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Ayahuasca compound changes brainwaves to vivid 'waking-dream' state

Scientists have peered inside the brain to show how taking DMT affects human consciousness by significantly altering the brain's electrical activity.

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Abbreviated pundit roundup: Impeaching a corrupt president

We begin today’s roundup with USA Today’s editorial in favor of impeachment: In his thuggish effort to trade American arms for foreign dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, Trump resembles not so much Clinton as he does Richard Nix
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Abbreviated pundit roundup: Impeaching a corrupt president

We begin today’s roundup with USA Today’s editorial in favor of impeachment: In his thuggish effort to trade American arms for foreign dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, Trump resembles not so much Clinton as he does Richard Nixon, another corrupt president who tried to cheat his way to reelection. This isn’t partisan politics as usual. It is precisely the type of misconduct the framers had in mind when they wrote impeachment into the Constitution. Alexander Hamilton supported a robust presidency but worried about “a man unprincipled in private life desperate in his fortune, bold in his temper” coming to power. Impeachment, Hamilton wrote, was a mechanism to protect the nation “from the abuse or violation of some public trust.” Here is Eugene Robinson’s analysis of the evidence so far: The president’s defenders are correct when they say “abuse of power” and “obstruction of Congress” are not statutory crimes. They are, in fact, worse. The stripped-down impeachment articles against President Trump go to the heart of his blatant misconduct, which poses a direct challenge to the Constitution. I know that sounds grandiose to describe the offenses of such a small man as Trump. But it is true.

‘No bigger pantomime than Westminster’: Dame Belladonna earns more votes than UKIP rival

The UK general election is typically fraught with pageantry and controversy, but one candidate, a pantomime dame in Exeter, combined both by beating his UKIP rivals in unique style. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘No bigger pantomime than Westminster’: Dame Belladonna earns more votes than UKIP rival

The UK general election is typically fraught with pageantry and controversy, but one candidate, a pantomime dame in Exeter, combined both by beating his UKIP rivals in unique style. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘Impossible black hole’ discovery in Milky Way may have been just that, as scientists spot major errors in research

A recent theory about an “impossibly” large black hole roughly 70 times the mass of the Sun, and rumored to be residing in our own Milky Way, appears to have been debunked, as three separate papers claim it really is impossible. Read Full Article at RT.co
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‘Impossible black hole’ discovery in Milky Way may have been just that, as scientists spot major errors in research

A recent theory about an “impossibly” large black hole roughly 70 times the mass of the Sun, and rumored to be residing in our own Milky Way, appears to have been debunked, as three separate papers claim it really is impossible. Read Full Article at RT.com

Japan’s Abe scraps one-on-one with PM Modi as unrest flares up in India’s Assam over citizenship bill

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe postponed a meeting with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in Assam after locals in the northeastern state defied a curfew and staged violent rallies over the new citizenship bill. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Japan’s Abe scraps one-on-one with PM Modi as unrest flares up in India’s Assam over citizenship bill

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe postponed a meeting with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in Assam after locals in the northeastern state defied a curfew and staged violent rallies over the new citizenship bill. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Rupee pares gains to close flat at 70.83 against USD on crude price surge

The rupee opened strong at 70.54 and surged further by 33 paise to touch the day#39;s high of 70.50 to the US dollar, mirroring sharp gains in the stock markets.
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Rupee pares gains to close flat at 70.83 against USD on crude price surge

The rupee opened strong at 70.54 and surged further by 33 paise to touch the day#39;s high of 70.50 to the US dollar, mirroring sharp gains in the stock markets.

Buzz everywhere, other than in my office: FM Nirmala Sitharaman on GST rate increase reports

Sitharaman addressed a press conference to enumerate on measures introduced during the Parliament#39;s winter session and progress on the economic steps taken so far
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Buzz everywhere, other than in my office: FM Nirmala Sitharaman on GST rate increase reports

Sitharaman addressed a press conference to enumerate on measures introduced during the Parliament#39;s winter session and progress on the economic steps taken so far

I-T Dept issues tax refunds of Rs 1.57 lakh cr till November: Revenue Secy

At a press conference called to disclose impact of steps taken to boost consumption in the economy so as to uplift growth from a six-year low, Pandey said tax refund cases have gone up by 17 per cent to 2.16 crore.
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I-T Dept issues tax refunds of Rs 1.57 lakh cr till November: Revenue Secy

At a press conference called to disclose impact of steps taken to boost consumption in the economy so as to uplift growth from a six-year low, Pandey said tax refund cases have gone up by 17 per cent to 2.16 crore.

