Minnesota Attorney General — Now Democratic Frontrunner for Governor — Relied on Government Employees for Campaign Work, They Say

Minnesota Attorney General — Now Democratic Frontrunner for Governor — Relied on Government Employees for Campaign Work, They Say

Lori Swanson, Minnesota’s three-term attorney general and current candidate for governor, has presided over an office culture in which professional success is linked to the willingness of employees to participate in Swanson’s campaign work, eight former and current employees of the attorney general’s office told The Intercept. Swanson, a moderate Democrat who was first elected […]

Venice Film Festival to host Netflix movies, unfinished Orson Welles work

Venice Film Festival to host Netflix movies, unfinished Orson Welles work

ROME (Reuters) – From westerns to the space race and the latest offerings from Oscar-winning directors, this year’s Venice Film Festival will present a rich line-up of premieres, including a host of Netflix movies and an unfinished Orson Welles work, the organizers said. FILE PHOTO: Venice Film Festival Director Alberto Barbera poses a day before […]

Does Forced Rehab Work?

Does Forced Rehab Work?

On a clear night in the spring of 2017, Rob Ponte found himself in the middle of a forest in Massachusetts, chained at his wrists and ankles. He’d just spent hours in the back of a windowless van with three other men, and now he could see a construction trailer illuminated by bright orange floodlights and, in […]

Back to work, Prince Harry and Meghan to delay honeymoon

Back to work, Prince Harry and Meghan to delay honeymoon

LONDON (Reuters) – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will delay heading off for their honeymoon, instead attending a birthday party for his father Prince Charles just days after marrying in a ground-breaking ceremony that blended the modern with the traditional. After a day that saw the couple exchange vows in a medieval chapel at Windsor […]

Bioengineering team's 'circuit' work may benefit gene therapy

Bioengineering team's 'circuit' work may benefit gene therapy

Top Story Researchers have designed genetic “circuits” out of living cellular material in order to gain a better understanding of how proteins function, with the hope of impacting synthetic biology and gene therapy. The team engineered a custom microRNA-based system by stitching together pieces of genetic material taken from a variety of living organisms, including […]

Results community's echolocation might work like gorgeous surveillance sonar

Results community's echolocation might work like gorgeous surveillance sonar

Top Story New research suggests that the Egyptian fruit bat is using similar techniques to those preferred by modern-day military and civil surveillance. The results could inspire new directions for driverless cars and drones. While most other bats emit high-pitched squeals, the fruit bat simply clicks its tongue and produces signals that are more like […]

Australia’s A$60 million plan for Great Barrier Reef won’t work

Australia’s A$60 million plan for Great Barrier Reef won’t work

imageBROKER/REX/Shutterstock The Australian government’s new plan to save the Great Barrier Reef won’t work, say environmental groups. On Monday, the government pledged an extra A$ 60 million in funding to protect the natural icon. Most of the funding will go towards removing crown-of-thorns starfish, which eat coral, and preventing farm run-off from entering the reef. […]

English town tried to ban swearing, but it didn’t f***ing work

English town tried to ban swearing, but it didn’t f***ing work

A town council that planned to ban swearing in public places has been forced to scrap the plan after a backlash from police and civil liberties groups. In particular, the police said the law would be “unenforceable.” Rochdale Council in Greater Manchester revealed a proposal earlier this year for a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), […]