The Daily Populous

Thursday June 10th, 2021 night edition

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This is questionable, considering the truck is 200 inches long, just 10 inches shorter than a Cadillac Escalade, a vehicle generally regarded as a very large SUV.

However, the Maverick does have a noteworthy feature: It comes with a hybrid engine standard, the first pickup truck to do so.

Ford hopes it will be rated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to get 40 miles per gallon, which would indeed be impressive.

For those confused by the current vehicle market, a hybrid engine is what's in the classic Prius.

According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, about three percent of all new cars sold in 2020 were hybrids.

The industry is moving towards fully electric cars, as Ford itself signaled with the debut of its F-150 Lightning.

By then, the conversation should be not about how to make all cars hybrids, but how to phase out hybrid cars, too. »

Leading biologist dampens his ‘smoking gun’ Covid lab leak theory

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David Baltimore, a distinguished biology professor, had become one of the most prominent figures cited by proponents of the so-called lab leak theory.

“These features make a powerful challenge to the idea of a natural origin for Sars2,” he said at the time.

In an email exchange with the Los Angeles Times, Baltimore conceded he had overstated the case and that he had an open mind on the matter. »

China is vaccinating a staggering 20 million people a day

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For more than a week, an average of about 20 million people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 every day in China.

China now accounts for more than half of the 35 million or so people around the world receiving a COVID-19 shot each day.

As recently as mid-April, China was administering only about five million doses a day. »

‘Queen’s Gambit’ Alum Harry Melling To Play Edgar Allan Poe Opposite Christian Bale in Scott Cooper’s ‘The Pale Blue Eye’

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Sources tell Deadline, Melling is set to play a young Edgar Allan Poe in the Netflix and Scott Cooper murder mystery The Pale Blue Eye.

Bale’s detective partners with a detail-oriented young cadet (Melling), who will later become the world famous author the world knows today.

That film reunites Melling with Coen following his breakout role in the Coens’ Oscar-nominated The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. »

The Prison Cell of Ludger Sylbaris

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Born in 1875 on Martinique, Ludger (his actual name was Louis-Auguste) was a convicted felon who liked to drink and liked to fight.

So it was no surprise when he was arrested for getting in yet another fight on May 7, 1902.

Pelée is one of the most active volcanoes in the West Indies, and it will likely erupt again. »