2021-04-12: News Headlines

Gareth Porter (2021-04-12). Pentagon Campaign to Recruit Vietnam as Military Ally Against China Exposed Delusions of US War Strategy. globalresearch.ca When the Pentagon began gearing up for a future war with …

Ethan Yang (2021-04-12). Young People Are Particularly Vulnerable to Lockdowns. globalresearch.ca In response to the Covid-19 pandemic governments across the world implemented …

Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War (2021-04-12). Lift Canada's Economic Sanctions against the World's Poorest Countries. Trudeau Government "Must Respect the Rule of International Law" globalresearch.ca One year ago, following the declaration of the Covid-19 pandemic, UN …

Jeanne Smits (2021-04-12). French National Academy of Medicine: COVID Nasal Swabs Associated with Increased Meningitis Risk. globalresearch.ca The Académie nationale de médecine, an independent but official learned society …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-12). Nimble Failure: The Australian COVID-19 Vaccination Program. globalresearch.ca "I am not going to be talking about numbers today," Australia's …

Giacomo Tognini (2021-04-12). Meet the 40 New Billionaires Who Got Rich Fighting COVID-19. globalresearch.ca Below is the summary of Forbes analysis on how the Corona …

Kevin Gosztola (2021-04-12). Two Years After Assange's Arrest, Biden Can End Trump's Assault on Press Freedom. globalresearch.ca WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been detained at the high-security Belmarsh …

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-04-12). US: Indian Ocean Is Not India's Ocean. asia-pacificresearch.com

reitschuster.de (2021-04-12). Historic Court Judgment in Germany: "Threat to the Well-Being of Children". No Masks, No Social Distance, No More Tests for Students. globalresearch.ca The Weimar District Court has ruled that the obligation to wear …

Steve Watson (2021-04-12). Report: Brits at Pubs Will Have to Register on Government Tracking App, Hand Over Phones. globalresearch.ca According to a report in the

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-12). U.S. Warships to Enter Black Sea in "Significant Signal" to Russia Over Ukraine. globalresearch.ca Turkey has confirmed an earlier CNN report that the U.S. will …

Levi Rickert (2021-04-12). U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Allows Dakota Access Pipeline to Continue Operation. globalresearch.ca The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) on Friday said they …

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-12). China Blasts US Military Interventions in Human Rights Report. globalresearch.ca In the face of constant attacks by US officials over alleged …

Ramsey Clark (2021-04-12). The United Nations has become an Instrument of NATO. Ramsey Clark. globalresearch.ca Our thoughts are with Ramsey Clark. His legacy will live forever. …

John Scales Avery (2021-04-12). Ecology and Economics. counterpunch.org Humanity has reached a critical decade. A new report, published on 14 March, 2021 in the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences' journal Ambio, points out that humanity is hurtling towards destruction unless we have the collective wisdom to change course quickly. The Ambio article was written as part of the preparation for a meeting of

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). China greenlights four sci-tech innovation IPOs. ecns.cn China's securities regulator has approved the initial public offerings (IPOs) of four companies on the science and technology innovation board.

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). Vocational education climbing to new heights in China. ecns.cn China is home to 30.88 million students currently acquiring skills in 11,300 vocational education institutions, according to statistics from the Ministry of Education.

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). Commentary:Keep alert against sinister political manipulations on COVID-19 origin tracing research. ecns.cn &nbsp…

Luke Yamaguchi (2021-04-12). Another of the Many Dark Sides of Vaccines. Getting the "Vaccine" After Having Had the Infection. globalresearch.ca Introduction by Dr. Gary G. Kohls | If Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & …

imperial.ac.uk (2021-04-12). Team investigating the evolution of bacterial 'tails' wins prestigious grant. imperial.ac.uk An international team, led by Imperial's Dr Morgan Beeby, has been awarded a prestigious Human Frontiers Science Program grant.

Jonathan Cook (2021-04-12). The News Media Offers Wall-to-wall Propaganda Every Day. The Death of Prince Philip. globalresearch.ca A few lessons to be learnt from the wall-to-wall coverage of …

Labor Video Project (2021-04-12). Stop The Cuts & Restore City College Of SF! Rally/March To Defend SF Community College. indybay.org City College of San Francisco, students, faculty and supporters of community college and public eduction rallied and marched on 4/11/21 to protest the massive cuts and destruction of the college. | They said entire programs including music were being destroyed.

Labor Video Project (2021-04-12). Teachers Against Dying, AFT and The Pandemic With Texas Teacher Michael Hull. indybay.org Texas teacher and founder of Teachers Against Dying talks about the effect of Covid and the pandemic on teachers, students and their families. He also discusses the role of the AFT including a debate he had with Randi Weingarten national president of the union.

Ramsey Clark (2021-04-12). Global Warfare: The Great Purveyor of Violence Is the United States of America. The Legacy of Ramsey Clark. globalresearch.ca Ramsey Clark's Legacy Will Live Forever | First published by GR in …

StudentNation (2021-04-12). What the Cops Off Campus Movement Looks Like Across the Country. thenation.com What the Cops Off Campus Movement Looks Like Across the Country…

Ron Ridenour (2021-04-11). Ecuador's New Socialist Party Set to Win Elections Despite U.S. Intervention and Deceptive Identity Politics. globalresearch.ca Ever since the former President Rafael Correa-backed presidential candidate, Andrés Arauz…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-04-11). Covid-19 and the Falsification of Death Certificates: The CDC's "More Often Than Not" Clause. globalresearch.ca This text is an excerpt from Chapter III of Michel Chossudovsky's E Book entitled | Introduction | At the outset of the Covid pandemic, …

teleSUR (2021-04-11). Dominican Republic Mourns Intellectual Figure Marcio Veloz. telesurenglish.net The Dominican Republic's President Luis Abinader declared a national mourning day starting on Monday due to the death of prominent writer Marcio Veloz. | RELATED: | Specialized in American and Caribbean history studies, Veloz developed outstanding work in anthropology, archeology, education, and diplomacy fields. | He received several awards such as the National Poetry Prize in 1961, the National Short Story Aw…

Carey Gillam (2021-04-11). U.S. Toxic Paraquat Litigation as Cases Mount Against Syngenta, Alleges "Weed Killing Product Causes Parkinson" globalresearch.ca Lawyers suing Swiss chemical company Syngenta are asking a U.S. judicial …

Ramsey Clark (2021-04-11). Video: The Legitimacy of American Democracy: Former Attorney General Ramsey Clark. globalresearch.ca Ramsey Clark has passed away. | His legacy and commitment to peace and justice will live forever. | He has been a source of inspiration to antiwar activists for more than half a century. | Below Ramsey's February 2016 interview with Christina Tobin …

Ramsey Clark (2021-04-11). Video: The Legitimacy of American Democracy: Ramsey Clark and His Legacy. globalresearch.ca Ramsey Clark has passed away. | His legacy and commitment to peace and justice will live forever. | He has been a source of inspiration to antiwar activists for more than half a century. | Below Ramsey's February 2016 interview with Christina Tobin …

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-04-11). The US-NATO War of Aggression against Yugoslavia. An Apology to the Serbian People. globalresearch.ca Sir! | As a German citizen and long-time friend of the Serbs, …

Brian Berletic (2021-04-11). America's Predictable Betrayal of the 'Iran Nuclear Deal'. globalresearch.ca Despite campaign promises made by now US President Joe Biden to …

Ramsey Clark (2021-04-11). Ramsey Clark to Barack Obama: Stop the War in Ukraine! globalresearch.ca Ramsey Clark has passed away. | His legacy will live forever. | He has been a source of inspiration to anti-war activists for more than half a century. | Our thoughts today are with Ramsey Clark, whom I first met in New …

Paul Joseph Watson (2021-04-11). European Court of Human Rights Rules that Mandatory Vaccinations Are Legal. globalresearch.ca The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that mandatory vaccinations …

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-04-11). The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Summit Addresses the Issue of "Terrorist Attacks" globalresearch.ca The Southern African Development Community (SADC) held an Extraordinary Double Troika …

Eric Sagonowsky (2021-04-11). Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 Vaccine Under Scrutiny at EMA after 4 'Serious Cases' of Unusual Blood Clots. globalresearch.ca AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine has dominated headlines as reports of rare blood …

PANGEA (2021-04-11). Intervista a N. Nikonorova, ministro degli Esteri della Repubblica Popolare di Donetsk. globalresearch.ca Sul filo del rasoio: nel mezzo della crescente tensione tra Kiev e il Donbass, Natalia Nikonorova, ministro degli Esteri della Repubblica Popolare di Donetsk, descrive la situazione militare ed economica nel suo paese e le aspettative durante la nuova …

