The Week In Stories Around the Globe

The climate crisis is already here – but no one’s telling us

ClimateChange

“What is salient is not important. What is important is not salient. The media turns us away from the issues that will determine the course of our lives, and towards topics of brain-melting irrelevance”

‪#‎ClimateChange‬ ‪#‎FossilFuels‬

Uganda’s morals police are investing $88,000 in a “porn-detection machine”

UgandaPres

“Having nude photos on mobile and electronic devices in Uganda can land you in jail for up to 10 years under the country’s anti-pornography law, which parliament passed in 2014 with an aim to “stamp pornography out of the Ugandan society.”

‪#‎Uganda‬‪#‎Politics‬‪#‎International‬

Police Order Facebook to Deactivate Korryn Gaines’ Social Media Accounts Before Killing Her

Korryn Gaines

“The real question is should Facebook simply acquiesce to the demands of law enforcement so easily and shut down an individual’s perhaps most vital lifeline in a deadly situation such as this?”

‪#‎KorrynGaines‬‪#‎BlackGirlMagic‬‪#‎PoliceBrutality‬‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬

Science fiction becomes science fact with a better look at Jupiter’s moon Io

Io

“Remember that old sci-fi story, “A Pail of Air” by Fritz Leiber, where the Earth got stolen away from Sol by a dead star whizzing through, and everything froze solid and the Earth’s whole atmosphere snowed out of the sky? New research from the Southwest Research Institute shows that exactly that process is happening on Io, except on a daily basis.”

‪#‎ifuckinglovescience‬ ‪#‎Science‬ ‪#‎Io‬ ‪#‎Jupiter‬

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