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Cambridge Analytica's Marketers Weren't Mind-Readers or Brain-Washers
It’s absurd to claim that the responsibility for Trump’s election or the Brexit result lies with anyone other than the voters.
from Hoover Institution
Nonprofit Organization in Stanford, California
Chemical Weapons In The Shadow Of Magna Carta
Located in rural southwest England, Salisbury has long been famous for its medieval cathedral and its proximity to Stonehenge. It even houses a rare copy of that precious document of western constitutional government, Magna Carta. Yet Salisbury is suddenly infamous because it was there on March 4 that former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned in a public place with a lethal nerve agent.
High-Tech Harpoon Could Help Clean Up Space Junk
A space harpoon test went off without a hitch in a lab of European aerospace company Airbus last Thursday (March 15), suggesting that the technology could be on track to help clean up the ever-growing cloud of orbiting debris. Engineers at Airbus' site here in Stevenage, a small town north of London, fired the 3.3-foot-long (1 meter) harpoon at about 56 mph (90 km/h) into a breadboard placed 5 feet (1.5 m) away. By the end of this year, the team plans to demonstrate a full-scale setup, firing a harpoon at a target 82 feet (25 m) away, as if it were capturing a real satellite in space.
Last year dashed hopes for a climate change turnaround
After three flat years that had hinted at a possible environmental breakthrough, carbon dioxide emissions from the use of energy rose again by 1.4 percent in 2017, according to new data released by the International Energy Agency on Wednesday. The increase in emissions of the all-important greenhouse gas came as global energy demand itself increased thanks to strong economic growth — and that demand was sated by all types of energy, including renewables but also oil, coal and natural gas.