Facing extradition to the US, Huawei’s CFO is released on bail in Canada

Vancouver, Canada (CNN Business)The chief financial officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei has been released on bail in Canada, setting her up for a lengthy legal fight over extradition to the United States. The US government alleges that Meng, who is the daughter of Huawei’s founder, helped the company dodge sanctions on Iran. She was arrested December 1 during a layover at Vancouver International Airport. Huawei is one of China’s leading tech companies. It sells more smartphones than Apple (AAPL) …

The CIA’s Secret Mind-Control Project Included Successfully Creating Remote-Controlled Dogs

Pretty much everything about Project MKUltra, the CIA’s foray into mind-control experiments during the Cold War, sounds like a conspiracy theory or just made up. Separating fact from fiction can be tough. While experiments that looked into psychokinesis, telepathy, and remote viewing (carried out by the US Army as part of Project Stargate) were a bust, the whole mind-control thing, that was very real. We know, thanks to declassified reports released in the 1970s and through Freedom of Information Act …

Scientists Develop World’s First Vaccination For Insects To Help Save Honey Bees

Scientists at the University of Helsinki have developed a new edible vaccine to help honeybees stave off potentially deadly bacterial infections. This is the very first “inoculation” designed specifically for insects. Honey bees have a lot to contend with, from pesticides to habitat loss, climate change, and disease. American foulbrood (AFB) is a particularly nasty bacterial infection that has been known to wipe out entire colonies.  Paenibacillus larvae is the spore-forming bacterium responsible for AFB. It is usually introduced to the colony …

Internet chat user killed himself online

But she added: “I haven’t seen anything to make me believe he was being encouraged.” ‘He had become withdrawn’ Police broke into his home after being contacted by an online administrator for the Paltalk forums, a service that allows individuals to talk to each other online across the world. The officers were met with “foreign accents” coming from a computer, asking if what they could see was real. One voice replied: “Oh my God – it was real.” The coroner’s …

Awaken offers meditations focused on healing from systems of oppression

A mindful, contemplative approach to internalized racism and sexism is a necessary piece of the puzzle of dismantling systems of oppression, Awaken founder and CEO Ravi Mishra says. That’s the entire point of Awaken, a mindfulness and meditation app specifically geared toward helping people cope with the harsh realities of today’s society. Awaken got its roots in the aftermath of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Mishra told TechCrunch. The election surfaced these “larger questions that have to do with race, …

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray wins the Heisman trophy

(CNN)Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is the latest in a long line of elite football players to win the Heisman Memorial Trophy. “LETSSSSS GOOOOOO!!!!!! BACK TO BACK” he tweeted. Mayfield then added to his praise on Instagram, saying how proud he was of Murray. “AND THATS WHAT WE CALL BACK TO BACK. YOU DESERVE IT K1,” his post read. “So proud of you man. Enjoy every second of it. Absolutely nobody can put a ceiling on you … Football or baseball, …

RIP Roger, The Buff Bucket-Crushing Kangaroo

Today, Australia (and the world) mourns the loss of a national icon. But Roger is not your usual celebrity – he is an Internet-famous red kangaroo.  Chris Barns from the Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs shared the sad news in a Facebook post on Saturday, telling fans the marsupial died of natural causes at the ripe old age of 12.  “He lived a lovely long life and was loved by millions around the world. We will always love you and miss you, …

Solo.io raises $11M to help enterprises adopt cloud-native technologies

Solo.io, a Cambridge, Mass-based startup that helps enterprises adopt cloud-native technologies, is coming out of stealth mode today and announcing both its Series A funding round and the launch of its Gloo Enterprise API gateway. Redpoint Ventures led the $11 million Series A round, with participation from seed investor True Ventures . Like most companies at the Series A state, Solo.io plans to use the money to invest in the product development of its enterprise and open-source tools, as well as …

Should you run outside in winter?

In fact, many companies that specialize in outdoor activities now sell shoes specifically designed for inclement conditions, with features like tapered bottoms to better grip icy ground and thick water proof shells designed to keep feet warm and dry. WOMAN NEARLY LOST TOP LIP AFTER GETTING BOTCHED FILLERS AT ‘BOTOX’ PARTY But what would possess someone to run outside in the cold when they could stay indoors and run on a treadmill? “Ugh, not the treadmill,” Joe McAntosh, a 56-year-old …

“Sun In A Box” Could Help Renewables Deliver Energy On Demand

Widespread use of renewable energy is crucial to the carbon-free future we must achieve to curb climate change. Over the last four decades, it has become much cheaper but there are still small issues stopping it from becoming the exclusive source of power in our lives. A thorny one is its reliability. The tech is amazing but it depends on the Sun and the wind, so researchers are focusing on ways to store the energy produced and deliver it to …

Listen to the soothing sounds of Martian wind collected by NASAs InSight lander

The InSight Mars lander accomplished a perfect landing last week on the Elysium Planitia region of the planet, where it is hard at work preparing to drill into the surface (and taking selfies, of course). But one “unplanned treat” is a recording of the wind rolling across the Martian plains — which you can listen to right here. Technically the lander isn’t rigged to detect sound, at least in the way you’d do it if you were deliberately trying to …

Stephen Colbert Brilliantly Deciphers Trumps Approval Rating Boasts

Colbert noted how Trump had earlier in the day touted a “dubious” Rasmussen Reports poll which put his rating at 50 percent. The comedian explained Trump followed up with a tweet claiming his rating would be at 75 percent if not for special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible Trump campaign collusion. Check out the clip here: RELATED COVERAGE Trump Becomes Butt Of Twitter Jokes With 'Boarder Security' Typo Trump Reportedly Shrugged Off …

The nation-state of the internet

The internet is a community, but can it be a nation-state? It’s a question that I have been pondering on and off this year, what with the rise of digital nomads and the deeply libertarian ethos baked into parts of the blockchain community. It’s clearly on a lot of other people’s minds as well: when we interviewed Matt Howard of Norwest on Equity a few weeks back, he noted (unprompted) that Uber is one of the few companies that could …

Hole dug at Stonehenge site a ‘travesty’

He said engineers did not consult him before carrying out the work. But Highways England also said no archaeological damage had been caused and its engineers “adhered to guidelines”. The proposed tunnel is part of a £1.6bn programme to upgrade the A303, which links the M3 from London to the M5 in the south west. The government wants to build the 1.9-mile (3km) tunnel past Stonehenge to hide the busy A303, but campaigners claim it could destroy archaeological treasures. Image …

Trump Flips Out During Seth Meyers’ Segment On Flipping

Trump may have told Fox News in August that flipping (the practice of people testifying against former confidants in exchange for leniency in their own cases) “almost ought to be outlawed,” but Meyers claimed Trump would “flip more than a dad working a grill at a cookout” if he was detained. Check out the clip above. Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific