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Explosion of life on Earth linked to heavy metal act at planet's centre
Formation of solid iron core 550m years ago restored magnetic field and protected surface At the centre of the Earth, a giant sphere of solid iron is slowly swelling. This is the inner core and scientists have recently uncovered intriguing evidence that suggests its birth half a billion years ago may have played a key role in the evolution of life on Earth. At that time, our planet's magnetic fie
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Google Says It Will Automatically Delete Abortion Clinic Visits From Users' History
Search History Google has finally released some info about how the company will handle sensitive user data related to abortions. Following the controversial overturn of Roe v. Wade — which has already caused at least one 10-year-old child to take a risky trip across state lines to seek care — the tech giant said on Friday it will delete user data that confirms a person traveled to an abortion cen
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Lawyers and Doctors Struggle to Figure Out Who's Actually Dead
The legal definition of death is ever-evolving. Yesterday's Daily Beast report detailed just how hard it is to legally define death, which before 1959 was defined simply as the heart and lungs ceasing to function. But after French physicians discovered "coma dépassé," which means "beyond a coma," legal clarification was written allowing doctors and hospitals to complete organ donations from these
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Unfortunate Snake Causes Power Outage for 10,000 Homes
RIP How many snakes does it take to slither into a substation and short the circuits? Nearly 10,000 households in Japan found out the answer on Wednesday when a single snake found its way into the Tohoku Electric Power station and caused an outage that lasted an hour. The snake connected with a live wire while searching for shade, according to Japan Today News , causing a safety shutdown at aroun
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Matt Hancock's blase attitude to the rise in Covid cases is alarming | Letters
Dr Simon Williams says the former health secretary shows a worrying lack of understanding; Verity Gibson finds his views insulting. Plus letters from Jude Geddes and Dr Jon Scales Matt Hancock's views show a worrying lack of understanding from a former health secretary ( Yes, the number of Covid cases in the UK is rising – but that is no cause for alarm, 30 June ). He misleadingly claims that rem
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10-Year-Old Forced to Cross State Lines by Disgusting Abortion Ban
A 10-year old child in Ohio missed the deadline to receive an abortion by three days, forcing her to take a risky journey over state lines to get the potentially life-saving procedure. The Indianapolis Star reported that a doctor in Ohio called a gynecologist colleague in Indiana to ask for help, since the patient was six weeks and three days pregnant, meaning she'd exceeded the legal time limit
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In the New Disney Pixar Movie Lightyear, Time Gets Bendy. Is Time Travel Real, or Just Science Fiction?
Spoiler alert: this article explains a key plot point, but we don't give away anything you won't see in trailers. Thanks to reader Florence, 7, for her questions. At the beginning of the new Disney Pixar film, Lightyear, Buzz Lightyear gets stranded on a dangerous faraway planet with his commanding officer and crew. Their only hope of getting off the planet is to test a special fuel. To do that,
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Ars Poetica With Mother and Dogs
I turn and don't expect my mother's face I ask how did you enter this poem she says it wasn't easy she is dressed in my favorite horse-print silk sheath and dripping lake water says she wore it to trick my lover I want to ask how could you but instead I reach behind her and break a vase she used to love but we are surrounded by dogs some of them used to sleep at our bedsides but don't anymore she
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Truly Humbled to Be the Author of This Article
"I was humbled to be awarded an honorary degree by the London School of Economics earlier this week. Thank you so much for this prestigious honour!" — Tweet from Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank Whenever I feel particularly humble, I tweet about myself. I have never earned an honorary degree from the London School of Economics, but if I ever did, I'd certainly tweet the h
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MERIL(メリル)推奨プラグインの一括インストール方法
MERIL(メリル)推奨プラグインのインストール方法 WordPressテーマ MERIL(メリル)は、推奨プラグインを簡単にインストールできます。 ダッシュボード左の 「外観」>「推奨プラグインのインストール」を選択 しましょう。 画像引用 MERIL(メリル)公式サイト 必要なプラグインにチェックを入れて「 Install 」→「 適用 」を選択すると、 一括でインストールが完了 します。 MERIL(メリル)と相性は抜群 すべての推奨プラグインは、全部MERIL(メリル)との相性は良好ですので安心して導入できます。 推奨プラグインには、本来なら有料(9,800円・税込)の SIMPLE BLOG DESIGN が入っています。 また、広告のクリック率を上げる Blog Floating Button も面白いプラグインだと思います。 とってもお得で使いやすいので、ぜひ導入しましょう
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The hawk has landed: braking mid-air to prioritize safety over energy or speed
Researchers at the University of Oxford have found that hawks control their flight to ensure the safest landing conditions when perching, even if it takes longer and more energy to do so. Understanding how birds optimise their landing manoeuvres through learning may help in developing small aircraft capable of perching like birds.
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The hawk has landed: braking mid-air to prioritize safety over energy or speed
Researchers at the University of Oxford have found that hawks control their flight to ensure the safest landing conditions when perching, even if it takes longer and more energy to do so. Understanding how birds optimise their landing manoeuvres through learning may help in developing small aircraft capable of perching like birds.
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North Carolina Is a Warning
T he ad that signaled the coming catastrophe for democracy in North Carolina appeared just four days before the November 2012 election. As the ad opened, a woman's voice wondered aloud whether voters "can trust Sam Ervin IV to be a fair judge." Ervin, captured in black and white, looks shifty, moving his eyes back and forth before turning his head suddenly as if he is on the run. Ervin and his fa
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Memory games: how to boost your brain power
When it comes to recall, it's very much a case of 'use it, don't lose it'. Here's how you can improve yours, at any age… The forgetting curve is a visual representation of how much we forget if we don't try to retain what we learn (a lot; pretty much everything). To combat that, it's vital to test your recall at intervals. You don't need to try to remember something specific: Nishant Kasibhatla
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If It Can Happen in San Francisco, It Can Happen Anywhere
The San Francisco School Board recently returned the admissions policy at Lowell, the city's most prestigious public high school, to the merit-based system that it had used for more than a century. Thus ended a short-lived lottery introduced in the name of racial equity. The board also abandoned a campaign to erase "The Life of Washington," a WPA-era mural at George Washington High School by the
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2022 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #26
Listing of articles linked to on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week: Sun, June 26, 2022 through Sat, July 2, 2022. The following articles sparked above average interest during the week (bolded articles are from SkS authors): Greta Thunberg makes surprise appearance at Glastonbury festival , Climate Confusion , Exxon CEO says no new gas cars globally by 2040, goes wolf-in-she
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