Iceland's volcanic eruption could be a long hauler

Daredevil spectators have grilled sausages, bacon and marshmallows on the hot lava as it cools to basalt rock A volcanic eruption in Iceland has transformed a tranquil green valley into an ominous-looking scene, its first dark secrets beginning to emerge as volcanologists suggest the eruption could last longer than previously thought. Experts had initially predicted… Continue reading Iceland's volcanic eruption could be a long hauler

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LG G1 OLED Evo vs. Sony XR A90J OLED: Best OLEDs Battle Digital Trends

I’m excited. You’re excited. And if you aren’t, you really should be. Welcome to the most epic TV battle of 2021.  This comparison pits the LG G1 OLED Evo against the Sony Bravia XR A90J OLED, the two best 4K OLEDs from each brand, with both representing the next generation of OLED and offering more… Continue reading LG G1 OLED Evo vs. Sony XR A90J OLED: Best OLEDs Battle Digital Trends

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Winning gene combination takes all

Young oat seedling roots glow under UV due to the accumulation of the antimicrobial triterpene avenacins. Oats naturally produce avenacins exclusively within the root tip epidermal cells, which protects them from soil pathogens. Credit: the Osbourn laboratory at the John Innes Centre Researchers have traced the remaining last steps of the biological pathway that gives… Continue reading Winning gene combination takes all

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A geomagnetic curveball 42,000 years ago changed our planet forever

When one crazy thing happens, it often feels as if a series of other bonkers events follow suit—this year’s events definitely fall in line with this thinking. This cascade of unfortunate events takes on a whole new level when those incidents include extinctions, massive climate change, and major chemical changes in the atmosphere—which is exactly… Continue reading A geomagnetic curveball 42,000 years ago changed our planet forever

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The Best Movies on Disney+ Right Now (March 2021) Digital Trends

The home of the Star Wars franchise and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, streaming service Disney+ also offers subscribers a long list of original films, the award-winning Pixar library, many movies released by the former 20th Century Fox studio, and so much more. That’s a lot of films, and deciding which one to watch can be… Continue reading The Best Movies on Disney+ Right Now (March 2021) Digital Trends

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Twitter opens up Spaces to anyone with 600+ followers

In context: Twitter is making major plays at turning its microblogging platform into a legitimate content creation tool. Updates to Spaces gives larger accounts the ability to monetize their audio content and keeps pressure on rivals such as Clubhouse. Twitter today announced that it’s expanding its live audio rooms called “Spaces” to more accounts. Any… Continue reading Twitter opens up Spaces to anyone with 600+ followers

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How to connect Zoom to Otter.ai to get a transcription of your video meeting's audio

Keeping track of meeting minutes can be hard, especially with so many different voices potentially speaking at once. With the rise of Zoom and remote meetings, this hasn’t gotten any easier. That’s where Otter.ai comes in. With Otter, your Zoom meetings are automatically transcribed so that you don’t have to take down minutes manually. There… Continue reading How to connect Zoom to Otter.ai to get a transcription of your video meeting's audio

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Netflix cuts ties with Hollywood Foreign Press Association as co-CEO Ted Sarandos blasts group over diversity and inclusion

Netflix has cut ties with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the group behind the Golden Globe Awards, until it makes stronger commitments around diversity and inclusion, Deadline reported Friday. In a letter to the HFPA, according to Deadline, Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos blasted the group’s recent proposal for improving diversity among its ranks, saying Netflix… Continue reading Netflix cuts ties with Hollywood Foreign Press Association as co-CEO Ted Sarandos blasts group over diversity and inclusion

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Beyond Meat slumps after the fake meat company reports a wider than expected loss for the 1st quarter

In this June 27, 2019, file photo a meatless burger patty called Beyond Burger made by Beyond Meat is displayed at a grocery store in Richmond, Va. Associated Press Beyond Meat shares tumbled on Friday after the plant-based meat producer announced a wider than expected loss for the first quarter of the year. Customers, including… Continue reading Beyond Meat slumps after the fake meat company reports a wider than expected loss for the 1st quarter

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Fossil Pollen Shows Earth’s Vegetation Is Changing Faster Today Than It Has Over the Last 18,000 Years

To study past plant ecosystems and how they changed, a lake or other suitable environment is cored to retrieve the layered sediments which usually contain pollen grains that accumulated over thousands of years. By identifying and counting the different pollen grains researchers can then reconstruct the local vegetation composition. Finally, the rate of vegetation change… Continue reading Fossil Pollen Shows Earth’s Vegetation Is Changing Faster Today Than It Has Over the Last 18,000 Years

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