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ONE STRANGE ROCK

6 THINGS THAT MAKE LIFE ON EARTH POSSIBLE

Earth is well equipped as a planet and ideally placed in our solar system and galaxy to support life as we know it. The product of some 4.6 billion years of cosmic construction, our planet is flush with life thanks to a fortuitous set of conditions.

BY MANUEL CANALES, MATTHEW W. CHWASTYK, AND EVE CONANT

MANUEL CANALES, MATTHEW W. CHWASTYK, Soren walljasper, ryan t. williams, ngm staff; SEAN MCNAUGHTON art: ANTOINE COLLIGNON, tomÁŠ müller Sources: PETER D. WARD, University of Washington; Kate Maher, Stanford University; Karina A. YAGER, NASA Goddard Space FLight Center; jason Barnes, University of IdahO, GUILLERMO GONZALEZ, BALL STATE UNIVERSITY; MICHAEL GOWANLOCK, NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY; ICARUS; ASTROBIOLOGY; NASA/JPL; INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ASTROBIOLOGY

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#3 Austin bomber had list of future targets and made a 25-minute ‘confession’ video

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas — Hours after a serial bomber blew himself up as authorities closed in, investigators discovered that the homegrown Texan who terrorized Austin for 19 days left behind a list of future targets and a 25-minute "confession" on his phone, officials said Wednesday.

After hundreds of investigators swarmed Austin in recent days to stop the bomber, it was a combination of high-tech surveillance and old-fashioned shoe-leather investigating the bombings that led officials to Mark Anthony Conditt, an Austin resident who had no clear motive or criminal record.

Conditt didn't appear to be motivated by terrorism or hate, but the confession investigators found on his cellphone was "the outcry of a very challenged young man" dealing with problems in his personal life, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said.

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#4 As Trump fumes over leak about his congratulatory call to Putin, word is ‘there’s going to be a scalp over this’

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and some aides were furious on Wednesday after the leak of sensitive notes for briefing the president before a call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to aides and a close associate.

The leak appeared designed to embarrass Trump for congratulating rather than confronting Putin — contrary to the notes’ recommendation.

“If this story is accurate, that means someone leaked the president’s briefing papers,” said a senior White House official not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. “Leaking such information is a fireable offense and likely illegal.”

Trump spoke with Putin on Tuesday and was criticized afterward, including by Republican lawmakers, for congratulating the Russian leader on his re-election Sunday. The president did so despite widespread outrage, including among other administration officials, that Putin’s government has subverted democracy in Russia, continues to try to disrupt U.S. elections, is committing atrocities in Syria and recently carried out an assassination attempt in Britain using a military-grade nerve agent.

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#5 SEC Charges Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes With Fraud

Theranos Inc.’s 15-year odyssey to revolutionize the blood-testing business began with huge promise but has been engulfed by ignominy.

Company founder

Elizabeth Holmes,

widely hailed as Silicon Valley’s first female billionaire startup founder, agreed to a settlement with federal regulators that strips her of voting control of Theranos, bans her from being an officer or director of any public company for 10 years and requires her to pay a $500,000 penalty.

The agreement was announced Wednesday by the Securities and Exchange Commission, which filed civil securities-fraud charges against Ms. Holmes, the company and a former Theranos president. Regulators alleged they raised more than $700 million from investors while deceiving them about the capabilities of the company’s technology.

Ms. Holmes, 34 years old, and Theranos, which also settled the SEC’s charges, neither admitted nor denied wrongdoing. In a statement, Theranos said it and Ms. Holmes “fully cooperated with the SEC throughout its investigation.” Theranos’s independent directors said the Newark, Calif., company “is pleased to be bringing this matter to a close and looks forward to advancing its technology.” Ms. Holmes is still Theranos’s chairman and chief executive.

The SEC began investigating Theranos after The Wall Street Journal reported in October 2015 that the lab instrument developed as the linchpin of the company’s strategy handled just a small fraction of the tests sold to consumers. Some employees also were leery about the machine’s accuracy, the Journal reported.

