The GuardianLeitura de 4 minsAmerican Government
How Republicans Came To Embrace The Big Lie Of A Stolen Election
Just a few days after the polls closed in Florida’s 2018 general election, Rick Scott, then the state’s governor, held a press conference outside the governor’s mansion and made a stunning accusation. Scott was running for a US Senate seat, and as mo
The GuardianLeitura de 3 minsDiscrimination & Race Relations
Zero-hours Contracts ‘Trapping Women Of Colour On Low Pay‘
Women of colour are almost twice as likely to be on zero-hours contracts as white men and almost one and a half times more likely than white women, according to new research. The joint report from the Trades Union Congress and the equality organisati
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No Lights, No Camera: UK TV Producers Face Equipment Shortage
Britain’s high-end film and television producers are facing a shortage of cameras and other key equipment as the industry struggles to keep up with unprecedented demand for new shows caused by lockdown-induced drama binges. The public’s seemingly ins
The GuardianLeitura de 3 minsAstronomy & Space Sciences
Scotland’s First Female Astronomer Royal Looks To Open The Universe To All
“I’m always shocked that it’s 2021 and we’re still having ‘first female’ stories,” says Prof Catherine Heymans. Nevertheless, it is an unavoidable fact that, with her appointment two weeks ago, the renowned astrophysicist not only became the first fe
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The Push To Archive The History Of Jungle And Drum’n’bass
Chingford Sainsbury’s may be an unlikely setting for an encounter that helped capture a key part of British cultural history, but MC Navigator’s weekly shopping trip to his local supermarket would prove crucial. Navigator, one of the leading figures
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Smashed Prices: Australians Enjoy $1 Avocados Amid Record Production
It was the summer of 2018 and Australians were sweating. In their hands: a single avocado pear, barely ripe. The price: $9. Could it possibly be worth it? And how many times had it been squeezed? Thankfully, though much has gone wrong in the world si
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Straight Story? The YouTuber Taking A Direct Route To Success
When Tom Davies and his stepbrother, Greg, were growing up on the edge of Aldridge, a town in the West Midlands, they would pick a point in the distance, a TV mast for instance, and make their way straight there, even if it meant clambering through q
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Hello Possum: The New Zealanders Who Keep Wild Marsupials As Pets
Maurice likes to stay up all night. When he finally settles down at 5am, he makes sure everyone knows he’s there – then he curls up and sleeps all day. “When he’s ready to go to bed, he gives us a good face wash to say ‘hi,’” Jo Little* says, laughin
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Party’s Over: Amsterdam Plans To Keep Tourists ‘In Penis Outfits’ Away
Amsterdam has said it will not allow a return to the “nuisance and massive crowds” the city endured before the pandemic, sending a blunt warning that visitors “whose intention is to booze and misbehave, dressed like a penis” should go elsewhere. As m
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‘It Will Be Busiest Year On Record’: England Caravan Parks Boom As Lockdown Eases
Caravan parks have recorded a boom in demand as lockdown measures are relaxed, providing an unlikely source of economic growth as overseas travel remains largely off-limits. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show activity in the UK’s ac
The GuardianLeitura de 3 minsInternational Relations
Brexit: What Is The Northern Ireland Row About?
Just six months into Brexit and relations between Brussels and London have hit a new low with veiled threats of trade wars from the EU if the UK does not comply with an agreement Boris Johnson signed over Northern Ireland almost 18 months ago. What i
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‘I Fell In The Water, But It Was Worth It!’: Guardian Readers On Their Most Extraordinary Bird Photographs
I took this photo at the end of January in Balloch, Scotland. I have always wanted to take a picture of a male mandarin duck. It is the bird that made me want to start taking photographs. They are beautiful, with so many stunning colours. At the end
The GuardianLeitura de 3 minsInternet & Web
What Caused The Internet Outage That Brought Down Amazon, Reddit And
For 45 minutes in the UK morning, a significant chunk of the web did not work. People trying to visit a huge array of websites, from the Guardian through to Reddit, Hulu and the White House, received a blank white page and an error message tel
The GuardianLeitura de 5 minsCrime & Violence
How The FBI And Australian Police Gained A Front Seat View Of Underworld Workings In 90 Countries
It was mid-2018 when a convicted narcotics importer met with FBI agents from San Diego and made them a tantalising offer: in exchange for a possible reduction in the importer’s sentence on other charges, would the bureau like a backdoor into the encr
The GuardianLeitura de 2 minsAmerican Government
Trump Feared Democrats Would Replace Biden With Michelle Obama, Book Claims
Donald Trump called Joe Biden a “mental retard” during the 2020 election, a new book says, but was reluctant to attack him too strongly for fear the Democrats would replace him with Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama. Biden went on to beat Trump by mo
