California Is Being Invaded By A Strange, Goopy, Bubbling Mess Of Mud

South California is being invaded by a goopy, bubbling mess of mud that stinks of rotten eggs. The Niland Geyser (or “Slow One”) is on the move and it emanates from near the southern side of the same source as the hypothetical “Big One”, the San Andreas Fault.  The good news is that…

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‘The world is against them’: new era of cancer lawsuits threaten Monsanto

A landmark verdict found Roundup caused a mans cancer, paving the way for thousands of other families to seek justice Dean Brooks grasped on to the shopping cart, suddenly unable to stand or breathe. Later, at a California emergency room, a nurse with teary eyes delivered the news, telling his…

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Imprisoned by algorithms: the dark side of California ending cash bail

A groundbreaking law eliminates the controversial practice, but activists fear biases in the new system could expand pre-trial incarceration Amber-Rose Howard nearly lost everything when she was thrown in jail as a teenager. The California high schooler was a straight-A student who had offers from more than a dozen universities…

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Apple is rebuilding Maps from the ground up

I’m not sure if you’re aware, but the launch of Apple Maps went poorly. After a rough first impression, an apology from the CEO, several years of patching holes with data partnerships and some glimmers of light with long-awaited transit directions and improvements in business, parking and place data, Apple Maps…

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In the battle over Net Neutrality, 5G could be our salvation

California Democrat Miguel Santiago fought for immigration, but now he's gutting net neutrality.Image: Damian Dovarganes/AP/REX/Shutterstock California lawmakers have the opportunity to pass a new law that would serve as the gold standard for true net neutrality protection across the country. But a Democratic assemblyman with financial ties to the telecommunications…

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Construction on San Diego section of US border wall begins, CBP says

The CBP said construction work began Friday on a section of the U.S. border wall in San Diego.  (U.S. Customs and Border Protection) Construction on a stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border wall kicked off Friday in San Diego, Calif., U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials said. Roughly 14 miles…

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Trump’s Offshore Oil Drilling Proposal Threatens 68 National Park Sites

The move to open pretty much the entirety of America’s coastline to offshore oil drilling, announced back in January by the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Ryan Zinke, came as a deeply disappointing shock to conservationists, zoologists, marine ecologists, fisheries, lawmakers, and more. A new report has suggested that if…

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Landmark lawsuit claims Monsanto hid cancer danger of weedkiller for decades

In June, a California groundskeeper will make history by taking company to trial on claims it suppressed harm of Roundup At the age of 46, DeWayne Johnson is not ready to die. But with cancer spread through most of his body, doctors say he probably has just months to live.…

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Amazon Has a Top-Secret Plan to Build Home Robots

Prototypes can navigate from room to room like driverless cars Company hopes to start testing bots in homes later this year Jeff Bezos and company rolled out the Echo, prompting millions of people to start talking to a computer. Now fell as much as 8.6 percent on Monday, the biggest…

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