Oil hits three-month high as trade hopes, UK election lift sentiment

US sources said on December 13 that Washington has set its terms for a trade deal with Beijing, offering to suspend some tariffs on goods and cut others in exchange for Chinese purchases of more American farm goods.
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Oil hits three-month high as trade hopes, UK election lift sentiment

US sources said on December 13 that Washington has set its terms for a trade deal with Beijing, offering to suspend some tariffs on goods and cut others in exchange for Chinese purchases of more American farm goods.

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Lightning Bolts Create Glowing Auroral 'Elves' and Brilliant Gamma-Ray Flashes

Dark fluffy thunderclouds don't just fuel dramatic storms, they also produce some of the most energetic flashes of light on the planet.
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Lightning Bolts Create Glowing Auroral 'Elves' and Brilliant Gamma-Ray Flashes

Dark fluffy thunderclouds don't just fuel dramatic storms, they also produce some of the most energetic flashes of light on the planet.

Porsche and Lucasfilm co-designed a new starfighter for the Star Wars universe

Porsche typically concerns itself with terrestrial vehicle designs, but for a new project it worked with Lucasfilm designers in collaboration on a new starfighter for the Star Wars universe. The starfigher, called the Tri-Wing S-91x Pegasus, obviously doesn&#
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Porsche and Lucasfilm co-designed a new starfighter for the Star Wars universe

Porsche typically concerns itself with terrestrial vehicle designs, but for a new project it worked with Lucasfilm designers in collaboration on a new starfighter for the Star Wars universe. The starfigher, called the Tri-Wing S-91x Pegasus, obviously doesn’t exist in full-scale flyable form, but it is being built out as a 5-foot long highly-detailed sub-scale […]

Bluespace.ai, a startup focused on AV technology for mass transit, gets $3.5 million in seed funding

Bluespace.ai, a new autonomous driving startup focused on mass transit, announced today that it has raised $3.5 million in seed funding led by Fusion Fund. Other investors include YouTube co-founder Steve Chen; UMC, the Taiwanese semiconductor foundry; Kakao
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Bluespace.ai, a startup focused on AV technology for mass transit, gets $3.5 million in seed funding

Bluespace.ai, a new autonomous driving startup focused on mass transit, announced today that it has raised $3.5 million in seed funding led by Fusion Fund. Other investors include YouTube co-founder Steve Chen; UMC, the Taiwanese semiconductor foundry; Kakao Ventures; GDP Ventures; Atinum; Wasabi Ventures; Blue Ivy Ventures; Plug n Play; and SLV Capital. The startup […]

Xbox Series X is Microsoft’s next-gen console, arriving late-2020

If you didn’t watch last night’s Game Awards, you may of missed it. But Xbox Series X is the company’s  next generation console, and will be arriving in late 2020. Thankfully, Microsoft has kindly catalogued all of the images, media and even a litt
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Xbox Series X is Microsoft’s next-gen console, arriving late-2020

If you didn’t watch last night’s Game Awards, you may of missed it. But Xbox Series X is the company’s  next generation console, and will be arriving in late 2020. Thankfully, Microsoft has kindly catalogued all of the images, media and even a little information online. Oh, and we’ll almost certainly be hearing a LOT […]

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Watch These Trailers From the 2019 Game Awards

I’m not going to lie, fam. This year’s Game Awards might have been the most painful yet. And that’s before famous bad game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice took home the top prize. It’s […] The post Watch These Trailers From the 2019 Game Awards appear
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Watch These Trailers From the 2019 Game Awards

I’m not going to lie, fam. This year’s Game Awards might have been the most painful yet. And that’s before famous bad game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice took home the top prize. It’s […] The post Watch These Trailers From the 2019 Game Awards appeared first on Geek.com.

