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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

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