UCAN (2021-04-11). Pakistan: Christian Nurses Saved From Mob After Blasphemy Claim. eurasiareview.com By Kamran Chaudhry | Two Christian nurses were rescued by policemen from an enraged mob after being accused of blasphemy by their hospital's staff in Pakistan. | Staff nurse Mariam Lal and student nurse Newish Urooj were detained by police after a first information report (FIR) under section 295-B of the blasphemy law was made by Dr. Mirza Muhammad Ali of Civil Hospital, Faisalabad. | "Labbayk ya Rasool-Allah [Here I am at your service, O Messenger of Allah]" and "Beheading the only punishment for blasphemer"

Eurasia Review (2021-04-11). Mars Didn't Dry Up All At Once. eurasiareview.com While attention has been focused on the Perseverance rover that landed on Mars last month, its predecessor Curiosity continues to explore the base of Mount Sharp on the red planet and is still making discoveries. Research published n the journal Geology shows that Mars had drier and wetter eras before drying up completely about 3 billion years ago. | "A primary goal of the Curiosity mission was to study the transition between the habitable environment of the past, to the dry and cold climate that Mars has now. These rock layers recorded that change in great detail," said Roger Wiens, a coauthor on the paper an…

Ranjit Devraj* (2021-04-11). Hospital Superbug Traced To Remote Island Beach. eurasiareview.com Researchers confirmed the presence in the wild of Candida auris, a multidrug-resistant fungus commonly found infesting hospitals. The Bursting onto the

Eurasia Review (2021-04-11). Lightning Strikes To More Than Double In Arctic As Climate Warms. eurasiareview.com In 2019, the National Weather Service in Alaska reported spotting the first-known lightning strikes within 300 miles of the North Pole. Lightning strikes are almost unheard of above the Arctic Circle, but scientists led by researchers at the University of California, Irvine have published new research in the journal Nature Climate Change detailing how Arctic lightning strikes stand to increase by about 100 percent over northern lands by the end of the century as the climate continues warming. | "We projected how lightning in high-latitude boreal forests and Arctic tundra regions will change across North Americ…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-11). An On-Off Switch For Gene Editing. eurasiareview.com Over the past decade, the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system has revolutionized genetic engineering, allowing scientists to make targeted changes to organisms' DNA. While the system could potentially be useful in treating a variety of diseases, CRISPR-Cas9 editing involves cutting DNA strands, leading to permanent changes to the cell's genetic material. | Now, in a paper published online in Cell, researchers describe a new gene editing technology called CRISPRoff that allows researchers to control gene expression with high specificity while leaving the sequence of the DNA unchanged. Designed by Whitehead Institut…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-11). How Will Climate Change Affect Hailstorms? eurasiareview.com Hail severity may increase in most regions of the world while Australia and Europe are expected to experience more hailstorms as a result of climate change, an international review led by a UNSW Sydney researcher has found. | The review study, published in Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, examined the effects climate change will have on hail in the future. | It shows a global summary of hail trends from past observations and projected future trends from simulations and models. | The review led to the general expectation that hailstorm frequency will decrease in East Asia and North America, while increasing…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-11). Better Metric For Thermoelectric Materials Means Better Design Strategies. eurasiareview.com Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have shown that a quantity known as "thermoelectric conductivity" is an effective measure for the dimensionality of newly developed thermoelectric nanomaterials. Studying films of semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes and atomically thin sheets of molybdenum sulfide and graphene, they found clear distinctions in how this number varies with conductivity, in agreement with theoretical predictions in 1D and 2D materials. Such a metric promises better design strategies for thermoelectric materials. | Thermoelectric devices take differences in temperature betwe…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-11). Colorado River Basin Due For More Frequent, Intense Hydroclimate Events. eurasiareview.com In the vast Colorado River basin, climate change is driving extreme, interconnected events among earth-system elements such as weather and water. These events are becoming both more frequent and more intense and are best studied together, rather than in isolation, according to new research. | "We found that concurrent extreme hydroclimate events, such as high temperatures and unseasonable rain that quickly melt mountain snowpack to cause downstream floods, are projected to increase and intensify within several critical regions of the Colorado River basin," said Katrina Bennett, a hydrologist at Los Alamos Nati…

Nicholas Freudenberg (2021-04-11). Corporate Versus Public Control of Science And Technology. zcomm.org Are the public health crises of the last decade harbingers of a world doomed to declining human and planetary health or a wakeup call to act now to create a better future?

