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Mysterious Shiny Monolith Found in Otherworldly Utah Desert

Mysterious Shiny Monolith Found in Otherworldly Utah Desert

SCIENCE | By Lindsay Whitehurst | Nov 24, 2020

Deep in the Mars-like landscape of Utah's red-rock desert lies a mystery: A gleaming metal monolith in one of the most remote parts of the state.

Elton John, TikTok Team Up to Educate About AIDS Epidemic

Elton John, TikTok Team Up to Educate About AIDS Epidemic

PERSONAL TECH | Nov 24, 2020

The Elton John AIDS Foundation and TikTok are teaming up to raise awareness about the disease through a campaign and live event for World AIDS Day.

$ize Doesn't Matter — At Least When It Comes to Income

$ize Doesn't Matter — At Least When It Comes to Income

SCIENCE | Nov 24, 2020

Size does matter, and smaller is more profitable, at least with men's incomes.

IBM Apologizes to Transgender Computer Pioneer 52 Years After Firing Her

IBM Apologizes to Transgender Computer Pioneer 52 Years After Firing Her

PERSONAL TECH | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 23, 2020

IBM apologized to a former employee, Lynn Conway, a trailblazing computer scientist who revolutionized the way computer chips are designed and manufactured, for firing her in 1968 for being transgender.

AstraZeneca: COVID-19 Vaccine Shown to be 'Highly Effective'

AstraZeneca: COVID-19 Vaccine Shown to be 'Highly Effective'

SCIENCE | By Danica Kirka, Jill Lawless | Nov 23, 2020

AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed its coronavirus vaccine was up to 90% effective, giving public health officials hope they may soon have access to a vaccine that is cheaper and easier to distribute than some of its rivals.

Bodies of Man and His Male Slave Unearthed from Ashes at Pompeii

Bodies of Man and His Male Slave Unearthed from Ashes at Pompeii

SCIENCE | By Frances D'Emilio | Nov 21, 2020

Skeletal remains of what are believed to have been a rich man and his male slave attempting to escape death from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago have been discovered in Pompeii, officials at the archaeological park in Italy said.

People Proving to Be Weakest Link for Apps Tracking COVID Exposure

People Proving to Be Weakest Link for Apps Tracking COVID Exposure

PERSONAL TECH | By Rae Ellen Bichell | Nov 20, 2020

A more states roll out smartphone contact-tracing technology, challenges are emerging. Namely, human nature.

Health Experts Clash Over Use of Certain Drugs for COVID-19

Health Experts Clash Over Use of Certain Drugs for COVID-19

SCIENCE | By Marilynn Marchione | Nov 20, 2020

Health officials around the world are clashing over the use of certain drugs for COVID-19, leading to different treatment options for patients depending on where they live.

The Most Famous Gay Mathematicians

The Most Famous Gay Mathematicians

SCIENCE | Nov 19, 2020

Gay mathematicians inspire the younger generations of the LGBT community to speak out, fight for their rights, and chase their dreams. Here are the most famous ones.

Large African Study Makes Important Breakthrough in HIV Prevention

Large African Study Makes Important Breakthrough in HIV Prevention

SCIENCE | Nov 19, 2020

Scientists from the HIV Prevention Trials Network recently found that a PrEP regimen of long-acting cabotegravir (CAB LA) injections once every eight weeks was better than the daily tablet used for HIV prevention.

New Study Suggests Gay Men More Attracted to 'High Fertility' Males

New Study Suggests Gay Men More Attracted to 'High Fertility' Males

SCIENCE | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 18, 2020

A new study suggests that gay men, like their straight counterparts, find women more attractive if they are more fertile - and they also find highly fertile men more attractive.

Grindr Now Allows Underwear Profile Pics

Grindr Now Allows Underwear Profile Pics

PERSONAL TECH | Nov 18, 2020

Earlier this month, Grindr announced it updated its community guidelines, noting in a blog post that the company's "rules are the same as they always have been" except now users can use an underwear snap for their profile pic.

Facebook, Twitter CEOs Facing Questions on Election Measures

Facebook, Twitter CEOs Facing Questions on Election Measures

PERSONAL TECH | By Marcy Gordon | Nov 17, 2020

A Senate panel is calling on the CEOs of Facebook and Twitter to defend their handling of disinformation in the contest between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden.

One Half of the 'Property Brothers' Praises Solar in Doc

One Half of the 'Property Brothers' Praises Solar in Doc

SCIENCE | By Mark Kennedy | Nov 16, 2020

As half of HGTV's "Property Brothers," Jonathan Scott is all about transforming interior spaces. Now he's revealing a massive space he'd like to transform — the Earth.

2nd Coronavirus Vaccine Shows Early Success in U.S. Tests

2nd Coronavirus Vaccine Shows Early Success in U.S. Tests

SCIENCE | By Lauran Neergaard | Nov 16, 2020

For the second time this month, there's promising news from a COVID-19 vaccine candidate: Moderna said Monday its shots provide strong protection, a dash of hope against the grim backdrop of coronavirus surges in the U.S. and around the world.

Ancient Greek God's Bust Found During Athens Sewage Work

Ancient Greek God's Bust Found During Athens Sewage Work

SCIENCE | Nov 16, 2020

A bust of the ancient god Hermes, in good condition, was discovered in central Athens during sewage work, authorities said Sunday.

Cable Failures Endanger Renowned Puerto Rico Radio Telescope

Cable Failures Endanger Renowned Puerto Rico Radio Telescope

SCIENCE | By Danica Coto | Nov 16, 2020

The giant, aging cables that support one of the world's largest single-dish radio telescopes are slowly unraveling, pushing an observatory renowned for its key role in astronomical discoveries to the brink of collapse.

SpaceX Launches 2nd Crew, Regular Station Crew Flights Begin

SpaceX Launches 2nd Crew, Regular Station Crew Flights Begin

SCIENCE | Nov 16, 2020

SpaceX launched four astronauts to the International Space Station on Sunday on the first full-fledged taxi flight for NASA by a private company.

Biden Advisers to Meet Vaccine Firms as Trump Stalls Handoff

Biden Advisers to Meet Vaccine Firms as Trump Stalls Handoff

SCIENCE | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Will Weissert | Nov 15, 2020

Joe Biden's scientific advisers will meet with vaccine makers in coming days as the presidential transition remains stalled because of President Donald Trump's refusal to acknowledge that he lost the election.

Most People Agree That Dating Will Never Be the Same After 2020

Most People Agree That Dating Will Never Be the Same After 2020

PERSONAL TECH | Nov 14, 2020

Six in 10 Americans believe the COVID-19 pandemic has permanently changed the dating game, according to new research.

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