Gunmen kill 19 in Kabul University attack

Gunmen struck Kabul University’s campus on Monday, killing at least 19 people, trading fire with security forces and injuring more than 20 others, according to the country’s Interior Ministry.

In the melee, three attackers were also killed, Interior Ministry spokesperson Tariq Arian said, adding that the incident was now over.

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Earlier Monday, Arian said that multiple attackers had entered the campus and were fighting with security forces.

Security personnel stand guard outside the Kabul University, Afghanistan on Nov. 2.Wakil Kohsar / AFP – Getty Images

First Vice President Amrullah Saleh appeared to blame the attack on the Taliban, despite the militant group denying that their fighters were involved in the assault.

“The Talibs … won’t be ever able to wash their conscience of this stinking and non-justifiable attack on Kbul uni,” Saleh tweeted.

Witnesses said students

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Meet Schoen Cooperman Research CEO Carly Cooperman, interview

  • Carly Cooperman, 35, is the CEO and partner at Schoen Cooperman Research, a consulting and analytical firm based in New York City. 
  • Cooperman joined the company in 2007 straight out of college and held nearly every position at the firm until being appointed as CEO in July of this year. 
  • She was the lead pollster on Bloomberg’s 2020 presidential run and helped Democrats take the House in 2018. She has also worked with HBO, Apple, and Snapchat,and helped uphold San Francisco’s ban on e-cigarettes. 
  • In an interview with Business Insider, Cooperman talks about her rise in political consulting and how she manages often being the only woman in the room. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Carly Cooperman always thought she wanted to enter politics, but never thought she would end up in polling. Little did she know.

She studied political communications at George Washington University, and during her

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First complete dinosaur brain reconstructed by Brazilian researchers


Brazilian researchers reconstructed the first complete brain of one of the world’s oldest dinosaurs, according to a recent study.

The brain belongs to Buriolestes schultzi — a carnivorous dinosaur that walked the earth during the Triassic period, over 230 million years ago. At just 1.5 grams, it’srelatively small in size, but great in impact within the field of paleontology.

“Our knowledge on the anatomy of the first dinosaurs (Late Triassic, 235–205 Ma) has drastically increased in the last years,” write the researchers, who are from Universidade Federal de Santa Maria and Universidade de São Paulo. “Nevertheless, some structures such as the neurocranium…remain poorly known…This study helps to fill this gap.”

Much of the reason scientists have

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Freddie Drinkard dies of natural causes


A man who was serving a 25-year sentence on an Iowa City sex abuse case died of natural causes at the University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics Monday morning.

At 1:04 a.m., Freddie Owen Drinkard, 85, was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to a Department of Corrections release.

Drinkard was convicted of second-degree sexual abuse and began serving

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New initiative to promote satellite servicing and in-space assembly technologies

WASHINGTON — A new “national initiative” wants to promote the development of satellite servicing and in-space assembly technologies among U.S. government agencies that have differing views on the value of such capabilities.

The On-Orbit Servicing, Assembly and Manufacturing (OSAM) National Initiative is intended to exchange information and establish partnerships among government agencies, and with industry and academia, on the use of such technologies to repair existing satellites and create new capabilities in space.

“It’s going to be really important to work together collaboratively, because we want to move forward with these OSAM technologies and advance them collectively as a suite of capabilities,” said Deborah Tomek, NASA senior advisor for OSAM and one of the leads of the new initiative, said during an Oct. 29 presentation at the Global Satellite Servicing Forum, a conference organized by the Consortium for Execution of Rendezvous and Servicing Operations (CONFERS).

The OSAM National Initiative has

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Iowa’s rate of positive COVID-19 cases is the second worst in the nation, Johns Hopkins University data says

Iowa’s rate of confirming COVID-19 infections in those tested soared to a record high Tuesday, cementing the state as the second-worst in the nation for the percentage of new cases added over the last seven days.

In the 24-hour period ending at 11 a.m. Tuesday, roughly 2 in 5 — 41.02 percent — of the 3,805 tests run in Iowa were positive.

According to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center, Iowa’s worsening positivity rate over the last week averages to 37.4 percent — second worst in the nation only to South Dakota’s average of 50.6 percent.

With the rate of new cases surging, the number of patients checking in to Iowa hospitals for treatment of the virus is surging also. For the ninth day in a row, Iowa again set a record Tuesday for treating the most COVID-19 patients ever.

According to data from the Iowa Department of Public

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5 wild Daniel Jones stats show just how rough the start of his NFL career has been

Daniel Jones occasionally throws dimes, that is for sure.

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But he’s also a turnover machine, fumbling and throwing interceptions in practically every game he’s ever played in his young career. That held true once again on Monday night, when he tossed a pair of interceptions in a two-point loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The stats surrounding all those giveaways are all kinds of astounding. And with the Giants very much in the running for one of the top picks in the 2021 NFL draft, the franchise is likely evaluating whether Jones is the QB of the future.

Now, to the stats:

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Eastern New Mexico University Presents Virtual Production, YOU’RE ON MUTE

A six week exploration of themes and challenges that have been present during the pandemic.

Eastern New Mexico University Presents Virtual Production, YOU'RE ON MUTE

The ENMU Department of Theatre and Digital Filmmaking’s virtual Fall 2020 season closes with You’re on Mute. For the past six weeks, ENMU theatre students have been creating an original piece of theatre, under the direction of instructor Ricky Quintana, based on themes and challenges that have been present during this pandemic.

Entirely done over Zoom, the process has presented many obstacles as well as triumphs as the department continues to navigate the emerging digital performance era.

“I feel like I’m drowning, there is an immense pressure holding my head down,” cries ENMU senior Lara Harkness, who portrays a woman suffering from loneliness, yearning for something new.

The stories cultivated for this show have been pulled from personal experiences as well as research done from existing interviews, news articles, and images. Covering topics such

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Meet the First Black Woman to Receive a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Rochester

Dr. Monique Mendes has become the first Black woman to receive a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Rochester. The Jamaican-born, first-generation college graduate says the announcement came as a shock to her, not even realizing she had done so until informed.

“I didn’t know I was the first Black woman, but I’m excited,” said Mendes to Diversity Education. “I feel empowered; I really want other students in the Rochester city schools, just around Rochester that are Black, who are people of color that know that this is possible and that they can pursue a Ph.D. in neuroscience.”

Her desire to obtain her degree came after she became apart of the McNair Scholars Program at the University of Florida, a program designed to help undergraduate students from low-income and marginalized backgrounds offering financial assistance in addition to mentorship to help them prepare for their doctoral degree. From there,

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See-through soil substitutes help scientists study soil ecology

Nov. 3 (UPI) — To survive dry spells, bacteria rely on carbon from dead fungi, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal eLife.

Understanding soil ecology is vital to the study of forests, carbon cycles, climate change, sustainable agriculture and more. Unfortunately, it’s quite difficult to observe the behavior of soil microbes.

To get a better view of the biological activity going on beneath the soil surface, researchers made the soil see-through.

“To advance the study of soil processes, we used transparent soil substitutes that allowed us to use microscopes and other experimental techniques to see and measure the activity of soil bacteria and determine how this activity depends on the fungi,” said lead study author Kriti Sharma said in a news release.

Sharma completed the study as a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina.

Sharma, now a postdoctoral researcher at Caltech, and collaborators from Vienna,

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