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The secret Brexit files contain our future – they must be released

Brexit, we’re regularly reminded, is the will of the people. We had a referendum and the result was clear. Question the wisdom of the decision and you show yourself to be anti-democratic and out of touch, a member of a cosseted, globalist elite that fails to understand the concerns of ordinary folk.<p>…

Great Britain

This Bombardier row could be the end of Theresa May’s deal with the DUP

Theresa May has declared herself “bitterly disappointed” by the decision of the US Department of Commerce to slap a 220 per cent import tariff on …

United Kingdom

Robots and AI Will Take Over These 3 Medical Niches First

We’re no stranger to robotics in the medical field. Robot-assisted surgery is becoming more and more common. Many training programs are starting to …

One by One, Marry-Your-Rapist Laws Are Falling in the Middle East

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Gruesome billboards of a woman in a bloodied and torn bridal gown appeared around Beirut recently, captioned in Arabic: “A white dress doesn’t cover up rape.” This spring, a women’s rights group, Abaad, hung similarly defiled gowns along the city’s famous seaside promenade.<p>Such …

Middle East

Catnip and dried pig testicles: study reveals medieval infertility advice

Boiled catnip taken on an empty stomach for three days could help, or a delicious goblet of dried ground pig testicles mixed with wine: a new study of medieval advice on male infertility – and recipes to remedy it – suggests people were far less ready to automatically lay blame on the woman than …

Pregnancy

Human, all too human: 10 sci-fi films that show what it means to be alive

When putting together MoMA’s new film series, Future Imperfect: The Uncanny in Science Fiction, its curator, Josh Siegel, set out to compile a list of pictures that defined the genre within more earthly parameters. He decided to seek out sci-fi that took place on Earth, had no aliens or invasions, …

Virtual Reality

Add This Skillet Coconut-Curry Chicken to Your Dinner Roster

If you're looking for a fast and fancy weeknight dinner, this flavorful skillet chicken is just the ticket. It comes together quickly, cooks all in …

20 forgotten Hollywood bombshells, and their incredible life stories

Jeremy Corbyn says he'll consider writing off graduates' existing student debt if elected

Please please please.<p>A new poll carried out by YouGov indicates a surge of support for Jeremy Corbyn's Labour party from young voters, and you can see exactly why this might be when you look at some of the favourable things he's promising for our generation.<p>Speaking with <i>NME</i>, the leader of the …

United Kingdom

Fears for economy as number of EU migrants leaving Brexit Britain surges

Britain's economy faces a potential skills shortage as new official figures show a surge in EU migrants leaving the country in the year of the Brexit …

United Kingdom

Britain’s food production depends on seasonal migrant labour from the EU. What will happen to those workers after Brexit? And how will it change the industry?<p>On 24 June last year, the few hundred residents of a temporary village, hidden from view in the middle of a West Sussex soft fruit farm, …

Great Britain

French political parties torn apart as Macron says 'non' to ex-PM Manuel Valls

Socialist ex-prime minister Manuel Valls is facing humiliation after he was told he did not fit the "criteria" to run for parliament for French President-elect Emmanuel Macron's new party.<p>In a blow to the reformist Mr Valls, the Macron camp said its job was not to "recycle" politicians who feared …

Europe

Just What The Hell Is Going On With Gibraltar And Brexit?

Short version: Britain is not going to go to war with Spain, whatever former Tory leader Michael Howard says.<p>"I think there's no question whatever that our government will stand by Gibraltar," Howard said. "Thirty-five years ago this week, another woman prime minister sent a task force halfway …

United Kingdom

Associated Press News

A new study identifies an extra 0.1°C of human-caused warming<p>We don’t want the Earth to warm more than 1.5–2°C (2.7-3.6°F) compared to the pre-industrial climate. These targets are not magical; they are expert judgements about what it takes to avoid some of the more serious effects of climate …

Climate Change

It's the attention economy, stupid: why Trump represents the future whether we like it or not

At 6:13 am on Sunday, 28 February, Donald Trump fell into a trap on Twitter. For the past five months, a Twitter bot created by the website Gawker …

3tags.org

The world’s biggest nuclear fusion experiment may lead to endless clean energy

Thirty-five countries are working together to build the world’s first large-scale nuclear fusion reactor—and if successful, their efforts could help humans harness the “ultimate green energy.”<p>The reactor, currently estimated to cost $20 billion, is now under construction in southern France. Nuclear …

Energy

What we lose when we lose the world’s frogs

Amphibians survived the dinosaur extinction just fine. Why are they in peril now?<p>In September, a frog died in an Atlanta botanical garden. With it went an entire species never to hop along the Earth again. Biologists at Zoo Atlanta who’d looked after the frog for the past 12 years called him …

Physicists Create World’s First Time Crystal - MIT Technology Review

Crystals are extraordinary objects, not least because of their symmetry. Crystals form repeating patterns that are the same in some directions but …

Here’s why so many smart people don’t believe in evolution

Does seeing the word "evolution" in a headline make you nervous?<p>It makes me nervous. Climate change may be the most politically charged scientific finding of the modern era, but the charged responses to it are nothing compared to people's forceful responses to evolution.<p>Gallup reports that 64% of …

The Fate of Gender: Nature, Nurture and the Human Future – review

With <i>The Fate of Gender</i>, US science reporter and author Frank Browning (<i>The Culture of Desire</i>, <i>A Queer Geography</i>) has written a very complicated book because… it’s a very complicated subject. There’s a lot more to gender than just endless snits about “blue toys for boys and pink toys for girls”, and …

Feminism

Theresa May has promoted women. But she’s a Tory first and a feminist second

The prime minister has an excellent track record on equality until it comes into conflict with her conservative instincts – above all on immigration<p>Theresa May hasn’t wasted any time. Some of the biggest names in politics – figures who dominated the headlines in the last few months – lost their …

Feminism

Internet Explodes with Pokémon GO Death/Stabbing Hoaxes

Pokémon GO Just Might Kill You… Or Not<p>Since it’s release just a few days ago overseas, and its release yesterday on North America shores, it seems …

Justin Lin's Star Trek Beyond to get first LGBT character

Bryan Fuller has been quoted as saying that his Star Trek TV series willprioritise diversity, but it appears as if Star Trek Beyond is going to beat …

Science Fiction

Here Is Why Google Is Buying a Crazy Amount of Clean Energy

Google just closed on a deal to buy a significant amount of clean energy from two new wind farms that will be built in Norway and Sweden to help …

Will house prices fall in the UK and EU after Brexit?

Property price growth is expected to slow in UK and Europe as consumer confidence falls.<p>The British vote to leave the European Union has brought the British pound down to a 31-year low, meaning UK house prices are now cheaper for foreign investors, buying in foreign currency.<p>Property analysts in …

Ignored by the authorities, emboldened by Brexit, Europe’s far right is a real danger

Rightwing extremists are a grave danger in themselves, let alone when you factor in their influence on mainstream politics, and on terrorism<p>The result of Britain’s referendum on EU membership has strengthened far-right activism across Europe. In the UK there have been reports of public racist …

Europe

Petition for UK Brexit revote hits 3mn signatures in just 2 days

While Britain comes to terms with its dramatic EU exit, a sizable number are trying to prevent just that. A petition to hold a second EU referendum has captured the imagination of the public and three million people have already signed it.<p>The speed in which the British public has flocked to sign …