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Memories & History

Ernest Hemingway’s Life in Photos | ESQUIRE

There’s so much we didn’t know about one of the greatest American novelists.

By Charlotte Chilton, Apr 21, 2021

Lloyd Arnold, Getty Images

Editor’s Note: Above photo, text: “1946: Living in Cuba.. The couple settled into Cuba on a plantation named Finca Vigía. They would live in the village outside of Havana for more than a decade.

Whether you’ve read one of his novels or have simply heard something described as “Hemingway-esque,” chances are you’re familiar with the direct prose the influential author adopted in the 1920s.

It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that Hemingway’s personal life is just as interesting as what lives on his pages. Now, more than 50 years after his death, take a look back at rare photographs of the American writer’s life.

Editor’s Note: 37 photos in online slideshow…

Source: Ernest Hemingway’s Life in Photos

The Coming Economic Boom and What It Means for Stocks | Finance | Yahoo

Kevin Matras, Wed, April 21, 2021, 12:43 PM·10 min read

From article..

Stocks have been on a roll this year with all three of the major indexes; the Dow, S&P, and Nasdaq hitting new all-time highs last week.

With the market performing so well, some have begun to wonder if we’re going up too fast and too easily.

But didn’t people say that very same thing about 8 weeks ago when the market pulled back a few percent?

Continue reading The Coming Economic Boom and What It Means for Stocks | Finance | Yahoo

Climate emergency: The new science showing it’s make-or-break time | New Scientist

As climate talks ramp up ahead of the crucial COP26 meeting in Glasgow, new research on what our carbon emissions are doing to the planet paints a disturbing picture

Environment, 21 April 2021, By Michael Le Page

Pete Reynolds

SHALL we start with the good news or the bad news? The good news is that the world has made some progress in cutting the carbon emissions driving climate change.

The bad news is that it is by no means enough, and emerging research suggests that the impact of the emissions we are pumping into the atmosphere could be even greater than we feared.

“The science, if anything, has become more pessimistic,” says Stefan Rahmstorf, a climate scientist at the University of Potsdam, Germany. “The signs from the science are pointing towards more urgent climate action being needed.”

Source: Climate emergency: The new science showing it’s make-or-break time | New Scientist

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Succeeds in Historic First Flight | PRESS RELEASE |NASA

Apr 19, 2021, RELEASE 21-039

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter captured this shot as it hovered over the Martian surface on April 19, 2021, during the first instance of powered, controlled flight on another planet. It used its navigation camera, which autonomously tracks the ground during flight.
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Monday, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet.

The Ingenuity team at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California confirmed the flight succeeded after receiving data from the helicopter via NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover at 6:46 a.m. EDT (3:46 a.m. PDT).

“Ingenuity is the latest in a long and storied tradition of NASA projects achieving a space exploration goal once thought impossible,” said acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk. “The X-15 was a pathfinder for the space shuttle. Mars Pathfinder and its Sojourner rover did the same for three generations of Mars rovers. We don’t know exactly where Ingenuity will lead us, but today’s results indicate the sky – at least on Mars – may not be the limit.”

In this video captured by NASA’s Perseverance rover, the agency’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter took the first powered, controlled flight on another planet on April 19, 2021. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS

Source: NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Succeeds in Historic First Flight | NASA

A Second Downton Abbey Movie Will Be Your Present This Christmas | Vanity Fair

The Crawleys are reuniting for another follow-up film that will also feature new cast members like Hugh Dancy and Dominic West.

By Chris Murphy, April 19, 2021

Allstar Picture Library Ltd. / Alamy Stock Photo

The Crawleys know just what you want for Christmas this year: a Downton Abbey sequel.

On Monday, Focus Features announced that Downton Abbey 2 will waltz into theaters on December 22, 2021. The film will once more reunite the principal cast of the beloved BBC series and also add new cast members Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye, and The Crown’s reported future Prince Charles, Dominic West.

The follow-up to the 2019 Downton Abbey film will feature a script from Oscar-winning Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and will be directed by Simon Curtis. Emmy-winning producers Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge have returned to produce the film, which reportedly began production last week.

Source: A Second Downton Abbey Movie Will Be Your Present This Christmas | Vanity Fair