BartCop Entertainment Archives - Tuesday, 11 April, 2017


11 April, 2017

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Frances Perraudin: Photo of woman defying EDL protester in Birmingham goes viral (The Guardian)
Photograph of young woman becomes symbol of city standing up to far-right group English Defence League during demonstration.

Suzanne Moore: In dark times, this image has a glorious message - resistance is not futile (The Guardian)
The picture of Saffiyah Khan standing up to an EDL protester in Birmingham is not just joyful - it is an uplifting reminder that one person can make a difference.

Jessica Elgot: "Macedonia's lipstick protester: 'I saw the policeman smile very slightly'" (The Guardian)
Jasmina Golubovska, who planted crimson kiss on riot shield, says it is a civic duty to continue demonstrating against government.

Lindsey Rupp, Lauren Coleman-Lochner, and Nick Turner: America's Retailers Are Closing Stores Faster Than Ever (Bloomberg)
The battered American retail industry took a few more lumps this week, with stores at both ends of the price spectrum preparing to close their doors.

Lascaux Othello: cuck (Urban Dictionary)
A word used by White Supremacists to solicit sex. Because they believe people whom they call cucks would want to fuck them. White Supremacists have no preference whether to be fucked by a flesh penis or a plus-sized strap-on, but black leather is mandatory. …

Paul Krugman: Publicity Stunts Aren't Policy (NY Times)
Andrew Tobias: Fareed: Trumps Long Been RIGHT On Health Care

Hint: Winning news cycles is no substitute for the real thing.
Trump has now taken up the call to repeal Obamacare. But until recently, healthcare was actually one of the rare public policy issues on which Trump had spoken out consistently for 20 years. In his 2000 book, the America We Deserve, here is what he said: "I'm a conservative on most issues, but a liberal on this one. We should not hear so many stories of families ruined by healthcare expenses. We must have universal healthcare. We need, as a nation, to re-examine the single-payer plan as many individual states are doing."

How to pronounce Backpfeifengesicht in German (YouTube)
There is no real translation, but a few meanings you can find are: "a face that cries out for a fist" or "that person whose face is just begging to be introduced to fist."

Michele Hanson: What's the point of keeping Gibraltar? Let's make life easier, and give it back (The Guardian)
The Spanish are charming - I'm sure we can work something out. Besides, shouldn't nationalism be a thing of the past?

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Trivia Question from Yesterday

Rodents are about ____ % of all mammal species?

       40 (Forty) Percent                                                      Source

Rodents (from Latin rodere, "to gnaw") are mammals of the order Rodentia, which are characterized by a single pair of continuously growing incisors in each of the upper and lower jaws. About 40% of all mammal species are rodents; they are found in vast numbers on all continents except Antarctica. They are the most diversified mammalian order and live in a variety of terrestrial habitats, including human-made environments.

Species can be arboreal, fossorial (burrowing), or semiaquatic. Well-known rodents include mice, rats, squirrels, prairie dogs, porcupines, beavers, guinea pigs, hamsters, and capybaras. Other animals such as rabbits, hares, and pikas, whose incisors also grow continually, were once included with them, but are now considered to be in a separate order, the Lagomorpha.        Source

Mark. was first and correct with:
   Huh. About 40% of all mammal species are rodents. I wonder if that includes the Trump white house.

Randall wrote:
   Wow, as much as 40%

Alan J said:

Adam answered:
   I don't know...some 85%

Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
   About 40% of all mammal species are rodents

Kevin K. in Washington, DC
   Well, I was gonna guess 50%. I looked it up, and it's 40%. But I'm gonna stick with my first wrong answer and say 50% anyway.

Deborah replied:
   Roughly 40% of mammals are rodents.
  Sunny and seasonal. The citrus trees are flowering and smell wonderful.

zorch said:
   About 40 percent.

Billy in Cypress wrote:
   It seems that 40% of mammals are rodents. I would add a few more percent for CpPDJT-ID and his gangsters, but that would be an insult to the original 40%.

