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Trump appears to accidentally share Twitter dis

Trump appears to accidentally share Twitter disThe Twitter user who called President Trump a fascist and frequently shares anti-Trump sentiment, joked Tuesday that the president “agrees with him.”




POSTED AUGUST 15, 2017 8:12 AM

Could Trump's Comments Lead To a GOP Presidential Primary?

Could Trump's Comments Lead To a GOP Presidential Primary?Trump's media availability drew intense criticism from the right. Former GOP Rep. David Jolly says today may be the start of a primary movement to replace Trump. He joins O'Donnell and Jarvis DeBerry to discuss Trump's long pattern of bigoted behavior.




POSTED AUGUST 15, 2017 3:21 PM

Man beaten at protest says police were indifferent to attack

Man beaten at protest says police were indifferent to attackMcLEAN, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man says police failed to come to his aid as he was beaten by white supremacists during Saturday's violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, that led to three deaths.




POSTED AUGUST 15, 2017 5:32 PM

Why Barack Obama is Our Most Viral President

Why Barack Obama is Our Most Viral PresidentBarack Obama's post Charlottesville tweet just broke the record for number of likes. How did Obama crack the social media code?




POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017 2:20 PM

Mugabe's wife whipped my daughter with electric cable, mother says

Mugabe's wife whipped my daughter with electric cable, mother saysBy Ed Cropley JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace whipped two South African women in a Johannesburg hotel room with an electric cable, the mother of one victim said, adding that the attack must be punished. Debbie Engels told Reuters her daughter Gabriella, a 20-year-old model, suffered a gash on her forehead that required eight stitches and another on the back of her head that needed six. Engels did not witness the attack and Reuters has not been able to verify key aspects of the allegations independently.




POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017 4:37 PM

Nigeria suicide bombers kill 28, wound 82

Nigeria suicide bombers kill 28, wound 82Three women suicide bombers blew themselves up at the entrance to a camp for displaced people in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, killing 28 people and wounding 82, local sources said. The attack -- the latest in a string of assaults in the troubled region -- took place in the town of Mandarari, 25 kilometres (15 miles) from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, said Baba Kura, a member of a vigilante force set up to fight jihadists. "Three female bombers triggered their explosive outside of the IDP (internally displaced persons) camp... killing 28 people and wounding 82 others," Kura said.




POSTED AUGUST 15, 2017 11:10 PM

Baltimore Quietly Removed All 4 Of Its Confederate Statues Overnight

Baltimore Quietly Removed All 4 Of Its Confederate Statues OvernightAll four of Baltimore’s Confederate statues were removed overnight, just days after a white nationalist rally erupted into chaos and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.




POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017 7:48 AM

Scientists solve mystery of ‘Frankenstein dinosaur’

Scientists solve mystery of ‘Frankenstein dinosaur’

A dinosaur that puzzled researchers thanks to the incredibly puzzling design of its body finally has its place in history thanks to a team of scientists from Cambridge and the Natural History Museum in London. The Chilesaurus, which has been nicknamed the "Frankenstein dinosaur" due to it appearing as though it were patched together from other, unrelated dinosaur species, has now been labeled a transitional species that helps to bridge the gap between herbivorous dinosaurs and the more iconic meat-eaters like the Tyrannosaurus rex. 

After its fossils were initially discovered, Chilesaurus was thought to be a part of the Theropod group of dinos — which includes the T. rex— due to its advanced digestive system. Those creatures, which are considered "lizard-hipped," were carnivores, but the Chilesaurus didn't appear to be particularly well-suited for consuming meat.

After extensive examination of the fossils, the researchers are now declaring that Chilesaurus was in fact a plant eater. As it turns out, the puzzling creature is actually a member of the group called Ornithischia — meaning "bird-hipped" — dinosaurs that also includes recognizable herbivores like the Stegosaurus and Triceratops. The team believes Chilesaurus was a essentially a stepping stone between the two groups, acting as a branching-off point.

