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RT News ~ World News Links (Sept 19 2014)

NASA finds ‘monster’ black hole in tiny galaxy

Image from nasa.gov

Image from nasa.gov

The M60-UCD1, discovered by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope in 2013, is one of the smallest known galaxies. But now the space agency has discovered that the dwarf galaxy is harboring a “monster” black hole.

The diameter of M60-UCD1 is about 300 light years – just 1/500th of our galaxy’s width. However, it is packed with 140 million stars, which also makes it one of the densest galaxies.

For comparison, NASA explains, the nighttime sky we see from Earth’s surface shows 4,000 stars. If we lived inside the newly-discovered M60-UCD1, our nighttime sky would be covered with at least one million stars “visible to the naked eye.”

But what really surprised astronomers is the supermassive black hole they found inside M60-UCD1.

Lurking in the smallest galaxy, the black hole is five times the mass of the one at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. It has a mass equal to 21 million suns, and is 15 percent of the small galaxy’s total mass – but less than 0.01 percent of the Milky Way’s total mass.

“That is pretty amazing, given that the Milky Way is 500 times larger and more than 1,000 times heavier than the dwarf galaxy M60-UCD1,” University of Utah astronomer Anil Seth, lead author of an international study on the dwarf galaxy, said in Nature’s Thursday publication. Continue reading . . .

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RT News ~ World News Links (Sept 4 2014)

Deep-sea mushroom creatures ‘completely reshape’ our understanding of evolution

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Dendrogramma gen. nov., all 15 paratypes of D.enigmatica and (with *) D. discoides. Photographs taken after shrinkage (see Material and Methods).(Image from plos.org)

Science has found an animal that could rewrite entire textbooks – it defies classification and could be related to creatures living half a billion years ago. For thirty years, the mushroom-shaped sea creature didn’t even have a name.

The animals were discovered off the Australian coast, deep underwater in 1986, but have only recently been given a name. The conclusions are published in the journal PLOS ONE – and there’s still no concrete classification for the translucent mushrooms with a strange, branched-out digestive system.

Expert opinions have since been pouring in on the Dendrogramma enigmatica, as the little fellow was christened.

“It’s a very interesting surprise, and it poses lots and lots of questions,” Simon Conway Morris of the University of Cambridge said in a comment on the University of Copenhagen research. Morris is a specialist in early animal evolution.

Leonid Moroz of the University of Florida’s Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience told National Geographic that the newly discovered ‘mushrooms’ are related to some of the earliest animals ever discovered, and hence “completely reshape the tree of life, and even our understanding of how animals evolved, how neurosystems evolved, how different tissues evolved.”

He added that the find will probably “rewrite whole textbooks in zoology.”  Continue here . . .

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Eureka! Researchers conduct first direct brain-to-brain communication over the internet

Donetsk People’s Republic in talks with Russia to supply gas bypassing Kiev – report

‘Default the only solution for the Greek debt crisis’

DNA clears N. Carolina’s longest-serving death row inmate & his half-brother

Google building quantum computer processor with top university research team

Russia sees serious threat in FATCA

VIDEO: Man refuses to let cops search house without warrant, records everything despite police protests

FIFA president calls foul, says 2018 World Cup will stay in Russia

Fast food worker strike begins with arrests nationwide (PHOTOS)

​Internet Slowdown protest: Top web companies to join strike for net neutrality

UK doesn’t need Assad’s permission to launch airstrikes in Syria – Cameron

NSA defends dragnet collection of Americans’ phone records in appeals court

Arizona forces statuary rape victim to pay child support

Obama hints at NATO membership for Ukraine, urges military support

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James Hall ~ How To Extend Life Discussed Among Elites Invited To Google Camp

“Most godless souls want to live forever, since rejecting an afterlife is automatic to such atheistic masters of the universe. Google has proven to be a “New Age” android. Hence, it is natural for apps, developed to manage the life cycle, become part of the smart set.” – J Hall

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When the billionaire tech jet set decides to let down their hair, what do they talk about around the campfire? According to the New York Times, “Google is sponsoring an elite conference this week at a golf resort in Sicily, with a guest list of chief executives, investors and celebrities, all of whom were invited to bring their families. On the agenda are high-minded discussions of global issues — along with relaxation by the Mediterranean Sea.” How quaint! . . . For the real scoop, Here’s What Went On At Google’s Exclusive Conference For The Rich And Famous In Sicily.

