Max Keizer
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YourNewsWire
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A mother in India says she has given birth to a Nephilim son, claiming that her offspring is actually a reincarnation of a Hindu god. The Nephilim are thought to be the offspring resulting from sexual relations between [...]
The Huffington Post
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Futurity
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Over time, Mars' gravitational pull would have pulled that moon toward the planet until it reached the Roche limit, the distance within which the planet's tidal forces will break apart a celestial body that is held together only by gravity. Are the dark rings around this star hiding planets? Phobos, one of Mars' moons, is getting closer to the planet. According to the model, Phobos will break apart upon reaching the Roche limit and become a set of rings in roughly 70 million years. The Martian moon Phobos, seen here in a photo taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter from 4,200 miles away. (Credit: NASA) Depending on where the Roche limit is, this cycle may have repeated between three and seven times over billions of years. Each time a moon broke apart and reformed from the resulting ring, its successor moon would be five times smaller than the last, and debris would have rained down on the planet, possibly explaining enigmatic sedimentary deposits found near Mars' equator.
The Economic Times
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ScienceDaily
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The brains of those who are born blind make new connections in the absence of visual information, resulting in enhanced, compensatory abilities such as a heightened sense of hearing, smell and touch, as well as cognitive functions (such as memory and language) according to a new study.
Open Culture
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From there the rumours blossomed, with Roger Waters being misquoted as saying the band were originally offered to do the soundtrack (they in fact turned down an offer to feature the ‘Atom Heart Mothersuite in ‘A Clockwork Orange’). Whether or not the rumours have any basis in fact, there is an undeniable beauty when watching the combination of Kubrick’s intricate stop-motion universe, coupled with the psychedelic wonders of Pink Floyd. This last thought is seconded by philosophy professor Joe Steiff , who, writing in the edited collection, Pink Floyd and Philosophy , adds this: A lesser-known mashup is the syncing of “Echoes” (from Meddle ) with the final twenty minutes of Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey (beginning with “Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite”)… [T]he mashup is coherent and cohesive. The emotional tone of the music and the images work in near-harmony, resulting in a mashup that stands up to repeated viewings….
TIME - Top Stories
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The emergence of multidrug resistant tuberculosis in the 1980s, which infected thousands of Americans (including doctors, nurses, and prison guards), was a direct result of this kind of funding model. It resulted in cuts to tuberculosis control programs, resulting in preventable, deadly outbreaks of drug-resistant TB that infected thousands of Americans and cost more than $1 billion in hospital care of patients with serious, avoidable infections. Block grants also undermine accountability. CDC doctors and other specialists work closely with state and local governments to agree on a proven plan to address major health programsand that includes how funds should be spent. The CDC then provides hands-on assistance and oversight to make sure these precious federal dollars are used effectively. With a block grant, none of that is possible: States can use the money to replace their own spending, or use it on programs that dont have a need or benefit.
Collective Evolution
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How can we protect ourselves? What can we do to keep the eyes of the watchers' off of us? There are a number of ways, and different software is available to us, but ultimately, it's up to the technology community to push this issue forward. It's also important to address the potential here for further restrictions to be placed on our freedom. Just as we've experienced terrorism' in the real world, and the resulting heightened national security state, the threat of cyber terrorism could well be used to justify putting restrictions on the internet and our freedom of speech within it. Considering how effective false flag terrorism has been, I don't think we can rule out false flag cyber terrorism anytime soon.
OK!
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TIME - Top Stories
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The emergence of multidrug resistant tuberculosis in the 1980s, which infected thousands of Americans (including doctors, nurses, and prison guards), was a direct result of this kind of funding model. It resulted in cuts to tuberculosis control programs, resulting in preventable, deadly outbreaks of drug-resistant TB that infected thousands of Americans and cost more than $1 billion in hospital care of patients with serious, avoidable infections. Block grants also undermine accountability. CDC doctors and other specialists work closely with state and local governments to agree on a proven plan to address major health programsand that includes how funds should be spent. The CDC then provides hands-on assistance and oversight to make sure these precious federal dollars are used effectively. With a block grant, none of that is possible: States can use the money to replace their own spending, or use it on programs that dont have a need or benefit.
