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Netanyahu, Citing Israel’s Security, Tries to Salvage His Government

NY Times - Sun, 2018-11-18 17:39
With members of his ministers threatening to force elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel pleaded, “In the middle of a battle, we do not play politics.”

Trump bashes architect of bin Laden raid

CNN - Sun, 2018-11-18 17:29
President Donald Trump dismissed retired Adm. William McRaven, the overseer of the operation that killed Osama bin Laden, as a "Hillary Clinton backer" and criticized the military for having not killed bin Laden sooner during a Fox News interview that aired on Sunday.

Bloomberg gives $1.8B to Johns Hopkins

CNN - Sun, 2018-11-18 17:18
Michael Bloomberg, the former New York mayor who is weighing a 2020 presidential run, is donating $1.8 billion to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins.

Rich, Ancient City Is Unearthed in Greece

NY Times - Sun, 2018-11-18 17:11
Archaeologists unearthed Tenea, which is thought to have been founded by Trojans. They also found tombs, coins and urns, among other items, in and around the city.

Trump Says He’s Unlikely to Sit for Interview in Russia Investigation

NY Times - Sun, 2018-11-18 17:03
In a wide-ranging Fox News interview, the president also claimed to have had no idea that his acting attorney general viewed the Russia investigation skeptically.

Insect-inspired microfluidics could help Ant Man and the Wasp breathe

Ars - Sun, 2018-11-18 17:00

Enlarge / Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), and Hope van Dyne, aka the Wasp (Evangeline Lilly), would need 100 times more oxygen than usual at smaller scales. (credit: Marvel Studios)

The ability to rapidly shrink down to bug size (and beyond) gives Ant-Man and the Wasp tremendous advantages. But it also comes with some scale-related drawbacks, most notably, more difficult breathing. Trick out their suits with insect-inspired microscale air pumps, compressors, and molecule filters, combined with the fictional "Pym particle" technology, et voila! Problem solved.

Anne Staples, a bioengineer at Virginia Tech, and her graduate student Max Mikel-Stites first outlined the respiratory difficulties Ant-Man and the Wasp would likely face while insect-sized in a paper published this summer in the fledgling journal Superhero Science and Technology. (Can I just say how delighted I am that this journal exists?) The group researches respiration at the microscale, using insects as models. They described their work at a meeting of the American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mikel-Stites, a fan of the Marvel cinematic universe, was stoked for Ant-Man and the Wasp's release. So one day in the lab last spring, the conversation naturally turned to how difficult it would be for the superheroes to breathe when insect-sized. "Applying that perspective to Ant-Man and the Wasp seemed like a straightforward thing to do," says Mikel-Stites, who admits to being a bit nitpicky when it comes to science in the movies. And he couldn't stop thinking about the breathing problems that our superheroes would inevitably face.

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If Not Pelosi, Who? The Question Hovers Over a Simmering Rebellion

NY Times - Sun, 2018-11-18 16:58
Among House Democrats, some strongly believe it is time for Nancy Pelosi to step aside for new leadership. But a serious challenger has yet to step forward.

Harris compares ICE, KKK; faces backlash

CNN - Sun, 2018-11-18 16:53
CNN's Chris Cuomo leads a discussion on Sen. Kamala Harris' line of questioning to Ronald D. Vitiello, the acting director at US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The Benefits of Sharing Your Salary

NY Times - Sun, 2018-11-18 16:53
Go forth and share openly and enthusiastically!

‘Something being legal does not make it right’: Abrams says she still has concerns about Georgia’s election

Washington Post - Sun, 2018-11-18 16:46
“The law as it stands says that he received an adequate number of votes to become the governor of Georgia,” she told CNN on Sunday. “But we know sometimes the law does not do what it should.”

Experimental treatment could help kids with peanut allergies

CNN - Sun, 2018-11-18 16:46
Sometimes, Ellis Glover would be forced to leave her friends and sit at a lunch table where no one was eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

An Ex-Rival and a Protégée Vie to Replace Merkel as German Conservatives’ Leader

NY Times - Sun, 2018-11-18 16:39
With Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany announcing that she won’t run again in 2021, her party’s next leader will have an instant national profile.

Et Tu, Jim Mattis?

NY Times - Sun, 2018-11-18 16:17
The defense secretary is the best of this administration. But even the best stumbles.

Opinion: Michelle Obama reveals key difference between her husband and Trump

CNN - Sun, 2018-11-18 16:16
You could write an encyclopedia about the ways in which Barack Obama is different from his successor, Donald Trump. On Saturday, Michelle Obama provided a more concise explanation for what distinguishes the two presidents from one another: Obama put country first; Trump puts himself first.

Learn a new skill on a budget

CNN - Sun, 2018-11-18 16:15

Michael Bloomberg: Why I’m Giving $1.8 Billion for College Financial Aid

NY Times - Sun, 2018-11-18 16:00
Let’s eliminate money problems from the admissions equation for qualified students.
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