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A Wave of New Fiction From Nigeria, as Young Writers Experiment With New Genres

Nigeria has become a major exporter of literary talent, and now one publisher, Cassava Republic, is expanding to the United States.

4×4 Tatra Concept Truck Sets World Record for Climbing Uphill Over a Gigantic Obstacle

yesterdayHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Czech Republic driver Libor Václavík of Tatra Trucks hopped into the heavy-duty 4×4 Tatra Tactic 810 prototype truck and set a new world record for climbing uphill over a gigantic obstacle called the “Brutt Monster”. He was able to make it over the 24.6-feet high obstacle that features a 55 degree incline. via Digg Record...

Medical Marijuana Heist Spec ‘Green Rush’ Lands At New Republic In Brian Oliver & Will Packer Team-Up

EXCLUSIVE: Brian Oliver, the Oscar-nominated producer of Black Swan and Hacksaw Ridge, is teaming with Girls Trip, Ride Along and Think Like a Man producer Will Packer on Green Rush, a spec screenplay from Matt Tente that Oliver’s New...Show More Summary

When It Comes to Sexual Assault, It’s Time for the Bystanders to Challenge the Bullies

Silence is complicity. Almost 80, I’ve been stunned and bewildered by the ever-expanding list of sexually predatory males, from movie mogul Harvey Weinstein to former New Republic editor Leon Wieseltier to comedian Louis C.K. And it’s...Show More Summary

Nuclear War: Could China's Mach 10 Hypersonic Weapons Unleash the Unthinkable?

5 days agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

Would Washington know if such weapons were nuclear armed or not?  Nuclear War: Could China's Mach 10 Hypersonic Weapons Unleash the Unthinkable? The People’s Republic of China is continuing its quest to develop a new class of hypersonic weapons that could strike at the continental United States in less than 15 minutes from launch. Show More Summary

Nuclear War: Could China's Mach 10 Hypersonic Weapons Unleash the Unthinkable?

Dave Majumdar Security, Would Washington know if such weapons were nuclear armed or not?  The People’s Republic of China is continuing its quest to develop a new class of hypersonic weapons that could strike at the continental United...Show More Summary

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Extended TV Spot: Kylo Ren Failed Luke Skywalker

6 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

I mean, "fail" may be a bit of an understatement here, considering that Kylo Ren went rogue on his Jedi uncle, slaughtered a bunch of trainees, and betrayed his family and the New Republic. But fail Luke Kylo did, as Yoda might say.

Before the Fall of the Roman Republic, Income Inequality and Xenophobia Threatened Its Foundations

In a new book, history podcaster Mike Duncan describes what preceded Caesar’s rise to Emperor

Kadyrov proposes death penalty for terrorist recruiters

6 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov has said that the punishment for those who recruit new members for terrorist groups should be tougher than those applied to bombers and hostage-takers. Read Full Article at RT.com

Singapore Commissions Two New Littoral Mission Vessels

Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen officiated at the commissioning ceremony of the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)’s Littoral Mission Vessels (LMVs) RSS Sovereignty and RSS Unity at RSS Singapura – Changi Naval Base today. The commissioning of RSS Sovereignty and RSS Unity marks a significant milestone in the RSN’s continued transformation to strengthen

Android Pay goes local in Ukraine, Czech Republic, Brazil and Slovakia

Whenever we launch Android Pay in a new market, we think about how to enable faster, easier checkout while taking into account the distinct payment habits of each place. Working with partners is a key part of creating a local experience. A few weeks ago, we launched Android Pay in Ukraine. Show More Summary

International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification announces new members, including Fiji, and new plans for action at climate talks in Bonn

BONN, Germany (13. November, 2017) – As part of the UN Climate Change Conference, COP23, the International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification (OA Alliance) today announced new members, including the Republic of Fiji, and new commitments from world leaders to take action to protect oceans from the impacts of climate change. High-level government officials from around the […]

The Republican Tax Plan Is an Assault on Renewable Energy

This story originally appeared on the New Republic and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. “The president and myself, we don’t pick winners and losers,” President Donald Trump’s Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said this spring. Speaking at a conference billed as “the largest event in the world for the oil and gas […]

Major exhibition of Dutch masters opens at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

last weekArts : Artdaily

It?s one of the most exciting episodes in art history, and one that still delights today. In the 17th century Dutch Republic ? a newly wealthy and independent nation ? the art of painting flourished like never before. Dutch artists sensitively...Show More Summary

North Korea's Apple Obsession Brings New Meaning To The Phrase 'Walled Garden'

Image. KCNA The Democratic People's Republic of North Korea is not known for embracing outside influences. But the country's ruling elite are such big fans of Apple that North Korean technology has been designed to mimic hardware and software developed by the company. And Pyongyang's admiration for Cupertino apparently goes much deeper - and darker. More »      

McSally Tells Colleagues She’s Running for Senate

Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) is planning to enter Arizona’s 2018 Senate race, giving Kelli Ward (R) new competition in the GOP primary, the Arizona Republic reports. “The lawmaker has told her Republican colleagues in Arizona’s delegation that she intends to enter [...]

Cynical Politicians Turn #FakeNews Into a Rallying Cry for Censorship: New at Reason

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

Forget petty Russian meddling in American elections; the greater threat is government messing with our freedom. J.D. Tuccille writes: Who knew the republic was so vulnerable that our elections could be monkeywrenched by Russian dirty-tricksters...Show More Summary

The New Republic's Publisher Resigns Following More Claims Of Inappropriate Conduct

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Hamilton Fish wrote, "It’s my sense that our office culture has been harmed, and the best way for me to help the organization move past this is by withdrawing.... Women have longstanding and profound concerns with respect to their treatment in the workplace. Many men have a lot to learn in this regard. I […]

You Can’t End the War on Coal Without Starting a War on Public Health

This story was originally published by New Republic and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Of all the scenes of devastation in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria, one video has stood out. Shot from a balcony or rooftop, it depicts six seconds of horror: the city of Guayama, on the island’s southern coast, engulfed by a […]

New Republic Publisher Hamilton Fish Quits Amid Harassment Allegations – Update

2ND UPDATE, 5:40 PM: Hamilton Fish has resigned as president and publisher of The New Republic magazine, amid allegations of harassment and inappropriate behavior with women who reported to them. The magazine’s owner, Win McCormack, broke the news Friday in a memo to staffers. Show More Summary

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