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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT–Schedule of Reuters features from this week

reuters.com · 09/02/2021 01:00
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT–Schedule of Reuters features from this week

- Every week, Reuters journalists produce scores of multimedia features and human-interest stories from around the world.

Below are some stories from this week selected by our editors, as well as explanatory context and background to help you understand world headlines. For a full schedule of news and events, please go to our editorial calendar on Reuters Connect.

Below a pyramid, a treasure trove sheds new light on ancient Mexican rites

TEOTIHUACAN, Mexico - More than a decade after Sergio Gomez began excavating a tunnel under a towering Mexican pyramid, the archeologist still spends most of his time studying the massive cache of sacred artifacts carefully placed there by priests some 2,000 years ago. (MEXICO-TEOTIHUACAN/ (PIX, TV), 824 words) nL1N2PI1S4

Don't look now: How a robot's gaze can affect the human brain

It has long been known that making eye contact with a robot can be an unsettling experience. Scientists even have a name for the queasy feeling: the "uncanny valley." Now, thanks to researchers in Italy, we also know it's more than just a feeling. (TECH-ROBOT/GAZE (TV, PIX), 362 words) nL1N2Q3175

Launching into space? Not so fast. Insurers balk at new coverage

An ever-swelling amount of space debris is threatening satellites that hover around Earth, making insurers leery of offering coverage to the devices that transmit texts, maps, videos and scientific data, industry sources said. (SPACEDEBRIS-INSURANCE/ (FOCUS, PIX), 797 words) nL1N2Q3175

Thinking out of the box: Japanese artist makes life-like cardboard sculptures

TOKYO - Using a long pair of tweezers, Monami Ohno delicately places tiny cardboard "scales" on the legs of her sculpture of Godzilla, the giant reptile from the classic Japanese movie. Over the past decade, the Japanese artist has used the unlikely medium of cardboard to create artwork inspired by popular culture, from anime robots to models of tanks and fighter jets, a life-sized gun to a full McDonald's meal. (JAPAN-ART/CARDBOARD (PIX, TV), 309 words) nL4N2Q12FO

Activists fought rounding up U.S. wild horses. Then came drought and climate change

Across the U.S. West this summer, helicopters buzz low, herding thousands of wild horses into gated areas. The roundups, made necessary by the devastating effects of wildfire and drought, show how climate change is endangering the iconic wild horses, livestock and other wildlife, according to ranchers, activists and the U.S. government. (USA-DROUGHT/HORSES (PIX, TV), 915 words) nL1N2PX21A

'Big John,' the largest known triceratops, to go under the hammer

PARIS - The fossilised remains of 'Big John', the largest triceratops dinosaur ever discovered by paleontologists, will be sold by a Paris auction house in late October, and could fetch up to 1.5 million euros ($1.77 million). (ART-AUCTION/DINOSAUR (TV, PIX), 224 words) nL1N2Q21QE

Frenchwoman officially considered dead fights to be "alive" again

SAINT-JOSEPH, France - Declared dead by a French court in 2017, Jeanne Pouchain has spent the past four years trying to escape a bewildering legal twilight zone and prove to officialdom that she is in fact very much alive. (FRANCE-FALSE DEATH/ (TV, PIX), 563 words) nL8N2Q22DM

U.S. childcare in short supply as burned-out workers quit, new hires hard to find

Rochelle Wilcox, the owner of three childcare centers in New Orleans, receives 10 to 15 phone calls nearly every day for each school from parents asking if there is space for their children. But Wilcox has to turn them away. While her enrollment is not yet back to pre-pandemic levels, she doesn't have the staff to take on more students. (USA-ECONOMY/CHILDCARE-WORKERS (UPDATE 1, PIX), 1,131 words) nL1N2Q31A8

Climate change in election spotlight in oil giant Norway

STAVANGER, Norway - Climate change has surfaced as a key issue for Norwegian voters in a Sept. 12-13 parliamentary election, and none more so than in the country's oil industry capital, Stavanger, which is preparing for a low-carbon future. (NORWAY-ELECTION/OIL (PIX), 1,005 words) nL1N2Q21UD

On French Mediterranean, invasive blue crab wreaks havoc on local molluscs

CANET-SAINT-NAZAIRE LAKE, France - Against the backdrop of a Mediterranean sunrise, fisherman Yves Rougie pulled up a net from the waters of the Canet-Saint-Nazaire lake in southern France. He was hoping for a catch of eels. Instead it was full of blue crabs. (FRANCE-BIODIVERSITY/BLUE CRAB (TV, PIX), 391 words) nL8N2Q22P9


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(Compiled by Patrick Enright and Mark Porter)

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