'Encourage Others to Live in Faith': Tim Tebow Visits Texas Prison, Shares Gospel After Receiving Letter From Inmate's Father
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Tebow Goes to Prison……For Christ…..

Tim Tebow is headed to prison, and it's probably not the first time he's gone down this path.  It's a path that begins, for many, and probably Tebow, with Matthew 25:  31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. 34 Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39 And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers,[f] you did it to me.’ 'Encourage Others to Live in Faith': Tim Tebow Visits Texas Prison, Shares Gospel After Receiving Letter From Inmate's Father - CBN Excerpt: During a recent trip to Waco, Texas, NFL quarterback turned baseball player and sports commentator, Tim Tebow visited Alfred D. Hughes maximum-security prison, where he spent quality time with the inmates. FAITHWIRE: 21 Rikers Island Inmates Dedicate Their Lives to Jesus During a Hillsong NYC and Prison Fellowship Event In a video shared to Instagram, the outspoken Christian athlete can be seen engaging in a pushup contest with inmates, which according to TMZ, he lost 84-71. “We had fun, but I got smoked! So encouraged by what God is doing at Alfred Hughes prison and grateful for the...
Great Questions Lead to Great Conversations – Pastors.com
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Great Questions Lead to Great Conversations – Pastors.com

It’s easy to have a superficial conversation with someone. Most of our conversations aren’t personal. How often has someone asked you, “How are you?” What’s the universal response? “Fine. How are you?” What if you didn’t talk to make conversation, but instead you talked to make a difference? I’ve used “S.P.E.A.K.” as an acronym to help me...
Isaiah 49 – The Future Restoration and Salvation of Israel
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Isaiah 49 – The Future Restoration and Salvation of Israel – Al Hughs Ministries

Here is a LINK to a PDF of the latest study in my series “Insights In Isaiah” — Isaiah 49:  The Future Restoration and Salvation of Israel Isaiah 49 Listen to me, O coastlands,     and give attention, you peoples from afar. The Lord called me from the womb,     from the body of my mother he named my name. 2 He made my mouth like a sharp sword;     in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me a polished arrow;     in his quiver he hid me away. 3 And he said to me, “You are my servant,     Israel, in whom I will be glorified.”[ 4 But I said, “I have labored in vain;     I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity; yet surely my right is with the Lord,     and my recompense with my God.”
The Bible Is More Than the Sum of Its Books
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The Whole is Greater than the Sum…..

At some point during the conversation, someone asked a snarky question. “Who wrote the Bible?” The ability to ask good questions in these kinds of settings is a learned skill (I’m still learning). I didn’t think this duck had any wings. Even the tone of the question seemed off: a kind of awkward jab at simple profundity. But Jenson took the question seriously and turned the moment from an awkward jab into one of, well, simple profundity. “Years ago,” Jenson answered, “I would have pulled my historical critical commentaries off the shelf and talked about the theology of the Jahwist, the various communities of the early church behind the gospels, etc.” In other words, Jenson would have given the best critical answers of the day about the human authorship of Scripture. “But now,” Jenson concluded, “I just say God.”
A Revolution of Hunger and Blood: Iraqi Police Shoot Civilians as Hundreds Protest for Better Life
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Tensions Build Between Iraqis and Their Own Police

A Revolution of Hunger and Blood: Iraqi Police Shoot Civilians as Hundreds Protest for Better Life - CBN Excerpt: JERUSALEM, Israel  –  At least 33 people are reported dead and hundreds injured during violent clashes between Iraqi security forces and anti-government protesters who are crying out against corruption and the nation's crumbling economy. Since Tuesday, spontaneous anti-government protests have erupted in Baghdad in response to skyrocketing unemployment, failing public services, and far-reaching government corruption. The protests lack a clear political leader but they are the largest since Adel Abdul-Mahdi became prime minister a year ago.
Is Children’s Ministry the Frontline of the Church?  The Survey Says Yes
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Is Children’s Ministry the Frontline of the Church? The Survey Says Yes

