Take a look at updates to Tesla’s Gigafactory in Nevada

August 10, 2017

A recent aerial video is giving us a firsthand look at the updates to the new Tesla Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada … and once again showing just how huge the facility will be once its completed. As we already know, the factory, which is located in the middle of the desert, is humungous. Though the building is still under construction, the factory opened its doors in January, and it’s the…

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Google could face a class action lawsuit alleging sexism and gender pay disparity

August 10, 2017

Image: VIRGINIA MAYO/AP/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK Software engineer Erica Baker ignited a firestorm inside Google two years ago when she and coworkers listed their salaries in a spreadsheet. The sampling appeared to show that there were differences potentially based on gender and ethnicity. A firestorm, again, is occurring inside Google. It’s a different scenario with software engineer James Damore, but it once again involves a shared document and sexism. Damore published a 10-page…

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Labour criticises government hospital asset sales – BBC News

August 10, 2017

The NHS is asked to contribute as a major property owner. NHS property being included for sale includes hospital buildings and some ambulance stations. But Labour said hospitals were being stripped of their assets and forced into a “fire sale”. Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth said: “This government’s refusal to fund the health service has seen standards of care for patients drop and NHS building and upgrade works pushed back….

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Widow shocked over husband’s ‘avoidable’ death – BBC News

August 10, 2017

Her lawyer from Leigh Day solicitors said it was one of the worst cases he had known in more than 30 years. Dr Peter Wheeler was the doctor of Diana, Princess of Wales, and was the man who identified her body after she died in a car crash 20 years ago. In his defence to Mrs Vavalidis’s civil claim, due to be heard at the High Court next year, Dr…

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Is ‘female health’ inclusive enough? Apps try to figure out the most accessible language

August 10, 2017

Period apps are starting to figure out what language to use.Image: bob al-greene/mashable Last month, the startup Clue tried an experiment. “Help us evolve language around gender and menstrual health,” the period-tracking app’s account tweeted. “We’re testing ‘fem@le health’ instead of ‘female health’ to be more inclusive of our whole audience: women and people with cycles. Thoughts?” “I want us to find language that works and I want us to…

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Scots alarm growing over Bovine TB case in Cumbria badger – BBC News

August 10, 2017

The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) discovered the disease in badgers for the first time in about 30 years while investigating 16 cases in cattle in east Cumbria. Restrictions on the movement of cattle are in place and further investigations are under way. TB-free status Professor Rowland Keo, a TB specialist from Glasgow University, said: “We have testing of cows both before they move in from England and also…

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The subversive genius of Joe Orton – BBC News

August 9, 2017

“It was so bizarre.” Image copyright Central Press/Getty Images Image copyright Islington Local History Centre Image caption It is not entirely clear why Halliwell murdered Orton, but in a brief suicide note he wrote: “If you read his diary all will be explained” Entertaining Mr Sloane, a black comedy that touched on homosexuality and hypocrisy, was widely praised on its release, also in 1964, including by theatre heavyweights such as…

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Day care driver expected to face charges after boy found dead in van

August 9, 2017

(CNN)A Florida day care center employee is expected to face charges after a 3-year-old boy was found dead in a parked van, police in Orlando said Tuesday. The cause of Myles’ death has not been determined, but Mina said that based on the evidence, it is believed to be heat-related. “This was an absolute tragedy that could have been prevented,” Mina told reporters on Tuesday.

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The architect charged with bringing China’s former capital back to life

August 9, 2017

Nanjing, China (CNN)Outside China, architect Zhou Qi is best known for the People’s Daily headquarters, a Beijing tower that went viral in 2013 when social media users drew attention to its distinctly phallic appearance. Not only did the 590-foot (180-meter) skyscraper go on to win an international award (the viral photographs had been taken during construction), it also distracts from a distinguished architectural career.

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Medical school places to increase next year – BBC News

August 9, 2017

Diversity drive The government wants many of the new training places to go to students from disadvantaged backgrounds to improve diversity in the medical profession. Medical schools will be able to bid to run some of the extra course places. Those that can demonstrate they are targeting under-represented social groups, such as poorer students, will be favoured, as will those covering regions that struggle to attract trainee medics – rural…

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Canadian envoy arrives in Pyongyang, North Korean media says

August 9, 2017

(CNN)A Canadian government envoy, Daniel Jean, national security adviser to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and his party arrived in Pyongyang, the state-run Korean Central News Agency reported. It gave no further details about why the Canadian official was there. In letters to family, friends, and members of his church in Mississauga, Ontario, Lim has complained of stomach pain and high blood pressure. Former N.Korea bodyguard details abuse

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How Silicon Valley is talking about the ‘Google manifesto’

August 9, 2017

Image: JUSTIN SULLIVAN/GETTY IMAGES  Twitter was buzzing this weekend over the so-called “Google Manifesto,” a 10-page document that opposed diversity initiatives and was written by a software engineer at Google. Motherboard first reported on document late Friday night. SEE ALSO: Silicon Valley’s secret app Blind opens the floodgates But if you want to hear how engineers and other members of the tech community feel about the document, you should turn…

