For Poland's mining region, coal remains a way of life

My father, my grandfather were miners, so I am," says Arkadiusz Wojcik at a coal mine in the southern Polish town of Knurow. Defying the danger to life and limb of descending into the mine on a daily basis, Poland's coal miners still pass down the job from father to son. The occupation may be on its way out in much of the West, but in Poland's Silesian coal country it is thriving thanks to high wages and support from a government that refuses to decarbonise the economy.
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Is Chile's plastic bag ban a rubbish idea?

Chile has banned stores from handing out free plastic bags to shoppers and it is a headache for some.
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Saturday Night Palate Cleanser: Is This Hover Owl Good or Extremely Suspicious?

From the depths of the internet comes to us one clip of an owl in parts unknown, riding what appears to be a Segway miniPRO hoverboard (self-balancing scooter, in the company’s parlance) or something like it. Reached for comment, Twitter user Daniel Rourke commented only that he had discovered the video on Digg, where…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Scooters, Mysteries, Segway, Hoverboards, Digg, Owl, Hover Owl, Daniel Rourke

Behind TIME's Cover Commemorating George H.W. Bush's Life

The former President died Nov. 30 at the age of 94
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On the fast track: Stratolaunch says its rocket engine preburner has hit full power

Chalk up another milestone for Stratolaunch Systems’ rocket engine development effort: The Seattle-based space company founded by late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen says it ramped up the preburner for its PGA rocket engine to full power this week during hot-fire tests. Stratolaunch’s 3D-printed preburner, a key component that typically begins a rocket engine’s combustion process, had its first hot firing less than a month ago at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. And just a year ago, ...
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After 7.0 Earthquake Shakes Alaska, Governor Says Impact Could Last ‘Quite Some Time’

Alaska is now beginning to survey the damage of powerful back-to-back earthquakes that struck the area around Anchorage on Friday, an event that resulted in significant damage to buildings, roads, and other infrastructure. Speaking with reporters following the quake, Alaska Governor Bill Walker said that resulting…Read more...
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This New Supergirl Clip Teases Dreamer's Prophetic Powers

Tomorrow is the midseason finale of Supergirl, which means things are going to soon get a bit dramatic. Here’s a clip to tide you over.Read more...
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Nations urged to tackle 'urgent threats' at UN climate talks

With the direst warnings yet of impending environmental disaster still ringing in their ears, representatives from nearly 200 nations gathered Sunday in Poland to firm up their plan to prevent catastrophic climate change. The UN climate summit comes at a crucial juncture in mankind's response to planetary warming. The smaller, poorer nations that will bare its devastating brunt are pushing for richer states to make good on the promises they made in the 2015 Paris agreement.
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Climate change

As representatives gather in Poland for talks on climate change, we look at how hot the world has got and what can we can all do to tackle global warming.
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Climate change: Where we are in seven charts and what you can do to help

As representatives gather in Poland for talks on climate change, we look at how hot the world has got and what can we can all do to tackle global warming.
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Uber May Be Eyeing an E-Scooter Aquisition of Bird or Lime: Report

The leading ride-share company may be eyeing an acquisition of one of two leaders in electric scooter rentals, according to a new report from the Information. In what the report said could amount to a “multibillion-dollar deal,” Uber has reportedly launched discussions to buy either Bird or Lime.Read more...
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NYPD Officer Reportedly Suspended After Recording His Testicles on Body Cam

The New York City Police Department has suspended a detective after learning he recorded a 32-second video of his testicles on a body cam in what appears to have been a horribly ill-advised prank, the New York Daily News reported on Saturday.Read more...
Tags: Harassment, New York, Science, Technology, NYC, Police, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, Nypd, New York City Police Department, New York Daily News, Body Cams, Body Cam

The Latest: Seismic expert: Alaska uses stringent standards

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the Alaska earthquakes (all times local):
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The Producer of Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures Talks Being 'Playful' With Classic Canon

Yesterday, Lucasfilm released the first batch of Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures shorts, a series of animated shorts that pair new visuals with audio from the films, creating bite-sized reinterpretations of the Star Wars universe perfect for kids (except for the Darth Vader one, which is… kinda brutal). They’re…Read more...
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The Latest: Alaska gets $5 million for road repairs

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on Alaska earthquakes (all times local):
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Genius Ryan Zinke Calls Congressman Who Will Likely Be Future Oversight Chair a Drunk

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke—a man who wears ranger hats backwards and spreads conspiracy theories about “radical environmentalists” are responsible for wildfires when he’s not destroying public land protections and calling for more drilling—just accused a sitting congressman of alcoholism in retaliation for writing…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Environment, Ethics, Conservation, Interior Department, Interior, Ryan Zinke, House Natural Resources Committee, Raúl Grijalva, 4 Dimensional Chess

