Tag Archives: Thought

Life on Kepler-186f? Scientists discover the planet is even more like Earth than we thought

Scientists have discovered Kepler-186f is even more like Earth than previously understood, and could be habitable. The planet appears to have seasons and a climate, thanks to its stable axial tilt. Kepler-186f is an exoplanet, meaning it’s located outside our solar system, 500 light years away.  Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology used simulations to analyze and identify the ...

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‘I thought she was white’: Roseanne apologizes for racist tweet

Actress Roseanne Barr has a perfectly reasonable explanation for the recent racist comments she made on Twitter about Valerie Jarrett, an adviser to former President Barack Obama: she didn’t know Jarrett was black. Barr made an emotional apology on Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s podcast for a tweet in which she said Jarrett looked like what would happen if the “Muslim brotherhood ...

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Time for the Big One? Research suggests risk of California earthquake higher than previously thought

Geophysicists are hypothesizing that the San Andreas fault line in California could be the central point of a massive earthquake after new research suggested that the fault may be at higher risk than previously thought. Researchers at Arizona State University have published a new study looking at the likelihood of a 7.5-magnitude (or stronger) quake occurring and rupturing the entire ...

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Power of thought and flick of a finger: MIT creates mind & gesture controlled robot (VIDEO)

Learning from your mistakes takes a while, even if you’re a machine. But new MIT robots can now understand their mistakes and correct them by reading the human mind and deciphering gestures. Harnessing the power of thought, an MIT laboratory has developed brand-new technology that operates on a mixture of muscle and brain signals. It uses a Computer Science and ...

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Bulletproof shields – best gift for US students? Pennsylvania school actually thought so

Eighth-graders at a Pennsylvania middle school were given a special gift to prepare them for high school: bulletproof shields. To Twitter, it was another depressing story from an America rocked by gun violence. The entire graduating class at St. Cornelius Catholic School in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, were given the $ 150 shields as a gift by local company Unequal Technologies, ...

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Freedom of speech but no freedom of thought: Kanye floods Twitter with political and life advice

Kanye West is back on Twitter and he’s getting political, dispensing thoughts and musings on Black Lives Matter, freedom of thought and capitalism, and sparking some controversial reactions. The rapper had taken a one-year hiatus from Twitter for unknown reasons, but it looks like he now has lots to say. Here are the most interesting snippets of Kanye’s thoughts. 1. ...

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Murderer took selfie after stab frenzy so violent, police thought victim was mauled by an animal

An ex-soldier has been jailed for life after he brutally slashed a total stranger, and abandoned his body in nearby heathland. The attack was so violent that police initially thought the victim had been mauled by an animal. When handing down the life sentence to Alexander Palmer, Justice Goose QC described the 24-year old’s premeditated attack as inflicting “savage and ...

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‘A gift from fate’: Child thought dead for 7 years reunites with family… thanks to bailiffs

A Russian couple who thought their baby had died shortly after birth were reunited with their child after more than seven years, thanks to bailiffs who had come calling to ask for money for the boy’s care. The touching story with a long-postponed but happy ending began in the southwestern Russian city of Volgograd back in 2011. A couple decided ...

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Kurdish forces thought to have executed dozens of ISIS suspects in Iraq – HRW

An HRW researcher told RT the rights group has collected enough evidence suggesting that dozens of alleged Islamic State fighters were executed by Kurdish security forces in Iraq. Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a lengthy report on Friday, suggesting that Kurdish security forces, or Asayish, had executed dozens of alleged Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) members. Belkis Wille, the group’s ...

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‘Maradona just looked at us. We thought ‘OK, here we go!’: John Barnes’ World Cup memories

Former Watford, Liverpool and England midfielder John Barnes was a trailblazer of English football through the 1980s and 1990s, winning both major trophies and the hearts and minds of budding young players the world over. Born in Jamaica in 1964, Barnes moved to London at the age of 12 with his family, and began playing in the bright yellow of ...

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