Sicilian blogger Tony Siino talked to an attendee about what went on, and told Business Insider via email that the conference, dubbed “The Camp,” was three-days of intellectual discussions, relaxation, and sight-seeing.

According to Siino’s source, morning discussions included a wide range of topics, including how to extend human life and the design of cities of the future.”

Reported by NBC local TV channel in the Bay Area has “guests include Goldman Sachs chief executive Lloyd C. Blankfein, executives from German and Spanish banks, Uber chief Travis Kalanick, Tesla boss Elon Musk, Comcast CEO Brian L. Roberts and Snapchat boss Evan Spiegel. Also on hand is Ben Horowitz, venture capitalist with Marc Andreessen at make-or-break Silicon Valley fund Andreessen Horowitz.”

Spending quality time with the family between sessions in the next round of tech discoveries hardly seems to be the best use of time. Yet, time may well be the ultimate objective if you can uncover the mysteries of anti-aging research. Life Extension Magazine reports that Google Life Extension is investing in a venture called California Life Company, or Calico for short, and its goal is to extend human life by 20 to 100 years.

At this point, Google is being highly secretive about their plans for Calico. All Google would reveal is that Calico will focus “in particular on the challenge of aging and associated diseases.” Continue reading

RT News ~ World News Links (July 26 2014)

Jews and Arabs refuse to be enemies: Social media campaign goes viral (PHOTOS)

Image from twitter user@CarlaCiccoli

Image from twitter user@CarlaCiccoli

As the Israeli operation Protective Edge has so far claimed over 1,000 dead, users have been flooding the web with dozens of photos of Jews and Arabs together showcasing peace and love, under the hashtag #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies.

Israel, Hamas agree to 12-hour pause in Gaza hostilities

The campaign was launched by Abraham Gutman (Jewish) and Dania Darwish (Arab), both students at Hunter College in New York, immediately after the start of Operation Protective Edge in Gaza – and this week it gained momentum.

“For me, it is hard to watch the current escalation between Israel and Gaza from afar. I wanted to find a way to be more than a passenger, to do something about it rather than just watch the news and hope for the best,” Gutman told Christian Science monitor.

Abraham and Dania took a photo of themselves in Washington Square Park. They started a Facebook group and by now have been flooded with photos from around the world. The page has more than 5,000 fans. Continue reading . . .

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Over 40 mortar shells ‘fired to kill’ into Russia from Ukraine

Downtown New York flooded with thousands protesting Gaza op (PHOTOS)

Over 20 killed, 80 injured in ‘worst’ shelling of Lugansk by Ukrainian forces

NSA partnering with Saudi regime Snowden leak

Human genome is over 90% ‘junk’ DNA – study

Lloyds in ‘late stage’ of Libor settlement talks, victims remain unaddressed

‘Google must not be left to censor history’ – Wikipedia founder

Wikipedia temporarily bans Congress IPs over ‘persistent’ editing

Amputation instead of circumcision? Man sues hospital after surgery

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RT News ~ World News Links (July 23 2014)

Putin On Sanctions and Sovereignty

President Vladimir Putin (center) holding a meeting with Russian Security Council permanent members, July 22, 2014. (RIA Novosti / Ekaterina Shtukina)

President Vladimir Putin (center) holding a meeting with Russian Security Council permanent members, July 22, 2014. (RIA Novosti / Ekaterina Shtukina)

Putin has criticized the rounds of sanctions that the US and EU have imposed on Russia, which began during Crimea’s accession to Russia and continued after the MH17 plane crash in Ukraine.

The very concept of the state sovereignty is becoming diluted. Unwanted regimes and countries that are trying to exercise independent policy or simply stand in the way of someone’s interests are getting destabilized,” Putin said.

