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Why Amadou Diallo’s Mother Still Fights ‘This Good Fight’

Years before Black Lives Matter, Mr. Diallo’s killing became a rallying cry. Now, the Eric Garner case brings painful reminders.
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Vayyar raises $109 million to bring its 4D radar imaging tech to more markets
Vayyar, which provides radar imaging sensor technology to multiple industries, has raised $109 million in a round of funding led by Koch.
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Rainn Wilson gets quizzed on 'The Office' superfan Billie Eilish and crushes it
Billie Eilish is a superfan of The Office. So much so that when she met Rainn Wilson, AKA Dwight Schrute, she absolutely wowed him with her next-level knowledge of the iconic show. But how does Wilson's knowledge of the "Bad Guy" singer compare?  In fact, she was even a little bit nervous about meeting Wilson. We would be too, to be fair.  Wilson said that at the time he interviewed Eilish, she'd watched the show from start to finish 12 times. "I asked them to get the hardest Office trivia possible known to man and she nailed it," said Wilson. Lilly Singh quizzed Wilson on his knowledge of Eilish and, you know what, he got every single question right. He correctly guessed that she was born on the same year as the iPod came out. He knew which of her songs shares a name with a TV show of his. He even knew about her former crush on Justin Bieber.  Read more...More about The Office, Rainn Wilson, Culture, and Talk Show
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Idiotic tourists hit by waves on this Iceland beach
A “wave” of tourism hit this iconic beach in Iceland. Watch as a group of tourists visiting the black sands of Reynisfjara Beach is tossed around by the high waves. “Idiots,” said tour guide Thorolfur Sævar Sæmundsson while filming from a safe distance. He warns people not to go down to the shoreline because of...
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Google tries to explain its controversial health data collection program
Google is belatedly trying to explain its controversial health care data collection program after it was revealed by a WSJ investigation. The search giant previously said that it's legally collecting data from the hospital chain Ascension under a so-...
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Watch live: CBSN's Elaine Quijano interviews Maria Ressa
Ressa was among a group of journalists recognized by Time magazine as 2018's Person of the Year
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Men get stressed out if their wives make too much money
When it comes to views about money, traditional gender norms "can be dangerous for men's health," economist says
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Create all your coffee shop favourites with this stylish espresso machine
TL;DR: The De'Longhi Dedica Style espresso machine is on sale for £139.99 on Amazon, saving you 36% on list price. Coffee aficionados everywhere will know all too well how expensive the habit can be, and that's why it pays to invest in a quality coffee machine that can make café favourites at home.  The De'Longhi Dedica Style espresso machine prepares and delivers a perfect espresso with freshly ground coffee, with an adjustable milk frothing steam device for frothy cappuccinos and smooth lattes. It also has a hot water delivery system for americanos or herbal teas, so you can make everything on the menu. Read more...More about Coffee Machine, Espresso Machine, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, and Uk Deals
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400-year-old warships in Swedish channel may be sisters of doomed Vasa
The pair of warships were sunk to block enemy naval access to Stockholm.
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At the Entrenched Met Museum, the New Director Shakes Things Up
One year into the job, Max Hollein shows that art shouldn’t be seen solely through a Western lens.
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Lori Loughlin fighting new charges in college admissions scandal
BOSTON (AP) — “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband are contesting expanded charges against them in the college admissions bribery scandal. Lawyers for Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli entered not guilty pleas on their behalf Tuesday to charges of conspiracy to commit federal program bribery. Earlier this month, the couple waived their...
