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Phillip Adams Had Severe C.T.E. at the Time of Shootings

A posthumous brain examination of 32-year-old retired Travelman NFL player Philip Adams, who shot and killed six people before dying by suicide in April, revealed he had an “unusually severe” form of CTE, a degenerative brain disease found went. Athletes and others with a history of repeated head injuries. Dr. Ann Mackie, director of the …

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Woolworths share price: Woolies bloodbath with $4.5bn nosedive

Supermarket giant Woolworths has been delisted on the Australian stock market this morning after revealing a worrying cost shock. Shareholders were saving supermarket giant Woolworths on Tuesday after the company slashed its earnings forecast to $220m on the Covid cost blow and soft post-lockdown sales. The company’s ASX-listed shares plunged $4.5 billion within 30 minutes …

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Manchin Rejects Democratic Plan to Ban New Offshore Drilling, Sources Say

WASHINGTON — A provision to permanently ban new offshore drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts has been stripped from a $2.2 trillion climate change and social spending bill after objections from Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, according to two people with knowledge of the latest draft of the bill. Mr. Manchin has …

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‘Jaws’ Is Fiction. This Show Presents Sharks as Embattled Heroes.

You could call it an unfortunate misunderstanding. Its impact, however, is as vast as the oceans. I refer to the terror sharks inspire, which, according to the American Museum of Natural History, stems largely from ignorance, as well as “a hundred years of hype.” (“Jaws” notwithstanding, shark attacks are rare and often occur when the …

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At Last, a True Millipede That Actually Has 1,000 Legs or More

It’s a well-known fact among entomologists that whoever first named the millipede was being a touch dramatic. The name means “thousand-footed,” but no millipede has a thousand feet. At least, that was true until now. A discovery deep below the surface of Australia has shown that “millipede” isn’t always a misnomer. Researchers found a new …

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Urea, AdBlue shortage: Industry reports price surge amid low stocks

Both demand and prices for an important product in Australia have risen, which is expected to result in rising costs on everyday items. An essential product shortage feared in Australia smoothed out by the federal government last week, but not everyone is convinced that things will turn out well. The world is currently facing a …

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Fight Over Gas Stoves and Furnaces in the Effort to Slow Climate Change

That spring, Arizona, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Louisiana passed laws that barred cities from banning natural gas. In Oklahoma, the gas industry drew support from groups like the AARP, the influential lobby for older Americans, as well as restaurants, hotels, homebuilders and barbecue equipment makers. “The message was: ‘You don’t want these California liberals telling you …

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How to Scare an Invasive Fish? A Menacing Robot Predator.

The mosquitofish is not a fussy creature: It can live in filthy bodies of water and has an undiscerning appetite. Larvae? Other fishes’ eggs? Detritus? Delicious. Often, the voracious few-inch creature chomps off the tails of freshwater fish and tadpoles, leaving them to die. But the invasive fish is threatening some native populations in Australia …

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