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The Afterlife of Newsies

IMAGINE—JUST FOR A MOMENT—that Disney once made a musical about labor unions. The musical would, of course, need to begin by showing the workers in question, and so it would open by panning through the newsboys’ lodging house. Maybe the whole thing would feel like a kind of Playboy grotto for teenage girls—who are, presumably, the audience this movie would be targeting, though who even knows.

Link: https://thebaffler.com/latest/newsies-marshall

Fishers successfully farm crabs in estuaries, protect mangroves

Cruising the Arabian Sea’s azure waters fringed by green mangroves on the 121 km long coastline beginning with the coastal village of Vijaydurg to Shiroda in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra, one can see fishing nets supported by long bamboo poles amidst the mangroves. The nets and poles stand testimony to crab farming, the local fisher folks’ newfound livelihood.

Link:https://www.villagesquare.in/2018/01/15/fishers-successfully-farm-crabs-estuaries-protect-mangroves/

Chandrayaan-2 mission on schedule: ISRO

The second thing, she says, was while shooting many stories started to emerge from within the unit. “Oh! My cousin’s son is also like this. Or my neighbour’s daughter has a kid who is like this but they don’t know what to do with it. When the stories started coming out from within the unit I realised the issue is far more spread out and far more prevalent than we know.

Link:https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-metroplus/close-to-the-core/article7942331.ece

10 of the strangest exoplanets in the universe

Exoplanets are planets that lie beyond our own solar system and revolve around other stars many light years away. In the past two decades, thousands have been discovered, most of them with NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope. Many of these planets take the namesake of this telescope – the Kepler-10b was one of the first confirmed terrestrial planets to be discovered outside of our solar system. It is incredibly close to its star the Kepler 10. The discovery of this planet excited scientists as it was the first confirmation of an exoplanet.