Fugitive’s deal with police: I’ll surrender if my wanted poster gets 15,000 likes

Connecticut police negotiated with Jose Simms for the Facebook likes, but an expert says that turns law violations into a joke A Connecticut police department has reached a deal with a fugitive that would have him surrender if enough people respond to a wanted poster on social media, an agreement that at least one expert calls unethical. Jose Simms, 29, who is believed to be somewhere in New York, has seven arrest warrants and is being sought as a fugitive after failing to appear in court on charges that range from breach of peace to risk of injury to a child. Lt Brett Johnson of the Torrington police posted on the departments Facebook page on Wednesday that Simms had contacted …

Pluto Could Still Have A Liquid Ocean After Billions Of Years. Heres How

One of the most striking features of Pluto is its heart, also known as the Tombaugh Regio. Its left lobe, the Sputnik Planitia, is a smooth, young region as wide as Texas and some researchers believe it might hide a liquid ocean underneath its icy surface.  Just how such an ocean could exist is the focus of a new paper published in Nature Geoscience. The origin and age of Sputnik Planitia is still a matter of debate. It might have formed due to a dramatic asteroid impact. Its mostly craterless surface indicates that it could be as young as just a few hundred thousand years old, but its eroded rims suggest an age of billions of years. The young surface …

Grumpy Cat is dead, but will live on through AI

San Francisco (CNN Business)Grumpy Cat the angry-looking celebrity feline who launched countless internet memes died on Tuesday. The beloved cat leaves behind her owner Tabatha Bundesen, a small empire of books and merchandise bearing her unique face, movie and TV appearances, and millions of Google hits. Grumpy Cat, whose real name was Tardar Sauce, had feline dwarfism; she became Internet famous in September 2012, when her owner’s brother posted images of her on Reddit. People on the platform immediately reacted by posting countless Photoshopped variations of the original. The photo’s Imgur page reached 1,030,000 views in its first 48 hours, and a video of the cat posted on YouTube quickly snagged millions of views. These days, searching Google for “Grumpy …

How America Is Sabotaging The Global War On Plastic Waste

When President Donald Trump signed the bipartisan he declared. “This waste, trash and debris harms not only marine life, but also fishermen and coastal economies along America’s vast stretches.” ocean plastic crisis and has repeatedly tried to stymie international efforts to tackle the problem, while boosting the plastic industry at home. said last year, adding that the U.S. is then “charged with removing it, which is a very unfair situation.” 80% of marine plastic pollution, what Trump failed to mention was that most of it doesn’t actually originate there. No. 1 exporter of plastic scrap.  For decades, it sent bar most of these imports. As a result, China’s Southeast Asian neighbors have been deluged with American plastic waste. Unlike China, however, …

New Theory On Voynich Manuscript Suggests It Was A Medieval Store Of Women’s Knowledge

For a century the Voynich Manuscript has attracted code-breakers, cranks, and medieval scholars in an attempt to decipher the document’s meaning. Claims to have solved it come thick and fast, only to be discredited, but a new peer-reviewed theory may have more going for it. If confirmed, its scholarly value would be immense, revealing both an important lost language, and the medieval world from women’s point of view. However, many previous claims to have translated the manuscript haven’t stood up, and so far experts on the new theory have responded with a mix of skepticism and outright disbelief. The manuscript came to light when Polish book dealer Wilfrid Voynich bought and publicized it in 1912. Even with some pages missing, it …

This teens simple lifestyle change helped him lose over 100 pounds.

Photo by Via Tsuji / Flickr When people decide they are going to lose weight they often put themselves on strict, complicated diets. Some start calculating every carb and calorie others limit themselves to just a few foods. The cabbage-and-bananas diet comes to mind. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

22 One-Sentence Reminders For When You Think You Should Be Healing Faster

Christine Chen Updated May 21, 2019 By Yuya Hata You probably think you should’ve been healed by now. You probably made it a goal to heal within a month at the start of every new month. Or maybe last year, you made a vow that next year was going to be your year, the year of extraordinary accomplishments and absolutely no room for bullshit from all the pain and trauma of the past. It’s been a long time and you’re not healed yet. You’ve spent many restless nights and frustrating days fighting a war within yourself, wondering why you aren’t healed yet or even close to healing. You believe that everything is supposed to go from good to great from …

Girl Hospitalized After Slipping And Impaling Her Neck On A Sharpened Pencil

A girl was hospitalized and given urgent surgery after she tripped and landed on a sharpened pencil, which penetrated her left common carotid artery. This artery supplies blood to the brain, neck, and face.  The 11-year-old was playing during recess when she slipped and fell onto the pencil, which was left poking out of the left side of her neck. She was initially taken to a regional health center before being urgently transferred by ambulance to the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario, with the pencil still in place, her doctors write in BMJ Case Reports. BMJ Case Reports 2019 There was no bleeding coming from the wound, and her vital signs were normal. Worryingly, the pencil was pulsating with her pulse.  The doctors ordered …