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Google Assistant will now give you a personalized feed of the daily news
Finding all the news you want to read in one place isn’t easy. You’ll probably find yourself hopping from one site to another and listening to various podcasts, but Google’s Assistant has launched a feature to make this easier for you.  Starting from today, if you say “Ok Google, play me the news,” your device will reply with a personalized playlist of the day’s stories and breaking news headlines. “By analyzing what’s being said within a given audio file, we can apply our understanding around what text articles are about, how news stories evolve, how topics link together and what… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google
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Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bitcoin nearing $8,000 as downtrend continues’
Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Foucault used to say: Live, laugh, love! Bitcoin Price We closed the day, November 19 2019, at a price of $8,206. That’s a minor 1.19 percent decline in 24 hours, or -$98.97. It was the lowest closing price in twenty-five days. We’re still 59 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017). Bitcoin market cap Bitcoin’s market cap ended the day at… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin
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Scooter Braun posted a quote on Instagram saying 'kindness is the only response' amid his feud with Taylor Swift
Steve Granitz, Kevin Mazur / Getty Celebrity manager, and co-owner of Big Machine Records, Scooter Braun, posted a quote on his Instagram on November 19. This is amid his very public disagreement with Taylor Swift about her old music. The post read: "Kindness is the only response," and Braun wrote in the caption that these are "words to live by." Swift and Braun are currently in a dispute about her first six albums, which Braun bought when he and Scott Borchetta took over Big Machine Records earlier this year in a $300 million sale. She tweeted on November 14 that Braun and Borchetta were preventing her from playing her old music at the AMAs. Big Machine Records denied the claims, but an email to Insider appears to corroborate Swift's story. Several celebrities have also spoken up in support of Swift. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Celebrity manager Scooter Braun posted a quote on his Instagram that read, "Kindness is the only response," amid his very public disagreement with Taylor Swift about her old music. In the caption, he said they were "words to live by." Instagram Embed: //instagram.com/p/B5Cfsjonz1g/embed Width: 540px Braun and Scott Borchetta bought the label Big Machine Records earlier this year in a $300 million sale that included Swift's first six albums that she left behind when she switched to Universal Music Group in 2018. At the time, Swift said of the purchase: "All I could think about was the incessant, manipulative bullying I've received at his hands for years."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Most maps of Louisiana aren't entirely right. Here's what the state really looks like.See Also:The actor playing Prince Charles in 'The Crown' says the royal is 'a guy waiting for his mother to die for his life to have meaning'The 16 most disappointing albums of the year, rankedTaylor Swift will get to perform at the AMAs according to her former label Big Machine Records
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Lowe's raises profit forecast, shares gain
Lowe's Cos Inc raised its full-year earnings forecast on Wednesday, as the home improvement chain's increased assortment of industrial products like drills and power saws attracted more high-spending building contractors and handymen.
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Xbox chief: 'We discussed whether we should even do another console'
Xbox boss Phil Spencer on how Microsoft agonised over Project Scarlett, the rise of streaming and how new tech will shape game storytellingAt the end of every video game console generation, the industry reaches a crossroads in relation to its future. This year, however, that point feels more like a spaghetti junction. Sony and Microsoft have new machines coming out in 2020: the PS5, and the Xbox One follow-up known as Project Scarlett. Both companies have subscription-based services running on their current machines, and Microsoft is pitching its xCloud game streaming platform against the recently launched Google Stadia, both of which allow users to play console-quality games on a variety of devices without having to actually own a console.So what is the future of gaming? Will it continue to feature increasingly powerful consoles and PCs that you have to replace every few years? Or will they be jettisoned in favour of streaming services that enable the games to be played on anything with a screen? Continue reading...
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Housebuilding data shows dearth of homes for affordable renting
Only 37,825 new homes built to be let at discounted rents last year, despite waiting list of 1.1mEngland’s shortage of affordable rented housing shows no sign of ending, as official figures revealed on Wednesday that only 37,825 new homes were built to be let at discounted rents last year, despite a national housing waiting list of more than 1.1 million households.The number of new homes classed as social housing and available at the cheapest rents from councils remained historically low at a mere 6,287, the second-lowest level since council house building began in earnest in 1921. Continue reading...
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Robert Lewandowski Says Hansi Flick Has 'Breathed a New Life' into Bayern Munich
Robert Lewandowski has said interim Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick has " breathed a new life" into the club after the exit of Niko Kovac...
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'Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order': Gareth Bale pokes fun at critics
He's won four Champions League titles with Real Madrid and scored over a hundred goals for the club. But Gareth Bale is facing a backlash from the club's fans after celebrating with a flag that suggests he prefers appearing for Wales and playing golf ahead of starring for Real.
