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Tracking Bloomberg
Billionaire Michael Bloomberg has pledged to spend nearly $100 million to help elect Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections, but a review of campaign…
7 hours ago
Trump’s 60 Minutes interview once again reveals gross ignorance and wild dishonesty
Little new ground was broken in an interview that was both bizarre and bizarrely familiar.
trumpIncompetence  trumpStupidity  trumpPropaganda 
11 hours ago
Al Gore calls Trump’s deregulation proposals ‘literally insane’
Former vice president and climate change activist Al Gore warns that climate change could be an “existential threat” and calls President Trump’s response an “outlier reaction.” In a wide-ranging interview, Judy Woodruff speaks with Gore about Hurricane Michael, President Trump, the UN Climate Change report out this week, and why he thinks Democrats will fare well in the midterm elections.
climateChange  trumpIncompetence 
13 hours ago
It may be better to be born rich than gifted - The least-gifted children of high-income parents graduate from college at higher rates than the most-gifted children of low-income parents, finds a new study in Nature Genetics.
The least-gifted children of high-income parents graduate from college at higher rates than the most-gifted children of low-income parents, and other dispatches from the point where genetics intersects with economics.
plutocracy 
yesterday
Russia's top female anti-corruption officer is shot dead in the street as a senior Putin aide heads the murder investigation into her death
Anti corruption officer Colonel Yevhenia Shishkina was shot dead leaving her apartment in Arkhangelskoye on the outskirts of Moscow.
corruption  authoritarianism  kleptocracy 
yesterday
Teach Yourself to Echolocate
Sounds bounce off surfaces—and you can practice listening to them. All Illustrations: Kristen Boydstun Daniel Kish navigates the world like a bat does—and he…
2 days ago
Germany protest: Over 100,000 march against far right
More than 100,000 people join a march in Berlin in protest at the recent rise in xenophobia.
globalUnrest 
2 days ago
MIT engineers develop new material that pulls carbon from air to self-repair
It’s not enough to reduce our carbon output – we need to actively remove some from the atmosphere. On a small scale MIT engineers have developed a new material that can suck carbon out of the air and use it to get stronger or patch itself up.
scienceAdvancement 
2 days ago
Kushner Likely Paid No Federal Income Taxes for Years, Documents Show
Confidential documents reviewed by The Times indicate that Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, probably paid little or no income tax from 2009 to 2016.
kleptocracy  trumpCorruption 
2 days ago
Trump calls on blacks to ‘honor’ him with votes, then praises Confederate general Robert E. Lee
At a campaign rally in Ohio, Trump also hailed the release of a U.S. pastor by Turkey.
trumpPropaganda  racism 
2 days ago
The percentage of young U.S. children who don’t receive any vaccines has quadrupled since 2001, according to a new report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.
A pair of reports highlight a growing concern among health officials about children who aren’t getting protection against preventable diseases.
popularStupidity  healthcare 
2 days ago
Oh Look, The FCC Is Lying Again In Its Latest Court Filings On Net Neutrality
As the FCC gears up for legal battle against the numerous net neutrality lawsuits headed its way, its latest filing with the courts acts as a sort of a greatest hits of the agency’s biggest fallacies to date. 23 State AGs have sued the FCC...
netNeutrality  governmentLies 
2 days ago
China legalizes Xinjiang 're-education camps' after denying they exist
Authorities in China’s far-western Xinjiang region appear to have officially legalized so-called re-education camps for people accused of religious extremism a little more than a month after denying such centers exist.
authoritarianism  religion  governmentLies 
2 days ago
Max Boot Is Very Sorry for Backing the GOP and the Iraq Invasion. Why Is He Being Praised for This
There is an unforgettable passage in Graham Greene’s classic “The Quiet American” in which the title character, a CIA agent named Alden Pyle, admits that…
2 days ago
Seed, Pesticide and Banking Monopolies — Not Immigrants — Are Destroying Farm Country. An Iowa Insurgent Hopes That Message Can Dethrone Steve King
SPENCER, Iowa — “The step’s broken, so watch yourself on the way up,” says J.D. Scholten, as he hops into the Winnebago that’s been his mode of transportation…
2 days ago
Saudi Media Casts Khashoggi Disappearance as a Conspiracy, Claims Qatar Owns Washington Post
In Saudi Arabia, major media outlets have cast the disappearance and apparent murder of Saudi dissident and Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi as a…
2 days ago
Quitting my job has been the best thing I've done for my career | joshuahu.io
Why I decided to take a sabbatical in my 20s, and what I've learned from having complete freedom. A disclaimer This post is not meant to be prescriptive. It’s…
2 days ago
Rock Wall
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3 days ago
Security in a World of Physically Capable Computers
It's no secret that computers are insecure. Stories like the recent Facebook hack, the Equifax hack and the hacking of government agencies are remarkable for…
3 days ago
Call 'em crazy, but Fed officials likely to keep raising rates
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A stock sell-off, rising trade tension with China, slower global growth and verbal pressure from the White House are unlikely to dent the…
3 days ago
Trump’s Not Gonna Let a Little Murder Get in the Way of His $110 Billion Arms Deal
The president sees no reason to stop doing business with Mohammed bin Salman, despite a credible allegation that Saudi Arabia killed and dismembered a journalist last week.
trumpAuthoritarianism  trumpIncompetence  globalGameOfThrones  mesopotamia 
3 days ago
Scientists discovered new half-light half-matter particles that inherit some of the remarkable features of graphene: they could lead to the heart of a future technological revolution based on photonic circuitry, leading to superfast, light-based computing
Manipulating the properties of artificial graphene systems without changing the lattice has proven difficult. Here, Mann et al. theoretically show that changing the photonic environment alone can modify the fundamental properties of emergent massless Dirac polaritons in honeycomb metasurfaces.
scienceAdvancement 
3 days ago
Republicans may be about to steal an election in Georgia
The GOP gubernatorial candidate is also the official in charge of elections. Perfect!
corruptedPolitics 
3 days ago
Investigative reporter Craig Unger: “Trump has had contacts with the Russian mafia for 35 years”
Author of “House of Trump, House of Putin” on the president’s long history with Russian oligarchs and murky money
trumpCorruption 
3 days ago
Richard Branson halts $1B project with Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi disappearance
Virgin Group founder Richard Branson has suspended a $1 billion investment project with Saudi Arabia due to the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Branson made the announce…
benevolantPlutocrats 
3 days ago
Firefox to support WebP, plus Custom Elements coming to Edge
#361 — October 10, 2018

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Start Performance Budgeting — A review of performance budgeting, the metrics to track, trade-offs to…
3 days ago
An Introduction to Web Payments
#360 — October 3, 2018

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An Introduction to Web Payments — The folks over at Google have put together some documentation on how…
3 days ago
Let’s Use Social Media to Put Pressure on Saudi Arabia Over Jamal Khashoggi’s Disappearance
Holding pictures of missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, people gather in his support near the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 5, 2018.

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4 days ago
Take (Donors and Lobbyists) Out to the Ball Games
The month of October sees the three most-popular sports leagues in the country overlap: the MLB playoffs, the first half of the NFL regular season, and the…
4 days ago
Is this the Beginning of the end of the US-Saudi Alliance
The disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi last Tuesday is threatening to upend the terms of the decades-long alliance between the United States and Saudi Arabia. In…
4 days ago
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