Sanders, Feinstein Demand Congress Ditch Effort to Criminalize Pro-Palestinian BDS Campaign 

U.S. Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Wednesday urged congressional leaderships not to include in a must-pass spending bill a measure that would suppress free speech rights by criminalizing boycotts of Israel. 

Source: Sanders, Feinstein Demand Congress Ditch Effort to Criminalize Pro-Palestinian BDS Campaign | Portside

Researchers: Flowers bloomed in early Jurassic, 50 million years earlier than thought 

“Researchers were not certain where and how flowers came into existence because it seems that many flowers just popped up in the Cretaceous from nowhere,” explains lead author Qiang Fu” It now looks as though they just popped into the Jurassic from nowhere.

Source: Researchers: Flowers bloomed in early Jurassic, 50 million years earlier than thought | Uncommon Descent

Huge armored dinosaurs battled overheating with nasal air-conditioning: Researchers use 3D computer modeling to simulate heat exchange in dinosaurs — ScienceDaily

Researchers show that the heavily armored, club-tailed ankylosaurs had a built-in air conditioner in their snouts.

Source: Huge armored dinosaurs battled overheating with nasal air-conditioning: Researchers use 3D computer modeling to simulate heat exchange in dinosaurs — ScienceDaily

Colombia’s Killing Fields

In Colombia, the last week has been a particularly bloody one for indigenous leaders. In the state of Cauca, just south of the major city of Calí, the indigenous governor Edwin Dagua Ipia was assassinated after having received numerous death threats from paramilitaries in the area. He is one of at least ten indigenous people murdered in the country just in the last week. More

Source: Colombia’s Killing Fields

Here’s why this media scholar changed her mind and now thinks there’s a ‘very strong’ case Russia won the 2016 election for Trump 

The Russian government’s campaign to interfere in the 2016 American presidential election in order to install Donald Trump in the White House may be one of the greatest intelligence operations in modern history.

Source: Here’s why this media scholar changed her mind and now thinks there’s a ‘very strong’ case Russia won the 2016 election for Trump | Alternet