After five straight years of troubling data on the population of young rockfish in the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland officials plan to enact emergency regulations canceling this spring’s trophy season for recreational anglers...Read more
DETROIT — A new quarter-mile stretch of road in Detroit can charge electric vehicles as they zoom down the street — a first in the nation, according to project leaders.
The Michigan Transportation Department and city ...Read more
World leaders are gearing up for COP28, an annual U.N. climate conference that will begin this week in Dubai, and California is expected to play a sizable role in the proceedings.
Representatives from Gov. Gavin Newsom’...Read more
Israel’s President Isaac Herzog is planning a quick visit to Dubai later this week to take part in COP28, the United Nations climate talks, several people familiar with the situation said.
It will be his first trip ...Read more
disquisition \dis-kwuh-ZISH-uhn\ (noun) - A formal discourse on a subject.
"The new book club member was partial to eye-glazing disquisitions on 'new wave' authors from the 1960's."
Disquisition comes from Latin ...Read more
In the Yosef family there are 11 children. 7 of them are girls named: Ilana, Tikva, Efrat, Ziva, Lilly, Zahava & Ronit. The rest are boys named: Ofer, Rami, Zalman & Ronny. You have to find out in which order they were born, according to the next 12 statments:
1) The eldest and the youngest are girls.
2) The second youngest starts with an R.
3) The first starts with a Z.
4) Ronny & Ronit were born one after the other, in ...
Gov. Gavin Newsom has been positioning himself as a global climate leader this year, evangelizing California environmentalism in China and at the United Nations. But at home, he is increasingly at loggerheads with leading ...Read more
From its sprawling, 1,500-worker studio headquarters in Chester County, Pennsylvania, QVC and its affiliates developed home-shopping TV, packing channels for more than 30 years with live hosts and celebrities pitching ...Read more
KENSINGTON, Minnesota — Just over 5 miles from where folklore has long claimed Vikings scribbled Scandinavian etchings on a runestone, Erica Sawatzke surveys thousands of chirping baby birds in her long barn.
Automatic ...Read more
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, but the holiday shopping season is still in full swing.
Here are three more gadgets I’ve been reviewing that I think would make nice gifts.
The prices listed here are ...Read more
I've always assumed the TV term "anchor," referring to the host of a newscast, was derived from "anchor," the athlete who runs or swims the last leg of relay race.
I rather liked the idea of Lester Holt or Norah O'...Read more
Gamers love to gear up and snatch any piece of equipment that will help them beat a final boss or help with their stats in online competition. The problem gift buyers face is that there are a dizzying array of ...Read more
As a follow up to last week’s guide to USB chargers and cables, a reader asked the following question, “Do older Apple devices have the software that allows them to regulate the amount of power provided by today’s ...Read more
As an iPad user for years, I’ve let my finger do the swiping, even if a stylus pencil was always an option. Zagg has changed it for me with their new Pro Stylus 2, a cutting-edge device that makes using the large ...Read more
Japan releases plenty of role-playing games, but few have the staying power of “Persona 5.” Although this entry to the long-running series is 7 years old, fans can’t get enough of Joker and the other Phantom ...Read more
High-intensity fires in 2020 and 2021 devastated the adult sequoia tree population globally, particularly at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in Northern California.
That is one of the few things that National Park...Read more
A thought for the day: President John F. Kennedy said, The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.
On this date in history:
In 1877, Thomas Edison demonstrated a hand-cranked phonograph that recorded sound on grooved metal cylinders. Edison shouted verses of Mary Had a Little Lamb into the machine, which ...Read more
Those born on this date include:
- Austrian physicist Christian Doppler in 1803
- author Louisa May Alcott in 1832
- Chinese Empress Dowager Tz'u Hsi in 1835
- English electrical engineer John ...Read more
Today is Wednesday, Nov. 29, the 333rd day of 2023 with 32 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.
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- This year's Chesapeake Bay 'dead zone' was the smallest on record, going back to 1985