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A 3-foot-long mammoth tusk hidden on the ocean floor could offer clues about the ancient creatures

Members of the science team at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute observe the mammoth tusk.Darrin Schultz © 2021 MBARI Scientists discovered a 3-foot-long mammoth tusk roughly 10,000 feet below the ocean's surface. The deep sea is ideal for preserving remains, though mammoth fossils rarely wind up there. The tusk belongs to a young female mammoth. Scientists are using it for clues about how she lived. To the untrained eye, it may have looked like a giant wood log. In reality, sc...
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Craft your pitch deck around ‘that one thing that can really hook an investor’

Michelle Davey’s pitch to Jordan Nof of Tusk Ventures about Wheel, a startup focused on providing a full suite of virtual care solutions to clinicians, was front-loaded with early metrics. It may not be standard practice to start with the numbers, especially early on, but she explained to us why she chose that strategy — and Nof told us why it worked. Davey and Nof joined us on a recent episode of Extra Crunch Live and went into detail on why Tusk was eager to finance Wheel, walking us through t...
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Ex-EU head Donald Tusk elected leader of Polish opposition party

Tusk, who was Poland’s PM for several years, says he wants to help fight ‘evil’ of country’s rightwing governmentThe former European Union leader and ex-prime minister Donald Tusk has been elected head of the strongest party in Poland’s fragmented opposition.Tusk, 64, said he was returning to Polish politics and to the opposition Civic Platform party to help fight the “evil” of the current rightwing government. Continue reading...
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Who's running for New York City mayor in the Democratic primary

From left: New York City mayoral candidates Shaun Donovan, Andrew Yang, Ray McGuire, Kathryn Garcia, Eric Adams, and Maya Wiley. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images; David Dee Delgado/Getty Images; Spencer Platt/Getty Images; Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Insider New York City will have a new mayor as Bill de Blasio hits his term limit. The winner of the June 22 Democratic primary will be the favorite to win the race in November. Ranked choice v...
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Narwhal Tusks Show How Climate Change and Pollution Are Reshaping the Arctic

There’s no question that we’re messing up the oceans big time. But shocking new research shows the world’s addiction to fossil fuels is changing the bodies of big ocean predators like narwhals. A study published this month in Current Biology uses narwhal tusks to examine how the animals store mercury over time,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Sea, Arctic, Unicorns, Mercury, Tusk, Whale, Mammals, Physical Sciences, Narwhal, Branches Of Biology, Disaster Accident, Monodontidae, Jean Pierre Desforges

The Morning Watch: Revisiting Kevin Smith’s Movies, Daniel Radcliffe Gets Sauced on ‘Hot Ones’ & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, a new video essay from Patrick (H) Willems looks back at the films of Clerks and Chasing Amy director Kevin Smith to see how they hold up after all these years. Plus, Harry Potter franchise star Daniel Radcl...
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Big Tech faces 'danger scenario' with a Democratic sweep in November, warns prominent venture capitalist Bradley Tusk

Spencer Platt/Getty Images Big Tech faces a "danger scenario" with a Joe Biden win and a "blue sweep" in the upcoming elections, prominent venture capitalist Bradley Tusk warned on CNBC."People assume Congress is so incompetent and so inept and Big Tech companies are so smart they'll figure out how to stop them," Tusk, who is also a political strategist, said."I don't know if that's the correct assumption. You could certainly see left-leaning, anti-tech proposals have much more of an impa...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Congress, Washington, Senate, US, Trends, Tesla, Joe Biden, Silicon Valley, Biden, Donald Trump, Morgan Stanley, Justice Department, Cnbc

Political strategist turned tech investor Bradley Tusk on SPACs as a tool for VCs

Bradley Tusk has become known in recent years for being involved in what’s about to get hot, from his early days advising Uber, to writing one of the first checks to the insurance startup Lemonade, to pushing forward the idea that we should be using the smart devices in our pockets to vote. Indeed, because he’s often at the vanguard, it wasn’t hugely surprising when Tusk, like a growing number of other investors, formed a $300 million SPAC or special acquisition company, one that he and a par...
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Talking SPACs with investor Bradley Tusk

Bradley Tusk has become known in recent years for being involved in what’s about to get hot, from his early days advising Uber, to writing one of the first checks to the insurance startup Lemonade, to pushing forward the idea that we should be using the smart devices in our pockets to vote. Indeed, because he’s often at the vanguard, it wasn’t hugely surprising when Tusk, like a growing number of other investors, formed a $300 million SPAC or special acquisition company, one that he and a par...
Tags: Tech, Airbnb, Biden, Tusk, Lehman Brothers, SPAC, Mike Bloomberg, Shai Wininger, Bradley Tusk, Daniel Schrieber, Christian Goode