Gustavo Lopardo, Waldo H. Belloso, Esteban Nannini, Mariana Colonna, Santiago Sanguineti, Vanesa Zylberman, Luciana Muñoz, Martín Dobarro, Gabriel Lebersztein, Javier Farina, Gabriela Vidiella, Anselmo Bertetti, Favio Crudo, Maria Fernanda Alzogaray, Laura Barcelona, Ricardo Teijeiro, Sandra Lambert, Darío Scublinsky, Marisa Iacono, Vanina Stanek, Rubén Solari, Pablo Cruz, Marcelo Martín Casas, Lorena Abusamra, Héctor Lucas Luciardi, Alberto Cremona, Diego Caruso, Bernardo de Miguel, Santiago Perez Lloret, Susana Millán, Yael Kilstein, Ana Pereiro, Omar Sued, Pedro Cahn, Linus Spatz, Fernando Goldbaum, INM005 Study Group (2021-04-11). [Research Paper] RBD-specific polyclonal F(ab ¥)2 fragments of equine antibodies in patients with moderate to severe COVID-19 disease: A randomized, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled, adaptive phase 2/3 clinical trial. thelancet.com Albeit not having reached the primary endpoint, we found clinical improvement of hospitalized patients with SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia, particularly those with severe disease.

People Before Profits (2021-04-11). US is 13th in Infrastructure, 27th in Education and Healthcare. indybay.org As Pres. Biden embarked on a campaign for improving US infrastructure by raising the corporate tax to 28% (was 53% in 1950s), he provided a ringing indictment of the US private-profit-first economy with a list of the 12 countries that have better infrastructure than the US: 1. Singapore, 2. Netherlands, 3. China, 4. Switzerland, 5. Japan, 6. South Korea, 7. Spain, 8. Germany, 9. France, 10. Austria, 11. United Kingdom, 12. United Arab Emirates. See mothership.sg/2021/04/joe-biden-infrastr…

Moderator (2021-04-11). We Should All Be Afraid of the New Cold War. scheerpost.com U.S. Pacific Fleet / CC BY-NC 2.0] By William Astore / TomDispatch The future isn't what it used to be. As a teenager in the 1970s, I watched a lot of TV science fiction shows, notably Space: 1999 and UFO, that imagined a near future of major moon bases and alien attacks on Earth. Movies of that era like Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey envisioned colossal spaceships and space stations… |

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2021-04-11: News Headlines

Ron Ridenour (2021-04-11). Ecuador's New Socialist Party Set to Win Elections Despite U.S. Intervention and Deceptive Identity Politics. globalresearch.ca Ever since the former President Rafael Correa-backed presidential candidate, Andrés Arauz…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-04-11). Covid-19 and the Falsification of Death Certificates: The CDC's "More Often Than Not" Clause. globalresearch.ca This text is an excerpt from Chapter III of Michel Chossudovsky's E Book entitled | Introduction | At the outset of the Covid pandemic, …

Carey Gillam (2021-04-11). U.S. Toxic Paraquat Litigation as Cases Mount Against Syngenta, Alleges "Weed Killing Product Causes Parkinson" globalresearch.ca Lawyers suing Swiss chemical company Syngenta are asking a U.S. judicial …

Ramsey Clark (2021-04-11). Video: The Legitimacy of American Democracy: Former Attorney General Ramsey Clark. globalresearch.ca Ramsey Clark has passed away. | His legacy and commitment to peace and justice will live forever. | He has been a source of inspiration to antiwar activists for more than half a century. | Below Ramsey's February 2016 interview with Christina Tobin …

Ramsey Clark (2021-04-11). Video: The Legitimacy of American Democracy: Ramsey Clark and His Legacy. globalresearch.ca Ramsey Clark has passed away. | His legacy and commitment to peace and justice will live forever. | He has been a source of inspiration to antiwar activists for more than half a century. | Below Ramsey's February 2016 interview with Christina Tobin …

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-04-11). The US-NATO War of Aggression against Yugoslavia. An Apology to the Serbian People. globalresearch.ca Sir! | As a German citizen and long-time friend of the Serbs, …

Brian Berletic (2021-04-11). America's Predictable Betrayal of the 'Iran Nuclear Deal'. globalresearch.ca Despite campaign promises made by now US President Joe Biden to …

Ramsey Clark (2021-04-11). Ramsey Clark to Barack Obama: Stop the War in Ukraine! globalresearch.ca Ramsey Clark has passed away. | His legacy will live forever. | He has been a source of inspiration to anti-war activists for more than half a century. | Our thoughts today are with Ramsey Clark, whom I first met in New …

Paul Joseph Watson (2021-04-11). European Court of Human Rights Rules that Mandatory Vaccinations Are Legal. globalresearch.ca The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that mandatory vaccinations …

