During Tuesday night’s presidential debate, President Donald Trump was asked to publicly denounce militia groups and white supremacists, many of whom are his staunch supporters. But Trump danced around the question and then suggested left-wing organizations posed a bigger threat to the country. But the most unsettling portion of his answer was when he directed the neo-fascist organization Proud Boys to “stand by.” Continue reading Trump Tells ‘Proud Boys’ to ‘Stand By’ When Asked to Condemn White Supremacists During Debate
Monthly Archives: September 2020
Researchers say they can predict epileptic seizures an hour in advance
Researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel have developed a wearable electroencephalogram (EEG) device they claim can predict epileptic seizures up to an hour before the onset. Epiness uses machine learning algorithms to analyze brain activity and detect potential seizures, and it can send a warning to a connected smartphone.
Continue reading Researchers say they can predict epileptic seizures an hour in advance
Worldwide COVID-19 Deaths Have Now Surpassed 1 Million
Deaths from COVID-19 have now surpassed a worldwide total of 1 million. As you should expect by now, the U.S.—whose response to the pandemic at the federal level should remain an ongoing source of grave concern for citizens—is at the top of the list when breaking down the total number of deaths by country. Continue reading Worldwide COVID-19 Deaths Have Now Surpassed 1 Million
Astronomers Claim to Spot Multiple Bodies of Liquid Water on Mars
Two years ago, a team of Italian scientists claimed to have discovered a subglacial lake near the Martian south pole. The same team has collected further evidence to bolster this claim, including the apparent discovery of even more buried bodies of liquid water. The new research speaks to the potential for life on Mars, but not everyone is convinced by the evidence. Continue reading Astronomers Claim to Spot Multiple Bodies of Liquid Water on Mars
2 New Wildfires in California Burn Almost 10,000 Acres in a Single Day
New wildfires in California burned thousands of acres in a single day on Sunday.
By Sunday night, the Zogg Fire in Shasta County and the Glass Fire in Napa County had burned nearly 10,000 acres after being confirmed to have started earlier that day. A CNN report filed Monday states that—according to Sunday night estimates—the Zogg Fire had burned 7,000 acres while the Glass Fire had burned 2,500 acres. Continue reading 2 New Wildfires in California Burn Almost 10,000 Acres in a Single Day
The Key Takeaways From the Times’ Trump Tax-Return Investigation
On Sunday, the New York Times published a massive investigation into President Trump’s tax returns, revealing years of aggressive write-offs, tax avoidance, and staggering losses. The report comes at an inopportune time for a president facing an uphill reelection battle and a potential investigation for tax fraud by the Manhattan district attorney. It won’t be the last one, either: the Times notes that the report just “offers an overview of [their] findings; additional articles will be published in the coming weeks.” Continue reading The Key Takeaways From the Times’ Trump Tax-Return Investigation
Wells Fargo CEO ruffles feathers with comments about diverse talent
Wells Fargo & Co Chief Executive Charles Scharf exasperated some Black employees in a Zoom meeting this summer when he reiterated that the bank had trouble reaching diversity goals because there was not enough qualified minority talent, two participants told Reuters. Continue reading Wells Fargo CEO ruffles feathers with comments about diverse talent