Joe S    

  40% Wanna make sumfin ovit?

David of Moon Valley took the day off.

Dave in Tucson took the day off.

DJ Useo took the day off.

mj took the day off.

Gene took the day off.

Dale of Springy Diamond Springs, Norcali took the day off.

MAM     took the day off.

Marian took the day off.

BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.

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Russian computer programmer arrested in Spain - embassy - AOL News

In dark times, this image has a glorious message - resistance is not futile | Suzanne Moore | Opinion | The Guardian

President Trump Just Cost Americans Saving For Their Retirement $3.7 Billion | The Huffington Post

Shell corruption probe: New evidence on oil payments - BBC News

Women hold a 'secret' marathon in Iran's capital, Tehran. -

'Better Call Saul' Launches Its 3rd Season, Still The Best Drama Series On TV : NPR

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Scott Walker Moves To Kill A Century-Old Nature Magazine, And Readers Are Furious | The Huffington Post

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You Are Now Paying Internet Companies to Sell Your Browsing History to Advertisers | The Nation

Right-wing nationalism vs. 1 percent oligarchy: In the war between Bannon and Kushner, Trump agrees with both -

A new report makes it clear: Trump's administration is all in on the war on drugs - Vox

This week in Donald Trump's conflicts of interest: He's not even pretending to divest anymore -

Robert Reich Obliterates Mitch McConnell: 'He Has Shamed Himself, the Republican Party, and America' | Alternet

Jared Kushner Hid Dozens of Meetings With Russians From His Application for Top-Secret Security Clearance | Alternet

They've learned nothing. The media cheers Trump's "decisiveness" on "beautiful" missile strikes. -

Trump Administration Is Contradicting Itself On Regime Change In Syria | The Huffington Post

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My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.

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In The Chaos Household

Last Night

The skunk is back for what seems to be his annual spring visit.

Apparently, something distressed him, and it got really aromatic in the backyard, then it wafted, gently into the house, where it hung heavy all night.

OTOH, at least none of the kitties were sprayed.

Tonight, Tuesday:

CBS begins the night with a RERUN 'NCIS', followed by a RERUN 'Bull', then a RERUN 'NCIS: The 3rd One'.
On a RERUN Stephen Colbert (from 3/20/17) are Bryan Cranston, Audra McDonald, and Greer Barnes.
On a RERUN James Corden, OBE, (from 3/8/17) are Samuel L. Jackson, January Jones, and Sting.

NBC starts the night with a FRESH 'The Voice', followed by a FRESH 'Trial & Error', then another FRESH 'Trial & Error', followed by a RERUN 'Chicago Fire'.
On a RERUN Jimmy Fallon (from 3/13/17) are Kiefer Sutherland, Priyanka Chopra, and Rebel and a Basketcase.
On a RERUN Seth Meyers (from 1/26/17) are Timothy Olyphant, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Nelly Furtado, and Darren King.
On a RERUN Carson 'The Scab' Daly (from 3/21/17) are Jacob Soboroff, No Parents, and Ashleigh Murray.

ABC opens the night with a FRESH 'The Middle', followed by a FRESH 'American Housewife', then a FRESH 'Fresh Off The Boat', followed by a FRESH 'Imaginary Mary', then a FRESH 'Marvel's Agents Of SHIELD'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Richard Gere, Kelly Oxford, and the Shins.

The CW offers a RERUN 'The Flash', followed by a FRESH 'iZombie'.

Faux has a FRESH 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine', followed by a FRESH 'The Mick', then a FRESH 'Prison Break'.

MY recycles an old 'The X-Files', followed by another old 'The X-Files'.

A&E has all old '60 Days In' all night.

