Steve February 14, 2021

By the time mourners arrived at the Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home in eastern Nebraska, federal agents were already staked out outside. Their target was a man named Howard Farley Jr., a fugitive drug trafficking suspect who had been on the run for nearly 25 years. On that chilly afternoon in October 2009, the investigators were […]

Steve February 14, 2021

In the 2000s, at the height of the reality TV boom, the media breathlessly chronicled the lives of pop singer Britney Spears and socialite Paris Hilton. They were mainstays of tabloid headlines and late-night punchlines, documented constantly yet rarely taken seriously. “They were packaged into a consumer product,” said Allison Yarrow, the author of “90s […]

Steve February 14, 2021

REVIEW This article published by the New York Post on 24 September 2020 claims that a mutation could enable the virus that causes COVID-19 to evade hand-washing and mask-wearing. The New York Post article’s content is based on an earlier article by the Washington Post, published on 23 September 2020, reporting findings from a preprint […]

Steve February 14, 2021

US Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial: “January 6th was a disgrace. “American citizens attacked their own government. They used terrorism to try to stop a specific piece of democratic business they did not like. “Fellow Americans beat and bloodied our […]

Steve February 14, 2021

Lebanon has started its COVID-19 vaccination campaign, shortly after it received 28,500 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine – the first of incoming batches. Lebanon has been under a 24-hour curfew for nearly a month after a sharp rise in infections, although the government began lifting some restrictions this week. Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus cases […]

Steve February 14, 2021

In 2018, the late chef, traveller and television personality, Anthony Bourdain, made a programme about Hong Kong in which he interviewed members of a local post-punk band. One of them spoke of concerns about disappearing freedoms and the lack of venues to perform in. But, they declared, they were free to say and play anything […]

Steve February 14, 2021

Opinions and Insight on Truth and Facts Truth and facts have a lot in common, but they are not exactly the same. Truth is something that is the case. Facts are true statements. Truth is best described using facts and logical reasoning.[1][2] Here is an example of facts pointing to truth by way of logical […]

Steve February 14, 2021

Price’s Law says, “half of the publications come from the square root of all contributors.” However, it is often used to support the idea that, “a few people generate half the results.”[3][4][5][6] This general truism was related to his work in “Bibliometrics,” where he looked at the exponential growth of science, the half-life of scientific […]

Steve February 14, 2021

This quick beginner’s guide explains the steps you need to install Java in Arch Linux and related distributions such as Manjaro. There are two versions of Java (Java Development Kit – JDK and Java environment) is available Arch Linux (or any Linux). One is the free and open-source version implementation of Oracle Java SE – […]

Steve February 14, 2021

Greenland’s melting glaciers, which plunge into Arctic waters via steep-sided inlets, or fjords, are among the main contributors to global sea level rise in response to climate change. Gaining a better understanding of how warming ocean water affects these glaciers will help improve predictions of their fate. Such predictions could in turn be used by […]