Monthly Archives: April 2017

With Bill O'Reilly gone will Fox viewers flee?

What is Fox News without Roger Ailes and Bill O'Reilly? That is the billion-dollar question surely on the mind of James Murdoch, the chief executive officer of 21st Century Fox, who is slowly but surely taking over his father's company and seeking to impose order on its most controversial asset. more

Source: CNN


Trump Order Takes Aim at Tax Regulations Imposed by Obama

By ALAN RAPPEPORT Eager to roll back Dodd-Frank legislation and overhaul the tax code, President Trump directed the Treasury Department to review measures that would curtail corporate tax evasion. more

Source: The New York Times

Category: United States Politics and Government, Trump, Donald J, Executive Orders and Memorandums, Corporate Taxes, Banking and Financial Institutions, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (2010), Treasury Department


South Korea faces political crisis, nuclear threat, economic fear and Trump's history lesson

By Matt Stiles In recent months, South Korea has endured the arrest of its ousted former president, threats from a nuclear-armed neighbor and economic retaliation from its most important regional trading partner. Also, the Trump administration came into office. Despite reassuring diplomatic visits by its strongest... more

Source: Los Angeles Times


U.K. Delays Review of 21st Century Fox Deal for Sky

By DANNY HAKIM and STEPHEN CASTLE The regulatory examination, to consider whether the Murdoch family would gain too much control over Britain's media landscape, was delayed until after June elections. more

Source: The New York Times

Category: News and News Media, Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, 21st Century Fox, Sky PLC, Murdoch, Rupert, Murdoch, James R, Great Britain, Ofcom


Physicists demonstrate new way to violate local causality

(—For the first time, physicists have experimentally demonstrated the violation of "bilocal causality"—a concept that is related to the more standard local causality, except that it accounts for the precise way in which physical systems are initially generated. The results show that it's possible to violate local causality in an more


Category: Quantum Physics


'Even the stones reek with sadness': Here is what's left of Aleppo

By Patrick J. McDonnell Amid the rubble fields of eastern Aleppo, Ibrahim Shabelle was hawking a traditional licorice drink to shoppers, tradesmen and others frequenting a shattered but lively main drag. “Cold juice!” Shabelle cried out, offering cool glasses of the dark beverage to all takers for the equivalent of about... more

Source: Los Angeles Times


A new study details why it's prudent to invest in carbon-free electricity now

With a single executive order issued at the end of March, the Trump administration launched a robust effort to roll back Obama-era climate policies designed to reduce U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Chief among those policies is the Clean Power Plan, which targets coal and natural gas-fired electric power plants more

Source: Tech Xplore

Category: Energy & Green Tech


Civilian casualties from airstrikes appear on the rise. Is it a sign of a scorched-earth policy under Trump?

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, W.J. Hennigan A recent airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq is believed to have caused more than 270 civilian deaths, a tragedy that provoked an international outpouring of grief and outrage. But the uproar over the March 17 deaths in the Jadidah neighborhood of Mosul masks a grim reality: Hundreds, and... more

Source: Los Angeles Times


French presidential race looks tight — and a far-left Bernie-Sanders-like candidate has been surging

By Kim Willsher France's eternal revolutionary, Jean-Luc Melenchon, man of the people, is sitting in the first-class carriage of the TGV (train à grande vitesse, or very fast train) returning to Paris from a meeting in the city of Rennes. His journeys crisscrossing France on the campaign trail for the nation's... more

Source: Los Angeles Times


The impact of new cathode materials relative to baseline performance of microbial fuel cells all with the same architecture and solution chemistry

By Wulin Yang Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C7EE00910K, AnalysisWulin Yang, Kyoung-Yeol Kim, Pascal Saikaly, Bruce E LoganDifferences in microbial fuel cell (MFC) architectures, materials, and solution chemistries, have previously hindered direct comparisons of improvements in power production due to new cathode materials. However, one common reactor...The content of this RSS Feed more

Source: RSC


All Aboard the Lifeline Express

The Lifeline Express is a train that travels to some of India's most rural areas to provide medical care to those in need. Volunteer and staff doctors make up the crew, and provide sophisticated care to patients suffering from epilepsy, cancer, cleft palates and other maladies. Lifeline Express has been more

Source: CNN Video


Ishion Hutchinson on his poetry and the inspiration of Lee 'Scratch' Perry

By Leah Mirakhor In Ishion Hutchinson's breathtaking poetry collection “House of Lords and Commons,” music stirs and rises again and again in a stunning meditation on the landscapes of memory and colonial history, sunlight reflections and the vibrating sounds across the twin experiences of joy and suffering. Born... more

Source: Los Angeles Times


Giant Virus Found in Sewage Blurs the Line Between Life and Non-Life

In most biology textbooks, there's a clear separation between the three domains of cellular organisms – Bacteria, Archaea, and Eukaryotes – and viruses. This fault line is also typically accepted as the divider between life and non-life: since viruses rely on host machinery to enact metabolic transformations and to replicate, more

Source: Discover Magazine