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  • 3 days ago
    Current Event doodlegirl

    France to rename streets after African WW2 heroes

    France's armed forces ministry has provided local authorities with a guide to 100 Africans who fought for France in World War Two, so that streets and squares may be named after them. France's reappraisal of its colonial past is fuelled by the global anti-racism protests and Black Lives Matter. There are many Senegalese and North African soldiers on the list, but none from what was French Indo-China.

  • 3 days ago
    Current Event doodlegirl

    In mouse study, black raspberries show promise for reducing skin inflammation

    Eating black raspberries might reduce inflammation associated with skin allergies, a new study indicates. In a study done with mice and published earlier this month in the journal Nutrients, researchers found that a diet high in black raspberries reduced inflammation from contact hypersensitivity – a condition that causes redness and inflammation in the skin.

  • 5 days ago
    Current Event doodlegirl

    Bitcoin.org’s secret owner kicks out the site’s maintainer

    The pseudonymous owner of Bitcoin’s oldest website—created by Satoshi Nakamoto himself—has fired its maintainer after a verbal dispute.

  • 7 days ago
    Current Event doodlegirl

    Mississippi set to remove Confederate emblem from its flag

    Mississippi is on the verge of changing its state flag to erase a Confederate battle emblem that's broadly condemned as racist. The flag's supporters resisted efforts to change it for decades, but rapid developments in recent weeks have changed dynamics on this issue in the tradition-bound state.

  • 8 days ago
    Current Event doodlegirl

    Nasa astronaut accidentally drops mirror into space

    An astronaut has dropped a small mirror into space by accident, Nasa has said. Commander Chris Cassidy lost control of the mirror while leaving the International Space Station for a spacewalk to work on batteries, and it floated away at about a foot per second, the space agency said.

  • 11 days ago
    Current Event doodlegirl

    Black bookstores overwhelmed by orders for anti-racism titles

    Books like "White Fragility" and "How to Be An Anti-Racist" have become best sellers, overwhelming independent Black-owned bookstores across the US.

  • 12 days ago
    Current Event doodlegirl

    Kurt Cobain's 'MTV Unplugged' guitar sells for 'record' $6M

    The guitar played by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain during his 1993 "MTV Unplugged" performance has sold for $6 million at auction.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event doodlegirl

    One of the nation’s largest conversion therapy networks is disbanding

    Hope for Wholeness, a prominent ex-gay ministry that boasts one of the most expansive networks of conversion therapy offerings in the United States, is disbanding. The Spartanburg, South Carolina-based organization, founded in 1999 as Truth Ministries, told members in an email Monday and obtained by NBC News that Hope for Wholeness would be closing its operations, citing the group’s difficulties in retaining a director to lead their efforts.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event doodlegirl

    How Elon Musk aims to revolutionise battery technology

    Elon Musk has perhaps the most exciting portfolio of businesses on the planet. There's SpaceX with its mission to Mars, and Tesla with its super-fast hi-tech electric cars. He claims his Hyperloop concept could revolutionise public transport. And even his Boring Company is kind of interesting - it aims to find new ways to dig tunnels. So which one will end up changing the world most? It is my contention that it will be his battery business.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Current Event doodlegirl

    The time is right to reclaim the utopian ideas of Keynes – John Quiggin

    Ifirst became an economist in the early 1970s, at a time when revolutionary change still seemed like an imminent possibility and when utopian ideas were everywhere, exemplified by the Situationist slogan of 1968: ‘Be realistic. Demand the impossible.’ Preferring to think in terms of the possible I was much influenced by an essay called ‘Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren,’ written in 1930 by John Maynard Keynes, the great economist whose ideas still dominated economic policymak...

  • 3 weeks ago
    Current Event doodlegirl

    Christianity Today calls for churches to pay reparations to black people: "Repentance is not enough"

    Christianity Today is calling on churches to "lead the way in biblical restitution" for racial sin, claiming that "repentance is not enough." In a new editorial published Wednesday, Christianity Today's President and CEO Timothy Dalrymple labeled slavery one of America's "original sins," adding that the Christian church was "silent in the face of slavery or even complicit in it."

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event doodlegirl

    Instagram just threw users of its embedding API under the bus

    Instagram does not provide users of its embedding API a copyright license to display embedded images on other websites, the company said in a Thursday email to Ars Technica. The announcement could come as an unwelcome surprise to users who believed that embedding images, rather than hosting them directly, provides insulation against copyright claims.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event doodlegirl

    Covid-19 Conspiracy Theories and Why They're False

    Five years back, conspirators feared refugees were taking over the West. Today, they are of the idea that evil forces are gaining power amid a global pandemic. Read on to learn why these fears are unfounded and preposterous.

  • 1 month ago
    Analysis doodlegirl

    Fact check: Do Republican presidents oversee recessions and Dems oversee recoveries?

    The claim: 'Every GOP administration since Reagan has overseen a recession while every Democratic administration since then has overseen a strong recovery and economic boom.' The economic collapse during the coronavirus pandemic has raised the question of recessions and which political party fares better.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event doodlegirl

    Apple releases first betas of iOS 13.5.5 and iPadOS 13.5.5 to developers

    Following the public release of iOS 13.5.1 today, Apple has also released the first beta of iOS 13.5.5 and iPadOS 13.5.5 to developers. This update likely focuses on bug fixes and performance improvements. [Update: Now rolling out to public beta users too.] Apple does not specify what new features are included in iOS 13.5.5 and iPadOS 13.5.5, but it’s likely that the update includes similar security enhancements to iOS 13.5.1. The build number for iOS 13.5.5 is 17G5035d. “This beta version o...

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event doodlegirl

    NASA’s Next Great Leap

    While it may seem like the whole world has come to a standstill, NASA is notably continuing to prep for one of the most important missions in recent memory, set to launch on the 27th of May, coinciding with the week of Memorial Day. Riding aboard a SpaceX-built Falcon 9 rocket, the two veteran astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will attempt to dock with the International Space Station in orbit.

  • 1 month ago
    Analysis doodlegirl

    Migratory birds in the Eastern US are struggling to adapt to climate change

    Migratory birds may be particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change compared with birds that stay put during the winter,scientists reported May 26 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The researchers found that residential birds in North America have expanded their ranges into warming northerly areas since the 1970s, while the breeding grounds occupied by migratory birds have shrunk.