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Thursday November 15th, 2018 day edition

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These changes make the minerals in a crater look different from those in the surrounding bedrock.Andrew Glikson, an earth scientist at Australian National University who studies asteroid impacts, was not involved with this study but “found it to document a bona-fide impact structure.

”But others, like David Kring at the Lunar and Planetary Institute remain skeptical.

Kring comments that “it is difficult to fully assess the data in support of shock-metamorphism, so I am not yet sure convincing, diagnostic evidence of impact exists.”

“There’s a lot of new potential things to go after here after this discovery,” says Kjær.Regardless of the impact of this specific crater, Kjær says, he’s thrilled that the discovery was still possible.

“The world’s surface has been surveyed forth and back with all kinds of things, satellites or whatever, but you can still go out and make such a discovery.

I think if I was a young scientist or person wanting to do science, I would say, wow, the age of discovery is still honorable.

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Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested for domestic violence in LA

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Michael has ALWAYS been a kind loving father to our two daughters and husband to me.

I will not be intimidated into stopping my pursuit of justice and what is right — Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) November 15, 2018.

"In a statement issued by his firm, Avenatti also called the allegations "completely bogus" and "fabricated. »

Iceland's president admits he went 'too far' with threat to ban pineapple pizza

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Nearly two years after the president of Iceland drew Canada's ire with his disparaging comments about pineapple pizza, Gudni Johannesson says he regrets his off-the-cuff remarks.

In a February 2017 interview with As It Happens, the famed pizzamaker said of the president: "He should know better.

"As much as I do not like pineapple on pizza, the individual freedom of having the topping of your choice overrides that.". »

Why do we see stars when we rub our eyes?

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These shapes and colours, called ‘phosphenes’, were reported as long ago as the time of the ancient Greeks.

Rubbing your eyes increases the pressure within the eyeball and this pressure activates ganglion cells in the retina in the same way as light does.

Your brain doesn’t know the difference and so interprets the activation as though you were seeing light from the world outside. »

Text messages show Roger Stone and friend discussing WikiLeaks plans

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“Big news Wednesday,” the Stone pal, radio host Randy Credico, wrote on Oct. 1, 2016, according to the text messages provided by Stone.

Copies of text messages from Oct 1, 2016 provided by Roger Stone to NBC News.

In the texts, Credico told Stone he had insights into Assange's plans through a longtime friend, who was also Assange’s lawyer, according to the text messages. »