Trump Donates $78,000 To Antietam Battlefield, But National Parks Still Set To Lose $1.5 Billion

July 6, 2017

Marylands Antietam National Battlefield, the site of the bloodiest one-day battle in U.S. history, will receive a $78,333 donation from the president to help fund two restoration projects, and additional donations to the battlefield from the National Park Foundation and several historic trusts will bring the full amount to more than $263,000. As both the Secretary of the Interior and a military veteran, Im deeply honored and humbled to deliver…


London ‘still Europe’s top tech hub’ – BBC News

July 5, 2017

“The Brexit vote has understandably created some uncertainty, but it is no surprise to see that London continues to attract more than double the amount of investment [of] any other European city,” said Laura Citron, chief executive of London & Partners. “We have everything companies need to be successful: policymakers, finance, infrastructure, world-class universities and talent.” Tech talent According to London & Partners, London’s tech sector has attracted more venture…


UK to withdraw from international fishing arrangement – BBC News

July 2, 2017

‘Historic step’ Withdrawing from the convention, which was signed in 1964 before the UK joined what became the EU, means UK vessels will also lose the right to fish in waters six to 12 nautical miles offshore of the other countries. How would Brexit affect fishing waters? Mr Gove said leaving the convention meant “for the first time in more than 50 years we will be able to decide who…


EPA Plans New Climate Science Critique, Swapping Peer Review For Red Vs. Blue Politics

July 1, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency has already its website dedicated to climate change, of scientific advisory board members, and to alter her congressional testimony to include more political talking points. Now EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt plans to launch a new initiative aimed at challenging the widely accepted conclusion that the climate is changing due to the influx of planet-warming gases caused by burning fossil fuels, industrial farming and large-scale deforestation. The…


How I transitioned into the freelance economy

June 21, 2017

Image:  Vasylyna Halun/shutterstock Five years ago, I was one year into a salary writing job at a luxury fashion brand when it hit me: I was being grossly overpaid. You read right. I was overpaid. As a writer. In fashion. You can imagine my boss face whenat our monthly review I marched into his office, diligently listed out my responsibilitiesand informed him that I was being overpaid. Through the most…


Donald Trump told Theresa May he does not want to visit the U.K. until the public supports him

June 12, 2017

Image: Getty Images President Trump told British Prime Minister Theresa May that does not want to go forward with a planned state visit to the U.K. until the public supports him coming. According to The Guardian, Trump told May in a recent phone call that he did not want to make the trip if there were going to be large-scale protests. SEE ALSO: U.S. mayors and governors defy Trump, will…


Keele students ‘stopped from voting by admin error’ – BBC News

June 9, 2017

Student Lucy Walker said she registered to vote last month but was among a “ridiculous number of students” who had been unable to vote. She said she was told her “name was not on the list” at polling stations at Keele Village Hall and the students union. Electoral ‘chaos’ Biomedical sciences undergraduate Andrew Niblett, 18, said in his group of five friends who applied to vote in the area just…


MTV adds ‘Cribs’ and ‘Girl Code’ to Snapchat’s roster of TV shows

June 2, 2017

Image: mtv MTV is gearing up to hook a new generation: the Snapchat kids. SEE ALSO: Snapchat’s constant evolution shows it won’t let itself be crushed by Facebook The channel that once defined cool on TV is bringing two of its shows to the teen-heavy app. “Cribs” will premiere June 3 and run every Saturday, and “Girl Code” will launch July 27. MTV’s “Cribs” making a comeback isn’t breaking news….


These new 3D scan fit helmets could make football safer

May 28, 2017

Riddell's next step in football helmet technology includes personalized 3D head scans.Image: lili sams/Mashable Helmets already make the violent game of football safer, but one of the biggest equipment makers in the sport is making them even better. It’s developed a new process to create helmets that could play a role in preventing the traumatic head injuries that currently plague the game and threaten its future. Riddell, the company behind…


Move Over Tesla, Europe’s Building Its Own Battery Gigafactories

May 24, 2017

Battery-making gigafactories are about to arrive in Europe, challenging a lead Daimler AG, which produces Mercedes-Benz and Maybach luxury cars. The facility 130 kilometers (81 miles) south of Berlin highlights a push by both major automakers and power companies into energy storage. The technology is crucial to drive the next generation of green vehicles and to hold electricity from wind and solar farms for when it’s needed most. With two dominant…


Patreon grows like crazy as creators sour on ad-driven platforms

May 20, 2017

Patreon is a source of income for hundreds of podcasters, artists, and writers.Image: Shutterstock / Forest Run There’s money in those grainy homemade podcasts. Patreon, a platform where DIY creators can crowdsource financial sponsors or subscribers, said Thursday that it’s doubled in size in the past year. It now boasts 1 million active backers and 50,000 creators twice the number of each it had in May of last year. The…


Facebook’s still buying up sports rights now including baseball

May 20, 2017

Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Facebook has played it cool on live sports rights, but it’s quietly amassing a serious lineup. Facebook has struck a deal with Major League Baseball to stream 20 games live on the social network. They’ll be spaced out one game per week on Friday night, starting this week. That adds to a growing list of smaller niche sports that Facebook has deals to stream, including Mexican soccer, American…


John McCain: Trump Scandals ‘Reaching Watergate Size And Scale’

May 17, 2017

Weve seen this movie before. Its reaching Watergate size and scale, he said at a Republican event on Tuesday night, according to GOP strategist Ana Navarro.This is not good for the country. However, despite the Watergate comparison, McCain also said he was against appointing a special prosecutor, according to New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman. According to the Daily Beast,Schieffer asked McCain what advice he would give to Trump. McCain…


Monday Could Bring More Disruptions From Global Cyber-Attack

May 16, 2017

An unrivaled global QuickTake Cybersecurity The malware used a technique purportedly stolen from the U.S. National Security Agency. It affected the U.K.’s National Health Service, Russia’s Ministry of Interior, Germany’s Deutsche Bahn rail system, automakers Nissan Motor Co. and Renault SA, logistics giant FedEx Corp., and other company and hospital computer systems in countries from Eastern Europe to the U.S. and Asia. The hackers used the tool to encrypt files…