Cases rise, pressure grows on Modi to impose strict lockdown

With coronavirus cases still surging to record levels, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing growing pressure to impose a harsh nationwide lockdown amid a debate whether restrictions...

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Indonesia's Sinabung spews column of volcanic ash into sky

Indonesia’s rumbling Mount Sinabung has spewed a thick column of volcanic ash 1.7 miles into the sky

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Emmanuel Faber speaks out on his ousting at Danone

Exclusive interview with the French former executive credited with making the company an ‘enterprise à mission’

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A Climate Dystopia in Northern California

California’s divided and fire-scarred cities, reeling from climate disasters, need a Green New Deal. The post A Climate Dystopia in Northern California appeared first on The Intercept.

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Why Ron DeSantis’ Ban On Vaccine Passports Could Cost Florida Billions Of Dollars

Did the Florida governor give his state's economy a shot in the foot instead of the arm?

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Brooklyn’s Struggles Without Him Prove James Harden Is Most Valuable Net

The Nets are 27-7 with James Harden in the lineup since the Jan. 14 trade, compared to 9-11 without him.

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Pfizer seeks full FDA approval for COVID-19 vaccine

Pfizer said it has delivered more than 170 million doses in the U.S.

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The Chinese rocket speeding back to Earth is so unpredictable it could land almost anywhere. One...

Summary List PlacementExperts are tracking a large section of a Chinese rocket which is due to re-enter the atmosphere in the next two days or so. As the impact gets closer, calculations about the...

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Ted Cruz’s 2016 ‘Running Mate’ Reveals Why She’s ‘Very Disappointed’ In Him

"I was wrong about Ted Cruz," said former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina.

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Mike Lindell is holding a rally in South Dakota to promote his voter-fraud website Frank

Summary List PlacementMyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is holding an in-person rally in South Dakota on Monday to promote "Frank," the website he billed as a social-media site but is so far a one-way...

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It’s Now Illegal To Order Too Much Food or Share Binge-Eating Videos in China

Chinese people are required by law to order just the right amount of food at restaurants, though what that means is up for interpretation.

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The evidence is piling up: Trump's iron grip over the GOP has been institutionalized

Republican officials are rendering an unequivocal verdict: They want to cement former President Trump's politics and policies into the foundation of the GOP for many years to come. Why it matters:...

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Sixth grader opens fire at middle school, wounding 3: Sheriff

All of the alleged victims are expected to survive.

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Bets on Economic Rebound Push Copper Prices to Record High

Copper prices climbed toward record highs, fueled by bets on a U.S.-led global economic rebound that would boost demand for metals used in manufacturing and construction.

wsj.com

Should Massachusetts end daylight saving time?

The sun will rise a little earlier for most of us next week after the end of daylight saving time. But a Massachusetts commission plans to vote tomorrow on whether the state should quit daylight...

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After All-Night Session, Texas House Approves New GOP-Backed Election Law

The bill was criticized by Democrats, progressive groups, and voting rights advocates as "voter suppression." Republicans view it as "sensible election integrity legislation."

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Need to Know: Here’s the catalyst that could shift the market debate from selling the news to...

Investors didn't reward earnings beats this quarter. Here's what could change that response.

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Pfizer/BioNTech seeks full FDA approval for its Covid vaccine

Pfizer/BioNTech has initiated its application to the US Food and Drug Administration for full FDA approval of its Covid-19 vaccine for people ages 16 and older, the companies said Friday. This is...

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The NYPD's Robot Dog Was a Really Bad Idea: Here's What Went Wrong

Model of robotic dog Spot from U.S. company Boston Dynamics. The New York City Police Department drew criticism for deploying a Spot device dubbed Digidog.

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'Perfectly Healthy' Girl, 15, Dies From COVID Two Days After Positive Test

The family said their daughter had no known pre-existing conditions.

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Japan extends Covid-19 restrictions as Olympics draw nearer

Officials have extended the state of emergency in several regions until the end of the month.

bbc.co.uk

Megan Fox Recalled The "Unforgiving" Reality Of Working As An Actor While Pregnant

"There is that thing in this industry of like, 'Well, are you giving up? Are you just a mom now?'"