PlayStation 5 vs. Xbox Series X: Everything We Know About Next-Gen Consoles

Without a box to house it and a real name to call it, a new video game console is pretty much just a list of specs. But at the 2019 Game Awards the […] The post PlayStation 5 vs. Xbox Series X: Everything We Know About Next-Gen Consoles appeared first o
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PlayStation 5 vs. Xbox Series X: Everything We Know About Next-Gen Consoles

Without a box to house it and a real name to call it, a new video game console is pretty much just a list of specs. But at the 2019 Game Awards the […] The post PlayStation 5 vs. Xbox Series X: Everything We Know About Next-Gen Consoles appeared first on Geek.com.

California library gains hundreds of presidential documents

SAN MARINO, Calif. (AP) - History scholars are getting a new trove of priceless presidential papers to pore over at Southern California's Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens. The Huntington announced Thursday that 340 artifacts focusing on pr
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California library gains hundreds of presidential documents

SAN MARINO, Calif. (AP) - History scholars are getting a new trove of priceless presidential papers to pore over at Southern California's Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens. The Huntington announced Thursday that 340 artifacts focusing on presidential administrations from the 18th to the 20th centuries are being donated ...

‘The Witcher’ Final Trailer Teases Magic, War, and an Eerie Quest

'The Witcher' premieres on Netflix on Dec. 20. (Photo Credit: Katalin Vermes / Netflix) Geralt of Rivia hates destiny, but it takes him on a magical, dark, and eerie journey in the fantasy series The Witcher. The TV show, which stars Henry Cavil
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‘The Witcher’ Final Trailer Teases Magic, War, and an Eerie Quest

'The Witcher' premieres on Netflix on Dec. 20. (Photo Credit: Katalin Vermes / Netflix) Geralt of Rivia hates destiny, but it takes him on a magical, dark, and eerie journey in the fantasy series The Witcher. The TV show, which stars Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, and Freya Allan, is […] The post ‘The Witcher’ Final Trailer Teases Magic, War, and an Eerie Quest appeared first on Geek.com.

Fitbit Activity Spike Exposes Cheating Boyfriend

Photo Credit: StockSnap/Pixabay If we’re going to keep using wearable technology to quantify our bodies in increasingly creepy ways, it needs to do more than just help us stay in shape. It can’t just help. It […] The post Fitbit Act
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Fitbit Activity Spike Exposes Cheating Boyfriend

Photo Credit: StockSnap/Pixabay If we’re going to keep using wearable technology to quantify our bodies in increasingly creepy ways, it needs to do more than just help us stay in shape. It can’t just help. It […] The post Fitbit Activity Spike Exposes Cheating Boyfriend appeared first on Geek.com.

Cuba tourists barely pass 4 million, in disappointing result

HAVANA (AP) - Cuba’s government announced Thursday that visitor numbers will only reach slightly more than 4 million this year, dealing a blow to a faltering economy heavily dependent on income from the sector. The government had hoped to surpass the 5 mill
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Cuba tourists barely pass 4 million, in disappointing result

HAVANA (AP) - Cuba’s government announced Thursday that visitor numbers will only reach slightly more than 4 million this year, dealing a blow to a faltering economy heavily dependent on income from the sector. The government had hoped to surpass the 5 million mark in 2019, but U.S. sanctions and ...

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Di Resta insists WEC/DTM clashes «don't impact me»

Di Resta has been a regular in the DTM since 2007, save for a three-year stint in Formula 1 with Force India, and raced for the R-Motorsport Aston Martin team in 2019 following Mercedes’ withdrawal from the series.He has also been competing with United Auto
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Di Resta insists WEC/DTM clashes «don't impact me»

Di Resta has been a regular in the DTM since 2007, save for a three-year stint in Formula 1 with Force India, and raced for the R-Motorsport Aston Martin team in 2019 following Mercedes’ withdrawal from the series.He has also been competing with United Autosports in WEC and has a deal through to the end of the 2019/20 season.There are two clashes between the ongoing WEC season and the ...Keep reading

Goodyear to become sole LMP2 tyre supplier

The arrangement with the American company, which re-entered international motorsport in LMP2 at the start of the current WEC season, will mean all cars in the secondary prototype category will run on its tyres from the start of the 2020/21 campaign next Sept
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Goodyear to become sole LMP2 tyre supplier

The arrangement with the American company, which re-entered international motorsport in LMP2 at the start of the current WEC season, will mean all cars in the secondary prototype category will run on its tyres from the start of the 2020/21 campaign next September.It follows the WEC's decision to mandate a sole supplier for the class in order to help slow the P2s when the hypercar era begins ...Keep reading

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