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The core of the web's problems is its business model
At the core of most problems caused by the web is the business model used by the most popular networks. Apologies for the string of sentences, it was formatted for twitter.
The core of the web's problems is its business model

At the core of most problems caused by the web is the business model used by the most popular networks. Apologies for the string of sentences, it was formatted for twitter.

Aug 19, 2019
Notd now supports Newsletters!
Notd now makes publishing a newsletter simpler and less expensive than any other way
Notd now supports Newsletters!

Notd now makes publishing a newsletter simpler and less expensive than any other way

Aug 15, 2019
The Postd network for monetizing short form video. And other digital media.
Postd is a new kind of public network, like Notd, except it's not for subscriptions and you can also post videos. If you want to read this as a series of tweets, go to Postd's twitter page.
The Postd network for monetizing short form video. And other digital media.

Postd is a new kind of public network, like Notd, except it's not for subscriptions and you can also post videos. If you want to read this as a series of tweets, go to Postd's twitter page.

Jul 31, 2019

Climate Matters

The latest news on the environment and global climate change, the impact it is having on communities everywhere, and what is being done (or not being done) to save the planet. || News Plexus LLC — delivering your news in a convenient, AD-FREE and easy-to-read stream.
Warming shrinks Arctic Ocean ice to second lowest on record
Ice in the Arctic Ocean melted to its second lowest level on record this summer, triggered by global warming along with natural forces, U.S. scientists reported Monday. The extent of ice-covered ocean at the North Pole and extending further south to Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Russia reached its summertime low of 1.4 million square miles last week before starting to grow again. Arctic sea ice reaches its low point in September and its high in March after the winter.
Warming shrinks Arctic Ocean ice to second lowest on record

Ice in the Arctic Ocean melted to its second lowest level on record this summer, triggered by global warming along with natural forces, U.S. scientists reported Monday. The extent of ice-covered ocean at the North Pole and extending further south to Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Russia reached its summertime low of 1.4 million square miles last week before starting to grow again. Arctic sea ice reaches its low point in September and its high in March after the winter.

Sep 23, 2020
New Jersey law seeks to stem pollution in minority areas
Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law Friday a measure giving state regulators power to deny development permits to businesses whose operations pollute predominantly Black and other minority communities. Murphy, a Democrat, cast the legislation in sweeping terms, calling it historic and saying it amounted to a"monumental reform" that puts New Jersey at the forefront nationally of what is known as environmental justice legislation.
New Jersey law seeks to stem pollution in minority areas

Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law Friday a measure giving state regulators power to deny development permits to businesses whose operations pollute predominantly Black and other minority communities. Murphy, a Democrat, cast the legislation in sweeping terms, calling it historic and saying it amounted to a"monumental reform" that puts New Jersey at the forefront nationally of what is known as environmental justice legislation.

Sep 20, 2020
Flooding affects more than 1 million across East Africa
Flooding has affected well over a million people across East Africa, another calamity threatening food security on top of a historic locust outbreak and the coronavirus pandemic. The Nile River has hit its highest levels in a half-century under heavy seasonal rainfall, and large parts of Sudan, Ethiopia and South Sudan have been swamped amid worries about climate change.
Flooding affects more than 1 million across East Africa

Flooding has affected well over a million people across East Africa, another calamity threatening food security on top of a historic locust outbreak and the coronavirus pandemic. The Nile River has hit its highest levels in a half-century under heavy seasonal rainfall, and large parts of Sudan, Ethiopia and South Sudan have been swamped amid worries about climate change.

Sep 20, 2020

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The Main Street Journal

The latest business news delivered in a convenient, AD-FREE, easy-to-read stream. Brought to you by News Plexus, a pioneer in sustainable news publishing.
Micosoft will buy video game maker ZeniMax for $7.5 billion
Microsoft is buying the company behind popular video games The Elder Scrolls, Doom and Fallout. The software giant said Monday that it is paying $7.5 billion for ZeniMax Media, the parent company of video game publisher Bethesda Softworks.
Micosoft will buy video game maker ZeniMax for $7.5 billion

Microsoft is buying the company behind popular video games The Elder Scrolls, Doom and Fallout. The software giant said Monday that it is paying $7.5 billion for ZeniMax Media, the parent company of video game publisher Bethesda Softworks.

