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West Coast Wildfires Devastate Heart of California’s Wine Industry

  • For the first time in its 46-year history, Alexander Eisele’s Napa Valley vineyard won’t turn the grapes it grows into wine this fall.
  • Mr. Eisele’s scorched and smoke-damaged grapes are part of the toll from the record start to wildfire season this year in the American West.
  • More than 7.4 million acres have burned and 40 people have died.
  • Many agricultural businesses have been affected as well, particularly vineyards in Northern California and Oregon that produce some of the premier wines in a U.S. industry whose worth analysts...

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Famous strange demises get a second look in The Curious Life and Death of...

  • Infamous historical cold cases get a scientific face-lift in The Curious Life and Death Of..., a new documentary series from the Smithsonian Channel.
  • Hosted by author and medical historian Lindsey Fitzharris, each of the six episodes takes a fresh look at a famous death with a mystery attached to it and sifts through the scientific clues to (hopefully) arrive at fresh insights.
  • Author and medical historian Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris will use science, tests, and demonstrations to shed new light on famous deaths, ranging from drug lord Pablo Escobar to magician Harry Houdini.
  • There's a mix of historical and contemporary cases, from Lizzie Borden, Harry Houdini, and the "Unknown Child" who died aboard the Titanic, to Rolling Stones co-founder Brian Jones, actress Brittany Murphy, and Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.

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Words from Old Books

  • Books from a gentler age.
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BP Bets Future on Green Energy, but Investors Remain Wary

  • BP PLC has unveiled the most aggressive plans yet by a major oil company to pivot toward cleaner energy.
  • But the revamp has so far failed to ignite enthusiasm among investors despite growing interest in renewables.
  • The British energy giant’s strategy—the biggest overhaul in its 111-year history—calls for a 40% reduction in oil-and-gas production over the coming decade, greater investment in low-carbon energy and a ramp-up in wind and solar power.
  • No other major oil company has targeted such a steep decline in their main source...

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BP Bets Future on Green Energy, but Investors Remain Wary

  • BP PLC has unveiled the most aggressive plans yet by a major oil company to pivot toward cleaner energy.
  • But the revamp has so far failed to ignite enthusiasm among investors despite growing interest in renewables.
  • The British energy giant’s strategy—the biggest overhaul in its 111-year history—calls for a 40% reduction in oil-and-gas production over the coming decade, greater investment in low-carbon energy and a ramp-up in wind and solar power.
  • No other major oil company has targeted such a steep decline in their main source...

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BP Bets Future on Green Energy, but Investors Remain Wary

  • BP PLC has unveiled the most aggressive plans yet by a major oil company to pivot toward cleaner energy.
  • But the revamp has so far failed to ignite enthusiasm among investors despite growing interest in renewables.
  • The British energy giant’s strategy—the biggest overhaul in its 111-year history—calls for a 40% reduction in oil-and-gas production over the coming decade, greater investment in low-carbon energy and a ramp-up in wind and solar power.
  • No other major oil company has targeted such a steep decline in their main source...

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Looping through the Fantasy Premier League API “Element-Summary” Endpoint to Download Player History with Python and…

  • At the end of the season, you’ll be able to save this first DataFrame — the same data available in the “This Season” section of each player’s FPL profile — as a CSV or Pickle, allowing you to build your own library of FPL data that won’t be available next year through the FPL API.
  • This isn’t quite good enough, though, because every single time we loop through a new element_id , we’ll be overwriting the data saved in our json_history_df and json_history_past_df DataFrames.
  • This step is optional, but when the end of the 2020/21 season arrives, you’ll want to save the all_history_df DataFrame to your local computer to make sure you can still access that glorious data.
  • Pickling is a way to convert a python object (list, dict, etc.) into a character stream.

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Looping through the Fantasy Premier League API “Element-Summary” Endpoint to Download Player History with Python and…

  • At the end of the season, you’ll be able to save this first DataFrame — the same data available in the “This Season” section of each player’s FPL profile — as a CSV or Pickle, allowing you to build your own library of FPL data that won’t be available next year through the FPL API.
  • This isn’t quite good enough, though, because every single time we loop through a new element_id , we’ll be overwriting the data saved in our json_history_df and json_history_past_df DataFrames.
  • This step is optional, but when the end of the 2020/21 season arrives, you’ll want to save the all_history_df DataFrame to your local computer to make sure you can still access that glorious data.
  • Pickling is a way to convert a python object (list, dict, etc.) into a character stream.

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How Humanity Came to Contemplate Its Possible Extinction

  • While the novel coronavirus does not itself pose a threat to the continuation of the species, it has undoubtedly stirred anxiety in many of us and has even sparked discussion about human extinction.
  • In the ancient mythologies you will not find the idea of a physical universe continuing, in its independent vastness, after the annihilation of humans.
  • Only recently did people realize the physical universe could continue — aimlessly — without us.
  • And, in realizing that the entire fate of human value within the physical universe may rest upon us, we could finally begin to face up to what is at stake in our actions and decisions upon this planet.
  • His work explores the history of ideas about human extinction and existential risk.
  • His most recent book is “X-Risk: How Humanity Discovered Its Own Extinction,” from which this article is adapted.

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Neue Haas Grotesk

  • The digital version of Helvetica that everyone knows and uses today is quite different from the typeface’s pre-digital design from 1957.
  • Originally released as Neue Haas Grotesk, many of the features that made it a Modernist favorite have been lost in translation over the years from one typesetting technology to the next.
  • Type designer Christian Schwartz has newly restored the original Neue Haas Grotesk in digital form – bringing back features like optical size variations, properly corrected obliques, alternate glyphs, refined spacing, and more.
  • See what makes Neue Haas Grotesk unique.

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