AMC offers the movie 'The Fugitive', followed by the movie 'The Godfather'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 1-New Earth
 [7:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 2-Tooth and Claw
 [8:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 3-School Reunion
 [9:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 5-Rise Of The Cybermen-Part 1.
 [10:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 6-The Age Of Steel-Part 2.
 [11:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 7-The Idiot's Lantern
 [12:00PM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 8-The Impossible Planet-Part 1.
 [1:00PM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 9-The Satan Pit-Part 2.
 [2:00PM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 10-Love & Monsters
 [3:00PM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 11-Fear Her
 [4:00PM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 12-Army of Ghosts
 [5:00PM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 13-Doomsday
 [7:00PM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 10-Blink
 [8:00PM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 10-Midnight
 [9:00PM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 12-The Stolen Earth-Part 1.
 [10:00PM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 13-Journey's End-Part 2.
 [12:20AM]    DOCTOR WHO: THE END OF TIME - Part 1 & 2.
 [1:40AM]    DOCTOR WHO: THE END OF TIME - Part 1 & 2.
 [3:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO: THE END OF TIME - Part 1 & 2.     (ALL TIMES EDT)

Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of BH', followed by a FRESH 'BH Social', then a FRESH 'Real Housewives Of BH', followed by a FRESH 'Imposters', then a FRESH 'Watch What Happens Live'.

Comedy Central has 2 hours of old 'South Park', an hour of old 'Tosh.0', followed by a FRESH 'Tosh.0', then a FRESH 'Detroiters'.
The Daily Show it's Your Moment of Them: The Best of Ronny Chieng.
On a RERUN @Midnight (from 2/16/17) are Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart, and Mamrie Hart.

FX has the movie 'Fast & Furious 6', followed by a FRESH 'The Americans'.

History has 'Forged In Fire', followed by a FRESH 'Forged In Fire: Cutting Deeper', then a FRESH 'Forged In Fire', followed by another FRESH 'Forged In Fire'.

IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    THE GREY
 [11:00AM]    BRAKE
 [1:00PM]    THE GREY
 [6:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Drunken Tattoo
 [6:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Canadian Road Trip
 [7:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Backstage Pass
 [7:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Promise Ring
 [8:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-It's a Wonderful Life
 [8:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Depression
 [9:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Pinciotti vs. Forman
 [9:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Hyde Gets the Girl
 [10:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Bye-Bye Basement
 [10:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Relapse
 [11:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Drunken Tattoo
 [11:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Canadian Road Trip
 [12:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Backstage Pass
 [12:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Promise Ring
 [1:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-It's a Wonderful Life
 [1:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Depression
 [2:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Pinciotti vs. Forman
 [2:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Hyde Gets the Girl
 [3:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Bye-Bye Basement
 [3:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Relapse
 [4:00AM]    BRAKE    (ALL TIMES EDT)

Sundance  -   
 [6:10AM]    All in the Family-Cousin Maude's Visit
 [6:45AM]    All in the Family-Edith's Problem
 [7:20AM]    All in the Family-The Elevator Story
 [7:55AM]    All in the Family-Archie and the FBI
 [8:30AM]    All in the Family-Archie Sees a Mugging
 [9:05AM]    All in the Family-Mike's Mysterious Son
 [9:40AM]    All in the Family-Archie and Edith Alone
 [10:15AM]    Spies Like Us
 [12:30PM]    The Shakiest Gun in the West
 [3:00PM]    Heartbreak Ridge
 [6:00PM]    The Outlaw Josey Wales
 [9:00PM]    A Few Good Men
 [12:00AM]    The Professional
 [2:30AM]    In the Line of Fire
 [5:15AM]    Love Lust-Love Lust & Breakfast
 [5:30AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-The Education of Ernest T. Bass    (ALL TIMES EDT)

SyFy has the movie 'Jupiter Ascending', 'Face Off', followed by a FRESH 'Face Off', then a FRESH 'Cosplay Melee'.

Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Chelsea Handler, Scott Eastwood, and the Regrettes.

