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  1. • It's official: The SF Bay Area locks down on Sunday, December 6
    • Health officers in most of the San Francisco Bay Area on Friday issued new stay-at-home order as hospitals and ICU beds reach capacity
    • "The dark winter we feared has arrived," Dr.
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  2. Outgoing and impeached U.S. President Trump on Friday ordered the Pentagon to pull nearly all U.S. troops out of Somalia, the East African nation where for the last 13 years they have been fighting a low-intensity battle against the local al Qaeda affiliate, al-Shabaab. — Read the rest

  3. A guy who works as a logger in Alberta, Canada captured this amazing wildlife encounter earlier this year. He says:

    I was stopped on the road with my skidder and looked back and to my great surprise, there was a Lynx standing by the tire on my machine. — Read the rest

  4. Our family has two of these Contigo water bottles. We like them because they are made of stainless steel, keep cold water cold, and can be opened with one hand. They are on sale for a great price on Amazon today.

  5. IMAGE: A computer graphic simulation provided by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) shows the Hayabusa2 spacecraft above the asteroid Ryugu. Japan's space agency said Friday they are ready for the spacecraft′s final approach to Earth this weekend to deliver a capsule that comtains samples of a distant asteroid.Read the rest


Tricia Sullivan – Occupy Me


Thomas Pynchon - Slow Learner


Peter Watts - Blindsight


Ian Sales – Adrift on the Sea of Rains


S.P. Somtow – I Wake from a Dream of a Drowned Star City


Charles Stross - The Atrocity Archives


Somtow Sucharitkul - The Throne of Madness


Peter Watts – Maelstrom


Thomas Pynchon – Gravity’s Rainbow


Doris Lessing – The Sirian Experiments


Ken MacLeod - Cosmonaut Keep


Liz Williams - Empire of Bones


Iain Sinclair - Radon Daughters

Andy Weir - The Martian


Lavie Tidhar - Central Station, Powered by Mambo!; free resources by SiteGround