Why a Grape Turns Into a Fireball in a Microwave – WIRED
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Why a Grape Turns Into a Fireball in a Microwave – WIRED

Akram Elsaiegh/EyeEm/Getty ImagesThe internet is full of videos of thoughtful people setting things on fire. Here’s a perennial favorite: Cleave a grape in half, leaving a little skin connecting the two hemispheres. Blitz it in the microwave for five seconds. For one glorious moment, the grape halves will produce a fireball unfit for domestic life.Physicist…

Seven lawmakers quit UK Labour Party citing Brexit ‘betrayal’, anti-Semitism – Reuters UK
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Seven lawmakers quit UK Labour Party citing Brexit ‘betrayal’, anti-Semitism – Reuters UK

LONDON (Reuters) – Seven Labour lawmakers quit on Monday over leader Jeremy Corbyn’s approach to Brexit and a row over anti-Semitism, saying Britain’s main opposition party had been “hijacked by the machine politics of the hard left”. In a direct challenge to Corbyn, the seven centrist MPs said they were courting others from across parliament…

Unvaccinated teenagers ask how they can get vaccinated without parental consent – KSL.com
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Unvaccinated teenagers ask how they can get vaccinated without parental consent – KSL.com

SALT LAKE CITY — As a measles outbreak makes its way through Washington state, the children of anti-vaccination parents are taking to the internet to ask how they can get vaccinations without their parents’ permission.The website Reddit, in particular, has seen at least half a dozen posts in the past two months from unvaccinated teenagers…

Walgreens and CVS are redesigning their drugstores to focus more on health. Here’s how they compare – CNBC
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Walgreens and CVS are redesigning their drugstores to focus more on health. Here’s how they compare – CNBC

Health and Science M. Spencer Green | AP A Walgreens and CVS drugstore are seen on adjacent corners at an intersection in Calumet City, Ill. CVS Health and Walgreens are remodeling some of their drugstores to look more like doctor’s offices. The two largest pharmacy chains in the U.S. have both opened redesigned stores that…

Save $50 on Xbox One S and Xbox One X Bundles from the Microsoft Store – TrueAchievements
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Save $50 on Xbox One S and Xbox One X Bundles from the Microsoft Store – TrueAchievements

If you missed out on the recently discounted Xbox One X on Newegg, Microsoft’s latest promotion is offering $50 off the price of Xbox One X and Xbox One S bundles in the US. Each of the prices below also includes a digital copy of Gears of War 4. You can see the full list…

Year in space put US astronaut’s disease defenses on alert – KSL.com
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Year in space put US astronaut’s disease defenses on alert – KSL.com

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly’s immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared to his Earth-bound identical twin, researchers said Friday.Scientists don’t know if the changes were good or bad but results from a unique NASA twins study are raising new…

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Why do the northern and southern lights differ? – Salon

The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, shine over St Marys Lighthouse near Whitley Bay in Northumberland, northeast England early Monday March 7, 2016. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP) (AP) Scientists have discovered the culprit: how the sun squeezes Earth’s magnetic tail February 18, 2019 1:00AM (UTC) This article was originally published by Scientific American. Dazzling green…

The Biggest Problem Behind The US Shale Boom | OilPrice.com – OilPrice.com
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The Biggest Problem Behind The US Shale Boom | OilPrice.com – OilPrice.com

U.S. shale production is expected to continue to soar well into the 2020s. And that is a major problem.Over the past decade, U.S. oil production has more than doubled, surging from 5 million barrels per day (mb/d) to close to 12 mb/d today. Natural gas also rose significantly, rising from 21 trillion cubic feet per…

AOC’s ‘green deal’ will require a ton of ‘corporate cronyism’ – New York Post
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AOC’s ‘green deal’ will require a ton of ‘corporate cronyism’ – New York Post

Amazon is taking its ball and going home, and New York Dems are actually celebrating. I wasn’t a huge fan of the deal New York and Amazon worked out: The race among cities to bribe businesses to set up shop in their backyards has a lot of problems. But what’s just astounding to me is…

2019 RAM 1500 Classic Warlock special edition: badass style without the whoop – Digital Trends
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2019 RAM 1500 Classic Warlock special edition: badass style without the whoop – Digital Trends

If you like the looks of blacked-out badass trucks but don’t want to fork out big bucks for a no-compromise off-road desert racer, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)  has a truck for you. FCA announced the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic Warlock, a special edition pickup truck built to attract the same buyers Chrysler wooed with the…