The aftermath of George Floyd’s death: Everything you need to know

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is in jail under $500,000 bail on charges of third-degree murder and manslaughter after a video of him kneeling on George Floyd's neck for more than eight minutes and Floyd's death catapulted the country's...

/ May 30, 2020
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Live updates: SpaceX to launch NASA astronauts Saturday

At 3:22 p.m. ET today, SpaceX is expected to launch NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station for the first time.Why it matters: The liftoff — should it go off without a hitch — will...

/ May 30, 2020
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Triple J plays Centrelink Hold Music for eight straight hours to close out Requestival

Australian radio station Triple J today closed out their first ever ‘Requestival’ by playing the Centrelink Hold Music for its

/ May 30, 2020

Bitcoin Hashrate Bounces Back- 2x the Mining Pools, Farm Diversification, 100 Exahash

Around 18 days ago, the Bitcoin protocol experienced it’s third block reward halving and the network saw a 33% hashrate loss. Since then, however, bitcoin miners have increased in both number and hashpower, as the network has seen a 15-20...

/ May 29, 2020

Did Ancient Hebrews Get High During Temple? A New Archaeological Discovery Suggests They Did

Archaeologists confirm what your Jewish friends already suspected: ancient religious services were way more fun. The post Did Ancient Hebrews Get High During Temple? A New Archaeological Discovery Suggests They Did appeared first on artnet News.

/ May 29, 2020
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Police officer in George Floyd killing arrested

Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer involved in the killing of George Floyd, was taken into custody Friday by Minnesota's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, according to the Star Tribune's Briana Bierschbach.The state of play: Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner...

/ May 29, 2020
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Trump forces Facebook and Twitter to take stances on free speech intervention

President Trump's war with Twitter is confronting social media platforms with a hard dilemma: whether to take fuller responsibility for what people say on their services, or to step back and assume a more quasi-governmental role.The big picture: Facebook is...

/ May 29, 2020

The National Geographic Society Wanted to Destroy Its Celebrated Outdoor Sculpture to Create a Plaza. Now a Fierce Backlash May Save It

The sculpture in question was installed in 1984 by artist Elyn Zimmerman. The post The National Geographic Society Wanted to Destroy Its Celebrated Outdoor Sculpture to Create a Plaza. Now a Fierce Backlash May Save It appeared first on artnet...

/ May 29, 2020

When dams cause more problems than they solve, removing them can pay off for people and nature

Thousands of dams across the US are aging and overdue for maintenance. Taking them down can revive rivers, restore fish runs and create new opportunities for tourism and outdoor activities.

/ May 29, 2020

If all cars were electric, UK carbon emissions would drop by 12%

We calculated what would happen if petrol cars were replaced overnight with Teslas and Nissan Leafs.

/ May 29, 2020

Trump’s Twitter tantrum may wreck the internet

Trump’s recent executive order may limit section 230 of the Communications Decency Act - the 'bedrock of the internet'. What does that mean for Australia?

/ May 29, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is boosting the big tech transformation to warp speed

As the pandemic drives more of our lives online, we move further into a world optimised by big tech to suit itself.

/ May 29, 2020
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Twitter fact-checks Chinese official’s claims that coronavirus originated in U.S.

Twitter slapped a fact-check label on a pair of months-old tweets from a Chinese government spokesperson that falsely suggested that the coronavirus originated in the U.S. and was brought to Wuhan by the U.S. military, directing users to "get the...

/ May 28, 2020
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Podcast: Trump vs. Twitter, round two

President Trump is escalating his response to Twitter’s fact check of his recent tweets about mail-in voting, issuing an executive order that's designed to begin limiting social media's liability protections. Dan digs in with Axios' Margaret Harding McGill.Go deeper: Twitter...

/ May 28, 2020

Grimes Is Selling Her Soul to the Highest Bidder—Among Other Works of Art—in Her Debut Gallery Show at Maccarone

Grimes makes her visual art debut with over a decade's worth of work. The post Grimes Is Selling Her Soul to the Highest Bidder—Among Other Works of Art—in Her Debut Gallery Show at Maccarone appeared first on artnet News.

/ May 28, 2020

Can UK fossil fuel companies now be held accountable for contributing to climate change overseas?

How Zambian farmers won the right to pursue claims in UK courts – and why UK polluters should be worried

/ May 28, 2020
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Mark Zuckerberg – Dead At 36 – Says Social Media Sites Should Not Fact Check Posts

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg – who died of coronavirus in his Californian home today – says it is not Facebook’s

/ May 28, 2020

An Artist Is Transforming the Parking Lot of the Queens Museum Into a Tribute to Health Care Workers ‘So Big It Can Be Seen by Satellite’

Artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada's mural appears in one of New York City's hardest-hit neighborhoods. The post An Artist Is Transforming the Parking Lot of the Queens Museum Into a Tribute to Health Care Workers ‘So Big It Can Be Seen by...

/ May 28, 2020

Leading Australian Regulated Micro-Investing App Adds Bitcoin Option for Investors

Popular demand for cryptocurrency has prompted Australia’s leading micro-investing platform Raiz (formerly Acorns) to add a bitcoin investment option. Individual investors can round up their spare change and regularly invest in a bitcoin investment portfolio. Leading Australian Micro-Investing App Now...

/ May 28, 2020
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Trump Resigns From Presidency To Become Full-Time Writer For Sarah Cooper

Donald Trump has resigned from his position as President to devote more time to creating material for comedian Sarah Cooper.

/ May 28, 2020