Tag: Chile

Scientists Saw an ‘Energetic Eruption’ Under Jupiter’s Clouds for the First Time

In a first, scientists watched an energetic eruption on Jupiter by peering some 30 miles under the clouds that enshroud the planet. The observations “provide a crucial, hitherto missing, link” in theories about the hidden dynamics that shape Jupiter, according to a new study. Jupiter’s mesmerizing storms and colorful ribbons of gas make it one […]

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If Algae Clings to Snow on This Volcano, Can It Grow on Other Desolate Worlds?

In Chile’s Atacama Desert, Volcan Llullaillaco is Mars on Earth — or about as close to it as you can get. At 22,000 feet above sea level, it’s the second highest active volcano on Earth. Most of the mountain is a barren, red landscape of volcanic rock and dust, with thin, dry air, intense sunlight […]

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Sriracha Maker Has to Shell Out $23 Million After Losing a Huge Lawsuit Over Chiles

Huy Fong Foods and Underwood Ranches began their relationship almost 30 years ago with a handwritten letter—but it essentially ended in a California courtroom, in front of executives from both companies, two determined legal teams, and a jury who spent more than three weeks taking detailed notes of the testimony from both sides. For almost […]

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Watch the 2019 Solar Eclipse Live in Chile and Argentina

Late on Tuesday afternoon, the moon will block out the sun in South America. Millions of people living in cities from La Serena, Chile, to San Juan, Argentina, will witness the event as shadows spread over hills and an uncanny coolness invades deserts. Many more have ventured to the region specifically for the spectacle — […]

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How to Watch the Solar Eclipse in South America

Late on Tuesday afternoon, the moon will block out the sun in South America. Millions of people living in cities from La Serena, Chile, to San Juan, Argentina, will witness the event as shadows spread over hills and an uncanny coolness invades deserts. Many more have ventured to the region specifically for the spectacle — […]

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A Plan to Mine the Minnesota Wilderness Hit a Dead End. Then Trump Became President.

ELY, Minn. — In the waning months of the Obama administration, a Chilean conglomerate was losing a fight with the United States government over a copper mine that it wanted to build near a pristine wilderness area in Minnesota. The election of President Trump, with his business-friendly bent, turned out to be a game-changer for […]

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All Over the Map

Jared Diamond doesn’t use a computer. He relies “completely” on his secretary and on his wife for “anything” requiring one, as he puts it. Diamond also confesses that he lacks the ability to turn on his “home television set” and can “do only the simplest things” with his newly acquired iPhone. “Whenever friends have shown […]

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