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‘Children are being poisoned’: fury at scandal of toxic firefighting chemicals

‘Things are getting serious’ Williamtown resident speaks on toxic chemical scandal The suited men are a jarring presence in Williamtown’s toxic red zone. They look odd, out of place as they cross the cattle grid on to Len...

Last SeaWorld orca born in captivity dies ‘of pneumonia’

Enable it in your browser or download Flash Player here.Sorry, you need Flash to play this.Birth of last baby orca in captivity captured at SeaWorldMedia captionKyara was born in April in San Antonio, Texas A three-month-old killer whale, the...

Hailee Steinfeld: ‘There’s this rule that to be special you have to be different...

To say that Hailee Steinfeld is taking a leisurely approach to her first album would be an understatement. Since her first single, Love Myself, came out in August 2015, followed by an EP, Haiz, a couple of months later,...

SF-based Grabr grabs $2.6M to scale its traveller-driven shopping community

Grabr, an SF-based platform with a convenient way for people to buy international goods, has secured a $2.6M funding round led by SignalFire. FF Angel (Founders Fund’s early stage investment vehicle), Global Founders Capital and multiple angel investors including...

Yes, There’s a Reason Doctors Have Such Sloppy Handwriting—Here’s Why

If you’ve ever taken a handwritten prescription from a doctor or looked at the notes from your visit, it seems like no amount of squinting could help the letters get clearer. Bad handwriting almost seems like a requirement for...

What’s next for online black markets?

Cybercriminals receive massive blow Show of hands: Who likes to buy illegal drugs online? How about weapons, or malware, or lists of credit-card numbers? We're sorry to inform you, but your nefarious desires just got harder to satisfy. With...

Winnipeg’s Treaty Payments: Meager Reminder of a Painful History

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — On a brilliant afternoon in Winnipeg, scores of indigenous people lined up under a large white tent to collect what’s known as the annual “treaty payment” — money stipulated in treaties, signed by past generations with...

‘Game of Thrones’ finally fixed its Dorne storyline, and it’s about time

Image: hbo This post is dark and full of spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 7, episode 2, titled "Stormborn." Welp, looks like Game of Thrones has finally figured out how to fix its Dorne problem. In episode 2...

Get Ready For Senator Kid Rock — Political Experts Are Saying He Could Actually...

What. The. Fuck. Kid Rock has been teasing a Senate seat run in his home state of Michigan, and while the jury is still out on whether he's actually going to do it — smart money says this is...

It Seems Like Sports Can’t Sink Much Lower Than Mayweather-McGregor. But Just Wait.

Conor McGregor. Photo: Mike Stobe/Getty Images When you sign up for life as a sports fan, you are knowingly introducing darkness and moral complication into your life: To look clearly at the world of sports is to want...