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Live Around the Planet: Friday February 3rd

UPDATE! We'll be going live in about fifteen minutes, so do get ready to fire off your questions via the comment form below. See you at the top of the hour. And to listen simply click the livestream feed. It's Friday, which means another edition of our ...

15 Minutes to Communism

Laura Rosen Cohen on 15-minute cities, telling off the media, and the perils of central planning... ...

The Pandemic Era

Steyn's first on-camera appearance in two months has racked up nearly one million verified views on Twitter alone. While Mark continues to recover from his brace of heart attacks, we are pleased to present a guest column from Down Under. Because of the ...

The Cat Came Back

After a few hours out there, yesterday's brief return from the grave by yours truly has been seen by over three-quarters of a million Twitter users. Given that I haven't been on-screen for two months and telly is very much a present-tense medium, I'm ...

World news

‘Dangerously cold’ Arctic blast coming for Northeast; wind chills as low as 40 below zero: Friday updates

A dangerous Arctic blast began its sweep over the Northeast, bringing wind chill warnings and record-breaking cold temperatures.       ...

Economy

Technology

22 Ridiculous Tables From the 1979 Advanced Dungeons & Dragons DM’s Guide

Gary Gygax, creator of Dungeons & Dragons, really wanted to get his money’s worth when it came to the various dice used to play the game. That’s the only possible explanation for the overwhelming number of tables inside the AD&D 1st Edition of the Dungeon Master’s Guide. Gygax wanted players...

Another Vortex Hits Texas | Extreme Earth

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YouTube Music workers strike at Google’s Austin offices

YouTube Music workers in the Austin, TX area who voted to unionize are striking. The Alphabet Works Union-CWA (AWU-CWA), which represents the contractors, says this is the first time a group of Google-affiliated workers has gone on strike.Cognizant, an Alphabet subcontractor, staffs the (more than 40) striking workers. They say...

Elon Musk claims Twitter will start sharing ad revenue...

Twitter Blue subscribers will receive a cut of revenue from ads that appear in their reply threads, CEO Elon Musk said. The new program starts today, Musk noted, but he hasn't yet provided additional details about how it works. The Twitter Blue support page doesn't include any information either. Twitter...

Paizo Partners With Humble Bundle to Tempt New Players

Paizo, the company heading up the establishment of the Open RPG Creative License (ORC) in the wake of Wizards of the Coasts’ mishandling of its attempted OGL update, is now offering nearly $4oo worth of product for only $25 through Humble Bundle. All proceeds will go to the charity Code for...

Joe Manchin and Ted Cruz Are Trying to Ban...

Senators Joe Manchin and Ted Cruz have teamed up across the aisle to introduce a new bill that would stop the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) from restricting gas stoves. The legislation, titled the “Gas Stove Protection and Freedom Act,” was introduced during a Thursday committee meeting and would ban...

Science / Health

New Research Finds Celiac Disease Increases Heart Risks

People with celiac disease may be more likely to develop heart disease despite having fewer traditional heart risks than other folks. Celiac disease is an immune reaction that occurs when some people eat gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. The only treatment is... ...

FDA Eases Rules on Blood Donations From Gay Men

The U.S. is moving to ease restrictions on blood donations from gay and bisexual men and other groups that traditionally face higher risks of HIV. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday announced draft guidelines that would do away with the current three-month abstinence... ...

In 30-Year Study, Head Injury Doubles Risk of Dying Early

Head injuries have already been linked with many chronic health issues, but a new study that spanned three decades now shows it may double, or even triple, the risk of dying early."This is particularly the case for individuals with multiple or severe head injuries,"... ...

‘Spare Tire’ in Middle Age Doubles Risk for Frailty With Aging

Any 'middle-age spread' of excess weight around your tummy could raise your risk of becoming frail decades later, a new study suggests. Obese folks who've packed on pounds around their waist are more likely to develop symptoms of frailty, including exhaustion, weak grip... ...

Persistent Acid Reflux Can Lead to Serious Complications

If you have frequent heartburn or think you may have acid reflux disease, see an expert before you suffer serious complications, one expert warns. "Gastroesophageal reflux disease [GERD] is when you get acid and chemical damage to the lining of the esophagus," said Dr. James... ...

Study Determines How to Counteract the Negative Effects of Prolonged Sitting

Millions of adults spend too much time at a desk or in front of a screen, and experts have long advised them to sit less, move more. But if lower blood pressure, lower blood sugar and a mood boost are the goals, what's the bare minimum of movement that will...

Headlines

President Biden to end COVID-19 emergencies on May 11...

President Biden to end COVID-19 emergencies on May 11  The Associated Press - en EspañolBiden administration plans to end Covid public health emergency on May 11  CNBCStock Market News: Biden ending COVID emergencies, Paramount+ integrating with Showtime, stocks slip  Fox BusinessBiden intends to end Covid-19 and public health emergencies on May 11  CNNPres. Biden...

McCarthy optimistic about agreement with Biden on debt ceiling...

McCarthy optimistic about agreement with Biden on debt ceiling  POLITICOBiden, McCarthy to discuss debt limit in talks on Wednesday  Yahoo NewsMcCarthy on the debt ceiling, spending, GOP committee assignments and more  Face the NationKevin McCarthy to meet with President Biden for debt ceiling talks on Wednesday  The Washington PostMcConnell, Senate GOP happy to sit...

Memphis police permanently disband unit tied to deadly beating...

Memphis police permanently disband unit tied to deadly beating of Tyre Nichols  CNNMemphis police disband unit that beat Tyre Nichols  Yahoo NewsWhy you absolutely should not watch the Tyre Nichols police killing video  San Francisco ChronicleOpinion: Why police reform utterly failed to protect Tyre Nichols  CNNTyre Nichols death: Law enforcement group 'infuriated' by alleged...

Tyre Nichols death: Memphis holds its breath as police...

Tyre Nichols death: Memphis holds its breath as police video of beating released  Reuters.comPolice body camera video showing arrest of Tyre Nichols to be released  CBS MorningsOpinion: The police who killed Tyre Nichols were Black. But they might still have been driven by racism  CNNMFD to conclude investigation into involvement in Nichols traffic...

Entertainment

Sports

Six potential landing spots after Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving requests trade

NBA point guards are in demand.Several teams can use an elite point guard – and aren’t they in luck.Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving...

The 57 greatest NFL teams to play in the Super Bowl – and not all won Lombardi Trophy

The 2022 Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles will become the 113th and 114th Super Bowl participants on Feb. 12, 2023, when they cross...

Tom Brady retirement puts FOX in tough situation with Greg Olsen, lead NFL analyst job

Unlike his first retirement, Tom Brady actually has a post-playing gig lined up this time around. FOX CEO Lachlan Murdoch announced last May –...

Houston Texans hire San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans as head coach

The Houston Texans have found their next head coach, and it's a face longtime fans of the team will easily recognize.The Texans have hired San...