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This Giant Plant Looks Like Raw Meat and Smells Like Dead Rat - For a plant that emits an overpowering stench of rotting carcass, you’d think the corpse flower would have a PR problem. But it’s quite the opposite: Anytime a corpse flower opens up at a botanical garden somewhere in the world, visitors flock to catch a whiff and get a glimpse of the giant plant, which can grow up to 10 feet tall when it blooms and generally only does so every two to 10 years. Corpse flowers — also known as ti...
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Trump Hits Solar Panels, Washing Machines With Tariffs - WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is approving tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines in a bid to help U.S. manufacturers. The administration cast Monday’s decisions as part of Trump’s pledge to put American companies and jobs first. The administration is imposing an immediate tariff of 30 percent on most imported solar modules, with the rate declining before phasing out after four years. For lar...
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Why Sexual Harassment Victims Often Can’t Just ‘Get Over It’ - Since October, when dozens of women accused Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, a torrent of stories about male sexual misconduct has roiled workplaces in entertainment, journalism, government and the restaurant industry. Even yoga teachers now face a day of reckoning. ‘If they wanted to shut me up, they’d touch me under the table.’ Many women have talked about the negative impact these experiences have had...
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How Virtual Reality Is Opening Up Some of the World’s Most Inaccessible Archaeological Sites - In California, researchers are using VR to study and open access for Native Americans to remote, delicate and hugely important cultural sites.
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Lunar Jackpot: Full Moon-Super-Blue-Eclipse! - On January 31st, we will be rewarded with a winning spin in the celestial jackpot machine. On this day the full moon is also a super moon, a blue moon, and, oh, yes, a total lunar eclipse! What You Can Expect to See The full moon happens every month of course. Even so, it’s still a beautiful thing to see. With the moon at the opposite end of the sky from the sun, we see its fully sunlit face, without a hint of the shadow of lunar night. Full mo...
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Another Reason Why You Still Need a Flu Shot This Year - It could be a whole lot easier to get the flu than you thought: A new study finds it doesn’t take someone coughing or sneezing near you — just breathing may be enough. The study from San Jose State University, UC Berkeley and others looked for infectious virus in coughs, sneezes and exhaled air from people with the flu, and found 35 percent of samples of exhaled air contained it. “So when someone is coming down with influenza, they sh...
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Transforming Physicists, Engineers into Teachers at New MIT Program - CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Doyung Lee is a living rebuke to the old maxim that those who can, do, and those who can’t, teach. Lee, who is 24, has a bachelor’s degree in engineering that led him to become a programmer, a profession with high pay and good prospects. But he said he was “pretty miserable in that job. You don’t interact with people. You develop web apps you never see people use, and that weren’t meaningful to me.” So ...
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Once Pot-Friendly, Calvaras County Bans Marijuana - Marijuana has deeply divided financially Calaveras County, which is home to 200 licensed marijuana farms and more than 1,000 illegal ones.
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Couple Narrowly Escaped the Mudslides, But Lost a Friend - Geoff Gray and his partner Dina Landi made it out of alive by climbing onto their roof – but their friend next door was swept away by the mud.
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Mudslide Bound Residents Relying on Old Fashioned Transit Alternatives - Because the 101 freeway and other major roads are shut down due to the Montecito mudslides, commuters are traveling by whale watching ferries and amtrak trains.
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