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Skiers might be at lower risk for anxiety, study finds

Slaloms through snow are a winter staple for some, but they might have mental health benefits, too.
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As White House announces vaccine plan for kids 5-11, states prep for complex rollout
As the White House Wednesday announced its vaccine plan for kids 5-11, states are preparing for a complex rollout. ABC News obtained the CDC guidance to states.
Activision Blizzard ousts 20 employees in sex harassment probe
Activision Blizzard, the developer behind games like "World of Warcraft" and "Call of Duty" is also adding 19 employees to its ethics and compliance team.
The Function of Beauty membership is what haircare dreams are made of
Function of Beauty's customizable shampoo and conditioner is great for ever-changing locks. Get your first set for 50% off now.
J & J looking to bankruptcy to resolve 40,000 baby powder cancer suits
The company is looking to resolve the cases in bankruptcy court.
VA Dem Terry McAuliffe walks out of interview, demands ‘better questions’
Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe "abruptly" walked out of a TV interview where he'd been asked about COVID-19 mandates and angry school board meetings.
Sasha Banks wants to represent women in ‘best way’ at WWE Crown Jewel
Sasha Banks knows firsthand what it means to the WWE women to wrestle in the Middle East and is looking forward to experiencing it all again.
What Should Really Alarm Us About China’s New “Hypersonic” Missile Test
It’s not the test itself.
Mitch McConnell just sent a VERY clear message to Donald Trump about 2022
Mitch McConnell's entire being is -- and always has been -- focused on winning elections. Every move he makes and every thing he says is part of a broader effort to ensure that his side winds up with more seats -- and therefore more control -- than the other guys.
Lala Kent says she’s ‘unbreakable’ following Randall Emmett breakup
The "Give Them Lala" author is expected to appear at a book signing in Los Angeles on Wednesday — just days after ending her engagement to Emmett.
Police fire tear gas in Lagos as protesters honoring victims of Lekki toll gate shooting spill on to streets
Police in Lagos fired tear gas Wednesday as hundreds of demonstrators turned up at the Lekki toll gate in a memorial car procession to honor those who died during protests last year in Nigeria's economic hub.
Miya Marcano's family files wrongful death lawsuit against her apartment complex
The family of 19-year-old Miya Marcano, who went missing from her apartment in Florida and was later found dead in a wooded area, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against her apartment complex and the company that operates the complex in connection with her death.
The U.K. Bank Tax Cut That Won’t Make Anyone Happy
Chancellor Sunak announces a reduced surcharge but he (and Boris Johnson) need to do much more than that to keep services from moving to Europe.
Travis Tritt cancels concerts at venues with Covid safety measures
Travis Tritt is canceling four concerts at venues that have Covid-19 safety protocols. The country singer has announced he will not be performing at planned stops in Indiana, Mississippi, Illinois and Kentucky.
5-foot-3 mom and her 21-pound twin babies go viral on TikTok
Social media users can’t seem to get enough of Alexis LaRue and her fast-growing babies.
FBI search for Drew Peterson's missing 4th wife turns up empty, sister continues hunt with sonar
Another law enforcement search for the body of Stacy Peterson, a Chicago-area mother of two who remains missing since her disappearance 14 years ago, turned up empty Tuesday after the woman’s sister said she submitted a tip back in May about supposed skeletal remains located in a canal.
'Aging superhero' Jason Momoa reveals his multiple injuries on 'Aquaman' set: 'I'm getting old'
Jason Momoa is filming "Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom," and the actor revealed on "The Ellen Degeneres Show" he's gotten several injuries on set.
The Key Insight That Defined 50 Years of Climate Science
Look out the nearest window and imagine, if you can, an invisible column of air. It sits directly on the tufts of grass, penetrates clear through any clouds or birds above, and ends only at the black pitch of space. Now envision a puff of heat rising through this column, passing through all the layers of the atmosphere on its journey. What happens as it rises? Where does it go? The answer to that simple question is surprisingly, even ominously important for the climate. But for nearly a century, the world’s best scientists struggled to resolve it.The problem starts with temperature: As the intrepid puff of heat rises, it will encounter cooler air at first, then warmer air, then cooler again, until eventually it reaches the stratosphere, which is frigid. These temperature changes are paired with changes in humidity: Because hotter air can hold more water—as anyone who has endured a July day in Atlanta can tell you—the atmosphere’s warmer layers will generally have more water vapor than the cooler ones. But—and here’s the rub—water vapor is the most powerful heat-trapping gas on Earth, so it also affects air temperature. If more water is in the atmosphere, it will warm up the cooler layers.This is complicated further by the fact that water vapor is very fickle. It falls out of the atmosphere as rain or snow after a few days and only reenters because greenhouse gases—chiefly, carbon dioxide—keep the planet’s temperature high enough for it to evaporate and rise again.So to describe that puff of heat moving through the atmosphere, “you have to kind of include all of the temperature effects, as well as all the greenhouse-gas effects,” says Paul N. Edwards, a lead author of this year’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report and the director of the Program on Science, Technology, and Society at Stanford. The first scientist to unknit those effects and solve the riddle was Syukuro Manabe. That work won Manabe, now a 90-year-old Princeton professor, the Nobel Prize in Physics earlier this month.Manabe is one of the first climate scientists to win the physics Nobel. (When he received the call that he had won, he reportedly