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Vikings were in North America by 1021 CE (ars technica)

Enlarge / Aerial image of L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, Canada. (credit: Glenn Nagel Photography) Centuries before Christopher Columbus stumbled across the Bahamas, the Vikings established a beachhead at L’Anse Aux Meadows, a site on the northern peninsula of what is now Newfoundland, Canada. A recent study narrows down the date of the Norse arrival in North America to as early as 1021 CE, based on scraps of discarded wood from the site and with help from the aftermath of an ancient...
Tags: News, Earth, North America, Vikings, Bahamas, Christopher Columbus, Newfoundland Canada, Michael Dee, Kiona N Smith, L'Anse aux Meadows, Anse aux Meadows Newfoundland Canada, Glenn Nagel Photography Centuries, Newfoundland University of Groningen, Margot Kuitems


Tesla switching to LFP batteries in all standard-range cars

Tesla is changing the battery cell chemistry that it uses in its standard range vehicles, the automaker said Wednesday in its third-quarter investor deck. In September, Tesla asked Model 3 reservation holders in the US if they’d accept a car that had a battery made with LFP cells instead of the Nickel Cobalt Aluminum Oxide cells that Tesla previously used for Model 3 sedans sold in North America. The two top producers of these types of battery cells are CATL and BYD. Tesla is already procuring ...
Tags: Business, News, US, Tesla, North America, LFP, CATL, Nickel Cobalt Aluminum Oxide


Date of Viking Visit to North America Pinpointed to 1021 AD

Using samples of chopped-down wood left behind by Viking explorers at their settlement in Newfoundland and known chemical markers of powerful solar storms in 993 AD, a group of scientists has determined the exact timing of the first-known visit of Europeans to North America: 1021 AD. If you’re keeping score at home, that’s 471 years before Columbus. A team of scientists looked at wood found at the L’Anse aux Meadows Viking site. In three cases the trees had been physically cut down, and moreove...
Tags: Newfoundland, North America, Vikings, Jason Kottke


Solar storm confirms Vikings settled in North America exactly 1,000 years ago

Analysis of wood from timber-framed buildings in Newfoundland shows Norse-built settlement 471 years before ColumbusLong before Columbus crossed the Atlantic, eight timber-framed buildings covered in sod stood on a terrace above a peat bog and stream at the northern tip of Canada’s island of Newfoundland, evidence that the Vikings had reached the New World first.But precisely when the Vikings journeyed to establish the L’Anse aux Meadows settlement had remained unclear – until now. Continue read...
Tags: Science, Americas, World news, Canada, Atlantic, Newfoundland, Archaeology, North America, Columbus, Vikings, L'Anse aux Meadows


‘Dune’ Starts Strong Internationally, But Will U.S. Audiences Embrace Denis Villeneuve’s Sci-Fi Epic?

Director Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic “Dune” has collected promising ticket sales internationally, but will box office spice flow in North America? The Warner Bros. film, a big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 sci-fi novel, opens in 4,100 theaters in the U.S. and Canada on Friday and is projected to generate $30 million to $40 million […]
Tags: News, Canada, Box Office, Warner Bros, North America, Dune, Frank Herbert, Denis Villeneuve, Sci Fi Epic, Ron's Gone Wrong, The French Dispatch


Titleist Pro V1 RCT Golf Ball (for Trackman)

Trackman and Titleist have partnered on a new (sorta) golf ball. The Titleist Pro V1 RCT is the first golf ball specifically designed for use with Trackman in an indoor environment. What? Let’s back up a bit. Golf is traditionally, perhaps even fundamentally, a game played outdoors. But, when you consider lessons, fittings, and a fully simulated golf experience, there is inarguably a massive number of shots being hit indoors. It’s also true that we live in the age of data. Very few of us are ban...
Tags: Sport, Golf, North America, Pebble Beach, Ball, Carlsbad, Stone, USGA, AVX, Jeremy Stone, Golf Balls, Titleist, Trackman, RCT, New Golf Releases: New Golf Clubs & More, Europe Titleist


Rule of law declined more in the US amid the pandemic than in countries with authoritarian leaders like Poland and Hungary: study

A child holds a sign at a protest against COVID-19 vaccine mandates on August 9, 2021 in New York City. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images Rule of law declined in the US more than any country in Europe or North America amid the COVID-19 pandemic, new data shows. The US even outpaced countries led by authoriatians like Hungary and Poland in this regard. The rule of law dropped in a majority of countries for the fourth consecutive year, the study found. The rule of law has declined more in the...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Democracy, Washington, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Beijing, Hungary, United States, Xi Jinping, Poland, North America, Rule Of Law


Exclusive: On the Trail of Bigfoot: The Discovery Documentary Trailer

ComingSoon is debuting the trailer for the upcoming documentary from Small Town Monsters titled On the Trail of Bigfoot: The Discovery. Directed, edited, written, and narrated by Seth Breedlove, the movie features “interviews with and evidence collected by members of the Olympic Project.” The documentary will be available to purchase or rent on November 2 on a number of platforms from 1091 Pictures, including iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, and FandangoNOW. RELATED: Exclusive Skinwalker: The H...
Tags: Video, Movies, Documentary, North America, Exclusive, Olympic Peninsula, Movie News, Seth Breedlove, Northern Washington, 1091 Pictures, Small Town Monsters, On the Trail of Bigfoot: The Discovery, Olympic Peninsula Breedlove


