Month: May 2020

Forget ‘murder hornets’, European wasps in Australia decapitate flies and bully dingoes

nutmeg66/flickr, CC BY-NCThe impacts of invasive mammals such as feral horses and feral cats have featured prominently in the media over the years. But the recent discovery of the infamous “murder hornet” (or giant Asian hornet Vespa mandarinia) in the…

/ May 31, 2020
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With Riots Erupting in US Cities, Using Tools of Peaceful Protest Can be More Meaningful

During the last six days, America has been feeling the wrath of a myriad of protests and riots in nearly every major city across the nation. The U.S. is experiencing an uprising like never before, but some of the protests…

/ May 31, 2020
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Justice Department to treat antifa involvement in protests as domestic terrorism

Attorney General Bill Barr said in a statement Sunday that the Justice Department will use its network of 56 regional FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces to identify the "criminal organizers and instigators" of violence during the George Floyd protests, including…

/ May 31, 2020
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Journalists get caught in the crosshairs as protests unfold

Dozens of journalists across the country tweeted videos Saturday night of themselves and their crews getting arrested, being shot at by police with rubber bullets, targeted with tear gas by authorities or assaulted by protesters. Why it matters: The incidents…

/ May 31, 2020
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CML FAQs: How to connect to external networks?

How do you connect CML to a physical network? Well, here I show you how to use both bridged and NAT modes to connect your CML networks to a WiFi network. Cisco CML-P (VIRL 2) is here: Learn how to…

/ May 31, 2020
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The aftermath of George Floyd’s death: Everything you need to know

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is in jail under $500,000 bail on charges of third-degree murder and manslaughter after a video of him kneeling on George Floyd's neck for more than eight minutes and Floyd's death catapulted the country's…

/ May 30, 2020
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Live updates: SpaceX to launch NASA astronauts Saturday

At 3:22 p.m. ET today, SpaceX is expected to launch NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station for the first time.Why it matters: The liftoff — should it go off without a hitch — will…

/ May 30, 2020
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Stuff UNICEF Cares About: Phantom Power | UNICEF

As many of us work from home due to #COVID19, watch out for phantom power with Gabby and Timmy. 👻 It could save you money! Subscribe to UNICEF here: http://bit.ly/1ltTE3m The official UNICEF YouTube channel is your primary destination for…

/ May 30, 2020
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Bitcoin Hashrate Bounces Back- 2x the Mining Pools, Farm Diversification, 100 Exahash

Around 18 days ago, the Bitcoin protocol experienced it’s third block reward halving and the network saw a 33% hashrate loss. Since then, however, bitcoin miners have increased in both number and hashpower, as the network has seen a 15-20…

/ May 29, 2020
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Did Ancient Hebrews Get High During Temple? A New Archaeological Discovery Suggests They Did

Frankincense, myrrh, and… cannabis? Archaeologists have discovered traces of weed on an ancient Israelite altar, suggesting that getting high was a religious ritual for the Hebrew people. The discovery was made using gas chromatography and mass spectrometry testing on an…

/ May 29, 2020
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Police officer in George Floyd killing arrested

Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer involved in the killing of George Floyd, was taken into custody Friday by Minnesota's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, according to the Star Tribune's Briana Bierschbach.The state of play: Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner…

/ May 29, 2020
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Trump forces Facebook and Twitter to take stances on free speech intervention

President Trump's war with Twitter is confronting social media platforms with a hard dilemma: whether to take fuller responsibility for what people say on their services, or to step back and assume a more quasi-governmental role.The big picture: Facebook is…

/ May 29, 2020
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SILENCE! How China silences her Citizens abroad

China stifles and controls what people say within the borders of Mainland China but how do they silence and control their citizens abroad? For a deeper dive into China's Propaganda influence and soft power, watch our liveshow ADVPodcasts: https://www.youtube.com/advpodcasts DOCUMENTARY…

/ May 29, 2020
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The National Geographic Society Wanted to Destroy Its Celebrated Outdoor Sculpture to Create a Plaza. Now a Fierce Backlash May Save It

Plans to renovate and expand the entry plaza of the National Geographic Society in Washington, DC, which would have included the controversial removal of Marabar, an acclaimed 1984 sculptural installation by American artist Elyn Zimmerman, have run into a speed…

/ May 29, 2020