Sorry, ‘Moose Jaws’ Will No Longer Feature Jay and Silent Bob

Kevin Smith has a pile of unmade projects he’s been talking about for the last several years. One of those is Moose Jaws, a horror-comedy that was supposed to close-out his True North Trilogy, which started with Tusk and continued with Yoga Hosers. Smith hasn’t given up on Moose Jaws just yet, but he is ready to make some changes. At one point, Smith’s ever-present Jay and Silent Bob were meant to appear in the film, but now the filmmaker says he’s going through the script and removing all trac...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Horror, Sequels, Bob, Khan, Smith, Jay, Tusk, Kevin-Smith, Yoga Hosers, Quint, Jake Hamilton, Moose Jaws, Yoga Hosers Smith, Disgusting Smith

A political strategist turned VC thinks Trump's war with Twitter and Facebook could have a silver lining for small startups trying to compete with the giants

Bradley Tusk, founder and CEO of Tusk Venture Partners, told Business Insider that President Trump's executive order targeting social media giants like Twitter and Facebook could create opportunities for smaller startups hoping to compete in the industry. The uncertainty surrounding Section 230's fate, legislation that currently protects social media platforms from retaliation from third-party content and is at the center of Thursday's Executive Order, may prove difficult for early startups to...
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President Trump's clampdown on social media could hurt startups and cripple competition with Facebook and Twitter

President Donald Trump just signed an executive order that cracks down on social media companies, following Twitter's recent decision to add fact-check labels to two of his tweets. The order triggers a critical review of a federal law that currently allows online forums such as Twitter and Facebook to host third-party comments without being held liable for all that content, but also allows them to remove material they find objectionable. Trump directed the FCC, the FTC, and other government ag...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, New York, Fcc, Etsy, Trends, Wenger, Silicon Valley, Tumblr, Donald Trump, Sheryl Sandberg, Union Square Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Tusk, Ftc, Trump

CS Interview: Haley Joel Osment on Bad Therapy, Future Man & More!

CS Interview: Haley Joel Osment on Bad Therapy, Future Man & More! got the chance to chat with icon Haley Joel Osment (The Boys) for the upcoming dramedy Bad Therapy in which he stars alongside Rob Corddry (Medical Police), Michaela Watkins (The Way Back) and Alicia Silverstone (Clueless), as well as the now-concluded Hulu sci-fi comedy Future Man and the possibility of his return to Kevin Smith’s True North Trilogy. RELATED: Exclusive: Haley Joel Osment Looks Back on A.I. Ar...
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Bradley Tusk on starting a company and seed investing in the coronavirus era

Bradley Tusk has carved a unique path in the VC investment landscape: A longtime political and communications operative, he has built a track record for Tusk Ventures by going after highly regulated industries, rather than shying away from them. Whether it is ride-hailing, sports betting, cannabis or myriad other regulated sectors, Tusk takes the approach that laws are ultimately malleable, and if a service is popular, its users can mobilize to effect change. Given his unique perspective, it ...
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Join a Live Q&A with Bradley Tusk tomorrow at 1pm ET/10am PT

Bradley Tusk is relatively unique among investors. Where other VCs shy away from heavily regulated industries and businesses, Tusk leans in. The Tusk Ventures founder and CEO has investments that include Uber, Bird, Coinbase, Lemonade, FanDuel and Alma Health. At a time when good governance is front and center, and innovative thinking to evolve the status quo is necessary, we couldn’t be more thrilled to have Tusk join us for a live Q&A session. In the last decade, public perception of the ...
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Kevin Smith Recorded a ‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot’ Commentary Track, and Put It Online For Everyone

Kevin Smith‘s recent movie, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. It’s also on Blu-ray and digital. But none of those versions of the film come with a commentary track. So Smith, good egg that he is, decided to record one and upload it to YouTube for fans. It’s totally free, too – you don’t have to plunk down extra money or anything like that. Just turn the movie on, fire up YouTube, and you’re ready to go. Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Commentary Track Commenta...
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The U.K. Has Officially Left the European Union. But Could Scotland End Up Back in It?

Although Britain officially left the European Union on Jan. 31, not everyone in the U.K. has given up on E.U. membership. The Scottish National Party (SNP), which wants Scotland to secede from the rest of the U.K. and then rejoin the E.U., celebrated Feb. 2 when former European Council President Donald Tusk said the bloc “would be enthusiastic” about letting it back in. British foreign secretary Dominic Raab condemned Tusk, who left his role in November, for encouraging “ sepa...
Tags: Europe, England, London, News, Wales, Scotland, Uncategorized, Spain, Catalonia, European Union, Britain, United Kingdom, Edinburgh University, Nicola Sturgeon, SNP, Boris Johnson

Tusk: EU would be enthusiastic if Scotland applied to rejoin

Former European council president’s remarks will boost SNP’s campaign for second independence referendumDonald Tusk, the former president of the European council, has said there would be widespread enthusiasm in the EU if Scotland applied to rejoin after independence.In remarks which will boost Nicola Sturgeon’s campaign for a second referendum, Tusk told the BBC he had great sympathy with the desire of many Scots to rejoin the EU after Brexit. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Scotland, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Bbc, Foreign Policy, Nicola Sturgeon, SNP, Scottish Independence, Scottish politics, Brexit, Tusk, Donald Tusk

