November 19, 2019
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.
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U.S. Blacklists 28 Chinese Entities Over Abuses in Xinjiang – The New York Times

The Trump administration said Monday that it had added 28 Chinese organizations to a United States blacklist, effectively blocking those entities from purchasing American products. The 28 organizations have all been implicated in human rights violations and abuses in China’s campaign targeting Uighurs and other predominantly Muslim minorities in the autonomous region of Xinjiang, according to a Commerce Department filing.
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Rachel Maddow Warns That Trump Is Deteriorating At An Alarming Rate Due To Impeachment – Politics USA

Donald Trump has always been an unstable and erratic person, but Rachel Maddow pointed out on Monday night that he appears to be deteriorating at an alarming rate as the impeachment process ramps up. The MSNBC host said, “As this impeachment proceeding goes forward and does not slow down and continues to turn up more negative information about the president and his behavior, we are seeing some even weirder than usual behavior by the president.”
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Giuliani Associates Won’t Voluntarily Comply With House Impeachment Requests – TPM

Two of the south Florida businessmen who helped Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani with his pressure campaign against the Ukrainian government don’t intend to voluntarily comply with House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry requests, the Miami Herald reported Monday.  Both Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman don’t plan to respond to the House’s Monday deadline for documents and will not appear for testimony on Thursday and Friday this week.....
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Transgenders ‘Detransitioning’ on the Rise. And the LGBTQ Community Isn’t Helping. – Louder with Crowder

Sit down for this one, the detransitioning transgender community is on the rise. A woman in the UK, Charlie, who has been living as a boy since she was 13 (she’s now 21), and was scheduled to have both of her strapped in ta-tas chopped off, is making a big change: back to herself. But she’s discovered some interesting little bumps along the road. One, she’s found a lot of transgender people who also regret transitioning, and a supposedly tolerant group of people, the LGBTQ community, telling Charlie, and others like her, to talk to the...
Archaeologists Find Evidence for a Biblical Siege of Jerusalem – Discover Magazine
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Digging Up the Siege at Mount Zion, in the Real

Archaeologists Find Evidence for a Biblical Siege of Jerusalem – Discover Magazine Excerpt: So began the Babylonian Exile or Captivity, an event that shaped modern Judaism. A new archaeological discovery puts a rare physical stamp of authenticity on an event described in the Hebrew Bible. Israeli and American archaeologists have found evidence just outside Jerusalem’s old city that apparently supports the Biblical description. In an area called Mt. Zion, which is also known as Western Hill, they found the remains of a home of someone the Bible calls a “Big Man,” one of those probably sent to exile. He would have had a beautiful view of Solomon’s Temple, the holiest place for the Hebrews, and he may have left in a rush.
New efficient way to convert heat into electricity found: Study – Outlook India
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Electricity, That’s Hot, and That’s How We Get More

New efficient way to convert heat into electricity found: Study – Outlook India Excerpt: Researchers have found a new way to capture heat and turn it into electricity, an advance that could increase the efficiency of energy generation from car exhaust, interplanetary space probes, and industrial processes. The scientists, including those from The Ohio State University in the US, found a new way to design thermoelectric semiconductors — materials that could convert heat to electricity.
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Origin-of-Life Study Points to Chemical Chimeras, Not RNA – Quanta Magazine

Origin-of-Life Study Points to Chemical Chimeras, Not RNA – Quanta Magazine

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….research is beginning to show that starting with the right kind of mess is not only more realistic, but more effective at generating the materials vital to life, while also doing away with problems that have plagued purer systems. “There are times when we have mixtures, rather than just the isolated reactants that people typically use, and we get better results,” said Nicholas Hud, a chemist at the Georgia Institute of Technology. When mixtures are taken into consideration, the emergence of life on Earth in some ways “is not as hard as we might think it is.”

In the most compelling evidence to date, Krishnamurthy and a postdoctoral researcher in his lab, Subhendu Bhowmik, looked at how a system of chimeric RNA-DNA molecules — molecules built from the chemical units of both RNA and DNA — produced pure RNA and pure DNA more easily than systems that started out pure.

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Did a Single Genetic Mutation Make Humans the Heart Attack Species? – Discover Magazine

Did a Single Genetic Mutation Make Humans the Heart Attack Species? – Discover Magazine

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A recent study by researchers from the University of California, San Diego, suggests that a mutation during the lower paleolithic period, which began around 3.3 million years ago, could be the culprit. This single genetic alteration inactivated a gene called CMAH, leaving early humans without the mechanisms that seem to protect other mammals from heart disease.

