Second-Largest Living Sharks Caught On Video In Scottish Waters With SharkCam

As if plucked from Jurassic waters, basking sharks – the second-largest sharks in the world – languidly move through today’s oceans, their mouths agape as they sift through tons of seawater to catch prey. It’s little wonder such an underwater oddity has piqued the curiosity of scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). The team’s REMUS SharkCam has captured footage of the sharks off the West Coast of Scotland for the first time. Initially developed to track white sharks, the scientists turned the autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) on basking sharks in the hopes of learning more about these iconic creatures. “Every time we deploy REMUS SharkCam, we learn something new about the species we are studying,” said Amy Kukulya, WHOI research engineer and SharkCam …

Just One Season Of American Football Can Damage The Brain

There has been a lot of discussion on the effect routine concussions have on American football players, with some recent research suggesting that up to 40 percent of retired National Football League players could be suffering from traumatic brain injury, or TBI. A new study now suggests that football players are damaging their brains even without receiving a concussion. As reported in Science Advances, medical researchers have witnessed structural changes to the brain due to routine hits that happened over just one season of play. The study followed two groups of athletes. The first group had 38 college footballers who play for the University of Rochester. Each player’s brain was scanned in an MRI before and after a season of play. They …

Here Are the Questions a Shrink Would Have Asked Mueller

WeThe Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President. We published the book not because of political leanings but because of our genuine concern for public health and safety. Our analysis of the Mueller report, based on sworn testimonies of his closest associates, proves that we had real reason for concern. Our how the president was unfit from each of their perspectives. Our analysis of the Mueller Report explains why: A person without mental capacity lacks the basic requirement for legal, political, military, or presidential capacity. To educate the public, we held andangerouscase.org). Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

NYC Power Couples Butler: Swedish Teen Told Me of Epstein Island Horrors

Newly Maxwell. The case, which was settled in 2017 on confidential terms, contained a trove of documents the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ordered unsealed. Those documents also revealed that Giuffrewho claims she was Epstein and Maxwells sex slavetold The New York Times right after Epstein's arrest that she was shocked by the sex trafficking allegations against her ex-boyfriend and they were completely counter to the person she is familiar with. In a separate statement, the billionaire couple declared, The Dubins are horrified by the new allegations against Jeffrey Epstein… Had they been aware of the vile and unspeakable conduct described in these new allegations, they would have cut off all ties and certainly never have allowed …

Confluera snags $9M Series A to help stop cyberattacks in real time

Just yesterday, we experienced yet another major breach when Capital One announced it had been hacked and years of credit card application information had been stolen. Another day, another hack, but the question is how can companies protect themselves in the face of an onslaught of attacks. Confluera, a Palo Alto startup, wants to help with a new tool that purports to stop these kinds of attacks in real time. Today the company, which launched last year, announced a $9 million Series A investment led by Lightspeed Venture Partners . It also has the backing of several influential technology execs, including John W. Thompson, who is chairman of Microsoft and former CEO at Symantec; Frank Slootman, CEO at Snowflake and …

Why AI needs more social workers, with Columbia Universitys Desmond Patton

Sometimes it does seem the entire tech industry could use someone to talk to, like a good therapist or social worker. That might sound like an insult, but I mean it mostly earnestly: I am a chaplain who has spent 15 years talking with students, faculty, and other leaders at Harvard (and more recently MIT as well), mostly nonreligious and skeptical people like me, about their struggles to figure out what it means to build a meaningful career and a satisfying life, in a world full of insecurity, instability, and divisiveness of every kind. In related news, I recently took a year-long paid sabbatical from my work at Harvard and MIT, to spend 2019-20 investigating the ethics of technology and …

We Illustrated 6 People Who Dreamed Their Breakthrough Ideas

A comfy bed and a good night’s sleep are essential when it comes to brain function. Slipping into a freshly made bed with lush, fresh bedding really can set the tone for how easily you’ll settle into a peaceful slumber. Once you drift off to sleep, there really is no limit to where your dreams may take you. Sometimes unbelievable and seemingly impossible, your dreams really can have a huge impact; changing your mind on something you were sure you were certain of, making you question what you once knew – the power of dreams can be hugely underestimated. The Mill Shop wanted to explore what impact dreams have had on the world over the years. We’re not talking daydreams …

Marianne Williamson Grilled by Trevor Noah on Vaccines

After popping up on Real Time With Bill Maher over the past couple of weeks, 2020 candidate Marianne Williamson made her Daily Show debut on Tuesday night. And she was met with some harsher scrutiny than she received from those other two late-night hostseven if it didnt end up in the section of the interview that actually aired on TV. Trevor Noah started his interview with some semi-backhanded compliments. It seemed like you were out of your depth during the first Democratic presidential debate in June, he said, but by the second debate last month he noted that she was the most googled candidate on the stage. Why do you think youre connecting with so many people who first thought …

