A selection of some of the planet's most stomach-turning foods, including maggot cheese, fish sperm sac sushi and Chinese mouse wine, are on display in Los Angeles as part of a new exhibition that aims to delight and disgust in equal measure. The Disgusting Food Museum displays dishes from around the world in a bid to challenge stereotypes about which ingredients one would consider to be disgusting Continue reading... [...]
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Therapeutic Goods Administration takes on Peptides Clinics Australia for alleged advertising breachesFor the first time in almost a decade Australia's drugs regulator has begun court action against a supplements seller, after the online company claimed its products could help people build muscle while also treating anxiety, depression, heart damage, joint diseases, bone diseases and other ailments.The Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA) alleges Peptide Clinics Australia advertised prescription-only therapeutic goods including peptides on its website and other [...]
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As Facebook continues to grasp the severity of the situation in Myanmar, where the UN has concluded that its social network plays “determining role” in inciting genocide, the U.S. tech giant has completed a third sweep in recent months to remove bad actors from its platform. Facebook said late Tuesday U.S. time that it has removed a total of 135 Facebook accounts, 425 Pages, 17 Groups and an additional 15 Instagram accounts with this latest [...]
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These forums are used around the world to solve political impasses – most recently in Ireland on abortion law. It should be Britain's turn nextBrexit is the rock on which our democratic system has run aground. But really the ship has been holed beneath the waterline for some time.Some are content to shuffle the deckchairs and simply replace one captain with another – which may be necessary but is far from sufficient. Yet we can't [...]
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Grad student Brittany Hawley graduated this weekend — but she didn't cross the stage alone [...]
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Russell Horning is credited with making the dance move a global phenomenon in 2016 A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Russell Horning, aka the Backpack Kid, against a video game company, alleging they breached his copyright for including his signature dance move “flossing” in their wildly popular game Fortnite.Horning, 16, is credited with popularising “The Floss”, and became famous when he did the dance on Saturday Night Live during a performance by Katy [...]
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Party works to avoid split after Cate Faehrmann and Justin Field demanded left faction be bannedThe New South Wales Greens appear to have avoided a split three months out from a state election, with two state MPs backing down from a threat to quit the party.Last week two of the party's upper house MPs, Cate Faehrmann and Justin Field, sent a letter to members threatening to quit the party unless it held a recount of [...]
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Online presenter accused of affecting the country's reputation after suggesting the outfit was ugly A popular YouTube presenter is facing charges in Thailand after she criticised a Miss Universe dress that was designed by the daughter of the king.Wanchaleom Jamneanphol, a popular online TV host, is facing charges under Thailand's notoriously strict cybercrimes and lèse-majesté laws – which make it illegal to say anything negative about the monarchy – for her comments online describing a [...]
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A new study by Amnesty International and Element AI puts number to a problem many women already know about: that Twitter is a cesspool of harassment and abuse. Conducted with the help of 6,500 volunteers, the study, billed by Amnesty International as “the largest ever” into online abuse against women, used machine-learning software from Element AI to analyze tweets sent to a sample of 778 women politicians and journalists during 2017. It found [...]
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National Australia Bank and ANZ investors vent anger at falling share prices and industry-wide reputational damageThe National Australia Bank has faced a revolt from angry shareholders over executive pay with a record protest vote at its annual general meeting.The bank announced it is scrapping its new executive pay scheme after more than 85% of shareholders voted against it. Continue reading... [...]
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