Namely, the loss of the gene made our forebears deficient in molecules called sialic acids. In the study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers genetically modified mice to resemble humans in the deficiency of a sialic acid called Neu5Gc.

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Flu vaccine patch ditches needles and side effects – Futurity

Flu vaccine patch ditches needles and side effects – Futurity

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“Scientists have been studying needle-free vaccine approaches for nearly two decades, but none of the technologies have lived up to the hype,” says Benjamin L. Miller, professor of dermatology at the University of Rochester Medical Center and corresponding author of the paper in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

“Our patch overcomes a lot of the challenges faced by microneedle patches for vaccine delivery, the main method that’s been tested over the years, and our efficacy and lack of toxicity make me excited about the prospect of a product that could have huge implications for global health.”

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Israel election results: Gantz capitulates without battle – Haaretz Editorial – Israel News – Haaretz

Israel election results: Gantz capitulates without battle – Haaretz Editorial – Israel News – Haaretz

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Less than a week after his impressive electoral achievement, the head of the largest Knesset faction, Kahol Lavan leader Benny Gantz, conceded his right to be the first to try and form a coalition government. The explanation given by “party sources” for this concession is that Gantz prefers to wait for Netanyahu to try first and fail.

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Israel’s Elections Are Over But the Battle For Who Will Lead Has Only Begun – CBN News
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After the Loss, Benny Might Still Win

Despite losing the election, Benjamin Netanyahu is not quite done yet in Israel, with his opposition, Benny Gantz, not reaching a majority, nor, at least for now, able to form a majority coalition. Israel’s Elections Are Over But the Battle For Who Will Lead Has Only Begun – CBN News With nearly all the votes counted, Israel began the next phase of forming a new government on Sunday, but it remains unclear who will be Israel’s next prime minister. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin met with each party that won seats in the election. He wanted their recommendation on whether Benny Gantz of the Blue and White or Benjamin Netanyahu of the Likud should form the next government before making his decision.
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IBM willing to team up with Facebook for Project Libra – Cryptopolitan

IBM willing to team up with Facebook for Project Libra – Cryptopolitan

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Making progress in the blockchain is a collaborative effort, and anyone who is in support of building an ecosystem together that fosters growth in the field will receive a helping hand from IBM, asserts Kelley.

Whether IBM is looking to become a member of the Libra consortium is still unclear; however, Kelley’s unbridled optimism over project Libra gives us more than just an inkling.

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Xi demands hard work toward new era victory – China Mail

Xi demands hard work toward new era victory – China Mail

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President Xi Jinping on Monday demanded ceaseless efforts to secure a great victory of socialism with Chinese characteristics for the new era.

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks in Beijing during a visit to an exhibition of achievements in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

He stressed that during the seven decades since the founding of the PRC, the CPC has led people across the country to overcome one obstacle after another, creating miracle upon miracle.… Source

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Europe’s Top Court Limits ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Privacy Rule – The New York Times

Europe’s Top Court Limits ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Privacy Rule – The New York Times

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Europe’s highest court limited the reach of the landmark online privacy law known as “right to be forgotten” on Tuesday, restricting people’s ability to control what information is available about them on the internet.

In a decision with broad implications for the regulation of the internet, the European Court of Justice ruled that the privacy rule cannot be applied outside the European Union. French authorities had sought to force Google and other search engines to remove links to users globally.

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Colt SUSPENDS AR Production Citing Market Capacity, Plays Right To Democrats Like Beto – AP

Colt SUSPENDS AR Production Citing Market Capacity, Plays Right To Democrats Like Beto – AP

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Gun-maker Colt is suspending its production of rifles for the civilian market including the popular AR-15, the company said Thursday in a shift it attributed to changes in consumer demand and a market already saturated with similar weapons.

The company said it will focus instead on fulfilling contracts with military and police customers for rifles.

