Netflix adds more subscribers than thought – BBC News

Netflix added nearly seven million new customers in the three months to September, bringing its total to more than 137 million members worldwide.

The growth was stronger than expected, prompting the firm’s shares to jump more than 10% in after-hours trade.

It came as the firm premiered a record amount of original programming, including new seasons of Orange Is The New Black and BoJack Horseman.

Netflix is among the first of the major US tech firms to report earnings.

Investors were looking for signs of a rebound at the company after an unusually weak second quarter, which had fanned worries about the online streaming firm’s future.

Source: Netflix adds more subscribers than thought – BBC News

World’s fastest camera shoots at 10 trillion frames per second

In brief: Researchers have developed what they say is the world’s fastest camera. Dubbed the T-CUP, it can capture 10 trillion frames per second, allowing it to ‘freeze time’ and see light in super-slow motion.

Researchers from Quebec University’s Institute national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) began by looking at compressed ultrafast photography (CUP), which can capture images at around 100 billion frames per second. T-CUP improves on this technique as it’s based on a femtosecond (one quadrillionth of a second) streak camera that also incorporates a data acquisition type, which is commonly used in applications like tomography.

Source: World’s fastest camera shoots at 10 trillion frames per second

Colorado voters will get a second chance next month to abolish slavery – CNN

(CNN)Next month, Colorado will vote on changing the language in its state constitution so that it no longer allows slavery as a form of punishment. Slavery is technically — technically — still legal in many states.

Wait, slavery is legal?

Article II, Section 26 of Colorado’s constitution reads that there “shall never be in this state either slavery or involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.” [Emphasis added]
That’s what legislators are putting on the ballot this year. Amendment A will change the wording to “There shall never be in this state either slavery or involuntary servitude.” [Again, emphasis added.]
Voters almost passed the amendment two years ago. But the wording was so unclear that it confused many people about whether they were voting for or against slavery, said Jumoke Emery with Abolish Slavery Colorado.

Source: Colorado voters will get a second chance next month to abolish slavery – CNN

Elizabeth Warren DNA test prompts Cherokee backlash – Washington Times

By Valerie Richardson

Sen. Elizabeth Warren trumpeted Monday DNA test results showing she has a smidgen of Native American blood, although no more than the average U.S. white person, even as Cherokees accused her of dishonoring them with her dubious claims of tribal ancestry.

Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. said the Massachusetts Democrat was “undermining” Native Americanswith her attempt to prove her tribal heritage using genetic testing, calling it “inappropriate and wrong.”

“Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong,” said Mr. Hoskin in a statement. “It makes a mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses while also dishonoring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens whose ancestors are well documented and whose heritage is proven.”

Senator Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage,” he concluded.

Kim TallBear, professor of native studies at the University of Alberta, accused Ms. Warren of refusing to meet with Cherokee Nation members who challenge her claims and blasted her for “colonial-settler definitions of who is Indigenous.”

Source: Elizabeth Warren DNA test prompts Cherokee backlash – Washington Times

Federal Judge Rules In Favor Of Trump In Stormy Daniels Defamation Lawsuit : NPR

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against President Trump by adult film actress Stormy Daniels, who claimed the president had defamed her earlier this year on Twitter.

The lawsuit was filed over a tweet Trump sent in April suggesting Daniels was lying about being threatened in 2011 not to go public with her story of an alleged sexual encounter with Trump.

“A sketch years later about a nonexistent man. A total con job, playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it)!” the president tweeted.

Source: Federal Judge Rules In Favor Of Trump In Stormy Daniels Defamation Lawsuit : NPR

Hostage situation at a German train station ends with one in custody

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MAINZ, Germany — A hostage situation at Cologne’s main train station ended when a woman being held captive was freed and the attacker was taken into custody, according to German police.

The incident, which began at 6:45 a.m. ET, ended after a couple of hours when the attacker was taken into custody, a police spokeswoman told NBC News. Details on the hostage taker’s identity were not immediately released.

Police said the attacker was “seriously injured” during his arrest and measures were being taken to revive him. Officers are still on the scene searching the premises to ensure there are no further threats and said in a tweet that people are to avoid the area.

Source: Hostage situation at a German train station ends with one in custody