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2/26/21

Gamestop surges 108% again

  • After the WallStreetBets fiasco seemed to be behind us, Gamestop surges yet again
  • This comes after the U.S. Economy took a dip this week
  • Game Stop’s CFO was also ousted over company strategy
  • They are undergoing a company-wide strategic business review
  • Some investors claimed to see this as a sign the company is poised for a comeback

The U.S. Air Force Just Admitted The F-35 Stealth Fighter Has Failed

  • The U.S. Government has admitted that it’s F-35 Fighter jets were a failed experiment
  • This comes after spending 1.7 Trillion dollars on the program 
  • Tax payers payed $100 Million per plane 
  • U.S. military’s budget is roughly $700-billion annual 
  • The military is one of the last bipartisan budget items with the last 7.7 billion dollar yearly budget passing congress with unanimous support minus Bernard sanders

NASA hid messages all over the perseverance rover

  • There is a family portrait of the past 4 rovers in the body of Perseverance
  • The design of the rover parachute reads “Dare Mighty Things”, and “JPL: 34°11’58” N 118°10’31” W.” in binary. Discovered by internet sleuths
  • The curiosity rover had holes in its hollow aluminum wheels to let small rocks fall through that read “JPL”
  • There may be more undiscovered messages in this rover, or others

2/23/21

Trump to claim control of the GOP

  • Trump will speak at CPAC as the keynote speaker
  • He is reported to declare himself the “…presumptive 2024 nominee”
  • 2022 primary challenges to republicans who have “crossed” him are to be expected
  • “I may not have Twitter or the Oval Office, but I’m still in charge.” Donald J Trump

Endangered species cloned for the first time

  • For the first time, scientists have cloned an endangered U.S. species: a black-footed ferret named Elizabeth Ann, whose donor has been dead for more than 30 years.
  • When Willa the ferret died in 1988, scientists froze her with hopes to return her genetic material to the ferret species.
  • All black-footed ferrets today were bred from a group of just seven surviving animals.

New gene-editing Cancer therapy shows potential

  • In a new study, Dr Daniel Rosenblum, and his team at the University of Tel-Aviv have developed a cancer therapy which uses CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing to kill cancer cells
  • clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats
  • CRISPR: walks along the DNA and can precisely find, and edit specific sections of the sequence 
  • Eliminated muscular dystrophy, cure liver disease, make human cells immune to HIV
  • Current treatments aren’t precise and have many side effects. This would be painless, and infinitely more precise

2/19/21

Rep Alexandria Acasio Cortez raises 1 million dollars for Texas relief in 4 hours

  • The representative announced an attempt to raise money for five separate Texas organizations
  • The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center, Ending Community Homeless Coalition (ECHO), Family Eldercare, Houston Food Bank, and Feeding Texas
  • Within a couple of hours, Ocasio-Cortez announced they’d amassed $325,000 and announced a goal of $1 million by midnight.

Feds Seize over 1000 pounds of drugs in the Bay Area found in tires 

  • One of the biggest busts in history
  • This seizure was worth Hundreds of thousands of dollars
  • 12 members of the Sinaloa Cartel were indicted on trafficking charges
  • The Sinaloa Cartel is one of the biggest cartels in Mexico

Mars Lander touches down today 

  • Mars Rover Perseverance will touch down today after a 7 month Journey
  • They are going to a site called Jessero that is thought to have the best chances of finding life
  • The Lander will glide through the atmosphere using thrusters to steer towards the landing sight
  • 5th rover from NASA to land on mars

2/17/21

World’s first commercial space station raises $130 million

  • Axiom Space completes it’s Series B funding round
  • After finishing a NASA  ISS addition, Axion plans to build a 100% private space station
  • They have made the first private modules on the ISS
  • They are also working with Tom Cruise to film a reality show where contestants fight over a seat on a commercial flight to the new station
  • Tom cruise is also slated to film a movie in space with Axiom

Texas Governor calls investigation into grid operator

  • The ERCOT ordered rotating power outages to manage high demand for electricity
  • The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has been anything but reliable over the past 48 hours,” Abbott said in his statement. “Far too many Texans are without power and heat for their homes as our state faces freezing temperatures and severe winter weather. This is unacceptable.”

