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  • ‘Embarrassing’ details on Marble Falls High students mistakenly emailed out (TX)

    04/27/2017 7:47:41 AM PDT · by bgill · 7 replies
    kxan ^ | April 26, 2017 | Andy Jechow
    An email sent by the Marble Falls High School principal to senior students inadvertently included student identification numbers, which could possibly be used to learn a student’s school-issued Google account and lunch account password, the school said...The spreadsheet included information as to why some seniors were ineligible to go on the trip...Segovia, his name was on the list because he is failing a class. “It is quite embarrassing
  • Artificial 'brain in a dish' created in a world first: could shed light on Alzheimer's

    04/27/2017 7:40:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 15 replies ^ | Updated: 14:52 EDT, 26 April 2017 | Victoria Allen Science Correspondent
    Scientists have grown the first working 'mini-brains' in a dish which could provide future treatments for autism and epilepsy. The lab-grown organs have their own brain cells, formed into circuits similar to those of a two-month-old baby in the womb. Described as 'thrilling science', it is the first time a human forebrain has been seen in action outside the body. Scientists hope to use the mini-brains to watch in real time the triggers for epilepsy, when brain cells become hyperactive, and autism, where they are thought to form bad connections. It could pave the way for drugs to treat these...
  • The jaw-dropping gowns of the 2017 Coronation Court (TX)

    04/27/2017 7:34:57 AM PDT · by bgill · 4 replies
    Express News ^ | April 27, 2017 | Michael Quintanilla
    The women held court in their royal garments, each adorned with Swarovski and Aurora Borealis crystals, glass baguettes, rhinestone chains, bugle beads, custom stones, coins and handmade tassels on dramatic gowns and 10- to 14-foot long trains weighing 40 to 60 pounds. With its sweeping scenery and rich folklore, Argentina was selected by the Order's Mistress of the Robes Marnie Tate Simpson because of its connection to her father who lived there as a child.
  • There is a Fountain Filled with Blood

    04/27/2017 7:17:57 AM PDT · by Revski · 1 replies
    Revski Youtube video's ^ | 4/27/2017 | Revski
    There is a Fountain Filled with Blood, is song A-Capella the second day after cataract sugary that was so wonderful, I can see so very well. Thanks for watching.
  • Vanity - Trump Rally - Harrisburg, PA, This coming Saturday, April 29th!!!

    04/27/2017 6:44:18 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 3 replies
    Short & Sweet...folks, attend the Trump rally this coming Saturday evening, being held in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and support our great POTUS, Donald J. Trump!!! Trump has the one big ace in the hole, The American People!!!
  • Top NFL prospect Gareon Conley, 21, is accused of rape on eve of the draft:[tr]

    04/27/2017 6:40:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 27, 2017 | James Wilkinson
    Ohio State quarterback and top NFL pick Gareon Conley has been accused of rape by a 23-year-old woman one day before the NFL draft. The alleged victim said that Conley, 21, took her to a room in the Westin hotel in Cleveland on April 9 and raped her in the bathroom. Conley's attorney denies the claim against the footballer and says that no charges have been filed in the case - but police say that it is still under investigation. Meanwhile, video obtained by TMZ suggests that his accuser's claims may not fit the timeline of what actually happened.
  • North Korean weapons displayed during parade are FAKE and their sunglasses aren't [tr]

    04/27/2017 6:38:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 27, 2017 | Ariel Zilber
    North Korea's soldiers mostly carry fake weapons during their mass-scale parades, a former US intelligence officer has said. Michael Pregent believes many of the arms flaunted by menacing-looking North Korean troops during their displays are dummies, and claims even their sunglasses wouldn't be fit for combat. Pregent was asked to look at photographs from an April 15 military parade in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang.
  • Tale of the Tapes ("13 reasons Why" review)

    04/27/2017 6:37:58 AM PDT · by outofsalt
    World Magazine ^ | 04/29/2017 | Megan Basham
    "If you’re over the age of 30, you may never have heard of 13 Reasons Why, a best-selling young adult novel that Netflix has adapted into a hit series. But chances are just about every teenager you know has. In the course of one week, four parents of adolescents called or emailed to ask me (the author) about the drama that premiered on March 31, saying their kids and all their kids’ friends are buzzing about it."
  • Cryogenically frozen brains will be 'woken up' and transplanted in donor bodies...

    04/27/2017 6:18:46 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies ^ | 27 April 2017 • 11:46am | Sarah Knapton, Science Editor
    People who have had their brains cryogenically frozen could be 'woken up' within three years, a pioneering Italian surgeon has claimed. Professor Sergio Canavero, Director of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, is aiming to carry out the first human head transplant within 10 months and then wants to begin trials on brain transplants. If the procedures are successful, he believes that frozen brains could be thawed and inserted into a donor body. Hundreds of people who are dying or paralysed have had their bodies or brains cryogenically preserved in the hope that medical science will be able to bring them...
  • Don't install our buggy Windows 10 Creators Update, begs Microsoft (Update on the Update)

    04/27/2017 5:57:52 AM PDT · by dayglored · 18 replies
    The Register ^ | Apr 26, 2017 | Iain Thomson
    FR NOTE: THIS THREAD IS AN IMPORTANT FOLLOWUP TO THIS EARLIER THREAD:How to force Windows 10 to download the Creators Update (for those who just can't wait)Executive Summary: "DO NOT FORCE THE DOWNLOAD!! PLEASE WAIT!!" Best FRegards, Dayglored Microsoft has urged non-tech-savvy people – or anyone who just wants a stable computer – to not download and install this year's biggest revision to Windows by hand. And that's because it may well bork your machine.It's been two weeks since Microsoft made its Creators Update available, and we were previously warned it will be a trickle-out rather than a massive rollout....
  • UPDATE: $1.3 billion aluminum plant to be built in Greenup County; 550 new jobs expected

    04/27/2017 5:40:34 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 26, 2017 | Kathryn Robinson
    I believe AP is link only. If not I apologize.
  • Abortion rift puts Democratic militants in charge

    04/27/2017 5:35:08 AM PDT · by pabianice · 8 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 4/27/17 | Fehrnstrom
    One hundred days in, we now know that only 2 percent of Americans who voted for Donald Trump regret their vote, according to the latest ABC/Washington Post poll. That same poll says two-thirds of all those questioned believe the Democratic Party is out of touch with the concerns of Americans, higher than either Trump or the Republicans. Yet the media continue to think Trump is on the ropes. Take a look around: The Republicans control the White House, both branches of Congress, as well as a majority of governorships and state legislatures. No one’s taken a census of local...
  • Prison Abolition Collective spreads awareness of mass incarceration

    04/27/2017 5:21:59 AM PDT · by pabianice · 21 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 4/17/17 | Johnson
    The Prison Abolition Collective organized a photo campaign held in the lobby of the Student Union Wednesday from 10 to 3 p.m. today that will continue at the same time on Thursday. The collective is comprised of about 11 members and was established in December 2016. It was formerly known as the Racial Justice Coalition. The group had whiteboards with “I support prison abolition because…” written across them and encouraged students to finish the statement and pose for a photo with the board. The photos will be displayed on social media to increase visibility and get the word out about...
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, April 27, 2017 - Perfidious

    04/27/2017 4:56:08 AM PDT · by tioga · 24 replies ^ | Thursday | tioga
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". PerfidiousAdjective, [per-fid-ee-uh s] Deliberately faithless; treacherous; deceitful: a perfidious lover. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Amuse me, entertain me or enlighten me for extra credit.
  • Boy, 11, dies after 'severe beating by staff' at a religious school

    04/27/2017 4:50:50 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26 Apr 17 | GARETH DAVIES
    Schoolboy, 11, who had both legs amputated after 'severe beating by staff' at a religious school in Malaysia dies from his injuries after month-long fight for life Mohamed Thaqif Amin Mohd Gaddafi, 11, was in an induced coma in hospital He had already lost both his legs and doctors were preparing to cut off his arm Police say he and 14 other boys were beaten with a water hose in their school It's thought beating was for making a noise in school's Islamic assembly building
  • With Trump, Millennials Finally Get Their Tax Cut

    04/27/2017 4:49:07 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4/26/2016 | Staff
    Cutting Taxes: President Trump's much-awaited tax reform plan is here. As promised, it will deeply cut taxes, make the code simpler and help restore economic growth, job creation and entrepreneurship. It's the most pro-growth tax plan since the Reagan Boom, and that's saying a lot. At the unveiling of the tax reform plan on Wednesday, the White House described it as "the biggest individual and business tax cut in American history." That's no lie. And here's a surprise: one group that will especially benefit, but seldom gets mentioned, is Millennials. If Trump's supply-side tax-cut magic works as it should, many...
  • Net Neutrality's Days Are Numbered, And That's A Good Thing

    04/27/2017 4:43:32 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4/26/2017 | Staff
    Regulations: One of the least appreciated decisions by President Trump has been his appointing Ajit Pai to run the Federal Communications Commission. Pai has long been a skeptic of the FCC's manhandling of industry, and is pushing to get the government out of the internet. The FCC imposed "net neutrality" rules on the internet in February 2015. The argument made by consumer groups and some industry players was that — without federal intervention — internet service providers would treat traffic differently, charging more for those who seek to get in the fast lane. Net neutrality would, advocates said, keep the...
  • Revenge, redemption on mind of Caps vs. Penguins

    04/27/2017 4:15:22 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 7 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | April 27, 2017 1:26 am | Ben Raby
    WASHINGTON — The slogan for the 2015-16 Washington Capitals, plastered across hats and T-shirts worn throughout the season, was “Stick to the Script.” It served as a constant reminder that the Capitals were building something under head coach Barry Trotz and that the occasional loss or prolonged slump shouldn’t be the catalyst for wholesale changes. Stick to the script, the team was reminded. One year later, the Capitals have returned to the same juncture where the once promising 2015-16 season ended last spring — with a second-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The mission this year? To rewrite the...
  • Ryan Bundy sues federal government

    04/27/2017 4:00:10 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | 4/25/2017 | Jenny Wilson
    Ryan Bundy, a son of embattled rancher Cliven Bundy who is incarcerated pending trial on conspiracy charges, has sued the federal government. In a lawsuit filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for Nevada in Las Vegas, Bundy challenges the constitutionality of prison policies and alleges deprivation of rights after he was punished for refusing to obey those orders. Bundy was transferred to prison in Nevada last fall after he was acquitted of conspiring to stage an armed takeover of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon. He is scheduled to stand trial later this year on separate federal conspiracy charges...
  • I Am a Victim of Your Hateful Hate Crimes, You Hate-Criminals

    04/27/2017 2:38:14 AM PDT · by blueplum · 27 replies
    TownHall ^ | 27 April 2017 12:01am | Kurt Schlichter
    As a person of absolutely no color who embodies an intersectional reality that includes my utter lack of genderfluidity and my unemployment-questioning, differently-veteraned, and non-pagan experiences, I am totally oppressed by progressivism’s hegemonic power structure. I am also the victim of a systemic system of hostile paradigms that denies my truth regarding my phallo-possessory identity. My struggle is real, and my male-identifying genitalia will no longer be silent! I bear a heavy burden in the form of my pasty, easily-sunburned skin. For too long, the fact that a previous Schlichter was booted out of Stuttgart in 1750 has meant that...