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Why Joe Biden accuser changed her sexual assault story. Holocaust testimonials offer clues

Tara Reade, a former Senate staffer, claimed that Joe Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993. Then her story changed.
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What a smoky bar can teach us about the ‘6-feet rule’ during Covid pandemic

As professors who study fluid dynamics and aerosols, we have been exploring how COVID-19 circulates and the risks it creates.
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The hajj to Mecca isn’t the largest Muslim pilgrimage

Fear of Covid has restricted many pilgrimages in 2020, including the hajj. Only a limited number of Muslims already inside Saudi Arabia was allowed to attend.
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Too hot for one mosquito, not so for another — Dengue overtakes malaria in Africa

A new study suggests that climate change may lead to reductions in malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. But that’s not the only disease that bites.

What we know about MIS-C, a rare illness striking children weeks after they get Covid

MIS-C is a rare but severe condition that can develop in children and adolescents who have been infected with SARS-CoV-2, usually after 2-4 weeks.
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Too much sitting is bad for you. It increases risk of mortality from all causes

If sitting at a desk all day is bad, can I lie down when working from home?
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Exercising every single day is not good for you

Want to be fit, develop muscles? Don’t exercise every day.
A medical worker performs Covid-19 testing. | Photographer: Gabriella N. Baez | Bloomberg

Covid tests, HCQ, oxygen — Coronavirus is leading to boom in illegal darknet markets

Three major types of Covid offerings have emerged on darknet markets since late February: protective gear, medications and services that help people commit fraud.
Kamala Harris, Democrat candidate for Vice President of US | Photographer: Chona Kasinger | Bloomberg

Kamala Harris can be both 100% Black and Asian. But Americans still don’t get it

The Indian food that Harris eats speaks volumes about the ethnic influences she embraces, as does the Black sorority she pledged.
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Chadwick Boseman’s death a sign colorectal cancer has increased in people below 50

The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2020, about 147,950 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer.

On Camera

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' defence industry outreach webinar via video conference, in New Delhi on 27 August

Mahabharata to irresponsible Indians — How Modi govt’s message on Covid changed in 6 months

In the last few months, the Modi government’s Covid communication has focussed only on absolving itself of all blame. Not data or roadmaps.
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Harley-Davidson riding away reflects poorly on both US icon and Modi’s ‘Make in India’

Modi’s ambitious plans to ‘Make in India’ could have been helped by a symbolic gesture to hold on to Harley, a premium manufacturer with an outsize brand.

Defence

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India, China working on Ladakh peace formula — alternate week patrolling, after disengagement

Patrolling in alternate weeks has been the established practice in the Northeast, and has worked well, barring the occasional face-off.
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If Modi is a true reformer, he’ll bury Vodafone ghost and campaign on reforms in Bihar

No politician sees economic reform as a vote-catcher; it’s the old, povertarian economy that gets votes. Can Modi bring farm and labour reforms centre-stage?