Bristol Post
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Lee Johnson has vowed to carry on fighting despite calls from angry Bristol City fans for him to go. Under extreme pressure in the wake of tonight's 2-0 home defeat to Championship play-off hopefuls Fulham at Ashton Gate, City's head coach fronted up to the media at the post-match press conference. In defiant mood after watching his side suffer a tenth defeat in 13 Championship outings, Johnson dismissed calls for him to quit. This is a good project, one I want to be involved in and...
Techradar
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If you take any serious amount of photos in RAW format or shoot lots of video footage at, say, 4K resolution, then you need a speedy SD card. Being a kingpin of the memory business for a long time, Sony knows this better than most, and therefore has unveiled the worlds fastest SD card: the SF-G Series . (Read: that is, until a rival comes along and one-ups Sony in a matter of months. It never ends, really.) Sonys latest SD cards, aimed at media professionals (natch), boast write speeds of 299 MB/s thats megabytes per second, not megabits and read speeds of 300 MB/s. (The next fastest SD card to date belongs to SanDisk with its 260 MB/s-writing Extreme Pro series.) The firm chalks up this arguably massive increase to unique firmware, and thats it. While Sony is keeping mum on exactly how it crafted the speediest SD card yet, it has released a bunch more qualifying information you should know before picking up one of these bad boys.
Universe Today
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Last year, Caltech astronomers Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin found indirect evidence for the existence of a large planet in the outer reaches of our Solar System likely located out past Pluto and since then, the search has been on. The latest research continues to show signs of an unseen planet, the hypothetical Planet 9. Astronomers using the Gran Telescopio CANARIAS (GTC) in the Canary Islands looked at two distant asteroids called Extreme Trans Neptunian Objects’ (ETNOs), and spectroscopic observations show and their present-day orbits could be the result of a past interaction with a large superearth-type object orbiting the Sun at a distance between 300 to 600 AU. Researchers say the orbits of asteroids 2004 VN112 and 2013 RF98 suggest that the two were once a binary asteroid which separated after an encounter a large body, with a mass of between 10 and 20 Earth masses.
Daily Express - Showbiz
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The Herald - Sport
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Only a mere handful of Scottish athletes can lay legitimate claim to being one of the best ever in their field. It is indisputable that Benny Lynch is one of those select few. The boxer from the Gorbals was world flyweight champion in the 1930s and has since been described as Scotland’s greatest-ever boxer, with his achievements coming against all the odds having been born into the most extreme poverty. However, Lynch’s life was a tale of tragedy as well as monumental success with his death as a result of alcoholism coming in 1946 when he was just 33. It was a hugely sad conclusion but, despite his life being brought to an end so prematurely, Lynch’s legacy has lived on.
USA Today - Top Stories
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Heaven has a wall and so can you! Check out what's scheduled for CPAC.
Hackaday
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The star turn of most hackspaces and other community workshops is usually a laser cutter. An expensive and fiddly device that it makes much more sense to own collectively than to buy yourself. This isn't to say that laser cutters are outside the budget of the experimenter though, we're all familiar with the inexpensive table-top machines from China. Blue and white boxes that can be yours for a few hundred dollars, and hold the promise of a real laser cutter on your table. Owning one of these machines is not always smooth sailing though, because their construction and choice of components are often highly variable. A thorough check and often a session of fixing the non-functional parts is a must before first power-on. [Extreme Electronics] bought one, and in a series of posts documented the process from unboxing to cutting. Starting with a full description of the machine and what to watch for out of the box, then a look at the software .
Collective Evolution
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Since opiate recoverers are often prescribed methadone for the rest of their lives to keep the intense craving for other, stronger drugs at bay, Ibogaine offers people hope for a completely drug-free future. How Exactly Does Ibogaine Work? For many people, all it takes is one heroin experience to develop an addiction, and herein lies the beauty of Ibogaine treatment. It essentially resets the opiate receptors in the brain back to zero, which in turn eliminates the desire to use opiates long after you’ve made the decision to quit. This is what makes this treatment far superior to any others available today. What we have yet to discover is how, exactly, this happens. What we do know is that patients going through Ibogaine treatment must refrain from using opiates, and if they find they cannot, they must take extreme precaution, as their tolerance will have diminished significantly.
