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Sat, 25 May 2019 22:53
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Trump says not disturbed that North Korea has 'fired off some small weapons'"North Korea fired off some small weapons, which disturbed some of my people, and others, but not me. Trump is currently in Japan on a state visit. The president, who left his second summit with Kim earlier this year in Vietnam without a peace deal, has put enormous value in their personal relationship, despite actions by North Korea that others consider provocative.
Trump says not disturbed that North Korea has 'fired off some small weapons'
8 Tips for Flying With a Child Who Has Severe Food AllergiesA mom shares tips for flying with a child who has food allergies.
8 Tips for Flying With a Child Who Has Severe Food Allergies
Trump administration bans CDC from saying 'diversity,' transgender,' 'fetus,' and moreThe Trump administration has banned seven words from the Centers for Disease Control's upcoming budget documents, the Washington Postreports. The words are "vulnerable," "entitlement," "diversity," "transgender," "fetus," "evidence-based" and "science-based." CDC analysts were not given a reason for the banned words, they were simply informed of the new policy. Some phrases can be replaced or retooled, like by saying "CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes" – an actual alternate phrase offered to CDC analysts in the first briefing about these words. But not all the words are as easy to work around. It's no secret that the current administration is anti-abortion and pushing back significantly in the fight for trans rights. Banning these words from CDC documentation directly affects communication around HIV/AIDS and the Zika virus, among others.  This isn't the first attempt to curb the use of language that threatens the Trump administration's regressive policies. In March, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) removed questions about sexual orientation and gender identity from two surveys of elderly people. The department also archived a webpage containing resources for LGBTQ+ people and their families. SEE ALSO: Snapchat's 'gender-swap' filter exposes the internet's casual transphobia On a more fundamental level, this aligns directly with the Trump administration's mistrust of words and facts, and its tendency to dismiss whichever words and facts conflict with the administration's views and messaging. The inclusion of "diversity," "entitlement," and "vulnerable" in the new list reflects this directly; it erases the words from relevant discourse and by extension threatens to sweep larger problems under the rug.  Matt Lloyd, an HHS spokesperson, said that the department "will continue to use the best scientific evidence available to improve the health of all Americans. HHS also strongly encourages the use of outcome and evidence data in program evaluations and budget decisions." Encouraged or not, they can't talk about it the same way now. WATCH: Trump bars transgender people from military, calls them a "disruption"
Trump administration bans CDC from saying 'diversity,' transgender,' 'fetus,' and more
Yoga teacher found alive after 17 days lost in Hawaii forestAmanda Eller, 35, went hiking in Maui's Makawao Forest Reserve on May 8 but became lost when she walked deeper in the reserve, which covers more than 2,000 acres, instead of heading back to her car as she believed. "Sure enough, God willing, she was right there," Javier Canetellops, a search coordinator who was in the helicopter, told reporters.
Yoga teacher found alive after 17 days lost in Hawaii forest
At Least 17 People in 8 States Sick Due to Flour Sold at AldiAt Least 17 People in 8 States Sick Due to Flour Sold at Aldi
At Least 17 People in 8 States Sick Due to Flour Sold at Aldi
NASA captures an incredible photo of a creeper galaxyMost galaxies are traveling away from our galaxy, not closer to it. Still, there are exceptions. Take Messier 90, one of the few galaxies that appears to be traveling towards our own Milky Way galaxy. Recently, NASA's Hubble telescope caught an awe-inspiring photo of the galaxy. Here it is in full. Messier 90 is part of the Virgo cluster, a collection of about 1,200 galaxies Image: ESA/Hubble &NASA, W. Sargent et SEE ALSO: SpaceX just blasted a critical NASA instrument into space Because the universe is expanding, most galaxies are moving away from the Milky Way galaxy. Consequently, these galaxies appear to be on the red side of the spectrum, a phenomenon known as redshift. Messier 90, however, compresses the frequency of its light as it moves closer to us. That makes it fall closer to the blue side of the spectrum, a phenomenon known as blueshift. It's important to note that the Virgo cluster, of which Messier 90 is a part, is moving away from us. But Messier 90 is actually moving faster than other galaxies in the cluster, making it appear as if it's racing towards the Milky Way. The cluster's colossal mass accelerates some of these galaxies to very high velocities. Just look at how pretty it makes them. Messier 90 is a looker Image: NASA, ESA, STScI, and V. Rubin (Carnegie Institution of Washington), D. Maoz (Tel Aviv University/Wise Observatory) and D. Fisher (University of Maryland) I would totally take a selfie with this galaxy. WATCH: Marvel intends to introduce a gay character 'soon'
NASA captures an incredible photo of a creeper galaxy
A Nearly Mile-Wide Asteroid With Its Own Moon Hurtles Past Earth This WeekendBinary asteroid system 1999 KW4 poses no threat of collision with our planet, scientists say.
