Especially the microbial part of the carbon cycle is affected — ScienceDaily

The deep sea is far away and hard to envision. If imagined it seems like a cold and hostile place. However, this remote habitat is directly connected to our lives, as it forms an important part of the global carbon cycle. Also, the deep seafloor is, in many places, covered with polymetallic nodules and crusts that arouse economic interest. There is a lack of clear standards to regulate their mining and set binding thresholds for the impact on the organisms living in affected areas.

Mining can reduce microbial carbon cycling, while animals are less affected

An international team of scientists around Tanja Stratmann from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen, Germany, and Utrecht University, the Netherlands, and Daniëlle de Jonge from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, has investigated the food web of the deep seafloor to see how it is affected by disturbances such as those caused

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Planet Mars is at its ‘biggest and brightest’

Mars pictured by Damian Peach on 30 September
In all its glory: Mars pictured by Damian Peach on 30 September

Get out there and look up!

Mars is at its biggest and brightest right now as the Red Planet lines up with Earth on the same side of the Sun.

Every 26 months, the pair take up this arrangement, moving close together, before then diverging again on their separate orbits around our star.

Tuesday night sees the actual moment of what astronomers call “opposition”.

All three bodies will be in a straight line at 23:20 GMT (00:20 BST).

“But you don’t have to wait until the middle of the night; even now, at nine or 10 o’clock in the evening, you’ll easily see it over in the southeast,” says astrophotographer, Damian Peach. “You can’t miss it, it’s the brightest star-like object in that part of the sky,” he told BBC News.

Even though this coming week witnesses the

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North Korea Unveils What Appears to Be New ICBM During Military Parade

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea displayed what appeared to be its largest-ever intercontinental ballistic missile during a nighttime military parade in Pyongyang on Saturday, but it was not immediately clear if the missile would work or was for show.

The North’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has vowed to strengthen the country’s nuclear deterrent as talks with President Trump over the country’s arsenal have stalled. The rollout of the weapon comes as Mr. Kim has struggled to keep his promises to strengthen his nation’s staggering economy.

The new ICBM appeared to be much larger than North Korea’s biggest, previously disclosed long-range missile, the Hwasong-15. The size of the new missile indicated that it might fly farther and carry a more powerful nuclear warhead, South Korean and other analysts said, although it has never been flight-tested.

North Korea has been improving its missile and nuclear technologies despite Mr. Trump’s on-again, off-again diplomacy

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Body camera video released from police shooting in Moncrief

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Police body camera video released Friday from the State Attorney’s Office was taken on the night of Jan. 5 — Jacksonville’s first police-involved shooting of the year.

Officer N.E. Lawson shot and killed 17-year-old Kwamae Jones after a traffic crash near West 45th Street and Moncrief Road. Jones was killed, and 18-year-old Joseph Carter was wounded.

The Sheriff’s Office said the two teenagers and a third teen who was driving were being pursued in their car by police after the trio was seen traveling up Moncrief Road in the wrong direction.

After crashing their car into the base of a pedestrian overpass, Lawson’s body cam shows as he drives to the scene.

According to the State Attorney’s Office investigation, one of the teen’s inside the car points a gun at Lawson when he arrives.

After a verbal exchange, investigators said Lawson fired his weapon seven times.

In

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Best Amazon Prime Day 2020 Prime Video deals: Save up to 50% off

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  • Amazon Prime Video is offering a selection of movies and TV shows to rent or buy for up to 50% off, which are available to stream right now.
  • Prime members may also subscribe to channels such as Epix and Lifetime Movie Club for $0.99 per month for up to two months, which can be canceled at any time.
  • New movie releases like “1917” are $2.99 to rent, while “Jumanji: The Next Level” is $8.99 to purchase. Or, watch the entire second season of “Yellowstone” for $9.99.
  • For access to even more great deals, check out all of our Prime Day 2020 coverage, which runs October 13 to 14.
  • Sign up for Insider Review’s weekly newsletter for more buying advice and great deals.