Phys.Org
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KyivPost
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In fact, under a normal treatment program, the patient can’t infect anyone else and doesnt need to be isolated, Terleyeva said. Dmytro Sherembey, the head of the All-Ukrainian Network of People Living with HIV, said that 15 years ago he was diagnosed with tuberculosis in both lungs, and had a low chance of survival. “I was sent to a hospital with 50 percent weight loss. I didnt have much chance of survival, since I had HIV in addition to suffering from TB,” Sherembey said. In fact, tuberculosis is the cause of death of 60 percent of people with HIV. And despite the overall number of new cases of TB falling in Ukraine, the number of people infected with both TB and HIV is growing. But Sherembey said the new strategy of the health ministry, which was adopted in 2016, has already shown some good results. The ministry has increased spending on TB treatment, allowed international organizations to procure TB medication on its behalf (resulting in a 50 percent decrease in drug costs) and started the transfer from hospital to outpatient treatment.
Sky News
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attack on the bridge, where this car ploughed into up to a dozen people, we're told, on the bridge, resulting in some absolutely horrific injuries and the death, we believe, of one woman. Then for vehicle careered.
Voice Of America
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Washingtons Blog
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EVO Reviews
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However, once they have lost grip you’re immediately made aware and, thanks to the amount of power and torque available, any understeer can be corrected with a prod of the throttle. The M140i is without a limited slip differential as standard, but an optional LSD is available for £2520. So, although the chassis does its best to keep any resulting slide predictable, the lack of LSD can make regaining traction a little bit frantic. On wet tarmac, traction is limited and the car will easily spin its rear wheels. As the speeds are lower though, less is asked of the chassis and the M140i feels more predictable. With traction reduced, the lack of an LSD is less of an issue too and the transition back into grip is less abrupt. Regardless, the M140i is an ideal fit for UK roads. Its compact dimensions mean the opportunities to exploit their attributes are plentiful, and only single-track roads feel too narrow.
Hackaday
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Some people really put a lot of effort into rigging the system. Why spend years practicing a skill and honing your technique to hit a perfect bullseye in darts when you can spend the time building an incredibly complicated auto-bullseye dartboard that'll do it for you? In fairness, what [Mark Rober] started three years ago seemed like a pretty simple task. He wanted to build a rig to move the dartboard's bullseye to meet the predicted impact of any throw. Seems simple, but it turns out to be rather difficult, especially when you choose to roll your own motion capture system. That system, built around the Nvidia Jetson TX1 , never quite gelled, a fact which unfortunately burned through the first two years of the project. [Mark] eventually turned to the not inexpensive Vicon Vantage motion capture system with six IR cameras. A retroreflector on the non-regulation dart is tracked by the system and the resulting XY data is fed into MATLAB to calculate the parabolic path of the dart.
The Economic Times
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Abduzeedo
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Daily Mail - Home
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David Ashley Manning, 28, went to a theme park in North Yorkshire with three friends when he lost control of the Mercedes he was driving - resulting in the death of 19-year-old Lucy Pinder (pictured).
Design Milk - Architecture
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“I tend to look for solutions for any product with a bad design,” he explains. “Take a car; a pretty dumb design.” He supports this statement by telling a story: “I experienced water damage to my car one day and was astonished to learn that replacing a car radio costs thousands of dollars because the whole system is integrated. And not only that”, he continues, “these components are placed inside a shell that could last a human lifetime, whereas the lifespan of an average car is only twenty years.” This line of thinking got him to experiment with his own car design resulting in the Lo Res car (pictured below) – a simplified, nearly abstract version of an iconic Lamborghini that is compact, not conform the rules of conventional car design and minimalist. The experimental car has arrived in Los Angeles where it is on display at a large hiphop music video production house.
Phys.Org
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BoingBoing
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Guetzli is Google's new free/open JPEG compression algorithm, which produces images that are more than a third smaller in terms of byte-size, and the resulting images are consistently rated as more attractive than traditionally compressed JPEGs. It's something of a web holy grail: much smaller, better-looking files without having to convince people to install a plugin or browser makers to support a new file-format. (more)