10 Mar 2017

Scientists create time crystals, a rule-bending new form of matter
Researchers have created time crystals, a new phase of matter that repeats a pattern through time, rather than space like a regular crystal.

Shocking Upset Victories as Israel Approaches 70th Year Portend Change Bringing Third Temple
After a year typified by upset victories in sports and politics, some rabbis sees this week’s ‘turnaround’ holiday of Purim leading up to the celebration of Israel’s 70th year as a portal that will open the way for the most impressive upset victory of all time: the Third Temple.

CNN’s Reza Aslan Faces Backlash After Eating Part of a Human Brain While Filming with Hindu Cannibal Sect
Aslan, 44, met with the Aghori sect when he was invited to eat cooked brain tissue during a ritual in which they also spread ashes from cremated human bodies on his face. He drank an alcoholic drink out of a human skull before he ate the brain.

Trump administration to reportedly send more judges to immigration centers
The Department of Justice is deploying 50 judges to immigration detention facilities across the United States, according to two sources and a letter seen by Reuters and sent to judges on Thursday. The department is also considering asking judges to sit from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., split between two rotating shifts,

EU leaders grope for unity as Britain walks out
The leaders of the European Union tried to put a poisonous row with Poland behind them on Friday but struggled to agree on ways to hold the bloc together following the shock of Britain’s vote to walk out.

Plan to hire refugees damaging Starbucks’ brand and sales – Credit Suisse
Swiss financial services company Credit Suisse has warned that Starbucks’ decision to employ 10,000 refugees in protest against President Trump’s travel ban is having a negative impact on the coffee giant’s sales and brand.

Poll: Netanyahu easily wins additional term as PM
Survey released Friday shows Likud winning election, coalition retaining present strength – even with Yaalon making an independent bid.

Report: Trump to speak to Abbas for first time since becoming president
US President Donald Trump and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will speak by telephone later on Friday, the White House and Palestinian officials said, their first contact since Trump took office. The call, scheduled for 12:15 p.m. Washington time (7:15 p.m. Israel time)

German police: Italian tourists among victims of ax attack
German police said Friday that two Italian tourists were among nine people injured when a man randomly attacked passengers with an ax in Duesseldorf’s main train station.

Turkey-PKK conflict ‘has killed 2,000’ since truce collapsed – UN
The UN has accused Turkish forces of serious violations during unrest in the south-east of the country that left 2,000 dead less than 18 months. Up to 500,000 people, mostly Kurds, were displaced between July 2015 and December 2016, a UN report said. Meanwhile, satellite imagery showed the “enormous scale of destruction of the housing stock by heavy weaponry”.

Cyclone Enawo: Five dead in Madagascar
Five people are now known to have died in Madagascar from a cyclone that made landfall in the north-east of the island on Tuesday, officials say. About 10,000 people have had to leave their homes because of damage from Cyclone Enawo.
Power supplies are also down in some areas, according to local media.

South Korea president Park Geun-hye ousted by court
South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye has become the country’s first democratically elected leader to be forced from office. Judges unanimously upheld parliament’s decision to impeach Ms Park over her role in a corruption scandal involving her close friend, Choi Soon-sil. She now loses her presidential immunity and could face criminal charges.

IS conflict: US sends Marines to support Raqqa assault
The US has sent 400 additional troops to Syria to support an allied local force aiming to capture the so-called Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa. They include Marines, who arrived in the past few days. US special forces are already in Syria. Meanwhile, US-led coalition air strikes killed 20 civilians – including children – near the city, reports say.

Donald Trump set to send B-52 NUCLEAR BOMBERS to South Korea after North fires missiles at Japan
DONALD Trump is reportedly planning to send nuclear bombers to the Korean peninsula as tensions in the region reach breaking point. North Korea and the US have been teetering on the brink of war for months after Kim Jong-un carried out a series of controversial missile launches…Now US military chiefs are reportedly planning to fly in B-1 and B-52 bombers – built to carry nuclear bombs – to show America has had enough…

‘Ghost ships’ in European waters spark terror fears
Hundreds of ships are sailing into European waters after suspicious manoeuvres near terrorist hotspots, prompting fears that they are smuggling people and weapons with impunity. An investigation by The Times has uncovered how cargo ships and other large vessels routinely switch off GPS tracking so they can disappear, falsify their identification or veer off their usual course.

