NASA has released the first picture of Jupiter taken since the Juno spacecraft went into orbit around the planet on July 4.

The picture was taken on July 10. Juno was 2.7 million miles from Jupiter at the time. The color image shows some of the atmospheric features of the planet, including the giant red spot. You can also see three of Jupiter's moons in the picture: Io, Europa and Ganymede.

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My husband and I once took great pleasure in preparing meals from scratch. We made pizza dough and sauce. We baked bread. We churned ice cream.

Then we became parents.

Now there are some weeks when pre-chopped veggies and a rotisserie chicken are the only things between us and five nights of Chipotle.

Parents are busy. For some of us, figuring out how to get dinner on the table is a daily struggle. So I reached out to food experts, parents and nutritionists for help. Here is some of their (and my) best advice for making weeknight meals happen.

"O Canada," the national anthem of our neighbors up north, comes in two official versions — English and French. They share a melody, but differ in meaning.

Let the record show: neither version of those lyrics contains the phrase "all lives matter."

But at the 2016 All-Star Game, the song got an unexpected edit.

At Petco Park in San Diego, one member of the Canadian singing group The Tenors — by himself, according to the other members of the group — revised the anthem.

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Police in Baton Rouge say they have arrested three people who stole guns with the goal of killing police officers. They are still looking for a fourth suspect in the alleged plot, NPR's Greg Allen reports.

"Police say the thefts were at a Baton Rouge pawn shop early Saturday morning," Greg says. "One person was arrested at the scene. Since then, two others have been arrested and six of the eight stolen handguns have been recovered. Police are still looking for one other man."

A 13-year-old boy is among those arrested, Greg says.

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After an international tribunal invalidated Beijing's claims to the South China Sea, Chinese authorities have declared in no uncertain terms that they will be ignoring the ruling.

The Philippines brought the case to the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, objecting to China's claims to maritime rights in the disputed waters. The tribunal agreed that China had no legal authority to claim the waters and was infringing on the sovereign rights of the Philippines.

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The 'Global Catch' In Our Insatiable Taste For Sushi

Aug 2, 2012
Originally published on August 2, 2012 7:05 pm

Sushi: The Global Catch, a shrewdly constructed documentary on the challenges of the modern sushi industry, functions like a densely packed information delivery system — heavy on content, spare on style. Yet it offers a few striking images that speak for themselves: a commercial fishing vessel netting thousands of pounds of bluefin tuna, buyers for clients all over the world inspecting hundreds of tuna laid out in Tokyo's Tsukiji Market, a statue in the small fishing town of Oma depicting a large bluefin rising from the waves and, opposite, a pair of fists advancing to meet it.

The message is clear: In Japan, tuna means big business.

As The Global Catch outlines after a cursory introduction to the history of sushi and its preparation, that business is thriving. A single Pacific bluefin tuna regularly sells at auction for more than $100,000 and, more significantly, global demand for it continues to grow, fueled by the expanding international taste for sushi. The film visits sushi restaurants not only in Tokyo, but in Poland, San Francisco and even Austin, Texas, where students and parents at a local high school football game can pick up some sushi at the concession stand. In Russia, Brazil and China, the popularity of sushi in recent years has translated to more and more orders for tuna. "When people think of sushi, they think of tuna," says Mamoru Sugiyama, a Michelin-starred chef at a Tokyo sushi restaurant.

But that popularity comes at a price, one the film predicts could be high. To keep up with never-before-seen demand for sushi, commercial fishing companies have stepped up their efforts to catch wild bluefin tuna and others have begun experimenting with bluefin tuna farms, such as a group off the coast of Lincoln, Australia. Through interviews with marine biologists, industry professionals and restaurateurs, the film makes a compelling case that both fishing trends are environmentally unsustainable, depleting the bluefins to dangerous levels and impacting the overall ecosystem in which they participate.

Outlining the process that brings tuna from the boat to the plate is just one of the building blocks of the film's larger argument about the economic and environmental impact of the sushi industry. Although The Global Catch initially considers sushi broadly, it takes the food's ubiquity for granted, merely glancing at its role in the culture and its global culinary influence as it speeds toward its essential focus: conservation.

Individuals and organizations concerned about the problem seem to agree on its magnitude but not a solution, so they take several different approaches, including aggressive protests of illegal fishing vessels and appeals to regulatory bodies. The most fervent representative of the conservation cause here may be Casson Trenor, a San Francisco-based restaurateur and self-described sustainability expert. Trenor argues that the effects of overfishing the bluefin tuna, which take years to mature to the size ideal for catch, far outweigh the rewards. He passionately describes the power consumer habit plays in the problem and offers alternatives to tuna consumption in a sustainable sushi bar he jointly runs.

Although the film also investigates a potentially game-changing strategy in the world's first manmade bluefin tuna hatchery, it seems to side, in the end, with Trenor: Consumers have the power to make the most impact. The Global Catch may be one-sided in its argument, but it's a persuasive one — and the next time you eat sushi, you may think twice about ordering bluefin.

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