Daily Archives: November 3, 2018

New giant dinosaur species unearthed in Argentina

Three well-preserved specimens of a new gigantic dinosaur species, named Lavocatisaurus agrioensis, have been discovered by a multinational team of scientists in the Argentine province of Neuquén. The remains an adult and two juveniles reptiles which roamed the Earth some 110 million years ago, were unearthed by a team of Argentine and Spanish paleontologists. The new species, which the discoverers ...

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1,000s of troops & ‘beautiful’ razor wire: US border reinforced ahead of ‘migrant invasion’ (VIDEOS)

Sharp barbed wire fences are being erected along the US-Mexico border as thousands of US troops, supported by drones and choppers, prepare to repel what the country’s commander-in-chief called a looming migrant “invasion.” The first coils of the razor-sharp fence were unwound in the vicinity of McAllen–Hidalgo–Reynosa International Bridge crossing in Texas on Friday, after the first units of American ...

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Twitter deletes 10,000+ bot accounts that ‘discouraged US midterm voting’

Twitter has wiped thousands of ‘automated accounts’ that sought to discourage midterm voting, after Democrats raised concerns the electorate might fall for bogus appeals, like urging men not to vote to let women’s voices be heard. Thousands of accounts have been removed from Twitter as they were deemed to have been engaged in “attempts to share disinformation in an automated ...

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IDF soldier shoots 2 neighbors, attacks 3 with ax, after confiscated gun given back by ‘accident’

An Israeli soldier, previously investigated and stripped of his weapon for violent behavior, has shot two people in his hometown and attacked three more with an ax, following a social media brawl over municipal elections. The IDF soldier, whose name was not released but who was on leave after a previous violent incident, engaged in a fight with his neighbors ...

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Iran inaugurates mass production of homemade fighter jet (VIDEO)

Iran’s defense minister has launched the production of a domestically-designed fourth-generation fighter jet, just as Tehran is bracing for sweeping US sanctions, expected to come into effect early next week. “Soon the required number of these planes will be produced and put at the service of the Air Force,” Defense Minister Brigadier-General Amir Hatami said, at the ceremony marking the ...

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‘You did the same’: Obama’s head of Iran sanctions grilled after criticizing Trump’s ‘disgusting joy

The man who designed sanctions against Iran under Barack Obama faced a backlash after he said that the light-hearted use of a Game of Thrones-inspired meme by Donald Trump to threaten Tehran with new restrictions was ‘disgusting.’ Trump’s tweet on Friday featured a picture of himself with the caption “Sanctions are coming,” a paraphrase of a famous quote from the ...

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Mars & Moon bases for military? Elon Musk ‘likes’ Trump’s Space Force plan

SpaceX founder Elon Musk said he likes US President Donald Trump’s idea for a military space force, suggesting it would be a good idea to set up “defense” bases on Mars and the Moon. The entrepreneur, who also founded Tesla, delved into his business plans for the coming year in an interview on the Recode Decode podcast. As conversation weaved ...

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‘Nobody has done more for Christians & religion,’ Trump boasts, provoking Twitterstorm

President Donald Trump has called himself the greatest friend of religious communities in the history of the US, but the rousing braggadocio did not appear to convince Twitter, where many users reacted with outrage and sarcasm. “Nobody has done more for Christians or evangelicals or frankly religion than I have,” Trump told the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) while aboard Air ...

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Drop sanctions & reach out to Russia or drive it into China’s embrace – France’s Sarkozy

Europe should reach out to Russia and abandon “counterproductive” economic sanctions – or risk seeing it drifting further towards China, former president of France Nicolas Sarkozy has warned, in a candid interview. Alienating Russia brings nothing but harm to European interests, Sarkozy told France’s Point media outlet. “Europe and Russia must work together in an atmosphere of trust,” he said, ...

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Facebook reorganizes Oculus for AR/VR’s long-haul

Facebook is again looking to whip Oculus into shape for its 10-year journey towards making virtual reality mainstream. According to two sources, Facebook reorganized its AR and VR team this week from a divisional structure focused around products to a functional structure focused around technology areas of expertise. While no one was laid off, the change could eliminate redundancies by ...

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