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No quarantine for fully jabbed EU and US arrivals in England: The travel industry had been pushing for the rule change so tourists can more easily come to England.
What are the twisties in gymnastics?: US gymnast Simone Biles reportedly said she was "having a little bit of the twisties".
China expanding its nuclear capabilities, scientists say: It is building a site that will have extra capacity to store and launch missiles, scientists say.
Tidal turbine in Orkney starts generating power: The device, anchored in waters off Orkney, is now connected to the grid.

CBC
Inflation rate hits 3.1% as shelter and transport costs rise: STORM-HARVEY/ENERGY

Canada's inflation rate came in at 3.1 per cent in June as prices for shelter and transportation rose quickly, while increases in things like food, clothing and recreation slowed down from May.


B.C. looks to improve lower COVID-19 vaccination rates in the Interior as potential 4th wave looms: BC PHASE 3 RESTART

In the past three weeks, the number of daily COVID-19 cases in British Columbia have tripled, while the delta variant has grown to become the most dominant strain in the province. 


Yukon woman facing long rehab after coma urges everyone to get COVID-19 vaccine: Lisa Anderson

A Yukon woman who spent weeks fighting for her life against COVID-19 is urging others to do what she did not: get vaccinated.



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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