Los Angeles Lakers Look Ready to End Miami Heat’s Cinderella Story
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Los Angeles Lakers Look Ready to End Miami Heat’s Cinderella Story

Mark J. Terrill/Associated PressFeel-good stories have a shelf life. For some, the end includes triumph, an outcome befitting the against-all-odds mantra. For others, the conclusion is more of a cold truth, a free-fall back toward reality after hovering, improbably, dimensions above it.Right now, a mere one game into the 2020 NBA Finals, the Miami Heat's…
Homemade masks: Study tests various fabrics
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Homemade masks: Study tests various fabrics

A new study demonstrates that the fabrics typically used in homemade face masks effectively block droplets that could contain SARS-CoV-2.Share on PinterestImage credit: ti-ja / Getty Images.New research has found that the typical materials in homemade facemasks effectively block droplets that may carry SARS-CoV-2.The research, which appears in the journal Extreme Mechanics Letters, reinforces current…
US election 2020: Scientists weigh in on climate change issues
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US election 2020: Scientists weigh in on climate change issues

SciLine, an independent media organization created in partnership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), asked its experts the following question: ‘What science-backed considerations are most important for voters to understand as they compare candidates’ approaches to addressing […] climate change issues?’ Below, we report on the experts’ answers.Share on PinterestImage credit:…
Boris Johnson unable to explain lockdown rules as mutiny mounts
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Boris Johnson unable to explain lockdown rules as mutiny mounts

London | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was unable to set out clearly his own lockdown rules to journalists on Tuesday, underscoring the confusion and inconsistency at the heart of Britain's COVID-19 fight and stoking a mutinous uprising among his MPs.Mr Johnson was forced to apologise for having "misspoke" after he couldn't explain the minutiae…
‘Australia’s Robinhood’ signs up 10,000 investors in three weeks
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‘Australia’s Robinhood’ signs up 10,000 investors in three weeks

Online trading disrupter Superhero, backed by the founders of Afterpay and Zip, has surged in its first few weeks of operation, as thousands of Millennial investors load up on technology stocks, and snub banks and miners.As first reported by The Australian Financial Review, Superhero launched on September 7, undercutting the market with a flat fee…
Business to get $800m in government’s digital push
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Business to get $800m in government’s digital push

The Morrison government will pour $800 million into measures it says are designed to help businesses take advantage of digital technologies – but most of the money is dedicated to boosting its online services to facilitate doing business and to crack down on corporate fraud.Citing a report by consultant McKinsey, which says the adoption of…