Link25 (230) – The Doomsday Clock Edition

For those of you that are new around here, every weekend we bring you 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web in a list we refer to as “Link25?. This week, you’ll find everything from the National Park Service climate change Twitter campaign to our new Doomsday Clock situation. So get ready because this is Link25 (230) – The Doomsday Clock Edition.

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Doomsday

Atomic scientists reset their symbolic “Doomsday Clock” to its closest time to midnight in 64 years on Thursday, saying the world was closer to catastrophe due to threats such as nuclear weapons, climate change and (click on the title to read the full article).

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iceberg

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ios

Apple has released the first iOS 10.3 public beta for developer testing on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iOS 10.3 public beta 1 follows two days after the first developer version of the upcoming software update.

Apple’s public beta program is free to participate in unlike its paid developer program. iOS 10.3 will be released to everyone likely this (click on the title to read the full article).

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biology

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watt

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Insane Pool Trick Shots

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ElonMusk

Yesterday Elon Musk stunned us (and just about everyone else) by tweeting in support of Rex Tillerson, former CEO of ExxonMobil and likely Secretary of State under the Trump administration. Musk’s public image is that of a tycoon using his influence to innovate towards a techno-utopian future powered by clean energy and complete with human cities on Mars. What could he possibly have in common with (click on the title to read the full article).

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hetero

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park

The National Park Service employees’ Twitter campaign against Donald Trump spread to other parks on Wednesday, with tweets on climate change and a reminder that Japanese Americans were forcibly interned in camps and parks during the second world war.

A day after three climate-related tweets sent out by Badlands National Park were deleted, other park accounts have sent (click on the title to read the full article).

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leu

In a medical first, doctors at London’s Great Ormond Street hospital believe they cured two babies of leukemia using genetically engineered immune cells. Unlike previous attempts at this treatment, the cells used on these children originally derived from (click on the title to read the full article).

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Spacecapsule

CAPE CANAVERAL — Fifty years ago, after NASA completed its investigation into a fire that claimed the lives of three of its astronauts on the launch pad, the space agency stored the scorched remains of its first crewed Apollo spacecraft out of view at its research center in Virginia.

Now, half a century after the tragedy, NASA has placed on display the three hatches from the flame-damaged Apollo 1 command module, marking the first time any artifact from the capsule has been (click on the title to read the full article).

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democracy

The government of the United States got a downgrade this week: We’re no longer a “full democracy,” according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s latest Democracy Index. For the first time, we were (click on the title to read the full article).

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Delta2

Prosecutors in New York said a traveler has been charged with hate crimes for attacking a Muslim airline employee at John F. Kennedy International Airport, telling her President Trump “will get rid of all of you.”

The Queens District Attorney’s Office said in a statement Thursday that 57-year-old Robin Rhodes, of Worcester, Mass., physically and verbally assaulted a Delta employee, who was wearing a hijab, Wednesday evening in the airport’s Delta Sky Lounge. Prosecutors said (click on the title to read the full article).

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actress

Mischa Barton was hospitalized in Los Angeles on Thursday, after displaying erratic behavior.

The LAPD tells ET that they received a disturbance call at 7:15 a.m. on Thursday morning, for a female that was “yelling and screaming.”

“Upon arrival, deputies located the female victim who was fully clothed sitting on a couch,” Sergeant Duncan of the L.A. County Sheriff Department’s West Hollywood station says. “The female was (Click on the title to read the full article).

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higgs

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EPA

Just days into the Trump administration, alarm bells are ringing in the scientific community amid confusing and whiplashing reports of gag orders and funding freezes at the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other federal agencies.

Various on-again, off-again directives range from putting a hold on tweeting (mostly still on) to banning the sharing of data and fact sheets to a stop on research grants and (click on the title to read the full article).

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hiv2

Researchers have shown that a combination of three antibody drugs can completely suppress HIV in infected mice. The antibodies were isolated from a patient whose immune system mounted an unusually effective response against the virus. (Click on the title to read the full article).

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Brazil6

Brazil — The list of countries refusing Monsanto’s genetically-modified crops continues to grow. Highlighting the world divide on the issue, Brazil recently refused all U.S.-grown GM crops. While we are continually force-fed genetically modified foods — since they are in approximately 80 percent of all packaged, conventional foods (click on the title to read the full article).

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Donald Trump Gets a Presidential Makeover