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This deep-sea creature is long-armed, bristling with teeth, and the sole survivor of 180 million years of evolution

This deep-sea creature is long-armed, bristling with teeth, and the sole survivor of 180 million years of evolution

Let me introduce you to Ophiojura, a bizarre deep-sea animal found in 2011 by scientists from the French Natural History Museum, while trawling the summit of a secluded seamount called Banc Durand, 500 metres below…

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NHC says Tropical Storm Claudette forms off Louisiana By Reuters

NHC says Tropical Storm Claudette forms off Louisiana By Reuters

(Reuters) – Tropical storm Claudette formed in the Atlantic on Saturday and is expected to produce heavy rainfall and life-threatening flash flooding across coastal Mississippi and Alabama through the afternoon, the U.S. National Hurricane Center…

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Conservative hard-liner elected as Iran’s next president – what that means for the West and the nuclear deal

Conservative hard-liner elected as Iran’s next president – what that means for the West and the nuclear deal

Iran’s conservative rulers’ effort to orchestrate the outcome of the June 18 presidential election triggered a voter boycott – but the result may still bode well for ongoing negotiations over the lapsed 2015 nuclear deal.…

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super-chilled mirrors edge towards the borders of gravity and quantum physics

super-chilled mirrors edge towards the borders of gravity and quantum physics

The LIGO gravitational wave observatory in the United States is so sensitive to vibrations it can detect the tiny ripples in space-time called gravitational waves. These waves are caused by colliding black holes and other…

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Australia takes wine dispute with China to WTO By Reuters

Australia takes wine dispute with China to WTO By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Bottles of Australian wine are seen at a store selling imported wine in Beijing, China November 27, 2020. REUTERS/Florence Lo By Lidia Kelly MELBOURNE (Reuters) -The Australian government said on Saturday…

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What’s the charitable deduction? An economist explains

What’s the charitable deduction? An economist explains

The charitable deduction is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in taxable income that lowers what someone owes the Internal Revenue Service. Only donations to tax-exempt charities count. This giving incentive is available only for the 10% of…

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beware of tax scams — they’ll be everywhere this EOFY

beware of tax scams — they’ll be everywhere this EOFY

The end of the financial year is near. So all of us — especially those scrambling at the last minute to get their receipts in order — should keep an eye out for the accompanying…

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Heatwave bakes U.S. Southwest for fifth day as power grids hold up By Reuters

Heatwave bakes U.S. Southwest for fifth day as power grids hold up By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The morning sun rises over a neighborhood as a heatwave continues during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Encinitas, California, U.S., August 19, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo (Reuters) -The…

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Postal banking could provide free accounts to 21 million Americans who don’t have access to a credit union or community bank

Postal banking could provide free accounts to 21 million Americans who don’t have access to a credit union or community bank

The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea About a quarter of census tracts with a post office don’t have a community bank or credit union branch, suggesting postal…

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Oil drops amid dollar strength; demand picture still bullish By Reuters

Oil drops amid dollar strength; demand picture still bullish By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A crude oil tanker is seen at Qingdao Port, Shandong province, China, April 21, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee//File Photo By Sonali Paul and Aaron Sheldrick MELBOURNE/TOKYO (Reuters) -Oil prices fell for a…

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