Photo: Mother polar bear and cub (Ursus maritimus). Arctic Ocean, north of western Russia. 2006 September 9. (Courtesy of Mike Dunn; NOAA Photo Library)
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President Donald Trump signed an executive order to undo most of President Obama’s climate change agenda. This is prompting scientists to download and archive as much federal science data as possible. One arctic researcher details how the Trump administration has deleted some of her climate data from federal websites.
In addition to building Teslas and colonizing Mars, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is now working on a new company called Neuralink. The goal is to implant tiny electrodes called Nuera-lace into human brains, which could upload and download thoughts.
Mark O'Connell, unemployed attorney
The House voted today to repeal internet privacy regulations from the Obama era. The Senate already approved the measure. It now goes to President Trump, and he’s expected to sign it. Internet service providers would be allowed to track and sell your personal data for advertising purposes -- without your permission.
Experimental New York theater company The Wooster Group is in town at the Redcat this week, performing a play called “The Town Hall Affair.” It’s based on a town hall-style debate about women’s liberation in in New York in 1971.
“Fleishik’s Sandwiches, Nosh and Whiskey” opened this month in the Fairfax neighborhood to long lines. It has most of the staples you’d expect at a standard kosher deli: pastrami, smoked salmon, brisket. But there’s no rye bread -- a move chef Eric Greenspan says is intentional.
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Does copyright law cover graffiti? Clothing company H&M did a fashion shoot in Brooklyn featuring models standing against a gray wall painted with black waving lines. The graffiti was the work of an LA-based street artist, who wanted compensation. H&M responded by filing a lawsuit against him, then dropped it a few days later.
Taylor Mac takes on U.S. history in 246 songs, two dozen costume changes Taylor Mac will perform his “24-Decade History of Popular Music” starting Thursday in LA. It’s divided into four shows on four separate nights. It’s about this history of oppression and activism in the U.S. -- from 1776 to present day.
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