Steve September 16, 2021

Jakarta deploys five navy vessels, assisted by an air patrol in North Natuna Sea after Chinese and US vessels were detected in nearby international waters. Indonesia’s navy has increased patrols around its Natuna islands in the South China Sea after Chinese and US vessels were detected nearby in international waters, despite saying there the vessels […]

Steve September 16, 2021

Encountering concrete is a common, even routine, occurrence. And that’s exactly what makes concrete exceptional. As the most consumed material after water, concrete is indispensable to the many essential systems — from roads to buildings — in which it is used. But due to its extensive use, concrete production also contributes to around 1 percent […]

Steve September 16, 2021

A family of fishes, called the cichlids, in Africa’s Lake Malawi is helping researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to refine our understanding of how evolution works. In new research published in Nature Communications, co-authors Andrew J. Conith, postdoctoral researcher in the UMass Amherst biology department, and Craig Albertson, professor of biology at UMass […]

Steve September 16, 2021

An unprecedented review of the aquatic foods sector has uncovered how fisheries and aquaculture can play a greater role in delivering healthy diets and more sustainable, equitable and resilient food systems around the world. Five peer-reviewed papers in the journal Nature highlight the opportunities to leverage the vast diversity of aquatic, or “blue,” foods in […]

Steve September 16, 2021

The foolishness of California’s recall system—which failed this week to replace California Governor Gavin Newsom with a right-wing talk radio blowhard—is not a new story. It ought to have been made evident by the California election in 1910 that led to its creation.  The Progressive Republican candidate for governor that year, a San Francisco prosecutor named […]

Steve September 16, 2021

In a major win for asylum-seekers and human rights advocates, a federal judge on Thursday ordered President Joe Biden’s administration to end a Trump-era policy of using Covid-19 pandemic to justify the swift deportation of migrant families. “This court order reaffirms our pride in being a nation of refuge, as Congress intended.”—Cecillia Wang, ACLU The […]

Steve September 16, 2021

State Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Minneapolis Vote To Reimagine Police Department The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled in favor of ballot language to reimagine the Minneapolis police department in the upcoming election. Early voting begins Friday. September 16, 20214:52 PM ET From State Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Minneapolis Vote To Reimagine […]

Steve September 16, 2021

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Steve September 16, 2021

Josh Bernstein claims that Larry Elder won the California recall election (he didn’t) and is calling on conservatives to launch a canvassing operation to uncover supposed election fraud. Dave Daubenmire reports that over $300,000 has been raised for his new “The Christian Revolution” effort. David Lane fumes that Dr. Anthony Fauci “has mastered all facets […]

Steve September 16, 2021

WASHINGTON —  The Biden administration Thursday was facing acute anger from a rival, China, and one of its closest allies, France, over a pact that will help Australia develop nuclear-powered submarines. The nuclear deal, which also includes the United Kingdom, was announced by President Biden on Wednesday and immediately threatened to aggravate tensions with Beijing and […]

Steve September 16, 2021

Ligia Cushman, who grew up in New York City’s predominantly Dominican neighborhood of Washington Heights where she remembers being told “you’re not Black, you’re Dominican,” used to identify herself as Hispanic until she moved to the Deep South. “That is where I had to come to terms with the fact that the world, the larger […]

Steve September 16, 2021

A Black woman who was pulled from her car and beaten by Philadelphia police during a protest last year is suing a police union for posting what she calls a misleading photo of her “terrified” toddler on social media, attorneys for the woman said. The Fraternal Order of Police, the country’s largest police union, posted […]

Steve September 16, 2021

Following previous news that it was halting all Bolt EV and EUV production until battery supplier LG can supply defect-free cells, General Motors (GM) has announced an extended pause into October. The decision follows a recall of Chevy Bolt EVs over battery issues resulting in twelve reported fires. The Chevrolet Bolt debuted in 2016 as […]

Steve September 16, 2021

Rail freight manufacturer Wabtec Corporation has officially unveiled the newest version of what it calls “the world’s first battery-electric freight train.” The electric train, known as FLXdrive Battery Locomotive, is no longer just a prototype and has made its official debut in Pittsburgh, PA, following Wabtec’s first sale of the locomotive earlier this week. Wabtec […]