Saudi officials close to the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reportedly knew of plans to hack Bezos phone

Saudi officials close to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (know in the West as MBS) told The Wall Street Journal that they were aware of plans to hack Jeff Bezos’ phone. The unnamed officials also said that senior adviser to the crown prince, Saud al-Qahtani, was also involved in the hacking as part of a broader intimidation campaign against Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in October 2018 at the hands of Saudi agents. On Wednesday, UN experts published a report on the hacking allegations, calling for an “immediate investigation by US and other relevant authorities” into any role MBS may have played. The UN experts suggested that… Read More

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Computer modeling and tiny meteorites suggest that CO2 blanketed ancient Earth

Iron-rich spherules like the ones shown here can contain chemical clues about the composition of the early Earth’s atmosphere. (UW Photo / Don Brownlee) Today, rising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is a cause for concern, but 2.7 billion years ago, high levels of CO2 probably kept our planet warm enough for life even though the sun was about 20% fainter than it is today. A newly published study, based on analyses of ancient micrometeorites and a fresh round of computer modeling, estimates just how high those CO2 levels were. The likeliest level is somewhere in excess of 70% CO2, scientists from the University of Washington report today in the… Read More

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Reporters keep catching senators sneaking snacks into the chamber, breaking the impeachment trial rules

US senators are breaking impeachment trial rules by sneaking in forbidden food and snacks into the Senate Chamber, according to reporters. According to the rules, no food or drink are allowed except for still or sparkling water. Two precedents set in the 1960s permit senators to request milk and eat candy so long as it is retrieved from the so-called “candy desk.” Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Senators are breaking impeachment trial rules by eating forbidden snacks, according to reporters in the Senate Chamber. According to the impeachment rules, no food or drink are allowed in the Chamber except for still or sparkling water and/or milk. However, the… Read More

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Zion Williamson is making his NBA debut in special Air Jordans that are not yet available to the public

Zion Williamson will make his NBA debut with the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday. Williamson will also debut a new pair of Air Jordan XXXIV’s. The “Bayou Boys” edition of the Jordans won’t be available to the public until March. Williamson reportedly signed a $75 million deal with Jordan Brand. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Zion Williamson is set to make his long-awaited NBA debut for the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night against the San Antonio Spurs, and he will be doing so in a new pair of Air Jordans. According to Nike, the “Bayou Boys” edition of the Air Jordan XXXIVs include “reflective faux gator material… Read More

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Mr. Peanut’s death rattles the internet

No, you didn’t misread it. Mr. Peanut, the name of Planters’ longtime mascot, was trending on social media Tuesday, after the peanut brand announced his death following a car accident alongside his celebrity friends, Wesley Snipes and Matt Walsh. By about 1938, Mr. Peanut had appeared on his first billboard in Times Square. He starred in his first TV commercial in the ‘50s. The character was welcomed into Madison Avenue’s Advertising Walk of Fame in 2004. …read more Source:: AOL.com       

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