This is the fundamental question of our time. Exactly how many people have been killed in the Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte administration’s signature antidrugs campaign? The police have been less than forthcoming. They tried the old redefinition trick, creating different categories. They gave conflicting numbers. They even raised what the Supreme Court called a “ridiculous” argument that submitting police documentation on the killings to the Court, in a pending legal case, would compromise national security. After the Court warned them, through the Office of the Solicitor General, that “the OSG’s continued refusal... will lead this Court to presume that these information and documents, because they are willfully suppressed, will be adverse to the OSG’s case,” the Philippine National Police (PNP) finally began submitting the information, but only in parts. The result is a climate of impunity based in part on confusion: Most … [Read more...] about Opinion: ‘How many deaths will it take?’
Yellowstone volcano when will it erupt
Interested people from all over the world are waiting for June 27, 2018, to witness the second blood moon of the year. Even though conspiracy theorists strongly believe that the blood moon is connected to the apocalypse, experts believe that this space phenomenon is completely normal, and there is no need to worry about an imminent doomsday. The reason behind Moon's blood red colour Even though the moon will look red during the upcoming eclipse, in reality, the colour doesn't change. The moon will appear red only on earth, but in the space, it will be seen in grey colour as always. A phenomenon called Rayleigh scattering, which is responsible for the moon's red appearance from earth. As the moon dips into the Earth's shadow during the eclipse, some light particles from the sun will still manage to reach the lunar surface. The sun's rays will bend scatter through the Earth's atmosphere which will later filter out the violet and green bands of the spectrum. This effect, which turns the … [Read more...] about Mystery of blood moon: Will it really turn red on lunar eclipse day on June 27?
The new i-Con smart condom unveiled amid much brouhaha by a UK based company named British Condoms which has been delivering condoms and other products since 1999, has all characteristics of going the Viagra way.Apart from rating the so-called performance on the bed, this smart condom also helps men to detect sexually transmitted infections. Experts have compared this smart condom to a Fitbit which is specially designed for men. After the intercourse, the user will be able to access various statistics including duration, calories burned and other details.The smart condom also makes use of nanochip and Bluetooth technology to relay the obtained data to a smartphone application. The performance meter results can be shared with doctors just like other health monitoring devices.The Nottingham company who has developed this product also ensures that all your data will be maintained very confidentially, and will be kept anonymous.Nearly one lakh pre-ordersAs of now, more than 96,000 people … [Read more...] about Smart condom: Will its rating help doctors?
MANILA: The Philippines raised the alert at its restive Mayon volcano by one notch early on Sunday, citing signs of rising magma that could lead to hazardous eruptions. Residents were evacuated from two villages near the volcano, a tourist attraction in Albay province because of its near-perfect cone shape, following a "phreatic or steam-driven eruption" on Saturday, and there was a further eruption on Sunday.Saturday's eruption unleashed ash, rocks and sulfuric odour, and was followed by rumbling sounds and a faint glow in the crater, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.Phivolcs raised the alert to level 2, which means that the current activity is "probably of magmatic origin, which could lead to more phreatic eruptions or eventually to hazardous magmatic eruptions."A second ash eruption was recorded before noon on Sunday, but Phivolcs said in a subsequent bulletin that it was maintaining alert level 2.(Video Twitter/ABS-CBN)Mayon's most destructive … [Read more...] about Philippines raises volcano alert level as eruptions spew ash
“How does the idea of being slapped hard in the face during sex make you feel?” a software engineer named Will asked me in a conference room full of our co-workers.“That’s a great question,” I said. “Statistically, 18 per cent of men and 12 per cent of women say they’re into it.”No, we were not negotiating the terms of a Fifty Shades-style S&M contract. We were engineers at OkCupid, and this was one of many questions the app asked to determine members’ compatibility.“I think being slapped in the face during sex is the kind of thing you feel out as you get intimate with someone,” Will said, leaning back in his chair. “Do we really need to ask about it?”Silence. … [Read more...] about When is it OK to ask out a co-worker?