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World's Loneliest Tree Records Fallout from Humanity
Live Science
The loneliest tree in the world records the signature of humans' impact on planet Earth. A single Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) that stands on remote Campbell Island, in New Zealand, holds within its heartwood the record of radiocarbon fallout from ...

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Bon Iver's Manager Is Trying to Unseat the Congressman From Real World
Slate Magazine
A House race in rural Wisconsin just got a little more star power, at least by proxy anyway: Kyle Frenette has tossed his knit cap into the ring in the state's 7th district, currently held by Real World alum–turned–Republican congressman Sean Duffy ...

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The Guardian

See change: the battle against sexual harassment in the art world
The Guardian
Just as Harvey Weinstein wielded his power as a producer to take advantage of aspiring female actors, it seems those in the seat of power in the art world are no different. The Canadian art collector François Odermatt is being accused of rape by one ...

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Omaha World-Herald

Omaha World-Herald eliminates 43 jobs, makes changes to newspaper
Omaha World-Herald
The Omaha World-Herald eliminated 43 jobs Tuesday, including letting 24 employees go, and will reduce the number of pages in the newspaper starting next week. Phil Taylor, president of The World-Herald, said that 2018 started with declining advertising ...



The Guardian

World's most controversial fruit may depend on giant bats for pollination
The Guardian
But a recent study in Ecology and Evolution finds there may be no durians at all without bats: big, threatened bats. The scientists found that flying foxes – bats in the Pteropus and Acerodon genus and the largest in the world – are likely vital ...



The Verge

Classic open-world racer Burnout Paradise is being remastered for Xbox One and PS4
The Verge
A decade after its initial release, Criterion's brilliant open-world racer Burnout Paradise is getting a second life on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Today, EA announced a newly remastered version of the game, which will include all of Paradise's add ...

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ESPN

'World's Longest Hockey Game' participants are the best players in the world of the week
ESPN
ESPN presents the best player in the world of the week. Each Tuesday, we'll honor the skater or goalie from around the hockey world -- every league, every level, every player -- who had the best previous week, Monday through Sunday. If there's a player ...

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CNBC

World's tallest wooden skyscraper planned in Tokyo
CNBC
The company notes that forests cover approximately two thirds (68.5 percent) of Japan's land area. This puts it at second place among OECD member countries, behind Finland. However, the self-supply rate for domestically-produced timber is only at ...
Tokyo to build world's tallest timber towerCNN
The World's Tallest Wooden Skyscraper Is Coming to JapanFortune
Japan company to build world's tallest wooden skyscraperChannel NewsAsia
BBC News -The Independent
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Is the World Actually Getting … Better?
Slate Magazine
Contrary to the impression that you might get from the newspapers—that we're living in a time of epidemics and war and crime—the curves show that humanity has been getting better, that we're living longer, we are fighting fewer wars, and fewer people ...

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The Verge

Samsung unveils world's largest SSD with whopping 30TB of storage
The Verge
Samsung has unveiled the world's largest solid state drive — an unassuming-looking bit of kit that boasts a whopping 30.72 terabytes of storage. It's the most storage ever crammed into the 2.5-inch form factor, and is designed for enterprise customers ...
Samsung has the world's largest SSD, again, at 30TBEngadget
Samsung's new 30TB SSD is the largest in the worldTechRadar

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