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Venezuela crisis: UN says security forces killed hundreds: The United Nations says the rule of law is "virtually absent" in the crisis-wracked country.
Kate Spade's father dies before her funeral: Kate Spade's father, "heartbroken" over her death, dies a day before the designer is laid to rest.
EU tariffs on US goods come into force: The European Union has gone ahead with retaliatory duties against $2.8bn worth of US-made products.
What are tariffs and how do they affect us?: As a trade war becomes an increasing risk, how do governments use tariffs in international commerce?

Legal recreational marijuana: what you need to know: Canada Marijuana Legalization-Things to Know

The legislative battle over marijuana is over but as Canadians look to Oct 17 — the date legalization takes effect — there are some practical considerations that should be top of mind for those who want to avail themselves of the legal product.

Camera directed car toward oncoming traffic after windshield replacement, man says: Mike Ash

A Newfoundland man learned the hard way that cars with advanced driver-assistance systems should have the system's cameras recalibrated after a windshield replacement.

'Alexandre is not a monster': Mosque shooter's parents speak publicly for 1st time: Alexandre Bissonnette's parents

The parents of the man who killed six people inside a Quebec City mosque say the Crown 'demonized' Alexandre Bissonnette in sentencing arguments and failed to take into account how bullying had left their son with severe mental health problems.

New York Times Science
The Final Hours of the Iceman’s Tools : What the implements found with the body of Ötzi revealed about the Copper Age.

Trilobites: Extinct Gibbon Found in Tomb of Ancient Chinese Emperor’s Grandmother: The remains appear to be a new species of gibbon, and it was perhaps a pet.

Trilobites: Magnetic Sense Helps Billions of Moths on an Australian Migration: Researchers say this is the first reliable evidence that insects can use Earth’s magnetic field for navigation.

Summer Solstice 2018: The Search for Life in the Galaxy: As you mark the longest day of the year, consider the debate among astronomers over whether Earth’s tilt toward the sun helps make life on our world and others possible.

Newly Discovered ‘Limb Pit’ Reveals Civil War Surgeons’ Bitter Choices: Two skeletons and the remains of 11 amputated limbs are leading to new knowledge of combat injuries and medical practices on long-ago battlefields.

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Computer model provides a new portrait of carbon dioxide
By Patrick Lynch

An ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model has given scientists a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe.

Plumes of carbon dioxide in the simulation swirl and shift as winds disperse the greenhouse gas away from its sources. The simulation also illustrates differences in carbon dioxide levels in the northern and southern hemispheres and distinct swings in global carbon dioxide concentrations as the growth cycle of plants and trees changes with the seasons.

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

This is gorgeous… and strangely soothing.

For more mesmerizing climate models, watch Gavin Schmidt’s talk about climate change patterns»

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