“The fact of the matter is that over the last few years, the market for modern sporting rifles has experienced significant excess manufacturing capacity,” Colt’s chief executive officer, Dennis Veilleux, said in a written statement.… Source

Boris Gets Bonked by High Court
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Boris Gets Bonked by High Court

Supreme Court rules prorogation UNLAWFUL – The Sun BORIS Johnson has LOST his historic Supreme Court battle on the Parliament shutdown as judges ruled it unlawful. Speaker John Bercow said MPs must “return to the house” as a “matter of urgency” after 11 judges unanimously ruled today…
New Discovery Advances Flexible Solar Cells a Step Closer to Reality – SciTechDaily
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Bendy No Breaky Solar Cells Could Change the Sun Game

A few scientists made a strange discovery that could lead to new solar cell design and manufacturing, new techniques that could open up the development of flexible, efficient solar cells. The strange discovery has to do with the actual percentage of surface area a solar cell needs to be effective. Take a guess before you read on. New Discovery Advances Flexible Solar Cells a Step Closer to Reality – SciTechDaily Excerpt: Scientists at the University of Warwick have discovered that the electrodes in organic solar cells actually only need ~1% of their surface area to be electrically conductive to be fully effective, which opens the door to using a range of composite materials at the interface between the electrodes and the light harvesting organic semiconductor layers to improve device performance and reduce cost. The discovery, published yesterday (September 11, 2019), is reported in Advanced Functional Materials. The academic lead, Dr Ross Hatton from the University’s Department of Chemistry, said: “It’s widely assumed that if you want to optimize the performance of organic solar cells you need to maximize the area of the interface between the electrodes and the organic semiconductors. We asked whether that was really true.” The researchers developed a model electrode that they could systematically change the surface area of, and found that when as much as 99% of its surface was electrically insulating the electrode still performs as well as if 100% of the surface was conducting, provided the conducting regions aren’t too far apart.
Engineers Develop 3D-Printed Multimaterial Fiber “Ink” With Embedded Circuitry – SciTechDaily
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Electric Ink Can Print Your iPhone One Day

The kids at MIT have come upon a new advance in 3D printing that will allow 3D printers to print out more complete electronic devices, thanks to embedded circuitry. Engineers Develop 3D-Printed Multimaterial Fiber “Ink” With Embedded Circuitry – SciTechDaily Excerpt: A new method developed by MIT researchers uses standard 3-D printers to produce functioning devices with the electronics already embedded inside. The devices are made of fibers containing multiple interconnected materials, which can light up, sense their surroundings, store energy, or perform other actions. The new 3-D printing method is described in the journal Nature Communication, in a paper by MIT doctoral student Gabriel Loke, professors John Joannopoulos and Yoel Fink, and four others at MIT and elsewhere. The system makes use of conventional 3-D printers outfitted with a special nozzle and a new kind of filament to replace the usual single-material polymer filament, which typically gets fully melted before it’s extruded from the printer’s nozzle. The researchers’ new filament has a complex internal structure made up of different materials arranged in a precise configuration, and is surrounded by polymer cladding on the outside.
Study finds the universe might be 2 billion years younger – Phys.org
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The Universe Learns It’s Not as Old as It Thought It Was

Study finds the universe might be 2 billion years younger – Phys.org Excerpt: This image made available by the European Space agency shows galaxies in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field 2012, an improved version of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field image. New calculations suggest the universe could be a couple billion years younger than scientists now estimate, and even younger than suggested by two other calculations published this year that trimmed hundreds of millions of years from the age of the cosmos.The huge swings in scientists’ estimates—even this new calculation could be off by billions of years—reflect different approaches to the tricky problem of figuring the universe’s real age….. Scientists estimate the age of the universe by using the movement of stars to measure how fast it is expanding. If the universe is expanding faster, that means it got to its current size more quickly, and therefore must be relatively younger.
Black Hole Has a Song, and Einstein’s Theory Likes It
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Black Hole Has a Song, and Einstein’s Theory Likes It

Black hole ‘ringing’ confirms Einstein’s theory of relativity – Futurity Excerpt: A new method allows researchers to detect multiple tones from a black hole ringing like a bell—something that most astrophysicists thought would not be possible for a decade or more.The finding confirms Einstein’s theory of general relativity and may help to revolutionize scientists’ understanding of black holes.
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ICE Accidentally Leaks Info On New “Urban Warfare” Facility, Simulating Chicago and Arizona – Timcast

ICE Accidentally Leaks Info On New “Urban Warfare” Facility, Simulating Chicago and Arizona – Timcast

(Tubefire insert from Newsweek) -…the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency failed to redact a document for at least the second time in less than a month after trying to redact the location of a future “urban warfare” training facility that is expected to include “hyper-realistic” simulations of homes, hotels and commercial buildings in Chicago and Arizona.