 [6:30 AM]      Colorado Territory (1949)
 [8:15 AM]      Along the Great Divide (1951)
 [9:45 AM]      The Iron Mistress (1952)
 [11:45 AM]      Devil's Canyon (1953)
 [1:30 PM]      Great Day In The Morning (1956)
 [3:15 PM]      The Big Land (1957)
 [5:00 PM]      Fort Dobbs (1958)
 [6:45 PM]      Westbound (1959)
 [8:00 PM]      The Lady Eve (1941)
 [10:00 PM]      The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941)
 [12:00 AM]      George Washington Slept Here (1942)
 [1:45 AM]      Woman of the Year (1942)
 [4:00 AM]      The Male Animal (1942)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

Wednesday   -  04/12/17

TCM spends the night with Frankie Avalon
 [6:00 AM]      Hollywood Without Make-Up (1966)
 [7:00 AM]      The Big Lift (1950)
 [9:15 AM]      Something Of Value (1957)
 [11:30 AM]      The Golden Arrow (1964)
 [1:15 PM]      Green Mansions (1959)
 [3:15 PM]      West Side Story (1961)
 [6:00 PM]      The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
 [8:00 PM]      Panic in Year Zero (1962)
 [10:00 PM]      Beach Party (1963)
 [12:00 AM]      Guns of the Timberland (1960)
 [2:00 AM]      Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965)
 [4:00 AM]      Drums Of Africa (1963)

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Penitents of "La Estrella" (The Star) brotherhood take part in a procession during Holy Week in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain April 10, 2017.
Photo by Jesus Moron


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Buying Ads On Fox "News" Again

John Oliver

Ever since John Oliver found out Donald Trump was an avid viewer of Fox News, Oliver has been using that information for the good of the people. And the president.

On Sunday's episode of Last Week Tonight, Oliver announced that he would be buying ad time during Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor in an effort to send a message to Trump about the inappropriateness of sexual harassment.

This action comes after Fox News had to settle five sexual harassment lawsuits all leveled against O'Reilly Factor host Bill O'Reilly. In the wake of this news, the show has been hemorrhaging advertisers but there's still one person who stands behind O'Reilly: Trump.

Trump told the The New York Times, "He's a good person… I know Bill. Bill's a good person… I don't think Bill would do anything wrong."

So Oliver has called on the familiar catheter cowboy, who has already starred in ads about everything from the nuclear triads to American healthcare, to help teach Trump why sexual harassment is something you should not stand behind.

John Oliver


Russia's Soyuz MS-02 space capsule carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew of Andrei Borisenko and Sergey Ryzhykov of Russia and NASA astronaut Robert Shane Kimbrough lands in a remote area in Kazakhstan, Monday, April 10, 2017. The landing took place near Dzhezkazgan on the treeless Central Asian steppes.
Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev


Washington Post, NY Times Win


The Pulitzer Prizes on Monday honored The Washington Post for hard-hitting reporting on Donald Trump's presidential campaign and The New York Times for revealing Vladimir Putin's covert power grab, praising their probing of powerful people despite a hostile climate for the news media.

The Daily News of New York and ProPublica, a web-based platform specializing in investigative journalism, won the prize for public service journalism for coverage of New York police abuses that forced mostly poor minorities from their homes.

Other winners included an international consortium of more than 300 reporters on six continents that exposed the so-called Panama Papers detailing the hidden infrastructure and global scale of offshore tax havens used by the high and mighty.

Reporter Eric Eyre of Charleston Gazette-Mail in West Virginia took the prize for investigative reporting for exposing a flood of opioids in depressed West Virginia counties with the country's highest overdose death rates.

The staff of the East Bay Times of Oakland, California, won the breaking news award for coverage of the "Ghost Ship" fire that killed 36 people at a warehouse party, exposing the city's failure to take actions that might have prevented the disaster.



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Most Valuable U.S. Car Maker


Tesla Inc on Monday became the most valuable U.S. car maker, reaching a market capitalisation of $50.887 billion and edging past General Motors which produces many more cars.

Helped by an analyst's recommendation, the luxury electric car maker's stock rose 3.26 percent to a new record high close of $312.39, and its market value exceeded GM's, which ended at $50.886 billion.

