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More than 500 vaccine doses were left out to spoil on purpose by a hospital employee.

An employee at a Wisconsin hospital intentionally removed more than 500 doses of coronavirus vaccine from refrigeration last week, rendering them useless, the hospital system said Wednesday night. The employee’s motive is unclear. The hospital, the Aurora Medical Center in Grafton, Wis., notified the local police department, which is investigating the incident, along with the […]

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Seeing Color: A Matter of Nature, or Culture?

The days have turned gray, the future feels black. We’re all seeing red, we’re all feeling blue. Perhaps it’s the isolated colors that are bringing us down; perhaps what we need is a whole spectrum. All the shades of the planet are brought together in “The Nature of Color,” a polychrome production at the American […]

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Why Covid-19 Vaccines Take a While to Kick In

A flurry of headlines this week flooded social media, documenting a seemingly concerning case of Covid-19 in a San Diego nurse who fell ill about a week after receiving his first injection of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine. But experts said the sickness is nothing unexpected: The protective effects of vaccines are known to take at least […]

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Was That a Dropped Call From ET?

Nobody believes it was ET phoning, but radio astronomers admit they don’t have an explanation yet for a beam of radio waves that apparently came from the direction of the star Proxima Centauri. “It’s some sort of technological signal. The question is whether it’s Earth technology or technology from somewhere out yonder,” said Sofia Sheikh, […]

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74 of Our Favorite Facts for 2020

Each day, our editors collect the most interesting, striking or delightful facts to appear in articles throughout the paper. Here are 74 from the past year that were the most revealing. By Times Insider Staff Illustrations by Clay Hickson Dec. 30, 2020 January 1. Japan’s legal system has a 99 percent conviction rate.Carlos Ghosn, at […]

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74 Facts for 2020 – The New York Times

Each day, our editors collect the most interesting, striking or delightful facts to appear in articles throughout the paper. Here are 74 from the past year that were the most revealing. By Times Insider Staff Illustrations by Clay Hickson Dec. 30, 2020 January 1. Japan’s legal system has a 99 percent conviction rate.Carlos Ghosn, at […]