RIP Grumpy Cat: The Science Behind The Felines Famous Frown

On Tuesday, May 14, we said goodbye to one of the Internet’s most beloved stars. Grumpy Cat, everyone’s favorite peeved puss, passed away aged 7 due to complications from a urinary tract infection. Her relatable look of disdain brought her millions of fans, but what was behind her unique visage? Grumpy Cat, whose real name was Tardar Sauce, first leapt to fame as a kitten in 2012 and since garnered millions of followers on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Her facial features were due to an underbite and a condition called feline dwarfism. Feline dwarfism results from a genetic mutation that leads to abnormal development of the bones and cartilage. Technically called achondroplasia, the condition is caused by a mutation in …

Trump Says Fox News Is Moving To ‘Losing’ Side By Covering Democrats

Donald Trump unleashed a Twitter tirade against Pete Buttigieg. The scrutiny from the president is noteworthy given his in public. Unlike some Democrats, Buttigieg has expressed an openness to Fox News appearances and held a town hall discussion with Wallace on the channel Sunday.  appear on the channel, pointing out that elections “are supposed to be about our whole country” and “we can’t just concentrate on those areas where people, for the most part, already agree with us.” In April, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) However, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) reportedly opted out as well. plans to bar from hosting or televising its party’s primary debates. Tom Perez declined, Download

This Arsenic-Tolerant Fern Could Help Scientists Clean Toxic Waste

A common houseplant may hold promise when it comes to cleaning up toxic environments. New research published in Current Biology finds that the plant species Pteris vittata, commonly known as a Chinese brake fern, has the ability to accumulate and tolerate high levels of arsenic that would otherwise kill other plants and animals. Such knowledge could prove useful in cleaning up toxic environments. “Other researchers have shown that this fern, when grown on arsenic-contaminated soils, can remove almost 50 percent of the arsenic in five years,” said study author Jody Banks in a statement. “It takes time, but it’s cheap.” Purdue University researchers sequenced the genomes of the fern to determine the genetic and cellular mechanisms that control how well it tolerates arsenic. Three …

‘SNL’s’ White House Crew Belts Out ‘Don’t Stop Us Now’ In Scary Finale

Saturday Night Live’s” hit parade of White House character clones led by Donald Trump gleefully pounded out a parody of Queen’s “ “Fire keeps you warm or burns your house down,” Baldwin said ominously as the president. He boasted he’s on “cruise control to a second term and there’s nothing the Democrats in Congress can do about it.” So, “sit back and enjoy the ride, America.” Aidy Bryant’s Even Chris Redd’s But Robert Mueller never got a chance to say “something very important American needs to hear,” because Badwin jumped in to blab: “No collusion, no obstruction.” Beck Bennett’s Clarence Thomas, meanwhile, popped up to warn: “Women are screwed.” Check out the video up top. Download

Tati Westbrook drops new video in James Charles drama

(CNN)Tati Westbrook has been trying to take some time away from the James Charles drama, but she shared a video because she “wants the hate to stop.” The saga started in April when Charles posted an ad for Sugar Bear Hair supplements to his Instagram Story during Coachella. That proved to be problematic since Sugar Bear Hair is a huge competitor of Halo Beauty, the brand belonging to Westbrook. Westbrook has been a mentor and close friend to Charles, and she accused the teen of being unsupportive. Nikita Dragun tried to defend James Charles in his feud with Tati Westbrook. It didn’t help He tried to make amends by apologizing to Westbrook in a statement posted to his Instagram Story. …

White House Counsel Tells Congress To ‘Discontinue’ Probes Into Trump

The Trump White House told the House Judiciary Committee to “discontinue” its investigations into the president’s alleged abuses of power, labeling them “an unauthorized ‘do-over’” of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. “Congressional investigations are intended to obtain information to aid in evaluating potential legislation, not to harass political opponents or to pursue an unauthorized ‘do-over’ of exhaustive law enforcement investigations conducted by the Department of Justice,” White House counsel Pat Cipollone wrote to the committee on Wednesday. The letter went on to state that President Donald Trump and his White House will not comply with requests from the committee for its investigations. It further directed the massive resistance to congressional investigations. Trump publicly announced an unprecedented blanket stonewalling of Congress …

6 Uncomfortable Signs Youre Actually Living A Happy And Fulfilled Life

Erin Cinney Updated May 19, 2019 By Avi Naim 1. You find yourself alone a lot of the time. The best self-development typically occurs in isolation. It’s in isolation that we are able to reconnect with ourselves and our desires, without the white noise of others’ opinions and notions of society’s ideals. If you find yourself putting FOMO in your back pocket in exchange for much needed time to recharge, you have reached the best kind of fulfillment—that is, self-fulfillment. 2. You’ve ditched the specifics of your 5-year-plan. Plans are great to have when you want to decide what action to take, but having such a specific plan can limit you. You begin to close yourself off to new and …

Alex Rodriguez bathroom photo highlights permissive privacy laws

Former Yankees slugger snapped through apartment window but experts suggest scant legal recourse as lawyers seek photographer New Yorks liberal privacy laws are under scrutiny as lawyers for the retired baseball star Alex Rodriguez try to track down the photographer who snapped him sitting on the toilet in the Park Avenue apartment he shares with his fiancee, the actor and singer Jennifer Lopez. A picture making the rounds on social media shows the former New York Yankees slugger, known as A-Rod, looking at his phone in a white marble bathroom. The New York Posts images he exhibited which showed them in unguarded moments. According to the decried the technological home invasion but ruled that Svensons actions were defensible under the …