Tim Allen Feels That ‘Lightyear’ Is Completely Irrelevant To His Buzz

Tim Allen has now spoken out on “Lightyear,” the Pixar film based on the character he popularized in four “Toy Story” films. In “Lightyear,” Chris Evans provides the voice of the lead. The movie serves as the inspiration for the toy that Allen voices in the “Toy Story” universe, which is why Evans took over …

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Perseverance Mars rover wind sensor damaged by pebbles

Mars can be an awfully windy place, it turns out. The Perseverance rover touched down on the Red Planet in February 2021 carrying, among other instruments, a weather station dubbed Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer (MEDA). That instrument includes two wind sensors that measure speed and direction, among several other sensors that provide weather metrics such …

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Viral Infection Might Attract Mosquitoes to Humans

This article was originally published in The Conversation. Mosquitoes are the world’s deadliest animal. Hundreds of thousands of deaths a year are attributed to mosquito-borne diseases, including malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever, Zika, and chikungunya fever. How mosquitoes seek out and feed on their hosts are important factors in how a virus circulates in nature. …

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‘Lessons learned’, but no details of royal review of Meghan bullying claims

LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) – Buckingham Palace says lessons have been learned following a review into bullying allegations made by royal staff against Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, although it declined to give any details about the report’s conclusions. The HR review was announced by the palace last March after the Times newspaper reported allegations …

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Inside the Hawks’ pursuit of Dejounte Murray and what might come next

The Atlanta Hawks were desperate for another star. After that unexpected joy ride in the 2021 playoffs, their underwhelming showing last season in the much-improved Eastern Conference was a major problem for all involved. Pressure from ownership was rising – again – especially with Trae Young’s supermax extension about to kick in for the 2022-23 …

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PMI: China economy has best month since Covid lockdowns imposed in March

The Chinese government’s purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for manufacturing — which mainly covers larger businesses and state-owned companies — rose to 50.2 in June, the first time it has crossed the 50 mark since February, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. A reading above 50 indicates that activity is increasing. Meanwhile, the official non-manufacturing …

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