Trump vs The Media- News Mix

‘Good times, money following’: CNN President praises Trump-bashing agenda

CNN’s Jeff Zucker has gone on the offensive defending against President Donald Trump’s attacks of being “very fake news,” saying the aggressive anti-Trump agenda only serves to boost his employees’ morale and they wear it as “a badge of honor.”

Trump vs the Very Fake News Media

The President’s Thursday press conference was a study in contradictions, laments, and woefully bad strategy. In what will surely go down as one of the most bizarre and combative presidential press conferences in American history, President Trump redirected what was slated to be an announcement about his labor secretary nomination (sorry, Alexander Acosta) into an oratorical version of a Trump tweetstorm.

Carr: Kudos to President Trump for calling out fake news

Donald Trump is right – the alt-left fake news media are out of control. “The press has become so dishonest,” he said today, “that if we don’t talk about it, we are doing a tremendous disservice to the American people.”

More on the Genetic Revolution- News Mix

Woolly mammoth on the cusp of resurrection, scientists say

The woolly mammoth vanished from the Earth 4,000 years ago, but now scientists say they are on the cusp of resurrecting the ancient beast in a revised form, through an ambitious feat of genetic engineering.

6 Takeaways from the CRISPR Patent Decision

With the Broad Institute’s big win on Wednesday in its battle over key patents on the CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technology, everything is now crystal clear. Kidding! The University of California seemed to be the loser, since the patent judges denied its effort to effectively block the Broad’s patents.

Pig-human chimeras are being gestated in the U.S.

Braving a funding ban put in place by America’s top health agency, some U.S. research centers are moving ahead with attempts to grow human tissue inside pigs and sheep with the goal of creating hearts, livers, or other organs needed for transplants.

To Be, or…- News Mix

Ethicists advise caution in applying CRISPR gene editing to humans

Ethicists have been working overtime to figure out how to handle CRISPR, the revolutionary gene-editing technique that could potentially prevent congenital diseases but could also be used for cosmetic enhancements and lead to permanent, heritable changes in the human species.

Human Gene Editing Receives Science Panel’s Support

The new report heralds a day scientists have long warned is coming. After decades of science-fiction movies, cocktail party chatter and college seminars in which people have idly debated the ethics of humanity intervening in its own evolution, advancing technology dictates that the public now make some hard choices.

Genome Editing Poses Ethical Problems That We Cannot Ignore

The ability to precisely and accurately change almost any part of any genome, even in complex species such as humans, may soon become a reality through genome editing. But with great power comes great responsibility – and few subjects elicit such heated debates about moral rights and wrongs.

 

U.S. Deportations, Then and Now- News Mix

Barack Obama Deported A Record Number Of Immigrants From The U.S. Than Any Other President

During President Barack Obama’s terms, he had a record number of people deported from the United States which was more than any other president. As of 2015, more than 2.5 million undocumented people had been deported by immigration authorities since Obama took office in 2009. This total is record-setting.

ACLU Mobilizes ‘Rapid Response’ to Fight Trump Deportations

‘His rhetoric is already scaring a lot of people in immigrant communities.’

Obama’s lethal deportation machine: Trump’s anti-immigration measures are intense, but nothing new

This article originally appeared on AlterNet. On Jan. 18, Barack Obama used his final press conference as president to pledge to the public that he will speak up if the administration of Donald Trump crosses a line, whether that’s imposing “systematic discrimination” or silencing the press.

Mexico: Massive anti-Trump rallies staged across nation

Mexicans have held massive protests against US President Donald Trump, hitting back at his anti-Mexican rhetoric and vows to make Mexico pay for a “big, beautiful” border wall between the two countries.

AI or Die?- News Mix

Elon Musk: Humans must merge with machines or become irrelevant in AI age

Rashid Umar Abbasi | Reuters Musk explained what he meant by saying that computers can communicate at “a trillion bits per second”, while humans, whose main communication method is typing with their fingers via a mobile device, can do about 10 bits per second.

[1606.06565] Concrete Problems in AI Safety

Abstract: Rapid progress in machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) has brought increasing attention to the potential impacts of AI technologies on society.

CIA Honors Saudi Prince- News Mix

CIA awards Saudi prince medal for anti-terror efforts

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, Saudi Arabia’s deputy premier and interior minister, has been presented with a CIA award for his work fighting terrorism, prompting raised eyebrows on social media. CIA Director Mike Pompeo gifted the prince with the George Tenet award in Riyadh on Friday.

Not The Onion: Saudi Crown Prince Receives CIA Medal For “Efforts Against Terrorism”

We are sad to report that despite the change in administration, the “new” CIA is exactly the same as the “old” one.

The Declassified 28 Pages

The declassified 28 pages from the report of the congressional Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11 can be read in their originally-released PDF format by clicking the image on the right. Below, we’ve posted a full transcription of the 28 pages as a service to anyone who finds this…

Going Long #3- Selin Thomas

My Shattered Istanbul

Turkey is slipping away from my family, collapsing into the arms of a tyrant. We thought she was ours. Maybe we were wrong. I’ve been told Istanbul is best at the winter, when a light snow coats its rooftops and skinny minarets reach into a dark sky, when the cobblestones are wet and the tourists are few.

38th Anniversary of the Iranian Revolution- News Mix

Nationwide rallies a ‘response’ to White House

TEHRAN – On Friday, February 10, Iran celebrated the 38th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. Millions took to the streets in Tehran and all other cities across the country, showing their dissatisfaction with the new U.S. administration and renewing allegiance to the Islamic Republic.

Iranians Celebrate 1979 Revolution With Rallies

TEHRAN, Iran – Iranians have begun a nationwide celebration to commemorate the 38th anniversary of the 1979 revolution with massive rallies. Demonstrators in Tehran on Friday chanted traditional slogans against the U.S. and Israel at a time when new U.S.

Dakota Access Pipeline- News Mix

Protests Erupt Nationwide as Army Approves Dakota Access Pipeline

Protesters rallied at demonstrations nationwide Wednesday to protest the Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to greenlight the construction of the contested $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. The company behind the pipeline, Energy Transfer Partners, says it will start work immediately.

Dakota Access Pipeline Facts

he Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is the safest and most environmentally sensitive way to transport crude oil from domestic wells to American consumers. It is the result of an extensive process that involved review and approval by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and regulators in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Illinois.

Dakota Pipeline: What’s behind the controversy? – BBC News

Donald Trump’s backing of the Dakota Access Pipeline project has set the stage for a new confrontation with native Americans and environmentalists. Within days of taking office, he signed two presidential memoranda supporting both the Dakota and the Keystone XL pipelines – telling the army to review one, and inviting a private company to re-apply for the other.