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US Debt Ceiling Crisis Causing Global Economic ‘Anxiety’ — IMF

British officials have confirmed that Russian state assets will not be returned even after the conflict in Ukraine is over. Still, only when Moscow pays reparations to Kiev, The Guardian reported on Friday.

According to Russian estimates, more than $300 billion of the country’s foreign currency reserves have been frozen due to Western sanctions. Additionally, billions more assets belonging to Russian citizens and businesses have been seized.

According to the Bank of Russia, assets and reserves belonging to the state, valued at £26 billion ($32.1 billion), are currently being held in the UK.

Follow on https://obo.sh/@russiatoday **rt**

#russia #news #freedom


Ask Ethan: What is the Universe expanding into?

It's been 100 years since we discovered that the Universe was expanding. But if it's expanding, then what is it expanding into?
#News #Space #Astronomy #NASA #JWST

https://bigthink.com/starts-with-a-bang/what-universe-expanding-into/


The vast majority of First Republic employees, roughly 7,200 before it ran into trouble, were offered jobs by JPMorgan, meaning that about 15% of the bank's employees laid off. https://trib.al/EtruNxt #news #worldnews


Prigozhin For President?

Russian media publish pictures of flyers in Belgorod.

They have a picture of Prigozhin and slogans "Strong leader, not a bunker coward" and "Strength. Confidence. Stability"

Prigozhin now has presidential ambitions?
#Ukraine️ #Russia #Russian #Putin #EU #NATO #Zelensky #war #news #Moscow #USA #UK #Germany #Poland #France #Turkey #Finland


Did someone say oddities? For #Newstodon Friday we'll bring back our investigation into the Cult of the Toad Shaman and the potentially harmful usage of #psychedelic substances by barely-trained "therapists": https://www.texasobserver.org/bufo-brooke-tarrer-universal-shamans-new-tomorrow-psychedelics/

@ProPublica @TheConversationUS @gbhnews @damemagazine @TucsonSentinel @thexylom

#Weird #news #culture #religion #drugs #wildlife #Texas


ZOMBIES ANYONE?

Elon Musk’s Neuralink gets approval for first human study after implant tests on monkeys ‘played pong with their minds’
#BREAKING #NEWS #BREAKINGNEWS #Musk #Twitter #Mastodon

https://www.the-sun.com/tech/8212528/elon-musk-neuralink-fda-approval-human-testing/


Republicans - stop playing Russian Roulette with the taxpayers' money - arghh!

President Joe Biden will not invoke the 14th Amendment in the debt ceiling fight, Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo said.
#News #GOP #Politics #USA

https://news.yahoo.com/biden-not-invoke-14th-amendment-140115543.html

“That is a no," he said.


The United States has a #DebtCeiling because in 1917, Congress would have had to gather slowly by train and horse-and-buggy to approve new debt to pay for World War I. An economist points out that other countries do fine without this archaic law:

“The best solution would be to scrap the debt ceiling altogether. Congress already approved the spending and the tax laws that require more debt. Why should it also have to approve the additional borrowing?”

#News #USPolitics
https://theconversation.com/why-america-has-a-debt-ceiling-5-questions-answered-164977


I’m leaving for a long weekend early, so posting our #News #Quiz early today. We’ve got questions on Tina Turner, Jim Brown, the Buddha, farmers and more https://theconversation.com/the-conversation-u-s-weekly-news-quiz-189437


The attack on encryption in Europe is very real. We obtained a leaked document from the EU showing Spanish officials want to ban end-to-end encryption.

Beyond this, the document shows the views of 20 countries on encryption, and how it relates to a controversial proposed law that would allow companies to scan people's chats to hunt for child sexual abuse material.

The majority said they are in favour of some form of scanning of encrypted messages.

