Apple Watch adds new Earth Day badge to push you to get outside and active

April 23, 2017

Image: tim cook via twitter Just a couple of days after releasing its new NikeLab version of the Apple Watch, Apple is leveraging the device’s reputation as a fitness tool to join in the Earth Day festivities. Early Saturday, Apple CEO Tim Cook posted a photo of a new special edition achievement badge on the Apple Watch designed to get people outside and active. SEE ALSO: Science hero Neil deGrasse Tyson delivers his most inspiring message yet “Get outside, enjoy our planet and …

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Palmer Luckey makes first post-Facebook comments, and he has a lot to say

April 23, 2017

… claim, but did post a Twitter message indicating that he’s seen the story and may disagree with its content, despite the fact that he declined to offer the publication comment on its claims. Meanwhile, Luckey also renewed his presence on Reddit by engaging users on the Oculus subreddit. Although he remained fairly vague on the specifics of anything regarding politics or his departure from Facebook and Oculus, he did offer insight into what he thinks about the nature of living in the public …

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Women in science share a message: Don’t give up

April 23, 2017

Washington (CNN)From across the fields of science they came, marching to show that women in science have a lot to say. Biologists and ecologists, medical researchers and EMTs, doctors and nurses, biomedical engineers and neuroscientists came with stories of why they fell in love with science. They ranged from little girls to seasoned science veterans, all carrying a message of what they’d like to tell other women. …

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This is what protest sounds like

April 21, 2017

(CNN)Black Lives Matter activist Zellie Imani remembers the moment civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson came to Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of Michael Brown’s 2014 death. Crowds had gathered to protest the fatal shooting of unarmed, 18-year-old Brown by a white police officer, and Imani remembers Jackson joining the demonstrators as they marched toward a church. But Jackson, it seems, had missed a crucial memo. “I think he tried to have us sing ‘We Shall …

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The secret Instagram ‘pods’ fighting the new algorithm one like at a time

April 21, 2017

… comments.” Instagram blogger Meggan, who runs @CardiganJezebel, describes a pod as “essentially a group message on Instagram”. Members of the group follow each other, and constantly like and comment on one another’s posts to keep pod members’ posts showing up in other people’s timelines. After Meggan became part of a few pods through Facebook groups and Twitter, she says she’s been getting better reach and engagement on her Insta posts. …

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Trump’s Erdogan call reflects terrorism focus, White House says

April 19, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Trump administration issued one mightily mixed message Monday. President Donald Trump congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a contested referendum that granted him broad new powers and deepened concern about the NATO ally’s growing authoritarianways. Trump’s outreach to Erdogan put him on a very short list of those who praised the results, including Hamas, the Palestinian militant group labeled a terrorist organization by the United States. …

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Bahia Shehab: 1,000 ways to say no in Arabic

April 18, 2017

(CNN)In 2011, when the revolution swept through Egypt, Bahia Shehab stood on the streets of Cairo with a spray-can in her hand determined to deliver one message: No. A thousand times no. No to military rule. No to violence. No to dictatorship. And no to beating women. On walls across Cairo she spray painted a series of quotes objecting Egyptian authorities. …

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‘Kindness is everything.’ It’s also your secret weapon for fighting Trump.

April 10, 2017

… Rosen Heinz, a longtime liberal organizer and activist from Madison, Wisconsin. Heinz has played an important role in making kindness a central cause for those trying to defeat Trump’s agenda. Soon after the election, she spontaneously got involved in distributing a lawn sign that broadcasts a powerful message. “In this house,” it reads, “we believe: Black Lives Matter / Women’s Rights are Human Rights / No Human is Illegal / Science is Real / Love is Love / …

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Resistor beanies are the perfect headwear for scientists of the resistance

April 8, 2017

… design, created by Heidi Arjes, familiar to scientists, but it packs a powerful political message. “The symbol for three resistors in a series, as any person whose taken physics knows, would increase the resistance,” Arjes explained in the video. How appropriate for a protest, right!? With the hopes of making her beanies as inclusive to the science community as possible, the talented knitter created several other designs, such as ones that represent a DNA double-helix, laboratory …

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Lawmakers praise Syria strike, want more consultation from White House

April 8, 2017

… commander-in-chief, they have sent an important message the United States will no longer stand idly by as Assad, aided and abetted by Putin’s Russia, slaughters innocent Syrians with chemical weapons and barrel bombs,” McCain and Graham said in a joint statement. “Unlike the previous administration, President Trump confronted a pivotal moment in Syria and took action. For that, he deserves the support of the American people.” …

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How Trump is squandering his power with China and Egypt

April 5, 2017

(CNN)Leaders of repressive governments, like Egypt’s and China’s, have long braced themselves for bilateral visits with American presidents and Cabinet officials, because they know they will be hearing about human rights and freedom of speech. They have to worry about protests, about the response from civil society and the uncensored press. This fear has long given American leaders of both parties the leverage to send a strong message to foreign leaders in support of our values. …

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Where does the House Freedom Caucus go from from here?

March 29, 2017

Washington (CNN)House Speaker Paul Ryan had just told his conference Friday that the Republican Party had failed to get enough votes for a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, a seven-year campaign promise that had united Republicans and catapulted their Party into control of the House, the Senate and the presidency. The implicit message from leadership was it was time to move on to a different subject — and that the Republican House conference had some growing up to do. The room was …

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Source: ICE is targeting ‘sanctuary cities’ with raids

March 24, 2017

(CNN)Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been targeting so-called “sanctuary cities” with increased enforcement operations in an effort to pressure those jurisdictions to cooperate with federal immigration agents, a senior US immigration official with direct knowledge of ongoing ICE actions told CNN. A sanctuary city is a broad term applied to states, cities and/or counties that have policies in place designed to limit cooperation or involvement in the enforcement of federal …

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Trump credits his Twitter wrath for Kaepernick’s unemployment

March 21, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump veered off message Monday night at a campaign-style rally aimed largely at pushing for the Republican health care overhaul to take credit for a completely different issue: keeping former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick out of a job. While talking to the crowd in Louisville, Kentucky, about the nation’s urban communities, Trump swerved in midstream and cited a report that NFL owners were avoiding hiring Kaepernick because they did not …

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Uber’s President is resigning amid the company crisis

March 20, 2017

… communications representative declined to elaborate more on the record about Jones’s decision to leave. The departure was effective immediately, and it seems to be that Uber has yet to decide who will take on the responsibilities. Not long after, what appears to be a company message from Kalanick to employees addressing the matter appeared on Twitter: More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsViral Marketing Success Kit Downsell Get Upgraded package and start selling Viral …

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Looking back on the political gambles of May and Sturgeon – BBC News

March 19, 2017

… Parliament can’t legally derail Brexit via legislative consent, MSPs could give Mrs May a terrific headache from a political perspective. Ignoring a legislative consent vote would be of far greater significance than ignoring the non-binding motion on Section 30. So the message could be, “give us your referendum, and we’ll give you your clean Brexit” – paving the way for a referendum sometime in 2019. …

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