North America's biggest container port faces record backlog

• Analysis: The global energy crisis is complicating Biden's climate agenda
Tags: News, Stories, North America, Biden


The Eternals post-credits scene has already been spoilt

Eternals has had its premiere in North America, meaning the first reactions are out. And while the majority of those attending – whether...
Tags: North America


Kickstarter launched for Johnny, an apple-growing sneaker

In Toronto, a designer has launched a Kickstarter to fund production of a biodegradable shoe that, if buried, can be grown into an apple tree.   Luc Houle, 33, calls the shoe Johnny—a nod to Johnny Appleseed, who introduced apples to North America in the 1800s. Houle spent seven years designing Johnny from biodegradable materials with an apple seed hidden in the sole. When buried, the shoes attract microbes that break down the outsole in about 3 years. At some point during that process, the fer...
Tags: China, Toronto, Kickstarter, North America, Johnny, Johnny Appleseed, Houle, Chemicals & Materials, Luc Houle


North America's biggest container port faces record backlog

Approximately 200,000 shipping containers remain gridlocked off the coast of Los Angeles on Monday as pandemic-related disruptions continue to affect various supply chains, according to Gene Seroka, the executive director of the Port of Los Angeles.
Tags: Los Angeles, Cnn, North America, Gene Seroka


North America's biggest container port is backlogged, and it may impact holiday shopping

• Analysis: The global energy crisis is complicating Biden's climate agenda
Tags: News, Stories, North America, Biden


Toyota, Stellantis Announce North American Battery Plants

Automakers Toyota and Stellantis separately announced plans to construct lithium-ion battery plants in North America on Monday. With regulatory pressures mounting, the industry has been shifting its eggs between baskets to avoid trouble. But the ultimate goal for most brands is to transition toward selling EVs, requiring meaningful action and financial expenditures on the part of […] The post Toyota, Stellantis Announce North American Battery Plants appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Stellantis and LG to work together to build batteries in North America

The auto industry's building boom for the massive batteries needed to power electric vehicles continues.
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The shipping crisis has gotten so bad that some companies are chartering air cargo planes for $2 million or more for a single flight

A cargo plane. Getty Images The shipping crisis is driving some companies to ship their goods via air charters. A trans-Pacific Boeing 777 air freight charter has hit $2 million - more than double its peak pre-pandemic price. It could cost even more to ship out of Vietnam, as the manufacturing hub faces multiple disruptions. The shipping crisis is boosting demand for air cargo, with desperate retailers sending the price of an air freight charter to record levels.According to Air Charter S...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, UK, New York, US, Trends, Nike, Vietnam, North America, Pacific, Boeing, Morgan Evans, Air Charter Service, Demartini, Marc Schlossberg, Huileng Tan


Tales From The Box Office: How Skyfall Became The Biggest Bond Movie Ever

(Welcome to Tales from the Box Office, our column that examines box office miracles, disasters, and everything in between, as well as what we can learn from them.)Daniel Craig's debut as 007 came in 2006's "Casino Royale." It simply cannot be overstated just how radical that movie was in comparison to how Pierce Brosnan ended his run with "Die Another Day" just four years earlier. Though Craig's casting was initially met with distaste from certain fans (as the first ever "blond Bond," he was a c...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Movies, Adele, America, Sony, James Bond, Judi Dench, Box Office, Daniel Craig, North America, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Avengers, Bond, MGM


Surprising US Intelligence, China Tested a Hypersonic Missile

"China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August," reports Reuters, "showing a capability that caught U.S. intelligence by surprise, the Financial Times reported, citing five unnamed sources." AFP explains what's uniquely threatening about hypersonic missiles: Ballistic missiles fly high into space in an arc to reach their target, while a hypersonic flies on a trajectory low in the atmosphere, potentially reaching a target more quickly. Crucially, a hypersonic missile is maneuverab...
Tags: North Korea, China, US, Tech, Bloomberg, United States, North America, Financial Times, South Pole, Norad, Reuters, Afp, US Canada, United States Russia, North American Aerospace Defense Command NORAD, Glen VanHerck


Most climate science is written by white men

In deciding how the world responds to the climate crisis, policymakers rely on research that tends to be written predominantly by men in the Global North The post Most climate science is written by white men appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Asia, Europe, Gender, UK, Africa, Women, Climate, US, Research, South Africa, South America, North America, Reuters, Openaccess, Climate Science, White Men


Can you have more than one cultural identity?

