first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Oct 3 2018Previous research published earlier this year in Nature Medicine involving University of Minnesota Medical School faculty Paul D. Robbins and Laura J. Niedernhofer and Mayo Clinic investigators James L. Kirkland and Tamara Tchkonia, showed it was possible to reduce the burden of damaged cells, termed senescent cells, and extend lifespan and improve health, even when treatment was initiated late in life. They now have shown that treatment of aged mice with the natural product Fisetin, found in many fruits and vegetables, also has significant positive effects on health and lifespan.As people age, they accumulate damaged cells. When the cells get to a certain level of damage they go through an aging process of their own, called cellular senescence. The cells also release inflammatory factors that tell the immune system to clear those damaged cells. A younger person’s immune system is healthy and is able to clear the damaged cells. But as people age, they aren’t cleared as effectively. Thus they begin to accumulate, cause low level inflammation and release enzymes that can degrade the tissue.Related StoriesResearch sheds light on sun-induced DNA damage and repairPersonalizing Nutritional Medicine With the Power of NMRAge-related risk of Alzheimer’s explained at the molecular levelRobbins and fellow researchers found a natural product, called Fisetin, reduces the level of these damaged cells in the body. They found this by treating mice towards the end of life with this compound and see improvement in health and lifespan. The paper, “Fisetin is a senotherapeutic that extends health and lifespan,” was recently published in EBioMedicine.”These results suggest that we can extend the period of health, termed healthspan, even towards the end of life,” said Robbins. “But there are still many questions to address, including the right dosage, for example.”One question they can now answer, however, is why haven’t they done this before? There were always key limitations when it came to figuring out how a drug will act on different tissues, different cells in an aging body. Researchers didn’t have a way to identify if a treatment was actually attacking the particular cells that are senescent, until now.Under the guidance of Edgar Arriaga, a professor in the Department of Chemistry in the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota, the team used mass cytometry, or CyTOF, technology and applied it for the first time in aging research, which is unique to the University of Minnesota.”In addition to showing that the drug works, this is the first demonstration that shows the effects of the drug on specific subsets of these damaged cells within a given tissue.” Robbins said.Dr. Niedernhofer is the director and Dr. Robbins co-director of the Medical Discovery Team on Aging and the new Institute on the Biology of Aging and Metabolism (iBAM) at the University of Minnesota Medical School which are focusing on basic and translational research to identify novel and effective approaches to improve the health of the aging population.Source: https://www.med.umn.edu/news-events/university-minnesota-medical-school-researchers-have-discovered-how-slow-aginglast_img read more

first_imgReviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Apr 9 2019In a radical departure from established treatment protocols, Dr. Mark Basik, a surgical oncologist at Segal Cancer Centre at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) and senior investigator at the Lady Davis Institute, is leading an international effort that will lead to a clinical trial to forego surgery in breast cancer patients who show no signs of residual cancer following a course of pre-operative chemotherapy.”Chemotherapy is so effective that, when given before surgery, in many cases, we see tumors shrink to where we can no longer feel anything and it no longer shows up on mammograms or ultrasounds,” explains Dr. Basik, an Associate Professor in the Departments of Surgery and Oncology at McGill University. “Patients often ask: do I still need surgery? Because of lingering doubts of stray malignant cells, we have been compelled to perform surgery to remove tissue for the sake of absolute certainty.”But, what if,” he goes on, “we could get very strong proof that the disease has been eliminated without operating? We would be able to spare our patients the pain of surgery and the trauma of partial or full mastectomy and reconstruction. We believe that, using a combination of imaging technology and taking needle biopsies of the area where the tumor was located, we will be able to determine with confidence whether the cancer has been eradicated.”Dr. Basik is the principal investigator on a National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Cancer Institute (NCI) trial that is recruiting 175 patients at 338 sites to test the accuracy of the needle biopsies of the breast to detect stray cancer cells after a complete response to therapy. Participants will receive drugs followed by mammograms, ultrasound, and MRIs, as well as a needle biopsy. If it is found that this approach is able to identify patients who no longer have cancer cells in their breasts with a high degree of certainty, then the next step will be to start a trial in which – if no traces of cancer are found – the patient will not require surgery. The trial is only open to patients with breast cancers that respond very well to existing chemotherapeutic agents. Dr. Basik says that this applies to approximately 20% of those diagnosed with breast cancer.Related StoriesUsing machine learning algorithm to accurately diagnose breast cancerBacteria in the birth canal linked to lower risk of ovarian cancerIt is okay for women with lupus to get pregnant with proper care, says new studyFollowing the prescribed course of chemotherapy, patients will undergo scans and a needle biopsy to verify whether the affected area is cancer free. They will then have breast lumpectomy as planned. The trial will determine whether the needle biopsy is sufficiently accurate in determining whether or not there is any remaining cancer so that the idea that surgery may be safely avoided can then be reliably tested in a next clinical trial.Dr. Basik has been working for close to a decade to gain acceptance from his colleagues, as well as patients, for this novel approach.”It doesn’t make sense to perform surgery when the tumor has melted like snow on a summer’s day in response to drugs,” he says. “There are those who have convinced themselves that only radical surgery can excise the cancer, but we know this is simply not the case. Our entire thrust has been to reduce the use of radical procedures in favor of those that can be as effective with less pain and loss of tissue.”The practice of de-escalating medical interventions aims to minimize the invasiveness of treatment. Thus, according to the NCI, in 2015 more than 65% of breast cancer patients over the age of twenty were able to undergo breast-conserving surgeries, while less than 35% had mastectomies. To avoid surgery altogether will be the next evolution in the process. One that Dr. Basik sees as a very promising development for patients. Source:http://www.ladydavis.ca/en/newsroomarchive?id=370last_img read more

first_imgIt is well past time for policymakers and retailers to take meaningful action to protect children and consumers of all ages.” FDA advises against vinpocetine during pregnancySimilarly, the FDA issued a warning against an ingredient found in dietary supplements targeted at increasing cognitive performance, weight loss, and increased energy. Vinpocetine, which is derived from derived from an alkaloid found in periwinkle, has been shown to be associated with adverse reproductive effects and may cause miscarriage or other harmful effects to a developing foetus.In their report the FDA said “…today we’re advising pregnant women and women who could become pregnant not to take vinpocetine. We are also advising firms marketing dietary supplements containing vinpocetine to evaluate their product labelling to ensure that it provides safety warnings against use by pregnant women and women who could become pregnant.” Sources:FDA. Statement on warning for women of childbearing age about possible safety risks of dietary supplements containing vinpocetine. 3 June 2019. fda.govOr F, et al. Taking Stock of Dietary Supplements’ Harmful Effects on Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults  J Adolescent Health 5 June 2019. doi.org/10.1016.center_img By Kate Bass, B.Sc.Jun 6 2019Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)This week, two independent reports highlight the hidden dangers associated with widely available dietary supplements. The new research studies have revealed serious consequences of young people taking dietary supplements sold for weight loss or muscle building and the FDA issued a warning for the use of periwinkle extract during pregnancy.Lightspring | ShutterstockDietary supplements have been adopted as an increasingly popular means for enhancing desirable physical characteristics. A survey conducted by the Council for Responsible Nutrition in 2018 found that the use of supplements in the US had increased by 10% in less than a decade. It is now estimated that three-quarters of American adults take some form of dietary supplement.Despite the claims that such supplements can have health benefits or help meet body-building, diet and other performance targets, these products are not regulated or independently tested. The safety and efficacy of many marketed dietary supplements are thus not clear.Having noticed the increasing use of dietary supplements amongst children and young adolescents, researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts decided to investigate the effect this was having on their health.Supplements come with health risksThey analysed adverse event reports for individuals aged 0-25 years included in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Adverse Event Reporting System on the food and dietary supplements database between January 2004 and April 2015.Related StoriesMother calls for protein shake regulation after daughter diesResearchers study cannabis dosage to reduce seizures in children with severe epilepsyExercise during pregnancy can promote bone health of both mother and childThe scientists discovered that almost a thousand adverse event reports that were linked with the use of dietary supplements sold for weight loss, muscle building, or energy. Around 40% of these had severe medical outcomes, including death.The risk of a severe medical outcome after taking such supplements was almost three times greater than with vitamins. This supports findings from other studies that have linked weight-loss and muscle-building supplements with stroke, testicular cancer, liver damage, and even death.Senior author S. Bryn Austin, commented that may arise as a consequence of many of the supplements available to young people having been adulterated with prescription pharmaceuticals, banned substances, heavy metals, pesticides, and other dangerous chemicals, concluding:last_img read more

Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Jin-Kyu Rhee, associate professor at Ewha Womans University in South Korea, will discuss his new research and the potential of 3-D printing technology for food production at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology annual meeting during the 2018 Experimental Biology meeting to be held April 21-25 in San Diego.”We built a platform that uses 3-D printing to create food microstructures that allow food texture and body absorption to be customized on a personal level,” said Rhee. “We think that one day, people could have cartridges that contain powdered versions of various ingredients that would be put together using 3-D printing and cooked according to the user’s needs or preferences.”3-D printing of food works much like 3-D printing of other materials in that layers of raw material are deposited to build up a final product. In addition to offering customized food options, the ability to 3-D print food at home or on an industrial scale could greatly reduce food waste and the cost involved with storage and transportation. It might also help meet the rapidly increasing food needs of a growing world population.For the new study, the researchers used a prototype 3-D printer to create food with microstructures that replicated the physical properties and nanoscale texture they observed in actual food samples. They also demonstrated that their platform and optimized methods can turn carbohydrate and protein powers into food with microstructures that can be tuned to control food texture and how the food is absorbed by the body.”We are only in early stages, but we believe our research will move 3-D food printing to the next level,” said Rhee. “We are continuing to optimize our 3-D print technology to create customized food materials and products that exhibit longer storage times and enhanced functionality in terms of body absorption.” A: Food materials are pulverized under ultra-low temperature close to -100 degrees Celsius. B: Micro-sized food materials are reconstructed into a porous film-shaped material by jetting bonding an agent under optimized water content and heat conditions. The process to build film-type materials is repeated layer by layer to form to a three-dimensional food block.C: The exterior of foods and internal microstructure of a food block with specific porosity is designed to give texture with controlled human body absorption while eating and ingesting. Credit: Jin-Kyu Rhee, Ewha Womans University Developing customised snacks through 3D food printing Imagine a home appliance that, at the push of a button, turns powdered ingredients into food that meets the individual nutrition requirements of each household member. Although it may seem like something from science fiction, new research aimed at using 3-D printing to create customized food could one day make this a reality. Citation: 3-D printed food could change how we eat (2018, April 24) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-04-d-food.html Provided by Experimental Biology 2018 More information: Jin-Kyu Rhee will present the research from 12:45-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, in Exhibit Halls A-D, San Diego Convention Center (poster B284 801.9) (abstract). read more

© 2018 AFP Low-cost airline Norwegian Air Shuttle said Friday it had turned the cold shoulder to two separate takeover bids by British Airways owner IAG, which recently acquired a 4.61 percent stake in the company. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Norwegian chief says no plans to sell budget carrier Citation: Norwegian says it rejected two IAG takeover bids (2018, May 4) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-05-norwegian-iag-takeover.html Explore further “The board of Norwegian Air Shuttle (NAS) confirms that it has received two separate conditional proposals from IAG Group in relation to an acquisition of 100 percent of the share capital of NAS,” it said in a statement.”These proposals were reviewed in conjunction with NAS’ financial and legal advisers, and were unanimously rejected on the basis that they undervalued NAS and its prospects.”In a presentation to investors on Friday, IAG said it “has had contact with the Norwegian board regarding a possible offer, without reaching an agreement.”The British company, which also owns Spanish airlines Iberia and Vueling, is now “considering its options”, it said Friday as it reported a first quarter net profit of 794 million euros ($950 million), up from 57 million euros a year earlier.The price of the Norwegian Air Shuttle share plunged by 9.9 percent on the Oslo stock exchange on Friday’s news, though the price was still up more than 59 percent compared to a month ago.Long-haul and low-costSpeculation rose about a possible takeover of Norwegian, Europe’s third-biggest low-cost company behind Ryanair and EasyJet, after IAG announced on April 12 that it had acquired the 4.61 percent stake.On April 26, Norwegian said it had received “several inquiries” on the heels of IAG’s flirt, but refused to disclose the courters’ identities.Norwegian is one of the few low-cost airlines to have ventured into long-haul flights, which has long been the preserve of major carriers, and has been rapidly adding routes.But it is also heavily indebted and recently ran into financial turbulence in its bid to rapidly expand. In March, it raised 1.3 billion Norwegian kroner (135 million euros, $161.3 million) in a private placement of shares in order to ease financial pressure.Norwegian has ordered dozens of the latest fuel-efficient aircraft from Airbus and Boeing as part of its plans to expand in coming years and gain a cost edge against rivals. It is planning to divest up to 140 aircraft by putting the newest ones into a leasing structure, which would free up cash, and sell some older ones once it receives newer models.In the first quarter, Norwegian significantly cut its net loss to 46 million kroner against nearly 1.5 billion a year before, thanks to an exceptional capital gain.The operating loss, however, rose to 2.2 billion against 1.7 billion in the first three months of 2017, while revenue climbed 33 percent to nearly 7 billion kroner. Norwegian’s shares plunged nearly 10 percent on news of the takeover bid rejections read more

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and other U.S. officials including Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer arrived Thursday for the talks in Beijing. Liu He, President Xi Jinping’s top economic adviser, is heading the Chinese side in the talks.President Donald Trump said he expected relations with Beijing to remain smooth.”Our great financial team is in China trying to negotiate a level playing field on trade!” he said on Twitter late Wednesday. “I look forward to being with President Xi in the not too distant future. We will always have a good (great) relationship!”Regardless of the huge U.S. trade deficit often decried by Trump, Chinese companies are struggling to overtake western industry leaders in advanced technologies, especially for semiconductors, the silicon brains required to run smartphones, connected cars, cloud computing and artificial intelligence.Under Xi, a program known as “Made in China 2025″ aims to make China a tech superpower by advancing development of industries that in addition to semiconductors includes artificial intelligence, pharmaceuticals and electric vehicles. The plan mostly involves subsidizing Chinese firms. But it also requires foreign companies to provide key details about their technology to Chinese partners.Beijing looks unlikely to cede any ground on that strategic blueprint.”The Made in China 2025 industrial policy concerns China’s long-term development plan, so the overall direction won’t change at all,” said Yu Miaojie, professor at Peking University’s National School of Development. Yu says China would rather cut the trade deficit by importing high-tech products from the U.S. that are currently tightly restricted.U.S firms gripe that Chinese policies compel them to share technologies in order to gain market access. Those complaints bely Beijing’s decades-long, still unsuccessful struggle to catch up, especially in the area of semiconductors.Washington’s recent decision to ban Chinese telecom gear maker ZTE