Whaling’s ‘uncomfortable’ scientific legacy – BBC News

June 26, 2017

… and time again in vertebrates, not just with mammals,” says Richard Sabin, the Natural history Museum’s top whale expert. “You see these similarities in the early developmental stages and it’s really not until you’re halfway through the gestation – which for a humpback whale is around 11 months – that you start to see the things that make that foetus characteristically the species that it is.” Whales reached huge size only recently In search of …

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China landslide: Desperate search for survivors continues

June 25, 2017

(CNN)Thousands of rescuers are searching through rubble to find 109 people missing after a landslide devastated their village in Sichuan province, southwestern China. The missing range from an 80-year-old man to a girl aged just two and a half, according to a list released by Aba Prefecture’s government, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. …

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Democrats seek first big win of Trump era today in Georgia

June 20, 2017

(CNN)Progressives poured $23 million into Jon Ossoff’s campaign. House Democrats’ campaign arm sent a team to Georgia to organize the sixth congressional district months ahead of the special election there. Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel are facing off Tuesday in what has become the most expensive House race in history, with the candidates, their parties and super PACs pouring more than $50 million combined into the effort to win a single House seat in the northern Atlanta …

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Trump defiant as pressure grows

June 19, 2017

… for either the President or his aides in the issue of alleged collusion with Russia or over a potential cover-up, the political uproar will be incalculable. At best, it could further complicate Trump’s efforts to pass a meaningful legislative agenda and ultimately his hopes of a successful presidency. At worst, it could force the nation to confront a third debate on whether to remove an elected President in just 45 years. The lessons of history suggest such traumas raise questions of …

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US Open 2017: World’s top three miss cut as quartet battle for lead

June 18, 2017

(CNN)It’s the longest course in US Open history and was said to favor the big hitters but Erin Hills claimed the scalps of the three best players in the world Friday. The quartet largely avoided the deep fescue and took advantage of rain-softened greens to push the leading score to seven under as golf’s top trio fell the wrong side of the cut, which came at one over. Johnson, who defied controversy to win his maiden major at Oakmont 12 months ago, was teetering on …

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Foreign Carmakers Invoke Reagan To Sway Trump On Trade

June 17, 2017

… groups history. To accompany the ad, the trade group erected a website, , which features more of the data demonstrating the importance of foreign automakers in the United States economy. Foreign carmakers now produce of the cars made in the United States up from 1 percent in 1979, according to the AGAs analysis of its members data available on the new site. As a result, those German, Swedish, Japanese and South Korean companies with U.S. production plants directly employ 130,000 workers, the …

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Iraqi detainees in Michigan fear deportation

June 16, 2017

… majority of those arrested [in] the Detroit metropolitan area have very serious felony convictions, multiple felony convictions in many cases. I applaud the efforts of the law enforcement personnel who, day in and day out, put their lives on the line to protect this community,” Christensen said. Lawyers from the ACLU acknowledge the criminal history of those arrested, but say most of the detainees have complied with their conditions of supervision and have had no further run-ins with the …

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Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… accept that it’s better to do them and run the risk that they go badly than look like you are running scared. Furthermore, if you want to brag that your candidate is a bloody difficult woman, then she has to show some empathy to remind people she is human after all.” Image copyright Reuters Sporting history is littered with underdogs triumphing because they wanted to win more than their opponents, or put in more effort. The same sometimes goes for politics. In this election Mrs …

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Warriors dethrone Cavaliers for second title in three years

June 14, 2017

(CNN)Kevin Durant joined the Golden State Warriors to win his first NBA championship. The Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, clinching their second title in three years and their fifth in team history,avenging the loss to Cleveland after blowing a 3-1 lead a year ago. …

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Could football help ease tensions between North and South Korea?

June 13, 2017

… relations aren’t particularly positive, amid an ongoing dispute between Seoul and Tokyo over so-called “comfort women” held by the Japanese imperial army during World War II. Sporting culture Despite their longstanding differences — the two countries are still technically at war — South and North Korea have a strong shared footballing history. The two teams regularly play each other in friendlies and at international competitions. In April, South …

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Bill Maher Is A Dangerous White Man

June 12, 2017

… show, was a late addition after Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) declined to appear in the wake of Mahers comments. The normalcy of Friday nights Real Time episode rested heavily upon Dysons shoulders. He was, according to the host, there to school Maher, because as he said, hed done a bad thing. Dyson, at one point, explained to Maher the history of the slur, its roots in chattel slavery and its function as a reiteration of black subservience to whites. It was left unclear why Dyson or any …

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Macron Trolls Trump With ‘Make Our Planet Great Again’ Recruiting Website

June 10, 2017

… been a leader in the advancement of human rights and has left its mark in our common history. Our new challenge? Climate change. The website is a concrete tool to enable and facilitate the arrival of every committed citizen, the message adds.Here you can find all the answers to the questions you have about how to complete your project. The French welcome to immigrant scientists is a very different approach from the Trump administrations strategy. Travel restrictions and immigration …

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Donald Trump hasn’t tweeted in a very long time

June 10, 2017

… me skeptical because Trump has never shied away from tweeting amid dicey legal and political circumstances before. (Remember that he called the Russia investigation the “single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history! ” in the immediate aftermath of Bob Mueller’s appointment as special counsel.) Or maybe Trump’s staff, as they had hoped to do, successfully distracted the President over these past 37 hours — keeping him from thinking too much, and …

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The ‘Boy In The Ambulance’ Emerges In Interviews With Pro-Assad Media

