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  • 1 day ago
    Expression messi

    Does Journalism Have a Future?

    When I was teaching a class on opinion writing, I always ended the semester with a warning not to go into journalism. I felt bad about that, because I love my job, and wish everyone could have it. But I have spent my entire career watching the industry struggle with collapsing advertising revenue--half expecting an implosion at any moment, wearily unsurprised when it finally came.

  • 4 days ago
    Current Event messi

    China sanctions Pompeo, 27 other Trump officials

    China announced on Wednesday it would slap sanctions on outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and 27 other top officials under Donald Trump. The Chinese foreign ministry announced the sanctions around the time of U.S. President Joe Biden's inauguration and said it would work to cooperate with Biden's new administration.

  • 4 days ago
    Current Event messi

    Goodbye, Ajit Pai

    It took an industry man to ruin the internet as we knew it. The damage to a free and open virtual network wrought by the killing of net neutrality standards hasn’t yet assumed the apocalyptic form that digital watchdogs warned of. But the internet service providers who benefit from relaxation of the restrictions are already taking advantage in subtle ways, toeing the line into future, likely more explicit abuses, while prices for service remain sky-high for low-income users.

  • 7 days ago
    Analysis messi

    How and Why Some People Report "Hearing the Dead"

    Spiritualist mediums, those who believe they can hear and communicate with the dead, are more prone to immersive mental activities and unusual auditory experiences in early life.

  • 7 days ago
    Current Event messi

    ‘Appalling’: World leaders blast Russia over Navalny arrest

    Western countries call on Russia to release the Kremlin critic, who was arrested upon arriving in Moscow.

  • 11 days ago
    Current Event messi

    'Queen's Gambit' Creator Scott Frank to Tackle 'The Sparrow' for FX

    The cable network is developing a limited series based on Mary Doria Russell's novel about the first contact with extraterrestrial life.

  • 12 days ago
    Expression messi

    Do we have to age?

    The biologist Andrew Steele thinks ageing is a disease that can be treated. But if we had a cure for getting old, what would that mean for us?

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event messi

    Citing 'censorship' concerns, North Idaho internet provider blocks Facebook, Twitter

    The actions of Your T1 WIFI, which provides internet services to North Idaho and the Spokane area, could violate Washington state's Net Neutrality law.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event messi

    Deutsche Bank to pay $100 million to avoid bribery charge

    NEW YORK (AP) — Deutsche Bank agreed Friday to pay fines and penalties of more than $100 million to avoid a criminal prosecution on charges it participated in a foreign bribery scheme to win...

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event messi

    Tracy Chapman Wins $450K in Copyright Suit Against Nicki Minaj

    The cost of taking another songwriter's work without permission and illicitly leaking a remade version is $450,000. That's what Nicki Minaj will be paying Tracy Chapman to satisfy her copyright infringement claims over "Sorry," a derivative of "Baby Can I Hold You."

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event messi

    Quibi’s $1.75B experiment ends with Roku acquisition for “less than $100M”

    Quibi, the curious "TV on your phone" service that lasted for roughly six months last year, will soon live on—as a free-with-ads channel on Roku. After rumors began circulating earlier this week, Quibi and Roku confirmed on Friday that the two companies had reached terms for an acquisition, putting most of Quibi's hours of original programming into Roku's hands.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event messi

    Sen. Josh Hawley's book canceled by publisher citing 'deadly insurrection' at Capitol building

    In an extraordinary move, Simon & Schuster announced Thursday that it would no longer publish a planned book by Sen. Josh Hawley, one of the Republican lawmakers who led objections to Congress certifying President-elect Joe Biden's victory.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Expression messi

    Yes, your boss can fire you if you refuse to get a Covid vaccine

    Companies have the legal right to make Covid inoculation a condition of employment, similar to how the annual influenza vaccine is required in some workplaces.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Current Event messi

    Solar now 'cheapest electricity in history': How much will it matter?

    The International Energy Agency (IEA), the Paris-based consortium of 30 countries, has told us in its flagship World Energy Outlook 2020 that solar-produced electricity is now the “cheapest electricity in history.” That seems like very good news, that is, until the actual expected impact of that fact is examined more closely.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Current Event messi

    Scientists discover 'why stress turns hair white'

    Scientists say they may have discovered why stress makes hair turn white, and a potential way of stopping it happening without reaching for the dye (Readers may find some of the details distressing). In experiments on mice, stem cells that control skin and hair colour became damaged after intense stress. In a chance finding, dark-furred mice turned completely white within weeks. The US and Brazilian researchers said this avenue was worth exploring further to develop a drug that prevents hair col...

  • 3 weeks ago
    Current Event messi

    Archaeologists uncover ancient street food shop in Pompeii

    Archaeologists in Pompeii, the city buried in a volcanic eruption in 79 AD, have made the extraordinary find of a frescoed hot food and drinks shop that served up the ancient equivalent of street food to Roman passersby.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Analysis messi

    Vegan Fungi "Leather" Is Expected to Hit Adidas' and Stella McCartney's Shelves by 2021

    Making the transition from genuine to vegan leather is a total must for fashion brands in the name of sustainability. Until recently, most vegan artificial leather was composed of manmade materials such as plastic, which can take years to break down. However, companies like Adidas and Stella McCartney are about to start utilizing a new type of biodegradable, plant-based leather that's made of one of our favorite sustainable, natural goodies: mushrooms — er, fungi — by a company called B...

  • 3 weeks ago
    Expression messi

    How your digital trails wind up in the hands of the police

    Phone calls. Web searches. Location tracks. Smart speaker requests.