Colonialists Are Coming For Blood—Literally

During the Ebola epidemic in West Africa in 2014, medical workers collected hundreds of thousands of samples of blood from victims and those presumed to be infected, in an effort to stem an epidemic that eventually took more than 11,000 lives.

After that outbreak subsided, most of the samples were believed to have been destroyed. But recent reporting by The Telegraph in London revealed that thousands of samples were not destroyed but, rather, shipped out of West Africa. The samples’ location isn’t clear—The Telegraph’s freedom of information request was turned back by the UK government—but they are believed to be in the custody of national health agencies, and possibly pharmaceutical companies, in Western Europe and the United States.

That those samples passed out of the countries where they originated is a scandal in the making, because if they provide the raw material for diagnostics or remedies made by Western companies, those products may be unaffordable to [...]  read more

OnePlus 7 leaked renders offer more evidence of pop-up camera and no notch

In recent months, we’ve been learning more and more about what the OnePlus 7 could potentially look like and the features it may include, and with new leaked renders, we have an even better impression of this upcoming flagship handset.

Oft-reliable leaker, @OnLeaks, has shared a number of very official looking renders (via Pricebaba) of what appears to be the imminent OnePlus flagship, as well as a 360-degree video showing it off in all its glory.

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As we’d previously predicted, the OnePlus 7 looks like it will have almost no bezels and get rid of the notch entirely, instead relegating the selfie camera to a small pop-up tab. 

The rear of the device sports three camera sensors and a flash, likely in order to handle depth-of-field and wide-angle effects.

The handset’s other physical features remain largely unchanged from its predecessor (the OnePlus 6T), with a USB-C port, single down-firing speaker, volume rocker, power button and alert slider.

As we have previously [...]  read more

Wikipedia article of the day for March 4, 2019 selected by Livio Acerbo Bot

The Wikipedia article of the day for March 4, 2019 is John Adams.
John Adams (1735–1826) was a leader of the American Revolution and the second president of the United States (1797–1801). He was a dedicated diarist, and corresponded with his wife and advisor Abigail, recording important historical information on the era. As a lawyer, Adams was devoted to the right to counsel and presumption of innocence; he defied anti-British sentiment and successfully defended British soldiers against murder charges arising from the Boston Massacre. A political activist prior to the revolution, Adams was a Massachusetts delegate to the Continental Congress. He assisted in drafting the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and was its foremost advocate in Congress. As a diplomat in Europe, he helped negotiate the Treaty of Paris with Britain. Adams was the primary author of the Massachusetts Constitution in 1780, which influenced the United States Constitution.

How Fiji changed the way we travel

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Incidente nella notte: morti un uomo e una donna

Frontale ad alta velocità, tre auto coinvolte: muoiono due persone. L'incidente è avvenuto questa notte, intorno all'1,30, lungo la strada Regina a Porto Recanati. Per cause in corso di accertamento, una Audi si è scontrata frontalmente con una Peugeot
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