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2,700-year-old bathroom found in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM Israeli archaeologists have found a rare ancient toilet in Jerusalem relationship back extra than 2,700 years when private bathrooms have been luxurious in the holy city, authorities said Tuesday. The Israeli Antiquities…

4 will circle Earth on 1st SpaceX private flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. For the primary time in 60 years of human spaceflight, a rocket is poised to blast into orbit with no professional astronauts on board, only four tourists. SpaceX’s first private flight are going to be led by a…

How do I politely ask someone to wear a mask?

Experts say you should make the request discreetly because shaming the person could put them on the defensive. If they feel violated by the way you approach them, they are much less likely to make a change, said Jan Kavookjian, a…

What are the rules on masks in schools?

Whether students have to wear masks, and the trouble they could face if they don’t, depends on where they go to school. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourages masks for most students, especially when they are less…

What should I look for in a hand sanitizer?

Pick one that contains mostly alcohol, and has few other ingredients. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says hand sanitizers should be at least 60% ethyl alcohol or 70% isopropyl alcohol. Other approved ingredients may…

Can I get the coronavirus twice?

It seems possible, though how often it happens isn’t known. Researchers in Hong Kong recently reported evidence of a person who got the coronavirus a second time, months after an initial infection. The finding has not yet been published…

How will office life be different in a pandemic?

The office you once knew is likely to look vastly different. Companies are taking a variety of steps to keep people a safe distance apart, such as using staggered shifts or asking people to come in on alternating days. Cubicles may also…

National Zoo awaits birth of pandemic panda cub

WASHINGTON Zookeepers at Washington’s National Zoo are on furry black-and-white baby watch after concluding that venerable giant panda matriarch Mei Xiang is pregnant and could give birth this week. It’s a welcome bit of good news amid a…

How long are coronavirus patients contagious for?

Containing the coronavirus crisis without proper intel is like shooting in the dark. Until we can find a vaccine or cure, we need to know everything there is to know about the virus’ behavior in order to properly manage resources and…

Bending the bridge between two galaxy clusters!

Washington Several hundred million years ago, two galaxy clusters collided and then passed through each other. This mighty event released a flood of hot gas from each galaxy cluster that formed an unusual bridge between the two objects.…

17 militants killed in Kashmir in January 2020

SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir At least 17 militants and two security personnel have been killed in eight encounters in Indian-administered Kashmir in January. Vijay Kumar, the police inspector general for the Kashmir region, told  the…

NASA mission finds its first exoplanet

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced Tuesday that its Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission uncovered its first exoplanet with two stars. “Our @NASAExoplanets mission @NASA_TESS has found…