Concern Troll Veterans of the Obama Drone Wars still silent as Trump escalates.

“The 2016 executive order was brought in by then-President Barack Obama, who was under pressure to be more transparent.

Since the 9/11 terror attack, drone strikes have been increasingly used against terror and military targets.

The Trump administration said the rule was “superfluous” and distracting.”

In the 2016 election cycle I head so many people talk about Obama’s Drone war and how it would be worse under Hillary and at least Trump would get us out of stupid wars. None of those concern trolls have said a word. And I really doubt they cared about the issue other than as a way to score points in debates with liberals.

From: bbc.com

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-47480207

Geometry skills are innate, Amazon tribe study suggests

Researchers examined how the Mundurucu think about lines, points and angles, comparing the results with equivalent tests on French and US schoolchildren.

The Mundurucu showed comparable understanding, and even outperformed the students on tasks that asked about forms on spherical surfaces.

The ideas are profoundly ingrained in formal education, but what remains a matter of debate is whether the capacity, or intuition, for geometry is present in all peoples regardless of their language or level of education.

“Mundurucu is a language with only approximative numbers,” Dr Pica told BBC News.

“You don’t have a lot of geometrical terms like square or triangle or anything like that, and no way of saying two lines are parallel… it looks like the language does not have this concept.”

The Mundurucu people’s responses to the questions were roughly as accurate as those of the French and US respondents; they seemed to have an intuition about lines and geometric shapes without formal education or even the relevant words.

From BBC News

Do you not need a concept of math to have mathematical concepts? I’m curious if the test might be performed in a similar way against other cultures with mathematical terms. 

New solar fuel machine mimics plant life

A prototype solar device has been unveiled which mimics plant life, turning the Sun’s energy into fuel.

The machine uses the Sun’s rays and a metal oxide called ceria to break down carbon dioxide or water into fuels which can be stored and transported.

From BBC News

The big problem with Solar and Wind have always been energy storage. This is an interesting breakthrough. 

New solar fuel machine mimics plant life

A prototype solar device has been unveiled which mimics plant life, turning the Sun’s energy into fuel.

The machine uses the Sun’s rays and a metal oxide called ceria to break down carbon dioxide or water into fuels which can be stored and transported.

From BBC News

The big problem with Solar and Wind have always been energy storage. This is an interesting breakthrough. 

Door thwarts quick exit for Bush

President George W Bush tried to make a quick exit from a news conference in Beijing on Sunday – only to find himself thwarted by locked doors.

from the BBC but it could have been from The Onion.