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An indictment against 2 officers guarding Jeffrey Epstein the night of his suicide says they shopped online, read sports news, and napped instead of checking on him
Richard Drew/AP, New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP Two prison guards responsible for checking up on Jeffrey Epstein on the night of his suicide were accused of "browsing the internet" for "furniture sales," and checking sports news to the detriment of carrying out their duties, a grand jury indictment reveals.  Tova Noel and Micheal Thomas were accused of not making any checks on Epstein for 8 hours and forging documents to say that they did.  Both Noel and Thomas have pleaded not guilty to the charges against them. The office where they were said to be sleeping and browsing the internet was just 15 feet from Epstein's cell. Jeffrey Epstein was awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York when he died by suicide in August.  Visit the Insider homepage for more stories The two prison guards tasked with monitoring Jeffrey Epstein on the night he died by suicide were accused of shopping for furniture online, checking sports news, and sleeping at their desks to the detriment of carrying out their duties, a grand jury indictment released on Tuesday showed. Tova Noel and Michael Thomas were on duty at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York on the night of Epstein's suicide, and are accused of failing to check up on him at regular intervals, and forging documents during their shift to say that they had. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How to find water when you're stuck in the desertSee Also:Inside Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein's controversial 20-year friendshipWhy you're seeing Jeffrey Epstein murder memes everywhere15 newspaper front pages show how the media reacted to Prince Andrew's 'car crash' interview about Jeffrey Epstein
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Stablecoin businesses ARE money transmitters, says FinCEN chief
Stablecoins fall under the US Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s (FinCEN) remit to safeguard money transmission services, which means issuers must register as such and comply with anti-money laundering rules. That’s according to director Kenneth Blanco, who made the comments while speaking at a conference in New York last week. “Because we are technology-neutral, we can say with complete clarity that for AML/CFT purposes, it should be understood that transactions in stablecoins, like any other value that substitutes for currency, are covered by our definition of ‘money transmission services’,” Blanco said. “This means that accepting and transmitting activity denominated in stablecoins makes… This story continues at The Next Web
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Meghan Markle is still waiting to become a British citizen even though she moved to England 2 years ago
Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images Britain's Duchess of Sussex may be married to the Queen's grandson, but that doesn't mean she gets to cut corners when applying for her British citizenship.  Even though Prince Harry's communications secretary said Meghan Markle intended to become a British citizen after their engagement in 2017, Markle is yet to receive her citizenship. "It might seem extraordinary, given that she's been married to the Queen's grandson for 18 months, but she accepts that it's a slow process," a friend of the duchess told the Mail Online. According to official government guidelines, you have to have lived in the UK for three years before applying for citizenship, on the grounds that your spouse is a British citizen.  If the duchess is following this procedure, that means she might not be eligible to apply until 2020. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Duchess of Sussex is still waiting to become a British citizen, even though she moved to the UK two years ago.  After Meghan Markle's engagement to Prince Harry in 2017, his communications secretary Jason Knauf said the former actress would be "compliant with immigration requirements at all times." See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Taylor Swift is the world's highest-paid celebrity. Here's how she makes and spends her $360 million.See Also:The backlash Meghan Markle received for deciding to miss Christmas with the Queen is just another example of the double standards she's up againstThese are the 3 best photos of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from 2019, according to the royal family's photographerHillary Clinton reportedly paid a secret visit to Meghan Markle at Frogmore Cottage, and she even got to cuddle with baby Archie
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Police arrest Malta businessman implicated in journalist murder: sources
Malta police arrested one of the country's most prominent businessmen on Wednesday as part of an investigation into the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, two sources said.
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Transcript: North Korea expert Sue Mi Terry on "Intelligence Matters"
This week, on the "Intelligence Matters" podcast Michael Morell talks with CSIS senior Korea fellow Sue Mi Terry about why the U.S. and the North are at a stalemate after months of negotiations and three Trump-Kim summits
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Iran's Rouhani claims victory over unrest and blames foreigners
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday claimed victory over unrest he blamed on foreign enemies, according to state media, after protests over fuel price rises rocked the nation and left scores reported dead.
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Stacey Abrams: Democrats' Georgia debate puts focus on the issue that really counts
Stacey Abrams writes that as Democratic presidential candidates prepare to debate in Georgia, a place known for its successful voter suppression efforts, there needs to be a discussion about how power in our current democracy is determined not by popular will but by undemocratic rules that make voter suppression possible.
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Swedbank CEO vows to 'get to the bottom' of sanctions breach allegation
Swedbank CEO Jens Henriksson pledged to "get to the bottom" of an alleged transfer of funds from a Russian arms company which Swedish broadcaster SVT on Wednesday said may have violated U.S sanctions against Russia.
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Lowe's misses quarterly same-store sales estimates
Lowe's Cos Inc missed quarterly same-store sales estimates on Wednesday, as the home improvement chain faced intense competition from Home Depot Inc .
