Today’s “Planet Earth Report” — The End of Tyrants, Moon Bonanza, Ominous New Polio-Like Illness



The Moon Is Open for Business –Commercial companies are proposing lunar missions at a pace the world hasn’t seen since the Apollo program.

How This Will End –Sooner or later, tyrants are always abandoned by their followers.

China hides identities of top science talent amidst growing US scrutiny –Chinese researchers fear that affiliation with the high-status Thousand Talents scheme could make them targets of FBI investigations.

Quake split a tectonic plate in two, and geologists are shaken –An intense temblor in Mexico was just the latest example of an enigmatic type of earthquake with highly destructive potential.

Apple’s Radical Approach to News: Humans Over Machines –While Google, Facebook and Twitter face scrutiny for spreading misinformation, Apple has avoided scandal by using people to pick what news to show.

The Main Suspect Behind an Ominous Spike in a Polio-Like Illness –A common virus seems to be behind a puzzling condition that’s paralyzing children, but uncertainties remain.

Discover 7 brilliant inventions that changed travel forever –These everyday objects transformed the way we travel—here are their surprising histories.

The Problem With Fixing WhatsApp? Human Nature Might Get in the Way –The messaging app, which is owned by Facebook, has been slow to address false news on its service. The problem may be less the company or product, and more WhatsApp the idea.


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