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How your brainwaves could be used in criminal trials

Roman Zaiets/Shutterstock American Kevin Strickland was exonerated after spending 42 years in prison for being wrongfully convicted of a triple murder in November 2021. His 1978 conviction was based on mistaken identification of an eyewitness. The eyewitness later said that police pressured her into identifying Strickland, and attempted to have her testimony recanted but failed. She died in 2015. Law enforcement agencies worldwide struggle with the unreliability of eyewitness identification and scarcity of physical clues at crime scenes. There is a wealth of evidence showing that mistaken eyewitness identification is a contributing factor in wrongful convictions. Police only collect physical…

Meat, monopolies, mega farms: how the US food system fuels climate crisis

From a beef-heavy diet to growing crops that don’t feed people – the biggest challenges facing the agriculture industryFood and the climate crisis are locked in a tangled web of cause and effect. Globally, food systems contribute about a third of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, yet they are also uniquely vulnerable to climate impacts: from soaring temperatures and drought to intense rainfall and flooding.Food production is caught in a battle between people and profits, as an increasingly industrialized system prioritizes low operating costs and high profits. In the US, nearly 40 million people don’t know where their next meal…

Polio was recently detected in sewage in the UK – here’s what else scientists look for in our wastewater

Polio was recently detected in sewage in the UK – here’s what else scientists look for in our wastewater DedMityay/Shutterstock We recently learned that poliovirus had been detected in sewage in north and east London between February and May 2022. Poliomyelitis (polio) is an infectious disease that can cause paralysis and death, mainly in children. But polio is also a triumph of vaccination. The last known case of polio in the UK was in 1984, and the country was declared polio free in 2003. While the UK Health Security Agency has said that the risk to the public is very…

How your brainwaves could be used in criminal trials

An expert explains the technology behind a brainwave test that could change the way crimes are investigated.

Burning ban failing to protect England’s peatlands, say conservation groups

Ministers urged to toughen law to help restore carbon sinks, as figures point to illegal burningThe government is failing to protect peatlands in England, conservation groups have warned, with the country at risk of losing more of its most efficient carbon sinks.Figures obtained by Wildlife and Countryside Link suggest illegal burns of the areas, which are important for biodiversity and carbon sequestration, are likely to have taken place. Continue reading… Source – Full Article Burning ban failing to protect England’s peatlands, say conservation groups

Depeche Mode keyboardist Andrew Fletcher died of an aortic dissection – here’s what it is

Depeche Mode keyboardist Andrew Fletcher died of an aortic dissection – here’s what it is It was revealed this week that Depeche Mode keyboardist Andrew “Fletch” Fletcher, died in May from an aortic dissection. Aortic dissections are relatively uncommon compared to other cardiovascular conditions such as heart attacks – but their outcomes are often very poor. The aorta is the body’s main artery. It carries oxygen and nutrient rich blood from the heart to the rest of the body, providing our tissues with everything they need to function properly. An aortic dissection is a tear of the innermost lining of…

Meat, monopolies, mega farms: how the US food system fuels climate crisis

From a beef-heavy diet to growing crops that don’t feed people – the biggest challenges facing the agriculture industryFood and the climate crisis are locked in a tangled web of cause and effect. Globally, food systems contribute about a third of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, yet they are also uniquely vulnerable to climate impacts: from soaring temperatures and drought to intense rainfall and flooding.Food production is caught in a battle between people and profits, as an increasingly industrialized system prioritizes low operating costs and high profits. In the US, nearly 40 million people don’t know where their next meal……

Net zero nuance: commentary on decarbonising the grid misses the mark on batteries and nuclear | Temperature Check

One claim from the past week is based on a nuclear plant that hasn’t been built and another confuses the role of battery storageTemperature Check is a weekly column examining claims about climate change made by governments, politicians, business and the media – follow the series hereGet our free news app, morning email briefing and daily news podcastCommentary on decarbonising Australia’s electricity network seems to be heading towards net zero nuance, with questionable claims about the costs of batteries and nuclear power in the past week.One claim relies on an estimate of the cost of a multibillion-dollar nuclear plant that……

Delhi’s street vendors baulk at India’s single-use plastic ban

Ban on 19 items comes in on Friday, but researchers warn that millions are not prepared to use alternatives to ubiquitous plasticOn Friday India’s nationwide ban on single-use plastic comes into effect, but a glance at the street vendors who line one road in the Indian capital selling coconut water, flowers, samosas, mangoes and ice-cream – each in their own plastic bag – reveals that few are ready.Faimudin Ahmed, who sells mangoes piled high on a cart, says plastic bags cost him 40 rupees for 250 grams. The cost of paper bags is double that. Continue reading… Source – Full…

Did a White House Aide Just Pierce the Seemingly Impenetrable Trump Bubble?

For all practical purposes, the case against Donald Trump has been made.

Petition Calling for Impeachment of Clarence Thomas Nears 500,000 Signatures

A petition calling for the resignation or impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is nearing half a million signatures after he refused to recuse himself from a case that was a clear conflict of interest due to his wife’s right-wing activism. Ginni Thomas, a frequent advocate for far right causes, texted former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows at least 29 times after the 2020 presidential election, urging him to seek means to overturn the results. When a case involving Meadows’s documents and communications while in the White House made its way to the Supreme Court, eight of the…

Did a White House Aide Just Pierce the Seemingly Impenetrable Trump Bubble?

“They’re not here to hurt me,” White House Aide Cassidy Hutchinson told the 1/6 select committee, quoting Donald Trump’s reaction to the crowd on that fateful day. “Let them in. Let my people in. They can march to the Capitol after the rallies are over. They can march from — they can march from the ellipse. Take the effing mags away. Then they can march to the Capitol.” And with that, for all practical purposes, the case against Donald Trump was made. He and everyone there knew there were protesters armed with AR-15s and other weapons standing outside the perimeter.…

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