The Wreck of an 1830s Whaler Offers a Glimpse of America’s Racial History

The shipwreck formally known as No. 15563 has been identified as Industry, the only whaling ship known to have sunk in the Gulf of Mexico. On Wednesday, scientists announced they were confident the wreck was Industry, which was built in 1815 and capsized in a storm on May 26, 1836. Its rediscovery – and the …

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The Wreck of an 1830s Whaler Offers a Glimpse of America’s Racial History

The shipwreck formally known as No. 15563 has been identified as Industry, the only whaling ship known to have sunk in the Gulf of Mexico. On Wednesday, scientists announced they were confident the wreck was Industry, which was built in 1815 and capsized in a storm on May 26, 1836. Its rediscovery – and the …

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Mets at 60: Before They Were Amazin ‘, They Were Amazing

Now, baseball fans can dream again. Even with all the terrible things going on around the world, fans of all 30 teams have the annual March diversion of dreaming: free agents actually worth the money, franchise pitchers staying healthy, the promised brilliance of the latest “pheenom” (to speak with Casey Stengel’s vocabulary). Once there was …

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Brain Implant Allows Fully Paralyzed Patient to Communicate

In 2020 Ujwal Chaudhary, a biomedical engineer then at the University of Tübingen and the Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering in Geneva, watched his computer with amazement as an experiment that he had spent years on revealed itself. A 34-year-old paralyzed man lay on his back in the laboratory, his head connected by a …

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Bitcoin Miners Want to Recast Them themselves as Eco-Friendly

Along a dirt-covered road deep in Texas farm country, the cryptocurrency company Argo Blockchain is building a power plant for the internet age: a crypto “mining” site stocked with computers that generate new Bitcoins. But unlike other Bitcoin mining operations, which consume large quantities of fossil fuels and produce carbon emissions, Argo claims it’s trying …

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Plan for Amazon Headquarters in South Africa in Peril After Court Order

JOHANNESBURG – A plan to build African headquarters for the tech giant Amazon in Cape Town is in peril after a judge on Friday ordered construction to stop, arguing that the developers had not properly consulted Indigenous South Africans. The $ 300 million development had fueled a nasty feud within Indigenous, or First Nations, communities …

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For $ 230 Million, the Browns Get Deshaun Watson, and Questions

Cleveland Browns, he’s your problem now. You courted Deshaun Watson, took him in and handed him the fattest guaranteed contract in NFL history, despite his tarnished reputation and the many women who have accused him of sexual misconduct during massage sessions. Now, for all of his sublime talents at quarterback, you must also deal with …

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