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Myanmar coup: Deadliest day of protests as police open fire: At least 18 people are killed as police try to disperse huge anti-coup rallies in several cities.
Hong Kong charges 47 activists in largest use yet of new security law: The pro-democracy figures are accused of "subversion" under the controversial security legislation.
The Florida coffee shop where Trump is king: A look inside a "liberal-free zone" and meeting spot for people on the political right.
Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine: FDA approves single-shot jab: The Johnson & Johnson vaccine, made by Belgian firm Janssen, is the third jab authorised in the US.

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Humboldt Broncos crash survivor Kaleb Dahlgren's memoir tells the story of a hockey life interrupted: Kaleb

Crossroads, a memoir by Kaleb Dahlgren, one of the survivors of the 2018 Humboldt Broncos bus crash, tells the story of a hockey career interrupted by one of the worst crashes in Saskatchewan's history.


Advocates urge Ontario government to fill potential gap in new human trafficking bill: 1883630320

Human traffickers use hotels and short-term accommodations, such as Airbnb, to exploit their victims, but it's unclear whether new legislation would apply to both types of lodging.


Every household to get prepaid blank postcard courtesy of Canada Post: Canada Post mailbox on a snowy day.

In an effort to encourage Canadians to keep in touch during the pandemic, Canada Post is sending every household a free postcard to mail to a loved one.



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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