Sep 23, 2020
Outlook not improving for beleaguered US movie theaters
About three quarters of the country’s movie theaters are open, but Americans are not going back in significant numbers in the COVID-era, even with new films coming into the marketplace weekly. The biggest movies continue to limp along. According to studio estimates Sunday, Warner Bros.’ “Tenet” earned $4.7 million in its third weekend from nearly 2,930 locations, Disney’s “The New Mutants” added $1.6 million in its fourth weekend, “Unhinged” brought in $1.3 million and Sony’s rom-com “The Broken Hearts Gallery” picked up an additional $800,000 in its second frame.
Outlook not improving for beleaguered US movie theaters

About three quarters of the country’s movie theaters are open, but Americans are not going back in significant numbers in the COVID-era, even with new films coming into the marketplace weekly. The biggest movies continue to limp along. According to studio estimates Sunday, Warner Bros.’ “Tenet” earned $4.7 million in its third weekend from nearly 2,930 locations, Disney’s “The New Mutants” added $1.6 million in its fourth weekend, “Unhinged” brought in $1.3 million and Sony’s rom-com “The Broken Hearts Gallery” picked up an additional $800,000 in its second frame.

Sep 22, 2020
COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in US
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high number of people that illustrates the broad economic damage still taking place nine months after the first case of COVID-19 was detected in the U.S. The Labor Department said Thursday that U.S. jobless claims fell by 33,000 from the previous week and that 12.6 million are collecting traditional unemployment benefits, compared with just 1.7 million a year ago.
COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in US

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high number of people that illustrates the broad economic damage still taking place nine months after the first case of COVID-19 was detected in the U.S. The Labor Department said Thursday that U.S. jobless claims fell by 33,000 from the previous week and that 12.6 million are collecting traditional unemployment benefits, compared with just 1.7 million a year ago.

Sep 19, 2020

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Through the Lens

For when a picture is worth a thousand words. This is the place to check out some of the best photos you haven't seen in print. Notd lets you share photos in high resolution, with stories, not just captions. Brought to you by News Plexus LLC — delivering your news in a convenient, AD-FREE and easy-to-read stream.
Whale swims free of Australian river as 270 are stranded
A humpback whale has found its way back to sea weeks after getting lost in a murky, crocodile-infested river in northern Australia, while an estimated 270 pilot whales became stranded in the country's south. There have been no previous recorded sightings of whales in remote East Alligator River in the Northern Territory's World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, and no one can explain why at least three of the blue water mammals ventured so deep inland in a river with little visibility.
Whale swims free of Australian river as 270 are stranded

A humpback whale has found its way back to sea weeks after getting lost in a murky, crocodile-infested river in northern Australia, while an estimated 270 pilot whales became stranded in the country's south. There have been no previous recorded sightings of whales in remote East Alligator River in the Northern Territory's World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, and no one can explain why at least three of the blue water mammals ventured so deep inland in a river with little visibility.

Sep 23, 2020
Carpenters wow public with medieval techniques at Notre Dame
With precision and boundless energy, a team of carpenters used medieval techniques to raise up — by hand — a three-ton oak truss Saturday in front of Notre Dame Cathedral, a replica of the wooden structures that were consumed in the landmark's devastating April 2019 fire that also toppled its spire. The demonstration to mark European Heritage Days gave the hundreds of people a first-hand look at the rustic methods used 800 years ago to build the triangular frames in the nave of Notre Dame de Paris.
Carpenters wow public with medieval techniques at Notre Dame

With precision and boundless energy, a team of carpenters used medieval techniques to raise up — by hand — a three-ton oak truss Saturday in front of Notre Dame Cathedral, a replica of the wooden structures that were consumed in the landmark's devastating April 2019 fire that also toppled its spire. The demonstration to mark European Heritage Days gave the hundreds of people a first-hand look at the rustic methods used 800 years ago to build the triangular frames in the nave of Notre Dame de Paris.

Sep 22, 2020
Homes burned as winds push California fire into desert floor
Strong winds pushed a wildfire burning for nearly two weeks in mountains northeast of Los Angeles onto the desert floor and spread it rapidly in several directions, causing it to explode in size and destroy homes, officials said Saturday.
Homes burned as winds push California fire into desert floor

Strong winds pushed a wildfire burning for nearly two weeks in mountains northeast of Los Angeles onto the desert floor and spread it rapidly in several directions, causing it to explode in size and destroy homes, officials said Saturday.

Sep 21, 2020

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US News from News Plexus

The latest US news stories from the Associated Press. Instead of navigating the AP website, we present the articles as an easy-to-read stream, whether on your computer, phone, or tablet.
Census Bureau stops layoffs for door knockers after order
Two days after a federal judge ordered the U.S. Census Bureau to stop winding down 2020 census operations for the time being, the statistical agency said Tuesday in court papers that it's refraining from laying off some census takers and it's restoring some quality-control steps.
Census Bureau stops layoffs for door knockers after order

Two days after a federal judge ordered the U.S. Census Bureau to stop winding down 2020 census operations for the time being, the statistical agency said Tuesday in court papers that it's refraining from laying off some census takers and it's restoring some quality-control steps.

