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This Is Why We Need A Climate Debate

For a brief moment on Thursday night, the complicated, daunting and terrifyingly overdue task of averting Democratic presidential hopefuls took the debate stage.  Sen. Green New Deal, evoked the smoldering embers of a wildfire-scorched California town that firefighters tried to protect even as their own homes burned. South Bend, Indiana, Mayor John Hickenlooper, deriding the Green New Deal as socialism and defending oil and gas companies, promised to work with industry to cut emissions as quickly as possible.  Former Vice President Joe Biden pledged to up the ante on former…

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The Tides Trigger Earthquakes And We Might Finally Know Why

As the tides swoosh across the planet, the weight of the oceans on the seafloor changes. Seismologists were unsurprised these shifts would be associated with underwater earthquakes. However, the relationship is the opposite of what they expected. Decades after this puzzle emerged, an answer has been provided, one that could have important implications on land. According to the standard theory of what triggers earthquakes, we should see the movement of the tectonic plates against each other when the pressure above is greatest – at high tides in the oceans. Instead,…

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Ruins of bridge in Italy demolished nearly a year after deadly collapse

A cloud of dust rises as the remaining spans of the Morandi bridge are demolished in a planned explosion, in Genoa, Italy, Friday, June 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni) TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE COMES CRASHING DOWN IN PLANNED  DEMOLITION  The blast was an effort to remove the remaining pillars and road that did not come down during the deadly August 14 collapse that killed 43 people last summer. While officials have not yet named an official cause, the bridge, first built in 1967, had undergone tremendous stress from the 25 million…

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This Doggy Has An Incredible Talent Of Balancing 5 Cups On His Head

Have you ever seen something as mystical as this Australian shepherd as it flawlessly balances five cups of water all while walking on a thin beam? Nowadays even our pets are getting in on the latest trends! They say you cannot teach old dog new tricks, but it looks like this four-legged friend is proving that to be wrong. With each person or animal being different from the last, their individuality leads them to have a different aptitude than the last one. Now we all have seen the extremely talented…

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‘Don’t Meddle In The Election’: Trump And Putin Are Openly Joking About It Now

Donald Trump and Russian President As the two sat next to each for a meeting and media opportunity, a reporter asked Trump if he would tell Putin not to meddle in the upcoming U.S. election as Russia had done in 2016. Putin laughed, as did Secretary of State Trump infamously defended Russia and Putin from allegations of meddling in the 2016 election during a disastrous joint news conference in Helsinki last year.  I think that the United States has been foolish. I think we’ve all been foolish.” “I have President…

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Curiosity Found Its Richest Sample Of Clay Minerals On Mars Yet, Hinting At A Watery Past

NASA’s Curiosity is exploring the slopes of Mars’ Mount Sharp, the highest feature within the Gale Crater. This area was once a large lake and the rover is studying the composition of the soil to better understand how this mountain came to form, and how different Mars was billions of years ago. One of the robotic explorer’s instruments focuses on minerals that only form in the presence of water. And a few weeks ago, it struck gold. Well, clay. It collected two samples and found the largest amount of clay…

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