Earth is spinning unusually quickly – and last year saw the shortest day since people started counting.
In fact, 2020 saw the 28 shortest days since 1960, beating the previous shortest day in 2005, according to TimeandDate.com.
Members of a Canadian sparrow species famous for their jaunty signature song are changing their tune, a curious example of a “viral phenomenon” in the animal kingdom, a study showed Thursday.
Car rental company Hertz has filed for bankruptcy despite being allowed to stay open during the pandemic.
The firm closed most of its branches in the UK and Ireland when COVID-19 hit despite being classed as an essential service. It cut 12,000 jobs worldwide and put 4,000 workers on furlough.
China’s plan to impose national security legislation in Hong Kong is expected to lead to the flight of capital and talent from the Asian financial hub, bankers and headhunters said on Friday.