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Jeff Bezos Said He Will Give Away Most Of His Wealth
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said he will give away most of his wealth. It was the first time he had ever made a pledge like this, and he suggested in an interview on CNN that he would donate the majority of his money to charity during his lifetime. He is estimated to be worth $124 billion.
Even As Populations Of Other Large Fish Improve, The Threat Of Extinction For Sharks Grows
Successful fisheries management and conservation efforts have helped bring some species of tuna and billfish back from decades of population reductions. This includes southern bluefin tuna, black marlins, and swordfish. New evidence reveals that populations of other large fish improve, the threat of extinction for sharks grows.
Zelensky Visits Kherson - Long And Difficult Path Ahead Moving Forward
Zelensky visits Kherson on Monday, November 13, 2022, and said Ukraine's recapture of Kherson marked "the beginning of the end of the war" during a surprise visit to the newly liberated city.
A Mysterious City Explosion Kills Several People and Injures Many
A mysterious city explosion kills several people and injures many as the president of Turkey said that an explosion on a busy pedestrian street in the center of Istanbul has killed at least six people and hurt 81 others.
Mr. Brightside And The Never-ending Hit
Mr. Brightside and the never-ending hit of The Killers has established a new record after remaining in the UK's Top 100 for 260 consecutive weeks, which is equivalent to an entire five years. Nothing else comes close. Snow Patrol's Chasing Cars is the second-longest-running chart hit, having spent 166 weeks at the top. Mr. Brightside is streamed 1.2 million times per week on average, and has sold 3.52 million copies since its initial release in 2003.
Recycled Bulletproof Vest Batteries Deliver Five Times More Energy
A new development in lithium-sulfur batteries at the University of Michigan has showed that recycled bulletproof vest batteries deliver five times more energy. Since lithium-ion batteries need unethical cobalt mining activities and produce a lot of carbon dioxide (CO2), this new innovation would be a far more powerful and environmentally friendly replacement for them.
Veterans Day Show In Dallas Sees Historic Planes Collide
Veterans Day show in Dallas sees historic planes collide on Saturday, exploding into a ball of flames and sending black smoke billowing into the sky. It was not clear how many people were on board.
Democrats Retain Control Of The Senate After Crucial Victory In Nevada
Democrats retained control of the Senate after winning a key race in Nevada. The victory gives Democrats a critical number of 50 Senate seats, dealing a blow to Republicans hoping for a "red wave."
Nick Cannon Is Being Asked To Stop Having Children As The World's Population Nears 8 Billion
As the world's population nears 8 billion, Nick Cannon is being asked to stop having children. People are requesting that Nick Cannon, who was recently named "father of the year," refrain from having children in order to prevent the official population of the world from surpassing 8 billion the following week. Cannon already has ten children from six different women, and he is expecting another two in the coming months. If both of these pregnancies are successful, Cannon's offspring will constitute an 11-a-side football team, plus a substitute.
Mark Zuckerberg Lays Off Thousands Of Employees And Admits He Was Wrong
Mark Zuckerberg lays off thousands of employees in order to build a "leaner and more efficient company." He announced that he had sent a message to all of his employees outlining the company's difficult challenges. These difficulties were to be met by laying off approximately 11,000 employees, or roughly 13% of Meta's total workforce.
Brittney Griner Transferred To A Russian Penal Colony And Her Lawyer Has No Idea Where She Is Headed
Brittney Griner transferred to a Russian penal colony and her lawyer has no idea where she is headed. Brittney Griner, a star in the WNBA who is from the United States, is going to a Russian prison colony to serve her nine-year sentence.
A New Protein Discovery Could Help In The Treatment And Early Detection Of Lung Cancer
Researchers investigated the mechanisms of lung cancer's earliest stages. A new protein discovery could help in the treatment and early detection of lung cancer. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh found that the protein TLR2 regulates several of the body's defensive processes in response to carcinogenic cellular changes. The study's results are published in the journal Cell Reports under the title "Toll-like receptor 2 orchestrates a tumor suppressor response in non-small cell lung cancer."
