Tories at war over Brexit

Right now there’s no chance they will back her. And some of them might, just might, be willing to contemplate the nuclear option – to join with opposition MPs if they call for a vote of no confidence of the whole House of Commons. Political fallout after May wins vote PM to join EU summit in Brussels War, not peace, has broken out. One government minister, Alistair Burt, tweeted: “They never, ever, stop. Votes against them, letters going in late …

13 young miners feared dead in India’s remote northeast

Police said rescuers can only reach the miners after the water is removed from the mine. Those missing are believed to be teenage boys used by illegal mining groups to enter “rat hole’” mines with small openings. They said digging at the mine was banned four years ago, but illegal and unsafe activity by private landowners and the local community is rife. The area in Meghalaya state is about 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of Shillong, the state capital. “It …

For sale: Falklands penguin island

Three Orkney islands on sale for offers over £200,000 Plymouth’s historic Drake’s Island fortress on sale for £6m Over the years, the family have sold off other islands there, and now only Pebble is left in their possession. No members of the family have lived on the island since the 1950s, and it is now managed by Mr Harris’s mother, Claire, from the UK. Image copyright Family photo Image caption The owners would prefer to sell to someone interested in …

A Child Teleported Into A BBC News Report And Everyone Freaked Out

Twitter user @realTewkesburyBC shared video of the bizarre incident online Wednesday:  “WTF… does anyone else see the child teleport?” the person asked in a tweet. So, has the BBC developed some kind of “Star Trek”-level transportation technology? According to this thread from Tom Richell, the head of video at British news website The Independent, the strange video clip resulted from the editing process: RELATED COVERAGE The Brick Wall Illusion That's Messing With Everyone’s Minds Mind-Bending Optical Illusion Gives Woman A …

Federal Judge In Texas Rules Against Obamacare

Judge Reed O’Connor of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas Ken Paxton. Those officials contended that the entire law should be stricken because Congress earlier this year repealed the fines known as “shared responsibility payments” that people without health coverage had to pay under the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. O’Connor agreed. If the ruling stands, the Affordable Care Act’s insurance regulations would disappear and, along with them, the health coverage for millions of people who …

Cosmonauts Inspect Mysterious Hole At Space Station During Spacewalk

On Tuesday, cosmonauts Sergei Prokopyev and Oleg Kononenko went out of the International Space Station (ISS) on an important mission: locate and inspect the mysterious hole that led to an air leak four months ago. The hole was plugged with epoxy resin and gauze back in August, but Russian space officials wanted the site surveyed on the outside. The hole is in the Soyuz capsule, which will be going back to Earth next week with Prokopyev and two other astronauts. There is …

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2019 class announced

(CNN)Janet Jackson isn’t just in control; she’s now set to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. They were able to visit Rockhall.com to cast votes for which artist they believed to be most deserving of induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The top five artists, as selected by the public, comprised a “fans’ ballot” that was tallied, along with the other ballots to choose the 2019 inductees. Voting was capped at one ballot …

Taylor Swift concert had facial recognition scan for stalkers: report

TAYLOR SWIFT NAMED 2018’S MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON ON TWITTER The disclosure came from Oak View Group’s Chief Security Officer Mike Downing, who was invited to the event by the kiosk’s manufacturing company, the outlet said. That company was not identified. Downing told Rolling Stone that he was there to view a software demo. “Everybody who went by would stop and stare at it, and the software would start working,” Downing told the outlet. ZAYN MALIK SAYS TAYLOR SWIFT ‘WAS TRAVELING …

Kesha Honors Ruth Bader Ginsburg In Emotional ‘Ellen’ Performance

Accompanied by a full band, the pop songstress broke out a harmonica at various points throughout the song. “One day I’ll be gone, the world will keep turning,” she sang. “I hope I leave this place better than I found.”   On the Basis of Sex,” the hotly anticipated biopic about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg that stars Felicity Jones and is due out Christmas Day.  “It was important to both of us that this song be not only an anthem to …

Homeless Man Goes To The Hospital, Staff Soon Realize That Hes Not Alone

Hospital staff bear witness to some of the most intense and dramatic situations, saving and losing lives is a daily occurrence for these everyday heroes. Image credits: The scene unfolded at Hospital Regional Alto Vale, in the southern state of Santa Catarina, Brazil. At 3 am on a Sunday morning Cris was doing her night rounds when a homeless man called César was admitted to receive medication for an ongoing illness he has been fighting. However, she soon came to …

These Are The Top 10 Biggest Password Fails Of 2018

We are mid-way through December and New Year’s Eve is fast approaching. Which means it’s the time of year to take stock of all that has been in the last 12 months in the form of curiously specific listicles, from the most fiercely discussed scientific studies of 2018 to the porn searches that have defined the past year. For the last three years, password manager company Dashlane has released an annual “Worst Password Offenders” list, presumably in the hope that it …

Spoiler Alert: Scientists Predict Who Will Live And Die In The Final Season Of Game Of Thrones

When playing the Game of Thrones, Cersei Lannister infamously proclaimed, you either win or die. But just when, why, and how may depend on a character’s socioeconomic status, according to a new – yes, real – study published in the journal Injury Epidemiology.  We all remember the gut-wrenching heartache after the death of certain characters (ahem, Red Wedding) and the joyous relief of others (yaaas Purple Wedding) – but what makes a character more or less likely to die (in the …

Researchers Reveal New Molecular Pathway Involved In Anxiety, And New Treatments Could Soon Follow

Using mice specially bred to lack certain cellular transport proteins, a team of Israeli scientists has discovered a new molecular pathway involved in anxiety. The new work, described in the journal Cell Reports, provides sorely needed insight into biochemical mechanisms that lead to the behavioral symptoms of anxiety and could potentially lead to novel treatments. According to the World Health Organization, more than 260 million people currently suffer from anxiety disorders, and one in three will likely experience some form …

Original Content podcast: We sing the praises of The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Controversial opinion here: The Coen Brothers are very good filmmakers, and their latest movie, “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” is also very good. Still, it’s not hard to see why the movie was made by Netflix, rather than a major Hollywood studio. “Buster Scruggs” is one of the Coens’ less commercially promising films, an anthology of six short stories set in the Wild West — and while there are plenty of familiar faces, they usually belong to talented character actors, …