August 17, 2022
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How One Company Uses Technology to Grow Tomatoes in the Desert

Sky Kurtz farms in the desert. The co-founder and CEO of Pure Harvest Smart Farms—located outside Abu Dhabi, where temperatures regularly top 113°F—and his team use the challenging environs to trial new crops and technologies that have the potential to change farming in climate-challenged areas. Pure Harvest also provides produce to supermarkets and restaurants in […]

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Man dies after getting sucked into sinkhole in a swimming pool in Israel

Israeli police said Friday they placed a couple under house arrest, a day after a man attending a party at their villa was sucked into a sinkhole that formed at the bottom of their swimming pool and died. The man and woman, both in their sixties, are suspected of causing death by negligence, police said. […]

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Indigenous Groups in Canada Want More Than Apology During Pope’s Visit

Brian Normand spent only a couple years—between the ages of five and six—at St. Charles Day Residential School in Manitoba, Canada, in the early 1960s, but he still feels the effects of that experience decades later. “I was emotionally, physically, and mentally abused there. I left with a broken spirit,” the now-65-year-old tells TIME in […]

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Inside VinGroup's Bold Plan to Sell Americans Electric Cars

On northern Vietnam’s Red River Delta, the world’s most ambitious electric-vehicle (EV) upstart occupies a factory complex fringed with mango trees and palms. Outside VinFast’s plant by the port city of Haiphong, fishermen in conical hats still plumb mudflats for grass carp and tilapia; inside, each car negotiates an overhead ergonomic conveyor assembly line measuring […]

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The Last Movie Stars Traces the Legacy of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward

If you think Paul Newman is the coolest, Ethan Hawke’s superb multi-part documentary The Last Movie Stars is for you. And if you only sort-of know the work of his wife, Joanne Woodward, The Last Movie Stars is absolutely for you, for two reasons. To understand Newman as both an actor and a man, you […]

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How Pete Arredondo Forced a Reckoning Over Police in Uvalde

On Monday, the tension was palpable. Before a special meeting of the Uvalde Consolidated Public Schools Board could even begin, a protester carrying a red “Prosecute Pete Arredondo” sign could be heard shouting from the audience. Minutes later, Brett Cross, uncle of murdered Robb fourth-grader Uziyah Garcia, stood at the podium with a question for […]

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The James Webb Telescope Makes its First Discovery

First comes the art, them comes the science. Just over a week after NASA dazzled the world with the first clutch of images from the James Webb Space Telescope, astronomers working with one of the pictures believe they have found the oldest galaxy ever imaged—one dating back 13.5 billion years, or just 300 million years […]

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NASA's Giant Moon Rocket Set to Fly Soon

You could go your entire life without thinking about a collet. Indeed, you could go your entire life without even knowing what a collet is, and if we stopped right here you’d be no worse off. For the record, though, a collet is a small ring of metal, about the size of a fist, and, […]

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U.K. movie theaters offer free tickets to redheads amid punishing heat wave

Heat burning parts of western Europe Fires rage as European countries continue to swelter in record heat 02:35 As temperatures in the United Kingdom topped 100 degrees Fahrenheit this week, a movie theater chain offered one of the most “vulnerable” communities shelter from the sun. Last week, Showcase Cinemas announced on its website and social media accounts that redheads could […]

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Steve Bannon Convicted of Contempt Charges in January 6th Case

WASHINGTON — Steve Bannon, a longtime ally of former President Donald Trump was convicted on Friday of contempt charges for defying a congressional subpoena from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Bannon, 68, was convicted after a four-day trial in federal court in Washington on two counts: one for […]

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