Matthew Bernhart

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The Iranian-German who made a film about the annihilation of Ukraine’s Jews

<i>Director Farschid Ali Zahedi fled Iran for Germany following the Islamic Revolution, where he became fascinated by Jewish history and the Holocaust.</i> …

Israel

Why Peter Thiel Would Be a Truly Scary Supreme Court Justice

The billionaire VC's cynical exploitation of a system built to protect the vulnerable shows a man who thinks laws exist to be gamed.<p>Spokespersons for Donald Trump and Peter Thiel are denying a report that the Republican presidential candidate has told the billionaire venture capitalist he plans to …

Peter Thiel

Shutdown deadline still too far away to pressure Congress to pass a spending bill

Lawmakers are resigned to coming back to Washington after the election to complete Congress’ annual budget work, but when they will get to head home this month to campaign remains a frustratingly elusive question.<p>Leaders in both parties are trying to hash out the details of a stop-gap spending bill …

Scientists Find Way to Treat Non-Healing Wounds With Cold Plasma

This is the first time scientists have applied the technology.<p>By definition, the non-healing wound is a painful, chronic ailment that’s also a source …

Immune System

Pluto is dead — but have these scientists discovered a new ninth planet?

<b>I</b>n a couple of weeks, Caltech astronomers Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin will be staying up late over six autumn nights, scanning part of the sky via the great Subaru telescope in Hawaii. They’ll be looking for something their data tell them is there, but which they have to see with their own …

Uber starts self-driving car pickups in Pittsburgh

Beginning today, a select group of Pittsburgh Uber users will get a surprise the next time they request a pickup: the option to ride in a self driving car.<p>The announcement comes a year-and-a-half after Uber hired dozens of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University’s robotics center to develop the …

Carnegie Mellon University

Wall Street Breakfast: Monsanto Accepts Bayer's $66B Offer

<b>Monsanto has finally agreed</b> to a takeover offer from Bayer (OTCPK:BAYRY), sources say, valuing it at $128 per share or a total of more than $66B. The …

Congress not bound by Obama's Israel defense deal, senator says

The US senator used some colorful language conveying his sentiments on the White House during a conversation with the prime minister.<p>><br>• ><p>US Sen. …

Israel

Study Finds the Impact of Psychiatric Drug Advertisements Among People

Most of the countries ban the advertisement of prescription drugs, however since the relaxation of U.S. guidelines from 1997, these drugs are …

Medicine