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Where to find great Creole food in Las Vegas.

 Creole seafood boil at Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House | Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House/Facebook
Creole seafood boil at Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House | Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House/Facebook

Grab Creole food just in time for Mardi Gras at these seven restaurants

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NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance landing: Everything you need to know

An artist's illustration of NASA's Mars rover Perseverance landing on the Red Planet using a sky crane similar to that of the Curiosity rover in 2012. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)
An artist’s illustration of NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance landing on the Red Planet using a sky crane similar to that of the Curiosity rover in 2012. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

The landing of NASA’s next Mars rover is now just days away.

The car-size Perseverance rover, the centerpiece of NASA’s $2.7 billion Mars 2020 mission, will hunt for signs of ancient life, collect and cache samples for future return to Earth and help demonstrate a variety of new exploration technologies, among other tasks. 

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Source: NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance landing: Everything you need to know

Major Storm Unleashes Ice, Snow And Frigid Temperatures Across Much Of The U.S.

The powerful storm is bringing record-low temperatures, widespread power outages and hazardous conditions to a swath of the country the National Weather Service calls “unprecedented and expansive.”

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The polar vortex is about to split in two. But what does that actually mean?

The polar vortex might mean cold weather—but it's not clear how much snow or ice that might mean.Jaymantri/Pexels
The polar vortex might mean cold weather—but it’s not clear how much snow or ice that might mean.Jaymantri/Pexels

The science behind the polar vortex is incredibly complicated, and we’ve only recently begun to understand how changes at our planet’s poles impact weather at more moderate latitudes.

Source: The polar vortex is about to split in two. But what does that actually mean?

CNN to host town hall with President Joe Biden – CNN Politics

The “CNN Presidential Town Hall with Joe Biden” will air live from the Pabst Theater on February 16 at 9 p.m. ET, the network announced Tuesday. The event will mark Biden’s first official trip since being sworn-in as the 46th President of the United States.

Source: CNN to host town hall with President Joe Biden – CNNPolitics

‘Right Now Feels So Long and Without Any End in Sight’

As the reality of an indefinite psychological marathon descended, many journal writers began to count their blessings, in entries tinged with both gratitude and fear.

“There have been a lot of losses in the last months, including transportation on public buses, bike riding as the bike trail is washed-out, the library is closed. … When I hear this could go on for another year, I feel despair. But I’m taking it one day at a time and am grateful that I can pay my bills, have a roof over my head, and so far have figured out how to get food.” — Retired woman in her 70s, from Michigan.

“You can watch things play out in vivo, how people’s internal dialogues shift over time,” said Katherine A. Mason, one of two anthropologists who established the platform.Credit…Philip Keith for The New York Times

The Writer’s Almanac – Saturday, February 13, 2021

 

 

 

‘I thought buying things would make me feel better. It didn’t’: The rise of emotional spending

Many of us are living for the buzz of the doorbell – spending billions we can’t afford on stuff we don’t need. Here is how to recognize the problem and regain control

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We Love These Vintage Valentines from the New York Public Library

“Although ‘tis pierced by Cupid’s dart, I’m offering you a pretty good heart.”

“To my Valentine” (undated)

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Valentine’s Day Special Collection

Don’t see red on Valentine’s day – see green!  Celebrate a greener Valentine’s day and give your special someone the gift of trees.  Natural disturbances such as wildfire, insects and disease outbreaks are jeopardizing the very things that make our forests so wonderful: the majestic trees that grow from Florida to Cali

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Here’s my gift…