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Helen Mirren Helps Italy’s Vaccination Effort With ‘La Vacinada’ Video

Oscar winner Helen Mirren is helping Italy’s COVID-19 vaccination effort by appearing in a side-splitting video titled “La Vacinada,” shot with top comic Checco Zalone, that has gone viral,...

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With 1 Cure Behind It, This Breakthrough Biotech Takes Aim at a Bigger Market

One company is setting itself apart in a crowded field.

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Why India's coronavirus situation is so bad, according to experts

More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, India is being crushed by a new surge of infections that is shattering global records.

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Reddit aims to double in size as social news site invests for growth

After punching below its weight for years, firm is building new tech and experimenting with charging usersBy any objective measure, Reddit is an internet giant. The social news site is one of the...

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Spectrum Brands now sees FY21 sales up in mid-teens vs. prior guidance up in high single digits

This is a Real-time headline. These are breaking news, delivered the minute it happens, delivered ticker-tape style. Visit www.marketwatch.com or the quote page for more information about this...

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3 Global Value Stocks to Buy Now

Tired of expensive stocks being just of reach? Look abroad for some great buying opportunities.

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Under 40s to be offered alternative to AZ vaccine

Link to rare blood clots leads to shift in vaccination programme for younger age groups.

bbc.co.uk

Josh Hawley Mocked by Democratic Congressman for Selling His Book on Amazon

Rep. Eric Swalwell said the Missouri senator was a "phony" for selling "The Tyranny of Big Tech" on a big tech platform.

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Big cat comeback? Florida strikes bipartisan deal to help endangered panthers

State lawmakers agree on $400m measure to expand ‘wildlife corridors’ in effort to help panthers and other endangered speciesIn a political culture where bipartisan legislation is a rare species,...

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Corals use sound to "talk" to each other, new research says

New research suggests corals have genes to receive and emit sound

salon.com

Angry birds, California-style [Scary]

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High-level talks resume on returning US to Iran nuclear deal

World powers have started a fourth round of high-level talks aimed at bringing the United States back into a landmark nuclear deal with Iran

go.com

Biden vs. Putin

With tensions rising, we explain the new relationship between Russia and the U.S.

nytimes.com

Cryptocurrency investors should be prepared to lose all their money, Bank of England governor says

When asked about the rising value of cryptocurrencies, Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey said: "They have no intrinsic value."

cnbc.com

‘Any Given Day’ Filmmaker Preps Docuseries on Fight to Free Black, Latino Men Framed for Murder...

Producer-director Margaret Byrne is developing an eight-part docuseries, “Fighting Time,” following a retired homicide detective and dozens of Latino and Black men who allege they were framed for...

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Right-wing provocateurs Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman in more trouble over racist robocalls

Duo's dunderheaded scheme to suppress Black vote was a total failure — now it has them in serious legal trouble

salon.com

One of Italy's most famous sites just reopened with a striking change

When Florence's Uffizi gallery reopened this week after another government-imposed lockdown, it was with a fanfare.

cnn.com

Cuomo urged to make New York houses of worship 'essential' to administer vaccines

New York City clergy members and activists called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week to designate houses of worship as essential.

foxnews.com

Why Herd Immunity Is Slipping Away

Achieving widespread resistance to the coronavirus has long been a North Star for exiting the pandemic. Some experts now believe the U.S. may never get there.

nytimes.com

What we got wrong: the Guardian’s worst errors of judgment over 200 years

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Kendall Jenner Revealed Why She Doesn't Like Talking About Her Anxiety And How People Think She...

"No matter what someone has or doesn't have, it doesn't mean that they don't have real-life feelings and emotions."