If you look at children's ministry as the frontline of the church, perhaps this podcast featuring Nick Blevins will cause you to reconsider.  In this podcast, Nick reveals the results of a children's ministry report that only heightens the importance of reaching the lost as early as we can with the good news of Christ. Podcast: Important Children’s Ministry (2019 Statistics) - Ministry-To-Children Excerpt: Nick Blevins just released our podcast conversation talking about the latest children’s ministry statistics and what that means for local churches. We talk about how kids are coming to Christ and how families are essential at every step of that process. You can also download our full 33-page special report (PDF). .....Tony: Sure. Nick. So what happened is, I mean, I’m looking at all this stuff. I’ve got a headache for two or three weeks in a row trying to try to just sort out and say, now what, what about this is important for what we’re doing ministry in the church. And the five key findings that I took away from this is, number one, childhood is when most people find Jesus. This is a, if you talk to the people who are adult Christians now, the most normal experience for them is coming to Christ when they were children. So that was the first finding. The second finding is that of those people, parents overwhelmingly had the most impact, most direct impact on how children come to Christ. The third one, a children’s ministry matters. We still saw, despite the overwhelming importance of parents, um, children’s ministry was over and over mentioned as a key in how people came to Christ, whether they were in Sunday school or VBS or church camp..
6 Inspirational Resources for Writing Sermons
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Expanding Your Sermon-Writing Toolbox

Getting constructive help for your sermon is almost always a welcome additiion to your week.  Here's some sermon-writing helps you might be misssing..... 6 Inspirational Resources for Writing Sermons - Church Relevance Excerpt: Sermon writing is one of the most identifiable and important parts of a pastor’s job in ministry. Jesus preached constantly to His followers and disciples and set the foundation for a pastor’s job today. There are two critical components of a sermon. First, to base it on sound theology and second, to have a clear purpose of always strengthening your congregation’s understanding of and relationship with God. However, even with years of education and practice, writing sermons can still be a challenging task. If you are a pastor struggling to find inspiration in this...
Hyperstealth Corp. Discloses Patent Pending Invisibility Cloak – The Bakersfield Californian
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Hyperstealth Corp. Discloses Patent Pending Invisibility Cloak – The Bakersfield Californian

​Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp. announces their four patent applications which are all related to their Quantum Stealth (Light Bending Material), otherwise known as the Invisibility Cloak. The information within the four patents has been released by Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp. with over 100 minutes of videos demonstrating the prototype materials which are available to watch directly from their website www.hyperstealth.com.
Stocks swing down as China says IP is off the table – See King Alpha
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Stocks swing down as China says IP is off the table – See King Alpha

Any gains that stocks made in the early afternoon backtrack after Fox Business's Edward Lawrence follows up his earlier tweet that the Chinese are willing to make a trade deal with the U.S. on parts that they've already agreed upon. The second tweet said the Chinese Commerce Ministry will never agree to "changes to their laws to protect intellectual property."
Meghan McCain Rips GOP’s ‘Feckless, Unpatriotic Cowards’ In Scathing Takedown – Huffpost
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Meghan McCain Rips GOP’s ‘Feckless, Unpatriotic Cowards’ In Scathing Takedown – Huffpost

Meghan McCain added her voice to the growing chorus of conservatives condemning the Trump administration’s decision to step aside as Turkey gears up to invade Syria ― a potential death sentence for the Kurdish fighters who have been an American ally in the battle against ISIS. “Right now we’re just saying we’re just going to leave (the Kurds) and abandon them,” the co-host of ABC’s “The View” said Monday. McCain blasted as “feckless, unpatriotic cowards” fellow Republicans and current White House officials who were “mad that President
Judge's order releasing Trump's tax returns and blasting 'repugnant' immunity claim put on hold – Reuters
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Judge’s order releasing Trump’s tax returns and blasting ‘repugnant’ immunity claim put on hold – Reuters

A federal judge on Monday said eight years of U.S. President Donald Trump’s tax returns must be provided to Manhattan prosecutors, forcefully rejecting the president’s argument that he was immune from criminal investigations. Trump’s returns will not be turned over immediately, after the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan granted the president’s request to temporarily block the order, handed down by U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero.
Iranians tried to hack U.S. presidential campaign in effort that targeted hundreds, Microsoft says – Washington Post
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Iranians tried to hack U.S. presidential campaign in effort that targeted hundreds, Microsoft says – Washington Post

