Some 5,900 years ago, a young woman was buried in a shallow pit in Central America. Laid on her back with legs tucked against her chest and arms prone at the sides of her body, she remained undisturbed for nearly six millennia. All the while, her remains were shielded from the Caribbean’s tropical conditions by an ancient shell mound—essentially a pile of assorted shells designed to mark burial sites or certain spots in the landscape—that had been erected atop her grave.
In the study, the authors note that the woman was still in her original burial position when the grave was reopened. Although the skeleton was largely complete, the quality of the bones was compromised by the Caribbean’s poor preservation conditions.
Researchers have found a way to address the increasing demand for food around the world. In a new study, they detailed how they were able to increase crop yield by reclaiming calories lost to photorespiration.
As part of the Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency or RIPE, researchers from the University of Illinois and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service engineered plants with a photorespiratory shortcut that was able to increase production to up to 40 percent.
The national seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for Hispanics and Latinos in the U.S. labor force hit its lowest level on record in December of 2018, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data released Friday show.
In December, the unemployment rate for Hispanics and Latinos, aged 16 and up, was 4.4%, down from 4.5% in November - tying its record low of 4.4% set in October of this year. BLS began tracking Hispanic-Latino employment data in 1973.
The city attorneys of Los Angeles on Thursday sued the developer of the Weather Channel app for allegedly collecting, sharing and profiting from user location data without users' permission. Roughly 45 million people use the app every month, and it was the most downloaded weather app from 2014 to 2017, according to the lawsuit.
The suit alleges that IBM subsidiary The Weather Company, the outfit behind the app, used the program to "amass its users' private, personal geolocation data" while making users believe their data was used only to provide accurate local weather forecasts.
The major stock indexes rallied in today's stock market after Friday morning's jobs report showed the U.S. economy added 312,000 jobs in December, well-above estimates for a 180,000 gain. Meanwhile, average hourly wages grew 3.2%, the best gain since 2009. Investors will shift their attention to Fed Chair Powell who will join a panel at an American Economic Association conference at 10:15 a.m. ET. The Dow Jones industrials jumped more than 600 points, nearly 3%.
The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite advanced more than 3% in early morning trade. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 index gained 2.8%...
A powerful federal appeals court in the nation's capital sided with the Trump administration Friday on its military transgender ban, but other courts' blockades of the policy remain in effect.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the partial ban announced by the Pentagon, but never implemented, should not have been blocked by a district court while it was being challenged.
The three judges on the panel were appointed by Presidents Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
This morning, President Donald J. Trump sent a letter to all Members of Congress on the need to secure our borders. He attached a presentation that Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen was planning to deliver during a meeting with Congressional leadership in the White House Situation Room earlier this week. Some of those present did not want to hear the presentation at the time, and so the President decided to make it available to all Members of Congress.
Speaking to a crowd of supporters Thursday night, the Michigan Democrat and one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress said of Trump: "People love you and you win. And when your son looks at you and says, 'Momma, look you won. Bullies don't win.' And I said, 'Baby, they don't, because we’re gonna go in there and we’re gonna impeach the mother***er.'”
Trey Gowdy revealed his post-Congress plans Thursday. The former Republican South Carolina representative will join Nelson Mullins, the South Carolina-based law and lobbying firm announced.
Gowdy, 54, worked at Nelson Mullins through 1994, when he left the firm to become an assistant federal prosecutor. Joining Gowdy at Mullins’s white collar defense and government investigations team are his longtime chief of staff, Cindy Crick, and Sheria Clarke, the former staff director for the House Oversight Committee, which Gowdy chaired.
Archaeologists in Mexico say they have found the first temple dedicated to a deity called the Flayed Lord, an important god in the Aztec Empire whose worshipers were said to wear the skin of sacrificial victims.
Artifacts related to the god were found in the central state of Puebla, at a site built by the Popoloca people, Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History said in a statement on Wednesday. The Popolocas built in the area over several centuries, beginning around A.D. 900, and were assimilated into the sprawling Aztec kingdom.
