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These coronavirus variants are keeping scientists awake at night

These coronavirus variants are keeping scientists awake at night

At least four new variants of the coronavirus are keeping scientists awake at night. One, first identified in southeast England, has now shown up in at least 50 countries and appears to be spreading more efficiently than older variations of the virus. Its appearance has frightened political leaders, who have closed borders and imposed travel…MORE

Avril Haines, Biden’s DNI pick, pledges to keep politics out of intelligence after Trump’s wars with intelligence community

Avril Haines, Biden’s DNI pick, pledges to keep politics out of intelligence after Trump’s wars with intelligence community

Avril Haines, President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to be director of national intelligence, pledged Tuesday to turn the corner after President Donald Trump’s warring with the intelligence community. “To be effective, the DNI must never shy away from speaking truth to power — even, especially, when doing so may be inconvenient or difficult,” Haines said at…MORE

This fossil reveals how dinosaurs peed, pooped and had sex

This fossil reveals how dinosaurs peed, pooped and had sex

We know a lot about dinosaurs — what they looked like, what they ate and what killed them off — but no fossils have definitively preserved two dinosaurs in the act of mating. However, a fossil from China of a Psittacosaurus is so well preserved that the opening the Labrador-size dinosaur used to pee, poop…MORE

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Lists ATL Equestrian Estate for $7.5M

*A little over a year after Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson purchased his equestrian estate in Georgia, the actor is putting the property up for sale.  According to ajc.com, the 46-acre, French country manor was listed this week for $7.5 million, which is about $1.5 million less than Johnson paid for the property in 2019, Mansion…MORE

Risk of ADHD may increase if expectant mother has autoimmune disorder, study says

Risk of ADHD may increase if expectant mother has autoimmune disorder, study says

Women with autoimmune disorders who become pregnant are significantly more likely to have babies that later develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, according to a longitudinal study of babies and mothers in Australia. Common autoimmune disorders include Type 1 diabetes, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s and celiac disease, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, to name…MORE

Biden administration expects early focus on domestic extremism threat

Biden administration expects early focus on domestic extremism threat

The Biden administration will make domestic terrorism a significant focus of the National Security Council, a reflection of the significant threat the country is facing as it deals with the aftermath of the Capitol Hill riots, a person familiar with the matter tells CNN. President-elect Joe Biden’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, is expected to…MORE