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Little Scotlanders Gaining Ground in Polls?

Support for Scottish independence appears to be gaining ground three weeks ahead of the historic referendum, according to a poll published on Friday.The Survation survey found 47 percent of respondents would vote "Yes" to independence,...Show More Summary

The Independent getting excited but do 100 Tory MPs really want to leave the EU no matter what?

The UK media has an insatiable appetite for ‘Tories split’ stories on Europe – mainly we suspect because it makes for an attention-grabbing headline - and Douglas Carswell’s defection is Christmas come early for many. True, the defection...Show More Summary

Make Your Own Kind Of Music

If I were in charge of the Yes campaign I would adopt this great hit song from Mama Cass Elliott as an inspiring, upbeat number for the final two weeks of the Scottish independence referendum. Because the 1960s were such an optimistic...Show More Summary

Fringe Festival producer announced

1 hour agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Local artist Chenoeh Miller will be the producer of the 2015 fringe festival, to be held in conjunction with the National Multicultural Festival, Minister for the Arts Joy Burch said today. Ms Miller was chosen by an independent panel of peers after Ms Burch called for expressions of interest in the role in July. “I congratulate Chenoeh [...]

West Papuan Independence Leader Found Floating In Sack At Sea

The Indonesian security forces have been accused of the murder of another pro-independence West Papuan leader.

Bernie Sanders and NCDP

7 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Nothing for nothing, I like Sen. Bernie Sanders, but he is not a Democrat, he is an independent. Yet the state party spends money given to support democrats to promote an event featuring Bernie Sanders. Would this money not have been...Show More Summary

Italian indie title The Town of Light is haunting

Italian independent game studio's Greenlit project The Town of Light is described as a first-person psychological adventure that is set in a notorious former psychiatric hospital. Part historical documentary, part videogame, The...Show More Summary

Who is an Employee, Joint Employee, or Independent Contractor?

Labor Day encourages a review of the legal status of labor. Worker status is important because numerous statutes such as minimum wage and overtime requirements apply to employees but not to independent contractors. Being a "joint employee" means that both employers will have legal liability for employment law violations. Show More Summary

The VICE Reader: Watch Yourself!

Illustrations by Berkeley Poole In the grim light of Eric Garner’s death, Michael Brown’s death, and the ensuing protests in Ferguson, New York City, and other cities across America, we at ADULT, the independent magazine I edit, have decided to publish online one of our first print issue’s more memorable pieces: Katie J.M. Show More Summary

Hydrogen powers important nitrogen-transforming bacteria

Nitrite-oxidizing bacteria can use hydrogen as an alternative source of energy, an international team of researchers has found. The oxidation of hydrogen with oxygen enables their growth independent of nitrite and a lifestyle outside the nitrogen cycle.

Skepchick Sundaylies: “Poorly Written, Abusive Erotica,” Racist Color Names, Scottish Independence, and Boy/Girl Sleepovers

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: 000 Genomes Project10050 Shades of GreyAndrew CutlerATLASautismbook reviewsboy-girl sleepoverscatscernchelationFabiola Gianottifact-checkinggrounded parentsice water challengelhcMad Art LabmathmusicParentingphysicsprofessionalismpseudoscienceracismschool...Show More Summary

Firewatch revealed

Campo Santo is a new independent studio based in San Francisco and the developers were kind enough to send us the very first trailer of Firewatch in super high quality. In this game, you play the role of Henry, a man who's taken a job as a fire lookout and who has to watch the Wyoming wilderness. Show More Summary

Putin's Trump Card In Ukraine: Winter Is Coming

As Putin pushes Ukraine to bend to his will and allow greater independence to Russian-backed separatists in the country's southeast, the Russian president holds a trump card: Winter is coming. “I think that nobody thinks of [winter] anymore, except Russia,” Putin said, according to The New York Times. Show More Summary

Danger Zone-Fire Fire (Single)

Self-Release/Independent 2014 It's been two years since we last heard from Italy's Danger Zone. The thing is, based solely on the high quality melodic rock/hard rock that fans (incl. yours truly!) have come to know and love so much from...Show More Summary

Paul McCartney to the Scottish: Don't vote for independence

Sir Paul McCartney has pleaded with Scotland not to vote for independence. The former Beatle has called on the Scottish — who vote next month — to "stay together" with the rest of the United Kingdom.

Putin: It's time to consider 'statehood' for eastern Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday dangerously upped his rhetoric over the situation in eastern Ukraine, saying for the first time that the region should perhaps become an independent nation. "We need to immediately begin substantive...Show More Summary

An Occasion to Celebrate Occasional Press and the Artist Joe Wilson

21 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

I have been a fan of small and independent presses ever since I discovered the Grolier Poetry Book Shop (6 Plympton Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts) during my senior year of high school.

Chesapeake Energy: Realizing A Nightmare

By Stone Fox Capital: When reviewing the financials of Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) and comparing them to some other independent oil and gas exploration giants, the company stacks up favorably in a lot of metrics. It has larger production...Show More Summary

The power of the Mind

In a few weeks, summer will leave its place to fall and will take away our dreams of evasion and escapism. So what better way to find a bit of fantasizing than to discover a new independent First Person Puzzle by the maker of Left4Dead 2's Warcelona map, Carlos Coronado. Show More Summary

Hamas backs Abbas’ 3 stage plan to end ‘Israeli occupation’

Hamas and the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas have reportedly agreed on a three-stage plan that would create an independent Palestinian state, first of all calling on the US to come up with defined borders that Israel would agree with. Show More Summary

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