Just trying to settle a bet. I'm aware that predator-prey dynamics normally involve oscillation in the sizes of each population. I've read in a couple of places that overpredation can lead to the extinction of the prey population, which can
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:Up to 50,000 sites commandeered via exploit of vulnerability in MailPoet WordPress plugin — Mass exploit of WordPress plugin backdoors sites running Joomla, Magento, too — As many as 50,000 websites
Exodus Intelligence:Security firm finds de-anonymizing zero-day vulnerability in Tails OS popularized by Snowden — Silver Bullets and Fairy Tails — Introduction — This week we made mention on Twitter of
Roberto Baldwin / The Next Web:LittleBits new cloudBit device adds your dumb gadgets and household appliances to the Internet of Things — The magnetically connected littleBits electronics library got a
Joseph Czikk / BetaKit:Mike McDerments FreshBooks Raises $30 Million In First Funding Round — Toronto startup FreshBooks, the online cloud accounting software for freelancers and professionals, has raised a $30 million funding round from Oak
We the people of peace don’t want no wars, no famine, no hatred, no racism, no genocide and no unnecessary killings of innocent people. We come in white, black, red, brown, yellow, purple and all other colors in the rainbow.
I saw it on posters last summer at the Texas capitol, during protests against the state’s omnibus anti-abortion law: “TEXAS TALIBAN.” I’ve heard pundits and preachers on cable news, decrying the “American Taliban” that wants to take …
Now what indeed.Congratulations Neo. You have chosen the Red Pill and can now see reality for what it really is. There are many benefits to living a life without the yoke of a God. Your morality flows from your own
Has the Obama administration competently and effectively managed the government? A Fox News poll released Wednesday finds a majority of American voters says no -- including about a third of Democrats.A 58-percent majority says the White House has not been competent
A Texas town hall meeting held by state Tea Party Rep. David Simpson on Wednesday served perfectly to highlight the bigotry of the average Tea Partier. For a while, we’ve been wondering what would happen if one among them said
An Arizona inmate gasped and snorted in an execution that lasted nearly two hours on Tuesday.Lawyers for Joseph Wood had filed an emergency motion to abort the execution because their client was still alive more than an hour after receiving
ISRAELI WAR CRIMES CONTINUE: Israeli forces shelled a U.N.-run school sheltering Palestinians in the northern Gaza strip, the Gaza health ministry said on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and raising the conflicts death toll to nearly 750.(Even)Israel Radio said,
What this means, of course, is that Perry’s call up order is even more utterly pointless than I initially thought it was. At the time, the announcement made it sound as if the Guard would be assisting and supplementing the
Weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Thats the lowest reading since February 2006, nearly two years before the Great Recession began.
You can tell that this is a huge story because the Mainstream Media are completely ignoring it, leaving Fox News the privilege of continuing to break the story that could well be bigger than Watergate. It requires a bit of
I have noticed something recently original writers and producers on Newsvine arent appreciated by the new Newsvine. In a world of corporate media domination and 24 hour cable news networks I appreciate original writing, editorials, art work, music, videos, etc...
The first thing to understand is that media is not like other businesses. It has the capacity to set fire to human emotions. Hotel business, or bank business, or export-import business cannot arouse public opinion the way a television channel
Anti-Immigrants can’t even throw a good rally anymore.Anti-immigrant groups have hit upon the issue of children fleeing violence who are arriving unaccompanied by adults at our southern border. These children are coming from three countries: El Salvador, Honduras and Gu …
An 80-year-old Long Beach man could be facing charges after admitting he shot a home intruder twice in the back, killing her, as she ran away and despite the fact that she told him she was pregnant.Tom Greer returned to
It is true what will the jury here at trial officer broke was there anything about this your interrogation your interview with the suspect that make you concerned that height be the white one got there was he confessed to
Sudden cardiac arrest happens when all of a sudden your heart stops beating, your blood no longer circulates to the brain and other organs, you stop breathing, you have no pulse, and it happens so suddenly you were caught without
The memory giant will use some of the proceeds to extinguish its obligations for 1.875% convertible notes due 2031, a move that could include payments in settlement of conversions of or to repurchase or redeem such notes.
A young girls questions about the Boko Haram abductions reveal an increasing consciousness of a misogynist world. How can her mother—a survivor of kidnapping and abuse—respond?Lacy M. Johnson writes for Dame Magazine: I Dont Want to Be a Girl. What
The gals at Anglo-Filles have an entertaining (and epicly long) talk about the history of Dracula and vampires as characters and symbols throughout the ages and throughout fiction - topics discussed include Varney The Vampire, The Vienna Vampire Scare, Where
In Anti-Surveillance Camouflage for Your Face, technology reporter Robinson Meyer details an experiment in which he tried actually going about his day to day life in downtown Washington DC while wearing CV Dazzle, (previously on MeFi) makeup and hairstyles to
In a sixth floor walk-up on New York Citys Lower East Side, youll find The Troll Museum. Run by a woman in elf ears named Reverend Jen Miller, along with her pet chihuahua, Reverend Jen Jr., its dedicated to her
Where Restaurant Reservations Come From: Why did the practice develop? In the startup terms of our day, what problem did the institution of restaurant reservations solve? Well, the answer boils down to... sex and propriety.
David Simon runs into Governor Martin OMalley on the Acela. OMalley, current governor of Maryland and former mayor of Baltimore, was one of the inspirations for Tommy Carcetti, the ambitious Baltimore politician in Simons series The Wire. OMalley hates this
Narrowly saved from the scrapyard just a few years earlier by then-mayor Dianne Feinstein, San Franciscos historic fireboat Phoenix has been credited with saving the Marina District from a blaze in the wake of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Following
Unlike most murder ballads, The Long Black Veil doesnt retell the story of an actual murder. Danny Dill and Marijohn Wilkin borrowed bits of stories about Valentino and a murdered priest and a Red Foley chorus and crafted their own
Pet Shop Boys, still going strong after over 30 years, and still as inventive as ever, debuted their orchestral pop biography in eight parts for electronics, orchestra, choir, and narrator at the BBC Proms last night. A Man From The
In 1964, less than 7% of Mississippis African Americans were registered to vote, compared to between 50 and 70% in other southern states. In many rural counties, African Americans made up the majority of the population and the segregationist white
There were a number of notable firsts for women elected to office as early as the late 1800s, and there is a significant history of women running for president and vice president in the United States, but until 1984, no
A Church Divided Over Marriage EqualityThe Churchs rules against homosexuality have divided Methodists for forty years. Attempts to abolish or even soften these rules have failed at every General Conference, the quadrennial meeting of the denomination, since they were first
Why Silicon Valley Needs The Coder Grrrls Of Double Union, The Feminist Hacker Space The lack of women in the tech world isnt just a pipeline problem--its one of rampant sexism. Enter the haven of Double Union. Like many area
Ancora Tu is an Italian phrase roughly translating to You Again. Its also the name of a classic 1976 pop song by Lucio Battisti and Mogol. In 1979 Battisti recorded an English language version called Baby Its You. Also in