MLB Power Rankings: Padres look like they're for real after statement sweep; Yankees hold onto No. 1 spot

MLB Power Rankings: Padres look like they’re for real after statement sweep; Yankees hold onto No. 1 spot

We’ve seen just about one-quarter of the MLB season (don’t say “quarter pole,” though, because horse racing fans will torch you like Early Voting on the home stretch). There are so many takeaways.  First off, to so many different fan bases: Don’t you dare give up. Just ask the last two full-season World Series champs.  …

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Huge asteroid TWICE the size of the Burj Khalifa will pass Earth on Friday

Huge asteroid TWICE the size of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, will pass Earth on Friday – and is the biggest space rock to come our way in 2022 The asteroid, named 7335 (1989 JA) measures 1.1 miles in diameter  The Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, is just over 0.5 miles tall  …

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App predicts worsening heart failure weeks before symptom onset — by sound of your voice

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Could the sound of your voice reveal hidden heart problems? A new speech analysis app predicts worsening heart failure weeks before the onset of symptoms. The app, used by heart failure patients at home, recognizes fluid in the lungs an average of 21 days before an unplanned hospitalization or escalation in outpatient drug treatment. …

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Stock market news live updates: Stocks rise to recover from bear market brink

U.S. stocks rose Monday, with equities coming off a seven-week losing streak on more solid footing as investors shook off some recent volatility and digested fresh trade-related remarks from the Biden administration. The S&P 500 rose by more than 0.5% just after market open . The index had closed out Friday’s session flat on the …

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Don’t Overthink These Things When You’re Getting Into Fitness

Photo: fizkes (Shutterstock) There’s a lot of conflicting information out there about fitness, which isn’t so surprising when you think about how it means different things to different people. Some people train for competitions, while others exercise to be healthy. Some people love cardio, and some would rather lift weights all day. This variety in …

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Apple TV’s Prehistoric Planet looks so good it feels like a real nature documentary

From the moment the first Tyrannosaurus swam onto the screen in Prehistoric Planet I was a lost cause — I giggled in delight. My thoughts instantly devolved from “I’m a science editor taking a serious look at this nature show” to “Holy crap, that’s a dinosaur.” Prehistoric Planet is Apple’s attempt at answering the question: …

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First Call: Michael Vick remains retired; Jameson Taillon shines for Yankees; Pirates hope for break vs. Rockies

Monday’s “First Call” debunks the thought that former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Michael Vick may try a comeback. Jameson Taillon continues to author a fine season in New York. Josh Bell has cooled off in Washington. The Pirates may get a break with the Rockies in town. And Patric Hornqvist is struggling, just like the rest …

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The Massive Screwup That Could Let COVID Bypass Our Vaccines

After weeks at a two-year low, COVID cases are on the rise again in some countries. In the United States, there were 100,000 daily new infections, on average–up from 30,000 in mid-March. The trend is intensifying an important debate in epidemiological circles. What’s the best strategy for preventing catastrophic mass death from the worst possible …

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Pfizer covid shot 80 percent effective in young kids, early data shows

Placeholder while article actions load UnlockThis article is free to access. Why? Pfizer and its German partner, BioNTech, said Monday that an early analysis showed their three-dose coronavirus vaccine regimen triggered a strong immune response in young children, proving 80 percent effective at preventing symptomatic infections in children 6 months to 4 years old. The …

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