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#6 ‘It rips my heart out’: Dairy company CEO says Whole Foods killed off his business by abruptly cancelling a 7-year contract

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For Ron Marks, landing a 7-year deal to supply milk to Whole Foods stores was a life-changing, watershed moment.

Less than three years later he's going out of business. Whole Foods cancelled the contract with Marks's company — called AtlantaFresh Artisan Creamery — just 14 months into the deal. He's now shutting down his dairy plant, leaving his 32 employees without work, after nearly a decade in business. 

"It rips my heart out," Marks told Business Insider. "There's a lot of pain left here."

Marks blames Whole Foods for the soured deal, pointing to the retailer's inability to get his fresh milk on shelves quickly as the cause of weak sales. He also believes his experience is emblematic of a changing culture at Whole Foods that squeezes out smaller brands in favor of larger suppliers. Other small suppliers have said they are unhappy with recent changes that Whole Foods has made to cut costs and streamline its buying processes. Whole Foods met with up to 200 of its suppliers on Tuesday to try and ease some of those tensions.But Marks's story is also a a cautionary tale for any small-scale producer that ramps up its business on the promise of a single client, which is something he acknowledges. He borrowed heavily to expand his business on the promise of a non-binding contract. The grocer was his largest buyer,  and when the deal was yanked he couldn't find another buyer quickly enough to keep the company in operation.

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As a parent, it's your job to support your children on the path to adulthood. But plenty of parents continue to support their children financially once they're adults with kids of their own.

That's the finding of a 2017 2,000-person survey by TD Ameritrade. On average, millennial parents ages 19 to 37 said they received $11,011 in financial support and unpaid labor from their boomer parents, ages 50 to 70. Without that help, many millennials couldn't support their current lifestyles, the survey found.

Unfortunately, grandparents are often making sacrifices to aid their children and grandchildren.

Click through to see how boomers are losing money to their millennial children — and what it might cost the older generation in the long run.

Millennials report that the bulk of support they received in the past year — $8,684 — came in the form of unpaid labor. More than half of those surveyed said they got help from their parents with child care or running the household.

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#8 I Feared Lifting Weights Would Make Me Bulky, but Then This Happened

I'm the first to admit that when it comes to exercise, I have no willpower. In fact, I would go as far as to say that I have the opposite of willpower - whatever that's called! After a couple of weeks at the gym and following a strict diet, I'm bored of exercise bikes and treadmills, I skip a day or two, and before I know it, I've stopped.

After carefully thinking about my reasons for quitting, I discovered there were a few factors at play: Firstly, I was bored of the same cardio workouts over and over. Even when using different equipment, it was still cardio. Secondly, the few times I did manage to stick with it for more than a couple of months, although I lost weight, I still felt that I was fat. 

My personal trainer recommended lifting weights, but like many women out there, I thought I would end up buff and looking like a bodybuilder. That was far from the look I was after, and so like many before me, I declined. It wasn't until a friend of mine started resistance training and persuaded me to go along to some sessions that I bothered to give it a try - and I am eternally glad that I did.

I found there to be so much variety with weightlifting. Even the same exercise can be performed in many different ways. A basic bicep curl, as an example, can be performed with a low weight with high reps, high weight with low reps, slow reps, fast reps, or even be mixed with another exercise such as triceps extensions, also known as "supersetting." 

The real clincher for me was the fact that every time I hit the gym, I was aiming to beat my last session - and this gave me reason to go. And unlike the cardio work I was used to (which, personally, I found tedious), I could feel myself getting stronger and leaner. By increasing the weight or reps of an exercise, or even by cutting down the rest period between sets, I was bettering myself. This is known as progressive overload. By constantly increasing the stress on the muscles, they are forced to grow. And no, don't worry, you're not going to turn into The Hulk by doing this. The massive, muscly bodybuilders you see are often not "natural" lifters. This means that they take performance-enhancing substances. And even the ones who don't have spent years working on their physique.

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