People turn out in droves to support science from New Zealand to North Pole

April 23, 2017

… April 22, 2017 England: Scene from the London “March for Science” event. Image: Natasha Quarmby/REX/Shutterstock Uganda: March for Science North PoleEdition https://t.co/9A3UGtNpLz pic.twitter.com/PtQLYtMK5G Bernice Notenboom (@BerniceNot) April 21, 2017 It remains to be seen how this global show of support for science, reason, and facts can be channeled into action going forward, but the turnout on Saturday has been impressive by any measure. More From this publisher …

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Hundreds sue NHS over ‘barbaric’ vaginal mesh implants – BBC News

April 18, 2017

… to NHS data from the Hospital Episodes Statistics, obtained by the Victoria Derbyshire programme. About one in 11 women has experienced problems, the data suggests. Now, more than 800 women in the UK are taking legal action against the NHS and manufacturers, including US pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson – the biggest makers of mesh implants. Its subsidiary, Ethicon, said it was “vigorously defending litigation”. Many of the women the BBC met said they had never been …

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Arkansas Court Blocks Executions Of 2 Prisoners As State Pushes Ahead With ‘Conveyor Belt’ Lethal Injections

April 18, 2017

… Drugmaker McKesson Medical-Surgical sought the order to prevent the state from using the drug after learning the corrections department had obtained it for executions, which the company doesnt permit. A day after winning the restraining order, the company filed to withdraw its petition, saying the federal ruling that stayed the executions made the state court order Griffen drew criticism from Republican lawmakers for taking part in Fridays protest. Griffen faces potential disciplinary action …

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Cadillac takes on Tesla with its own hands-free driving tech

April 11, 2017

Semi-autonomous Caddies, coming to a road near you this fall.Image: cadillac/gm Make some room in the cruising lane, Tesla: Cadillac’s Super Cruise is ready for action. The long-developed product, coming as an add-on feature for the 2018 CT6 sedan, will jockey with Tesla’s Autopilot to be the best semi-autonomous experience on the highway. The luxury carmaker has been working on the system since 2012 and teased it last month when it debuted vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication as …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… time the U.S. struck a Syrian government position since the country’s civil war broke out six years. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) DAVID PETRAEUS, FORMER CIA DIRECTOR: It certainly sends a message to friends and foe alike that this president will take action when lines are crossed and that is again potentially very significant. (END VIDEO CLIP) AZUZ: Syria denied carrying out the chemical attack last week and Russia and Iran, two countries that support Syria’s government say the U.S. strike …

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Congress didn’t just make your data less safe it has put national security at risk

April 4, 2017

… Selfishly, thats good news for companies like ours that develop privacy protection tools for consumers. Of course, not everyone will take the necessary steps to protect themselves and they shouldnt have to. It will only take one prominent attack using data created as a result of Congress’s recent action to understand the gravity of the decision. Here’s hoping they wake up before then. …

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The only 4 things you need to know about Trump and Russia

April 1, 2017

… this one is well-earned and enduring. Moscow’s intentions have bedeviled world leaders for more than a century. Winston Churchill famously declared that even he, the celebrated political prognosticator, could not “forecast to you the action of Russia.” “It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma,” he said in October 1939. Some time has passed, but the old chestnut holds up. A world war and Cold War later, the Soviet Union eventually collapsed under its …

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