Naked people including a Brit and Australian fined on Thai beach

A group of five naked women and a nude man, including a Briton and Australian, have been fined for skinny dipping on a Thai beach.The tourists aged between 17 and 20 stripped off on Ao Nang beach and were in...

/ July 18, 2019

Coder Proposes Alternative to Bitcoin’s ‘Notoriously Unreliable’ Testnet

Introduced Wednesday, a new proposal called Signet offers a fresh alternative to bitcoin’s test network. The software plays a crucial role for developers, serving as a place where they can test their apps, to make sure they work reasonably well...

/ July 18, 2019

Australia warned ‘discriminatory’ migration policies contributing to modern slavery

Australia has been warned its "restrictive and discriminatory migration policies" could be driving modern slavery in the region.A report released on Wednesday by the Minderoo Foundation ranked Australia as the 10th best country in the world at responding to modern...

/ July 17, 2019

US House rejects bid to launch Trump impeachment proceedings

The US House of Representatives has voted to table an impeachment resolution against President Donald Trump, effectively killing the measure for now but not burying the issue that has divided Democrats.The resolution's sponsor, Democratic Representative Al Green, was seeking to...

/ July 17, 2019

Nuclear non-proliferation Treaty-Iran: The puzzle

The nuclear non-proliferation treaty is in danger by the announcement of its non-compliance by Iran and the unilateral withdrawal of the United States.  After the escalation of tension registered in the area, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Policy, Federica...

/ July 17, 2019

A New Line of Frida Kahlo Makeup Is Being Dragged for Downplaying the Artist’s Signature Unibrow

July 6 is the 112th birthday of the great Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. To mark the occasion, the Frida Kahlo Corporation, the official licensing agent for commercial products bearing her name and likeness, unveiled a new Kahlo-branded makeup line, produced...

/ July 17, 2019

“There Is No Successful Strategy…That Involves Casting Them Out”: Inside the Struggle Between Nancy Pelosi and the Squad

On Monday, Donald Trump handed Nancy Pelosi an opportunity to reclaim the narrative, and, swiftly, she took it. “This morning,” she wrote in a letter to her caucus, “the president doubled down on his attacks on our four colleagues”—Congresswomen Alexandria...

/ July 17, 2019

Lightning Network’s Antifraud Methods Inferior to Nakamoto Consensus, Research Shows

The Lightning Network, the touted scaling solution for the BTC chain, has recently seen its capacity decrease significantly and the beta project is still best suited for a cliche of technically savvy users. Now according to an analysis by Bitmex...

/ July 17, 2019

Voters Are Ignorant & Politicians Are Selfish | Guest: Dr. Edward Lopez | Ep 22

Economist Dr. Edward Lopez joins Matt Kibbe to discuss the fundamental insights of Nobel laureate James Buchanan and his public choice theory, namely that politicians are just as self-interested as anyone else. Lopez goes on to explain why government assistance...

/ July 17, 2019

Brazil: Rio governor brands rise in police killings as ‘normal’

Amid a soaring number of police killings in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state, its tough-talking governor has said it is "normal" for the rate to increase and will likely keep rising during his tenure. Governor Wilson Witzel said on Tuesday...

/ July 17, 2019

7 easy ways to make home-cooked food healthier

These simple swaps replace less healthy ingredients with ones that are equally, if not more, delicious.If cooking healthy at home brings to mind sad platters of boiled vegetables, do not despair, it doesn't have to be such a grim thing....

/ July 17, 2019

Fantasia 2019 Review: BLOOD & FLESH: THE REEL LIFE AND GHASTLY DEATH OF AL ADAMSON Examines A Hollywood B-Movie Mystery

Al Adamson wasn't what you'd call a superstar filmmaker. Toiling in the world of super low budget B- and C-grade drive-in fare from the early '60s through the early '80s, Adamson was responsible for inflicting more than thirty films upon...

/ July 17, 2019

Climate Change Is Very Real. But So Much of It Is Uncertain

One of the more terrifying elements of climate change is the uncertainty of it all. You start with the big picture of a warming planet, but as you zoom in you find ever more climatic and geological and biological systems...

/ July 17, 2019

The Apollo of Gaza

Editor's note: This film will be removed on August 14, 2019.In 2013, a fisherman in Gaza saw the shape of a man buried in shallow waters. He thought it was someone who had drowned. But upon closer inspection, it was...

/ July 17, 2019

EU divided: Ireland vows to fight EU plot to end daylight savings – or face two time zones

Ray Bassett, the Eurosceptic former Irish ambassador to Canada, Jamaica and the Bahamas, immediately welcome the news, and called for the Irish Governement to apply the same logic, of not creating barriers between Northern Ireland and the Republic, to be applied...

/ July 17, 2019

El Chapo trial: Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán gets life in prison

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEl Chapo trial: Five facts about Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán A US judge has sentenced Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán to life in prison plus 30 years.Guzmán, 62, was...

/ July 17, 2019

Turkish diplomat shot dead in Iraqi Kurdistan

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The attack took place at HuQQabaz restaurant in Irbil's Empire City neighbourhood A Turkish diplomat has been shot dead in the Iraqi Kurdish city of Irbil, Turkey's foreign ministry has said.Sources suggest he was among...

/ July 17, 2019

The New European Commission President: Von Der Leyen’s Election Is a Big Moment for Europe

July 17, 2019  03:44 PM Remember the Social Democratic Party's (SPD) campaign poster from the European elections in 2014? "A German will only become president of the European Commission if you elect Martin Schulz and the SPD," it read. At...

/ July 17, 2019

Republicans will never say that racism is “racism.” Basically it’s because they’re racist

Is there any expression of racism that Republicans will actually admit is racism? It's a question on a lot of progressive minds in the wake of Donald Trump demonizing female congresswomen of color with the "go back" canard that white nationalists...

/ July 17, 2019

Newly-resurfaced video shows Trump and Epstein discussing women as they party together at Mar-a-Lago

Although President Donald Trump recently claimed that he "was not a fan" of Jeffrey Epstein, video footage newly resurfaced by NBC News reveals he partied with the billionaire financier and registered sex offender in November of 1992. “The footage shows two...

/ July 17, 2019