In Monterey Bay, California, scientists grab the chance to study white sharks up close

Growing over six meters (20 feet) long and armed with hundreds of serrated, razor-sharp teeth, white sharks are the world’s largest predatory fish.



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In late summer and fall, up to 250 white sharks congregate in Monterey Bay, off the central Californian coast, to feast on marine mammals — including elephant seals and sea lions — that gather here to breed.

From a shark’s perspective, “think of Monterey Bay as having one of the best fast food restaurants on the planet,” says shark expert and Stanford professor, Barbara Block.

Video: In Monterey Bay, scientists are tagging and tracking white sharks (CNN)

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Block also travels to Monterey Bay because the annual marine mammal “buffet” offers her an ideal opportunity to study the sharks up close. She and her team lure the “curious” sharks alongside

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Where Do Our Aussie White Sharks Go?

They are known around the world as “maneaters,” “mindless killers,” and rulers of our seas. Yet, for their popularity, there is a lot we still don’t know about the world’s largest known predatory fish. The villain of many movies, great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) are publicly feared even though surprisingly little is understood of its life and behavior. Found worldwide in highly productive temperate coastal waters, current knowledge on movements of Australian and New Zealand sharks are based on individual tracking studies that involve a small number of tags.

“Previously considered to mainly inhabit coastal shelf waters in cold and temperate ocean regions, studies using electronic telemetry have shown that individuals undertake extensive oceanic and continental-scale migrations, spending considerable time in the open ocean and in subtropical and tropical habitats,” said the authors of a new study that has come out in Nature. Describing a species that

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Samsung’s Note 20 5G and Z Flip 5G now available in festive red and white colors

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 20 5G and Z Flip 5G are available in a pair of new colors in the US starting today, the company has announced. The Note 20 5G is now available in red, while the Z Flip 5G is available in white. Both colors are being produced in “limited quantities,” Samsung says, and there’s no difference in specs or pricing between these and the original models.



a close up of a suitcase: The Note 20 5G (left) is getting a new red color, while the Z Flip 5G (right) will be sold in white.


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The Note 20 5G (left) is getting a new red color, while the Z Flip 5G (right) will be sold in white.

For those keeping track, these are the fourth and third colors for the Note 20 5G and the Z Flip 5G, respectively. The Note 20 5G is currently available in copper, green, and gray, while the Z Flip 5G is available in copper and gray. Although they’re not getting the new colors, the Ultra version of the

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Rivada, White House lobbying Defense Department on 5G spectrum-leasing plan

But the military has not embraced the proposal, even though it was pushed directly by White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, according to the people, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive internal deliberations.

“I’ll just be honest with you, the department has not embraced spectrum-leasing at this point … there are just so many issues at play including bringing in receipts and dollars into the department, and we don’t know how the DoD would even do that,” said a senior defense official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the matter freely.

“We’re looking for industry and [other government agencies] to give us some innovative ideas about how that might happen,” the official said.

The lobbying document obtained by The Post shows Rivada proposing that it create a 5G network and rent out that spectrum to private companies such as Netflix, Facebook or Tesla.

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ZTE releases white paper on 5G uplink enhancement technology, Access Evolution

23 November 2020, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today has released 5G Uplink Enhancement Technology White Paper. Based on the research and practices in the 5G field, the white paper provides the technical principles, performance analysis, and application scenarios of several uplink enhancement technologies while elaborating on ZTE’s insights on the development of 5G uplink enhancement technologies.

The increasingly diversified 5G application scenarios, including the internet of things, cloud storage, high-definition live streaming, pose higher requirements for 5G performance, particularly uplink capacity and coverage. The mid-range bands for 5G, which offer very large bandwidth and therefore high capacity, however can underperform in terms of uplink coverage and capacity due to the limitations of mid-band and TDD duplex technology. Therefore, operators look forward to a more effective solution to enhance the uplink performance,

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Biden taps Facebook executive for White House role as big tech infiltrates transition

President-elect Joe Biden is busy hiring staffers for his transition team and his administration, including some individuals with ties to the country’s largest technology companies.

