Jordon Peterson and Lindsay Shepherd reveal need for revolution in North American universities

November 21, 2017 ( LifeSiteNews) – Recent events at Ontario’s Wilfrid Laurier University have revealed how truly sick much of North American higher education has become. A mind-boggling, Orwellian interrogation of graduate student Lindsay Shepherd occurred because she showed two classes three minutes of a TV debate between renowned, politically incorrect professor Gordon Peterson and Nicholas Matte, a Sexual Diversities Studies representative.


Exoplanet Hunters Rethink Search for Alien Life

Steve Desch can see the future of exoplanet research, and it’s not pretty. Imagine, he says, that astronomers use NASA’s upcoming James Webb Space Telescope to scour the atmosphere of an Earth-mass world for signs of life. Then imagine that they chase hints of atmospheric oxygen for years-before realizing that those were false positives produced by geological activity instead of living things.


Document Fight Slows Inquiry of Affirmative Action at Harvard

The dispute centers on Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, which bars racial discrimination by organizations that receive federal grants – like Harvard – and the culture-war fight over whether efforts to ensure diversity by giving an edge to members of generally disadvantaged groups, like black and Latino students, amount to discrimination against white or Asian students with otherwise comparable or higher qualifications.


Russia, in Reversal, Confirms Radiation Spike

A weather station in the town of Argayash recorded ruthenium 106 levels that were 986 times higher than a month earlier, the state weather agency said. A second station at Novogorny detected levels 440 times higher. Ruthenium 106, which does not occur naturally and has a half life of about a year, is used for medical purposes.


A last refuge for European orcas

Europe’s killer whales wowed in the BBC’s Blue Planet II series but these animals face extinction. Chris Gibson travelled to the small Norwegian island of Kvaløya where the orcas retain a strong foothold. But for how much longer? It was one of those television moments.


Google admits it tracked user location data even when the setting was turned off

Android phones gather your location data and send it to Google, even if you’ve turned off location services and don’t have a SIM card, Quartz reported today. The term “location services” oftentimes refers to exact GPS data for app usage, such as Google Maps finding your best commute route, or Uber figuring out exactly where you’re standing to let drivers know your pickup point.