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U.K. grocery store under fire for “sexist” shopping carts

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U.K. grocery store under fire for “sexist” shopping carts

U.K. grocery giant Tesco is being accused of sexism over its shopping carts The safety instructions on the handles of the carts show three silhouettes of a women with children. The Sun reported how a woman from Manchester posted a complaint on Twitter with the hashtag “everyday sexism.” “Tesco, is it only women who do […]


Eight flying taxis that are so crazy, they just might work

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Eight flying taxis that are so crazy, they just might work

Beyond the cool factor of personal flight, electric flying taxis would have a profound impact when it comes to society, the economy and the environment. By reshaping how people move around cities they have the potential to disrupt conventional transport systems like highways, trains and buses, put a dent in pollution around urban centers and […]


Detroit just banned Airbnb without anyone knowing it

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Detroit just banned Airbnb without anyone knowing it

Infuriating: Detroit says it will take a pause for legal review before enforcing a new zoning ordinance that would ban homeowners through much of the city from accepting AirBnB rentals. The ordinance would interpret rentals as home-based businesses, which are disallowed in residential zones, and on its face appears to prohibit taking in even friends […]


Boeing’s hypersonic strike-aircraft can “buzz around the world in 1-3 hours”

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Boeing’s hypersonic strike-aircraft can “buzz around the world in 1-3 hours”

Last month, we noted that “hypersonic aircraft and missiles are being developed and tested by the United States, Russia, and China at an accelerating pace.” While the race for hypersonic technologies has certainly flourished among global superpowers, who realize that the first to possess these technologies will not just revolutionize their civilian and military programs, but will […]


Newsweek fires editors, reporters after stories on publication financial issues

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Newsweek fires editors, reporters after stories on publication financial issues

The Hill –Newsweek has fired its editor-in-chief, executive news director and two senior writers after publishing reports regarding financial challenges at the publication and an investigation by the Manhattan district attorney’s office into Newsweek’s parent company. Editor-in-chief Bob Roe, executive news director Ken Li and senior reporters Josh Saul and Celeste Katz were all fired […]


UK public health body “demanding” calorie cap on supermarket ready meals

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UK public health body “demanding” calorie cap on supermarket ready meals

Public Health England “is ‘demanding’ a calorie-cap on supermarket ready meals that would limit breakfasts to 400 calories and lunches and dinners to 600 calories each.” That’s among numerous nanny-state initiatives under way in the United Kingdom, including stringent guidelines on individual drinking and the introduction of a sugary drinks tax. Madsen Pirie, Adam Smith Institute: […]


Young relying on streaming services over cable TV

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Young relying on streaming services over cable TV

Pew Research – The rise of online streaming services such as Netflix and HBO Go has dramatically altered the media habits of Americans, especially young adults. About six-in-ten of those ages 18 to 29 (61%) say the primary way they watch television now is with streaming services on the internet, compared with 31% who say they […]