from importing U.S. components in a sanctions-related case drove home to Beijing its costly vulnerability to foreign sources for advanced microchips. China: Qualcomm plan ‘has difficulty’ resolving concerns China now consumes nearly 60 percent of the world’s semiconductors but supplies only about 16 percent, according to PWC. The country spends more than $200 billion a year on foreign-made semiconductors, which in 2015 surpassed crude oil as the country’s biggest import.Experts say increasingly high technological hurdles and a meager talent pool are hindering the effort to catch up with dominant U.S., Japanese, South Korean and Taiwanese manufacturers.They say Chinese chipmakers are five years behind their U.S. and Asian rivals when it comes to leading edge chip technology, and have made no progress in recent years. Those advanced chips are highly complex to make because of their increasingly tiny “nodes,” measured in nanometers, that make them faster and more power-efficient.And even as Chinese researchers and chipmakers strive to catch up, the technology is evolving, with new materials transforming the future landscape of the electronics industry.Larry Kudlow, Trump’s economic adviser, is among those due to join the meetings in Beijing. He has acknowledged it would take time to persuade China to let U.S. companies compete in the Chinese market without being forced to surrender their technological know-how.Still, Beijing is backing up its towering ambitions in the semiconductor sector with money and tax breaks. The government set up the National Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund in 2014, seeded with 140 billion yuan ($22 billion) in capital to invest in chip companies. A second round of fundraising for as much as 200 billion yuan is underway, Chinese media report.The state-controlled Tsinghua Unigroup project, associated with Tsinghua University—China’s equivalent of MIT—emerged as a national champion after buying two Chinese chip design firms, Spreadtrum and RDA Microelectronics in 2013. It’s building two massive memory chip factories, including a $30 billion facility in Nanjing that will churn out 100,000 wafers a month and is expected to exert a “siphon effect,” drawing microchip industry suppliers and experts to the area.It’s unclear how successful those efforts will be.One of Beijing’s strategies, acquiring overseas chipmaking-related firms, has faced resistance from foreign regulators. Washington has scuppered multiple China-linked bids for semiconductor-related firms—a trend that began about the same time that a White House advisory panel urged in January last year, before President Donald Trump took office, more protections for the industry because of China’s industrial policies.Market leaders like Samsung and Intel each command about 14 percent of the global memory chip market, according to Gartner research. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, South Korea’s Hynix, Micron Technology and Qualcomm of the U.S. and Japan’s Toshiba also are major chipmakers.”Even though they’ve committed a lot of money to the investment fund, the reality has sunk in that it’s harder than just throwing money at the problem. The Samsungs of the world, the TSMCs have a large head start,” said Alexander Wolf, an economist at Aberdeen Standard Investments. “Certain products, you can’t really reverse engineer.”While some companies like Huawei and ZTE are avidly pursuing advanced semiconductor technology, experts say overall Chinese research and development spending is a fraction of the multibillion-dollar budgets of the big players. That’s one reason Beijing’s success is anything but a given.”These things are built from thousands of engineers of different disciplines pulling it together,” said Christopher Thomas, a Beijing-based partner at consulting firm McKinsey, who estimates it will take a decade for China’s efforts to result in any meaningful shift. “You’ve got to solve all the complexity to catch up. You can’t just solve one thing.” The Trump administration’s efforts may actually spur China to ramp up efforts to develop its domestic industry as it strives to fulfill Xi’s vision, said Jian-Hong Lin, an analyst at research firm TrendForce.China will be even more determined “to realize self-reliance in semiconductor technology,” he said.The “Made in China 2025” plan calls for domestic producers to supply 70 percent of the country’s chip demand. Chinese and American officials will be trying to defuse tensions pushing the world’s two largest economies toward trade war in meetings beginning Thursday where analysts say chances for a breakthrough seem slim given the two sides’ desperate rivalry in strategic technologies. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. In this April 10, 2018, file photo, China’s President Xi Jinping prepares to deliver his opening speech at the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference in Boao in south China’s Hainan province. Chinese and American officials will be trying to defuse tensions pushing the world’s two largest economies toward trade war in meetings in Beijing beginning Thursday, May 3, 2018. Analysts say that chances for a breakthrough seem slim given the two sides’ desperate rivalry in strategic technologies such as semiconductors that underlies the dispute.(Naohiko Hatta/Kyodo News via AP, File) Explore further © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Citation: Chip Wars: Tech rivalry underlies US-China trade conflict (2018, May 3) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-05-chip-wars-tech-rivalry-underlies.html In this April 30, 2018 photo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks during a discussion at the Milken Institute Global Conference, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Chinese and American officials will be trying to defuse tensions pushing the world’s two largest economies toward trade war in meetings in Beijing beginning Thursday, May 3, 2018. Analysts say that chances for a breakthrough seem slim given the two sides’ desperate rivalry in strategic technologies such as semiconductors that underlies the dispute. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin is leading a delegation of U.S. officials. Liu He, President Xi Jinping’s top economic adviser, is heading the Chinese side in the talks.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File) read more

first_img In this Jan. 8, 2018, file photo a model performs at a display for Sony cameras after a Sony news conference at CES International in Las Vegas. Critics have been on the case of one of the tech industry’s largest trade shows for not including enough female speakers. That seems to be changing this year at CES, the huge consumer-electronics show in Las Vegas. Last year, CES initially had no female keynote speakers, and drew heavy criticism. This year, activists have given it an award for the gender and racial balance of its speaker lineup. ( AP Photo/John Locher, File) “Diversity is about having people who see things differently—frankly, disagree with you and tell you that you are stupid,” said Tania Yuki, CEO of social media analytics company Shareablee and an attendee of CES for the past several years. The big question, she says, is whether CES has really listened to its critics.CES is the place to be for tech companies and startups to show off their latest gadgets and features. More than 180,000 people are expected to attend this year, and some 4,500 companies will be on the convention floor. Among them are newcomers like Tide maker Procter & Gamble, defense contractor Raytheon and tractor seller John Deere—all eager to burnish their technology bona fides. In this Jan. 6, 2017, file photo attendees stand in front of a QLED TV at the Samsung booth during CES International in Las Vegas. Critics have been on the case of one of the tech industry’s largest trade shows for not including enough female speakers. That seems to be changing this year at CES, the huge consumer-electronics show in Las Vegas. Last year, CES initially had no female keynote speakers, and drew heavy criticism. This year, activists have given it an award for the gender and racial balance of its speaker lineup. (AP Photo/John Locher, File) CES, the huge annual consumer-electronics show in Las Vegas, caught major flak from activists in late 2017 when it unveiled an all-male lineup of keynote speakers for the second year in a row. Although it later added two female keynoters , the gathering’s “boys’ club” reputation remained intact. It didn’t help that one of the unsanctioned events latching on to CES last year was a nightclub featuring female “robot strippers.”This year, four of the nine current keynoters are women. GenderAvenger, the activist group that raised a ruckus last year, recently sent CES organizers a congratulatory letter and awarded the show a “Gold Stamp of Approval” for a roster of keynote and “featured” speakers that it says is 45 percent women—60 percent of them women of color.It’s a significant change for CES, which like most tech conferences remains disproportionately male, just like the industry it serves. Even absent the robot dogs, sci-fi worthy gadgets and “booth babes” CES has been known for, you could readily peg it as a technology show from the bathroom lines alone—where men shift uncomfortably as they wait their turn while women waltz right in.Keynoters this year include IBM CEO Ginni Rometty; Lisa Su, CEO of chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices; and U.S. Transportation Security Elaine Chao. The entire featured speaker list is currently half female, although the exact percentage won’t be known until after the event. “There is no question we keep trying to do better,” said Gary