Overhead gantries on these types of motorway also display the mandatory speed limit which varies depending on the traffic conditions. Speed cameras are used to enforce these - no speed limit displayed indicates the national speed limit is in place. … [Read more...] about Smart motorways ARE death-traps: Police chief says we’ve all been ‘misled’ and calls for the £6BILLION project to be abandoned after 38 motorists are killed in five years
2013: science -- It might seem odd that people were looking up such a basic word, until you remember the conversations we were having that year. Federal funding cuts threatened the future of innovation. Discoveries about the Higgs boson and successes in cloning human stem cells prompted philosophical and ethical debates. Climate change was treated like a subject up for debate, and science itself was facing a crisis of skepticism. … [Read more...] about What Merriam-Webster’s words of the year say about the past decade
The New York Times reported late Tuesday evening that a top Biden aide in Iowa made an overture this week to the Klobuchar campaign, hoping to win over her supporters in parts of the state where she may not be viable. Two Democratic sources confirmed the discussions to CNN. … [Read more...] about Klobuchar says she’s not directing supporters to do anything after Biden aides float Iowa caucus alliance
Roof, an avowed white supremacist, was convicted of federal murder and hate crimes charges, and he was sentenced to death in January 2017. He represented himself at the penalty phase of the trial, telling jurors that "there's nothing wrong with me psychologically" and to disregard his attorneys' previous arguments during the trial. … [Read more...] about Dylann Roof believed he’d be freed from prison after a race war, attorneys say in appeal
Greenberg's team found systemizers prefer music that tends to be more energetic, often eliciting joy or even anger through charged lyrics and intricate patterns of notes. Led Zeppelin's "Black Dog" is about finding happiness with a woman. Hendrix's "Voodoo Child" and Rage Against the Machine's "Bulls on Parade" are aggressive songs about rebellion. "Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns N' Roses is an exhilarating rock anthem about the temptation of drugs. "Blitzkrieg Bop" by the Ramones is an animated, joy-inducing song written in a major key that's often associated with more positive emotions. … [Read more...] about Quiz: What does your favorite music say about you?
Democrats allege Trump abused his office by directing a pressure campaign for Ukraine to announce an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, in exchange for $400 million in US security aid and a White House meeting. Trump, Democrats say, then stonewalled congressional investigators to cover up the misconduct. … [Read more...] about Red state Democrat says he’s open to having Hunter Biden as witness in impeachment trial