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Arctic greening thaws permafrost, boosts runoff

A new collaborative study has investigated Arctic shrub-snow interactions to obtain a better understanding of the far north’s tundra and vast permafrost system. Incorporating extensive in situ observations, Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists tested their theories with a novel 3D computer model and confirmed that shrubs can lead to significant ...

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Powerful Executives Have Stepped Away From the Saudis. Not SoftBank’s.

Powerful Executives Have Stepped Away From the Saudis. Not SoftBank’s. Image Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, shared the stage with the SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son at the Future Investment Initiative conference last year. Mr. Son has not said whether he will attend this year’s conference.CreditCreditFaisal Nasser/Reuters ...

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Here’s What Astronauts See When a Rocket Aborts Mid-Flight

Nick Hague spent 20 years dreaming of getting into space, first as an Air Force test pilot, then as a NASA astronaut since 2013. He got his big chance to blast into orbit last Friday aboard a Soyuz spacecraft launching from Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Hague and Russian cosmonaut ...

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Jamal Khashoggi Case: Suspects Had Ties to Saudi Crown Prince

Jamal Khashoggi Case: Suspects Had Ties to Saudi Crown Prince By David D. Kirkpatrick, Malachy Browne, Ben Hubbard and David Botti Oct. 16, 2018 [embedded content] ISTANBUL — One of the suspects identified by Turkey in the disappearance of the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi was a frequent companion of Crown ...

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Life-Saving Deliveries Will Get Drones Flying the Skies

Delivery drones are real and they’re operating on a national level, but they’re not dropping off impulse purchases, and some of the most important applications are not in the United States. Zipline, a Bay Area startup, inked a deal with the government of Rwanda in 2016 and now uses small, ...

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