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‘You Have Utterly Failed.’ The Department of Justice Undercounted Nearly 1,000 Deaths in U.S. Prisons

The Justice Department undercounted nearly 1,000 deaths in prisons, jails, or during arrests during the last fiscal year, according to the results of a nearly year-long bipartisan investigation. The 10-month investigation, outlined in a Sept. 20 report released jointly by the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations and the Government Accountability Office, centered on whether the

Special Master Appears Skeptical of Trump’s Claims He Declassified Mar-a-Lago Documents

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House Moves Toward Updating Electoral Count Act, Hoping to Avoid Repeat of Jan. 6

Congress is on the verge of passing a bill aimed at preventing another attempted insurrection like Jan. 6, 2021, but first the House and Senate have to resolve a set of differences over how, exactly, to update a 135-year-old law that Donald Trump and his supporters tried to exploit in their efforts to overturn a

YouTube’s Next Move in the Race to Beat TikTok

YouTube is giving more creators more opportunities to make money in an apparent bid to compete with TikTok. The Google-owned company announced at Tuesday’s “Made on YouTube” event that it’s lowering the bar for creators to make money on the platform by introducing revenue-sharing to Shorts, its TikTok-like video-sharing service where videos can be up

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Telomeres are sometimes seen as the key to living longer. They protect genes from damage but get shorter each time a cell divides. Each time a cell divides, the telomeres become slightly shorter. Eventually, they become so short that the cell can no longer divide successfully, and the cell dies. Little is known about the

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At the nexus of living and non-living matter, improving the spontaneous bottom-up construction of artificial cells with high organizational complexity and diversified functions is still a problem. To address this challenge, scientists- led by the University of Bristol have created synthetic cells, known as protocells, using viscous micro-droplets filled with living bacteria as a microscopic

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Our environment is significantly affected by increasing pollution. This damage can cause various deadly diseases in human beings. The air pollutants are directly linked with the composition and function of the gut microbiome in adults. But this is neglected in infancy as exposure to air pollution in the first six months could affect a child’s

Three new species of Cryptozoic snakes discovered under graveyards and churches in Ecuador

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