Tuesday, November 24, 2020

A tale of two bridges: India and China vying for influence in the Maldives

In the heart of the Indian Ocean, a 2.1-kilometer (1.3-mile) bridge snakes out of an idyllic atoll, linking the Maldives' capital Malé with its international airport.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/24/asia/maldives-india-china-bridges-intl-hnk/index.html

Biden says transition outreach from Trump administration has been 'sincere'

President-elect Joe Biden said Tuesday that communication from the Trump administration to help with his transition has been "sincere" since the General Services Administration ascertained his election win on Monday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/24/politics/biden-transition-trump-administration/index.html

Who's afraid of Joe Biden? Not Benjamin Netanyahu

Frustrated by the lecture he'd received on the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict during his first meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 1996, President Bill Clinton exploded to aides afterward -- "Who's the f***ing superpower here?"

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/24/opinions/biden-netanyahu-foreign-policy-israel-miller/index.html

Couple sends life-sized cardboard cutouts to their grandkids after coronavirus canceled their holiday plans

A Texas couple came up with a clever and safe way to be with their grandchildren over the holidays after canceling their traditional, in-person celebrations because of the coronavirus pandemic.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/24/us/grandparents-cardboard-cutouts-coronavirus-trnd/index.html

Sex, drugs and security cameras: Touring Geylang, Singapore's legal red-light district

"Ok, now we're about to walk past a corner selling sex drugs, see if you can spot the different pills."

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/singapore-red-light-district-geylang/index.html

T. rex had a teenage growth spurt — but not all dinos did

Researchers have long known that the meat-eating Tyrannosaurus rex had a teenage growth spurt, gaining around 35 to 45 pounds per week, to reach its colossal size.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/24/world/dinosaur-growth-t-rex-study-scn/index.html

New X-ray technique reveals clues about ancient 1,900-year-old mummy

Scientists have pioneered a new technique that allows them to investigate the insides of a 1,900-year-old mummy -- without having to open up and tamper with the ancient artifact.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/24/africa/mummy-x-ray-technique-intl-scli-scn/index.html

A tale of two bridges: India and China vying for influence in the Maldives

In the heart of the Indian Ocean, a 2.1-kilometer (1.3-mile) bridge snakes out of an idyllic atoll, linking the Maldives' capital Malé w...