Destiny 2’s latest live event showed the Traveler healing itself and more

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The Traveler may become more active in the story of Destiny moving forward.

What you need to know

  • A live event in Destiny 2 took place on November 9, 2020 at 9:50 PM ET. In it, the mysterious Traveler that gives the Guardians their Light healed itself from the damage it sustained during the base game’s Red War campaign.
  • The character Eris Morn mentioned that this wouldn’t lead to the end of conflict between the Light and Darkness, but would merely be an escalation of it.
  • A cutscene played shortly afterward that showed the Darkness taking over the four plannets being removed from the game with the Beyond Light expansion, followed by the Traveler releasing a burst of energy that seemingly stopped further damage.
  • Finally, players were shown a cryptic message from the Darkness that said that Light cannot save them and that they should
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At least Aaron Yetter surveyed “the whole gamut of ducks,” including good numbers of mallards, on the aerial surveys during a week where the drought conditions and the unusual, even record, warmth, showed its impact on waterfowl and waterfowlers.

Aaron Yetter’s latest blog off the weekly aerial waterfowl survey for the Illinois Natural History notes “the whole gamut of ducks,” but also the impact of the drought conditions and record warmth.

Click here for the listings of aerial surveys by the Illinois Natural History Survey. Keep up with research updates and aerial surveys at the Forbes Biological Station Facebook page.

Here is Yetter’s latest blog:

November 6th, 2020 – Aerial Waterfowl Inventory Blog

We got up early this week and flew the survey on November 3rd. Duck numbers were pretty good and totaled right at or slightly above the 10-yr average. This week we had over 361,000 ducks in the Illinois River Valley, and almost 368,000 along the central Mississippi River. Several times this week as I was figuring out the species composition I thought, it’s the whole gamut of ducks. Literally, there was a

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The latest Section 230 hearing showed that Republicans want to make the internet smaller

Well, we had another hearing with the platform CEOs.

The dream with this sort of thing is that Congress shows up with a full command of the issues, and asks the CEOs good-faith questions about matters of policy and law. And then I’d come along at the end of the day to walk you through the more provocative questions and productive answers, and gesture at what likely policy outcomes we could expect from this exercise in representative democracy.

But “Does Section 230’s Sweeping Immunity Enable Big Tech Bad Behavior?,” a hearing of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, was not that kind of exercise. The word “sham” got kicked around a lot, especially by the participants. “Stunt,” too. Some of the Democrats declined to ask any questions at all.

It was not the first of these. In April 2018, House Republicans organized a hearing to investigate why the

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Findings showed coral has core immune response regardless of disease type — ScienceDaily

As the world enters a next wave of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are aware now more than ever of the importance of a healthy immune system to protect ourselves from disease. This is not only true for humans but corals too, which are in an ongoing battle to ward off deadly diseases spreading on a reef.

A new study led by researchers at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science looked at the immune system of elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata), an important reef-building coral in the Caribbean, to better understand its response to diseases such as white band disease and rapid tissue loss.

In the experiment, healthy corals were grafted to diseased ones. After one week, the corals were analyzed to study the coral’s overall gene expression in response to disease, if they exhibited an immune response, and whether there were different signatures of

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Microsoft further disrupts botnet after initial efforts showed limited effect

After Microsoft seized the U.S. servers of a botnet it feared could snarl state and local computer systems to sow distrust in the presidential election, the software giant now claims the international operations of Trickbot also have largely been shut down.

Security researchers had questioned the effectiveness of Microsoft’s efforts to thwart the Trickbot botnet, a network of computers secretly infected by malware that can be controlled remotely, after seeing international servers still active and sending out malware via spam late last week. But Tuesday, Microsoft said its continuing efforts with global partners eliminated 94% of Trickbot’s “critical operational infrastructure,” including so-called command-and-control servers when the company first seized U.S.-based servers and new infrastructure Trickbot’s operators tried to bring online.

The U.S. seizures and the international cooperation with tech partners have “always been about disrupting Trickbot’s operations during peak election activity — doing what we can to take action at

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