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The entire country is expected to have a dry Thanksgiving Day this year. However, central and southern US states may experience severe storms before Thanksgiving Day.  Severe thunderstorms may likely interfere with the Thanksgiving preparation of residents from northern Texas to the southern parts of Illinois and Indiana and western portions of Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama
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Attendees at Amazon.com Inc annual cloud computing conference walk past the Amazon Web Services logo in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., November 30, 2017. Salvador Rodriguez | Reuters Amazon‘s cloud-computing service on Wednesday was hit with an outage that took down some websites and services. A notice on Amazon Web Services’ status page said it was
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Young megalodon sharks (artist’s impression) spent time in sheltered coastal areas while they grew to their gigantic adult proportions. Credit: Humberto Ferrón Palaeontology 25 November 2020 Ancient teeth hint that a handful of sites served as sheltered sanctuaries for immature megalodon sharks. The prehistoric shark Otodus megalodon was an awe-inspiring beast, measuring up to three
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WASHINGTON — As SpaceX prepares for the first high-altitude test flight of its Starship reusable launch vehicle, the Federal Aviation Administration is starting a new environmental review required for the company’s future launch vehicle plans. SpaceX performed a brief static-fire test of its Starship SN8 prototype Nov. 24 at its Boca Chica, Texas, test site.
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Thanksgiving looks different this year in America. Grandpas and grandmas, uncles and aunts, and cousins of all numbers probably aren’t gathering together for dinner, unless it’s over Zoom. That reality is creating challenges for producers and suppliers — and new implications for holiday food waste. Holidays — and Thanksgiving, in particular — are huge food waste
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Scientists have found that animals can surprisingly adapt to the increased temperatures caused by climate change. A 2019 UN report estimated that one million species are currently in danger of extinction. Researchers published in the journal Nature found that tropical ocean ecosystems could collapse by 2030, while mountains and forests will follow by 2050.  Consistently, other reports stated that with the current status
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Nissan is reportedly in talks with a little-known US electric pickup startup called Hercules to build an electric version of its Titan pickup truck. It would be joining Tesla, Ford, Rivian, and others into electrifying the important segment in the US. Bloomberg reports that Nissan is in talks with Hercules Electric Vehicles: “The Japanese automaker
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November 24th, 2020 by Press Release  Boralex Inc. (TSX: BLX) (“Boralex” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce that Boralex US Solar CIA LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Corporation, has entered into binding agreements with Centaurus Renewable Energy LLC (“CRE”) and certain other investors to acquire their controlling interests in seven solar plants,
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Researchers often complain about the indicators that hiring and grant committees use to judge them. In the past ten years, initiatives such as the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment and the Leiden Manifesto have pushed universities to rethink how and when to use publications and citations to assess research and researchers. The use of
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DISCO BALL MOON INFORMATION: The large mirror-tiles are 150km squared, and the small ones are 100km squared. They are all 10 km thick with glass (with an IOR of 1.56) There are 3012 mirrored tiles When as near as the ISS, the Earth surface to disco-ball-moon surface distance is 420 km or so The orbital
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13,000 years ago, North America seemed to be thawing from a 2.6 million-year ice age. Then, a huge swath of Earth was suddenly plunged back into the cold for 1,000 years. To understand why we need to talk about megafloods. Check out the PBS Eons episode about epic floods: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWZgfPGtQEs&feature=youtu.be Hosted by: Stefan Chin and
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A new paper documented the effects of changes in the behavior of fires, from being too large or too little, that threatens biodiversity and ecosystems, including over 4,400 species of birds, mammals, insects, and plants worldwide. According to a paper published by a 27-member international team led by researchers from the University of Melbourne, changes in the behavior of fire
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Jim Cramer, the host of CNBC’s Mad Money, cofounder of the Street, and former stockbroker and hedge fund manager, spoke with Katherine Ross, correspondent at the Street, earlier today. Here’s what Cramer had to say to Ross about Joe Biden, Janet Yellen being chosen for secretary of the treasury, green energy, General Electric, and Big Oil. Jim Cramer’s Take