Over the past month, Tesla has surged 35 percent as investors bet that it and Chief Executive Elon Musk will revolutionise the automobile and energy industries.

Tesla's market capitalisation is now equivalent to $102,000 for every car it plans to make in 2018, or $667,000 per car sold last year. By comparison, GM's market capitalisation is equivalent to $5,000 per car it sold in 2016.

Proponents believe Tesla will become a carbon-free energy and transportation heavyweight and they argue its valuation is reasonable based on long-term expectations for Tesla's growth.



Painted Easter eggs hang from a tree in Csallokozcsutortok (Stvrtok na Ostrove), Slovakia, 10 April 2017. On the occasion of the 800th anniversary of establishing the settlement, the inhabitants of the village decorated a tree on the main square with 1,600 painted Easter eggs.
Photo by Csaba Krizsan


Ancient Concession Stands Found

Roman Gladiator Arena

Just like spectators at modern-day sporting events, people who attended ancient Roman gladiator fights would have gotten hungry and might have even wanted to shop for little souvenirs.

Archaeologists in Austria say they have detected the remains of the bakeries, fast-food stands and shops that would have served spectators at the ancient Roman city of Carnuntum.

Today, Carnuntum is a sleepy town on the southern bank of the Danube, outside Vienna. But in its heyday, it was the fourth-largest city in the Roman Empire, and it was home to as many as 50,000 people, including, for a few years in the second century A.D., the philosopher-emperor Marcus Aurelius.

If you visit the site today, you can see some of the ruins, like the monumental Heathen's Gate and the amphitheater. But much of Carnuntum's sprawling remains are still hidden underground beneath pastures, and in recent decades, the site has been threatened by plowing, construction and looting by treasure hunters.

To study the underground city without disturbing it, Wolfgang Neubauer, director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology (LBI ArchPro), has been using noninvasive methods, such as aerial photography, ground-penetrating radar systems and magnetometers.

Roman Gladiator Arena


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Ending Forensic Science Commission

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R-Racist) said Monday he is ending an Obama-era partnership with independent scientists that aimed to improve the reliability of forensic science, as longstanding concerns remain about the quality of such evidence in court cases.

The Justice Department will not renew the National Commission on Forensic Science, a panel of judges, defense attorneys, researchers and law enforcement officials that had been advising the attorney general on the use of scientific evidence in the criminal justice process. The department will instead appoint an in-house adviser and create an internal committee to study improvements to forensic analysis, Sessions said.

Their tasks will include a broad look at the personnel and equipment needs of overburdened crime labs.

The Obama administration formed the commission in 2013 to address wide-ranging concerns about problematic forensic techniques.

The Justice Department also is reconsidering an effort launched last year to review forensic sciences practiced by the FBI. That review sought to determine whether other scientific disciplines have been tainted by flawed testimony, a problem that surfaced in 2015 when the Justice Department revealed that experts had overstated the strength of their evidence in many older cases dating back decades involving microscopic hair analysis.

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A devotee holds on to the ropes tied to the chariot of God Bhairab during the Biska Festival also known as Bisket festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 10, 2017.
Photo by Navesh Chitrakar


Things Could Get Worse

Border Agents

Over the last year, the risk that border agents will search and detain U.S. citizens' personal devices has increased dramatically. Arriving foreigners, meanwhile, now have to contend with the possibility that they will not only be asked to list their social media accounts but also provide the passwords for them before they can enter the United States.

A new bill in Congress could address US citizens' fears of having their phones or other devices confiscated. But even if that bill passes, the Trump administration may still choose to gather foreigners' social media passwords, a policy known as extreme vetting. In turn, Americans may become anxious that other countries will subject them to the very same treatment.

The usual rules don't apply to your devices - There's always been a risk that your phone or laptop could be searched upon your return to the States - and that you can't do anything about that. Customs and Border Protection agents can also temporarily confiscate your device to search its data.

That's because, as an August 2009 Department of Homeland Security paper states, your Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable searches and seizures of your property don't apply until you officially enter America.

