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Removing poop from Portland Harbor 50 years ago was 1st step to the city's waterfront boom
PORTLAND, Maine — Pull the handle on the back of any toilet in the city and whatever you've deposited will go swirling, clockwise down the drain and — poof — it's out of your life forever. It's an almost magical process. But there's no wizardry at work, and nothing really vanishes. Instead, the sewage travels through miles of subterranean...
Magnetar Emitting Radio Waves
Artist's conception of a neutron star with an ultra-strong magnetic field, called a magnetar, emitting radio waves (red). Magnetars are a leading candidate for what generates Fast Radio Bursts. Credit: Bill Saxton, NRAO/AUI/NSFIn radio astronomy, a fast radio burst (FRB) is a transient radio pulse of length ranging from a fraction of a millisecond to a...
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Tea Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation rolled out a new logo last week and, predictably, the reaction on social media was mixed.Some people loved it. Some people hated it. Some hunters and anglers liked the images of the white-tailed deer and white bass on the new logo, but objected to the scissor-tailed flycatcher since the agency...
Interview with Simonetta Di Pippo, Former Director of the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs
Simonetta Di Pippo is the former Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA). She has also previously served as the Director of Human Spaceflight at the European Space Agency and the Director of the Observation of the Universe at the Italian Space Agency.We...
Walter Medwid: Refocus Fish & Wildlife mandates so it's on conservation
This commentary is by Ross Saxton, a resident of Waitsfield. Calls to protect wildlife through new state hunting and trapping laws have become more of a focus in the Statehouse recently, which is also making waves on social media and in the news. Debates have ensued about the validity of these newly proposed laws, such as a ban on...
Former Fittest Woman on Earth Katrin Davidsdottir keeps her core strong with exercises including deadbugs and side planks
Katrin Davidsdottir competing at "Strength in Depth" in London in June 2022.Sean EllisonCrossFit athlete Katrin Davidsdottir has always had a six-pack, but her core wasn't always strong.The former Fittest Woman on Earth said neglecting her core led to a herniated disc.Davidsdottir now does a lot of core exercises, including deadbugs, side planks, and L-sit holds.katrin davidsdottir does "a...
Sadie Sink has been making waves since she joined the cast of Stranger Things as Max in Season Two. She even played the lead role in Taylor Swift's All Too Well: The Short Film last year. The 20-year-old is now set to star in the film, The Whalealong with Brendan Fraser. And she is...
California wildlife: Will crossings keep animals safe?
In summary Large animals cause 20 crashes a day on California highways. Experts say special bridges and tunnels can prevent them and protect endangered species. This is articulated in spanish. It'd be just another normal day, nearly 17 feet above Highway 101 in Agoura Hills. A southern alligator lizard and a western toad hide from the heat in the greenery...
Migrant caravan in south Mexico demands corridor to border
NEW YORK (AP) — A US Army private from Kentucky pleaded guilty Friday to charges that he plotted to murder members of his unit in an attack that he planned to carry out in 2020 on behalf of a group that promotes extreme violence to bring about the demise of Western civilization, authorities said.Ethan Phelan Melzer, 24, of...
Justice or overreach?: As crucial test looms, Big Greens are under fire
But Henn said it's important to distinguish the grunt work of organizing from “performative solidarity.” He observed too many organizations distracted by “having internal debates about messaging and identity and your positions on different issues.” Indeed, in this new phase of environmentalism, Big Green organizations are extending themselves into labor rights, immigration, housing and democracy reform. Some...

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