• The world is watching: How Florida shooting made U.S. gun control a global conversation
  • Lab-Grown Meat Is Coming, Whether You Like It or Not
  • New 50p Beatrix Potter coins released
  • Hero Coach Jumps In Front Of Bullets To Shield Students During Florida Mass Shooting
  • ‘Move your van’ note left on ambulance

The world is watching: How Florida shooting made U.S. gun control a global conversation

AR-15 "Sport" rifles on sale at deep discounts in an Arizona store.Image: john moore/Getty Images When you move to America from a country with more effective gun control laws, one of the first things you learn is how hard it is to talk to Americans — even on the sympathetic side of the political divide — about the gun issue.  It was particularly difficult when I arrived on these shores…

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Lab-Grown Meat Is Coming, Whether You Like It or Not

Standing in a kitchen in San Francisco, in a state where foie gras is illegal, Josh Tetrick cuts into the pale gray pate anyway and smears it on a thin piece of bread. “You prettied it up a little bit,” he says to a bearded chef, pointing his butter knife at the plate, “what’s going on here?” “Little carrot and vanilla puree,” says the cook. “Little beet, little bit of…

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Hero Coach Jumps In Front Of Bullets To Shield Students During Florida Mass Shooting

According to eye-witness reports, the coach, who also worked as a security guard at the school for at least eight years, threw himself in front of bullets to shield students from the gunman. A tribute was paid to Mr. Feis on Twitter after user Angelica Losada declared that he was in a “critical condition” after his heroic act. “This, ladies and gentlemen, if the face of a hero,” she wrote….

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‘Move your van’ note left on ambulance

Paramedic Katie Tudor tweeted Staffordshire Police asking: “Is there anything that can be done about this? It’s becoming a regular occurrence.” ‘Small-minded people’ Ch Insp John Owen replied: “Officers are in the process of speaking to our @OFFICIALWMAS colleagues to obtain the full details from the crews at the scene.” The note concluded with the words “now move your van from outside my house”. One Twitter user replied: “They probably…

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Tom Daley announces baby news

They have not revealed any more details about the pregnancy, including whether or not a surrogate is involved. More on this story, and other Devon and Cornwall news. Daley’s mum Debbie Daley said she was “delighted” at the news. Image Copyright @DLanceBlack @DLanceBlack Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The couple got married in Devon last May He claimed his first individual World Championship gold for eight years with a…

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In one fiery speech, a Parkland school shooting survivor shuts down every anti-gun control argument

Image: rhona wise/AFP/Getty Images Remember the name Emma Gonzalez. She surely has many more speeches to come. In the aftermath of last week’s shooting in Parkland, Florida, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior and survivor stepped up during an anti-gun rally to deliver a fiery speech. Like so many others, Gonzalez is fed up. She’s seen firsthand the desperate need for tighter gun controls, and she understands the political…

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Man completes 20,000-mile pub adventure

Image copyright Ben Coombs Image caption The most northerly pub in the world in Pyramiden To find the most northerly and southerly pub, Mr Coombs looked for licensed premises where anybody could walk in off the street and buy a beer. Although there are bars in Antarctica they are located on bases and are not accessible to members of the public or are not licensed, he said. So Mr Coombs…

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Apples New Spaceship Campus Has One Flaw and It Hurts

The centerpiece of Apple Inc.’s new headquarters is a massive, ring-shaped office overflowing with panes of glass, a testament to the company’s famed design-obsessed aesthetic.  There’s been one hiccup since it opened last year: Apple employees keep smacking into the glass. Surrounding the building, located in Cupertino, California, are 45-foot tall curved panels of safety glass. Inside are work spaces, dubbed “pods,” also made with a lot of glass. Apple staff are often glued to the iPhones they helped…

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Earthquake felt across parts of UK

Roger Musson, from the BGS, said it was the largest earthquake in mainland Britain for the last 10 years – since one with a magnitude of 5.2 struck in 2008 in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire. He said it was “relatively shallow” for a larger British earthquake. They are usually around 15-20km deep. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“The whole building shook”: Roxanne Woolhouse describes the tremor Dyfed Powys…

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Here Are 4 Easily Missed Signs Youre Going Through The Hermit Phase And What You Can Do To Combat It

Parker Johnson / Unsplash I spend quite a bit of time by myself. I enjoy walks through the park, solo dining, and writing. However, as I’ve gone through the spiritual awakening process this past year, my alone time has increased. A lot. During your awakening, there are an immense amount of new feelings, internal changes, and growing pains that can make it difficult to relate to the “outside world.” You become more empathetic, sensitive, and…

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Black Panther Is ALREADY Shattering Box Office Records & It Hasn’t Even Been Out A Full Weekend!