Experts: Alaska quake damage could have been much worse

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The magnitude 7.0 earthquake that rattled Alaska's largest city cracked roads and collapsed highway ramps, but there were no reports of widespread catastrophic damage or collapsed buildings.
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Bitcoin, and Cryptocurrency in General, Had a Terrible November

Bitcoin, as well as smaller cryptocurrencies like XRP and ether, had a terrible November that saw $70 billion in value wiped off the market, CNBC reported on Friday.Read more...
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George H.W. Bush’s Loyal Service Dog Sully Is Escorting His Casket to Washington

He will be granted a state funeral, as is customary for former Presidents
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What We Know About George H.W Bush's Funeral Services

He will be granted a state funeral, as is customary for former Presidents
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Frosty The Snowman Is Probably A Lich

In a thread on the Dungeons & Dragons Reddit forum, user KiddBlack floated an idea: What if Frosty the Snowman is actually a lich? What if that joyful fella is actually an undead wizard of immense power. We investigate.Read more...
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Looks Like Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Will Be Back This Spring

Hail magic Satan! Looks like we know when Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is coming back, and it’s a lot sooner than expected. Read more...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won a prestigious science-fair prize for research involving free radicals

Newly elected lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is known for being the youngest woman ever voted into Congress, speaking up for immigration reform, and pushing for Democratic socialism. She knows how antioxidants affect roundworm longevity, too. In 2007, Ocasio-Cortez won a prize at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in microbiology. The ISEF isn’t your standard…
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Richard Branson Says He’s Going to Send People Into Space by Christmas

Billionaire Richard Brandon really, really wants you to believe he’s going to send people to space—and soon. In a new interview with CNN, the Virgin Group founder now says he’s “reasonably confident” his spaceflight company can beat out competitors like Blue Origin and SpaceX with crewed trips to space before…Read more...
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Hundreds of aftershocks shake Alaskans following big quake

Chris Riekena was driving his 7-year-old son to school when his car started acting up. As he pulled over, he realized the problem wasn't his car — it was a huge earthquake. "It was probably a good 30 to 40 seconds of slow-motion disaster," said Riekena, an engineer with the Alaska Department of Transportation who later returned to the site for his job.
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Former colleagues accuse Neil deGrasse Tyson of sexual misconduct

Fox and Cosmos are investigating Neil deGrasse Tyson for allegedly engaging in sexually inappropriate behavior, Variety reports. This comes on the heels of a Nov. 29 story in which two women leveled accusations at the astrophysicist. On Thursday, Patheos published interviews with Tyson's fellow astronomer Dr. Katelyn N. Allers and his former assistant Ashley Watson. Tyson has also been accused of sexual assault in the past. “My experience with him is he’s not someone who has great respect...
Tags: Science, Fox, Harvey Weinstein, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Watson, Bucknell University, Tyson, Cosmos, SAN FRANCISCO Google, Allers, Jennifer Lawrence Reese Witherspoon, Katelyn N Allers, Ashley Watson Tyson, Hollywood Tchiya Amet

How Morgan Stanley's 'mad scientist' became the top Wall Street analyst on the space industry

Adam Jonas became famous – and to some, infamous – on Wall Street when he called for Tesla's stock to more than double to $70 a share.
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How Morgan Stanley's 'mad scientist' became the top Wall Street analyst on the space industry

Morgan Stanley's auto analyst Adam Jonas has been leading a steady research effort at the Wall Street firm. Morgan Stanley has a space team made up of 11 analysts covering sectors from aerospace to the internet. Adam Jonas became famous – and to some, infamous – on Wall Street when he called for Tesla's TSLA stock to more than double to $70 a share.
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How taking a home genetics test could help catch a murderer

Specialists are using public-access DNA databases to track down violent criminals such as the notorious Golden State Killer. But the technique raises a host of legal and ethical questionsDNA sleuth CeCe Moore recalls the moment that the pieces came together, in May, in the hunt for her first suspected killer – the man now thought to be responsible for the brutal 1987 murders of a young Canadian couple on a trip to Seattle. While Moore is used to uncovering secrets – she’s helped hundreds of adop...
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Saudi Crown Prince Was in Contact with Leader of Khashoggi Killing, Report Says

The Central Intelligence Agency has intercepts of 11 electronic messages that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent to the adviser who supervised the abduction, torture, killing, and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The messages were sent both before and after the killing, according to a report by …Read more...
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