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SpaceX teams up with space tourism agency to sell rides aboard its Crew Dragon spacecraft

Is the future of space travel just for super rich people?

Space Adventures — which organized eight tourism trips to the International Space Station between 2001 and 2009 — plans to help organize a flight for four people aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft. The trip could take place in late 2021, according to a press release and video Space Adventures released …

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Coronavirus Epidemic Keeps Growing, but Spread in China Slows

Coronavirus Epidemic Keeps Growing, but Spread in China Slows

HONG KONG — Chinese officials hailed recent figures as evidence that the spread of the coronavirus epidemic has slowed, and World Health Organization officials said on Tuesday that China’s strict limits on its people’s movements have helped. But the outbreak and its death toll continue to grow; the picture outside …

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Billie Eilish says she feels ‘very hated’ at BRIT Awards

Billie Eilish says she feels 'very hated' at BRIT Awards

It’s not easy being Billie. In an emotional speech at Tuesday night’s BRIT Awards, Billie Eilish said even amidst an outpouring of accolades, she’s coping with plenty of haters. Eilish, 18, was awarded Best International Female Solo artist at the ceremony, where she also sang her new Bond song, “No …

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Scientists discover Neanderthal skeleton that hints at flower burial | Science

The remains of the skeleton discovered.

A Neanderthal skeleton unearthed in an Iraqi cave, already famous for fossils of these cousins of our species, is providing fresh evidence that they buried their dead – and intriguing clues that flowers may have been used in such rituals. Scientists said they had discovered the well-preserved upper body skeleton …

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Boy Scouts bankruptcy bid prompts other sex abuse victims to step forward

Boy Scouts bankruptcy bid prompts other sex abuse victims to step forward

As word came that the Boy Scouts of America had filed for bankruptcy protection, one alleged abuse survivor was moved to come forward with a story of being abused and threatened that he says he’d been living with for six decades. The man told NBC News he was a 14-year-old …

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Samsung’s $1,380 Galaxy Z Flip is without a doubt a better foldable smartphone than Motorola’s $1,500 Razr for 8 big reasons

Samsung's $1,380 Galaxy Z Flip is without a doubt a better foldable smartphone than Motorola's $1,500 Razr for 8 big reasons

Motorola’s new Razr foldable smartphone received positive attention, even with its high $1,500 price tag. But Samsung dented Motorola’s buzz when it announced the $1,380 Galaxy Z Flip foldable smartphone. Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip offers significantly better specs and features than the Motorola Razr for less money. Still, I can’t …

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Ring cameras are more secure now, but your neighbors still snoop with them

A hand-sized black and white device on a wooden table.

Enlarge / An Amazon Ring security camera on display during an unveiling event on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Ring, Amazon’s line of cloud-connected home surveillance equipment, faced a high-profile series of camera hacks late last year. That string of breaches—though traumatic for the families that were targeted—has at least finally …

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Frustration mounts over Rob Manfred’s edict to protect Astros from beanballs

Frustration mounts over Rob Manfred's edict to protect Astros from beanballs

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Commissioner Rob Manfred warned Grapefruit League managers Sunday night against acts of vigilante justice — pitchers targeting the Houston Astros with beanballs because of their illicit sign-stealing — and Manfred was expected to impart the same message to Cactus League managers Tuesday night. But Manfred’s effort …

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The Bachelor Season 24 Episode 8: Recap

The Bachelor Season 24 Episode 8: Recap

Peter at Kelsey’s home, just before trying crab rangoon for the first time. Photo: ABC Wow. Here we are, friends. We made it to Bachelor hometowns. Think back, for a moment, to just a few short weeks ago. Things were so different then. It was early January 2020, a time …

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