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Florida Newspaper Rips GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis For Acting Like ‘Tyrannical' Trump

And "like Trump, DeSantis keeps revealing his thin skin," wrote the editorial board of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

huffpost.com

Cryptocurrency investors should be prepared to lose all their money, Bank of England governor says

Cryptocurrency investors should be prepared to lose all their money, Bank of England governor says  CNBCBank of England forecasts biggest economic bounce-back since World War II  Sky NewsUK...

cnbc.com

Cryptocurrency investors should be prepared to lose all their money, Bank of England governor says

Cryptocurrency investors should be prepared to lose all their money, Bank of England governor says  CNBCBank of England forecasts biggest economic bounce-back since World War II  Sky NewsUK...

cnbc.com

I Hate Seeing Myself on Zoom. Turns Out, I’m Not Alone

For the first time in my life, I understand why so many people who make their living in front of the camera—reality show personalities, news anchors, movie stars—get plastic surgery. I empathize...

motherjones.com

Trump Spawned a New Group of Mega-Donors Who Now Hold Sway Over the GOP’s Future

This story was originally published by ProPublica. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. Wesley...

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Anthony Hamilton Previews New Album With Heartbroken Ballad ‘You Made a Fool of Me’

R&B singer worked with Jermaine Dupri on his latest single

rollingstone.com

Elvis Reenters the Building

This article was published online on May 7, 2021.Strict guidelines had been announced before the show: There could be no kisses on his cheek, no holding of his hand, no accepting of his garish,...

theatlantic.com

Nomadland Is a Popcorn Picture for the Damned

Nomadland dares you to watch it. Even pressing the Play button on Hulu is a test of strength; do you have the stones to watch this plotless, dreary semi-documentary about elderly people forced to...

theatlantic.com

Most Republicans Still Won’t Accept That Biden Won

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Once again, we’re switching up the format a little, so please let us know your thoughts on it. A big majority of Republicans still won’t accept...

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Spring TV Ad-Sales Season Expected to Show Rebound From 2020

This year’s annual spring ritual known as the upfront, in which advertisers commit to buying commercials for fall programming, is expected to bounce back from a tepid 2020 and show more ad dollars...

wsj.com

Dear Care and Feeding: My Wild Aunt Used to Seem Awesome. But Can I Trust Her With My Kids?

Parenting advice on cool aunts, unwanted pregnancies, and b-day concerns.

slate.com

FTC report blasts manufacturers for restricting product repairs

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has published its long-awaited report on how manufacturers limit product repairs. The “Nixing the Fix” report details a host of repair restrictions, especially...

theverge.com

Think You’re Smarter Than the Editor of Future Tense? Find Out With This Week’s News Quiz

Test your knowledge of this week’s big stories.

slate.com

Amid Dogecoin Hype, Elon Musk Warns On Investing With 'Caution' In Cryptocurrencies

Amid Dogecoin Hype, Elon Musk Warns On Investing With 'Caution' In Cryptocurrencies  BenzingaSaturday night could make or break Dogecoin  Fortune10 things in tech you need to know today  Business...

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32 Fast-Acting Products You Probably Need If You Can Think Of A Million Things You'd Rather Do...

Cleaning your home fast so you have a full day to do nothing = the best feeling ever.

buzzfeed.com

Stock futures steady ahead of jobs report

Stock futures steady ahead of jobs report  Fox BusinessView Full Coverage on Google News

foxbusiness.com

EU leaders to focus on job creation, poverty and inequality in two-day summit in Porto

Leaders from nearly all EU member states are gathering in the city of Porto for the EU Social Summit. The two-day meeting will focus on jobs creation, poverty and inequality, the green and digital...

euronews.com

Epic's long game against Apple

Epic's Apple lawsuit is costing the company dearly, but the game developer has its eye on a valuable long-term goal: prying tomorrow's virtual worlds loose from the grip of app store proprietors...

axios.com

The $12,000-a-day house in Provence that toxic assets built

Side hustle of banker tarnished by Greensill and Archegos renews focus on Credit Suisse pay

ft.com

Love Has Won cult being prosecuted for use of glitter [Strange]

abc.net.au

20 Times Celebs Wore Suits and Proved You Don’t Need a Dress to Turn Heads

We’re used to seeing celebrities walking down the red carpet wearing stunning ball gowns. But these stars decided to break the rules and sported power suits instead. They ended up looking as chic...

brightside.me

Sennheiser’s headphone business has been bought by hearing aid manufacturer Sonova

Sonova, a Swiss company best known for its medical audio products like hearing aids and cochlear implants, is buying the consumer electronics division of German firm Sennheiser. That means Sonova...

theverge.com

Concert Packing Guide: What to Bring to Your First Music Festival Post-Covid

Concert venues and live music festivals are slowly returning, but safety measures mean a few changes to what you can bring. Here's what to pack for your first post-vaccinated concert

rollingstone.com

'snl' gets ready for elon..

dnyuz.com

We Finally Know What Went Down Behind The Scenes As The Kardashians Made The "Excruciating" And...

