Charting Juul’s Face-Off With Legislators and Watchdogs

Interesting things come out of teens’ mouths all the time, but one of the most controversial things to emerge recently is the wispy tendril of nicotine vapor from a Juul, a compact and discrete vaping device. Legislators and the FDA...

/ July 20, 2018

James Gunn: Guardians of the Galaxy director fired over offensive tweets

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption James Gunn has worked on the Guardians of the Galaxy films and the Avengers franchise Disney has removed James Gunn as director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after a number of offensive...

/ July 20, 2018

There’s less than a 50% chance that all conservative Supreme Court justices will be alive in 2026

The U.S. Supreme Court Public Domain As Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh makes the rounds on Capitol Hill, liberals have no illusions about what his confirmation will mean for the Court. Kavanaugh’s opposition to abortion is already clear, and it...

/ July 20, 2018

88-Year-Old Republican Is Fighting to Legalize Cannabis | NowThis

This 88-year-old Republican is fighting to legalize cannabis. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe 88-year-old Ann Lee is a Republican who is fighting to legalize cannabis. Lee and her husband started Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition. She says she became interested in...

/ July 20, 2018

What should competitive Fortnite look like?

Last weekend, Epic Games put forth its first true effort at official competitive Fortnite Battle Royale. It was a disaster. The private hosts used for the tournament were about as laggy as could be, with pro players getting eliminated simply...

/ July 20, 2018

Israel launches Gaza strikes as soldier dies from gunshot

Image copyright AFP Image caption A fireball rises from Gaza city following an Israeli air strike on Friday Israel has launched a wave of attacks on military targets in the Gaza Strip, after its soldiers came under gunfire at the...

/ July 20, 2018

James Gunn fired from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’ after offensive tweets resurface

Disney fired director James Gunn from the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, the company confirmed at Comic-Con this week. The move came after highly offensive joke tweets dating from between 2008 and 2011 resurfaced. The tweets, which...

/ July 20, 2018

Vietnam’s Central Bank Thinks Cryptocurrency Miners Should Be Banned

Regulation According to regional reports, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has agreed with a proposal to ban imported cryptocurrency mining machines in order to keep the digital currency economy tethered tightly to the government’s regulatory frameworks. The proposal was...

/ July 20, 2018

Facebook suspends analytics firm Crimson Hexagon over data use concerns

As part of its ongoing mission to close the barn doors after the cows have got out, Facebook has suspended the accounts of British data analytics firm Crimson Hexagon over concerns that it may be improperly handling user data. The...

/ July 20, 2018

The Hong Kong Museum of Art Has Received a Major $480 Million Donation of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy

The Hong Kong Museum of Art has received an astonishing gift of more than 350 Chinese paintings and calligraphic works from the nonprofit foundation Chi Lo Lou Promotion, founded by the philanthropist and collector Ho lu Kwong, according to a Hong...

/ July 20, 2018

Comics writer Grant Morrison signs a content deal with Magic Leap

Grant Morrison’s Square Slice Studios just signed a content deal with Magic Leap. If you’ve read a comic book at some point in the past two decades, odds are you’re very excited at this news. Morrison is, after all, one...

/ July 20, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg must step down for violating the social contract

Facenbook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Shutterstock A good number of members of the Kennedy clan took up the challenge articulated by President John F. Kennedy on the Capitol grounds that cold January day in 1961: “Ask not what your country can...

/ July 20, 2018

5000 Utility Customers in Maine Join Class Action Lawsuit Claiming They Were Overbilled. 2017 Dutch Research Determined “Smart” Meters Inflate Bills 30% to 582%.

By B.N. Frank Three law firms will represent 5000 people in their complaints of overbilling by Central Maine Power Co. CMP is one of many utility companies across North America that has installed “Smart” Meters.  There have been complaints about...

/ July 20, 2018

Cathy Marino-Thomas Spent Most of Her Life Fighting For Marriage Equality | Legendary | NowThis

Activist Cathy Marino-Thomas fought for marriage equality long before the movement's inception. She deserves to be remembered alongside champions like Edith Windsor. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe Hosted by Hamilton’s Javier Muñoz, ‘Legendary’ is a series that features interviews with...

/ July 20, 2018

Niantic explains how and why it bans players in Pokémon GO

Getting banned for cheating is nothing new in Pokémon GO. There’ve been big ol’ ban waves every few weeks for ages now. The policies have never been totally set in stone, however — at least not publicly. Like many of...

/ July 20, 2018

The Sinister History Behind the Right’s Putin-Mania

As Donald Trump pleads with the war-mongering media to give peace a chance with Russia, the right-wing intellectual apparatus surrounding his presidency is preparing for a more titanic clash of civilizations. “We’re at war with China,” declared Steve Bannon, the...

/ July 20, 2018

‘It Reminded Me of How We Started’: Why Kurimanzutto Is Bringing a Show About a Short-Lived 1960s Art Gallery to New York

Most summer gallery shows focus on presenting a broad swath of up-and-coming talent. But Kurimanzutto did something different: The Mexico City-based gallery traveled to London to present a tribute to a short-lived gallery that operated for two years in the...

/ July 20, 2018

What’s a Bernie Sanders Strategist Doing in the Manafort Files?

For bad or for worse, Paul Manafort may go down as one of the most consequential lobbyists in American history. It was his ties to the former Soviet Union, after all, that initially fueled accusations that Donald Trump colluded with...

/ July 20, 2018

The Midterm Elections Are Already Under Attack

With primaries underway and less than four months to go until this year's midterm elections, early signs of attack have already arrived—just as the US intelligence community warned. And yet Congress has still not done everything in its power to...

/ July 20, 2018

German bus knife attack leaves several wounded

Image copyright AFP Image caption A bus sits at the side of the road in Lübeck after a knife attack A man armed with a knife has attacked passengers on a bus in the northern German city of Lübeck, wounding...

/ July 20, 2018