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Universe Today
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Credit: NASA/GSFC/A.T. Sinclair Annular vs. Total Sunday's eclipse is the first of two solar eclipses for 2017, and the only annular eclipse for the year. We get an annular eclipse when the Moon is near apogee (which occurred eight days ago on February 18 th ) and the Earth is near perihelion (which occurred last month on January 4th). At this time, the apparent size of the Moon is too small to cover the Sun as seen from the Earth, resulting instead in a brilliant annulus or “ring of fire” in the sky. Likewise, we refer to the shadow trace of this ring across the Earth as an antumbra , instead of the familiar umbra of a total solar eclipse. Strange as it may seem, annular eclipses are slightly more common than total solar eclipses in our current epoch, and will become increasingly more so as the Moon slowly recedes from the Earth. The alignment needed for an annular eclipse.
Daily Mail - Health
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Entitan Martins finally got to take home her daughter Eirianna after spending four months in the NICU. Eirianna was due in January. But she arrived in October at just 23 weeks as a 'micro-preemie'.
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Entitan Martins finally got to take home her daughter Eirianna after spending four months in the NICU. Eirianna was due in January. But she arrived in October at just 23 weeks as a 'micro-preemie'.
Daily Mail - Football
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Dimitri Payet may have caused the biggest stir of the January transfer window with his ugly departure from West Ham, but the play-maker always had Marseille in his heart claims one team-mate.
MacRumors
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Samsung plans on selling modified versions of the troublesome Galaxy Note7 device in emerging markets later in 2017, according to Hankyung [ Google Translate ]. Samsung's reported intention is to minimize as much monetary loss as possible by "transforming" the returned products, refurbishing them, and reselling them in the Indian and Vietnamese markets. The new Galaxy Note7 devices will include a low-capacity battery to get around the explosive troubles of the original devices, and could show up as soon as June 2017. The new battery capacity is said to be around 3000 to 3200 mAh, instead of the 3500 mAh of the first set of defective Note7 smartphones. In January, Samsung's official investigation concluded that the battery was the source of the Note7 fires. Samsung claims to have recovered 98 percent of the 3.16 million Note7 units that were previously sold, and of those devices it got back, 200,000 were reportedly used in experiments that led to the identification of the battery as the source of the company's woes.
Beijing Bulletin
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Facebook has released its latest Hot Topics report, highlighting the issues that generated the most discussion across both Facebook and Instagram in the first month of 2017.
EDIS Emergency & Disaster Alert
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At least eight people have died while 24 others have been injured by wild animals in Lamu County in the past one month following the ravaging drought that has caused a rise in human-wildlife conflicts. Lamu County Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) Senior Warden Jacob Orale has confirmed that the deaths and injuries were reported late January and February 2017. Addressing journalists in his office on Thursday, Mr Orale said human-wildlife conflict is on the rise in the county especially in areas hardest hit by drought. He said due to the ongoing drought, most water points including dams, swamps, ...
MacRumors
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Samsung plans on selling modified versions of the troublesome Galaxy Note7 device in emerging markets later in 2017, according to Hankyung [ Google Translate ]. Samsung's reported intention is to minimize as much monetary loss as possible by "transforming" the returned products, refurbishing them, and reselling them in the Indian and Vietnamese markets. The new Galaxy Note7 devices will include a low-capacity battery to get around the explosive troubles of the original devices, and could show up as soon as June 2017. The new battery capacity is said to be around 3000 to 3200 mAh, instead of the 3500 mAh of the first set of defective Note7 smartphones. In January, Samsung's official investigation concluded that the battery was the source of the Note7 fires. Samsung claims to have recovered 98 percent of the 3.16 million Note7 units that were previously sold, and of those devices it got back, 200,000 were reportedly used in experiments that led to the identification of the battery as the source of the company's woes.
