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RBS fined £28.6m for price collusion

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has issued a £28.59m fine to Royal Bank of Scotland – a bank 84 per cent owned by the taxpayer – for breaking …

Taxation without benefits: how our tax system increases inequality

We often hear the progressive income tax used as a proxy for all tax when it actually accounts for just over a quarter of the tax take.<p>Tax may not be …

Minimum Alcohol Pricing: Criticism Over U-Turn

Figures obtained by the <b>British Medical Journal</b> revealed the Department of Health held regular meetings with members of the industry, including twice …

Medical Journals

A sugar tax won't work. Here's why

They might not grab headlines or have celebrity backing, but there are better ways to tackle obesity than a blunt rise in cost<p>Taxing unhealthy lifestyle choices, such as the levy placed on alcohol and tobacco, is an established way of raising revenue for the UK. With sugar now inextricably linked …

Meet and eat: characters made from fruit and veg – in pictures

Photographer Emily Dryden and sculptor/actor Zahydé Pietri combine theatricality and organic produce to compose the photographs for their series Fresh Faces. The portraits are made from a wide range of fruit and vegetables and aim to highlight humanity’s diversity – Pietri is from Puerto Rico and …

Against gender roles and other binaries? Blame monotheistic religion.

<b>so·ma</b> / sōmə / <i>noun</i><p>–the body as distinct from the soul, mind, or psyche<p><b>an·ti·so·ma·tism</b> /ˌan(t)ēˈ s­ōˈməˌtizəm / <i>noun</i><p><b>an·ti·so·mat·ic</b> /ˌan(t)ēˈ …

China's About to Rewrite Human DNA Using a Revolutionary Tool For The First Time

Here we go...<p>Next month, Chinese researchers will edit adult human DNA using the revolutionary CRISPR/Cas-9 tool, commonly known as CRISPR, for the …

Chinese Scientists Will Begin First Human CRISPR Gene-Editing Trial

A group of Chinese scientists will be the first in the world to use the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology on humns in a clinical trial set to begin …

a lesson on cultural appropriation by art hoe founder gabrielle richardson

We talk to the founder of Art Hoe Collective about the blurred line between cultural appropriation and appreciation and why we need to give more visibility to queer artists of colour.<p>Growing up Gabrielle Richardson was surrounded by African artwork. It was through these objects that Gabby felt …

Feminism

To avoid the robot apocalypse, scientists must make robots feel.

While we stand at the precipice of the robot revolution, tech and science scions are weighing in on what impact it will likely have on the human …

Singularity

Black Lives Matter activists in Rio to highlight racism

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games could prove deadly for the city's poor black people, a delegation of U.S. activists from the Black Lives Matter movement and local activist groups warned Wednesday.<p>The American activists were on a four-day visit to Rio aimed at highlighting the …

Tate Modern has finally won me over – with art

The Switch House opening raised an old worry: would the building eclipse its contents? Not any more. Tate Modern is now a world-class modern art museum<p>Great art museums need great art. That should go without saying, but the new Tate Modern is so architecturally exhilarating that I started to …

How to Reboot Britain's Economy After Brexit

The U.K. economy needs a fiscal boost, not more austerity.<p>To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in error please let us know.

Economics

Crawling Machine Is Half Animal, Half 3D-Printed Robot

Let’s face it: We’re all cyborgs these days. Our phones have become extensions of our bodies, and we wear devices to track our vital signs, movement, …

Tate Modern pays tribute to Georgia O’Keeffe and her world view

One of the highlights of Tate Modern’s new retrospective exhibition dedicated to Georgia O’Keeffe is a piece called Jimson Weed, White Flower.<p>It’s the most expensive painting by a female artist ever sold at an auction and one of the most expensive works of American Art.<p>It fetched $44,405,000 at …

Google's Arts & Culture app lets you browse artworks from more than 1,000 museums

You probably didn't know you needed yet another Google app on your smartphone, but if you're an art lover, you'll want to make space for this one.<p>The …

The Marines are testing this crazy machine gun-wielding death robot

The Marine Corps is actively testing a robotic system outfitted with sensors and cameras that can be armed with an M240 machine gun.<p>It's called the Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System, and it looks crazy.<p>Just last week, infantry Marines from 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines were taking the robot out on …

Military

Ohio's Abortion Restrictions Drove This Woman To Desperate Measures. The GOP Wants All States To Be Like Ohio.

CLEVELAND ― Ariana M. was living in a homeless shelter here with her two children in 2011 when she became pregnant.<p>She was 25 at the time, working part-time at a temp agency to feed her sons, then 4 and 8, and trying to finish school to become a medical assistant phlebotomist. The decision to have …

Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Is A Looming Threat

The World Health Organization released new guidelines for treating gonorrhea Tuesday, and recommended a class of antibiotics called cephalosporins for treatment. Quinolones, the antibiotic class it had recommended in the past, is no longer effective against the quinolone-resistant strains of …

Wonder Woman Nailed The Importance Of Representation Because She’s Super AF

Gal Gadot knows what's up.<p>If anyone knows how important it is to have women’s stories told by women, it’s obviously Wonder Woman.<p>Gal Gadot, who will star as Diana Prince (also known as Wonder Woman) in the highly anticipated upcoming film about the superhero, recently sat down with Entertainment …

6 'Pokemon GO' Tips for Playing at Night Without Getting Arrested or Stabbed

<i>This article was originally posted on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Rollin Bishop</b><p><i>Pokémon Go</i>, the augmented reality sensation swallowing the nation, makes few real demands of players, but those it does are simple: go outside, walk around, and discover various landmarks. That's all well and good for folks that can …

The Power Of Activist Art: Looking At Police Brutality, A First Step To Healing

Before everybody loses their sh*t over this painting about police brutality, know that art can ask big questions and stir strong emotions for a reason. Images bypass intellect, and can transport us into another’s world. Awakened and aware of another’s experience, we just might be moved to become …

Why Black Lives Matter is more complicated than black and white (or blue)

Over 20 years ago, my friend and I were jogging in my suburban Philadelphia neighborhood, one in which rapid demographic changes had seen a mostly white area turn more black and brown.<p>Just a few yards from my house, a cop stopped us. He asked us -- a young Indian man and a young black man -- what …

For This Visionary Artist, Farts Are The Greatest Inspiration

“Did you know there’s a YouTube video where you can see Hillary Clinton farting?” artist Bob Benson asks me over the phone. I’m aware of no such thing. “She’s at a press conference,” he continues, audibly trying to subdue a swelling chuckle. “You hear the noise but she doesn’t acknowledge it; she …

4 Ways Fiction Makes You A Better Human

A good story can be so much more than entertainment.<p>In addition to strengthening the bonds of friendship your monthly book club could also be helping you increase your stores of empathy ― as long as the group focuses on works of fiction.<p>In a recent review summarizing all the research to date on the …

Art looks to aid healing process from Colombia's civil war

(Reuters) - Wilson Barreto was blinded by a Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) bomb attack in Bogota when he was 19 years old.<p>Now, he is featured in a documentary naked, standing in Bogota’s Bolivar Plaza with more than 6,000 other Colombians from all sides of the civil war, which began …

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