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How Joe Biden could vaccinate the world

President Biden surprised the world when his administration came out in favor of an intellectual property waiver for coronavirus vaccines. The U.S. is now backing an effort from India and South Africa to get a Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPS) waiver at the World Trade Organization (WTO), with the intent of expanding global vaccine […]

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SpaceX successfully lands Starship spacecraft

SpaceX’s Starship rocket prototype had its first successful test flight on Wednesday, touching down safely in south Texas after flying more than six miles over the Gulf of Mexico. The 160-foot rocket is made of stainless steel and bullet shaped. Four earlier test flights of Starship prototypes all ended with explosions taking place either before, […]

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What the Elon Musk backlash is really about

Superbillionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk probably will be an awkward, even awful guest host of Saturday Night Live. The track record of non-performers in the role is dodgy, including some politicians (Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani) and athletes (Lance Armstrong, Michael Phelps) who’ve been historically lame on the NBC sketch show. Many people will naturally be expecting […]