Speaking on the Oscars red carpet Moonlight director Barry Jenkins says he believes the ceremony will get political
Source: Moonlight director Barry Jenkins predicts political moments at this years' Oscars
As the inquiry into child sexual abuse begins its first public hearings, one victim tells his story.
Source: Child sexual abuse victim's '60 years of hate'
How Selina Juul devotes all her time to reducing food waste.
Source: Denmark's food waste fighter
Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service (BND) has snooped on western news media outlets and international news agencies for years, German Der Spiegel … Via Youtube
Source: Video: German intel service spied on foreign media incl BBC, Reuters for years – reports
US President Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon has warned the EU it can expect “hostility” after Britain leaves the bloc. Read more Bannon issued the warning to Germany’s ambassador to Washington, Peter Wittig, during recent talks, sources told Reuters. Trump’s senior aide is said to have told Wittig the administration hopes to conduct future […]
Source: ‘Expect post-Brexit hostility,’ Trump adviser Bannon warns EU – reports
UK Labour Party by-election defeat prompts new moves against Corbyn By Robert Stevens 25 February 2017 The British Labour Party’s loss to the ruling Conservatives in Thursday’s by-election for the Copeland constituency has been seized upon by Labour’s right wing to renew its campaign for the removal of the nominal “left” Jeremy Corbyn as […]
Source: UK Labour Party by-election defeat prompts new moves against Corbyn
Well, bang go those theories. Astrophysicists have identified a neutron star that overturns not one but three well supported hypotheses.
The star, known as NGC 5907 ULX, is emitting far more x-rays than any other ever observed.
So huge is the output that it has been classified as an "ultraluminous x-ray source" (ULX). It is by no means the first ULX to be recorded in nearby galaxies, but all the others are confidently predicted to be generated by black holes - this is the first one that uses star-power.
So there goes the first theory.
But there are still more baffling elements to the discovery, made by a team led by Gianluca Israel from the National Institute of Astrophysics in Rome, Italy, and reported in Science.
Source: Ultra-bright star in the Crab Nebula, breaks all the rules
I was surprised to see an old photo going around late last week in the Green Party circles I'm in showing Jill Stein dining with, among others, Vladimir Putin. Green Party folks are sensitive creatures, so my momma bear hackles got raised right away because they were so distressed in their search for an explanation for why their lady was seen fraternizing with the corporate media's current official supervillain. I had already seen the photo because it had previously been used to smear Jill Stein during the lead-up to the general election in the days when McCarthyist red-baiting was still a shocking new thing that stuck out like a sore thumb, before it hit the ubiquitous perpetual shriek that it's at today. Not everyone's a progressive news junkie though, so for many this photo was a startling revelation.
I figured someone must have brought it back into mainstream circulation, and I figured who that person probably was. There's no public figure who's been such a virulently Russophobic nutcase and so relentlessly aggressive in their attacks upon third parties as one Rachel Anne Maddow.
Source: Rachel Maddow: Corporate shill for the oligarchs
Remittances sent home by migrant workers account for 30% of the economy in Lesotho.
Source: The remittances propping up Lesotho's economy
How the men of Chad's Wodaabe culture go about finding their brides at a desert festival where the stress is on make-up and clothes.
Source: Courtship rituals
Ikea's humble bookcase epitomises a relentless pursuit of lower costs and acceptable functionality.
Source: Innovation, Ikea style
As co-founder of Hotwire.com and CEO of Zillow for the last seven years, 39-year-old Spencer Rascoff fits most people’s definition of success. As a father of three young children, Spencer is a busy guy at home and at work. What’s the one thing that Spencer refuses to do on the weekend? Work—at least, in the […]
Source: How Do You Spend Your Weekend?