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-04-11). The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Summit Addresses the Issue of "Terrorist Attacks" globalresearch.ca The Southern African Development Community (SADC) held an Extraordinary Double Troika …

Eric Sagonowsky (2021-04-11). Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 Vaccine Under Scrutiny at EMA after 4 'Serious Cases' of Unusual Blood Clots. globalresearch.ca AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine has dominated headlines as reports of rare blood …

Moderator (2021-04-11). We Should All Be Afraid of the New Cold War. scheerpost.com U.S. Pacific Fleet / CC BY-NC 2.0] By William Astore / TomDispatch The future isn't what it used to be. As a teenager in the 1970s, I watched a lot of TV science fiction shows, notably Space: 1999 and UFO, that imagined a near future of major moon bases and alien attacks on Earth. Movies of that era like Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey envisioned colossal spaceships and space stations… |

Eurasia Review (2021-04-11). Lightning Strikes To More Than Double In Arctic As Climate Warms. eurasiareview.com In 2019, the National Weather Service in Alaska reported spotting the first-known lightning strikes within 300 miles of the North Pole. Lightning strikes are almost unheard of above the Arctic Circle, but scientists led by researchers at the University of California, Irvine have published new research in the journal Nature Climate Change detailing how Arctic lightning strikes stand to increase by about 100 percent over northern lands by the end of the century as the climate continues warming. | "We projected how lightning in high-latitude boreal forests and Arctic tundra regions will change across North Americ…

Gustavo Lopardo, Waldo H. Belloso, Esteban Nannini, Mariana Colonna, Santiago Sanguineti, Vanesa Zylberman, Luciana Muñoz, Martín Dobarro, Gabriel Lebersztein, Javier Farina, Gabriela Vidiella, Anselmo Bertetti, Favio Crudo, Maria Fernanda Alzogaray, Laura Barcelona, Ricardo Teijeiro, Sandra Lambert, Darío Scublinsky, Marisa Iacono, Vanina Stanek, Rubén Solari, Pablo Cruz, Marcelo Martín Casas, Lorena Abusamra, Héctor Lucas Luciardi, Alberto Cremona, Diego Caruso, Bernardo de Miguel, Santiago Perez Lloret, Susana Millán, Yael Kilstein, Ana Pereiro, Omar Sued, Pedro Cahn, Linus Spatz, Fernando Goldbaum, INM005 Study Group (2021-04-11). [Research Paper] RBD-specific polyclonal F(ab ¥)2 fragments of equine antibodies in patients with moderate to severe COVID-19 disease: A randomized, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled, adaptive phase 2/3 clinical trial. thelancet.com Albeit not having reached the primary endpoint, we found clinical improvement of hospitalized patients with SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia, particularly those with severe disease.

People Before Profits (2021-04-11). US is 13th in Infrastructure, 27th in Education and Healthcare. indybay.org As Pres. Biden embarked on a campaign for improving US infrastructure by raising the corporate tax to 28% (was 53% in 1950s), he provided a ringing indictment of the US private-profit-first economy with a list of the 12 countries that have better infrastructure than the US: 1. Singapore, 2. Netherlands, 3. China, 4. Switzerland, 5. Japan, 6. South Korea, 7. Spain, 8. Germany, 9. France, 10. Austria, 11. United Kingdom, 12. United Arab Emirates. See mothership.sg/2021/04/joe-biden-infrastr…

Labor Video Project (2021-04-11). Teachers Against Dying, AFT and The Pandemic With Texas Teacher Michael Hull. indybay.org Texas teacher and founder of Teachers Against Dying talks about the effect of Covid and the pandemic on teachers, students and their families. He also discusses the role of the AFT including a debate he had with Randi Weingarten national president of the union.

Nicholas Freudenberg (2021-04-11). Corporate Versus Public Control of Science And Technology. zcomm.org Are the public health crises of the last decade harbingers of a world doomed to declining human and planetary health or a wakeup call to act now to create a better future?

PANGEA (2021-04-11). Intervista a N. Nikonorova, ministro degli Esteri della Repubblica Popolare di Donetsk. globalresearch.ca Sul filo del rasoio: nel mezzo della crescente tensione tra Kiev e il Donbass, Natalia Nikonorova, ministro degli Esteri della Repubblica Popolare di Donetsk, descrive la situazione militare ed economica nel suo paese e le aspettative durante la nuova …

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). Vocational education climbing to new heights in China. ecns.cn China is home to 30.88 million students currently acquiring skills in 11,300 vocational education institutions, according to statistics from the Ministry of Education.

