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‘I was embarrassed to tell friends about my business’

‘I was embarrassed to tell friends about my business’

Business
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What wobbling rocks can tell us about nuclear safety

What wobbling rocks can tell us about nuclear safety

Science
We've all seen them; we've even taken pictures of ourselves pretending to hold them up or to push them over. These are the precariously balanced rocks on a hill or a coastal cliff. It's as if the gentlest nudge would send them tumbling.In truth, the disturbance needed to unsettle the blocks is quite significant, and that got husband and wife geologists Drs Dylan and Anna Rood wondering about how these great stones could be used to decipher earthquake history.Think about it: if a precariously balanced rock has held its position for 10,000 years without tipping over, it means the land around the stone hasn't experienced shaking above a certain level in all that time."The turn of phrase we're tryin...
The Latest: Pence urges US governors to tell of ‘good news’

The Latest: Pence urges US governors to tell of ‘good news’

Health
RICHMOND, Va. — Vice President Mike Pence is encouraging the nation’s governors to tell their citizens “there’s a lot of really, really good news” about current efforts to fight the cornoavirus pandemic. In a private call with governors Monday, the audio of which was obtained by The Associated Press, Pence said that with the exception of a few localities, the country is seeing strong dropping virus-related hospitalization and mortality rates, as well as low and steady positivist rates in testing. “I encourage you, as appropriate, with the proper gentleness and respect, to share the progress that we are making,” Pence said. His comments come after several states have reported a rise in coronavirus cases, which could intensify as people return to work and venture out during the summer. Whit