Are solar cycles linked to chaos on planet earth?

WORLD-GRAIN.com What do falling stock and commodity market prices, political turmoil, economic stress, societal conflict, swarms of locusts and a health pandemic threat all have in common? Perhaps it is the solar cycle. Many studies in the past have correlated such extremes in human existence to solar cycles. Some believe that the issues of the day today may have more to do with biblical end times, but there is no doubt we are living in a time of extremes. This may be one of the few times in rec...
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U.S. toll nears 13,000 as Coronavirus drug touted by Trump faces test

CBS NEWS  As the U.S. death toll from the new coronavirus nears 13,000, America's battle with the disease appears increasingly mired in politics. President Trump has accused the World Health Organization of pandering to China and "probably" misleading the planet about the merits of his response. Mr. Trump's touting of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquin­­­­­­e as a possible "game changer" in the fight against COVID-19 may soon be judged by medical fact: While it remains clinically unprove...
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Unemployment could top 32% as 47M workers are laid off amid coronavirus

USA TODAY The unemployment rate in the U.S. could reach a staggering 32.1% in the second quarter as 47 million workers are laid off amid the coronavirus outbreak, according to estimates published in a blog by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. That would be the highest jobless rate on records dating to 1948 and easily top the 25% rate during the Great Depression. “These are very large numbers by historical standards, but this is a rather unique shock that is unlike any other experienced by t...
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Effort underway to help homeless self-isolate amid outbreak

KDVR While Coloradans are being told to stay inside, that order is nearly impossible to follow for thousands in the community who live outside. “People experiencing homelessness are not more likely to be carriers of COVID-19. However, if they do contract the virus they are two times more likely to need hospital care,” said Cathy Alderman with Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. Two patients at the Stout Street Health Center have tested positive. More than 80 others have been tested. ...
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Coronavirus: Stalybridge man admits social distancing breach

BBC A man has pleaded guilty to breaching coronavirus social distancing rules by repeatedly approaching people in a supermarket queue. Steven Mackie, 53, was arrested after getting too close to shoppers outside Tesco in Stalybridge on Saturday. He is thought to be the first person to be charged in the UK since the new restrictions came into force. At Stockport Magistrates' Court, Mackie was fined £635 after he admitted failing to maintain public health. Police said Mackie, of Stamford Street,...
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Coloradans adjust to life under stay-at-home order

KDVR If Denver is any indication, it seems most people are obeying Gov. Jared Polis' statewide stay-at-home order. From Interstate 25 to the Denver-Aurora border, Colfax Avenue seems to be a shell of its former, busy self. David Millis rides his bicycle through the heart of Denver. As a cyclist for “Denver Delivery Network,” he says he is noticing fewer cars on the road. “I’m happy the stay-at-home order is in effect,” the lifelong Denver resident said. Citizens with jobs consider...
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Youtube asks Clearview AI to Stop using its videos to gather faces for its database

It wants all existing images deleted, too. THE VERGE YouTube has sent a cease and desist letter to Clearview AI demanding that the controversial facial recognition startup stop scraping YouTube videos to gather faces for its database and delete any images it’s already collected. The demand, first reported by CBS News, says that YouTube forbids anyone from collecting data from its platform that can be used to identify people and that Clearview has admitted to violating this policy. “YouTube’s ...
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Russian Space Agency Refuses to Reveal Source of ISS Mystery Hole

COAST TO COAST AM In a weird update to an already strange story, the head of the Russian space agency reportedly announced that they now know what caused a mysterious hole that was found in a Soyuz capsule attached to the ISS last summer, but they are refusing to tell anyone their findings. The two-millimeter-in-diameter bit of damage was discovered in late August of 2018 when a drop in cabin pressure aboard the ISS was traced back to the inexplicable opening which was subsequently patched wi...
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Astronomers watch six galaxies suddenly fire up into quasars

Normally things happen slowly out in space. It can take thousands, millions or even billions of years for stars and galaxies to evolve. NEW ATLAS But now astronomers have spotted an event that was thought to happen over millennia play out in a matter of months, as a usually-quiet galaxy suddenly fired up into an energetic quasar – and not just once, but in six different cases. The galaxies in question started off in a class known as low-ionization nuclear emission line region (LINER) gala...
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Ben Roberts-Smith under police investigation for ‘kicking handcuffed Afghan off small cliff’

Australia's most highly decorated former SAS soldier, Ben Roberts-Smith, is being investigated by the Australian Federal Police for allegedly kicking a handcuffed detainee off a small cliff in an Afghan village in 2012. THE AGE Multiple serving and former defence sources in Australia and Afghanistan have confirmed that Mr Roberts-Smith, a Victoria Cross winner, is the subject of the AFP inquiry into the brutalisation of Afghan farmer and father Ali Jan after he was taken into custody by the ...
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Florida officer suspended after arresting two kids, ages 6 and 8, at school

A Florida police officer was suspended after he arrested two young children in school last week, including a 6-year-old who was acting out because of an apparent medical condition, a relative and police said. NBC NEWS Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolón said in a statement that the reserve school resource officer, Dennis Turner, did not obtain the approval of a commanding officer before making the arrests on Thursday, as department policy requires. Turner was suspended while the department c...
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Human Extinction Almost Certain Due To Impending Asteroid Impact, Scientist Warns

Acosmochemist warned that human extinction is almost guaranteed if Earth gets hit by a planet-killer asteroid. IBTIMES.COM The scientist also noted that despite NASA’s plans to protect Earth from asteroids, the chances of a major impact happening are still pretty big. In her latest book “Catching Stardust,” cosmochemist Dr. Natalie Starkey briefly explained the true meaning of International Asteroid Day. This is an annual event that commemorates the large explosion caused by a meteor th...
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NASA emails reveal agency’s surprise at asteroid’s near-miss of Earth

It turns out that NASA's ability to detect asteroids before they strike has been grossly overestimated as the asteroid strike of July 22 2019 should be a wake up call to the world. AXIOS.COM Internal NASA communications show the agency's surprise after a football-field-sized asteroid narrowly missed Earth in July, according to emails acquired by BuzzFeed News via a Freedom of Information Act request. Why it matters: The emails show that NASA officials believe the agency is lacking necessary...
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Birds Are Vanishing From North America

The number of birds in the United States and Canada has declined by 3 billion, or 29 percent, over the past half-century, scientists find. THE NEW YORK TIMES The skies are emptying out. The number of birds in the United States and Canada has fallen by 29 percent since 1970, scientists reported on Thursday. There are 2.9 billion fewer birds taking wing now than there were 50 years ago. The analysis, published in the journal Science, is the most exhaustive and ambitious attempt yet to learn wh...
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South Korea: There Will Be No War on Korean Peninsula

There will be no war on the Korean peninsula, South Korean President Moon Jae-In stated Thursday, adding that Seoul effectively had a veto over US military action in response to the North's nuclear and missile programs. Alahednews Tensions have soared on the peninsula in recent months, with Pyongyang carrying out its first successful tests of an intercontinental ballistic missile [ICBM], bringing much of the US within range. Last week it threatened to send a salvo of rockets towards the U...
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