WPC: Layered — Leya

Layered? What could be more layered than the giant pancaces of New Zealand. Impressive!

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The Military Is Practicing Rapid Evacuations of Americans From South Korea — TIME

The U.S. military will practice evacuating noncombatant Americans out of South Korea as tensions escalate over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs. The annual drills, which will take place on Oct 23-27, aims to prepare “service members and their families to respond to a wide range of crisis management events such as noncombatant evacuation and natural…

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In Northern California, Exhausted Firefighters Push Themselves ‘To The Limits’ — U.S. : NPR

Officials say they have made some progress in containing the Northern California wildfires, but crews have been working for days on steep terrain with little rest and more work ahead.(Image credit: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

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Google Doodle Celebrates Renowned Organic Chemist Asima Chatterjee — TIME

Saturday’s Google Doodle paid homage to Asima Chatterjee, a renowned organic chemist from India. Saturday marks what would have been Chatterjee’s 100th birthday. The chemist died at the age of 89 in 2006. Chatterjee was the first woman to receive a Doctorate of Science in India and her work involved many breakthroughs in medicine. According…

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Nearly 2 Tons Of Ivory Crushed In Central Park — CBS New York

Nearly two tons of trinkets, statues and jewelry crafted from the tusks of at least 100 slaughtered elephants were destroyed in a rock crusher in Central Park to demonstrate the state’s commitment to smashing the illegal ivory trade.

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