Shapiro, CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, which organizes CES. Citation: Tech’s big gadget show edges closer to gender equity (2019, January 4) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-01-tech-big-gadget-edges-closer.html © 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. More optics: Until recently, a porn convention taking place immediately after CES appeared more diverse than CES itself. Not a good look for the tech confab.There are also logistical challenges, Carlton said. For example, women often work for smaller companies, which can find it more challenging to “send someone cross-country to stay at a fancy hotel for three days,” she said.Rajia Abdelaziz is CEO of invisaWear, a startup that makes smart “safety jewelry.” While she’s attending CES this year, she said it wasn’t worth the $10,000 it would cost her company to have its own convention-floor booth. In addition to the cost concerns, Abdelaziz notes that her products are primarily aimed at women—and there just aren’t that many of them at CES.Women are also still more likely to be responsible for the home and for child care, so they might turn down speaking opportunities if the timing doesn’t work for them, Carlton said.CES has tried to make some concessions. For example, it offers private pods for women to pump breast milk at the event. But it doesn’t offer child care support, unlike the smaller Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing conference, a fall event aimed at women in computer science. But really leveling the playing field often means more than inviting female CEOs to speak. For starters, women and people of color are underrepresented in the tech industry, especially in leadership and technical roles. So, conference organizers might need to look harder, or be more flexible in who they invite to speak.There are also optics. While recent attendees say “booth babes”—scantily clad women hawking gadgets—no longer seem to be a presence, some companies still hire “fitness models,” largely young women wearing tight-fitting outfits, to demo products. This can make it difficult for the few women at the show who are there as executives, engineers and other technologists, as men mistake them for models, too.”When you are talking about scantily clad models you are setting a tone,” said Bobbie Carlton, the founder of Innovation Women, a speaker bureau for women. “It is a slippery slope and you end up with this type of mentality that runs through industry, where women are objectified and are only useful if they look good.” Explore further The world’s largest tech conference has apparently learned a big lesson about gender equity. In this Jan. 7, 2018, file photo Aureole’s wine angel rappels up the wind tower at the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino during CES International in Las Vegas. The weeklong event is one of the world’s largest trade shows and where many tech companies and startups go to show off their latest gadgets and more than 180,000 people are expected to attend CES this year. It is against this background that a growing number of people inside and out of the tech industry are urging organizers of events like CES to ensure that their roster of speakers features a broad array of people, diverse in gender, race as well as in their thinking. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File) What robot strippers say about sexism, tech and the future In this Jan. 4, 2017, photo a woman participates in a virtual realty presentation during an Intel news conference before CES International in Las Vegas. The weeklong event is one of the world’s largest trade shows and where many tech companies and startups go to show off their latest gadgets and more than 180,000 people are expected to attend CES this year. It is against this background that a growing number of people inside and out of the tech industry are urging organizers of events like CES to ensure that their roster of speakers features a broad array of people, diverse in gender, race as well as in their thinking. (AP Photo/John Locher, File) Organizers note that children are not permitted at CES. Although kids are also banned from Grace Hopper, that conference still manages to offer free child care for attendees.Still, Yuki is hopeful that CES is on the right track. “It’s a big conference,” she said. “You can only turn a very big ship very slowly.” This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

first_img Ghosn to appear in court: what happens next? Presiding Judge Yuichi Tada said Ghosn was being detained because he was a flight risk and there was a possibility he would conceal evidence.The suspect has “bases in foreign countries” and may “escape”, Tada said.Go Kondo, one of Ghosn’s lawyers, countered: “There is no risk that he will run away. He’s CEO of French company Renault. He’s widely known so it’s difficult for him to escape.”‘Greatest joy’Ghosn faces a host of allegations of financial impropriety.Prosecutors have formally charged him over suspicions he under-declared some five billion yen ($44 million) from his salary in documents to investors over five fiscal years from 2010—apparently to avoid accusations he was paid too much.Authorities also suspect he continued this scheme over the next three tax years, seeking to defer another four billion yen of his salary until after retirement.A third, more complex, accusation is that he sought to shift personal foreign exchange losses onto Nissan’s books and then paid a Saudi business contact some $14.7 million—supposedly from company funds—who allegedly stumped up collateral for him. Citation: Ex-Nissan boss Ghosn ‘could spend six months in jail’ (2019, January 8) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-01-ex-nissan-boss-ghosn-months.html In his first public appearance since his arrest in November rocked the business world, Ghosn told a Tokyo court Tuesday he had been “wrongly accused and unfairly detained”.But he appears unlikely to win release anytime soon, as Japan allows prosecutors to seek lengthy pre-trial detention as well as further detention periods to investigate allegations even before pressing charges.His lawyer said it would be “very difficult” to win bail and it could be months before his case is heard.”I believe it could be considered that at least six months will be needed before being able to go to the first trial,” Motonari Otsuru said, citing the complexity of the case and the fact that the documents involved are in both Japanese and English.Appearing in the Tokyo District Court handcuffed with a rope around his waist, Ghosn earlier mounted a passionate defence against a string of financial misconduct allegations.The 64-year-old was thinner—his family says he has lost up to 20 kilogrammes (44 pounds) due to the rice-based diet in his Tokyo detention centre—and his hair was greying. He appeared in a dark suit without a tie and wore plastic slippers. “I have been wrongly accused and unfairly detained based on meritless and unsubstantiated accusations,” the once-revered titan of the auto industry told the court in a clear and steady voice.He showed no emotion and mostly faced forward or looked down, glancing occasionally at the gallery in the packed courtroom.In a career spanning decades, during which he won praise for turning around the struggling Japanese car maker, he said he had “always acted with integrity” and had never before been accused of any wrongdoing.”I have acted honourably, legally and with the knowledge and approval of the appropriate executives inside the company,” stressed Ghosn.From the moment on November 19 that prosecutors stormed his private jet at a Tokyo airport, the twists and turns of the case have gripped Japan and the business world.At one point, the Franco-Lebanese-Brazilian tycoon appeared on the point of release, only for prosecutors to produce further allegations against him to continue his custody. © 2019 AFP Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn faces a host of allegations of financial impropriety Ghosn has not been formally charged over the latter two allegations and rebutted all of them in court.”I never received any compensation from Nissan that was not disclosed,” he said.He added that Nissan never incurred any losses from his foreign exchange contracts and that the Saudi partner, Khaled Juffali, was “appropriately compensated” for “critical services that substantially benefited Nissan”.A statement issued on behalf of Juffali’s company, the first since the allegations emerged, said the compensation was for work done to benefit Nissan, including resolving a local business dispute and lobbying for the approval for a new plant in Saudi Arabia.A towering figure in the auto industry, Ghosn is credited with turning around a struggling Nissan—also giving him a high profile rare for foreign executives in Japan.He forged an unlikely three-way alliance between Mitsubishi Motors, Renault and Nissan that now outsells any other rival group.Ghosn said that reviving the fortunes of the Japanese firm was “the greatest joy of my life, next to my family”. A timeline of the arrest and charges against Ghosn Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn could spend another six months behind bars before his case comes to trial, his lawyer said Tuesday. Explore further A courtroom sketch of Carlos Ghosn by Masato Yamashita In an indication of the huge interest in the case, more than 1,000 people waited outside the court from the early hours in the hope of getting one of just 14 tickets for the public gallery.Tuesday’s hearing itself caught observers off-guard as Ghosn’s lawyers deployed a rarely-used article of the Japanese constitution to force the court to explain the reasons for his detention. Judge Yuichi Tada told the court the detention of ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn is justified because he poses a flight risk This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. 