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Hurricane Florence Intensified Fast. We Still Don’t Understand Why Some Storms Fizzle And Others Erupt

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As Hurricane Florence careens toward the Atlantic coast, more than a million Carolina residents are evacuating while millions more are hunkering down with supplies. Hurricane Florence intensified incredibly rapidly this week, morphing from a tropical storm to a Category 4 hurricane in less than 48 hours. How it intensified is understood, but scientists still struggle to predict which Atlantic hurricanes will intensify quickly – or not – during their journey across the ocean. Wher Read more: feedproxy.google.com Please follow and like us:

What 9/11 looked like to the only American service member not on earth

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NASA The question of “where were you on Sept. 11?,” the traditional addendum to the distinctly post-9/11 rallying cry of “never forget,” means something different to the service members and veterans who saw combat in the Global War on Terror than it does for the average civilians. Thousands of military personnel sprang into action on that Tuesday, from racing toward the World Trade Center and Pentagon alongside first responders to securing U.S. air sovereignty from the cockpit of an F-15. In the decade that followed, more than 3 million Americans joined the armed forces. The attacks were an unmistakable call of duty, one that Americans are […]

10 things you need to know before the opening bell (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, TWTR, FB, TSLA, SNAP, AMZN, NKE)

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Reuters/Yves Herman Here is what you need to know. Social-media execs testify before Congress. Facebook’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandburg, is set to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday about her company’s response to Russian interference during the 2016 election. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will also appear. Amazon joins the $1 trillion club. Amazon on Tuesday became the second US company to reach a $1 trillion valuation. Apple hit the plateau less than one month ago.See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: How Columbia House sold 12 CDS for $1 See Also: A look […]

The 25 most generous philanthropists in America today

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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The Chronicle of Philanthropy publishes an annual list of the top 50 philanthropists (both individuals and couples) by calculating their yearly donations. In 2017, America’s wealthiest residents donated $14.7 billion to nonprofit organizations. About 60% of the total was donated by people who made their fortunes in tech, suggesting America’s philanthropic center is shifting away from Wall Street and towards Silicon Valley, according to The Chronicle. America’s wealthiest people donated $14.7 billion in 2017 to causes, alma maters, foundations, and charities — more than doubling the amount given away in 2016. For 18 years, The Chronicle of Philanthropy has published an annual…

The Afghan military airlifted ISIS captives out rather than re-supply a besieged base — and the Taliban overran it

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Reuters The Afghan Army prioritized transporting captured ISIS fighters to Kabul over re-supplying one of its bases in the northern Faryab province that the Taliban had been besieging for weeks. The remote outpost called Chinese Camp folded to the Taliban on Monday after dozens of Afghan security forces were killed.  Spokespersons for Afghan Defense Ministry, Operation Resolute Support and the Pentagon didn’t immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.  The Afghan Army prioritized transporting captured ISIS fighters to Kabul over re-supplying one of its bases in the northern Faryab province that the Taliban had been besieging for weeks, according […]

Puerto Rico finally has power again after nearly a year — now it needs a stronger grid

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Ramon Espinosa/AP The very last of Puerto Rico’s 3.3 million residents got power back last Friday after last fall’s hurricanes. Power was finally restored more than 11.5 months after it first went out and more than a week after the island’s power authority announced electricity had been fully restored.  Rebuilding after the first series of hurricanes was Puerto Rico’s first hurdle, its second, and arguably more difficult, hurdle will be rebuilding its island-wide power grid. José Saldaña is one of the very last of Puerto Rico’s 3.3 million residents to get power back after last fall’s hurricanes. It was finally restored […]

Puerto Rico cites Hurricane Maria death toll of…

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Puerto Rico is now estimating that Hurricane Maria killed more than 1,400 people, far more than the official death toll of 64, in a report to Congress seeking billions to help the island recover from the devastating storm. Read more: fox4news.com Please follow and like us:

Disney World has a magical greenhouse where larger-than-life produce is grown — and it looks like something out of a fairytale

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Bob Owen/Flickr While riding the “Living With the Land” ride in Walt Disney World, visitors of Epcot get to see the park’s giant greenhouse. The greenhouse is known for growing larger-than-life produce, much of which looks straight out of a fairytale. Relying heavily on hydroponics, plants in the greenhouse can “achieve their maximum potential.” Produce grown in the greenhouse is sent to park restaurants and fed to animals at Animal Kingdom.   Walt Disney’s magic is alive and well, especially inside of his Disney World resort in Orlando, Florida. One of the parks there, Epcot, is home to a massive greenhouse […]

Watt’s hurricane fund is largest crowdsourced fundraiser ever

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It would be tough to find a pro athlete who has done more for his or her community than J.J. Watt, and that became even more evident with an announcement his foundation made on Monday.When Hurricane Harvey devastated the Houston area last year, Watt started a fundraiser and began pledging a significant amount of his own money toward relief efforts after the storm. As of Monday, that fund had raised more than $41 million and become the largest crowdsourced fundraiser in world history. The funds that were raised have been used toward things like providing more than 26 million meals […]

Other people are having less sex than you think they are, according to research

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LilacHome/Shutterstock Research shows we think young people have a lot more sex than they do in reality — and men have a particularly skewed view of the sex lives of young women. The average guess about young men in both countries is that they had sex 14 times in the last month, when the actual number is just five in Britain and four in the US. Men think British and American women are having an incredible amount of sex — around 23 times a month. In reality, women are having about 5 sexual encounters a month.  Research shows we think young people have […]