Voting by Phone Gets a Big Test, but There Are Concerns

Some voters in the Seattle area will be able to cast a mobile ballot for an obscure election.
Tags: Elections, News, Smartphones, Seattle, Tusk, Computer Security, Washington (State, Bradley (1973-, Voting and Voters, Tusk Philanthropies, King County (Wash

The inside tale of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’ and ‘Tusk,’ according to producer Ken Caillat at NAMM 2020

Ken Caillat says he didn’t know who Fleetwood Mac were when he was initially hired by the band in the mid-’70s to mix a live recording for a radio show. But by the time he was done working with the band — having engineered and co-produced “Rumours,” “Tusk,” “Mirage,” and “Live” — he had so many stories to tell about Fleetwood Mac’s music and those who made it that he wrote a pair of books about those days. Caillat co-authored the book “Getting Tusked: The Inside Story of Fleetwood Mac’s Most Ant...
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What Should Europe Do About Viktor Orban and ‘Illiberal Democracy’?

Donald Tusk is leaving his job as European Council president, but he still faces the problem presented by his old friend, transformed by power and cynicism.
Tags: Europe, News, Hungary, Poland, European Parliament, Tusk, Donald, Kaczynski, Donald Tusk, European Council, Viktor Orban, Viktor, Orban, Middle East and Africa Migrant Crisis, Immigration and Emigration, Brussels (Belgium

EU leader Tusk won’t run for presidency in native Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — European Union leader Donald Tusk announced Tuesday that he won’t run to be the president of his native Poland, saying he carries too much “baggage” from his time as prime minister. Tusk, who was prime minister of Poland from 2007 to 2014, was seen as a politician who could block the […]
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Johnson Loses First Attempt to Call Election in Latest Brexit Maneuver

After the European Union extended the deadline for Britain’s departure to Jan. 31, Prime Minister Boris Johnson lost another vote in Parliament.
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E.U. Agrees to Brexit Extension, Pushing Deadline to Jan. 31

An earlier withdrawal is possible if the British Parliament approves Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan, Donald Tusk says.
Tags: News, European Union, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Tusk, Great Britain, Donald, Donald Tusk, Boris, British Parliament, European Council, Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit

Venture funds have poured close to $2 billion into cannabis startups this year. But top investors are starting to get wary as headwinds mount.

Venture capital funds have poured close to $2 billion into cannabis startups this year, and mainstream funds are slowly getting more comfortable with cannabis tech companies. But that's at the early stages. For later-stage cannabis companies, it's still challenging to raise growth capital. Top investors say they are still wary of investing in cannabis and cannabis-related companies since valuations are high and THC is federally illegal. Click here for more BI Prime stories, and subscribe to ou...
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Brexit: Varadkar confirms support for extension after Johnson loses key vote – live news

Prime minister will have to decide whether to carry through with call for election if EU offers lengthy extensionMPs reject Boris Johnson’s attempt to fast-track Brexit dealLabour to back general election once EU approves delayWhat happened last night and what comes next? 11.08am BST The european parliament, which doesn’t have a say over the decision, has also come out in support of an extension until 31 January. President of the european parliament, David Sassoli, said:After the vote of the...
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Boris Loses Control as Parliament Rejects Brexit Exit Plan

REUTERSLONDON—Boris Johnson’s “do or die” pledge to take Britain out of the European Union by Oct. 31 was quashed by Parliament on Tuesday night, handing the initiative to the EU to effectively trigger a British election.Johnson threatened to call for a general election if British lawmakers refused to allow him to rush through his deal and the EU proposed a new extension of three months or more. Under a law passed in Westminster last month, Johnson is not allowed to negotiate to shorten whatever...
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British PM to seek extension after MPs back Brexit delay

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to write to Brussels seeking a Brexit deadline extension after MPs voted Saturday to demand he delay Britain's October 31 departure date. In a phonecall with European Council President Donald Tusk after the vote, Johnson said he would send the letter mandated by MPs to seek more time, a EU source told AFP. "The PM confirmed that the letter would be sent to Tusk today," the source said.
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European Union’s Message to U.K.: Just Leave Already

Showing unusual flexibility but keeping its red lines, Brussels agreed to a quick Brexit deal with Boris Johnson, and hopes he can pass it at home.
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Leo Varadkar says UK will always be welcome back in the EU – video

The Irish PM said on Thursday he had 'mixed feelings' over the Brexit deal reached between the UK and the EU. Speaking at a press conference after the deal was ratified and sent to the UK parliament for approval, the taoiseach said he regretted Brexit but added that 'there will always be a place at the table for the United Kingdom, if they ever choose to come back'Brexit: Tusk fails to back Juncker as he refuses to rule out granting further extension - live newsEU leaves door open to Brexit exte...
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