June 8, 2017

… reemergence in the media was met with skepticism. Some speculate the recent television appearances on state-run news channels could be a regime-coordinated ploy to project an image of normality in government-controlled areas of Syria. The government has a history of using propaganda to show its supporters – even the reluctant ones that its in control, Syria analyst Annia Ciezadlo explained in October. More than that, its demonstrating that its the only force within Syria that can …

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Mountain Climber Makes History With Rope-Free, Death-Defying Ascent At Yosemite

June 6, 2017

The 31-year-old elite climber on Saturday became the first person to scale the nearly 3,000-foot face of Yosemites El Capitan granite formation without ropes or safety gear, an act known in mountaineering as free-soloing. National Geographic, which exclusively reported Honnolds ascent, called it perhapsthe greatest feat of pure rock climbing in the history of the sport. Fellow elite climber Tommy Caldwell had another way of describing Honnolds feat: After Honnold completed his climb in 3 …

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Election 2017: What do leaders do in their spare time? – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… it’s not exactly a hobby, she’s also known for her love of shopping for shoes. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has an interest in the design and history of manhole covers – a hobby which he himself has described as “zany”. Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Tim Farron gets a Buzz out of the Apollo space programme Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron is fascinated by space, saying: “I love the Apollo programme… the immense risks …

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Actually, Mike Pence, Climate Change Has Nothing To Do With A ‘Liberal’ Agenda

June 3, 2017

… destroy our progress, one man cant stop our clean energy revolution, one man cant go back in time. Only I can do that, Schwarzenegger said in a video on ATTN following Trumps announcement, referencing his role in the Terminator films.Like all the great movements in human history, our clean future starts with a grassroots movement in our communities, our cities and our state. The Paris Agreement isnt perfect. But by abandoning it, America is relinquishing that seat at the table. It calls …

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Election blind dates: Peter Stringfellow and Mary Beard – BBC News

June 2, 2017

Mary Beard Describe yourself: I’m Mary Beard and I am a professor of classics at the University of Cambridge. My day-job is working on Roman history and ancient Roman history. A few years ago now, I started doing Roman documentaries on both BBC Two and BBC One. It’s got my face out there – for better or worse. Political beliefs: I would summarise my politics very simply as the maverick left and proud. How was your date?: I had a good time. He’s an engaging old …

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California GOP Mayor Says Attracting Asians And The Gays Helps Reduce Crime

June 1, 2017

… Parris said that cultural venues, such as the Lancaster Museum of Art and history he’s standing atop, would bring in a more law-abiding class of people. The mayor, whos made business trips to China and has attempted to learn Mandarin, convinced BYD, a Chinese manufacturer of batteries and electric cars, toopen up a factory in Lancaster in 2013, according to the L.A. Times. Hes alsopromoted birth tourism in Lancaster for wealthy Chinese familiesto boost revenue at a local hospital. …

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Why the UK election isn’t exciting Americans – BBC News

May 31, 2017

… exercised too little power rather than too much: they wanted him to use his royal prerogative to overrule parliament over its much-hated tax regime. America’s royal obsession sometimes has the feel of a cargo cult on a small Polynesian island, but its faithful to the thinking of some of the country’s leading founding fathers. history. That’s what continues to fascinate Americans about Britain, not its modern-day politics. That’s evidenced by the enormous popularity of the …

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Rare cigarette paintings up for auction – BBC News

… risks became more widespread in the 1950s. Image copyright Imperial Tobacco Trevor Palethorpe, from John Pye Auctions, said the “rare paintings” had only been seen by a small number of people and had never been on public display. He added that the collection included an “eclectic range of pieces that have a strong history attached to them”. Image copyright Imperial Tobacco More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsBleuPage Pro White-Label Starter Get …

May 29, 2017
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Painful Chinese Foot-Binding Was More Than An Erotic Practice, Study Finds

… they could be trained to sit still for hours and help create textiles and clothing for the family. To uncover this little-known history of foot-binding, Bossen and the books co-author, researcher Hill Gates, interviewed over 1,800 elderly women in remote villages across China and found that foot-binding was widespread among peasant populations, shattering the belief that foot-binding was a status symbol of the elite. As the last generation of these foot-bound women disappears, we fortunately …

May 27, 2017
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Ben & Jerry’s Bans Same-Flavored Scoops Until Australia Passes Marriage Equality

… statement to HuffPost. Ben & Jerrys has a long and proud history of commitment to social justice, including LGBTQI rights and marriage equality. This commitment is grounded in our companys core values and an unshakable belief that everyone deserves full and equal civil rights. Courtesy of Ben Jerrys Ben & Jerrys aims to have all messages from customers delivered before the final parliamentary session of the seasonon June 13th. …

May 27, 2017
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TV Meets Real Life As Frank Underwood Is Photographed By Pete Souza

Now,because reality TV has already bled into the Oval Office, the photographer who documented one of the most outwardly levelheaded presidents in recent history has shot one of the most inwardly unhinged Frank Underwood, Kevin Spaceys ruthless player onHouse of Cards. Close SUBSCRIBE TO & FOLLOW ENTERTAINMENT THE spot for your favorite fan theories and the best movie recs. Learn more Newsletter 137 K Add us Pete Souza Pete Souza Set to debut May …

May 23, 2017
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Watch Toby Keith Play An All-Male Show In Saudi Arabia During Trump’s Visit

Keith,author of a song parenthetically titled The Angry American, performed the free show alongside Saudi singer Rabeh Saqer in the nations capital, Riyadh, on a stage lined with red, white and blue lights and American flags. Keith played some of his own material, including the song Shouldve Been A Cowboy, in addition to some instrumental music with Saqer. Another epic moment @rabehsaqer playing oud (Arabian lute) on @officialtobykeith song #history #historyinthemaking …

May 21, 2017
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