Satellites reflect sunlight, causing bright trails across the night sky, which in turn can impede crucial observations or corrupt astronomical data.
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The country has so far managed to administer just 2.89 doses per 100 people (or 40.5 million shots), far behind the 19.33 doses for every 100 people in the United States.
The ex-boyfriend of popular Chinese actress Zheng Shuang said on social media that she had abandoned him with two surrogate children in the U.S.
In the absence of Hollywood fare, "The Eight Hundred,” a Chinese war epic, became the world’s top-grossing movie with a $460 million take.
President-elect Joe Biden needs to focus on what has made the U.S. space program distinctive in recent years: the power of private competition.
Various types of plastic react differently during the recycling process. If two different types are mixed together, the output will be a mishmash of limited economic value.
Various measures to protect spectators are being tested out, including smartphone apps that issue warnings about which parts of a stadium are crowded at any given moment.
Those sparkly bits of plastic that make ornaments twinkle, wrapping paper glimmer and wreaths shimmer are increasingly seen as an environmental hazard.
Fortunately for the world, the recycling industry has a history of transforming what was previously “unrecyclable” into useful products. It’s poised to do so again.
After years of trying to ban recycling imports, the central government seems to be coming to its senses.