On Tuesday, ICE published an acquisition form for the procurement of “hyper-realistic training devices” for a new training facility for its expanding Special Response Team (SRT) program on the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website.… Source

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Abortion rate in the U.S. falls to a 46-year low, data show – LA Times

Abortion rate in the U.S. falls to a 46-year low, data show – LA Times

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The abortion rate in the United States hit a 46-year low in 2017, a drop experienced in both conservative-led states that have restricted the procedure and liberal-led states that have expanded access, according to a report released Wednesday by a research group that supports abortion rights.

The nationwide rate dropped to 13.5 abortions per 1,000 girls and women ages 15 through 44 in 2017, from 16.9 abortions per 1,000 women in 2011, a decline of 20%, according to data analyzed by the Guttmacher Institute,,,,

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EU Says No-Deal Risk ‘Palpable’ as Court Resumes: Brexit Update – Bloomberg News

EU Says No-Deal Risk ‘Palpable’ as Court Resumes: Brexit Update – Bloomberg News

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Boris Johnson’s government is back in the Supreme Court for the second day of hearings into his decision to suspend Parliament. Judges are waiting for a written statement on what he’ll do if he loses the case, which has the potential to derail his Brexit strategy and even curtail his premiership.

Reporting to the European Parliament on his discussions with Johnson on Monday, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the risk of a no-deal Brexit on Oct. 31 is now “palpable.” The pound fell.

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This New Massive Planet Breaks Records and May Have Habitable Moons – Anton Petrov

This New Massive Planet Breaks Records and May Have Habitable Moons – Anton Petrov

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Flagstaff AZ Schools Closed for Ransomware – Twit TV
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Flagstaff AZ Schools Closed for Ransomware – Twit TV

The pirating of governments through ransomware continues, with a Flagstaff, AZ school district being the latest to fall prey. Twit TV Flagstaff, AZ kids might never have gotten a snow day off school, but now they get a ransomware day off!
New 800 volt inverter could provide multiple benefits for electric vehicles – The Driven
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This Porsche is Not Only Fast, It’s Also Fast Charging

More power, greater range, and much faster charge times are what the new Porsche 900 volter inverter could add to your e-car experience. The Driven The new Porsche Taycan that was officially and finally unveiled last Thursday is somewhat unique in the electric vehicle arena, kitted out with a 800 volt architecture as compared to the usual 400 volts of other electric cars.….that 800 volt architecture is also the reason for the Taycan’s faster charging time. On a 270kW DC charger it can charge its 93kWh battery from 5-80% in just 22.5 minutes, twice as fast as a vehicle with 400 volt architecture. A new highly advanced inverter chip from vehicle propulsion tech company Delphi Technologies could see other carmakers follow suit, allowing fast charging as well as other electrical architecture upgrades.
AI gets sophisticated about language but it still doesn’t know science – ZDNet
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AI Cheats to Pass High School Science Tests, and That’s OK

Using pattern recognition and other skills, AI are improving their science test skills, and they don't have to know a thing about science to do it.  ZDNetZ DNet’s Tiernan Ray explains that researchers at the Seattle-based Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence have developed a massive assemblage of machine learning techniques that use probability models of language to ace question-answering on the New York State Regents exam for 8th through 12th grade science.The effort is a technological marvel, but it still doesn’t mean that AI really understands anything about science, per se.
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Renewed Crisis in Argentina Puts IMF Under Fire – The Globe Post

Renewed Crisis in Argentina Puts IMF Under Fire – The Globe Post

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The International Monetary Fund, which last year approved a record $57 billion loan for Argentina in exchange for sweeping austerity reforms, is in the eye of the storm after President Mauricio Macri suffered a crushing defeat in the August 11 primary elections.

The victory of Peronist candidate Alberto Fernandez put Macri’s reelection in serious jeopardy, and threw financial markets into turmoil, worsening the already grim economic outlook.

Macri requested a loan from the IMF in April 2018 after a run on the currency weakened the peso and worsened the ongoing financial downturn.

