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Oh, You Kid!

Just ahead of Episode Eight of our current Tale for Our Time, a word from your humble host: Thanksgiving 2020 marks SteynOnline's eighteenth birthday and, as is traditional, we're offering eighteen per cent off all my books, CDs and other products - but only through the weekend. Just shop as you...

Time for Hard Choices on Federal Drug Enforcement

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE W ith controversy over the 2020 election still stirring, a notable development has escaped much attention. Not only has the national trend toward legalizing marijuana continued, a Rubicon has been crossed: Oregon adopted a ballot initiative that decriminalizes the possession of hard narcotics, including heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamines. No, it is not a green-light for drug trafficking — not yet at least. The ballot initiative approved in the Beaver State...

Remember Me to Herald Square

It's time for Part Seven of my latest Tale for Our Time: Psmith, Journalist, a rare combination of Wodehousian whimsy with a dash of social conscience - at least as far as the revolting corruption of Tammany New York is concerned. We headlined last ...

Shopping Superstitions

This holiday season, ignore the ‘buy-small/buy-local’ nonsense. ...

World news

Fauci: US May See ‘Surge Upon Surge’ of Virus in Weeks Ahead

The nation's top infectious disease expert said Sunday that the U.S. may see "surge upon a surge" of the coronavirus over the coming weeks, and he does not expect current recommendations around social distancing to be relaxed before Christmas."When you have the kind of......

Economy

Technology

Sunday’s Best Deals: AeroGarden Harvest, Immortals: Fenyx Rising, Indoor Ceramic Heater, Ugly Star Wars Sweaters, 4TB NVMe SSD, AA Batteries, and More

The AeroGarden Harvest and Immortals: Fenyx Rising pre-orders lead Sunday’s best deals.Read more......

Buy a 24-Pack of Anker AA Batteries for $7,...

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There Are Now Stories Everywhere, Even on Spotify

It’s almost as if the little glowing story circles are following us everywhere. They’re on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, WhatsApp, Twitter and now, even on Spotify.Read more......

A Hacker Is Reportedly Selling Hundreds of Microsoft C-Suite...

How much are a CEO’s email credentials worth? According to one hacker, anywhere between $100 and $1,500 will do, although the specific price will be set depending on the company’s size and the person’s role in it. Unfortunately, this is not a drill: There are purportedly hundreds of C-suite level email...

Tony Hsieh, Former Zappos CEO and Las Vegas Visionary,...

Tony Hsieh, a Las Vegas visionary and the former CEO of Zappos who rocketed the online shoe retailer to the big leagues with its billion-dollar sale to Amazon, has died at the age of 46. He died after sustaining injuries from a fire at his home in New London, Connecticut, his...

Alex Garland’s Next Project Is a Low-Budget Horror Film...

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Science / Health

NY Times: Some COVID-19 Survivors Report Oral Health Issues, Including Tooth Loss

Some COVID-19 survivors with previous dental problems say the virus has had an impact on their oral health, reports The New York Times. People are sharing stories of how their teeth or gums weakened, fell out, became discolored or broke. Dentists say it's too early to......

Tunable coating allows hitch-hiking nanoparticles to slip past the immune system to their target

Nanoparticles are promising drug delivery tools, offering the ability to administer drugs directly to a specific part of the body and avoid the awful side effects so often seen with chemotherapeutics. ...

New plant-based gel to fast-track ‘mini-organs’ growth, improve cancer treatment

Monash University researchers have created the world's first bioactive plant-based nanocellulose hydrogel to support organoid growth and help significantly reduce the costs of studies into cancer and COVID-19. ...

Detecting bacteria with fluorescent nanosensors

Researchers from Bochum, Göttingen, Duisburg and Cologne have developed a new method for detecting bacteria and infections. They use fluorescent nanosensors to track down pathogens faster and more easily than with established methods. A team headed by Professor Sebastian Kruß, formerly at University of Göttingen, now at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), describes...

