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Congress is worried that US special-operations forces may be stretched to the limit

Members of all the US's special-operations units are involved in combat operations around the world. Those units are now seen as the go-to answer for many terrorism-related problems. As deployments show no sign of slowing down, members...Show More Summary

What's Making the 1% So Much Richer in U.S.

Income inequality inspires fierce debate around the world, and no shortage of proposed solutions. As global billionaires bid up the price of a da Vinci painting on Wednesday, to $450.3 million, Congress debated tax reforms that many analysts said would give the largest benefits to the richest 1 percent of taxpayers. Show More Summary

Does Congress Think Trump Can Be Trusted With Nuclear Weapons?

This past summer, I explored probably one of the most important questions facing the nation and the world: could President Donald Trump be stopped from recklessly using nuclear weapons? Interviews with several experts in nuclear command and control yielded an answer that was not encouraging: probably not, unless his order to launch was met with […]

Three decades of responding to infectious disease outbreaks

(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) In 1984, Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testified before Congress showing a world map annotated with a single emerging infectious disease threat, HIV/AIDS. Show More Summary

Has Jeff Sessions got the world’s worst memory, or what?

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s defense for apparently misleading Congress about his knowledge of campaign contacts with Russians is that he has a bad memory. No, honestly. The man who now oversees the entire Justice Department might have heard about contacts with Russia, but no alarms went off, nothing was seared into memory and no action […]

Samsung Galaxy S9 expected to arrive before MWC 2018

Samsung is expected to announce its next-generation Galaxy S9 lineup before Mobile World Congress next year. The event kicks off on February 26 in Barcelona.

Scope of Mueller's probe worries Team Trump and its allies

As the Russia scandal intensifies, Special Counsel Robert Mueller is facing threats from Trump World -- and its allies in Congress.

Mitch McConnell: Tech Companies Should Help Us Weaponize The Internet Against Russia

Google, Facebook and Twitter, three of the world's most prominent tech companies, all testified before Congress this week that they had unintentionally been part of an alleged Russian operation to spread misinformation and propaganda during the 2016 presidential elections. Show More Summary

Rick Perry predicts energy storage will change the world. Trump wants to cut its funding.

Energy Secretary Rick Perry hailed energy storage Thursday, describing it as the “holy grail” of energy. The Trump administration, however, doesn’t share Perry’s enthusiasm for the technology, based on its budget request to Congress. The Department of Energy’s (DOE) energy storage program would see its budget cut by 61 percent — from $20.5 million to […]

In earnings call, Zuckerberg promises to target adversaries: Does he mean Russian trolls or US legislators?

2 weeks agoTechnology : Pando Daily

2017 has had so many weird, telling moments, this one barely registers: One of the most successful companies in the world reported blowout earnings at the same time it testified before Congress to defend its business practices. Guess which one the CEO showed up for..?

Here are the Russian ads promoted on Facebook during the 2016 election

Congress just gave the world its best look yet at the ads purchased on Facebook by Russia-connected accounts during the contentious 2016 election season. Sen. Richard Burr provided the first images from Wednesday's hearing, the second in as many days to center on Russia's use of social media to manipulate the 2016 election. Show More Summary

Tech hearings live-stream: How to watch Facebook, Google, and Twitter get grilled by Congress again

It’s round two for the world’s biggest internet companies as they face off against congressional lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Representatives for Facebook, Google, and Twitter will testify before two separate panels today: First, the Senate...Show More Summary

Cubic to Showcase Innovative Transport Solutions at ITS World Congress in Montreal

Cubic Corporation has announced that its Cubic Transportation Systems business division will participate in ITS World Congress 2017 in Montreal, Canada from October 29 to November 2.

Trump administration opposes curtailing war powers

President Donald Trump's top military and diplomatic aides told US lawmakers Monday that the administration was not seeking new authority for conducting military operations in the world's hot spots. Congress first passed an authorization...Show More Summary

Top Stories: This Week In Congress; Russia Meddles With U.S. Race Issues

3 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Also: A military sentencing hearing resumes today for deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl; Senators will discuss the U.S. authorization of military force; and the Houston Astros win World Series Game 5.

China's Congress Is Over, And So Is The Period Of "Coordinated Global Growth"

It is hardly a secret that thanks to nearly $4 trillion (at least) in credit creation in 2017 - more than the rest of the developed world combined - China has been the proverbial (and debt-funded) "growth" dynamo behind the recent period...Show More Summary

Top Stories: Sen. Flake On Trump; Class-Action Suits Against Banks Blocked

3 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Also: Congress approves a disaster aid package for hurricane and wildfire relief; China's new ruling Politburo is announced; and the World Series opens in Los Angeles in record heat.

No change in energy policy seen under new Chinese leadership

China’s Communist Party on Wednesday unveiled the new party leadership for the next five years after the 19th CCP Congress closed on October 24, with the expectation that the world’s second-biggest energy consumer would broadly keep its energy policies unchanged. Show More Summary

Insilico to present on the practical applications of the pharmaceutical AI for metabesity

(InSilico Medicine, Inc.) Insilico Medicine will present at The World Congress on Targeting Metabesity in London, UK on Tuesday, Oct. 31 in Session VIII: Are New Business Models Needed?

Technology will revolutionise welfare and performance

Technology is one way in which welfare goals will be met while the efficiency of poultry is maintained. Poultry World reports from the world’s biggest gathering of poultry vets, the WVPA congress in Edinburgh.

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