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Going Fourth …But Not Multiplying

If you missed the Mark Steyn Club fourth-birthday edition of our Clubland Q&A this morning, here's the action replay. Simply click above and settle back for an hour-plus of my answers to questions from Mark Steyn Club members around the planet on ...

Another Federal Court Invalidates the Eviction Moratorium

Our Brittany Bernstein reports that a federal district judge in Washington, D.C., has invalidated the eviction moratorium ordered by the Centers for Disease Control, initially during the Trump administration, and recently extended (for the second time) during the Biden administration. It is now set to run through June 30. In her 20-page opinion, Judge Dabney L. Friedrich (a Trump appointee) observes that hers is only the most recent of several rulings holding that the CDC exceeded its...

The Biden DOJ’s Targeting of Rudy Giuliani Could Backfire Spectacularly

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE ‘D on’t underestimate Joe’s ability to f*** things up.” If nothing else, former President Barack Obama is a shrewd man. Hence, this evergreen assessment of his vice president, after years of close observation. It is most manifest in Joe Biden’s ineffable glibness. Beneath it, the now-president can’t quite conceal the uncomfortable awareness that, though he somehow manages Magoo-like to land on his feet, he has always been in over...

‘Constitutional’ Carry? Maybe Not

There are reasons to be skeptical of an effort to do away with Texas’s requirement of a permit to carry firearms in public. ...

World news

Pete Davidson Defends Elon Musk’s ‘SNL’ Appearance

Pete Davidson has defended Elon Musk, who is facing hostility from "Saturday Night Live" cast members ahead of his guest-hosting slot....

Economy

Technology

Can the Oversight Board force Facebook to follow its own rules?

The Oversight Board is forcing Facebook to make the decision it wanted to avoid, but there are still questions about how much power it really has....

Star Wars Secrecy Caused Michael B. Jordan to Bomb...

Lucasfilm values its secrecy. It’s so worried about and vigilant against leaks about their upcoming Star Wars projects, they keep scripts locked away until actors come to them to audition, and lock them back up when the actors leave. It’s a process that gives actors virtually no time to prepare—which is...

Astronomers Capture Wild Image of China’s Out-of-Control Rocket

A glistening image of China’s wayward Long March 5B rocket, which is expected to make an uncontrolled reentry into Earth’s atmosphere this weekend, has been captured by astronomers with the Virtual Telescope Project.Read more......

SpaceX’s Starship has successfully landed for the first time:...

SpaceX achieved the first successful touchdown of its prototype Starship rocket during the latest test flight of the next-generation launch vehicle in south Texas on Wednesday, after four previous landing attempts ended in explosions. ...

What if You Miss the Second Dose of the...

Both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines require 2 doses, spaced 3 and 4 weeks respectively, to provide full immunity against COVID-19....

Eta Aquarid 2021 meteor shower: How to watch

The Eta Aquarid meteor shower will peak Wednesday evening into early Thursday morning, giving curious viewers the opportunity to see debris from the famous Halley's Comet. ...

Science / Health

Scientists discover how to trick cancer cells to consume toxic drugs

New research led by a team at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) points to a promising strategy to boost tumors' intake of cancer drugs, thereby increasing the effectiveness of chemotherapy treatments. The group's findings are published in Nature Nanotechnology. ...

5 Myths About Germs

Germs are everywhere, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. We all want to keep our surroundings as clean as possible to reduce our risk of exposure to disease-carrying germs, but are we taking it too far? "The biggest myth......

Only 25 Percent of Sunscreens Offer Safe Protection

The Environmental Working Group released its 15th annual Guide to Sunscreens this week and in the nick of time. A recent poll found that one-third of Americans lack a basic understanding of sun safety and skin cancer......

Like a Trojan horse, graphene oxide can act as a carrier of organic pollutants to fish

Graphene is a two-dimensional nanomaterial composed of carbon and formed by a single layer of densely packed carbon atoms. The high mechanical strength and significant electrical and thermal properties of graphene mean that it is highly suited to many new applications in the fields of electronics, biological, chemical and magnetic sensors,...

Graphene-coated face masks: COVID-19 miracle or another health risk?

As a COVID-19 and medical device researcher, I understand the importance of face masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. So I am intrigued that some mask manufacturers have begun adding graphene coatings to their face masks to inactivate the virus. Many viruses, fungi and bacteria are incapacitated by graphene...

Using flexible microparticles as drug carriers to shuttle nanoparticles to the vascular wall

Drug carriers that target the vascular endothelium must adhere to the endothelial vessel wall to achieve clinical stability. The particle size is a critical physical property to prescribe particle margination within biological blood flows and those conducted in-lab. While microparticles are optimal for margination, nanoparticles are better for intracellular delivery. In...

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At least 27 dead after Mexico City subway overpass...

At least 27 dead after Mexico City subway overpass collapses  NBC NewsMexico City metro overpass collapse kills 23 - BBC News  BBC NewsMexico City subway overpass collapses, killing at least 23 and injuring dozens  CNN Mexico City Metro Overpass Collapse: Live News and Updates  The New York TimesMexico City metro collapse: 23 dead, dozens injured,...

Biden pursues GOP infrastructure deal as anxious Democrats watch...

Biden pursues GOP infrastructure deal as anxious Democrats watch the clock  NBC NewsConfusion over masks sparks new political showdown  CNN President Biden News: Live Updates  The New York TimesTrump's Failures Were the Prelude to Biden's Success | Opinion  NewsweekMichael Goodwin: Tim Scott's speech – here's what Biden, Dems can learn from SC senator's inspiring words  Fox...

Country optimistic after Biden’s 1st 100 days: POLL –...

Country optimistic after Biden’s 1st 100 days: POLL  ABC News'The honeymoon is over': Biden faces tougher tasks ahead as progressives demand more  CNN Texas Democrat Facing Calls to Resign after Calling Tim Scott an ‘Oreo’  Yahoo NewsThe first 100 days of Biden were also the first 100 without Trump – that’s telling  The GuardianJames Carafano:...

From Iran to North Korea, Biden has a world...

From Iran to North Korea, Biden has a world of challenges to confront after first 100 days  NBC NewsHow Biden’s firm line with Republicans draws on lesson of Obama’s mistakes  The GuardianBorder wall construction: What happened when it froze  CNN James Carafano: Biden's first 100 days – these are president's top foreign policy hits,...

Entertainment

Sports

Giants spoiled Packers’ NFL Draft plan with Aaron Rodgers trouble brewing

As the Packers continue to work on persuading Aaron Rodgers to stay with the team, the organization lost one of their preferred targets in the 2021 NFL Draft to the Giants. The Athletic reported that Green Bay was “extremely high” on wide receiver Kadarius Toney and had their “fingers crossed” he...

‘Bench Mob’ can’t cover up Francisco Lindor’s failings for long

You’ll be pleased to know that the Mets discovered their winning formula Wednesday night at Busch Stadium. ...

NFL DRAFT GRADES

Welp, it's about that time ... when I reluctantly break out the red pencil – not pen – to assign reactionary grades to the just-completed NFL...

Jets make Jamien Sherwood first signing of 2021 NFL Draft class

Rookie deals are slotted based on where a player is drafted. Sherwood’s contract should be four years, $3.8 million based on where he was taken. ...