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This Week In Civilian Discontent: Protests In The Philippines, Israel, And The US (Video)

info-pictogram1 From clashes across the Philippines to the fight for higher wages in Chicago, AJ+ highlights global acts of civil disobedience that you might have missed this week from locations including Sao Paulo Brazil, and Tel Aviv Israel.

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Daily Reminder: When Life Flashes Before Your Eyes (Video)

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SPRITES, ELVES AND JETS

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Besides the lightning that we see from Earth, above the thunderclouds there are powerful flashes directed into space. They are divided into red sprites, “blue jets” and the elves. The shape and color of the flashes depends on the height at which they occur. This phenomenon has not been studied well for one reason: from the Earth, flashes can only be observed at a low altitude.