New Proposed Anti-Abortion Bill In Ohio Asks Doctors To Do Something That Is Not Medically Possible

After passing the so-called heartbeat law in April, Ohio is now proposing another bill in its latest attempt to curtail abortion rights and bodily autonomy in the American state. On top of that, the bill tasks doctors to do something that is not medically feasible. Ohio’s HB413 would completely outlaw abortion in the state. It would define a fertilized egg as a person, and doctors performing this medical procedure could be found guilty of abortion murder. This would be a first-degree offense carrying a penalty of imprisonment for life. The part of the bill that goes into the realm of science fiction is in Sec. 2904.35 part C. “Takes all possible steps to preserve the life of the unborn child, while preserving the life of the …

Internet scammers taking advantage of Narwhal the ‘unicorn’ rescue puppy

A small puppy in Missouri, who gained viral fame for , is reportedly being used by scammers online. TMZsayRochelle Steffen, the founder of the shelter that rescued Narwhal, told TMZ that ever since the puppy went viral, a bevy of fake accounts run by scammers have been popping up, asking people for donations. Steffen said shes already reported several of the scams to Facebook and Instagram to get them shut down for good. Facebook accountNarwhal was found last Saturday in the freezing cold with the beginnings of frostbite on one of his paws, . Shelter workers say hes recovering quickly with the frostbite healing. He seems completely healthy other than some usual puppy worms he got meds for. Everyone is …

Dating disasters: why bad grammar could stop you finding love online

The users of one dating site rate good grammar and literacy above erratic spelling in their search for a warm, ideal partner Its a modern love story: they liked your profile, you liked them back, the messages are coming through fast and flirty then they mix up their and there. A study of Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, has clear limitations. For example, it drew on only a small sample of members, all mostly older adults, of one Dutch dating website, called Parship. It may be that on dating apps serving younger demographics, a good grasp of literacy and convention might be rated less highly. Linguist Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language, has explored how written online communication …

My beloved Hong Kong has become a war zone and daily life is full of anxiety

As another week of violence grips the city, normal life is on hold – people cannot work, schools are closed, roads are paralysed and children are terrified The ongoing political crisis in Hong Kong is probably the biggest challenge of my life. I dont remember having lost sleep and appetite and not being able to think about anything else for months on end ever before. Like many other Hongkongers, I have been overwhelmed by an acute sense of helplessness and anxiety during the past five months as I have watched our home descend in to a war zone every few days. Every time I go out to report my childrens voices sound a note of caution: Take care, mummy!. It …

Booker Jabs Biden on Marijuana at the Democratic Debate: Are You High?

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker took aim at former vice president Joe Biden at dominated the Democratic field in black support. But on the issue of marijuana legalization, his views appear to trend more conservative than most Democratic voters. According to a

Read Sacha Baron Cohen’s scathing attack on Facebook in full: ‘greatest propaganda machine in history’

In a speech, the actor argued that Facebook would have run ads by Hitler. Here are his remarks in full In a speech last night at the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen prepared remarks: Thank you, ADL, for this recognition and your work in fighting racism, hate and bigotry. And to be clear, when I say racism, hate and bigotry Im not referring to the names of Stephen Millers Labradoodles. Now, I realize that some of you may be thinking, what the hell is a comedian doing speaking at a conference like this! I certainly am. Ive spent most of the past two decades in character. In fact, this is the first time that I …

A guide to the BBC Question Time leaders’ special

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionQuestion Time Leaders Special: Behind the scenes with Fiona Bruce On Friday 22 November, the leaders of four major UK parties will face an audience in a Question Time leaders’ special. The leaders of the Conservative Party, the Labour Party, the SNP and the Liberal Democrats will take part. Hosted by Fiona Bruce in Sheffield, the programme will air on BBC One at 19:00 GMT, and you can watch it live online, too. Each leader will take turns answering questions from the audience for 30 minutes, with Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn going first. He will be followed by the SNP’s Nicola Sturgeon, then Jo Swinson, leader of the Liberal Democrats, with Conservative leader …

Lucence raises $20 million Series A for its non-invasive cancer screening technology

Lucence Diagnostics, a genomic medicine startup that develops non-invasive tests for cancer screening, announced today that it has raised a $20 million Series A led by IHH Healthcare, one of the world’s largest integrated private healthcare groups. Other participants included SGInnovate and returning investors Heliconia Capital (a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings), Lim Kaling and Koh Boon Hwee. The round will be used for scaling Lucence’s labs, hiring and making its products commercially available to more patients in Asia and North America. The funding will also support two prospective clinical trials. One will focus on its technology’s sensitivity to actionable variables in late-stage cancer patients, while the other will evaluate its use for early-stage detection in several types of cancer, including …

Prehistoric snakes had limbs for 70M years, new study shows

An ancient snake’s cheekbone sheds light on evolution of modern snake skulls. (Credit: RAÚL ORENCIO GÓMEZ) FOSSIL HUNTER FINDS 1185M-YEAR-OLD ‘GOLDEN SNITCH’ WITH ANCIENT SEA CREATURE INSIDE Michael Caldwell, one of the study’s co-authors, added that researchers have not been able to gather any significant information about the early evolution of snakes, due to a lack of fossils. “This research revolutionizes our understanding of the jugal bone in snake and non-snake lizards,” Caldwell, a professor at the University of Alberta, added. “After 160 years of getting it wrong, this paper corrects this very important feature based not on guesswork, but on empirical evidence.” The researchers performed CT scans to visualize the skull structures inside the specimen, looking at pathways for …

