Robert Mueller keeps on giving. Dozens of overlooked nuggets are buried deep inside the special counsel’s 448-page report that raise yet more intriguing questions about Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election and shed new light on charges Mueller considered and dropped, who dished on the president, who evaded Mueller's attempts to secure an interview, what happened to the FBI's mysterious counterintelligence investigation and why a Russian Olympic weightlifter mistakenly ended up on the public radar.Story Continued Below That’s what happens when two-plus years of investigative work get distilled into a document consumed at the speed of Twitter — and where the sheer volume of news articles about the special counsel’s findings overloaded the most able multitaskers and the fastest speed-readers. POLITICO dived back into the report and its 2,000-plus footnotes to unearth these details that have not gotten much attention: Who didn’t get prosecuted … [Read more...] about What you missed in the Mueller report
What events are in the summer olympics
Remember the Fall Olympics in Vancouver? That was the year that skaters ... not the racing ones but the dancing ones ... were falling all the time as if they had some kind of special extra slippery ice on the skating rink. Well, this year, at Sochi II, we are witnessing the Fall Olympics mainly on the snow slopes and half pipe, where lousy snow conditions, caused by warm conditions with some rain, have messed everything up. But there is an interesting twist this year. According to a piece in the New York Times, women are being affected more than men: ...most of the injuries have been sustained by women. Through Monday night, a review of the events at the Extreme Park counted at least 22 accidents that forced athletes out of the competition or, if on their final run, required medical attention. Of those, 16 involved women. The proportion of injuries to women is greater than it appears given that the men’s fields are generally larger. Twenty-two falls, with 16 as women, is … [Read more...] about The Fall Olympics #Sochi2014
Warmer air is turning what should be snowfall in the Arctic to rainfall, which could accelerate sea level rise beyond current predictions. Researchers are warning that rainy weather is becoming increasingly common over parts of the Greenland ice sheet, triggering sudden melting events that are eating away at the ice and priming the surface for more widespread melting in the future. A study published Thursday in the scientific journal Cryosphere says some parts of the ice sheet are even receiving rain in the winter -- a new phenomenon that will spread as the Earth's climate continues to warm. Greenland has been losing ice in recent decades due to progressive warming. Since about 1990, average temperatures over the ice sheet have increased by as much as 3.2 degrees in the summer, and up to 5.4 degrees over the winter. The 660,000-square-mile sheet is now believed to be losing about 270 billion tons of ice each year. Most of the ice loss was, until recently, thought to come from … [Read more...] about Unusual winter rains driving sea level rise in the Arctic
Video Aerial view of Carrow Road. Picture: Mike Page Mike Page Globally, nationally and locally, sport is evolving. But what might it look like in years to come? As part of our focus on the future of Norwich, Chris Lakey reports. ESports are becoming a major industry. Picture: Joe BradyHave you come down from the Derby Day high yet?If so, there’s a burning question for you: will Norwich City be promoted this season?If the answer is yes, then will it be automatic promotion, or via the play-offs?If the second answer is: ‘don’t care, as long as they go up’ then maybe, like us all, you have the short-term picture in your mind.Teemu Pukki has proven to be a huge hit at Norwich City since his summer arrival on a free transfer. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesBut what of beyond the summer, when all roads might, just might, lead to the Premier League?Have you ever sat and wondered what is beyond the immediate joy of reaching the promised land?Two decades … [Read more...] about Flick of a boot or twist of a joystick: What might sport look like in the future?
If there's one thing I've learned over the last decade-plus of blogging about medicine and alternative medicine, it's that any time there is an outbreak or pandemic of infectious disease, there will inevitably follow major conspiracy theories about it. It happened during the H1N1 pandemic in the 2009-2010 influenza season, the Ebola outbreak in late 2014, and the Disneyland measles outbreak last year, when cranks of many stripes claimed that either the outbreaks themselves were due to conspiracies (usually, but not limited to, conspiracies to promote the "depopulation" vaccination agenda of—who else?—Bill Gates) or that nefarious forces were seizing on the outbreak to take away our freedom. The second thing I've learned is that inevitably people will try to impose their ideology on to the disease and try to use outbreaks to push their own ideological agenda. Indeed, the Ebola outbreak, for example, was rapidly seized on by politicians to promote quarantines and to halt … [Read more...] about No, DDT won’t save us from the Zika virus