The intrusion observed by Microsoft, spearheaded by an outfit it calls Phosphorus, made more than 2,700 attempts to identify personal email addresses that belonged to the company’s customers over a 30-day period between August and September, 241 of which were then attacked. Four were compromised, but they do not belong to the presidential campaign or government officials, according to the tech giant.
Helium will Keep Your Pants Connected to the Interwebs
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Helium will Keep Your Pants Connected to the Interwebs

Helium is light. It makes balloons float. It gives me a high voice. And I just love it. Helium is ALSO light in another way, bandwidth, data. We're talking about the IoT startup, Helium, which offers more effective ways for your toaster and your car to talk to each other, sans the high voice. Crypto-Powered IoT Networks Are on Their Way to Over 250 US Cities – CoinDesk Excerpt: When internet-of-things (IoT) startup Helium first announced its crypto-mining modems, sales of the devices were limited to users in Austin, Texas. The company quickly sold out of its first production run designated for the Texas capital, but now Helium is shipping units much more broadly, to 263 cities around the United States, CoinDesk has learned. Of that group, a company spokesperson said the key cities are New York, San Francisco, Boulder, Denver, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston and Seattle. Shipments for this next wave of hotspot production should begin in October. To recap, Helium is a network meant to help IoT devices like e-scooters, simple sensors and pet trackers get low-volume data to the internet quickly and at very low cost.
Skynet’s First Killers?  The Hunter Drone
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Skynet’s First Killers? The Hunter Drone

Patrolling the skies above sensitive lands, lands in conflict, lands at risk, will be drones. These drones are hunting for other drones. This is not a distant scenario, this is already happening. “It’s Like Terminator!”: How Hunter Drones Can Prevent Drone Attacks – Facility Management Security Quick Read – FacilitiesNet Excerpt: …..The same ability to take a host of sensors and cameras airborne means drones can present a threat to a facility in the wrong hands. Enter the hunter drone. The idea is to control the airspace above a facility or campus. Detection systems use technologies like radar or radio frequency detection, or simply listen for the distinctive whine of rotors. Drones can then be intercepted if they are not allowed in your airspace. Certain technologies can take over control of a drone and bring it down. Or you can shoot a net at it with another drone.
Fed to Continue Repo Effor
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The Repo Will Continue Indefinitely

Citi’s Buiter Says Fed Repo Actions Will Need to Be a Daily Event – Bloomberg News Willem Buiter, special economic adviser at Citigroup, explains why he sees the Federal Reserve’s interest rate cuts as a temporary relaxation of liquidity. He speaks on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”
Bigot Hunters Challenge Free Speech, Court Says
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Bigot Hunters Challenge Free Speech, Court Says

The balance between the right to be offensive and the right to blast the offensive is just now being considered in American jurisprudence with the rise of the power of social media to galvanize shame brigades capable of destroying whole businesses, never mind individual lives. Appeals court: U of Michigan bias team could chill free speech – Inside Higher Ed Excerpt: A federal appeals court ruled Monday that the University of Michigan could be dampening free speech on campus by allowing a group that helps students who have experienced potentially prejudicial acts to operate at the institution. Speech First, a Washington, D.C.-based civil liberties watchdog, sued Michigan last year, asking for an injunction to halt the activities of the university’s Bias Response Team, which helps investigate incidents deemed racist, sexist, hostile to LGBTQ students or otherwise offensive to certain groups of people.
You should be skeptical when it comes to hyped-up AI. Here’s why | Gary Marcus – Big Think
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Don’t Worry, We’re a Long Way from Skynet

You should be skeptical when it comes to hyped-up AI. Here’s why | Gary Marcus – Big Think These questions can help us think more critically about new developments in artificial intelligence. – The media often exaggerate and overhype the latest discoveries in artificial intelligence. – It’s important to add context to new findings by asking questions: Is there a demo available? How narrow was the task the computer performed? – A more robust approach to artificial intelligence involves solving problems in generalized situations rather than just laboratory demonstrations.
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Self-directed learning: How ‘unschoolers’ control their education – Big Think

Self-directed learning: How ‘unschoolers’ control their education – Big Think

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Facebook acquires Ctrl-labs to advance its brain-machine interface efforts – Venture Beat

Facebook acquires Ctrl-labs to advance its brain-machine interface efforts – Venture Beat

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Facebook this evening announced it intends to buy Ctrl-labs, a New York-based startup developing a wristband that translates musculoneural signals into machine-interpretable commands. The acquisition hasn’t yet closed, and the terms weren’t revealed publicly.

