Daily Archives: November 13, 2017

Trump Jr releases Wikileaks DMs, still no collusion evidence

Donald Trump Jr. tweeted the content of direct messages he exchanged with the Wikileaks Twitter account during the 2016 presidential election, showing that he had no idea about the Podesta email leak before it happened. The messages, which Trump Jr’s lawyers turned over to congressional investigators, were first published by the Atlantic Monday. “Here is the entire chain of messages ...

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The Apple Watch can accurately detect hypertension and sleep apnea, a new study suggests

A new study out from health startup Cardiogram and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) suggests wearables like the Apple Watch, Fitbit and others are able to accurately detect common but serious conditions like hypertension and sleep apnea. Cardiogram and UCSF previously demonstrated the ability for the Apple Watch to detect abnormal heart rhythm with a 97 percent accuracy. ...

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‘Time is running out’: 15,000 researchers issue doomsday warning

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 02:24 More than 15,000 researchers from around the world have signed an update to a 1992 ‘doomsday’ document, warning that “time is running out” in the battle to sustain the future health of the planet. In 1992, the Union of Concerned Scientists released the “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity” notice. Signed at the time by ...

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UK PM May calls Russia ‘chief threat’ amid abysmal domestic ratings

Facing mounting pressure at home, UK Prime Minister Theresa May took aim at Russia, accusing it of the tried and trusted sins of endangering global security, election meddling, hacking attacks and spreading fake news, in what seems a desperate lunge for support. Russia has emerged as the top threat to European democracy and security, May claimed as she delivered her ...

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Russian scientists mull cloning cave lion after unveiling perfectly preserved cub (VIDEO)

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 01:53 A perfectly intact frozen cave lion cub, recently discovered in Russia’s Siberian Republic of Yakutia, may provide scientists with a chance to bring the prehistoric predator back to life… By cloning it. The cave lion cub, which froze between 20,000 or 50,000 years ago, was discovered by local subsoil developers in permafrost on the ...

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Judge orders DOJ to limit search of anti-Trump Facebook users

A judge has narrowed the scope of search warrants obtained by federal prosecutors to gather identifying information on an estimated 6,000 Facebook accounts linked to alleged organizers of the anti-Trump inauguration protests. On Thursday, DC Superior Court Chief Judge Robert Morin ruled the Justice Department could continue conducting searches of three Facebook pages used to organize protests against President Donald ...

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Forcing RT to register as 'foreign agent' is a ‘horrendous blow to press freedom’

Washington’s ultimatum that forced RT to register as a ‘foreign agent’ under a 1938 law created to counter Nazi Germany has drawn condemnation, with the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) terming it a “troubling precedent.” “Compelling RT to register under FARA is a bad idea. This is a shift in how the law has been applied in recent decades, so ...

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Facebook Stories replaces Messenger Day with synced cross-posting

Facebook is cleaning up the redundancy in its Snapchat Stories clones. Today Facebook is killing off the Messenger Day brand and merging the chat app’s stories feature with Facebook Stories. Now, just called “Stories,” 24-hour ephemeral posts in either Facebook or Messenger will appear in both apps, and viewing will be synced, too, so you won’t see a Story as unviewed in ...

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‘Bombs were falling like rain’: ISIS wives & kids talk about life under ‘caliphate‘

Published time: 13 Nov, 2017 23:54 Women and children who managed to escape Islamic State shared with RT the harrowing stories of what they lived through, shedding light on the “caliphate’s” rules, imprisonment and the losses they endured. RT’s Murad Gazdiev spoke to some of the 19 Russian speaking women and 26 children who found themselves in the Syrian port ...

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Reports of a free, ad-supported Amazon video service resurface [Updated]

Amazon is developing a free and ad-supported streaming video service, according to a new report out now from AdAge, citing people familiar with the plans. The company is said to be in discussion with various studio and TV networks to provide content for the service, which aims to give content creators their own channels where ad revenue would be shared ...

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