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#MorningMonarchy: January 16, 2019

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#MorningMonarchy: January 16, 2019The best men, the DNA pioneers and the avalanches + this day in history w/Boy George jailed and our song of the day by The Decemberists on your Morning Monarchy for January 16, 2019.


US service members killed in ISIS-claimed attack in Syria

The company behind YouCam Makeup app launches a new set of AR tools for beauty brands like Ulta

Samsung is using computer vision to tell you what’s in your fridge

Going to the hospital just got worse for patients and workers: AT&T is creating a 5G hospital

Here’s your guide to the upcoming biotechnology takeover wave

Even bicycles have Alexa now 🚴‍♂️

IBM Wants to Use Your Smartphone to Better Predict the Weather

Chinese lander’s cotton seeds spring to life on far side of the moon

Repeated radio signals are coming from a galaxy 1.5 billion light years away

Flat Earth Cruise Announced

Check this out: A vending machine that makes bread; The BreadBot can make as many as 235 loaves a day and takes only 30 minutes to clean

'1 in 30 million': Incredibly rare calico lobster turns up at a Maryland fish market

World awash in sustainable palm oil, but consumers unwilling to pay premium for environmentally friendly supply

The White House staff is furloughed so he’s alone serving cold fast food. This picture is worth 5.1 billion words.

Trump served fast-food burgers and pizza to Clemson students at the White House — here’s how they rate on antibiotics

Coca-Cola’s political influence in China: documented evidence

Conservatives are overreacting to the Gillette ad. It merely asks men not to bully, hurt, or harass other people. Why is this offensive?

We Believe: The Best Men Can Be | Gillette (Short Film) (Audio)

Rodents of Unusual Size—Meet the invasive, orange-toothed pests of coastal erosion

Parents ‘sickened’ after chocolate treat for children contains ‘KKK’ surprise

DNA pioneer James Watson stripped of honors over "reprehensible" race comments

#DecodingWatson/#JamesWatson Preview | @PBSAmerMasters | @PBS (Audio)

Remember: #JamesWatson also worked for the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (@CSHL) for nearly 40 years. You might remember them for their involvement in something called #MKUltra

Canada Sells Out - Canada sees no cancer risk from Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer

'Farm Warfare': Israel urged to stop spraying dangerous herbicides over Gaza

Artwork depicting Ronald McDonald as Jesus sparks violent protests in Israel

‘McJesus’ statue sparks riot at museum in Israel as protesters call for removal of ‘offensive’ art

Iowa Ag Workers Can Now Film Animal Abuse on the Job

Vegans ‘have twice as many sick days as their meat-eating colleagues’

Johnson & Johnson acquires supplement company Zarbee’s Naturals

Sugar's sick secret: How industry forces have manipulated science to downplay harm.

Beer, not bombs: A new brewery is set to launch in a Cold War-era missile command center near Pittsburgh.

Metallica Prep New Beer Brand, ‘Enter Night’

JUST IN: @budlight becomes first U.S. beer to list nutritional information on its packaging.

Police in Canada can now demand breath samples in bars, at home

Last chance to comment on 2030 food and nutrition objectives

A Doctor Was Denied a Handgun over His (Legal) Use of Medical Marijuana. Now He's Suing the FBI and ATF

Teen brain volume changes with small amount of cannabis use, study finds

61 New Drug Approvals for Year 2018, An All-Time Record and a Watershed.

Judge dismisses opioid crisis lawsuits against drugmakers

Johns Hopkins, Bristol-Myers must face $1 billion syphilis infections suit

Caribbean cruise nightmare: Norovirus outbreak infects nearly 300 & forces emergency U-turn

"Mystery Virus" Spreading Like Wildfire Across U.S. Population, Putting People in Bed for a Month… Is This a Depopulation Bioweapon Experiment?

Leading cancer expert dies suddenly following routine yellow fever vaccination

Feds ding LANL over performance but award lab $47.9M

CERN’s New Collider Design Is Four Times Larger Than the LHC

#PumpUpThaVolume: The Honey Pot - "Hadron Kaleidoscope"

PG&E Accused of Violating Probation With 2018 Wildfires

PG&E Reportedly Planning Bankruptcy Announcement To Workers As Soon As Monday

More heavy snow causes avalanches in Europe, weather-related death toll rises to 21

Snow chaos hits southern Germany, Austria

#Alpine snowfall: Coping with the risk of #avalanche in the Alps (Audio)

#ThisDayInHistory: #January16 w/@BoyGeorge sentenced to 15 months in jail for falsely imprisoning a male escort in 2009 (Audio)

+ #DonQuixote published, #LeagueOfNations meet in #Paris, #CaroleLombard plane crash, @PaulMcCartney arrested in Japan, @SundanceFest cancels '#KurtAndCourtney', STS #Columbia's final launch

Flashback: bush bids america farewell in final televised speech as president // related: bush's final press conference: 'things didn't go according to plan' (Jan. 16, 2009)

Flashback: obamessiah: inaugural emergencies & the end of the beginning // 'state of emergency' declared for inauguration // nasa to show off new lunar module at inauguration // obama to face nuclear crisis in 1st yr // ‘arrest bush 2009' plans inauguration day protest // chief justice john roberts meets obama in private // feds cite racist chatter for 'higher state of alert' in inauguration // online threat to kill obama leads to arrest // obama's high-tech inauguration day // 'molotov' mitchell strikes again: obama's not an american! // geithner faces tough questions on taxes & housekeeper // big govt is back as obama pledges that US will give a lead to the world // obama's intel adviser involved in security breach // obama's support among republicans grows // obama's neocon dinner // farmers wary of obama administration // obama picks cfr president to be foreign policy advisor/envoy // video: cfr prez richard haass on colbert // senate approves $350bn in bail-out funds requested by obama // video: yes we can... make real change // starbucks: 'are you in' obama’s civilian national security force? (Jan. 16, 2009)

Flashback: “I am not a number!” Patrick ‘The Prisoner’ McGoohan dies at 80 // The icon of individuality who will live forever as ‘The Prisoner' // Farewell, number six // Death of star who will forever be more than number six // “We want information”: The database state (Jan. 16, 2009)

+ #EthelMerman, #DianFossey, #SusanSontag, @RonnieMilsap, @TheHorrorMaster, #DebbieAllen, #Sade, #StevieJackson from @BellesGlasgow, #KateMoss, #Aaliyah birthdays

#PumpUpThaVolume: The Decemberists - "Down On The Knuckle" (Audio)

#MorningMonarchy: January 16, 2019