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Amazon adding 55,000 employees globally in first hiring push under CEO Andy Jassy

This is the first major hiring push since new Chief Executive Andy Jassy took the reins from Jeff Bezos in July. It comes...

The Rise and Fall of ‘ZuckTalk’

So, in spoken language, there are these things that just sort of show up over time, and then it seems like they’re everywhere,...

New Research Helps Explain a Sudden Population Crash for Rare Whales

Climate change is the quiet force behind a sudden decline in the population of North Atlantic right whales, according to a new study...

4 Fast Mobile Camera Tips That Help You Get the Shot

Have you ever missed capturing the perfect photo or video opportunity because you got hung up getting to your smartphone’s camera app in...

Google and Apple’s app payments business hit by South Korea law

The amended Telecommunications Business Act was approved by the country's National Assembly on Tuesday, with the backing of President Moon Jae-in's party. It...

Meet the Spotted Skunks. They’ve Been Keeping a Secret From Us.

Black fur, white stripes, fanny full of foul-smelling liquid — everybody can identify the striped skunk. But did you know these malodorous mammals...

Tropical Storm Larry Forms in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Larry formed early Wednesday in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, becoming the 12th named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season and...

How Far Can You Go to Resist Being the Subject of a Viral Video?

When I was a kid, one of my plans was to appear on some kind of candid video show. I was dimly aware...

Health

Why the Retail Industry Is Fighting Vaccine Mandates

The holiday shopping season has arrived, and retailers are ringing it in by doing everything from cutting prices...

Massachusetts Hospitals to Cut Back on Elective Procedures

Hospitals in Massachusetts will cut back on nonurgent scheduled procedures starting on Monday because of staffing shortages and...
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Stephen Sondheim: The Essential Musical Dramatist Who Taught Us to Hear

On its own, his verbal agility, and musical sensitivity, though prodigious, would not have produced great characters like...

Science & Tech

New ‘Omicron’ Variant Stokes Concern but Vaccines May Still Work

Scientific experts at the World Health Organization warned...

Merck Says Its Covid Pill Is Less Effective in a Final Analysis

The pharmaceutical company Merck said on Friday that...

These products aim to help kids rebuild social skills amid concerns about pandemic impact

A recent crop of toys and products that...

Interior Wants Higher Fees to Drill on Public Lands but Is Quiet About Climate Impacts

WASHINGTON — The Interior Department on Friday recommended...
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