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August 17, 2017 12 Things That Were Happening The Last Time There Was A Total Solar Eclipse In The USSource: BuzzFeed
he last time there was a comparable eclipse in the US — one that, like this year’s will, crossed all the way from the Pacific to the Atlantic — was June 8, 1918. (That eclipse’s path stretched from Washington state to Florida,...
August 17, 2017 Global Warming Will Be Good For HumanitySource: Clean Technica
A set of questions tends to circle around human-caused global warming and climate change. Will it be bad for us? Won’t it be good for anything?
August 17, 2017 Hyundai plans long-range premium electric car in strategic shiftSource: Reuters
SEOUL- Hyundai Motor Co (005380.KS) said on Thursday it was placing electric vehicles at the center of its product strategy - one that includes plans for a premium long-distance electric car as it seeks to catch up to Tesla...
As movie theaters struggle with tepid sales, Mitch Lowe has an extreme proposal for how to get more people into seats: Let them come to all the showings they want for about the price of a single ticket each month.
August 17, 2017 When flu turns fatalSource: Today Online
While most people who get the flu recover within several days when the illness runs its course, doctors say the common viral infection, which spreads easily via coughing, sneezing or nasal secretions, is not always harmless.
August 17, 2017 UK fracking may produce less fuel than claimed, says geologistSource: The Guardian
Fracking for oil and gas in the UK may produce much less fuel – and profits – than has been mooted, according to research based on seismic imaging of the country’s underlying geology.
August 16, 2017 Climate change will cut crop yields—studySource: Inquirer.net
MIAMI—Climate change will have a negative effect on key crops such as wheat, rice, and maize, according to a major scientific report out Tuesday that reviewed 70 prior studies on global warming and agriculture. Read more:...
August 16, 2017 UBER SETTLES WITH FTC AGAIN, THIS TIME OVER 2014 PRIVACY BREACHSource: Wired.com
UBER ON TUESDAY agreed to improve its privacy and security practices and to allow outsiders to monitor its progress for 20 years.
August 16, 2017 Bolivia approves highway through Amazon biodiversity hotspotSource: The Guardian
National park which is home to thousands of indigenous people loses protected status to allow for construction of 190-mile road
Source: The Street
The bank is "reacting to the investor expectations that things have to improve," Hank Boerner, chairman of Governance & Accountability Institute Inc., a New York-based consultancy, said in a telephone interview. "Bringing in new...
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