Jo Vinall

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California has about one year of water stored. Will you ration now?

Given the historic low temperatures and snowfalls that pummeled the eastern U.S. this winter, it might be easy to overlook how devastating California's winter was as well.<p>As our "wet" season draws to a close, it is clear that the paltry rain and snowfall have done almost nothing to alleviate epic …

The World Changing Ideas Of 2015

14 of the most important trends, theories, and inventions that are going to re-shape business, society, and the planet in the year to come.<p><b>All ideas change the world</b> in some small way, but not all ideas are “world changing.” At <i>Co.Exist</i>, we like to consider the ideas that are tackling the big …

Facebook clarifies community standards, confirms people can use chosen names

Social network says some nudity is acceptable too<p>Facebook clarified its real name policy on Sunday night, offering something of a response to complaints that the social network discriminated against users who chose not to use their legal name online, or had names that Facebook saw as unacceptable. …

Justin Bieber ends Comedy Central roast with humility

<b>(CNN) —</b> Justin Bieber's Comedy Central roast was a mostly hilarious affair, until the very end when, following a rebuttal (among the highlights: "What do you get when you give a teenager $200 million? A bunch of has-beens calling you a lesbian for two hours" and "A big screen for Kevin Hart is an …

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Anti-Robot Protest Held At SXSW

A small group of protesters held signs and handed out t-shirts to protest robots today at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas.<p>What did they have against robots you might ask? Well, they are (apparently, seriously) concerned that robots could one day surpass human intelligence and they were …

Tony Blair 'had no credibility' in Middle East process, says US official

All sides in Middle East peace process would roll their eyes at mention of Tony Blair's name, US government official involved in talks tells Telegraph<p>Tony Blair had “no credibility” left with the parties in the Middle East peace process, a former US government official who was closely involved with …