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Revamping Notre Dame for a New Era with a Greenhouse Roof

January 21, 2020 No Comments

It seems like proposals to restore the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris came pouring in before the blaze that destroyed its spire and roof was even extinguished. Grappling with devastating damage to a historic and architectural icon, observers around the world immediately began to debate whether the cathedral should be recreated as faithfully as possible…

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Should Pluto Be a Planet Once again? Casual Vote Provides Assistance After Professionals Argument

January 21, 2020 No Comments

Debate has raged about whether to consider Pluto a planet ever since it was characterized as a dwarf planet in 2006. Views of the world from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft in 2015 complicated matters. Here, New Horizons imaged ice mountains 2 miles (3 kilometers) high on Pluto during its July 2015 flyby of the dwarf…

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SciLine expands clinical resources used to U.S. journalists

January 21, 2020 No Comments

Journalists test CRISPR skills in a lab as part of SciLine boot camp.PHOTO: JILLIAN NICKELL/CARL R. WOESE INSTITUTE FOR GENOMIC BIOLOGY/UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SciLine, a free service for journalists, recently launched a series of intensive “boot camp” courses for working journalists on scientific topics, providing reporters an opportunity to explore the world of newsworthy science…

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Dealership Sales Numbers Are Down, but Profits Are Up

January 21, 2020 No Comments

Image: Joe Raedle (Getty)The Morning ShiftAll your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn’t your time more important?   Car sales are down but dealer profits are up, China’s car market has a chance to rebound this year, a look inside of the world’s top plug-in-vehicle producer, the debate about electric vehicles, and Lincoln bets…

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There is no alternative leader … Indians know how to compare state, LS polls. BJP will win: Ravi Shankar Prasad

January 21, 2020 No Comments

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad with Associate Editor Liz Mathew in The Indian Express newsroom. (Express Photo: Renuka Puri) Contesting his first Lok Sabha election, from Patna Saheb constituency, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad argues that while the BJP has also been talking about its development work, the Opposition’s suggestion that the attacks may have…

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15 Months of Fresh Hell Inside Facebook

January 21, 2020 No Comments

The streets of Davos, Switzerland, were iced over on the night of January 25, 2018, which added a slight element of danger to the prospect of trekking to the Hotel Seehof for George Soros’ annual banquet. The aged financier has a tradition of hosting a dinner at the World Economic Forum, where he regales tycoons,…

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The argument over what Julian Assange’s arrest indicates for liberty of the press, described

January 21, 2020 No Comments

Is the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange justice against a man who broke the law, or is it a warning shot that journalism is under threat in the United States? It’s a difficult question to answer, in part because it brings up a host of other related questions: Do you consider WikiLeaks a journalistic…

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Project Syndicate: Elizabeth Warren is best to pursue the Big Tech monopolies

January 21, 2020 No Comments

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is right to question the United States’ exceptionally permissive merger and acquisition policy over the past four decades that has allowed a few big tech companies to accumulate so much market and political power. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Project Syndicate) — Displaying a degree of courage and clarity that is difficult to overstate, Sen.…

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Facebook’s require global internet policy triggers argument

January 21, 2020 No Comments

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is calling for “globally harmonized” rules for online platforms to address issues of privacy and inappropriate content Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg’s call for “globally harmonized” online regulation raises questions about how internet platforms can deal with concerns about misinformation and abusive content while remaining open to free speech. Here are key…

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Karl Rove delves into cordless battle that is dividing Trump world

January 21, 2020 No Comments

Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove at OZY Fusion Fest 2016 in New York City. | Brad Barket/Getty Images for Ozy Fusion Fest Karl Rove isn’t a registered lobbyist, but he’s actively working Capitol Hill on one side of the 5G wireless fight that has split President Donald Trump’s advisers. The veteran…

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