Ethiopia Must Set Right Environment for Election, US Says

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Ethiopian and Eritrean troops remain in Tigray as the humanitarian crisis continues  

Kabul Mourns Deaths of Schoolgirls as Holiday Cease-fire Declared

about 3 hours ago

Afghan government declares Tuesday a national day of mourning for victims of bomb attack

Iranian Fast Boats Harass US Ships, Submarine in Strait of Hormuz

about 4 hours ago

The Pentagon called the incident 'significant,' saying two rounds of warning shots were fired before the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps boats backed off

Open access ‘excludes’ developing world scientists

by Riad Mazouzi, Hazem Badr, Béatrice Longmene Kaze, Meghie Rodrigues, Luisa Massarani, about 4 hours ago

Pay-to-publish models adopted by science journals ‘exacerbate the exclusion of researchers from the global South.

New Pandemic-era Air Travel Record Set Over Mother's Day Weekend

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Sunday's record surpasses Friday's by an estimated 4,500

Amid Outcry, NBC Says it Will Not Air Golden Globes in 2022

about 6 hours ago

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has come under fire following an investigative report in February that recounted the organization's questionable record on diversity — including, presently, no Black members among its 87 voting members

Capitol Police Deficient at Monitoring Threats, Watchdog Says

about 6 hours ago

Capitol Police Inspector General Michael Bolton testified in the first of three House hearings this week on what went wrong during the January 6 insurrection

Colombia’s Leaders Want to Stain Their Country with the Blood of the Working Class

by Laura Capote and Zoe Alexandra, about 6 hours ago

This post is originally published on Citizen Truth by Laura Capote and Zoe Alexandra In the face of a state that assassinates its own people, the Colombian people remain on the streets and continue resisting. As police and military forces in Colombia use violence to try to repress the massive mobilizations that grew out of a national strike, demonstrators have seen flagrant violations of their human rights. Mainstream media […] Read more at Colombia’s Leaders Want to Stain Their Country with the Blood of the Working Class

Can schools require COVID-19 vaccines for students now that Pfizer's shot is authorized for kids 12 and up?

about 6 hours ago

Vietnam-Era Veteran Makes Quilts to Heal, Help Others

by SKIP VAUGHN, about 6 hours ago

Gail Belmont started quilting in 1997 to help with her emotional and physical pain from serving in the military during the Vietnam War.

Ransomware Attack That Halted US Fuel Pipeline a 'Criminal Act,' Biden Says  

about 7 hours ago

The US president stops short of blaming Russia's government for the incident, but says the culprits are based there so Moscow has "some responsibility" to deal with it

Vietnam-era Veteran Makes Quilts to Heal, Help Others

by SKIP VAUGHN, about 7 hours ago

Gail Belmont started quilting in 1997 to help with her emotional and physical pain from serving in the military during the Vietnam War.

Blinken emphasizes cooperation in U.N. speech

by ShareAmerica, about 8 hours ago

Mutual respect and collaboration are central to tackling modern challenges. Learn about Secretary Blinken's call to defend the rules-based order.

DOD Aims to Transform Itself Into a Data-Centric Organization

by David Vergun, about 8 hours ago

Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen H. Hicks signed a memorandum to transform the Defense Department into a data-centric organization with the goal, she said, of "improving warfighting performance and creating decision advantage at all echelons from the battlespace to the board room."

Team links gut bacteria to neurodegenerative diseases

by Samantha Murray-Florida, about 9 hours ago

A new study that links specific gut bacteria to neurodegenerative diseases could one day lead to treatments for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and ALS.

Zimbabwe Clinic Helps Couples Overcome Infertility, Stigma

about 9 hours ago

Since clinic re-opened in 2017, several years after its previous owner retired, IVF Zimbabwe says it has helped about 120 women have babies through in vitro fertilization

Navy Softball Champion Has Aspirations for Becoming a Chief

by David Vergun, about 9 hours ago

Asian American Pacific Islander Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Paul Salas joined the Navy to protect the freedoms Americans enjoy. He currently serves aboard the USS Nimitz and plays for the All-Navy Softball team that won a championship in 2019.

