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Nevada study says wildfire smoke may add to COVID-19 risk

A study published last week by scientists at the Desert Research Institute found that coronavirus infection rates increased disproportionately during wildfire season in 2020.

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Richard Branson, 71, reaches space in his own ship

Swashbuckling entrepreneur Richard Branson hurtled into space aboard his own winged rocket ship Sunday in his boldest adventure yet.

 
Las Vegas hospital hit in cyberattack, data stolen

A Las Vegas hospital said it had experienced a criminal data breach after a notorious hacker group began posting personal information purportedly obtained in the cyberattack.

John McAfee, antivirus software creator, found dead in prison

Hours earlier, a Spanish court issued a preliminary ruling in favor of the 75-year-old tycoon’s extradition to the United States to face tax-related criminal charges.

Spacewalking astronauts tackle solar panel work

These new solar wings are designed to roll out like a red carpet, unlike the station’s old ones that unfolded like an accordion.

Responsible gaming mobile app launches in US

The Gamble Responsibly America app, launched by Entain Foundation U.S., is billed as a resource for anyone seeking information on responsible gambling or insight into their own behavior.

15 ways we give social media companies personal data

In 2020, many internet users were savvier than ever about what they shared or didn’t share, but modern life almost requires engaging with social media in some way.

Hubble Space Telescope hit with computer trouble

Launched in 1990, Hubble is showing more and more signs of aging, despite a series of repairs and updates by spacewalking astronauts during NASA’s shuttle era.

 
Bats carrying rabies found in Nevada, Clark County

Three cases of rabies in bats have been found in the state the Nevada Department of Agriculture Animal Disease Laboratory reported Tuesday.

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