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How ‘Finding Nemo’ Forever Shifted the Power Dynamic Between Disney and Pixar

(Infinity and Beyond is a regular bi-weekly column documenting the 25-year filmography of Pixar Animation Studios, film by film. In today’s column, writer Josh Spiegel highlights Finding Nemo .) Pixar Animation Studios had not stepped wrong with its first four feature films. Though they weren’t all perfect, the two Toy Story films, A Bug’s Life , and Monsters, Inc. had their fair share of fans, critical praise, and awards. What’s more, each of the films had been a big success at ...
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US says Chinese warship fired military laser at US aircraft

The US Navy said Thursday that a Chinese military warship fired a military grade laser at US Navy P-8 surveillance aircraft last week while it was flying over the Pacific Ocean, an action that the US Navy called "unsafe and unprofessional."
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California Is Abnormally Dry After Low-precipitation Winter

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A dry beginning of the year has left most of California abnormally parched and officials are bracing for the possibility of an early and more intense wildfire season amid record-breaking temperatures. Drought has expanded from just under 10% last week to nearly a quarter of the state, mainly in central California, the heart of the state’s agricultural sector, according to a U.S. Drought Monitor map made public Thursday. The map released weekly shows another 43% of the state ...
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POTD: .50 BMG on the Submarine Tender USS Frank Cable

TFB’s Photo Of The Day – Today we’re aboard USS Frank Cable which is a submarine tender. The location is the Pacific Ocean in December 2019, and we’re watching sailors as they fire a .50 caliber machine gun. It’s a pretty cool image taken from above. Below: Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class Lainy J. Boawn […] Read More … The post POTD: .50 BMG on the Submarine Tender USS Frank Cable appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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Sacramento’s 1st Dry February Looks All But Certain; Drought Expands To Nearly Quarter Of California

SACRAMENTO (AP) – A winter with little precipitation has left most of California abnormally dry and officials are bracing for the possibility of an early and more intense wildfire season amid record-breaking temperatures. Drought has expanded to nearly a quarter of the state, mainly in central California, the heart of the state’s agricultural sector, according to a U.S. Drought Monitor map mad public Thursday. The map shows 70 percent of the state is abnormally dry. February is shaping up to be ...
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Atmospheric carbon dioxide at highest level in 3 million years

Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are now at the highest level they’ve been since the Pilocene Era, 3 million years ago, when giant camels roamed arid land above the Arctic Circle. According to a new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) report, in 2018, the global average carbon dioxide amount reached a record high of 407.4 parts per million (ppm). NOAA points a finger directly at humans, noting that the atmospheric carbon dioxide has increased about 100 times faster annu...
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AccuWeather's 2020 Asia spring forecast

It's here. AccuWeather's annual spring forecast for Asia is out -- and meteorologists are expecting a warmer-than-average season for much of the continent in 2020.While a large swath is set for ample rain this season, other locations will face building drought.Additionally, coastal areas will be at risk for a few tropical cyclones. Meanwhile, a couple of early-season cold outbreaks are forecast from eastern Siberia into northeastern Mongolia and the northern Heilongjiang province of C...
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REVIEW: Sprite Ginger

Sprite has always marketed itself to teenagers, so this Sprite Ginger seems a little off-brand. Maybe it’s only me, but I’m not sure if ginger appeals to the younger crowd. Of course, as someone who will be admitting for the 2020 Census that he is in a much higher age bracket than teens and has never spelled the word “thick” with two c’s, I don’t know what kiddos like nowadays. But my adult palate does know what it likes when it comes to caffeine-free, non-alcoholic carbonated sugary beverages...
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Does God Really Hate Me? When Deep Love Feels Like Wrath

The woman he loved so deeply left him because he began to lose his sight. The two had been engaged to marry. George Matheson (1842–1906) went completely blind before his twenty-first birthday. He lived and ministered in Scotland for decades, and never married. His eldest sister cared for him for more than twenty years after he lost his sight, until she herself married on June 6, 1882. He had depended on her, in almost every way, for all those years, and then even her eyes were taken away fr...
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How the Iwo Jima flag raising became a symbol of American dreams

Seventy-five years ago this week, the U.S. Marine Corps began the invasion of Iwo Jima. The tiny island in the Pacific Ocean was considered Japanese soil and fiercely guarded. The battle is said to have been the bloodiest in the war, and Iwo Jima had a monumental impact on the Marine Corps. Bloodiest of battles Iwo Jima is a tiny, 8-square mile island, about one-tenth the size of Catalina Island. Iwo Jima means “sulfer island” in Japanese and is 660 miles south of Tokyo. The Imperial Japanese Ar...
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Tarotscopes that slay: New moon in Pisces

