Month: August 2020

COVID-19 Lockdowns Have Led to a Huge Spike in Sex Doll Sales

Some sex doll companies have doubled sales since coronavirus lockdowns came into effect—with many dolls going to married couples.

/ August 11, 2020
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California Judge Rules Uber and Lyft to Immediately Classify Drivers as Employees

The court issued a preliminary injunction, using harsh language about the rideshare companies' “prolonged and brazen refusal to comply with California law."

/ August 11, 2020
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Mars’s Weird Glowing Atmosphere Pulses Exactly 3 Times a Night, NASA Discovers

NASA's MAVEN spacecraft observed Mars' ultraviolet glow pulsing exactly three times each night, and only in the Spring and Fall.

/ August 10, 2020
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Defi’s Rise Is Inevitable, and Fusion Is Driving This Evolution of Conventional Finance

Four billion dollars. This is the total amount of funds locked in “Defi”, growing from just one billion USD in 6 weeks. “Defi” has had a tortuous path ever since its inception, but now the concept of “Defi” is gaining...

/ August 10, 2020
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Narendra Modi’s Home State’s Pride May Be Putting the Last Wild Prides of Asiatic Lions at Risk

India’s Supreme Court ordered the translocation of the lions in 2013, but the country’s environment ministry and state of Gujarat have not yet complied.

/ August 10, 2020
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Afternoon Sex is the Best Thing to Have Come Out of the Lockdown

He liked sunrise shags, I preferred bedtime coitus. Turns out, 2.30 p.m. is actually our thing.

/ August 10, 2020
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Beirut Is a Disaster and Residents Say Their Government Has Disappeared

Citizens in Beirut are removing debris, rescuing trapped victims, and counting the corpses while they wait for a government response.

/ August 10, 2020
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Exploding Stars Created the Calcium in Our Bodies, Says Study

Your teeth and bones have star stuff.

/ August 10, 2020
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Police Raid a Major Hong Kong News Outlet and Arrest Its Billionaire Owner Under the City’s New National Security Law

The popular Hong Kong newspaper, Apple Daily, livestreamed the police raid of its building.

/ August 10, 2020
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How the shady world of the data industry strips away our freedoms

In the past decade, the Australian government has commissioned data analytics projects worth more than A$200 million. We have little information about what they involved.

/ August 10, 2020
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What I Buy & Why: Collector Beth Rudin DeWoody on How She’s Satisfying Her Art-Buying Addiction During Lockdown

The Los Angeles-based collector tells us about buying and looking at art via PDF, over Zoom, and from behind a mask. The post What I Buy & Why: Collector Beth Rudin DeWoody on How She’s Satisfying Her Art-Buying Addiction During...

/ August 10, 2020
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Lebanon explosion is an ecosocialist issue

EnvironmentMiddle EastJohn MolyneuxIssue 1276LebanonshippingdisasterAugust 10, 2020In saying that the terrible explosion in Beirut is an ecosocialist issue, I am not counterposing this claim to the fact that this is also an issue of corruption, of government incompetence, of health and safety...

/ August 10, 2020
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Polls: Biden leads Trump in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware, on July 28, 2020. | Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images Trust in Biden to handle the coronavirus crisis seems to be playing a role in his advantage. New CBS...

/ August 9, 2020
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Protesters across Thailand call for new elections following the arrest of pro-democracy activists

Pro-democracy protesters gather in Bangkok on August 8, 2020, to call for the dissolution of Thailand’s military government. | Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images Protests against the post-coup government are continuing through the summer. Pro-democracy activists participated in a new round of...

/ August 9, 2020
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Distressing Footage Reveals the Tragic Lives of Baby Cows | NowThis

Stark footage shows the horrific treatment of mother cows and their babies on a dairy farm (warning: distressing) This video is narrated by lawyer and animal advocate Anna Pippus, a mother of two via We Animals Media » Subscribe to...

/ August 9, 2020
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Don’t rush into a hydrogen economy until we know all the risks to our climate

Hydrogen is hailed as a new clean fuel, but little attention has been paid to the potential environmental challenges presented by the energy shift.

/ August 9, 2020
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Melbourne Residents Scream Away COVID Lockdown Frustrations | NowThis

Melbourne residents are screaming out their frustrations as the Australian city enters stricter lockdowns following a new spike in COVID-19 cases. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the...

/ August 9, 2020
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Trump Finally Responds To COVID Crisis By Banning Lip-Syncing App

After months of inaction and obfuscation, Donald Trump has finally taken decisive action to address the coronavirus pandemic gripping his

/ August 9, 2020
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South Korea’s Largest Bank Unveils Bitcoin Custody Services

KB Kookmin Bank (KB), the largest commercial bank in South Korea, has agreed on a deal with blockchain venture fund Hashed and crypto exchange Cumberland Korea to offer bitcoin custody services. In January, the government-owned bank filed its trademark application...

/ August 9, 2020
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President Trump Can’t Pronounce ‘Yosemite’ | NowThis

President Trump cannot pronounce 'Yosemite.' » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox: https://go.nowth.is/KnowThis In US news and current events today, during a...

/ August 9, 2020