The document also reveals that a lot of countries don't appear to know how end-to-end encryption works, with many proposals being technically infeasible.

https://www.wired.com/story/europe-break-encryption-leaked-document-csa-law/

#tech #encryption #chatcontrol #news #technology #privacy


The United States has a #DebtCeiling because in 1917, Congress would have had to gather slowly by train and horse-and-buggy to approve new debt to pay for World War I. An economist points out that other countries do fine without this archaic law:

“The best solution would be to scrap the debt ceiling altogether. Congress already approved the spending and the tax laws that require more debt. Why should it also have to approve the additional borrowing?”

#News #USPolitics
https://theconversation.com/why-america-has-a-debt-ceiling-5-questions-answered-164977


The One Planet Council Logo - A green circle with a tree in the center and figures of people around it.


The official 2023 hurricane season forecasts were just released, and the big question is: Will the warm waters of the Atlantic overcome the unfavorable conditions brought by the El Niño? We’ll soon know.

While the Atlantic may see an average storm season this year, a busier-than-normal season is forecast in the eastern Pacific, meaning heightened risks for #Mexico and #Hawaii.

https://theconversation.com/2023-hurricane-forecast-get-ready-for-a-busy-pacific-storm-season-quieter-atlantic-than-recent-years-thanks-to-el-nino-204526

#HurricaneSeason #Environment #Climate #News


Yikes

The spread of #antibioticresistant #bacteria is reaching new heights, quite literally. A first-of-its-kind study conducted by researchers from Quebec and #France has revealed this kind of bacteria can spread through clouds.

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/en/news/nature/outdoors/study-finds-clouds-are-spreading-antibiotic-resistant?from7day=1
#research
#MedMastodon #quebec #covid #news #usa #antimicrobialresistance #weather #Climate


Dutch #government to hold #3M liable for 'forever #chemicals' #damage


source: https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/dutch-government-hold-3m-liable-forever-chemicals-damage-2023-05-23/

Higher than acceptable pollutant levels have resulted in financial damages for the fishing fleet and the government, the Netherlands said.

"I think polluters should pay (...). Holding 3M liable is in line with that basic position," Dutch Infrastructure and Water Management Minister Mark Harbers said in a statement.


#poison #PFAS #pollution #economy #news #justice #company #environment #nature #politics


New Drug Has Potential as Dirty Bomb Antidote


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#medicalhacks #news #actinide #antidote #chelation #dirtybomb #ion #isotope #medicine #plutonium #uranium #hackaday
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The New Republic:
The Lawsuit That Might Force Biden to Ignore the Debt Ceiling

The National Association of Government Employees, or NAGE, filed a federal lawsuit against the Biden administration earlier this month to block it from enforcing the debt ceiling. The union argued in a court filing last week that the debt ceiling violates the public debt clause and that abiding by it is already injuring NAGE’s members.

https://newrepublic.com/article/172939/nage-lawsuit-biden-debt-ceiling

#News #Politics #Democracy #Democrats #DebtCeiling


Russia has been using hypersonic missiles in Ukraine -- and now reports reveal that China has developed one as well.

Here's what you need to know about these destabilizing weapons, from an aerospace engineer

https://theconversation.com/chinas-hypersonic-missiles-threaten-us-power-in-the-pacific-an-aerospace-engineer-explains-how-the-weapons-work-and-the-unique-threats-they-pose-206271

#News #Military #Defense #Geopolitics

Chart: How far missiles travel in one second? Imagine crossing the Grand Canyon in a matter of seconds. 

Assault rifle bullet - 0.23 miles

Hypersonic scramjet cruise missile 1.03 miles

Hypersonic aero-ballistic missile
2.06 miles

Hypersonic glide missile
3.06 miles

Intercontinental ballistic missile
7.11 miles

Average width of the Grand Canyon 
10 miles

Source:Iain Boyd


This nerd will always remember her as a badass who ran Bartertown and shot crossbows.

#scifi #sciencefiction #news

Tina Turner as the ruler of Barter Town in Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome.


Rhythmically stimulating the brain with electrical currents appears to boost cognitive function for peak performance in healthy people, and also help people with dementia, according to meta-analysis of 102 published studies, included 2893 individuals.

