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Russians Offered Business Deals to Brexit’s Biggest Backer

Russians Offered Business Deals to Brexit’s Biggest Backer Image Arron Banks, center, a British financier who bankrolled the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, in London, this month.CreditDan Kitwood/Getty Images By David D. Kirkpatrick and Matthew Rosenberg June 29, 2018 LONDON — Arron Banks, a British financier who ...

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Wind Is Driving Rapid Melting in Antarctica’s Biggest Glacier

From the air, the largest glacier on the biggest ice sheet in the world looks the same as it has for centuries; massive, stable, blindingly white. But beneath the surface it’s a totally different story. East Antarctica’s Totten Glacier is melting, fast, from below. Thanks to warm ocean upwellings flowing ...

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How to Solve the Biggest Mystery in Physics

Suppose aliens land on our planet and want to learn our current scientific knowledge. I would start with the 40-year-old documentary Powers of Ten. Granted, it’s a bit out of date, but this short film, written and directed by the famous designer couple Charles and Ray Eames, captures in less ...

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The World’s Biggest Tech Companies Are No Longer Just American

HONG KONG — The technology world’s $ 400 billion-and-up club — long a group of exclusively American names like Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon — needs to make room for two Chinese members. The Alibaba Group and Tencent Holdings, Chinese companies that dominate their home market, have rocketed this ...

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International Cricket’s Biggest Test Is Security

LONDON — When England’s cricket team plays a one-day international match in Bangladesh on Oct. 7, it will do so without its captain, Eoin Morgan, who recently opted out of the tour, citing security concerns. Alex Hales, another leading English player, made the same decision, and the team’s largest fan ...

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