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READ YOU LIKE A FACEBOOK Mark Zuckerberg funds bid to develop mind-reading brain implants

Source: The Sun By JASPER HAMILL Billionaire pays for research into ‘neural recording’, a creepy-sounding technique which could change the lives of people suffering serious illnesses FACEBOOK founder Mark Zuckerberg is funding the development of technology with the potential to read humans’ minds. The billionaire has just pledged to hand over £40 million to researchers […]

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Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee breaks from him over ‘demoralising’ attacks on judges after president called them ‘disgraceful’

Source: The Telegraph By Harriet Alexander and David Lawler Senate to vote on confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General Supreme Court nominee breaks from Trump over ‘disheartening’ attacks on judges  Trump lashes out at  ‘disgraceful’ court hearings over travel ban No decision on travel ban today, court says Sean Spicer defends Trump’s tweeting in support […]

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Republicans fear for their safety as Obamacare protests grow

Source: Politico By Rachael Bade At a closed-door meeting, House lawmakers discuss strategies to counter potential violence. House Republicans during a closed-door meeting Tuesday discussed how to protect themselves and their staffs from protesters storming town halls and offices in opposition to repealing Obamacare, sources in the room told Politico. House GOP Conference Chairwoman Cathy […]

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Navy successfully tests new missile-defense system in Hawaii

Source: Stars and Stripes By TYLER HLAVAC A new missile-defense system developed by the United States and Japan destroyed a target missile during a test off the coast of Hawaii on Friday, a Missile Defense Agency statement said. The intercept of a medium-range ballistic missile, launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii, was […]

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Putin orders Russia’s air forces to prepare ‘for a time of war’ with ‘special attention paid to air defence systems and readiness to repel aggression’

Source: Daily Mail By Dave Burke Defence minister Sergey Shoigu said Putin had ordered forces to ‘evaluate readiness’ for combat Air defence systems are set to be deployed, he revealed The move comes at a time of heightened tensions with Nato countries  Vladimir Putin has ordered his air force to prepare for ‘a time of […]

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Rule by Brute Force: The True Nature of Government

Source: Rutherford By John W. Whitehead “We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.”—Ayn Rand The torch has […]

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Who Will Pay for San Francisco’s $750 Million Tilting Tower?

Source: Bloomberg By James Tarmy and Kartikay Mehrotra Nina Agabian, a retired director of research in global health science at the University of California, bought a 29th-floor apartment in San Francisco’s Millennium Tower in 2010. “It was supposed to be a wonderful building,” she said in January, sitting in a leather chair in the building’s […]

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Petraeus: World order under ‘unprecedented threat’

Source: The Hill By Rebecca Kheel Retired Gen. David Petraeus warned lawmakers on Wednesday that the world order created in part by the United States in the 20th century is under “unprecedented threat from multiple directions,” pointing to Russia, China, Islamist extremists and cyber threats. Those threats are compounded by an America whose “resolve about […]

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One income for all: far-fetched, or future fact?

Source: Yahoo News By Jitendra JOSHI It is a utopian idea, literally, but is enjoying a renaissance as politicians and policy wonks grapple with technology-driven changes that could redefine our very understanding of work. If robots and machine intelligence threaten to render many white-collar jobs obsolete, then what will people do for money? Enter the […]

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Merkel’s Challenger Leads Social Democrats to German Poll Boost

Source: Bloomberg By Patrick Donahue and Rainer Buergin SPD climbs to 26% in Forsa poll, chancellor’s bloc at 35% ‘Unlikely to derail Merkel,’ Deutsche Bank analysts say   ‘Unlikely to derail Merkel,’ Deutsche Bank analysts say Support for Germany’s Social Democrats jumped to the highest level in almost four years in a poll that underscores […]

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