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Welp Trump’s Own Former Defense Secretary Just Compared Him to the Nazis So That Happened - vice

Welp Trump’s Own Former Defense Secretary Just Compared Him to the Nazis So That Happened

James “Mad Dog” Mattis just slammed the president as a threat to America’s Constitution.
vice - 2 hours ago
Why the US government underreports the economic gaps between white and black Americans - quartz

Why the US government underreports the economic gaps between white and black Americans

If US economic statistics included people in prisons, the black-white financial gaps would look much worse.
quartz - 2 hours ago
Six injured after car PLOWS into outdoor cafe in Netherlands, driver arrested - rt

Six injured after car PLOWS into outdoor cafe in Netherlands, driver arrested

At least six people were injured after a car drove onto the terrace of an outdoor cafe in the Netherlands, one has been rushed to the hospital. The driver of the vehicle, which was badly damaged, is now in custody.
rt - 3 hours ago
30 Years of Trash from the Upper East Side Is New York

30 Years of Trash from the Upper East Side Is New York's Best-Kept Art Secret

The top floor of one of the city's active sanitation garages houses a very large and highly curated collection, assembled by ex-garbage man Nelson Molina.
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UN says US must HEAR George Floyd protesters’ voices and get rid of its ‘STRUCTURAL RACISM’ - rt

UN says US must HEAR George Floyd protesters’ voices and get rid of its ‘STRUCTURAL RACISM’

America’s “structural racism” and “glaring inequalities” are at the heart of the massive protests that have gripped the US, the UN’s human rights chief said, adding that it is high time for “far-reaching reforms.”
rt - 4 hours ago
K-pop fans get political & hijack anti-riot hashtags on social media - rt

K-pop fans get political & hijack anti-riot hashtags on social media

Korean pop-music fans have hijacked hashtags such as #BlueLivesMatter and #MAGA in response to the growing unrest in the United States.
rt - 5 hours ago
CEOs are finally talking about racism. Will it change anything? - quartz

CEOs are finally talking about racism. Will it change anything?

What happens when the protests subside, and the world isn't watching as closely?
quartz - 5 hours ago
A quick guide to unemployment rates, by race, in major US cities - quartz

A quick guide to unemployment rates, by race, in major US cities

In Minneapolis, white unemployment in 2018 was 1.9%. For black residents, it was 8%.
quartz - 6 hours ago
Still fighting to change system, 40 years after Manchester riots - channel 4

Still fighting to change system, 40 years after Manchester riots

They might be almost 4,000 miles apart, but the feelings of anger, alienation and inequality being felt in Minneapolis are being echoed on the streets of Manchester.
channel 4 - 6 hours ago
Senator says three ex-officers to be charged in Floyd case - channel 4

Senator says three ex-officers to be charged in Floyd case

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar has said the state's attorney general will bring an elevated charge of second-degree murder against one former police officer over the killing of George Floyd.
channel 4 - 6 hours ago
Doctors fear silent Covid disaster in Yemen - channel 4

Doctors fear silent Covid disaster in Yemen

The UN is warning that the international community is in a race against time to save Yemen, ravaged by years of man-made famine and war, now also seeing some of the highest mortality rates because of Covid-19.
channel 4 - 6 hours ago
NHS test and trace chief under fire for failing to provide data - channel 4

NHS test and trace chief under fire for failing to provide data

The NHS test and trace chief, Baroness Dido Harding, has been giving evidence to MPs on the Commons Health Select Committee today.
channel 4 - 6 hours ago
14-day quarantine for people arriving into UK - channel 4

14-day quarantine for people arriving into UK

There's been mounting opposition from MPs and the airline industry to the government's plans to quarantine travellers to the UK.
channel 4 - 6 hours ago
Starmer challenges Johnson on speed of Covid test results - channel 4

Starmer challenges Johnson on speed of Covid test results

The government needs to get a grip on the coronavirus crisis, Sir Keir Starmer has warned, as he clashed with Boris Johnson at Prime Minister’s Questions over testing, statistics and public trust. Challenged over his claims of a “world-beating” test and trace programme, Mr Johnson promised results would be turned around within 24 hours by…
channel 4 - 7 hours ago
All 4 Officers Who Arrested George Floyd Are Getting Charged - vice

All 4 Officers Who Arrested George Floyd Are Getting Charged

And Derek Chauvin is set to be charged with second-degree murder.
vice - 7 hours ago
Thousands join Black Lives Matter protest in London over George Floyd death - channel 4

Thousands join Black Lives Matter protest in London over George Floyd death

Thousands of people have marched through central London as a show of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
channel 4 - 7 hours ago
Floyd family lawyer calls for all police officers present at his killing to be charged - channel 4

Floyd family lawyer calls for all police officers present at his killing to be charged

The lawyer for George Floyd's family has called for all of the police officers who were present at his killing to be charged.
channel 4 - 7 hours ago
Latest COVID-19 science updates: face masks and coronavirus impact on the brain - channel 4

Latest COVID-19 science updates: face masks and coronavirus impact on the brain

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, scientists are rushing to carry out and publish research which will help us understand how the virus works, and how the disease it causes can be treated.
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Scientists SUCCESSFULLY transplant mini HUMAN livers into RATS - rt

Scientists SUCCESSFULLY transplant mini HUMAN livers into RATS

Researchers have successfully tested potentially revolutionary technology which could spell the beginning of an organ-donor-free future – after they successfully grew and transplanted miniature human livers… into rats.
rt - 7 hours ago
WHO says hydroxychloroquine trials will RESUME as doubts emerge over research that warned about dangers of drug - rt

WHO says hydroxychloroquine trials will RESUME as doubts emerge over research that warned about dangers of drug

The World Health Organization has said that clinical trials involving the controversial drug hydroxychloroquine will resume, following doubts about US research which had led to their suspension.
rt - 7 hours ago
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‘Neither robot nor animal’: Scientists develop the ‘Xenobots,’ 1st robots constructed completely from LIVING CELLS (VIDEO)

‘Neither robot nor animal’: Scientists develop the ‘Xenobots,’ 1st robots constructed completely from LIVING CELLS (VIDEO)

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Scientists in the US claim to have created zombie robots from reanimated frog cells, giving rise to a living organism never seen or created before which can perform important tasks while healing itself.

These millimeter-wide “xenobots” were designed on a supercomputer using an evolutionary algorithm to create thousands of candidate designs. The winning designs can propel themselves toward a target and deliver a payload, and can also heal themselves when torn apart.

The xenobots are constructed using stem cells harvested from the embryos of African frogs, the species Xenopus laevis, and could theoretically perform tasks ranging from highly-targeted medicine delivery inside the human body, to toxic waste clean-up after a spill or radioactive disaster, or even gathering microplastics floating in the Earth’s oceans.

“These are novel living machines,” says Joshua Bongard, a computer scientist and robotics expert at the University of Vermont who co-led the new research. “They’re neither a traditional robot nor a known species of animal. It’s a new class of artifact: a living, programmable organism.”

The xenobots are fully biodegradable, powered by lipids and proteins and live for just seven days before reverting to dead skin cells. Frog skin cells form the structure, and the contractions of the amphibian heart cells provide the power to propel the xenobots. 

While the team acknowledges that there may be unintended consequences from developing such technology, such as the development of highly-targeted bioweapons, they argue that it is just another step toward cracking the “morphogenetic code,” which they believe governs how all living organisms in the universe are organized. If we could decipher this ‘code,’ it might lead to a giant leap forward in a vast array of fields, including environmental and medical research.

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