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Wednesday August 21st, 2019 morning edition

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The city, along with parts of the Brazilian states of Mato Grosso and Paraná, was blanketed by smoke from wildfires raging in the Amazon, according to local news reports.

Fire season in the Amazon is just beginning—it runs from August through October, with its peak coming in mid-September, and the smoke is already so bad that it can be seen from space.

Last week, NASA released satellite images showing the patchwork of fires and smoke in Brazil.

According to Parrington, fires in the Amazon release an average of 500-600 metric tons of carbon dioxide over the course of a typical year.

Satellite imagery has tracked the movement of the smoke, which completely filled the air in São Paulo.

He said that in his ten years of living in São Paulo, he’s never seen wildfire smoke like that.

While the smoke from the fires threatens the health of those living nearby, more fires represent an added stressor for the Amazon rainforest as a whole. »

‘Matrix 4’ Officially a Go With Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Lana Wachowski (EXCLUSIVE)

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Lana Wachowski is set to write and direct a fourth film set in the world of “The Matrix,” with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss reprising their roles as Neo and Trinity, respectively.

“We could not be more excited to be re-entering ‘The Matrix’ with Lana,” said Emmerich.

All three were written and directed by Lana and her sister, Lilly, and starred Reeves and Moss. »

Elon Musk hails Newt Gingrich's plan to award a $2 billion prize to the first company that lands humans on the moon

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Elon Musk on Monday evening tweeted his approval of a plan spearheaded by Newt Gingrich to offer $2 billion to the first private company to land and settle on the moon.

"In the past, putting permanent housing on the moon has been estimated to cost between $50 billion and $500 billion," the plan says, according to Politico.

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said in June that the project, codenamed Artemis, would cost somewhere between $20 billion and $30 billion. »

Individuals who post a lot of selfies are almost uniformly viewed as less likeable, less successful, more insecure and less open to new experiences than individuals who share a greater number of posed photos taken by someone else, suggests a new study that compared selfies to posies.

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That’s the main takeaway from a new study in the Journal of Research in Personality by Washington State University psychologists.

“It shows there are certain visual cues, independent of context, that elicit either a positive or negative response on social media.”.

He conducted two studies investigating potential links between posting lots of selfies on Instagram and a narcissistic personality. »

Disney-Sony Standoff Ends Marvel Studios & Kevin Feige’s Involvement In ‘Spider-Man’

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A dispute that has taken place over the past few months at the top of Disney and Sony has essentially nixed Feige, and the future involvement of Marvel from the Spider-Man universe, sources said.

That isn’t helped by that fact that, unless something dramatic happens, Feige won’t be the lead creative producer of those pictures.

It is understandable that the fiscally shrewd Rothman would balk at giving up half of Sony’s biggest franchise to Marvel. »