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NASA drops insensitive nicknames for cosmic objects

NASA will no longer use the old nickname for the nebula NGC 2392. NASA / Andrew Fruchter (STScI) Terms we use to describe the cosmos are not immune to testing at a time when many people are working to identify and remove racist language. Just as technical terms are reevaluatedNASA is also considering how we are talking about space. “While …

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NASA drops racially charged nicknames of celestial bodies

Now NASA is adding celestial bodies to the list that includes Aunt Jemima, the Washington Football Team, and hitmakers The Chicks and Lady A. For example, “Eskimo Nebula” and “Siamese Twins Galaxy” are out. “Nicknames are often more accessible and public than official names for cosmic objects like Barnard 33, whose nickname ‘the Horsehead Nebula’ gives it its appearance,” NASA …

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Weeknd Drops Juice WRLD collaboration ‘Smile’

The Weeknd has released the new song “Smile”, its collaboration with the late rapper Juice WRLD. The song is the first time that the artists have teamed up. In the lyric video for the thoughtful song posted on Juice WRLD’s YouTube page, an artist paints a portrait of Juice WRLD while the rapper drops a verse about wanting to please …

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Damian Lillard drops 45 on nuggets as blazers approach grizzlies

At the end of May, before the NBA’s bubble plan was official, before the restart format became known, the Portland Trail Blazer security guard Damian Lillard made it clear that he only came when he had a chance. After four games, he shows why. With a 125: 115 win against the Denver Nuggets in Lake Buena Vista, Florida on Thursday, …

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Nikola stock drops 9% after pandemic supply chain disruption

Nikola Corp. shares fell more than 9% on Tuesday after hours after the electric vehicle manufacturer reported a larger-than-Wall Street loss in the second quarter, saying the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted its supply chain. Nikola NKLA, + 6.44% The company lost $ 86.6 million or 33 cents per share in the quarter, compared to a loss of $ 16.8 million or …

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Sony’s first quarter operating profit only drops 1.1%, exceeding analyst estimates

Joan Cros | NurPhoto | Getty Images The Japanese Sony Corp. Tuesday reported a 1.1% drop in first quarter operating income, which was much milder than market estimates as game business flourished as home banned consumers searched for entertainment and downloaded more games. The electronics and entertainment company made a profit of 228.4 billion yen ($ 2.15 billion) from April …

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Hong Kong drops the ban on restaurants after forcing people to eat world news on the street

The Hong Kong government has lifted a one-day ban on restaurants serving dine-in customers, which was introduced to control the spread of the coronavirus after public anger spread. All restaurants in the city with 7.5 million inhabitants were instructed to serve only takeaways as of Wednesday to combat a new wave of virus cases. Social media was quickly swamped with …

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Unemployment Benefit: Millions are pending as Congress drops additional $ 600 payments

Senate Republicans continue to disagree on how much help they should provide, which will delay the publication of their next economic relief proposal – although Republican Senator John Thune of South Dakota said last week that the pressure set a deadline for the Missing expiry of benefits could force a deal. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that extending the …

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