The best medicine against online disinformation is an informed society that’s thinking critically. The problem is there are no shortcuts to universal education. Enter Finnish Public Broadcasting Company, Yle, which is hoping to harness the engagement power of gamification to accelerate awareness and understanding of troll tactics and help more people spot malicious Internet fakes.
Research measuring if there is a difference in temperature between the left and right testicles is one of the winners of this year’s spoof Nobel prizes. Fertility experts Roger Mieusset and Bourras Bengoudifa measured the temperature of French postmen’s testicles, both naked and clothed. They found the left one is warmer, but only when a
Bunches of bananas wrapped in plastic. A pre-peeled orange in a plastic box. Shrink-wrapped cucumbers. Over-packaged food has been bothering shoppers for years and supermarkets have responded by looking for alternatives to all that plastic. But now MPs are saying that the UK needs to move away from all single-use packaging – not just plastic.
UK police have arrested a number of environmental activists affiliated with a group which announced last month that it would use drones to try to ground flights at the country’s busiest airport. The group, which calls itself Heathrow Pause, is protesting against the government decision to green light a third runway at the airport. In
Daenerys Targaryen is one of the key characters that can speak High Valyrian in Game of Thrones. Source: HBO There’s another “Game of Thrones” prequel series in the works, according to several reports, and this one will focus on the Targaryen family. Deadline, the Hollywood Reporter and Variety all reported Thursday that the show is
andresr | E+ | Getty Images Friday’s August retail sales report is the last big economic report before the Fed begins its two-day meeting Tuesday, and it could be muddied by the Amazon Prime Day promotions that sent July sales sharply higher. Economists expect a gain of just 0.2%, after a much better than expected
French economist Thomas Piketty poses during a photo session in Paris on September 10, 2019. Joel Sagat | AFP | Getty Images A popular French economist says billionaires are harmful to economic growth and would be effectively abolished under his tax plan, according to an interview. Thomas Piketty, whose 2013 book on inequality, “Capital in
David M. Solomon, Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, speaks during the Milken Institute’s 22nd annual Global Conference in Beverly Hills, April 29, 2019 Mike Blake | Reuters Goldman Sachs is beefing up its technology team with a top Amazon cloud executive. The New York investment bank announced on Thursday it would hire Marco Argenti
When it comes to the forecast for your Social Security benefits in 2020, there’s good news and bad news. Your Social Security checks are poised to grow next year; however, the annual increase likely won’t be as much as you got in 2019. That’s according to The Senior Citizens League, which on Thursday released its
© 2019 Bloomberg Finance LP The US-China trade war has provided Indian Prime Minister Modi with an opportunity he couldn’t refuse: to change the game in Kashmir for China and Pakistan. Back in August New Delhi terminated Article 370 of the Constitution, asserting its power in the disputed Kashmir region. This week, India called on
. Senator Elizabeth Warren (Photo by Nic Antaya for The Boston Globe via Getty Images) Getty Senator Elizabeth Warren released a Social Security expansion plan on the morning of September 12, the day of the next Democratic presidential primary debate. David Leonhardt of the New York Times was among the first to report about it.
Billionaire Ken Griffin’s penthouse purchase (pictured here) reignited talks of a pied-a-terre tax in New York earlier this year. Sen. Brad Hoylman plans to bring the bill back in 2020. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP) (Photo credit should AFP/Getty Images The pied-a-terre tax has reared its head again, with New York Sen. Brad
The number of people killed as a result of domestic violence in the UK is at its highest level in five years. Last year, 173 people were killed in domestic violence-related homicides, according to data obtained by the BBC from 43 police forces across the UK – an increase of 32 deaths on 2017. One
Greenpeace activists suspended themselves over a port in Houston ahead of the Democratic debates to protest against the use of fossil fuels. Houston Ship Channel is a waterway that connects the city with the Gulf of Mexico. The Texas Coast Guard temporarily closed a part of the shipping port. This video has no sound.
UAW Region 5 Director Vance Pearson DETROIT — A regional director with the United Auto Workers union was charged Thursday with embezzling union funds and other fraud charges as part of a widening federal corruption probe into the union. The charges against UAW Region 5 Director Vance Pearson come as the union negotiates new contracts
Strength in semiconductors and a whole host of other sleeper stocks is a telling sign that the market will not only make it to new highs but could remain in an uptrend, according to technical analysts. For a couple years, investors could simply look to the performance of the favorite FANG names — Facebook, Amazon,
Apple‘s iPhone extravaganza is still the biggest product event of the year for a simple reason: The iPhone remains the single most successful hardware product of the PC era. So what happened this week? Three new iPhones were announced: The iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. A new Apple Watch with a screen
The U.S. government’s red ink for fiscal 2019 swelled past the $1 trillion mark in August, the first time that level has been eclipsed in seven years, the Treasury Department reported Thursday. The total shortfall rose to nearly $1.07 trillion, thanks to a difference between revenue and expenses of more than $214.1 billion in August.
On Thursday night’s Democratic debate stage, at least one candidate might mention the idea of supplying you with free cash simply for being a U.S. citizen. So what gives? The concept of universal basic income — generally a set amount of money that all people receive monthly, no strings attached — is not a new
Opening a new business takes planning, time, money and passion. PeopleImages | E+ | Getty Images If you’re your own boss, chances are you aren’t doing enough to save for retirement. Just over 1 in 10 of self-employed individuals in a single-person business is currently participating in a workplace retirement plan, according to data from