The new coronavirus may have jumped to people from endangered pangolins, some researchers now suggest

A coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China, has killed at least 630 people and infected more than 31,500 across 26 countries. Coronaviruses are zoonotic diseases, meaning they jump from animals to humans. The Wuhan coronavirus originated in bats. One group of researchers says bats may have passed the virus to pangolins, which then passed it to humans. The SARS coronavirus, which killed 774 people in the early 2000s, jumped from bats to civets, then to people. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Genetic research has all but confirmed that the new coronavirus spreading in China — called nCoV-2019 — originally came from bats. But experts are still racing… Read More

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A popular Baby Yoda Twitter account was permanently suspended, and its devout fans are devastated

Matt Grasso’s popular Baby Yoda-themed Twitter account, @BabyYodaBaby, went viral for its wholesome messages in “Yoda speak.” The account was first suspended in December 2019 and again in January 2020 for violating platform rules. Grasso, who appealed the suspensions, claims Twitter has not pointed to any specific action that prompted the ban. On February 6, Twitter notified Grasso that the account had been permanently suspended, upsetting @BabyYodaBaby’s loyal following. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. When Matt Grasso created his Baby Yoda-themed Twitter account @BabyYodaBaby in November 2019, he thought the platform would be a vehicle to celebrate a cute character that was becoming a pop culture sensation, and, perhaps,… Read More

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Here’s What We’re Actually Buying For Under $100 This Month

There comes a time when our budgeting resolve prevails. A time when after paying off our monthly expenses, we’re left with a little something extra in our checking accounts — which begs the question: to save or to shop? If you don’t plan on squirreling away your extra February nut, then join us in burrowing down a shopping rabbit hole into the $100-and-under items worthy of a splurge ahead. These available-for-a-Ben-Franklin picks have been vetted and approved as treat-yourself material by R29’s most serious product enthusiasts (aka the Shopping team). Covering beauty to fashion and lifestyle categories, you’ll find appearances from sell-out status sports bras, miracle acne patches, magical vintage… Read More

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Kim Kardashian Says She Used A ‘Surrogate Therapist’ Ahead of Chicago’s Birth

Kim Kardashian West has spoken before about her experience having her two youngest children via surrogate. In a 2017 interview, she called the process “so much harder,” in part because of the loss of control. Now, in an interview on the podcast All’s Fair With Laura Wasser, the businesswoman and reality star is sharing one tool she used to deal with her feelings about surrogacy. The first time Kardashian went through the process — to have her child Chicago, who is now 2 — she used a “surrogate therapist,” reports E! News, who received an exclusive first listen of the episode, which airs February 11. “You get your surrogate attorney,… Read More

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