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first_img The country’s Federal Office for IT Safety (BSI for its German initials) had been tracking a cyber attack targeting some of the country’s parliamentarians since early December. It ultimately led to the public release of mobile phone numbers, credit card information and ID card details of hundreds of members of parliament, and other public figures. Only some MPs were informed by BSI about the attacks, while others learned about them only after the details were published in the media. MPs were outraged that BSI had failed to notify them that their personal data was being targeted, despite knowing about elements of the attack for up to four weeks. A deeper concern, raised by some MPs, was that over the same period, BSI (which is not a law enforcement agency) did not inform the German police that a political crime of this seriousness had possibly been committed. Once engaged, the police quickly found a suspect who reportedly confessed. Hacking, whether or not data is publicly compromised, is a crime in most countries. The crime is constituted simply by the unlawful accessing of data or machines. But few countries have laws that require their cyber agencies that monitor hacking to report the criminal acts – either to third party victims or to the police. This legal vacuum needs to be addressed urgently.Is hacking a ‘serious crime’?The challenge for cyber agencies or private sector firms which detect a hack is that these events are very common. Millions take place every day, and complex forensic information needs to be assembled in order to judge which incidents are serious enough to require notification. This sets up a defacto, but ill-defined, distinction between “petty crime” (most hacks) and “serious crime”. What this means in reality can be illustrated by the practice in the Australian state of New South Wales. In NSW, there is an obligation under the Crimes Act to report serious crimes. These are defined as those attracting legal penalties of five years or more of imprisonment. But when it comes to cyber hacking, it’s often not immediately clear whether the extent of a hack would trigger such a penalty threshold. This uncertainty was at play in the German hack, with BSI justifying its failure to notify with the claim it was still trying to analyse it, and did not know the full scale of it. Even after arresting the suspect and knowing the scale of the attack, the head of cyber security at the Federal Police Office (BKA) said it was still unclear whether the hack was a serious crime inspired by political motives. The suspicion that it may have been politically motivated arises from the fact that the only political party whose MPs were not targeted was the extreme right party, AfD.What ‘mandatory reporting’ means in AustraliaIn 2018, after a long public debate, Australia introduced the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme as an amendment to the Privacy Act. The NDB requires companies to notify the Office of the Information Commissioner (not the police), as well as any victims, if personal data they hold is compromised in a way that constitutes a serious breach of privacy. This civil code provision is very weak due, in part, to the fact that it allows the firm or agency involved to self-assess the seriousness of the breach over a 30-day period before the obligation to notify kicks in. It is also weak because there is a blanket exemption for law enforcement activities, and for the secrecy needs of the government. Australian cyber agencies, such as the Australian Signals Directorate and the Australian Centre for Cyber Security, appear to have zero obligation to tell either the police or victims that there has been been a hack or a data breach. That means, if Australian cyber agencies learned that a foreign government had hacked an Australian citizen, the victim may never be told. Or if family photos of an unclothed child were hacked from a family computer by a paedophile, the victim’s family might never know.A right to know?In many countries, cyber agencies do notify large corporations of certain hack attacks, regardless of the kind or scale. There are several motivations for this mostly voluntary practice. One is to help corporations realise the seriousness of state-sponsored espionage against them. Another is to help the cyber agency itself coordinate an investigation of the hack, and figure out what might have been lost.That is not the same as the police investigating the crime. In most countries, only police agencies are authorised to investigate crimes for the purposes of court prosecution. Few jurisdictions, if any, have formally clarified the ways in which police and courts may rely on information on cyber hacks collected by cyber agencies or security companies. Australia is yet to have a serious debate about cyber crime reporting, and its forensic complexities: who is responsible for what, and where the priorities should lie. It’s at least a decade overdue. While recognising that some distinction will need to be made between petty and serious cyber crimes, such a debate should recognise the right of citizens to be informed by our cyber agencies when they have been assaulted in cyber space and, if possible, by whom. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Explore further UK government report shows local police are not ready to fight cyber-crime Credit: CC0 Public Domaincenter_img Citation: Should cyber officials be required to tell victims of cyber crimes they’ve been hacked? (2019, January 10) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-01-cyber-required-victims-crimes-theyve.html Provided by The Conversation In Germany this week, the legal limbo that defines cyberspace around the world was on full display. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

first_imgIf you have a child who loves to dig up bugs, build rolling robots, or is just curious about how things work, one of these science kits may be for you. Here’s a look at what Amazon has on sale today (July 16) as Prime Day deals for its Prime members.  Live Science will continue to update this page throughout the day with new deals and updates to current science kit deals.  Spy Science KitHeadbutting Tiny Worms Are Really, Really LoudThis rapid strike produces a loud ‘pop’ comparable to those made by snapping shrimps, one of the most intense biological sounds measured at sea.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Why Is It ‘Snowing’ Salt in the Dead Sea?01:53 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/59752-amazon-prime-day-science-kits.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0000:3500:35  Embrace your inner 007 and learn about science, with this kit, which offers two exciting mysteries to solve using eight scientific activities. Learn about how crime labs work as you match fingerprints, analyze DNA and test liquids and powders. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Prime Day price: $12.70, a savings of 42% for Prime members Buy Spy Science Kit on Amazon.com Magical Microbes DoughLab We wouldn’t be able to make bread without microbes! This kit will teach curious young bakers about the interactions of different microorganisms in baking, and how they affect the texture and taste of delicious bread. Kit includes: high-protein flour, dry yeast, baking tins, mixing containers, inflatable gloves, wooden mixing sticks, a measuring spoon, sugar and salt. Prime Day price: $19.99, a savings of 25% for Prime members Buy Magical Microbes DoughLab on Amazon.com Clickety Flix Retroscope Take a step back into the early days of moviemaking, with the Smartivity Clickety Flix Retroscope kit. Make “movies” from still images by building a hand-cranked device to rotate images like a flipbook, creating an animated show from sequential photos or drawings. Prime Day price: $26.45, a savings of 24% for Prime members Buy Clickety Flix Retroscope on Amazon.com Fruit Battery Science Experiment Kit Did you know that you can generate electricity with fruits or vegetables? This kit provides everything you’ll need (except the produce) to turn a banana, tomato, lemon or potato into a working battery that can power LED lights or an electronic clock. Prime Day price: $7.19, a savings of 20% for Prime members Buy Fruit Battery Kit on Amazon.com Optical Illusions Science Kit You won’t believe your eyes when you peer at the optical illusions in this kit. Over a dozen experiments will engage and delight kids ages 8 to 12, teaching them about what makes an optical illusion and how our brains “trick” our eyes by transforming what we see. Prime Day price: $17.59, a savings of 20% for Prime members Buy Optical Illusions Kit on Amazon.com Weird Slime Goo Lab Immerse yourself up to the elbows in the gooey, gross science of slime. This kit contains everything you need to make squishy handfuls of slime, including slime ingredients; protective goggles, mask and gloves; and resealable containers. “Recipes” for special types of slime will help you create “blood clots,” “leech soup,” and “rat guts noodles.” Prime Day price: $25.20, Prime members save an additional 20% at checkout Buy Slime Goo Lab on Amazon.com Blast-Off Space Rocket Reach for the stars with a kit for building a wooden rocket and launch pad, assembled with rubber bands. Adjusting the elastic bands controls the speed of the rocket. Finished models may be customized with paint (not included). Prime Day price: $19.74, a 21% savings for Prime members Buy Blast-Off Space Rocket on Amazon.com