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Conservatives will force people to use photo ID to vote, stopping millions from taking part in future elections

The Conservatives are to stop people from voting if they don't own a passport or a driving licence.<p>The plans to force people to show ID when they …

Australia has just dealt a massive blow to the UK government's Brexit plans

Steven Ciobo, Australia's trade minister, said on Tuesday that he had received advice telling him entering formal talks with Britain before Brexit is complete would be illegal, The Times reports.<p>This new development is a major blow to Ciobo's British counterpart, Liam Fox, and the rest of May's …

UK's 'second deficit' threatens household living standards after Brexit

UK living standards are at risk of a “sudden stop” squeeze, economists have warned, as official figures revealed that the current account gap stands at “unacceptably” high levels.<p>The current account deficit - the gap between the amount of money flowing into and out of the UK economy - stood at …

Meet the fast disappearing community of Indians and Pakistanis of African origin

When people think of Africans in Indian history, Malik Ambar tends to be the first name to come to mind. Brought to Ahmadnagar as a warrior-slave in the 16th century, he rose to be the general of the Deccan sultanate’s army—and eventually its regent.<p>Yet, Ambar was only the most successful of …

India

Magnetic Hyperloop pod unveiled at MIT

Dave Lee<p>http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1243000/1243010_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532302327_bd9e4253f5e3abc3bab0cbe2dccbf4ba<p><b>A people-carrying pod designed to levitate and travel at extremely high speeds has been unveiled in Boston.</b><p>A 30-strong team from the …

High-speed Rail

This House Costs Just $20,000—But It’s Nicer Than Yours

Rural Studio’s $20K House has such innovative design that it’s changing the entire housing system–from mortgages to zoning laws.<p>For over a decade, architecture students at Rural Studio, Auburn University’s design-build program in a tiny town in West Alabama, have worked on a nearly impossible …

Aboriginal sci-fi Neomad wins Australia's top comic book award

Futuristic adventure story featuring the work of more than 30 Indigenous children wins Gold Ledger with a blend of ancient culture and high-octane thrills<p>For Australian comic artists, winning the Gold Ledger is like winning best picture at the Oscars. And on Friday it was picked up by the …

The chart that debunks George Osborne's myth that Britain is 'in it together'

The poorest people in Britain have borne the brunt of austerity over the past five years – and by 2020 will have lost more than a 10th of their …

Bike, pedestrian-friendly cities are worth the fight says former NYC transport planner

Bicycle lanes and plazas that take up space previously used by cars are controversial at first, but once people see that "carmageddon" doesn't result …

Bike Lanes

Imposter Syndrome and My Late Autism Spectrum Diagnosis

<b>Andrea Michael</b><br>andreamichaelart.wordpress.com<b></b><b><br>Django of Cacharel</b><br>[image: black-and-white drawing of a dark horse<br>wearing a bridle, with a windblown …

How to: Road positioning

Never hug the kerb. That's rule one of road positioning on a bicycle. You need to be further out into the road, sometimes right in the middle of the …

Cycling

Ancient Irish had Middle Eastern ancestry, study reveals

Genetic researchers find evidence of mass migration to Ireland thousands of years ago<p>Mon, Dec 28, 2015, 21:00<p>Evidence of massive migration to Ireland …

Anthropology

This 43-tweet story explains how black kids are treated by America’s criminal justice system

T. Greg Doucette is a criminal defense lawyer in North Carolina who also writes a legal blog. And he's got some things to say:<p>In a 43-part tweetstorm …

North Carolina

Boris Johnson speech: one basic error every 80 seconds

In his speech this morning, Boris Johnson argued that Britain should try to agree a Canada-style free trade agreement with the EU were we to leave, …

Great Britain

Africa in search for next Einstein

Cape Town – An unprecedented coalition of African and world leaders convened at the inaugural global gathering of the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) in …

The remarkable story of a woman who was born at Auschwitz

"I really had a hard time with that word," she said. "I was begging my mother, 'can we change it?' She said 'no, I'm not going to change it, this is what you have to know'."<p>Orosz said she had no idea then what Auschwitz, the Nazi extermination camp, actually meant. "It wasn't that I struggled with …