Sep 08, 2020
Tech’s sudden sell-off continues; Nasdaq sinks 10% in 3 days
Big technology stocks tumbled again on Tuesday, continuing the Icarus-like flight path for companies that just a week ago were the high-flyers carrying Wall Street to record heights.
Tech’s sudden sell-off continues; Nasdaq sinks 10% in 3 days

Big technology stocks tumbled again on Tuesday, continuing the Icarus-like flight path for companies that just a week ago were the high-flyers carrying Wall Street to record heights.

Sep 08, 2020
Hopes fading for coronavirus deal as Congress returns
As lawmakers straggle back to Washington for an abbreviated pre-election session, hopes are dimming for another coronavirus relief bill — or much else.
Hopes fading for coronavirus deal as Congress returns

As lawmakers straggle back to Washington for an abbreviated pre-election session, hopes are dimming for another coronavirus relief bill — or much else.

Sep 08, 2020

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Everybody's Got One

Bringing you opinions and commentary on a variety of topics from around the country. || News Plexus LLC — delivering your news in a convenient, AD-FREE and easy-to-read stream.
HALL: RBG protected your abortion rights. Be afraid now that she’s gone
"There were two things about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg I admired deeply. One was her relentless defense of abortion and reproductive rights, and the other was her excellent planking form in the gym. Balancing your body weight on your hands and feet for 30 to 60 seconds is a challenge at any age, let alone 80-plus years old," writes Carla Hall. "But, then, fighting for abortion rights and holding a plank draw on some of the same skills — tenacity and a willingness to push through fatigue."
HALL: RBG protected your abortion rights. Be afraid now that she’s gone

"There were two things about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg I admired deeply. One was her relentless defense of abortion and reproductive rights, and the other was her excellent planking form in the gym. Balancing your body weight on your hands and feet for 30 to 60 seconds is a challenge at any age, let alone 80-plus years old," writes Carla Hall. "But, then, fighting for abortion rights and holding a plank draw on some of the same skills — tenacity and a willingness to push through fatigue."

Sep 23, 2020
NAHMIAS: Grief, by numbers
"Each year, New York City releases data in an annual Mayor’s Management Report that’s supposed to account for how well city agencies are performing. This year, more than any in recent memory, that report helps us make sense of what’s happened and still happening to New York," writes Laura Nahmias. "The statistics form a snapshot of our collective anguish — a sense of the extraordinary breadth and scope of what we’ve lost to the coronavirus."
NAHMIAS: Grief, by numbers

"Each year, New York City releases data in an annual Mayor’s Management Report that’s supposed to account for how well city agencies are performing. This year, more than any in recent memory, that report helps us make sense of what’s happened and still happening to New York," writes Laura Nahmias. "The statistics form a snapshot of our collective anguish — a sense of the extraordinary breadth and scope of what we’ve lost to the coronavirus."

Sep 23, 2020
MCGOUGH: In Barr’s Bizarro World, politicizing criminal investigations is good
"Attorney General William Barr gave a perplexing speech last week about the relationship between politics and prosecutorial decisions at the Justice Department," writes Michael McGough. "Barr, remember, intervened to soften a sentencing recommendation by Justice Department prosecutors for Roger Stone, a confidant of President Donald Trump who was convicted of seven felony counts, including witness tampering and lying to Congress. He also moved to have a judge dismiss a charge against former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. That may look like politics infecting the administration of justice. But in the Bizarro World portrayed by Barr, some politicization of prosecutorial decisions is actually a good thing."
MCGOUGH: In Barr’s Bizarro World, politicizing criminal investigations is good

"Attorney General William Barr gave a perplexing speech last week about the relationship between politics and prosecutorial decisions at the Justice Department," writes Michael McGough. "Barr, remember, intervened to soften a sentencing recommendation by Justice Department prosecutors for Roger Stone, a confidant of President Donald Trump who was convicted of seven felony counts, including witness tampering and lying to Congress. He also moved to have a judge dismiss a charge against former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. That may look like politics infecting the administration of justice. But in the Bizarro World portrayed by Barr, some politicization of prosecutorial decisions is actually a good thing."

Sep 23, 2020

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Simply Science

Discover the science behind how the world works and new scientific developments. Content will be written for the general public with easy-to-understand and engaging pieces.
Summers in the City: The Urban Heat Island
On a particularly hot day, when even the air conditioning can’t seem to keep you from breaking a sweat, your best bet may be to get out of the city. On hot days, air temperatures in a city can be as much as 22°F (12°C) hotter than the air in nearby, less developed areas. Scientists have come to call this the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect.
Summers in the City: The Urban Heat Island

On a particularly hot day, when even the air conditioning can’t seem to keep you from breaking a sweat, your best bet may be to get out of the city. On hot days, air temperatures in a city can be as much as 22°F (12°C) hotter than the air in nearby, less developed areas. Scientists have come to call this the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect.

