• Reminder To Progressives: Abortion Is An Economic Issue
  • Alila Fort Bishangarh: India’s most exciting new luxury hotel
  • Former child soldier wins prize for risking his life to protect Congo’s wildlife
  • Does the Dubai Frame depict an ugly picture?
  • Palmer Luckey makes first post-Facebook comments, and he has a lot to say

Reminder To Progressives: Abortion Is An Economic Issue

But Mellos progressive credentials are questionable at best.As a state senator, he co-sponsored a bill requiring that abortion providers tell women they can have an ultrasound first, and mandating that providers who use ultrasound display the image in a way women can see if they choose. He said it represented a positive first step to reducing the number of abortions in Nebraska. Unintended pregnancies place an enormous financial burden on…

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Former child soldier wins prize for risking his life to protect Congo’s wildlife

(CNN)He has been beaten, threatened and imprisoned. But the former child soldier and winner of this year’s Goldman Environmental Prize says he will not stop until those wanting to destroy the Democratic Republic of Congo’s protected wildlife “are held responsible for their actions.” “Even if I or others are not able to (make this happen),” says Rodrigue Mugaruka Katembo, “then the future generations will have this information and will do…

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Palmer Luckey makes first post-Facebook comments, and he has a lot to say

Oculus co-founder Palmer LuckeyImage: web summit via flickr The founder of Oculus, Palmer Luckey, quietly slipped back onto the public stage this week after a tumultuous year that ended with his departure from Facebook in March. First, Luckey appeared on Twitter on Wednesday, after months of silence, using a telling new bio image instead of his own face: Obi-Wan Kenobi, the mysterious, sometimes misunderstood Jedi in Star Wars who fights…

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Bebe will close all its stores by the end of May

RIP Bebe.Image: robert mora/Getty Images Pour one out for the bandage dresses. Bebe, the iconic mall purveyor of skintight clubwear, will close all its stores by the end of May. The retailer announced its plans Friday through a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. There were at least 180 Bebe stores at the end of 2016. Bebe had been struggling for a while. Once the go-to spot for…

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Forget Cheetos. This campus vending machine dispenses condoms and pregnancy tests

How more convenient can you get?Image: Shutterstock / Shou A student at U.C. Davis figured out how to make vending machines more awesome than they already are. Instead of stocking them with snacks for late-night study sessions, senior Parteek Singh insisted on filling one campus vending machine with condoms, emergency contraception, and pregnancy tests. SEE ALSO: Guys: Its now possible to test your sperm via smartphone It took two years,…

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‘Digital wellness lady’ wants students to unplug or at least look up

Put down the phone.Image: bob al-greene/mashalbe Step into the Center for Digital Wellness and you’ll likely hear people chatting and that’s about it. Because that’s what the Wi-Fi disabled room at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, is for re-connecting and interacting with your fellow humans no screens, gizmos, or gadgets in the way. You might find the center’s founder, Sylvia Frejd, a minister and counselor by training, in the conversation…

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Three apologises after network problems – BBC News

It also said that some “customers and non-customers” may have received a message from an unknown sender on Saturday. In a statement on its website, the company said its advice “is to ignore all text messages that you deem incorrect”. Three, which has about nine million customers, experienced a data breach last year which saw personal details, including names and addresses, accessed unlawfully.

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Erin Moran, ‘Happy Days’ actress, dead at 56

(CNN)Popular actress Erin Moran, a mainstay on TV from the late ’60s to the mid-’80s and best known for her kid-sister role in the sitcom “Happy Days,” has died. She was 56. Authorities in Indiana found her body Saturday afternoon after getting a 911 call at 4:07 p.m. for “an unresponsive female,” the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department said. “Upon the arrival, it was determined that the female was Erin Marie…

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Bill Nye: Science made America great

(CNN)I was proud to join thousands of concerned citizens, scientists and engineers in Saturday’s March for Science. With more than 600 marches taking place around the world, we conveyed that science is political, not partisan, and science should shape our policies. Although it is the means by which humankind discovers objective truths in nature, science is and has always been political. Article I, Section 8 of the US Constitution refers…

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5 ways inclusive marketing can benefit your business feat. Nigel Barker

Inclusive marketing is a technique that consumers may not be able to pinpoint, but for many businesses, it’s the secret ingredient behind creating ads that set out to empower people and create confidence amongst consumers. SEE ALSO: Pepsi pulls cringeworthy Kendall Jenner ad after massive backlash Inclusive marketing is marketing that doesn’t specifically target one demographic nor does it rely on the traditional stereotypes we set up amongst ourselves and…

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Now you can get your loose change as stored value, instead of coins, in South Korea

Image: Heon-kyun/Epa/REX/Shutterstock South Koreans can soon say goodbye to coins jiggling in their pockets. The Bank of Korea launched on Thursday a project allowing people to deposit their spare change into prepaid card value. That means they’ll be able to get their change at major supermarkets and convenience stores deposited into their cards, rather than receiving physical cash. SEE ALSO: 25 Technologies Every Smart City Should Have If the trial…

