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Tuesday July 16th, 2019 day edition

image for The Day Skylab Crashed to Earth: Facts About the First U.S. Space Station’s Re-Entry

Because the project represented the next step toward wider space exploration, NASA threw itself into successfully putting Skylab in orbit.

This lack of preparation presented a problem in late 1978, when NASA engineers discovered the station’s orbit was decaying rapidly.

Funding and other snafus delayed the shuttle project, however, so NASA had to come up with a new plan.

While large chunks did go into the ocean, parts of the space station also littered populated areas of western Australia.

Many Australian prospectors who uncovered Skylab artifacts never reported the finds to authorities after tales of confiscated booty made the rounds.

Because the orbiter almost completely burned up on re-entry, the majority of its remnants consist of very small shards.

These and other items, such as purported Skylab toothpaste and canned meals, can be purchased at various online auction sites. »

Amazon Prime Day 2019 sees workers striking around the world — Quartz

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Thousands of workers at Amazon fulfillment centers and warehouses around the globe are going on strike today to bring attention to the working conditions they endure.

Some are arguing that buying from Amazon during Prime Day is akin to crossing a picket line.

Some of the most shocking accounts issues of issues faced by Amazon warehouse workers have come out of the UK. »

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Sexual images are just as arousing for women as they are for men

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Women’s brains react to pornography just as much as men’s, challenging the widespread belief that men get more turned on by visual stimuli.

The finding comes from a review of 61 brain scanning studies that showed men and women pornographic pictures or films as they lay in a brain scanner.

Although there is wide variation in behaviour among both sexes, men are usually seen as being more interested in sex. »

Man gets life plus 419 years in deadly Charlottesville car attack

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James Alex Fields Jr., 22, received the sentence for killing one person and injuring dozens during the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville on Aug. 12, 2017.

Fields was sentenced last month to life in prison on 29 federal hate crime charges.

Last month, Fields admitted to deliberately driving his car into counterprotesters who showed up to demonstrate against the white nationalists. »