A Nearly Mile-Wide Asteroid With Its Own Moon Hurtles Past Earth This Weekend
My Mother’s Cancer Diagnosis Taught Me That Doctors Sometimes Offer False HopeWhy many doctors aren't skilled at discussing end-of-life plans.
My Mother’s Cancer Diagnosis Taught Me That Doctors Sometimes Offer False Hope
Russia, eyeing Arctic future, launches nuclear icebreakerRussia launched a nuclear-powered icebreaker on Saturday, part of an ambitious program to renew and expand its fleet of the vessels in order to improve its ability to tap the Arctic's commercial potential. The ship, dubbed the Ural and which was floated out from a dockyard in St Petersburg, is one of a trio that when completed will be the largest and most powerful icebreakers in the world. Russia is building new infrastructure and overhauling its ports as, amid warmer climate cycles, it readies for more traffic via what it calls the Northern Sea Route (NSR) which it envisages being navigable year-round.
Russia, eyeing Arctic future, launches nuclear icebreaker
MTN Faces New Nigeria Headache as Local Unit Probed Over ListingNigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has requested certain information and documentation regarding the May 16 listing, MTN Nigeria Communications Plc said in a statement on Saturday. While Nigeria is central to MTN’s growth strategy and home to about 60 million of the Johannesburg-based company’s subscribers, a string of accusations and legal claims by various authorities have weighed on the carrier’s shares. The listing on the Nigerian Stock Exchange was itself a condition of a settlement reached with the telecommunications regulator in 2016 over the handling of customers without proper documentation, while MTN is also fighting a claim that it owes $2 billion in back taxes.
MTN Faces New Nigeria Headache as Local Unit Probed Over Listing
How to Tell If Your Vehicle Has an Antifreeze LeakHere's how to know and how to locate its source.
How to Tell If Your Vehicle Has an Antifreeze Leak
Step Aboard USS United States: An Aircraft Carrier with Nuclear Armed BombersIn the wake of the mushroom clouds that blossomed over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, it swiftly dawned on political and military leaders across the globe that warfare between superpowers would never again be the same. But what exactly were the implications of nuclear weapons when it came to planning military force structure?In the United States, it was assumed that nuclear weapons would be widely employed in future conflicts, rendering conventional land armies and fleets at sea irrelevant. The newly formed Air Force particularly argued that carrier task forces and armored divisions were practically obsolete when (ostensibly) just a few air-dropped nuclear bombs could annihilate them in one fell swoop.The Air Force touted it soon-to-be operational fleet of ten-thousand-mile-range B-36 Peacemaker nuclear bombers as the only vital war-winning weapon of the nuclear age. This logic resonated conveniently with the postwar political program mandating sharp cuts to U.S. defense spending and force structure—which the Air Force naturally argued should fall upon the Army and Navy.The Army responded by devising “Pentomic Divisions” organized for nuclear battlefields, with weapons ranging from nuclear-armed howitzers and rocket artillery to bazooka-like Davy Crockett recoilless guns. The Navy, meanwhile, sought to find a way to integrate nuclear bombs into its carrier air wings. However, early nuclear bombs were simply too heavy for World War II-era carrier-based aircraft.
Step Aboard USS United States: An Aircraft Carrier with Nuclear Armed Bombers
North Korean missile test violated U.N. resolution, says BoltonU.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Saturday North Korea's recent missile launches violated a U.N. Security Council resolution and urged leader Kim Jong Un to return to denuclearization talks. It was the first time a senior U.S. official has described the tests as a violation of U.N. resolutions aimed at halting North Korea's nuclear and missile programs and came ahead of a four-day visit to Japan by U.S. President Donald Trump who arrives later in the day.
North Korean missile test violated U.N. resolution, says Bolton
Novartis gets US approval for $2.1 million gene therapySwiss pharmaceutical company Novartis on Friday announced it had received US regulatory approval for a gene therapy that treats a rare childhood disorder and has a price tag of $2.1 million, making it the most expensive drug in history. The company said Zolgensma was a one-time treatment for spinal muscular atrophy, a disease that affects about 1 in 10,000 births and which results in death or the need for permanent ventilation by the age of two in 90 percent of cases. Novartis defended the pricing by saying that gene therapy was a transformative new type of treatment and was 50 percent cheaper than current treatments.
Novartis gets US approval for $2.1 million gene therapy
'A long ride': 50 years ago, a dress rehearsal for the Moon landingAs Earth grew ever smaller below his spacecraft, Apollo 10 commander Tom Stafford made an unusual request to mission control. "I was feeling real high," recalled Stafford, who is now 88 and the last surviving member of the crew. It was a light moment during a mission of paramount importance: 50 years ago this week, Apollo 10 set off to finalize the preparations for Apollo 11's lunar landing.
'A long ride': 50 years ago, a dress rehearsal for the Moon landing

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