Native Hawaiians Arrested During Protests Over Massive Telescope

The sweep started early morning and continued on until the afternoon until police agreed to temporarily vacate the area if protesters agreed to move cars that were blocking the road to the construction site. In solidarity with the Mauna Kea protests, some Native Hawaiian activists demonstrated on the island of Oahu, causing traffic jams in Honolulu. declared an emergency proclamation later Wednesday, saying that the protesters were creating unsafe conditions.  The proclamation gives law enforcement the authority to close access to roads leading to the summit of Mauna Kea so that construction on the telescope can proceed. Those arrested in Mauna Kea on Wednesday received citations for obstructing a government operation and were released by police, a spokesman for Hawaii’s …

Here’s what’s coming and going on Hulu in August 2019

You could go swimming and hiking every day in Augustor you could stay in your air-conditioned home and watch whats new on Hulu. The streaming service makes it easy to binge by welcoming nine Star Trekmovies, fourFinal Destinationfilms, the originalTerminator, and the hilarious 2006 satire (or documentary?)Idiocracynext month. Hulu original documentaryJawlinetells the story of teenage micro-influencer Austyn Tester, who harnesses his viral fame to escape the confines of his rural Tennessee hometown. School Spirit,the 11th installment of holiday-themed anthology horror series,also lands. Check out the full listings below to find out whats new on Hulu this month. Whats new on Hulu in August 2019: Editors picks The Fourth of July installment of Hulus holiday-themed horror anthology series follows Marisol (Martha …

Playing With Cats And Dogs Is Great For Stress Levels, Science Confirms

You don’t need expensive massages and unhealthy vices to unwind from the stresses and strains of modern life; all you need is dogs.  Just 10 minutes of petting cats and dogs can result in a dramatic reduction in stress hormone levels, according to new research published in the journal AERA Open. In what sounds like one hell of a zen lead up to finals, psychologists from Washington State University (WSU) gathered 249 college students, just a week before their final year exams and randomly divided them into four groups.  The first group could pet and play with a number of cats and dogs for 10 minutes, while a second group observed other people petting animals. A third group (who apparently drew …

That Global Ban on Huawei? Not So Much Anymore

For years the US government has warned the world that Chinese telecom giant Huawei is not to be trusted. Some governments agree: Australia and Japan have blocked Huawei gear from their next-generation 5G wireless networks. But others, including US allies, disagree. A UK Parliament committee rejected a proposed ban on British telecom carriers using Huawei gear. "There are no technical grounds for excluding Huawei entirely from the UK's 5G or other telecommunications networks," UK Member of Parliament Norman Lamb, chair of the Science and Technology Committee, wrote in a letter explaining the committee's conclusions. The committee's decision follows the European Union's decision in March not to ban Huawei outright, but instead to ask member countries to assess the risks to …

10x Ascend aims to help tech talent with job negotiations

10x Ascend is a new firm that helps software development, cybersecurity and data science professionals negotiate for better deals. Founders Michael Solomon and Rishon Blumberg started out in talent management for the music industry (their clients still include musicians like Vanessa Carlton), then moved into representing tech freelancers with their firm 10x Management. More recently, they decided that there was an opportunity to provide similar services to full-time employees. Given the rising demand for tech talent (the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that software development roles will grow by 31% through 2026), you might think that developers and engineers can get anything they want when they’re looking for a job. However, Blumberg suggested that many of these prospective hires simply …

Bankrupt Maker Faire revives, reduced to Make Community

Maker Faire and Maker Media are getting a second chance after suddenly going bankrupt, but they’ll return in a weakened capacity. Sadly, their flagship crafting festivals remain in jeopardy, and it’s unclear how long the reformed company can survive. Maker Media suddenly laid off all 22 employees and shut down last month, as first reported by TechCrunch. Now its founder and CEO Dale Dougherty tells me he’s bought back the brands, domains and content from creditors and with his own money rehired 15 of 22 laid off staffers. Next week, he’ll announce the relaunch of the company with the new name “Make Community.” Read our story about how Maker Faire fell apart The company is already working on a new …

Why Was an American Scientist Murdered in a Nazi Bunker?

an online campaign. Then, on July 9, regularly treasure hunt in bunkers like the one where Eaton was found, searching for World War II relics. Several collectors have unofficial museums in small villages where their Nazi regalia is on display. Crete was also a recent base for several leaders of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party who had chosen the Greek island for its historical ties to Nazi occupation. In 2018, an anti-Fascist group was able to raid the Golden Dawn headquarters in the capital Heraklion, which sent the group underground. Konstantinos Beblidakis, the vice mayor of the local Platanias municipality, said the area where Eaton was found was accessible by various back roads but there were no surveillance cameras despite …

Sex Offender Registries Don’t Keep Kids Safe, But Politicians Keep Expanding Them Anyway

