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Seeds and beyond: Native Americans embrace ‘food sovereignty’

Seeds and beyond: Native Americans embrace ‘food sovereignty’

Stoughton, Wis. Last spring, as COVID-19 swept the nation, Daniel Cornelius planted. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, he lives in the rolling farm country south of Madison, where he planted carrots and tomatoes, as well as traditional Native American crops – beans, pumpkins, and corn in hues ranging from cream to deep…
Congress overrides Trump veto for first time

Congress overrides Trump veto for first time

The Senate joined the House in voting to override President Trump’s veto of a $741 billion defense bill, the first time Congress has blocked a veto from Trump.Jan. 1, 2021
Japanese asteroid-sampling probe begins long trek to next space rock

Japanese asteroid-sampling probe begins long trek to next space rock

Home News Spaceflight An artist's depiction of the Hayabusa2 spacecraft after inserting its capsule into Earth's atmosphere for sample delivery. (Image: © JAXA) Japan's Hayabusa2 mission didn't rest on its laurels for long.On Dec. 5, the probe delivered a capsule containing pristine samples of the carbon-rich asteroid Ryugu to Earth. Now, just a month later,…
New video exposes significant threat of Capitol riots

New video exposes significant threat of Capitol riots

The New Yorker released a video from the Capitol insurrection showing Trump supporters busting down doors and windows, clashing with Capitol police officers and looking for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.Jan. 18, 2021
Japanese tech firm NTT to invest $2 bn in India data centre business over next four years

Japanese tech firm NTT to invest $2 bn in India data...

SynopsisThe company will invest the funds in expanding its data centres and networks as well as new solar power projects in India. The company also launched its first 50 MW Solar Photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Solapur, Maharashtra, in partnership with Tata Power.Getty ImagesPune: Japanese technology firm NTT said it would invest about $2 billion…
A giant black hole keeps evading detection and scientists can’t explain it

A giant black hole keeps evading detection and scientists can’t explain...

Home News Science & Astronomy This composite image of the galaxy cluster Abell 2261 contains optical data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and Japan's Subaru Telescope showing galaxies in the cluster and in the background, and data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory showing hot gas (colored pink) pervading the cluster. The middle of the image…
StimulusReflex, or LiveView for Rails

StimulusReflex, or LiveView for Rails

A new way to craft modern, reactive web interfaces with Ruby on Rails.We extend the capabilities of both Rails and Stimulus by intercepting user interactions and passing them to Rails over real-time websockets. These interactions are processed by Reflex actions that change application state. The current page is quickly re-rendered and the changes are sent…
Mike Pompeo says there’s evidence the coronavirus escaped from a Wuhan lab

Mike Pompeo says there’s evidence the coronavirus escaped from a Wuhan...

Outgoing State Secretary Mike Pompeo claims that the US government has reason to believe several researchers from the Wuhan Institute of Virology became sick in autumn 2019, long before the first admitted cases of COVID-19. Pompeo said that the symptoms were consistent with COVID-19 without revealing more details about the claims. The press release calls…
Apple mulling on making iPads in India, reportedly lobbying for increased export incentive budget

Apple mulling on making iPads in India, reportedly lobbying for increased...

Apple iPads have been traditionally manufactured in China, though some of that production will shift to Vietnam later this year. Apart from Vietnam, the Cupertino-giant may also start making iPads in India soon if its negotiations with the Indian Government fructify. Apple has already been manufacturing iPhones in India since 2018 as part of the…
Urgently Ortho’s integrated EHR-telehealth creates seamless, tech-enabled clinic

Urgently Ortho’s integrated EHR-telehealth creates seamless, tech-enabled clinic

Urgently Ortho in San Francisco, California, had an overarching goal: to create a tech-enabled orthopedic urgent care facility that provided a seamless patient experience using technology that could scale with leadership’s growth ambitions. THE PROBLEM IT needed to be fast and efficient for providers to chart notes, and user-friendly for clinic support staff, said Liu…

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Accused members call for Civic Party’s dissolution

Four former Civic Party politicians facing national security charges over their involvement in last year’s Legco primaries have made a public call for the dissolution of the pro-democracy party – saying it has already completed its historic mission. Former lawmakers Alvin Yeung, Kwok Ka-ki, Jeremy Tam – who are all on remand – and district…
Few Americans Who Identify As Independent Are Actually Independent. That’s Really Bad For Politics.

Few Americans Who Identify As Independent Are Actually Independent. That’s Really Bad For Politics.

If you’ve ever been in a conversation about politics, you’ve probably heard someone say, “I don’t like either party” or “Politics is just so ugly these days.” That person also may have claimed not to identify as a Democrat or a Republican but as an independent instead. Today, that person is pretty representative of how…
Are Ambitious Parts Of Democrats’ Agenda Good For Democracy … Or Just The Democratic Party?

Are Ambitious Parts Of Democrats’ Agenda Good For Democracy … Or Just The Democratic...

Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. sarah (Sarah Frostenson, politics editor): With unified control of the White House and Congress, Democrats are pushing a number of sweeping legislative priorities, from an expansive voting-reform bill to weakening the filibuster to now possibly adding (or at least studying the possibility of…
CEOs Speak Out on Politics and the Future of Digital Currencies

CEOs Speak Out on Politics and the Future of Digital Currencies

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Is Stagflation Coming?

Is Stagflation Coming?

Lost in the debate over whether today's ultra-loose fiscal and monetary policies will trigger painful inflation is the broader risk posed by potential negative supply shocks. From trade wars and de-globalization to aging populations and populist politics, there is no shortage of inflationary threats on the horizon.