Attempts aimed at destabilizing the social and political situation, throwing off Russia and striking at its vulnerable and soft spots have been and will be made,” he added. Continue reading

Paul Joseph Watson ~ BBC Reporter: Google Moving To “Suppress Legitimate Journalism”

“The London Guardian was also informed that six of their articles had vanished down the memory hole, with the newspaper’s special projects editor James Ball warning , “there will likely be many more as the rich and powerful look to scrub up their online images, doubtless with the help of a new wave of “reputation management” firms.”” P J Watson

RobertPrestonBBC economics editor Robert Peston warns that Google’s implementation of the controversial “right to be forgotten” ruling is working to “suppress legitimate journalism” after one of his articles about Merrill Lynch boss Stan O’Neal was scrubbed from the search engine.

A recent ruling in the European Court of Justice mandated that Google must delete “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant” data when it receives a request to do so, which could open the floodgates for powerful individuals, corporations and institutions to hide past evidence of wrongdoing in a chilling throwback to George Orwell’s “memory hole.”

Peston complains about how Google notified the BBC that one of his 2007 articles about former Merrill Lynch boss Stan O’Neal’s role in the financial collapse had been deleted from search results for Google users in Europe.

Peston questioned how the article represented “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant” information, stating, “There is an argument that in removing the blog, Google is confirming the fears of many in the industry that the “right to be forgotten” will be abused to curb freedom of expression and to suppress legitimate journalism that is in the public interest.” Continue reading

Aaron Dykes ~ Are You Ready, Or Do You Have Any Idea What The Future Has In Store?

“The ranking members of the oligarchy – already dominant in banking, finance, business, politics, foreign policy, covert intelligence and war industries – have now been meeting with the Silicon Valley leaders of technology (i.e. the power brokers behind Google, Facebook, Microsoft and more) – to solidify “their” control through electronic data over the entire globe.” ~A. Dykes

Bilderberg 2014 focused on technology – with mass surveillance and Big Data putting an “end to privacy” and initiating dominance from an “Internet of Things” where we live in public, and under the thumb of digital control.

The End of Privacy, the Era of Big Data and the Rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) are all milestones in an ongoing plan for social control – taking shape and updating annually at the elitist Bilderberg conferences. 2014 only amplified that trajectory…

The lure of the infinite possibilities of the Internet, the convenience of “smart” gadgets, endless entertainment and various environmental pretexts are letting “them” take control of a world where they monitor your lives and steer it via digital authorizations and a digital global currency.

In 2013, the world was officially put on notice that its watchdog agencies were really spying on the population as a whole en masse (a la Edward Snowden). By 2025, devices, gadgets and household appliances will send vastly more data about you to the Internet than you or your Facebook friends ever could, and by 2050, Americans will live in densely-packed smart cities where their lives are controlled by real-time data flows about their energy use, carbon footprint and digital permissions. Continue reading

Google Now A ‘Master Of Washington Influence’ [Video]

RT America  April 26 2014

The widely anticipated Google Glass is about to hit the market, but lawmakers in some states are concerned the internet-connected glasses will be a distraction for drivers. Legislators are considering restricting their use behind the wheel, so Google is responding by sending out lobbyists to convince lawmakers otherwise. As RT’s Ameera David reports, this political influence is only one small part of the company’s multi-million dollar lobbying apparatus. 

Simon Black ~ Check Out What Google Search “Autocomplete” Tells Us About America

SovereignMan  April 23 2014

googleSearchAutoComplete1“Why does Obama suck?”

If you’re not sure, ask Google. It seems that millions of Americans already have asked this question, along with:

“Why does the government want to kill us?”, and

“Can the government take your gold?”

These are among the jewels of Google autocomplete– instantly displaying results from the most popular searches.

Try it yourself. The results vary slightly based on geography, but if you type, for example, “Obama is “, I get the following:

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Not exactly the hope and change he was looking for I suppose.

(Canadians and Brits, don’t feel left out. Google tells us that Stephen Harper is “the anti-christ” and David Cameron is “a lizard”.)

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