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My heart stopped as the fish owl pivoted and took to the air in retreat, but the weight of the noose carpet held and drew the bird softly back to ground.
THE QUEST TO SNARE—AND SAVE—THE WORLD’S LARGEST OWLJONATHAN SLAGHTAUGUST 28, 2020POPULAR SCIENCE
Lawful hacking and cyber-espionage have grown enormously as a business over the past decade, with no signs of retreat.
INSIDE NSO, ISRAEL’S BILLION-DOLLAR SPYWARE GIANTTATE RYAN-MOSLEYAUGUST 19, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
So far, BDG has created these event kits for its virtual yoga retreat in May that was produced for advertiser Nature’s Way, and for its Self-Care Saturday event this past Saturday that was built with advertiser lip filler brand Restylane Kysse.
HOW A NEW ORDER OF COMMERCE IS INCREASINGLY COMING TO THE RESCUE FOR PUBLISHERS WITH ADVERTISING CHALLENGESKAYLEIGH BARBERAUGUST 17, 2020DIGIDAY
Bustle planned to host an afternoon-long yoga retreat in Austin, Texas this spring for vitamin and supplement brand Nature’s Way.
HOW PUBLISHERS ARE SELLING ADVERTISERS ON VIRTUAL EVENTSKAYLEIGH BARBERJULY 17, 2020DIGIDAY
The researchers also found that as the soapy film retreats, soap molecules pack together more tightly.
SOAP BUBBLES’ ‘POP’ REVEALS THE PHYSICS OF THE BURSTSEMILY CONOVERAPRIL 1, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
The engineer officer charged with preparing the line of retreat reported that the one bridge across the Elster was not sufficient.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
When this last shred of hope was gone, the Brigadier reluctantly gave the order to retreat.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Orlean was regarded as a fairly attractive woman; but her chin, unlike that of the one before him, was inclined to retreat.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
In the retreat across the Niemen he proved himself absolutely incapable of reorganising a beaten force.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
At least, his way of retreat would have remained open, and he might have gone, to return another day with force at his heels.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI

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