exclaimed, “But I’m just a climatologist!”) He shared this year’s prize with Klaus Hasselmann, a climate scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Germany, and Giorgio Parisi, a theoretical physicist at Sapienza University of Rome.Manabe’s win is a reminder that climate science was not always the politically fraught undertaking it is today—and that it is, in itself, a major scientific achievement of the past half century. Climate science emerged from the invention of the digital computer, the military and economic need to understand weather and climate, and a series of pesky questions—such as the question of heat in the air column—that pen and paper alone could not resolve.In the 1950s, a team of American scientists started trying to describe the climate not as a set of elegant Einsteinian equations, as had been tried by the researchers before them, but as a matrix of thousands of numbers that could affect one another. This brute-force approach was borrowed from work by John von Neumann, a physicist who had used it to investigate atomic explosions. Applied to climate, it was immediately successful, producing the first short-term weather forecasts and later the first general circulation models of the atmosphere.Manabe, who is usually called Suki, was one of several Japanese scientists invited to America in 1958 to produce these models. “The original motivation of studying [the] greenhouse effect has very little to do with my concern over environmental problem[s],” Manabe said in a 1998 interview with Edwards. Instead, he researched out of curiosity: Carbon dioxide and water vapor were the most important factors in Earth’s climate other than the sun.It was then that he began to study the movement of heat vertically through the atmosphere. “In a lot of ways, Manabe just kind of worried at that problem, again and again,” Edwards told me. In a series of crucial papers in the late 1960s, Manabe made several observations that set the stage for the next half century of climate science. He said, for instance, that doubling the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would raise Earth’s average temperature by 2.3 degrees Celsius—a reasonable lower bound for that number, scientists now believe.Manabe also found that increasing the CO₂ in the atmosphere would increase the temperature of the troposphere, the layer of air closest to Earth’s surface, while lowering the temperature of the stratosphere, the next layer above it. That “fingerprint” of climate change was later found in the real world by the climate scientist Benjamin Santer.Although Manabe was a talented mathematician, he did not know how to program the supercomputers that powered his work. Several of his seminal papers were co-authored with Richard Wetherald, a computer scientist who converted Manabe’s equations into code.Manabe remained a major figure in the field for decades. In 1988, when James Hansen, then director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, warned a Senate committee that global warming “had begun,” Manabe was seated down the dais, according to Joseph Majkut, a climate scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Although Manabe’s language was not as dire as Hansen’s, he warned the Senate about the then-unusual drying-out of California. He retired from Princeton a decade later at age 68—then worked another 20 years in Japan, Edwards said. He now lives in Princeton.Manabe is universally described as kind and almost ceaselessly curious. “When I was a graduate student, Suki was still around the building, and one of the things that was most engaging—apart from being around this very senior, important scientist—was the extent to which he still wanted to apply his curiosity and rigorous thought to the research we were doing as students,” Majkut, who holds a doctorate in atmospheric science, told me.Manabe is also a champion of simplicity.“One of the key insights is that he would remind us as students not to get too enamored of our computer models and focus on the scientific insights that they allowed us to probe,” Majkut said. “From him, I learned that you can often learn more from a simple model well interpreted than from something big and fancy.”
As child care facilities struggle, states implement relief measures to avert disaster
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government authorized more than $50 billion in temporary emergency funding for states to assist struggling childcare facilities.
Chris Ayres, the voice behind 'Dragon Ball Z's Frieza, dies at 56
Chris Ayres' girlfriend Krystal LaPorte confirmed the voice actor's death on Twitter, writing that at the time of his death her "world went dark."
Facebook fined $70 million for 'deliberate' failure to comply with UK regulator
The UK competition regulator has slapped Facebook with a $70 million fine for repeatedly ignoring warnings and deliberately breaking its rules.
U.S. couple stuck in India with adopted daughter as pandemic upends travel
The State Department estimates the coronavirus has left more than 50,000 Americans stranded in other countries. The Savilles, who traveled to India to finally bring their newly adopted daughter back home, now have no idea how they will get back home to their three young boys in Georgia. They speak to Kris Van Cleave about what they are doing as they search for a way to get back to the U.S.
Surgeon General Jerome Adams: Coronavirus projections "based on worst-case scenario"
The U.S. has become the new global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic as cases in the country surpass Italy and China. As the numbers climb, state and local officials worry about the amount of life-saving equipment such as ventilators they will have access to at the worst of the pandemic. U.S. Surgeon General VADM Dr. Jerome Adams joins "CBS This Morning" to address public fears, claiming projections that reflect a severe lack of ventilators are based on "worst-case scenarios."
Meghan McCain credits ‘sisterhood’ with former Fox News colleagues for helping her through tough times
"Bad Republican" author Meghan McCain credited her bond with former Fox News colleagues Janice Dean, Kennedy, Dagen McDowell and Kat Timpf for helping her through tough times, saying she knows what "women supporting women looks like" because of her experience at the network.
