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Cryptoverse: Is the end of the bitcoin winter nigh?

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May 24 (Reuters) – The crypto winter is into its ninth week and bitcoin can’t shake the chills. From technicals to turnover, market indicators are flashing red or amber for the biggest cryptocurrency, which has lost a third of its value in just two months. So what now? Register now......

WHO says monkeypox ‘containable’ as more govts start limited vaccinations

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‘Let’s not make a mountain out of a molehill’ – WHO official Authorities investigate 237 suspected, confirmed cases of virus France, Denmark latest to consider target vaccinations GENEVA, May 24 (Reuters) – The outbreak of monkeypox cases outside of Africa can be contained, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday,......

Quad leaders vow free and open Indo-Pacific, action on climate

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TOKYO, May 24 (Reuters) – The four leaders of the “Quad” group of countries vowed on Tuesday to work together for a free and open Indo-Pacific region and to fight climate change, as they met for talks aimed at standing up to an increasingly assertive China. U.S. President Joe Biden,......

Ancient massive ‘Dragon of Death’ flying reptile dug up in Argentina

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BUENOS AIRES, May 23 (Reuters) – Argentine scientists discovered a new species of a huge flying reptile dubbed “The Dragon of Death” that lived 86 millions of years ago alongside dinosaurs, in a find shedding fresh insight on a predator whose body was as long as a yellow school bus.......

WHO expects more cases of monkeypox to emerge globally

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A section of skin tissue, harvested from a lesion on the skin of a monkey, that had been infected with monkeypox virus, is seen at 50X magnification on day four of rash development in 1968. CDC/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 21......

WHO calls emergency meeting as monkeypox cases top 100 in Europe

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A section of skin tissue, harvested from a lesion on the skin of a monkey, that had been infected with monkeypox virus, is seen at 50X magnification on day four of rash development in 1968. CDC/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Cases in nine......

Computer chip giant ASML places big bets on a tiny future

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VELDHOVEN, Netherlands, May 20 (Reuters) – ASML (ASML.AS), a semiconductor industry and stock market giant, has to think smaller. Or maybe bigger. It is building machines the size of double-decker buses, weighing over 200 tonnes, in its quest to produce beams of focused light that create the microscopic circuitry on......

WHO calls emergency meeting as monkeypox cases cross 100 in Europe

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Rare outbreak of viral disease outside Africa Cases in UK, Spain, Belgium France and North America Cause still unclear WHO holds emergency meeting to discuss cases As cases exceed 100, Germany says biggest ever in Europe LONDON, May 20 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization was due to hold an......

Explainer: Why monkeypox cases are spreading in Europe, US

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LONDON, May 19 (Reuters) – A handful of cases of monkeypox have now been reported or are suspected in Britain, Portugal, Spain and the United States. The outbreaks are raising alarm because the viral disease, which spreads through close contact and was first found in monkeys, mostly occurs in west......

Massachusetts identifies first 2022 U.S. case of monkeypox infection

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May 18 (Reuters) – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health on Wednesday said it had confirmed a single case of monkeypox virus infection in a man who had recently traveled to Canada. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)said its labs confirmed the infection to be monkeypox on......

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is poised to become the most valuable U.S. startup

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May 17 (Reuters) – Billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX is poised to become the most valuable U.S. startup as its valuation rose to over $125 billion in an ongoing share sale in the secondary market, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. The shares, which are marketed at about $72, jumped......

U.S. officials say Pentagon committed to understanding UFO origins

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A parking sign at the Little A’Le’Inn as an influx of tourists responding to a call to ‘storm’ Area 51, a secretive U.S. military base believed by UFO enthusiasts to hold government secrets about extra-terrestrials, is expected in Rachel, Nevada, U.S. September 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart/File Photo Register now for......

Cryptoverse: Stablecoins wend wobbly way into the unknown

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May 17 (Reuters) – Stablecoins, the safe and strait-laced cousins of crypto, are looking distinctly dicey. Tether, USDC and others lost their prized pegs to the dollar last week in a bout of market mayhem that shook faith in these coins that were designed to sidestep crypto volatility. But was......

Poor workers bear the brunt of India’s heatwave

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NOIDA, India, May 16 (Reuters) – For construction worker Yogendra Tundre, life at a building site on the outskirts of the Indian capital New Delhi is hard enough. This year, record high temperatures are making it unbearable. As India grapples with an unprecedented heatwave, the country’s vast majority of poor......

Bitcoin’s 2021 gains wiped out in stablecoin rout

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HONG KONG, May 12 (Reuters) – Cryptocurrencies extended their sell-off on Thursday, with Bitcoin falling to its lowest levels in 16 months as a stampede out of so-called stablecoins sent shockwaves around broader markets. The latest blow to Bitcoin and its smaller rival Ether , which has shed more than......

Analysis: Test, test, test? Scientists question costly mass COVID checks

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COPENHAGEN/LONDON, May 10 (Reuters) – For many people worldwide, having cotton swabs thrust up their nose or down their throat to test for COVID-19 has become a routine and familiar annoyance. But two years into the pandemic, health officials in some countries are questioning the merits of repeated, mass testing......

‘How did we catch it?’: spread of COVID baffles locked-down Shanghai residents

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SHANGHAI, May 6 (Reuters) – Veronica thought she did everything right by sticking to all of the COVID-19 lockdown rules in the Chinese city of Shanghai. After the entire city was shut down on April 1, her family of four scrupulously followed government orders to stay at home, stepping out......

Four-astronaut team departs International Space Station on flight back to Earth

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May 4 (Reuters) – The third long-duration team of astronauts launched by SpaceX to the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA safely departed the orbiting outpost early on Thursday to begin their descent back to Earth, capping a six-month science mission. The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying three U.S. NASA......

COVID’s new Omicron sub-lineages can dodge immunity from past infection, study says

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A man receives a booster shot for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a McDonald’s, as the Omicron coronavirus variant spreads through the country, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., December 21, 2021. REUTERS/Jim Vondruska/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register JOHANNESBURG, May 1 (Reuters) – Two new sublineages......

South Africa says it may be entering fifth COVID wave

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Country had expected another COVID wave in May or June Resurgence seems to be driven by Omicron sub-variants No sign sub-variants cause much more severe disease No dramatic rise in ICU admissions, deaths so far JOHANNESBURG, April 29 (Reuters) – South Africa may be entering a fifth COVID wave earlier......

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