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US Haiti envoy quits over 'inhumane' deportations: Daniel Foote called the US decision to deport Haitian migrants "inhumane".
EU rules to force USB-C chargers for all phones: Manufacturers could be forced to change devices to a uniform charging system.
Evangelista 'left deformed' by cosmetic procedure: The star says she has become "a recluse" after an adverse reaction to a fat reduction procedure.
Angela Merkel: What will Germans miss about the chancellor?: BBC Europe editor Katya Adler takes a road trip to find out how Germans will remember their chancellor.

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Divorced Sask. parents fight in court over COVID-19 vaccination for teen daughter: HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/USA-CDC

The father in the case says his ongoing efforts to get his daughter vaccinated, against the wishes of his parents and ex-wife, have felt like the "summer from hell." The mother is appealing the decision, according to her law firm.


U.S. central bank rolls out plan for slowing stimulus this year and rate hikes in 2022: Federal Reserve Ethics Review

Canadian borrowers must pay attention as U.S. Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell announces plan to end pandemic stimulus, making borrowing money more expensive, including here in Canada.


Restaurant staff seeking proof of vaccination receive threats, verbal abuse: Bill Mahfouz

Some restaurant owners in eastern Ontario say staff members faced a barrage of threats and verbal abuse when they sought proof of vaccination on the first day Ontario required it.



New York Times Science
How Do You Solve a Moon Mystery? Fire a Laser at It: Researchers have used reflective prisms left on the moon’s surface for decades, but had increasingly seen problems with their effectiveness.

This Star Looked Like It Would Explode. Maybe It Just Sneezed: The mysterious dimming of the red supergiant Betelgeuse is the result of a stellar exhalation, astronomers say.

How 14 Elephant Seals Assisted an Antarctic Ice Study: Mapping currents in the Southern Ocean is vital to monitoring climate change, but hard to conduct. So scientists turned to seals for help.

It’s Always the Summer of the Shark: Even during a pandemic, we cannot get the white shark out of our minds. Despite the rare attack, experts say humans have little to fear.

Could Owl and Crocodilian Tears Lead to a Cure for Your Dry Eyes?: By studying the numerous ways animals keep their eyes wet and healthy, scientists hope to help address human vision problems.


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The oldest known human art is also the oldest known human attempt to record Nature.  This painting is 34,000 years old and was found in the Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave, which is the subject of Werner Herzog’s film: Cave of Forgotten Dreams. Herzog used a 3D camera to capture how the shapes of the walls were incorporated into the paintings.



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