Relevant news for last days & just plain ol’ news 8/12 con’t…Scientist gene edit an ant…Stanford seeks to abolish whiteness…Wildfires BC & USA…Judge says teachers can sleep with students & more…

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Stanford Students To Examine ‘Abolishing Whiteness’

Students will examine the “possibilities” of “abolishing whiteness” in a fall 2017 course at Stanford University.

Stanford professor John Patrick Moran will teach the fall 2017 course, “White Identity Politics,” in which students will study concepts like “whiteness,” “white privilege,” and “white supremacy,” reported The College Fix.

“We will survey the field of whiteness studies, scholarship on the intersection of race, class, and geography, and writings on whiteness in the United States by contemporary public thinkers, to critically interrogate the terms used to describe whiteness and white identities,” the course description reads.

“Students will consider the perils and possibilities of different political practices, including abolishing whiteness or coming to terms with white identity,” Moran writes. “What is the future of whiteness?”….


Scientists create world’s first mutant ants with gene editing technology

It may sound like a script for a science fiction movie, but scientists have created the world’s first mutant ants.

Two independent research teams have harnessed the gene editing technology CRISPR to genetically alter the ants. In one study, researchers at Rockefeller University modified a gene essential for sensing the pheromones that ants use to communicate. Experts say that the resulting deficiencies in the ants’ social behaviors and their ability to survive in a colony, sheds light on social evolution.

“It was well known that ant language is produced through pheromones, but now we understand a lot more about how pheromones are perceived,” said Daniel Kronauer, head of Rockefeller University’s Laboratory of Social Evolution and Behavior, in a statement. “The way ants interact is fundamentally different from how solitary organisms interact, and with these findings we know a bit more about the genetic evolution that enabled ants to create structured societies.”…

Judge Just Ruled Teachers Should Be Allowed to Sleep with Students

A judge ruled on Friday that a state law outlawing sex between school employees and students under the age of 19 is unconstitutional. Former high school teacher Carrie Witt, 44, had been arrested for allegedly having sex with two students, who were 17 and 18 at the time. Similarly, David Solomon, 27, was an aide at another school when he allegedly had sex with a 17-year-old student. Circuit Court Judge Glenn Thompson of Morgan County, Alabama, said they should go unpunished because the current statute violated citizens’ equal protection rights.

The law, first put on the books in 2010, says that if convicted of the offense, which is a felony, the person has to register as a sex offender and face up too 20 years in prison. It doesn’t matter if the student consented, even if they are of the age where they can legally do so in other situations.

“It is this court’s finding that the law grants these students the capacity to consent until and unless there is some showing that authority was used to obtain illegitimate or coerced consent,” Judge Thompson wrote in his decision, according to….


Very large hail leaves a trail of destruction across parts of Kansas

Several severe thunderstorms rolled through Colorado and Kansas Thursday afternoon, August 10, 2017. The storms produced strong winds and very large hail, leaving a trail of damage. The worst affected were Kansas’ WaKeeney and Trego counties.

Hail as large as grapefruit was reported in Trego County while baseball- and softball-sized stones hit WaKeeney. 90% of the vehicles in a parking lot in WaKeeney were damaged by the hail, and nearby homes had window and siding damage, NWS reported….


15,000 firefighters are battling 83 wildfires in the United States which have burned a total of about 942,000 acres

In addition to fire overhead and incident command post personnel, they are staffing 369 hand crews, 678 fire engines, and 141 helicopters. So far this year over 6 million acres have burned in the country….


Firefighters from North America and Australia arrive to help fight 128 active wildfires in British Columbia

The wildfire situation in British Columbia has not gotten any better in the last several days. Currently there are 128 active wildfires in the province, with four of them being larger than 50,000 hectares (123,000 acres). The largest, the Hanceville Riske Creek Fire, is getting closer to half a million acres each day.

Since April 1, approximately 591,280 hectares (1,461,082 acres) have burned in 900 fires in BC….

More than 400 additional firefighters from Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and the US are expected to arrive in BC this week….


Xi calls Trump to urge restraint over North Korea: Chinese leader pleads with President to avoid ‘exacerbating’ nuclear tensions after warning that US armed forces are ‘locked and loaded’

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping urged calm in a phone call to Trump over N. Korea
  • Tensions between the US and North Korea have escalated in recent days
  • US President recently said military is ‘locked and loaded’ to take out Kim Jong Un
  • Trump has publicly criticized China for not being tougher with North Korea
  • The US sees North Korea’s nuclear program as a threat to global stability
  • Trump threatened Un with ‘fire and fury’ earlier in the week 
  • North Korea responded by saying it would lob ballistic missiles at Guam 
  • The US is scheduled to participate in military exercises with South Korea 
  • Recent reports indicate that a diplomatic ‘back channel’ has been opened between US and North Korea ….


N. Korea ‘on standby to launch,’ state-run paper says in response to Trump’s latest warnings

North Korea took its turn Saturday in the country’s escalating, back-and-fourth with President Trump with the state-run newspaper saying leader Kim Jung Un’s revolutionary army is “capable of fighting any war the U.S. wants.”…now “on the standby to launch fire into its mainland, waiting for an order of final attack.”….


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