(CNBC pegs the deal at approximately $1 billion, half the amount Facebook paid to acquire virtual reality company Oculus VR in 2014.) But the Menlo Park company said it plans to fold Ctrl-labs into its Reality Labs division, whose principal work concerns virtual and augmented reality technology.

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The UK Supreme Court deals a huge blow to Boris Johnson as his suspension of Parliament and advice to the Queen are declared unlawful – CNN

The UK Supreme Court deals a huge blow to Boris Johnson as his suspension of Parliament and advice to the Queen are declared unlawful – CNN

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Historic ruling: The Supreme Court has ruled that Boris Johnson suspended UK Parliament unlawfully. The landmark decision was unanimous.

Calls for Johnson to resign: Reacting to this morning’s ruling, opposition politicians called on the Prime Minister to resign.

Johnson’s controversial decision: The PM had claimed he shut down Parliament to prepare for a new session, but critics said it was to stifle opposition over Brexit.

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This Device Can Recommend the Best Cancer Treatment — Using Just a Patient’s Breath – Discover Magazine

This Device Can Recommend the Best Cancer Treatment — Using Just a Patient’s Breath – Discover Magazine

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The newest cancer sniffer might not be as cute as a sharp-nosed canine, but it could give doctors a new way to determine the best treatment for patients using just the melange of compounds in their breath.

The eNose can detect with 85 percent accuracy if a person will respond to immunotherapy, say researchers in a paper published today in Annals of Oncology. That could make it an alternative to current methods of determining which cancer treatment is best suited to different patients.

 

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Fed to conduct repo operation again tomorrow, will inject up to $75B into money markets – CNBC
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Fed Prepares $75 Billion Money Market Shock Therapy

It seems the Fed is trying to fix something, something that costs at least $75 billion to fix. They're conducting what's called a 'repo operation' by 'injecting' $75 billion into money markets. Fed to conduct repo operation again tomorrow, will inject up to $75B into money markets – CNBC - VIDEO The Federal Reserve has announced its plans to conduct a repo operation again tomorrow, injecting up to $75B into money markets. CNBC’s Sara Eisen has more.
How ESA’s Dark Energy Telescope Will Map The ‘Dark Universe’
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3D Mapping the Dark Matter Universe

How ESA’s Dark Energy Telescope Will Map The ‘Dark Universe’ - Seeker - VIDEO ESA is building its first space telescope to investigate how the dark energy and and dark matter control our universe.
Google, Facebook Cozy Up to Publishers as Regulators Circle – The Wall Street Journal
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Google, Facebook Cozy Up to Publishers as Regulators Circle – The Wall Street Journal

Google, Facebook Cozy Up to Publishers as Regulators Circle – The Wall Street Journal Excerpt: Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc. are making concessions long sought by news publishers whose business has been hurt by the platforms’ dominance, moves that some in the media industry see as an effort to pre-empt potential regulatory backlash.Google last week announced changes to how it ranks stories on its news page to better promote original content, addressing publishers’ long-running complaints that their scoops were often overshadowed by quick rewrites by other outlets.
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Husband fakes his own death to prove his wife hired hitman to kill him – Independent UK

Husband fakes his own death to prove his wife hired hitman to kill him – Independent UK

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To further incriminate his wife, the Texas Rangers staged photographs, featuring an apparently dead Mr Sosa lying in a grave.  Mr Sosa’s face was painted to give the impression that he had been shot in the head.

“That picture, to this day, reflects one of the most difficult things I have ever done in my life,” he said.  An undercover police officer, posing as a hitman, later showed Ms Sosa the photographs.  She reportedly smiled and shook his hand.

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Catalans to vote on greater self governance | World – The Times

Catalans to vote on greater self governance | World – The Times

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Spain’s prime minister has offered to give Catalonia a referendum on greater autonomy as he seeks to pre-empt a new drive for independence from Barcelona’s separatists.

Pedro Sánchez said he was ready to give more powers to Spain’s wealthiest region but would not entertain any vote on independence. “It is a referendum for autonomy, not for self-determination,” he told Spanish radio.

