Trump’s former US ambassador to Israel blasts meeting with Ye, Nick Fuentes: ‘You are better than this’

Prominent Jewish leaders are slamming former President Donald Trump after he hosted a dinner at his Florida estate that included rap artist Kanye West, also known as Ye, and white nationalist Nick Fuentes. Both have been accused of antisemitism after comments they made about Jewish people. “To my friend Donald Trump, you are better than …

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Republicans, ahead of House takeover, look to zero in on the Biden administration’s handling of the border crisis

House Republicans, who are just weeks away from taking control of the House of Representatives, are already indicating that border security and illegal immigration will be among the top issues on their agenda when they take the gavel early next year. Republican gains in the recent midterm elections have handed the GOP control of the …

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The world can’t recycle its way out of the plastics crisis

There are an estimated 50 trillion to 75 trillion plastic particles in the world’s oceans and another 8 million to 10 million tons are added every year, with catastrophic impacts on marine wildlife and ecosystems. Damage to these ecosystems from plastic pollution causes an estimated $500 billion to $2.5 trillion a year in economic losses. …

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Weird young super-Jupiter challenges theories of planet formation

A newly discovered planet has the diameter of Jupiter but eight times its mass, giving it twice the density of Earth despite being composed mostly of gas. Not only have these characteristics of this “super Jupiter” left astronomers confused, but they could also challenge current theories about planet formation. The exoplanetswhich lies around 310 light-years …

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Greater genetic diversity is needed in human pluripotent stem cell models

While the need for more diverse hPSC resources is clear, substantial challenges remain with regard to expanding cell collections and implementing these resources in the laboratory. First, it is critical to acknowledge that current efforts toward greater inclusivity exist in a historical context of discrimination, where actions as well as inactions have eroded trust in …

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20 Best Black Friday Soundbar and TV Deals (2022). Samsung, Vizio, LG, and More

It’s great time to upgrade your home theater thanks to some excellent Black Friday TV and soundbar deals. If you’ve yet to take the plunge to a modern 4K TV, or you are still listening to your favorite shows and movies through those tinny built-in TV speakers, there are massive reasons to upgrade. Modern home …

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Meta is doing everything it can to kill the Metaverse, but hopefully Zuckerberg doesn’t destroy VR

Over the last two years, Meta has sold 15 million of the Quest 2 headsets. While it doesn’t have the best visuals or the kind of processor necessary to produce “can’t tell it from the real world” simulations, it’s a decent example of making good tradeoffs to produce a product that consumers both want and …

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