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Nigel Farage stunned as US official reveals real reason Donald Trump fired John Bolton – Daily Express

Nigel Farage stunned as US official reveals real reason Donald Trump fired John Bolton – Daily Express

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The Mississippi Governor told  he did not believe ‘s attempt to organise a Taliban visit to Camp David was the trigger that led to the firing of national security adviser John Bolton – despite acknowledging Mr Bolton might have disagreed with the US President’s approach on the issue. Mr Bryant revealed the US leader and his adviser had been disagreeing on a variety of issues that interfered with Donald Trump’s mission to end the war in the Middle East and Afghanistan…..

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Americans Commonly Eat Orange Roughy, a Fish Scientists Say Can Live to 250-years-old – Discover Magazine

Americans Commonly Eat Orange Roughy, a Fish Scientists Say Can Live to 250-years-old – Discover Magazine

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Scientists in New Zealand have aged a fish called an orange roughy at between 230- and 245-years-old, making it one of the longest-lived fin-fish on record.

The ancient fish was born in the late 1700s — and then caught in 2015 by a New Zealand commercial fishing boat on the Louisville Ridge, a chain of seamounts in the South Pacific around 930 miles east of the mainland…..

Orange roughy — known as “slimehead” before a marketing makeover in the 1970s  — are mainly caught off the coast of New Zealand and Australia, then sold abroad, mainly to the U.S.… Source

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Trump administration plans to ban sale of flavored electronic cigarettes – NBC News

Trump administration plans to ban sale of flavored electronic cigarettes – NBC News

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Wednesday it plans to ban the sale of non-tobacco-flavored electronic cigarettes amid a vaping crisis.

“The Trump Administration is making it clear that we intend to clear the market of flavored e-cigarettes to reverse the deeply concerning epidemic of youth e-cigarette use that is impacting children, families, schools and communities,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in a statement. “We will not stand idly by as these products become an on-ramp to combustible cigarettes or nicotine addiction for a generation of youth.”

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Transferring Your Female Fluid to Another Female is What Scientists Are Hoping to Be Able to Do
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Transferring Your Female Fluid to Another Female is What Scientists Are Hoping to Be Able to Do

There are women who are in need of a vaginal fluid transplant to help them with bacterial vaginosis.  Scientists are close to making it happen.Doctors In The US Are Developing Vaginal Fluid Transplants And It Is Absolutely As Weird As It Sounds – GraziaExcerpt:Doctors in the US are screening potential donors of vaginal fluid as they work towards transplants to help women who suffer from bacterial vaginosis (BV). The transplant would mean an option besides antibiotics for women who repeatedly suffer with the infection.The research is being conducted after the successful testing of 20 women, which allowed doctors to gain insight into the ideal vaginal fluid donor. Now, after approval from the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), they hope to find more volunteers to screen and to start offering women with BV the transplants.
Maybe We Only Need One Percent of the Solar Panels We’re Using
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Maybe We Only Need One Percent of the Solar Panels We’re Using

A scintillating study from the University of Warwick suggests as much as 99 percent of the space we use on solar panels is just not needed.Discovery challenges accepted rule of organic solar cell design – Phys.orgExcerpt:Scientists at the University of Warwick have discovered that the electrodes in organic solar cells actually only need 1% of their surface area to be electrically conductive to be fully effective, which opens the door to using a range of composite materials at the interface between the electrodes and the light harvesting organic semiconductor layers to improve device performance and reduce cost. The discovery, published today (11 September), is reported in Advanced Functional Materials.The academic lead, Dr. Ross Hatton from the University’s Department of Chemistry, said: “It’s widely assumed that if you want to optimise the performance of organic solar cells you need to maximize the area of the interface between the electrodes and the organic semiconductors. We asked whether that was really true.”The researchers developed a model electrode that they could systematically change the surface area of, and found that when as much as 99% of its surface was electrically insulating the electrode still performs as well as if 100% of the surface was conducting, provided the conducting regions aren’t too far apart.
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Walmart Appoints Nuala O’Connor to Oversee ‘Digital Citizenship’ – Winsight Grocery Business

Walmart has appointed a technology policy expert, Nuala O’Connor, to the new role of senior VP and chief counsel of digital citizenship.Reporting to Rachel Brand, Walmart’s EVP of corporate governance, O’Connor will focus on how Walmart uses data and technology in a way that supports the company’s goal to be the most trusted retailer.“This digital citizenship function will counsel the company on issues related to privacy, use of data and data governance, emerging technologies, cybersecurity and records management,” Brand said. “They will advise not only on whether we may legally use data or technology in a particular way, but also on what effect that use would have on our relationship of trust with our customers and stakeholders. I can’t think of anyone better than Nuala O’Connor to serve in this new role. She is an internationally recognized expert in technology policy, and her vast experience in data privacy, information governance and emerging technology issues makes her a perfect fit for this role.”
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Ready for 6G? How AI will shape the network of the future – Technology Review

