The Daily Populous

Friday March 23rd, 2018 night edition

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Dubbed clean meat, the efforts are distinct from "fake meat," like the soy protein "chicken" you can find in your grocery store today.

Unlike Morningstar or Boca Burgers, clean meat really is meat; it just grows in a lab instead of being part of an animal.

"It just has to be meat.".

said Josh Tetrick, CEO of clean meat start-up JUST, who already tasted success with JUST Mayo.

Right now clean meat is much more expensive to produce than traditional meat because of scaling and infrastructure.

The land, feed, farmers, slaughterhouses and transportation are already in place to produce meat from dead animals.

Growing clean meat may be more efficient and will require less total marginal costs in the end, but until the systems needed to grow clean meat on a large scale exist, it will be more expensive. »

Superintendent Says Students Are Armed with Rocks In Case of a School Shooting

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The superintendent of the Blue Mountain School District is in the spotlight after telling lawmakers in Harrisburg his students protect themselves against potential school shooters with rocks.

If an armed intruder attempts to gain entrance into any of our classrooms, they will face a classroom full students armed with rocks and they will be stoned,” said Dr. David Helsel.

The superintendent of the Blue Mountain School District was explaining his unconventional form of protecting the students in their schools in the event of an active shooter situation: give them rocks. »

Spotify says about two million users blocked ads without paying

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(Reuters) - Spotify Technology SA (SPOT.N) said on Friday it uncovered 2 million users of its free service who had blocked advertising without paying, highlighting a potential revenue risk for the soon-to-be public company.

The music-streaming company previously included the 2 million users in calculations for some of its key performance indicators, including MAUs, ad-supported users, content hours, and content hours per MAU.

The company had 157 million active users as of Dec. 31, of which about 71 million were paid subscribers who access ad-free versions of the service, according to its website. »

France hostage crisis: 'Two dead' in Trèbes supermarket

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Police have surrounded the French supermarket, as the BBC's Lucy Williamson reports.

Reports say the suspect is known to French intelligence services and that his mother is at the scene.

A security source told French news agency AFP that most employees and customers at the supermarket "managed to flee". »

Leaked: Cambridge Analytica's blueprint for Trump victory

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The 27-page presentation was produced by the Cambridge Analytica officials who worked most closely on Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

Kaiser said Cambridge Analytica staff told her they were stunned when they arrived at Trump’s headquarters in Trump Tower, New York.

While not useful for securing donors, Cambridge Analytica deemed the tool useful for engaging potential voter “contacts”, according to the presentation. »