India scraps tampon tax after campaign

India has scrapped its 12% tax on all sanitary products following months of campaigning by activists. The announcement comes a year after the government introduced the tax, known as GST, on all goods - including the 12% duty on menstrual...

/ July 21, 2018

Bitcoin (Almost) Everywhere: 5 Crypto Debit Cards Worth Checking Out

Reviews Mass, mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies might take a route few original cadres of developers and enthusiasts imagined — major payment processing, plastic debit cards. They’re incredibly handy for those wishing to use crypto while merchant adoption works itself out....

/ July 21, 2018

What’s triggering protests in Nicaragua?

It's a revolution against the man who led the revolution in Nicaragua. Thirty-nine years ago, Daniel Ortega and Sandinista rebels were victorious in deposing President Anastasio Somoza. The left-wing rebel fighters called him a dictator - which is exactly what...

/ July 21, 2018

CVS pharmacist fired for refusing to fill hormone prescription for trans woman

New York, December 1, 2016: People walk by a CVS pharmacy on 3rd Avenue in Manhattan. Roman Tiraspolsky / Shutterstock When Hilde Hall walked into her local CVS to fill her first prescription for hormone therapy, the pharmacist refused her...

/ July 21, 2018

Fiat Chrysler replaces CEO Sergio Marchionne for health reasons

The long-time chief executive of carmaker Fiat Chrysler, Sergio Marchionne, has been replaced due to ill health. His health worsened in recent days after he suffered complications from surgery on his right shoulder. Mr Marchionne, 66, has led the combined...

/ July 21, 2018

The Importance of Media Literacy in the Classroom

Media literacy is more important than ever in a shifting media environment; this is especially true for undergraduate students, many of whom have little experience in learning how to locate, evaluate, and critically analyze the information they should be consuming...

/ July 21, 2018

How cheese may re-elect Tammy Baldwin

Senator Tammy Baldwin Wikipedia Two years ago, Badger state residents contributed to Donald Trump’s electoral victory. But in liberal Madison, they adore Tammy Baldwin, the first lesbian elected to the US Senate. A Democrat running in Trump country, even a...

/ July 21, 2018

HEXA 6-Legged Robot Review – Hexapod Spider Robot Tutorial | Future Reviews | NowThis

HEXA the 6-legged robot has an HD camera, multiple sensors, and a 'heart of pure gold' — watch us test it out. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe On this NowThis Future Review, join host Dain Evans as he shares all...

/ July 21, 2018

Why Indefinite Detention Is Un-American

By Stewart Jones June 15th, 2018, marked the 803 anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, a monumental moment for the advancement of liberty. Due process and trial by jury remain to be some of the most important safeguards...

/ July 21, 2018

Prominent Democrats Flip-flop On Immigration; Previously They Confirmed President Trump’s Immigration Views

Op-Ed by Catherine J. Frompovich Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) apparently thought differently than he does today—and actually said so—in June of 2009 during a speech about immigration he gave at Georgetown Law. Below are two short videos highlighting certain pertinent...

/ July 21, 2018

Should There Be A Litmus Test For Politicians To Measure Their Stupidity?

Op-Ed by Catherine J. Frompovich Did you ever hear this one: What’s the difference between dumb and stupid?  The supposed answer is, “You can’t fix stupid!” Keeping the above in mind, recently I came across some statements made by politicians,...

/ July 21, 2018

Eczema Medicine Ad Features Woman Using Smart Phone Against Her Face. “Fine Print” in Manuals Says That’s a No-No. Research Says It’s Bad for Skin and Everything Else.

By B.N. Frank Eczema is an uncomfortable as well as unattractive skin condition.  This eczema medication commercial features an eczema sufferer with a smart phone pressed against her face inside a bathroom.  The required “Fine Print” included in manuals...

/ July 21, 2018

Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa appeals for racial unity ahead of election

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Emmerson Mnangagwa is favourite to win the presidential election on 30 July Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has called for racial unity ahead of landmark elections, telling white farmers their lands will not be taken. Former...

/ July 21, 2018

Python Slithers Away From Home, Winds Up In Man’s Toilet Miles Away

And you thought someone leaving the seat up was bad. Virginia Beach resident James Hooper initially thought someone was pranking him when he noticed a snake’s head sticking out of his toilet, local outlet News 3 reports. But the scaly...

/ July 21, 2018

Ethiopian ‘prophet’ arrested after trying to resurrect corpse

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The family gave their permission after hearing the man tell the story of Lazarus An aspiring prophet has been arrested in Ethiopia after he failed to bring a dead man back to life. Getayawkal...

/ July 21, 2018

James Gunn: Dave Bautista defends Guardians of the Galaxy director

Image copyright Xinhua/REX/Shutterstock Image caption Bautista is known for his film roles in Spectre and Blade Runner, and for his time as a WWE wrestler Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista has defended James Gunn after the film's director...

/ July 21, 2018

Fantasia 2018 Review: CAM Is A Frightening Meltdown of Identity and Ego

In the twentieth century, it used to be decades (more often never) for our technological fears, and their refracted social mores, to manifest themselves into some kind of actuality. Now it seems the cycle-time of what we can conceive of,...

/ July 21, 2018

Bitcoin Cash Developers Debate an Idea Called Pre-Consensus

Technology & Security This past Thursday, the lead developer of Bitcoin ABC, Amaury Séchet, published a paper on the social media platform Yours.org about a protocol technique called ‘pre-consensus.’ According to Séchet, and other BCH developers like Bitcoin Unlimited’s Peter...

/ July 21, 2018

Elon Musk’s farting unicorn fight settled

Image copyright Elon Musk Image caption Elon Musk tweeted a picture of Tom Edwards' mug in February 2017 Tesla boss Elon Musk has reached an agreement with a Colorado potter who accused the billionaire of using his farting unicorn without...

/ July 21, 2018

Pablo Casado: Spain’s conservative Popular Party elects new leader

Image copyright AFP Image caption Pablo Casado wants to lower income and corporation taxes for Spaniards Spain's opposition Popular Party (PP) has chosen right-wing congressman Pablo Casado as its new leader. He replaces former Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy who was...

/ July 21, 2018