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The Silent Spread of Potato Blight in America Before the Irish Potato Famine

New research maps the spread of potato blight in the USA between 1843 and 1845, uncovering the disease’s early impact and the mid-19th century’s responses to it, including theories of its cause and proposed treatments. Credit: SciTechDaily.comEarly mapping of potato blight in the USA offers insights into the disease’s initial spread and contemporary theories on its causes and remedies before reaching Europe.The first accurate maps of outbreaks of potato blight — a disease caused by the fungus-like pathogen Phytophthora…

Five Dazzling New Species of Eyelash Vipers Discovered in South America

Brown morph of Shah’s Eyelash-Pitviper (Bothriechis rasikusumorum). This species is named after the Shah family. It is endemic to Huila department in southeastern Colombia, where it inhabits montane cloud forests and coffee plantations. Credit: Jose VieiraScientists have identified five new eyelash viper species in Colombia and Ecuador with unique appearances.A group of scientists led by researchers of Khamai Foundation discovered five dazzling new species of eyelash vipers in the jungles and cloud forests of Colombia and…

Oppenheimer comes out on top at key Producers Guild of America awards | Film

In the last frenzy of major awards-giving before the Oscars, Oppenheimer has won the best theatrical feature prize at the Producers Guild of America (PGA) awards, while Past Lives dominated the Independent Spirit awards, winning best film and best director.Oppenheimer is the first Christopher Nolan-directed film to claim the prize; Nolan (and fellow producer Emma Thomas) having previously been nominated for Dunkirk, Inception, and The Dark Knight. The win puts it in pole position in the race for the best picture Oscar;…

Syphilis-Like Diseases Were Already Widespread in America Before the Arrival of Columbus

Evidence of syphilis in ancient Brazilian bones disproves the notion that Columbus introduced the disease to Europe, indicating that syphilis-like diseases existed globally long before the 15th century. Above is a skeleton at the site in Jubuicabeira II, Brazil. Credit: Dr. Jose FilippiniScientists from the Universities of Basel and Zurich have identified the genetic traces of the bacterium Treponema pallidum in the skeletal remains of individuals who passed away in Brazil around 2,000 years ago. This finding represents…

Biden administration waiving some ‘Buy America’ requirements in broadband buildout

The Biden administration announced Friday that it is waiving some “Buy America” requirements for its $42 billion broadband program. The waiver allows some of the funds for the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment program — President Biden’s push to expand high-speed internet access nationwide — to be spent on equipment manufactured abroad. The decision comes after the Department of Commerce found that some materials are not produced stateside in “sufficient and reasonably available quantities” to…

Peso Pluma Cancels Latin America Performances for Personal Reasons

Peso Pluma has canceled three scheduled performances in Latin America. The musician planned to make stops in Perú, Paraguay, and Chile over the next week but has backed out of those appearances, citing “personal reasons.” Two headlining performances — at Parque Olímpico in Asunción, Paraguay, on Feb. 24 and Estadio Nacional in Lima, Peru, on March 2 — have been scrapped in addition to Peso Pluma’s appearance at Viña del Mar. The event, scheduled for March 1, would have marked his first appearance at the…

Exclusive Avengers: Twilight Preview – Captain America Races To Save… Iron Man's Brain?

In a dystopian future, Captain America is on a mission to save the planet, and all he has to do is retrieve Iron Man's brain from Red Skull's forces. In a dystopian future, Captain America is on a mission to save the planet, and all he has to do is retrieve Iron Man's brain from Red Skull's forces. FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS Read original article here Denial of responsibility! Techno Blender is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary…

How To Watch ‘Ugly Betty’ Online for Free: Stream America Ferrera Show

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Rolling Stone may receive an affiliate commission. Quick Answer: Viewers can watch all four seasons of Ugly Betty on Netflix, Hulu, and buy episodes on Prime Video. Ugly Betty might’ve gone off the air over a decade ago, but that hasn’t stopped the award-winning comedic series from seeing a massive resurgence online and on TikTok since it arrived on streaming services like Netflix last summer. For those who…

Zombie Deer Disease Is Spreading Through America. Here’s Why It’s a Concern. : ScienceAlert

In the tranquil expanses of North America's woodlands and grasslands, a silent but concerning phenomenon is unfolding: chronic wasting disease (CWD). The condition, often dubbed "zombie deer disease", is stealthily spreading among deer populations, sparking concerns among scientists, conservationists and the public alike.This neurological affliction, characterised by myriad symptoms, such as drooling, lethargy, stumbling and a vacant gaze, has now been detected in over 800 samples of deer, elk and moose in Wyoming alone,…

History of Evil review – spooky-house horror set in future-fascist America | Film

Bo Mirhosseni’s dystopian horror drama opens with a onscreen text explainer, detailing how in the year 2045 the US became the North American Federation, a fascist state patrolled by roving militia in the name of God and country. There must’ve been some debate among the film-makers over how far into the future the ominous date should be but the vision of the US presented in History of Evil doesn’t feel two decades away. In the film’s first scene, a child is transported in a van through a checkpoint with a tracking device…