There is a new variant of the coronavirus with “significant immune evasion and increased transmissibility.” Does the world live an arms race? This is what you need to know to start the day. Truth first.
New variant of the coronavirus with “significant immune evasion and greater transmissibility”
The South African Minister of Health announced on Thursday the discovery of a new variant of the coronavirus that appears to be spreading rapidly in some areas of the country. This is what we know so far.
Analysis: The Racist Trick Of Demonizing Black Victims
Ahmaud Arbery was the victim. But for weeks he was painted as a beast and a thug in the judgment of the three white men who killed him. This tactic is not new, but the latest example in a long history of court cases that criminalize and dehumanize black victims. Analysis.
Does the world live an arms race?
Russia fired a missile into space last week. The target? An old Russian satellite, in what has been the latest anti-satellite weapons test. But far from being an anomaly, it was just one more test than the main powers have been carrying out in recent months, in the context of major nuclear announcements and an escalation of cyberattacks. Is the world, then, immersed in an arms race at all levels?
The best images from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade
After the 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade was only on television due to the pandemic, this year it returned with 4 kilometers of route open to the public. Here are the best images from the 95th edition of the parade.
Severe illness due to covid-19 reinfection is very unlikely
When people are reinfected with COVID-19, their chances of ending up in hospital or dying are 90% lower than an initial COVID-19 infection, according to a new study.
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Bart the Bear II, the bear featured in countless movies and TV shows, dies
Bart the Bear II, a famous grizzly bear who had appeared in countless movies and television series such as “We Bought a Zoo” and “Game of Thrones.”
Italy Grants Refugee Status To “Afghan Girl” Made Famous On Iconic National Geographic Cover
The “Afghan girl” who became famous after appearing on the cover of an iconic National Geographic magazine from 1985 received refugee status from Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi.
Sleep training in adults prevents depression, study finds
Conducting cognitive-behavioral sleep training, which teaches breaking bad habits to prepare the mind and body for good sleep, may help prevent depression in older adults with insomnia, according to a new clinical trial.
They discover an old case of brucellosis contagion in a Neanderthal man who fell ill after butchering raw meat
Scientists studying ancient diseases have discovered one of the earliest examples of contagion, when a disease jumps from an animal to a human, and it happened to a Neanderthal man who likely fell ill from cutting or cooking raw meat.
The number of the day
Germany will give nearly two million workers a 25% wage increase.
Quote of the day
“This new eye looks fantastic and being based on 3D digital printing technology, it’s only going to get better and better.”
A man receives a 3D printed eye for the first time in the world.
The best Black Friday deals on Amazon United States and Mexico
The sales on televisions, headphones, smart watches, and many items have already begun. Check here the list.
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Disney shows the “Charm” of Colombia with a story that inspires
Edna Liliana Valencia, journalist and consultant for Disney on issues of inclusion and diversity, spoke with CNN about what the premiere of the movie “Encanto” means for Colombia. Valencia collaborated with the production of the film to bring part of Colombian culture to the world in detail. Hear why he thinks the film seeks to eliminate stereotypes about Colombia.