The first time Damian Winters got evicted was in 2015. He was living with his wife and two sons in suburban Nashville when his probation officer called his landlord and informed him that Winters was a registered sex offender. The previous year, when he was 24 years old, Winters had been arrested for downloading a three-minute porn clip. The file description said the girl in the video was 16; the prosecutor said she was 14. He was charged with attempted sexual exploitation of a minor and, because he had used file-sharing software to download the video, attempted distribution of child pornography.  Winters had no criminal record, no history of contact with children and no other illegal files on his computer. …

Women Are Sharing The Most Obscene Things Theyve Done While Under The Influence Of Hormones

However, hormones do play a role in our behavior. According to a Twitter user “Twinks” #2 #3 When asked about the previous ignorance about the impact of hormones on women, Martie said the controlled scientific standards were partly to blame. “One reason is that scientists were content for many decades with studying the male as the default sex, and that was in part because women had cycles that made them messy,” she explained. “If you are doing a scientific experiment, you don’t want noise, you don’t want variation, you want everything to be strictly controlled. #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #19 #20 See Also on Bored Panda Original Article : HERE ; …

Astronomers Discover Supermassive Black Holes That Are On A Collision Course With Each Other

Thanks to the discovery of gravitational waves, we know that stellar-mass black holes – the ones just a bit bigger than the Sun – can collide and merge. But what about the supermassive black holes that live in the center of galaxies? They are millions if not billions of times the mass of our stars and their possible merger is still a complex problem in astronomy. Researchers have now found two supermassive black holes on a collision course, located in a galaxy 2.5 billion light-years away. As reported in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, the two supermassive black holes each weigh more than 400 million times the mass of the Sun. They are roughly 430 parsecs away from each other and are shooting two enormous …

New Designs Could Boost Solar Cells Beyond Their Limits

The sun blankets the Earth with enough photons every hour to meet the entire world’s energy needs for a year. The question is how to efficiently convert them into electricity. Even under small-scale laboratory conditions, the world’s best single-junction solar cells—the kind found in most solar panels—still max out at capturing 29 percent of the sun’s energy. That puts them just shy of the hard limit of about one third that solar researchers calculated half a century ago. But scientists studying photovoltaics—the process by which sunlight is converted into electricity—have also long suspected that this limit is not as hard as it once seemed. The ceiling on solar cell efficiency, known as the Shockley-Queisser limit, is between 29 and 33 …

Jeffrey Epstein Was Their Teacher. He Became A Monster.

Some remember him as a caring teacher; others remember him as lousy. Some remember him as a creep. Some remember him as just one of many young faculty members, who barely would have stood out if not for his penchant for dressing in long, flamboyant fur coats.  In recent days, former teachers and alumni from The Dalton School in New York City have been reconnecting via long group email chains and Facebook comments to discuss memories of the infamous financier according to The New York Times William Barr oversees the office that is prosecuting Epstein. The joke has been this is the Epstein-Barr problem at Dalton,” said Harry Segal, a senior lecturer at Cornell University and Weill Cornell Medical College …

Electric cars: Our experts answer your questions

Phil: How much does it cost to put an electric charging point in your home? Sarah: What happens to electric car batteries at the end of their life? Are they sent to landfill to pollute in a different way? Tom: Under European Union law it is illegal for vehicle batteries to be incinerated or sent to landfill. However, the UK currently has no specialist facilities which can commercially separate the metals in the battery for reuse. The numbers of used lithium-ion electric car batteries produced in Britain are still relatively low. Any old batteries can be exported to a European country which does have specialist recycling facilities. The batteries are then incinerated at high temperatures and roughly 50% of each …

Russia Launches Telescope Into Space To Map The Cosmos In ‘Outstanding’ Detail

new telescope into space, marking a major milestone for the country’s space science program — and potentially paving the way for the mapping of the cosmos at a level of detail never before achieved. The Associated Press reported. The rocket was launched, following L2 Lagrange point, which the craft is expected to reach in “Lagrange points are unique positions in the solar system where objects can maintain their position relative to the sun and the planets that orbit it,” AP explained.  parking place” for observatories as it offers a  It would be the first-ever map of the universe Such a map “will be essential to solve the core questions of modern cosmology,” Roscosmos  The agency added that the telescope, which has …

This “Flavor Guru” Creates Ben & Jerry’s Flavors For A Living

Courtesy of Ben & Jerry’s Natalia Butler Is The Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Guru Who Creates Your Fave Treats By Amanda Fama 2 days ago Whether you walk down the frozen foods aisle or peek into your freezer, there’s a good chance you’ll see a pint of Ben & Jerry’s. If you’re anything like me, it’s probably super creamy and full of chocolatey chunks. That’s the beauty of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, though: It’s notoriously smooth, gooey, and packed with jumbo pieces in every spoonful. Believe it or not, each irresistible flavor is concocted by professional food scientists who know what you want for dessert. One of them is Natalia Butler, a flavor guru at Ben & Jerry’s. Butler …