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Americans grapple with recognizing facts in news stories: Pew survey

By Angela Moon<p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Only a quarter of U.S. adults in a recent survey could fully identify factual statements - as opposed to opinion - …

Pew Research Center

How to spot a perfect fake: the world’s top art forgery detective | News | The Guardian

Forgeries have got so good – and so costly – that Sotheby’s has brought in its own in-house fraud-busting expert. By Samanth Subramanian<p>The unravelling of a string of shocking old master forgeries began in the winter of 2015, when French police appeared at a gallery in Aix-en-Provence and seized a …

Art

Godina s-a enervat, un politist i-a facut "imbecili" pe cei care au huiduit-o pe Firea: "El se ocupa de pagina de FB a MAI"

news<p><b>Marian Godina a dat in vileag faptul ca unul dintre polistii care se ocupa de pagina de Facebook a i-a catalogat drept „imbecili” pe cei care au</b> …

Florida to monitor Broward election chief after judge finds ‘unlawful’ ballot destruction in Wasserman Schultz race

MIAMI — The elections supervisor in Florida’s second-most populous county broke state and federal law by unlawfully destroying ballots cast in Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s 2016 Democratic primary, a judge ruled Friday in a case brought by the congresswoman’s challenger who wanted to check for …

Government

The rise of Patreon – the website that makes Jordan Peterson $80k a month

The internet has transformed creative industries. Words, music, video, images and games can be distributed worldwide, instantly and for free, delivering a cornucopia of delights to your screens and mine. The problem is that, historically, it’s not been quite so good at ensuring those same creative …

Jordan Peterson

VIDEO Argeș: Un funcționar al Fiscului, filmat când se uita la un clip pornografic

<b>Un angajat al Administrației Județene a Finanțelor Publice Argeș a fost filmat de un contribuabil în timp ce se uita pe laptop la un film pentru</b> …

Lord save the world

The one area in which any president has almost complete latitude is foreign affairs. Lord save us.<p>Lord save the world, actually. President Trump is making rash and risky moves that promise either brilliant success or catastrophic failure. Given that it’s Trump we’re dealing with, I do not like the …

North Korea

Couples will be granted a 'clickie divorce' for just £550 on Government website after nine in ten are 'satisfied' with pilot scheme

• <b>More than 1,000 petitions were issued during the testing phase on the website</b>• <b><br>The system allows people to upload official documents and divorce for</b> …

If you must fake a photo, it had better be good

It doesn’t really misrepresent nature: anteaters do attack termite mounds – he just failed to capture it happening<p>A winning photograph in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 competition has been disqualified because the animal in the picture turned out to be dead. That’s according to the …

Mockups

From Russia’s Secret Espionage Archives: The Art of the Dangle

An old KGB training manual shows how Western double agents tried to dupe the Soviet Union during the Cold War. This classic tradecraft can tell us …

No Cinderella: Margo Jefferson on the real Meghan Markle

Any 'commoner' who marries into any royal family ​is seen as marrying up. But Harry is marrying up too, by marrying out<p>Once a woman enters a royal family, every aspect and function of her body becomes a site of proprietary fantasy<p>Like any black and biracial woman, she has had a lifetime of learning …

Royal Family

R and Python are joining forces, in the most ambitious crossover event of the year—for programmers

Hadley Wickham is the most important developer for the programming language R. Wes McKinney is among the most important developers for programming language Python. The two languages, which are free to use, are often seen as competitors in the world of data science. Wickham and McKinney don’t think …

As the ‘King of Debt,’ Trump borrowed to build his empire. Then he began spending hundreds of millions in cash.

