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  • 3 days ago
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    Confederate Statues Were Never Really About Preserving History

    In total, at least 830 Confederate monuments have been constructed across the U.S. Most were not built immediately after the Civil War. They were installed decades later, mostly in Southern states, when disenfranchised Black Americans’ civil rights were aggressively under attack.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Order Temporarily Blocks Feds From Targeting Press And Legal Observers In Portland

    A federal judge has temporarily blocked federal law enforcement officers deployed to Portland, Ore., from targeting journalists and legal observers at the protests against police violence and racial injustice that have intensified in recent days.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    This Century Will See Massive Shifts in the Global Population, Economy, and Power Structure

    A lot of the predictions we hear about the future involve a hot, crowded planet, one where we need some serious science to figure out how to feed everyone and control rising global temperatures. The UN’s population forecast of almost 10 billion people by 2050 is widely quoted, and with it has come much conjecture about what such a world will look like. Where will all those people live? What kind of jobs will they have? What will they eat?

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Google Said It Would Invest $10 Billion In India. Nearly Half Of It Is Going To The Country's Richest Man.

    On Monday, Google announced that it will invest $10 billion in India over the next few years. Two days later, the company revealed a key detail: Nearly half of the money will go to a top telecom operator owned by Asia’s richest man.

  • 1 month ago
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    Tesla can’t use Autopilot ads in Germany, court says

    Tesla’s ads for its Autopilot driver-assistance system were rebuffed by a German court, which said the carmaker misled consumers. The Munich Regional Court on Tuesday ruled that the automaker can no longer use the ads in Germany because they improperly claimed the vehicles have “full potential for autonomous driving.”

  • 1 month ago
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    The moon is 85 million years younger than previously thought

    It turns out the moon is a little younger than scientists previously thought — about 85 million years younger, to be precise. In a new study, researchers at the German Aerospace Center found out that, not only did the moon once have a massive, fiery magma ocean, but our rocky satellite also formed later than scientists previously expected.

  • 1 month ago
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    Do you trust Big Tech with your personal health data?

    I got my first Fitbit in the spring of 2016 and almost immediately was hooked. The weekly step challenges brought out my competitive side, and the spiking heart rate the app showed after a night out drinking was illuminating. Scrolling through the app now, I can see my life told by the minute over the past four years.

  • 1 month ago
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    Republicans push bill requiring tech companies to help access encrypted data

    The proposed legislation is Congress' latest attempt to weaken encryption from tech giants.

  • 2 months ago
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    Federal judge orders Seattle police to halt use of tear gas, pepper spray on protesters

    A federal judge in Seattle has ordered local police to stop using tear gas, pepper spray and other force against nonviolent protesters, finding that the Seattle Police Department used excessive force against demonstrators. The Seattle Times reports U.S. District Judge Richard Jones concluded that protesters' right to free speech had been violated by the police department, citing video and other evidence.

  • 2 months ago
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    Trainee sniffer dog Poppy finds $1,500 truffle on Tasmanian farm

    It was a cold and rainy morning when Anna Terry made a staggering find on her family's truffle farm near Deloraine. "It weighs 910 grams, which is definitely our record." Ms Terry said her trainee truffle sniffing dog Poppy made the discovery last week. "Poppy just started digging and didn't stop, then I started to see how big it was," Ms Terry said.

  • 2 months ago
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    World record internet speed achieved that is 1 million times faster than current broadband

    Researchers in Australia have achieved a world record internet speed of 44.2 terabits per second, allowing users to download 1,000 HD movies in a single second. A team from Monash, Swinburne and RMIT universities used a “micro-comb” optical chip containing hundreds of infrared lasers to transfer data across existing communications infrastructure in Melbourne.

  • 3 months ago
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    Eight coronavirus vaccines being worked on and could be available by 'late fall", Fauci says

    At least eight candidates for a coronavirus vaccine are in the clinical development stage, and some could be ready as early as the “late fall”, Anthony Fauci, the US’ top infectious disease expert, has told senators. “The [National Institutes of Health] has been collaborating with a number of pharmaceutical companies at various stages of development,” Mr Fauci said, in testimony on Tuesday.

  • 3 months ago
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    Why False Claims About COVID-19 Refuse to Die - Issue 84: Outbreak - Nautilus

    Early in the morning on April 5, 2020, an article appeared on the website Medium with the title “Covid-19 had us all fooled, but now we might have finally found its secret.” The article claimed that the pathology of COVID-19 was completely different from what public health authorities, such as the World Health Organization, had previously described. According to the author, COVID-19 strips the body’s hemoglobin of iron, preventing red blood cells from delivering oxygen and damaging the lun...

  • 4 months ago
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    DOJ says to 'expect action' next week on social distancing regulation and religious services

    The Department of Justice said it expects to take action next week regarding the impact social distancing regulations are having on religious institutions across the country. Attorney General William Barr "is monitoring (government) regulation of religious services," said Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec on Twitter late Saturday. "While social distancing policies are appropriate during this emergency, they must be applied evenhandedly (and) not single out religious orgs....

  • 4 months ago
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    NASA astronauts will return to new world ravaged by coronavirus

    A pair of NASA astronauts will be returning to a whole new world when they come down to earth next week after months in space. Andrew Morgan and Jessica Meir, who have been isolated on the International Space Station for nine and seven months respectively, said they’re now bracing for their return to a planet that has been ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic since they left, CNN reported.

  • 4 months ago
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    First bear in Germany in 16 years

    In 2006, bear JJ1 kept Germans in suspense for weeks. JJ1, or Bruno, as the media called him, was the first wild bear in Germany in 170 years. He ventured into the Bavarian Alps from Trentino, Italy, where bears have been reintroduced in 1996. After he killed livestock, the Bavarian government declared him a ‘problem bear’. After several failed attempts of capturing Bruno, it ordered his death. The hunt for Bruno took over a month and cost over € 125 000. The Bavarian ministry even hired b...