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  • 1 day ago
    Analysis ppp

    Circular runways are being researched to save space at airports

    There’s one way to solve the problem of airport space. Make the runways circular. One man came up with the unusual idea a few years ago and has been working with a team at the Netherland Aerospace Centre to make his dream a reality. Henk Hesselink believes that by creating a 360° runway it will not only conserve space but it will be greener for the environment. And flight simulators are being used to test it.

  • 2 days ago
    Current Event ppp

    Land rights activist shot dead in Brazilian Amazon hospital

    Five armed men have burst into a small-town hospital in the Brazilian Amazon, surrounded security guards and shot dead a prominent land rights activist, in the latest deadly attack on land campaigners. Waldomiro Costa Pereira, an activist with the Landless Workers Movement (MST) was killed on Monday when gunmen stormed the hospital in Parauapebas in north-eastern Brazil’s Pará state, campaigners said in a statement.

  • 3 days ago
    Current Event ppp

    Tillerson signaled U.S. policy of patience on North Korea is over: White House

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson "sent a very clear signal that our policy of strategic patience is over" with North Korea during his recent visit to China, a White House spokesman said on Monday. Spokesman Sean Spicer made the comment at a news briefing in reply to a question about Tillerson's reaction to an announcement by North Korea about its latest rocket-engine test on Sunday. Tillerson was in Beijing during his first visit to Asia for talks dominated by concern about P...

  • 9 days ago
    Video ppp

    The Economics of Airline Class

    Why Airline Classes Are Priced The Way They Are.

  • 9 days ago
    Current Event ppp

    Romania looks to buy 20 more F-16s

    Romania is looking to increase the size of its fighter fleet after the government decided to apportion 2% of GDP for defence in 2017. The Parliament and Supreme Defence Council (CSAT) have approved the decision. "My intention is to finalise this year the decision to have another 20 F-16 fighters. The Romanian Air Force has nine now and there will be 12 by the end of the year, but we need more to strengthen our air force capability. As a matter of principle Romania intends to buy these 20 F-...

  • 12 days ago
    Current Event ppp

    Rachel Maddow Beats Fox News And Finishes #1 By Hammering Trump/Russia Scandal

    MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow’s special on the Trump/Russia scandal beat Fox News to be the most watched program on cable news regarding overall viewers and in the age 25-54 demographic for the 9 PM hour. Maddow’s special beat every other program in its time slot and all shows on all cable networks for the rest of the night. The MSNBC program was watched by 2.904 million viewers compared to Fox News’s program hosted by Tucker Carlson that had 2.850 million viewers.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Expression ppp

    How Cough Syrup Makers Became Hip-Hop Icons

    Inside the recording studio at Screwed Up Records & Tapes, William Gibbs lights up a Black & Mild and pauses to consider how long he’s been sipping. Next to Gibbs—who’s better known as Will-Lean, a member of the legendary Houston hip-hop collective Screwed Up Click—is a tall, white Styrofoam cup. The concoction inside mixes Faygo Redpop, a strawberry-flavored cream soda, and promethazine codeine cough syrup, a prescription pain...

  • 2 weeks ago
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  • 2 weeks ago
    Video ppp

    Police Pursuit Almost Gone Terrible Wrong!

    Thanks to Phil Huddy for the footage. That was to close!

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event ppp

    No bidders make offers to buy Trump tower in Toronto

    The court-run sale of a downtown Toronto high-rise bearing the name of U.S. President Donald Trump received no initial bids and ownership will likely fall to its main debt holder, a letter from the receiver showed. The court process only indirectly involves Trump, whose sprawling business empire licenses its brand and manages the Toronto property on behalf of the developer, Talon International Inc. But the Trump International Hotel & Tower’s new owner will need to navigate an unresolved di...

  • 2 weeks ago
    Analysis ppp

    The FCC Seems Unlikely to Stop Internet Providers from Selling Your Data

    Last year the FCC passed rules requiring ISPs to get your permission before selling your personal information. But chances are they won't ever take effect.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Video ppp

    Milo Yiannopoulos reportedly finds new gig to remain in U.S.

    Although Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned from Breitbart, the British-born journalist has found a way to remain in the U.S. Veuer's Amanda Kabbabe (@kabbaber) has more.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Current Event ppp

    Businessman from China investing in Vancouver real estate ordered to repay millions

    In what's being described as a landmark case, a businessman accused of disappearing from China, after withdrawing a loan there equivalent to $10 million and reappearing in Vancouver in possession of several multi-million dollar Lower Mainland properties, has been ordered to repay the money. In June 2016, lawyers for China CITIC Bank brought an application before a B.C. Supreme Court judge to freeze the assets of Shibiao Yan, who was accused of approving the withdrawal of a 50 million RMB li...

  • 1 month ago
    Expression ppp

    Swedes should take sex breaks from work, says politician

    Sweden is renowned for its innovative take on employment.  In January nurses in Gothenburg became part of a two-year pilot scheme that introduced a six-hour working day. The six-hour day was proven to reduce absence and improve patient care. 

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event ppp

    Campaigners hail school decision to let pupils choose gender identity

    Campaigners have welcomed a decision by a private girls’ school to allow students to use boys’ names and wear boys’ clothes should they wish under a new “gender identity protocol”. St Paul’s girls’ school in west London, whose former pupils include the MP Harriet Harman and the actor Rachel Weisz, will now consider requests from students from the age of 16 to go through a formal process to be known within the school either as boys or as gender-neutral.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event ppp

    Elderly Irish woman finds five pound note worth £50,000 and donates it to 'help young people'

    A famous engraver etched a tiny picture of Jane Austen on some five pound notes. Each one is estimated to be worth £50,000, judging by the value of some of his other work. Across Britain, people checked their fivers to see whether they had one of the four special notes.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event ppp

    London terror arrests: Metropolitan Police hold five teenagers

    Five teenagers have been arrested in London on suspicion of the preparation of terrorist acts, the Metropolitan Police said. The males were held after searches at four residential addresses in the capital on Tuesday. One of those arrested is aged 15, one is 16, two are 17 and another is 19. The arrests relate to plans to travel to join a proscribed organisation. All five are being questioned at a central London police station.

  • 1 month ago
    Analysis ppp

    Extreme Protest Tactics Reduce Popular Support for Social Movements

    Social movemenSocial movements are critical agents of change that vary greatly in both tactics and popular support. Prior work shows that extreme protest tactics – actions that are highly counter-normative, disruptive, or harmful to others, including inflammatory rhetoric, blocking traffic, and damaging property – are effective for gaining publicity. However, we find across three experiments that extreme protest tactics decreased popular support for a given cause because they reduced feeling...