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While it is easy to imagine that Facebook could be under siege by malicious hackers, the truth might actually be worse for the company. Speaking to MailOnline, tech experts have revealed that Meta may have created a system that is now too complex to keep running - particularly as the company continues to cut staff. Worryingly, one expert has warned that the problems are only going to get worse, describing the outages as 'existential' for Meta.
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The pipes in Glen Canyon Dam that release water from Lake Powell to feed Lake Mead are too damaged to function, officials said. There will be no spring release, threatening water supply to Lake mead, a reservoir that supplies drinking and agricultural water to more than 30 million people in California, Nevada, Utah, and parts of Mexico.
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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Joe Biden once again attacked Republican lawmakers for banning sexually explicit books in schools. Of course, Biden is upset sexually explicit books are banned from schools and libraries. This is the same guy who took showers with his daughter and openly molests children. “This is 2024! Banning books! Attempting to erase history!” Biden said during virtual remarks at the National Action Network Convention in the South Court Auditorium.
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The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that people who ate a diet high in fake meats like Beyond burgers and Impossible burgers for eight weeks had higher blood sugars than those who ate real meat. This puts them at higher risk for developing heart disease and diabetes down the line, the authors wrote.
Tags: SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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If you thought assisted suicide would guarantee a quick, painless death, data from Oregon will make you think again, says Nick Rendell. One person took almost six days to die.
Tags: SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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As though LinkedIn wasn't woke enough, the social media site has added a 'Pronoun Button' that will drive normal people away and hasten its descent into Facebook-like irrelevance, says C. J. Strachan.
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The fabricated effects of climate change are being tied to so-called human rights in law cases across the world. Legal precedents are being set. They may pretend it is to “save the world” but the real target is our rights and freedoms.
Tags: CLIMATEGATE, DICTATORSHIP
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Cochrane Collaboration co-founder Peter Gøtzsche has written an article that reads as an open letter to scientists the world over.

“Looking back, it seems appropriate to abbreviate the covid-19 pandemic as the covid-19 panic, or to call it the pandemic of censorship and poor science,” he writes.

Science and free speech were among the earliest victims of covid-19. Free debate became a thing of the past.  Knowledgeable scientists who spoke out were harassed, censored and publicly humiliated.  Those who dared write critically about not just the vaccines but anything medically related were smeared with the labels “anti-vaxx” or “anti-science.”

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The West African nation of Sierra Leone is at full throttle with its digital transformation efforts, and its MOSIP-based foundational identity system is the nucleus of this project. The Modular Open Source Identity Platform (“MOSIP”) is a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation initiative that provides a platform on which all countries can build their own digital ID system “for free.”
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Harvard is joining the ranks of other universities in recognizing the obvious: SATs are a great way to measure aptitude. And now that Harvard is busy grappling with other issues like plagiarism among its top ranks, it has decided to quietly shuffle SAT requirements back to where they were pre-Covid. 

Harvard will reintroduce standardized testing requirements for admissions starting with the Class of 2029, deviating from its prior commitment to remain test-optional through the Class of 2030.

This change, prompted by criticism as peers like Yale, Dartmouth, and Brown resumed mandatory testing, will affect applicants for fall and winter 2024, who must submit SAT or ACT scores unless exceptions apply. In specific cases where students can't access these tests, Harvard will accept scores from Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exams instead, according to the Harvard Crimson.

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