Light-Up Terrarium Inside this container is a tiny world: a miniature garden which can be illuminated at night by a built-in LED light. The kit includes colored sand, rocks and soil; wheatgrass and chia seeds; whimsical miniatures of a mushroom and rabbit; and tools for planting and watering the seeds. Prime Day price: $19.99, a 20% savings for Prime members Buy Light-Up Terrarium on Amazon.com Jumbo Gem Dig Kit Any geologist will tell you that this kit really rocks. Grab a chisel and mallet and start whacking away at the “dig brick” to excavate 15 real and gorgeous gems, including lapis lazuli, red jasper, dragon’s eye, snowflake obsidian, serpentine and rainbow fluorite. An illustrated gem guide provides helpful digging tips and facts about the gems. Prime Day price: $14.74, a 41% savings for Prime members Buy Jumbo Gem Dig Kit on Amazon.com Physics Lab Kids’ faces will light up when they see this kit for experiments in electricity and magnetism. Recommended for grades 7 to 12, the kit includes 56 items for building electrical projects and 21 items for creating magnetic projects. The kit requires 3 AA batteries (not included). Prime Day price: $39.99, a 50% savings for Prime members Buy Physics Lab on Amazon.com Back to the Roots Water Garden Betta Fish Aquaponic Ecosystem Science Kit for Kids Raise a colorful betta fish (Betta splendens) and grow hydroponic plants at the same time using this educational kit. Kids will learn how an ecosystem works: The fish’s waste nourishes the plants, which in turn provide oxygen for the water. This kit contains radish and wheatgrass seeds and a growing medium; water conditioner and dechlorinator; PH strips for testing the water; and fish food (fish not included). Prime Day price: $76.30, a savings of 43% for Prime members Buy Aquaponic Ecosystem Kit on Amazon.com Magnets! Super Science Kit for Kids If your child is attracted to magnets, this kit may be for you. With 20 lab tools and 9 experiments, children age 8 and up will learn how magnetic forces work and how they shape technologies that are used every day. Prime Day price: $29.95, save an additional 20% at checkout Buy Magnets! Science Kit on Amazon.com Giggleway Electric Motor Robotic Science Kit Kids as young as 8 will learn about robotics, circuitry and engineering as they assemble these endearing, googly-eyed robots. The kit includes parts for three robot friends: a “reptile robot,” a car robot and a doodling robot. Prime Day price: $18.00, a savings of 17% for Prime members Buy Robotic Science Kit on Amazon.com Amscope Beginner Microscope Kit This durable metal compound microscope is perfect for beginners. 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Animal Science Kit for Kids Recommended for ages 8 and up, this kit introduces children to the excitement (and grossness) of using lab tools to pry apart owl pellets — regurgitated balls of undigested bones — to identify the animals that the owls have eaten. The kit comes with a 20-page lab guide and 10 learning activities about using owl pellets to gather clues about owls, their prey and their habitats. Prime Day price: $29.92, save an additional 20% at checkout Buy Bones! Animal Science Kit on Amazon.com Elecfly Kids’ Microscope Suitable for ages 5 and up, this colorful, easy-to-use microscope will allow young children to observe insects, plants and even creatures that are too small to see with the naked eye. There are three fixed lenses in a rotatable head, providing 6 levels of magnification: 40x, 64x, 100x, 160x, 400x and 640x. The kit includes 25 specimen slides, a petri dish, forceps, a dropper, a test tube, cover slips, and an instruction manual.   Prime Day price: $31.99, a savings of 20% for Prime members Buy Elecfly Kids’ Microscope on Amazon.com Fizz! Chemistry Lab Kit Pop! Fizz! Kids age 8 (with adult supervision) and up will have a blast learning basic principles of chemistry and testing materials that spark, foam and snap. The kit includes everything you’ll need to enjoy hours of chemistry learning and fun, including protective goggles, food coloring, baking soda, measuring cups, spatulas, brushes, a pipette and a 36-page career and lab guide. Prime Day price: $29.95, save an additional 20% at checkout Buy Fizz! Chemistry Kit on Amazon.com Pica Toys Wooden Solar and Wireless Remote Control Car Kit Spark your child’s imagination with a kit that introduces them to fundamentals of electricity and circuits, as they build a wireless remote control car that runs on solar power. Suitable for ages 6 and up. Prime Day price: $27.99, a savings of 20% for Prime members Buy Wooden Solar Car on Amazon.com Mega Fossil Dig Kit Young paleontologists will really dig this fossil kit, which comes with 15 fossils for them to excavate. The kit includes a chisel, brush and mallet for chipping away at a block that holds fossilized shark teeth, dinosaur bones, ammonites (extinct sea animals) and more. Prime Day price: $19.74, a savings of 21% for Prime members Buy Mega Fossil Dig Kit on Amazon.com Originally published on Live Science.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 min and see why everyone is addicted!Vikings: Free Online GameUndohear.comThese German hearing aids are going viralhear.comUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndoLivestlyThe List Of Dog Breeds To Avoid At All CostsLivestlyUndoArticles VallyDad Cuts Daughter’s Hair Off For Getting Birthday Highlights, Then Mom Does The UnthinkableArticles VallyUndolast_img read more

first_img 13 Ways to Hunt Intelligent Aliens UFO Watch: 8 Times the Government Looked for Flying Saucers Originally published on Live Science.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 min and see why everyone is addicted!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoKelley Blue Book2019 Lexus Vehicles Worth Buying for Their Resale ValueKelley Blue BookUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndoTop 10 Best Meal DeliveryMeal Kit Wars: 10 Tested & Ranked. See Who WonTop 10 Best Meal DeliveryUndoLivestlyThe List Of Dog Breeds To Avoid At All CostsLivestlyUndo 9 Strange, Scientific Excuses for Why Humans Haven’t Found Aliens Yetcenter_img The quest to identify UFOs and even find intelligent life on other worlds has been heating up for decades … to no avail. But there are still plenty of spots and wavelengths where aliens could be hiding. So, what would humans do if we found concrete evidence that we are not alone in the universe? Turns out, there’s no real plan for how humanity would respond, let alone how we would deal with such a monumental discovery. The U.K. SETI Research Network (UKSRN) wants to change that by asking Earthlings their views on the search for aliens and how they’d react to a discovery. The network announced the survey, which it said is the largest such survey to date, yesterday (July 1) during the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition, according to The Guardian. [Greetings, Earthlings! 8 Ways Aliens Could Contact Us] The online survey includes questions such as: AdvertisementFamous People Who Believe in AliensFrom pop stars to Hollywood actors to politicians, here are 13 famous people who believe in aliens.Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Better Bug Sprays?01:33 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65848-alien-contact-seti-survey.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0001:2601:26Your Recommended Playlist01:33Better Bug Sprays?01:08Why Do French Fries Taste So Bad When They’re Cold?04:24Sperm Whale Befriends Underwater Robot00:29Robot Jumps Like a Grasshopper, Rolls Like a Ball00:29Video – Giggly Robot02:31Surgical Robotics关闭  If we discover a signal from extraterrestrial intelligence, would you: — Not care much about it? — Just follow the news, comment? — Interact on social media about this topic? And this one: Some people think we should send messages into space even if we don’t receive a message first. What is your opinion? — This is a bad idea. We should ban people from sending messages. — There should be rules or laws about who can send messages and what they can say. — Anybody who wants to send a message into space should be allowed to do so. So, what are the odds we’d really need answers to these questions? To date, a lot of effort and money have gone into listening for alien signals. For instance, Breakthrough Listen’s team at the University of California, Berkeley’s SETI Research Center released 1 million gigabytes of data related to such a quest. The scientists had looked for anomalous pings in both radio and optical wavelengths emitted by 1,327 star systems. The result? None of those signals could be traced to anything other than human sources. Just this month, the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) celebrated 50 years of looking for and studying UFO phenomenon. The nonprofit relies on volunteers to help find and identify these objects. Though the members insist that “we are not alone,” they have yet to spot conclusive evidence to support that claim. Even the U.S. government has suggested it’s serious about investigating bizarre craft of unknown origin. In 2017, the Pentagon confirmed that a secret “UFO” office — called the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program — had spent $22 million over five years to study such baffling aeronautical reports. And even though funding ended in 2012, the program apparently remained alive. More recently, declassified videos have shown U.S. Navy pilots talking about seeing UFOs that demonstrated unexplainable properties. “Despite the fact that we [have] never detected a signal from extraterrestrial intelligence, this does not mean that it is never going to happen. What if it does?” Martin Dominik, an astrophysicist at the University of St. Andrews in the United Kingdom, told Live Science in an email. “The SETI community are currently rethinking this issue in the wake of the spread of social media and fake news. If there are consequences for the wider public, the decision about where to go becomes a political one rather than a scientific one,” said Dominik, who is also a UKSRN member. What have researchers learned so far from the survey responses? “I do not want to release any data at this moment, because it would bias the views of those who are still to respond,” Dominik said. Check out the survey and let the SETI group know what you’d do upon contact with extraterrestrial intelligence. 80 Years Ago, ‘News’ of an Alien Invasion Terrified Radio AudiencesEighty years ago today (Oct. 30), radio audiences were stunned by a purported news broadcast describing an “alien invasion” in New Jersey.Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Better Bug Sprays?01:33关闭选项Automated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65848-alien-contact-seti-survey.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0002:1202:12Your Recommended Playlist01:33Better Bug Sprays?01:08Why Do French Fries Taste So Bad When They’re Cold?04:24Sperm Whale Befriends Underwater Robot00:29Robot Jumps Like a Grasshopper, Rolls Like a Ball00:29Video – Giggly Robot02:31Surgical Robotics关闭 last_img read more

