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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The Economics Of The Art Market: Why This Painting Isn’t Worth $450 Million

Start your 14-day free trial & get 10% off your Squarespace subscription ➡️ https://squarespace.com/economicsexplained Want to learn even more about art? Be sure to check out the Squarespace site we created specifically for this video 👉 https://www.economicsof.art In 2017, at...

/ 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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Triple J plays Centrelink Hold Music for eight straight hours to close out Requestival

Australian radio station Triple J today closed out their first ever ‘Requestival’ by playing the Centrelink Hold Music for its normal run time of eight hours. Group programming director Richard Kingsmill said it was the most listened to song in...

/ 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 Iron...

/ 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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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 bump. After...

/ May 29, 2020
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Cornell’s Home Diary

Cornell, 12, lives in Goma, DR Congo. While he eagerly waits to go back to school, this is what he's doing to keep busy, healthy and connected during the #COVID19 outbreak. Subscribe to UNICEF here: http://bit.ly/1ltTE3m The official UNICEF YouTube...

/ May 29, 2020
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When dams cause more problems than they solve, removing them can pay off for people and nature

Maine's Penobscot River flows freely where the Veazie Dam once stood. Dam removals have reopened the river to 12 native fish species. Gregory Rec/Portland Portland Press Herald via Getty ImagesAcross the United States, dams generate hydroelectric power, store water for...

/ May 29, 2020
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If all cars were electric, UK carbon emissions would drop by 12%

nrqemi / shutterstockThe COVID-19 lockdown has led to reduced pollution and emissions in the UK and around the world, providing a clear indication of how cars affect air quality and carbon emissions. But such a change is only temporary –...

/ May 29, 2020
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Trump’s Twitter tantrum may wreck the internet

US President Donald Trump, who tweeted more than 11,000 times in the first two years of his presidency, is very upset with Twitter. Earlier this week Trump tweeted complaints about mail-in ballots, alleging voter fraud – a familiar Trump falsehood....

/ May 29, 2020
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The coronavirus pandemic is boosting the big tech transformation to warp speed

The coronavirus pandemic has sped up changes that were already happening across society, from remote learning and work to e-health, supply chains and logistics, policing, welfare and beyond. Big tech companies have not hesitated to make the most of the...

/ May 29, 2020
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The domestic violence survivors on trial for killing their abusers | 60 Minutes Australia

Subscribe here: http://9Soci.al/chmP50wA97J Full Episodes: https://9now.app.link/uNP4qBkmN6 | Kill or be killed (2003) The stories you're about to hear are modern day tragedies. They're confronting, and utterly compelling. Two women who endured terrible abuse - then found themselves on trial for...

/ May 28, 2020