Digest

  • Germany’s Long, Strained Relationship with IslamGermany’s Long, Strained Relationship with Islam
    Wunsdorf, Germany – It’s late afternoon in Wunsdorf, a small town 50km south of Berlin. Winter has left the landscape dry and hazy, so the lights are already on in the local refugee camp. A team of guards, all of them German, has been watching over the facility since it opened last February. It’s a […]

Politics

  • Trump’s UN Envoy: Russia ‘Certainly’ Involved in ElectionsTrump’s UN Envoy: Russia ‘Certainly’ Involved in Elections
    President Donald Trump’s envoy to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Russia was “certainly” involved in the U.S. presidential election, noting she does not trust Russian President Vladimir Putin and that Trump is not stopping her from “beating up on Russia.” In an interview with ABC News broadcast on Sunday, she said despite the ongoing […]

U.S. News

  • Trump Adviser Carter Page Reportedly Passed Documents To Russian SpyTrump Adviser Carter Page Reportedly Passed Documents To Russian Spy
    Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page confirmed he passed documents to a Russian spy in 2013 but the information was not sensitive, BuzzFeed reported Monday. Page, an energy consultant, met with Russian intelligence agent Victor Podobnyy at a January 2013 energy conference in New York as the SVR agent tried to recruit Page. Podobnyy and […]

World News

  • Emmanuel Macron Works to Sway French ElectionsEmmanuel Macron Works to Sway French Elections
    French election frontrunner Emmanuel Macron urged voters on Monday to turn the page on the last 20 years and bring a new generation to power, as he stepped up attacks against resurgent far-left and conservative rivals six days before voting day. Macron, a 39-year-old pro-EU centrist who would become the youngest French leader since Napoleon […]

Science

  • Coral Bleaching Is Spreading on the Great Barrier ReefCoral Bleaching Is Spreading on the Great Barrier Reef
    The Great Barrier Reef has been at risk for a year now following a 2016 coral bleaching event, but new findings show that after yet another bleaching event, two thirds of the reef have been severely damaged. The bleaching, a product of warming waters, causes the healthy corals to lose their algae and turn a […]

Technology

  • Big Brother in the Workplace: Implanted Access Chips in SwedenBig Brother in the Workplace: Implanted Access Chips in Sweden
    {By Alan M. Milner, Tellus News Digest} Epicenter, a Swedish incubation center for start-up companies, is injecting microchips into volunteer employees that enable them to pass through security barriers, log onto to protected computers, and purchase items in the canteen just by waving their hands across a reader. This, in my opinion, is an example […]

About Tellus

  • The Tellus ManifestoThe Tellus Manifesto
    When we started Tellus News Digest in 2014, our goal was to create a venue where content contributors could publish high quality, professionally edited, and well documented articles on trending news stories, while leaving room for the kind of in-depth exploratory articles that will cast light on stories that are being manipulated by the mainstream […]

Spotlight

  • How Drug Use Effects Brain, Makes Relapse LikelyHow Drug Use Effects Brain, Makes Relapse Likely
    A dance with the devil. That’s how 33-year-old Elizabeth Mooney describes her struggle with drug addiction, recalling the “little voice” that repeatedly overpowered her mind after she had been in recovery, once for as long as three years. She knows the consequences of using again, yet she’s relapsed five times. The desire became “stronger and […]

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Featured Stories

  • Former NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Commits SuicideFormer NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Commits Suicide
    Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez died after hanging himself in his prison cell Wednesday morning. Prison officials confirmed Hernandez’s death in a statement. Hernandez was serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd. He was acquitted of a double murder only days ago. Guards discovered the 27-year-old Hernandez in his […]
  • Study Finds 89 Percent of Trump Coverage Is NegativeStudy Finds 89 Percent of Trump Coverage Is Negative
    It would be hard for biased, negative news coverage of President Trump to get any worse. “As President Trump approaches the end of his first 100 days in office, he has received by far the most hostile press treatment of any incoming American president, with the broadcast networks punishing him with coverage that has been […]
  • Spain Arrests Suspected Russian Hacker on U.S. WarrantSpain Arrests Suspected Russian Hacker on U.S. Warrant
    Spanish police have arrested a Russian hacker accused of interfering in the 2016 presidential election at the request of U.S. authorities. Pyotr Levashov was arrested in Barcelona on 7 April on a U.S. computer crimes warrant, according to a spokeswoman for Spain’s National Court who wished to remain anonymous, the Associated Press reported. Levashov’s wife, […]
  • Trump Removes Bannon from National Security CouncilTrump Removes Bannon from National Security Council
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has removed his controversial chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, from the powerful National Security Council in a staff reshuffle that consolidated the power of the White House national security adviser, H.R. McMaster. During the first weeks of his presidency, Trump was sharply criticized for authorizing his political adviser to attend […]
  • National Hockey League Passes on 2018 Olympic GamesNational Hockey League Passes on 2018 Olympic Games
    The NHL announced Monday that it will not participate in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, which are being held in PyeongChang, South Korea. The NHL had sent players to the past five Winter Olympics starting with the Nagano Games in 1998. The league is the only major professional sport to interrupt its schedule for the […]

