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Did you 'like' Russian propaganda? Facebook will clue you in
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says it will show users if they followed or 'liked' Russia propaganda accounts on its service or on Instagram. The company said Wednesday it will launch a portal to let people see which accounts of the Internet Research Agency they followed between January 2015 and August 2017. The tool will be available by the end of the year. But it won't show users if they merely saw — or even "liked" — posts from those pages. Facebook, Google and Twitter testified before Congress this month, acknowledging that agents tied to the Russian government used their platforms to try to meddle with the U.S. elections.
Lofty Thanksgiving: Astronauts feasting on pouches of turkey
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronauts at the International Space Station will feast Thursday on pouches of Thanksgiving turkey. The three Americans, two Russians and one Italian will also rip into single-serving bags of mashed potatoes, candied yams, cornbread stuffing and cranberry-apple dessert. Just add water, heat and bon appetit! Commander Randy Bresnik said he'll miss his wife's home cooking, but appreciate next year's Thanksgiving that much more. This is his second Thanksgiving off the planet; he was aboard space shuttle Atlantis in November 2009. "We're going to celebrate a lot like we did when we were deployed in the service," Bresnik, a retired Marine colonel, said Wednesday in a televised interview.
4 students injured in science experiment mishap
NEW YORK (AP) — School officials say four students at a Catholic high school in New York were injured after a chemistry experiment went haywire. The New York Post reports that the accident at the all-girls St. Catherine Academy in the Bronx occurred shortly after 8:30 a.m. during chemistry lab when the teacher was performing a demonstration using alcohol and a type of metal that caused a fire. School president Sister Patricia Wolf told the newspaper that four students were burned. She says the "very experienced" teacher was distraught by the mishap. All four of the students were hospitalized. Two were in serious condition and two suffered minor injuries. The girls are all 15. ___ Information from: New York Post, http://www.nypost.com
Good night, night: Light pollution increasing around globe
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The world's nights are getting alarmingly brighter — bad news for all sorts of creatures, humans included. A German-led team reported Wednesday that light pollution is threatening darkness almost everywhere. Satellite observations during five Octobers show Earth's artificially lit outdoor area grew by 2 percent a year from 2012 to 2016. So did nighttime brightness. Light pollution is actually worse than that, according to the researchers. Their measurements coincide with the outdoor switch to energy-efficient and cost-saving light-emitting diodes, or LEDs. Because the imaging sensor on the polar-orbiting weather satellite can't detect the LED-generated color blue, some light is missed.
Lofty Thanksgiving: Astronauts feasting on pouches of turkey
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- A new study suggests that dark streaks on Mars represent flowing sand - not water....
Good night, night: Light pollution increasing around globe
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The world's nights are getting alarmingly brighter - bad news for all sorts of creatures, humans included....
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