Ars Technica
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Enlarge / Venus, as seen by the Akatsuki spacecraft, displaying the bow-shaped feature. Lighter colors reflect higher light emissions; the white regions are about 233 Kelvin. (credit: ©Planet-C) The Akatsuki spacecraft arrived in orbit of Venus in December 2015, and it quickly captured a very strange feature: an atmospheric disturbance in the shape of a bow. The feature is enormous, stretching from the planet’s north pole to its south (10,000 kilometers, or 6,200 miles in total), and it's visible in both infrared and (dimly) ultraviolet light. Images from this mission were recently released, and researchers have had the chance to review them and do some science. They’ve concluded that the mysterious structure is probably a gravity wave, caused by mountains on the surface and propagating up into the atmosphere. It’s “the only reasonable interpretation,” according to a new paper on the feature.
Digital Trends
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Samsung announced the Galaxy J2 Ace, which looks to occupy the low-end smartphone space. The phone is available for purchase in India, though it might see a release in other regions. The post Samsung's Galaxy J2 Ace will leave your wallet mostly intact appeared first on Digital Trends .
Global Research
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The Economic Times
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Modi government starts work on converting 106 rivers into national waterwaysFor another 46 waterways, which are in coastal & tidal regions, two stage DPR studies have been initiated. These reports are in the final stage of preparation.
Sputnik International
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The decision of Italian Council of Ministers to extend the state of emergency was made because of the series of earthquakes that occurred on Wednesday and extreme weather conditions in the regions of Abruzzo, Lazio, Marche and Umbria, according to the government's statement.
Techradar - Reviews
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As time has gone on the service has evolved and added in new features, but it was the fast, free delivery that kicked it all off. At the most basic level it allows you to place an order on a Monday and, as long as you don't miss the cut off time, get it Tuesday/Wednesday. In some regions you can also opt for an evening delivery if you order early enough. Be warned though, the stock available for a same-day evening delivery is not as comprehensive as that for next day. Amazon will tell you what options you have for a delivery though. My personal experience of Prime's fast delivery is somewhat mixed. I have ordered things to be delivered same day before and been told as the slot approaches that the order can't be fulfilled. When this happened the item was then sent the next day. If you're not a Prime customer when this happens Amazon will refund the delivery cost.
The Iran Project
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And the biggest protest, set for Saturday, could be history-making. That's when the Women's March on Washington is expected to draw 200,000 protesters to the streets of D.C., a number that Inaugural Historian Jim Bendat said could break records. It's quite noteworthy. If they get those kinds of numbers, it will far exceed any previous inaugural protest, he said. Overall, the National Park Service has approved 22 permits for First Amendment events ranging in size from 50 to 200,000 people for inauguration week. Though many protest organizers state outright they have no plans to break laws or create altercations, city and federal law enforcement agencies have been working together in preparation for every security concern. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has said more than 3,000 police officers from other regions and 5,000 National Guardsmen will be on-hand to help secure the parade route.
South China Morning Post
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The Iran Project
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Digital Trends
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Samsung announced the Galaxy J2 Ace, which looks to occupy the low-end smartphone space. The phone is available for purchase in India, though it might see a release in other regions. The post Samsung goes budget-friendly with the Galaxy J2 Ace appeared first on Digital Trends .
The Sun Daily
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WHILE last week we published views on the global outlook, this week we explore the market in various regions as well as the local scene. It's a new year and looking at how the property market and our local currency fared in 2016, many are sceptical. With that, we have compiled views and comments from various industry specialists and market professionals for a better idea of what can be expected in the Year of the Rooster. Regional overview According to JLL's forecast for 2017 delivered by its global capital markets research director, David Green-Morgan, the amount of capital targeting real estate across the world will remain constant, with volumes expected to exceed slightly. However, political and market uncertainty will likely perpetuate into the year. Green-Morgan shares that performance in two of the region's biggest markets, Australia and Japan, was down by 17% and 1% respectively, with China recording a 19% increase.
The Week
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Save up to £57 on our wine editor Bruce Pallings selection from Swig, who specialise in artisan wines from around the world. Review Friday, January 20, 2017 - 12:35pm Wine lovers tend to be set in their ways: once they discover what they prefer in terms of grapes or regions, they stick within those parameters. I’m as guilty of this as the next person. That’s why we should all be grateful for wine merchants like Robin Davis at Swig. He has made it his lifelong passion to hunt down obscure wines that excite his palate and are properly priced. I love all of these wines from South Africa, Bulgaria, Spain, Portugal and France, but especially the Soli pinot noir and the Papegaai white. It is stimulating to explore the new frontiers of wine making – and all of these delightful wines are generously priced, at less than what is available elsewhere in the market.
The Economic Times
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Work starts to turn 106 rivers into national waterwaysFor another 46 waterways, which are in coastal & tidal regions, two stage DPR studies have been initiated. These reports are in the final stage of preparation.
The Sun Daily - World News
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The quakes affected an area that straddles the regions of Lazio, Marche and Abruzzo which is home to many remote mountain hamlets. Although many residents had been evacuated from their homes after last year's quakes, there were fears for families who had decided to stay and are now cut off. Guido Castelli, the mayor of the Marche town of Ascoli said his staff were trying to check on around 1,000 people in cut-off hamlets. Schools in the affected region have been closed until next week to allow structural safety checks to be carried out. Italy is prone to earthquakes but has rarely suffered so many in quick succession. Since the Amatrice disaster, there have been nine shocks measuring more than a five magnitude and a total of 47,000 registered aftershocks. Italy straddles the Eurasian and African tectonic plates, making it vulnerable to seismic activity when they move. — AFP
The Economic Times
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TIME - Top Stories
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Daily Mail - Science
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ScienceDaily
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Ants can get their bearings whatever the orientation of their body, new research shows. Their brains may be smaller than the head of a pin, but ants are excellent navigators that use celestial and terrestrial cues to memorize their paths. To do so, they use several regions of the brain simultaneously, proving once again that the brain of insects is more complex than thought.
ScienceDaily
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Sea level in the Northeast and in some other US regions will rise significantly faster than the global average, according to a new report. In a worst-case scenario, global sea level could rise by about 8 feet by 2100, according to the report, which lays out six scenarios intended to inform national and regional planning.
Collective Evolution
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SPACE.com
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And the highest economic fallout would impact regions outside the blackout zone.
Voice Of America
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Liam Mason is a clinical psychologist at King’s College who led the study published in the journal Translational Psychiatry. Using brain imaging, Mason and colleagues saw connections between two brain regions strengthen in patients following a six month course of CBT. The improvements occurred between the amygdala, the part of the brain that controls fear and emotion, and the frontal lobes, which are involved in thinking and reasoning. “And what we are really excited about here is that these stronger connections appear to be linked to long term improvement in people’s symptoms and recovery, even as much as eight years later,” said Mason. In the original study, a group of participants suffering from psychotic symptoms took medication. Some also received cognitive therapy, while the others did not. Researchers saw an improvement in brain connectivity in those who had talk therapy that was not seen in the non-CBT group.
OK!
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The vet had been preparing to go on a date with his former flame Chas Dingle, but ended up in tears after getting his bits stuck into his trouser zip. Paddy had been with pal Marlon Dingle at the time and clearly in pain, he cried: “The zip. Something terrible has happened.” He then rushed off to check out the damage and returned wanting Marlon to give his verdict on his injured nether-regions too. Paddy asked Marlon to take a look and trying to reassure him it ...
Futurity
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