Weekend reads

Science

Canadian polar bears near ‘bear capital’ are dying at a rapid rate

Polar bears in Canada’s western Hudson Bay — on the southern edge of the Arctic — continue to die in…

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Glass act: scientists reveal secrets of frog transparency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Now you see them, now you don’t. Some frogs found in South and Central America have the…

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Extinctions, shrinking habitat spur ‘rewilding’ in cities

DETROIT (AP) — In a bustling metropolitan area of ​​4.3 million people, Yale University wildlife biologist Nyeema Harris ventures into…

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Oldest DNA reveals life in Greenland 2 million years ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists discovered the oldest known DNA and used it to reveal what life was like 2…

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Science

‘God’s plan’: Family flees amid catastrophic Nigeria floods

By CHINEDU ASADU December 8, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/nigeria-floods-climate-and-environment-9360f5796da87162205344c3a62197b8 TABAWA, Nigeria (AP) — When the water reached Aisha Ali’s hut made…

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Lifestyle

Schools clash with parents over bans on student cellphones

Cell phones — the ultimate distraction — keep kids from learning, educators say. But in efforts to keep the phones…

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Lifestyle

When destitute small towns mean dangerous tap water

KEYSTONE, W.Va. (AP) – Donna Dickerson’s heart would sink every time she woke up, turned on the tap in her…

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Lifestyle

Inflation puts tighter squeeze on already pricey kids sports

By EDDIE PELLS November 3, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/inflation-sports-health-prices-swimming-64d453e7935d962a6eed89e5e1ecb6e3 It only took a few seconds for Rachel Kennedy to pick up…

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Tech

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

It’s easy to forget that Netflix’s original movie division is still quite young. Five years ago, the streaming service didn’t…

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Tech

Twitter’s blue check: Vital verification or status symbol?

The story of Twitter’s blue checks—a simple verification system that has come to be regarded as an elite status symbol—started…

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