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A monkey with a face like a human has been single for 19 years, but zookeepers say it's because he's a bit of a jerk
Feature China / Barcroft Media via Getty Images A tufted capuchin at Tianjin Zoo in China is looking for love after being single his whole life. The unnamed monkey went viral in 2018 for his eerily human-like facial features. According to the Daily Mail, zoo officials say the monkey's singledom is partly due to "a lack of fate." However, they added that the monkey is known for his "aggressive" personality: "[He] likes playing with mud and smashing coconuts." Probably not great first date material. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Love can be one of life's greatest joys — but it can also be one of the greatest causes of heartbreak and distress, as a famous monkey in China seems to know too well. The Daily Mail reports that a tufted capuchin at the Tianjin Zoo in China has been single for every one of his 19 years — and zoo officials are now hoping they can help him be a bit luckier in love.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Taylor Swift is the world's highest-paid celebrity. Here's how she makes and spends her $360 million.See Also:Here's what it was like on board Qantas' first nonstop, 19-hour flight from London to SydneyI took trains all the way from Istanbul to London, and eastern and western Europe felt like different worldsI moved to the US from China — and here are the 29 things on my US bucket list
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Aston Martin unveils £158,000 SUV aimed at wealthy women
Luxury carmaker hopes DBX will reverse its fortunes amid falling sales and share priceAston Martin Lagonda has unveiled its first sports utility vehicle in an attempt to compete in the fast growing luxury SUV car market and reverse the 75% slide in its share price since the company floated last year.The British company, which supplies cars to James Bond in the 007 films, said it hoped the long-awaited £158,000 DBX model would widen its appeal to wealthy women, as almost all of its current customers are men. Continue reading...
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Why farmers may want to paint their cows with zebra stripes
Some people thought the stripy cattle in a Japanese pasture were a practical joke, but the science behind the camoflaged bovines could save farmers big money
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In Warning to Hong Kong’s Courts, China Shows Who Is Boss
China’s legislative body criticized a court ruling overturning a ban on wearing masks, signaling that it was the final arbiter of law in Hong Kong.
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Junk loan market tensions signal end of buyout-led binge
Many investors are shunning the riskiest corners of the junk-rated U.S. corporate loan market because of concerns about possible credit rating downgrades, putting the brakes on a run of leveraged buyouts and debt-funded dividends.
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'Thank you, WeWork' — 2 of the coworking startup's biggest rivals are cashing in after its public meltdown
Two of WeWork's biggest rivals are cashing in on the collapse of its IPO, its rescue by SoftBank, and its ongoing overhaul. "Thank you, WeWork," IWG CEO Mark Dixon told Fast Company, adding that the coworking startup's public meltdown has shone a spotlight on shared workspaces. "Landlords are considering going in our direction that maybe weren't before," CBRE boss Robert Sulentic said on an earnings call this month. For more stories on WeWork, click here. Two of WeWork's biggest rivals are cashing in on its public meltdown. "We're in a hypergrowth stage at the moment," Mark Dixon, CEO of IWG, told Fast Company. The collapse of WeWork's IPO, the coworking startup's rescue by SoftBank, and its ongoing overhaul is helping the company — which boasts 3,500 global locations to WeWork's 625 — to expand and acquire smaller competitors, he said.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A big-money investor in juggernauts like Facebook and Netflix breaks down the '3rd wave' firms that are leading the next round of tech disruptionSee Also:Trump reportedly shelved a ban on flavored e-cigarettes to avoid angering votersState-owned oil giant Saudi Aramco is worth up to $1.7 trillion in a new IPO range, setting the stage for the world's largest public listingWeWork is just the 'tip of the iceberg.' Here's why one market expert thinks Silicon Valley's business model 'is at the beginning of a massive unraveling.'
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Twitter warns UK political party over 'factcheck' rebrand that 'misled the public'
Twitter says a UK political party's rebrand of their press account as a fact-checking service "misled the public."  The UK's Conservative party has been accused of misleading the public by rebranding their official Twitter profile as a fact-checker during a televised leadership debate. During a head-to-head between Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnston and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn broadcast by ITV on Tuesday night, the Twitter account of the Conservative press office was rebranded as "factcheckUK" with a new logo that showed no indication of its political associations. Then, during the course of the debate, the account began posting supposedly "fact-checked" tweets, which only targeted Labour. The only thing that didn't change was the handle @CCHQPress. Read more...More about Twitter, Election, Misinformation, Fact Check, and Fact Checking
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Why I Quit My Job Carrying Out Trump’s Immigration Policies
A former asylum officer says “remain in Mexico” and other policies undermining asylum aren’t just racist, they’re illegal.