"I'm scared of the future without it. It's been the most amazing chapter of my life."

buzzfeednews.com

Bird song sonographs show distinct drawing patterns

github.io

Banking On Busy Summer Travel Season, Airlines Add More Flights And New Routes

Amid a sudden surge in demand for domestic travel, especially to beach destinations and national parks, decimated airlines are adding service to new markets as they try to inch back to profitability.

npr.org

Why This Former American Soldier Keeps Returning to War Zones

The deeply religious Dave Eubank leads the “Free Burma Rangers,” a humanitarian group drawn to conflict areas.

vice.com

'We do not give up!' Belarus opposition calls for new mass protests and tougher EU sanctions

Key opposition figure Pavel Latushko says the current persecution of the opposition in Belarus is the worst terror Europe has seen in 40 years. And he called on the EU to apply tougher sanctions.

euronews.com

Sorry Snobs, Hard Seltzer & Canned Cocktails Are Blowing Up

The chorus of voices this spring announcing the death of hard seltzer seems smaller, yet more strident, a sure sign of the continued power of the fizzy drinks.Some folks desperately want hard...

thedailybeast.com

Will NY Pols Let Adult Sexual Abuse Survivors Get Justice?

The abuse was a secret Tanisha Johnson says she kept for years. First, she says, she felt too unstable to report it: debilitated from the daily migraines for which she had gone to the doctor in...

thedailybeast.com

Females told to ‘be quiet’ on transgender issue

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80 percent of Pakistan’s pangolins lost to illegal hunting, illegal trade mainly with China:...

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April 2021 Jobs Report Is Expected to Show Big Jump in Hiring

Vaccinations, declining Covid-19 infection rates and an easing of business restrictions are helping the labor market to heal.

nytimes.com

Bitski, which builds custom NFT storefronts for brands and creators, raises $19M Series A led by...

Lucas Matney / TechCrunch: Bitski, which builds custom NFT storefronts for brands and creators, raises $19M Series A led by a16z and others including Jay-Z, MrBeast, and Serena Williams  — ...

techmeme.com

Startup Life Newsletter by Sifted: Asking the best startup folk the questions you want answered

“ Hello! We’ve been busy bees at https://sifted.eu/ recently 🐝 Including launching a new newsletter for European startup folk, called Startup Life. Every week, Amy ( journalist 🖊️) and...

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Boris Johnson's Conservative Party wins new parliamentary seat in Labour stronghold

Jill Mortimer beat Labour's Paul Williams by nearly 7,000 votes, according to the count announced on Friday morning.

cnbc.com

Vice President Kamala Harris’ Family in India Is Grappling with COVID

The crisis in India has a personal aspect for Harris

time.com

Tristan Thompson Tells Sydney Chase To Show Alleged Texts Or Shut Up

Tristan Thompson has his legal guns putting the heat back on the Instagram model claiming she has salacious texts from him ... telling Sydney Chase to put up or shut up. The Celtics star -- who's...

tmz.com

Helsie: Your mental health companion

“ We're so happy to be in the store! It's time to feel better, with this small & delightful app. Let us know your thoughts, we're thankful for every feedback from you. ☺️ ” ...

apple.com

Health Advocate or Big Brother? Companies Weigh Requiring Vaccines

It is a delicate decision balancing employee health and personal privacy. Some companies are sidestepping the issue by offering incentives to those who get shots.

nytimes.com

Guess Who This Brunette Boy Turned Into!

