Just two games took place Friday night as the NFL preseason chugged along, but there was plenty to take away from the action. First, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosted the Cleveland Browns down in Florida. Then a bit later the Detroit Lions hosted the Buffalo Bi
Open thread for night owls: David Koch dead at 79—Gone but not forgiven
Eoin Higgins at Common Dreams writes—After Life of Incalculable Harm, Billionaire Climate Denialist and Right-Wing Villain David Koch Dead at 79:
[...] Koch was a controversial figure. His vast fortune—made in large part through fossil fuel extraction a
Daly had just lapped the 1.25-mile World Wide Technology Raceway in 24.7346sec – an average speed of 181.931mph, set without the aid of a tow – when Kimball washed out high through Turn 3 and struck the Turn 4 wall with his right-front corner.The car dri
‘Which side are you on?’ McConnell challenger calls him out for deserting KY coal miners in new ad
Opening with a voice and the title, “A 10 Hour Bus Ride,” the new campaign video from Kentucky Democratic candidate for Senate Amy McGrath, calls out Sen. Mitch McConnell for being the true enemy of coal miners and workers in his state
Abandon sinking US dollar ship? Top UK bankster pushes for new 'synthetic hegemonic currency'
Bank of England head Mark Carney has urged his fellow central bankers to embrace tech like Facebook's Libra to build a multipolar system, warning against «swapping one currency hegemon for another» - unless it's their hegemon. Read Full Article a
Flint’s water gets worse, after 2 million gallons of sewage dumped into river
In April, Flint, Michigan, officials warned that proposed budget cuts to infrastructure improvements on the city’s wastewater management were a bad idea. “We’re going to get to a point where we can’t treat our wastewater and sewage anymore,” Direc
Sorry, folks. Bulletproof backpacks are not the answer to school shootings.
Bulletproof backpacks are the hot new accessory of this back-to-school season, as terrified parents try to keep their kids safe from the next school shooting. Sales are up more than 200% and almost half of adults say they’d buy their kid a bulletproof backp
The Bend Supercars: McLaughlin lowers practice lap record
The session had barely got going when it was red flagged for debris, Macauley Jones the culprit thanks to a run-in with a foam sign on the outside of the last corner.To that point the quick man was Cam Waters, who had set a 1m49.720s on his opening run.That t
Quantum dots might constitute the foundation of quantum communication. They are an efficient interface between matter and light, with photons emitted by the quantum dots transporting information across large distances. However, structures form by default duri