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How I Created Website Landing Pages With Elementor Plugin

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When I tried to create a landing page for my business for the first time, I must admit, I struggled. I had no idea where to really begin or what I was really doing. I spent weeks playing around with different WordPress themes, reading up on various plugins and researching competitors websites for ideas. And […]
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Facebook says its mind-reading project is all about improving our lives. Yeah… right

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Last week, Facebook announced that it’s working on new technology to read our minds — yes, you read that right — all in the interest of making our lives easier. That’s according to Regina Dugan, who is heading up Facebook’s innovation team. The constant need to look down at our smartphones has had a negative […]
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Arctic climate warming higher and faster than expected

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A new international report shows that Arctic temperatures are rising higher and faster than expected, and the effects are already being felt around the world. “The Arctic’s climate is shifting to a new state,” warns the report. “This transformation has profound implications for people, resources and ecosystems worldwide.” The Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in […]
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Fossil find reveals skunk-sized predator roamed Egypt 34 million years ago

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Scientists have discovered a small, skunk-sized mammalian predator with a fearsome set of teeth that roamed what is now modern-day Egypt 34 million years ago. In a paper published in PLOS ONE, scientists detail Masrasector nananubis, a land-dweller with muscular legs like a Rottweiler. Masrasector translates to “the Egyptian slicer” and Nananubis comes from Anubis, Egyptian […]
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Scientists invent more accurate way to measure oilsands pollution

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Federal government scientists say they have devised an accurate way to directly measure air pollutants from oilsands mines and suggest industry estimates for certain harmful emissions have been much too low. The research, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, focused on volatile organic compounds, or VOCs — carbon-based substances that […]
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Human-influenced extreme weather has been felt across the globe: study

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Most people on Earth have already felt extreme and record heat, drought or downpours propelled by man-made global warming, new research finds. In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists analyzed weather stations worldwide and calculated that in 85 percent of the cases, the record for hottest day of the year had the fingerprints of climate change. Heat-trapping […]
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Canadian Space Agency narrows astronaut candidates down to 17

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They are doctors, they are engineers, they are scientists — and they are the next group of Canadians who may one day find themselves staring down on Earth from the International Space Station. On Monday, the Canadian Space Agency together with Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced the newest 17 astronaut […]
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Ancient methane ‘burp’ points to climate change 110 million years ago

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New research suggests a large amount of methane was released in the Arctic Ocean during a period of warming 110 million years ago and the methane “burp” points to the possibility of a similar release in today’s warming conditions.  The discovery happened in the remote High Arctic, on Ellef Ringnes Island, about 500 kilometres north of Resolute, […]
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Soil your undies, literally: eco group

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Normally most folks would want to keep their white underwear, well, white — but a new campaign is challenging that custom and hopes to see gitch soiled. “It’s not just a fun activity. There’s a serious point to this,” Jim Tokarchuk, executive director of the Soil Conservation Council of Canada, explained in a phone interview […]
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A note of optimism on a day of worries: Bob McDonald

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As Earth Day celebrations blend with the March For Science this weekend, the Smithsonian Institution is hosting and Earth Optimism Summit, designed to inject some hope into what can be a gloomy picture of the future. Every year on Earth Day we are reminded of the changes happening to our planet, from ocean acidification, loss of […]
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