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Biden: Science will be at `forefront' of his administration

President-elect Joe Biden says “science will always be at the forefront of my administration,” and he's elevating the post of science adviser to Cabinet level, a White House first

Biden picks geneticist as science adviser, puts in Cabinet

President-elect Joe Biden has chosen a pioneering geneticist to be his science adviser and is elevating the job to a Cabinet position

Extremists exploit a loophole in social moderation: Podcasts

Major social platforms have been cracking down on the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories in the wake of the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol

US blacklists Xiaomi, CNOOC, Skyrizon, raising heat on China

The U.S. government has blacklisted Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp. and China’s third-largest national oil company for alleged military links, heaping pressure on Beijing in President Donald Trump's last week in office

EXPLAINER: What WHO researchers in Wuhan are trying to learn

The international researchers went to the central Chinese city of Wuhan to find clues to the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic

Quake sets off landslides, kills at least 3 in Indonesia

A strong, shallow earthquake has shaken Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, causing landslides and sending people fleeing from their homes in the nighttime darkness

Blue Origin launches capsule to space with astronaut perks

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin company has launched a new capsule into space to test all the astronaut perks before people strap in

Groups ask court to restore protections for US gray wolves

Wildlife advocates are asking a federal court to overturn a U.S. government decision that stripped Endangered Species Act protections for wolves across most of the nation

MIT professor charged with hiding work for China

A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor has been charged with hiding work he did for the Chinese government while he was also receiving U.S. dollars for his nanotechnology research

Poshmark's shares soar in debut to public markets

Shares of Poshmark soared in their debut trading in the public markets Thursday, a testament to the strength of the online marketplace for second-hand goods even during a pandemic

Samsung promises new phones will deliver more for less money

Samsung’s next crop of smartphones will boast bigger screens, better cameras, and longer-lasting batteries at lower prices than than last year’s lineup that came out just before the pandemic toppled the economy

WHO team arrives in Wuhan to search for pandemic origins

A global team of researchers has arrived in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic was first detected to investigate its origins amid uncertainty about whether Beijing might try to prevent embarrassing discoveries
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