1. Perhaps the more odious aspect of this is the police attempting to block someone from filming the arrest. A democracy must have transparency.
Which brings us back to this little trick American police are using now.
2. Former French president convicted of corruption charges, gets a year in jail (3 year sentence 2 suspended)
Drastic measure not supported by science and could have long-lasting psychological effects
Peel Health has issued guidelines to parents instructing them to keep any children who have been sent home because a classmate has tested positive for COVID-19 isolated in a separate room from all other family members for 14 days.
The severe guidelines, which apply even to small children who are dismissed from child care, are being criticized by experts as harmful and not supported by science.
“This is cruel punishment for a child, especially for younger children, 4-10 years old,” Dr. Susan Richardson, a microbiologist and infectious disease physician who is also a professor emerita at University of Toronto, wrote in an email to the Sun.
“Shutting a child off from their parents and siblings for up to 14 days in this manner could produce significant and long-lasting emotional and psychological effects.”
(But wait! I thought this was a pure tin foil had conspiracy theory? At this stage, even tin foil hats are looking pretty good)
Scientists in Europe have leveraged cutting-edge OLED technology to produce a first-of-a-kind tattoo that could be used to monitor different metrics of physical human performance, or even the freshness of food. The device is billed as the first light-emitting tattoo, and can be applied much like temporary tattoos using water transfer, before being washed away with soap once its job is done.
For thousands of years tattoos have been used as a form of art, expression and fashion, but we’re seeing recently how they might be used for a whole lot more. Scientists are demonstrating how smart tattoos equipped with sensors and conductive circuits can be used as touch-based interfaces for computers, or medical devices that change color to track blood-glucose levels, for example.
5. About that mysterious explosion on an Israeli merchant vessel
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