26 Apr 2017

Scientists create negative-mass fluid that flows against the force
The Washington State researchers created the negative mass fluid using what’s known as a Bose-Einstein condensate, a quirky state of matter that acts like a superfluid, where particles move in waves and can flow without losing energy. These condensates allow scientists to study quantum mechanics, and were recently used to create a previously-hypothesized form of matter known as a supersolid.

US to launch Minuteman III ICBM to show ‘nuclear capabilities’ amid N. Korea tensions
An unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) will be launched from a US Air Force base in California Wednesday to ensure its “effectiveness, readiness and accuracy,” and demonstrate “national nuclear capabilities,” according to the US military.

Brexit begins: EU deletes Britain from maps of Europe as it launches flagship social drive
The UK was conspicuously greyed out as a non-EU country in material the EU Commission has produced to advertise the launch of its keystone Pillar of Social Rights.

Cyber attack aimed at over 120 Israeli targets thwarted
The attack behaved in the same manner as a previous cyber attack carried out by OILRIG, one of the most active hacking organizations sponsored by the Iranian government.

North Korea threat: Experts paint dark picture of what fallout of pre-emptive strike may look like
Former CIA analyst Bruce Klingner told Newsweek that Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader, would likely hit back with an artillery barrage in the event of a pre-emptive strike by the U.S. or an ally.

Bible Codes: Trump Will Help Israel Defeat Ancient Enemy Amalek in Syria
He prefaced his findings in the Bible by noting that in previous charts, US President Donald Trump was linked to Cyrus the Great, the Persian king who enabled the Jews to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem. Trump’s role in Syria, the rabbi emphasized, “is clearly a result of this spiritual connection with Israel.”

Government Employee Salaries Outpace Private-Sector Salaries by Double Digits for Similar Work
Government employees earn roughly 17 percent more in total compensation than private-sector workers in similar jobs, according to a report from the Congressional Budget Office. Including both wages and benefits, the budget office compared the total compensation of similar workers who work for the federal government and those working in the private sector.

Environmentalists Are Dead Wrong
In 1970, when Earth Day was conceived, the late George Wald, a Nobel laureate biology professor at Harvard University, predicted, “Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.” Also in 1970, Paul Ehrlich, a Stanford University biologist and best-selling author of “The Population Bomb,” declared that the world’s population would soon outstrip food supplies.

Gardner Rips CNN’s ‘Stupid’ Questions About North Korea Briefing: No Wonder Americans Are ‘Pissed’ at Washington
Sen. Cory Gardner (R., Colo.) ripped CNN host Brooke Baldwin for relaying “stupid” questions Tuesday about senators receiving a briefing at the White House on North Korea, saying that such preoccupations are why the American people are “pissed” at Washington.

Israeli NGOs after German FM meeting: We don’t take orders from Netanyahu
Left-wing Israel groups pledged to defy Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and to continue their battle against the “occupation” after they met on Tuesday night in Herzliya with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel. “Civil society will not take orders or succumb to pressure. We will go on opposing the injustices of the occupation until it becomes a thing of the past,” three Left-wing groups B’Tselem, Peace Now and Breaking the Silence said in a statement.

China launches aircraft carrier, boosting military presence
China has launched a new aircraft carrier in the latest sign of its growing military strength. It is the country’s second aircraft carrier, after the Liaoning, and the first to be made domestically. The as-yet unnamed ship was transferred into the water in the north-eastern port of Dalian, state media said. It will reportedly be operational by 2020.

North Korea tensions: US installs missile defence system in S Korea
The US military has started installing a controversial missile defence system at a site in South Korea, amid high tensions over neighbouring North Korea’s nuclear and missile ambitions. The Thaad system is designed to protect against threats from North Korea. Hundreds of local residents protested against the deployment, as vehicles carrying equipment arrived at the site in the south of the country.

Turkey arrests 1,000 in raids targeting Gulen suspects
Police have arrested more than 1,000 people in an operation across Turkey against a movement blamed for last summer’s failed coup. Raids were continuing as authorities targeted what was described as a secret structure within Turkey’s police force. Turkey says a movement loyal to US-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen organised the July 2016 plot to bring down President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Judge cites Trump’s comment in ‘sanctuary city’ rulingFor the third time in two months, a federal judge has knocked down an immigration order by President Donald Trump and used Trump’s own language against him. In a ruling on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge William Orrick quoted Trump to support his decision to block the president’s order to withhold funding from “sanctuary cities” that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration officials.

‘Superbug’ fungus new menace in US hospitals, mostly NY, NJ
A ‘superbug’ fungus is emerging as a new menace in U.S. hospitals, mostly in New York and New Jersey. First identified in Japan in 2009, the fungus has spread to more than a dozen countries around the globe…The fungus called Candida auris is a harmful form of yeast. Scientists say it can be hard to identify with standard lab tests. U.S. health officials sounded alarms last year because two of the three kinds of commonly used antifungal drugs have little effect.

South Korea Sees Thaad Missile Defense System Ready This Year
South Korea said a U.S. missile defense system being installed on its soil has been partly deployed and should be operational by the end of the year, as tensions mount over North Korea’s nuclear program. The defense ministry gave the update on the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, known as Thaad, in a text message on Wednesday.

US To Test Fire ICBM Tonight That Can Reach North Korea
“The Simulated Electronic Launch of a Minuteman III ICBM is a signal to the American people, our allies, and our adversaries that our ICBM capability is safe, secure, lethal and ready.”

San Francisco Judge Blocks Trump’s Sanctuary City Order
To our complete ‘shock,’ a federal judge in San Francisco, U.S. District Judge William Orrick, has blocked Trump’s Executive Order intended to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.

Somehow The US Has Killed 70k ISIS Fighters – Twice As Many As It Says Exist
In its most recent published numbers, the Pentagon claims to have killed over 70,000 militants since June 2014 while only killing a mere 229 civilians. That’s an alleged hit rate of over 99 percent.

Mexican leftist’s party could win key state vote -poll
Mexico’s ruling party could be defeated by the candidate of leftist leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in a June state election seen as a litmus test for next year’s presidential race, a newspaper poll showed on Tuesday.