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How JetBlue’s takeover of Spirit could change air travel

Passengers wait in line at the Spirit Airlines check-in counter at Orlando International Airport. Paul Hennessy | Light Rocket | Getty Images Spirit Airlines backed down this week and agreed to sell itself to JetBlue Airways for $3.8 billion, hours after it scrapped a merger agreement with Frontier Airlines that failed to garner enough shareholder …

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A new set of chemical reactions could finally explain how life began on Earth

Once upon a time, when the planet Earth was very young and very new, there was no part of life on it. Then, somewhere, somehow, something strange happened in chemistry, and the molecular building blocks of our first unicellular ancestors emerged: amino acids and nucleic acids that came together in just the right way to …

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Jet Blue won the Battle of Spirit. Now she has to win Biden’s Department of Justice

JetBlue Airways has finally won over Spirit Airlines with a $3.8 billion takeover deal. Now you need to win over the antitrust regulators. The New York-based airline snatched Spirit Airlines from Frontier Airlines with an all-cash offer that torpedoed the cash-and-stock deal the two discount airlines struck earlier this year. Hours after Spirit and Frontier …

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Boeing (BA) profit for the second quarter of 2022 falls short of estimates

An aerial view of Boeing 777X and Boeing 737 Max 10 aircraft parked at King County International Airport – Boeing Field, in Seattle, Washington, June 1, 2022. Lindsey Wasson | Reuters Boeing on Wednesday stuck to its forecast of a return to free cash flow this year as it prepares to resume delivery of its …

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Fabricated research claims undermine major Alzheimer’s theory

Claims that part of a major 2006 study on Alzheimer’s disease may have been fabricated shook the research community, calling into question the validity of the study’s influential findings. Science said Thursday it had uncovered evidence that the images in the often-cited study, which was published 16 years ago in the journal Nature, may have …

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Rents are up as big pockets investors buy mobile home parks

Sue Phil, 69, gardens at home in Rochester, New Hampshire, May 17, 2022. The Washington Post | Getty Images For as long as anyone remembers, rent increases rarely happen at Ridgeview Homes, a family-owned mobile home park in upstate New York. That changed in 2018 when business owners took over the 65-year-old park amid farmland …

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Airlines temper flying ambitions after chaotic travel boom

An American Airlines Boeing 737-800, equipped with radar altimeters that may interfere with 5G communications technology, can be seen flying 500 feet above the ground during its final approach to landing at LaGuardia Airport in New York City, New York, United States, January 6, 2022. Brian Woolston | Reuters The leaders of the nation’s largest …

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We have more evidence that the building blocks of life have arrived on Earth from space

We still don’t know just how the first life on Earth originated. One suggestion is that the building blocks arrived here from space; Now, a new study of several meteorites rich in carbon has added weight to this idea. Using new and highly sensitive analysis techniques for these meteorites, a team led by scientists from …

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