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Todd Crawford

The US Military Is Finding It Harder and Harder to Buy Semiconductors
Shortages, supply chains, and security weigh heavily in which chips can and can’t be used Semiconductors enable nearly every modern industrial and commercial device, from smartphones to aircraft, vehicles, weapons systems, the internet and the...
In Bizarre Surgery, Chinese Scientists Make Male Rats Give Birth
Scientists from the Naval Medical University in Shanghai have successfully coaxed male rats to give birth via Cesarean section, in a rather unorthodox experiment.  The successful experiment was announced via a report on BioRxiv (pronounced...
Oil-storage tanks are seen from above in Carson, California, April 25, 2020 after the price for crude plunged into negative territory for the first time in history on April 20. Although oil prices have stabilized somewhat since the unprecedented dive, the world remains in the throes of a glut of crude oil caused by a precipitous fall in demand due to the global coronavirus pandemic coupled with a lack of storage capacity for crude already in transit or still being produced.
Oil Prices Soar to Six-Year High Amidst OPEC Plus Infighting, Creating Winners and Losers
Infighting among key players of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Plus alliance has caused oil production levels to remain virtually unchanged despite increasing demand. As a result, prices have soared, threatening post-pandemic...
Chinese Astronauts Board China’s Orbiting Tianhe Core Module for the First Time
On June 17, at 18:48 Beijing time, three Chinese astronauts, including Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming, and Tang Hongbo, boarded the orbiting Tianhe core module, marking the first time the Chinese have entered their own space...
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China and Russia Renew ‘Friendship Treaty’ During Second Meeting in Under a Month
In a second meeting in under a month, China and Russia renewed a 20-year-old friendship treaty on Monday, June 28, during a remote video meeting between the two nations' leaders, Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin. ...
China Is Building More Than 100 New Silos for Nuclear Missiles: Experts
China has begun to construct what independent experts believe are more than 100 new silos for intercontinental ballistic missiles in the desert outside the northwestern city of Yumen, according to researchers.  Satellite images obtained by...
New York City Mayoral Race in Chaos, Tens of Thousands of ‘Dummy Ballots’ Counted in Error
The New York mayoral race spiraled into chaos on Tuesday, June 29, when 135,000 test-run ballots were inadvertently included in the preliminary total, creating confusion and undermining confidence in the city’s election process.  The New...
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Court Rules Against Facebook, Sex Trafficking Lawsuits Can Move Forward
Decision opens path to holding social media giant accountable On Friday, June 25, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that Facebook is not a “lawless no-man’s-land” and can be held liable for sex traffickers who utilize...
North Korea Faces Crisis After Chinese Food Imports Drop by 90 Percent
North Korea is experiencing a food crisis after imports from China dropped by approximately 90 percent between April and May this year, a situation that North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-un, described as “getting tense,” according...
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Sobering Report Exposes China’s ‘RSDL’ Prisons, Human Rights Abuses
A report by human rights NGO Safeguard Defenders, was published on June 22 exposing the Chinese Communist Party’s “residential surveillance at a designated location” (RSDL) prisons and the conditions and treatment captives must endure while...
India’s Second Epidemic ‘Black Fungus’ Is Surging on the Heels of Their Latest COVID-19 Wave
A rare and deadly fungal infection, known as ‘Black Fungus’ that can destroy eyes and spread to the brain is sweeping through many Indian communities right on the heels of India’s latest COVID-19 wave adding...
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No End in Sight as Massive Drought Persists in Much of the Western US
An early-season heat wave has sent temperatures soaring into the triple digits in many parts of the western United States, worsening drought conditions that are threatening to supercharge this year's wildfire season while compromising the...