Your Thursday Briefing – The New York Times

Your Thursday Briefing - The New York Times

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Good morning,

We start today with a new warning on carbon emissions, the funeral for George Bush and a controversial vote in Wisconsin. We also invite you to share your thoughts about our new design.

An earthquake’s vibrations run around and through the planet, speeding up, slowing down, bending — depending on the properties of the material they pass through.

Information from seismic monitors around the world is the foundation for the understanding we have of the Earth’s structure: a solid inner core, surrounded by a liquid outer core, inside a thick viscous layer known as the mantle, under a thin rocky crust.

InSight will monitor quakes from just one location. The instrument should be able to identify a vibration that has circled Mars multiple times, and clever analysis should yield the equivalent of data from multiple stations.

That’s it for this briefing.

We’re still sorting through all of the feedback we’ve received about our new look, but we’re making one change today: You can find a link to all of our puzzles, not just the mini crossword, below.

See you next time.

— Chris

Thank you
To Chris Harcum and Eleanor Stanford for their books, movie and music recommendations, and Kenneth R. Rosen and James K. Williamson for their Smarter Living tips. Kenneth Chang, who covers space for The Times, wrote today’s Back Story. You can reach the team at [email protected]

• We’re listening to “The Daily.” Today’s episode is about Republican maneuvers in Wisconsin.
• Here’s today’s mini crossword puzzle, and a clue: Make small talk (4 letters). You can find all our puzzles here.
• In last week’s Times news quiz, 19 percent of readers got a perfect score. A new quiz arrives tomorrow. Are you ready?

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