"North Of Moldova TV IS OFF!!! But We Have THE ALMIGHTY INTERNET!"
So read the most revolutionary tweet of the day out of Chisnau as the Twitter Revolution called for the Moldovan government to step from power and let freedom reign.
The tag #pman is twitterhand for Piata Marii Adunari Nationale, Chisnau's central square which has been the scene of violent protests in recent days between EU-aligned students and the ruling communist government. Many anti-government actions so far have been coordinated through Twiiter and other social networks.
Journalist and blogger, Natalia Morari, the Anna Politkovskaya of Molodova, wrote that "the organisation was through the internet, and 15,000 people came on to the street." Other reports have been carried over Facebook's Support Moldova page which counts 6,892 fans and details what's on the resistance movement's agenda.
Russia jumped into the fray as well denouncing the protests in a country that, like Georgia, is seen as entirely within the Slavic sphere of influence and which serves as a critical buffer between them and the EU. Russia has particular sympathy for a strip of Moldovan territotry bordering the Ukraine, Transnistria, which has a high population of ethnic Russians.
An interview with Natalia Morari after her explusion from Russia in 2007
In a breakthrough for nuclear fusion research, scientists at China's Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) reactor have produced temperatures necessary for nuclear fusion on Earth.
- The EAST reactor was able to heat hydrogen to temperatures exceeding 100 million degrees Celsius.
- Nuclear fusion could someday provide the planet with a virtually limitless supply of clean energy.
- Still, scientists have many other obstacles to pass before fusion technology becomes a viable energy source.
Giving our solar system a "slap in the face."
- A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
- It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
- Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
The 116th Congress is set to break records in term of diversity among its lawmakers, though those changes are coming almost entirely from Democrats.
- Women and nonwhite candidates made record gains in the 2018 midterms.
- In total, almost half of the newly elected Congressional representatives are not white men.
- Those changes come almost entirely from Democrats; Republican members-elect are all white men except for one woman.
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