Following this week's military mutiny, which was squelched, but not before locals ran out and attempted to defend the troops in pitched street battles, now at least sixty – sixty! – neighborhoods in Caracas have erupted into riots – big riots, with people reported shot dead. Take a look at the series of tweets posted by Caracas Chronicles on its Twitter feed enumerating the names of the neighborhoods now in open revolt.
Without consulting with its users, Microsoft has installed an establishment media browser extension, purportedly designed to rate the accuracy of news websites, as a default setting on mobile versions of its Edge browser. In practice, it creates a news blacklist by warning users away from sites including Breitbart News, The Drudge Report, and the Daily Mail.
The browser extension, called “Newsguard,” presents users with a red warning label if they navigate to a website that it judges to be unreliable. A “green” rating is given to websites that NewsGuard considers trustworthy.
Sebring police officers and Highlands County deputies responded to the scene and established a perimeter around the bank. Our news helicopter flying over the scene saw a massive law enforcement presence as police tried to negotiate with the man barricaded inside.
Police were unsuccessful at first but say the man eventually surrendered after the Highlands County SWAT team went into the bank and continued to negotiate.
The citizens of Venezuela have suffered for too long at the hands of the illegitimate Maduro regime. Today, I have officially recognized the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaido, as the Interim President of Venezuela. https://t.co/WItWPiG9jK
This weekend's stunning lunar eclipse seems to have come with a little extra flash, thanks to a brilliant coincidence — a burst of light at about the time totality began, marking the end of a meteorite's journey to the moon.
The meteor strike takes place in the region darkened by Earth's shadow, as you can see in videos of the eclipse.
“I’m sad that’s Metro’s losing money, but I’m more sad about what’s happening to black people.” - Council member Robert C. White Jr.
Metro had argued that it loses at least $25 million a year from passengers who fail to pay their bus fare and said that, combined with Metrorail fare evasion, the total lost probably exceeds $50 million annually — though there is no exact figure. But fare-jumping is not simply a financial concern, the agency argued. Similarly, Bowser’s opposition was not expressly in financial terms.
"We should not encourage lawlessness on Metro, which could exacerbate public safety concerns on our Metro and in our city,” Bowser wrote in a letter outlining her veto last week.
They pointed to a Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs report that concluded fare evasion enforcement was most prominent at stations that served a high proportion of black riders, suggesting targeted policing was at play. The statistic that punctuated the report: Between January 2016 and February 2018, Metro Transit Police stopped 30,000 people for suspected fare-jumping. Among those, 91 percent of fare evasion citations and summons were issued to African Americans.
The NetBlocks' Internet Shutdown Observatory sounds alert. A non-governmental organization that monitors cybersecurity reported there were disruptions affecting social media in Venezuela on Wednesday .
"Social media services are notably disrupted ... intermittently cut off and the disruptions have increasingly affected other services," the organization's statement said. The disruptions were happening as tensions were rising in Venezuela. Whiles tens of thousands of people were marching in Venezuela to demand that Nicolas Maduro step down
The entire CRISPR machinery is designed in a test tube, and once constructed it’s always on. When introduced into animals or humans, CRISPR is set to roam the entire body, seeking its target gene to edit or destroy until it loses steam and gets metabolized by the body.
Using a technique called circular permutation, the team reorganized CRISPR into a programmable tool dubbed ProCas9 that silently lurks within cells until external factors—viral infection, for example—wakes it up.
ProCas9 can potentially respond to Boolean inputs such as “and” or “not,” meaning that it will only activate if a specific set of instructions are met—for example, “the cell is cancerous” or “the cell is infected” leads to the response “sacrifice the cell,” which activates CRISPR and instructs it to chop up genes essential for survival. The study was published in the prestigious journal Cell.
We now can rig cells with preprogrammed nanos that kill them when they become cancer? Wow. An “On” switch is nice but and “Off” switch is important. Sounds like once this “gate” molecule is cut by a protease, there’s no going back. One of the founders said she is afraid of it being misused. it is because it could be done cheaply and quickly. This thing can wipe out billions in revenue at some big pharma by bringing a cure to something that currently only has a lifelong, expensive, treatment.
Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, facing fallout from a lawsuit claiming she fired an aide who said she was sexually assaulted by a supervisor at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, said on Wednesday she had decided to resign as the foundation’s chairwoman.
It is possible, the person that created the sign is just a troll that infiltrated in order to make a point - in which - the point was well made and presented. In fact, the problem is that no one from the march seemed to have a problem with it, in fact, the Fake News media has been completely silent about it too, even though they keep plastering that sign on their stations all day.
House Democratic leaders said on Wednesday that they were prepared to offer President Trump a substantial sum of money for border security — perhaps even the $5.7 billion he has requested — but not for a wall and not until he agreed to reopen the government.
Representative James E. Clyburn, the No 3. Democrat, told reporters separately that Democrats could back a $5.7 billion funding measure that included drones and refitted ports of entry — but no wall. That is the amount Mr. Trump has demanded for the wall he wants to build on the southwestern border.
The program has been described as “a map of deadbeat debtors,” revealing their financial information and exact location to nearby peers. The app brings snitching on your neighbors into the 21st century, making it simple and convenient to report those with outstanding financial obligations to the authorities.
According to ChinaDaily, a news service run by the Communist Party of China, the app will show if someone with bad credit is within 500 meters, making it easier for citizens to “whistle-blow on debtors capable of paying their debts.”
“It’s a part of our measures to enforce our rulings and create a socially credible environment,” a court spokesman explained.
The article features a screenshot of the app in which the offending parties are marked by adorable little emojis, which can be checked quickly to easily access the debtor’s information.
The light released from around the first massive black holes in the universe is so intense that it is able to reach telescopes across the entire expanse of the universe. Incredibly, the light from the most distant black holes (or quasars) has been traveling to us for more than 13 billion light years. However, we do not know how these monster black holes formed.
New research led by researcher... provides a new and extremely promising avenue for solving this cosmic riddle. The team showed that when galaxies assemble extremely rapidly—and sometimes violently—that can lead to the formation of very massive black holes. In these rare galaxies, normal star formation is disrupted and black hole formation takes over.
Experiment leads to birth of five macaques with identical mutation raising fresh question over biomedical ethics. Research is designed to help test drugs that could treat wide range of human conditions but follows recent controversy over gene-edited human babies.
GOOGLE IS POURING an additional $3.1 million into Wikipedia, bringing its total contribution to the free encyclopedia over the past decade to more than $7.5 million, the company announced at the World Economic Forum Tuesday.