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'Don't mention the election' appears to be the recommendation in my French village

‘Don’t mention the election’ appears to be the recommendation in my French village

But where were the conversations? Eavesdropping in the bars and restaurants, I heard people discussing the warp and weft of ordinary life: children, friends, neighborhood gossip, prices in the supermarket, traffic, parking, weather, oyster prices (fine, that might be specific to here, but you see where I’m going). If I attemptedly asked friends about the …

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Scientists Want to Send a NASA Probe to Uranus as a Major Research Priority

Scientists Want to Send a NASA Probe to Uranus as a Major Research Priority

Uranus has been sadly neglected. Probes have visited Mars, Venus, Saturn, Jupiter, and Mercury. Heck, even Jupiter’s moons are getting their own spacecraft. But the ice giants Uranus and Neptune, in the distant reaches of our Solar System, have not had a single dedicated visitor. In a new report laying out the top priorities for …

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