This deadly disease thrives in warmer waters, creating an uncertain future for marine life
A deadly disease is thriving in warmer waters, creating an uncertain future for the Florida coast. Now, the government is putting aside differences to effect change. Volunteers are making a huge impact, as well.
Japan’s KFC-fuelled Finger Lickin' Christmas
Forget turkey, stuffing and brussels sprouts -- in Japan, the most popular food to eat at Christmas is an American favourite: fried chicken from fast-food giant KFC. "If I don't eat KFC chicken, I don't feel the Christmas spirit," says one student.news.yahoo.com
Fisker CEO says the EV startup is trying to do more than just take customers from Tesla
The founder and CEO of Fisker told CNBC on Thursday that the electric-vehicle startup is trying to do more than just swipe market share from Tesla. Henrik Fisker made the comments in an interview on "Mad Money," one day after his company announced it had inked a key production deal with Foxconn Technology Group. "At the end of the day, we're not out here just to go and take Tesla customers away from Tesla," Fisker told host Jim Cramer. That's great, but we really want to do an alternative," Fisker said, touting the Ocean as a true SUV. Fisker, which last year went public through a reverse merger, saw its stock close down 4.43% Thursday to $21.58 per share.cnbc.com
US holiday weekend adds to virus worries as case counts grow
The Fourth of July holiday weekend began Saturday with some sobering numbers in the Sunshine State: Florida logged a record number of people testing positive for the coronavirus. Officials and health authorities warned people to take precautions or simply stay home on Independence Day, as confirmed cases are climbing in 40 states. Florida reported 11,445 confirmed infections on Saturday, bringing the statewide total to more than 190,000. Im really, really worried about the Fourth of July," said Dr. Don Williamson, a former state health officer who now heads the Alabama Hospital Association. Officials in South Florida including in Miami-Dade County and the Florida Keys closed beaches through the weekend.
Scientists learn how tiny critters make ocean ‘snot palaces’
These so-called “snot palaces” could possibly help human construction if scientists manage to crack the mucus architectural code, said Kakani Katija, a bioengineer at Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. Her team took a step toward solving the mystery of the snot houses and maybe someday even replicating them, according to a study in Wednesday’s journal Nature. Because the snot houses are so delicate, researchers haven’t often been able to take them to the lab to study them. These mucus structures aren’t simple. The snot houses often are nearly transparent and flow all around the critter that looks like a tadpole, but isn’t.
Ron Pope Brings Nashville Sound to House of Blues
Back in 2007, an unknown singer songwriter by the name of Ron Pope hit a nerve with music fans across the internet with the viral song, "A Drop in the Ocean." On Monday night at the House of Blues side room, the Bronze Peacock, Pope hid his career-defining record at the end of a two-song encore following a 90-minute set. EXPAND Ron Pope at the Bronze Peacock. EXPAND Ron Pope at the Bronze Peacock. The moment, which Pope claims was a first, stamped a profoundly entertaining evening spanning a career and, in many ways, a life.houstonpress.com
Shell fossils show how ocean acidification can cause mass extinction
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ocean acidification caused a mass extinction of marine life 66 million years ago, research into tiny shell fossils has shown. This in turn caused acid rain and large scale acidification of the world's oceans, prompting a mass extinction of most marine and land based life, including all dinosaurs. At least one quarter of the CO2 released by burning coal, oil and gas doesn't stay in the air, but instead dissolves into the ocean, according to The NOAA Ocean Acidification Program, a US government initiative, and The Smithsonian Ocean Portal. So far, ocean pH has dropped from 8.2 to 8.1 since the industrial revolution, and is expected to fall by another 0.3 to 0.4 pH units by the end of the century, it added. Ocean acidification has already caused massive die-offs of oysters in the Pacific Northwest.
Frank Ocean releases new song 'DHL'
Jason Merritt/Getty Images(CNN) - Frank Ocean has finally released new music -- and more may be on the way. Ocean premiered the track "DHL" Saturday at the end of "blonded RADIO," his Beats 1 radio show. The song, produced by Boys Noize, is Ocean's first release since covering the Audrey Hepburn classic "Moon River" in February 2018. Although "DHL" is a new song, Ocean appears to have dropped at least one hint about it two years ago. While they aren't available to stream online, both songs are available for purchase as 12 vinyl singles on his website.