Jun 12, 2020
Preparing Pickles
The exact origins of the first pickle are unknown, but archaeologists believe ancient Mesopotamians were pickling food as far back as 2400 B.C., over 4,000 years ago. From Queen Cleopatra, Napoleon Bonaparte, to the Little Rascals, a love for pickles has lasted the test of time.
Preparing Pickles

The exact origins of the first pickle are unknown, but archaeologists believe ancient Mesopotamians were pickling food as far back as 2400 B.C., over 4,000 years ago. From Queen Cleopatra, Napoleon Bonaparte, to the Little Rascals, a love for pickles has lasted the test of time.

Jun 08, 2020
The Link Between Air Pollution and COVID-19
New research indicates that air quality may have a significant impact on one’s likelihood of dying due to a COVID-19 infection.
The Link Between Air Pollution and COVID-19

New research indicates that air quality may have a significant impact on one’s likelihood of dying due to a COVID-19 infection.

May 19, 2020

Trump Watch

Keep up to date on everything happening in the Trump administration.
Trump's Ohio suburb slide signals peril in industrial north
Peggy Lehner, a Republican state senator in Ohio, doesn't sugarcoat what she has seen happen to support for President Donald Trump in her suburban Dayton district. "It hasn't ebbed. It's crashed," said Lehner, who is not seeking reelection in the district of working-class and white-collar communities the president won comfortably four years ago. "He is really doing poorly among independents."
Trump's Ohio suburb slide signals peril in industrial north

Peggy Lehner, a Republican state senator in Ohio, doesn't sugarcoat what she has seen happen to support for President Donald Trump in her suburban Dayton district. "It hasn't ebbed. It's crashed," said Lehner, who is not seeking reelection in the district of working-class and white-collar communities the president won comfortably four years ago. "He is really doing poorly among independents."

Sep 23, 2020
Trump backs proposed deal to keep TikTok operating in US
President Donald Trump said Saturday he's given his "blessing" to a proposed deal that would see the popular video-sharing app TikTok partner with Oracle and Walmart and form a U.S. company. Trump has targeted Chinese-owned TikTok for national security and data privacy concerns in the latest flashpoint in the rising tensions between Washington and Beijing. The president's support for a deal comes just a day after the Commerce Department announced restrictions that if put in place could eventually make it nearly impossible for TikTok's legions of younger fans to use the app.
Trump backs proposed deal to keep TikTok operating in US

President Donald Trump said Saturday he's given his "blessing" to a proposed deal that would see the popular video-sharing app TikTok partner with Oracle and Walmart and form a U.S. company. Trump has targeted Chinese-owned TikTok for national security and data privacy concerns in the latest flashpoint in the rising tensions between Washington and Beijing. The president's support for a deal comes just a day after the Commerce Department announced restrictions that if put in place could eventually make it nearly impossible for TikTok's legions of younger fans to use the app.

Sep 21, 2020
Trump pledges woman for court, pushes Senate to move on pick
President Donald Trump on Saturday promised to put forth a female nominee in the coming week to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, pushing the Republican-controlled Senate to consider the pick without delay. Taking the stage at a North Carolina rally to chants of "Fill that seat," the president said he would nominate his selection despite Democrats' objections. And, after conducting what he joked was a "very scientific poll" of the Fayetteville crowd as to whether supporters wanted a man or a woman, he declared the choice would be "a very talented, very brilliant woman."
Trump pledges woman for court, pushes Senate to move on pick

President Donald Trump on Saturday promised to put forth a female nominee in the coming week to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, pushing the Republican-controlled Senate to consider the pick without delay. Taking the stage at a North Carolina rally to chants of "Fill that seat," the president said he would nominate his selection despite Democrats' objections. And, after conducting what he joked was a "very scientific poll" of the Fayetteville crowd as to whether supporters wanted a man or a woman, he declared the choice would be "a very talented, very brilliant woman."

Sep 20, 2020

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The latest news on the environment and global climate change, the impact it is having on communities everywhere, and what is being done (or not being done) to save the planet. || News Plexus LLC — delivering your news in a convenient, AD-FREE and easy-to-read stream.

The latest business news delivered in a convenient, AD-FREE, easy-to-read stream. Brought to you by News Plexus, a pioneer in sustainable news publishing.

For when a picture is worth a thousand words. This is the place to check out some of the best photos you haven't seen in print. Notd lets you share photos in high resolution, with stories, not just captions. Brought to you by News Plexus LLC — delivering your news in a convenient, AD-FREE and easy-to-read stream.

The latest US news stories from the Associated Press. Instead of navigating the AP website, we present the articles as an easy-to-read stream, whether on your computer, phone, or tablet.

Bringing you opinions and commentary on a variety of topics from around the country. || News Plexus LLC — delivering your news in a convenient, AD-FREE and easy-to-read stream.

Discover the science behind how the world works and new scientific developments. Content will be written for the general public with easy-to-understand and engaging pieces.

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