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Maternity wards closed 382 times last year in England – BBC News

August 9, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionChief Executive of the Royal College of Midwives, Cathy Warwick, tells Today that when a system is under pressure is when mistak More than 40% of maternity wards in England closed their doors to expectant mothers at least once in 2016, data obtained by the Labour Party suggests. Responding to a Freedom of Information request, 42 out of 96 trusts said they…

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UK South Asian women ‘hiding cancer because of stigma’ – BBC News

August 8, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘I kept my chemotherapy a secret’ A number of UK women from South Asian backgrounds who have cancer hide it because of a perceived stigma about the disease, the BBC has learned. One woman chose to “suffer on [her] own” through chemotherapy for fear of her family’s reaction, and questioned whether God was punishing her. Experts said others were seeking help too…

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Firms face 17m fine if they fail to protect against hackers – BBC News

August 8, 2017

‘Safest place in the world’ Mr Hancock, who is launching a consultation on the plans, said: “We want the UK to be the safest place in the world to live and be online, with our essential services and infrastructure prepared for the increasing risk of cyber-attack.” The DCMS said firms that take cyber-security seriously should already have measures in place to prevent attacks or systems failures. It said the consultation…

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Trump at 200 days: Declining approval amid widespread mistrust

August 8, 2017

(CNN)Six months into his presidency, Donald Trump’s overall approval rating stands at its lowest point in CNN polling, while three-quarters of Americans say they can’t trust most of what they hear from the White House. Enthusiasm breaks against Trump by a 2-to-1 margin. Nearly half in the new poll say they strongly disapprove of Trump’s handling of the job (47%), while just a quarter say they feel strongly positive about…

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Nashville mayor Megan Barry back at work after son’s death

August 8, 2017

(CNN)Nashville Mayor Megan Barry returned to work Monday, more than a week after her 22-year-old son died. The mayor began her first day back at work by greeting children who were on their first day back to school, according to CNN affiliate WKRN. She handed out supplies and backpacks to the young students.

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Listed buildings: New additions mark 70 years of preservation – BBC News

August 8, 2017

Image copyright James O Davies/Historic England This fantastical home in Holme has been dubbed a luxury “Hobbit” house because of its similarity to the hill-dwellings inhabited by Bilbo Baggins and co. Image copyright James O Davies/Historic England Historic England described it as Britain’s first modern earth-sheltered home. Image copyright James O Davies/Historic England Stockton-on-Tees wireless station, County Durham Image copyright Alun Bull/Historic England The radios were positioned in the loft,…

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Couple fosters 13 children left by addicted parents

August 7, 2017

Dayton, Ohio (CNN)When Cyndi and Jesse Swafford were certified to become foster parents 10 years ago, they were told to expect to wait for a baby up to two or three years. Fast forward to today — with a foster license, a new baby can be placed with them within a week. Walk into the Swafford home and you’ll find it filled with baby bottles, cribs and framed family portraits….

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Poor hamster has a terrible time just trying to work on its fitness

August 1, 2017

Hamster running wheels typically only come with enough room for one hamster. But one excited hamster thought it was a good idea to take the wheel from another hamster that had already been using it. Well, this hamster surely learned a good lesson. The first hamster reclaimed its wheel and sent the wheel-stealing hamster spinning. The pet shop video was first shared by @_missmiranduh on Twitter last week, whose brother…

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Mom Responds To Stranger Who Suggested She Has Too Many Kids

August 1, 2017

But after hearing it from a judgmental stranger, one Kentucky mom decided to confront the phrase and sentiment behind it.Courtney Lester posted a photo of herself with her three children on Facebook, along with a message addressed to the stranger in Walmart who said I feel sorry for you, you have your hands full with all those kids. Lester began her post by noting in jest that her hands were…

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Trump Urges Republican Senators Not To Give Up On Healthcare

August 1, 2017

For the second day running Trump tweeted his impatience with Congress inability to accomplish its seven-year goal of replacing the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obamas signature healthcare bill commonly known as Obamacare. On Friday, Senate Republicans failed to muster enough votes to repeal even a few parts of Obamacare. That capped a week of failed Senate votes on whether to simply repeal, or repeal and replace the law. On…

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‘What a photo’: An NBC News shot of Team Trump in Ohio is BEGGING for a caption

August 1, 2017

NBC posted a story about what led to the ouster of Reince Priebus on Sunday afternoon, but it wasn’t the report that caught the eyes of many. It was the photo. Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski says failed health vote was the last straw for Reince Priebus https://t.co/FKR1mluUiz pic.twitter.com/RMgw0qdKdr — NBC News (@NBCNews) July 30, 2017 Pictured are Trump administration staffers and former campaign personnel. Leading the way and…

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