Biden named Louisa Terrell the White House director of legislative affairs Friday. Terrell is a former member of the Obama administration, though she also served in a senior position at Facebook.

Biden last week announced members of the agency review teams, which include a number of individuals who worked for big technology companies ranging from Uber to Amazon.

Former Apple lobbyist Cynthia Hogan is working full-time for the administration, as is Jessica Hertz, who worked for Facebook.

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Lawmakers, especially the more progressive members of the Democratic Party, have criticized the country’s largest technology companies throughout recent years, over concerns ranging from anticompetitive behaviors to censorship.

Progressives including Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.,

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The Latest: President Trump invites Michigan GOP leaders to White House

DETROIT — President Donald Trump summoned Michigan’s Republican legislative leaders to the White House for a meeting Friday amid a longshot GOP push to overturn the certification of Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the battleground state.

Two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press that Trump invited Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield. They agreed to go, according to a state official aware of the leaders’ plans. The two officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were discussing private conversations.

It was not immediately clear what the meeting would be about. Neither Shirkey nor Chatfield commented.

Wayne County Board of Canvassers Chair Monica Palmer, left, talks with Vice Chair Jonathan Kinloch before the board’s Tuesday, Nov. 17 meeting in Detroit. Michigan’s largest county has unanimously certified election results showing Democrat Joe Biden defeating President Donald Trump, hours after Republicans first blocked formal

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Extremely rare white giraffe gets tracker after poachers killed its family

An extremely rare white giraffe has been fitted with a tracking device for its protection after its family was killed by poachers.

The giraffe, in the Ishaqbini Hirola Conservancy in southeast Kenya, has a rare genetic condition called leucism that causes partial loss of pigmentation in its skin. It was fitted with a tracking device on one of its horns Nov. 8, the Northern Rangelands Trust said in a statement Tuesday.

The trust says it’s the world’s only white giraffe, although another was spotted in Tanzania in 2015.

The device will send hourly updates on the animal’s whereabouts, so rangers can monitor its movements on a daily basis and keep it safe from poachers.

The unusual coloration makes the animal dangerously vulnerable to poachers in the wilderness.

Two other white giraffes in the conservancy, a female and her calf, were killed by poachers in March, the trust said, and concerns

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How This Former White House Advisor Is Leading More Women And Minorities Into Tech

Tired of barriers keeping promising young women, low-income students, and people of color away from computer science and engineering careers, Ruthe Farmer—the former Senior Policy Advisor for Tech Inclusion at the Obama White House—has committed her life to equal opportunity in tech. 

After getting her MBA at Oxford’s Said Business School, Ruthe began to fully explore why so few computer science graduates were women—especially because it wasn’t always that way. “It was really shocking,” Ruth says. “In 1984, 37% of graduates were women. It had declined by 2004–2005 to around 10%.”

She also realized that it wasn’t just a problem for women. Frustratingly few low-income students and people of color were achieving degrees focused on science, technology, engineering, and math—collectively known as STEM fields. “We had to fix computer science for everybody,” she says. “It wasn’t just that women’s participation had declined. Everybody’s participation had declined.”

Since

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White House taps second controversial scientist to steer major U.S. climate change report

A second Trump political appointee who questions the seriousness of global warming has been assigned a key role in the program that oversees the federal government’s definitive report on climate change.



a fish swimming under water: This enhanced satellite image made available by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Florence, upper left, in the Atlantic Ocean on Sept. 11, 2018. (NOAA via AP)


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This enhanced satellite image made available by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Florence, upper left, in the Atlantic Ocean on Sept. 11, 2018. (NOAA via AP)

Ryan Maue, the newly installed chief scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has been detailed to the White House where he will have an oversight role at the U.S. Global Change Research Program, which carries out the climate report.


Trump administration official who questions global warming will run key climate program

Maue’s move was confirmed by two NOAA officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Maue joins climate skeptic David Legates, a meteorologist who claims that excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is good for plants and

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