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Money actually can buy happiness, study finds

A new report finds that in recent decades, having more money has become increasingly associated with greater happiness. The Expanding Class Divide in Happiness in the United States, 1972—2016, published last week in the journal Emotion, found that among people age 30 and older, the correlation between income and happiness has steadily risen over the years. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. The study used data from the General Social ... Full story

Hummingbirds Navigate an Ultraviolet World We Never See

Hummingbirds were already impressive. They move like hurried insects, turn on aerial dimes and extract nectar from flowers with almost surgical precision. But they conceal another talent, too: seeing colors that human eyes can’t perceive. Ultraviolet light from the sun creates colors throughout the natural world that are never seen by people. But researchers working out of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory reported on Monday in ... Full story

Coronavirus: Mexico's death toll passes 30,000 News

Image caption Mexico has started removing some restrictions imposed to stem the spread of Covid-19. Mexico has recorded more than 30,000 deaths from its coronavirus outbreak, as the disease continues to ravage one of Latin America's worst-hit countries. The health ministry said deaths rose by 523 on Saturday, pushing the total to 30,366. The country now has the world's fifth-highest Covid-19 toll, passing France, where more than 29,000 have ... Full story

Democracy activists' books unavailable in Hong Kong libraries after new law

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Books by prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy figures have become unavailable in the Chinese-ruled city’s public libraries, days after Beijing introduced sweeping national security legislation, according to online records and one activist. FILE PHOTO: Anti-national security law protesters march at the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China from Britain, in Hong Kong, China July 1, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu. The law, ... Full story

Tokyo confirms 111 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, NHK says

A man wearing a protective face mask walks past a torii gate of a shrine, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo,?? Japan, July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon. TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo confirmed 111 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, the fourth straight day that the tally of fresh cases has exceeded 100, public broadcaster NHK said. Tokyo reported 131 new cases the previous day, prompting Governor Yuriko Koike, who is ... Full story

Coronavirus funerals: Sri Lanka's Muslims decry forced cremation

Image caption Sri Lankan Muslim women wait for a Covid-19 test. Some in the community are fighting cremation rules. Sri Lankan authorities are insisting on cremation for coronavirus victims - a practice forbidden by Islam. The nation's minority Muslim community says they are using the pandemic to discriminate, writes BBC Sinhala's Saroj Pathirana. On 4 May, Fathima Rinoza, a 44-year-old mother of three from Sri Lanka's minority Muslim ... Full story

New Zealand's Ardern launches election campaign with promises of jobs, financing

(Reuters) - With promises of extra financing for small businesses and more jobs as a severe economic downturn looms, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Sunday launched her party’s campaign ahead of September general election. FILE PHOTO: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks during a joint press conference held with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at Admiralty House in Sydney, Australia, February 28, 2020. ... Full story

How to Clean Your Computer Inside and Out

Use a can of compressed air to clear the crumbs from the surface. If you don't have one, a small fan may work. If you're really desperate, you could employ a drinking straw and use lung-generated wind power. Just get the crumbs out. Next, take out a clean cloth, the isopropyl alcohol, and some Q-tips. Take the cloth and dampen it with the alcohol. Run the cloth over the keys and make them shiny. Then take the Q-tip and get in-between the keys. ... Full story

Coronavirus: 'Crystal clear' drunk people will not socially distance

Image caption Revellers drink and socialise in the street in Soho, London. It is "crystal clear" that drunk people are unable to socially distance, the chair of the Police Federation said as pubs reopened on Saturday. Ministers had urged caution ahead of hospitality venues reopening in England after three months of lockdown. John Apter dealt with "naked men, happy drunks, angry drunks, fights and more angry drunks" on shift in Southampton. But ... Full story

'Crystal clear' drunk people can't socially distance, say police in England

Drunk people are unable to properly socially distance, the chairman of the Police Federation has said as pubs reopened in England for the first time since lockdown. John Apter said it was “crystal clear” revellers would not adhere to the one metre plus rule as restrictions were eased on Saturday. Prof Chris Whitty said the pandemic “is a long way from gone” and urged the public to follow social-distancing rules as pubs and restaurants reopened. ... Full story