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Type the words ‘Is it normal to…’ into Google and you’ll be presented with a host of suggestions based on millions of previous searches. Top of the list include variations on ‘… go for a wee every hour’ and ‘… not go to the toilet for a day’. These are questions that nearly half of …

Nicolette Toussaint Experience is the teacher, But here’s what makes me burn; She’s always teaching me the things I do not care to learn. Support Local Journalism Donate I don’t know who wrote that doggerel, but it sums up my feelings about technology rather neatly. I’m not sure whether COVID-19 has been the teacher, or …

Image copyright SpaceX Image caption Crew Dragon will become the first commercial spacecraft to carry humans to the space station Elon Musk’s company SpaceX is about to launch its space vehicle – the Crew Dragon – with astronauts onboard for the first time. Here, we answer some common questions about the mission. Why is a …

CHICAGO (CBS) — Two months after holding up tax incentives for a project to convert a historic downtown office building into a new hotel to deliver a message about including minority-owned firms in deals that receive city subsidies, aldermen approved the $20 million property tax break on Wednesday. At an Economic Development Committee meeting in …

TORONTO — Amid rising concerns that some COVID-19 containment measures are unfairly punishing vulnerable Canadians, a new report is shedding light on high fines and so-called “snitch lines.” “Policing the Pandemic” has been mapping where individuals have received tickets for alleged COVID-19 related infractions across Canada. In its most recent report, from May 1, the …

Image copyright Ben Sadd Visitors to Antarctica are often awed and humbled by its size, and its extreme climate. But it also caused the BBC’s Justin Rowlatt to reflect on the human ability to solve problems together – and to feel hope for the future. We take off from a glacier near McMurdo, the main …

SAN DIEGO (Border Report) — New technology that uses Bluetooth and is meant to warn people about COVID-19 may provide results for which it’s not intended. The technology is called “contact tracing” and it’s already being used in several countries like China and Italy, where the coronavirus spread at high rates. It’s supposed to notify …

with Tonya Riley Note to readers: The Technology 202 is operating on a limited schedule this week, publishing only Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. We’ll be back to our regular schedule next week.  Apple CEO Tim Cook and President Donald Trump speak during a tour of an Apple manufacturing plant, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in Austin. …

with Paulina Firozi Giving people who already had the novel coronavirus a certificate of immunity could be a way to get the United States back to normal. It would also land policymakers in uncharted and fraught waters.  Authorities have hailed the arrival of antibody tests as a potential path to slowly restarting parts of the …

Americans collectively hold a staggering $1.6 trillion in student loan debt, and only half were paying it down — before the coronavirus crisis and recession hit. In what is surely welcome news for borrowers nationwide, many will be getting a break on those balances. The U.S. Department of Education, which oversees federally-backed student loans, says …