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). China greenlights four sci-tech innovation IPOs. ecns.cn China's securities regulator has approved the initial public offerings (IPOs) of four companies on the science and technology innovation board.

Eurasia Review (2021-04-11). Colorado River Basin Due For More Frequent, Intense Hydroclimate Events. eurasiareview.com In the vast Colorado River basin, climate change is driving extreme, interconnected events among earth-system elements such as weather and water. These events are becoming both more frequent and more intense and are best studied together, rather than in isolation, according to new research. | "We found that concurrent extreme hydroclimate events, such as high temperatures and unseasonable rain that quickly melt mountain snowpack to cause downstream floods, are projected to increase and intensify within several critical regions of the Colorado River basin," said Katrina Bennett, a hydrologist at Los Alamos Nati…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-11). Better Metric For Thermoelectric Materials Means Better Design Strategies. eurasiareview.com Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have shown that a quantity known as "thermoelectric conductivity" is an effective measure for the dimensionality of newly developed thermoelectric nanomaterials. Studying films of semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes and atomically thin sheets of molybdenum sulfide and graphene, they found clear distinctions in how this number varies with conductivity, in agreement with theoretical predictions in 1D and 2D materials. Such a metric promises better design strategies for thermoelectric materials. | Thermoelectric devices take differences in temperature betwe…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-11). How Will Climate Change Affect Hailstorms? eurasiareview.com Hail severity may increase in most regions of the world while Australia and Europe are expected to experience more hailstorms as a result of climate change, an international review led by a UNSW Sydney researcher has found. | The review study, published in Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, examined the effects climate change will have on hail in the future. | It shows a global summary of hail trends from past observations and projected future trends from simulations and models. | The review led to the general expectation that hailstorm frequency will decrease in East Asia and North America, while increasing…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-11). An On-Off Switch For Gene Editing. eurasiareview.com Over the past decade, the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system has revolutionized genetic engineering, allowing scientists to make targeted changes to organisms' DNA. While the system could potentially be useful in treating a variety of diseases, CRISPR-Cas9 editing involves cutting DNA strands, leading to permanent changes to the cell's genetic material. | Now, in a paper published online in Cell, researchers describe a new gene editing technology called CRISPRoff that allows researchers to control gene expression with high specificity while leaving the sequence of the DNA unchanged. Designed by Whitehead Institut…

Ranjit Devraj* (2021-04-11). Hospital Superbug Traced To Remote Island Beach. eurasiareview.com Researchers confirmed the presence in the wild of Candida auris, a multidrug-resistant fungus commonly found infesting hospitals. The Bursting onto the

Eurasia Review (2021-04-11). Mars Didn't Dry Up All At Once. eurasiareview.com While attention has been focused on the Perseverance rover that landed on Mars last month, its predecessor Curiosity continues to explore the base of Mount Sharp on the red planet and is still making discoveries. Research published n the journal Geology shows that Mars had drier and wetter eras before drying up completely about 3 billion years ago. | "A primary goal of the Curiosity mission was to study the transition between the habitable environment of the past, to the dry and cold climate that Mars has now. These rock layers recorded that change in great detail," said Roger Wiens, a coauthor on the paper an…

UCAN (2021-04-11). Pakistan: Christian Nurses Saved From Mob After Blasphemy Claim. eurasiareview.com By Kamran Chaudhry | Two Christian nurses were rescued by policemen from an enraged mob after being accused of blasphemy by their hospital's staff in Pakistan. | Staff nurse Mariam Lal and student nurse Newish Urooj were detained by police after a first information report (FIR) under section 295-B of the blasphemy law was made by Dr. Mirza Muhammad Ali of Civil Hospital, Faisalabad. | "Labbayk ya Rasool-Allah [Here I am at your service, O Messenger of Allah]" and "Beheading the only punishment for blasphemer"

Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-10). When Prince Philip Became a Monument. dissidentvoice.org The student from Ghana was insistent. "I want to meet him." The stubborn, well-attired fool, groomed and keen to make a good impression, was attending the Senate House ceremony in Cambridge for honorary awardees. He was not the only one. In attendance on this warm June day in 2006 were a gaggle of rascals, well-wishers …

