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‘There’s No Such Thing As a Lone Wolf.’ The Online Movement That Spawned the Buffalo Shooting

The gunman accused of murdering 10 people in a Buffalo supermarket seemed to fit a familiar pattern. Isolated and bored during the pandemic, he had become increasingly radicalized by consuming white-supremacist content online. He had previously threatened a shooting at his high school and been sent for a mental health evaluation, according to authorities. After…

How the ‘Great Replacement Theory’ Has Fueled Racist Violence

The man who opened fire in a Buffalo grocery store on Saturday, killing 10 people, appears to have been motivated by a white nationalist ideology known on dark corners of the web as the “great replacement theory.” The ideology, centered on the baseless belief that the white population is being replaced by immigrants—in part intentionally…

The Buffalo Shooter Targeted a City Haunted by Segregation

The Tops supermarket on Buffalo’s Jefferson Avenue is surrounded by streets lined with dilapidated houses. Around the corner is a small strip with two barbershops, a nail salon, and a heavily guarded M&T Bank. On most days, this part of town sees little foot traffic. But on Monday, it was filled with television news crews…

The Lives Lost in a Buffalo Supermarket

A brave security guard. A breast cancer survivor. A church deacon who drove locals to and from the grocery store. A community advocate who wrote the local newspaper about the need for stronger gun control. These were among the 10 people killed in the racist attack in Buffalo on Saturday in which a white 18-year-old…

Dominant or upright postures can help people feel confident

Early research on body positions suggested that engaging in specific nonverbal displays can lead to changes in self-report, behavioral, and physiological variables. Still, there has been intense criticism regarding the replicability of these effects.  Needless to mention, posture and body language can help people feel secure and experience positive feelings. However, many of these studies…

NeuroMechFly: EPFL scientists have developed a digital model of the fruit fly

Drosophila is the most commonly used insect in the life sciences. In 2019, Professor Pavan Ramdya at EPFL’s School of Life Sciences and his group developed a deep-learning-based motion-capture software called DeepFly3d. The software, using multiple cameras, quantifies the movements of Drosophila in 3D space. Later, in 2021, his team devised a method called LiftPose3D…

An innovative tech to generate renewable energy and capture carbon

Bioenergy is renewable energy produced from natural sources capable of replacing fossil energy. When combined with geothermal, it can potentially supercharge renewable electricity and create a carbon sink. UC Engineering Ph.D. student Karan Titus has shown that combined geothermal and bioenergy plants could remove a million tonnes of CO2 each year. The work still is…

Previously underexplored immune cell characteristics mapped across multiple tissues

The human immune system is composed of many different cell types. However, less is known about the fine-grained variations in these cell types across organs. Now, scientists from the University of Cambridge, Wellcome Sanger Institute, and collaborators have created an open-access atlas of the immune cells in the human body. They genetically mapped previously underexplored…

Gunman Who Killed 1 and Injured 5 in California Church Shooting Detained

LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. (AP) — A man opened fire during a lunch reception at a Southern California church on Sunday, killing one person and wounding five senior citizens before being stopped and hog-tied by parishioners in what a sheriff’s official called an act of “exceptional heroism and bravery.” Four of the five people wounded suffered…

Some Shanghai Businesses to Reopen Monday, Officials Say

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Supermarkets, malls and restaurants in Shanghai will be allowed to open in a limited capacity starting Monday, officials said, even while it remained unclear whether residents would be let out from their homes. The city’s Vice Mayor Chen Tong said Sunday at a daily press briefing that grocery stores, malls, convenience stores…

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