first_imgThe government refused permission for rallies on the grounds that it might lead to communal tension. West Bengal state politics SHARE Earlier, a single judge bench of HC allowed the programme setting aside the denial of permission Published on SHARE SHARE EMAILcenter_img COMMENTS The West Bengal government on Friday moved an appeal before a division bench of the Calcutta High Court challenging a single bench order that allowed BJP’s ‘Rath Yatra’ programme in the state.Moving the appeal before the division bench comprising Chief Justice Debasish Kargupta and Justice Shampa Sarkar, the state government expressed urgency and sought an immediate hearing.The court granted leave to the state government to move the appeal and asked it to serve copies of its appeal to respondent, the BJP, following which the hearing would commence.A single bench presided by Justice Tapabrata Chakraborty on Thursday allowed the BJP’s ‘Rath Yatra’ programme, setting aside the denial of permission for the yatra by a panel of three senior most officers of the state government.On December 6, a single judge bench of the HC had refused permission to the BJP to hold the ‘Rath Yatra’, which was scheduled to be flagged off by BJP chief Amit Shah from Cooch Behar in North Bengal on December 7. The party had then approached the division bench.The division bench had on December 7 asked the state chief secretary, the home secretary and the director general of police to hold a meeting with three representatives of the BJP and take a decision on the ‘yatra’ by December 14.After parleys with the BJP team, the three officers refused permission for the rallies on December 15 on the grounds that it might lead to communal tension. The state BJP had moved the court again challenging the government’s denial of permission to its programme. December 21, 2018 COMMENT courts and legallast_img read more

first_img Related News Rugby 08 Jul 2019 Robertson hopes his fancy footwork impresses All Blacks Related News Rugby 10 Jul 2019 Rugby: All Blacks assistant coach Foster puts up hand for top job WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Sam Cane will lead the All Blacks in their opening Rugby Championship match against Argentina next week in Buenos Aires, continuing the loose forward’s remarkable return from a broken neck.Regular captain Kieran Read and his deputy Sam Whitelock are both staying back in New Zealand to prepare for the July 27 clash with the Springboks in Wellington after they helped the Canterbury Crusaders to a 10th Super Rugby title last week. The uncapped Sevu Reece and Braydon Ennor and George Bridge, who played against Japan last year, are the only Crusaders players travelling to Argentina for the July 20 clash.The 27-year-old Cane, who broke a bone in his neck last October in South Africa, only returned to the field towards the end of the Super Rugby season.center_img He has led the team on two previous occasions — against Namibia during the last World Cup and Italy in 2016.Injury-prone midfield back Sonny Bill Williams will travel with the squad but coach Steve Hansen said he would not risk the 33-year-old’s sore hamstring unless required.”He is a shot to play but we’re not going to risk him,” Hansen told reporters in Auckland before the team left for Argentina. “As much as we want him to play and he needs game time, if he’s not 100 per cent, there’s no point putting him out there and him reinjuring it.”We’ll make that decision next week.”Anton Lienert-Brown and Ngani Laumape are likely to start against the Pumas, with Ennor to provide cover for the midfield.Hansen added the Pumas would be confident they could beat the All Blacks for the first time, with the side mostly made up of players from Super Rugby finalists Jaguares.”They’re a big pack, they’ve got a lot of confidence, and they’ve just had a little bit of adversity so will be somewhat more determined,” he said. “It would be a great way to get rid of the pain of losing the final if they beat us.”The All Blacks also tend to be slow starters in their international season and with the side playing just five tests before the Rugby World Cup starts in Japan in two months, Hansen was keen they hit the ground running.”We’re always a bit rusty in the first two or three games of the season,” Hansen said.”But we’re excited about what we’re doing, we’re excited about the people we’ve got doing it and the team is going to be pretty different because the big guns from the Crusaders are staying home.”It’s giving people an opportunity to express themselves.” (Writing by Greg Stutchbury; Editing by Sudipto Ganguly) {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} Rugby 07 Jul 2019 Mo’unga magic adds fuel to All Blacks flyhalf debatelast_img read more

first_imgKerala CM takes dig at Congress MLAs on quitting spreeApparently referring to the mass resignations in Congress in various states, including Karnataka and Goa, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan asked whether a party like that “should remain an orphan without a leader” at a time when the country was going through a very difficult phase.advertisement Press Trust of India ThiruvananthapuramJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 22:42 IST Pinarayi Vijayan said the Congress leadership must be prepared to face the challenges. (Photo: PTI)With Congress lawmakers quitting and cosying up to BJP in various states, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan took a dig at them, saying the grand old party was giving a helping hand in the saffron party’s membership drive.”In various states, the people’s representatives and leaders of the congress are joining the BJP. Congress has become a party engaged in increasing the membership of the BJP,” he said at a function.Apparently referring to the mass resignations in Congress in various states, including Karnataka and Goa, Vijayan asked whether a party like that “should remain an orphan without a leader” at a time when the country was going through a very difficult phase.Pinarayi Vijayan said the Congress leadership must be prepared to face the challenges.Not only during victories, but also during a crisis situation, there is a need to face it and give strong leadership, he said.The Chief Minister said the CPI(M) had for long been saying that those in the Congress cannot be trusted and none were sure when they would leave their party.There is no limit to the money being floated by the BJP, he said adding, Congressmen were like rats meekly following the pied piper.Meanwhile, KPCC President Mullapally Ramachandran hit out at Vijayan, saying he should find immediate solutions to strengthen CPI(M) at the national and state levels after the drubbing the Left front received in the Lok Sabha polls, instead of interfering in Congress’ internal affairs.”Congress does not want Vijayan’s panecea for resurrecting the party,” he said.Vijayan had from the beginning thwarted Rahul Gandhi’s efforts to form a front of secular democratic forces against the BJP at the national level, Ramachandran said in a statement.Also Read | Goa CM Pramod Sawant seeks resignation of 3 ministers, independent MLA to induct new facesAlso Read | Karnataka crisis: Will face all issues on floor of House, says CM KumaraswamyAlso Watch | Kumaraswamy seeks floor test, says he govt has numbersFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShifa Naseer Tags :Follow Kerala CMFollow Pinarayi VijayanFollow Karnataka crisis Nextlast_img read more