The D.C. grand jury used by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the 2016 election has been granted a six-month extension, CNN reports. The 23-person group reportedly was seated for an 18-month term which commenced in July 2017 and was set to expire in “coming days.” Chief Judge Beryl Howell of the D.C. District Court, who oversees Mueller’s grand jury, reportedly granted the extension. According to federal rules, the court can extend a grand jury’s term for an additional six months if the extension is “in the public interest.” Mueller is currently investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, and has indicted various individuals connected to President Trump on perjury and other charges.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sat with Anderson Cooper for an upcoming 60 Minutes interview set to air this Sunday, a portion of which has been released as a promotion. In the released segment, Ocasio-Cortez reveals how exactly she suggests paying for the environmental agenda known as the “Green New Deal” — with remarkably higher tax rates for the super wealthy.
Ocasio-Cortez suggests in the clip that in her esteem, people should be doing more to pay their “fair share.” When Cooper pressed on how she could possibly pay for the deal, she pointed to the progressive tax rate system in the 1960s, explaining that if you earn 0 to $75,000 a year, you would only pay 10% or 15% in income tax.
An investigation into a drug trafficking ring operating in Cooke and Grayson counties recently resulted in the arrests of 17 people, Cooke County Sheriff Terry Gilbert said.
Gilbert said the investigation was conducted in December when investigators served search warrants at residences in Callisburg, Denison, and Gainesville.
Investigators recovered approximately 65 grams of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $6,500.00, approximately 100 grams of marijuana with an estimated street value of $2,000.00, 3 firearms, along with various drug paraphernalia including digital scales and packaging materials, Gilbert said.
President Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ economic policies that favor Main Street over Wall Street just delivered a record for U.S. median household income and the first full year of higher real incomes since 2000.
The median household income hit an all-time high of $63,554 in November 2018, based on an analysis of the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey by Sentier Research. The real, after-inflation, median household income was 3.2 percent above the $61,612 for November 2017; up 5.5 percent above the $60,231 in December 2007; up 15.4 percent from $55,083 in June 2011; and 4.3 percent higher than January 2000.
In October, the Indiana Department of Health filed a request to the Supreme Court to hear the case of Commissioner of Indiana Department of Health v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana, to rule whether a State may prohibit abortions motivated solely by the race, sex, or disability of the fetus.
An Indiana judge ruled in September 2017 for abortion giant Planned Parenthood in a suit brought against HEA 1337, a state law banning gender-selective abortions and those based on a prenatal diagnosis of disabilities such as Down syndrome.
Advanced American tech companies, such as Google and Apple, have begun moving their artificial intelligence research facilities away from the United States and Europe and into China. Meanwhile, American companies with large defense contracts, like Boeing, have also set up shop in China. Part of doing business in China, though, is that Western firms essentially must give up their crown jewels to Chinese state-owned enterprises. It’s a terrible deal. But in the short-term, it allows those Western firms to gain access to a large, relatively untapped market, boosting their company profits significantly.
Sinogene, the Chinese company that developed the cloned dog, hopes the creation of clones will allow for cheaper biomedical research. The cloned dog was created with a heart defect meant to allow for medical experimentation... Just as with the Chinese doctor who helped to create genetically modified twins, Sinogene aspires to become the premiere organization in developing cost-effective, quick, cures to major diseases - consequences be damned.
[...] Bio-hacking, gene-doping, and genetic manipulation are not only the next frontiers for bettering human life. They are, more troublingly, the battlefields of the future. The West is unprepared. What’s worse is that many Western firms are helping to empower America’s enemies in China.
Don't sleep on China. They are without a doubt the biggest threat right now on almost every level. I really appreciate Trump having noticed the value of bringing on board Peter Navarro (see his videos on YouTube) to help fight against this threat. Also, China is without a doubt moving ahead with their other advancements in weaponry, control of foreign ports (think Mediterranean, Africa, etc...), electronics manufacturing, steel manufacturing, etc... I'm really hoping Trump and his team can pull this off. I recommend you read this full report, it's really good.
“A gun violence restraining order is one of the most effective policies we can put in place to prevent another tragedy like Parkland,” Senator Rubio said. “We can help keep our schools and communities safe by empowering law enforcement or family members to use the judicial system to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals. This idea has already proven successful in states like Florida, and it is my hope that this bill will get other states to do the same thing.”
Read the full statement on the site. Little Narco is trying to reintroduce this bill and get this passed nationwide. Why aren't they going after big ph4rm4? Aren't most mass shooters on psychiatric drugs? This is something the M$M and all politicians choose to sweep under the rugs. How very convenient.
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