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 …

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. …

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 …

Scientists discover radiation leak ‘100,000 times normal level’ from Russian nuclear sub wreck

The submarine’s conning tower. (Institute of Marine Research Norway/Ægir 6000) The institute said that findings were around 100 Becquerel (Bq) per liter as opposed to around 0.001 Bq per liter elsewhere in the Norwegian Sea. The highest level measured in a sample at the wreck site was 800,000 times higher than normal, according to the researchers. CHERNOBYL’S RED FOREST MAPPED BY DRONES AS SCIENTISTS DISCOVER RADIOACTIVE HOTSPOTS However, scientists noted that other samples from the same duct did not contain elevated levels of radiation. Undersea drone Ægir 6000 captured footage of the Soviet-era Komsomolets submarine. (Institute of Marine Research Norway/Ægir 6000) “Over the past few days we have also taken samples a few meters above the duct. We didn’t find …

Spike in shark sightings off Cape Cod alarms swimmers, keeps them close to shore

A great white shark spotted by researchers off the coast of Cape Cod.  (Mass. Division of Marine Fisheries and the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy) “We don’t swim out like we used to, because the sharks are coming in pretty close,” said Deborah Molinari, who said she has visited Cape Cod nearly every summer since she was a little girl. SHARK SWALLOWED WHOLE DURING RARE DEEP-SEA FEEDING FRENZY OFF SOUTH CAROLINA COAST, VIDEO SHOWS While the chances of getting bitten by a shark are extremely slim, the slew of great white sightings so close to shore has first responders along the beach preparing for the worst. “This problem has intensified over the last decade. We’re really taking an aggressive posture this year,” said Anthony …

Coco Gauff took a science test just before trying to qualify for Wimbledon. She’s now an international sensation

(CNN)Before her sensational debut in Wimbledon’s main draw, 15-year-old American tennis player Cori “Coco” Gauff had to win some qualifying matches just to get there. READ: Gauff signs multi-year sponsorship contract She says only one of her teachers even knew she played tennis. The rest will know now. “I ended up getting a B on the exam, which was pretty good, considering I took it at 11 at night and I have to wake up the next day for a match,” Gauff told CNN’s Christina Macfarlane on Saturday, two days before she’d play Williams. “After my science test, I guess some of my teachers saw (an) interview. Before that … only one teacher knew I play tennis, and I don’t …

St Fagans in Wales named museum of the year

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Other exhibits include an original 19th Century shop front The award, Britain’s biggest single art prize, was known as the Gulbenkian Prize at the time. Image copyright St Fagans Image caption Visitors can watch blacksmiths demonstrate traditional skills Founded in 1948, St Fagans is one of Wales’ most popular heritage attractions. Stephen Deuchar, Art Fund director and chair of the judges, said it was “a truly democratic museum” that “lives and breathes the culture, history and identity of Wales”. “It was made by the people of Wales for people everywhere,” he continued. “I can’t think of a single person who wouldn’t enjoy visiting this incredible place.” Follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts, or …

Electric cars ‘will not solve transport problem’

CREDS is an academic consortium of more than 80 academics across the UK. “Car use is a massive blind spot on government policy,” Prof Jillian Anable, one of the authors of the report, said. She added: “For many years ministers have adopted the principle of trying to meet demand by increasing road space. “They need to reduce demand instead.” What’s your diet’s carbon footprint? What is a climate emergency? How can I help? But what about people who depend on their cars? The authors say there will always be people who depend on cars, especially in the countryside or suburbs. But, they point out that many young people in cities are choosing not to buy cars. Instead they are using …

The True Origins Of The Seth Rich Conspiracy Theory

Russia’s foreign intelligence service, known as the SVR, first circulated a phony “bulletin” — disguised to read as a real intelligence report —about the alleged murder of the former DNC staffer on July 13, 2016, according to the U.S. federal prosecutor who was in charge of the Rich case. That was just three days after Rich, 27, was killed in what police believed was a botched robbery while walking home to his group house in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, D.C., about 30 blocks north of the Capitol. Yet in a graphic example of how fake news infects the internet, those precise details popped up the same day on an obscure website, whatdoesitmean.com, that is a frequent vehicle for Russian …

US may dump over 1.5 tons of rat poison on Farallon Islands to halt invasive rodents

Crews may drop 1.5 tons of rat poison on the Farallon Islands to stop an invasive house mice species from wreaking havoc on the native ecosystem. (iStock, File) CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKES HAVE EVERYONE ASKING THE BIG QUESTION – WHEN WILL THE BIG ONE COME? “House mice are impacting the native ecosystem of the islands, including several native species and wilderness,” the FWS wrote in an Environmental Impact Statement back in March. “Eradicating invasive mice is expected to benefit native seabirds, amphibians, terrestrial invertebrates, and plants and will help restore natural ecosystem processes on the islands. Eradicating house mice would eliminate the last remaining invasive mammal species on the Refuge, enhancing the recovery of this sensitive ecosystem.”

New species of fly named after ‘Game of Thrones’ villain

Paramonovius nightking is a bee fly named after Game of Thrones’ Night King because it reigns in winter and has a crown of spine-like hairs. The name was chosen by Game of Thrones fan Xuankun Li, a PhD student at the Australian National Insect Collection in Canberra. (Credit: CSIRO) PEOPLE ARE FREAKING OUT OVER THIS SUSHI SPIDER FOUND IN SYDNEY Lessard added that the name came from Xuankun Li, a Ph.D. student at CSIRO and a huge fan of the HBO show, “proving that inspiration for new species names can come from anywhere.” Paramonovius nightking is an apt name for the fly. It only appears in the winter in a small portion of Western Australia and has a crown of …

Forensic firm paid ransom after cyber-attack

The agency, which is investigating the attack, said: “As there is an ongoing criminal investigation, it would be inappropriate to comment.” Eurofins previously said the attack was “well-resourced” but three weeks later said its operations were “returning to normal”. Cyber-attack hits police forensic work It said it would also not comment on whether a ransom had been paid or not. It added it was “collaborating with law enforcement” in the UK and elsewhere. The ransomware attack hit the company, which accounts for over half of forensic science provision in the UK, on the first weekend in June. Ransomware is a computer virus that prevents users from accessing their system or personal files. Messages sent by the perpetrators demand a payment …

Here’s why we call the open-mouth smooch a ‘French kiss’

(CNN)Every great love story culminates with a kiss. The term “French kiss” entered the English vernacular in 1923, Sheril Kirshenbaum writes in her book “The Science of Kissing.” No one really knows the exact reason why we use the term, but it was likely adopted by Americans who traveled to France and kissed French women, who were more comfortable with a bit of tongue action, says Kirshenbaum. Naturally, the term “French kiss” developed. Still, it took a while for the term — and even the practice — to catch on in the United States. It wasn’t until after World War II that Americans felt comfortable enough to French kiss each other, says Kirshenbaum. She credits American servicemen who served in …