first_img Next Asian News International Panaji (Goa)July 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 16:18 IST Ten of the 15 Congress MLAs in Goa, led by Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar (in pic), switched to the BJP on Wednesday. (Photo: ANI)Four legislators, including three Congress defectors, on Saturday took oath as ministers in Chief Minister Pramod Sawant-led BJP government here.The three Congress legislators who were made ministers are Chandrakant Kavelkar, Jennifer Monserrate, and Filipe Nery Rodrigues.This comes soon after four ministers — Deputy Chief Minister Vijay Sardesai, Rohan Khaunte, Vinod Paliencar, and Jayesh Salongakar were sacked from the ministry to accommodate the Congress MLAs who defected to the BJP.BJP MLA Michael Lobo, who resigned from the post of Deputy Speaker, also joined the government as a minister.Earlier, Sawant had sought the resignation of four of his ministers — three of Goa Forward Party and an independent, but they refused.Speaker Rajesh Patnekar has said that the Assembly will function as the per schedule.”Though new ministers have been inducted, the Assembly will go on as per the schedule. The new ministers will have to study their portfolios while answering questions on the floor of the House.””As far as I am concerned, there is no rescheduling of the Assembly and the Congress party will have to give the name of Leader of Opposition by Monday,” Patnekar told ANI.On the night of July 10, Chief Minister Sawant had gone to Delhi along with 10 MLAs to meet senior BJP leaders including working president JP Nadda and Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss the development.Following this, the rebel MLAs joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.With 10 MLAs changing the sides, the strength of Congress on the floor of the House has been reduced to five.The MLAs who defected include Kavlekar, Isidore Fernandes, Francis Silveira, Filipe Neri Rodrigues, Jennifer, Atanasio Monserrate, Antonio Fernandes, Nilakanth Halarnkar, Clafacio Dias and Wilfred D’Sa.ALSO READ | Hours before Goa Cabinet reshuffle, CM Pramod Sawant drops four ministersALSO WATCH | JP Nadda welcomes 10 rebel Goa Congress MLAs into BJPFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySnigdha Choudhury Tags :Follow Goa 3 Congress rebels, one BJP MLA sworn in as Goa MinistersThe three Congress legislators who were made ministers are Chandrakant Kavelkar, Jennifer Monserrate, and Filipe Nery Rodrigues.advertisementlast_img read more

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on Friday Addressing journalists after the closed door meeting the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC ) Dr Kayode Fayemi said the security agencies assured them of adequate security of lives and property of the citizens Represented by the Director of mobilization of his campaign Femi Bamisile the APC candidate while lamenting recent killings in the state noted that the candidates have all agreed with the security agencies on ways to ensure a peaceful poll in the state “We had an interactive session with the security agencies we all basically agreed to what the security apparatus had told us and I want to tell you that this is not the first election we will be having in Ekiti State “It is a process that needs to be done All political parties told them(security agencies) what our problem is and what we have been able to envisaged on killings that have been happening within the state We discussed and we assured them that we are going to have hitch-free election in the state without intimidation from anybody What bothers the mind is that why are the killings happening in this period of election” he said Oh his part the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP ) Prof Kolapo Olusola Eleka stressed that the interactive session has availed candidates to agree on how to prevent violence in the course of the campaigns and on election day The deputy governor of the state urged the people of the state to summon the courage on the day of election to exercise their civic rights adding that federal would not work in the state His words: ” We just concluded an interactive session with the security agencies and all of us the candidates have agreed on certain issues as it relate with how to prevent violence and other things They have assured us and we believe with what transpired today all stakeholders are prepared for free fair and transparent poll come July 14 ” The people should be bold enough to go out and perform their civic right Nobody will harass anybody because the security agencies have assured us of non-partisanship No federal might will work here electorates should go out cast their votes and leave the rest” Also the commissioner of Police in the state Mr Bello Ahmed assured that all security agencies were ready for the poll noting that flash-points in the state had been aanalyzed The commissioner of police said : ” The essence of the discussion is to analyze the current political situations in the state We all know current situation of the state ahead of the July 14 poll At the moment all the candidates have been told our own side and we want to assure them that the remaining period of the campaigns and voting dayall must be well ” We briefed them on our security arrangement and urged them on the need to play by the rules and everybody must be allowed to exercise their franchise So far so good we are ready to conduct this election even if it is tomorrow” The Resident Electoral Commissioner(REC) in the state Prof Abdulganiyu Olayinka Raji assured that INEC would be fair and transparent to all political parties He disclosed that the commission had distributed non-sensitive materials across the 16 Local Government Areas of the state While assuring the voters that their votes would count during the election Prof Raji solicited supports and cooperation from them in order to have a peaceful governorship election “We are satisfied with the meeting and we have cordial relationhip with the political partiesThey have all agreed to remain calm before during and after the election and we are counting on their wordsWe on our part promise to remain with our core values to be transparent and be fair to all ” We are fully prepared for the election All non-sensitive materials have all been distributed to the local government areas and the sensitive materials will only come a day before election ” I have been around the local government areas in the state and we have asked for the cooperation to ensure peace reigns during the election We have equally given them our words to ensure that people’s vote count With the structures we have put in place the votes must count Former Federal Commissioner for Information Chief Edwin Clark may have courted more criticisms following his reaction to flaks generated by an earlier statement where he purportedly accused former President Goodluck Jonathan of lacking the political will to fight corruption This time around a Delta-based group Ijaw Justice Forum IJF yesterday came hard on him for claiming that he did not get anything from the administration of former President Dr Goodluck Jonathan insisting that it is the height of ingratitude on the part of Clark It categorically listed few things that the Niger-Delta chief benefited from the immediate past administration IJF in a statement jointly signed by its president and secretary Karona Etonye and Ekenwan Akwagbe respectively said it was surprised at media report quoting Clark to have said among other things to that he did not get any contract and never asked for job slots for either his children or relatives in Jonathan regime The statement reads “This is the peak of ingratitude from a man who called himself the ‘father’ of the former president He attracted patronage from the high and mighty from all parts of Nigeria and received gifts of cash and kind because of their perceived closeness of him to Dr Jonathan “It is wicked and mischievous for Clark to say that he did not get anything from the Jonathan administration including contracts Perhaps Clark made this statement to the Vanguard reporter in his dream has he forgotten that his company was awarded a contract for the reclamation and shore protection of Amadi-ama community in Rivers State by the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs during the Jonathan era The group added They asserted “It can be said and indeed correctly that Clark is the proverbial fowl that eats and cleans its beak or mouth on the ground so that there will be no trace of food particles on the sides of its mouth This he has done to several persons that occupied public offices in the past “Between 1999 and 2007 Chief Clark was one of the elders that benefitted most from the administration of Chief James Ibori in Delta State As it is characteristic of him he sponsored a so-called Delta Elders and Stakeholders’ Forum to petition the EFCC alleging that Ibori committed monumental corrupt practices while in office “It is quite unfortunate that Chief Clark at 90 can peddle lies and make them appear as if they were true How would Clark say that he did not ask for jobs for his children or for his relatives Has he forgotten the note he wrote to the former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Elder Godsday Orubebe asking him to use his good offices to make his younger brother Mr Isa Clark the Coordinator of the Sure- P programme in Delta South Senatorial District The group further said It asserted “Under the Goodluck Jonathan administration Chief Clark applied for and was granted licence to establish a private university the E K Clark University in his hometown Kiagbodo The launching which took place in the Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja was attended by the who- is- who in Nigerian politics including Dr Jonathan himself” “To complement the federal government gesture the NDDC awarded contract for the sinking of a bore hole in the university campus It is incontrovertible that he had that huge patronage because of the former president If he doubts it we challenge him to come up with a new project and see how many Nigerians of substance will attend” IJF said According to it “There are many more gains that Clark made in the Jonathan era never before in his political life has he gotten the kind of patronage he had under Jonathan” The group pointed out that Chief Clark contributed hugely to failure of the former president in the March presidential polls saying “The insults and abuses he rained on leading political figures across Nigeria attracted 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