Pisces Season is a mystery.  The last sign of the Zodiac doesn’t promise answers to the most profound of life’s questions– it only promises to take us deeper into the questions themselves.  Depending on your relationship with the unknown, Pisces Season can either be a mystical, creative time full of surprise or a miserable slog through your own hidden lose ends.  I’ve had both, sometimes concurrently. I think of Pisces as the sign of the dreamtime, the void and the invisible world. Pisces is th...
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Cold storm expected to bring rain to Southern California

LOS ANGELES — A cold storm out of the gulf of Alaska will generate showers in Southern California and snow in the mountains before clearing out Saturday night, forecasters said. The storm was some 500 miles to the west over the Pacific Ocean Friday morning and expected to slide into Southern California Friday evening, remaining through Saturday, said National Weather Service meteorologist Todd Hall. Along with showers Friday evening, the storm is expected to produce 1 to 3 inches of snow in the ...
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REVIEW: Lay’s Sea Salt & Vinegar Poppables

To determine whether you’ll love Lay’s Sea Salt & Vinegar Poppables, you have to ask yourself three simple questions. Do you like salt and vinegar potato chips? Do you enjoy the crispy texture of Lay’s Poppables? If it was discontinued, would you send a tear-jerking email to Frito-Lay about how there’s now a hole in your heart that could only be filled with Lay’s Salt & Vinegar Poppables? If you said “yes” to all three questions, I now pronounce you husband and life snack or wife and life sn...
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Panama authorities seize narco-sub packed with 5 tons of drugs

On Wednesday, Panama's National Aeronaval Service seized this homemade semi-submersible vessel in territorial waters off Bocas del Toro. Authorities discovered 5 tons of drugs inside and nabbed four Colombian citizens. According to CNN, "the ministry (of public security in Panama) did not specify what type of drugs were seized in the raid, but smugglers have previously been caught using similar vessels to transport cocaine into the United States and Europe." Indeed, you may recall the i...
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California Sues Trump Administration To Block Water Rules

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California sued the Trump administration on Thursday to block new rules that would let farmers take more water from the state’s largest river systems, arguing it would push endangered populations of delta smelt, chinook salmon and steelhead trout to extinction. The federal rules govern how much water can be pumped out of the watersheds of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers, which flow from the Sierra Nevada mountains to the San Francisco Bay and provide the state wit...
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Multinational Companies Reliant On Chinese Goods Disrupted By New Coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak in China continues to have ripple effects on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. Many multinational companies depend on China for both supplies and sales.
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Water World

This is earth oriented so that the Pacific Ocean is dead center. Not too much land, eh? From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book.. [Author: PBurns]
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CS Swag Bag with Fantasy Island’s Michael Peña, Lucy Hale & Jeff Wadlow!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Swag Bag with Fantasy Island’s Michael Peña, Lucy Hale & Jeff Wadlow! Welcome to a special Fantasy Island edition of’s video feature CS Swag Bag, where we chat with our favorite actors and directors about the strangest or most interesting pieces of swag they’ve ever been given, or even possibly taken from a set. This installment, featuring Michael Peña (Ant-Man), Lucy Hale (Katy Keene) and Jeff Wadlow (Truth or Dare), can be viewed in the player below! ...
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CS Video: Michael Peña & the Fantasy Island Cast!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Video: Michael Peña & the Fantasy Island Cast! Sony Pictures and Blumhouse Productions invited to interview stars Michael Peña and Lucy Hale of the horror reimagining of the classic series Fantasy Island, along with director Jeff Wadlow. Check out the video interview in the player below! The movie is now playing in theaters everywhere! RELATED: Fantasy Island International Trailer Features Michael Rooker The synopsis for Fantasy Island teases a murder m...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Michael Pena, Sony Pictures, Pacific Ocean, Hervé Villechaize, Ryan Hansen, Blumhouse, Roarke, Lucy Hale, Michael Rooker, ComingSoon, Movie News, Jeff Wadlow, Blumhouse Productions, Couper Samuelson

Falling in Love with Yasawa Island

“It might be a bit bumpy,” my pilot revealed as our plane touched down on Yasawa Island. Looking out of the window, I saw hues of blue ranging from electric to deep cobalt form halos around the islands chain. White sand beaches and green rolling hills punctuated the blue. Our plane touched down on the grass airstrip that led to the Pacific Ocean. I stepped off the plane and received...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories What to Expect on Your First Island Hop FlightHanoi to Ha...
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10 Most Beautiful Regions in California