Catalonia already has a high degree of autonomy, controlling its own police service, schools, health service and prisons.

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Bio-Customized 3D-Printed Sushi is Here, and It’s Weird – Yahoo News
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Raw Fish Printed and Made to Order, Yes…You Heard Me…Printed

In our daily lulz category, there's this item, a story about a food service company that specializes in printing sushi, to exacting specifications by customers, for restaurants. There's something fishy going on, boomer. Yeah there is, but the kids seem to love it. Bio-Customized 3D-Printed Sushi is Here, and It’s Weird – Yahoo News Excerpt: ….how is it possible to make sushi with such precise nutritional requirements when it typically just consists of some rice, seaweed, raw fish, and vegetables? Well, the sushi chefs aren’t exactly in the back of the restaurant chopping ingredients. Everything is prepared by an enormous 3D printer with robotic arms, which injects vitamins and minerals into the food. The company (Open Meals) provided some renderings at the time of what they expected the sushi to look like. Now, we can see photographs that show us just how weird 3D-printed sushi really is. With the way the 3D printer “extrudes” each piece of sushi, the result is strikingly pixelated, looking like something straight out of Super Mario Brothers.
A Century of Deathly Echoes for Congo After Leopold, the Belgian King that Killed 10 Million People
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A Century of Deathly Echoes for Congo After Leopold, the Belgian King that Killed 10 Million People

King Leopold had a simple task, turn the Congo into a viable money venture To that end, he succeeded. But in the process, he directed actions that led to the deaths of over 10 million people in Congo. The after-effects of that genocide still linger in the land. Caspian Report gives us a brief primer on the history of King Leopold. He also shows us how the specter of Leopold still affects the people of Congo to this day. King Leopold’s ghost still haunts the Congo – The Caspian Report - Video The #Congo’s natural resources have inspired a most unnatural history of greed and violence, which cost the lives of some 10 million. In the heart of Africa lies a country called the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is a vast place with lush forests, vigorous rivers, and incredible riches such as gold, timber, uranium, cobalt, diamond, etc. These natural resources have inspired a most unnatural history of greed and violence. For over a century, the Congo has been haunted by the memories of its past. While other African nations have come to terms with a history of exploitation and colonisation, the Congo continues to relive the unshakable legacy of one man – King Leopold II of Belgium, whose ventures cost the lives of some 10 million.
How new translation technology is opening financial floodgates around the world – MarketWatch
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Translating the Power of Translation Software on Human Exchange

The potential for humans to connect across language barriers is only just beginning, with new translation technology already being implemented that is making it easier and easier for humans, and even machines, to talk to each other directly, quickly, efficiently, across space, and now, across semantics. Translation devices are hardly new, but with the rise in sophisticated AI and Machine Learning, these translation tools are becoming faster, more effective, and, significantly cheaper. This means more people will have the power to more regularly communicate with people who speak different languages than their own. The article we feature here focuses more on the commercial aspect of this exchange, but for QFuze, we like to think of the opportunities to push the balance of power towards consensual exchange. This is what excites us most about this technological development, what this will do to extend our humanity to one another, to make ourselves more real, to make it more difficult for us to support our states bombing our friends. The more we talk, generally, the less we fight. How new translation technology is opening financial floodgates around the world – MarketWatch Excerpt: Translation programs aren’t yet tracked specifically by economists, but they have the potential to boost international trade, which stood at $19.5 trillion last year according to World Trade Organization estimates. One big opportunity exists in e-commerce, where the giants of online shopping are already beginning to incorporate translation technology into their businesses. Take eBay Inc. EBAY, +0.20%, the San Jose, Calif.-based online marketplace, which quickly learned that while the internet has made it easy to connect buyers and sellers, international expansion wouldn’t be particularly effective if shoppers weren’t able to understand product listings from abroad. The result is a system that enables shoppers to make search queries in their preferred language and receive translated product listings, while also taking into account the context of a customer’s request…..
Archaeologists Stunned At iPhone-Like Object Found In 2100 Siberian Grave – Tsarizm
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Archaeologists Stunned At iPhone-Like Object Found In 2100 Siberian Grave – Tsarizm