Forming our identity is an important developmental process that begins at birth. We acquire our identity through our interactions with individuals and groups in the social worlds to which we belong, including our caregivers, peers, friends, teachers, ethnic heritages, formal and informal groups, and social media. One critical component of our identity is our cultural identity, and one important aspect of our cultural identity is a sense of belonging. What is our cultural identity? According to O...
Tags: Books, Featured, US, Canada, United States, North America, Santo Nino, Quan, Oxford Reference, Christophe, Kamehameha Early Education Program, Helen Neville, Yampolsky


Hollywood Narrowly Avoids Strike As IATSE And AMPTP Reach A Deal

Hollywood stood on the verge of mass nationwide strike action this weekend, as film and TV crew members packed up their equipment with no certainty of whether they'd be back to work on Monday. But with the deadline looming to reach an agreement, the IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees) and AMPTP (Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers) have agreed on a new three-year contract.If you're uncertain of the details of this story, definitely check out /Film's handy...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Movies, News, North America, AMPTP, Iatse, Hollywood Narrowly


Young Siblings Make $35K Monthly By Mining Cryptocurrency. Here’s How They Do It

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Video- Grand Rapids Griffins With A 6-1 Home Opener Win

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Six different Grand Rapids Griffins lit the lamp and five enjoyed two-point nights on Friday as the home team roared to its largest-ever victory in a Van Andel Arena opener, defeating the Rockford IceHogs 6-1 before a capacity crowd of 10,834. Chase Pearson, Tyler Spezia and Dennis Yan each tallied a goal and an assist while both reigning AHL Defenseman of the Year Ryan Murphy and rookie Kirill Tyutyayev chipped in a pair of helpers, leading Grand Rapids to a win for th...
Tags: Sport, AHL, North America, Ryan Murphy, Griffin, Pearson, Grand Rapids, Murphy, Calvin Pickard, Van Andel Arena, Spezia, Rockford, Yan, Dennis Yan, Malcolm Subban, Elson


Let’s build it! Portland’s Protected Bike Lane Design Guide is finally out

The new guide tells us we could build a physically-protected lane (like the one in the graphic on the left) on East Burnside between Couch and 11th for as little as $224,000. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) At long last, Portland has an official guidebook to build out its protected bike lane network. If you’re feeling a bit of déjà vu, that’s because we excitedly shared this same news back in June of 2018. But for some reason, after it came out in draft form, the guide was scrubbed from...
Tags: America, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Davis, City Council, North America, City Hall, Federal Highway Administration, 460, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, National Association of City Transportation, NACTO


French Sci-Fi Movie ‘Paul W.R.’s Last Journey’ Sells to North America, U.K. & Other Key Markets For Kinology (EXCLUSIVE)

Romain Quirot’s “Paul W.R.’s Last Journey,” an ambitious film mixing science fiction and ecological tale, has been sold by Kinology (“Annette”) to major distributors, including Samuel Goldwyn Films in North America. Represented in international markets by Kinology, the high-concept French-language movie has also been acquired by Altitude in the U.K., Notorious in Italy, Eurovideo in […]
Tags: News, Global, Italy, North America, PAUL, Samuel Goldwyn, Samuel Goldwyn Films, Romain Quirot, Kinology, Gregoire Melin, Paul W.R.'s Last Journey, Paul W R, North America U K amp, Kinology Annette


M3 Launches M3 Expense Management, Powered by SIB, Offering Cost Reductions and Spend Analyses to Customers

M3, the hospitality sector’s #1 cloud-based accounting, financial and data management platform in North America, announced today M3 Expense Management, a cost-reduction and spend-analysis service powered by consulting firm SIB, to help M3 customers further identify cost-saving opportunities at a discounted rate with fast-track prioritization.
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Young Siblings Make $35K Monthly By Mining Cryptocurrency. Here’s How They Do It

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BC FERRIES' BATTERY HYBRID ELECTRIC VESSEL SAILS FROM ROMANIA TO VICTORIA, BC

BC Ferries sixth Island Class ferry, pictured above departing Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania on October 11, is on its way to British Columbia. Temporarily named Island 6, it is the last in the series of newly built battery hybrid electric vessels to join BC Ferries' fleet.   The transoceanic voyage will take approximately 60 days, depending on weather. The ship will sail under its own power for approximately 10,700 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean, through the Panama Canal and u...
Tags: Travel, Romania, Panama Canal, North America, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Coast, Victoria BC, Damen Shipyards Galati, BC Ferries, Eat Play Sleep, Columbia Temporarily, Point Hope Maritime, Nanaimo Harbour Gabriola Island


The best cookbooks to gift or buy for yourself in 2021

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Amazon; Gilbert Espinoza/Insider A great cookbook makes a thoughtful and sentimental gift that evokes past travels, memories, and shared meals. Here are some of our favorite cookbooks this year, including "The Korean Vegan," "New World Sourdough," and "Xi'an Famous Foods." Still looking for a gift? Check out our list of the All-Time Best products we've ever tested. To me, there's no better...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Cooking, Books, Gift Guide, London, Instagram, North Korea, France, White House, China, New York City, Jerusalem, America, Trends


Young Siblings Make $35K Monthly By Mining Cryptocurrency. Here’s How They Do It

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