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  • Why Iceland’s approach to coronavirus testing may be better than America’s

    03/29/2020 5:45:18 PM PDT · by Mr Rogers · 28 replies ^ | March 27, 2020 | Vivienne Walt
    "But what might authorities learn if people were tested randomly instead? Some early clues may be found in the tiny country of Iceland. So far, the country has tested 11,727 people—about 3.2% of its population of 364,000.... By screening healthy as well as sick people, say scientists, Iceland and deCODE have assembled a far more accurate picture of COVID-19. And the results are sobering. “The virus had a much, much wider spread in the community than we would have assumed, based on the screening of high-risk people,” deCODE’s founder and CEO Kári Stefánsson told Fortune by phone from his office...
  • How to Decode the True Meaning of What NSA Officials Say

    09/25/2013 1:15:06 PM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 2 replies
    Slate ^ | July 31 2013 | Jameel Jaffer and Brett Max Kaufman
    How to Decode the True Meaning of What NSA Officials Say 1.9k 703 A lexicon for understanding the words U.S. intelligence officials use to mislead the public. By Jameel Jaffer and Brett Max Kaufman US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies before the House Select Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on April 11, 2013. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies before the House Select Intelligence Committee in Washington, D.C., on April 11, 2013. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, has been harshly criticized for having misled Congress earlier this...
  • Victim kills teen robber on trail, police say (Reading, PA)

    01/26/2012 9:15:32 PM PST · by Army Air Corps · 63 replies
    Reading Eagle ^ | 26 January 2012 | Jason A. Kahl
    A 65-year-old man shot two teens, one fatally, as they tried to rob him Wednesday morning on a trail near the Schuylkill River, police said. The Berks County coroner's office did not release the name of the boy who was killed, saying only that he was a 16-year-old from the city. Officials said his mother asked them to give her time to notify relatives before releasing his name. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:17 p.m. by Deputy Coroner Jonn M. Hollenbach. An autopsy is scheduled this afternoon in Reading Hospital. The other teen, who was shot once,...
  • Incan Counting System Decoded?

    02/03/2004 6:04:59 AM PST · by vannrox · 96 replies · 6,390+ views
    Discovery News ^ | Feb 3 2004 | By Rossella Lorenzi
    Incan Counting System Decoded? By Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News Learn how to add 9+7 on the yupana abacus. Jan. 29, 2004 ? The Inca invented a powerful counting system that could be used to make complex calculations without the tiniest mistake, according to an Italian engineer who claims to have cracked the mathematics of this still mysterious ancient population. Begun in the Andean highlands in about 1200, the Inca ruled the largest empire on Earth by the time their last emperor, Atahualpa, was garroted by Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Long been considered the only major Bronze Age civilization without a...
  • Decoding DISCOVERY from the much-elusive Indus Valley script!

    06/28/2002 5:59:32 PM PDT · by vannrox · 23 replies · 691+ views
    The Times of India. ^ | [ WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2002 12:57:48 AM ] | Editorial Staff
    Decoding Indus Valley script TIMES NEWS NETWORK [ WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2002 12:57:48 AM ] ALLAHABAD: Director, Robertson Medical Institute and Ayurveda Ratna Gopalji Agarwal on Tuesday said he had deciphered the much-elusive Indus script which, he claimed, would prove historic in the realm of world history and civilisation. In his latest discovery Mysteries of the world history unfolded, Agarwal told Times News Network that deciphering the Indus script would lead to genetic and radical changes in the current world history books. He said his discovery had brought to surface mysteries shrouding Indus archaeological finds. He said interpretation of all...