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Wasps have a bad rap. This summer, let’s learn to love them

Before you swat a stinging wasp away from your next picnic, pause to consider the delicate and beautiful hammer orchid. The Australian flowers evolved to resemble the rear end of a female thynnine wasp. It’s a ruse to attract male thynnine wasps. When a passing wasp makes his move on the flower — tries to…MORE

This will be one of the most important summers for Hollywood ever

In a parallel universe, audiences around the world are heading to the cineplexes Friday to see Marvel’s “Black Widow” as it kicks off Hollywood’s lucrative summer movie season. Alas, not in this universe. Audiences will have to wait until July 9 to see Scarlett Johansson reprise her role as the avenging super-spy, and even then,…MORE

Pfizer/BioNTech seeks full FDA approval for its Covid-19 vaccine

Pfizer/BioNTech has initiated its application to the US Food and Drug Administration for full FDA approval of its Covid-19 vaccine for people ages 16 and older, the companies said Friday. This is the first Covid-19 vaccine in the United States to be assessed for full approval from the FDA. Pfizer’s mRNA two-shot vaccine is currently…MORE

How should vaccinated parents navigate summer? A doctor’s advice

How should vaccinated parents navigate summer? A doctor’s advice

The camp bill is due. One of my kid’s favorite camps delayed charging us this summer because they weren’t sure if they’d be partially or 100% online. As I sit in front of this bill, after more than a year of trying to avoid the coronavirus, I want my family to re-enter the world. We…MORE

Who’s who in the Giuliani-Ukraine search warrants?

The Justice Department’s criminal investigation into Rudy Giuliani involves an international cast of characters: Trump White House allies, Republican lawyers, Ukrainian oligarchs, diplomats, right-wing journalists and other figures who aren’t household names. The probe burst into public view last week when authorities raided Giuliani’s home and office in New York City, where he was mayor…MORE

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