Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. More than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries issue ‘warning to humanity’
“More than 15,000 scientists around the world have issued a global warning: there needs to be change in order to save Earth. It comes 25 years after the first notice in 1992 when a mere 1,500 scientists issued a similar warning.”
– CBC News
2. Toronto’s transit miracle on King St.
“From a seat on the 504 King streetcar Monday on the first weekday morning of the transit-priority pilot project, it sure felt like a streetcar miracle.
“The car kept moving, first of all. Through the front window, you could see the streetcar a few blocks ahead. Through the back window, you could see the one a few blocks behind. It was standing-room only, but not the overcapacity mosh pit Torontonians have come to expect.”
+1: Uber’s biggest rival Lyft is coming to Toronto – CBC News
3. Raqqa’s dirty secret
“The BBC has uncovered details of a secret deal that let hundreds of IS fighters and their families escape from Raqqa, under the gaze of the US and British-led coalition and Kurdish-led forces who control the city.”
4. U.S. Senate leaders say Roy Moore is ‘unfit to serve’ as senator
“The head of the Senate Republican campaign committee said Monday that Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore is ‘unfit to serve,’ and he should be expelled from the Senate if he wins next month’s election, following allegations that he initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32.”
+1: A fifth woman accuses Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct – New York Times
5. All it took was a 3D printed mask to fool Apple’s Face ID
“When Apple introduced Face ID security alongside the iPhone X, it boasted that even Hollywood-quality masks couldn’t fool the system. It might not be a question of movie-like authenticity, however — security researchers at Bkav claim to have thwarted Face ID by using a specially-built mask. ”