Mobile-phone technology has changed the way humans understand and interact with the world and with each other. It’s hard to think of a technology that has more strongly shaped 21st-century living.The latest technology—the fifth generation of mobile standards, or 5G—is currently being deployed in select locations around the world. And that raises an obvious question. What factors will drive the development of the sixth generation of mobile technology? How will 6G differ from 5G, and what kinds of interactions and activity will it allow that won’t be possible with 5G?
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India Still Trying to Contact its Lost Moon Lander – Discover Magazine

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) isn’t giving up hope for its lost lunar lander just yet. The space agency will keep trying to establish contact with the Virkam lander for 14 days, according to the Times of India.On September 6, the spacecraft was scheduled to have a soft landing in the moon’s south pole region. But as it neared the one-mile marker above the surface, communication cut out with mission control in India. The lander hasn’t been heard from since, and engineers suspect Virkam hit the surface much harder than anticipated.Chandrayaan-2 was intended to be a multi-part mission, and a follow-up to India’s first lunar mission, Chandrayaan-1. In this latest attempt to study the moon, India was focused on the south pole region, launching an orbiter, the Virkam lander, and a rover named Pragyan on July 22.
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A church needed money, so members held homeless people captive and forced them to beg: Feds – Justice.Gov

A church needed money, so members held homeless people captive and forced them to beg: Feds – Justice.Gov

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Twelve leaders of a California-based church were charged with luring in dozens of mostly homeless people, locking them in group homes and forcing them to panhandle up to nine hours a day, six days a week, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

Twelve defendants, including former pastor of Imperial Valley Ministries Victor Gonzalez, were charged with conspiracy, forced labor, document servitude and benefits fraud, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday.

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A dozen leaders of Imperial Valley Ministries, including the former pastor, are charged in an indictment unsealed today with subjecting dozens of mostly homeless people to forced labor, coercing them to surrender welfare benefits and compelling them to panhandle up to nine hours a day, six days a week, for the financial benefit of the church leaders.

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Climate Crazy: Elitist Says It’s Time to Break ‘Conservative’ Taboo, Embrace Cannibalism – CBN

Climate Crazy: Elitist Says It’s Time to Break ‘Conservative’ Taboo, Embrace Cannibalism – CBN

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Magnus Soderlund, a behavioral scientist, marketing strategist, and researcher at the Stockholm School of Economics, said we should break away from what he called “conservative” taboos on eating human flesh.  Yes, he knows it’s tough to think about, but you just start out conservatively, little by little, he says, by just  “tasting” it.

Asked if he would be willing to eat human meat, Soderlund was willing to overcome the ties that have bound civilization for millennia saying, “I feel somewhat hesitant but to not appear overly conservative…I’d have to say….I’d be open to at least tasting it.” Well, let’s not EVER let anyone think we were “overly conservative.” Come on, get on the band wagon.

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Paul Horner, the face of fake news, dies a lonely death – Salon

Paul Horner, the face of fake news, dies a lonely death – Salon

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Paul Horner, the 38-year-old “satire” writer was found dead last week after a short, comet-like career of producing fake news, some of which may have very well influenced President Donald Trump’s 2016 electoral victory. Local authorities — who discovered him in his bed — suspect a drug overdose as cause of death, surmising no foul play, CBS News reports.

He — or someone using his fake byline of “Jimmy Rustling” — was still publishing to abcnews.com.co as recently as September 15.

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Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Rancilio Jails Man for Criticizing Her –  Styxhexenhammer666
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Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Rancilio Jails Man for Criticizing Her – Styxhexenhammer666

Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Rancilio Jails Man for Criticizing Her – Styxhexenhammer666

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He lost a custody battle, then his son lost his life. He blames the court system. He voiced his strong opinions on social media and the next thing he knew he was locked in jail…..The police report filed after two-year-old Killian died shows he had a previous medical condition and investigators did not believe there was evidence Killian’s mother was responsible. His dad felt otherwise and repeatedly posted criticism of the judge and friend of the court on his Facebook Page.
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