Chicken is often the culprit in U.S. food poisoning cases, according to CDC report

Two most common sources of infection have been longtime problems. One of the two, salmonella, can come from an array of foodsincluding vegetables, chicken, eggs, beef and pork. The other germ, campylobacter, is commonly tied to chicken. People may not hear as much … Continue reading

Supreme Court appears likely to let Trump add citizenship question to 2020 census

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court’s ideological divide was on full display Tuesday, and it seemed from their questioning that the court’s conservatives were likely to defer to the Trump administration on adding a question concerning citizenship to the 2020 census … Continue reading

College Admissions Scandal: Actresses, Business Leaders and Other Wealthy Parents Charged

  In a major college admissions scandal that laid bare the elaborate lengths some wealthy parents will go to get their children into competitive American universities, federal prosecutors charged 50 people on Tuesday in a brazen scheme to buy spots … Continue reading

You Don’t Understand Bitcoin Because You Think Money Is Real

Maria Bustillos writes a helpful and informative article on emerging technologies related to currency Bitcoin is an illusion, a mass hallucination, so one hears. It’s just numbers in cyberspace, a mirage, insubstantial as a soap bubble. Bitcoin is not backed by … Continue reading

35 years ago, Isaac Asimov was asked to predict the world of 2019. Here is what he wrote

Originally published Dec. 31, 1983 An essential side product, the mobile computerized object, or robot, is already flooding into industry and will, in the course of the next generation, penetrate the home. There is bound to be resistance to the … Continue reading

The Trouble with Theories of Everything

There is no known physics theory that is true at every scale—there may never be. The advent of quantum mechanics changed everything. When quantum mechanics is combined with relativity, it turns out, rather unexpectedly in fact, that the detailed nature … Continue reading

Troops cross North-South Korea Demilitarized Zone in peace for 1st time ever

North and South Korean soldiers have made several friendly crossings into each other’s territory for the first time since the countries were divided. The men were checking the dismantling of guard posts in the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) along the border … Continue reading

70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, December 10, 2018

On December 10, the United Nations will mark the 70th  anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In an era of spreading nationalism and gross violations in places like Yemen, Myanmar, South Sudan and Venezuela, it is fair to ask … Continue reading