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Sunday May 26th, 2024 day edition

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Venezuela had six glaciers in the Sierra Nevada, located about 16,000 feet above sea level.

By 2011, five had already disappeared, but the Humboldt Glacier located near the second highest mountain in the country, Humboldt Peak, resisted the onslaught of the weather.

Scientists believe its disappearance makes Venezuela the first country in the Americas — and the first country in modern history — to lose all its glaciers.

Glaciers are large masses of ice that have formed due to the accumulation of snow over centuries.

That is why it is the first country to run out of glaciers,” Melfo said.

"Beyond the glaciers, we are seeing rapid changes in the composition of species, plants and animals, and this is recorded.

For several scientists, that is one of the main reasons why Venezuela has lost all its glaciers. »

Idaho drag performer awarded $1.1 million in defamation case against far-right blogger

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COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A jury has awarded more than $1.1 million to an Idaho drag performer who accused a far-right blogger of defaming him when she falsely claimed that he exposed himself to a crowd, including children, during a Pride event in June 2022.

Jurors awarded Posey $926,000 in compensatory damages for defamation.

Posey said he has faced death threats and harassment, and the edited images became the symbol of a national movement against drag. »

2 teens won $50,000 for inventing a device that can filter toxic microplastics from water

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Victoria Ou and Justin Huang, both 17, hope to prevent that one day with their award-winning device that removes microplastics from water using ultrasonic — or high-frequency — sound waves.

As water flows through the device, the ultrasound waves generate pressure, which pushes microplastics back while allowing the water to continue flowing forward, Ou explained.

In a single pass, their device can remove between 84% and 94% of microplastics in water, according to a press release. »

Mad Max Developer Blames Warner Bros For Poor Sales & Scrapped DLC

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He believes the game did poorly because Warner Bros forced the team to release it alongside Metal Gear Solid 5.

Why it matters: The Mad Max adaptation is considered underrated by some since they believe it never got the attention it deserved.

While talking about Mad Max, Sundberg stated that Warner Bros quickly realised that they were forcing the team to do a project that was not a great fit for them. »

A New Airline for Dogs Takes Flight

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Larger dogs are relegated to the cargo hold beneath the plane—a terrifying and potentially dangerous experience.

Bark Air, an airline created by the pet company Bark, took its inaugural flight on Thursday, transporting a sold-out plane full of pups and their human companions from New York to Los Angeles.

“Right now, at an altitude of 30,000 feet, there is a flight filled with dogs,” the company wrote on Instagram. »