_____ (2021-04-10). Truth Commission Details Horrible Crimes Akin To Native American Genocide And Slavery. popularresistance.org With a new Cold War heating up between the U.S. and Russia and China, Witness for Peace Southwest, Addicted to War and CodePink organized a Truth Commission on the original Cold War on March 21st, which brought together the testimony of historians, activists and others who lived through the period. | Following a hearing three years ago, the Zoom event was hosted by Frank Dorrel, publisher of the popular anti-war text Addicted to War, and Rachel Bruhnke, a high school Spanish teacher and member of Witness for Peace Southwest. In her opening remarks, Bruhnke emphasized that the Cold War should rank as one of three…

WSWS (2021-04-10). US teachers denounce Biden's deadly school reopening drive amid pandemic surge. wsws.org The WSWS received statements of opposition from teachers across the US opposing the ongoing drive by the Biden administration to reopen schools as the COVID-19 pandemic surges once again.

orinocotribune (2021-04-10). Colombian Comptroller's Office Finds over a Thousand Irregular Vaccinations. orinocotribune.com The Office of the Comptroller General of Colombia, with assistance of the Directorate of Information, Analysis and Immediate Reaction (DIARI), found that among the Colombians vaccinated against Covid-19, 1,241 do not belong to any of the prioritized groups defined in the second stage of phase one of the National Plan of Vaccination. | Among them, DIARI identified 600 people who are between 26 and 44 years of age, and 189 are within the age range of 18 to 25 years. The 1,241 individuals vaccinated irregularly are not over 60 years old, nor are they health professionals, teachers or students, nor support personnel…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-04-10). Pre-emptive Nuclear War: The Role of Israel in Triggering an Attack on Iran. globalresearch.ca The text below is Chapter III of Michel Chossudovsky's book entitled: This chapter provides a …

WSWS (2021-04-10). "Science denial" and a "policy of contagion": Germany's leading virologists condemn government's anti-lockdown policy. wsws.org "What is currently being implemented is a policy of contagion," stated virology professor Melanie Brinkmann.

WSWS (2021-04-10). The New York Times' 1619 Project and the Racialist Falsification of History: A significant political and intellectual event. wsws.org For its powerful explication of major themes related to the American Revolution, the Civil War and the emergence of the working class, this book will be of interest to all readers of American history, teachers, students and workers.

RT (2021-04-10). CRISPR-on, CRISPR-off: New game-changing gene editing technique is entirely reversible. rt.com US researchers have unveiled a significant upgrade to the CRISPR gene editing system, which, unlike its predecessor, can target specific genes with high precision and make completely reversible changes. | The new gene editing technology, developed by Whitehead Institute Member Jonathan Weissman and University of California San Francisco assistant professor Luke Gilbert, is called CRISPRoff. | It is capable of controlling a gene with laser-like precision, while leaving the broader strand of DNA unchanged. Furthermore, the edits are not only stable enough to be inherited through hundreds of cell divisions but ar…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-04-10). Video: The 2020-21 Worldwide Corona Crisis. globalresearch.ca Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media as to the causes and devastating consequences of the Covid-19 "pandemic". | The unspoken truth is that the novel coronavirus provides a pretext and a justification to powerful financial …

Fight Back (2021-04-10). Chicago Teachers Union raises concerns as COVID cases rise and high schools are set to open. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has acknowledged that cases on COVID-19 are on the rise again in Chicago, yet she is sticking to her plan to reopen Chicago high schools in two weeks, without addressing ongoing safety concerns from teachers and from the community. | Mayor Lightfoot has continued to hold off on vaccinating Chicago residents aged 16 and over despite the fact that the state of Illinois has opened up vaccine eligibility to those residents. People in that age group are currently being found to be the most significant cause of spread of the virus. National health experts are calling for state…

Kehinde Andrews (2021-04-10). [Perspectives] Racism is the public health crisis. thelancet.com The US police killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd in 2020 sparked a set of responses and uprisings to racism that may have seemed different but should by now be all too familiar. Huge numbers of people protested, institutions made all the right noises, and there have been increased book sales for Black authors. The sheer size of the protests and the commitments from governments and corporations to make lasting changes have led to renewed optimism that this time it may be different. Yet there are persisting, major deficits in our collective education about racism and protest.

John Zarocostas (2021-04-10). [World Report] Calls for transparency after SARS-CoV-2 origins report. thelancet.com As focus shifts to the next phase of research on the origins of SARS-CoV-2, calls for data sharing and more rigorous studies intensify. John Zarocostas reports.

Talha Burki (2021-04-10). [World Report] 2021 Canada Gairdner Awards announced. thelancet.com The awards, which recognise basic research that has impacted health, were given to scientists for work on GLPs, BRCA1, clinical trials, and emerging viruses. Talha Burki reports.