TIME - Top Stories
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In close races, the extra bit of money makes all the difference. The two governors associations try to elect as many governors of their parties as possible. They are able to raise unlimited amounts from labor unions, corporations, or individuals. Once a donation is made the associations can then spend the money directly or allocate the money to campaigns or political action committees as the leaders see fit, making it difficult to see whose donations are funding which candidates. The groups also often funnel the money to state-specific groups with names that sound like they are homegrown rather than funded by national powerhouses based in Washington, D.C. Take Virginia, for example. In January, the RGA donated $5 million to A Stronger Virginia PAC, the largest single donation in state history, according to data from the Virginia Public Access Project .
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The Week
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This meant that free range hens, which had previously been allowed to roam outside in fenced areas during the day with at least four square metres of space each, had to be kept indoors 24 hours a day. The order was initially forecast to last 30 days, but was extended for another month in January. What does this mean for free range labelling? The BBC reported this week that producers are currently putting stickers on their eggs and meat, so consumers are aware that the birds are being "temporarily housed" for their own safety. Under EU law, if the hens are forced to remain indoors after 28 February they can no longer be labelled free range and will have to be branded "barn-reared" instead. "For now, the stickers and signs are within regulations, but… it is uncertain how long stickers can be used after the end of the month, instead of full package redesigns," says the BBC.
Proactive Investors USA
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Kohl’s saw its net income fall to US$1.44 per share for the quarter ended January 28, down from $1.58 a share a year earlier, but better than forecasts of US$1.33 per share
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Lyft said it was going to grow fast in 2017, and on Thursday it doubled down on that promise with a launch across 54 cities in the U.S. The launch is the largest simultaneous expansion for the ride-hailing company, second to its earlier kick-off in 40 U.S. cities announced in January, which is also when it first made clear that this would be the year it sought to grow to 100 new... Read More
Mashable
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Lyft is having a big 2017, both due to reasons of its own making and, um, others . On the Lyft side of things, the ride-hailing app on Thursday expanded its service to 54 new cities and four new states its biggest launch day ever. That expansion is part of Lyft's goal to enter 100 new cities in 2017. Lyft got started on that goal with a launch in 40 cities in late January, which brought the ride-hailing competitor into three new states. This time, Lyft is adding service in Alabama, Iowa, North Dakota and West Virginia. The goal for Lyft is to move from covering 55 percent of the U.S. population to 72 percent by the end of the year, the company said in January. Read more... More about Ride Sharing , Ride Hailing , Ride Hailing Apps , Delete Uber , and Uber
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Hemmings Daily
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The Mazdaspeed team struggled with performance and reliability issues throughout much of the 1988 season, and in preparation for 1989, its engineers were tasked with extracting more low-end and midrange power from the 13J-M rotary engine. Other goals for the 1989 season were weight reduction and improved aerodynamics. The result was the Mazda 767B, which debuted at Daytona in January of 1989. Equipped with a 13J-MM rotary engine, now rated at roughly 630 horsepower, it proved to be competitive out of the gate, testing well and finishing fifth in the 24 Hours of Daytona. Chassis 767-001, the car tested and raced at Daytona, was the first to be updated to 767B specifications, while chassis 767-002 remained in its earlier trim until the third race of the season, a 1,000-kilometer event at Fuji. Chassis 767-003, the car to be offered in Florida, enters the picture at the 1989 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Bleacher Report
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Though Cabrera didnt play Dear Abby and offer advice for all of Sandovals problems, he nevertheless was clearly an enormous influence. We dont talk baseball, Sandoval says. We talked everything in general. He said, You know what? You are a great baseball player, but you can be better. One of Cabreras suggestions was boxing. It helps strengthen the upper body, he told Sandoval. So starting in mid-January, three days a week, Sandoval added the speed bag to his workout repertoire. I never see people working so hard like him, Sandoval says of Miggy . Jose Altuve , Houston s two-time batting champion (2014 and 2016) and whose friendship with both Sandoval and Cabrera dates back to the trios native Venezuela, joined them for a week and came away impressed.