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How we made Three Lions: David Baddiel and Ian Broudie on England’s Euro 96 anthem
I knew that New Order had done a football song [Italia 1990’s World in Motion], but I was hesitant when the FA asked me to do Euro 96. Fantasy Football with Frank Skinner and David Baddiel was big on TV at the time, so I thought they should sing it a
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Digital Currencies Pose Threat To Economy, Warns Bank Of England
The rise of digital currencies could lead to a flood of withdrawals from high street banks, risking financial stability and the wider economy, the Bank of England has warned. Threadneedle Street said that stablecoins – a new form of digital asset usu
The GuardianLeitura de 6 minsDiscrimination & Race Relations
It’s Not Just Football – It’s A Barometer Of Diversity. Bring On The Euros…
Last week, after more than a year of playing in empty stadiums, the England men’s football team finally walked out into the Riverside stadium in Middlesbrough in front of a small, socially distanced crowd. This warm-up game for Euro 2020 was hardly n
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How A Ghostly Outline Revealed The Secret Of Modigliani’s Lost Lover
No one wants to be reminded of a failed relationship by having the ex’s portrait hanging around. After Amedeo Modigliani and his lover, Beatrice Hastings, broke up, the Italian artist is thought to have obliterated her memory by painting another woma
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‘It’s A Love Letter To Adventure’: The British Musical About Jogging
Daniel Bye is twisting in his seat, recalling the day he set out from his home in Lancaster, ran through the city’s streets and then up the nearby peak of Clougha Pike. “It was like I’d left one world, and entered another,” he says. Cue a song from B
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‘They’re Like Gold Dust’: Why The Humble Beach Hut Is The New Des Res
When Vicky Gunn bought a little ramshackle beach hut at Walton-on-the-Naze in Essex four years ago for £10,500, she had no idea what an incredible investment it would turn out to be. Last week, she sold the seafront hut with its new stylish interior
The GuardianLeitura de 3 minsPolitics
Agreement To Tax Google And Facebook Is Historic. Will Brexit Britain Stay Onside?
The historic deal signed this weekend is intended to prevent digital companies such as Google and Facebook from playing a cat-and-mouse game with national tax authorities. G7 finance ministers have established a minimum global corporation tax rate of
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Over 50? It’s Not Too Late To Start Saving In A Pension
The secret to a financially happy retirement? It’s £26,000 a year for a couple or £19,000 for a single-person household. That was the headline finding from research this week by Which?, the consumer body, which surveyed almost 7,000 retirees and conc
The GuardianLeitura de 6 minsGender Studies
Stonewall Is At Centre Of A Toxic Debate On Trans Rights And Gender Identity
Since its 1989 inception in response to a ban on the “promotion of homosexuality” by schools and councils in section 28 of the Local Government Act, Stonewall has been a part of every major struggle for LGBT rights in the UK. But in the past few week
The GuardianLeitura de 2 minsFashion
Lockdown Makes Humble Flip-flop Summer’s High-fashion Hit
Flip-flops have long been a staple of heatwaves, found everywhere from beaches to barbecues. But, in 2021, the humble footwear – which can cost as little as £5 – are set to be fashion’s shoe of the summer. Flip-flops featured in the collections of hi
The GuardianLeitura de 3 minsInternational Relations
World Must Rewild On Massive Scale To Heal Nature And Climate, Says UN
The world must rewild and restore an area the size of China to meet commitments on nature and the climate, says the UN, and the revival of ecosystems must be met with all the ambition of the space race. Existing conservation efforts are insufficient
The GuardianLeitura de 7 minsIntelligence (AI) & Semantics
Can A Piece Of Software Look After Your Elderly Parent?
Kellye Franklin recalls the devastation when her now 81-year-old father, a loyal air force veteran, tried to make his own breakfast one morning. Seven boxes of open cereal on the living room floor with milk poured directly into every one of them. He
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‘If Publishers Become Afraid, We’re In Trouble’: Publishing’s Cancel Culture Debate Boils Over
In the 1960s, Simon & Schuster’s co-founder Max Schuster was facing a dilemma. Albert Speer, Hitler’s chief architect and armaments minister, had written a memoir providing new insights into the workings of Nazi leadership. As Michael Korda, Schuster
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‘Care Bots’ Are On The Rise And Replacing Human Caregivers
If you Google “care bots”, you’ll see an army of robot butlers and nurses, taking vital signs in hospitals, handing red roses to patients, serving juice to the elderly. For the most part these are just sci-fi fantasies. The care bots that already exi
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‘I Promised Brando I Would Not Touch His Oscar’: The Secret Life Of Sacheen Littlefeather
Sacheen Littlefeather begins by announcing that this will be one of her last interviews: “I’m very, very ill. I have metastasised breast cancer – terminal – to my right lung. And I’ve been on chemotherapy for quite some time, and daily antibiotics. A
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