Rush Limbaugh has incensed Catholic groups by attacking Pope Francis’s blueprint for a more inclusive, social justice-oriented Catholic Church as “pure Marxism” and saying, “somebody has either written this for [the Pope] or gotten to him.” But the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the top American leaders of the Catholic church, isn’t commenting on […]
Quantum entanglement is one of the more bizarre theories to come out of the study of quantum mechanics — so strange, in fact, that Albert Einstein famously referred to it as “spooky action at a distance.”
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is diagnosed when individuals exhibit characteristic behaviors, decreased social interactions, and impaired communication. Curiously, many with ASD also suffer from gastrointestinal issues, like abdominal cramps and constipation. Guided by this co-occurrence of brain and gut problems, researchers are investigating a bacterium that alleviates GI and behavioral symptoms in autistic-like mice, introducing […]
Confirming the stocks-are-just-high-beta-FX meme, Japanese stocks in the Nikkei 225 have collapsed 800 points in the last 2 days as JPY began to strengthen against the USD (on better data bringing taper talk and potential capital outflows as hot money chases something else). Relative to the initial 4 months of Abenomics which saw a 'beta' […]
“Never turn your back on a shark” is the message from a new article. Biologists contend that sharks can comprehend body orientation and therefore know whether humans are facing them or not. This ability helps sharks to approach and possibly attack their prey from the blind side — a technique they prefer.
Astronomers have discovered the most distantly orbiting planet found to date around a single, sun-like star. Weighing in at 11 times Jupiter’s mass and orbiting its star at 650 times the average Earth-Sun distance, planet HD 106906 b is unlike anything in our own Solar System and defies current planet formation theories.
A top Palestinian negotiator on Thursday said peace talks with Israel were “difficult and complicated”, after a meeting between Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas and US Secretary of State John Kerry. “The situation is still very difficult and matters are complicated,” Saeb Erakat told AFP. “Abbas met Kerry for four hours… and discussed issues including security. […]
A fierce storm battered northern Europe with hurricane force winds Thursday, leaving four people dead or missing, disrupting travel and forcing thousands to flee their homes over fears of the worst tidal surge in decades. British authorities evacuated 10,000 homes as flooding started on the North Sea coast while Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and […]
Elton John is to play a concert in Moscow on Friday during which he has vowed to raise the issue of Russia’s legal crackdown on gay rights. The British singer told CNN last month that he was “going to say something from the stage that’s… going to be meaningful” when he plays two dates in […]
While we are sure it is just a coincidence that hours after his nation reports record and soaring unemployment rates, French President Hollande announces a doubling of troops in Central African Republic (CAR) deciding to “intervene immediately” after the UN authorization, adding “this intervention will be quick. It has no vocation to last and I’m […]
Twitter on Thursday announced the appointment of its first woman board member in a gender breakthrough at the globally popular one-to-many messaging service. Twitter, which recently made a stellar debut on the New York Stock Exchange, said in a ‘tweet’ that proven London publishing executive Marjorie Scardino has been named as the eighth board member […]
Conservative radio host Glenn Beck revealed this week that his own daughter accused him of being “intolerant” about same sex marriage after she left home and attended a Catholic university. In an interview on Wednesday, Pastor Mark Driscoll explained to Beck that his church had done a poll and discovered that intolerance was the number […]
From Jonathan Weil, originally posted in Bloomberg The “GE Three” Go Free It wasn’t long after three former General Electric Co. executives were convicted of rigging auctions for municipal-bond investment contracts that they received the ultimate sendoff: A 7,400-word torching in Rolling Stone magazine by Matt Taibbi, the writer who branded Goldman Sachs Group Inc. […]
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Treasuries are resuming their bear trend, with 10yr yields pushing above 2.839%, the Nov-21 high and BofAML’s MacNeil Curry warns “Treasuries are in trouble.” They continue to target a break of 3.00% in the sessions ahead. This is the September/3m range highs. (Read more…) However, they are most focused on 5yr yields and TYH4 (10Y […]
Self-styled celebrity super family the Kardashians love their annual Christmas card. Over the years they’ve built up a smorgasboard of festive snaps, which have become more overblown as the family has slowly risen up the celebrity food chain. Last year’s was an all-white number with ticker tape and bubbly, which made it look as if […]
One of the most maddening aspects of the debate over Obamacare isn’t simply the fact that conservatives dislike it, but the fact that they seem unable even to understand what the point is. Via Ed Kilgore, here is Georgia state insurance commissioner Ralph Hudgens—surely a guy who should understand what insurance is and how it […]
Hot on the Jim Marrs’ post “Who Parked Our Moon” that resurfaced last week, now the highly respected science journal Nature gets in on the act of questioning just what the deal is with our moon. Author Robin Canup, associate vice-president of the Planetary Science Directorate of Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colorado, says current theories […]
An American hacker has found a way to hijack consumer drones for personal use and remotely control their flights. As AlJazeera reports, Samy Kamkar exposed security holes in the AR.Drone made by Parrot, one of the leading manufacturers of commercial drones. I’ve released SkyJack, a RasPi drone that seeks out and hacks drones, turns them […]
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While hardly as prominent as a killed ambassador and a storming of a US consulate, things in Libya continue to disintegrate with the latest news that a 33-year old US citizen who was a teacher in an English-language school and who described himself online as “Libya’s best friend”, was shot and killed by gunmen in […]
Since June of 2012 I’ve been talking about Iran circumventing SWIFT and though it hurt their economy, initiating devastating inflation and great harm to the Iranian people, Iran has taken the hits from the sanctions but founded what could now be called the PETRO GOLD system. It’s allowed Iran to sell oil to China, India and Japan […]