Grabbing viruses out of thin air: The ongoing quest to fabricate functional biosensors

The future could hold portable and wearable sensors for detecting viruses and bacteria in the surrounding environment. But we're not there yet. Scientists at Tohoku University have been studying materials that can change mechanical into electrical or magnetic energy, and vice versa, for decades. Together with colleagues, they published a review...

Obamacare Boosts Colon Cancer Care, Diagnosis

Colon cancer treatment for low-income Americans has improved with Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, a new study says. That includes earlier diagnosis, increased access to treatment, and better......
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Headlines

Pennsylvania supreme court throws out Republican bid to reject...

Pennsylvania supreme court throws out Republican bid to reject 2.5m mail-in votes  The GuardianPennsylvania Supreme Court dismisses another election case brought by Republicans  CNNTrump Allies Call for Nixing Certification, Picking Electors After 'Compromised' Pennsylvania Election  NewsweekTrump paid $3m for Wisconsin recount, increased Biden's victory margin - Business Insider  Business InsiderPennsylvania Supreme Court dismisses lawsuit against...

Pennsylvania high court throws out challenge to mail-in ballots...

Pennsylvania high court throws out challenge to mail-in ballots  NBC NewsPennsylvania Supreme Court dismisses another election case brought by Republicans  CNNTrump Allies Call for Nixing Certification, Picking Electors After 'Compromised' Pennsylvania Election  NewsweekBiden's political position is tougher than Trump's | TheHill  The HillBen Shapiro: Biden's 'return to normalcy' is going to be terrible  Pittsburgh Post-GazetteView Full...

Former House Republican wrests California seat from Dem incumbent...

Former House Republican wrests California seat from Dem incumbent  Fox NewsValadao unseats Cox in election rematch | TheHill  The HillFormer House Republican David Valadao flips central California seat  KTLA Los AngelesFormer House Republican flips central California seat  The Associated PressRepublican David Valadao wins election to U.S. House in California’s 21st Congressional District, beating incumbent Rep....

Iran promises revenge for assassinated nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh...

Iran promises revenge for assassinated nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh  Vox.comIran accuses Israel, promises revenge for killing of top nuclear scientist  CBS This MorningIran's supreme leader vows revenge over slain scientist  The Associated PressFred Fleitz: Israel may have killed top Iranian nuclear weapons scientist to avert dangerous threat  Fox NewsWho killed Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iran's nuclear chief?...

We’re All Old Angry White People?

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America wants Conservatives

The media and spin doctors would have you believe that Tea Partiers are either misguided or ill-informed. This gentleman is neither.

Deborah Cox-Roush

Deborah Cox-Roush recently became the Vice-Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. It was great to have found her in the crowd.

Entertainment

Debby Ryan Debuts a Dramatic New Haircut and It Will Make You Do a Double Take

It's not a new year yet, but Debby Ryan was ready for a new 'do. The Insatiable actress debuted a dramatic makeover on Instagram on Sunday, Nov. 29. While the former Disney... ...

Sports

NFL punishes Saints, Patriots over COVID-19 violations

The Saints and Patriots are the latest teams to face disciplinary measures from the NFL for violations of the league’s COVID-19 protocols. New Orleans has been fined $500,000 and stripped of a seventh-round draft pick after their maskless locker room celebration following a win in Week 9, according to NFL Network....

Giants vs. Bengals betting guide

The Giants, who are seeking their third consecutive victory, travel to Cincinnati to face the Bengals Sunday. All odds subject to change and correct as of 4 p.m. ET Friday 11/27 New Customer Offer: FIRST BET ON US RISK FREE! Bet now at FOXBet.com The story The Giants take a short...

Mike Tyson says he smoked marijuana before fight vs. Roy Jones Jr.: ‘It’s just who I am’

LOS ANGELES — Mike Tyson said he smoked marijuana right before he fought Roy Jones Jr. Saturday night in his celebrated return to the...

Giants vs. Bengals: Preview, predictions, what to watch for

Paul’s pick Joe Burrow at least gave the Bengals a puncher’s chance. Shame on the Giants if they allow Allen or Ryan Finley to beat them. That should not happen. It will not happen, unless Daniel Jones plays fast and loose with the football, and the cohesion this team has shown...