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Freedom Day (Postponed Till Further Notice)

To our readers in the United Kingdom Happy Freedom Day! By proclamation of "Boris" Johnson (phoney name, phoney guy), today was supposed to mark the end of all lockdown restrictions in his benighted land. Unfortunately, freedom has had to be "postponed" ...

A Se’nnight of Steyn, June 14-20

In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark... ...

Silencing the Culture Wars?

A coming legal battle over firearm suppressors has the potential to cool the tribal rancor of our politics by resurrecting a more robust model of federalism. ...

Politeness and Blind Spots

Programming note: If you missed "Over the Rainbow", my second song selection in our brand new audio Song of the Week on the UK's Serenade Radio, don't miss this weekend's music pick: it airs at 5.30pm London time, right after Sing Something Simple. which ...

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‘Friends’ Actor James Michael Tyler Reveals Stage 4 Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

James Michael Tyler, who portrayed Central Perk employee Gunther on "Friends," has revealed his Stage 4 prostate cancer diagnosis. He shared the news on "Today" on Monday morning....

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Technology

Steven Spielberg’s Pretty OK With Netflix Now

Steven Spielberg has had an intriguing character arc as of late. He caused a little drama a few years ago for his purported belief that movies made for Netflix that get theatrical award season runs shouldn’t qualify for Oscars. Then he worked with Apple TV and whatever the hell Quibi was....

Hubble Space Telescope Takes Another Look at ‘Weird’ Galaxy...

In 2018, a team of astronomers reported that a galaxy appeared to have no dark matter, the invisible, mysterious stuff that is known only from its gravitational effects. The team’s work was met with skepticism, but now, they’ve doubled-down on the hypothesis after additional observations of the galaxy using the Hubble…Read...

8 Prime Day Deals That Prove Amazon Prime Day...

Prime Day 2021 has officially started. Here's what you need to know to get the most out of the sale. ...

Samsung will show off the new Wear OS experience...

It'll spill the beans during a Mobile World Congress session....

Amazon includes a free 128GB microSD card when you...

Trust us, you're going to need that extra storage....

Suicide Squad’s King Shark Was a Pain in the...

James Gunn knows how to make VFX look realistic. His work on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy with creating Rocket Raccoon and Groot has made the characters a staple of the MCU.Read more......

Science / Health

New Psychotherapy Improves Anxiety and Depression in Heart Patients

A type of psychotherapy that changes how people regulate thinking patterns may reduce anxiety and depression for people recovering from heart problems, new research shows. The study, published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, found 1 in 3 people......

Certain Blood Pressure Medicines Found to Protect Memory

Older adults who use certain blood pressure drugs may retain more of their memory skills as they age, a new study suggests. Researchers found the benefit among older people taking medications that are allowed past the "blood-brain barrier," which is a border of specialized......

Keeping a vigilant watch on SARS-CoV-2

New lateral flow test Vigilant is cheaper, easier to use and as reliable as the current gold standard PCR test for diagnosing SARS-CoV-2 infection. ...

Lanthanide nanoparticles enable continuous-wave NIR STED microscopy

National University of Singapore researchers have developed a new generation of near infra-red (NIR)-emitting nanoprobes for super-resolution imaging in deep tissues. These nanoprobes are based on lanthanide-doped nanomaterials with rich energy levels, high photostability and programmable optical kinetics. ...

Beware of This Dirtiest Surface in a Grocery Store

A new study found that the germiest surfaces in a grocery store are the refrigerator door handles. They become more than 1,000 times more contaminated from morning to evening. The second most contaminated surfaces are the self-checkout touch screens. Researchers at ......

Vaccinated Indonesian Health Workers Sickened by COVID-19

More than 350 healthcare workers in Indonesia have been infected with the Delta variant of COVID-19, and dozens of these workers have been hospitalized. Most of the workers had been vaccinated with the Chinese COVID-19 vaccine developed by Sinovac. According to CNN, the......

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Under Trump, Juneteenth was marred by controversy — with...

Under Trump, Juneteenth was marred by controversy — with Biden, it's a federal holiday  CNBC"Freedom is an ongoing fight:" Advocates say Juneteenth's recognition as a federal holiday is only the beginning  CBS NewsUS marks Juneteenth after recognizing it as federal holiday  The GuardianJuneteenth honors Black emancipation and the hope of equality. A federal holiday...

National weather forecast: Heat continues to threaten West, tropical...

National weather forecast: Heat continues to threaten West, tropical storm warnings issued for Gulf Coast  Fox NewsTropical Storm Claudette likely to form Friday night, bringing heavy rains to Gulf Coast  USA TODAYBack in the cone, impacts minimal for Acadiana; flooding threat for central Gulf states  KATC Lafayette NewsLaura Smith's AM Potential Tropical Cyclone #3...

Suspect in road rage death of 6-year-old pulled gun...

Suspect in road rage death of 6-year-old pulled gun on driver days after shooting, DA says  NBC NewsAiden Leos: New details emerge about suspects in killing of 6-year-old on freeway in Orange County  KABC-TVMan charged in boy's freeway death spoke with police: papers  The IndependentDetails Emerge From Prosecutors on Killing Of 6-Year-Old, Aiden Leos,...

‘Pure insanity’: How Trump and his allies pressured the...

'Pure insanity': How Trump and his allies pressured the Justice Department to help overturn the election  The Washington Post‘Pure insanity’: Emails show DOJ response to Trump election fraud claims  POLITICORepublicans move to block inquiry into Trump DoJ’s secret data seizure  The GuardianWhat's happened to Merrick Garland? | TheHill  The HillNew emails reveal a Trump White...

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Radio host speaks out on tweet about ESPN’s Maria Taylor that got him fired

Former Chicago sports radio host Dan McNeil said he regrets his infamous Maria Taylor tweet that got him fired in the fall. ...

Shaq trashes Ben Simmons after 76ers failure: ‘Would have knocked his ass out’

Shaq did not mince his words about Ben Simmons. ...

Dawn Staley says she’s talked with Portland Trail Blazers; Becky Hammon a finalist for job, per report

On the day USA Basketball released its roster for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, the team's coach, Dawn Staley, answered questions about a...

Mets vs. Nationals prediction: Patrick Corbin will stymie Amazin’s

Patrick Corbin and the Nationals will beat the Mets on Sunday. ...