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Here they go again: New preventive outages set for parts of Calif.
Move follows several such mass blackouts last month by embattled PG&E during long stretch of extremely dry, hot weather conducive to wildfires
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5 things to watch for during Sondland's hearing
Gordon Sondland's public testimony is the most highly anticipated hearing so far in the impeachment inquiry.
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Neymar 'Good to Play Against Real Madrid' in UCL, Calls for 'Calm' over Future
Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has declared himself fit to play following his recent injury layoff, saying he expects to be ready for the upcoming clash with Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League...
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What Happened to Kamala Harris?
We followed the candidate to South Carolina to understand how she went from top-tier, front-runner status to the middle of the pack.
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Thailand welcomes Pope Francis – in pictures
Pope Francis arrives in Bangkok to boost morale of tiny minority of Catholics and speak about human trafficking Continue reading...
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Human patient put in suspended animation for the first time
Scientists (and sci-fi fans) have been talking about suspended animation for years. The idea that the functions of the human body can somehow be put on "pause" while life-saving medical procedures are performed (or a person is sent into space, a la A...
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‘We can’t say what’s safe’: Doctors react to Trump abandoning vape ban
One month after a high-school-age boy survived a double lung transplant due to vaping, the Trump administration seemed to press pause on a promised action to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes to young people.
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Up in smoke: are we wrong about the dangers of vaping?
Since vaping became a popular alternative to smoking, the big tobacco companies have been moving into the market. But do we know enough about the risks?Inside a laboratory in suburban Southampton, a corporate display board includes a portrait of Paracelsus, the 16th-century Swiss “father of toxicology”. It sits above his most memorable adage: “All things are poison … the dosage alone makes it so a thing is not a poison.” Next to this is the logo of British American Tobacco (BAT), whose cigarettes have poisoned to death more people than it would probably care to calculate.The lab, part of the tobacco company’s sprawling research and development centre, is a rare indoor space where smoking is legal. Marianna Gaca, a BAT biologist, shows me a robot. A dozen or so steel mouths spin on a wheel, each designed to hold a cigarette. Fat syringes draw the tobacco smoke along tubing into sealed petri dishes that contain human lung cells. The machine used to be part of BAT’s doomed attempts to make its cigarettes safer. Today, it has a different role: the smoke it draws serves as a toxic point of comparison for the new robot in the lab, which is puffing away instead on the company’s electronic cigarettes. Continue reading...
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Top 10 books about vegetarians
From Mary Shelley’s monster to HG Wells’s guileless future race, plant eaters have provided a rich diet for literatureThroughout the history of western literature, and now more than ever, vegetarians, vegetarianism, and their correlates – animal rights, human health, the meat industry, and climate change – have informed the gamut of literary genres. Philosophers explore the ethics of eating meat; muck-raking journalists expose slaughterhouse hell; satirists amuse us with leaf-eating kooks; forward-thinking writers of utopian, dystopian and apocalyptic fiction remind us that we are what we eat; and in literary fiction, the diet can complicate characterisation – adding heartbreaking arrogance, say, or misanthropic compassion.In Genesis, the Judeo-Christian God declares: “I have given you every seed-bearing plant and every tree that has fruit bearing seed. Yours they will be for food.” Plums, berries, almonds – but not giraffes! – is the way the protagonist/antagonist of my novel Rabbits for Food might have put it, except she’s a rationalist. Evolution, she would say, gave us the same flat-edged teeth as the great apes and our two dinky fangs are designed for cracking walnuts. Continue reading...
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Quiz: Can you name these leading politicians?
We are electing more than just a PM. So how many of these 16 front bench politicians can you name?With all the focus on head-to-head TV leader debates, you’d be forgiven for thinking we were having a presidential election in the UK. But we are electing 650 MPs and a whole government. How many of the cabinet and shadow cabinet would you actually recognise if you bumped into them when they were out and about campaigning over the next couple of weeks?There’s no prize – it’s just for fun – join us in the comments to tell us how you got on Continue reading...
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Here’s One Reason the U.S. Military Can’t Fix Its Own Equipment
Manufacturers can prevent the Department of Defense from repairing certain equipment, which puts members of the military at risk.
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The Democrats Are in Georgia. The Stakes Couldn’t Be Higher.
The state’s demographics have been favorable to turn it blue, but destiny is shaped by history, too.
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The Danger of Elizabeth Warren
Even if she wins the presidency — hardly a sure bet — she may jeopardize Democrats in the House and the Senate.
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