Scientists develop slippery toilet coating to stop poo sticking

Spray-on surface could prevent bacteria building up and reduce household water use The toilet brush need never leave its holder again. Scientists have created a super-slippery coating that helps usher excrement on its way without leaving traces behind. The spray-on coating, which is slipperier than Teflon, reduces adhesion of even tenacious faeces by up to 90%, tests suggest, so far less water is needed to flush them away and leave the toilet clean. Researchers at Penn State University believe the coating could slash Writing in the journal Nature Sustainability, Wong, who has co-founded a company to sell the coating, describes how all of the comparison surfaces displayed extreme stickiness to the faeces, while the Less coating appeared to shed its …

Team Of Scientists Discovered 140 Huge Mysterious Drawings In Peru

Humanity has come a long way with its numerous discoveries throughout history. Everything from new locations to new species to new technologies, history is chock-full of notable findings and breakthroughs. However, the universe is infinitely vast, so the journey never stops and there’s always something new to find. In fact, you’d be surprised how tremendously little we know about our own planet. The fact that we’ve only explored around 5% of our oceans is proof of how much is still left to be discovered. Scientists discovered over 140 new Nazca Lines, including this one—a bird Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Killer Whale Yamagata University Humanoid Yamagata University Professor Sakai and his team at Yamagata University …

Mom Didnt Let Her Kid Buy A T-Rex Because Its Too Violent, They Buy One When They Grow Up And The Pics Are Hilarious

One person who has that very same longing for a toy they badly wanted when they were a kid is Tumblr user Bunjywunjy. When the first ‘Jurassic Park’ movie came out, they wanted a T-Rex action figure very much, but their mom thought it was ‘too violent.’ bunjywunjy Unsurprisingly, the internet went bonkers for Wexter who, in her spare time, enjoys playing fetch like a dog, as well as eating flowers. To date, Bunjywunjy’s thread on Tumblr has nearly 250,000 people who showed their support for their little pet project. The film has several things working for it. First, the stunning visuals. Special effects artist Dennis Muren told the media that he thought what they did was going to be …

Oceanographer Creates Algorithm to Remove Water From Underwater Images

Coral reefs are among nature’s most complex and colourful living formations. But as any underwater photographer knows, pictures of them taken without artificial lights often come out bland and blue. Even shallow water selectively absorbs and scatters light at different wavelengths, making certain features hard to see and washing out colours—especially reds and yellows. This effect makes it difficult for coral scientists to use computer vision and machine-learning algorithms to identify, count and classify species in underwater images; they have to rely on time-consuming human evaluation instead. But a new algorithm called Sea-thru, developed by engineer and oceanographer Derya Akkaynak, removes the visual distortion caused by water from an image. The effects could be far-reaching for biologists who need to …

Cigarette use among US adults hits record low while vaping rates rise: CDC

Cigarette smoking rates among US adults have dropped to an all-time low, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (iStock) NEW YORK RAISES AGE TO PURCHASE TOBACCO AND E-CIGARETTE PRODUCTS TO 21 The health agency has named vitamin E acetate, which is found in THC-containing vape products, as the possible culprit in the outbreak. The CDC said earlier this week the chemical compound, which is typically used as a nutritional supplement, was found in lung fluid from 29 patients tested in a government lab. CDC Director Robert R. Redfield called the “marked decline” in cigarette smoking among U.S. adults an “achievement of a consistent and coordinated effort by the public health community and our many partners.” “Yet, …

NASA renames mysterious Ultima Thule after Nazi controversy arises

Composite image of primordial contact binary Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69 from New Horizons Spacecraft Data. (Credit: NASA) NASA EYES PLUTO MISSION  “The name ‘Arrokoth’ reflects the inspiration of looking to the skies, and wondering about the stars and worlds beyond our own,” said Alan Stern, New Horizons principal investigator from Southwest Research Institute, in a statement. “That desire to learn is at the heart of the New Horizons mission, and we’re honored to join with the Powhatan community and people of Maryland in this celebration of discovery.” Stern did not reference the link to the Thule Society as a reason for the new name, but did mention it during a press conference. “Just because some bad guys once liked that …

This 1 Word Kamala Harris Uses Is A Huge Deal For Women In Politics

Win McNamee/Getty Images News/Getty Images Here’s Why Kamala Harris Using Female Pronouns About The President Is A Huge Deal By Lilli Petersen Nov 19, 2019 As of 2019, there’s one clear and definitive thing you can say about American politics: 45 out of 45 U.S. presidents have been men. And unfortunately, what you see is what you believe — or at the very least, what you get used to. Internal biases are insidious and difficult to spot, which may be why it can feel startling when Sen. Kamala Harris uses female pronouns to talk about the presidency But why does one small difference — the change from a to a — hit so hard? Harris has made a point of …