Are the days of the private car really over?

Lots of readers thought this brave new world of self-driving vehicles sounded great. But more doubted whether it would really come to pass. So we recruited some experts to explore your concerns and to help try and work out just how likely it is that the age of the private automobile really will soon be over. Let’s take each element of this revolution separately. Will electric cars really prove viable? First off, the cars. Many of you asked whether there …

Weird ‘Sub-Neptune’ Exoplanet Discovered by NASA (And It May Not Be Alone)

The world, known as HD 21749b, is a weirdo, at least by the standards of our own solar system. It’s a “sub-Neptune” about three times bigger than Earth, which means it’s likely gaseous rather than rocky. But HD 21749b is made of denser stuff than the gaseous worlds we’re used to, because it’s 23 times more massive than Earth. [NASA’s TESS Exoplanet-Hunting Mission in Pictures] “We think this planet wouldn’t be as gaseous as Neptune or Uranus, which are mostly …

How Two Governors And A Mayor Plan To Plug The Holes In Obamacare

After nine years of playing defense on , Democratic leaders at the state and local level want to go on offense when it comes to health care. New plans announced by California Gov. , Washington Gov. and New York City Mayor this week also demonstrate that ideas short of single-payer could partially address the shortcomings of America’s health care system ― and reach people the Affordable Care Act did not. Newsom, Inslee and de Blasio all support the implementation of …

Trump Gets Highly Inappropriate With Ivanka In ‘Family Guy’ Teaser

Voice actor Trump has a history of making inappropriate comments about his daughters. In 2006, he told ABC’s “The View” that “if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps, I would be dating her.” He also speculated on television in 1994 about the breasts of his then 1-year-old daughter, Tiffany Trump. find himself in a literal world of hurt” with Griffin (who becomes Trump’s press secretary) after crossing the line with his daughter. The show in October 2016 took aim at Trump over …

HSBC sparks controversy with ad campaign

Image Copyright @MSthecopywriter @MSthecopywriter Bob Seely, MP for the Isle of Wight, took up the subject on Twitter, asking whether Brexit could mean “higher standards for banking”. Image Copyright @IoWBobSeely @IoWBobSeely The mixed response has included praise of the adverts, with some calling it “brave”. Image Copyright @KatEmam3 @KatEmam3 An HSBC UK spokesperson said: “With the ‘We are not an island’ poster we are reinforcing our strong belief that the things that make us quintessentially British are the things that …

Trump set to visit southern border in Texas, as ongoing federal shutdown continues

FILE – In this Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, file photo, floodlights from the U.S, illuminate multiple border walls, seen from Tijuana, Mexico. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File) It increasingly appeared possible that Trump, who repeatedly has threatened to declare a state of emergency, may use the visit to determine whether to take that extraordinary step. The National Emergencies Act grants the president broad authority to declare emergencies, and several federal laws then could clear a path for the White House to move …

Police suicides rising, union says media vilification is leading cause of despair

New York and Chicago lead the country with at least five police suicides – but Chicago’s force is notably smaller. So, by the numbers, it’s considered the worst among police suicides, according to Blue H.E.L.P. Smith’s stepfather, Jeffrey Sacks, raised Smith from a very young age and said Smith was a family man who enjoyed boxing and was open about his battle with depression. Smith was seeking treatment but his family did not see the suicide coming. DEATHS OF POLICE …

24 Eye-Opening Traveler Tweets That Show The Dangers Of A Government Shutdown

But while Donald Trump stokesThe irony of it all would be hilarious if it weren’t so serious. Scroll down below to see the actual, tangible ways that the shutdown is affecting the safety of Americans and let us know what you think in the comments. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #19 #20 #21 #22 #23 #24

Man charged over train stabbing murder

British Transport Police said Mr Pomeroy – who lived in Guildford and owned an IT firm – and Mr Pencille got on the train at Guildford’s London Road station at about 13:00 GMT. Mr Pomeroy, who would have turned 52 the day after his death, had been on his way into London with his 14-year-old son to “spend some quality time together”, relatives said. They added in a statement: “He was a devoted family man and did everything for his …

‘Betrayed’ Factory Boss Turns On Trump, Says Plant May Move To Mexico

Pat LeBlanc, the chairman of EBW Electronics, told The New York Times that Trump’s tariffs were “killing” the company, which makes lights for the auto industry.  that just makes me sick.” Cory Steeby, EBW’s president, told the Times the tariffs that make steel and aluminum more expensive to import were “a tax that comes right off the bottom line,” and the company might not have a choice but to move production to avoid them. LeBlanc’s latest comments were a far …

The Latest: UN refugee agency meets with young Saudi woman

The United Nations’ refugee agency says it has been in contact with the young Saudi woman who is trapped in Bangkok en route to seeking asylum in Australia after claiming to have fled her family fearing for her life. A statement issued Monday by the office of the U.N. High Commissioner for refugees said it sought to assess 18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun’s “need for international refugee protection and find an immediate solution for her situation.” It said that “for reasons …

‘I was happier before Banksy came’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIan Lewis says he “needs help” to look after the artwork The owner of the garage used for Banksy’s most recent artwork said he has been in “freefall” since it appeared and is struggling to cope with the responsibility. The mural appeared on steelworker Ian Lewis’ wall in Port Talbot a week before Christmas. Mr Lewis, 55, told BBC Wales he now needs help to find a long-term solution for it. “It’s …

Amid Shutdown, Federal Contract Worker Launches GoFundMe Page To Pay Rent

government shutdown deprives her of a paycheck. As a contracted employee, Burr, who works for the Department of Transportation in Kansas City, Missouri, will likely not get retroactive pay. She said she’s taken on extra shifts at a second job but that it hasn’t been sufficient to cover her rent and utility bills. “Being a single mom, I’m in panic mode right now,” she “I find it hard to believe that a billionaire could relate to anyone who lives possibly …

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Tumblr User Finds A Mythology Book That Is So Hardcore That Only Deadpool Could Have Written It

Many people all over the world fell in love with obnoxious superhero Deadpool and his unique sense of humor. Luckily, he shares the same sense of humor with writer Corey O’Brien, who wrote a book of hilariously retold myths called “Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes“. Tumblr user who read the book began comparing the author with the character by summarising the book with one sentence: “What would happen if Deadpool wrote a mythology book” and many others agreed with them. Scroll …

Scientist At Major Conference Makes Bizarre Claims Of Ancient Test-Tube Babies

Last week’s Indian Science Congress started off pretty well with an inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself. However, the conference’s festivities took a number of unexpected turns after speakers made bizarre claims mixing Hindu mythology and science, as well as dismissing the findings of Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton. G Nageshwar Rao, the Vice Chancellor of Andhra University, referenced an ancient myth as evidence that stem cell research was used in India thousands of years ago, AFP news agency reports. In …