In a study published this week in Science, Princeton geophysicists Jessica Irving and Wenbo Wu, in collaboration with Sidao Ni from the Institute of Geodesy and Geophysics in China, used data from an enormous earthquake in Bolivia to find mountains and other topography on a layer located 660 kilometers (410 miles) straight down, which separates the upper and lower mantle. (Lacking a formal name for this layer, the researchers simply call it "the 660-km boundary.")
To peer deep into the Earth, scientists use the most powerful waves on the planet, which are generated by massive earthquakes. "You want a big, deep earthquake to get the whole planet to shake," said Irving, an assistant professor of geosciences.
A Netflix building in Hollywood was evacuated Thursday and the campus was put on lockdown amid reports of a person on campus with a deadly weapon.
The lockdown was later lifted after police detained the suspect, who was a former Netflix employee, according to the Los Angeles Times. The suspect had called a current employee and said he had a gun, the Times reported.
Police, however, said they did not find a weapon on the suspect, according to multiple reports.
"I had an opportunity to speak with President Trump and he, I would say to all my colleagues, has indicated he's prepared to sign the bill. He also [will] be issuing a national emergency declaration at the same time. I indicated I'm going to support the national emergency declaration," McConnell announced shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday.
“President Trump will sign the government funding bill, and as he has stated before, he will also take other executive action - including a national emergency - to ensure we stop the national security and humanitarian crisis at the border,” Sanders said.
Reduces the holding capabilities of ICE
Prevents funds for being used for ANY concrete barrier
Limits building to ONLY a section <60miles in TX, and specifically prohibiting it along other areas of the border
Provides <20% of the funding asked for ($1.7B vs $5.7B asked for), which is ~5% of the total cost (~$25B)
Gives other countries multiple billions of dollars in aid, including to help other countries beef up their border security.
Researchers launched an app in 2016 to collect photographs of 50,000 hotels around the world that could be matched up with online adverts placed by traffickers, who often use selfies taken by their victims in hotel rooms.
Hotels-50K can be used to identify where trafficking victims are being held - and ultimately to rescue them, according to a paper written by a group of scientists and presented at a conference on AI in Hawaii.
A huge number of pictures are put through an artificial intelligence engine called a deep convolutional neural network.
On his way out the door from a stormy tenure at the Department of Justice (DOJ), Rod Rosenstein is talking. Just not talking to the congressional committees that he stalled when they demanded his testimony last year.
Instead, the departing deputy attorney general is giving a series of off-the-record interviews to reporters
The $333 billion legislation passed 83-16, and it is expected to pass the House later Thursday, in time to avert a government shutdown set to start Saturday.
Did you see how many votes it got? Enough to override the veto (2/3rds). The GOP and the DNC got together and turned their backs on the people once again. In short, Trump would have to fight the GOP and the DNC on this one. He will lose that fight because both GOP and DNC want to avoid a second shutdown at all costs.
As for the National Emergency, if Trump signs it, you can be sure it will have to go to the SCOTUS. If RBG is out, then a tie vote means the lower court (9th circus) decision stands.
10 Days of Darkness?
President Trump can hold off on signing it for 10 days. After the 10 days are up, the bill automatically becomes law, which means when 2020 comes around, Trump can say he never backed the bill. Politics is a bitch.
Did You Know?
That bill has funding for a wall for Israel, Jordan, and Ukraine. See the bill.
The chief executives of Apple Inc., Lockheed Martin Corp. and Walmart Inc., are among 25 prominent Americans who will shape Trump administration efforts to develop job training programs to meet the changing demands of U.S. employers.
The board will be asked to help the council develop a national campaign to promote education and training, recommend ways to improve labor market data, increase private sector investments in job learning and better identify companies’ needs in hiring.
When asked whom he personally thought was exciting and influential on the platform, he wrote: "I like how @elonmusk uses Twitter. He's focused on solving existential problems and sharing his thinking openly. I respect that a lot and all the ups and downs that come with it."