Earth’s Days Are Mysteriously Getting Longer, Scientists Say

Atomic clocks, combined with precise astronomical measurements, have revealed that the length of a day is suddenly getting longer, and scientists don’t know why. This has critical impacts not just on our timekeeping, but also things like GPS and other technologies that govern our modern life. Over the past few decades, Earth’s rotation around its … Read more

You’ll ‘get into trouble’ if you’re not up to date on COVID vaccines and boosters — here are 3 stocks that could get a shot in the arm

Dr. Fauci: You’ll ‘get into trouble’ if you’re not up to date on COVID vaccines and boosters — here are 3 stocks that could get a shot in the arm With the summer travel season in full swing, the COVID-19 pandemic may seem like a thing of the past. But if you don’t stay up … Read more

COVID lockdown turns Chinese tourist hotspot Sanya into nightmare for stranded tourists

People are seen next to restaurants at Houhai village in Sanya, Hainan province, China November 26, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Aug 7 (Reuters) – When Chinese businesswoman Yang Jing was planning this year’s summer holiday in 2021, she chose the tropical southern island of Hainan … Read more

Senate passes Democrats’ sweeping climate, health and tax bill, delivering win for Biden

Washington — The Senate on Sunday passed Democrats’ sweeping economic package designed to combat climate change, address health care costs and raise taxes on large corporations, marking a crucial achievement for President Biden and his party as they look to maintain their hold on Congress in the November midterm elections. The plan, called the Inflation … Read more

Biden steps out of the room and finds legacy-defining wins

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over five decades in Washington, Joe Biden knew that the way to influence was to be in the room where it happens. But in the second year of his presidency, some of Biden’s most striking, legacy-defining legislative victories came about by staying out of it. A summer lawmaking blitz has sent bipartisan … Read more

Buried treasure from 17th-century Spanish shipwreck uncovered in the Bahamas

Talk about a find. A treasure trove of jewelsmedallions and historic artifacts have been uncovered in the Bahamas that date back to the legendary 17th century Maravillas shipwreck — and the public is about to get a look at it. Nuestra Señora de las Maravillas (Our Lady of Wonders), a two-deck Spanish galleon, sank on … Read more

1,000 Jews including MK Ben Gvir visit Temple Mount for Tisha B’Av, as tensions boil

Over 1,000 Jews visited the Old City of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount on Sunday morning to mark the Jewish day of mourning Tisha B’Av, which commemorates the destruction of the two Jewish temples, amid deadly fighting between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group in the Gaza Strip. Among the pilgrims was firebrand far-right Knesset … Read more

COVID boosters in WA: What to know amid our lackluster rate of follow-up

Filled with action figures, stickers and cartoons, Seattle Children’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic has kept busy for months, accommodating hundreds of immunization appointments per week. But staffers have noticed a glaring hole in their schedule recently: Fewer and fewer people are returning for booster shots. “Boosters have really been ramping down,” said Children’s nurse manager Emmeline … Read more