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Shashi Tharoor was hounded for years by the CBI. His crime? Belonging to the political opposition

by An_Indian

The CBI has become a tool of the political rulers. When Congress was in power, it pursued members of the BJP. Today, it is used against Congress. What has become of institutional neutrality?

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Farmers markets are growing their role as essential sources of healthy food for rich and poor

by Sanjana_18

While numerous farmers markets shut down at the start of the pandemic, many soon reopened under state or local guidelines that mandated masks, social distancing and other precautions.

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Congress moves to reclaim its war powers

by Sanjana_18

Whether this bill passes as is, or with significant changes, or not at all, its proposal signals an effort by lawmakers to reclaim power over military action and spending that Congress has gradually surrendered over decades.

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Big tech has a vaccine misinformation problem – here’s what a social media expert recommends

by Sanjana_18

A study in the U.K. and the U.S. found that exposure to online misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines reduced the number of people who said they would get vaccinated and increased the number of people who said they would not.

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What is a breakthrough infection? 6 questions answered about catching COVID-19 after vaccination

by Sanjana_18

Breakthrough infections are a little more frequent than previously expected and are probably increasing because of growing dominance of the delta variant. But infections in vaccinated people are still very rare and usually cause mild or no symptoms.

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Swimming gives your brain a boost – but scientists don’t know yet why it’s better than other aerobic activities

by Sanjana_18

Regular swimming has been shown to improve memory, cognitive function, immune response and mood. Swimming may also help repair damage from stress and forge new neural connections in the brain.

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Moon lacked a magnetic field for nearly all its history – new research resolves mystery sparked by rocks brought back on Apollo

by Sanjana_18

Earth’s magnetic field may be nearly as old as the Earth itself – and stands in stark contrast to the Moon, which completely lacks a magnetic field today.

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We used peanuts and a climbing wall to learn how squirrels judge their leaps so successfully – and how their skills could inspire more nimble robots

by Sanjana_18

Tree squirrels are the Olympic divers of the rodent world, leaping gracefully among branches and structures high above the ground.

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COVID: study finds lower antibody activity against delta variant at single dose – but vaccines still work

by Sanjana_18

With cases rising exponentially and restrictions lifted, it is important to understand how well the vaccines are faring against the delta variant

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New COVID-19 vaccine warnings don’t mean it’s unsafe – they mean the system to report side effects is working

by Sanjana_18

The FDA enforces rigorous testing and approval processes that manufacturers must follow before a new vaccine can be made available to the public.