Britons will feel pride in 2018, says May

Britons will feel pride in 2018, says May
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May says 2017 has been a challenging year Britons will feel "renewed confidence and pride" in 2018, Theresa May has said in her new year message.The prime minister said that while Brexit will be "crucial" in the coming year, it is "not the limit" of the government's ambitions.It will focus on schools, the police and NHS to change people's daily lives.Whilst 2017 was a turbulent year for Mrs May, she

Donald Trump Opens His Sh*thole and Again Disgraces America

Donald Trump Opens His Sh*thole and Again Disgraces America
Come on, America. What more evidence do you need?Let me be overly generous here. Suppose you agree that Haiti is a shithole. Its not one of your high-functioning nations, that is true. Of course, if you bother even to go to Wikipedia to read up for 10 minutes, youll find that the mess that is Haiti was partly made by these United States of America, with our ironclad support over three decades of the Duvaliers, father and son, brutal

A Robot That Tugs on Pig Organs Could Save Human Babies

A Robot That Tugs on Pig Organs Could Save Human Babies
The pig looks like any other pig, only it's been wearing a backpack for a week—in the name of science. Just behind its head sits a control box, with a battery and processor, from which runs a cable that enters through the pig’s flank. Once inside, the cable attaches to a very special robot clamped onto the pig's esophagus, the pathway to the stomach. Little by little, the robot lengthens, in turn lengthening the tube.The robot attached to a

5 Organizations That Can Literally Just Take Our Money Already

5 Organizations That Can Literally Just Take Our Money Already
Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the world is literally crumbling around us and it’s time to cut back on skinny vanilla lattes with no whip and put your money towards things that actually matter. The good news is that after you donate you can brag to your friend about how you’re like, a really good person. Also you can help people and the world. That is the point. Don’t be shallow, Karen. We saved you

The Fight for LGBT Equality in 2018 Will Be Fierce

The Fight for LGBT Equality in 2018 Will Be Fierce
Jay Michaelson: So, here we are at the end of a strange year for LGBTQ Americans. On the one hand, mainstream acceptance of gay people continues to spread; gays are now officially boring. On the other hand, trans people are being singled out for government persecution on the one hand and continued street violence on the other.Meanwhile, as all three of us have written, the Trump-Pence administration is inflicting the "death of a thousand blows" against LGBTQ civil rights,

Honours for Gibb, Starr and Bussell

Honours for Gibb, Starr and Bussell
Twelve famous faces on the list Wiley and Hugh Laurie among entertainment honours Space science recognised MBE for autism 'instruction manual' author Organ donation campaigner, 18, receives BEM AI chief Demis Hassabis becomes a CBE The lists in full Author and historian Lady Antonia Fraser and broadcaster Lord Melvyn Bragg join the elite Companions of Honour.And there is an OBE for ITV's This Morning presenter Eamonn Holmes, who said "2018 will be my 38th year as a broadcaster and

Mystery Novelist Sue Grafton Dies At 77 After Cancer Battle

Mystery Novelist Sue Grafton Dies At 77 After Cancer Battle
Grafton began the “Kinsey Millhone” books ― which take their titles from each letter of the alphabet ― with A is for Alibi back in 1982. She died before completing the series, which now ends with Y is for Yesterday. The final installment, Z is for Zero, was originally slated for publication in 2019. Grafton was “surrounded by family” at the time of her death, Clark wrote, noting that her mother’s health declined rapidly this week after a two-year battle with an unspecified type

Parents Wouldn’t Abort “Deformed” Baby After Doctors Advised Them, But Look At Him Now

Parents Wouldn’t Abort “Deformed” Baby After Doctors Advised Them, But Look At Him Now
When you’re an expectant parent, the excitement you feel about the upcoming birth of your baby knows no bounds. You prepare as much as you can by investing in all kinds of toys and clothes. And, in your eager anticipation, you neglect to consider the fact that there is a possibility that your own child could be born with a condition which will have a substantial effect on their lives. One young, expectant couple, Sara Heller and Chris Eidam, found

