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I Am Trying to Decide if I Should Buy Two Rolls of Paper Towel or Three

I am trying to decide if I should buy tworolls of paper towel or threeand if I buy two rolls of paper towel nowthen they take up less space in the bag that I have to carry homebutif I buy three rolls of paper towel then I won’t have to go buy morerolls of paper towel again as soon as I would have if I only bought twoand of course there is no right answerbut maybeif I find myself going back to the store to get more paper towelsooner I will suddenly be hit with inspiration on the walk thereor hitby a car on the walk there…

Biden’s Jobs Plan Is Also a Climate Plan. Will It Make a Difference?

The first known reference to Japan’s cherry blossoms comes from the country’s oldest surviving text, the Kojiki, completed in 712. Japan was trying to shrug off the influence of its more powerful neighbor, China, and cherry blossoms became a symbol of Japanese identity, in contrast to the plum blossoms of the Chinese. By the early ninth century, the practice of cherry-blossom viewing had become so well established that the date of the peak bloom appeared in Japanese poems and other literary works.Illustration by João…

Dept Of Persuasion News, Opinion, and Analysis—The New Yorker

Dept Of Persuasion News, Opinion, and Analysis—The New Yorker April 12, 2021 IssueDo the Rich Support the Tax the Rich Campaign?Before New York’s budget deadline, a group of progressives, calling for tax increases on the wealthy, phone-banked for support among the one-to-five-per-centers in Westchester and on the Upper East Side.10:00 A.M. Source link
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Daniel Borzutzky’s Poems Channel Cacophony in an Age of Calamity

Daniel Borzutzky distorts stock rhythms and idioms, rendering them newly strange.Photograph by Zakkiyyah Najeebah Dumas-O’NealThere’s an epigram by Bertolt Brecht that circulates on social media, usually translated something like this: “In the dark times / will there also be singing? / Yes, there will also be singing. / About the dark times.” People often seem to share this verse—published in 1939, while Brecht, a vehement anti-Nazi, was exiled from his native Germany—as a token of hope, a testament to the human spirit’s…

PayPal Stock Surge Triggers $31.3 Million Payout to CEO Dan Schulman

PayPal was one of the beneficiaries of the acceleration of e-commerce and digital payments last year. Photo: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek/Getty Images…

In Minneapolis and Georgia, the Fight for Racial Justice Continues

Photograph by Chris Tuite / ShutterstockThis week, testimony began in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd, in May of 2020. Floyd’s death set off a wave of protests across the country and something like a new reckoning with systemic racism in America. But, while the Chauvin trial gets under way, sweeping new voting policies have been signed into law in Georgia, which critics say are designed to make it hard for people of color to cast their votes. Jelani Cobb joins…

A Toddler’s Lockdown Perspective, in “Antara: Songs of Afternoon”

It’s spring, 2020. A three-year-old is kicking a ball around the terrace of an apartment building

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Andrew Yang leads the New York mayoral race despite missteps. But can he win? |…

Two days before Andrew Yang announced he was running to be New York City’s next mayor, he made a remarkable…

Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer agree to suspend election campaigning…

Boris Johnson and Sir Keir Starmer agreed to halt campaigning for next month's local elections until after the Duke…

Doctors and nurses struggling to fill Covid jab bookings in Sydney

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I Am Trying to Decide if I Should Buy Two Rolls of Paper Towel or Three

I am trying to decide if I should buy tworolls of paper towel or threeand if I buy two rolls of paper towel nowthen…

Biden’s Jobs Plan Is Also a Climate Plan. Will It Make a Difference?

The first known reference to Japan’s cherry blossoms comes from the country’s oldest surviving text, the Kojiki,…

Dept Of Persuasion News, Opinion, and Analysis—The New Yorker

Dept Of Persuasion News, Opinion, and Analysis—The New Yorker April 12, 2021…

Daniel Borzutzky’s Poems Channel Cacophony in an Age of Calamity

Daniel Borzutzky distorts stock rhythms and idioms, rendering them newly strange.Photograph by Zakkiyyah Najeebah…

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Mayan ’embassy’ built in the 4th century is uncovered using airborne lasers beams

Archaeologists in Guatemala believe they have discovered a hidden 'embassy' in the legendary Mayan city of Tikal.The compound includes a pyramid, burial site and various items indicative of Teotihuacan, a rival city-state hundreds of miles away in Mexico. It was recently discovered thanks to aerial laser scans that could pierce through centuries of dirt and jungle growthThe finding suggests Teotihuacan, which conquered Tikal in the late 4th century, was once on good terms with its rival to build a diplomatic base there.…

High–load capacity origami transformable wheel

INTRODUCTIONOrigami has been a rich source of inspiration for art, education, and mathematics, and it has proven to be an efficient and effective method for realizing transformable structures in nature (1–3) and artificial systems (4–8). Composite membrane origami, the design technique based on the laminar composition of flexible membranes with rigid facet constraints, opens a new field for robotics by the transition from component assembly to lamination, which considerably simplifies design, fabrication, and assembly. This…

Elon Musk’s SpaceX ‘will bring first woman to the Moon after signing rocket deal with NASA’

NASA has chosen Elon Musk's SpaceX to build the spacecraft that take the first woman and next man to the moon.The American space agency made the official announcement Friday, which includes SpaceX's  $2.9 billion contract to build the lunar lander that is reportedly much lower than what competitors bid. The Washington Post shared the news hours before saying the Musk-owned firm beat out Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin and Dynetics. Bezos owns the Post, which branded Musk's win a 'stunning victory' over his Amazon tycoon's rival…

Electrically programmable adhesive hydrogels for climbing robots

INTRODUCTIONClimbing robots have been of great interest for fundamental research and for industry or military applications (1–3). A key challenge for the field of climbing robots is to realize programmable surface attachment/detachment. Over the past decades, scientists have attempted to address this issue mainly from the morphological design of materials or engineering control over robot motion systems. A representative example of the morphological strategy involves a biomimetic approach inspired by geckos, which is…

Physicists Use Rapidly-Spinning Black Holes to Look for Dark Matter | Astronomy, Physics

Ultralight bosons — hypothetical particles with masses less than a billionth the mass of an electron — could be responsible for the Universe’s dark matter. In new research, an international team of physicists from the United States, the Netherlands, Belgium and Hong Kong searched for ultralight bosons using fast-spinning black holes. An artist’s impression of a rotating black hole. Image credit: Sci-News.com / Zdeněk Bardon / ESO. Clouds of ultralight bosons — such as axions — can form around a rapidly spinning black…

The Muldrow Glacier in Alaska Is Moving 100 Times Faster Than Normal

The Muldrow Glacier, on the north side of Denali in Alaska, is undergoing a rare surge. In the past few months the 39-mile-long river of ice has been moving as much as 90 feet a day, 100 times its usual speed. Natural color image via Copernicus Sentinel-2; Radar images via Copernicus Sentinel-1 The event has excited glaciologists, who’ve rushed to study it using satellite imaging, specialized aerial photography and global positioning system devices delicately placed on

Sweeping Whale Streaming Series, Profile of CRISPR Discoverer and an Examination of Future Realities

Secrets of the Whales by Brian Skerry Streaming on Disney+, starting April 22 Despite being warm-blooded, air-breathing mammals descended from land animals, whales give birth, nurse and raise their young entirely at sea. This sweeping four-part series takes a riveting view of these mysterious and mesmerizing ocean dwellers. Executive produced by James Cameron and narrated by Sigourney Weaver, the series' chief message is that whales are more than sea creatures: they have sophisticated communication, close-knit…

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