Thursday, January 18, 2018

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Who Is Chrissy Chambers? YouTube Star Wins Landmark Revenge Porn Case

Who Is Chrissy Chambers? YouTube Star Wi...

Chrissy Chambers, a YouTube musician with half a million followers, won a four-year legal battle against a man who released revenge porn of her on Thursday. This is the first civil case of its kind to be brought in England and Wales, according to the Guardian. Chambers sued her ex-boyfriend for "harassment, breach of confidence and…
Trump Will Keep U.S. Troops in Syria Because He Doesn’t Want to ‘Make the Same Mistakes’ As Obama in Iraq, Tillerson Says

Trump Will Keep U.S. Troops in Syria Bec...

President Donald Trump planned a long-term stay for the U.S. military in Syria in order to achieve Washington's interests beyond the declared defeat of the Islamic State militant group, as well as to avoid the kind of jihadi resurgence that occurred when his predecessor largely withdrew troops from neighboring Iraq in 2011, according to the U.S.'s top…
Capitalism Spreads to Moon As Companies Ponder Ways to Plow Up Natural Lunar Resources

Capitalism Spreads to Moon As Companies ...

If commercial space companies have their way, the next few years will be full of new attempts to make money off visiting the moon, according to Space.com coverage of a panel at last week's Lunar Science for Landed Missions Workshop. The panel included updates from four different companies on their mission goals and progress. There are…
These Weird, Parasitic Fish Pry The Scales Off Others And Eat Them to Survive

These Weird, Parasitic Fish Pry The Scal...

Fish feast on a wide variety of food including worms, crustaceans and plants. But, some others—known as scale-eaters—prefer to rip the scales off of other fish and then eat them. In order to better understand how some scale-eaters attack their prey, a team of biologists examined two species of piranha fish and two species of…
Egyptian Archaeologists Begin Search for Tutankhamun’s Wife in the Valley of the Kings

Egyptian Archaeologists Begin Search for...

Egyptian archaeologists have started the search for the wife of King Tutankhamun in an area known as the Valley of the Kings. The 18th century Pharaoh ruled Egypt between 1332 and 1323 B.C., during what is commonly known as the New Kingdom. But while it is well-known that the mummified boy king was discovered in…
Michigan Meteor Was Predicted by Christian Leader a Month Before It Happened

Michigan Meteor Was Predicted by Christi...

Around a month before a meteor exploded over Michigan, an evangelical pastor predicted that it was coming.   "I had a dream that a meteor was coming to the Great Lakes, and it was gonna hit Michigan," Pastor Rick Satterfield of the I Am Church said in a video from December 31, 2017. "It would…
Bitcoin Now Accepted as Church Offering in Switzerland Despite Fears of Cryptocurrency Bubble

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An evangelical church in Zurich will begin accepting offerings in the cryptocurrency bitcoin, according to local media reports. “Digital currencies and the blockchain technology will change our daily lives more and more in the next years,” Nicolas Legler, spokesperson for Zurich’s ICF Church, told Swiss media on Wednesday. “Cryptocurrencies will be implemented, be it Bitcoin…
Hawaiians Stopped Watching Porn as Panic Spread From Incoming Missile Alert, Pornhub Data Shows

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A false missile alert caused the people of Hawaii to fear for their lives for almost 40 minutes on Saturday. And in those 40 minutes, Hawaiians did not seek comfort in pornography. On Wednesday, adult site Pornhub released its traffic patterns on the island from the time the warning was issued to after the mistake was announced.…
How To Find the Michigan Meteor: Top Tips to Hunt Down a Fragment

How To Find the Michigan Meteor: Top Tip...

Michigan was rocked by a blazing meteor on Tuesday night. An intense flash of light stunned residents and a loud boom shook local buildings. A meteor had ripped through the skies above the state, with more than 355 sightings reported across six more—plus Ontario, Canada—according to the American Meteor Society (AMS). The meteor lit up…
Pottery Shard Shows Early Humans In Europe Were More Connected Than Archaeologists Thought

Pottery Shard Shows Early Humans In Euro...

A newly discovered shard of pottery from the Neolithic era found at an archaeological site in modern-day Spain appears, for the first time, to link early human populations there with others in Italy, Germany and the “peninsular Mediterranean.” Researchers from the University of Burgos and the Complutense University of Madrid found the fragment at the…
H-1B Visa Row: Foreign Workers Make Up More Than Half Of Silicon Valley’s Tech Industry, Reports Say

H-1B Visa Row: Foreign Workers Make Up M...

As President Donald Trump appeared determined to crack down on immigration on Wednesday, recent reports suggest that the country's biggest technology hubs would be crippled without foreign-born workers. Using 2015 Census Bureau data, the Silicon Valley Competitiveness and Innovation Project (SVCIP) Report found that the country's biggest technology centers rely on more foreign-born workers than domestic ones, with Silicon Valley leading the way.…
Wikileaks Reminds Trump The White House Spews False Information After President’s Fake News Awards

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WikiLeaks has hit out at the White House as a source of false information following Donald Trump’s so-called Fake News Awards. The awards, which were announced on Wednesday evening (and saw Newsweek take a very respectable eight place), singled out The New York Times, ABC and CNN for the top spots—but WikiLeaks took the time…
Did Woody Allen Sexually Assault Dylan Farrow? What You Need To Know Before Her First Television Interview

Did Woody Allen Sexually Assault Dylan F...

