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Animal DNA is helping unlock some Dead Sea Scrolls secrets

Animal DNA is helping unlock some Dead Sea Scrolls secrets

The Dead Sea Scrolls are like an ancient puzzle that researchers and scholars are trying to piece together, but multiple obstacles block the way. Now, a new study has suggested a potential aid in finding the way these puzzle pieces fit together: animal DNA from the skins used to make the scrolls. The 2,000-year-old scrolls…MORE

Pandemic, meet protest

After months silent and empty, America’s streets have suddenly filled with voices of protest, tear gas, crowd control bullet casings and burned-out detritus. Protests are spreading across the country night after night, since George Floyd died after a policeman kneeled on his neck in Minnesota last week. The death of the unarmed and handcuffed 46-year-old…MORE

The pandemic isn’t the only thing that shook the world this year

The pandemic isn’t the only thing that shook the world this year

It’s hard to remember a time when the word coronavirus was not part of our day-to-day vocabulary. But the pandemic hit the world hard, and fast — making it easy for us to forget that it wasn’t the only thing that rattled 2020. If you watched or participated in the protests calling for justice in…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Sunday, May 31

The coronavirus pandemic could have offered a moment of glory for populist leaders. This is a period of heightened fear and anxiety, emotions that typically allow populism to thrive. But as Angela Dewan writes, the virus is immune to their playbooks. The United States, Brazil and Russia have the world’s highest number of coronavirus cases…MORE

Trump, Putin and Bolsonaro find their populist playbooks are no match for coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic could have been a moment of glory for the world’s populist leaders. This is a period of heightened fear and anxiety — emotions that typically allow them to thrive. Instead, some populists are finding themselves powerless against the outbreaks ravaging their countries. The US, Brazil and Russia now have the highest number…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.