverage, with an occasional report on broken voting machines in a polling place or two

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Flu vaccine uptake low as influenza, RSV continue to spread: CDC

Flu vaccine uptake is lower this year compared to last year even as the U.S. experiences a resurgence of respiratory viruses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday….

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From ‘Enola Holmes’ to ‘Extraction,’ Netflix bets on sequels

It’s easy to forget that the Netflix original film department is still rather young

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Europe OKs 1st one-dose drug to protect babies against RSV

LONDON — The European Commission has authorized the world’s first one-dose drug against a respiratory virus that sickens millions of babies and children globally every year. In a statement Friday,…

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Death in CRISPR gene therapy study sparks search for answers

The lone volunteer in a unique study involving a gene-editing technique has died, and those behind the trial are now trying to figure out what killed him

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Conflict, crisis fuel cholera surge across Mideast hot spots

BHANINE, Lebanon — Shadia Ahmed panicked as rainwater flooded her shack one night, drenching her seven children. The next morning, the kids were seized by vomiting, diarrhea and other symptoms….

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