Modi Government Wants Access to All ‘Unlawful’ Online Content – The Wire

Modi Government Wants Access to All ‘Unlawful’ Online Content – The Wire

New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is planning to amend the guidelines around online content, and make it mandatory for platforms to weed out content seen as “unlawful”. If brought about, these changes may have serious implications for freedom of speech online. The proposed draft of The Information Technology [Intermediaries ​Guidelines ​(Amendment) ​Rules] 2018 seeks to […]

Congress Says KCR Helping BJP As He Meets Naveen Patnaik, Mamata Banerjee – NDTV News

New Delhi:  Congress on Monday accused Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao of doing “politics of division” and of helping the BJP by proposing a non-Congress national front of other parties. Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi made the remarks after CM Rao, popularly known as KCR, met Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday and his […]

NASA nominee faces flak from Democrats over past political battles – News965

President Donald Trump’s pick to lead NASA, Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), strongly defended his record in Congress on Wednesday, as he faced sharp attacks from Democrats on a Senate panel, who sharply criticized some of his past political stances, arguing that the Oklahoma Republican might not be the right person to lead NASA. “Does NASA […]

Bizarrely Huge Planet Discovered Orbiting Tiny Star – National Geographic

Of the worlds it spotted, precious few were giant planets in snuggled-up orbits — although at least one of those, reported by Harvard University’s John Johnson, contains a similarly large planet orbiting a tiny star. “I wouldn’t call this [new planet] an oddball, in that it wasn’t unexpected,” Johnson says. “But it certainly is a […]

Humans didn’t outsmart the Neanderthals. We just outlasted them. – Washington Post

A reconstructed Neanderthal skeleton, right, and a modern human skeleton, left, on display at the Museum of Natural History in New York. (Frank Franklin II/Associated Press) By the standards of the Paleolithic age, members of Homo neanderthalensis were the height of sophistication. These ancient hominins ranged across Europe and parts of Asia for more than 300,000 years, producing tools, jewelry and […]