If you think that watching your favorite sitcom on Netflix or cable TV is just limited to entertainment, think again. We are also unknowingly sending vast signals to the universe and pretty much letting any possible aliens out in space know how to find us. In fact, we've been sending out so many radio signals for the past 100 years that even if we turn off all satellites today, extraterrestrials from outer space will still be able to find us, Clara Sousa-Silva, a quantum astrochemist, said during a segment in BBC's "Ideas." "We have been sending signals for the past 100 years and those signals have gone into space and traveled at the speed of light and by now have reached hundreds of stars and hundreds of planets around them," Sousa-Silva, who is doing her post-doctorate degree in MIT and is a Ph.D. holder from the University College London, said. The astrochemist said that the signals are now strong enough to be detected should there be alien civilizations out in the universe. Aside … [Read more...] about Aliens may discover us very soon, here’s why
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It was her last day of class and Leida Ruvina was getting suspicious. The Albanian student had just finished the first module in what was purported to be a doctoral program co-administered by Slovenia's Euro-Mediterranean University, but the place didn't look like much of a university. It didn't have a campus; the room she was sitting in had been rented from a local tourism school in the Slovenian spa town of Portoroz. She didn't have a matriculation number, the code used by educational institutions to track students' progress. And the French translation of "Euro-Mediterranean" in the university's seal was misspelled. She raised her hand to ask the university's president what was going on. Joseph Mifsud, a paunchy middle-aged administrator with an easy manner and a graying widow's peak, assured Ruvina that everything was in order, complimented her on her English and offered to advise her on her dissertation. The Trump administration may be considering redefining gender as an … [Read more...] about Malta Academic in Trump Probe Has History of Vanishing Acts
INTELLIGENCE MATTERS - INTERVIEW WITH SENATOR JAMES LANKFORD CORRESPONDENT: MICHAEL MORELL PRODUCER: OLIVIA GAZIS MICHAEL MORELL: Senator Lankford, thanks for joining us today. It's great to have you on the show. SENATOR JAMES LANKFORD: Michael, it's great to be able to have this conversation. Thanks. MICHAEL MORELL: We have at least a couple things in common. One-- and most important is that your mom was an elementary school librarian. SENATOR JAMES LANKFORD: That is correct-- MICHAEL MORELL: And my wife is an elementary school librarian. It's an amazingly (LAUGH) important job, as you know, getting kids excited about reading. SENATOR JAMES LANKFORD: It is. … [Read more...] about Transcript: Sen. James Lankford talks with Michael Morell on “Intelligence Matters”
By Eugene Robinson | September 28, 2018 at 7:42 am WASHINGTON — For all intents and purposes, Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing was over as soon as Christine Blasey Ford began to read her opening statement. Of course she was credible. She’s a Ph.D. psychologist in the midst of a distinguished career, for heaven’s sake. Her voice was both strong and vulnerable as she recounted the details of the sexual assault she says she suffered at the clumsy, drunken hands of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. She didn’t sound like a partisan Democrat. She sounded like a determined survivor. She also sounded like an expert witness. At one point, the Republicans’ hired-gun interrogator, Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, was asking questions that seemed designed to suggest that perhaps other events in her life were responsible for symptoms of anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder that Ford reported suffering. Ford began her response by … [Read more...] about Robinson: How low can Republican senators go?
By Eugene Robinson | PUBLISHED: September 28, 2018 at 7:00 am | UPDATED: September 28, 2018 at 7:36 am WASHINGTON — If that hearing could possibly have gone worse, please tell me how. Christine Blasey Ford was the soul of credibility, which should be no surprise. She is a Ph.D. psychologist in the midst of a distinguished career. Her voice was both strong and vulnerable as she recounted the details of the sexual assault she says she suffered at the clumsy, drunken hands of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. She didn’t sound like a partisan Democrat. She sounded like a determined survivor. Kavanaugh sounded like a man fighting for his life. That was no surprise, either, but his tone was unexpected. He shouted. He wept. He flatly accused Democratic senators on the panel of timing Ford’s allegation as a last-ditch effort to prevent his confirmation — a startling allegation from a sitting federal appellate judge, let alone a nominee for the Supreme Court. … [Read more...] about Robinson: Respect for court, Senate among awful day’s victims