Philip Ball (2021-04-10). [Perspectives] The CRISPR wars. thelancet.com The 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was one of the least surprising in recent times. No Nobel watchers doubted that it would be awarded soon for the discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 system of genome editing that has transformed the technologies and possibilities of genetic manipulation. The uncertainty, however, was about who would get it. Few questioned that biochemist Jennifer Doudna of the University of California, Berkeley, and microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier of the Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens (who did some of the key work while at Umeà• University, Sweden) were the leading candidates.

Eurasia Review (2021-04-10). Brazil At High Risk Of Dengue Outbreaks After Droughts Because Of Temporary Water Storage. eurasiareview.com Dengue risk is exacerbated in highly populated areas of Brazil after extreme drought because of improvised water containers housing mosquitoes, suggests a new study in Lancet Planetary Health. | The research was led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine's (LSHTM) Centre on Climate Change & Planetary Health and Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases. Using advanced statistical modelling techniques, the team predicted the timing and intensity of dengue risk in Brazil from extreme weather patterns. | The risk of dengue was high in urban areas three to five months after extreme…

Party for Socialism, Liberation (2021-04-10). Friday 4/16: Fighting Racism at Home and Imperialism Abroad. indybay.org Virtual forum | Register at bit.ly/education4thepeople…

US Department of Justice (2021-04-10). Pfizer Inc. "Fraudulent Marketing": "Largest Health Care Fraud Settlement in Its History" (2009). US Department of Justice. globalresearch.ca Introductory Note |

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). Xinjiang teacher chose to go 'where country needs me most'. ecns.cn For Guljahan Amat, applying for membership in the Communist Party of China was a must-do.

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-04-10). Russia Lacks Sufficient Number Of Migrants To Fulfill Its Ambitious Development Plans — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Despite various official efforts, including regular payment of maternal capital to stimulate birth rates and regulating migration policy to boost population, Russia is reportedly experiencing decreasing population. According to the Federal State Statistics Service, Russia's population currently stands at approximately 144 million, down from 148.3 million. | Experts at the Higher School of Economics believe that regulating the legal status of migrants, majority of them arriving from the Commonwealth of Independent States or the former Soviet republics, could be useful or resourceful for developing the economy,…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-10). When Prince Philip Became A Monument — OpEd. eurasiareview.com The student from Ghana was insistent. "I want to meet him." The stubborn, well-attired fool, groomed and keen to make a good impression, was attending the Senate House ceremony in Cambridge for honorary awardees. He was not the only one. In attendance on this warm June day in 2006 were a gaggle of rascals, well-wishers and rogues. This was gawking made respectable. | The

Observer Research Foundation (2021-04-10). Tracing The Role Of Ideas And Tactics In The Kashmir Conflict — Analysis. eurasiareview.com The conflict in Kashmir has undergone several changes and has kept itself relevant by drawing upon ideas and tactics from elsewhere.: | By Aditya Gowdara Shivamurthy* | Since its outbreak in 1989, the conflict in Kashmir has survived by adopting or dubbing ideas and tactics from the events elsewhere. Conflicts in today's globalised and digitalised world often feed on new ideas as monotonous strategies and tactics are easy targets for counterinsurgencies and conflict fatigue. Thus, non-state actors and agents of conflicts often implement and introduce novel tactics and ideas to cope with the changes and…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-10). Resilience Against Replay Attacks In Computer Systems. eurasiareview.com From power grids and telecommunications to water supply and financial systems, digital data controls the infrastructure systems on which society relies. These complex, multi-tier systems depend on layered communications to accomplish their tasks – yet every point of contact becomes a potential target, every path of information a potential weak spot for malicious actors to attack. | A team of researchers from the University of Calabria in Italy has developed the first predictive control scheme that can help distributed networks with multiple agents not only identify these attacks but also protect against them.

Eurasia Review (2021-04-10). CO2 Mitigation On Earth And Magnesium Civilization On Mars. eurasiareview.com Excessive CO2 emissions are a major cause of climate change, and hence reducing the CO2 levels in the Earth's atmosphere is key to limit adverse environmental effects. Rather than just capture and store CO2, it would be desirable to use it as carbon feedstock for fuel production to achieve the target of "net-zero-emissions energy systems". The capture and conversion of CO2 (from fuel gas or directly from the air) to methane and methanol simply using water as a hydrogen source under ambient conditions would provide an optimal solution to reduce excessive CO2 levels and would be highly sustainable. | Researchers…

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