Dylan Farrow will once again tell her story on Thursday, but this time it will happen on television. Her first on-air interview, with Gayle King on CBS This Morning, is scheduled for Thursday’s show, which airs from 7 to 9 a.m. on CBS. “All I can do is speak my truth and hope that someone…
Forget Trump’s ‘Fake News Awards,’ Former Obama Ethics Chief Announces President’s Biggest Lie of 2017

Forget Trump’s ‘Fake News Awards,’ Forme...

A former Obama administration ethics czar is planning to beat Donald Trump at his own game Wednesday, trolling him with the "Golden Pinocchio" award for his biggest lie of the year on the night the president is expected to announce his "Most Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards."  Norm Eisen, who served as President Barack Obama's…
Anne Frank Movement: Hundreds of Rabbis Promise to Hide African Refugees Facing Deportation in Israel

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Hundreds of Israeli rabbis on Tuesday said they are willing to hide upwards of 38,000 African asylum seekers facing deportation in coming months under the banner of one of Judaism's biggest heroes: Anne Frank. The campaign to protect the Africans, most of whom crossed Israel's border with Egypt in an attempt to flee regional civil wars and…
North Korea Faces Three Types of U.S. Bombers in Guam for Only Second Time in History

North Korea Faces Three Types of U.S. Bo...

As of this week, the United States military has three different types of bombers––the nuclear-capable B-2s and B-52s and the conventional (non-nuclear) B-1Bs––at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam. This is only the second time in history these three types of bombers have been simultaneously deployed together on the U.S. territory, Stars and Stripes reported. The last…
Mike Pence Is Leading the U.S. Delegation, and Gay Athlete Adam Rippon Is ‘Not Buying It’

Mike Pence Is Leading the U.S. Delegatio...

Vice President Mike Pence has been selected to lead the 2018 U.S. Olympic delegation to South Korea, but Adam Rippon, the first openly gay U.S. Winter Olympian, said he is “not buying it.” “You mean Mike Pence, the same Mike Pence that funded gay conversion therapy?” Rippon told USA Today Sports on Tuesday night. He…
Can the Government Solve Loneliness? U.K Appoints Official for the Solitary

Can the Government Solve Loneliness? U.K...

On Wednesday, Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May appointed a government minister for loneliness, in an attempt to tackle one of society’s biggest health concerns. “For far too many people, loneliness is the sad reality of modern life,” May said in a statement. “I want to confront this challenge for our society and for all of…
Trump’s Fake News Awards: Newsweek Clinches 8th Place, But The President Misses Even More Critical and Longer Stories

Trump’s Fake News Awards: Newsweek...

The White House sure put one over on that old mainstream media—and everyone else—this time.  President Donald Trump's "highly anticipated Fake News Awards" hit the web Wednesday night with plenty of interest—so much, in fact, that it initially crashed its page.  The president had built up the "anticipation" by at least once postponing his bestowal…
No, Mexico Won’t Pay For The Border Wall, Trump Chief of Staff Says

No, Mexico Won’t Pay For The Borde...

President Donald Trump continues to spread the idea that he’s building a giant wall along the southern border on Mexico’s dime—but Trump’s own chief of staff John Kelly said in a Wednesday interview that isn’t exactly how it will work. “We have some ideas on how things like visa fees, renegotiation on NAFTA, on what…
Futuristic Grocery Stores Could Feature Robot Shopping Carts, Shelves That Connect To Your Phone

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The future of grocery stores and retail will be driven by smartphones and robots that do things for you. Innovative technologies, including robotic shopping carts and grocery store shelves with digital screens that automatically update prices and can connect to a smartphone, are set to speed up in-store shopping this year.  Innovators gathered at the…
Where Is ‘My 600-Lb Life’ Patient Janine Mueller Now? Update on 621-Lb Woman

Where Is ‘My 600-Lb Life’ Patient Janine...

My 600-Lb Life patient Janine Mueller was determined to get weight loss surgery with renowned bariatric surgeon Dr. Younan Nowzaradan. And the Seattle resident was willing to do nearly anything to get to his hospital in Houston—including get on a plane. Despite her anxiety about going to the airport, and potentially be ridiculed for her weight, Mueller knew…
How to Watch ‘Assassination of Gianni Versace’ and What to Know For ‘American Crime Story’ Season 2

How to Watch ‘Assassination of Gia...

The second season of American Crime Story is finally here, with even more crime than the first.  As with The People v. OJ Simpson, showrunner Ryan Murphy takes viewers through a high-profile crime from the 1990s with The Assassination of Gianni Versace. The first episode of the nine-episode series opens with the famed fashion designer's murder and icludes…
North Korea Wants to Reunite with South, But Only if U.S. Stays Out

North Korea Wants to Reunite with South,...

North Korea has reaffirmed its commitment to ultimately reunite with South Korea, but not before rejecting any involvement by the U.S. and any other foreign powers on their shared East Asian peninsula. The phrase "By Our Nation Itself" has frequently appeared in North Korea's official media, attributing it to various bodies of government or its supporters. It was…
Most Voters Say Trump Doesn’t Respect People of Color as Much as Whites, Poll Shows

Most Voters Say Trump Doesn’t Resp...

Nearly 60 percent of American voters said they think President Donald Trump doesn’t respect people of color as much as he does whites, according to a new poll out Wednesday. By a margin of 59 percent to 38 percent, voters in the Quinnipiac University poll said they feel Trump holds whites in higher regard. White men,…