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This rainbow font lets you raise the LGBTQ pride flag with every letter you type

Image: Type With Pride Rainbows have become synonymous with LGBTQ pride and identity around the globe, thanks to artist and activist Gilbert Baker. He created the rainbow flag in 1978, as a way to represent the vibrancy of the queer community. Baker died on March 31, but his legacy and vision of the LGBTQ community lives on through a new, creative medium a rainbow typeface created in his name. SEE…

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Nebraska Farmer Politely Schools Fox News Host On Dangers Of Keystone XL Pipeline

Nebraska farmer Art Tanderup urged the Trump administration on Friday to abandon plans to build the Keystone XL pipeline and focus instead on boosting renewable energy. In a four-minute interview on Fox News, Tanderup who heads a group of about 90 Nebraska landowners trying to block the pipeline politely countered each of host Sandra Smiths talking points as she repeatedly suggested his personal stake was the only real reason he…

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Earth Day Pioneer Calls It A ‘Day Of Mourning’ This Year Thanks To Trump

Pete McCloskey, who co-chaired the original Earth Day celebration in 1970, said theres little to celebrate this year as President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress set out toslash budgets for environmental agencies and undermine laws that protect water, air and wildlife. The first Earth Dayis credited with galvanizing public support behind sweeping changes to how the government managed natural resources. Months later, Congress created the Environmental Protection Agency. The…

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Another Potentially Habitable Super-Earth Is Discovered

And nowit has happened again. This is the most exciting exoplanet Ive seen in the past decade, Jason Dittmann, a postdoctoral fellow, said in a CfA statement. We could hardly hope for a better target to perform one of the biggest quests in science searching for evidence of life beyond Earth. Dittmann is the lead author of a paper appearing in Thursdays issue of the journal Nature, which states: LHS…

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Scientists Launch Global Quest To Track Down Long-Lost Species

Theres the Wondiwoi tree kangaroo, last spotted in 1928 in Indonesia; the pink-headed duck, missing since 1949; and the bullneck seahorse, a species native to Australia never before seen in the wild. Don Church, GWCs president and director of conservation, said the organizations most wanted list includescute and cuddly species, the kind people are drawn to and that provide an opportunity to raise awareness about todays biodiversity crisis. The current…

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Will Smith death: Man who killed NFL star sentenced to 25 years

(CNN)The man who shot and killed former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith in a road rage incident was sentenced Thursday in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court, according to court documents. Cardell Hayes was sentenced to 25 years in prison without the possibility of parole for manslaughter in the death of Smith, and 15 years for attempted manslaughter in the shooting of his wife, Racquel Smith. Judge Camille Buras ordered…

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Is Bangkok really banning street food?

(CNN)When news broke this week that Bangkok was reportedly planning to clear the streets of its beloved street food vendors, outrage broke out among fans of the city’s famously cheap eats as the story racked up global headlines. Cue the backtracking. Government officials now say that while some areas will be cleared of street vendors in the name of public safety, they’ll impose stricter rules on cleanliness and hygiene in…

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O’Reilly’s firing: What took so long?

(CNN)Yet another seismic shift has occurred at Fox News, as conservative talk show host Bill O’Reilly is officially out amid a sea of sexual harassment allegations. And people are asking some important questions, like: Why did it take so long for the company to act on allegations of harassment that had been developing for years? And why did Fox pay O’Reilly tens of millions of dollars to leave? This follows…

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As the seas around them rise, fishermen deny climate change

Cameron, Louisiana (CNN)People live and die by the water in southern Louisiana. The water brings food, livelihoods and culture. But it also takes. Rising seas have swallowed more than 1,800 miles of coastline in the last 78 years, according to the United States Geological Survey. That puts residents here at the forefront of areas affected by climate changes. But among four people who spend most of the day outside, whose…

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Bill O’Reilly’s Replacement, Tucker Carlson, Has Unenlightened Views On Women

Theres a new era at Fox News with the departure ofBill OReillyon Wednesday, but viewers may not see much change in on-air attitudes toward women. The cable news network ditched OReillyas allegations widened that the top-rated host had sexually harassed several former colleagues. Advertisers had fled from his show, The OReilly Factor, after The New York Times reported this month that he and the network had paid $13 million to…

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Inside the car design lab crafting pianos, bicycles and helicopters

(CNN)We’re all used to the familiar front grilles and badges of car brands like Audi, Porsche and BMW. But have you ever considered a Peugeot piano? Or an Aston Martin yacht? Perhaps a Bentley handbag? These days, ever-increasing numbers of car manufacturers are offering their design expertise as a resource to outside clients — either extending their own brand to something without four wheels and an engine, or consulting on…

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FLDS community is ordered to reform police department

(CNN)Police in a predominantly fundamentalist Mormon community along the Arizona-Utah border must retrain officers and hire an independent mentor after discriminating against non-members of the sect and turning a blind eye to church misconduct, a federal judge ruled Tuesday, stopping short of a 2016 request by the Justice Department to disband the entire force. The Arizona judge’s ruling, which follows a jury verdict in March of last year, caps a…

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