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  • 1 day ago
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    Actor Michael Angelis dies aged 76

    Actor Michael Angelis, known for his role in TV dramas such as Boys from the Blackstuff, and for narrating Thomas The Tank Engine, has died at the age of 76. He died suddenly while at home with his wife on Saturday, his agent said. The Liverpool-born actor lent his voice to children's favourite Thomas and Friends for 13 series after taking over from Beatle star Ringo Starr in 1991.

  • 6 days ago
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    Level 28

    takai is now level 28 with 1,651,265 XP.

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    • Save credits The maximum amount of save credits you can store has been raised by 2 to a total of 46.
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    • Snapzine The maximum amount of snapzine editions you can create has been raised by 1 to a total of 19.
  • 6 days ago
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    16-Inch MacBook Pro, iPad Pro, and iMac Pro With Mini-LED Displays Again Rumored to Launch in 2021

    Apple plans to release several higher-end devices with Mini-LED displays in 2021, including a new 12.9-inch iPad Pro in the first quarter, a new 16-inch MacBook Pro in the second quarter, and a new 27-inch iMac in the second half of the year, according to Jeff Pu, an analyst at Chinese research firm GF Securities.

  • 7 days ago
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    What Happened to America's Mayor?

    Not long ago, Rudy Giuliani was traveling in a car across New York City with Jon Sale, his longtime friend, when some construction workers saw the former mayor and approached the vehicle. Giuliani lowered the window. “One of them,” Sale recalls, “said, ‘Mr. Mayor, I would like to shake your hand and thank you for what you did for New York. I wish you were still mayor.’ ”

  • 11 days ago
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    California ending coronavirus halt on filming; protocols due Monday

    California next week will roll out protocols for productions to resume filming in the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a near hour-long video call with industry leaders. Filming could start in some counties meeting a specific set of criteria as soon as Monday, Newsom said. However, Los Angeles is likely to be “a few weeks behind,” given the level of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 11 days ago
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    DNA-repairing enzyme reverses age-related cognitive decline

    DNA damage is common to our cells, but when we’re young our bodies can fix it pretty easily. Unfortunately we lose that ability over time, leading to many of the symptoms of aging that we know all too well. A new study from MIT has found that reactivating a certain enzyme improves repair of DNA…

  • 12 days ago
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    Images reveal the first glimpse of a baby planet being born

    Planets form from a disk of gas and dust that encircle a young star — the dusk particles only 1/50th the diameter of a single human hair. Gravitational forces pull the gas and dust together and, sometime between 1 to 10 million years later, all of that collision results in a planetary body.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Trump Wants Fight With Obama — 'Careful What You Wish For'?

    With Joe Biden on the ballot, so is the legacy of Barack Obama, and it appears we're about to see a throwdown between the last president and the current one — and their polar opposite worldviews. Amid criticism of his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump has been falsely laying blame on Obama for leaving the "cupboard bare" when it comes to the national stockpile of emergency medical supplies and equipment.

  • 1 month ago
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    After ‘Tiger King,’ Celebrities Rally Around Passage of Big Cat Public Safety Act

    After Netflix’s docu-series “Tiger King” became a phenomenon that essentially broke the internet in recent weeks, celebrities are rallying around a federal bill that would protect the kind of big cats that are featured in the show.

  • 1 month ago
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    Coronavirus: Post Malone's virtual Nirvana tribute concert raises $2.6M for relief efforts

    Post Malone's concert may be virtual, but it sure "Smells Like Teen Spirit." On YouTube Friday, the "rockstar" singer gave a virtual concert in honor of the '90s grunge band Nirvana to raise money for The United Nations Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for The World Health Organization. Google.org has pledged to match the amount of money donated during the stream at a 2:1 rate up to $5 million.

  • 1 month ago
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    10 Art Heists that are Better than Fiction

    Thieves, amateurs, and patriots have spent enough time planning the perfect art heist. Some remain unsolved; read on about the strangest cases. Stealing art looks like a lucrative business model in TV shows and movies. It seems like you’d nick an expensive painting, sell it in the black market, and make a whole lot of money – tax free. Easy peasy, right? Wrong! Stolen art is much harder to sell than you’d think.

  • 1 month ago
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    Star-studded coronavirus concert to be aired

    A star-studded concert is taking place later to support frontline workers tackling the coronavirus outbreak. The One World: Together At Home show will see more than 100 artists including the Rolling Stones and Billie Eilish play live from their homes. Lady Gaga, who helped organise the concert, will also perform.

  • 1 month ago
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    Stimulus Checks May Be Delayed Because Trump Wants His Name Printed On Them, Report Says

    The distribution of stimulus checks meant to boost the economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic may be delayed because President Donald Trump wants to have his name printed on them, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.

  • 1 month ago
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    California sends 500 ventilators back to national stockpile

    California is loaning 500 ventilators to states like New York where the coronavirus is exacting a deeper toll, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday. The act of generosity completes a bi-coastal aid package after both Washington and Oregon lent medical supplies to New York, which is battling the nation's worst outbreak. Ventilators from California will flow into the Strategic National Stockpile. Oregon announced Saturday it was sending 140 ventilators to New York, while Washington said Sunday ...

  • 1 month ago
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    How to Get Books When Bookstores and Libraries Are Closed

    Readers who are used to spending their weekends in bookstores or libraries may be experiencing literary withdrawal. Many of these spaces have closed to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. But there are still ways to keep a rotation of books on hand from your home. Many bookstores are adapting with pickup and delivery options, and for those trying to cut back on spending during this crisis, there are plenty of ways to access books for free. Here are the best ways to keep reading.

  • 2 months ago
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    Scientists "Firmly Determine" That SARS-CoV-2 Was Not Engineered

    The COVID-19 outbreak caused by the spread of the virus SARS-CoV-2 is a product of natural evolution, scientists conclude in a correspondence piece published in Nature Medicine .

  • 2 months ago
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    Apple announces new MacBook Air with scissor switch keyboard, $999 price point

    Apple has announced a new MacBook Air with a Magic Keyboard and a new $999 price point for all customers, and a discounted $899 price for the education market. The MacBook Air now replaces the butterfly keyboard with a Magic Keyboard similar to what Apple debuted in the 16-inch MacBook Pro. The internal specs have also been given a boost.