A Stranger Filmed Her on the Train. TikTok Users Decided She Had Monkeypox.

A Stranger Filmed Her on the Train. TikTok Users Decided She Had Monkeypox.

Lilly Simon, a 33-year-old in Brooklyn, does not have monkeypox. She does have neurofibromatosis type 1, a genetic condition that causes tumors to grow at her nerve endings. Those tumors were filmed surreptitiously by a TikTok user while Ms. Simon was riding the subway on a Thursday in late July during her commute. In the …

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Google’s video chat merger begins: Now there are two “Google Meet” apps

Google’s video chat merger begins: Now there are two “Google Meet” apps

Enlarge / Someday, Google’s messaging lineup will look like this (assuming Google can stop launching competing products). Ron Amadeo Google is officially kicking off the merger of its two video chat apps, Google Meet and Google Duo. Google announced the merger in June, with the plan to keep the Google Meet brand name while merging …

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Scientists Solve a 120-Year-Old Mystery: How Did the Monstrous Plesiosaurs Swim?

Artist’s concept of a plesiosaur. Plesiosaurs are characterized by four uniform flippers. A new study reveals how plesiosaurs swam underwater Plesiosaurs, who lived around 210 million years ago, adapted to living underwater in an unusual way: their front and hind legs evolved to become four uniform, wing-like flippers over time. Dr. Anna Krahl examined how …

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Mammoth bones and 'ghost' footprints add to heated debate about first humans in North America

Mammoth bones and ‘ghost’ footprints add to heated debate about first humans in North America

Mammoth bones and “ghost” footprints of ancient people are the latest evidence in a scientific debate about when the first humans reached the Americas.  The fossilized bones, in particular, could suggest people lived in North America tens of thousands of years before the generally accepted date for the arrival of the first Native Americans of …

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Exercises to ease your back pain, restore your health | CNN

Exercises to ease your back pain, restore your health | CNN

Editor’s Note: Join Dana Santas for a four-part series to learn how you can recover from and prevent low back pain. Santas, known as the “Mobility Maker,” is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and mind-body coach in professional sports, and is the author of “Practical Solutions for Back Pain Relief.” Here’s Part I. CNN …

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Fix to Malfunctioning Lucy Probe Good Enough to Complete Asteroid Mission, NASA Says

Fix to Malfunctioning Lucy Probe Good Enough to Complete Asteroid Mission, NASA Says

Lucy is equipped with a pair of 22-feet-wide solar arrays on either side.Photo: NASA Just a few hours into its 12-year journey to Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids, the Lucy spacecraft ran into a problem. One of its solar arrays refused to fully open and mission controllers have been working on the problem ever since. There’s good …

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Wide view of early universe hints at galaxy among earliest ever detected

Wide view of early universe hints at galaxy among earliest ever detected

Scientists with the CEERS Collaboration have identified an object—dubbed Maisie’s galaxy in honor of project head Steven Finkelstein’s daughter—that may be one of the earliest galaxies ever observed. If its estimated redshift of 14 is confirmed with future observations, that would mean we’re seeing it as it was just 290 million years after the Big …

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OMG, Someone Actually Conquered Halo 2's 'Impossible' $20,000 Challenge

OMG, Someone Actually Conquered Halo 2’s ‘Impossible’ $20,000 Challenge

Screenshot: Bungie / IGDB They said it was impossible and, for nearly two decades, that seemed to be the case. But last night, a streamer named Jervalin beat Halo 2’s “LASO deathless” challenge, earning a cool $20,000 in the process. Talk about finishing the fight. Let’s rewind. Earlier this summer, the YouTuber Charles “Cr1tikal” White …

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Federal Officials Charge Four Officers in Breonna Taylor Raid

Federal Officials Charge Four Officers in Breonna Taylor Raid

Federal officials on Thursday charged four current and former police officers in Louisville, Ky., who were involved in a fatal raid on the apartment of Breonna Taylor, accusing them of several crimes, including lying to obtain a warrant that was used to search her home. During the nighttime raid in March 2020, officers knocked down …

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Live Updates: Brittney Griner Is Found Guilty in Russian Trial

Live Updates: Brittney Griner Is Found Guilty in Russian Trial

A Russian court on Thursday found the American basketball star Brittney Griner guilty of an attempt to smuggle illegal narcotics into Russia and sentenced her to nine years in a penal colony, according to her lawyers. The verdict ended a closely watched trial that her supporters say made her a pawn in a tense geopolitical …

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