The One Weird Trait That Predicts Whether You’re a Trump Supporter

And it’s not gender, age, income, race or religion.<p>If I asked you what most defines Donald Trump supporters, what would you say? They’re white? They’re poor? They’re uneducated?<p>You’d be wrong.<p>In fact, I’ve found a single statistically significant variable predicts whether a voter supports Trump—and …

Political Science

Chemical in the pool coaxes DNA to form triple helix

An inexpensive molecule commonly used to disinfect backyard swimming pools could be the secret to creating a new form of DNA nanomaterial.<p>Cyanuric …

Biochemistry

Queensland's Indigenous designers bring a love of the land to fashion week

Designs inspired by Queensland’s coral reefs and tropical rainforests will feature at the Melbourne Fashion festival’s Indigenous showcases<p>Indigenous Australian fashion designer Grace Lillian Lee lives in Cairns, a coastal city of mainland Queensland, but she’s part Torres Straight Islander. A few …

The World's 15 Most Complex Subway Maps

As ranked by a research team of mathematicians and theoretical physicists.<p>For all its colorful frenzied glory, the Tokyo Metro map isn’t the most complex subway guide in the world. New York and Paris both have it topped—at least in the eyes of one group of theoretical physicists and …

How Spain’s bloody history gave it the world’s highest concentration of elevators

When you think about Spain, the first thing that pops into mind is undoubtedly one word: Elevators.<p>No? Well, maybe it should be.<p>Compared to other countries, Spain’s elevator supply looks remarkably, well, elevated.<p>At face value, there’s a pretty simple reason why. Spaniards are some of the world’s …

Housing

Henry VIII’s erratic behavior was likely caused by an NFL-style injury, argue Yale researchers

King Henry VIII was a complicated and contradictorily character, according to historical accounts. In his youth, he was reportedly “lighthearted, merry and easily given to laughter,” while in later years he became cruel and tyrannical, with an explosive temper.<p>The cause of this personality change …

Henry Viii

While doctors search for a cure, this is what the rest of us can do to fight Zika

Less than a year and a half since the world was panicking about Ebola, the world is dealing with another terrifying epidemic.<p>Several cases of Zika virus have been detected in the US, following an epidemic in Latin America, which began in Brazil last May. There, hundreds of thousands of people …

Public Health

A Point of View: Why survivors' stories matter

<b>Having just marked Holocaust Memorial Day, Tom Shakespeare says that first-hand accounts are far more powerful than history books and science studies.</b><p>Last month, my work took me to Cape Town. I'd never been to South Africa before. For the tourist, Cape Town is such a beautiful city, with Table …

This Insurance Agent Threatened to Rape Me, I Got Him Fired

The Internet can be a very scary place for a woman who dares to have a voice. As a feminist YouTube blogger, I deal with a fair amount of harassment for speaking up for the numerous marginalized communities that I embody as a black woman of trans experience. I'm passionate about so many things, but …

Why So Many Rich Kids Come to Enjoy the Taste of Healthier Foods

When children are introduced to something nutritious, they tend to reject it—which many parents don’t have room for in their budgets.<p>Broccoli is nutritious, and it knows it.<p>Since humans and other plant-eating animals have reason to consume a lot of broccoli, it has come to produce goitrin, a …

Representing Marginalized Voices in Historical Fiction and Fantasy

<i>History is complex, its creators myriad. Yet many voices—the majority—are given all the primacy of static in mainstream narratives. In response to</i> …

Feminism

Our real Sarah Palin nightmare: We debate sideshows and phony problems — while this very real threat looms undiscussed

<b>Sarah Palin endorses Donald Trump during a rally at the Iowa State University, Jan. 19, 2016, in Ames, Iowa. (AP/Mary Altaffer)</b><p>While we waste time debating whether science is real, a terrifying biodiversity loss continues under our noses<p>Phil Torres<p>January 24, 2016 10:58am (UTC)<p>It’s an amazing fact …

Climate Change

The mystery of 'crow funerals' solved: Scientists say birds are trying to learn about potential dangers to their own lives

Crows mourn their dead to try and learn about potential dangers to their own lives, researchers have found.<p>They found the birds can even remember an …