Politics

Anti-vaccination conspiracy theories thrive on Amazon

Amid a growing measles outbreak in the United States, the role of powerful tech companies like YouTube and Facebook in spreading vaccine misinformation is under heavy scrutiny. But there is another massive platform offering spurious anti-vaccination content to people seeking information, a review by CNN Business reveals: Amazon, the world’s largest online marketplace. And, asked about it, an Amazon spokesperson ...

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A Bumpy Ride to the Moon

Genesis (“Beresheet” in Hebrew), Israel’s first spacecraft on its way to land on the moon, is having some complications. After the launch on Friday morning, engineers from the SpaceIL organization and Israel Aerospace Industries discovered that sensors on the craft needed for navigation are overly sensitive to sunlight. They discovered another problem with the robotic spacecraft on Monday which could delay ...

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White House Bans Four Journalists From Covering Trump-Kim Dinner

The White House abruptly banned four U.S. journalists from covering President Trump’s dinner here Wednesday with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un after some of them shouted questions at the leaders during their earlier meetings. Reporters from the Associated Press, Bloomberg News, the Los Angeles Times and Reuters were excluded from covering the dinner because of what White House press secretary ...

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Trump’s Next Environmental Target: Lightbulbs

The Trump administration has been on a spree of environmental rollbacks, including air and auto emissions. Its next target: lightbulbs. All those specialty bulbs consumers flock to for nostalgic or decorative appeal — think Edison, globe, candelabra — were to face new efficiency standards in January 2020 under an Obama administration rule that would likely make the incandescent bulb an ...

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America Today Described 70-Years-Ago in Satirical Poem

Are you like me in that you receive tons of emails with all kinds of graphics and claims – some humorous, some serious and many inaccurate? How often have you received an email with something that you hoped was true but found out it wasn’t true after all? If you are like me, you generally glance at the subject and ...

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