If you think the iPhone 11 is something, you should try and get your hands on the iPhone 1000BC. Tsarizm Archeologists have discovered a strange iPhone-like object adorning the grave of a Siberian woman who died 2,100 years ago, stunning the scientific community. The black rectangular object was located in a burial site known as ‘The Russian Atlantis’ in mountainous Republic of Tuva, for it only appears from under water for few weeks a year. Archeologists jokingly nicknamed the ancient female Natasha, while her accessory was called ‘an iPhone’. 
A gene-editing first: scientists tried CRISPR to fight HIV – News 12 New Jersey
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Gene-Editing Could Bring Life-Saving Hope to Children with AIDS

CRISPR is being used to attack the Aids virus for the first time.  Can science end Aids with the gene-editing power of CRISPR. The work could lead to a breakthrough in Aids research that could be particularly effective at helping children afflicted with the disease. News 12 New Jersey Scientists are reporting the first use of the gene-editing tool CRISPR to try to cure a patient’s HIV infection by providing blood cells that were altered to resist the AIDS virus. The gene-editing tool has long been used in research labs, and a Chinese scientist was scorned last year when he revealed he used it on embryos that led to the birth of twin girls. Editing embryos is considered too risky, partly because the DNA changes can pass to future generations.
Did AI kill off spam and we just didn’t notice? – Engadget
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Skynet Has Killed the Nigerian Prince in My Email Folder

AI might eventually destroy us all and leave us for dead in a post-apocolyptic world of humachines fhgting over the last remaing scraps, but until then, AI can AT LEAST end those Nigerian Prince emails I keep getting.   Engadget Gmail relies heavily on filtering and machine learning systems to keep spam from reaching a user’s inbox. “We have a very robust spam filter,” Kumaran continued. “It’s something that’s been around since the inception of Gmail, and we’ve evolved that as the space has changed. We had some very early adoption of machine learning and I think it’s been an extremely useful feature for us.” Google furthered the state of the art of spam mitigation this February when it introduced a new filtering system based off the company’s TensorFlow ML library. The filter is built to detect some of the most difficult to spot types of spam including “image-based messages, emails with hidden embedded content, and messages from newly created domains that try to hide a low volume of spammy messages within legitimate traffic,” Kumaran wrote earlier this year. It does so by looking for subtle trends in large scale data sets, basing its judgement of whether or not a message is spam on thousands of individual potential signals. The new system is already spotting and stopping an additional 100 million spam emails everyday from reaching Gmail’s 1.5 billion users.
The Plague That Made People Dance Themselves to Death – Weird History
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How a Medieval Town Did Twitter Rage Before Twitter Was a Thing

Spoiler alert- Learn how mass hysteria led a town to dance itself to death.  With just the idea of demons entering their bodies and taking over their souls, one town decided to go full-on with mass hysteria and, much like twitter did, manifest this by twittering themselves to death, or dancing, in the public square.  Seems.....prescient.   Weird History Medieval Europe had no shortages of super deadly disease outbreaks that could wipe out a chunk of the population without much effort. But none of them were quite as fun as the bizarre case of Frau Troffea and the dancing plague that had upwards of 400 people compulsively dancing in the streets, some even to their deaths. Today, we’re going to examine the Plague that Made People Dance Themselves to Death.
UK leads drive to develop electric car battery that can cover 150 miles on 6 minutes of charge – Mirror UK
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The Brits Go Big on Electric Car Charging and Range

The UK is making a major push to take the lead in the electric car range and charge race.  Mirror UK Last week, the Faraday Institution – a research charity backed by the UK government – announced £55 million of funding for five battery projects, in a bid to improve the technology that sits at the heart of electric vehicles….. Research has shown that arranging the materials in a structured way can dramatically improve battery performance, but at present there is no mass-manufacturing route to do so. The Nextrode project will investigate new manufacturing methods to create structured electrodes cheaply, and in high manufacturing volumes.  The hope is that this will lead to the development of an electric car battery that can retain enough charge in 6 minutes to travel 150 miles, according to Professor David Greenwood from the University of Warwick, who is also involved in the project.
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Huge House Investigation Launched Into Trump Scheme To Blackmail Ukraine Into Investigating Biden – Politics USA

Huge House Investigation Launched Into Trump Scheme To Blackmail Ukraine Into Investigating Biden – Politics USA

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A huge three committee investigation has been launched into the Trump/Giuliani scheme to blackmail Ukraine into investigating Joe Biden.

