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These funny looking, fuzzy orange galls won’t hurt your oak tree, or you

Orange galls, fuzzy galls or fuzzy orange galls, no matter what you call them if you have an oak tree in your yard or on your property you likely have them. The culprit is the Cynipid wasp, a tiny member of the Vespidae family that lays its eggs on oak tree leaves.

“The gall is the plant or tree’s reaction to the insect’s egg,” said Jim Dill, pest management specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. “The leaf tissue grows around the wasp egg.”

The gall then serves as a protective shell in which the wasp larvae can grow and feed, Dill said.

In the case of the fuzzy orange galls, these growths look like tiny balls of fluff. Early in the summer, they are a light tan. As the season goes on they start to darken until in late August and September they are deep orange and brown.

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Bitcoin Price Recovery After Weekend Plunge Won’t Happen Quickly, Analysts Say

KEY POINTS

  • Bitcoin bounces at the low $10,000 level but showed no signs of going back up soon
  • Analysts point to the strong correlation with the stock market as primary reason of Bitcoin’s current price behavior
  • Bitcoin has a strong correlation with tech stocks like Amazon, Alphabet (Google), Netflix, and Tesla

After dropping to $10,171 on Thursday, Bitcoin continued traversing the low $10,000 range, something it has not done since July 27. With the benchmark cryptocurrency dropping even below $10,000 in some exchanges, analysts think Bitcoin’s correlation with the equities market could mean any sharp recovery would not materialize in the same way it did in previous price drops.

Bitcoin closed at $10,267 Sunday after failing to sustain the breach above $10,400 the previous day. At the current price level, Bitcoin is 17% below the 2020 high of $12,304, which was hit in Aug. 17. Bitcoin traversed the $11,500 in

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Air Force tests new fragmenting alternative to cluster bombs that won’t leave behind unexploded ordnance



a large passenger jet flying through a blue sky: An F-16C fighter jet takes off from Nellis Air Force Base. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bryan Guthrie


© U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bryan Guthrie
An F-16C fighter jet takes off from Nellis Air Force Base. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bryan Guthrie

  • The US Air Force recently conducted operational tests of a new fragmenting bomb intended to replace controversial cluster munitions.
  • F-16s dropped 10 BLU-136 Next-Generation Area Attack Weapons (NGAAWs) at the Nellis Test and Training Range.
  • Unlike cluster bombs, the 2,000-pound BLU-136 releases metal fragments rather than explosive submunitions, which tend to end up as unexploded ordnance that poses a serious threat to civilians.
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The US Air Force recently conducted operational tests of the new BLU-136 Next-Generation Area Attack Weapon, a fragmenting bomb intended to leave behind less unexploded ordnance and kill fewer civilians than controversial cluster munitions.

The 2,000-pound bomb, part of a family of warheads that also includes the 500-pound

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Facebook says it won’t pay for news content if Australia law succeeds

Sept. 1 (UPI) — Facebook will stop sharing news stories for users in Australia if the country passes a law forcing it and Google to pay publishers for content, a company official said.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is proposing a new law that would require the tech companies to share advertising revenues with media outlets for content that appears on the digital platforms.

The proposal would have to pass Australian Parliament.

“Assuming this draft code becomes law, we will reluctantly stop allowing publishers and people in Australia from sharing local and international news on Facebook and Instagram,” Will Easton, managing director of Facebook Australia and New Zealand, wrote in a blog post Monday.

Easton said the proposed law would force Facebook to pay for content that publishers voluntarily post, at prices that ignore fiscal values.

“We are left with a choice of either removing news entirely or accepting

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Apple won’t let Facebook tell users about 30-percent Apple tax on events

Facebook wanted the event purchase screen on iOS to look like the screenshot on the left. But Facebook says Apple nixed the idea.
Enlarge / Facebook wanted the event purchase screen on iOS to look like the screenshot on the left. But Facebook says Apple nixed the idea.

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Apple nixed a message in the Facebook app for iOS warning users that Apple would take 30 percent of event payments, Facebook says.

Facebook announced a new feature for paid online events earlier this month. It allows small businesses to host virtual cooking classes, workout sessions, happy hours, and other events and charge people to participate.

In its announcement, Facebook said it was not taking a cut of customers’ payments. That means that on Android, “small businesses will keep 100% of the revenue they generate,” Facebook says. But the story was different on iOS thanks to Apple’s 30-percent cut of in-app purchases.

The screenshot above shows how the social media giant wanted to alert users to the 30-percent charge. The iOS version of the

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