In the nine years before he ran for president, Donald Trump’s company spent more than $400 million in cash on new properties — including 14 transactions paid for in full, without borrowing from banks — during a buying binge that defied real estate industry practices and Trump’s own history as the …

Donald Trump

'Trump's going to be forced to resign': Stormy Daniels' lawyer predicts a fall

Will a porn star help to bring down a president? Stormy Daniels’ lawyer thinks so.<p>“Ultimately, he is going to be forced to resign,” said Michael Avenatti, the attorney for the adult film actor who says she had an affair with Donald Trump and was paid by Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, to keep it …

Donald Trump

WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum is leaving Facebook after clashing over data privacy

The messaging app’s CEO pushed back against Facebook’s approach to user data, advertising, and encryption<p>WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum is leaving the company amid arguments with parent company Facebook over data privacy and the messaging app’s business model, according to a report from <i>The</i> …

E Pluribus . . . Gridlock

Increasing diversity, despite its social benefits, has a downside: Nobody agrees on what’s in the national interest.<p>A mantra we hear everywhere these …

The Population Bomb Has Been Defused

The Earth and humanity will survive as fertility rates fall almost everywhere.<p>Some of the most spectacularly wrong predictions in history have been made by those who claim that overpopulation is going to swamp the planet. Thomas Malthus, a British economist writing in the late 1700s, is the most …

Geography

What the @#$%! Americans can’t get through the day without cursing

The average American utters their first curse word of the day at 10:54 am, according to new data.<p>A study into the everyday stress and frustration of …

Tracing his conversion from pool refusnik to aquatic evangelist, <b>Benjamin Law</b> asks: is swimming the Australian version of baptism?<p>In Australia, you’re expected to just <i>know</i> how to swim. It makes sense: more than four in five Australians live within easy walking or driving distance of the sea. As …

Australia

Siege in Gaza: Seventeen killed by Israeli forces, 1,400 injured and DRONES drop tear gas on thousands of Palestinians as they swarm the border, burn photos of Trump, and vow to protest for weeks until US embassy moves to Jerusalem

• <b>More than 1,400 injured as Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli military at Gaza border, officials say</b>• <b><br>At least 17 protesters killed in clashes</b> …

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Dimensiuni TERIFIANTE: Marea Zonă de Gunoi din Pacific, de patru ori mai mare decât Germania

Peste 79.000 de tone de plastic din ocean plutesc acumulate în această zonă care se întinde pe 1,6 milioane de kilometri pătraţi, potrivit studiului …

Drones Just Carried Dolce & Gabbana's New Handbags Down the Runway

The world-renown fashion brand celebrated its 'Secrets & Diamonds' event with drones aerially parading new handbags down the runway on …

Jim Rogers Says Next Bear Market Will Be Worst in His Life

Jim Rogers, 75, says the next bear market in stocks will be more catastrophic than any other market downturn that he’s lived through.<p>The veteran …

Stock Markets

Oil World Turns Upside Down as U.S. Sells Oil in Middle East

The United Arab Emirates, a model Persian Gulf petro-state where endless billions from crude exports feed a giant sovereign wealth fund, isn’t the …

Oil

Fidelity Reports Web Issues After Robo-Adviser Sites Crash

Fidelity Investments had intermittent technology issues with its website a day after robo-advisers struggled in the market rout.<p>Fidelity customers …

Fidelity Investments

Bucurestiul, pe locul trei intr-un al top al celor mai antisemite orase, potrivit postarilor de pe Facebook si Twitter

<b>Municipiul Bucuresti s-a clasat pe locul trei intr-un top al oraselor pe raza carora sunt postate cele mai multe mesaje antisemite pe Facebook si</b> …

Modern medicine infected by the virus of mistrust

Too many "leaps" here to address all, but sanitation and re-writing symptoms list for polio changed the world for the better-before the polio vaccine …

US to 'carefully' review GM request on autonomous car: Chao

Detroit (AFP) - Regulators will "carefully and responsibly" review General Motors' request to test an autonomous car without a steering wheel, US …

GM Drops the Steering Wheel and Gives Robot Driver Control

Next year, General Motors Co. will no longer need an engineer in the front seat babysitting the robot brain that controls its self-driving Chevrolet …

San Francisco