Author: Anna C.

The temporary lockdown on the volcanic island of La Palma was lifted for around 3,000 people on Tuesday. No harmful gases could be detected. The affected residents are allowed to leave their homes again. These were feared the day before, when lava with a temperature of up to 1,200 degrees had set fire to several companies in the Callejon de la Gata industrial park, including a cement plant, the authorities said. https://twitter.com/BFMTV/status/1447906394188009473 The volcano in Cumbre Vieja, which has no official name, erupted on September 19 for the first time in 50 years. The outbreak had become more violent in the past few…

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The Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks (75) died in a traffic accident. The artist had been under police protection for years because he drew the Islamic prophet Mohammed as a dog. Vilks’s car collided with a truck driving in the opposite direction. The vehicle was driving on the E4 motorway near the town of Markaryd in southern Sweden on Sunday afternoon. According to the publisher Expressen, the artist’s car slammed against the guardrail before colliding with the truck. The driver of the truck was hospitalized. “That the person we wanted to protect and two colleagues were killed in this tragedy is incredible and very sad.”Head of…

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On the 75th anniversary of the Nuremberg trial of the major war criminals of World War II, Stanford University digitized the historical files of this trial and made them publicly available online. From November 20, 1945, to October 1, 1946, leading representatives of the National Socialist regime had to answer before an international military tribunal. The 24 main defendants included Hermann Göring, Rudolf Hess, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Wilhelm Keitel and Karl Dönitz. The documents were provided by the International Court of Justice in The Hague. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington has digitized the documents. Stanford University made the files searchable…

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The Swiss Guard is known for its colorful Renaissance-style gala uniforms. It is the oldest military corps in the world. The members have to get vaccinated because they are close to the Pope, but not all accepted the mandatory vaccination policy issued by the Vatican. Three guardsmen now voluntarily left the corps, the Italian newspaper “Il Messaggero” reports. The Swiss Guard are subject to stricter coronavirus regulations than other employees and visitors in the Vatican. 3 resigend and 3 further guardsmen temporarily suspended Three members of the guard did not comply with the compulsory vaccination request and left the corps voluntarily. Three…

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The award of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize on Friday is dominated by the corona pandemic and the “climate crisis.” According to the Nobel Committee in Oslo, 329 nominations were received this year: 234 for personalities and 95 for organizations. This is the third-highest number of suggestions to date, after the record of 376 in 2016. On October 8, the committee will announce who will receive the prestigious award. The head of the Oslo peace research institute Prio, Henrik Urdal, has the journalists’ organization “Reporters Without Borders” at the top of this year’s list of favorites. An award for the initiative would…

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The Swedish climate activist opened the youth climate summit in Milan. She accused the international community of decades of inaction. The Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has accused the international community of three decades of inaction and “blah blah blah” when it comes to “climate protection” in her opening “speech” at the youth climate summit in Milan. “There is no planet B, there is no planet blah, blah, blah, green economy blah blah, CO2 neutrality by 2050 blah blah,” said the 18-year-old to thunderous applause. “This is not about some expensive, politically correct, green act of bunny hugging or blah blah…

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Twitter will now allow users to tip their favorite creators with cryptocurrencies on the social network, the company announced today. That will include the ability to link both Bitcoin addresses and Lightning Network addresses. The tipping feature will rely entirely on third-party payments services. But there is more: In a Chicago office Strike API founder Jack Mallers uses the Twitter tipping function to send Bitcoin to someone he claims is in El Salvador, the country that just made Bitcoin its official legal tender. Twitter enables free, instant, global payments for its users with their integration of the Strike API. Starting…

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A mysterious and potentially “secret” U.S. test design has been revealed on TikTok, the Chinese teen video sharing platform. The video was taken at the Helendale Radar Cross Section Facility, in the Mojave Desert, not far from Lockheed’s Skunk Works facilities at Plant 42 in Palmdale, California, according to a user on Twitter, who identified the location. https://twitter.com/rubenhofs/status/1440652143455653900 Was the video leaked online by accident or on purpose? Is it genuine or faked? Nobody knows, but it resembles the NGAD concept, the next-generation fighter jet program of the U.S.

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Doomscrolling is a relatively new phenomenon in scientific terms. But the endless scrolling through the depressing news feeds of Facebook and Co. is a serious problem. We explain the problem and provide help on how to solve it. What is doomscrolling actually? By definition, doomscrolling is the endless scrolling through newsfeeds, social media feeds, and comments on Facebook, Twitter, and others. In the process, we consume predominantly negative content and thus get caught in a depressing cycle. The neologism allegedly first appeared on Twitter in 2018. It is made up of the English words “doom” and “scrolling.” The first component…

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Presumably because of his lack of Corona vaccination, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro ate a pizza on the sidewalk on the sidelines of the UN General Debate in New York. “Luxury dinner in New York,” wrote a member of the Brazilian delegation on Twitter under a photo showing Bolsonaro with a slice of pizza outside. Restaurants in the U.S. metropolis are only allowed to serve patrons indoors who have received at least one Corona vaccine dose. Bolsonaro is in NYC to take part in the United Nations General Assembly. Bolsonaro, who has been heavily criticized for his handling of the Corona…

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