Before this brunette boy was delivering some of the most hilarious lines as an iconic character, he was just another smiling sweetie posing for a school portrait in Seattle, Washington. This...

tmz.com

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.*

Stacey Abrams Contains Multitudes [ungated link] - "Abrams went on to write seven more Selena Montgomery books (one of which, 'Never Tell', is in development with CBS), as well as two nonfiction...

metafilter.com

India's disaster hangs over countries facing COVID-19 surges

SOHAG, Egypt (AP) — Countries worldwide wrestling with new coronavirus surges are trying to ensure they aren’t hit by an India-style disaster. They face many of the same risks, including large...

apnews.com

Narendra Modi Is Under Mounting Pressure to Impose a Strict Lockdown in India

With coronavirus cases still surging to record levels, medical experts say a lockdown seems to be the only option

time.com

Open Mike Eagle is capturing the stories of hip-hop legends

With his podcast network, Stony Island Audio, Open Mike Eagle is creating venues for his peers and predecessors to go long on their history. Although a lot of hip-hop artists are technically more...

fastcompany.com

Pepsi Apple Pie and Candy Kraft Mac & Cheese: Why food giants are designing extreme new flavors

Pumpkin Spice Kraft Mac & Cheese. Pepsi Peeps (pink). Pepsi Peeps (yellow). Have the food and beverage giants gone mad? One thousand five hundred and counting. That’s how many flavors Marie...

fastcompany.com

Toshiba launches a new lineup of Fire TV Edition televisions

Toshiba has launched a lineup of smart TVs with built-in Fire TV experience that will be available in five screen sizes.

engadget.com

Big US job gain expected, if employers found enough workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — With viral cases declining, consumers spending again and more businesses easing restrictions, America's employers likely delivered another month of robust hiring in April,...

apnews.com

A look at misconceptions about bitcoin's energy footprint, including how energy consumption does...

Nic Carter / HBR.org: A look at misconceptions about bitcoin's energy footprint, including how energy consumption does not equal carbon emissions, its use of unused resources, more  —  Summary. ...

techmeme.com

How to Protect Bears from Your Food

Bear safety when camping

outsideonline.com

18 Kitties That Purr Out From the Furry Crowd With Their Unique Features

There are 700 million cats in the world. They are all soft furballs. But for some kitties, it’s not enough. They love to be nothing like the others. Curly brows, cow-colored fur, and folded ears...

brightside.me

4.7 quake near Truckee triggers earthquake early warning alert

A magnitude 4.7 earthquake was reported at 9:35 p.m. Thursday one mile from Truckee, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

latimes.com

How to Snag a Campsite This Summer

Campgrounds at popular national parks started booking up six months ago, but don't fret: these strategies will help you to find a great spot to pitch a tent all summer long

outsideonline.com

Can You Match the Pop Song to the Movie That Featured It?

See if you can tell which movies featured pop songs like “How Deep Is Your Love,” “Kiss From a Rose,” and “Happy.”

mentalfloss.com

How a reader responsive revenue strategy strengthened Spanish journalism

Good for revenues. Good for journalism. The paywall transition at La Voz de Galicia is paying off, writes Marta Caro and Jacqui Park.Continue reading on We are the IPI global network for journalism »

medium.com

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms not seeking reelection

yahoo.com

How Trump is hunting down the GOP’s leading families

In his attempt to exercise full dominion over the Republican Party, Donald Trump has reserved a special fury for the dynasties that helped shape it.

politico.com

Juukan Gorge: Rio Tinto investors in pay revolt over sacred cave blast

yahoo.com

GIANT TROLLS (no, not of the Internet variety)

This summer, five ginormous monsters are taking up residence at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. "Dambo admits that the stories and concepts he comes up with might be lost on visitors. "It...

metafilter.com

Denon, Marantz and Yamaha address 4K, 8K and 120Hz gaming issues

Playing Xbox Series X games in 8K, or 4K at 120Hz refresh rates is causing problems with some receivers from Yamaha, Denon and Marantz.

engadget.com

Hunger rates plummet after two rounds of stimulus

Republicans have long sought to shrink government aid, but Democrats see the data as proof that the direct payments are working as intended.

politico.com

Three more whales wash up dead near San Francisco

At least eight whales in five weeks have washed up dead in the San Francisco Bay, shocking some locals but not highly concerning to some wildlife agencies.

