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  • Skepticism surrounds renowned mathematician’s attempted proof of 160-year-old hypothesis

    09/24/2018 4:22:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    sciencemag.org ^ | Sep. 24, 2018 , 5:15 PM | Frankie Schembri
    “What he showed in the presentation is very unlikely to be anything like a proof of the Riemann hypothesis as we know it,” says Jřrgen Veisdal, an economist at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim who has previously studied the Riemann hypothesis. “It is simply too vague and unspecific.” Veisdal added that he would need to examine the written proof more closely to make a definitive judgement. The Riemann hypothesis, one of the last great unsolved problems in math, was first proposed in 1859 by German mathematician Bernhard Riemann. It is a supposition about prime numbers, such...
  • Hayden (Idaho) students go viral for patriotic flag photo

    09/24/2018 12:07:37 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 13 replies
    KHQ ^ | September 20, 2018 | Adam Mayer
    Old Glory flies triumphantly above Hayden Meadows Elementary. But, every day at the end of school, three keepers of the flag make sure she’s in safe hands. Fifth graders Naylan Tuttle, Jack LeBreck, and Casey Dolan go through the steps necessary to make sure the U.S. flag is properly folded and stored without it ever touching the ground. It’s a sign of respect, something these boys take seriously. “This is our nation's flag, this is our school's flag, it's how we represent our country,” Jack LeBreck said. Their selfless act has now gone viral; the boys were folding the flag...
  • Kavanaugh: 2nd Accuser's Claims He 'Targeted' Women For Gang Rape

    09/24/2018 8:37:15 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 77 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-09-24 10:00 | Paul Whitehead
    A new storm of alleged sexual misconduct allegations has erupted against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as attorney Michael Avenatti said he had 'knowledge' that he targeted women for 'gang rape' with a high school friend.
  • Avenatti says he represents woman with ‘credible information’ about Kavanaugh

    09/24/2018 5:32:14 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 47 replies
    https://nypost.com ^ | 09/23/2018 | Chris Perez
    Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti claims he is now representing a woman with “credible information regarding Judge Kavanaugh and Mark Judge.” The reveal came Sunday just minutes before the New Yorker popped a story outlining sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh made by a former college classmate. Avenatti says the alleged victim, Deborah Ramirez, is not his client. “We will be demanding the opportunity to present testimony to the committee and will likewise be demanding that Judge and others be subpoenaed to testify,” he tweeted Sunday night. “The nomination must be withdrawn.” No other details were offered about Avenatti’s client, but...
  • Survivors of the tainted blood scandal (truncated title)

    09/23/2018 11:24:15 PM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 14 replies
    MSN com au ^ | September 24, 2018 | Rosie Taylor and Ben Spencer
    full title: Survivors of the tainted blood scandal are given as little as five seconds to explain the devastation it caused them Rosie Taylor and Ben Spencer Hundreds of survivors of a blood transfusion scandal in the 1970s and 80s have been denied the chance to tell their stories. File photo© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Hundreds of survivors of a blood transfusion scandal in the 1970s and 80s have been denied the chance to tell their stories. File photo Hundreds of survivors of the tainted blood scandal of the 1970s and 1980s are being denied a chance to tell...
  • Gang rapes? (vanity)

    09/23/2018 9:07:12 PM PDT · by Signalman · 29 replies
    9/23/2018 | Self
    Avenetti reportedly alleges Kavenaugh participated in multiple gang rapes? Does anyone really believe that this could happen without someone...one of the victims, the parents of the victims, contacting the police? And does anyone believe that this would not have been discovered in the six background investigations conducted by the govt through checking police records and interviewing neighbors, friends, former employees of Kavanaugh? I conducted background investigations for the Dept. of Defense for 7 years and the chances that something as serious as this would not be discovered through interviews or law enforcement record checks would be close to zero.
  • Best in Show: The Year’s Best Beers Honored at 2018 Great American Beer Festival

    09/23/2018 3:55:31 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 17 replies
    brewersassociation.org ^ | September 22, 2018 | Brewers Association
    DENVER • September 22, 2018 — The Brewers Association (BA) awarded 306 medals to 280 breweries across the United States at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition. In a ceremony at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, award-winning breweries received prestigious gold, silver and bronze medals in 102 beer categories covering 167 different beer styles (including all subcategories), establishing the best examples of each style in the country and earning a symbol of brewing excellence... full list of winners: https://bit.ly/2ONjc26
  • VR and hugs: What Ivanka Trump learned during her visit to Walmart's training academy in Mesquite

    09/23/2018 10:05:24 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    dallasnews.com ^ | Maria Halkias
    When she was out in the store, employees and customers crowded around with their shopping baskets to see the first daughter, whose official title is adviser to President Donald Trump. One of her main missions is to bring a spotlight to workforce development programs that prepare today's workers for the future. But here among the people, she was just Ivanka. She's a hugger and cradled a few employees who had just talked about how Walmart gave them opportunities they didn't think they would have. Others were simply happy to see her in the store. Trump even tried out a virtual...
  • Ford has to have asked for immunity from prosecution...

