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‘They died in the exact same way’

‘They died in the exact same way’

Paris (CNN) — The case of Adama Traoré has striking parallels with that of George Floyd. Both were black men whose interactions with police led to their deaths. Both struggled to breathe in their final moments. Their deaths have become rallying points in their countries for protests against police brutality. Traoré died on his 24th…MORE

Why Trump wants the G7 to look more like a G11

What’s the point of a party if you can’t invite your friends? President Donald Trump is trying to turn the off again, on again, off again G7 summit this year into a G11 — at least. Maybe he’s looking for moral support. Global gatherings in the Trump era have been contentious affairs, and as often…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Thursday, June 4

George Floyd had coronavirus before he was killed while in police custody last week in Minneapolis. Floyd tested positive for the virus after his death. The autopsy report released yesterday says the disease played no role in his death and was likely a sign of a previous infection. As a black man, Floyd had a…MORE

Astronomers confirm Earth-size exoplanet around nearest star and maybe more

Astronomers confirm Earth-size exoplanet around nearest star and maybe more

Astronomers have confirmed the existence of Proxima b, an Earth-size exoplanet orbiting the closest star to our sun. The European Southern Observatory’s High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS) detected the planet in 2016. The Very Large Telescope based in Chile has a new and more powerful spectrograph named ESPRESSO, so astronomers decided to use…MORE

Laser mapping reveals largest and oldest Mayan temple

Laser mapping reveals largest and oldest Mayan temple

For decades, archeologists have keep their eyes down to the ground as they slashed through jungles, attempting to spot traces left by lost civilizations like the Khmer Empire in Cambodia and the Maya in Mexico and Central America. It’s painstaking work that took entire careers to complete. But now, archeologists — or at least their…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Wednesday, June 3

Latin America is in crisis. But parts of it are reopening anyway. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the region is spiking fast. The death toll in Brazil, the worst-hit country in Latin America, passed 30,000 yesterday. Yet President Jair Bolsonaro continues to dismiss the threat and parts of the nation are rushing to…MORE

Mars’ moons may hint that the planet once had rings

Mars’ moons may hint that the planet once had rings

Mars has two small, funky-looking moons with strange orbits, and they may suggest that the red planet once had rings, like some of the larger planets in our solar system. The two lumpy moons, Phobos and Deimos, were both discovered in 1877 and named after the sons of Ares from Greek mythology (Mars is named…MORE

Two lefties make a right, if you’re a rare garden snail

Two lefties make a right, if you’re a rare garden snail

A scientific journey that began with a lovelorn snail has provided new information regarding the cause of that snail’s rare shell. The lovesick gastropod was a garden snail called Jeremy, named after the reportedly garden-loving, left-wing UK politician Jeremy Corbyn, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal Biology Letters. Jeremy was rare for…MORE

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4:20 Flashback: 747

4:20 Flashback: 747

This bands personal Boeing 747 was badly damaged after colliding with a tow truck while grounded at Santiago, Chile, 2016.