"Before this, there were no transitional specimens — we didn't know what order these characteristics evolved in," Matthew Baron, Cambridge Ph.D. student and contributing author of the study, said of the research. "This shows that in bird-hipped dinosaurs, the gut evolved first, and the jaws evolved later — it fills the gap quite nicely."




POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017 4:05 PM

Here’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years

Here’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 YearsCheck out where and when the next total solar eclipses will take place




POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017 9:00 AM

How many nukes are in the world and what could they destroy?

How many nukes are in the world and what could they destroy?Tensions over nuclear weapons have been raised further after Donald Trump said North Korea will be met with "fire and fury like the world has never seen" after US intelligence concluded the rogue state has produced a miniaturised nuclear warhead.  This latest move comes amid increasing concern over North Korea's military capabilities, with the new US administration upping its rhetoric in response.  While the Pyongyang regime increases the frequency with which it is conducting missile tests, Donald Trump's defence secretary Jim 'Mad Dog' Mattis has previously warned North Korea of an "effective and overwhelming" response if Pyongyang used nuclear weapons. Elsewhere, rhetoric hints at a return of the expansion of nuclear arsenals across the world. In December, Russian President Vladimir Putin told a meeting of defence chiefs that strengthening nuclear capability should be a key objective for 2017. Donald Trump then took to Twitter to respond, vowing to do the same. The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 22, 2016 Such rhetoric has led to concerns about the world's nuclear capacity and the unpredictability of those in charge of the warheads. It seems the world is a long way from "coming to its senses" - with millions of kilotons already in military service around the world. Between them, the world's nuclear-armed states have around 15,000 warheads - the majority of which belong to the US and Russia. It is estimated that just under 10,000 of these are in military service, with the rest awaiting dismantlement, according to the Arms Control Association.  Putin says Russia should strengthen its nuclear arsenal 00:51 Which countries have nuclear weapons? There are five nuclear-weapon states in the world: China, France, Russia, United Kingdom and the United States. These are officially recognised as possessing such weapons by the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. This treaty acknowledges and legitimises their arsenals, but they are not supposed to build or maintain them forever. Indeed, they have committed to eliminate them.  There are also four other countries that have nuclear weapons: Pakistan, India, Israel and North Korea. These countries didn't sign the Treaty, and together possess an estimated 340 nuclear weapons.  But it's Russia and the US that have by far the most in the world - dominating all other countries by collectively sharing 88 per cent of the world's arsenal of stockpiled nukes. This figure increases to 93 per cent when we consider retired nukes.  How the world's 15,000 nukes are divided How deadly could these nuclear weapons be? The world's current collection of 14,900 nuclear weapons possesses enough power to kill millions of people and flatten dozens of cities.  According to Telegraph research, it is estimated that the US and Russian arsenals combined have power equating to 6,600 megatons. This is a tenth of the total solar energy received by Earth every minute. According to the NukeMap website, the dropping of the B-83, the largest bomb in the current US arsenal, would kill 1.4m people in the first 24 hours. A further 3.7m people would be injured, as the thermal radiation radius reached 13.km.  Likewise, the "Tsar Bomba" is the largest USSR bomb tested. If this bomb was dropped on New York, it is estimated that it could kill 7.6m people and injure 4.2m more. The nuclear fallout could reach an approximate area of 7,880km on a 15mph wind, impacting millions more people.  Both America and Russia's arsenals are regulated by several treaties that place limits on the numbers and kinds of warheads and delivery systems they have.   If either country were to expand their nuclear capacity even further, as Trump and Putin have hinted at, it could shatter these agreements and plunge the world into a new Cold War. North Korean missile ranges Our figures on nuclear weapons, based on statistics from the Arms Control Association, are mainly estimates because of the secretive nature with which most governments treat information about their arsenals. 




POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017 3:26 AM

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