Palmer Luckeys Secretive Defense Company Is Booming Under Trump

As many tech giants grow skittish about cashing in on the surveillance boom, one company helmed by an industry iconoclast seems custom-built for Big Brother. For Anduril Industries, scanning the California desert alongside border agents or helping drones home in on targets isnt toxicit isnt even controversial. That mostly has to do with the companys founder, Palmer Luckey. The 26-year-old is best known as the designer of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset that shepherded the futuristic technology into the mainstream. In 2014, Luckey sold his 100-person virtual reality company to Facebook for $3 billion. Luckey was reportedly forced out of Facebook in early 2017 after role-playing games, Luckey named his new project after a mythical sword from The Lord …

Pro-LGBT Coca-Cola adverts spark boycott calls in Hungary

Campaign linked to Sziget festival criticised by senior member of ruling Fidesz party Advertisements by Coca-Cola relating to a popular music festival in called him Trump before Trump, and Nigel Farage and Italys Matteo Salvini are admirers. For many liberals, and increasingly for some of his supposed allies in the EPP, he signifies all that is rotten, corrupt and downright scary in contemporary politics on the continent. The age of liberal democracy is at an end, Orbn told the Hungarian parliament shortly after Fidesz Hungary and the rest of Europe from the evils of migration from the Middle East and Africa. He has brushed off protests from the disgruntled urban elites. One thing Orbns admirers and detractors agree on is …

He, she, or … ? Gender-neutral pronouns reduce biases study

Researchers find usage boosts positive feelings towards women and LGBT people More than 100 failures litter the battleground that is the hunt for an English gender-neutral singular pronoun. From thon, ip and hiser to hem, ons and lers, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, those who used gender-neutral pronouns for the cartoon task were more likely to use non-male names in their short story. The gender-neutral pronoun also appeared to improve positive feelings towards LGBT people. The word hen, the researchers believe, helped to combat mental biases that favoured men, and raise awareness of other genders. Sabine Sczesny, a professor of social psychology at the University of Bern, said the research was further evidence that gender-inclusive language could …

What I learned writing about climate change and the US south for a year

I crisscrossed a region my own that is mired in a culture of denial and delay. The conversation on the climate crisis has not changed fast enough Its 96 degrees in downtown Beaufort, North Carolina, a place where I spent much of my childhood. The sidewalk is too hot for dogs to walk on. The iconic wild horses, visible on Shackleford Banks, wade in the marsh, munching cordgrass. Ive been watching the horses since I was in elementary school, and now Im sharing them with my elementary school-aged daughters on summer vacation. My girls love them, as I did. The legend is that the horses swam to safety from an old Spanish shipwreck. Its moving to watch the small, strong …

Facebook wants to read your mind

Facebook is inching closer to developing a brain-computer interface that will allow humans to type with just their minds. The tech company says its made notable progress on a noninvasive wearable brain-reading computer since first revealing the idea at its annual developer conference in 2017. Facebook is working with researchers from the University of California, San Francisco who published a study on their latest breakthroughs Tuesday in the Nature Communications journal. The study, which used three patients being treated for epilepsy with electrodes implanted in their brains, saw human thought being translated into words on a computer screen. While the research team says such a device could be used to help victims of severe brain injuries communicate, Andrew Boz Bosworth, …

Blink 182 Frontman’s UFO Organization Says It’s Obtained Materials “Unknown” To Science

A UFO organization launched by former Blink 182 frontman Tom DeLonge says it has in its possession “groundbreaking metamaterials” unknown to science. The materials, he claims (in all caps) in an Instagram post, came from “UNIDENTIFIED VEHICLES”, though he and his organization To The Stars Academy have not yet offered proof of this or any of their other out-of-this-world claims. – “We have been able to establish that the material shows highly advanced and anomalous engineering capabilities,” DeLonge, most famous for hits such as Apple Shampoo, said in an enigmatic Instagram post alongside what appear to be photos of the material.  “This acquisition will allow us to expand the scope of our ADAM Research Project and accelerate R&D that could lead to numerous …

Snail With Iron Shell Dubbed Sea Pangolin First To Be Threatened With Extinction From Deep-Sea Mining

The first species at risk of extinction due to deep-sea mining has now been added to the IUCN Red List of Threatened and Endangered Species. The scaly-foot snail – dubbed the “sea pangolin” for its endangered status and scaled appearance – is more incredible than its common name suggests. The creature hosts a shell made of iron and lives around hydrothermal vents in the dark depths of the Indian Ocean, where searing hot water escapes from the sea floor. Its iron tags are layered like plated armor, possibly protecting it from the harpoon-like teeth and puncture-sharp claws of predators, according to the National Science Foundation. Beneath all the armor, it has a large heart, in part to keep the symbiotic bacteria within …