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Aguada Fénix: laser mapping reveals the largest and oldest Mayan temple

It is painstaking work that has led to completing entire careers. But now, archaeologists – or at least their tools – are climbing to heaven. A new remote sensing technique called lidar, or detection and ray of light, can produce detailed models of any terrain, revealing secrets usually hidden by trees and forests. This laser mapping is increasing the speed …

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Tropical storm Cristobal lashes Mexico, Gulf Coast states are likely to have impacts within the next week

The third named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season is bringing potentially lethal floods to Mexico and Central America and possible problems on the Gulf coast. Tropical Storm Cristobal is the third storm named so far in a very active season, which has officially just started on Monday. There are 13 to 19 named storms expected during the hurricane season …

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Global Running Day 2020 will go virtual this year

Although the race has recently seen a boom due to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual event celebrating popular exercise will now cancel its normally scheduled physical group outdoor activities. The event, which takes place on the first Wednesday of each June, is typically full of group racing and race events organized by organizations and clubs. This year, the New York …

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Canadian Trudeau running out of words on Trump’s riot management in the United States: NPR

Protesters at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Toronto on Saturday. Arindam Shivaani / NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption activate / deactivate caption Arindam Shivaani / NurPhoto via Getty Images Protesters at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Toronto on Saturday. Arindam Shivaani / NurPhoto via Getty Images It is not often that Justin Trudeau is left speechless. But …

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Boris Johnson offers refuge, a path of British citizenship for nearly 3 million people in Hong Kong

London’s move, which Johnson claimed it would implement when China formally adopted the security law, could emerge as one of the most significant ramifications of Beijing’s effort to reduce Hong Kong’s freedoms and bring the city closer under the authoritarian rule of the Communist Party. It would potentially grant British residency and labor rights to up to 40% of Hong …

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US probes in the UK, India, Brazil, the EU and others for digital tax plans

The United States is intensifying pressure on other countries to negotiate a tax on digital services, opening new probes in nations that plan higher tariffs on technology giants. The U.S. trade representative announced Tuesday that it is investigating Austria, Brazil, the Czech Republic, the European Union, India, Indonesia, Italy, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom for implementation or planning to …

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