Andy Cohen responds to Erika Jayne critics calling for her firing from 'RHOBH'
Andy Cohen shared how he really feels about the calls from critics demanding Erika Jayne be fired from “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”
Parkland victims’ families reach $25 million settlement with school district, 3 years after massacre
The agreement, which settles 52 of the 53 lawsuits against Broward County Public Schools for negligence, comes shortly before Nikolas Cruz is expected to plead guilty to 17 counts of premeditated murder and 17 counts of attempted murder.
New on Netflix November 2021
Netflix is releasing a heist movie with Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot, and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, as well as the live-action version of Cowboy Bebop this November.
How to Touch a Cube in 'Fortnite' Season 8's Halloween Update
As part of the Dark Jonesy questline in "Fortnite's" Halloween update, you will need to touch a cube. Here is where to find the object in question.
Bear Bites Wisconsin Hunter After Breathing Down His Back 20 Feet up a Tree
"I can hear him right behind me and feel him breathing on my back," said the hunter. "Then I feel a paw on my lap."
Best pop culture Halloween costumes of 2021: ‘Squid Game’ to Kim at the Met
The spookiest time of the year is just days away, so it's the best time to shop for the best Halloween costume to rock this October.
Trump, Biden tied in potential 2024 election faceoff: poll
President Biden and former President Donald Trump are tied in a new poll looking at a potential matchup in the 2024 election -- with Trump surging past Biden among independents.
Wild surge past Jets 6-5 in OT on Eriksson Ek's hat trick
Joel Eriksson Ek and the Minnesota Wild put on quite a show for the first full house at Xcel Energy Center in 19 months.
3 killed, 2 critical after mass shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Three people are dead and two others are in critical condition following a shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Instagram model Genie Exum smirks during cop questioning after stabbing beau
Genie Exum walked free on bail following her arraignment in Manhattan on Tuesday after police said she knifed her boyfriend, Babyboy Pajulas in the back and arms.
Why Oklahoma's Caleb Williams is a Top Quarterback in College Football
USA TODAY Sports' Paul Myerberg breaks down the top quarterback performances this season.
Glenn Youngkin slams McAuliffe for walking out during TV interview: 'He's losing it'
Glenn Youngkin, Republican candidate for governor of Virginia, joined "Fox & Friends" to criticize former Governor Terry McAuliffe after he abruptly ended an interview and told the reporter, "you should have asked better questions."
‘Star Trek: Prodigy’: Kate Mulgrew Discusses How Hologram Janeway Is Different Than Her Human Counterpart
Don't worry, Hologram Janeway still likes coffee.
Business Travel’s Demise Could Have Far-Reaching Consequences
In 2019, Jason Henrichs took 46 flights for business, traveling to cities where he stayed at hotels, dined at local restaurants, and sometimes even visited tourist attractions like the Liberty Bell. In 2020, he took just three flights. The traveling life has its perks—Henrichs, the CEO of Alloy Labs, a consortium of community banks, has…
9 snuggle-worthy blankets we've actually used
From light fleeces and weighted blankets to chunky knits and durable adventure throws, here are 9 of the coziest, comfiest blankets we've tried.
NYU surgeons successfully test pig kidney transplant in human patient
The family of the patient — who showed signs of kidney dysfunction — consented to the experiment on the brain dead woman before she was due to be removed from life support.
HHS' Dr. Rachel Levine sworn in as US' first openly transgender four-star officer
Dr. Rachel Levine, the assistant secretary for health at the US Department of Health and Human Services, made history Tuesday as the first openly transgender four-star officer across the nation's eight uniformed services.
5 NICU nurses give birth within 1 month of each other: ‘Simultaneous joy’
Five nurses who work in the same neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at an Illinois hospital all delivered babies within one month of each other.
Seattle Police, Firefighters Fired Over Vaccine Mandate Turn in Their Boots in Protest
All Seattle city employees had to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of October 18.
Stelter on Facebook: Months of scandal, then a name change?
Facebook is planning to rebrand itself with a new name focused on the metaverse, according to the Verge. CNN's Brian Stelter reports.
Benedict Cumberbatch delivers a twitchy portrait of a troubled artist in ‘The Electrical Life of Louis Wain’
Biopic of eccentric cat painter is bogged down by quirks and tics.
Oilers top Ducks as season-opening win streak hits 3 games
Leon Draisaitl had two goals and two assists and the Edmonton Oilers extended their season-opening winning streak to three games with a 6-5 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night.
Queen Elizabeth II ‘reluctantly’ cancels trip over medical advice to rest
The 95-year-old Queen was set to travel to Northern Ireland with Prime Minister Boris Johnson but is now resting at Windsor Castle. However, she's "in good spirits."
The U.S. States Where Covid Vaccine Mandates Are Banned and Allowed
Some states have embraced vaccine requirements for customers and employees alike. Others are pushing back, going so far as to legislate against them.
Border arrests hit highest levels since 1986's amnesty bill: CBP data
Arrests by Border Patrol have soared to the highest levels since 1986, according to Customs and Border Patrol data.