Holy shit!!! Black Panther has been out at the box office for like two seconds, and Put that another way, as THR did, and that means filmmaker Ryan Coogler‘s superhero pic is already the highest-grossing title at 33 major theaters around the country without even being out for one full weekend!!! AMC didn’t reveal exactly which 33 theaters where this is happening, nor give out a precise dollar amount grossed…

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Genius Company Installs Beehives In Your Living Room, And Heres How It Works

As you probably know already, the bee population is in a consistent decline and has been for some time, with modern industrial farming methods and loss of habitat being identified causes. This is bad news for all of us, as bees do the crucial job of pollinating so many of the plants that we rely on for food. In order to counter this, we have to come up with innovative solutions,…

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Devin Nunes, branded as ‘Trump’s stooge,’ is running his own conservative news website

. This might explain why he’s reportedly gotten into the news business himself. As Politico detailed on Sunday, Nunes’ campaign committee is bankrolling a conservative website under the title “The California Republican,” as is made clear in tiny text at the bottom of the website. On Sunday morning, the website was down due to an internal server error. Twitter (and Politico) broke Devin Nunes' personal newspaper: https://t.co/AAMjpfQemH pic.twitter.com/xKOgkpA45o — Peter…

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‘Black Panther’ moviegoers are all shook by M’Baku, leader of the Jabari Tribe

Image:  Aurora Rose / Contributor / Getty images Excited for Black Panther? So are we. Which is why we’re rolling out obsessive coverage with Black Panther Week.  It takes something extra to stand out in a Black Panther cast filled with achingly beautiful humans. Whatever it is, Winston Duke has got it. The actor behind M’Baku, leader of the movie’s Jabari Tribe, steals just about every scene he appears in….

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A Blockbuster Indictment Details Russia’s Attack on US Democracy

Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation into Russia’s impact on the 2016 election entered a new phase Friday, as his team indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian organizations for their “conspiracy” to illegally influence the US presidential campaign. It was an indictment unprecedented in American history—a direct and public charge that America’s main foreign adversary meddled extensively, expensively, and expansively in the core of the American democratic process, attempting to…

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Mueller Still Investigating Possible Collusion, Source Says

Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his prosecutors haven’t concluded their investigation into whether President Donald Trump or any of his associates helped Russia interfere in the 2016 election, according to a person with knowledge of the probe. Friday’s indictment of a St. Petersburg-based “troll farm” and 13 Russian nationals should be seen as a limited slice of a comprehensive investigation, the person said. Mueller’s work is expected to continue for…

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Donald Trumps day of Twitter infamy

Donald Trumpincredibly frenetic days on TwitterWhile you could pick any random day from his feed to illustrate his unique combination of bravado, contradictions, and fake news, one particular day on Twitter gives you absolutely everything you need to know: Oct. 22, 2012. Every single one of Trump’s personality traits—his desire for attention, his compulsion toward half-truths, his obsession with himself, his poor grasp of the English language and basic tenets…

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Did Russia Affect the 2016 Election? Its Now Undeniable

For some time, there has been a conflation of issues—the hacking and leaking of illegally obtained information versus propaganda and disinformation; cyber-security issues and the hacking of elections systems versus information operations and information warfare; paid advertising versus coercive messaging or psychological operations—when discussing “Russian meddling” in the 2016 US elections. The refrain has become: “There is no evidence that Russian efforts changed any votes.” But the bombshell 37-page indictment…

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Facebook: ‘If we’re not good for your business, you shouldn’t be here’

Facebook's Campbell Brown and Adam Mosseri.Image: code media/recode Facebook is famous for the mantra “move fast and break things.” But these days, the tech giant is all about time well spent, and with that comes a new tagline for everyone to follow:  If you don’t like us, leave.  SEE ALSO: 5 questions Facebook’s ‘privacy principles’ don’t answer That’s what Facebook executives Campbell Brown and Adam Mosseri stressed on Monday during…

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Kellyanne Conway blames Kirsten Gillibrand for protecting Bill Clintonthere’s just one problem

On Saturday, Trump tweeted that “Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation,” an apparent response to Porter’s resignation. Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation. Some are true and some are false. Some are old and some are new. There is no recovery for someone falsely accused – life and career are gone. Is there no such thing any longer as Due…

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Apple employees are walking into their office’s glass walls because… karma

At Apple Park, karma's a b*tch.Image: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images Apple’s new futuristic, almost all-glass, Cupertino, Calif. campus may be beautiful, but it’s causing some problems for employees. Apparently, Apple workers keep walking into Apple Park’s nifty glass walls. And it’s not just because glass is, ya know, glass: it’s because their faces are buried in their iPhones. Oh Karma, you do have a sense of humor! SEE ALSO: Stunning drone…

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Numerous Fatalities & Multiple Injured In Shooting At Florida High School Suspect In Custody

UPDATE 9:07 P.M. EST: In another press conference Wednesday night, Sheriff Israel relayed the following:”Since we’ve last briefed, we’ve identified 12 [of 17 fatality] victims within the school. We will not be releasing the names of any victims until every family and every parent is notified accordingly.” Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was also present to let the press know the state will be paying for the funerals of the…

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