While You Were Offline: Trump’s Nuclear Tweet and Other Hot-Button Issues

While You Were Offline: Trump’s Nuclear Tweet and Other Hot-Button Issues
Happy New Year, dear readers. It’s comforting—no, wait, what’s opposite of comforting?—to see that, despite still being able to laugh at Oregonians and gas problems and accidental movie reference mix-ups in news reports, 2018 actually got off to a terrifyingly fast start. Even though we took a week off for the holidays, everything you’re about to read has happened in the past seven days. Whatever happened to starting things off nice and slow, huh? Turns out that never happens

Yale psychiatry professor who wanted President Trump ‘contained’ vanishes from Twitter

Yale psychiatry professor who wanted President Trump ‘contained’ vanishes from Twitter
Yale assistant professor of psychiatry Bandy X. Lee made a huge splash in the media last week after meeting with a handful of Democrats in Congress to sound the alarm over the president’s mental fitness to serve. Lee has appeared on MSNBC and SiriusXM, and pieces about her appeared in Vox, Politico, and The Guardian, all of which she retweeted, having just joined Twitter “to inform people where they may have questions.” Lee tweeted over the weekend that she

Peak STUPID: Psychologist on board with movement to BAN best friends in school

Peak STUPID: Psychologist on board with movement to BAN best friends in school
It’s been quite a week for those in the mental health profession and those in government and the media who like to pretend they are. Yes, the narrative of the week, kicking off with President Trump’s North Korea tweet on Tuesday and continuing through the weekend (and surely into next week), is that Trump is mentally unfit for office and must be removed. With that in mind, consider this unrelated entry from psychologist Barbara Greenberg, who writes in US News that “the

Melania Trump Orders Large Portion Of Historic White House Tree Removed Due To Decay

Melania Trump Orders Large Portion Of Historic White House Tree Removed Due To Decay
President Andrew Jackson added the southern magnolia tree to the White House grounds in honor of his late wife. But the tree has decayed to a point where it can no longer be safely preserved, CNN reports. “ trusted that every effort had been made to preserve the historic tree, and was concerned about the safety of visitors and members of the press who are often standing right in front of the tree during Marine One lifts,” Grisham told the

4-Month-Old is Viciously Attacked by Raccoon in Bedroom2 Weeks Later, Her Parents Are Stunned by the Support Theyve Received

4-Month-Old is Viciously Attacked by Raccoon in Bedroom2 Weeks Later, Her Parents Are Stunned by the Support Theyve Received
ShareTweet Perhaps nothing is more terrifying as a parent than knowing your children are unsafe in their own home. It is a feeling that Philadelphia mother Ashley Rodgers knows all too well after her four-month-old baby girl was brutally mauled by a raccoon in their newly-rented rooming house. GoFundMe They had moved into the unit just a few days prior. “My daughter was laying on the bed sleeping and I went to take my son to the bathroom,” Ashley told CBS Philly.

If States Got LGBT-Friendlier, They Could Earn Billions

If States Got LGBT-Friendlier, They Could Earn Billions
If LGBT citizens. As the state-level Williams Institute numbers start to add up nationwide, its becoming clear that legislators dont just cost their states big money by passing attention-grabbingand North Carolinas HB 2; they are also losing out on potentially billions of dollars by failing to pass laws that protect LGBT people. Those invisible costs of inaction are hard to estimateand even harder to convey to the public.The boycotts and stuff make headlines because they often involve big companies

A 27-year-old died of cancer. Her final advice has the internet in tears.

A 27-year-old died of cancer. Her final advice has the internet in tears.
Last week, the world said goodbye to Holly Butcher, a 27-year-old woman from Grafton, Australia. Butcher had been battling Ewing's sarcoma, a rare bone cancer that predominantly affects young people. In a statement posted on Butcher's memorialized Facebook account, her brother, Dean, and partner, Luke, confirmed the heartbreaking news to friends."It is with great sadness that we announce Holly’s passing in the early hours of this morning," they wrote on Jan. 4, 2018. "After enduring so much, it was