  • As  a writer, you are probably accustomed to rejection, because that is the writer’s lot in life.  In How to Master the Art of Selling, by sales guru Tom Hopkins, the author of one of the best-selling self-improvement books of all time makes a single statement that, once internalized, helps anyone – not just salespeople […]

Tellus In Depth

  • Why Solitary Confinement Makes Prisoners Behave BadlyWhy Solitary Confinement Makes Prisoners Behave Badly
    They live in tiny, austere cages not much larger than their bodies, isolated from their peers. These pitiful lab rats once served merely as control groups for researchers, to be compared with rodents in more comfortable abodes with toys and fellow lab animals for interaction. But then scientists realized these unfortunate rats could be the […]

Sports

  • UNC Nails Sixth NCAA Title with 71-65 win over GonzagaUNC Nails Sixth NCAA Title with 71-65 win over Gonzaga
    GLENDALE, Ariz. — Back on the East Coast it was near midnight, near the one-year anniversary, to the day, of North Carolina’s greatest heartbreak — one that united this team on a long-sought mission of redemption. It was near midnight there when the Tar Heels began celebrating here. For the past year, they’d often spoken […]

Health

  • Antibiotic Recipes Found in Medieval Medical BooksAntibiotic Recipes Found in Medieval Medical Books
    By Erin Connelly, CLIR-Mellon Fellow for Data Curation in Medieval Studies, University of Pennsylvania. A recipe for an eyesalve from ‘Bald’s Leechbook.’ © The British Library Board (Royal MS 12 D xvii) For a long time, medieval medicine has been dismissed as irrelevant. This time period is popularly referred to as the “Dark Ages,” which […]

Entertainment

  • Bob Dylan Finally Receives Nobel Prize in StockholmBob Dylan Finally Receives Nobel Prize in Stockholm
    American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan accepted his Nobel Prize in literature Saturday in Stockholm, members of the Swedish Academy and local media reported. Dylan received his Nobel diploma and medal during a small ceremony at a hotel near where he performed later Saturday, Klas Ostergren, a member of the Swedish Academy, told The Associated Press. Academy […]

Business

  • Chinese Economy Surges 6.9 %  in 1st Quarter of ’17Chinese Economy Surges 6.9 % in 1st Quarter of ’17
    Beijing (dpa) – China’s economy grew 6.9 per cent in the first quarter of 2017, a government bureau said Monday. China’s gross domestic product (GDP) was 18.07 trillion yuan (2.63 trillion dollars) in the first quarter of 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics said. China Premier Li Keqiang in March announced a growth target for […]

Media

  • Fox News Fires Bill O’Reilly Amid Sexual Harassment StormFox News Fires Bill O’Reilly Amid Sexual Harassment Storm
    {From Variety} In a shocking reversal of fortune for one of the most prominent voices in TV news, Bill O’Reilly has been ousted from Fox News Channel amid the firestorm over sexual harassment allegations leveled against the host in recent years. Parent company 21st Century Fox said Wednesday: “After a thorough and careful review of the […]

Lifestyles

  • Fox News Fires Bill O’Reilly Amid Sexual Harassment StormFox News Fires Bill O’Reilly Amid Sexual Harassment Storm
    {From Variety} In a shocking reversal of fortune for one of the most prominent voices in TV news, Bill O’Reilly has been ousted from Fox News Channel amid the firestorm over sexual harassment allegations leveled against the host in recent years. Parent company 21st Century Fox said Wednesday: “After a thorough and careful review of the […]