New York to Require Vaccinations of University Students

about 9 hours ago

The requirement, affecting more than 435,000 full-time students, comes as Governor Andrew Cuomo and other officials offer a slew of incentives aimed at encouraging people to get inoculated

NASA Probe to Leave Asteroid’s Orbit, Bring Back Samples

about 9 hours ago

The probe first rendezvoused with the asteroid in 2018

Indigenous practices protect Native Americans' health from racism

by Eric Stann-Missouri, about 10 hours ago

Indigenous health behaviors and activities can ease the effects of stress, trauma, and racism on Native Americans' cardiometabolic health, research finds.

COVID-19 upended Americans' sense of individualism and invited us to embrace interconnectedness – an idea from Greek philosopher Epicurus

about 10 hours ago

Wikinews interviews Jonathan Stanley, Scottish Unionist candidate for 2021 Airdrie and Shotts by-election in Scotland

about 10 hours ago

The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack and the SolarWinds hack were all but inevitable – why national cyber defense is a 'wicked' problem

about 10 hours ago

New material avoids AR/VR glasses 'bug eyes'

by Bob Marcotte-U. Rochester, about 10 hours ago

Researcher have created a new way to make lenses for augmented and virtual reality glasses that could ditch the "bug eye" look of some products.

NTSB Issues Preliminary Report for Fatal, Texas, Tesla Crash

about 10 hours ago

WASHINGTON (May 10, 2021) — The National Transportation Safety Board issued Monday the preliminary report for its ongoing investigation of the fatal, April 17, 2021, crash of a 2019 Tesla Model S near Spring, Texas.Information in the report is preliminary and subject to change as the investigation progresses and as such, no conclusions about the cause of the crash should be drawn from the report.The report states the Model S P100D car was equipped with “Autopilot” – Tesla’s advanced driver assistance system. This system requires both the Traffic Aware Cruise Control and the Autosteer systems to be engaged. NTSB tests of an exemplar car at the crash location showed that Traffic Aware Cruise Control could be engaged, but Autosteer was not available on the part of the road (Hammock Dunes Place) where the crash happened.According to the report the crash trip began at the owner’s residence. Footage from the owner’s home security cameras show the owner entering the driver’s seat and the passenger entering the front passenger seat. The video also shows the car slowly entering the roadway and then accelerating down the road away from the camera and out of sight. Based on examination of the accident scene investigators have determined the car traveled about 550 feet before departing the road on a curve, driving over the curb, and hitting a drainage culvert, a raised manhole and a tree.The post-crash fire destroyed the car’s onboard data storage device and damaged the car’s restraint control module. The damaged module was recovered and taken to the NTSB’s recorder laboratory for evaluation. Restraint control modules can record data associated with vehicle speed, seat belt status, acceleration and airbag deployment.The steering wheel from the Tesla was shipped to the NTSB materials laboratory for analysis of the damage to the steering wheel investigators observed during the post-crash inspection.The 59-year-old owner and a 69-year-old passenger died in the crash.The NTSB’s investigation of the crash is ongoing, and investigators continue to gather information including data to analyze the crash dynamics, postmortem toxicology test results, seat belt use, occupant egress and the post-crash fire.

Signs in the blood predict when labor will begin

by Erin Digitale-Stanford, about 11 hours ago

Currently, anything in a five-week window is considered a normal delivery time. Blood markers may offer a better estimate of when labor will begin.

Almost all kinds of air pollution hit people of color hardest

by U. Washington, about 11 hours ago

Air pollution from nearly all sources affect people of color more than white people, a new study shows.

Tweets fuel super accurate morning traffic prediction

by Carnegie Mellon, about 13 hours ago

Twitter appears to be a good way to gather information that can help predict traffic for morning commuters, researchers report.

The MH17 Trial: The Dangers of Presuming the Fairness of a Geopolitically-Driven Enterprise

by Guest Post, about 13 hours ago

This post is originally published on Citizen Truth by Guest Post Inspection of the MH17 saga teaches us, in the first instance, never simply to presume that an enterprise that appears to have the status of an officially supported and endorsed international legal proceeding must on that account be above reproach. (By: Oliver Boyd-Barrett, Mintpress News) AMSTERDAM — November 2020 saw the conclusion in Schiphol, the […] Read more at The MH17 Trial: The Dangers of Presuming the Fairness of a Geopolitically-Driven Enterprise

Can Taiwan's Silicon Shield Protect It against China's Aggression?

about 13 hours ago

According to an expert island’s dominance in chip-making has fueled debate over its silicon shield, but US is more concerned that shield may 'have holes in it' and technology is being used by China’s military

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