latimes.com

Nets' Steve Nash: Adversity of 4-Game Losing Streak 'Good for Us' Ahead of Playoffs

After losing their fourth consecutive game on Thursday night, Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash tried to keep perspective on the bigger picture: At least...

bleacherreport.com

Trainee flees Fort Jackson, hijacks school bus full of kids using Army-issued rifle, officials say

An Army trainee went AWOL from Fort Jackson, South Carolina, on Thursday morning, and used his government-issued rifle to commandeer a school bus full of kids, officials say.None of the 18...

theblaze.com

Top Chef Power Rankings, Week 6: Whoever Smelt It

Can you smelt what the Rock is cooking?

uproxx.com

National Park officials call for volunteers to shoot bison in the Grand Canyon

National Park Service (NPS) officials will hold a raffle to decide what 12 lucky people will have the opportunity to shoot bison in the Grand Canyon after they received 45,000 applications. The...

theblaze.com

Anthony Davis Suffers Back Injury as Lakers' Slide Continues in Loss to Clippers

It won't mean much without playoff success, but the L.A. Clippers earned temporary bragging rights in their own city by completing the season sweep of the Los...

bleacherreport.com

Meet the 2021 HSI Solutions Journalism Educator Academy Cohort

Fourteen professors from Hispanic Serving Institutions in seven states will participateContinue reading on The Whole Story »

solutionsjournalism.org

Goodtimer might just bring your parent-child war to an end, and it's 30% off now

Raising kids is a grind, a 24/7/365 all-encompassing responsibility that never truly ends. But even as all-important as that job is, it's no surprise that all the other overwhelming...

boingboing.net

Do You Live In A Political Bubble?

Enter your address and we'll show you.

nytimes.com

India records 400,000 new infections for the second time during second wave

In our news wrap Thursday, the COVID emergency is growing ever more desperate in India as new infections top 400,000 for a second time, with nearly 4,000 deaths in 24 hours. French President...

pbs.org

Liz Cheney was a rising Republican star until Jan. 6. Here's what changed

Internal divides over last year's election and the future of the party have come to a head as House Republicans seem to be moving to replace their No. 3 leader, Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney. Lisa...

pbs.org

A Bunch Of Anthropologie Bestsellers Are An Extra 25% Off Today

Anthropologie just brightened our week with an additional 25% off its sale section that's chock full of bestselling and recently added styles. (Be sure to make it all the way to your shopping cart...

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At $99, the ScoutPro is an all-in-one beast for cabled and wireless charging

For low-impact device users, all that's needed is a simple charger that they can throw in their pocket or bag, ready to supply an efficient little power jolt for flagging devices when they're...

boingboing.net

‘Wrath Of Man’ Reteams Jason Statham And Guy Ritchie In A Compellingly Weird Clash Of Styles

Jason Statham stars in 'Wrath of Man,' Guy Ritchie's remake of 2004 French thriller 'Cash Truck.'

uproxx.com

Everything To Know About Josh Duggar’s Child Pornography Scandal

On Wednesday, former 19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar was released on bail as he awaits trial for a felony child pornography case. Duggar was arrested on April 29 and charged with “receiving...

refinery29.com

Join the Vox Book Club!

Our pick for May 2021 is Gold Diggers by Sanjena Sathian. The Vox Book Club is linking to Bookshop.org to support local and independent booksellers. Here’s how the Vox Book Club works: Every...

vox.com

A Beginner's Guide to Gym Terminology

Every hobby has its lingo, and lifting is no exception. We’ve collected a list of the lifting-related words that most often confuse beginners, so read on to learn what you might be missing. Read more...

lifehacker.com

Fry Your Eggs in Heavy Cream

Now that we are deep into the month of May and Easter is firmly behind us, you might think that the time of cream eggs is over. This is only partially true. The time of creme eggs has (sadly) past...

lifehacker.com

Jeti-Ögüz Rocks in Kyrgyzstan

Jeti-Ögüz is a bright red rock formation that lends its name to a nearby resort, a village, and a whole Kyrgyz district. To differentiate it from these other entities, the formation is sometimes...