Chairmen Eliot L. Engel of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Adam B. Schiff of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Elijah E. Cummings of the Committee on Oversight and Reform sent the following letter to the White House and State Department demanding records on Trump’s scheme:

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The Chairmen wrote, “A growing public record indicates that, for nearly two years, the…

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Democrats Desperately Searching For Ways To Justify Impeachment – Redstate

Democrats Desperately Searching For Ways To Justify Impeachment – Redstate

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It’s no coincidence that as Democrats in the House try to finagle a way to justify an impeachment inquiry — despite House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) offering no formal pathway for it — there are stories breaking anew that Trump may be using his position as a President to enrich…

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The UN Lets Us Know the Plans for Skynet are Coming Along Nicely
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The UN Lets Us Know the Plans for Skynet are Coming Along Nicely

As the nations of the world continue to use their new tool, ai, to do everything from figure out their best marketing strategy to when to go for a fourth and short and when to go it, the most important aspect of ai development from an national perspective is how it can help you develop advance, autonomous weapons.  To that end, the work is going along nicely, which is neat to hear.Artificial Intelligence to Drive Future Weapons Development – Defenseworld.netExcerpt: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly permeating the defence industry to aid and improve human decision-making. Over the past few years several new products and technologies have come into play which indicates that this technology is on an upward trajectory.AI has a clear edge in areas such as super-fast decision-making required in repetitive tasks and combining multiple data inputs from various sensors to throw up options for decision-making and even making some of these decisions by itself.In March 2019, the UN held a meeting to discuss a ban on autonomous weapons called by 25 nations which was opposed by the US, South Korea, Russia, Israel, China and Australia. These countries have made substantial investments in unmanned, autonomous systems.
Malaysia Gonna Make It Rain, Literally
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Malaysia Gonna Make It Rain, Literally

Malaysia wants to kill smog by creating rain.  At least that's the latest plan....Malaysia To Seed Clouds, Induce Rain As Smog Pollutes Air – NDTVExcerpt:Malaysia prepared to seed clouds after air quality in parts of the country reached unhealthy levels due to smog from forest fires in neighbouring Indonesia, an official said Monday.Smog regularly blankets parts of Southeast Asia during the dry season when burning is used to clear Indonesian land for palm oil, paper plantations and other crops, sparking ire from regional neighbours.In the latest outbreak, parts of Malaysia’s eastern state of Sarawak on Borneo island have been blanketed over the past few days.The pollutant index in some places has reached “very unhealthy levels”, said Gary Theseira, special functions officer with the environment ministry.
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Will VPNs Continue Losing the Battle to Keep Data Secure? – Security Boulevard

In the near future, VPNs will face another challenge, one presented by quantum computing. Quantum computers will be able to break the encryption of sensitive data protected by today’s strongest security instantly, warned Arvind Krishna, director of IBM Research. Krishna is certain that within five years, there will be widespread commercial use of quantum computers.While it is uncertain that the days of VPNs are numbered, cybersecurity professionals still should be thinking about better ways to secure traffic and protect critical data. VPNs will remain an important part of the cybersecurity ecosystem; however, they need not be the weakest link in the chain. Complementary technologies paired with improved best practices can bring additional strength to the tried-and-true virtual private networks that organizations have come to count on as those organizations transition to newer technologies.
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Separatists to rally in Barcelona on Catalonia’s ‘national day’ – FRANCE 24

Separatists to rally in Barcelona on Catalonia’s ‘national day’ – FRANCE 24

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Divided after their failed 2017 secession bid, Catalonia’s separatists will hold a rally in Barcelona on Wednesday that will test their strength before a Spanish court in October serves verdicts against the leaders of the independence push.

Since 2012, separatists have held massive rallies on September 11, Catalonia’s “national day”, which marks the fall of Barcelona to Spain in 1714. Organisers say a million people took part in past “Diada” rallies.

This year’s demonstration will get underway at 17:14 (1514 GMT) – a nod to the year – on Barcelona’s central Plaza Espana.

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