Johnny Depp's Appearance In Rihanna's Savage X Fenty Show Caused Mixed Reactions From Fans
Many fans are shocked about Johnny Depp's appearance in Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty show and caused different reactions from people. During the program, the actor who has caused controversy can be seen in a clip that was shared by a fan account. In the clip, he is seen walking through a smoky forest while wearing a checkered shirt and a long brown coat. As Johnny Depp wanders around the grounds, OutKast's song "So Fresh, So Clean" can be heard playing in the background.
An Earthquake With A Magnitude Of 5.7 Shakes Italy's Adriatic Coast
Initial assessments indicate that an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 shakes Italy's Adriatic coast early on Wednesday morning that did not result in any significant property damage or personal injuries. It was felt in Rome, which is on the opposite side of the region from where the earthquake occurred, as well as in the northern provinces of Veneto, Friuli, and Trentino. The earthquake occurred shortly after 7 a.m. (1 a.m. ET).
Control Of Congress Hangs In Balance - Democrats Avoid Midterm Defeat
Control of Congress hangs in the balance on Wednesday, November 9, as Democrats showed surprising strength, defeating Republicans in a series of competitive races and defying expectations that high inflation and President Joe Biden’s low approval ratings would drag the party down.
Using The MACHETE Method, Scientists Can Now Analyze Copy Number Alterations In Cancer Genomes
Using the MACHETE method, scientists can now analyze copy number alterations in cancer genomes. Poorer survival was shown in mouse models of pancreatic cancer and melanoma when researchers used MACHETE to discover that a significant deletion often destroys a cluster of interferon genes. Possible biomarker of immunotherapy success: intact tumor interferons. Francisco "Pancho" Barriga and Kaloyan Tsanov of the Sloan Kettering Institute don't want the name of their new research method to take away from their findings, which give new information about a genetic change that causes about 15% of all cancers and may help doctors find patients who are likely to respond to immunotherapies.
The Eyes Of Some Young Fruit Flies Appear To Bulge Out Of Their Head, Scientists Find
Despite the awkwardness of the transition to maturity, at least our eyes don't protrude from our skulls on stalks longer than our legs. But the eyes of some young fruit flies appear to bulge out of their head. According to Science News, a recent research found that the eye-up metamorphosis in P. tangliangi, one of the stalkier species, only takes approximately 50 minutes. The eyes of a fly are permanently fixed in an outward position, like a selfie stick, because when the thin eyestalks are stretched, they darken and harden.
Macy's Is Offering Significant Discounts - Shop Michael Kors At 75% Off
Ahead of Black Friday, Macy's is offering significant discounts on fashion, fine jewelry, and more. This year, retailers are starting their biggest shopping event of the year, Black Friday, earlier and earlier than they did in previous years. The annual Black Friday sale at Macy's will be here before you know it, but to get you and the other customers at the superstore ready for it, the retailer will begin offering you an early discount today on hundreds of different products.
"We Shouldn't Underestimate This Storm," Pierluisi Says As Hurricane Fiona Hits Puerto Rico
"We shouldn't underestimate this storm," Pierluisi says as Hurricane Fiona hits Puerto Rico. At a briefing on Saturday, Gov. Pedro Pierluisi warned his country. Pierluisi of Puerto Rico said on Facebook Sunday afternoon that more than 1.5 million people will experience power outages as a Category 1 storm with sustained winds of 85 mph and heavy rains approaches the island.
Super Typhoon Nanmadol Forces Four Million People To Evacuate In Japan
This morning, September 18, typhoon Nanmadol made landfall, bringing with it gusts of 112 mph (180 km/h) and heavy rainfall that could exceed 20 inches in some places. Super typhoon Nanmadol forces four million people to evacuate in Japan. On the southernmost tip of the island of Kyushu, one of the four islands that make up the bulk of Japan, close to the city of Kagoshima, it first made landfall.
A Strong Earthquake Strikes Southeastern Taiwan, Injuring 146 People
TAIPEI, Taiwan - A strong earthquake strikes southeastern Taiwan on Sunday, September 18, as per the island's weather bureau. The quake caused train carriages to derail, caused a convenience store to collapse, and caused hundreds of people to become stranded on mountain roads. As per the weather bureau, the epicenter was located in Taitung county. This quake came after a 6.4 magnitude tremor that occurred on Saturday evening in the same region, however, it did not result in any fatalities.
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