Amazon Prime Day 2020 begins in just a few days, on

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Best early Prime Day 2020 headphone deals: Jabra Elite 45h for $80, Sony WF-1000XM3 for $178 and more

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

Prime Day 2020 officially kicks off in just a few days. But unofficially, several companies are already coming out with early Amazon Prime Day deals. In the headphone space, it’s a return to some of the deep discounts on Sony headphones that we’ve seen before — and you don’t even need to wait until Black Friday or Cyber Monday to take advantage of them. 

More specifically, Sony has again slashed prices on last year’s WF-1000XM3 as well as the newer WF-SP800N, which features noise canceling and is water-resistant, and the entry-level WF-XB700 Extra Bass, which is back down to the lowest price we’ve seen, at $78. We’ve collected the top deals from the long-awaited sales event below. Note that you’ll need

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Texas coed goes viral, caught on camera reacting to loss to Oklahoma

It was a rollercoaster of emotions, for sure.

That’s really the only way to describe Oklahoma’s 53-45, four-overtime rally over No. 22 Texas in the annual Red River Rivalry.

Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger threw an interception on the team’s final possession, sealing the win for the Sooners and ending a wild emotional afternoon for Texas fans.

One Texas coed’s reaction was caught on camera for the world to see and quickly went viral. No, it wasn’t a Hook ’em Horns sign. The reaction appears to overshadow her friend’s surrender cobra.

Expect the meme game to be strong with this one.

Spencer Rattler threw a 25-yard scoring pass to Drake Stoops in the fourth overtime, and Oklahoma survived a late rally from No. 22 Texas in regulation for a 53-45 victory Saturday as a most unusual version of the Red River rivalry ended with familiar dose of drama.

Rattler’s successful completion

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Washington state’s broadband guru on an internet moonshot and being a metaphorical prom king

Russ Elliott in his man-cave COVID-19 workspace. (Photo courtesy of Russ Elliott)

When a buddy of Russ Elliott‘s asked if he’d join him in starting a telecom company, he flat out said no. While his friend had been a great help building a website he needed, the venture didn’t have any financial backing and Elliott wasn’t versed in internet connectivity.

But when his friend took the unusual step of sending him a motivational postcard — something with an iceberg and a corny message about not knowing what’s out there unless you took a risk — it played on his mind. Elliott had an MBA. He had drive. He decided to embrace the inspirational cliché.

With that, some 20 years ago Elliott helped launch what became a successful business in Colorado called Brainstorm Internet, serving as its president for 13 years.

“We were nimble and quick and had smart people on

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NASA delays commercial crew mission to study Falcon 9 engine issue

WASHINGTON — NASA is delaying the launch of the first operational SpaceX commercial crew mission to the first half of November to provide more time to review a problem during a recent Falcon 9 launch attempt.

NASA announced Oct. 10 the Crew-1 mission, which was scheduled to launch on a Falcon 9 in the early morning hours of Oct. 31 from the Kennedy Space Center, will now launch no earlier than early to mid-November.

The delay, the agency said, will provide more time for SpaceX “to complete hardware testing and data reviews as the company evaluates off-nominal behavior of Falcon 9 first stage engine gas generators observed during a recent non-NASA mission launch attempt.” NASA did not identify the specific launch attempt in question, but an Oct. 2 launch of a Falcon 9 carrying a GPS 3 satellite was scrubbed just two seconds before liftoff because of SpaceX Chief Executive

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Pakistan’s the latest country to ban China-owned app TikTok

Illustration for article titled Pakistan Is Also Doing the Ban TikTok Challenge

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Pakistan officials have announced a ban on TikTok after receiving complaints of unlawful content on the popular short-form video-sharing app. It’s the latest country to block the app after India instituted a similar ban and the U.S. attempted to do the same because of a squabble over who owns TikTok’s American business, which is currently the Beijing-based Bytedance.

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority said in a statement Friday that it came to the decision after TikTok failed to censor “immoral and indecent” content on its platform, the Associated Press reports. After receiving several complaints and petitions calling for the app to be banned, the authority gave TikTok a final warning in July to meet its guidelines and take down unlawful content (the Muslim-majority country has several media regulations intended to preserve conservative values), which the company purportedly failed to do.

“We have

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