atlasobscura.com

LeBron James Wants The NBA's Play-In Guy Fired. The NBA's Play-In Guy Disagrees

The new format has created heated races for virtually every seed in both conferences.

ampproject.org

There’s a better way to protect yourself from hackers and identity thieves

If you’re using texts for two-factor authentication, it’s time to change to an app. Here’s what you need to know. When people ask me for security tips, I give them the basics. One is a strong...

vox.com

Justin Bieber and Rihanna Agree: Jeans Are Back and Better Than Ever

Get ready for the return of “hard pants.”

gq.com

COVID's Outsized Impact on Asian Americans Is Being Ignored

Along with Pacific Islanders, they suffer from disproportionately high death rates and hospitalizations and low testing—but their suffering remains invisible-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

scientificamerican.com

The 11 Best Social Media Movies By Roxana Hadadi

Films that mine the paranoia, tension (and sometimes, joy) from the screens and apps that consume our lives now.

gq.com

Inspector General Rebukes EPA for Failing to Protect Communities From Carcinogenic Air Pollution

The EPA’s Office of Inspector General issued a plan for cutting exposure to ethylene oxide and chloroprene. The post Inspector General Rebukes EPA for Failing to Protect Communities From...

theintercept.com

Is Man City That Much Better Than Chelsea?

cwick (Chadwick Matlin, deputy editor): Tony, Ryan, Grace — We’ve reassembled the day after two somewhat lopsided Champions League semifinal matches, and the finals are now set: It’ll be Chelsea...

fivethirtyeight.com

U.S. Gives Developing Countries 60 Seconds With Vaccine Patents To Memorize Everything They Can

WASHINGTON—In an effort to combat the Covid-19 pandemic abroad, the U.S. reportedly gave developing countries 60 seconds with patents for the vaccine Thursday to memorize everything they can. “No...

theonion.com

Arena DJ Overwhelmed By Godlike Power After Getting Fans To Snap Along To ‘Addams Family’ Theme...

PHILADELPHIA—Admitting that he was unsure how to harness his new abilities, Wells Fargo Center DJ Levi Ellington was overwhelmed Thursday by his godlike power after getting fans to snap along to...

theonion.com

Elephant Car Wash Sign in Seattle, Washington

This kitschy pink elephant sign was a resident of Seattle's Belltown neighborhood for more than 60 years. It has over 380 lights and is constructed from bent neon and steel. The bright and...

atlasobscura.com

When the BBC Shocked Viewers With Threads

The 1984 made-for-television movie 'Threads' depicted a post-nuclear wasteland that forced some viewers to look away from the screen.

mentalfloss.com

Into the Mystical and Inexplicable World of Dowsing

For centuries, dowsers have claimed the ability to find groundwater, precious metals, and other quarry using divining rods and an uncanny intuition. Is it the real deal or woo-woo?

longform.org

Can human creativity prevent mass unemployment?

The market for artisan goods is likely to grow. But organised craft could lose its charm

economist.com

New Evidence Suggests Sharks Use Earth’s Magnetic Field to Navigate

Bonnethead sharks swam in the direction of their home waters when placed in a tank charged with an electromagnetic field

smithsonianmag.com

Sharks Use the Earth’s Magnetic Field Like a Compass

Biologists have long believed that these animals rely on magnetic sensing to migrate across oceans. Someone finally figured out how to prove it.

wired.com

Older consumers have learned new tricks in the pandemic

Companies had better keep up

economist.com

The Child Care Industry Was Collapsing. Mrs. Jackie Bet Everything on an Impossible Dream to Save It

Jackie Thomas was $29,134 in debt and in trouble with state regulators. She hadn’t slept in days. If a judge ruled against her, she’d fail the mothers who could only keep their jobs thanks to the...

longform.org

Which Google Pixel Phone (and Gear) Should You Buy?

Here’s a guide to all the models, along with case recommendations and software tips.

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This Odd Early Flying Machine Made History, but Didn't Have the Right Stuff

Aerodrome No. 5 had to be launched by catapult on the Potomac River on May 6, 1896, but it flew unpiloted 3,300 feet

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