US and Chinese Swimmers Highlight Thursday's Gold Medal Races at Tokyo Olympics

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New Olympic and world records set by U.S. and Chinese swimmers

You can chill out about the giant whip scorpion

by Lourdes Mederos-U. Florida, 6 days ago

It might shoot a little acid if you bother it, but the giant whip scorpion poses no danger to people, pets, or the environment.

Simone Biles Makes Mental Health the Talk of the Tokyo Games

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Olympians in many sports have spent the past two days coming forward to recount their own battles while offering support to Biles

What are stablecoins? A blockchain expert explains

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Why Ben & Jerry's decision to stop selling ice cream in the West Bank rattled Israel

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Kids set free to roam on their own feel more confident navigating in adulthood

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Monitor: Syria's Daraa Gripped by Worst Clashes in Three Years

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State institutions have returned, but the army still hasn't deployed across the whole province, and tit-for-tat bombings and assassinations between former opposition figures and regime forces have since become routine

UNICEF Calls for World's Schools to Reopen

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Fund officials say more than 600 million children in the southern hemisphere are being deprived of an education and harmed because of pandemic school closures

Big tech has a vaccine misinformation problem ‚Äď here's what a social media expert recommends

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The largest news agency in the US changes crime reporting practices to 'do less harm and give people second chances'

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Lead exposure during childhood may influence adult personality, and not for the better

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Bob Moses played critical role in civil rights organizing and math literacy for Black students

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Sunisa Lee to Lead US Women Gymnasts in Quest for Gold Medal at Tokyo Olympics

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Eighteen-year-old first Hmong-American to make US Olympics team thrust into spotlight after sudden withdrawal of star teammate Simone Biles

Sneaking a Peek: Fans Find Creative Ways to Glimpse Olympics

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Measures to prevent spread of COVID-19 have also prevented fans from opportunity to see the world's best athletes perform on their own soil

North Macedonia Sentences Former Officials in Parliament Attack

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Prison terms for 2017 assault come as United States pursues justice in January insurrection at its capitol

Sunisa Lee to Lead US Women Gymnasts in Quest for Gold Medal at Tokyo Olympics

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Eighteen-year-old first Hmong-American to make US Olympics team thrust into spotlight after sudden withdrawal of star teammate Simone Biles

Sneaking a Peek: Fans Find Creative Ways to Glimpse Olympics

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Measures to prevent spread of COVID-19 have also prevented fans from opportunity to see the world's best athletes perform on their own soil

North Macedonia Sentences Former Officials in Parliament Attack

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Prison terms for 2017 assault come as United States pursues justice in January insurrection at its capitol

VP Harris Releases Strategy to Tackle Migration’s Root Causes

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The governments of Mexico, Japan and South Korea, along with the United Nations, have committed to joining the push, she said without elaborating.

Magnitude 8.2 Earthquake in Alaska

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Perceived shaking for the quake was¬†weak to light in Anchorage. As of 2:51¬†am local time, 268 "Did You Feel It?" reports were submitted.¬† USGS scientists expect that this event will trigger aftershocks, but these will decrease in frequency over time. See the aftershock forecast¬†for details.¬† The earthquake occurred as the result of thrust faulting at shallow depth on the subduction zone interface between the Pacific plate and the North America plate, where the Pacific plate begins subducting to the northwest beneath Alaska. Large earthquakes in this region are common; the same subduction zone hosted the second largest earthquake recorded on modern instrumentation in March 1964 (M9.2 Alaska earthquake), and in 1938 a M8.2 event occurred in a very similar location to today's earthquake.¬† The USGS is coordinating its response with the Alaskan Department of Natural Resources, Geological & Geophysical Surveys.¬† Visit the¬†USGS earthquake event page for more information. For estimates of casualties and damage, visit the USGS Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) website.¬† If you felt this earthquake, report your experience on the¬†‚ÄúUSGS Did You Feel It?‚ÄĚ website for this event. For information about tsunami watches, warnings or advisories, visit the¬†National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) tsunami website.¬† The USGS operates a 24/7 National Earthquake Information Center in Colorado that can be reached for more information at 303-273-8500.¬† Learn more about the¬†USGS Earthquake Hazards Program.¬† We will update this story if more information becomes available.¬† Earthquake Information/Resources¬† ¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Earthquake Basics¬† ¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† USGS Earthquakes Homepage¬† ¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Earthquake Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)¬† ¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† USGS Roles, Responsibility, and Research¬† ¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Did You Feel It?¬†

Floods Make Thousands Homeless in Bangladesh Rohingya Camps

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More than 30 centimeters of rain fell in 24 hours

Floods Make Thousands Homeless in Bangladesh Rohingya Camps

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More than 30 centimeters of rain fell in 24 hours

Chinese Farmer Who Praised Lawyers Sentenced to 18 Years

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He was charged with organizing an attack on officials and other offenses

Chinese Farmer Who Praised Lawyers Sentenced to 18 Years

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He was charged with organizing an attack on officials and other offenses

8.2M Quake Hits Alaska, Triggering Tsunami Watch in Hawaii

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Officials say quake might have caused light to moderate damage

8.2M Quake Hits Alaska, Triggering Tsunami Watch in Hawaii

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Officials say quake might have caused light to moderate damage

China's 'Sponge Cities’ That Absorb Rainwater Pushed Past Limits

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The country’s extreme floods show the challenges from climate change that city planners face worldwide

Next Steps Debated for Unmarked Graves at Canadian Indigenous Schools

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Leaders of Canada's First Nations are torn over whether to press for further forensic investigation and the repatriation of remains, or to let the sites be preserved undisturbed

Lawyer for Hong Kong Protester Asks Court for Shorter Term

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He could get a life sentence; lawyer asks for no more than 10 years

Lawyer for Hong Kong Protester Asks Court for Shorter Term

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He could get a life sentence; lawyer asks for no more than 10 years


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