2/15/21

  • A series of stone holes and a circular mound identical to stone henge was found in Wales
  • The found henge has an identical 110 meter diameter and stone holes aligned on the Midsomer solstice
  • The henge was apparently dragged 140 miles from Ireland to England 900 years ago
  • They found an identical cross-section hole for the bluestone which certified the match
  • The original myth around the henge is the Merlin the wizard leading men to Ireland to capture a magical stone circle called the “Giant’s Dance” and rebuilt it in England

Magic Toad Going extinct

  • The Sonoran Desert toad AKA the Bufo Alvarius
  • These toads are harvested for their secretions containing 5-MeO-DMT
  • Due to a gain in popularity in recent years, they are being constantly abused and driven to endangerment
  • Classified as endangered in California, and “threatened” in New Mexico

Pirate skeletons found from 1717 off of Cape Cod

  • 6 skeletons were found off the coast of Cape Cod from 300 years ago
  • Thought to be the remains of “Black Sam” based on DNA analysis
  • Captain Samuel Bellamy was the wealthiest Pirate in recorded history and a face of the “Golden Age of Piracy”
  • The shipwreck was found with with treasure chests of Gems, Gold, silver spoons and other artifacts

2/12/21

Potentially habitable planet spotted in Earth’s backyard

  • Proxima B was found orbiting Proxima Centauri 4.37 light years away 
  • It is in the Habitable zone, which is a lot closer for red dwarfs
  • Part of the Alpha Centauri system
  • Probably tidal locked
  • Red dwarfs can live hundreds of times longer than our sun

Fin whale songs can reveal hidden features of the ocean floor

  • The sounds can penetrate Earth’s crust as seismic waves, illuminating its structure
  • Fin whale call among loudest in the ocean
  • Recorded by seismic instruments on the ocean floor
  • As loud as 189 decibels and were thought to be pulses from earthquakes
  • Scientists used their sounds to map the ocean floor for 2.5 to 4.9 hours long using 54 ocean-bottom seismometers in the northeast Pacific Ocean

China’s Tianwen-1 enters orbit around Mars

  • Entered Orbit on Feb 10th following a 202 day journey
  • Initiated a 15 minute burn to slow down into an orbit
  • 530 pound rover to descend in May or June
  • Orbiter equipped with High powered camera, radar etc
  • Rover equipped to search the distribution of water ice in and beneath the surface 

2/10/21

  • During an appearance on the app Clubhouse for about an hour and 37 minutes
  • “We’ve already got a monkey with a wireless implant in their skull, and the tiny wires, who can play video games using his mind,”
  • He says “One of the things we’re trying to figure out is, can we have the monkeys play mind-Pong with each other?” “that would be pretty cool”
  • Senior VP of PETA Kathy Guillerma “Elon Musk is no primatologist, or he’d never suggest a monkey who’s strapped to a chair with a metal device implanted in his skull and forced to watch video games all day is anything but miserable,” 
  • We should have new video’s on their progress in a month

Microsoft patents AI that lets you talk to the dead

  • images, voice data, social media posts, electronic messages
  • “The specific person [who the chat bot represents] may correspond to a past or present entity (or a version thereof), such as a friend, a relative, an acquaintance, a celebrity, a fictional character, a historical figure, a random entity etc”
  • The specific person may also correspond to oneself (e.g., the user creating/training the chat bot
  • 2D or 3D models of specific people being generated via images and depth information, or video data

Reddit banned a group of WallStreetBets moderators after they staged an attempted coup

  • WallStreetBets’ moderators staged an attempted coup on Wednesday to kick out dissenting mods
  • Two waves of bans hit the WallStreetBets mods, one from themselves and one from Reddit
  • Some old moderators have been reinstated but the future of the sub remains unclear