That 2009 DHS document says CBP should spend no more than five days on an initial inspection of a "detained" device, while more-in-depth investigations should last 30 days at most.

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Drilling Deeper Than Ever Before


It might come as a bit of a surprise, considering we walk around on it all day long, but science hasn't really ever seen fit to find out what's inside of our planet. Thanks to volcanic eruptions we know it's a molten mix of various elements, with the pressure of gravity having turned it into an extremely hot liquid stew, but what exactly it is made of has remained a mystery simply because nobody has ever had the right combination of funding and technology to actually drill deep enough to make a solid conclusion. By 2030, Japan wants to be the first to do it, by digging deeper into Earth than anyone ever has before.

The plan, cooked up by the Japanese Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology - JAMSTEC for short - is to send an extremely long drill rig down through the depths of the ocean and straight through the crust. The drill will splash through nearly 2.5 miles of water before hitting rock, at which point it'll still have nearly 4 miles to bore through before it reaches the mantle.

The researchers will use the hole to examine the area between the mantle and the ocean floor to get a better sense of exactly how the crust of our planet formed. Scientists also hope to determine the maximum depth into the crust at which microbial life continues to exist, and to take samples of the mantle in order to figure out its composition.

The expedition will be carried out by Japan's deep sea drilling rig called Chikyu, and JAMSTEC plans to start the extremely pricey project - it'll cost over half a billion dollars - by 2030 at the absolute latest.



People enjoy the sunset near a lake on the outskirts of Minsk, Belarus, 10 April 2017. The temperature in Belarus has risen up to 20 degrees Celsius on 10 April, local media reports.
Photo by Tatyana Zenkovich


Dead Bat Found In Prepackaged Salad


US health authorities on Monday studied the remains of a dead bat discovered inside a prepackaged salad mix sold in Florida for possible traces of the deadly rabies virus.

The Fresh Express company, a subsidiary of Chiquita Brands, announced a "precautionary recall of a limited number of cases" of their prepackaged Organic Marketside Spring Mix, which had been distributed to Walmart stores across the southwestern United States.

The company issued the recall on Saturday when it learned "that extraneous animal matter was allegedly found" in a salad container.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) said it was working with the Florida health department and the US Food and Drug Administration "to support an investigation of a dead bat" found in the packaged salad sold at "a grocery store in Florida."

The bat carcass however was in poor condition.



Found in Sewage Plant

Frankenstein of Giant Viruses

New giant viruses found at an Austrian wastewater treatment plant probably evolved from a smaller virus that piced up bits of genome from its hosts and incorporated it, Frankenstein-like, into its own genetic code.

The viruses - four species in a new group dubbed the Klosneuviruses - are a type of Mimivirus. The giant viruses in the Mimivirus group were discovered just in 2003. Giant viruses live up to their name: They can reach sizes of up to 500 nanometers in diameter, compared to a few dozen nanometers for typical viruses. Giant viruses also have more complicated genetic machinery than their tinier cousins.

"Since protein synthesis is one of the most prominent hallmarks of cellular life, it shows that these new viruses are more 'cell-like' than any virus anyone has ever seen before," study co-author Eugene Koonin, a computational biologist at the National Institutes of Health, said in a statement.

The discovery of the new viruses was accidental - but enlightening. The research team was combing through genetic sequences from a wastewater treatment plant in the town of Klosterneuburg, Austria, trying to understand bacteria that convert ammonia to nitrate during the treatment process.

The enormous genomes of the new viruses allowed the researchers to compare them to other giant viruses and to the lineages of the Mimivirus group. The analysis showed that the Klosneuviruses were a patchwork of genetic information, much of it picked up from host cells over long periods of time. This piecemeal approach to building a giant virus suggests that these viruses arose from smaller viruses, not from the paring down of ancient cells, which has also been suggested.

Frankenstein of Giant Viruses



A frog sits on the leaf of a water lily at the botanic garden in Freiburg, southwestern Germany, Monday, April 10, 2017.
Photo by Patrick Seeger



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