The third-largest state in the US, California is home to a diverse array of beautiful landscapes. Its scenic Pacific Ocean coastline contrasts with the Sierra Nevada and Tehachapi mountain ranges, Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys, and the arid conditions of the Mojave Desert. It is also home to some of the most famous and treasured
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Jeff Bezos reportedly just bought the most expensive home ever sold in California — after spending nearly a year touring some of the priciest mega-mansions in the state

Jeff Bezos reportedly just spent $165 million on a new Beverly Hills mansion, shattering the previous record for the most expensive home ever sold in California. Bezos had been touring mega-mansions with girlfriend Lauren Sanchez since last March, The New York Post's Josh Kosman and Jennifer Gould Keil reported. The centibillionaire Amazon CEO toured and eventually passed on a 26-room Bel Air mansion that later broke sales records when it sold to Rupert Murdoch's son Lachlan for about $150 mil...
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Who Was the Most Isolated Person In History?

This video, based on this What If? question, tries to answer the question of who the most physically isolated person in history was. The top candidates include Michael Collins and the five other command module pilots who stayed in the Moon’s orbit during the Apollo Moon landings as well as perhaps an ancient and unnamed Polynesian explorer who got lost exploring the Pacific Ocean over 1000 years ago. See also The McFarthest Spot. Tags: Apollo   video [Author: Jason Kottke]
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POTD: .50-Caliber Machine Gun On USS Chancellorsville

Photo Of The Day – The location is the Pacific Ocean and we’re on-board the USS Chancellorsville looking at the muzzle flash from a .50 BMG Machine Gun. The ship was launched in 1988 and is named after the Battle of Chancellorsville of the American Civil War. For more information on the ship, please check […] Read More … The post POTD: .50-Caliber Machine Gun On USS Chancellorsville appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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World's most instagrammed forests

About a third of the world’s landmass is covered in forest. And in addition to providing important stuff like the oxygen we breathe and habitats for wild animals, they also make for some downright jaw-dropping photographs. From the towering redwoods of California to the cloud forests of Costa Rica, the trees covering our planet can be our most beautiful sites when captured correctly. We took a look at’s study of the 15 most-Instagrammed forests in the world and found some of ...
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New Fantasy Island Clips Reveal the Rules of the Island

BEGIN SLIDESHOW New Fantasy Island clips reveal the rules of the island Ahead of the film’s debut this Friday, three new clips from Sony Pictures and Blumhouse Productions’ upcoming horror reimagining of the classic series Fantasy Island have arrived online, featuring Michael Peña as he explains the rules of the island. Also starring Lucy Hale and Maggie Q, you can check out the videos below! RELATED: Fantasy Island International Trailer Features Michael Rooker The synopsis for Fantasy ...
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Heading West

We headed out today on the last leg of our journey across Costa Rica. This time to the west coast and the Pacific Ocean. We were traveling to the area of Manuel Antonio National Park staying just outside the park at the Shanna by the Beach Hotel. Ou
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Property owner kills cougar in Santa Monica Mountains following livestock attacks

One of only two remaining male adult mountain lions in the Santa Monica Mountains has been shot and killed after a series of attacks on livestock that left a property owner with 12 dead animals over a two-year period, the National Park Service announced Monday, Feb. 10. Mountain lion hunting is banned in California and special protections are in place for the Santa Monica and Santa Ana Mountains because the cougar populations in those areas are at risk. But the state issues hunting permits to pr...
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Coast Guard Brings Haul Of Seized Cocaine To San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says nearly 20,000 pounds of cocaine seized in the eastern Pacific Ocean has been brought to San Diego. The drug estimated to be worth about $338 million is scheduled to be offloaded from the cutter Munro at Naval Base San Diego on Monday morning. The cocaine was seized in eight operations by the crews of four cutters between mid-November and mid-January. The Coast Guard released aerial surveillance video showing boats being pursued and boarded at sea. The C...
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Has Newsom settled the water wars?

The beating heart of California’s massive system of capturing, storing and distributing water is the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Water flows into the West’s largest estuary from the Sacramento, San Joaquin and several lesser rivers that drain the state’s mountain chains on its northern and eastern edges. While most of the water continues into the Pacific Ocean, giant pumps on the southern edge of the Delta suck much of it into canals supplying San Joaquin Valley farms and Southern California c...
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