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Carbon-14 Spiked Worldwide Over 1200 Years Ago, And The Sun Is To Blame

Despite violent events like flares, coronal mass ejections, sunspots, and other complex physics… [+] occurring in the outer layers, the Sun’s interior is relatively steady: producing fusion at a rate defined by its interior temperatures and densities at every internal layer. However, these surface dynamics can have enormous effects on a star’s planets, including here…

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Spain sees record rise in unemployment amid virus

Image copyright EPA Image caption Spain’s restrictions on movement are expected to have a huge impact on the economy Spain has lost almost 900,000 jobs since it imposed strict measures to fight the coronavirus, another sign of the economic impact of the outbreak in Europe’s second worst-hit country.March’s figure is the highest monthly rise in…

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Why Anne Tyler won't be writing about coronavirus

Image copyright Michael Lionstar Image caption The author’s best-sellers include Breathing Lessons and The Accidental Tourist While many of us may be struggling to adapt to staying at home and avoiding social contact, Anne Tyler prefers it that way.”I need to be alone,” one of America’s greatest living writers told the BBC. “I feel worn…

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How two funerals helped turn one small Georgia city into a hotspot for coronavirus

Albany, Georgia (CNN)When a retired janitor suddenly died in southern Georgia, crowds of relatives and friends flocked to a local funeral home and mourned together. Within weeks, their city was overrun by coronavirus cases.That cluster of coronavirus cases was linked to the funerals of 64-year-old Andrew J. Mitchell and another man, held in late February…

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Microsoft has reportedly canceled all in-person events through June 2021

Microsoft could be considering transitioning most of its events to digital-only through the year 2021, according to a report from ZDNet. The change could impact future events like the 2021 Microsoft Build developer conference and has also been confirmed to affect other events through the end of the year 2020, including the Microsoft Ignite partner…

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Razer's Blade 15 packs an 8-core Intel CPU and RTX 2080 Super

The Blade 15 Advanced also comes with NVIDIA’s latest RTX 2070/2080 Super GPUs with Max-Q design. The new chips are not only faster than NVIDIA’s last RTX flagships, the RTX 2080 and 2070, but feature NVIDIA’s latest efficiency-boosting Max-Q tweaks like Advanced Optimus and Dynamic Boost. That means you’ll get higher frame-rates for gaming without…

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Asus’ ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 is a gaming laptop with two screens

It’s a big day in the mobile-computing world. Intel has unveiled its new H-series chips, Nvidia has announced its RTX Super GPU lineup for mobile devices, and just about every major laptop manufacturer is introducing new laptops incorporating that hardware. But Asus is releasing something unlike anything else that’s hitting shelves today: the Zephyrus Duo…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: States Plead for Resources and Order Residents to Stay Home

Another jaw-dropping number is expected on Thursday when the United States reports the number of new unemployment claims filed across the country. Right Now To enforce its quarantine rules, Panama restricts men and women from leaving their homes on the same days.ImageThe Fort George neighborhood in Manhattan on Wednesday.Credit…Andrew Seng for The New York TimesShortages,…

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Encore's musical messages let you commission a video performance to send to loved ones

Encore, the U.K. marketplace that lets you find and book a musician or band online for your event, is launching a new online product to help musicians find an additional revenue stream during the coronavirus pandemic, and bring a little joy to all of us. Dubbed musical messages, the new offering lets you pay one…

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Money transfer service Azimo partners with Siam Commercial Bank for faster payments to Thailand

Azimo, the London-headquartered international money transfer service, has partnered with Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) to deliver instant payments for its customers from Europe to SCB bank accounts in Thailand. According to the World Bank, Thailand is one of the top remittance destinations globally, with $6.7 billion received from abroad each year, and Azimo says…