Mashable
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It's hard to believe that after five years of record drought, many Californians are hoping that this winter's weekly deluges will come to a swift conclusion. The latest storm, which struck over the weekend and ended on Tuesday, has forced thousands to evacuate, including urban residents in San Jose, as floodwaters continue to rise and levees are strained. This winter demonstrates how too much of a good thing in this case, rain and mountain snow can lead to severe problems. SEE ALSO: Insane drone footage shows massive damage and flooding at California's Oroville Dam This is increasingly important, since human-caused global warming is already causing both ends of the weather extremes spectrum too little water and too much to occur more frequently and with greater intensity. Read more... More about Greenhouse Gases , Global Warming , Climate Change , Climate , and Extreme Weather
The Guardian - World news
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Voice Of America
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NASA JPL
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A new discovery by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed seven Earth-sized planets around the M dwarf star known as TRAPPIST-1. Three of them lie in what is known as the habitable zone -- where there is the potential for liquid water. It is the largest batch of Earth-sized worlds ever discovered in the habitable zone of a single star. While we dont know if there is life on the TRAPPIST-1 planets, we do know that any life discovered there would likely be very different from life on Earth. It would have to survive the stormy solar flares of an M dwarf, adapt to a planet that might have extreme temperature swings, and thrive in red and infrared light. All seven worlds are early ambassadors of a new generation of planet-hunting targets that promise a new vision of the wordhabitable.” For more information about life around an M dwarf, visit: https://exoplanets.
Mashable
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Will self-driving cars have steering wheels? Maybe not, if engineers keep falling asleep. Ford's self-driving cars will skip over Level 3 where cars are automated, but human drivers are still expected to take over if need be to Level 4, where cars are basically fully autonomous except for extreme conditions. (Self-driving cars that would meet the requirements for Level 5 are still theoretical at this point.) The levels are defined by the Society of Automotive Engineers, or SAE. Automotive News reported that Ford came to that decision after its engineers fell asleep, lulled into a false sense of security with nothing much to do while driving Level 3 cars. Read more... More about Waymo , Autonomous Cars , Autonomous Vehicles , Self Driving Cars , and Ford
InfoWars
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The Pentagon
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Forbes
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Mashable
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Speedrunners have officially conquered Nioh. The new Team Ninja game that delivers Dark Souls -style RPG play in feudal Japan has now been completed in one hour and 40 minutes by speedrunner Distortion2 and you can see video proof above. If you're wondering why that's so impressive, then you're probably not familiar with From Software's Souls games. They're a special breed of RPG, built with an eye toward extreme challenge above all. They're also lengthy adventures, with playtimes climbing into the double-digit hours. Nioh appropriates the core ideas of the Souls games, but it features faster-paced combat. That doesn't mean the game is any shorter, however. Most reports put the story mode at a minimum of 20 hours so "under two hours" is pretty wild. Read more... More about Team Ninja , Nioh , Speedrunning , Esports , and Gaming
Beijing Bulletin
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Mondoweiss
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... http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=775561 Opinion: The Palestinian heroes of Hebron / Amira Hass Haaretz 20 Feb The IDF wont admit that Palestinian farmers need a military escort to work their own lands in order to keep the settlers from running riot When you say extreme violence carried out by settlers with official encouragement, you think of Hebron. (With apologies for leaving out of the discussion all the other settlements that enjoy a full measure of transfer-advocating violence...) When you say Hebron, you think of the Old City, but you forget the neighborhoods scattered along the road on which the lords of the land travel from Kiryat Arba to the ghost town they created together with the Israel Defense Forces. All of the Palestinians who have remained — some only because they can’t afford to leave, others out of a determination not to abandon the place — are no less than heroes.
Nottingham Evening Post
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MintPress News
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S. officials actually partnered with and supported some of the most extreme and fanatical Muslims who were fighting to oust the Soviets from Afghanistan. When that happened, there wasnt a peep of protest from anyone who is a part of the anti-Muslim crowd today. On the contrary, they cheered the partnership with radical and fanatical Muslims because, again, communism, not Islam, and the Soviet Union (Russia) were the official bugaboos. 2 Those in the anti-Muslim crowd today were among the most ardent supporters of the U.S. invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, notwithstanding the fact that Bush had not secured the constitutionally required congressional declaration of war against either country. The anti-Muslim crowd cheered and celebrated the many years of deadly and destructive occupations that followed the invasions of both countries. By this time, their mindsets had shifted from communism as the official bugaboo to Islam as the official bugaboo.
Phys.Org
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Cooperative breeding, when adults in a group team up to care for offspring, is not a survival strategy for animals living in extreme environments. It is instead a natural result of monogamous relationships reinforcing stronger genetic bonds in family groups. Siblings with full biological ties are more likely than others to stay with their family and help day to day, a new Oxford University study has found.
ABC News - United States
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ABC News' Neal Karlinsky reports on the flooding in California which has resulted in more than 200 people in San Jose to be rescued.
Phys.Org
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