Facebook is launching a new feature to bridge the gap between social media and journalism. This is a direct result of the work we’re doing through the Facebook Journalism Project. We’re listening to news publishers all over the world to better understand their needs and goals, and collaborating more closely on the development of new products from the beginning of the process. Said the Facebook blog. As a response to accusations it spreads fake news, the social media giant will begin a subscription tool for mobile users. According to Facebook, users will have limited access to articles from certain news organizations. Once they reach their limit users will be prompted to the publisher’s site to pay for a subscription. The following list of media platforms to be available for limited
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Last weekend, an NPR radio personality sat down with Republican Rep. Mike Rogers of Alabama about a bipartisan bill that would create a new part of the military for space operations, called Space Corps. Then Wednesday, The house armed services committee voted to moving forward with the creation of a Space Corps. Overall, they voted against an amendment that had been forwarded by Rep. Mike Turner, a republican from Ohio. "This mark is asking us to do something we have not done since 1947", said Mike Turner Mike says that he mostly concerned that we haven't risen to the level of knowledge for us to make this kind of decision. The new branch of the Military would be housed by the Air Force, but leaders of the National Air Force are concerned that this will create unneeded bureauc
Today, I seen a tweet that lead me down an interesting rabbit hole. I had no idea what Operation Teapot was prior to this, so regardless of the claim, it was a good thing because it got me interested, and got me digging. https://twitter.com/tomkelshaw/status/874643528193802241 Operation Teapot was the name of fourteen nuclear test explosions conducted at the Nevada Test Site in the first half of 1955. It was preceded by Operation Castle, and followed by Operation Wigwam. Wigwam was, administratively, a part of Teapot, but it is usually treated as a class of its own. The aims of the operation were to establish military tactics for ground forces on a nuclear battlefield and to improve the nuclear weapons used for strategic delivery. The United States test series summary table is ...
This past March, Anna Dhody got a phone call that put her day in ruins. Dhody is a forensic anthropologist and the curator of the Mütter Museum, Philadelphia’s famed collection of anatomical curios. On the line was a contractor who’d spent the day digging the foundation for what will eventually become a 10-story apartment building at 218 Arch Street, a few blocks from the Delaware River. An earlier prediction of Dhody’s had come true, the caller told her—as they excavated, they had, indeed, run into more bones. How many? “A lot more,” said the voice on the other end. Dhody and her friend Kimberlee Moran, the director of forensics at Rutgers-Camden University, had already helped these particular contractors deal with a box of bones they had found a few months earlier. Figuring they could