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Wild Turkey / Image Credit: Andrea Westmoreland via Flickr There are 60-foot high balloons floating above packed city blocks, cranberries on the stove, inside-the-turkey stuffing, mashed potatoes, outside-the-turkey stuffing, football, abominably huge turkeys, and one lucky bird. The best part of Thanksgiving dinner? Leftover Thanksgiving dinner. But those leftovers take hard work– that hot, perfect,
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Relics. Environmental hotspots. Or maybe reminders of a simpler time. Good or bad, no one views America’s old coal-fired power plants with indifference.  In their day, they were reliable, cost-effective backbones of America’s economy, driving some of the most spectacular growth the world has seen. Powering industry, commerce and society, they generated not just electricity
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A soldier ant of the species Atta cephalotes (right) extends its mandibles towards an Acromyrmex echinatior worker ant. Mineralized body armour protects some A. echinatior workers from attack. Credit: Caitlin M. Carlson Biomaterials 24 November 2020 A species of leaf-cutter ant is the first known example of an insect with mineralized armour, which shields them
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SAN FRANCISCO – Canadian satellite fleet operator Telesat and Loral Space & Communications announced plans Nov. 24 to combine to form Telesat Corp., a Canadian public company, in a deal expected to close next year. Under an agreement with Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments), Loral Space & Communications and Telesat Canada will
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Burning the Books Richard Ovenden John Murray (2020) In 1660, when the British monarchy was restored, the University of Oxford ordered the burning of books by anti-royalist, pro-free-speech poet John Milton. This is one of many graphic examples inspired by the collections at the institution’s Bodleian Library, cited in Bodleian librarian Richard Ovenden’s powerful history,
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WASHINGTON — Small launch vehicle startup Relativity Space has raised a $500 million funding round that the company says will enable it to accelerate its long-term vision of reshaping aerospace manufacturing. Relativity announced Nov. 23 that it raised the $500 million Series D round, led by hedge fund Tiger Global Management. Several new investors joined
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Radha Dhruv assistant general manager, using Toast software, February 23, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. Joe Amon | The Denver Post via Getty Images Toast, a start-up that sells software to help restaurants with online ordering, has had a rollercoaster of a year managing through the pandemic. Of late, business has been booming, The company responded
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A Long March-5 rocket carrying Chang’e 5 lifts off.Credit: Mark Schiefelbein/AP/Shutterstock A Chinese spacecraft is on its way to the Moon after launching off the coast of Hainan Island, in southern China, this morning at 4:30 AM local time. Chang’e-5’s mission is to retrieve rocks from the Moon and return them to Earth. If successful,
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The Space and Missile Systems Center said Germany on Sept. 30 ordered an undisclosed quantity of Military Code (M-Code) capable GPS user equipment. WASHINGTON — Germany has ordered jam-resistant Global Positioning System receivers from the United States military, becoming the first buyer of the advanced GPS user equipment under the Foreign Military Sales program, the
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Who hasn’t wished the doctor would prescribe a week of vacation or a trip to Walt Disney World to cure an ailment? For patients with kidney stones, that might be just around the corner. According to research published in 2016 in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, a trip to your local amusement park might
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Steve Proehl | Corbis Unreleased | Getty Images A grand jury in Santa Clara, California, issued an indictment on Monday accusing Apple’s chief security officer, Thomas Moyer, of offering bribes to secure concealed carry permits for Apple employees. Moyer allegedly promised to donate 200 iPads worth $70,000 to the Sheriff’s Office in exchange for four
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As chair of fire and structures at the University of Edinburgh, UK, I work in three laboratory spaces. We do everything from small-scale experiments on various building materials to see how easily they ignite or spread fire, to large-scale analyses of the load-bearing systems of skyscrapers using complex computer simulations. Around 2008, my group moved
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SAN FRANCISCO – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration awarded its first contracts Nov. 20 to purchase radio occultation data from commercial satellite operators GeoOptics and Spire Global. The Nov. 20 awards are the culmination of years of work by both companies to develop, manufacture and operate satellites to gather atmospheric temperature, pressure and water