Usher’s News & Analysis, Feb. 15, 2020

Polar Vortex Grows Arctic Sea Ice to 10-Year High, but There’s a Catch


… fire … tore through a Southern California apartment building, gutting dozens of apartments, collapsing the roof and displacing about 100 tenants.

Arrest Made After Fire Guts California Apartment Building


Sanitary sewer systems are designed to keep sewage in and rainwater out. Decatur’s aging system, much of it clay pipe installed a half-century ago, is failing in that role. Heavy rains cause water to enter the sewer pipes, mixing with the sewage and exceeding the pipe’s capacity.

Parts of Alabama Face Millions of Gallons of Sewage Overflow After Storms


Maybe stick to walking the beat instead of infosec advice, eh?

Call us immediately if your child uses Kali Linux, squawks West Mids Police


… Some very good friends of mine who were competing in the Democratic nomination — people like Cory Booker of New Jersey, Julián Castro — work really, really hard. Nobody changed the rules to get them in the debate,” he said on “CBS This Morning” Friday.

“But I guess if you’re worth $60 billion, you can change the rules. I think that is very, very unfortunate,” he added.

Sanders doesn’t think Bloomberg should be in next debates: “I guess if you’re worth $60 billion, you can change the rules”


This new knowledge will improve how Arctic land models represent methane dynamics and therefore our ability to forecast the region’s impact on global climate and global climate change impacts on the Arctic.

NASA flights detect millions of Arctic methane hotspots


Nearly 3,000 synthetic chemicals belong to the PFAS class. They have been used since the 1940s in food packaging, water-resistant fabrics, non-stick products, pizza boxes, paints, firefighting foams and more, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Researchers Unearth a ‘Ticking Time Bomb’ – Synthetic Chemicals in Soils


Impressive discovery:

Artificial atoms create stable qubits for quantum computing


Computers that had one of the plugins received a popup notification that said it had been “automatically disabled.” People who followed a link got a red warning that said: “This extension contains malware.”

The discovery of more malicious and fraudulent browser extensions is a reminder that people should be cautious when installing these tools and use them only when they provide true benefit. It’s always a good idea to read user reviews to check for reports of suspicious behavior. People should regularly check for extensions they don’t recognize or haven’t used recently and remove them.

500 Chrome extensions secretly uploaded private data from millions of users


Joe Biden Faces Questions Over Claims of Civil Rights Activism

In 1987, Joe Biden said he was a teenage civil rights activist, then said he wasn’t. Now he says he was. Does he have a hazy memory or is this all malarkey?


RAW VIDEO: Bernie Sanders eviscerates James Carville calling him “a political hack”