    09/23/2018 7:05:29 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 164 replies
    News and Logic | 23 September 2018 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    It is beginning to be obvious that Ford has asked for immunity from prosecution (for perjury) as it is becoming apparent that she is lying. SEVERAL supposed witnesses have no recollection of the party. She has to have asked for immunity from prosecution for what she is trying to do.
  • EBOLA OUTBREAK: Disease Spreads Beyond Infection Zone, Pandemic Warning

    09/23/2018 7:02:52 AM PDT · by JonnyFive · 55 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-09-23 21:00 | Jacky Murphy
    Ebola has spread beyond the designated infection zone of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu, with new cases springing up in Ituri province, just 31 miles from the Ugandan border.
  • Leland Keyser, Bob Beckel’s Ex-Wife

    09/23/2018 6:06:02 AM PDT · by LadyBuzz · 41 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | 1/16/2017 | Daniel Levine
    Bob Beckel, who has returned to Fox News‘ popular 5 p.m. ET roundtable show The Five, was married to Leland Ingham, who now goes by the name Leland Keyser. The two were married for a decade, between 1992 and 2002. The 49-year-old Keyser, who was a professional golfer, and Beckel are parents to two teen children, son Alex and daughter MacKenzie. Keyser is now married to John Keyser and was a golf coach at Georgetown University. Beckel has not re-married.
  • Cornell researcher who studied what we eat and why will step down after six studies are retracted

    09/23/2018 5:51:27 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    L A Times ^ | Sep 21, 2018 | 8:10 PM | By Karen Kaplan
    It all began to unravel in 2016, after Wansink wrote a blog post praising a visiting scholar in his lab for taking data from a “failed study” and turning it into five separate research papers. In the post, Wansink described how the student kept analyzing the data until she found meaningful relationships. The pair wound up publishing studies with titles like “Low Prices and High Regret: How Pricing Influences Regret at All-You-Can-Eat Buffets” and “Eating Heavily: Men Eat More in the Company of Women.” This did not sit well with other researchers, according to a report from BuzzFeed. The scientific...
  • Children waiting more than six months for NHS dental treatment soars 52pc in three years

    09/22/2018 7:23:12 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | June 16, 2018 | Laura Donnelly
    The number of children waiting more than six months for NHS dental treatment has risen by 52  per cent in three years, new figures show. Labour said there had been a “completely unacceptable” deterioration in child dental care as it revealed the findings. The statistics from Freedom of Information requests show that children are waiting an average of two weeks more for operations, compared with 2013. In the worst performing trust, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, children waited an average of 253 days for treatment. Overall, the findings show a 15 per cent increase over three years in...
  • Survivor Rescued From Inside Capsized Tanzanian Ferry

    09/22/2018 12:46:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    NPR ^ | September 22, 20181:47 PM ET | Gabriela Salvdivia
    A survivor was rescued from inside a Tanzanian ferry two days after it capsized on Lake Victoria, killing at least 207 people. The condition of the survivor was not immediately clear. Citing the state-run Tanzanian Broadcasting Corporation, the AP reported the man was an engineer and had locked himself in the engine room. The BBC reported he survived because of an air pocket inside the vessel. Divers resumed their rescue efforts on Saturday after hearing knocking noises that suggested signs of life, according to the BBC. The overcrowded ferry was reportedly traveling between the islands of Ukara and Ukerewe on...
  • Wingsuit flyers BASE jump into a plane in mid-air

    French wingsuit flyers recently completed an unbelievable stunt following a B.A.S.E. jump from the top of the Jungfrau mountain in Switzerland.
  • An Informal Poll - Women Only (sorry guys!)

    09/22/2018 7:41:05 AM PDT · by blu · 57 replies
    This is an formal survey. Gents, you'll see why it's women only. Ladies, it doesn't matter if you believe Dr. Ford or not. Do you think she is asking for extra special handling because she is a woman? Do you think she is being treated differently because she is a woman? You can say if you believe her or not, but the real questions are above.
  • Grandpa Comes to Shelter to Brush Cats and Kittens and Falls Asleep with Them Every Day for 6 Months

    09/22/2018 5:53:13 AM PDT · by vannrox · 39 replies
    Love Meow ^ | 18sep18 | Amy Bojo
    Grandpa Comes to Shelter to Brush Cats and Kittens and Falls Asleep with Them Every Day for 6 Months Terry from Wisconsin came to Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary in Green Bay, Wisconsin six months ago, and he just kept coming back. When he returned, he didn't come empty-handed. Safe Haven Pet SanctuaryHe brought his very own trusty brush so he could help groom the feline residents there, but little did he know that his regularly visits quickly became an adorable fixture at the sanctuary. When Terry heard about the cage-free, no-kill cat shelter, which specializes in rescuing kitties with...
  • CROWDER CONFRONTS: Slandering SJW PROFESSOR! | Louder With Crowder

    09/22/2018 4:19:19 AM PDT · by sushiman · 4 replies
    Steven Crowder ^ | 9/18/18 | Steven Crowder
    Steven Crowder confronts a slanderous “Logic” professor. This professor posted fake tweets attributed to Steven. And stated Steven threatened his son! Owen Benjamin joins Steven to teach this professor’s students REAL logic, Cause he sure isn’t.
  • After Watching Debate New Nickname for "Beto" Sham O'Rourke

    09/22/2018 3:55:45 AM PDT · by Saveourcountry · 50 replies
    After watching Ted Cruz wipe the floor with "Beto" O'Rouke during the debate, it was striking to me about how huge a fraud this guy "Beto" really is. First, he has the fake nickname to make him sound Latino. After watching him last night it was apparent that he has studied Barack Obama's speech patterns and was doing an imitation of him. He tried to say that he wanted to work with Republicans and the President after all of his extreme left votes in the house are right there for us all to see. He is a sham all the...
  • Radical anti-Kavanaugh activists from several national leftwing groups planning to bus in protestors

    09/21/2018 7:23:38 PM PDT · by Revel · 38 replies
    Twitter ^ | 09/21/18 | Paul Sperry
    Paul Sperry @paulsperry_ BREAKING: Radical anti-Kavanaugh activists from several national leftwing groups planning to bus in protestors and hold protest-training program in DC on Sunday & then stage massive protests and disruptions next week on Capitol Hill to intimidate senators ... details to come ...