New study today in Science Translational Medicine.

https://theconversation.com/rhythmically-stimulating-the-brain-with-electrical-currents-could-boost-cognitive-function-according-to-analysis-of-over-100-studies-206169
#News #Science #NeuroScience #TACS


Letzte Generation reagiert auf bundesweite Hausdurchsuchungen


Mehreren Mitgliedern der Gruppe wird die Bildung einer kriminellen Vereinigung vorgeworfen. Insgesamt 15 Objekte wurden bundesweit durchsucht. Das sagt die Letzte Generation zu den Razzien.

Hintergrundinformationen zu den Hausdurchsuchungen finden Sie auf ZEIT ONLINE:
https://www.zeit.de/politik/2023-05/b...

Hinweis: Dieser Stream ist Teil des Angebots der Nachrichtenagentur Reuters. Die Texte zum Video hier auf YouTube verantwortet das Videoressort von ZEIT ONLINE.
Bildrechte Thumbnail: Annegret Hilse/Reuters


https://t.me/United24media/9499
⚠️🇷🇺CBS News investigated and accused the "Wagner" PMC of rape and massacre to control a gold-mining town in the Central African Republic. All evidence is confirmed by documents and certificates. #Ukraine #NATO #Africa #Press #News #Invasion #Russia #9yearsOfWarInUkraine #WantedDeadOrAlive


The kids are going to be alright. They're fighting like hell for their future. Will you join them?

Orange County valedictorian calls on school board members to resign at graduation

“Our teachers get paid virtually nothing, yet they protect their student body to the highest standard possible. What do they get in return? They’re called groomers by parents on Facebook. Instead of our school board backing these teachers, they buy into the narrative and concern themselves more with depriving students of their basic freedoms, releasing policies to take away Black history and forcibly outing students who are not heterosexual,” Mthethwa said, calling on the immediate resignation of three members of the Orange County School Board."

https://dailyprogress.com/community/orangenews/orange-county-valedictorian-calls-on-school-board-members-to-resign-at-graduation/article_a1cbcf70-f9af-11ed-9eff-ff57adb96e35.html

#Antifa #Education #News

Valedictorian Solo Mthethwa delivers his speech at Orange County High School’s graduation ceremony on May 20.

ANDRA LANDI photos, FOR THE ORANGE COUNTY REVIEW


In response to a prompt from Hunter Walk, I laid out my thoughts on business models for news - and whether American capitalism is compatible with journalism at all. #media #business #news https://werd.io/2023/patronage-is-the-business-model-for-news


Can anyone recommend any decent international #news accounts in the #fediverse ?

Already following a bunch of linux and tech related accounts and would like to add another column to my overview!

Any #suggestions would be much appreciated!


Content warning: Texas School Children's book on shootings


First contact: Global team to simulate #message from #extraterrestrial #intelligence to #Earth


Source: https://phys.org/news/2023-05-contact-global-team-simulate-message.html

The #ESA ExoMars Orbiter will transmit the encoded message on May 24 at 19:00 UTC / 12:00 pm PDT, with receipt on Earth 16 minutes later. To engage the public, the #SETI Institute will host a social #media live stream event featuring interviews with key team members, including scientists, engineers, artists and more, joining the live stream from around the world, including control rooms from the ATA, the GBT, and Medicina.


#aliens #simulation #news #project #space #exploration #science #Mars #FirstContact


You can test #ChatGPT here for free without registration: https://anonchatgpt.com

#ai #technology #test #internet #news


#Instagram Is Preparing A #Twitter -Like #App To Be Launched This Summer


Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/mollybohannon/2023/05/19/instagram-is-preparing-a-twitter-like-app-to-be-launched-this-summer-report-says/

The app may eventually be compatible with others attempting to appeal to former Twitter users—including #Mastodon — according to Haberman’s screenshot, which says users on Mastodon will “soon” be able to follow and interact with posts on #Meta’s new platform without needing to create a new account.


#news #microblogging #economy #protocol #internet