Could Mysterious Cosmic Light Flashes Be Powering Alien Spacecraft?
Bizarre flashes of cosmic light may actually be generated by advanced alien civilizations, as a way to accelerate interstellar spacecraft to tremendous speeds, a new study suggests. Astronomers have catalogued just 20 or so of these brief, superbright flashes, which are known as fast radio bursts (FRBs), since the first one was detected in 2007. FRBs seem to be coming from galaxies billions of light-years away, but what’s causing them remains a mystery.

Scientists discover the power of dopamine to change your decisions
…Your ability to make a split-second decision could be powered by dopamine, researchers have discovered…Now researchers from Salk Institute of Biological Sciences in San Diego have found that the chemical could also shape our decisions. They discovered that dopamine governs snap choices so precisely that measuring the brain chemical level right before a decision is made allows researchers to accurately predict the outcome.

Defiant Iran Conducts More Ballistic Missile Tests; This Time From Naval Vessel
As tensions between the U.S. and Iran continue to mount, the semi-official news agency Tasnim is reporting that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has successfully conducted yet another ballistic missile test, this time from a navy vessel. Called the Hormuz 2, these latest missiles are designed to destroy moving targets at sea at ranges up to 300 km (180 miles).

Pope Francis issues veiled warning about Donald Trump: ‘Populism is evil’
Pope Francis has warned in an interview with a German newspaper of the dangers of rising populism in western democracies. The pope told Die Zeit on Thursday “populism is evil and ends badly as the past century showed.” He also said he rejects any kind of cult around the papacy and that he’s a normal believer just like everyone else.

Trump to hold phone call with Abbas
President Donald Trump will be holding a telephone call with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday evening for the first time since being sworn into office one-and-a-half months ago. The phone call is expected to take place at around 12pm (EST).

When Whistleblowers Tell The Truth They’re Traitors. When Government Lies It’s Politics
 Immediately after Wikileaks released thousands of documents revealing the extent of CIA surveillance and hacking practices, the government was calling for an investigation – not into why the CIA has amassed so much power, but rather, into who exposed their invasive policies.

No one is paying attention to the 2nd Islamic State that’s emerging in Syria
A new Islamic State is being constituted in Syria, and no one is paying attention—yet. “There’s a second Islamic State that has emerged,” says Theo Padnos. “…Nobody knows what is happening in the northwestern corner of Syria. I know because I’m in touch with some of these people, and they’re making videos all the time. We just haven’t connected the dots.”

‘Come on, you didn’t know you were at a witchcraft thing?’ Nuns roar back at ‘disgusting’ Katy Perry who ‘couldn’t recall’ attending Salem’s ‘Witch Walk’ during a confrontation to protest her purchase of their former convent
Katy Perry has been branded ‘disgusting’ by nuns at the center of a court battle over a spectacular former convent in Los Angeles the singer wants to buy. Sister Rita Callanan, 78, reveals the Order is so incensed about the sale of their one-time home they have now got the Pope involved, enlisting the help of his lawyer to help them win the case.

Defiant Iran Conducts More Ballistic Missile Tests; This Time From Naval Vessel
Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the IRGC’s Aerospace Force:  “The naval ballistic missile called Hormuz 2 successfully destroyed a target which was 250 km away.”

It Took $4 In New Debt To Create $1 In GDP
The US closed 2016 with 18.86 trillion in GDP, an increase of $632 billion from 2015; the question is how much credit had to be created to generate this growth. The answer: $2.511 trillion. This means that in 2016, it “cost” $4 in new debt to generate just $1 in new economic growth.

Canada’s New Blasphemy Laws
Although these motions against “Islamophobia” are not legally binding, extremists have already started demanding them as laws.