Whaling’s ‘uncomfortable’ scientific legacy – BBC News

June 26, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRichard Sabin: “We actively use this data for marine conservation purposes now” It’s a curious thing to see a group of early whale foetuses up close – to see beings so small that have the potential to become so big. But what really strikes you, especially in those initial developmental stages, is how familiar the forms look. How like an early human foetus, they appear. “This is something you see time …

Read More >>

Gabrielle Giffords’ Call For Sympathy And Understanding Is Met With… Hate

June 16, 2017

On Wednesday, she reacted to the news of ashooting at a congressional baseball practicewith deep sympathy for those affected. She also expressed appreciation for the Capitol Police, whose quick response undoubtedly stopped a tragic situation from becoming worse: While the vast majority of respondents from all sides of the political spectrum welcomed the compassionate tweet: Instead, a subset of angry internet trolls latched onto Giffords as a target, attacking her on Twitter and accusing …

Read More >>

Death sentence for Facebook post amid Pakistan crackdown online

June 15, 2017

(CNN)A Pakistan government crackdown on freedom of speech online has reached worrying new levels, activists say, after a young man was sentenced to death over a series of Facebook posts. Amnesty International’s Pakistan campaigner, Nadia Rahman, said in a statement the conviction set a “dangerous precedent.” …

Read More >>

Feds Want ‘Pizzagate’ Shooter Imprisoned For 4.5 Years For D.C. Attack

June 14, 2017

In a sentencing memo filed Tuesday, prosecutors wrote they wanted to send a message to deter other would-be vigilantes from committing similar acts after the next internet-inspired conspiracy theory. Edgar Welch is apprehended on Dec. 4 after firing a gun in the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in Washington, D.C. The assault weapon used at Comet Ping Pong in Washington. In a separate sentencing memo from Welchs defense team, they wrote that their clientmade an incredibly …

Read More >>

Filippo Minelli uses smoke to spotlight political and social issues

June 9, 2017

(CNN)Our time is beset by a special kind of anxiety. The media and the internet have become personal intravenous hookups to images of crisis — violence, disaster, political upheaval — fed to us instantly, wherever we are. For consumers of media, this condition can feel so total it can feel numbing and almost futile to discuss. Yet there’s a twist: the smoke bombs are harmless, and dazzlingly colored — and the phrases on his flags fall somewhere between …

Read More >>

The ‘Boy In The Ambulance’ Emerges In Interviews With Pro-Assad Media

June 8, 2017

Omran had just been pulled from the rubble after an airstrike on the Syrian city of Aleppo. His older brother would later die of wounds sustained in the attack. With his image circulating on the internet, Omran came to be known simply as the boy in the ambulance, a symbol of the terror that Syrian children are forced to endure in a civil war. Kinana Allouche, a pro-Assad journalist, shared on Facebook photos of her interview with a healthy-looking Omran with his family, including his father, …

Read More >>

Don Cheadle Shuts Down Men Having Temper Tantrums Over Women-Only Screenings

May 31, 2017

Last week, the Alamo movie theater in Austin announced that it would be hosting a women-only screening of the superhero film, and men of the internet collectively lost it they said that offering a screening exclusively for women was reverse sexism, and arguably an illegal act of gender discrimination. He was particularly skeptical of those who thought that a women-only screening was hypocritical for feminists, who would surely be up in arms if movie theaters offered men-only movie …

Read More >>

I Invited A Guy From Tinder Over, He Didnt Look Like His Pics

I know youre going to say Im an idiot. Rule number one of dating over the internet (or an app, in this case) is that you meet in a public place, at least for the first time. Youre supposed to make sure the other person isnt a serial killer before you give them your address. But that seems so . I wasnt looking for a boyfriend, I was looking for some really good sex. The whole formal date thing seemed unnecessary, a step that had to be taken by dumb people who weren’t as good as I was in …

May 25, 2017
Read More >>

Israeli Telecom Company Launches Ad Trolling Trump

The 65-second spot aired for the first time soon after Trump arrived in Israel on Monday. The tourist is then mistaken for the president by a worried crew of aides who tell the faux Trump that someones broken into the internet. Its the Russians. The imposter pitches better security and concludes, in English, Lets make the internet great again! (The ad promotes the SmartNet internet security system.) The aides applaud. Indeed. …

May 23, 2017
Read More >>

Can South Korea and China patch things up over THAAD?

Beijing (CNN)Jeong Min-young is worried. Since the beginning of the year, relations between Beijing and Seoul have soured over the deployment of a US missile defense system — THAAD — in South Korea. On the Chinese internet, patriotic citizens posted calls for boycotts of South Korean goods and even staged performative displays of destroying make-up and other popular products, generating approving columns in Chinese state media. …

May 18, 2017
Read More >>