Friday, January 5, 2018

JAN 5, 2018 - 6:21 AM ET - 10 NEWS ITEMS

*"Bombogenesis: What's a 'Bomb Cyclone'?"

By Andrea Thompson.

A bomb cyclone is forecast to form off the coast of New England on Thursday, 

Jan. 4, 2018. Winds are shown here moving counter-clockwise.


*"National Guard Responds to Blizzard Pounding Northeast. A powerful blizzard 

battered the U.S. Northeast on Thursday, knocking out power for tens of 

thousands of people and snarling travel amid a long cold snap that has gripped 

much of the United States for more than a week and killed more than a dozen 


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*"Nintendo Switch Is The Fastest-Selling Home Video Game System In US 

History. A strong library of games continues to fuel momentum for Nintendo 

Switch. In the U.S., more than 60 percent of Nintendo Switch owners have Super 

Mario Odyssey, and over 55 percent own The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the 


Not only are these games system-sellers, but they’re also two of the highest-

rated games in history." David M. Ewalt , CONTRIBUTOR. I focus on the 

intersection of games and technology.

Nintendo of America. The Nintendo Switch.

*"The Bottom of the Ocean Is Sinking.

By Mindy Weisberger, Senior Writer. January 4, 2018 

07:18am ET.

Satellite data enables scientists to map the seafloor, which is sinking under the 

weight of rising seas. (This map shows gravity anomalies in the western Indian 



*"Public Health Notice – Outbreak of E. coli infections linked to romaine 


*"CEO Mark Zuckerberg Says Fixing Facebook Is His Personal Challenge For 

2018. Video uploaded to Twitter, Facebook and other

social media sites. 

*"British councilman ignites outrage with call to clear homeless before Prince 

Harry, Meghan Markle wedding." I've been homeless a few

times. I'd be outraged too. 

*"Trump administration proposes a vast expansion of offshore drilling."

"Above: Tug boats transport the Chevron Corp. Jack St. Malo semi-submersible 

drilling and production platform to the Gulf of Mexico from Kiewit Offshore 

Services in Ingleside, Texas, U.S on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013."

Photo by Eddie Seal/Bloomberg via Getty Images.

*"North Korea accepts Olympics talks offer, says South. The meeting, on 9 

January, will focus on finding a way for North Korean athletes to attend the 

Winter Olympic Games in South Korea in February. North Korean leader Kim 

Jong-un said this week that sending a delegation to the Games would be "a good 

opportunity to show unity of the people". The meeting is expected to be held at 

Panmunjom, on the border."

*"England: Multi-storey carpark in Liverpool gutted by fire, 1,300 vehicles 

destroyed. A fire on Sunday night in the seven-storey carpark for the Echo Arena 

in Liverpool, England destroyed almost all the vehicles parked inside and led to 

cancellation of the final evening of the Liverpool International Horse Show."

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